Bed & Breakfast

Our modern, comfortable rooms welcome you with morning sun and a view of Pico Alto, Santa Maria’s highest peak, or evening sun and a view of the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy our legendary breakfast on the terrace.

All rooms and bathrooms are tiled with black natural slate and have underfloor heating. There are no cooking facilities and no refrigerator.

Pico Alto Room

Our Pico Alto room with morning sun offers space for up to 2 people.

Double bed 1.80 x 2.00 m
Bathroom with shower and large bathtub, toilet, hairdryer

Atlantic Room

Our Atlantic room with evening sun and view over the plateau to the sea in south-west direction, the hill Pico Facho and Vila do Porto offers space for up to 2/4 persons

Double bed 1.80 x 2.00 m
additional bed same size possible

Bathroom with shower, toilet, hairdryer

Pico Facho Room

Our Pico Facho room with evening sun and view over the plateau out to the sea towards the southwest, the hill Pico Facho and Vila do Porto offers space for up to 3 persons

Double bed 1.80 x 2.00 m
Single bed 1.00 x 2.00 m

Bathroom with shower, toilet, hairdryer

Prices

Price per night for two persons, including sumptuous breakfast

1 – 2 nights€ 95
from 3 nights€ 85
for each extra person€ 30
Children up to 3 years (cot on request)gratis
Children 4 to 12 years in the same room€ 15

Price per night for one person, including sumptuous breakfast

1 – 2 nights€ 85
from 3 nights€ 70

No minimum length of stay, arrival/departure possible any day.

A breakfast for gourmets

We include a sumptuous breakfast with

  • a selection of breads ( some of which we baked ourselves),
  • eggs from our free-ranging chickens,
  • a selection of cheeses from the Azores archipelago (e.g. São Jorge, São Miguel, Santa Maria),
  • Bircher muesli with fresh fruits from our organic orchard,
  • homemade (tropical) jams,
  • freshly ground coffee,
  • various teas (e.g. from the neighbouring island of São Miguel) and
  • fruit juices.

Enjoy your breakfast on the terrace bathed by the morning sun or sheltered inside, depending on the weather. Over breakfast, Pico Alto offers us a morning show with ever-changing cloud shapes, sometimes obscuring, sometimes revealing the peak, and often spectacular displays of changing colours.

Tidbits about your stay

Check-in:  14.00 h
Check-out:  11.00 h

Facilities and free service for all guests

  • Wifi/Internet access
  • Rooms and bathrooms with underfloor heating
  • Terrace and barbecue area for shared use
  • Sun beds in the garden
  • Washing lines in the garden
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Parking space

There are no cooking facilities and no refrigerator.

Additional services for a fee

  • Drop-off/pick-up service for point-to-point walks
  • Laundry service
  • Airport and harbour transfer on request

Our season

1st May – 31st October

During winter, our Pensão Francisca is closed. In this regeneration phase, we devote our energy to our organic farming, so that next spring we can again spoil our guests with our organic produce.

Booking conditions

After a deposit of 50% within 5 days from the date of booking, the booking is considered confirmed. Final payment 10 days before departure. 

Cancellation terms

up to 31 days before arrivalService fee of € 40
30 to 10 days before arrival50% of the total booking value
9 to 0 days before arrival/no show100% of the booking value
25% voucher on future bookings

By transferring the deposit, you accept the listed conditions. 
We recommend that you arrange travel insurance.
Jurisdiction: Vila do Porto, Santa Maria, Azores

What makes us special?

  • large, modern, bright, clean rooms with beautiful views
  • generous breakfast
  • rooms and bathrooms are heated (slate floor)
  • central location with a short walk for grocery shopping
  • just above the picturesque beach of Santa Maria – Praia Formosa and the secluded jewel of Prainha
  • close to the crossroads of several hiking trails
  • quick access to the panoramic viewpoint of Pico Alto
  • our guests love their stay with us