About this listing
Trata-se de uma casa de arquitectura moderna, construída recentemente no topo de uma colina, com excelentes vistas sobre o oceano e as montanhas (incluindo o Pico da Vara, o ponto mais alto da ilha). A decoração também é moderna e simples.
I would like to share my house with those who want to know S. Miguel, the largest island of Azores.
The house is located in Povoação, the first village founded by the Portuguese after the discovery of The Azores.
Nearby, you can find Lagoa das Furnas, Caldeiras das Furnas, Praia da Ribeira Quente and Miradouros in the road from Povoação to Nordeste.
The house has all the comfort: wireless internet, cable tv, fireplace, big garden, parking places, ...It's a recent construction, with modern decor and is located in a quiet spot with excellent views over the Atlantic Ocean.
This particular bedroom is cozy and has plenty of storage space. In there, exists a couple's bed (150x200). I also have a baby crib (we can agree on a symbolic price). There are also two bedside tables, a mirror and a little desk, besides the wardrobe.
If you come with a group (more than two people), relatives or friends, and if you need more space, i can offer you two more bedrooms, but you have to book it separately on airbnb (please take a look at my other offers).
In the neighborhood there's a perfect path walking and jogging.
You can use the kitchen and all its utensils for preparing simple meals (pastas, salads, ...; roasting, grilling and frying not allowed; the use of the barbecue is also not allowed), but you must leave it as clean and tidy as you found it. In fact, the guests may use the whole house, except the other bedrooms.
Interaction with Guests
I prepare breakfast and everybody enjoys it: everyday I make homemade bread (still warm, depending on your waking up time :)), cake and jams and some local products: milk, tea, butter, cheese, ...
I have a license for hosting, according to the Portuguese Law.
If you decide to stay with me, I'm sure you won't regret.
It's a residential neighborhood. The markets, bars and restaurants are in the village, about two minutes (driving) from the house.
To visit all the island, you need to rent a car; it doesn't matter where you're staying, you'll always need a car: the most interesting spots are not reachable by bus (in fact, the bus doesn't run often in the island). Concerning to the car rental, I can give you some suggestions, if you need.
Other Things to Note
I have one cat (indoors) and two dogs (outdoors).
No smoking inside the house;
No noise allowed from 23.00h-08.00 am;
Keep the kitchen clean if you use it;
- Heavy/Serious cooking ( roasting, grilling and frying);
- Cooking at lunch time;
- Using the barbecue;
Keep your bedroom door locked;
Clean your feet on the entrance rug;
Turn off the lights when you don't need it;
Breakfast is always included, but, depending on the host’s availability, guests may have to cook it;
Do not take any food items from the fridge, apart from those provided for your breakfast;
Do not use the decorative pillows for sleeping;
Do not leave anything outside during the night (the dogs may destroy it);
Do not invite other people over.
Carla and Joao made us feel right at home in their beautiful house. We arrived late and they offered us a little snack and beverage. The entire house, including the rooms, were clean and modern. The scenery from their patio is breathtaking. Carla and Joao gave us hints and ideas on where to visit each day - according to the weather. We discovered many places to eat and explore that we would have missed if we didn't stay here. They were a pleasure to chat with. Everything about our stay was perfect.
Carla provided a wonderful welcome and her home was really special, even better than the photos and description would suggest. Stunning views of the Atlantic and a really beautiful home. She is very approachable, speaks excellent English which was great for us and could provide lots of local information and recommendations. It really was a fabulous stay and we would love to return.
Carla and Juan have an amazing house with a spectacular view. They are very helpfull and friendly, and make a delicious breakfast. The room was a bit small for our taste.
Die Reise nach São Miguel war einfach super!
Carla und João waren wundervolle Gastgeber. Immer gute Ausflugstipps bei Wind und Wetter. Das Haus ist sehr schön und gepflegt. Die Terasse mit dem tollen Ausblick auf den Atlantik war auch sehr einladend!
Carla hat einen morgens bestens mit leckerem Frühstück für den Tag gestärkt. Auf jedenfall eine Reise wert und eine wirklich empfehlenswerte Unterkunft!
Beautiful house and view. Great breakfast. Friendly hosts and dog. Best of all, Carla and Joāo were an invaluable resource for places to go and to eat and, especially, hikes. (They went so far as to show us on google streetview exactly how to find the start of one!) We also enjoyed meeting the other guests at breakfast, and we had a nice evening chatting over wine and beers and looking out over the sea with a couple from England. We highly recommend this place!
We stayed at this beautiful house for the second time and we fully satisfied with the acceptance and hospitality, tidiness and politeness of the owners. This is the perfect place to stay at if you like the comfort and open-minded people. It's located near the Furnas and Nordeste, and not far from the Lagoa do Fogo in the calm green valley in Povoação. Carla regales the guests with very tasty pancakes, bread, yogurt and jam self made. She adviced us many places worth to visit and João explained in detail how to get there. Once again we spend an unforgettable holidays due to them.
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About the Host, Carla
I'm a high school teacher (I teach Portuguese, Latin and Ancient Greek) and I'm very lucky for living in the beautiful island of S. Miguel, in The Azores.
I'm a quiet person, who enjoys reading, relaxing on the garden, watching movies and do some hiking (Povoação, the village where I live, has a lot of hiking trails).
S. Miguel Island, the biggest of all Azorean islands, is a truly nature's paradise. You can walk around the lakes, visit magic gardens, have a bath on natural hot pools, swim with dolphins, go on a whale watching tour, see volcanos, go to the beach, walk in the middle of the woods for birdwatching, geocaching, hiking, discovering waterfalls or just relaxing.
The weather is very unpredictable. Never too cold; never too hot. Please, bring a rain coat and count the rainbows :) Prepare yourself for having the four seasons in the same day.
After booking guests will be provided with some suggestions: places to go and activities to do.
I have two female cats, Miona and Micas, and a baby dog, a German Shepperd puppy, called Zeus (edited: not so baby anymore...). We would like to share our place with those who want to know S. Miguel. Miona loves to have a different lap everyday and Zeus just wants to play with someone (Micas is more independent). And me... I promess do not disturb you and prepare delicious breakfasts for your mornings (I love to cook, and my homemade cakes are very appreciated :)).
We hope to meet you at our place! See you soon!