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Design House with private garden by the thermal baths

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom design house with garden and veranda with panoramic views

The house is located in the protected landscape area of Furnas valley, a unique natural setting in São Miguel, Azores. The house was totally remodeled, respecting most of the original construction, opened in March 2016 and looks as new!

The glazed areas and verandas offer panoramic views across the surrounding hills to the valley. The home includes a garden area with fruit trees and aromatic herbs, two balcony's and outdoor terrace. There is also free private parking for 2 cars. All indoor and outdoor areas are accessible only to guests.

This self catering house it’s the ideal place for relaxing holidays were you can reach several hiking trails and have a thermal bath at “Poça da Beija” right out the door.

More Details
Registration Number : 626

Property Manager
Paulo Franco
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Paulo Franco

We are two architects who bought this tipical house and renew introducing contemporary design. Meet in Lisbon, but living in São Miguel since 2004, we love hiking, mountain biking and snorkeling.

Paulo Franco purchased this house in 2014

Guestbook comments from the manager

Adoramos a nossa estadia, a casa é muito bonita, confortável e bem equipada. Esperamos voltar um dia.
Jul 2016
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Furnas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are equipped with towel heathers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Design House with private garden by the thermal baths
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews

Furnas Valley Design House

  • 3 of 5

We recently took a family vacation to San Miguel and decided to rent a house so we could all be together - 4 brothers and their wives - all in our 70's. This very nice contemporary house would be great for younger guests but not great for older, less mobile guests. The house is on 3 floors with two staircases. First floor has small living area and kitchen and a small bath with a shower. Second floor has 3 bedrooms sleeping 2 each, a larger kitchen and a larger full bath. Third floor contains another bedroom that sleeps 2. It was not conducive to group socializing. It is located directly across from some very popular thermal baths (open 7 am to 11 pm!) and is also a gathering spot for town locals so the noise level was pretty high except during sleeping hours. Paulo and his wife were very responsive to our needs and Furnas is beautiful!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Furnas is Beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home. It had all the comforts of home. We went to the hot springs every morning before the rush hour. The market next door was very convenient to pick up fresh bread and coffee. Off street parking was another nice perk. Although the corner is busy and people hang out in your front ledge, by midnight everything is quiet.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jay, NY

Literally "home away from home"!

  • 5 of 5

Furnas Valley Design House was the perfect place for us to stay in Furnas; it is comfortable, spotless and very roomy, even with 6 of us sharing it. The kitchen is new and very efficient; we used all the amenities, washer, dryer, bbq grill, bikes, we lacked nothing, not even robes to walk down to the hot springs. It truly was like being home. The location of the house is perfect in Furnas, right accross from the hot spring baths (Poça da Dona Beija) which we enjoyed tremendously, every single day! The village itself is a gem, people are friendly, there are many good restaurants, but if you rather eat in, stores are just walking distance. Paulo, the owner, was very helpful and attentive to our needs, only an email away. He recommended many activities to do and places to see on the island. We will most definitely return, thank you Paulo for providing us with such a beautiful home in Furnas.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your preference and for your detailed review. You are welcome next time.
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excellent new house next to hot springs

  • 5 of 5

Excellent newly remodeled house in the best part of Furnas next to the hot springs. Everything is brand new. Comfortable beds. Laundry. Dishwasher. Dual kitchen. Two showers/baths. 4 bedrooms. TV and Internet. It's the perfect location with the hot springs, good restaurants, and beautiful views from the balconies, along with hikes/bikes to Furnas lake and short drives to the best beaches. The owners are super friendly, responsive, knowledgeable, and accommodating, willing to go the extra mile to make your stay as welcoming as possible. Couldn't have asked for more. Extremely happy with our stay. Best experience on the island! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Férias inesqueciveis nos Açores

  • 5 of 5

Foram umas férias maravilhosas numa excelente localização nas Furnas, mesmo ao lado das piscinas de água quente D. Beija. A casa possui tudo o que precisamos, incluindo robes para ir até à piscina, mesa exterior para pequeno almoço e uma rede de jardim maravilhosa para relaxar ao fim do dia. Furnas foi uma boa escolha para ficar pois fica no centro da ilha, e com muito para ver.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excelente arquitectura e designe interior.Com varandas e jardim. Belíssimo enquadramento paisagístico.

Junto aos relaxantes banhos termais da Poça da D. Beja.

Excelentes restaurante nas imediações.

Ao lado de mini mercado.

Voltaremos sem duvida.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
João Paulo II - Ponta Delgada (PDL)
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Portas do Mar - Ponta Delgada
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Achada das Furnas
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cantinho da poça
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Praia do Fogo - Ribeira Quente
Car: recommended

The house is in front of the entrance to the hot spring 'poça da beija' where you can have a relaxing bath. The large warm pool from Parque Terra Nostra is 500m away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $43.07
Additional Guest Fee $6.15 per person per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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