Sao Miguel Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms,1 bathroom, sleeps max 5
This stonehouse is professionally managed by Quinta das Acacias.
Welcome to our humble refuge. This cozy home has provided shelter for generations in this peaceful coastal fishing village. Today is no exception if you are searching for a peaceful getaway from the modern busy world you live in.
Enjoy this comfortable yet modest 3 bedroom stonehouse. This home can be your escape into your emotional well being. Open your mind and senses to the sea at your back door.
Take advantage of the terrace for your entire day´s activities… breakfast, then that delicious second cup of coffee and a book, maybe a pre-lunch nap in the morning sun, and then it is time for lunch.
Ah lunch! Now, remember where you are. It is not familiar ground. Sounds different, smells different, and feels different. This can take some planning, but, you know what? It is worth it! Take a white baguette. Not just a white flour thing that came out of the oven brown on the outside. No. It has to look like a pale baguette that has never been sun tanned. Slice and open it lengthways and spread mayonnaise. Not too much, even if you are a mayo lover, you need to hold from this temptation. You spread just enough to taste the tang. Next, lay thin slices of fresh medium ripe tomato, followed by our famous Azorean St. Jorge cheese, the sharp version. Finally the secret ingredient that combines the moment, the atmosphere, the sea and old Europe……fresh, garden grown like nature intended it – basil. Accompanied with a side of olives, not the salty green ones the bigger the better, or the ones stuffed with the pimento that look like a Christmas ornament. No. Look for the container that says mixed olives. They are funny looking, different sizes, pale-greenish brown, purple and black. But, they have the olive oil flavor in them. Frame this lunch composition with an Azorean wine that will complete the moment. Produced in Pico, grown and nurtured in the lava rocks and bathed by the Atlantic sun…….Terras de Lava white 2009 or 2011, red 2011.
Enjoy the peaceful moments of low tide and splash away your tensions in the natural pool.
Finish your perfect day with a BBQ and dinner on the terrace.
Conclude your dinner by watching the sunset on the ocean while savoring the fruity flavors of our Azorean wines or sipping our famous port wine from mainland Portugal.
And to cap it all, reflect on your day as you lay your head on the pillow and allow the murmurs of the ocean at your window soothe your peaceful self into sleep.
Make your reservation early to avoid disappointment!
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
Adam and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Stonehouse. The highlight so far was the thermeal ocean swim in Ginetes. Make sure the tide islow and enjoy the hot ocean water.
Chelsea and Adam, Vermont, USA, December, 2013
Eduino and Bonita Sousa
The Stone house
Many years ago when I left this island with my parents searching for a better life, I left something behind that only recently I have come to realize. While courting my spouse of thirty four years now, I used to talk about returning to my birth place one day and have a house on a rocky cliff overlooking the ocean. A place to reflect, a place to watch the waves dance onto shore, a place to fall into a restful sleep by the sounds of the ocean murmurs. Much like a blanket of soothing words, this connection ties the two together, man and sea.
This cozy stone house, in this quiet village of Mosteiros, has lived this enchanted magic that exists between man and sea. Bound by this magical spell, many of us that have left this place eventually return one by one searching for that little piece of human spirit that was left behind.
I have not found a better way to describe this world called Azores. I can only respond with this, “One has to be here in the flesh and experience it.”
Many books already exist and many more could be written. Yet, with all my heart I believe that words will not describe it.
This magic does not belong to only a chosen few, it is bound to all. However, you will not know it until the time you come together, face to face, man and sea