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Cottages in the lush gardens !10 min to Populo beach & Ponta Delgada - Acacias 3-

Bedrooms 1
Space 50 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome



Acacias 3-

This unit includes: 1 bedroom (King or 2 twins), 1 bathroom (shower), living area (with single daybed), free Wifi, fully equipped kitchen and dining area (seats 4),free plug in internet ,terrace (ground floor with patio table and 4 chairs), traditional wood fire BBQ. The elegance of this unit is blended into a background of tropical vegetation ensuring a peace and private sense of being.

About the property

10%-10th Anniversary Special!

10 Years we have been serving the visitors to Sao Miguel in our cottages of Quinta das Acacias.

10 years of meeting some of the nicest people !

To show our appreciation we would like to offer 10% discount and a special activity gift pack to the bookings that reserve during the dates of Feb 1-March 31. Use code 10YRS when you contact us prior to completing the reservation to apply.

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 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 bedrooms 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.

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.

Please note that owners agreement applies before the agreement from the website.

Interested in owning a vacation home in São Miguel. We can help you find it and manage and rent your investment.

More Details

Property Manager
Eduino and Bonita Sousa
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Eduino and Bonita Sousa

Eduino and Bonita Sosua 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 managment.

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.

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 Portugal

2013-Venere Top Cleaning award

2013-Venere Top Overall Ratings

More awards on our website-

Be assured that all other rental properties we manage are managed the same as Quinta das Acacias cottages.

What makes this cottage unique

Nature -Surrounded by trees, flowers and sculptural art.

Gated property

Free parking inside the property gates

10 minutes to Ponta Delgada

5 minutes to Populo Beach

Central for travelling through out the island

Guestbook comments from the manager

Im September 2013 verbrachten wir eine Woche auf Sao Miguel, Azoren. Da einer der Anlaesse der Reise darin bestand, eine Amateurfunkstation zu betreiben, suchten wir einen Ort, wo jemand eine solche Operation bereits erfolgreich ausgefuehrt hatte. Ueber ein Link bei Christian, DL2MDU, fanden wir die Quinta das Acacias.

Schon beim Ansehen der Webseite wurde klar, dass wir auch in anderer Hinsicht etwas Besonderes gefunden hatten. Die Quinta wird betrieben von Ed und Bonita Sousa und ist verkehrsguenstig gelegen, wenige Kilometer vom Flughafen entfernt, in einer laendlichen Umgebung. Der Weg dorthin ist im letzten Teil etwas verschlungen, was aber kein Problem sein sollte, wenn man der Beschreibung auf der Webseite genau folgt und und auf die sehr grossen Schilder an den letzten Abzweigungen achtet. In einem grossen, paradiesischem Garten befinden sich sehr gepflegte 2-Zimmer-Apartments, die mit allem Notwendigen, einschliesslich Waschmaschine, ausgeruestet sind. Sofort nach unserer verspaeteten Ankunft, um 1 Uhr morgens (!), gab uns Bonita eine Fuelle von lokaler Information ueber Ausflugsziele und Restaurants, sowie informationsreiche Karten mit vielen handgeschriebenen Notizen.

Auf der Insel gibt es viel zu sehen oder zu tun, und die wichtigsten Ausflugsziele, mit Calderas und Fumaroles, waren hochinteressant und sehenswert. Allerdings sollte man eines davon, Lagoa do Fogo, nur dann besuchen, wenn es nicht im Nebel verborgen ist, was ueber eine Webcam feststellbar ist.

Fuer den Kurzwellenfunkbetrieb ist die Quinta sehr guenstig gelegen, auf einem kleinen Bergruecken, mit offenem Gelaende nach Osten und Westen. Der Betrieb war ein Erfolg: mit einer portablen Antenne und kleiner Sendeleistung wurden Verbindungen mit Atlantik-Anrainern in vier Kontinenten ohne Schwierigkeiten durchgefuehrt.

Hierhin koennte man auch dem europaeischen Winter entkommen, in ein subtropisches, wenn auch feuchtes Klima. Dazu sei auf spezifische Wetterinformationen verwiesen.

Gert DG5GS und Gerlinde, Deutschland, September 2013
Sep 2013
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Available Rentals

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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- May 31.
For long term stays- Not included-utilities, weekly or final cleaning


Azores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer. Beach towels are not supplied.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King or two single beds. Please notify us which you prefer.
  • Single bed with single slide bed available for two people in the living area.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We provide a welcome food pack to start your first day. The guests are welcome to use the herbs planted near their accommodation and seasonal fruit (oranges, bananas, guavas, and variety of small fruits) found in the orchard. For the comfort of the guests during the winter seasons, heaters are provided. Smoking permitted outdoor only. The proprietors, Ed and Bonita, offer to all their guests the warmest welcome and extended invitations to share this wealth of beauty in their small paradise. They are living in the quinta near the cottages and are available to give assistance at any time.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Acacias 3-
average rating of 4.888889 based on 26 reviews
Lövånger, Sweden

The perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a wonderful garden and the great ownerfamily. They gave us a week full of adventures and suprises! We saw more of the Azores than we could have dreamed of thanks to them! Bonita and Edvino never hasitated to help us to find places to visit. The perfect place to stay at!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gustaf. At the Quinta das Acacias we look forward to the opportunity of helping our guests from around the world discover the beauty and richness of nature that our paradise known as the Azores has to offer.
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Peaceful and full of personality

  • 5 of 5

These cottages are beautifully appointed and in a quiet, pretty location, but still close to the beach and Ponta Delgada. Eduino has produced some beautiful sculptures which complement the gorgeous gardens surrounding the cottages. Bonita provided us with a comprehensive set of recommendations of things to do, see and eat around Sao Miguel; her advice was invaluable. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely property in an amazing garden

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying here. Bonita was very welcoming and gave us lots of useful information. The property was lovely (was much bigger than it looked in the photos), the gardens are amazing, great to explore with the kids and lovely to have breakfast and dinner outside in the them. The place is perfectly located to explore the whole island.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enchanted gardens

  • 5 of 5

The Quinta is a beautiful place to stay. It is obviously looked after with care and love and the whole gives an atmosphere of beauty and relaxation. Each house shares in the whole gardens but also has a sense of privacy around it. We enjoyed our stay immensely - there is nowhere else to stay on the island. Ed and Bonita are the perfect hosts.

Stuart and Elly

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, would stay again

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained property. Beautiful gardens and very quiet. Bonita and Ed are very friendly, welcoming, and feel like family. We loved stayed at your property and would do so again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, beautiful place!

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice relaxing stay in the beautiful gardens. Apartments are spacious and nice and clean, with fully equipped kitchen and washing machine. Great to have the opportunity for cooking and for barbecue right outside, the garden has herbs for self made herbal tea on the terrace or for seasoning your dinner!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We have herbs near every cottage just for the guests to enjoy fresh tea every day. When we have fruits on the trees, you will know it also so you can enjoy.
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Joao Paulo II (PDL)
Nearest Barpub
1000 Metres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Populo Beach
Car: recommended

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.


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