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Eduino and Bonita Sousa

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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ACACIAS 3-

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 3- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

This unit includes: 1 bedroom (King or 2 twins), 1 bathroom (shower), living area (with single daybed ), fully equipped kitchen and dining area (seats 4),free plug in internet ,terrace (ground floor with patio table and 4 chairs), traditional wood fire BBQ. The elegance of this unit is blended into a background of tropical vegetation ensuring a peace and private sense of being.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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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Property Reviews

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Acacias 3-
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 22 reviews
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Lövånger, Sweden
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The perfect place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
We arrived to a wonderful garden and the great ownerfamily. They gave us a week full of adventures and suprises! We saw more of the Azores than we could have dreamed of thanks to them! Bonita and Edvino never hasitated to help us to find places to visit. The perfect place to stay at!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gustaf. At the Quinta das Acacias we look forward to the opportunity of helping our guests from around the world discover the beauty and richness of nature that our paradise known as the Azores has to offer.
Helpful votes: 10/10
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Verborgenes Juwel

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Im September 2013 verbrachten wir eine Woche auf Sao Miguel, Azoren. Da einer der Anlaesse der Reise darin bestand, eine Amateurfunkstation zu betreiben, suchten wir einen Ort, wo jemand eine solche Operation bereits erfolgreich ausgefuehrt hatte. Ueber ein Link bei Christian, DL2MDU, fanden wir die Quinta das Acacias.

Schon beim Ansehen der Webseite wurde klar, dass wir auch in anderer Hinsicht etwas Besonderes gefunden hatten. Die Quinta wird betrieben von Ed und Bonita Sousa und ist verkehrsguenstig gelegen, wenige Kilometer vom Flughafen entfernt, in einer laendlichen Umgebung. Der Weg dorthin ist im letzten Teil etwas verschlungen, was aber kein Problem sein sollte, wenn man der Beschreibung auf der Webseite genau folgt und und auf die sehr grossen Schilder an den letzten Abzweigungen achtet. In einem grossen, paradiesischem Garten befinden sich sehr gepflegte 2-Zimmer-Apartments, die mit allem Notwendigen, einschliesslich Waschmaschine, ausgeruestet sind. Sofort nach unserer verspaeteten Ankunft, um 1 Uhr morgens (!), gab uns Bonita eine Fuelle von lokaler Information ueber Ausflugsziele und Restaurants, sowie informationsreiche Karten mit vielen handgeschriebenen Notizen.

Auf der Insel gibt es viel zu sehen oder zu tun, und die wichtigsten Ausflugsziele, mit Calderas und Fumaroles, waren hochinteressant und sehenswert. Allerdings sollte man eines davon, Lagoa do Fogo, nur dann besuchen, wenn es nicht im Nebel verborgen ist, was ueber eine Webcam feststellbar ist.

Fuer den Kurzwellenfunkbetrieb ist die Quinta sehr guenstig gelegen, auf einem kleinen Bergruecken, mit offenem Gelaende nach Osten und Westen. Der Betrieb war ein Erfolg: mit einer portablen Antenne und kleiner Sendeleistung wurden Verbindungen mit Atlantik-Anrainern in vier Kontinenten ohne Schwierigkeiten durchgefuehrt.

Hierhin koennte man auch dem europaeischen Winter entkommen, in ein subtropisches, wenn auch feuchtes Klima. Dazu sei auf spezifische Wetterinformationen verwiesen.

Gert DG5GS und Gerlinde, Deutschland, September 2013
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Best experience ever!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Dear Bonita and Ed,
Our first trip to Portugal has been a very exciting & memorable moment!
Your personalized attention and warm hearted welcome from the beginning to the end made us feel so at home! We really love the peacefulness of your garden and my son Jordan really enjoyed picking and eating the fresh passion fruits, strawberry guavas and making teas from your garden with fresh lemongrass and royal penny herbs every day! Being Jordan´s first trip anywhere at age 14, he definitely will have lasting memories and many unforgettable times here! Someday he will come back and treasure those great experiences and appreciate what “Nature” truly means! We have come to know you not just as friends, but sure feel like a part of your family at “Quinta das Acacias”. Will miss you both!
Fund and Memorable Experiences:
-cows, cows, cows….love them!
-traffic circles and roundabouts, circling it 3x until we figure out where to go!
-getting lost every day is an adventure!
-eating fresh BBQ sardines with Ed and Bonita! Yum, yum, nothing beats eating fresh fish!!
-Learned to speak Portuguese,”obrigada?
Wanda
-learned to whittle wood with Mr. Sousa. FUN!
-picked banana passion fruits, yum!
-enjoyed the company of Tom and Kalico, will miss them!
-loved eating the sweet Santa Maria melons!!!
-had lots of fun eating batata fritas (French fries), not the same anywhere else!
-tried all types of food without any health problems and really enjoyed them. Natural and home grown.
-won´t forget the sweet corn from Furnas, delicious!!
Hope to come back soon!
Jordan

Warm thoughts and happy memories,
Wanda, Caroline and Jordon Lai, Canada, August, 2013
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Wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
After 11 days we have to say goodbye to a wonderful place. Thankyou for letting us be your guests, we had a great time!

Karl and Monika Laber, Germany, 2013
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Absolutely wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Wish we could have stayed longer. Great location, on the Emerald paradise in the Atlantic ocean. Perfect walking trails and lovely food and wine to follow…
Comfy bed and 10/10 shower!! Sorry I did not use the cooker, maybe next time!
Thank you Ed and Bonita for sharing your little piece of paradise with us.

Richard and Polly, UK, July, 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Joao Paulo II (PDL)
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Expressway
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Populo Beach
Nearest Barpub
1000 Metres
Neighborhood
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Batalha
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
 
Spring-Mid
Apr 1 2014 - May 31 2014
€70
€625
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer-Peak
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
€98
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn-Mid
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€70
€625
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter-Low
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
€60
€625
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
Rates are based up to 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. Payment can be made by bank trasnfer 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, . Not included-utilities, refundable damage deposit, cleanings
SCHEDULE: Check in time is 1500 hours on arrival date and check out time is 1000 hours on departure day.
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Amenities

Sao Miguel Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer. Beach towels are not supplied.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King or two single beds. Please notify us which you prefer.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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