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. I rent out three bedrooms and there two bathrooms, both with a shower, which the guests share.
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. The bus stop is also in the village.
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 or 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);
If you take a dish or a glass to your bedroom, bring it down in the morning;
Do not invite other people over.
Carla was a really great host. We enjoyed the stay in her wonderful house from the first moment.
She supported us with great tips for hiking-tours, beaches and restaurants.
We loved to sit on her terrace with the beautiful view on the bay of Povoacao.
We can recommend anyone to spend some days with Carla!
Carla and Joao are the perfect hosts! The entire house is modern and really clean. Our room was nice and well appointed. The house dinstinguishes itself through a stunning view over the ocean! They were very welcoming and prepared a delicous breakfast. Every day we get useful hints for discovering the best hiking trails etc. Our whole stay was peppered with loving details.
We had an amazing time staying in Povoação with this lovely couple! They spoil you with an amazingly nice breakfast. Carla makes delicious pancakes and Joao (her boyfriend) makes the best apple jam I ever tasted. Althought we arrived late they stayed up and offered us a little snack and beverage. We felt very welcome. The room is spacious and clean. And the scenery from their patio is breathtaking. We would recommend everyone who goes to the Azores to stay at their place. But I guess we where lucky since they are mostly fully booked. So my advice make sure you book in advance!
We enjoyed a lovely stay with Carla and Joao; they were extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful throughout. The hearty breakfast was delicious, in particular the daily freshly baked bread and cake. Carla was very considerate in preparing a takeaway breakfast on the morning of our departure, as we were leaving early. The only consideration for guests is that the bathrooms are shared with other guests, which we missed when booking. Overall though we would recommend staying here; it is a great base to explore the east of Sao Miguel and the views from the house are tremendous. Muito obrigado!
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.
Van tevoren hebben wij uitgebreid informatie gekregen met een routebeschrijving en dingen te doen en zien incl suggesties om lekker te eten, top. Het huis is super en wij werden erg vriendelijk ontvangen. Hulp werd zonder probleem verstrekt van zeeziekpillen tot dagbesteding. Toen wij vroeg vertrokken voor een excursie had Carla onze ontbijt al klaar gemaakt en aan de deur gehangen, erg lief. wij hebben genoten.
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.
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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!