HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Sao Miguel Island also enquired about villas in Praia da Luz Area, apartments in Albufeira Town and Marina and villas in Colares

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
    (14 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    House #6495500
    14
    Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (33 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Chateau / Country House #2105572
      33
      Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (10 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        House #2508748
        10
        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (14 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 7
          Apartment #6560132
          14
          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (14 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #6713415
            14
            Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (25 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Cottage #1072179
              25
              Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (17 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 4 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 10
                Villa #1206130
                17
                Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                  (8 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Villa #6496756
                  8
                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (8 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Farmhouse #1958550
                    8
                    Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                      (24 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 9
                      Cottage #1025562
                      24
                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (30 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        House #1607325
                        30
                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (18 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • Studio
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Cottage #1725182
                          18
                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                            (10 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 5
                            House #1905923
                            10
                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              House #2601439
                              3
                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (22 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 4 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 10
                                Cottage #1887476
                                22
                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (7 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • Studio
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Multiple rentals House #505085
                                  7
                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (5 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #1872823
                                    5
                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (22 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Villa #897836
                                      22
                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (8 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        House #6569972
                                        8
                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (7 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Bungalow #516566
                                          7
                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (64 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Bungalow #821579
                                            64
                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Chateau / Country House #2570146
                                              1
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                House #1874762
                                                4
                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #1311796
                                                  5
                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Villa #8087684
                                                    1
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (23 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #1405407
                                                      23
                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (39 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Condo #322100vb
                                                        39
                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Apartment #1853425
                                                          5
                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                            (11 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            House #2365106
                                                            11
                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (8 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Cottage #1882686
                                                              8
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                (36 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                House #1360059
                                                                36
                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #1422233
                                                                  8
                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (6 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Villa #1721735
                                                                    6
                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                      House #4046937
                                                                      8
                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (29 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                        Villa #1508713
                                                                        29
                                                                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                          (7 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Farmhouse #753524
                                                                          7
                                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                            Villa #6393968
                                                                            11
                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                              (17 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                              Villa #429375
                                                                              17
                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #1391593
                                                                                8
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                  (7 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #1909827
                                                                                  7
                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (9 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • Studio
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Chalet #2166032
                                                                                    9
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (78 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      House #6284823
                                                                                      78
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (19 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        House #1517309
                                                                                        19
                                                                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1625235
                                                                                          1
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                            (7 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Condo #1625235
                                                                                            7
                                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Farmhouse #450052
                                                                                              6
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                House #6872417
                                                                                                4
                                                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (65 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                  Apartment #6358126
                                                                                                  65
                                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Villa #6564408
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (7 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Villa #1746910
                                                                                                      7
                                                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful old house in conveniently central location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was a beautiful old house in a great central location with good facilities nearby and only 20 minutes from the airport. Margarida made us feel very welcome and kindly let us stay past the check out time on our last day as our flight was leaving late. I thoroughly recommend it to those who enjoy charming old houses in interesting locations.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful house with amazing view in beautiful and peaceful Caloura.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were couple with teenage boy and stayed 9 nights at the end of June to beginning of July. For us accomodation was just perfect. It was compact little house with everything we needed. Especially we loved big terrace and amazing wiew. We had all our breakfast and dinners outside. (we were very lucky with weather). House was wery well equipped and perfectly clean. There was also sugar and other spices, coffee etc. Little things but important when you are travelling. Host-couple was very nice and they really did their best to make you feel home. Thanks a lot Isabel and Manuel! We had rented a car and were exploring the whole beautiful island. We could find so many beautiful places, but still we were thinking that staying in Caloura in this summer house was the top choice for accomodation. We have been traveling quite a lot in Europe and hired different kind of houses. We are very happy to give 5 stars to lovely Bela Vila.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017