About This Listing
About the house: We are a young azorean couple, who lived in this house for 3 years. The house is more than 100 years old and it has been in the family for all this time. It's still our favourite house because of its particular charming features and for the invigorating energy it transmits to those who wish to listen to the splendid sounds of nature. But our family grew bigger and we had to move to another house, we could also call home. We didn't go far, we live just 100 meters away!
Now we want to share this house with those who are looking for a calm and inspiring place to relax even for just a few days. This house is different and can make you experience unforgetable moments.
Attached cottage: 80 m2 in a 1.200 m2 farm.
Located in a rural area.
Sleeps: 3 (3 adults or 2 adults + 2 small children)
The house is located in Lagoa, in Nossa Senhora do Rosário parish, around 7 km from Ponta Delgada.
Nearest airport: João paulo II, Ponta Delgada at 12 km
Nearest hospital: Hospital do divino espírito santo, Ponta Delgada at 9 km
Nearest Ferry: Portas do mar, Ponta Delgada at 8 km
Nearest natural vulcanic swimming pools: Lagoa at 5 km
Nearest beach: Praia das milícias, Ponta Delgada at 3 km
Nearest restaurants: Ponta Delgada, at the beach, at 3 km
Nearest post office: Lagoa at 4,7 km
Nearest Pharmacy: Lagoa at 4,5 km
Nearest gas station: Lagoa at 4 km
Nearest supermarket: Solmar, Livramento, at 2,7 km
Nearest mini market: Popúlo, Livramento, at 2 km
Nearest bus stop: at 1,4 km
Nearest Grocer's: at 1,3 km
1 bedroom (mezzanine)
Small library with books in Portuguese, English and German
4 ring stove and oven
Fridge with freezer
Kitchen table for 6 people
Sofa (comfy seating for 2 people)
2 "bean bags"
Games: 2 decks of cards and domino
Sofa bed can accomodate 1 adult or 2 small children
1st bathroom (1st floor):
Electric towel dryer
2nd bathroom (ground floor)
Garage for 1 car
Iron & board
Viewpoint to sea and mountain with garden table and 4 chairs.
Laundry room with washing machine
Interaction with Guests
We live just 100 metres away from the cottage and so we are available for anything you might need.
Slow food restaurant "Vila Pavillon" at 500 m
Horseriding Centre “Quinta da Terça”, Livramento at 2,5 km
Natural vulcanic swimming pools
Geotermic vulcanologic observatorium of the Azores
Pic nic in a private park at 3 m
Camping in a private park at 3 m
Other Things to Note
* The crib for 1 child up to 2 years old is free.
* Although the house has only one double bed and one sofa bed, if necessary, it is possible to accomadate up to 2 people on an inflatable matress on the living room. In this case each extra person is 10€ per night.
* On the arrival day a welcome basket with local products is offered.
* You may collect what the farm is producing, like: fruit, tea or herbs free of charge.
* For the comfort of the guests during the winter seasons, we provide wood for the fire place.
* Children are welcome
* The owners speak Portuguese, English and German
* Please note that beach towels are not provided
* For the comfort of all our guests smoking permitted outdoor only.
Wir hatten von Anfang an einen wunderschönen Aufenthalt in Silvia's Haus. Sie hat uns mit offenen Armen empfangen und durch ihre aufgeschlossene und sympathische Art haben wir sie auch gleich ins Herz geschlossen.
In ihrem Haus haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt und die Lage war ideal um Ruhe zu finden und perfekt für Ausflüge.
Sei es der riesige Garten mit Kräutern, das Haus mit viel Liebe zum Detail, die Fürsorge von Silvia, die Annehmlichkeiten wie zB frische Eier waren nur ein Teil eines entspannten Urlaubs.
Huset är väldigt trevligt, med en underbar trädgård.
Privat garage inomhus, nära till allt.
Värdarna Silvia och Artur var väldigt hjälpsamma, trevliga och bemötande.
Vi rekommenderar starkt det här huset.
Wir haben die Zeit in Silvias Haus sehr genossen und Sie hat sich immer darum gekümmert, dass wir uns wohl und wie zu Hause fühlen. Wir haben insbesondere den großen Garten mit der Terrasse sehr genossen. Frische Kräuter und Früchte aus dem Garten waren bei uns jeden Tag auf dem Tisch. :-) Auch die Nachbarschaft war toll und wir haben eine Führung durch den angrenzenden Nachbarsgarten bekommen. Wir würden Silvia und das Haus jederzeit weiterempfehlen.
Silvia's house is perfect, even better than expected! We wish we could have stayed longer and would recommend it without hesitation.
We arrived without any problem thanks to the detailed instructions of Silvia, and got a very warm welcome, also with some local and homemade products.
The house is ideally located, very close to Ponta Delgada (but in a more typical location) and to the main roads. We could visit the whole island from there (in the Azores it is quite necessary to rent a car).
We felt very comfortable in the house which has a very warm atmosphere, and were happy to use the chimney on some evenings when the weather was a bit colder (there is also heating available, but thought it was nicer to use the chimney).
The house has a beautiful garden with herbs (like sage, rosemary, mint...) and fruits (it depends on the season, we had bananas and a kind of sugar apple) we were allowed to eat, it was really great and tasty!
If you come in Summer you will really enjoy the garden, and you will have a table and a barbecue for you to use. Also, there is a very nice view from the garden.
The stay in Silvias house was fantastic. We felt very welcome and used the house as base camp for diverse hiking tours. Silvia is a very open, friendly and caring host. Communication was very easy, she was always available. Additionaly, the house has a wonderful garden that we also used a lot, perfectly well suited for relaxing and chilling. Watch out, you need a car to come to this nice place.
Thanks for very nice experience of Sao Miguel´s countryside. The garden in foggy morning is simply unforgetable as well as the house with its special atmosphere. We recomend this welcoming place to everyone, who likes romantic and natural sites.
We hope to come back. Barbora and Filip
Silvia was an excellent host, very helpful, friendly, accessible, yet respectful of your privacy. The house was very clean, well stocked and nice, with a beautiful, large backyard. The place is very central to just about everything. We would not hesitate to stay there again and we would recommend it to anyone.
About the Host, Sílvia
Sou uma apaixonada pela natureza e tudo o que lhe diz respeito. Por isso, em 2005, eu e o meu marido Artur decidimos trocar um apartamento no centro da cidade de Ponta Delgada, por uma quinta bem aconchegadinha, longe mas perto, de tudo o que é preciso.
Mas a nossa família foi crescendo e tivemos de sair da casa, que agora partilhamos com quem se sentir atraída por ela, sim, é mesmo uma questão de atração!
Os hóspedes que por aqui têm passado dizem que esta casa/ espaço tem uma energia especial!
Profissionalmente sou professora de Inglês e Alemão. Ainda me lembro um pouco do Francês que se aprendeu na escola há muitos anos atrás e não tenho vergonha de "espanholar o meu português para que os "nuestros hermanos" me possam compreender.
Tenho 2 filhos lindos, Manuel e Olívia.
Sou destemida, muito aberta e sempre disponível para satisfazer a curiosidade dos meus hóspedes. O facto de ter trabalhado como técnica de turismo durante 2 anos, permitiu-me saber o que hóspede espera e deseja durante a sua estadia. Mais não digo.
Agora é consigo, deixe-se surpreender e verá que se vai sentir como se estivesse em casa!