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Eduino and Bonita Sousa

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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Sao Miguel Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering 1 & 2 Bdrms, ocean views, 2 km to Populo beach

Quinta das Acacias is a tiny piece of the paradise that São Miguel island has to offer to the traveler that seeks the luxuries of nature. Several cottages within the quinta offers a comfortable holiday home amidst the peaceful and natural beauty of the gardens that surrounds them. These are the only gardens in São Miguel in which you will find art sculptures by Eduino M. Sousa. Accommodates up to 1 to 4 people in the comfort of one or two bedrooms cottages with the options of a single sofa bed or two single pull out beds in the living area. It's position surrounded by the rural habitat offers the traveler a peaceful stress-free environment with stolen views of Livramento and Sao Rogue villages below, and the capital city of Ponta Delgada with its sea port in the farther distance. Perfect for family reunions. Check out the mini video of our little paradise - scroll down the page to view it.

Holidays within nature: Quinta das Acacias is not just a place to bed down. It is a romantic affair between the natural beauty that exists within an individual´s passion for creative form and understanding of all that is beautiful. Within its walls, the grounds are to become a sculptural garden composed with the natural environment and contemporary art.

Rental car services can also be reserved. Don't like to drive - we can arrange a tour guide to show you all the secret places of this paradise island.

Don't want to cook on your vacation? Take advantage of up to 15% discount on your evening meals at nearby traditional restaurants swithin a 10 minutes drive from the Quinta.

Activites to experience: To visit Sao Miguel, known as the Ilha Verde (Green island), is also to discover a natural world that seems to have been hidden for a reason or purpose. The close proximity of attractions are easily accessible, however, to observe and admire it, will prolong your stay indefinitely. Nurtured by nature and time, one will find the crater lakes of Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake) and Lagoa das Furnas (Furnas Lake). For any traveller, there are a variety of activities; hiking trails, whale watching, sailing, beaches with warm waters, natural and thermal pools that soak away any kind of blues.

Winter Getaway : Visitors from the colder climates- Have you thought of migrating during the winter months?

At Quinta das Acacias, we can accommodate your seasonal stay in the Azores starting October 1st to May 31. Affordable monthly rates available. CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S EVE IN SAO MIGUEL, AZORES

Both travel and accommodation are at their lowest, giving you more to spend on your Christmas holiday.

The city streets are festive with lights and decorations, the stores are full of beautiful crafted gifts. Stop at a local cafe and have an espresso while watching the ocean waves crashing against the rocks or have a glass of local wine on a romantic evening after strolling through streets. All, at your own relaxing pace.

The rich green countryside and temperate temperatures are great for exploring the island.

Interested in owning a vacation home in São Miguel. We can help you find it and manage and rent your investment.

More Details

Details for Acacias 2- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

This unit includes: 1 bedroom ( 1 extra large double or 2 single beds) and 2 extra single beds in the living area, 1 bathroom (shower), living area (with a single daybed ), fully equipped kitchen and dining area (seats 4), Free plug in internet available, wood fireplace in the living area, terrace (ground floor with patio table and 4 chairs). Traditional BBQ located nearby in the garden. Overlooking the center of the garden, its structure of various levels of basalt stone, gives a sense of time and beginnings that can be experienced even by the strongest resistance.
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Eduino and Bonita Sousa

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Eduino and Bonita Sosua made a life transition when they moved to Sao Miguel in 2006. Eduino, born on Sao Miguel, immigrated as a young boy with his family to western Canada in 1968. He met Bonita in College. Throughout the years they have developed expertise in several career environments. Eduino´s profession as a welder developed into a successful art career in metal sculpting. His sculptures are displayed in Canada, United States, France, Belgium and the Azores. A private collection of his works is displayed in Quinta das Acacias; the only private sculptural gardens in the Azores. Bonita, born in Canada has worked more than two decades in sales, administration and bookkeeping. These career experiences have led Eduino and Bonita into a rewarding business of investment and property managment.

After travelling to the Azores on vacation with their sons, they pursued the idea of purchasing a vacation home. In the process, they were introduced to Quinta das Acacias. They purchased the quinta in December, 2006 and opened the doors to world travellers in 2007 with new and improved operations.

Today, the proven success of Quinta das Acacias enables Eduino and Bonita to help outside visitors with the purchase and management of their dream vacation home,.

Our goal is to greet and service our guests to the best of our capabilities and see that they leave as new friends with many fond memories to return.

Eduino and Bonita Sousa purchased this cottage in 2006

2011-Tripadvisor recommendation

2012-Tripadvisor recommendation

2013-Tripadvisor recommendation

2013-Venere Top Cleaning award

2013-Venere Top Overall Ratings

Be assured that all other rental properties we manage are managed the same as Quinta das Acacias cottages.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 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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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Property Reviews

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Acacias 2-
average rating of 4.923077 based on 44 reviews
Acacias 2-
+351 925-547-246
Sao Miguel Island Azores

Garden Paradise on San Miguel

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
March 24th 2013

This is our last day here at Quinta das Acacias. My wife Anne and I have been here for one month and are leaving with mixed emotions. The weather this past month has been one of the worst Marchs on record, with rain, wind and more rain. If we had been staying anywhere else other than here at Quinta das Acacias we would have gone home earlier than planned. Our hosts, Bonita and Ed have been wonderful. They have gone out of their way to make our stay with them more than enjoyable. With their knowledge of the island and guidance, we were able to find the best places to dine and to purchase foodstuffs when we wished to eat at home in our more than comfortable cottage. The kitchen was well outfitted with lots of pots, pans and other cooking utensils. The little wood stove in the living area made the cooler evenings very comfortable as we sipped on the wonderful wines of the Azores and munched on fine San Miguel cheese.
Ed has done a fabulous job with the gardens, as his artistic traits are displayed around every nook and cranny. The cottages are situated such that each one has a view of the beauty of the plants and trees around them but each one has been set so that there is lots of privacy for each. We not only enjoyed the beauty of the gardens, but we were able to eat some of their bounty. The bananas from the trees and the herbs under the trees added local flavour to the fish purchased fresh at the market.
I can't say enough about the beauty of the island of San MIguel. It is a lush green garden with the radiant colour of the wild plant life along every roadway. It has to be seen in person to be appreciated. No photos or words can do it justice.
We have travelled from one end of the island to the other, up and down all the back roads, over the mountains and into every town and city. There is no other place that we would consider staying on San Miguel when we return the next time.

Jim Whidden and Anne Maxwell
KIngston, Ontario, Canada
Owner's Response: It has been a great pleasure to meet and spend time with you Jim and Anne. We are always excited to meet our guests and feel their friendship long past the days they stayed with us. Our guests are all special to Ed and I and consider all of you friends for life.
Thankyou for choosing our little paradise and hope to see you again.
Helpful votes: 4/4
Acacias 2-
+351 925-547-246
Sao Miguel Island Azores
Boston, MA

Perfect home base for exploring Sao Miguel

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
I spent three nights here and was very pleased with my stay. First and foremost, Bonita and Ed were perfect hosts - great sources of information, warm and friendly, but not obtrusive in the least. The property is just a few minutes by highway from the airport and downtown Ponta Delgada. There are restaurants and grocery stores nearby. When the gates to the property open, you face a lovely, spacious garden with guest cottages on the left and the owner's house on the right. The cottages look brand new - freshly painted, with modern appliances and comfortable furniture. It was absolutely spotless upon arrival. My kitchen had everything I could have wanted for self-catering. This would be ideal for someone staying for an extended time. Due to my relatively short stay, I ate dinners out but had breakfast "at home" and packed a lunch for hiking. There was a TV in my living room and wired Internet connection, though they let me borrow a wireless router in the room that worked great. To sum up, I heartily recommend this peaceful and comfortable property and its wonderful owners.
Helpful votes: 2/2
Acacias 2-
+351 925-547-246
Sao Miguel Island Azores
Guest Comment Entered by Owner

Very much enjoyed!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Wir besuchten zu zweit im September 2013 zum ersten mal die Azoren und entschieden uns für die größte Insel: St. Miguel. Für uns kam nur eine Ferienwohnung in Frage, da wir unabhängig und eigenständig wohnen wollten. Zudem wollten wir auch nicht zu weit weg von einer Stadt sein - so entschieden wir uns für "Quinta das Acacias". Diese Wahl stellte sich als grandios heraus!! Mehrere kleine Ferienwohnungen verstreut in einer parkähnlichen Lanschaft, die den Vergleich mit einem Botanischen Garten in unseren Breiten nicht zu scheuen braucht. Das Ganze Terassenförmig angelegt, so dass man sich nicht Auge in Auge ist. Die Ausstattung der Ferienhäuser lag über dem Durchschnitt - wie auch die Betreuung durch die Gastgeber/in. Das Wetter spielte ebenfalls mit und so konnten wir manche Stunde genüßlich in diesem subtropischen Park verbringen.
Vielen Dank für diese herzliche Aufnahme!!

Hope it helps you.
Thanks for all,

Micha and Ingrid, Germany, Sept 2013
Acacias 2-
+351 925-547-246
Sao Miguel Island Azores

Majoituspaikka aivan omassa luokassaan!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Aivan loistava majoituspaikka, rauhallisessa, kotoisassa, siistissä ja hyvin turvallisessa puutarhaympäristössä. Päivän kiertelyn jälkeen on niin mukava istahtaa mökin terassille nauttimaan lasillinen paikallista viiniä ja ihastella isäntäpariskunnan luomaa upeata puutarhaa, kuunnella pihassa viihtyviä lintuja ja haistella ilmassa leijuvia kukkien tuoksuja. Puutarhasta löytyy myös paljon isännän tekemiä jännittäviä taideteoksia ja siellä täällä voi lueskella aforismeja laatoista. Voit myös grillata ulkona tai loikoilla vaan riippumatossa. Mökissä on kaikki tarpeellinen pitempäänkin lomailuun esim. pesukone. Heti tullessa saat Bonitalta aimo annoksen tietoutta saaresta; ulkoilureiteistä, ravintoloista, nähtävyyksistä. Suosittelen paikkaa kaikille ja aivan erityisesti se on keidas kasveista ja taiteesta kiinnostuneille. 5 päivää oli aivan liian lyhyt aika tässä paratiisissa; seuraavalla kerralla pidemmäksi toviksi! Nyt kun talvi tekee tuloaan, ajatukset tulevat olemaan useasti Livramentossa.
Acacias 2-
+351 925-547-246
Sao Miguel Island Azores
Guest Comment Entered by Owner

Thanks for making it a great week!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We have had a wonderful week exploring the island and the garden.

Thank you for your suggestions of where to go and what to do -they were all spot on. Not disappointed that we didn´t have time to fit everything in , since we´ve already decided to come back next year! On to Faial today-con´t believe it can possibly be so perfect, but we have our fingers crossed!

Richard, Louise and family, UK, August , 2013
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Joao Paulo II (PDL)
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Populo Beach
Nearest Barpub
1000 Metres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The central position of Quinta das Acacias exposes unreserved access to the visitor that seeks a world of discovery. An 8 km drive to the center of Ponta Delgada will expose several botanical gardens dating back to mid 19th century. Centuries old architecture of basalt stone, traditional markets, quaint shops in narrow streets with cobblestone designs, sidewalk cafes and the numerous restaurants that will help the visitor taste this travelling experience. Populo beach with its clean waters and warm temperature is only 2 km to the south. To the west, one will find the legendary twin lakes of Sete Cidades. To the east, the hills of Nordeste displays an almost rain forest appeal. Beyond, villages with timeless traditions line the coast that so often is bathed by some of the most spectacular sunrises of the Atlantic. The true lover of nature will not resist the affair that Sao Miguel has to offer. (Google Earth-Lat. 37´45´16´34´N,Long.25´36´12´61´W)

Other Activities: hiking, whale watching, historic parks, museums

Golf: Two Golf Courses on the island of Sao Miguel. Both equally spectacular, scenic-wise and challenge-wise. The Batalha course supports a 27 hole, par 72. Approximate distance 12 km or 15 minute drive. The Furnas course is an 18 hole, par 72. Approximate distance 35 km or 45 minute drive. Batalha Golf course hosted the Senior European golf tournament in 2008.

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Availability & Rates

Sao Miguel Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Apr 1 2014 - May 31 2014
2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning €30.00
Rate is based 2 people.
TO BOOK: A 30% deposit must be paid at the time of booking with the balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival date. If a booking is made within 6 weeks of arrival, full payment is required at the time of booking. All payments must be in the euros. Payments can be made by bank trsnfer or Paypal.
Notes Winter Getaway-
Please ask us about long term renting (30 days or more) for the months of October 1 - May 31.
For long term stays Extra charges- utilities are a nominal fee, refundable damage deposit , cleaning and firewood. Special offers can NOT be combined with any other specials.
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Sao Miguel Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer. Beach towels are not supplied.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Option -2 single beds. Please let us know in advance.
  • Single bed in living area.
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • equestrian events
We provide a welcome food pack to start your first day. The guests are welcome to use the herbs planted near their accommodation and seasonal fruit (oranges, bananas, guavas, and variety of small fruits) found in the orchard. For the comfort of the guests during the winter seasons, heaters are provided. Smoking permitted outdoor only. The proprietors, Ed and Bonita, offer to all their guests the warmest welcome and extended invitations to share this wealth of beauty in their small paradise. They are living in the quinta near the cottages and are available to give assistance at any time.
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