My wife and I travelled to the Azores for our daughter's wedding this past July. Never having been to Portugal or the Azores, we were delighted to find so many warm and friendly people always willing to help with directions or advice. San Miguel is a beautiful island and literally covered in hydrangeas. We rented a car and explored in all directions. I recommend renting a diesel for economizing on fuel. We had no idea how many cows populate the island. They are everywhere and I believe must be part mountain goat!
This house surpassed our expectations in terms of comfort, privacy and location. We spent almost every evening enjoying a glass of wine and talking about the day while the sun went down. The views from the house are really spectacular! The owner, Leonel, was attentive, easy to reach and extremely helpful with suggestions on things to do. We cooked at home quite a bit and found the super market in Ponta Delgada to be well stocked and modern. You cannot, however, buy sour cream on San Miguel! Certainly not a reason to stay away.
This was one of our most memorable vacations and we would recommend this rental without hesitation. Wonderful time!