Cottage in the Azores

This item appears on page 85 of the May 2008 issue.

In the village of Cuada on Flores Island, part of the Western Group of the Azorean Islands, many villagers emigrated in the 1960s. Carlos and Teotonia Silva purchased and restored 14 of their abandoned stone cottages and now offer them for rent.

Each is furnished in period antiques and features a TV, stereo, phone and barbecue. Prices are €55 ($72) per night for a one-bedroom, €75 for a 2-bedroom and €180 for a 6-bedroom cottage in this town with rough stone paths (no cars allowed), open fields and ocean and waterfall views.

Contact the Silvas at Aldeia da Cuada (Aldeia da Cuada, Cuada, Flores, Azores; phone 351 292 590040, fax 590050 or visit