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18th Century Villa Estate - private gardens & courtyard on São Miguel - Apartmento Grande

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights


Azores Villa Rental Photos and Description

Near Ponta Delgada, 5 min. to beach, close to golfing and sight seeing

An exciting lodging option in the Açores, on São Miguel, near Ponta Delgada: Quinta de Santa Rosa. Whether your travels bring you for a weekend getaway or a month of adventure and relaxation, Quinta de Santa Rosa is the perfect home away from home.

During your stay at Quinta de Santa Rosa, no matter which accommodations package you choose, you will experience centuries-old elegance and opulence—just like São Miguel's wealthy and elite.

The Quinta de Santa Rosa estate offers a unique lodging experience where guests are romanced by lush surroundings and solitude. A fenced 11 acre estate with private formal gardens and high quality amenities offer a completely relaxing experience all its’ own.

Conveniently located near Ponta Delgada, Quinta de Santa Rosa provides the perfect start and end to a day of island tourism.

A resplendent destination with true old world charm.

Details for Apartmento Grande 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

Our Apartamento Grande offers a splendid apartment that comfortably sleeps four. The apartment has two full bathrooms, two magnificently decorated bedrooms, living room, dining room and full kitchen with laundry machine. This apartment provides its occupants a lavish environment to reflect on the adventures of the day. The opulent courtyard and formal gardens can help ease you into the next morning's day of sightseeing. (For additional pictures or more information, please, do not hesitate to contact the owner)

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Laura Sa
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
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October 16, 2016


based on 5 traveler reviews

Apartmento Grande
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

A Stay with History

  • 5 of 5

The Quinta was a great value and a great place to stay. It is part of a beautiful estate with a courtyard and extensive grounds. The unit itself, o apartmento grande, featured two large bedrooms, two full baths, a full kitchen, dining room, living room, and two fireplaces. The unit was clean (and was cleaned during the week, even though we considered it a rental and not a hotel), very large, and replete with modern conveniences: satellite TV, WIFI, a cell phone for local use, space heaters (useful in January), a washer, and (rare in Europe) a dryer.

We were provided with a variety of groceries (eggs, coffee, dairy) and fresh rolls everyday. Every time we needed something we were attended to immediately. Also, we were allowed an early check-in to accommodate our overnight flight from North America.

I would agree with a previous reviewer that the unit is more quirky than luxurious. The floor plan can be viewed on their website; owing to the apartment's past as a winery, its rooms had to be fashioned to fit the space. There are many architectural details typical of traditional Azorean design (basaltic stonework) and others about which I can only guess, such as the loft structure in the larger bedroom. The non-plumbed rooms have a very antique look and feel. The working fireplaces enhance the atmosphere.

We chose to visit in January knowing that we would not get beach weather. The hydrangeas were mostly shriveled or cut back, but other flowers, like Bird-of-Paradise, were much in evidence. The traveler who is accustomed to climate control should note that this is rare in homes in the Azores, including the Quinta.

We used the space heaters and fireplace and did quite well; we noted fans in the rooms for warmer months (it does not get hot there).

The owners provide many tourist pamphlets and maps. Most of our sightseeing was of the beautiful volcanic landscape. The Quinta is close to three largish towns: Lagoa, Ribeira Grande to the north, and Ponta Delgada, the largest city. Besides restaurants and shopping, there are several hipermercados with an assortment of interesting foods, much of it grown/raised on the island or caught in the local waters. A car is really necessary here (there is plenty of room to park behind an automatic gate), but you need one anyway to really get around the island.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome estate in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Attention to detail, warm service,and excelent communication add to old world ambiance and comfort

with modern telecom amenities. We will definitely return

and highly recommend to any others who wish to enjoy

Sao Miguel from a location close to the airport and Ponte

Delgada and a century away in peacefull tranquility.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Visit to Quinta Santa Rosa 5 Stars!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed the first of which we hope will be many visits to Quinta Santa Rosa earlier this year. From fresh morning coffee to twilight drinks in the courtyard, everything was spectacular! The rooms are well appointed, immaculately clean, and the property is well maintained. From Quinta Santa Rosa, it was easy to go shopping, horseback riding, hiking down to the beaches, and just plain relaxing in a lovely Old World setting with all the modern conveniences. We highly recommend Quinta Santa Rosa!

Anne and Richie Wellens, McLean, VA, USA

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The apartment grande was exactly as shown in the pictures,which was great. They were there to meet us at the airport as they said they would on numerous email conversations, she was very helpful with any and all questions that we had about the house and the island. The house was very clean and the beds very comfortable. They had also stocked the refrigerator with milk, eggs and fresh bread was delivered daily.She had supplied travel books and personal places of interest, with phone numbers and addresses of places we may have been interested in, I feel they went above and beyond my expectations. The location was great, a 10 minute drive to the city.If we ever go back I would return to stay again. thank you for your generosity it was greatly appreciated.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nuestra estancia en Quinta Santa Rosa

  • 5 of 5

Un excelente a todos los niveles, el apartamento es espacioso, equipado y limpio. Los jardines que rodean la casa están muy bién cuidados. Somos una pareja con 2 niños pequeños y estuvimos 6 noches en el apartamento grande. Resaltar el excelente trato que hemos recibido. Muy recomendable.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada Joao Paulo II Airport (PDL)
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4.5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Just a short distance from attractions, golf, restaurants, shopping and the beach.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 4.0%

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Azores Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Blue Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Large bath, great for long bubble baths.
    Pink Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Cala Lilly Bedroom - 1 queen
    Palm Tree Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The Cala Lilly Bedroom has a fireplace and Antique Portuguese queen size bed with memory foam mattress overlay with 400 thread count sheets. Antique armoire, antique dresser, programmable safe, chair The Palm Tree bedroom has queen size bed with memory foam mattress overlay with 400 thread count sheets. antique armoire, antique dresser, programmable safe, chair.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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