COUNTRY COTTAGE WITH OCEAN VIEWS AND HILLS

Eduino and Bonita Sousa

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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COUNTRY COTTAGE WITH OCEAN VIEWS AND HILLS

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2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, max 4

Cantinho das Hortensias is a lovely white stucco cottage tucked into the rural village of Ajuda da Bretanha. There is an expansive view of the sea to the front and a hilltop view of the newly renovated windmill of Pico Vermelho at its side. If you are up early, you have the chance to see stunning sunrises over the ocean as you listen to the daybreak songs of the many birds that grace the surrounding land of green. As the name implies, Corner of Hydrangeas, has many hedges of flowering blues and whites. The village itself has a port with a funicular path that takes you to water level where one can picnic while watching the waves lap the lava rocks. It is a good location for hiking to Sete Cidades, well known for its many marked trails. If you relish a taste of long ago village life on this ancient island, this the place for you. This modest country cottage has two bedrooms on the upper level, each with double beds equipped with comfortable, quality mattresses. Each floor has its own bathroom with showers. On the main floor you will find a dining area and a cozy living room with a fireplace for those cooler evenings or just a romantic and relaxing atmosphere. Also on the first floor a small fully equipped kitchen is available for preparing your meals. A clothes washer and dryer is also available for the convenience of our guests. On the outdoors you will find an excess driveway where you can park your car. Beside and in front of the house exists a patio area for lounging in the sun or enjoying your meals outdoors.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eduino and Bonita Sousa (Property Manager)
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4.5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Country cottage with ocean views and hills
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
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Country cottage with ocean views and hills
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Sao Miguel Island Azores
4

Authentiek, ruim en rustig

  • 4 of 5
Mijn vrouw, zoontje en ik zijn een week gebleven in Cantinho das Hortensias. Een leuk huis met een authentieke inrichting. Het huis is evenals de tuin (die vol hortensias staat) ruim van opzet en netjes onderhouden, met uitzicht op de oceaan. Het ligt in een klein landelijk dorpje aan de noordkant van Sete Cidades, Ponta Delgada is een half uur rijden. Als je ook de zuidoost kant van het eiland (rond Furnas en verder) een aantal dagen wilt verkennen en je wilt niet al te veel rijden, ligt het huis minder gunstig. Wij hebben dan ook een tweede huisje aan die kant van het eiland geboekt voor de tweede week.
De manager van het huis, Bonita, was zeer vriendelijk en professioneel. We hadden een probleem met de nieuw geïnstalleerde TV (tijdens het WK voetbal) en dat werd de volgende ochtend meteen verholpen. 's-avonds belde ze nog voordat de halve finale begon netjes op of het nu wel goed werkte.
De leukste activiteiten die we ondernomen hebben vanuit Cantinho das Hortensias waren: wandelen over de kraterwand van Sete Cidades vanuit Vista do Rei, afdalen naar het kratermeer Lagao do Fogo (mooiste plek op Sao Miguel) en baden in het thermische rotsbassin van Ribeira Verde.
Ik kan het huis absoluut aanbevelen, zeker als je van rust houdt aangezien het buiten de gebaande paden ligt in een rustig dorpje. De faciliteiten dicht in de buurt zijn daardoor natuurlijk wel beperkter, zoals een grotere supermarkt of zwembad. Als je dat niet erg vindt, en je bent bereid wat meer te rijden kun je er de hele vakantie blijven, maar dan moet je wel zo'n anderhalf uur rijden om aan de zuid-oost kant van het eiland te komen. Met ons zoontje van zeven vonden we dat te veel. Maar het was voor ons prima om het noorden, midden en westen van het eiland te verkennen!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Country cottage with ocean views and hills
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Sao Miguel Island Azores
4

Comfortable cottage avec superbe vue sur l'océan.

Comfortable cottage avec superbe vue sur l'océan.
  • 4 of 5
Avec mon épouse nous avons séjourné 1 mois dans cet agréable et comfortable cottage qui jouit d'une superbe vue sur la mer , au pied du moulin à vent qui domine le village d'Ajuda da Bretanha . Le village est calme .
Très rapidement en voiture vous pourrez faire des excursions dans toute la partie ouest de l'île : à l'intérieur autour des différents lacs de cratères , notamment celui de Sete Cidades , et sur les bords de mer et notamment à Mosteiros avec sa plage est ses piscines naturelles.
Ajuda est aussi le point de départ possible pour des sorties de pêche sous marine , les quelques zônes de mise à l'eau dans les environs , étant à sélectionner en fonction de la direction des vents et de la houle car ici on est en plein Atlantique.
Enfin pendant les mois d'été, en fonction du calendrier des fêtes religieuses , voir aurez peut être la chance de voir, dans le village, ou dans les villages voisins, une processions sur un chemin de pétales de fleurs préalablemnt aménagé dans les rues.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Country cottage with ocean views and hills
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Sao Miguel Island Azores
5

Awesome stay at Cantinho das Hortensias

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at Cantinho das Hortensias for a week in September 2013. The cottage is ideally located in the quaint village of Ajuda da Bretanha with magnificent ocean views on one side and rolling green hills on the other. A distant red wind mill stands out on a hill top across the valley further enhancing the charming vista. The house interior is lovingly decorated by the owners and has all the modern conveniences you could possibly want. It is exceptionally clean and well maintained, with comfortable bedrooms and living areas. The outdoor spaces are really lovely, with an expansive patio overlooking a well manicured garden filled with dozens of hydrangea bushes, bearing some of the largest flowers I have ever seen. We enjoyed many mornings on the patio with coffee cups in hand watching the fabulous sun rise up from the sea. We were delighted to hear the local food trucks honking their way through the narrow streets, alerting residents that they had fresh fish, meat and bread to purchase right off the truck.
The entire island is readily accessible by well paved roads, and the largest city, Ponta Delgada is an easy 25 minute drive through charming hilly villages. There are many villages and towns within reach, each offering its unique combination of restaurants, markets, and culture. Beware though, it is not uncommon to come across a local farmer moving his herd of cattle from one pasture to the next along a main road and holding up traffic. Just one of many unique Azorean experiences. We can't wait to schedule our next trip there and do it all over again!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Owner's Response: Hello Ruth,

Thank you for the great review and description of life on the Azores Islands. These remote islands are unique compared to the modern countries. They have many things still the same as 50 years ago along with many modern additions. Travellers come to experience the old world with the new .

We look forward to seeing you again the future.

Kind regards,

Bonita Sousa
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Country cottage with ocean views and hills
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+351 -925547246
Sao Miguel Island Azores
5

Beautiful lawn and gardens, fresh clean house!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, mother, and I stayed at Cantinho das Hortensias for a week. The cottage was comfortable and provided all that we needed for a memorable stay. It has an old world charm while being totally fit for modern day cooking and enjoyment. We had breakfast each morning outside on the patio overlooking the lawns to the sea. In the quiet of the evenings we sat outside watching for shooting stars while sipping a port wine that Portugal is known for. Our days were spent touring the island on roads lined with the beautiful blue hydrangeas that grace the island. We took picnic lunches to Sete Cidade, visited the tea factories in Porto Formosa, beached in Caloura, lunched in the town of Furnas enjoying a typical Azorean meal that cooks within the caldeiras that bubble with steam. Our days were busy but it was the quietness of the village that gave us the peace of mind we were looking for.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: Good morning Holly,

Thank you for the detailed review. Guests have the opportunity to really relax in this quiet village. When the food market delivery service travel by,you can purchase at the gate like the locals do. Enjoy what the culture and nature have to offer.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Joao Paulo II, Ponta Delgada
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Grocery store
Nearest Ferry
23 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada city
Nearest Motorway
600 Metres
Main freeway
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
4 Plantanos Restaurant
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Mosterios beach
Car: recommended

If you relish a taste of long ago village life on this ancient island, this is the place for you.

An approximate 30 minute drive from the airport will deliver you into one of the most peaceful villages on the island. Fresh air and simple living is the atmosphere found in this small village called Ajuda da Bretanha.

The church square is 500 m from the house and here you can find a grocery store that is well furnished for convenience, and across the street a bar café. A cash machine is available approximately 50 m south of the church square.

The neighboring village of Mosteiros, approximately 15 km away, has some of the best seascapes on the island for photography lovers, natural pools and a beautiful black sandy beach.

For the hike lovers this area offers some of the best trails and magnificent views of land and ocean around the lakes of Sete Cidades. A 30 minute drive west will take you to Ponta da Ferraria. Here you can swim on a thermal spring at the edge of the sea, preferably at low tide when the water temperature will be 39C.

Although this location is at opposite ends of the island, by using the newly build freeway, an hour and a half will take you to the east end and give you the rest of the day to explore the natural beauty of this peaceful landscape of Sao Miguel.

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Sao Miguel Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Rate for 2 people
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
€65
€600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate for 2 people
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
€55
€600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning €50
Refundable damage deposit €150
extra person €10
Notes Extra people-10 euros per night.
WIFI is available by pay as you go pen. Please let me know in advance.
Winter Getaway-
Please ask us about long term renting (30 days or more) for the months of October 1 - May 31.
For long term stays Extra charges- utilities are a nominal fee, refundable damage deposit , cleaning and firewood. Special offers can NOT be combined with any other specials.
TO BOOK: A 30% deposit must be paid at the time of booking with the balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival date. If a booking is made within 6 weeks of arrival, full payment is required at the time of booking. All payments must be in the euros. Payments can be made by bank transfer or Paypal.

Utilities are included in the rate for short term stays.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sao Miguel Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Located on the second floor.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , 4 piece bathroom on the main floor
  • Bath towels and beach towels are supplied.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms are located on the second floor. The stair rails are made with widely spaced chains. Therefore, this house is not recommended for children under 6 years old.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
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