About the property
- Cottage538 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Gated property;5 -one bedroom & 1- 2 Bedroom, 2 km to Populo beach/snackbar
Quinta das Acacias is a tiny piece of the paradise that São Miguel island has to offer to the traveller that seeks the luxuries of nature. Several self catered cottages within the Quinta offers a comfortable holiday home amidst the peaceful and natural beauty of the gardens that surrounds them. These are the only gardens in São Miguel in which you will find art sculptures by Eduino M. Sousa. Accommodates up to 1 to 4 people in the comfort of one or two bedroom cottages with the options of a single sofa bed or two single pull out beds in the living area. It's position surrounded by the rural habitat offers the traveler a peaceful stress-free environment with stolen views of Livramento and Sao Rogue villages below, and the capital city of Ponta Delgada with its sea port in the farther distance. Perfect for family reunions. Check out the mini video of our little paradise - scroll down the page to view it. Rent 1 cottage or all 6 (max 20 people)
Holidays within nature: Quinta das Acacias is not just a place to bed down. It is a romantic affair between the natural beauty that exists within an individual´s passion for creative form and understanding of all that is beautiful. Within its walls, the grounds are to become a sculptural garden composed with the natural environment and contemporary art.
Rental car services can also be reserved. Don't like to drive - we can arrange a tour guide to show you all the secret places of this paradise island.
Don't want to cook on your vacation? Take advantage of your evening meals at nearby traditional restaurants within a 10 minutes drive from the Quinta.
Activities to experience: To visit Sao Miguel, known as the Ilha Verde (Green island), is also to discover a natural world that seems to have been hidden for a reason or purpose. The close proximity of attractions are easily accessible, however, to observe and admire it, will prolong your stay indefinitely. Nurtured by nature and time, one will find the crater lakes of Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake) and Lagoa das Furnas (Furnas Lake). For any traveller, there are a variety of activities; hiking trails, whale watching, sailing, beaches with warm waters, natural and thermal pools that soak away any kind of blues.
Winter Getaway : Visitors from the colder climates- Have you thought of migrating during the winter months?
At Quinta das Acacias, we can accommodate your seasonal stay in the Azores starting October 1st to March 31. Affordable monthly rates available.
Both travel and accommodation are at their lowest, giving you more to spend on your Christmas holiday.
The city streets are festive with lights and decorations, the stores are full of beautiful crafted gifts. Stop at a local cafe and have an espresso while watching the ocean waves crashing against the rocks or have a glass of local wine on a romantic evening after strolling through streets. All, at your own relaxing pace.
The rich green countryside and temperate temperatures are great for exploring the island.
The final cleaning of 45 euros is due in cash at the door.
Interested in owning a vacation home in São Miguel. We can help you find it, manage and rent your investment. See VHMAzores.
Eduino and Bonita Sousa
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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
Garden Paradise on San Miguel
March 24th 2013
This is our last day here at Quinta das Acacias. My wife Anne and I have been here for one month and are leaving with mixed emotions. The weather this past month has been one of the worst Marchs on record, with rain, wind and more rain. If we had been staying anywhere else other than here at Quinta das Acacias we would have gone home earlier than planned. Our hosts, Bonita and Ed have been wonderful. They have gone out of their way to make our stay with them more than enjoyable. With their knowledge of the island and guidance, we were able to find the best places to dine and to purchase foodstuffs when we wished to eat at home in our more than comfortable cottage. The kitchen was well outfitted with lots of pots, pans and other cooking utensils. The little wood stove in the living area made the cooler evenings very comfortable as we sipped on the wonderful wines of the Azores and munched on fine San Miguel cheese.
Ed has done a fabulous job with the gardens, as his artistic traits are displayed around every nook and cranny. The cottages are situated such that each one has a view of the beauty of the plants and trees around them but each one has been set so that there is lots of privacy for each. We not only enjoyed the beauty of the gardens, but we were able to eat some of their bounty. The bananas from the trees and the herbs under the trees added local flavour to the fish purchased fresh at the market.
I can't say enough about the beauty of the island of San MIguel. It is a lush green garden with the radiant colour of the wild plant life along every roadway. It has to be seen in person to be appreciated. No photos or words can do it justice.
We have travelled from one end of the island to the other, up and down all the back roads, over the mountains and into every town and city. There is no other place that we would consider staying on San Miguel when we return the next time.
Jim Whidden and Anne Maxwell
KIngston, Ontario, Canada
It has been a great pleasure to meet and spend time with you Jim and Anne. We are always excited to meet our guests and feel their friendship long past the days they stayed with us. Our guests are all special to Ed and I and consider all of you friends for life.
Thankyou for choosing our little paradise and hope to see you again.
Little Peace of Heaven
It isn't often that one finds a beautiful and serene place that allows quiet reflection, enjoyable company and "fruits of the land".
Bonita and Ed you have created an amazing botanical sanctuary that made it hard to leave and head home.
The enjoyment that you have in each other, your environment and your work is
Your creativity and efforts shine in Quinta das Acacias and we were privileged
to have stayed in your special place.
Shelley & Mike (Canada)
We would recommend this location which is close to Ponta Delgada, buses and
shopping. Although we had no command of the language, we managed to shop
and travel via the local buses and found the local people to be very helpful.
Bonita and Ed were available with any queries we had and were helpful with
their recommendations with travel and tours.
Although March is usually a wet month we were blessed with dry and mostly
sunny days. Warm clothes and layering is a good idea for hikes in the higher
altitudes. We did not know what to expect at this time of year in the Azores and
were impressed by how green everything was with a variety of flowering shrubs
The European flare in the towns and cities were nice and we found the island
to be generally very clean.
In de zomer van 2014 zijn we hier de laatste week van onze vakantie op de Azoren geweest. Met als doel lekker te relaxen en al het moois van het eiland te verkennen. Bonita en Eduard hebben er voor gezorgd dat we ons zeer welkom voelden en hebben ons veel tips en suggesties geboden voor de leuke en mooie dingen van het eiland. De huisjes zijn prima, alhoewel je bij sommige huisjes ook beneden of bovenburen kunt hebben, dat was niet helemaal duidelijk op de site. De WiFi niet altijd helemaal top, maar bruikbaar. De veranda en met name de tuin zijn geweldig. Eduard kwam regelmatig vers fruit uit de tuin brengen. Kortom, heerlijke, rustige plek. We hebben genoten.
Our December Stay was fantastic!
First of all we cannot thank our hosts Ed and Bonita enough for all of the attentive service. The owners provided us with a list of their favorite restaurants, walking trails and unique special places that are off the beaten path. Also, they provided us a list of establishments that offer discounts to all of their guests. We were able to get special rates on our car rental, some restaurants, and hot springs visits.
December was a great time to visit Sao Miguel, not only because of the low cost airfares that are offered but because at the Quinta das Acacias there is lots of color in the gardens, walking trails are to yourselves, and the birds have a lovely song during that time of the year.
We rented the cottage with the king sized bed to be absolutely comfortable, one of the best nights sleeps. The bathroom was clean, the linens and towels were good quality overall the comfort level was quite good. The kitchen was equipped for preparing all of our meals with a nice kitchen table to eat on. Because we were visiting in December, we requested a cottage with a wood burning fireplace which ironically we never had to use because the weather was so warm 17C during our entire stay. Our favorite spot was outside under the covered deck, sipping our coffee while hearing the church bells at a distance.
During the day we travelled to the city where we shopped at the colorful farmers market abundant with organic fruits, vegetables, fresh fish and a great butcher. We recommend the cheese store, impressive selection of local cured cheeses. There were many choices for lunch on the main avenue facing the Ocean; all were good and reasonably priced. One of our most memorable memories after one of our enchanting walks is soaking in mineral hot springs while gazing at the stars! Unforgettable!
We highly recommend this accommodation Thank You!!!
L & Z Tkachuk
Schöne Tage im Gartenparadies
Die Parkanlage von Bonita und Ed ist wie geschaffen für einen Urlaub auf San Miguel. Zentral gelegen, dabei relaiv ruhig und in einer traumhaften Umgebung.
Ein Korb mit den wichtigsten Lebensmitteln für den nächsten Tag erwartet einen bei der Ankunft. Bonita und Ed sind gerne zu Gesprächen und Hilfestellung bereit und können manchen guten Tip geben. Unser Haus war sauber und wirklich mit allem was man so benötigt, ausgestattet und einen eigenen Parkplatz hat man auch. Was will man mehr ? Wir waren sehr zufrieden und kommen gerne wieder.
Hans- Joachim und Brigitte Müller aus Kerpen.
Stunning property! Clean, well maintained.
The owners spoiled us! The cottage was clean & well maintained. The grounds are a work of art. Highly recommend to others and plan to visit again there again soon.
Thank you Catherine for your review.
We are passionate about providing every guest with comfort, and less stress than when you came in. Relaxing gardens to walk through or what many of the guests do, is find a hidden corner with their coffee and read a good book. The property has been designed to enjoy waht nature has to offer.
We look forward to having you join us again with your friends or family.
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
Short term stays- Final cleaning is 40 euros paid in cash upon arrival at the door. Winter Getaway- Please ask us about long term renting (28-30 nights) for the months of October 1 - March 31.