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View of Mount Brazil
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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Lincoln City, Oregon
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect home w/ gardens, views and amazing hosts”
Reviewed 5 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Our stay at Tradition House (Casa da Tia Arlete) was heaven. The house is small, yet comfortable. It has everything you need. My husband loved the shower; one of the ones w/ rain head, handheld head, foot massage and back massage options. I loved the garden with path leading to viewpoint overlooking Angra do Heroismo, Monte Brasil, Sao Mateus and the Atlantic. We both loved listening to Arlindo's CD's; he is a gifted pianist. Paintings and other artwork done by Auntie Arlete hang around the home, adding to it's special home-like feel; it is obvious she led a wonderful life and is still treasured.
Maria and Arlindo, our hosts, became instant friends. We were treated like family from the beginning. Maria met us at the airport, took us to the home, showed us around (she had also prepared a bountiful gift basket which sat on the table welcoming us), and invited us to Angra Heritage Folklore Festival. We went w/ her and had a fabulous time.
They also invited us to a bullfight/bull run being hosted at one of their friends homes nearby. It was great meeting their friends and participating in this Terceira tradition. Here, bulls are not killed; they are treated w/ a great deal of respect. The day was exciting, entertaining and endearing.
Brett's birthday was during our stay and they joined us for a birthday dinner. Maria helped me plan it to make it extra special. We went to Casa de Pasto A Canadinha. Arlindo gave us a tour and shared what makes this restaurant important; it is filled w/ bull and cow photos and antique items showing the historical significance of this great animal. He informed us about items on the menu, we chose what sounded wonderful, and he ordered. The meal (traditional fish soup, Alcatra Regional and vinho) and time w/ our new friends was wonderful. To end the evening, they surprised Brett w/ a cake (made by Maria, who is a fabulous cook). We all sang Happy Birthday, first in English and then in Portuguese. They also gave us a special gift which we'll treasure always.
Maria let us borrow her car for a day of island touring as well.
Our holiday ended way too soon. Our time in Terceira at Traditional House Azores was perfect. We couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more. We will continue to grow the seed of friendship that was planted w/ Maria and Arlindo and we will undoubtedly return.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jun 2017
Thank you so much for your so kind message!
We always and on!y do what we feel and believe can make our guests happy. It's our way of be happy as well.
Hugs and best wishes,
Maria and Arlindo
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Karibu
Wheaton, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Charming house, charming hosts.”
Reviewed 20 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We spent a wonderful 10 days in Aunty Arlete's house in Santa Luzia, Angra do Heroísmo. The house is traditional and charming, with some quirky furniture, but very well equipped and spotlessly clean. There is one bedroom with a double bed, plus a sofa bed in the little dining room. The water pressure in the shower is excellent and though small, the shower stall is even equipped with a radio. There is wifi in the house and a phone that can be used to call overseas for free after 9:00 p.m. While we were there the back yard was spilling over with beautiful hydrangeas, and there is a short path to a gorgeous view across to Monte Brasil. The house is a 15 minute walk in to the center of Angra, and a long uphill walk back, but there is a bus you can take, or cabs if you don't feel like walking. Our hostess Maria picked us up at the airport in the car that we later rented from her, an immaculately maintained vintage Mercedes. Maria is a lovely person, extremely helpful and accommodating, and she took the time to walk us through the house showing us around and providing a lot of helpful information. She also stocked the kitchen with butter, cheese, milk, fruit, two kinds of Portuguese bread, a jar of homemade preserves and a bottle of wine, all very much appreciated. Her husband Arlindo is a delightful man and a gifted pianist who plays at the Hotel Caracol on Saturday nights. Be sure to stop by there for a drink and enjoy his music. He took us to a street bullfight in one of the villages, and we experienced such amazing hospitality there. Terceira is a beautiful, beautiful island, and the city of Angra do Heroísmo is magical. I can't wait to return to Aunty Arlete's house and to renew our friendship with Maria and Arlindo. (P.S. They completely respect your privacy and if you would prefer to do your own thing with minimal interaction with the hosts they are perfectly fine with that too.)

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Liked best: The charm of the house, and of the host and hostess
Liked least: The sofa bed was not the height of comfort!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
20 Jul 2016
Thank you, Moira and Doug, for your so nice and kind message!
We will always be waiting the pleasure of your next visit.
This is really our way of receive and share friendship, traditions and cultures. Thank you for being who you are and for being part of our way of life!
See you soon!...
Maria & Arlindo
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terceira2...
Elk Grove, California
1 review
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We had a wonderful vacation during our stay. The location was perfectly centered for us to visit family as well as enjoy the city. Maria's house was just perfect and Maria was such a wonderful hostess. Checked in to make sure we were doing well and got to see the sights. We would definitely stay here again. I can't wait for the chance to visit again. Thank you Maria!!!

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 19 August 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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yogijiva
brighton
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely house fabulous hostess”
Reviewed 19 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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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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