Entire home/apt
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
3 Beds
$64
Per Night
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180º PANORAMIC FLAT PONTA DELGADA

The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $17 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $17
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

Beautiful, spacious, 2 bedroomed fisrt floor apartment with stunning views

1st bedroom ( with the panoramic view) equiped with 1 Double bed.

2nd room ( the entrance room - interior ) equiped with 1 bunk bed for 2 people.

As an example, when there is a booking request from a family, normally kids enjoy to stay in the room with the bunk bed while their parents stay at the panoramic double bed room.

> maximum occupancy = 4 people


• private rooftop terrace with panoramic views over the ocean to the south and over lagoa do Fogo's mountain to the east
• 1 kitchen with microwave + refrigerator + electric stove + 1 electric oven
• Bathroom with shower
• Very Quiet area with stunning views
within 3.0 km from the historic centre of Ponta Delgada

Alternatively, there is a bus that will bring you directly to the city historical centre. The Bus stop is only 4 mins walk from the flat. 1 way journey will cost aprox 2 euro/passenger. Buses stop aprox every half an hour from 8am until 7 pm.

A taxi from the flat to the city centre will cost you aprox 10€/single journey

A taxi between the airport and the flat will cost you aprox 15€/single journey

I strongly recomend to rent a car to explore all the major attractions and landmarks in the Island. In my opinion It's definitely the best way to explore the natural beauty of São Miguel Island.


Indoor area = 94 sq m
rooftop area = 19 sq m

This rental includes Fresh linens and towels
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the apartment.
Free parking is available on the street outside

There are some guide books, tourist information and our Guest Manual providing information on the apartment, favorite spots in the Island & city centre attractions.

Pre-Arrival information will be sent to you before the commencement of your stay with directions & information on the apartment, parking & other local amenities.

I will meet you on arrival at the apartment & assist you with any aspects of your stay.

However, sometimes I do have to travel on business, which means on those dates a team of interns will assist you in all aspects you may need wether it is on your check-in, during your stay or even on the checkout.

Both me and my team will always make sure you will get assistance whenever needed!

Check in & out Policy

Check-in time is 13h00 and check out time is 10:15am. Should a guest desire a later check out time, they may request this in advance. Due to various circumstances, late check-out is not (URL HIDDEN) about AZORES

**Visit Azores | Top Ten Places to Travel by NATGEO traveler
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**Sao Miguel Island - the Azores - EX1R by Rico Bergholdt Hansen
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House Rules
Check-in is after 1PM

Please be considerate of other people in the building at all times, especially on the staircase and the common entrance patio after 10pm.

Please turn the electric oil heater down or off when you go out, or go to sleep for the sake of the heating bill and the environment.

Also during summer season please turn down the electric fan everytime you leave the flat

Please make sure you close all the lights after leaving the flat and in the entrance hall as you get in, to avoid overheating and any kind of short circuit or even fire!

If you throw rubbish in the bins please make sure you do separate your rubbish - Plastic in yellow bin, paper in blue bin, rest in green bin.

High Heel shoes are banned in the apartment (please remove at entrance) as they are deadly for my wood floors!

I always try to make sure that the essentials in the apartment such as salt, sugar, tea, olive oil, washing liquid for the dishes etc. please feel free to use these, but if you empty something please replace it.

For longer stays - I require a cleaner to visit the apartment once every 2 weeks at an extra cost of 25€ each time.

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Safety Features
First Aid Kit

Availability
3 nights minimum stay
180º PANORAMIC FLAT PONTA DELGADA

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Alfredo

Alfredo

Ponta Delgada, Portugal · Member since August 2012

I'm a Portuguese citizen, born and raised in the beautiful Azores Islands. After living for while as a student in the UK and Spain, I've decided to return to the Azores where I currently live with my family. Travelling around the world is one of my favorite hobbies as well as hosting and meeting people from other countries. Being a "travelaholic" since an early age, made me realize that the world has an immense potential to widen your horizons and make you perceive how travelers expect to be hosted when they're abroad.
I strongly believe on Henry Miller's statement: “One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.

I have also created the airbnb group VOLCANIC ISLANDS from which i am the current organizer. For those who are also hosts here on airbnb, please feel welcome to join it!
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Azores are candidates for Best European Destination 2016 award. It is the only Portuguese destination in the 2016 edition.
/////////// April 2016

Furnas in Sao Miguel Island listed as one of top 5 best volcanic destinations
Furnas offers an ironic environment, as it's alive with volcanic activity, but is also the source of many spa treatments. It's the areas steaming geysers and hot bubbling springs that provide therapeutic mud and mineral water for spa treatments. If you're looking to relax, visit Praque Terra Nostra on the western side of Lake Furnas. Within this park, there's a thermal swimming pool among a variety of exotic plants. If you're hungry move to the opposite side of the lake. This is where natural hot springs are used as ovens. It's traditional for islanders to boil a meat and vegetable stew, known as cozido, in huge pots placed underground for up to seven hours.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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"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

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**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

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