About This Listing
A complete furnished home in a unique little piece of earth on the Atlantic, some where between Europe and America. On this breathtaking beautiful, unforgettable spot you may enjoy the wonderful see and mountain vieuws and the sound of a waterfall.
Vivenda Xavier could be your future temporary residence. This unique piece of earth in the middle of the Atlantic, somewhere between Europe and America, is the island of São Miguel. Vivenda Xavier is a fully furnished holiday home that offers you peace, comfort and privacy. With a capacity for up to 6 people, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms a fully furnished kitchen, a living and a wonderfull terrace, Vivenda Xavier grants you and your company unforgettable holidays.
At this beautiful, unique place you can enjoy a comfortable living room with a fireplace in the winter. In the summer you are surprised by wonderful sea and mountain views from the terrace. In the spring you will enjoy both, the views and a romantic crackling fire at night in the fireplace. All this supplemented with natural sounds from the environment, a waterfall, the surf and the pleasant song of the birds.
The Azores are an incredible piece of Europe for relaxation. Blue lagoons, surrounded by flowers, spectacular views over land, sea and sometimes two coasts simultaneously could be enjoyed. Nine islands, nine different worlds, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with ancient traditions, living in balance with nature. São Miguel, the largest island, offers not only his three big beautiful lagoons - Sete Cidades, Fogo and Furnas, or the beautiful views out points, but also the bustling life of a busy modern city. Golf Fields on Sao Miguel are surrounded by azaleas, hydrangeas and criptomeria's forests. A 365-day call for a game on the most colorful fields. Water sports like sailing, windsurfing and diving are easy to practice. There are little ports all over the island, where you also can take a trip to watch whales and dolphins. From the beaches you can swim in the clean sea with a nice temperature.
Vivenda Xavier - Fully Furnished Holiday Home with Stunning views.
Pet Friendly, Near Golf, Near Beach, Ocean View, Mountain View, Near Town.Unlimited Internet facility.
The house - Bath and sleeping rooms
Three sleeping rooms and two complete athrooms. One of them is equipped with a bath and a bidet the other one has a shower. Both have a water closet.
A baby cot is available.
Comfortable living /diner room with a hearth.
Complete equipped with microwave oven, electrical oven, dishwasher, freeze, refrigerator, washing machine etc.
Terrace / balcony
Sunny terraces with see and mountain views. From this terrace you may enjoy a panoramic view over the Atlantic and green country side. This terrace (8x3m) is equipped with a barbecue .
· Flagstone all over the house
· Sliding patio doors to the both terraces (living room and suit)
· Colour TV with satellite tuner
· Stereo DVD and CD player
· PC with internet facility
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with guests are strictly when needed so you you can enjoy your privacy. There will be some contact by telephone just to ensure you have everything to your liking.
Vivenda Xavier is situated at the little fisherman village named Porto Formoso (the marvellous port). It takes about 30 minutes to drive from the local airport, 20 minutes from the capital Ponta Delgada and 10 minutes from Ribeira Grande, the second largest city on São Miguel. Ribeira Grande is known for its beautiful historic centre, the northern beaches known for windsurfing, as well as the better access point to Lagoa do Fogo crater lake.
Just about 3 minutes from the vivenda you’l find is the local beach Praia dos Moinhos. A very particular small beach with outstanding sanitary facilities.
Not far away you may enjoy a good cup of tea at Chá de Porto Formoso. One of the two old family business in Europe involved in tea production. This, all fashioned with the little fisherman port and the local church from 1509, turns this little place into a unique spot in Europe. The inhabitants make their living today predominantly from agriculture, cattle breeding, and fishing.
Willing to practice some sport? Just 15 minutes by car to the north-east you’ll find the Furnas golf course. This course was originally created by Mackenzie Ross as only having nine holes. In 1986 Cameron Powell extended them so successfully to the regular 18 that all the new holes feel as though it was designed as one initial course. The course is located in the Furnas valley which is famous for its tropical vegetation and hot springs together with its breathtaking views typical to the Azores. The fairways are undulating and mainly lined with trees providing an interesting game. The excellent greens tend to be elevated making them just that bit more of a challenge.
A car is absolutely needed. Perhaps that you could please you with a nice offer. May this interest you please say so. Through the chepeast rent-a-car on the island I can send you a rental offer free of any commitment.
REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE RENTING A PRIVATE HOME. PLEASE TREAT IT WITH THE SAME RESPECT YOU WOULD LIKE SHOWN TO YOUR OWN HOME.
We loved our stay at Vivenda Xavier. The main living area was comfortable and inviting. It let you feel outdoors when you opened the sliding doors and listened to the ocean waves. Our two year old could safely run around the living room and terrace. He also had fun climbing the stairs so we had to stay close by (it was a 3 level home). We all slept well, including our son in the portable crib that was provided. Plenty of conviences - washer/dryer, dishwasher, wifi (a little slow but worked fine), computer. We thought we might miss a yard for our son but the terace and short walk to the beach were more than enough to keep our toddler happy.
The location is great! A short walk down a hill and you are at Praia dos Moinhos with a big beach, a snack bar and a delicious restaurant, Mare Cheia, with fresh fish. It is convenient to the grocery store in Ribeira Grande and an easy drive to many great spots - the tea factories, Caldeira Velha, Furnas, Ribeira Grande etc. Luis called and checked in on us a couple times over the week. Overall, excellent place to stay for a wonderful family vacation! We'd love to return someday!
I can only say good things about this house. The location is wonderful, with beautiful Moinhos beach a short walk away and a charming terrace view of the sea. You can hear the waves crashing all day -- they, and the cow's horns jangling on the other side of the road, have been the soundtrack of our stay. It's a quiet place, on a street with hardly any traffic at all, but reached very quickly from Ponta Delgada.
We were met by Luís' housekeeper, Maria José, but Luís called twice from his home in the Netherlands and has been helpful, kind (and forgiving about out little son's small accidents).
Inside the house with it's three floors, there's everything you'll need during your vacation: a washing machine and drier, a dishwasher, WiFi, a computer -- even a guitar. Hypothetically, you might say this house lacks a garden to be perfect, but we didn't really miss it, and our kids loved the terrace and the beach.
We loved our stay at Luis's house. We fit four adults and three kids very comfortably in the three bedrooms. The third floor bedroom is massive with a king bed and a twin with a trundle underneath. The main reason I booked this place was the amenities and was not disappointed. Two bathrooms, a dishwasher, computer, WiFi, indoor and outdoor fireplace, stocked wood, plenty of towels, washer, and dryer made our home away from home really easy and comfortable with the kids. There is a no yard but the patio has a high rail and felt safe letting the younger kids play out there. We drove about 15 minutes to the bigger city of Ribeira Grande for the big grocery store “Continente” and bought fish, produce, and cooked on the outdoor fireplace with a bottle of wine (okay several bottles but hey they cost about 4 dollars). No problem parking two rental cars on the street. There is a parking spot but we were nervous with the rental cars of the kids smacking the sides. We walked almost daily down the hill to the picturesque beach (although didn't go in the ocean much since it was April) and had some beers and burgers at the local snack bar. The house is really close to the hot springs Caldeira velha which we visited twice since the kids liked the waterfall so much. We drove to other attractions (lakes, hikes, cities) around the island with little difficulty navigating. The cliffs are pretty high on this island and we were happy to be in a manual car to downshift. Luis called in several times to check if we needed anything or had questions. It really is a steal to stay here instead of a hotel. Would stay again in a heartbeat.
About the Host, Rosina Margaretha
Luís and I own this unic spot with wonderful views. Luís mi husband next to me on the photograph is the manager of our holiday home. He will have the pleasure to be your contact host.
This is wat he says about him self:
I do like to observe, makes me forming ideas about people, animals and things in life. I do like teaching because it passes on the little I know to the one he wants to know what I know. I like to write lyrics for songs to be sung and offered to those who may enjoy them. I like to sleep because mostly is always good to dream. I love the Azores because they offer a divine beauty, this spot of the world embrace me with their nature, and surprise me with his different way of standing. I like good wine, because I am son of Earth, like football even still do not knowing why. The sun because it makes me warm, I love a good joke to wake up or drive away the melancholy or the routine. The well being of my guests concerns me, I feel good sharing with others my little corner planted by the sea.