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Beautiful villa with garden and a fantastic view!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,906 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 10 nights


About the property

Rustic Villa Azores. Amazing view and lovely, big garden. Maximum 10 beds.

Are you looking for something a little more exclusive to a great price?

Rustic Villa Azores offers a private house in a "closed condominium" with a 7000 m2 garden. The house is 270 m2 and was built in 1986, on the slopes, overlooking the charming village of Vila Franca do Campo. The garden is full of fruit and flowers, and a joy in it self. Giant, delicious avocados, potatoes, lettuce, tomato, fresh herbs, mango, passion fruit, banana... It is all bio products that you are welcome to take advantage of!

The area is fenced in with electrically operated wrought iron gate.

The building style is rustic with details from marbles, natural stone and tiles. Breakfast patio with stone table and benches under a pergola, outside the kitchen.

80 m2 outside terrace to the south, 110 meters above sea level, with charcoal grill, dining table and an outside lounge.

The master bedroom has direct access to the terrace. Two guest rooms with common toilet and bath room downstairs. The house also has a library with the possibility of adding a bed.

Vila franca do Campo is 15 minutes by car from Ponta Delgada, and the village offers all the ocean and land activities that you find in the capital city.

Golfing in São Miguel is also an experience: There are two fantastic golf courses. Batalha course with 27 holes and Furnas course with 18 holes. These courses are never crowded and you can enjoy a relaxed game of golf. Normally you don't need to book tee time. You reach both golf courses within 20 minutes drive from Vila Franca. Most other ocean/land activities are available in Vila Franca Do Campo, the village below the house.

I do recommend the whale and dolphin safaris, hiking, diving, sailing, surfing, horse back riding, cooking in the ground and of course taking advantage of the island and it's amazing beauty. The Azores was actually voted the most beautiful place in the world, by National Geographic.

I do assure you that our house will make the experience even better.

More Details

Property Manager
Rustic Villa Azores
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Rustic Villa Azores

I love the Azores. I was born in Sweden but live here already for many years.

Rustic Villa Azores purchased this villa in 1985

Why Rustic Villa Azores chose Vila Franca Do Campo

I spent all my summers growing up in this house.

What makes this villa unique

I will share with you all the little secrets the island has to offer ;)


Vila Franca Do Campo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2906 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The library with the posibility of turning into a bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • .
  • Books
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Smoking indoors is not allowed.


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful villa with garden and a fantastic view!
average rating of 4.4375 based on 16 reviews

Amazing and very relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house and surrounding property is amazing. We have stayed on the Island before but this property and Emilie's hospitality should not be missed. From the amazing vistas, catered meals, restutants recommendations and ideally situated acess to the island it would be difficult to recommend another property. We did blow a fuse which was addressed in a very timely fashion. We truly felt like we were at our own home....Our family on the island also raved about or accommodations!

Obrigado Emilie

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much for your review. It makes me very happy to know you are pleased with your stay. Please do come back! Love from Sao Miguel, Emilie
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2 9

Beautiful country home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful home perched on the side of a hill overlooking Vila Franca do Campo and the ocean for 5 weeks. The house is even more lovely than photos show. It was spacious and comfortable with incredible views . Our host, Emilie (and her parents) were warm and engaging...and very responsive to our questions and needs. Our stay was truly magical!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 4

Lovely property, great host! Hope to come back again!

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described and the pictures did not do the views enough justice! Great location and Emilie, the owner, was awesome. She showed us all the island highlights, restaurants and was very welcoming overall. We would absolutely book this property again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Nancy! I am very happy you enjoyed your stay :) It was wonderful having you here as well. Please do come back!
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2 6

High on View, Low on Conveniences

  • 1 of 5

I have traveled all over the world using vacation home rentals. I like them for their pride of ownership and the privacy that they afford. This one had neither.

The entire lower level had a very unclean odor. There were two bedrooms and a bathroom that became unusable due to the gagging smell. We were confined to the top level. We had partial use of a whole rental property, not a good thing. The house itself is not well maintained. Some of the light bulbs and switches did not work. Some of the lamps did not have light bulbs. There were cracks, peeling, and stains on the walls and floors of the interior. The house is older, but damage like the large water stain on the floor should be addressed before renters arrive.

The bed was hard as a rock, just like the rest of the furniture. For example, the couch was a thin foam cushion on a wooden bench. It was very uncomfortable to sit or lay down anywhere. There are no screens on the windows and doors; so wind, noise, and bugs were constantly coming inside. We needed to open the windows and turn on a very small fan to try and dissipate the foul smell. The dishwasher left residue on the dishes.

The driveway was very narrow, curved, and steep. You had to reverse out, rapidly turn the car around, and then go forward down the long hill. The steps in the house are winding, so that they are hard to navigate for elderly and disabled people. The view is simply not worth the inconveniences.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Customer, Let me start by saying that I did everything to try to be as receiving as possible, answering all your emails, and purchasing all the extras that you requested. Theodor down stairs and in the library, comes from a local tree specie. (cryptomeria japonica) It is a japanese cedar that was used in all doors and finishings. I would not call it an unpleasant smell. I noticed that the window curtains downstairs were closed during your entire stay. Since we live in a humid climate, it is important to open the curtains and sometimes the window, to let the fresh air inside, The light bulbs in the lamps beside the sofa you refer to,where not broken. they were not connected to the socket, which you should remember. We live on a tectonic plate and micromovments are common. Most houses have hair cracks , but not dangerous or due to lack of quality in the construction. The bed upstairs, that you and your son shared, is from IKEA. It is a medium soft bed. Downstairs the beds are local and a little harder. The dishwasher,stowe and refridgerator are new. Maybe you did not know how to use the dish washer and maybe you did not read the instructions, which are kept in the kitchen. The screen for the bedroom window upstairs was standing next to the window. I didnotice though, that you had all the lights on at night and windows wide open. So it is natural that mosquitos and moths entered through the open windows. I agree that the driveway is a littlesloping, since we live on a hill. But we have never had problems with this before. The driveway is not narrow. We have lorrys coming up to deliver for example the gas bottles. It is also normal to have to reverse out of a garage. I understand your son had difficulty driving the car, since it was the first time he drove a car not being automatic, but with gears.. The house does not have an elevator as explained in the property details. Unfortunately, you never mentioned your difficulties in walking. I would have told you that the house had stairs. But since you only lived on one floor, you could avoid stairs and enter the house from the kitchen. If you ever return to São Miguel, I will recommend a hotel, which I think might suit you better. I wish you all the best, and again, I am sorry. Emilie
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stunning and cosy

  • 5 of 5

As a family of 6, we spent a short but wonderful week in the villa. Besides its fabulous view, which allow sunny and long breakfasts before starting for a long tourist day, the house offers a very nice family atmosphere, so everybody was pleased to spend time there.

Emilie's welcomed us with very useful and nice tips about places to go and things to do. Among them, we tried the "cozido", a traditional and delicious dish cooked in the hot earth of Furnas lake, which allowed us to discover the azorean lovely cooking with herbs and vegetables from the garden.

Vila Franca is very conveniently located to visit all the interesting spots, sea, lakes and hikes, and has quite a little charm of its own.

Nathalie (France)

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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1 9

Beautiful home with a wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this gorgeous home in Villa Franca do Campo! The house itself was lovely, spacious and comfortable, set up on a hill overlooking the sweet town below and the ocean beyond. We were a party of 8, comprised of 2 families with a total of 4 children; the home was quite big enough for us all and can easily accommodate a large group. The house was well-equipped, with a full kitchen including any items you might need and a functioning washing machine. Emilie was a wonderful host; she is very organized and thoughtful. She met us at the nearby gas station and then showed the way to her home. From there she made sure we had everything we needed and had even left the kitchen with food (including delicious local jam and cheese!). She was so very gracious and spent quite a while telling us about all the best places to go in the island. Our favorite destinations and activities were not mentioned in the guidebook... they were recommendations from her! The location of the home is near the center of the island, which was great for being able to explore sites on both the east and west sides of the island... and so many beautiful places there are to explore on Sao Miguel! Our favorite activity was to fill a large cooking pot with cozido items (cabbage, carrots, potatoes, sausage, etc.), collect an old sheet, scissors and twine, and bring these items to Furnas (all supplies are at the villa!). At Furnas, for 3 euros the folks there will deposit your cooking pot into a geothermal vent... where your dinner will cook for hours (4 hours vegetarian... 6 hours with meat). They remove your pot and there you have a naturally cooked, delicious traditional dinner! Thank you for the suggestion, Emilie!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so very much to all of you! It was a pleasure having you here, and please do return! Warm wishes from Vila Franca :) Emilie
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
several in the village
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Achada das Furnas
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Vila Franca
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Several in the village
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Vinha d'Areia
Car: recommended

Vila Franca is the old capital with ancient beautiful buildings. The infrastructure is good with super markets, hospital, restaurants etc. Beaches of various sizes incl. one child safe in the middle of Vila Franca. No dangerous currents along the coast.

V.F. has got a micro climate, warmer and more sunny than the rest of the island. strategically placed on the south coast on the middle of the island, with its overwhelming nature all around it.

In the summer, a shuttle commutes to the volcano tip 1/2 mile outside V.F. where you can have a swim in the lagoon. An Aqua Park with various slides and cafeterias is a youth entertainment.

Whale and dolphin safaris can be hired from the well built up Yachting Marina.

Regular and cheap bus connections to the rest of the island.

Other Activities: whale watching and swimming with dolphins


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $368.64

Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (Euros), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.
Additional information about rental rates:
Price per week . Every reservation must be accompanied by a minimum payment of 30% of the set price ( not refundable), which must be received within 8 days of the reservation. •The complete payment must be settled 30 days before your arrival in Sao Miguel. Extra charge of 10€/day if staying one more person. Cleaning service, after having checking out, is included in the price. Sorry No Animals. Strictly no smoking indoors..
If staying more than one week you will get 20% reduction of the rent for the following week/weeks
Long term rentals are possible. Contact the owner to agree on the cost of renting for longer periods.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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