|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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
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.
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....
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.
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.
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!
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.
Our first trip to São Miguel was beyond fabulous and the house was everything we expected. Even though we had never been there, renting this house near Ribeira Grande turned out to be the best - it is located near everything and just about half-way along the norther coast. From there, travelling to both sides of the island is quick thanks to the main freeway that runs along most of the coastline.
The house itself was very clean and well-maintained. On arrival, we had fresh bread, butter and ham. There was also some delicious wine as well as ice-tea and beer in the fridge.During the rest of the stay, Joana (who was waiting for us with the house key) organised the delivery of fresh bread every morning - wonderful!!
Our two children (aged 7 and 9) also loved the internet access and cable TV with their favourite kiddy channels. As for my husband and I, what we loved the most was the brand-new bed - no lumpy old matress to break my back - believe me, not being able to get a good night's sleep can ruin any holiday :(
I definitely recommend a stay here.
We had a wonderful holiday from beginning to end...
We were able to fly direct from Toronto to Ponta Delgada on SATA airline. It was a comfortable 5- 6 hour flight. When we arrived our owner had someone at the airport to quide us to our house. We rented a car at the airport and they also helped us with some translation, although throughout our holiday we found almost everyone was able to speak English to us.
Our holiday house was in a parish called Ribeirinha on a dead end street, overlooking a small creek with beautiful red roses growing over it. We looked across to the parish church where a parish festival was held the weekend we were there. Everyone gathers in the churchyard which is decorated with lights and banners. 2 doors down on our road was the best restaurant - "Ogatomia". The people and food were amazing and it was so nice to be able to drop in after a day of sightseeing or golf. We had everthing available for cooking our own meals also..the ultra modern kitchen was great and with no bugs to bother you eating outside on the patio was very nice. You could walk to stores for groceries or go to a larger Mercada in Ribeira Grande about 5 minutes away. Taxis were available in Ribeirinha to take you anywhere and they usually waited at the parish center at the end of our road.
Sao Miquel is only 65 km long and 18 km across but we managed to put just under 1000 kms on our rental car. There are numerous tour companies that will take you anywhere on the island also. We had fun doing this ourselves, although we did get lost several times, (we didnt rent a GPS) The island is small enough you never can go too far out of the way, but in some places you may have to share your road with a group of cows!!
There are numerous hiking routes throughout the island, whale watching, fishing and numerous other activities. (Saving these for our next trip)!! We choose to golf the two island courses. We bought a package that gave us clubs, cart and green fees for 3 days. We played Batalha 2x as it has 27 holes and Furnas once. Both were challenging and very beautiful with several holes looking out to the ocean.
There was a phone in our house for local and incoming calls. Eric. who manages the property for the owners was available for questions or needs at any time. We did not call him but he did call us a few times to make sure all was good - which was the answer we could always give him!
It was a wonderful holiday -looking forward to the next time.
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.
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Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
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.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.