Great bungalow, Fantastic views, Wonderful hosts
Bea met us at the airport to lead us to our home for the week. We had high expectations from the pictures on her post and we were not disappointed until we had to go back to our own homes. The cottage was clean, large and rustic in appearance inside and out, yet it had all the modern conveniences and looked like new construction. The two bedrooms, each with its own bath, were at opposite ends of the cottage. Thus my wife and I were assured privacy, as was her brother. He loves to cook and his eyes gleamed when he saw the kitchen. We did not need any supplies other than groceries, as Bea had provided all the necessities. She led us to a well-stocked grocery and waited while we shopped before we went on to the cottage. With a beautiful view of a mountain valley from the back patio and an equally beautiful view of the ocean with Sao Miguel in the distance from the front patio, we really had no reason to leave the cottage for the whole week. Total relaxation was at our fingertips. However, I am not one to relax totally in a new environment. Santa Maria was too scenic to not explore. Little villages, seaside resorts with great beaches, mountains, flowers, and fabulous vistas around every corner drew me out each day. In Vila Do Porto, our favorite restaurant was the Garrouchada, where we soon learned that an order for one easily fed two. Yet every day we returned earlier to our sanctuary to relax and unwind. The peace of our cottage at the end of a dead end road was not even interrupted by the farmer walking a couple of his cows to another pasture. Our hosts made a conscious effort not to disturb us, but were only a short walk away if we needed anything, which due to their planning was seldom. I need to end this, so let me do so by saying that we feel we have made lifelong friends with Bea and Karl. Thank you both for a wonderful week on your island.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review on our Vivenda Bea!
It was a great pleasure to have you there!! You were such delightful guests and we're so happy that you enjoyed our holiday home and Santa Maria Island... and thank you for everything you've done for us!
We hope we see each other very soon!
Bea and Karl
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