About the property
- Cottage753 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Gated property;5 -one bedroom & 1- 2 Bedroom, 2 km to Populo beach/snackbar
This detached unit includes: 2 bedroom -double in one bedroom and two single beds in the second bedroom, 1 bathroom (bath and shower), living area with wood stove, Free Wifi,fully equipped kitchen with dining area (seats 4), covered terrace and private garden with patio table and 4 chairs, and two lounge chairs, traditional wood fire BBQ. The large windows exposes a landscape of towering trees and structural elegance.
Eduino and Bonita Sousa
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Eduino and Bonita Sousa
Eduino and Bonita Sousa made a life transition when they moved to Sao Miguel in 2006. Eduino , born on Sao Miguel, immigrated as a young boy with his family to western Canada in 1968. He met Bonita in College. Throughout the years they have developed expertise in several career environments. Eduino´s profession as a welder developed into a successful art career in metal sculpting. His sculptures are displayed in Canada, United States, France, Belgium and the Azores. A private collection of his works is displayed in Quinta das Acacias; the only private sculptural gardens in the Azores. Bonita, born in Canada has worked more than two decades in sales, administration and bookkeeping. These career experiences have led Eduino and Bonita into a rewarding business of investment and property management. After travelling to the Azores on vacation with their sons, they pursued the idea of purchasing a vacation home. In the process, they were introduced to Quinta das Acacias. They purchased the quinta in December, 2006 and opened the doors to world travellers in 2007 with new and improved operations. They continue to upgrade , update and renovated cottages throughout the years for their guests comfort. Today, the proven success of Quinta das Acacias enables Eduino and Bonita to help outside visitors with the purchase and management of their dream vacation home,. Our goal is to greet and service our guests to the best of our capabilities and see that they leave as new friends with many fond memories to return.
Eduino and Bonita Sousa purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Eduino and Bonita Sousa chose Municipality of Ponta Delgada
2013-Venere Top Cleaning award 2013-Venere Top Overall Ratings More awards on our website- www.vhmazores.com. Be assured that all other rental properties we manage are managed the same as Quinta das Acacias cottages. AL #1080
What makes this Cottage unique
Nature -Surrounded by trees, flowers and sculptural art. Gated property Max 20 guests in 6 cottages Free parking inside the property gates 10 minutes to Ponta Delgada 5 minutes to Populo Beach Central for travelling through out the island
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
You cannot imagine the tranquil beauty of this haven until you sit in the midst of the gardens.
Bonita and Ed have created a perfect setting for these casas. Ours was bright, very spacious, airy, and nothing other than ideal. From our reception on we had a great experience. The terraced gardens are of professional quality and offer many places to sit and enjoy the birds and tranquility.
We would like to bring our extended family here someday soon. Our stay was too short because of our innocence about the island and getting about. We split our time by also staying in Furnas. That was fun but it would be eay and more lovely to have had all of our time at Acasias.
Thank you for your amazing review of cottage #1! We look forward to your next visit. As a reminder for our return guests, we have a special surprise for you when you book again.
Until next time, have a great year!
heerlijke plek, 1 week verbleven in het grootste huis met twee slaapkamers, alles erop en er aan, zelf wifi die uitstekend werkt. Tuin is een ware paradijs. Zeer vriendelijke mensen die zeer goed engels kunnen omdat ze uit Canada terug zijn gekeerd naar zijn geboorte eiland.
Sao Miguel is zeer de moeite waard, naar mijn mening het beste van Portugal op 1 eiland. Zeker doen snorkelen (zwemmen) met Dolfijnen. Een hart openende ervaring. Een plek om terug te komen.
Lovely accommodation in attractive gardens
Good, clean accommodation - all facilities you could need, set in beautiful gardens. Most helpful owners, ready to give advice or trip ideas. Ideally situated just off the freeway, which gives you easy access to north, south, east and west of the island. One tip would be to hire the smallest car you can because the roads are narrow! Very easy car hire and drop off at the airport, as it is presently such a quiet airport, and the roads are not too busy - and road signs are good. Would highly recommend.
The roads are small but most cars available are narrow to match the traffic situations through the villages so you will enjoy the drive. The cars we arrange are usually standard but can get automatics as well. Because we have many steep roads on hills, we recommend more power (such as the diesel cars) to travel them. The major car rental company has the best service on the island and has a wide range of cars for us to offer to our guests at special rates.
Wonderful accommodations and owner hospitality
Great location and easy access from the airport and downtown Ponta Delgada. Cottages are very comfortable, clean and well-maintained; Ed and Bonita are gracious hosts and very helpful. Horseback riding, visits to watch ceramic, liquor and tea being made, soaks in the natural hot springs, great food and drink, all made for a superb stay. Highly recommend both the island and Quinta das Acacias!
Second visit was just as perfect as the first!
I don't normally revisit places I've already visited, but Sao Miquel and Quinta das Acacias are the exception. For the second year in a row, I stayed at this incredible property and this year I brought along 2 of my brothers and their wives. Bonita and Ed welcomed me back with heartfelt hugs and made my family feel as though they were old friends. Bonita arranged for our car rentals at a great rate. After a breakfast at an oceanside restaurant on Populo Beach we were able to check in early. I returned to the 1 bedroom cottage that I stayed in last year. The upgrades Ed made to the cottage were lovely and it was the perfect home for my 9 days stay. My brothers stayed in a lovely and spacious 2 bedroom cottage next to us. Each cottage is fully equipped, even with a clothes washer and is modern and scrupulously clean. Wifi is included. The complex is an amazing home to Ed's sculptures and his mastery of landscaping. Everywhere you look there are gorgeous flowers, trees and herbs. Bonita was sure to invite us to pick fresh herbs for our cooking and suggested the fresh lavender and lemon grass for tea. The Quinta is located in Livramento, a short drive from the airport and city of Ponta Delgada, but a world away from the noise of either. It is located almost mid island, making going most anywhere on the island easy. The complex is surrounded by a wall and you have a remote control to open the gate to gain entrance. Despite some rainy weather, my family and I enjoyed a great part of the island beauty thanks to the fabulous recommendations of Bonita. A highlight of our stay was the day we spent at the hot spring in the ocean in Ferraria. You must do this at low tide. Near the entrance to a cove, the ocean water is cold, but near the back of the cove hot water comes out of hot springs so the ocean temperature is a very warm 28 degrees Celsius there. Another highlight was the full day horseback riding that Bonita arranged for us at Quinta da Terca. It's just a short, pleasant walk from Quinta das Acacias. Bonita was very helpful in her recommendations for restaurants & made reservations for us at Cais 20, on the water in nearby S. Roque. Bonita also made reservations for usto enjoy a cozidos meal at Calderias do Vulcoes in Furnas. These meals are slow cooked in pots in the ground heated by natural hot water springs. My stay on this lovely island was way too short. I know I will return again to Quinta das Acacias, Ed and Bonita's slice of heaven.
Good afternoon Andrea,
Thank you for your great review! We enjoy having return guests as we have become old friends with many .
You have given a detailed description of many highlights about Sao Miguel for future visitors to enjoy as well. The island has much to offer guests and less than 10 nights stays will leave the guests wanting more. The island is very diverse and has much to do in low and high seasons. Unfortunately, island weather has surprises at different times of the year.
Thank you for staying with us again and bringing your family along. We hope we get to see all of you again in the future. It is not unusual to have family reunions in Quinta das Acacias and we suggest planning months well in advance if several cottages are required.
Bonita and Ed Sousa
An Incredible Paradise Beyond Expectations!
The cottage and gardens were gorgeous and immaculate. We felt like the rich and famous staying here at a fraction of the cost! Bonita consistently and promptly responded to our email inquiries and concerns. She sent maps and suggestions, including making us feel comfortable to rent a car (which she secured for us at the airport). We are so glad that we did -- allowing us to explore the island at our leisure. It took some patience to navigate roads that looked like they accommodated only one car, but we did it without any problems.
Upon arrival, Bonita greeted us with explanations of where to go and what to do, showing us several brochures. We cannot say enough about how clean the cottage was. We stayed in Cottage 1, with two bedrooms and the kitchen, bathroom, and living room in between. There were a table and chairs out front and in back, along with fresh herbs and a grill for cooking. Our 12 year old son loved the hammock and enjoyed exploring the gardens and sculptures. We loved using the remote to enter and leave the Quinta, again making us feel we were in a secret location for the stars.
Our favorite restaurants nearby were Casa de Pasto Jose do Rego (best food) and Restaurante Paladares da Quinta (outstanding service, great food, and beautiful room),both in Lagoa, not far from the supermarket. We also enjoyed the food (steak cooked on a hot tile) and ocean view at Restaurante Cais 20, a few miles away towards Ponta Delgada.
The restaurant at Populo Beach, a short drive from the Quinta, has nice food and great ocean view. Ponta Delgada was enjoyable but probably not as wonderful as most everywhere else. We enjoyed the quaintness of the smaller towns instead. We were glad we didn't stay there and that we found Bonita and Ed's paradise instead.
Bonita and Ed made our stay exceed expectations. We felt like family in a haven, which rejuvenated our souls. You have to stay here! Don't miss it! Thanks for a wonderful vacation that we will never forget!
Thank you Donna for the great review of the island activities. It was a great recap of the many things to see and do for all guests coming to Sao Miguel. We recommend guests to reserve 10-14 nights to capture the whole Azorean way...the island is very diverse, and much to see and do with 30 walking trials over the island, whale watching, museums, thermal pools,along with cultural activities plus more to experience.
The central position of Quinta das Acacias exposes unreserved access to the visitor that seeks a world of discovery. An 8 km drive to the center of Ponta Delgada will expose several botanical gardens dating back to mid 19th century. Centuries old architecture of basalt stone, traditional markets, quaint shops in narrow streets with cobblestone designs, sidewalk cafes and the numerous restaurants that will help the visitor taste this travelling experience. Populo beach with its clean waters and warm temperature is only 2 km to the south. To the west, one will find the legendary twin lakes of Sete Cidades. To the east, the hills of Nordeste displays an almost rain forest appeal. Beyond, villages with timeless traditions line the coast that so often is bathed by some of the most spectacular sunrises of the Atlantic. The true lover of nature will not resist the affair that Sao Miguel has to offer. (Google Earth-Lat. 37´45´16´34´N,Long.25´36´12´61´W) Other Activities: hiking, whale watching, historic parks, museums Golf: Two Golf Courses on the island of Sao Miguel. Both equally spectacular, scenic-wise and challenge-wise. The Batalha course supports a 27 hole, par 72. Approximate distance 12 km or 15 minute drive. The Furnas course is an 18 hole, par 72. Approximate distance 35 km or 45 minute drive. Batalha Golf course hosted the Senior European golf tournament in 2008. Thermal pools of Poca Dona Beija in Furnas is fantastic during the cooler seasons.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please refer to owner's cancellation policy Short term stays-Final cleaning is 45 euros paid in cash upon arrival at the door. Winter Getaway Please ask us about special long term renting (28-30 nights) for the months of November 1- March 31.