Sao Miguel Island Bungalow Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedroom Queen Size Beds + Bunk Beds All Orthopedic Mattresses sleeps 8
WALK OR DRIVE DOWN A PRIVATE ROADWAY FROM THE HOUSE ALL THE WAY TO THE OCEAN. LOCATED BETWEEN A LOCAL NON CROWDED PEBBLE BEACH & AN OLD NO LONGER BEING USED FISHERMENS PORT OFFERING AMAZING OCEAN VIEWS SUNSETS & SUNRISES. LOCATED WITHIN 3 KM TO THE FAMOUS BATALHA 27 HOLE GOLF COURSE. Our guests benefit from special golf rates! This historical bungalow is nestled in the small town of Calhetas. A very private home resting on 6 acres of land, directly across from an 18th century manor and a unique convent. This Holiday bungalow backs onto the ocean with a breathtaking private roadway to the ocean shore. Old world charm meets new designer décor. Up to date newly renovated fully equipped including hotel spa towels, robes & toiletries. Two large high ceiling bedrooms can accommodate 8. Each room has a queen size bed and a twin size bunk bed, all beds have Orthopedic mattresses. Large eat in kitchen, modern appliances displaying original stone oven & walls. Main 4 pc bathroom with bide & large seamless glass shower. The Laundry facilities with second 3pc shower bathroom. Very private secured garden with double deck furnished patios. NOT JUST A RENTAL BUT THE OWNER'S VACATION SPOT OF CHOICE!
SAO MIGUEL RIBEIRA GRANDE: Sao Miguel is the greenest & largest island of the archipelago discovered in 1426-1439 759,41 sq km 65 km Long & 14 km wide 2008 opened its Portas Do Mar/Port of Call embracing more then ever international tourism. Ribeira Grande/Great Creek town's neighbor parishes lie on a very fertile & extremely beautiful vast open plain. Colorful houses are reminiscent of a Maluda painting. Old Cova Do Milho/Corn Cove currently Jardim do Paraiso/Paradise Garden is one of the nicest spots in Ribeira Grande. On display is the historic Ribeira Seca's fountain ruins buried by the volcano eruption of 1563. 18th century Town Hall building. Ribeiragrandense Theatre offers marvelous cultural events. Lagoa do Fogo/Lagoon Lake of Fire part of a natural reserve is in the interior of a crater of an extinct volcano, its overpowering scenery is a blessing and a gif to the eyesight. R, Grande St. Barabara sand beach & swimming Poças/Pools. Gorreana Tea Factory still in its original state, in production since 1888.
RIBEIRA GRANDE AND SURROUNDING AREA: Praia Areal Santa Barbara is the largest sandy area of the region & much appreciated by surfers. CALDEIRA VELHA (Old Springs) located in the hillside of Lagoa do Fogo, a small lake of warm water where you can take a pleasant bath. Dazzling landscape with astonishing details and its surrounding foliage. Other attractions: Pico Do Ferro & Salto do Cavalo are belvederes overlooking the Furnas valley and Povoação Village. Ribeira Quente a fishing village has an excellent beach (Praia do Fogo) ILHEU DE VILA FRANCA is a natural reserve islet inside a natural swimming pool. It can be visited from June to September by boat in the Tagarete quay in Vila Franca do Campo. This south coast is rich in fish & the sea is calmer, also known for the art of Pottery. LAGOA DO CONGRO is nearby and worthy of a visit. PINHAL DA PAZ, is another reserve & splendorous sight of azaleas. PICO DO FERRO & SALTO DO CAVALO are belvederes overlooking FURNAS & POVOACAO. DIVING- Unbelievable underwater world paradise
OTHER MUST VISIT PLACES: VALE DAS FURNAS is the worlds famous valley of fumaroles, Constant boiling water & medicinal mud. Crossed by 2 streams,1 of hot water. More than 20 thermal springs run through the village considered one of the biggest hydro polis of the world. Nearby Lagoon & the famous hollows meat course is cooked underground. Between noon and 3 pm you can observe the meat course being taken from the hollow on earth. PARQUE TERRA NOSTRA in the centre of the parish keeps great variety of exotic trees, plants & a naturally heated swimming pool. RIBEIRA QUENTE has an excellent beach. NORDESTE is full of mountains, spring waterfalls & Belvederes PICO DA VARA the highest point of the island at 1105m. At PONTA DO ARNEL & PONTA DA MADRUGADA beautiful sunrises can be watched. There are many gardens with rare vegetal species including JARDIM ANTONIO BORGES. Ponta Delgada & Vila Franca both has modern yacht harbors. LEISURE RESERVE PINHAL DA PAZ & FOREST LEISURE RESERVE CHA DA MACELA. A Treasure to Discover!
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
About Josie Frazao
Mario & I both born in S. Miguel, in the late 1960's then in our early teens as a result of hard economic oppression, our families uprooted immigrating to Canada ready to work hard with hope for a brighter future. In the year of 1978 Mario & I got married & 1981 'twins son & daughter' Over the years we have visited S. Miguel often, we both love the Azores especially São Miguel Island, with Mario's love for the ocean, we adventured and purchased this piece of paradise. We would be honoured at the opportunity to have you make this your holiday home too. Let us be the ones to Welcome you to this wonderful & enchanting Island of São Miguel.
Josie Frazao purchased this bungalow in 2007
Why Josie Frazao chose Sao Miguel Island
This location is perfect, with easy access to all parts of the Island. We purchased this home for the simple fact that it is situated right by the ocean! This very cozy home provides us with plenty of privacy. We enjoy our daily walks through the property all the way to ocean side. The abundant six acre parcel of land surrounded by many century old trees and the sound of chirping birds is very delightful. The fact that this house up until the early 1940’s was the local primary school for the then very small population of this town became very intriguing to us. This town’s population today is less than 2000. Here we satisfy our love for the ocean by snorkeling and fishing alone or by joining the locals. We also love driving right into our property via an automated gate, we park in total privacy, We love the fact that this location offers the best of both, privacy and a sense of being disconnected from the rest of the world, while at the same time it is well balanced with all the conveniences very close by.
What makes this bungalow unique
The very appealing unique feature of this home is that you can walk down its very own private way all the way to the ocean; you can go for a swim or you can just take in the ocean's grandeur and amazing endless views. Homes like this one that offers direct access to the ocean is not the norm here, this is mainly due to the fact that São Miguel like other islands nature is that of cliffs around the ocean. The added fact that the original stone oven is still operational, and today and is being used to cook authentic Azorean food is an absolute gem! The very thick stone walls of this house add a constant regulated indoor temperature, making it a very cozy place to spend a lot of time indoors. We carefully renovated, by bringing the entire house up to date, while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the old world charm; Most recently, year end of 2012 we have introduced the private in property parking behind a remote controlled gate. For our Golf enthusiasts We have a special arrangement with the Batalha Golf; We offer you the same special Golf rates as the Hotels that cater to Golf Tournaments!
Guestbook comments from the manager
Foi para nos um prazer estar em vossa casa e ser recebidos com a simpatia de Laudalina e marido.Sem duvida que recomendaremos a vossa casa que estava acolhedora e muito bem equipada.
Se voltarmos a S.Miguel não hesitaremos em contactar.Cumprimentos de toda a família e um beijo do Duarte para Laudalina pela simpatia e amabilidade.