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Modern little place. Nearby to beaches, Shopping, Hiking, Golf and more


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Speaks: english, portuguese
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Modern little place. Nearby to beaches, Shopping, Hiking, Golf and more

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Sao Miguel Island House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms with available extra accommodation. 1 full bath, sleeps 4-6.

Creek side is the perfect place to return to after a day of Azorean exploration, golf and adventure on beautiful San Miguel island!

Inside, the house has been tastefully transformed into a most comfortable gathering place with beautiful furniture and cozy beds. A full designer kitchen featuring Angolan granite counter tops, 5 burner flat cook top stove, 2 wall ovens, espresso and N. American style coffee machines plus dishwasher is sure to please the chef in the group! A dining table with 4 chairs is complemented by the large, granite topped center island with 4 uber chic' bar stools.

The terrace or placa is the main feature of the beautifully remodeled backyard. It's perfect for star gazing or that morning coffee while planing the days activities. There is also a seating/dining area complete with both gas BBQ and a wood burning outdoor fireplace for relaxing and sharing the days experiences.

Vivenda Clayton boasts a fully climate controlled environment with full laundry facilities ensuring your maximum comfort.

Don't feel like cooking? No problem! About 5 minutes in Ribeira Grande there's the 'Alaboat Restaurant' with local cuisine as well as cuisine from around the globe!!! A must go!!

Directly across the street from the front door is a gentle stream flanked by huge Eucalyptus type trees and rose bushes climbing across on trellises--a beautiful sight, to be sure.

A short 2km down the road is the town of Riberia Grande whose amazing beach has played host to the Billabong World Cup of Surfing qualifying event 3 years running.

Vivenda Clayton has full internet access with free WIFI and digital HDTV programing

Come and enjoy yourself on the beautiful green island of San Miguel, and relax at Vivenda Clayton. You won't be disappointed!

P.S. - When checking for flights you must look up Ponta Delgada airport (PDL) as that is the main airport on the island.


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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
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About The Owner

Margarida was born on the island of Terceira, grew up on San Miguel, and now lives near Toronto, Canada. Her husband Daniel is a hockey loving Canadian, through and through! They purchased Vivenda Clayton and completely revovated it with the intent of having a clean, safe, central, yet familiar small-town feel home for Margaridas' elderly parents, and it proved to be just that.

Now, they would love to share that with anyone who wants to visit this beautiful, most wonderous island. There are so many incredible things to see and do here on San Miguel we are certain that one day you will return!

Daniel has made the trip from Canada 14 times now, and never tires of the endless beauty, incredible sea foods and especially the fresh bread and myriad of local cheeses!

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Sao Miguel Island

Anyone and everyone who unwinds at Vivenda Clayton shares in the comforts that we've created for ourselves. Daniel has visited San Miguel island on numerous occasions and realized a need for a climate controlled environment within the home, and the heating & air conditioning system works fantastically.

If you don't know, you should!! first Sunday of August and after the 6th, that week is dedicated to the town, the house is located beside the church and if you are not into festivities of the type you should not visit the Island then as it can be to much fun...

the whole town partys.

What makes this house unique

The backyard is the Clayton's favorite retreat within the home. It's two separate and distinct levels offer a great combination of lower level outdoor fireplace with upper level star gazing or morning coffee. Try to make friends with the host of tiny gecko's living in the lava stone walls or plan the days adventures....

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Modern little place. Nearby to beaches, Shopping, Hiking, Golf and more
average rating of 4.0 based on 10 reviews

Charming, comfortable, convenient

  • 5 of 5

This comfortable home is located right next to a picturesque small stream across from the main Church which fronts the town square. Its location gives you the feeling that you are located in the heart of the local life. We would enjoy our morning coffee while sitting on the bank of the stream, watching the parade of Mom's escorting the kids to school, listening to the flowing water, the church bells, the sing song beauty of the Portugese language. To gain a little privacy we would sit up on the roof-top patio and experience it all while surrounded by beautiful vocanic stone walls partly covered in flowering, cascading gardens. Margarida arranged a rental car to be waiting for us when we arrived. Driving out of Ribeirinha onto the high speed auto route or into Ribeirinha Grande is very easy. The house is clean, comfortable with all the amenities we wanted. Thank you Margarida for a wonderful place to enjoy a beautiful island.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

"Breathtaking" nights

  • 2 of 5

Nice and well equipped spacious house with a lovely terrace. Very friendly contact with the proprietor before our stay, she answered all our questions (not only related to the house) promptly and gave some personal advice. However, there was one BIG disturbance, reason for why we would not book this location again: one of the two bedrooms has obviously been damaged by water and the humidity seemed to be in the walls, blankets and pillows. There was such a horrible smell and bad atmosphere in that room that we could hardly breathe. As the room is also a corridor to the second bedroom, the situation was not much better in there and we didn't want to sleep the windows open as the bedrooms are on the ground floor. Martin, being an allergy sufferer, had very tough nights, and even I can't say that it was very recovering to sleep in there. In case you consider booking the house, you may wish to check with the proprietor whether the matter has been resolved. We informed her by e-mail ater our return home, but have not heard back from her. During our stay we admittedly didn't contact her as she does not live on the island and we did not expect to have the matter resolved quickly, even if we had informed her immediately. We have great memories of Sao Miguel, but thinking of the house, it left a bad impression due to the uncomfortable and „breathtaking“ nights.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

instead of calm surrounding unexpected festival

  • 1 of 5

This house has a spacious and well equipped kitchen, two nicely furnished bedrooms. I booked it as we wanted to stay in a calm place (what the other reviews seemed to indicate). So we were sort of 'surprised' (in August '14) by the local village festival, lasting for five days and nights, taking place in the very same street, where this house is located. Basically: On the other side of the bedroom windows. Music was loudly played at various corners, two nights until 1 a.m., one night even till 3 a.m. … just to start again in the following morning as of 9:30 a.m. We had NO information on the by the landlord, which given the extend of festival and the immediate location of the house, I - indeed - do simply expect.

Dieses Haus hat eine großzügige, offene Küche und zwei schön eingerichtete Schlafzimmer. Wir haben es gebucht, weil wir ruhig wohnen wollten. (Was die anderen Kundenmeinungen durchaus beschrieben.) Umso mehr hat uns das örtliche Festival erwischt, das fünf Tage und Nächte dauerte und genau in der Straße stattfand, in der das Haus lag. Kurzum: genau auf der anderen Seite der Schlafzimmerfenster. Es gab diverse Orte, an denen Musik - sehr laut! - gespielt wurde, nachts endete sie um 1 Uhr, ein Mal erst um 3 Uhr, um dann am nächsten Morgen um 9:30 Uhr wieder zu beginnen. Die Vermieter haben uns über diese Tatsache NICHT informiert, was ich angesichts des Ausmaßes dieses Festivals und der unmittelbaren Lage des Hauses darin schlichtweg erwartet hätte.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Barcelona, Spain

Nice and lovely house to enjoy some peace

  • 5 of 5

Despite being located in a fairly small town, with quite rural and weird citizens, fulfills perfectly as a place to get peace and quiet. Sometimes some young locals bothered us with their cars and their music at night, but do not elongate until dawn (thankfully). The only bad thing is that the house double rooms share door-access, making it a hassle to go through one of them to exit / enter. You need to move you car around the island and to arrive in the house. The attention of the owner is exquisite. Recommended accommodation.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Awesome Week at Vivenda Clayton

  • 5 of 5

Well, we heartily enjoyed our stay this past February! The house is in a wonderful location in Ribeirinha - a quiet area, but conveniently close to the larger town of Ribeira Grande, which provided for all of our shopping needs. You’ll find the house situated on a beautiful little street lined with magnificent eucalyptus trees and a babbling brook, complete with miniature waterfalls. The house itself is very nicely appointed with everything you might need for a stay of any length and has a cozy backyard with a garden, BBQ and fireplace. The backyard also offers privacy with a charming surround of tall rock walls. The immediate area by the house was particularly nice for taking a leisurely stroll, winding first through old narrow streets and then into open farmland. Only 10 minutes or so away from the house (by foot), we came to a roadway carved through the volcanic rock leading down to the ocean where we discovered relics of past whaling days.

Rent a car and the entire island becomes available to you for the exploring – day trips easily permitted us to see every corner. Whether we chose the Via Rapida (new highway) or the winding old mountain roads, the scenery was breathtaking as we traveled over deep green gorges, through quaint villages and on sheer cliffs alongside the ocean. Some of our favourite things were the tea museum, and the hot springs and dinner cooked in the ground (both at the town of Furnas). As golf lovers, we really enjoyed both of the island courses which offered a good challenge as well as the requisite stunning scenery. Ask about discount rates which the owner has pre-arranged.

Great house, great location. We most definitely recommend Vivenda Clayton!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ed and Karen It was our pleasure to host the two of you. We're so happy you enjoyed your time there and specially the golf, being our first guests to enjoy such benefits. Looking forward to future visits. Kind Regards Dan and Margarida Clayton
Brantford, Ontario, Canada

A Cozy Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This summer, my husband and I enjoyed a most relaxing week long vacation in the Azores. This nicely appointed home was an ideal and very comfortable location to put up our feet and relax after our island explorations each day. This vacation home was perfect in every way! The modern kitchen with granite countertops had all of the necessary equipment to prepare and serve our own meals. After a busy day on the road, having a nice, clean place to prepare our evening meal was just right for us. The living room had a comfy sofa for stretching out to watch some TV (or catch some ZZZ's). Again, this arrangement was just right for us. The good water pressure in the shower/tub combination in the bathroom made for a pleasant start to each vacation day. The bedrooms were comfortable with plenty of room to organize our belongings. There was also a lovely and private patio and flower garden to enjoy behind the house complete with outdoor furniture to sit on to enjoy the fresh air. In addition, there was an outdoor fireplace and BBQ for those so inclined. We would highly recommend this lovely home away from home for people who enjoy setting their own vacation pace and who enjoy an attractive and inviting place to recharge their batteries after a busy day of golfing, whale watching, shopping or sightseeing.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words Arlene, we're glad you enjoyed the house. We certainly enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you and Kevin there... Thank you so much Kind Regards Margarida n Dan


Chá Porto Formoso
"Great tea and its history in S.Miguel A great walk through plantation along the awesome scen..."
Ribeira Grande
Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
American Bar, Cruz pubs ( several)
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Verde golf, Batalha and Furnas, 45 holes in total
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Estrada Nacional
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Alla Boat Restaurant, Ribeira Grande
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Monte Verde, Pocas, Pr Moinhos, Arial de Sta. Barb
Car: recommended

Of course all of the religious 'Festas' festivities throughout the Islands are one of the main attractions every week of the summer where the local culture is at it peak and the regular traveler gets to sample a bit of everything the Island has to offer.


Rates & Availability

From €350 Per week

Sao Miguel Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee €60
Pet Fee €50
Notes Prices are based on 5 night minimum stay. Rates are based on double occupancy. 50 Euros per day is charged per extra person to a maximum of 6 people per night. Booking terms are: 25% down payment to reserve it, No damage security deposit. But a Credit card information is to be provided at time of arrival.
25% at time of booking and balance 30 prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sao Miguel Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Clean, efficient and beautifully designed.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Crispy clean, modern design. Comfortable and luxurious linens. Creek Side also has a comfy sectional sofa and a fold down futon in the living area should more accommodation be needed.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please take it from us, this island is spectacular in many ways. They don't call it 'The Green Island' for nothing! Lush vegitation coupled with breath taking scenery will make this a vacation you will never forget. Where else can you place your suppetime meal in the ground and in 6-8hrs retrieve it fully cooked?!? From amazing sunrises in the quaint village of Nordeste (Northeast) to spectacular sunsets in Riberia Grande (on the patio at the restaurant Ala Bote or Tuka-Tula), we at Vivenda Clayton encourage you to see and do all that you can while visiting San Miguel. Follow the road signs to 'Lagoa do Fogo' (Lake of Fire), the crater lake which is just up the mountain from Riberia Grande. Explore the town of Furnas and its geo-thermal wonders. Venture also to Sete Cidades with its amazing blue and green crater lakes, and be sure to stroll through the streets of Ponta Delgada and visit the Farmers Market. We at Creek Side welcome you, and trust your vacation will be excellent!

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