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).

Favorite
    Viewed 83 times in the last 48 hours
    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (36 reviews)
    avg/night
    36
    Favorite
      Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (19 reviews)
      avg/night
      19
      Favorite
        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (20 reviews)
        avg/night
        20
        Favorite
          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (36 reviews)
          avg/night
          36
          Favorite
            Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (18 reviews)
            avg/night
            18
            Favorite
              Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (18 reviews)
              avg/night
              18
              Favorite
                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (10 reviews)
                avg/night
                10
                Favorite
                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (10 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  10
                  Favorite
                    Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (8 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    8
                    Favorite
                      Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (29 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      29
                      Favorite
                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (13 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        13
                        Favorite
                          Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                          (14 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          14
                          Favorite
                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (8 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            8
                            Favorite
                              Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (23 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              23
                              Favorite
                                Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (13 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                13
                                Favorite
                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (12 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  12
                                  Favorite
                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (23 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    23
                                    Favorite
                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (10 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      10
                                      Favorite
                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (23 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        23
                                        Favorite
                                          View details for price
                                          2
                                          Favorite
                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                            avg/night
                                            4
                                            Favorite
                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (9 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              9
                                              Favorite
                                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (28 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                28
                                                Favorite
                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  5
                                                  Favorite
                                                    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (22 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    22
                                                    Favorite
                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                      (7 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      7
                                                      Favorite
                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (69 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        69
                                                        Favorite
                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          5
                                                          Favorite
                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                            (9 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            9
                                                            Favorite
                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                              (9 reviews)
                                                              View details for price
                                                              9
                                                              Favorite
                                                                Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (12 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                12
                                                                Favorite
                                                                  Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (16 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  16
                                                                  Favorite
                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (10 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    10
                                                                    Favorite
                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (6 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      6
                                                                      Favorite
                                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (30 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        30
                                                                        Favorite
                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (11 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          11
                                                                          Favorite
                                                                            Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (35 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            35
                                                                            Favorite
                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                              (17 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              17
                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (10 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                10
                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                  (10 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  10
                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (25 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    25
                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (10 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      10
                                                                                      Favorite
                                                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (81 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        81
                                                                                        Favorite
                                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Favorite
                                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (8 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            8
                                                                                            Favorite
                                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                              (10 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              10
                                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (37 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                37
                                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (69 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      69
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great little house in a good location to see the west of the island.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had good communication with Catarina and she was friendly and helpful upon welcoming us to the property. The house was perfect for our four night stay with everything we needed. We particularly liked the outdoor area with barbecue at the rear of the property. It is a traditional village house which has been refurbished in a sympathetic style. There is a supermarket before you enter the road to the village which sells everything you might need. We explored the west of the island from the house seeing Sete Cidades which is amazing and we kayaked on the lagoon. It is possible to tour the whole island from here. Sao Miguel is stunningly beautiful and surpassed our expectations as we love the countryside and walking.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 05, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      This is a beautiful property in a superb location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything about the Blue House is fabulous! In fact it is such a classy and comfortable property that we found it hard to go out some days! The interior is high spec throughout with a very contemporary feel. The exterior consists of a small courtyard downstairs and a superb rooftop terrace that allows you to enjoy the amazing view of the volcano off the coast. If you stay here you will not be disappointed .Vila Franca is a quiet, low key town town with a wonderfully traditional atmosphere. It also has a great beach for families. We fell in love with this island - but leaving the Blue House broke our hearts! Thank you so much Helder, Sandra and Isidro for such a wonderful welcome.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017