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Make a holiday rental home or self catering villa in Azores, Portugal your home away from home

The Azores Islands are a group of nine magical islands in the Atlantic. Holidays in the Azores, Portugal are unlike any other, and the landscapes and wildlife in the Azores is particularly spectacular. The bright green of the land and the gleaming white of the little self catering Azores cottages contrast spectacularly with the rich blues and bright cold of the many little lagoons and bays that form the coastline of the nine islands, attracting artists and nature lovers from every corner of the globe.

Things to do in Azores, Portugal

The pace of life you will experience on your holidays to the Azores, Portugal is magnificent. It is just a shame that one day your holidays in the Azores Islands will come to an end! Immersing yourself in the unique culture of the Azores, Portugal is a joy, and there are a great deal of festivals, fairs and events throughout the local calendar to get involved with, where traditional music, food and dance still take main stage.

The beaches of the Azores Islands are a mixed bag, but each remains almost impossibly picturesque, with steep cliffs that plunge into the deep blue waters of the Atlantic. Water sports absolutely thrive in the islands, especially sailing, windsurfing and surfing, and there are little ports on almost every island.

Whale watching in the Azores, Portugal, is particularly popular, and trips whale watching in the Azores can be taken from any one of five separate islands. The wildlife of the Azores is incredible, both on land and in the sea. Swimming with dolphins and deep sea fishing trips are particularly special from self catering Azores holiday rentals, as you really get a sense of being far from land, in a world where these magnificent creatures are truly at home. On land, there are infinite Azores walks to enjoy, often taking you through the natural, unspoilt habitats of Azores wildlife, especially some of the 227 bird species that call the Azores home. There are many guided Azores walks to join should you like to benefit from the huge experience of the Azores tourist guides and nature wardens. Pico Island is especially good for Azores walks, with great trails of varying difficultly all around the island.

There are even two golf courses to play on holiday in the Azores, Portugal. Both the courses, Azalea and Cadars, are located on Sao Miguel, offering testing golf, stunning views and plenty of luxurious self catering Azores accommodation nearby.

Places to visit on holiday in Azores, Portugal

The nine islands in the Azures Islands are Corvo, Flores, Graciosa, Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Terceira, Sao Miguel and Santa Maria.

Weather in the Azores, Portugal

Despite their vulnerable position of the Azores, Portugal, unprotected out in the middle of the Atlantic, the climate remains a temperate maritime climate. The warm waters of the Gulf Stream keep the Azores Islands warmer than you might imagine, with average monthly temperatures reaching over 20°C from June until the end of September, and winter averages remaining above 15°C, which is amazingly warm. Rain and storms are not uncommon though, and can strike at any time.

Travel to Azores, Portugal

There are small airports on each of the islands, but in order to start a self catering holiday in the Azores, Portugal, you must fly to Ponta Delgada (PDL), the only airport receiving direct flights to the Azores from the UK. The Ponta Delgada, or Joao Paulo II Airport, is located on Sao Miguel Island, and receives direct flights to the Azores from London and Manchester (MAN) with SATA International Airlines.

    Excellent! 4.6/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    House #6495500
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (30 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Chateau / Country House #2105572
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #6713415
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Apartment #6560132
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            Exceptional! 5/5
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            House #2508748
            8
            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (11 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              House #239864
              11
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (28 reviews)
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                • 5 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Sleeps 12
                Villa #1508713
                28
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (22 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 9
                  Cottage #1025562
                  22
                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                    • Studio
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 10
                    House #4243196
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #6729937
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                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (23 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Cottage #1072179
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                        Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (27 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          House #1607325
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                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                            (7 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Villa #6496756
                            7
                            Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (17 reviews)
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                              • Studio
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 3
                              Cottage #1725182
                              17
                              Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (13 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 10
                                Villa #1206130
                                13
                                Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (7 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Farmhouse #1958550
                                  7
                                  Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                    (9 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    House #1905923
                                    9
                                    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (19 reviews)
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Villa #897836
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                                      Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #2601439
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                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (60 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Bungalow #821579
                                          60
                                          Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            House #6379100
                                            3
                                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (3 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              House #1872823
                                              3
                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #1882686
                                                6
                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (21 reviews)
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  Cottage #1887476
                                                  21
                                                  Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    House #2365106
                                                    11
                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #6569972
                                                      5
                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Bungalow #516566
                                                        7
                                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          House #1874762
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (14 reviews)
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Villa #1203306
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                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #1311796
                                                              2
                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Villa #1721735
                                                                4
                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                                  • Studio
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Multiple rentals House #505085
                                                                  7
                                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    Villa #429375
                                                                    16
                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1625235
                                                                      1
                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #1422233
                                                                        8
                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Farmhouse #450052
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                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                            Apartment #6713983
                                                                            3
                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                                              House #4046937
                                                                              6
                                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Chalet #1989686
                                                                                8
                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Villa #8087684
                                                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (21 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #1405407
                                                                                    21
                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Farmhouse #753524
                                                                                      7
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                        (33 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #1360059
                                                                                        33
                                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #6126196
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (37 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Condo #322100vb
                                                                                            37
                                                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Condo #1625235
                                                                                              7
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                House #5122944
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                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  House #1391593
                                                                                                  7
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #1853425
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #1909827
                                                                                                      7
                                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Amazing Place to stay on an Amzing Island

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We came to the Azores looking to discover somewhere new and to stay somewhere peaceful where we we could relax in comfort. We most certainly found both. Our experience has been fantastic all the way through. Josie responds very quickly to all requests through the Homeaway portal. This included ensuring all the arrangements were set for our arrival. As promised Paula was waitng at the airport to accompany us to the accomodation (via the short detour to show us where the supermarket is). On arrival we were given a full tour of the house and grounds. Paula then showed us the fantastic meal she had ready prepared for us. It was delicious! We particuarly liked the local cheese, local pineapple and local blood sausage on sticks. We made our own every night thereafter! During our week stay we found that the house lacked for nothing. Very clean and everything in working order. Every home comfort you can possibly need is there for you. In particular the kitchen facilities are super. We also made very good use of the BBQ (personal favourite passtime). Masses of space is available for car parking, lounging in the sun (yes we had 6 days of it!) and the stroll down to the sea is delightful. The property is very secure and private, with big strong gates. We found Calhetas a fantastic central base from which to tour the many delights of Sao Miguel. Everyday we set out in the car to visit our choice of scenic views from Moisteros, Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Fogo, Furnas, Nordeste, Ponta Delgada and of course everywhere in between. We had some fantastic meals out in local restaurants where amazing fish was served at great prices. (note- we must return and do the meat dish tour....). We swam in the sea, we paddled on black sand beaches, we swam at a secluded seaside waterfall (bit of a steep walk but worth it!) we bathed in both sets of hot pools at Furnas, we walked at Sete Cidades, we visited the Botanical Gardens in Ponta Delgada and we visited no end of beautiful Miradouro. On a future visit we will do the definitive testing of BBQ facilities at each Miradouro. Many have staggering views, almost all have sinks and toilets as well! All well used but clearly well maintained. Some even provided wood for burning. Sadly of course our trip had to end and as promised Paula was there at 05:30 to receive back the keys and had we required it support us back to the airport. Overall we had the fantastic vacation and would thoroughly recommend this property. Thanks to Josie & Paula
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      far away but close enough

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The property is charming old fashioned clean and functional if you are into modern then it is the opposite. Its seclusion its endearing quiteness in a village with spectacular scenery is the peace we were looking for .The property has all the basic amenities in a village that replicates typical old fashioned values warm people. You will need a car otherwise you cannot get anywhere but on a typical 5- 7 day stay you can see all it is not a beach holiday although there are beaches but you can simply stroll day to day or hike as you wish a walkers paradise.Weather is mixed never cold but the higher up the more risk of cloud . Dont forget it is a volcanic island easily accessible Iceland with warm temperatures but not hot and you can bathe in the volcanic pools.Food and drink cheap a real bonus eating out half the price of the UK basic food inexpensive -petrol slightly more expensive than the UK
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017