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Holiday home with stunning vieuws. RRAL n.º 28
Holiday home with stunning vieuws. RRAL n.º 28

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

A complete furnished home in a unique little piece of earth on the Atlantic, some where between Europe and America. On this breathtaking beautiful, unforgettable spot you may enjoy the wonderful see and mountain vieuws and the sound of a waterfall.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $35
Weekly Discount: 1%
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The space

Vivenda Xavier could be your future temporary residence. This unique piece of earth in the middle of the Atlantic, somewhere between Europe and North America, is the island of São Miguel. Vivenda Xavier is a fully furnished holiday home that offers you peace, comfort and privacy. With a capacity for up to 4 people, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms a fully furnished kitchen, a living and a wonderfull terrace, Vivenda Xavier grants you and your company unforgettable holidays.

At this beautiful, unique place you can enjoy a comfortable living room with a fireplace in the winter. In the summer you are surprised by wonderful sea and mountain views from the terrace. In the spring you will enjoy both, the views and a romantic crackling fire at night in the fireplace. All this supplemented with natural sounds from the environment, a waterfall, the surf and the pleasant song of the birds.

The Azores are an incredible piece of Europe for relaxation. Blue lagoons, surrounded by flowers, spectacular views over land, sea and sometimes two coasts simultaneously could be enjoyed. Nine islands, nine different worlds, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with ancient traditions, living in balance with nature. São Miguel, the largest island, offers not only his three big beautiful lagoons - Sete Cidades, Fogo and Furnas, or the beautiful views out points, but also the bustling life of a busy modern city. Golf Fields on Sao Miguel are surrounded by azaleas, hydrangeas and criptomeria's forests. A 365-day call for a game on the most colorful fields. Water sports like sailing, windsurfing and diving are easy to practice. There are little ports all over the island, where you also can take a trip to watch whales and dolphins. From the beaches you can swim in the clean sea with a nice temperature.

Vivenda Xavier - Fully Furnished Holiday Home with Stunning views.
Pet Friendly, Near Golf, Near Beach, Ocean View, Mountain View, Near Town. Unlimited Internet facility.

Guest access

The house - Bath and sleeping rooms
Two sleeping rooms and two complete bathrooms. One of them is equipped with a bath and a bidet the other one has a shower. Both have a water closet.
A baby cot is available.

Living room
Comfortable living /diner room with a hearth.
Complete equipped with microwave oven, electrical oven, dishwasher, freeze, refrigerator, washing machine etc.

Terrace / balcony
Sunny terraces with see and mountain views. From this terrace you may enjoy a panoramic view over the Atlantic and green country side. This terrace (8x3m) is equipped with a barbecue .

SpecificationsFlagstone all over the housSliding patio doors to the both terraces (living room and suitColour TV with satellite tuneStereo DVD and CD playePC with internet facility

Interaction with guests

Interaction with guests are strictly when needed so you you can enjoy your privacy. There will be some contact by telephone just to ensure you have everything to your liking.

The neighborhood

Vivenda Xavier is situated at the little fisherman village named Porto Formoso (the marvellous port). It takes about 30 minutes to drive from the local airport, 20 minutes from the capital Ponta Delgada and 10 minutes from Ribeira Grande, the second largest city on São Miguel. Ribeira Grande is known for its beautiful historic centre, the northern beaches known for windsurfing, as well as the better access point to Lagoa do Fogo crater lake.

Just about 3 minutes from the vivenda you’l find is the local beach Praia dos Moinhos. A very particular small beach with outstanding sanitary facilities.

Not far away you may enjoy a good cup of tea at Chá de Porto Formoso. One of the two old family business in Europe involved in tea production. This, all fashioned with the little fisherman port and the local church from 1509, turns this little place into a unique spot in Europe. The inhabitants make their living today predominantly from agriculture, cattle breeding, and fishing.

Willing to practice some sport? Just 15 minutes by car to the north-east you’ll find the Furnas golf course. This course was originally created by Mackenzie Ross as only having nine holes. In 1986 Cameron Powell extended them so successfully to the regular 18 that all the new holes feel as though it was designed as one initial course. The course is located in the Furnas valley which is famous for its tropical vegetation and hot springs together with its breathtaking views typical to the Azores. The fairways are undulating and mainly lined with trees providing an interesting game. The excellent greens tend to be elevated making them just that bit more of a challenge.

Getting around

A car is absolutely needed. Perhaps that you could please you with a nice offer. May this interest you please say so. Through the chepeast rent-a-car on the island I can send you a rental offer free of any commitment.

Other things to note

Heating / additional payment
Additional payment will be required afterwards if the use of electricity will go above than normal according the season. So please be so kind to low the temperature of the electric wall radiators before living the house to 15 degrees and while using it keeping as much as possible doors and windows closed.

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM




Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

7 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

11 Reviews

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Resa User Profile
May 2017
Luis, the owner was a wonderful communicator. Even though he was in the Netherlands, he called us several times to check in and see that we had everything we needed; he was kind and friendly. The apartment has a lovely view of the beach and cliffs and the sunsets reflected like gold on the cliff sides. We love the area of Porto Formoso; it's so quiet, no planes, trains, and rarely the sound of a car. The only sounds were the hundreds of birds, cows, and the waves. If you love nature and relaxing, this area is a true paradise. There are hiking trails just above the house, several great restaurants — one is walking distance, and two others just a bit further away. Thank you Luis, for making our stay more comfortable!

Felix User Profile
April 2016
We were met at the house by a friend of Luis who welcomed us and showed us around. The house has everything you need and looks exactly like the photos. The house is also ideally situated in a nice and quiet area. When you are sitting on the terrace you have an amazing view on the ocean and can listen to the birds. I can only say good things about this house and the surrounding area. There is a small restaurant down the hill, where you can eat good fresh fish and enjoying a nice coffee. Luis gave us a good feeling and called us to check if we needed anything or had questions. You have got a great barbeque on the terrace where you can have a barbeque and watch the waves on the ocean, while you can watch the stunning clouds in the sky. It was great. Thanks Luis and Rosina for the nice stay! Best Regards

Crystal User Profile
March 2016
Vivenda Xavier is a charming house in a charming little beach enclave on a charming little island! We loved our time there! The house was large enough with a kitchen, living room and large deck overlooking the water of Porto Formosa. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the second level and a loft bedroom up a set of spiral stairs on the top level. Everything was clean and felt very homey/cozy. Communication with Luis was easy, friendly and prompt. Check in was also easy and Luis called from his home in Holland to make sure that we were set with the house and was available for sightseeing recommendations. In Porto Formosa (in March) things were very quiet and we found it an excellent base from which to explore the island. Thank you Luis for a great stay! If you are going to Sao Miguel you MUST have a special meal at Quinta Dos Sabores, a tiny, elegant farm-to-table restaurant that was unforgettable! 8 courses of bliss!

Ulrike User Profile
February 2016
We were in contact with Luis, who provided us every needed information by phone as he wasn't on the island himself at the moment. Nevertheless he was supercaring and always reachable.We were left into the house by the housekeeper, and what can I say more than: wow! The house has a stunning view over a bay, a huge terrace with the possibility to cook outside. The living room has an open firespace and there is basically everything in this house, which you might imagine to need. The kitchen is fully equiped. Living and sleeping room have tv. two bathroomss with shower (one of them with bathtub. We had a great time and recommend without any doubt! This is a great place to calm down and relax! One more point: if you want to explore the island this is a great starting point, the complete island is reachable by carin less than 1 hour.

Kaleen User Profile
June 2015
We loved our stay at Vivenda Xavier. The main living area was comfortable and inviting. It let you feel outdoors when you opened the sliding doors and listened to the ocean waves. Our two year old could safely run around the living room and terrace. He also had fun climbing the stairs so we had to stay close by (it was a 3 level home). We all slept well, including our son in the portable crib that was provided. Plenty of conviences - washer/dryer, dishwasher, wifi (a little slow but worked fine), computer. We thought we might miss a yard for our son but the terace and short walk to the beach were more than enough to keep our toddler happy. The location is great! A short walk down a hill and you are at Praia dos Moinhos with a big beach, a snack bar and a delicious restaurant, Mare Cheia, with fresh fish. It is convenient to the grocery store in Ribeira Grande and an easy drive to many great spots - the tea factories, Caldeira Velha, Furnas, Ribeira Grande etc. Luis called and checked in on us a couple times over the week. Overall, excellent place to stay for a wonderful family vacation! We'd love to return someday!

Matthias User Profile
October 2014
I can only say good things about this house. The location is wonderful, with beautiful Moinhos beach a short walk away and a charming terrace view of the sea. You can hear the waves crashing all day -- they, and the cow's horns jangling on the other side of the road, have been the soundtrack of our stay. It's a quiet place, on a street with hardly any traffic at all, but reached very quickly from Ponta Delgada. We were met by Luís' housekeeper, Maria José, but Luís called twice from his home in the Netherlands and has been helpful, kind (and forgiving about out little son's small accidents). Inside the house with it's three floors, there's everything you'll need during your vacation: a washing machine and drier, a dishwasher, WiFi, a computer -- even a guitar. Hypothetically, you might say this house lacks a garden to be perfect, but we didn't really miss it, and our kids loved the terrace and the beach.

Bridgett User Profile
April 2014
We loved our stay at Luis's house. We fit four adults and three kids very comfortably in the three bedrooms. The third floor bedroom is massive with a king bed and a twin with a trundle underneath. The main reason I booked this place was the amenities and was not disappointed. Two bathrooms, a dishwasher, computer, WiFi, indoor and outdoor fireplace, stocked wood, plenty of towels, washer, and dryer made our home away from home really easy and comfortable with the kids. There is a no yard but the patio has a high rail and felt safe letting the younger kids play out there. We drove about 15 minutes to the bigger city of Ribeira Grande for the big grocery store “Continente” and bought fish, produce, and cooked on the outdoor fireplace with a bottle of wine (okay several bottles but hey they cost about 4 dollars). No problem parking two rental cars on the street. There is a parking spot but we were nervous with the rental cars of the kids smacking the sides. We walked almost daily down the hill to the picturesque beach (although didn't go in the ocean much since it was April) and had some beers and burgers at the local snack bar. The house is really close to the hot springs Caldeira velha which we visited twice since the kids liked the waterfall so much. We drove to other attractions (lakes, hikes, cities) around the island with little difficulty navigating. The cliffs are pretty high on this island and we were happy to be in a manual car to downshift. Luis called in several times to check if we needed anything or had questions. It really is a steal to stay here instead of a hotel. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

Ribeira Grande, Portugal · Joined in July 2012
Rosina Margaretha User Profile

Luís and I own this unic spot with wonderful views. Luís mi husband next to me on the photograph is the manager of our holiday home. He will have the pleasure to be your contact host.

This is wat he says about him self:
I do like to observe, makes me forming ideas about people, animals and things in life. I do like teaching because it passes on the little I know to the one he wants to know what I know. I like to write lyrics for songs to be sung and offered to those who may enjoy them. I like to sleep because mostly is always good to dream. I love the Azores because they offer a divine beauty, this spot of the world embrace me with their nature, and surprise me with his different way of standing. I like good wine, because I am son of Earth, like football even still do not knowing why. The sun because it makes me warm, I love a good joke to wake up or drive away the melancholy or the routine. The well being of my guests concerns me, I feel good sharing with others my little corner planted by the sea.

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour