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Several self catering cottages in Sculptural gardens near Ponta Delgada - Acacias 1-

Eduino and Bonita Sousa

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, portuguese
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Eduino and Bonita Sousa

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
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Several self catering cottages in Sculptural gardens near Ponta Delgada - Acacias 1-

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Sao Miguel Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

5 -one bedroom & 1-two Bedroom, 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 1- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

This detached unit includes: 2 bedroom -double in one bedroom and two single beds in the second bedroom, 1 bathroom (bath and shower), living area with wood stove, fully equipped kitchen with dining area (seats 4), covered terrace and private garden with patio table and 4 chairs, and two lounge chairs, traditional wood fire BBQ. This cozy cottage offers one of the stolen views of the ocean and city. The large windows exposes a landscape of towering trees and structural elegance.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eduino and Bonita Sousa (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

About Eduino and Bonita Sousa

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

Why Eduino and Bonita Sousa chose Sao Miguel Island

2013-Venere Top Cleaning award

2013-Venere Top Overall Ratings

More awards on our website.

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

Guestbook comments from the manager

Bonita and Ed,

You´ve put an incredible amount of care and love into the cottages and gardens and we feel the benefits. I have loved watching our toddler, Elodie romp and have taken many days, joyous breaths myself-Great Stay!


Darcy and Courtney and family, Canada, February, 2014
Feb 2014
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Acacias 1-
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
Leeds,West Yorkshire. United Kingdom

Our first trip to the Azores

  • 5 of 5

We came across the Azores by pure chance. We had heard of the Islands but had no idea where they were, so we browsed the internet and liked what we saw. Next came where to stay, again back to the net where we kept coming back time and time again to Ed and Bonita's Quinta which looked marvelous. So, decision made we booked the flights .The first contact we had was from Bonita and after a couple of Emails and a personal call from her we new we had made the right choice. Bonita arranged for the taxi to pick us up from the airport and also arranged the hire car as well as a few store cupboard essentials which made the whole experience so easy, we just paid. We stayed two weeks in our holiday home and enjoyed every minute. We toured Sau Miguel , found walks, even a place in Furnace to soak your bones in naturally hot water, we also visited the Tea Plantation and tasted tea.You can whale watch and much more.All of the cottages are wonderful and the grounds are a small paradise where you can relax . We will return and do not hesitate in recommending Quinta das Acacias and our hosts Ed and Bonita Sousa.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Second visit was just as perfect as the first!

  • 5 of 5

I don't normally revisit places I've already visited, but Sao Miquel and Quinta das Acacias are the exception. For the second year in a row, I stayed at this incredible property and this year I brought along 2 of my brothers and their wives. Bonita and Ed welcomed me back with heartfelt hugs and made my family feel as though they were old friends. Bonita arranged for our car rentals at a great rate. After a breakfast at an oceanside restaurant on Populo Beach we were able to check in early. I returned to the 1 bedroom cottage that I stayed in last year. The upgrades Ed made to the cottage were lovely and it was the perfect home for my 9 days stay. My brothers stayed in a lovely and spacious 2 bedroom cottage next to us. Each cottage is fully equipped, even with a clothes washer and is modern and scrupulously clean. Wifi is included. The complex is an amazing home to Ed's sculptures and his mastery of landscaping. Everywhere you look there are gorgeous flowers, trees and herbs. Bonita was sure to invite us to pick fresh herbs for our cooking and suggested the fresh lavender and lemon grass for tea. The Quinta is located in Livramento, a short drive from the airport and city of Ponta Delgada, but a world away from the noise of either. It is located almost mid island, making going most anywhere on the island easy. The complex is surrounded by a wall and you have a remote control to open the gate to gain entrance. Despite some rainy weather, my family and I enjoyed a great part of the island beauty thanks to the fabulous recommendations of Bonita. A highlight of our stay was the day we spent at the hot spring in the ocean in Ferraria. You must do this at low tide. Near the entrance to a cove, the ocean water is cold, but near the back of the cove hot water comes out of hot springs so the ocean temperature is a very warm 28 degrees Celsius there. Another highlight was the full day horseback riding that Bonita arranged for us at Quinta da Terca. It's just a short, pleasant walk from Quinta das Acacias. Bonita was very helpful in her recommendations for restaurants & made reservations for us at Cais 20, on the water in nearby S. Roque. Bonita also made reservations for usto enjoy a cozidos meal at Calderias do Vulcoes in Furnas. These meals are slow cooked in pots in the ground heated by natural hot water springs. My stay on this lovely island was way too short. I know I will return again to Quinta das Acacias, Ed and Bonita's slice of heaven.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

An Incredible Paradise Beyond Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and gardens were gorgeous and immaculate. We felt like the rich and famous staying here at a fraction of the cost! Bonita consistently and promptly responded to our email inquiries and concerns. She sent maps and suggestions, including making us feel comfortable to rent a car (which she secured for us at the airport). We are so glad that we did -- allowing us to explore the island at our leisure. It took some patience to navigate roads that looked like they accommodated only one car, but we did it without any problems.

Upon arrival, Bonita greeted us with explanations of where to go and what to do, showing us several brochures. We cannot say enough about how clean the cottage was. We stayed in Cottage 1, with two bedrooms and the kitchen, bathroom, and living room in between. There were a table and chairs out front and in back, along with fresh herbs and a grill for cooking. Our 12 year old son loved the hammock and enjoyed exploring the gardens and sculptures. We loved using the remote to enter and leave the Quinta, again making us feel we were in a secret location for the stars.

Our favorite restaurants nearby were Casa de Pasto Jose do Rego (best food) and Restaurante Paladares da Quinta (outstanding service, great food, and beautiful room),both in Lagoa, not far from the supermarket. We also enjoyed the food (steak cooked on a hot tile) and ocean view at Restaurante Cais 20, a few miles away towards Ponta Delgada.

The restaurant at Populo Beach, a short drive from the Quinta, has nice food and great ocean view. Ponta Delgada was enjoyable but probably not as wonderful as most everywhere else. We enjoyed the quaintness of the smaller towns instead. We were glad we didn't stay there and that we found Bonita and Ed's paradise instead.

Bonita and Ed made our stay exceed expectations. We felt like family in a haven, which rejuvenated our souls. You have to stay here! Don't miss it! Thanks for a wonderful vacation that we will never forget!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna for the great review of the island activities. It was a great recap of the many things to see and do for all guests coming to Sao Miguel. We recommend guests to reserve 10-14 nights to capture the whole Azorean way...the island is very diverse, and much to see and do with 30 walking trials over the island, whale watching, museums, thermal pools,along with cultural activities plus more to experience. Bonita

Ferienhaus auf Sao Miguel

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten im Oktober 2013 zwei Wochen auf Sao Miguel, davon eine Woche in der Quinta das Acacias bei Bonita und Ed in einem sehr schönen Ferienhaus inmitten eines herrlichen Gartens mit Blick auf Ponta Delgada.Nach einem herzlichen Empfang wurden wir von Bonita ausführlich mit Ratschlägen für Unternehmungen und Empfehlungen (Einkäufe, Essen usw.) versorgt. Das Haus ist mit allem Erforderlichen sehr gut ausgestattet, sehr sauber und gepflegt. Die zentrale Lage ist ideal für Ausflüge, um jeden Winkel der Insel in angemessenr Zeit zu erreichen (z.B. Furnas ca. 1 Std. ,Sete Cidades rd. 30 Min.). Besonders gut haben uns die Wanderungen zum Lagoa do Fogo, bei Sete Cidades, Furnas und Faial da Terra gefallen. Zum Essen können wir das Lokal "Jose Do Rego" in Lagoa (reichlich und preiswert) sowie das Cais 20 in Sao Roque (frischer Fisch, sehr geschmackvoll) empfehlen. Einen kleinen Sandstrand gibt es in der Nähe in Populo, größere Strände bei Praia und sehr schön in Ribeira Quente. Alles in allem war es ein sehr schöner Aufenthalt auch wenn wir den herrlichen zum Relaxen idealen Garten aufgrund des kurzen Aufenthalts und des Wetters leider nur selten genutzt haben. Sollten wir wieder einen Urlaub auf Sao Miguel verbringen werden wir wieder in der Quinta bei Bonita und Ed wohnen.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

best trip ever

  • 5 of 5

Imagine your dream vacation, on the island of Sao Miguel in the Portugese Azores a place of lush unspoiled nature and unspoiled cuture. Then imagine living there for over three months (the whole winter!) in which to absorb everything the island has to offer in abundance.

My wife and I have just returned home from such a trip and indeed it was the best vacation we have ever had, the icing on the cake was our being fortunate in staying at the Quinta das Acacias which is an island within the island : a lush landscaped oasis of tropical splendor guaranteed to relax and soothe.

This was our dream, made real thanks to our hosts at the Quinta Eduino and Bonita who not only gave us insight into places to see and explore but also went out of their way to introduce us to much Azorean culture and ultimately became our friends.

If you want a dream vacation (and who doesn't?) Sao Miguel is the place to go and without a doubt I unrervedly recommed the Qunta das Acacias as the place to stay. The best place I have ever stayed in my many travels

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for the wonderful review Philip and Laura. Ed and I continue to improve the surroundings of our gardens and houses to reflect a more serene environment for stressful travellers. We look forward to more guests staying long term in our moderate winters. Guests staying as if they are one of the locals like yourselves seem to enjoy it more because they are not rushed to see everything in a week. Until next visit, enjoy your summer. Ed and Bonita

We recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful grounds, comfortable cottage and excellent hosts. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Joao Paulo II (PDL)
Nearest Barpub
1000 Metres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Populo Beach
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.

Thermal pools of Poca Dona Beija in Furnas is fantastic during the cooler seasons.


Rates & Availability

From €81 Per night

Sao Miguel Island Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €100.00
Notes Short term stays-Final cleaning is 40 euros paid in cash upon arrival at the door.

Winter Getaway
Please ask us about special long term renting (30 days or more) for the months of October 1- May 31.
-For long term stays,not included fees- Utilities-gas,water.electricity refundable damage deposit, cleanings and firewood.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Sao Miguel Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer. Beach towels are not supplied.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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. For the comfort of all our guests, smoking is 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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