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Front of house
Tradicional furniture
Traditional living-room
Traditional living-room
Main Bedroom
Tradicional furniture - bedroom
Traditional furniture - bedroom
Kitchen
kitchen
kitchen
Bathroom
Bathroom
Piano in Dining room that turns into a second bedroom
Dining room
Sunroom
Vegetables gardaen (backyard)
Vegetables garden (backyard)
Aromatic herbs garden (backyard)
Aromatic herbs garden (backyard)
Ocean view (backyard)
Frontal ocean view
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira, Azores

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yogijiva
brighton
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely house fabulous hostess”
Reviewed 18 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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All the reviews are true! The house is lovely and very well-equipped - everything you could want is there, which you don't always find. A charming house in every way.
And Maria was kind and generous beyond anything we could have expected, except that we had read the previous reviews! Nothing was too much trouble for her and we really felt she took pleasure in looking after us. There was food in the house on arrival - so thoughtful. She let me borrow a guitar to practice on and invited us round to hear a friend of her son's playing the Terceiran 15-string guitar!
A wonderful place and I wholeheartedly recommend staying here.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
18 Jan 2014
Dear Giva and Alan,

Thank you so much for your so kind and very generous message. We are happy to know you liked and recommend our traditionnal house. We always try to do our best to provide nice stays to our guests; sharing our culture and receiving theirs; welcoming them like friends and making new friends too. With you, it has been so easy!
Thank you again for your kindness and for all the good moments. We will always be here if you need any help to a new visit of Terceira (another season) or to visit other islands.
We didn't forget the cooking recipes - "Alcatra", Donas Amélias" and "Christmas Cake". Please be attentive to your email; it will be there soon.

Please accept our best wishes.
Very friendly,

Maria and Arlindo Nascimento
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andyandge...
Wareham, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely, traditional Azorean house”
Reviewed 4 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Aunty Arlete's House is located on a hill overlooking the historic city of Angra do Heroismo and is a short 15 minute walk to the city center. The house is very comfortable and is well equipped for a short or long stay. My wife, my son and myself stayed for three nights in September and felt right at home in a traditional Azorean neighborhood. The front porch and back garden offer views that overlook the city and the spectacular waterfront. The climb up the hill to the house is a little steep but we enjoyed the exercise. The area is quiet and safe and everyone is friendly, especially the owner, Maria. She is very welcoming and helpful with suggestions for places to visit, restaurants, etc. She really becomes a friend and loves to introduce guests to the real Azores. She even drove us back and forth to the airport. We spent two wonderful days in Angra and found plenty to do, and then rented her classic Mercedes on our final day to tour the island. The price of the house rental is a real bargain and so much more personal than staying in a regular hotel. This was our first visit to the Azores and I would love to stay in Aunty Arelet's for a longer period next time.

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Liked best: The very personal cultural living experience
Liked least: I liked everything about it.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Telemacqu...
Bonneville, France
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very friendly.”
Reviewed 4 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

The house was small but well situated and very convenient.
The owner of the house was so kind and friendly. She prepared a road book with all the nice things to see and the good places to eat. She really is a passionnate of her island.

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Liked best: The owner.
Liked least: The confort of the living room.
Travelling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
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Management Response
4 Sep 2013
Bonjour Nicolas, Christophe et Julie,

Merci bien pour votre message si sympathique.
Nous serons toujours prêts pour vous accueillir ou simplement pour vous aider si vous en avez besoin, lorsque vous décidez de revenir en Azores.

Merci de nouveau. On vous souhaite tout de bon.

Au revoir,

maria et Arlindo Nascimento
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SusanR990
Cutchogue, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A True Cultural Immersion”
Reviewed 21 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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If you like to dive right into someone else's culture, Aunty Arlete's House is a great starting point for the independently minded population of Terceira Island in the Azores. The owners went to great lengths to introduce us to the unique dialect, customs and history of Terceira. Their insider knowledge accelerated our learning experience, so that the two weeks we had on the island were as rich as if we had months to wander around it. We went for professional meetings, but would happily return for any reason at all, as long as we could stay in Aunty Arlete's House.

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Liked best: The neighborhood was ideal --- not too noisy, not too far from the center of town, and spectacular views.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Reviewed 11 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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