Eduino and Bonita Sousa

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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ACACIAS 6-

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 6- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

This detached cottage includes: 1 bedroom (two single or King), 1 bathroom (shower), living area (with 1 single daybed), fully equipped kitchen and dining area (seats 4), terrace (ground floor with patio table and 4 chairs), traditional wood fire BBQ. Comfort and privacy with nature at your step. Deep greens color the trees and shrubs lined with walls alive with flowers awaiting the opening of a door or window.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eduino and Bonita Sousa (Property Manager)
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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

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

Guestbook comments from the manager

Aufenthalt 01.05.2013 bis 15.05.2013

Die Anreise verlief ohne Probleme und der eher kleine Flughafen auf Sao Miguel ist im Vergleich zu Düsseldorf oder Frankfurt schon an sich eine Erholung.

Natürlich ist das Wetter immer ein großes Thema. Die 16° in Deutschland waren eine Herausforderung – kalt, windig und eklig.

Die 16° bis 19° auf der Insel waren gefühlt sehr viel angenehmer und wärmer.

Natürlich ist der Garten von Eduino ein Traum. Viel Arbeit steckt darin. Umso erstaunlicher, dass man als Tourist, Fremder, diesen nutzen darf. Die Wiese darf man betreten, die Kräuter nutzen. Damit weniger ein steriles Ausstellungsstück denn ein Nutzgarten mit „Schlossanmutung“.

Gastfreundschaft wird sehr großgeschrieben. Sofern Bedarf besteht erhält man alle erdenklichen Tipps für Trips auch Apotheken und Ärzte stehen auf dem Programm. Nicht, dass wir das eingeplant hätten.



Die Insel ist sehr vielfältig. Für Geologen sehr interessant. Die Strände sind niemals eintönig. Steil, sandig, steinig, klein, groß etc.

Tourismus ist zwar ein Einnahmequelle, was natürlich legitim ist, aber man wird niemals belästigt“. Ich weiß nicht, wie man es anders sage soll. Es gibt die Annehmlichkeiten, die ein Tourist und auch wir erwarten - aber niemals aufdringlich. Einfach ein Traum! Wir kommen wieder.



With kind regards,

Friederike and Christoph, Germany, May 2013
May 2013
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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Comments from Owner Guestbook

Sep, 07, Our stay here was amazing, what little time we had here for our honeymoon.The gardens are beautiful and hospitality, just as we would expect in St. Albert'(our home). Thanks for being Canadian,' Dena and Andrew, Ab. Canada. We came to the Azores not knowing what to expect and found a beautiful botanical garden', Monica & Pete Dawson, England. There are no words enough to describe the paradise which this island is-everything is beautiful and even the weather', Elizabette & Dominico Paganini, Milano, Italy. 'The location is magnificent, the view of Ponta Delgada, the sea and the sunsets are beautiful, the `Casa´ well appointed and comfortable-we really felt at home here', Robert & Denise Cloutier, Canada. 'We have enjoyed peace and relaxation in beautiful botanical gardens', Rod & Ann Breheny, British Isles. 'The stunning scenery has outdone anything we have seen before -never taken so many photographs in one holiday!!, Lyne & Anne England
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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David & Kathleen's holiday

David & Kathleen's holiday
  • 5 of 5
As I stated in the guest book. "When the gates opened and we saw the beautiful scene before us we were overwhelmed by the beauty of it all." The gardens were thoughtfully pleasing to the eye and beckoned to be strolled through. The entire stay was perfect, quiet and relaxing. I love everything about this lovely place as well as all of the Acores Islands. I truly felt home in my heart. I will return someday soon, so my children may share my joy and pride in our Azorean ancestry.

Sincerely,
David & Kathleen Stark, Jackson California
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Our stay at Quinta das Acacias

  • 5 of 5
Peace and tranquility begin the moment the gates open up to allow you to enter this little piece of paradise! Bonita and Ed go above and beyond the "call of duty" . The care and attention to detail that Ed and Bonita put towards their gardens and cottages are equal to the attention and care that they extend to their clients.
We have lived on this beautiful island for a year and have yet to see an area of this island as enchanting as this Quinta.
We have lived on this island for a year and have yet to meet a more friendly, knowledgable, and giving family as the Sousas!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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A hidden gem that MUST be experienced

  • 5 of 5
There is nothing quite like being at Ed and Bonita's Quinta. A view of the ocean, a smell of the flowers, a sense of serenity. If anyone is looking for a place unique to this world, I highly recommend Azores. And what better way to appreciate it than in a comfortable vacationing area like this quinta.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
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Paradies mit netten Vermietern

  • 5 of 5
Wir fanden eine schöne Unterkunft mit sehr netten Vermietern vor. Die Ausstattung des Bungalows war gut und ein finisches Ehepaar hat sich gleich für 6 Monate eingemietet. Das "Akazien-Landgut" liegt nur 4 Autominuten von Ponta Delgada, ein Stück unterhalb der neuen Autobahn, die aber nicht stört. Die Wege zum Strand, Supermarkt oder Lokalen sind für einen täglichen Fußmarsch weit, so dass man ohne Auto schlecht auskommt. Es gibt 4 Häuser. Davon sind 3 Häuser mit jeweils zwei Appartments (übereinander angeordnete Bungalows). Jeder Bungalow verfügt jedoch über einen eigenen Eingang auf der entgegengesetzten Seite, so dass man sich nicht stört.
Die Häuser stehen in einem sehr schönen grünen riesigen Garten, umrundet mit einer Lavastein-Mauer. Der Garten wird liebevoll von den Vermietern gepflegt. Es gibt für jeden Mieter Gartenstühle und -liegen. Platz auf dem Rasen zum Sonnen und eine Barbecue-Stelle für jeden sind auch vorhanden. Sollte trotzdem etwas im oder am Haus fehlen, so ist es kein Problem sich bei den Vermietern zu melden.
Als Empfehlung kann ich nur wiederholen: Quinta das Acacias - where the rest begins !
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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

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Sao Miguel Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per room
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer- High
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
€85
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn-Mid,
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
€70
€625
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter-Low
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
€60
€625
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring-Mid
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
€70
€625
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning €30
Notes 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 transfer or Paypal.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

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:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 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 , 2 single bed or a king bed
  • 1 single daybed in the living area
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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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