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Holiday house in the countryside on the banks of the lagoon of the 7 Cities

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cottage for Holiday in the City Gates

Lake cottage Azores is an idyllic spot, a haven of calm overlooking the City Gates. Spend one day in this house is unique opportunity to enjoy one of the seven wonders of Portugal. It's the closest house from the banks of the lagoon and the open plan room can glimpse the Lagoon.

The 25 klm from the city of Ponta points, 2 klm from the center of the picturesque town of the seven cities and 15 minutes from the village of Ginetes.

The Regional Government is Licensed by offering all conditions for an active or relaxing holiday either with your family or group of friends. With a rustic and traditional pieces Azorean decoration, offers 2 bedrooms (1double and 1 double with two beds), open-space with living room with fireplace, dining room and kitchenette, 1 bathroom with bath and balcony with view the Lagoon. It has a maximum occupancy of 4 persons plus 1 extra bed.

Unlimited Wi-Fi included.

We have 4 cleaning service in 4 days included with change of towels for stays longer than a week. We strive for a careful hygiene for your total comfort.

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Ponta Delgada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 double
  • arboretum
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Holiday house in the countryside on the banks of the lagoon of the 7 Cities
average rating of 3.8 based on 5 reviews

Idyllic setting

  • 4 of 5

The setting is absolutely amazing, in the crater of an old volcano with mountains all around with beautiful views across the lake.

The open plan living, dining and kitchen area make full use of these views with large glass panelled doors back and front.

The weather is very unpredictable and it is worth making the short trip to the coast where it is more often than not, sunny when it's raining and dull at the house. When the cloud lifts, there are many easily accessible view points and walkways in the area which are well worth a visit.

There is a track/ road between the cottage and the lake which is by no means busy but, be prepared for the dust thrown up from cars travelling to the picnic site along the road and the quad bike tours which pass occasionally.

Hot water for showers, etc. is supplied by a very efficient boiler which means there is no reason to argue over who gets to have a shower first!

The village is a very pleasant short walk away where you can hire kayaks or swim. There is also a very nice modern tea-room which sells wonderful cakes.

We enjoyed our stay but there were several things we felt could have made it better. The house is definitely in need of TLC: the kitchen is very small and the cupboards are full of old pots, pans, etc. leaving no room to store food, the same with the counter tops. Apart from the 'new' couch, which is clean and comfortable, the rest of the furniture is rather old and worn out with several of the wooden chairs in need of repair to make them safe to use. The bed mattress is very thin and though the dual aspect views in the main bedroom are stunning, the quality of sleep we had, was not. There was also no-where to put our clothes, despite there being an alcove perfect for a small wardrobe. The cupboards in the second bedroom were filled with 'manager only' belongings and blankets.....

The property has so much potential (without the need to hike up the rental price) but needs new mattresses, bedding and curtains (bedroom) and the existing hardwood seating which can be used outside, needs to be repaired and made fit for use.

When booking and confirming details about arrival, etc. the owner was very helpful and friendly. It was arranged for the keys to be handed over at the airport which went smoothly. Provision of a little map (hand drawn?) would be useful as it is not obvious on the tourist map, where the track to the house is. Beware of house driveway as sill of car can be easily scraped!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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A lovely setting whereas the house could be so much more

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the stay at the house a lot as the view over the lake is amazing and in the house we had enough staff to cook our own meal and prepare everything for breakfast. Also the rooms were decorated nicely.

Free WLAN was in place. The best was always to sit outside on the terrace and to enjoy the sun set as well as the lake view!!

Still as we arrived late in the season the house had sadly a bit of a smell like it occures when it is not used so much. After opening up all windows it was almost gone. The bath was okay but is not special. Everything was clean and enough towels were available.

What we also missed is a mosquito/midges protection in case we had to open the window. So it got warm inside of the sleeping room as we could not open the windows during the night. If we did so the mosquitos/midges left us no sleep.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Supermooie lokatie aan de rand van het meer

  • 5 of 5

Rustig gelegen vakantiehuis aan de rand van het kratermeer Lagoa Azul. Het huis is zeer ruim met twee slaapkamers en een veranda waar het heerlijk ontbijten is. De mussen en vinken komen je zeker gezelschap houden. Ideale lokatie voor het tot rust komen in een schitterende natuurlijke omgeving met op de achtergrond het geluid van koeienbellen.

Voldoende mogelijkheden om mooie (bos)wandelingen te maken.

De horeca in het dorpje is wat beperkt, maar bij Lagoa Azul hebben we heerlijk gegeten.

Het gebruik van een eigen vervoermiddel is zeer aan te bevelen.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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ander huis

  • 2 of 5

Dit huis zagen we, al wandelend, ligt inderdaad schitterend. Maar omdat een maand na de bevestiging en betaling de eigenaar aangaf om onduidelijke redenen dat we alsnog niet hier terecht konden (overigens zaten er bewoners in zagen we toen we er waren)moesten we omboeken naar een alternatief dat we veel minder vonden - een luxe huis weliswaar maar op een veel mindere plek - en weinig keus want inmiddels was verder ook niet veel meer te vinden. Wij baalden dus enigszins. De klantenservice hierover van home away was overigens meer dan prima en begripvol maar wel sturen zij terug naar deigenaar of naar wat nog beschikbaar is (en hoe korter voordat je gaat, hoe minder keus natuurlijk). enig risico dus als u dit huis boekt?

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Perfekter Ort für einen erholsamen und ruhigen Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus liegt optimal für einen ruhigen und erholsamen Urlaub. Das Haus ist groß und gemütlich. Der Garten rundum gepflegt und sauber. Alle 4-5 Tage wird das Haus geputzt und auch Handtücher und Bettwäsche gewechselt.

Das Dorf Sete Cidades ist zu Fuß in 15min gut zu erreichen.

Worauf man sich einstellen muss ist, dass das Haus nur mit dem Auto zu erreichen ist. Ebenso kann es sein, dass die hohe Luftfeuchtigkeit nicht jedermanns Sache ist. Wenn das in die Urlaubsplanung passt, dann liegt man mit der Wahl dieser Lodge genau richtig. 100% empfehlenswert.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Property Manager

Beatriz Sampaio
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
João Paulo II
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
São Nicolau
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Portas do Mar
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
São Nicolau
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Located on the banks of the Blue Lagoon, Seven Cities


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Limpeza $37.2

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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