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Make a Holiday Rental Apartment in Sao Miguel Island, Portugal, Your Home Away From Home

Sao Miguel is the largest and most populous of the Portuguese Azores islands. Set almost midway across the Atlantic, around 1000 miles off the western coast of Portugal, these remote volcanic islands are the ideal destination for visitors looking for a get-away-from-it-all type of holiday, away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland resorts. Visitors looking to spend their holidays on Sao Miguel Island will find that it boasts the best choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation. There are villas and apartments in the largest city, Ponta Delgada, as well as more rustic traditional Portuguese cottages and farmhouses to be found nestling alongside its steep hillsides.

Things to Do on Holiday in Sao Miguel Island, Portugal

Being an island, it will come as no surprise to visitors spending their holidays on Sao Miguel to discover that water sports activities are a particular attraction. The surrounding often turbulent waters of the Atlantic provide the perfect conditions for the more experienced surfing enthusiasts, whilst the rugged coastline of the island is popular amongst scuba divers. When the weather permits, island hopping to discover the other eight islands of the Azores archipelago is another popular pursuit. On dry land, the mountainous landscape of both dormant and active volcanoes provides the ideal conditions for mountaineering, abseiling and hill walking.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Sao Miguel Island, Portugal

With numerous both active and dormant volcanoes to be found within its 293 square miles, Sao Miguel is a volcanologist’s and geologist’s dream. No holiday spent on Sao Miguel can be complete without observing - from a safe distance - the Lagoa do Fogo. Translating into English as the ‘Lake of Fire’, this deep, constantly steaming lake fills the cone of the Miradouro da Serra da Borrasso, one of the islands largest volcanoes. Other attractions include the hot springs to be found towards the centre of the island and the lush plant life to be found throughout the island’s fertile valleys and plains, fed by ancient lava flows.

Weather in Sao Miguel Island, Portugal

Due to its location, set towards the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Sao Miguel Island’s climate is very much influenced by the Gulf Stream. This means that temperatures tend to stay between 14 and 26 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The average annual rainfall of around 40 inches falls mainly in the winter months.

Travel to Sao Miguel Island, Portugal

Travellers from the UK looking to spend their holidays on Sao Miguel Island will discover that Monarch Airlines and SATA International operate regular, direct flights from London Luton (LTN) and London Gatwick (LGW) to the island’s Joao Paulo II Airport (PDL).

    Excellent! 4.6/5
    (10 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    House #6495500
    10
    Viewed 100 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (30 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Chateau / Country House #2105572
      30
      Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (8 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #6713415
        8
        Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (11 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Apartment #6560132
          11
          Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (8 reviews)
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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)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              House #239864
              11
              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (28 reviews)
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                • 5 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Sleeps 12
                Villa #1508713
                28
                Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                  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
                    1
                    Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
                      avg/night
                      • 3 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #6729937
                      2
                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (23 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Cottage #1072179
                        23
                        Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (27 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          House #1607325
                          27
                          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)
                              avg/night
                              • 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)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Farmhouse #1958550
                                  7
                                  Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                    (9 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 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
                                      19
                                      Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #2601439
                                        Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                          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
                                            avg/night
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            House #6379100
                                            3
                                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (3 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              House #1872823
                                              3
                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (6 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #1882686
                                                6
                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (21 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  Cottage #1887476
                                                  21
                                                  Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                    (11 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    House #2365106
                                                    11
                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #6569972
                                                      5
                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (7 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 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
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #1311796
                                                            2
                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (4 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Villa #1721735
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (7 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • Studio
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Multiple rentals House #505085
                                                                7
                                                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                  (16 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 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)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 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
                                                                        3
                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                          (6 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                          House #4046937
                                                                          6
                                                                          Viewed 15 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)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 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)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Farmhouse #753524
                                                                                7
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (33 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #1360059
                                                                                  33
                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (37 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Condo #322100vb
                                                                                    37
                                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                      (7 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Condo #1625235
                                                                                      7
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                        (7 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #1391593
                                                                                        7
                                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Apartment #1853425
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                            (7 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #1909827
                                                                                            7
                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (7 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • Studio
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Chalet #2166032
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (18 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                House #1517309
                                                                                                18
                                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Villa #6564408
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Chateau / Country House #6737422
                                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Chateau / Country House #2570146
                                                                                                      Viewed 30 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