About this listing
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.
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.
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. It's a residential neighborhood. The markets, bars and restaurants are in the village, about two minutes (driving) from the house.
This particular bedroom is cozy, full of light and has plenty of storage space. In there, exist two single beds, but they can be put together and they become a couple bed (180x190). I also have an air mattress for children and a baby crib (we can agree on a symbolic price). There are also a chair, a bedside table, a mirror and a bookcase.
You can use the kitchen and its utensils, but you should leave it as clean and tidy as you found it (it's not allowed to roast, fry or grill or use the barbecue). The guests may use the whole house, except the other bedrooms. There are two bathrooms for three bedrooms.
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).
They guests may want to run or walk outdoors: there's a perfect path for that, ten minutes away (by foot)...
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.
Do not smoke inside the house (just in the garden);
Do not make noise 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, if the ground is wet outside;
Turn off the lights when you don't need it (there's no need of turning on the lights during the day, because there are a lot of big windows);
Guests may have to cook their own breakfast (depending on the host's availability), but all the items will be provided in this case;
Do not use the decorative pillows for sleeping;
Do not leave anything outside during the night (or the dog will play with it and it means that he'll destroy).
We loved staying at Carla's beautiful home! The pictures do not capture how beautiful the view is from their deck and yard. Carla was extremely helpful from start to finish, and she made sure that our stay was comfortable and easy! We highly recommend staying here!
We had a great at Carla's and Juan's place. They made us feel welcome straight away. They also gave us the perfect advice to explore the Island.
Carla and Joao were excellent hosts!They were very friendly and helpful and they made our stay in Sao Miguel a lot better than it would have been if we stayed elsewhere!
Everyday we would wake up to delicious breakfast with homemade cake and bread and Carla would make suggestions about places to visit using the map she provided us with. This is how we learned about nice viewing spots and gardens and hiking paths that we wouldn't have visited otherwise. Joao would also check the weather forecast and tides for us, and he suggested when it's best to visit each place so that we could make the most out of our visit.
The house was stunning, with nice modern design and breathtaking views to the ocean. Our room was bright and clean. Upon our arrival we found clean towels and a pack of welcome cookies which proved to be a great snack during our road trips!
I would highly recommend staying there and if I was given a chance to visit the island again I would do so too!
Carla est une hôte qui nous accueille avec le sourire. Elle est attentionnée (un petit verre pour nous souhaiter bienvenue et une petite gâterie). Elle est très disponible pour répondre à nos questions. Sa maison est magnifique, confortable et très propre. Notre séjour a été très agréable. C'est une bonne adresse pour profiter de la beauté et de la tranquillité des Açores.
Das Haus liegt auf einem Vorsprung an einem der Hügel rund um Povoacao. Schon bei der Anfahrt könnten wir es aus etwas Entfernung erspähen und uns ausmahlen, welches tolle Panorama sich von dort aus erschließt. Der Ausblick von dort über das Meer und die Umgebung könnte kaum schöner sein. Vor etwa 7 Jahren wurde das moderne Gebäude errichtet. Entsprechend ist alles auf einem aktuellen Standart.
Carla und João, unsere "Hosts", haben uns freundlich begrüßt und ein Getränk auf der schönen Terrasse angeboten. In unserem Zimmer hatten sie bereits alles inkl. Babybett vorbereitet. Klasse war auch, dass uns Carla anbot, eine Maschine Wäsche zu waschen. So haben wir uns gleich herzlich aufgenommen gefühlt.
Im Haus gibt es insgesamt 3 Gästezimmer, die in einem klassischen/ursprünglichen AirBnB-Style mitten im Wohnhaus untergebracht sind. Wohnraum, Küche, Bäder etc. wird alles geteilt. Die Küche ist entsprechend top ausgestattet. Für uns Baby-Eltern waren entsprechend z.B. Mikrowelle und Stabmixer sehr hilfreich.
Morgens gibt es ein Frühstück mit selbst gebackenem Brot, Käse, Marmelade, Honig, selbstgebackenem Kuchen und Obst. An einem Tag gab es auch selbstgemachte Pfannkuchen.
Carla und João sowie auch die anderen Gäste sind mit unserer Kleinen sehr lieb und tolerant umgegangen. Da die Schlafzimmer direkt nebeneinander sind, war es für uns allerdings eher unangenehm, wenn wir nachts mit schreiendem Baby die anderen zu wecken drohten. Es wurde allerdings allseitig beteuert, dass man nichts davon mitbekommen habe.
Ideal ist die Unterkunft denke ich für Paare, die gerne auch mit anderen Gästen in den Austausch kommen möchten. Die Gäste, die wir kennenlernen dürften, waren alle sehr herzlich, reiselustig und interessiert, genauso wie Carla und João selbst.
Carla and Joāo are the best hosts you can imagine!
They are very friendly and know a lot about the island. During our stay they gave us great advice about where to go and what routes to take there. Thanks again for the advice!
We had a wonderful time exploring Sao Miguel :)
The house is really beautiful with an amazing view over the ocean.
It was very clean and the bed was comfortable.
Breakfast - what should I say: Perfect!
Homemade bread and jams, fruits, coffee and tea.
We can 100% recommend to stay with Carla and Joāo at their beautiful house :)
A Carla e o João são muito simpáticos e acolheram-nos muitíssimo bem.
A casa é espectacular, muito bem decorada, muito confortável, com uma vista sobre o mar fantástica e perto do centro de Povoação, com acesso fácil a supermercados, bandos, farmácias e centro de saúde.
Muito sossegada, mesmo quando partilhada com mais hóspedes.
Um lugar a recomendar, sem dúvida!
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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!