- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Sea View
This charming apartment is situated on the magical island of Sao Miguel in the Azores and is a great base for exploring the delights of the island. Walking distance to shops and bars, beaches on tap, and a whole host of activities on offer from whale watching to tea plantation visits.
Sao Miguel is a secret gem in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, with a subtropical climate and wide range of flora and fauna. The apartment is in a quiet rural area, but just a 10 minute walk to the nearest towns (in each direction), and less than a 30 minute drive from the capital city of Ponta Delgada. There are many activities/trips available to take advantage of as well as just being able to just relax by bathing in the various thermal waters here (both inland and offshore), wandering around taking in the natural beauty of your surroundings or enjoying more lively local spots or customs.
You will not be short of things to do here, that we can guarantee! Sao Miguel island features unique volcanic landscapes and natural beauty, as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna. There are several geothermal pools on the island which provide a wonderful bathing experience. There’s a wide variety of beaches to choose from, all pristine and all black sand. You’ll find volcanic lakes within the steep walls of the old volcanic cones - Sete Cidades is one that you mustn’t miss. The Azores are also home to the only tea plantations in Europe - you can take a tour of one, and get to sample the local teas. For the wildlife enthusiasts, whale and dolphin trips are plentiful - take the chance to see sperm whales, dolphins, blue whales and turtles. Activity junkies will also be happy - surfing, hang gliding, hiking, golfing and horseriding are all available nearby.
You can get a direct flight to Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, The Azores from either Gatwick or Stansted (airport code PDL), or take a connecting flight from many places accessible from other UK regional airports - the owners are very happy to advise, please just enquire. Car hire available from the airport (best to book in advance - again, owners can advise). Alternatively, the owners can arrange a pick up from the airport if you don’t have a car - please enquire. The airport is a 30-40 minute drive from the house.
Ponta Delgada (30-40 mins drive)
Lots within a short drive. The closest restaurant currently offers a free taxi service to customers.
30 mins drive. There are however natural ocean swimming areas with hardstanding for sunbathing within a few minutes' drive.
Inside the apartment is comfortable and well equipped. There is one bedroom, which can sleep up to four people in a double bed and a set of bunks. The open plan kitchen / dining room is well equipped and the living area has two sofa beds if you need extra sleeping space. The apartment is let on a self catering basis but breakfast can be provided for an additional charge if requested.
The private patio with built in BBQ has beautiful views of the ocean and surrounding countryside. The premises are very secure and offer private off road parking. For those without a car, the nearest bus stop is a 3 minute walk away.
Conditions of Rental
Deposit payable on booking with the balance due 4 weeks before your arrival. Payment in UK£. Check in from 2pm, check out by 10am. Minimum stay 3 nights. The property is not suitable for children under 5 or anyone with mobility problems. No pets and no smoking (except in the outside areas).