|Space||484 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
This detached cottage includes: 1 bedroom (two single or King), 1 bathroom (shower), living area (with 1 single daybed), free Wifi, fully equipped kitchen and dining area (seats 4), terrace (ground floor with patio table and 4 chairs), traditional wood fire BBQ. Comfort and privacy with nature at your step. Deep greens color the trees and shrubs lined with walls alive with flowers awaiting the opening of a door or window.
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.
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
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.
Nature -Surrounded by trees, flowers and sculptural art.
Free parking inside the property gates
10 minutes to Ponta Delgada
5 minutes to Populo Beach
Central for travelling through out the island
Aufenthalt 01.05.2013 bis 15.05.2013
Die Anreise verlief ohne Probleme und der eher kleine Flughafen auf Sao Miguel ist im Vergleich zu Düsseldorf oder Frankfurt schon an sich eine Erholung.
Natürlich ist das Wetter immer ein großes Thema. Die 16° in Deutschland waren eine Herausforderung – kalt, windig und eklig.
Die 16° bis 19° auf der Insel waren gefühlt sehr viel angenehmer und wärmer.
Natürlich ist der Garten von Eduino ein Traum. Viel Arbeit steckt darin. Umso erstaunlicher, dass man als Tourist, Fremder, diesen nutzen darf. Die Wiese darf man betreten, die Kräuter nutzen. Damit weniger ein steriles Ausstellungsstück denn ein Nutzgarten mit „Schlossanmutung“.
Gastfreundschaft wird sehr großgeschrieben. Sofern Bedarf besteht erhält man alle erdenklichen Tipps für Trips auch Apotheken und Ärzte stehen auf dem Programm. Nicht, dass wir das eingeplant hätten.
Die Insel ist sehr vielfältig. Für Geologen sehr interessant. Die Strände sind niemals eintönig. Steil, sandig, steinig, klein, groß etc.
Tourismus ist zwar ein Einnahmequelle, was natürlich legitim ist, aber man wird niemals belästigt“. Ich weiß nicht, wie man es anders sage soll. Es gibt die Annehmlichkeiten, die ein Tourist und auch wir erwarten - aber niemals aufdringlich. Einfach ein Traum! Wir kommen wieder.
With kind regards,
Friederike and Christoph, Germany, May 2013
Final cleaning of 40 euros is due in cash at the door.
Contact us for (28- 30 nights )long term stays details . Utilities, damage deposit and final cleaning are different than short stays.
Location incantevole sotto l'aspetto botanico e logistico: un giardino rigoglioso, come lo sono d'altronde le Azzorre, una cura quasi maniacale dell'ordine: sembra di essere in un giardino zen.
Logisticamente per la visita dell'isola è situato in una posizione strategica: a metà dell'isola, nella parte sud a 5 minuti da Ponta Delgada, a due minuti dalla super strada a 5 minuti da Lagoa. Come dicevo ordine pulizia impeccabili sia dentro l'appartamento che fuori. Luogo sicuramente tranquillo allietato dal carillon del campanile della vicina chiesa ogni mezz'ora a scandire il dolce passare del tempo. L'unica cosa che suggerirei un restyling dell'arredo del bagno ed una TV un po' "aggiornata": a colpo d'occhio andrebbero a migliorare ancor di più la già ottima impressione che già c'è. Per chi cerca la pace a due passi dal resto del mondo...
Very clean and comfortable one-bedroom cottage with its own attractive eating area, set inside beautiful gardens and located close to the city. It had everything we needed and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend to our friends.
As I stated in the guest book. "When the gates opened and we saw the beautiful scene before us we were overwhelmed by the beauty of it all." The gardens were thoughtfully pleasing to the eye and beckoned to be strolled through. The entire stay was perfect, quiet and relaxing. I love everything about this lovely place as well as all of the Acores Islands. I truly felt home in my heart. I will return someday soon, so my children may share my joy and pride in our Azorean ancestry.
David & Kathleen Stark, Jackson California
Peace and tranquility begin the moment the gates open up to allow you to enter this little piece of paradise! Bonita and Ed go above and beyond the "call of duty" . The care and attention to detail that Ed and Bonita put towards their gardens and cottages are equal to the attention and care that they extend to their clients.
We have lived on this beautiful island for a year and have yet to see an area of this island as enchanting as this Quinta.
We have lived on this island for a year and have yet to meet a more friendly, knowledgable, and giving family as the Sousas!
There is nothing quite like being at Ed and Bonita's Quinta. A view of the ocean, a smell of the flowers, a sense of serenity. If anyone is looking for a place unique to this world, I highly recommend Azores. And what better way to appreciate it than in a comfortable vacationing area like this quinta.
Wir fanden eine schöne Unterkunft mit sehr netten Vermietern vor. Die Ausstattung des Bungalows war gut und ein finisches Ehepaar hat sich gleich für 6 Monate eingemietet. Das "Akazien-Landgut" liegt nur 4 Autominuten von Ponta Delgada, ein Stück unterhalb der neuen Autobahn, die aber nicht stört. Die Wege zum Strand, Supermarkt oder Lokalen sind für einen täglichen Fußmarsch weit, so dass man ohne Auto schlecht auskommt. Es gibt 4 Häuser. Davon sind 3 Häuser mit jeweils zwei Appartments (übereinander angeordnete Bungalows). Jeder Bungalow verfügt jedoch über einen eigenen Eingang auf der entgegengesetzten Seite, so dass man sich nicht stört.
Die Häuser stehen in einem sehr schönen grünen riesigen Garten, umrundet mit einer Lavastein-Mauer. Der Garten wird liebevoll von den Vermietern gepflegt. Es gibt für jeden Mieter Gartenstühle und -liegen. Platz auf dem Rasen zum Sonnen und eine Barbecue-Stelle für jeden sind auch vorhanden. Sollte trotzdem etwas im oder am Haus fehlen, so ist es kein Problem sich bei den Vermietern zu melden.
Als Empfehlung kann ich nur wiederholen: Quinta das Acacias - where the rest begins !
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.