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King of Ginetes: New vacation home in magnificent location with ocean view

Hans-Eckhard Deisenhofer

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, german, portuguese
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Hans-Eckhard Deisenhofer

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Speaks: english, german, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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King of Ginetes: New vacation home in magnificent location with ocean view

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Hans-Eckhard Deisenhofer (Owner)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, german, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 26 traveler reviews

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King of Ginetes: New vacation home in magnificent location with ocean view
average rating of 4.923077 based on 27 reviews
Washington state, USA
5

Fabulous value

  • 5 of 5

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".

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2006
  • Stayed: May 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful house, great location, best hosts

  • 5 of 5

We were charmed by Christine and Eckhard from the very first moment, when they greeted us in their magical garden. Then they showed us to our house and it was another pleasant surprise: the house was bright and specious, perfectly clean with a big terrace overlooking the ocean and a big yard with a lot of flowers. During our 7- day long stay Christine and Eckhard were constantly helpful and very attentive to all our needs. They brought us delicious bananas from their garden, got a bus schedule for us when our rental car broke, and twice took us for a wonderful walks. I recommend this place to everyone, except, may be, elder people who might have a problem with stairs, since both bedrooms are on the second floor and the bathroom - on the first.

The location of the property seemed great to us: it is on top of the hill, close to Sete Cidades and Ferraria and the air is fresh and cool.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Herzlicher Empfang und Traumhafte Lage

  • 5 of 5

Die einzigartige ruhige Lage des Hauses mit Blick auf den Atlantik sind Erholung pur.Die Ausstattung von Küche,Wohnzimmer, Schlafzimmer, Bad und dem schönen Grillhaus nebendran, ist sehr gut.Zum Wandern ist hier der ideale Standort.Der Ort Ginetes verfügt leider über keine Freizeitangebote oder sonstige Attraktionen.(Gaststätte 1) Die Anzahl der Restaurants auf der Insel ist gering und der Standard landestypisch,

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
5

großzügiges Ferienhaus für die Familie

  • 5 of 5

Wir verweilten rund zwei Wochen in diesem wunderbaren Ferienhaus in traumhafter Lage mit Weitblick über den Atlantik und haben unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Neben den tollen Räumlichkeiten inkl. des liebevollen angelegten Grundstückes und des bereits erwähnten märchenhaften Ausblickes haben wir sehr viel Herzlichkeit von unseren Vermietern erfahren, für die wir uns auch auf diesem Wege nochmals bedanken möchten. Das Haus eignet sich auch prima für die Reise mit kleinen Kindern, wir können es nur aufs Wärmste weiterempfehlen!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
5

erholsamer Familienurlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir verweilten rund zwei Wochen in diesem wunderbaren Ferienhaus in traumhafter Lage mit Weitblick über den Atlantik und haben unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Neben den tollen Räumlichkeiten inkl. des liebevollen angelegten Grundstückes und des bereits erwähnten märchenhaften Ausblickes haben wir sehr viel Herzlichkeit von unseren Vermietern erfahren, für die wir uns auch auf diesem Wege nochmals bedanken möchten. Das Haus eignet sich auch prima für die Reise mit kleinen Kindern, wir können es nur aufs Wärmste weiterempfehlen!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
5

Traumurlaub Azoren

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten wundervolle zwei Wochen auf den Azoren in der Casa Melanie. Das Ferienhaus war sehr liebevoll eingerichtet. Die Küche lud zum täglichen Kochen der Zutaten aus dem Garten ein. Die große Hortensienhecke war bei uns ein beliebtes Fotomotiv. Wenn es uns etwas fröstelte gingen wir in den warmen Quellen im Nachbarort baden. Wir bedanken uns für die schönen Gespräche und Urlaubstipps.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bar Moniz, Cafe Restaurant Tres Arcos
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Batalha
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Estrada Regional
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Tres Arcos
Nearest Beach
3.5 Kilometres
Ferraria (Felsstrand), Mosteiros
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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Rates & Availability

From €420 Per week

Sao Miguel Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Vorsaison
Jan 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€420 **
 
 
Hauptsaison
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€490 **
 
 
Nachsaison
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€420 **
 

Additional information about rental rates

jede dritte/weitere Per € 10.00 per person per night
Endreinigung €40.00
Notes Obengenannte Preise gelten für 2 Personen, für jede weitere Person erhoeht sich der Preis um 10 Euro/Tag. Die Gebuehr fuer die Endreinigung betraegt 40 Euro.
Cleaning fee: 40 Euros
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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:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • 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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