Comfort, delicious breakfast,
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, but you should 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 :)) and cake and some local products: milk, tea, jams, 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 two cats (indoors) and one dog (outdoors).
No smoking inside the house;
No noise allowed from 00.00h-07.30 am;
Keep the kitchen clean if you use it;
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 dog may destroy it).
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Carla. The house is lovely and has great views. We went for a wonderful walk through the country, but it's not terribly close to town.
Dear Carla and Joa
Thank you very much for the very nice time I‘ve had at your wonderful house.
I enjoyed the time very much and everything was great especially the breakfast with the fresh baked bread and cake which you've baked.
As well the nice trails which Joa has explained with the perfect weather forecast.
Thank you so much!
Have a nice life at Soa Miguel and I hope we will see us again.
Very best greetings
Carla and Joao were perfect hosts in a lovely house and beautiful place. The view from the living room is just spectacular. Combining the view with the 5* homemade bread and jam for breakfast there is no way you will not think about coming back again next time. Thanks Carla and Joao for everything :-)))
Carla's home was beautiful and clean. The view is spectacular and we were greeted with yummy breakfasts each morning. A great place to stay in Povoaçao!
We loved to stay at Carla's place it is beautiful house which offers beautiful views over the ocean. She provided us some information before we arrived which made it very easy for us. We loved the breakfast and enjoyed hanging out with cats and the two other Germans that were visiting the same time. We highly recommend this place. It makes your vacation even better!
João and Carla were great hosts. The pictures and reviews are spot on. The house has a gorgeous view and is in quiet neighborhood. The room and shared spaces were exceptionally clean. Breakfasts were filling and João took time each day to give me recommendations of things to do. Thanks, I enjoyed my stay.
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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!