Ap Charme - Penthouse (Free Wi-Fi)


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  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Charming loft-luxury decor, in the city of Ponta Delgada.
top floor with magnificent views of the city, sea and mountains. Comfortably seats two people. Outdoor terrace w/desk, hammock and swing. Enjoy the spirit of the city without leaving.Free parking outside.
There is a common entrance door to the lower floor before the apartment's entrance door.

The space
Top floor of a duplex.
View over the city and sea. A magnificent Penthouse, spacious, airy, tastefully decorated, with a fantastic outdoor balcony, to admire the sunset in the evening the sea, mountain to marina of Ponta Delgada on the island of S.Miguel.
Located in a safe and noble area of the city, between the VIP Hotel and Hotel Lince, with a magnificent/stunning view over the sea and the Serra de Água de Pau.
Spacious, tastefully decorated, this luxurious PentHouse presents itself as the best choice, the most comfortable base for discovering the island's natural beauties. Library with books in foreign languages, and snoker table, will delight those who like to read or rest in the hammock on the counter. Ponta Delgada will be at your feet and Portas do Mar, with its varied dining spaces and its nightclub will delight those who like to dance. Sometimes PD hosts large cruise ships (110 per year) and quickly transforms into a cosmopolitan space par excellence.
The city By Night, will be another great attraction, with its restaurants and showrooms and bars with live music, and long seaside promenade, for tours, both by day and night.
Meal service is possible: either from typical Azorean dishes, homemade, or from fresh fish or vegetarian dishes (if requested in advance).
Guided tours of the city or other places of tourist attraction, Lagoons, Beaches, Furnas, Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Fogo, etc.The special stew in the boilers, will be prepared by the guest, who will have a unique experience of intense flavor that will never forget.

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What this place offers

City skyline view
Harbor view
Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable

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Where you’ll be

Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

Best and newest neighborhood in town. Located between two major hotels the VIP Hotel and the Lynx. Close to the best space in the city for outdoor sports, the "Urban Park", where you can jog or simply walk. The Pesqueiro swimming pool, with free access to the sea and blue flag,another attraction, very close to the accommodation. The University of the Azores with its beautiful garden and small lake, surrounded by centuries-old trees. The best bakery and bakery in the city in the same neighborhood, MegaSabor, on the ground floor. Close to two large shopping malls, but if you are not a fan you will always have as an alternative a mini market and fruit shop on the ground floor of the building.

Hosted by Joao Paulo Frazao

  1. Joined in August 2014
  • 375 Reviews
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My philosophy is simple . . . . . .The Customer is always right! Communicative, sharing a special taste for simplicity, by nature, by land, farming, melomana , cinéfilo, book worm, urban biker , and moto ,loves to be surrounded by friends! :) dedicated to tourism since 2001, sharing with family, (without which close by, lives not 100% happy ), the taste of receive. Cultivate the value of friendship disinterested. . 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. We hope to meet you at our place! See you soon (Website hidden by Airbnb) Abaixo indicam-se prémios e galardões que distinguem os Açores como um local de eleição para férias solitárias ou em familia, ou grupo de amigos.... Sejam bem vindos! Azores ranked # 1, All QualityCoast certified destinations in the world’s first green destinations Top 100 For the first time, a Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100 is launched to celebrate the management efforts of the most sustainable destinations on Earth. The list is the result of open calls in the social media, followed by a selection by 30 international tourism sustainability experts. “The Global Top 100 aims to recognise tourism destinations that have worked hard to make a difference and take sustainability seriously”, says director Albert Salman of GreenDestinations, info. “Nevertheless, no destination is sustainable for the full 100%.” This is why the Top 100 present ratings of overall destination sustainability according to the only available global assessment tool for this purpose: the Global Sustainable Tourism Review, GSTR.” The destination to be considered most sustainable overall is the Portuguese Azores archipelago, because it has the highest global sustainability score by GSTR: 8.9/10. The number of selected destinations for each continent reflects the relative size of international tourism to that continent. ////////////// GreenDestinations , info The Azores: first platinum sustainable destination The Azores archipelago has become the first destination to be awarded a Platinum Quality Coast Award in recognition of its high quality coastline and number of sustainable tourism programmes. Only about 5% of the nine volcanic islands are classified as ‘urbanised’ and were also certified as a UNESCO European Geopark in 2013. ////////////// LONELY PLANET Just my cup of tea: An island-hopping adventure in the very verdant Azores Legend has it that car-maker Henry Ford offered his customers a choice of colours: black, black or black. The Azores are similar, only in green. Forget Fifty Shades: visit this Portuguese archipelago and you’ll find yourself saturated in more verdancy than you could ever imagine. //////////////// DAILY MAIL UK AZORES - World's Most Unique Travel Destinations A big part of travel is that feeling you get when experiencing something completely new, something you haven't seen or done before. ///////////// FORBES USA The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan -Trek the Volcanic Islands of the Azores - Hike among geothermal springs, deserted beaches, and petrified lava landscapes in this Portuguese archipelago. //////// NY TRAVEL MAG By Adam H. Graham Smoke on the water - Nigel Tisdall explores São Miguel and the other Azores, islands that have barely woken up to their tourist potential. Photographs by Ken Griffiths. //////////// CONDE' NAST TRAVELLER "Not a beach destination or otherwise susceptible to mass tourism; indeed, its capricious climate probably impedes the flow of tourists. The islands' green volcanic mountains and picturesque black-and-white towns look set to remain unspoiled." ////////////// NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER "Wonderful place. Built environment in good shape. Locals are very sophisticated as most have lived overseas." ////////////// NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER "Remote and temperate, the Azores remain lightly touristed. Main visitor type is the independent traveler staying in B&Bs. The ecosystem—from the beautiful hydrangea-covered hills of Flores to the rock-bottomed bays of Terceira—is in great shape. Whales still a frequent sight. Local culture strong and vibrant. Not uncommon to be invited to a person's house for dinner, or welcomed into a communal meal during a festival." ////////////// NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER "As always, it is the getting there that counts. The more rugged the journey, the more secure the memory of it against the ravages of time - and the deeper the awareness of where you have arrived...." ////////////// THE NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL - Escape to the Azores by Robert D. Kaplan "Evidence of the Azores' volcanic legacy is everywhere. Black honeycombed lava stone is the common denominator of all dwellings, from Baroque churches and manor houses to the humblest cottage. The natural beauty bequeathed by volcanic fury is even more noticeable. Lava-rich soil nourishes a patchwork of camellias, lilies, ferns, azaleas and hydrangeas, zig-zagged with lava rock walls. Sao Miguel's Lagoa do Fogo (lake of fire) was formed at the bottom of an eroded volcano. The place is so tranquil that at first it didn't occur to me to follow a path down the lake's mossy sides to enjoy the profane pleasures of swimming in its turquoise waters.... " ////////////// THE NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL- Splendid Isolation In the Azores- By Barbara Paulson The Azores are “sunny, beautiful and safe but Portugal doesn’t seem to know what to do with them,” writes Andrew Mueller, referring to the nine islands as the “most undervalued, under-exploited asset in the world.” ////////////// MONOCLE MAGAZINE (ISSUE 57) Waiting in the Isles by Andrew Mueller "...Like that island of rain and smiles, the landscapes of the Azores are abundantly green - but with added exoticism. The islanders appear to have raided every passing vessel for seeds and cuttings, and one of the joys of pottering around in a hire car is coming across parks, viewpoints and roadside verges that are exploding with flowers. The spikey orange blooms of wild ginger, originally from the Himalayas, are particularly noticeable, and where we have fields bordered with hedgerows, local farmers go in for lines of blue and white hydrangeas that in summer turn the islands into a vast floral garden...." ////////////// THE TELEGRAPH /TRAVEL, The Azores: Europe begins here by Nigel Tisdall. "A four-hour direct flight from Boston brings you to this string of volcanic islands, and transports you to an altogether other world." "At the end of my first day on Sao Miguel, after racing to glimpse half a dozen of the island’s spectacular mountains, lakes, and beaches before a helmet of fog settled down over them, I came across an arresting sight. In Mosteiros, a small village of red-roofed, whitewashed houses on the island’s northwestern corner, the mauve sunset collided with the blue ocean to frame a set of rock formations standing sentinel just offshore. It looked a bit like a Stonehenge of the sea. In every guidebook for the Azores — a string of nine volcanic islands sitting in the wide-open Atlantic between New England and Western Europe — there is a checklist of not-to-miss sights. It’s a testament to the bounty of Azorean beauty that on the lists I had consulted, this gorgeous scene in Mosteiros was nowhere to be found." "The Azores just might be the most interesting destination you’ve either never heard of or never seriously considered. It’s something of a mystery why more New Englanders don’t visit the archipelago, which functions as an autonomous region of Portugal. It’s not because of inconvenience. Boston is the only American city offering year-round nonstop flights to Sao Miguel, whose population of nearly 140,000 exceeds the combined total inhabitants of the eight other islands. And the flight there takes only about four hours." ////////////// THE BOSTON GLOBE MAGAZINE - Azores, a perfect destination for Boston travelers By Neil Swidey "Just four hours from Boston lies a bit of Old World Europe that Americans have yet to discover. In the Azores, you can find crater lakes, ancient walking paths and renovated stone houses. What you won’t find (yet) are crowds..." ////////////// EUROPEAN TRAVEL ON NBC NEWS - The new allure of the Azores by Christine Richard "Our airplane is descending in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and I can't get Barry Manilow out of my head. "It's a miracle!" he keeps singing. "A true-blue spectacle! A miracle come true!" ////////////// TRAVEL+LEISURE, Untouched Azores by David Hochman + INFO - you may please check these youtube channels: **Visit Azores | Top Ten Places to Travel by NATGEO traveler ** The Azores were recently announced in Fodor's list as one of the 25 must-take trips of 2013 including best emerging destinations, top values, buzziest hotspots, and most travel-worthy events. Please check this list on the web! **The volcanic mystic in the Azores | Top Ten Places To Travel by NATGEO traveler **Sao Miguel Island - the Azores - EX1R by Rico Bergholdt Hansen **Touch Nature in the AZORES by Discover the Azores **Amazing Azores - 720 HD by Ian Swarbrick And the Award for Platinum Quality Coast, 2014-2015 goes to the Portuguese archipelago of nine islands – Azores. The award from Quality Coast, the largest certification programme in the world, identifies destinations that standout in regard to sustainable tourism. This is the first time such an award is being presented. By achieving the award, Azores has maintained its impressive track record for sustainable tourism destinations. For 2013-2014, the archipelago was named No.1 sustainable tourism destination by Quality Coast. Located in the centre of the North Atlantic the Azores achieved high scores in every sector. These included coastal areas, nature, clean water, marine life, hotels, community/identity, landscape, blue flags, environment, culture, and socio-economic factors. A panel consisting of renowned marine and coastal management specialists was charged with identifying the islands that exhibited the highest standards. Following their unanimous decision, this year the Azores emerged the winner for the second time in two years. It beat a field that consisted of more than 1,000 island and coastal destinations cementing its position at the helm. This is quite impressive considering it became part of the programme in 2009. The urbanized region in Azores accounts for only 5% of the total land. The main industries in the archipelago are dairy farming, agriculture, fishing, livestock ranching, and tourism. Concerted efforts are made to ensure renewable energy is adopted. Success is achieved by emphasizing the importance of protecting the environment. This is done through schooling programs, increasing the protected areas and also better regulation. Due to the sparse development and urbanization, the volcanic archipelago has many natural heritage sites such as the UNESCO Biosphere reserve. The island is also home to a rich marine eco-system that is also protected. Common animals include pelagic fish, dolphins, marine turtles, sperm whales, great whales, cold water corals and birds. In 2013, UNESCO certified the archipelago as a European Geopark that offers well-regulated snorkeling, cycling trails, scuba-diving, 33 Blue Flag beaches, and hiking. About two hours flying time from the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, lies a nine-island archipelago which amazes its visitors with striking natural scenery and marine life. The Azores, discovered in 1427, are of volcanic origin and, lacking in white sandy beaches, they are not a typical holiday resort. Many visitors come to admire the strange volcanic formations with blue lakes inside the craters, volcanic caves, sheer black cliffs and rugged mountains. Legend has it that the islands are the tips of the highest mountains of the mythological Atlantis. Those who are interested in strange geological formations should visit the caves at Algar do Carvao on Terceira Island. When visiting the Azores, visitors can play golf on the largest of the islands – San Miguel. One of the best ways to explore the island is by means of the local Jeep Safari. English speaking drivers take you on a tour around the west side of the island. However, the number one tourist attraction in the Azores is whale and dolphin watching. Nearly twenty species of whales have been identified in the seas around here and there are also opportunities to swim with dolphins. Daily trips are available, with boats departing from the island of Pico and Faial. Scuba diving possibilities are vast and those visitors who are fond of fishing can depart from Ponta Delgada on San Miguel with the “Rabao” crew and spend a day fishing out in the ocean. Read more at (Website hidden by Airbnb)
My philosophy is simple . . . . . .The Customer is always right! Communicative, sharing a special taste for simplicity, by nature, by land, farming, melomana , cinéfilo, book worm,…

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