About This Listing
The house is situated in an unique place: the protected nature reserve of Caloura in São Miguel island, with its own particular microclimate. Inside a modern condominium, with a contemporary architecture and a careful maintenance, it also provides its residents two swimming pools with stunning sea views during the summer period and a tennis court.
Around the house there are pleasant gardens and lawns, as well as in all surrounding areas.
Nearby you can find the traditional fishing port of Caloura (diving and whale watching available), the volcanic sand beach of Caloura and the village of Água de Pau, famous for its festivals and processions. There you can find grocery stores, shops and markets.
Due to its location is the ideal place from which to explore the magnificent island of São Miguel or just to enjoy the quiet, climate and the breathtaking landscape of Caloura.
- The price depends on number of guests.
- Extra bed possible.
- Children under four years old don't pay.
Fumar nas zonas exteriores.
Sara met us at the apartment and provided us with explanations of the place and a few suggestions for the surrounding area. Sara was also incredibly helpful in setting up a taxi to transport us to the airport which was much appreciated. She also provided prompt support when the hot water stopped working. She was lovely to meet and the place equally lovely.
The pool area, as previously mentioned, is quite run down and was not functioning during our stay. However, would be sufficient for a dip in the water on a nice day. The view from the terrace is spectacular and we were able to watch dolphins. Couches are very comfortable and perfect for relaxing in after a long day of walking and hiking! Sara also provided us with a nice basket of welcome treats which was much appreciated.
Location of the villa is also great. Very close to sao roque and ponta delgada. Cute little town a short walk uphill where there are cafes and town square. Also a GREAT seafood restaurant down the hill at the Caloura hotel.
Would definitely recommend this place.
Sara's home in Caloura is spacious, clean, well-equipped, and has a terrific views of the ocean and cliffs. The gated community is private and well-maintained. It was perfectly situated for a quiet, oceanfront experience while being close enough to Ponta Delgada and major roads to the rest of the island so that we could take day trips for sightseeing and dining. We were greeted by Maria and Jaime, who were extremely welcoming, friendly, and helpful. It was the perfect spot for our stay--so spacious and comfortable!
Sara's home was a wonderful base for a week in Sao Miguel. She had someone meet us at the gate and lead us to the unit. The complex was a bit difficult to find at first. I'd recommend Google mapping Aparthotel Do Mirante Caloura before arriving. The home was as described and very spacious. Kitchen was equipped with enough to make a few meals from home. There is only a Nespresso machine and no pods and nowhere that we could find to buy them. If coffee is your thing in the morning you'll need to create a makeshift system or head out. Besides that I would definitely recommend this home for anyone making the trip to the Azores and hope to visit again one day myself.
wunderbares Haus mit viel Platz auf zwei Etagen und schönem Blick aufs Meer. Zentrale Lage an der sonnigen Südküste, ideal schnell zur Caloura Bar und zum Strand. Eine tolle Dachterasse und in der Hauptsaison auch ein schöner Pool.
Dealing with Sara was great. She's prompt to reply and very easy to work with.
Overall, the condo was very clean, modern and spacious, and everything was as described. It was a touch difficult to find the actual condo, as most of the units in the complex aren't marked with an address. A quick conversation with a resident had us on track in no time though.
Although the location is a bit remote (I'd suggest a rental car), you are walking distance to Hotel Caloura and a reasonable hike to the wonderful Bar Caloura, where you'll find an amazing ocean water pool and some of the freshest fish on Sao Miguel. The local beach in Caloura is certainly among the best on the whole island.
The condo's pool area is pretty run down (pics here must be pretty old), but the water does seem to be maintained on a fairly regular basis. Our boys had no issues with regular swims.
We really enjoyed our time here and would certainly have no hesitation renting from Sara again.
Had a great stay at Sara's house in Caloura for a few days. The house has a very spacious living area, and the balcony and pool views are unreal. Tricky to find at first, but I got the hang of it quickly. Would definitely love to stay here again for a longer period of time.
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About the Host, Sara
I love to travel and I've lived many years abroad, so I gathered a lot of foreign friends that come and say hello every now and then. That's why I am almost a professional tourist guide! I will help you to discover the lovely city of Lisbon, with tips, good advice and helpful insights.