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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).

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    House #2601439
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      House #4288557
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        Apartment #6869670
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          Exceptional! 5/5
          (23 reviews)
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          Cottage #486813
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            House #239864
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
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              Multiple rentals Apartment #2407853
              4
              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                • Studio
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 10
                House #4243196
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                Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (27 reviews)
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                  • 5 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Sleeps 12
                  Villa #1508713
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (22 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 9
                    Cottage #1025562
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #6729937
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                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Multiple rentals Apartment #2407853
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                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
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                          Apartment #6819413
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                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (18 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 5
                            House #1517309
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                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (11 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Multiple rentals Apartment #2407853
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                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (4 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 5 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Chalet #4033722
                                4
                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #6472269
                                  4
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (6 reviews)
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 12
                                    House #4046937
                                    6
                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (7 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #6713415
                                      7
                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        House #1895462
                                        3
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                                          • 3 BR
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                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          House #8162704
                                          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            House #3804735
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                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Villa #748003vb
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Villa #1746910
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                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  Villa #8087684
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                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                    House #6872417
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Villa #6859989
                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        House #1908346
                                                        5
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          House #1874762
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                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            Villa #1852225
                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Farmhouse #753524
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                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                Villa #1886915
                                                                4
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #1682903
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Farmhouse #450052
                                                                    3
                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #1909827
                                                                      6
                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (4 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #4047576
                                                                        4
                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (4 reviews)
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                          House #4047577
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 5 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                                            Farmhouse #6966668
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (9 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                              Villa #6393968
                                                                              9
                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Very Good! 4/5
                                                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                Apartment #2463679
                                                                                4
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (26 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                                                  House #1607325
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                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                    Villa #6789965
                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Apartment #1907172
                                                                                      3
                                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                        (16 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                                        Villa #429375
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                                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #6846363
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (20 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            Cottage #1887476
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                                                                                            Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Apartment #4480681
                                                                                              Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Apartment #6226636
                                                                                                11
                                                                                                Viewed 26 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 49 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Farmhouse #6546831
                                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      Villa #1213278
                                                                                                      12
                                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A great find!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from a weeks stay at this delightful cottage. It was a great find and I feel that we couldn't have chosen better. The cottage is ideally situated, being somewhat central, which makes it a great base to explore the island of São Miguel easily. The cottage has everything that you could need and it comes with fantastic views. António is a fantastic host and even though we never got to meet him in person, he was always contactable and provided us with lots of information on the cottage and the surrounding areas, as well as suggestions for days out and things to do. We were left in the capable hands of Ricardo and his wife, who were also nearby and on hand if ever we should need anything (which we didn't). I would highly recommend this property, you will not be disappointed!!! Thank you once again António for making our first trip to the Azores a pleasurable and memorable one. All the best, Richard & Fréd
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Amazing and very relaxing retreat

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The house and surrounding property is amazing. We have stayed on the Island before but this property and Emilie's hospitality should not be missed. From the amazing vistas, catered meals, restutants recommendations and ideally situated acess to the island it would be difficult to recommend another property. We did blow a fuse which was addressed in a very timely fashion. We truly felt like we were at our own home....Our family on the island also raved about or accommodations! Obrigado Emilie
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016