SAO MIGUEL: AIRY, SPACIOUS, HILLSIDE HOUSE WITH STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS

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Lyn Baldwin

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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SAO MIGUEL: AIRY, SPACIOUS, HILLSIDE HOUSE WITH STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS

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Two bedrooms, one with open sleeping loft. Sleeps four adults and two children.

Sao Miguel, Ginetes, hillside house on 6000 sq. meters, with spectacular ocean view, terrace all around, 2 pergolas and balcony, outdoor grill and a 2nd hot/cold shower outside. Mudroom entry to large kitchen, open to airy dining/living area with stone fireplaces and 3 large glass screened sliders facing the ocean for easy outdoor eating. The rear of the house has a study/television room, double bedroom with open wooden sleeping loft for 2 children, full laundry, and a full tiled bath with a sunken shower/tub.

Study and bedroom have large, screened sliders to outdoors. Laundry room with washer, dryer, full fridge, and back door to clothesline. Kitchen has gas stove, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Tile floor in kitchen and bath; others are wood.

Stairs from living room lead to upstairs double bedroom with ocean view, balcony, 2 skylights and small bath with sink and toilet. Tiled floor.

Style of house is modern rustic. Mature plantings. Quiet, private, peaceful. Dramatic ocean sunsets.

Contact information: If German speakers are unable to speak English, inquiries will be rapidly forwarded for translation.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Lyn Baldwin

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I visited Sao Miguel from the US, for the very first time August 2001. I found SATA airlines flies direct from Boston, MA, and takes only four hours. During a five day visit, I drove all over the island and fell completely in love with the beauty of the landscape and the kindness of the people.

I had grown up with Açoreans. Sixty percent of the population of Bristol, RI where I own property today is of Açorean descent, but I did not fully understand the relationship between the US and the islands, until I bought property on Sao Miguel and became one of the few non-Portuguese Americans to own there.

The US/Açorean relationship dates back to whaling times and to previous immigration policies. Today, Fall River and New Bedford are two Massachusetts cities with large Portuguese populations; New Bedford being one of our old whaling cities.

When I am home in RI, near both these cities, I never feel far from the Açores. Even my market flies in fish once a week from the islands.

But my strongest connection to the islands is aesthetic.

I taught visual arts to teens for many years. I am now retired and the islands are a place where I indulge my senses. I never tire of their beauty and atmospheric mutability, and as a bonus, I have come to appreciate my expanded access to the museums of Europe.

Lyn Baldwin purchased this house in 2002

Immediately after my return to the US, from my first visit to the Açores, 9/11 happened. That following April 2002, I decided to purchase property on Sao Miguel. I felt the Açores brought me closer to European destinations I love, and by contrast to the US in those years, was a very peaceful place. Also, unlike New England, the islands did not have snow. Except for their deciduous trees, the islands remain green and temperate all year.

Since 9/11 had affected world travel, the man who had begun building my house temporarily abandoned his project. Only cinder block walls and a roof had been erected on land chosen for its beautiful view. Appreciating the peace and the reasonable distance to the airport, I elected to buy the property and to finish the construction with a local German builder. Making just a few trips over and with the internet to facilitate communications, the project was largely completed within a year.

Though many changes have taken place on the island over the last decade, and despite the paving of the road out front gobbling my frontage, my view endures. Even with expanded tourism, highway construction, cruise ships, and the addition of many cars to the island, my location remains sufficiently peaceful to satisfy. Its expanded view of the sunsets is forever awe inspiring. It is just far enough away from it all, and just close enough.

The most unique benefit of my property is its proximity to the Ferraria. Visit www.termasferraria.com for a complete understanding of this area. My house is 5 minutes away.

Also, I am 25 minutes from the airport and major city in a rural village with much open space.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
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

Sao Miguel: Airy, spacious, hillside house with stunning ocean views
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Sao Miguel Island Azores
Isle of Wight, England
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A delight!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We loved our stay at Casa Lyn - it was clean, well-furnished, well-equipped and exactly as described in the website. The photographs are accurate but don't really do justice to the delightful property.

The owner was there to meet us on arrival (even though our flight was delayed) and show us round and make us feel welcome. We had exchanged friendly and informative emails beforehand so that when we arrived in Sao Miguel we knew what to pick up at the supermarket (and where it was). The detailed driving directions were also accurate and helpful.

Overall we were very pleased with our stay at this property, in a great location overlooking the ocean, and would happily return here for another holiday. We would recommend it unreservedly to other visitors, family and friends.
Owner's Response: Luckily I was on Sao Miguel to meet the guests who wrote this lovely review. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting them, but I'm usually away from the island during rental season. I do have a wonderful property manager however, who greets all guests during my May to October season. He is very engaged and generous with his time, serving as host and guide to whatever extent is mutually agreeable.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Aeroporto Joao Paulo II
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Estrada Principal
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Mosteiros
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bar Moniz
Nearest Golf
24 Kilometres
Batalha
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Tres Arcos
Car: necessary

Ginetes, a peaceful and rustic coastal village, on the west end of Ilha de Sao Miguel, is approximately twenty-three km from the airport and capital, Ponta Delgada. The village has a general store, two cafes, two restaurants, a post office, pharmacy and banking machine.

Ginetes sits on the side of Caldeira Das Sete Cidades, one of the island's most famous attractions, with Vista do Rei looking down on breathtaking twin lakes. Close to Ginetes's center, at the bottom of a steep drive to sea level, is the Ferraria, a fascinating volcanic formation that long ago shaped itself to create a protected ocean swimming area, warmed year round by thermal hot springs. Recently a full service spa offering massage, pools, cafe and restaurant, was added to the area.

Locally, horseback riding and footpaths are great ways to access Ginetes's hilly terrain for dramatic ocean views. The crown jewels of Ginetes are its ocean sunsets and nice people.

Other Activities: full service spa

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Availability & Rates

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 Minimum Stay
 
Standard price
May 15 2014 - Jun 15 2014
€100
7 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Seasonal price
Jun 16 2014 - Sep 15 2014
€110
7 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard price
Sep 16 2014 - Oct 15 2014
€100
7 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee €50.00
In order to reserve Casa Lyn, a deposit of 50% of total rent is to be paid by bank transfer. Remainder of rent is to be transferred the week before travel.
In case of cancellation, total booking deposit will be refunded up until two months prior to start date of rental. If cancellation occurs within two months prior to start date of rental, any nights re-rented will be refunded.
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Amenities

Sao Miguel Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Security System
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Half bath off master bedroom with sink, skylight and toilet.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Indoor sunken bath with shower. Outdoor shower also.
  • Bathroom #1 on the ground level is unique. It has a sunken shower that can be filled with water and used as a small bath/pool. The shower wall, which is made of glass blocks, fills with the morning sun. Outdoor shower has hot and cold water, and can be used for rinsing off sea water or a morning shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom on ground floor has stairs to sleeping loft.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Second level master bedroom with balcony and half bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeping loft with two single beds and skylights.
  • Bed room #1 upstairs has beautiful ocean view from large screened window, a balcony, two skylights, two closets, a double bed, dresser and small bathroom with sink and toilet. Tile floor. Downstairs bedroom #2 has two side by side single beds with two wooden clothes closets on either side and a large, glass screened slider to outdoor terrace and shower. Wooden stairs against the wall in the bedroom lead to an open wooden sleeping loft. There is a wooden safety railing on the stairs and in the loft Bedroom #3 is an open children's sleeping loft with two full size single beds and storage shelves. Bedrooms #2 and #3 have three skylights and all flooring in #2 and #3 is wood.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • churches
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
INTERNET. A pre-pay rechargeable USB stick with installation disc will be provided with several hours. Guests can add additional hours if necessary. Laptop becomes portable anywhere. This property sits on a hillside. It does have a terrace all around and nice outdoor space for sitting, sunbathing, or taking meals. The view from the front of the house looks west at the sunset over the ocean.
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