We had a great 5 day stay in the house: we stayed in the private double bedroom and 2 shared bathrooms with the others. everything was clean and everybody was very respectful of the common spaces. It was a pleasure to have a chat over breakfast in the kitchen or over a beer in the big living room.
We had anything we need for our stay, from kitchen tools to itinerary suggestions. Also I joined one of the surf classes and it was real fun!
I spent 4 days at the surf house and Santa Barbara beach taking private lessons and would highly recommend. The owners, Ricardo and Josie, are truly some of the most genuine and nice people and my teacher, Andreas, was outstanding, patient and really fun to hang out with (he was staying at the surf house as well). There is an option to book your own room or a shared bunk room. My view is that it's worth paying slightly more for the former and having your own space / closet. As this is a shared house, it's also a great opportunity to meet people from different parts of the world. I also found that everyone was really respectful of the shared common areas and keeping everything pretty clean. Good value and probably the best location to the beach relative to any of the other lodging options.
Thanks again Ricardo and Josie - hope our paths cross again.
Nice and clean surf house hosted by incredible lovely people. best place to stay if you are looking for some surf. beach is just around the corner. there is a big living room and kitchen for everyone.
It was my first trip to the Azores, but not my last. The surf house was clean and spacious. My double room was comfortable with a nice balcony that let in a cool breeze at night. The sleeping quarters are upstairs from the main living space. If you want peace and solitude you can find quiet places on the property to read or nap or join others downstairs watching TV, going online or talking quietly. The kitchen is well equipped. The grocery store is a safe 15 minute walk. The Tuka Tula bar and restaurant is right around the corner on the boardwalk near the surf shop. The hosts Tim and Guilia were helpful and friendly as were the other houseguests. The entire stay I felt right at home among old friends. I would highly recommend the surf house to families, solo travellers and couples alike. I would love to return as soon as possible!