Executive style recently built 2 bedroom unit with large balcony dining area that overlooks ocean and mountains; located in the city of Ribeira Grande; eat in full kitchen, family room and bath; 5 minute walk to public beach, public pools, beach volleyball, cafes, restaurants, and park; 10 minute walk to Internet cafes, shopping, grocery stores, church.
Why the Owner Chose Ribeira Grande:: We chose this location because it is centrally located and built along the the ocean front. It is close to most major tourist attractions.
The Unique Benefits of this Condo:: Year Purchased: 2006 - One of the most unique benefits is the large balcony dining area that overlooks the ocean and mountains. It is a 5-10 minute walk to a clean public beach and swimming pools that have a cafe/restaurant with panoramic views.
Owner Description/Comments: : We enjoy the outdoors. We love the untouched natural beauty of San Miguel. We especially enjoy visiting the many clean beautiful beaches, hiking in the mountains, fishing and boating, and going for walks or drives along the scenic coast line.
We enjoy the outdoors. We love the untouched natural beauty of San Miguel. We especially enjoy visiting the many clean beautiful beaches, hiking in the mountains, fishing and boating, and going for walks or drives along the scenic coast line.
Antonette Estrela purchased this condo in 2006
We chose this location because it is centrally located and built along the the ocean front. It is close to most major tourist attractions
Hi Just got back to Vancouver late last night.Your condo was everything and more that was described.
We stayed 8 days in this condo, the second week of September. Everything was as advertised, except we couldn't get connected to the internet. We used the free WiFi mostly at the small restaurant above the wonderful pools, Let It Be and A La Bote, our favorite place to get a great dinner, with amazing views of the ocean. There were also great ocean views from the Condo's veranda. Goretti was nice enough to go out and buy a small table to use outside with the chairs provided. We rented a car and drove all over the island, our most interesting activities were snorkeling on the islet off Vila Franca do Campo, the breathtaking views of Sete Cidades, and swimming in the volcanically heated pool at Terra Nostra. We would love to return!
Just got back from renting condo for 10 days in August.
I would recommended this condo. Great location . Not far from highway and all towns.
Condo was very clean and Goretti and John were very helpful and telling us were to go for dinner and beaches.
I would book this condo again.
We really enjoyed staying at your property. If we make it back to Sao Miguel, we'd definitely stay there again.
The beds were comfortable and it's very spacious. It's also great that you have wifi. It came in handy for my wife and kids.
The property is also in a great location. It's pretty much 15 to 20 minutes to everywhere we wanted to visit on the island.
We spent nearly everyday at the pool/beach and had several meals at Let It Be. A dip in the pool or beach and a coffee started each day.
Thanks again and we hope to come back in the future
Our family (5) enjoyed our stay in Ribeira Grande. The condo was great: beautiful view and easy access to beach and pool. The condo was very clean, the appliances in great condition and easy to use.
An extra set of keys would have been greatly appreciated specially when travelling with young children.
The condo was great, the view was incredible. The condo was clean, modern and fully equipped . The balcony / patio was awesome, nothing like relaxing with a nice glass of wine or beer having the ocean and shoreline as a backdrop. The only thing it lacked was cable tv. Not the end of the world as I had my iPad with movies. The location was very convenient, close to the public pool, and the cafe with the free wifi connection. I would without hesitation recommend this property to family and friends.
My family has stayed at this location and loved it so much we can't wait to return. Everything was as listed and the condo was very clean. The pull out couch is a little uncomfortable for an adult as it has a thin mattress but we managed just fine. Building has an elevator big plus. Bath tub is high to step into especially if you have a disability but the condo owners are very helpful and accommodating. There's a T.V. but no cable to find out what the weather is like. You can rent movies from the shop down the street. We recommend bringing an ipad or ipod. The public pools(for every age including a diving pool) are fantastic and are a short walking distance from the condo. If you go swimming in the ocean next to the public pools there are no life guards..you must be an excellent swimmer and surfer for this area. The pharmasist spoke fluent English. The people on the island are very nice and also speak some English which was very helpful when your not fluent in portuguese. We would hang out at the pool cafe which has free wifi . The beef & tuna sandwiches are delicious and so is the spicy chicken wings and french fries, lots of refreshing beer and icecream for the hot weather. There is a fine dinning restaurant just a litte further down from the beach called "La Boate" which serves lobster, crab salad which was amazing etc. There is a big grocery store near by and plenty of smaller stores which carry fruits,vegetables,wine, beer, candy etc. They close in the afternoons for a few hours and then reopen later on. There are always festivals going on each week with fire works. Every night we would walk to the park down the street which plays English music and sometimes they have live bands. We travelled by Taxi to the north part of the island; the sceanery is georgous. The Terra Nostra hotel has a beautiful park which is a must see and thermal pool. Visited the Tea factory...so pretty and historical. The main city(Ponta Delgada) is filled with little shops and nightly entertainment, seating areas overlooking the ocean and all lit up at night..very romantic. We took a horse and buggy tour of the city and they have a market which includes everything. Visited the Furnas area which is another must see.. If you don't rent a car or use the taxi's to get around there is a bus station close to the condo which is another affordable way to get around. We had a fantastic experience and would recommend this property to friends and family.