KING OF GINETES: NEW VACATION HOME IN MAGNIFICENT LOCATION WITH OCEAN VIEW

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Hans-Eckhard Deisenhofer

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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KING OF GINETES: NEW VACATION HOME IN MAGNIFICENT LOCATION WITH OCEAN VIEW

Sao Miguel Island House Rental Photos and Description

The vacation home Casa Melanie was built in 1999 and offers room for up to 5 adults within the spacious 100 square meter sized house. The home is lovingly furnished and provides a relaxing atmosphere. A solarium with barbecue and a covered patio offer additional space for socializing and relaxation. A large yard (1000 square meters) and carport are also available.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Hans-Eckhard Deisenhofer

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Speaks german, english, portuguese
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

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King of Ginetes: New vacation home in magnificent location with ocean view
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
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King of Ginetes: New vacation home in magnificent location with ocean view
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Sao Miguel Island Azores
Washington state, USA
5

Fabulous value

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2006
  • Stayed: Jun 2005
I
chose "Casa Melanie" because it was on the side of the island I wanted
to stay on (the West side = sunset views), was less expensive than most
other properties and seemed to be the most spacious and attractive in
the online description. The actual house did not disappoint and
actually exceeded our expectations! The house was spotlessly clean and
modern, complete with tons of extra ammenities such as a washing
machine, a hammock outside, a large solarium (a separate building next
to the house, also lockable) that we used to hang our laundry to dry.
The solarium also contained a built-in barbecue and full sized table
and chairs for grilling and eating, which was nice to use when it was
too windy to eat outside some evenings. The kitchen was fully equipped
and included things like sugar, seasonings, and even things like a
garlic press, which made cooking easy. The free breakfast/snack fixings
that the hosts left in the fridge upon our arrival was also a huge
welcome bonus that other houses I looked at did not advertise. The view
from the house overlooking the village of Ginetes and the ocean was
breathtaking, and the surrounding garden including many typical island
plants (hydrangeas, bouganvillea, etc.) made for stunning sunset
photographs. The location of the house on a hillside loop with few
houses made it quiet and peaceful--I have recommended this house to
friends with children, as the large yard makes it very safe for
playing. The hosts (they live down the hill) were incredibly gracious
and shared the produce from their garden, including bananas. They even
invited us one night to chat over some local brandy. The only
forseeable drawback to a house in this location is that a rental car is
more or less necessary (although the bus does run hourly down on the
main street), however I think after some research that this is more or
less a must anywhere on the island except for the main city of Ponta
Delgada. And of course staying in the city means no quiet, no garden
and no territorial views of the west side of the island.
One of the best hikes we did while on the island was made directly from
our doorstep--the one and a half hour hike to the top of
the crater and down to the village of Sete Cidades. The paved road (our
path) continued up the street until it became a dirt road the farmers
use. We passed the black and while Holstein cows grazing in pastures
amid endless rows of wild hydrangea hedges. Our reward for our upward
climb, the view from "Vista do Rei" is probably the most photographed
on the island. The other awesome attraction on this side of the island,
only a 5 minute drive away, was the "Ferraria", a natural hotsprings in
the ocean which is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. We
consulted the tide table to find out the right time to go and soak,
which we did almost every day. The cafe in Ginetes near the main square
was a great place to go for a coffee with milk (um galao) and maybe a
local pastry after soaking in the Ferraria . The nearby village of
Mosteiros has a nice bathing beach, but it could be a little rough at
times. The pizzeria in Mosteiros was delicious and run by an Italian
immigrant.
I highly recommend "Casa Melanie" to anyone interested in a quiet
retreat in an immaculate, well-appointed and spacious house that is
near the airport yet far enough away from the city to feel "away from
it all".
Helpful votes: 25/31

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3.5 Kilometres
beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The vacation home 'Casa Melanie' is located in Ginetes in the western part of Sao Miguel. Its location on the flank of the Caldeira Sete Cidades allows for magnificent views to the Atlantic and to the village of Ginetes. The Caldeira Sete Cidades, one of the most famous attractions of the Acores, is a 45-minute hike from Casa Melanie.

Golf: The Verde Golf Countryclub has two golf courses on the Acores that can be visited year-round. The golf course located in Batalha (40 minutes by car) has 27 holes. The other course is located in Furnas (90 minutes by car)and has 18 holes.

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Availability & Rates

Sao Miguel Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
Euro
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Mar 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
€60
€60
€420
7 nights
 
 
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
€70
€70
€490
7 nights
 
 
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
€60
€60
€420
7 nights
 

Notes

  • Prices are for one or two person-occupancy. Each additional person: 8 Euros per day.
  • Cleaning fee: 30 Euros

Amenities

Sao Miguel Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 twin, 1 room with 3 beds, 1 childrens bed
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • volcano
  • ruins
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Furnished solarium with BBQ. Covered patio. Additional photos are available per e-mail upon request. Extras: We will fill your fridge with groceries for the first dinner and breakfast for free. This includes bread, butter, eggs, jam, cheese, coffee, tea, milk and fruit. Water, soft drinks, wine and beer can be provided. Prices will be the same as at the super market.

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