|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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A very private property very well equipped, tastefully decorated offers a very private comfortable stay. Great hospitality, airport greeting, gratuity welcome Azorean Meal; Self catering with 24/7 assistance on request included. Step out of an enclosed garden and make your way to the ocean. DOWN A PRIVATE GARDEN stopping admiring embracing taking in the amazing massive ocean views. the sound of the ocean waves crashing against the lava rocks is ever so soothing and indescribable. THE OCEAN SHORE has a pebble beach with natural formed swimming pools; LOCATED WITHIN 3 KM TO THE FAMOUS BATALHA 27 HOLE GOLF COURSE; Our guests benefit from special golf rates! ONLY 3 KM FROM SURFER PARADISE "SANTA BARBARA BEACH THE ATLANTIC HAWAII" HOLDS WORD RENOWN SURF COMPETITIONS WITH MANY OTHER BEACHES LIKE MONTE VERDE AND PRAIA DOS MOINHOS WITH PERFECT SWELLS ALL YEAR LONG! This historical bungalow is nestled in the small town of CalhetaS/POPULAITON STILL LESS THEN 2000 This very private home resting on its own private 6 acres of mature wooded land. Directly across from an 18th century manor and a unique convent. This Holiday very well equipped and private bungalow backs onto the ocean. Old world charm meets new designer décor. Up to date newly renovated fully equipped including hotel spa towels, robes & welcome limited supply of toiletries. Two large high ceiling bedrooms can accommodate up to eight. Each room has a queen size bed and a twin size bunk bed, all beds have Orthopedic mattresses. Large eat in kitchen, modern appliances displaying original stone oven & walls. Main 4 piece bathroom with bide & large seamless glass shower.
Laundry facilities & second 3 piece shower bathroom. Very private secured garden with double deck furnished patios. NOT JUST A RENTAL BUT THE OWNER'S VACATION SPOT OF CHOICE!
SAO MIGUEL RIBEIRA GRANDE: Sao Miguel is the greenest & largest island of the archipelago discovered in 1426-1439 759,41 sq km 65 km Long & 14 km wide 2008 opened its Port of Call/ Portas Do Mar embracing more then ever international tourism. Ribeira Grande/Great Creek town's neighbor parishes lie on a very fertile & extremely beautiful vast open plain. Colorful houses are reminiscent of a Maluda painting. Old Cova Do Milho/Corn Cove currently Jardim do Paraiso/Paradise Garden is one of the nicest spots in Ribeira Grande. On display is the historic Ribeira Seca's fountain ruins buried by the volcano eruption of 1563. 18th century Town Hall building. Ribeiragrandense Theatre offers marvelous cultural events. Lagoa do Fogo/Lagoon Lake of Fire part of a natural reserve is in the interior of a crater of an extinct volcano, its overpowering scenery is a blessing and a gif to the eyesight. R, Grande St. Barabara sand beach & swimming Poças/Pools. Gorreana Tea Factory still in its original state, in production since 1888.
RIBEIRA GRANDE AND SURROUNDING AREA: This Municipality is the next larger city of the island and is more than ever focusing very actively embracing tourism.
Much is close by this home including Several Beaches with the world renown Praia Areal Santa Barbara is the largest sandy area of the region & much appreciated by surfers (Offten referred to as the Atlantic Hawaii). CALDEIRA VELHA (Old Springs) located in the hillside of Lagoa do Fogo, a small lake of warm water where you can take a pleasant bath. Dazzling landscape with astonishing details and its surrounding foliage. Other attractions: Pico Do Ferro & Salto do Cavalo are belvederes overlooking the Furnas valley and Povoação Village. Ribeira Quente a fishing village has an excellent beach (Praia do Fogo) ILHEU DE VILA FRANCA is a natural reserve islet inside a natural swimming pool. It can be visited from June to September by boat in the Tagarete quay in Vila Franca do Campo. This south coast is rich in fish & the sea is calmer, also known for the art of Pottery. LAGOA DO CONGRO is nearby and worthy of a visit. PINHAL DA PAZ, is another reserve & splendorous sight of azaleas. PICO DO FERRO & SALTO DO CAVALO are belvederes overlooking FURNAS & POVOACAO. DIVING- Unbelievable underwater world paradise
OTHER MUST VISIT PLACES: VALE DAS FURNAS is the worlds famous valley of fumaroles, Constant boiling water & medicinal mud. Crossed by 2 streams,1 of hot water. More than 20 thermal springs run through the village considered one of the biggest hydro polis of the world. Nearby Lagoon & the famous hollows meat course is cooked underground. Between noon and 3 pm you can observe the meat course being taken from the hollow on earth. PARQUE TERRA NOSTRA in the centre of the parish keeps great variety of exotic trees, plants & a naturally heated swimming pool. RIBEIRA QUENTE has an excellent beach. NORDESTE is full of mountains, spring waterfalls & Belvederes PICO DA VARA the highest point of the island at 1105m. At PONTA DO ARNEL & PONTA DA MADRUGADA beautiful sunrises can be watched. There are many gardens with rare vegetal species including JARDIM ANTONIO BORGES. Ponta Delgada & Vila Franca both has modern yacht harbors. LEISURE RESERVE PINHAL DA PAZ & FOREST LEISURE RESERVE CHA DA MACELA. A Treasure to Discover
Born in S. Miguel Azores, in the late 1960's then in my early teens and a result of hard economic oppression, my family among many others uprooted and hoped on board the immigration convoy ending up in the country that have adopted as my home Canada. Ready to work hard with the hope for a brighter future. Over the years visiting S. Miguel often, the love for the Azores especially São Miguel Island, and the passion for nature and ocean lead to the purchase of this piece of paradise. My family and I We would be honored at the opportunity to have you make this your holiday home too. Over the years we remain hard at work making things right for you to come and enjoy; we welcome you, and now won't you let us be the ones to host your stay to this wonderful & enchanting Island of São Miguel Ponta Delgada Portugal Azores
Josie Frazao purchased this bungalow in 2007
This location is perfect, with easy access to all parts of the Island. We purchased this home for the simple fact that it is situated right by the ocean! This very cozy home provides us with plenty of privacy. We enjoy our daily walks through the property all the way to ocean side. The abundant six acre parcel of land surrounded by many century old trees and the sound of chirping birds is very delightful. The fact that this house up until the early 1940’s was the local primary school for the then very small population of this town became very intriguing to us. This town’s population today is less than 2000. Here we satisfy our love for the ocean by snorkeling and fishing alone or by joining the locals. We also love driving right into our property via an automated gate, we park in total privacy, We love the fact that this location offers the best of both, privacy and a sense of being disconnected from the rest of the world, while at the same time it is well balanced with all the conveniences very close by.
The very appealing unique feature of this home is that you can walk down its very own private way all the way to the ocean; you can go for a swim or you can just take in the ocean's grandeur and amazing endless views. The bedrooms are air conditioned with the latest Panasonic ultra quite units. This home up until the early 1900's was the town's school. Homes like this one that offers tradition, great service on request, direct access to the ocean is not the norm here. Apart from this one, there are no homes that have direct access to the ocean. This is mainly due to the fact that like other island in the archipelago São Miguel nature is that of mostly cliffs around the ocean. The added fact that the original stone oven is still operational, and today is being used to cook authentic Azorean food is an absolute gem! The very thick stone walls of this house add a constant regulated indoor temperature, making it a very cozy place to spend a lot of time indoors. We carefully renovated, by bringing the entire house up to date, while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the old world charm; Most recently, year end of 2012 we have introduced the private in property parking behind a remote controlled gate. For our Golf enthusiasts We have a special arrangement with the Batalha Golf; We offer you the same special Golf rates as the Hotels that cater to Golf Tournaments!
Our experience at Sao Miguel was fantastic. We didn’t expect such a wonderful island. It’s really magic. Your house it’s fantastic, and it’s located at a very calm place.
We will recommend to visit Sao Miguel to our friends and family, and probably we will visit the other islands in a nearly future.
Thanks for all,
We had a fantastic time staying at Josie's house. She promptly responded to all the questions we had. Everything about the house is as described and more. It is clean and thoughtfully stocked with all is needed. The location is good for exploring the island. Between hiking with awesome views, visiting villages and tea plantation, and all kinds of water activities, the island offers something for every taste. The little beach nearby is great for snorkeling (it is rocky so we brought aquatic shoes for easy access), and not far in Porto Formoso there is a very nice sandy beach for swimming. Paula the caretaker met us at the airport and prepared the welcome meal that the kids absolutely loved!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property is in a very good location for exploring the island, extremely well equipped, clean and situated in a huge stretch of land that extends onto the beach, which is only a few minutes walk away. The beach is great for snorkelling, even in the shallow water near the shore. Paula is absolutely lovely, happy to help in any way she can. She showed us brilliant places that we would never have found on our own and when she took us to get fresh fish from the fishing boats, it was one of our boys' holiday highlights! Overall, we highly recommend this house.
This beautiful home is in the quiet north coastal town of Calhetas, but is just a short drive to the larger "cities" of Ponta Delgada & Ribeira Grande. Josie Frazao, the owner, has truly thought of everything needed for a comfortable, well equipped home. The property is well maintained, and has 3 small patios for relaxation; the very large yard extends right down to the ocean. Paula, the caretaker, is a gem! She met us at the airport, waited for us to get our rental car (which Josie arranged for us), then we followed her for the 20 minute drive from the airport to the house. Later that day, she delivered a delicious Azorean meal for us; what a treat not to have to cook or go out to eat after an overnight flight! Her food was so good that later during our stay, we had her cook for us again. We spent 2 weeks exploring this most beautiful island, with great hiking, fabulous restaurants, and lovely, pastoral scenery. For restaurants, we recommend A Tasca in Ponta Delgada, Associacao Agricola de Sao Miguel in Rabo de Peixe, Alabote in Ribeira Grande, and for a special occasion, Terra Nostra Garden in Furnas. We loved this rental, and would highly recommend it to others.
We were met at the airport by Paula, house manager for Josie, the owner. Paula led us to the house, stopping on the way to show us the grocery store. At the house , Paula had a full dinner prepared--salad, seafood casserole, chicken, dessert, and wine. Then she ran to the bakery and bought warm bread. We actually made 2-1/2 meals out of it--it was too good to waste.
The house was spotless and better equipped--with dishes, glasses, utensils, and the like--than any vacation place I've rented in the past. The property backs up to the shore but it is a long property so you can't actually see the ocean without taking a short walk to the back of the property. The shore is mostly jagged black lava and the beach is small; it was good for a short walk or two but we mostly took advantage of the house's central location to see the sights on the island. We were able to drive anywhere on the island in probably under an hour (I didn't really time it as there were sights to see along the way, for example, many of the roads were lined with blooming hydrangeas (it was late May/early June).
The living area was small but cozy and the two bedrooms were nice sizes. It was convenient having two baths and showers. We especially appreciated the convenience of a clothes washer and dryer because we could pack less clothing. There were plenty of towels.
The owner, Josie, was a pleasure to work with; she responded almost immediately to emails and offered to help with things like car rentals.
The island is beautiful with some really spectacular scenery. The first day we went to Furnas and walked around the lake. There we stumbled upon Terra Nostra Park. Don't miss this park--the trails wind thru labeled fauna of all kinds, from bamboo to camilias. There is also a large thermally heated wading pool so bring swimsuits just in case. Sete Cidades, on the other end of the island, contains two large waterfilled craters that are absolutely breathtaking when viewed from the lookouts on the crater's rim. We spent 6 days on the island and every day was filled with sightseeing or hiking.
I would recommend Josie's place to my friends and would return there if we are lucky enough to go back to Sao Miguel in the future..
From the beginning of planning our trip Josie was very helpful in providing recommendations on a rental vehicle and attractions in the Azores. This home was centrally located which allowed us to easily explore the whole island. We were greeted at the airport by Nicole who helped us get acclimated after our trip. We later met Paula who showed us the beautiful home and property-with private beach! Paula made us a wonderful welcome dinner which was much appreciated after our travels. Paula even went so far as to drive to the airport to return something we left behind. The home was clean and well kept. Since we've returned home we have been recommending the Azores and this vacation house to friends and family.
We loved exploring the Azores. Some of our favorite activities were beautiful views at Nordeste and the town of Nordeste, Mosteiros and Sete Cidades. We loved the hot springs in Calderia Velha and the town of Furnas. Each day we looked forward to returning to our private home where we would relax with a glass of wine on the outdoor deck. We also loved the food--some of our favorite restaurants were Alabote in Ribeira Grande and Restaurante Ondas do Mar in Lagoa each with ocean views. The driving was easy with well labeled street signs and open roads. We hope to return some day!
-The Begin Family
We were amazed on our arrival at how beautifully clean the house was, and how much attention to detail had been given - it lacked for nothing! We will never forget the beautiful centrepiece on the table and the arrangement of flowers.
The meal and and groceries that Paula had provided were so much more than we expected. Speaking of Paula, we cannot praise her high enough. She was so helpful, and especially so when one of us needed a doctor urgently, giving up her time to take us in to the clinic in Ponta Delgada, and acting as translator when required. We were lucky enough to meet Josie and her daughter Christina in Ponta Delgada, they were so welcoming and it was so nice to be able to put "faces to names". Sao Miguel is a beautiful island and our favourite attractions were visits to Sete Cidades and the Terra Nostra Gardens at Furnas. The island and Josie's house are both highly recommended.
Azores Sao Miguel Azor'Oasis Bungalow Ocean property; suitable for persons with reduced mobility, wheelchair accessible. Private parking included. Your own private in property access ocean shore, pebble beach know as (Poços das Calhetas) was again awarded in 2016 "Bandeira Azul / Blue flag" a distinguished symbol of environmental quality being internationally recognized as a reference area of quality waters and undisturbed nature. On location is a 6 kilometer flat hiking trail recommended for all ages with diversity of landscape, flora and geological elements, and some ruins including one of the Island’s only cetacean processing plant; Can be done on your own but if preferred there are guides with organized groups for this trail.
Ponta Delgada, Airport & Port of Call within 10 KM BATALHA 27 Hole Golf Course & Santa Barbara Beach the Atlantic Hawaii a suffers paradise with all year round perfect swells, Praia Dos Moinhos, and Praia Monte Verde holdig the 2016 ISA World Junior Surfing Championship all with 2-5KM
ESPECIALLY IF IT'S YOUR FIRST VISIT; there is much to see and do that we recommend, but one definite must-do, is a one full day outing to Furnas. This is the area of one of the worlds most famous volcanic fumaroles. We arrange for you to have an intimate personalized authentic traditional experience, just like the locals enjoy doing it.The day is tailored and dedicated only to you, very relaxing consisting of exploring an amazing array of beauty, soak in therapeutic natural thermal pools, then you enjoy the (Cozido) Hallows meal that is slowly cooked underground over 6 hours served in designated outdoor picnic area. TO FURTHER MAXIMIZE THE AZOREAN EXPERIENCE; let us be the ones to assist in the selection of activities that will take you into a full immersion of the Azorean cultural life; for example, if you like fish, then we can take you to an elite visit to the nearby fishing port where you can buy your fresh fish as it arrives fresh off the boat. We have personalized connections with local fisherman for a unique introduction to favorite fishing spots. We will show you the Night life in Ponta Delgada by accompanying you to the locals most preferred spots; we find that our guests (Ladies groups) enjoy this personalized service. We can also assist you in visiting other islands of this magical Azorean Archipelago; ask us about Island hoping
This holiday home is very well located and close to all. Lying within the crater of Lagoa do Fogo Calhetas Ribeira Grande is situated between 4 charming municipalities, with endless attractions, restaurants discos, shopping, Whale & Dolphin watching. Pico Salto do Cavalo's 954m panoramic views. Volcanic mineral springs in Caldeira Velha, Lombadas, Gramas, Ladeira da Velha. If course Furnas one of the world's famous & largest volcanic hydroplis, Parque Terra Nostra with natural heated pool. River Valleys Belvederes surrounded by ocean, adorned by flowers endless hydrangeas & viewpoints carve out a picturesque landscape. Dotted by several beaches, the main beach in Ribeira Grande, Santa Bárbara & Monte Verde, Moinhos in Porto Formoso & Lomba da Maia's Viola Beach, Mosteiros Ferraria's Thermal Baths. SETE CIDADES ONE OF PORTUGAL’S 7 NATURAL WONDERS!
Golf: Sao Miguel has two golf courses: BATALHA GOLF COURSE is located within 3km from this property. Special rates for our guests; The Golf Course is crated in one of the most arid corners of the Island; this course consists of 27 holes which offer the player the choice of different combinations to make up the 18 holes. The course is notable for its breathtaking sea views and fascinating scenery through woodland lining the fairways details on line at: www.portugal-golf.info/azores/batalha.htm
Achada das Furnas Golf Course with 18 Holes both are excellent for the practice of this modality. Also close by and located in Fajã de Cima are Tennis Courts at your disposal.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$335|
Cost is per night for two person; minimum 3 night occupancy requirement. The cost for additional persons is 25 Euros per night per each person (Eight people is the max) First and Final cleaning 24/7 assistance, all utilities, unlimited very reliable wireless Internet are all included. Reservation requires 50% down payment, the balance plus the fully refundable damage security deposit are due 30 days prior to arrival. BOOKINGS with occupancy COMMENCING WITHIN 30 DAYS REQUIRE PAYMENT IN FULL UPON RESERVATION