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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 #6495500
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    Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.6/5
      (5 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
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      • Sleeps 6
      Villa #6496756
      5
      Viewed 85 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5.0/5
        (5 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #6713415
        5
        Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (10 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          House #239864
          10
          Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (51 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            Bungalow #821579
            51
            Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (27 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Chateau / Country House #2105572
              27
              Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (27 reviews)
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                • 5 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Sleeps 12
                Villa #1508713
                27
                Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (20 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 9
                  Cottage #1025562
                  20
                  Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
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                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 10
                    House #4243196
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #6729937
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                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (9 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Apartment #6560132
                        9
                        Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (15 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 4 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Villa #897836
                          15
                          Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            House #2365106
                            9
                            Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (5 reviews)
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Farmhouse #1958550
                              5
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 3
                                Apartment #2463679
                                4
                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  House #2508748
                                  5
                                  Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    House #1905923
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                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Bungalow #516566
                                      6
                                      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                        (22 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Cottage #1072179
                                        22
                                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (17 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          House #1517309
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                                          Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            House #6379100
                                            3
                                            Viewed 11 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 26 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • Studio
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Chalet #2166032
                                                4
                                                Viewed 91 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                  • Studio
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                  Cottage #1725182
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                                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    Cottage #1887476
                                                    16
                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                      House #4046937
                                                      5
                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Apartment #824913
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                          House #4047577
                                                          4
                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (17 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #1405407
                                                            17
                                                            Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (12 reviews)
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                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                              Villa #1206130
                                                              12
                                                              Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                House #6480704
                                                                4
                                                                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #6472269
                                                                  3
                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Multiple rentals House #1988672
                                                                    1
                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      House #3709010
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                                                                      Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        House #3804735
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                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 5 BA
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                                                                          Chalet #4033722
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            Villa #1721735
                                                                            4
                                                                            Viewed 16 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 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1311796
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                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                  Chateau / Country House #6737422
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Chateau / Country House #2570146
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Chateau / Country House #1658978
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        House #1724105
                                                                                        6
                                                                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          House #4005979
                                                                                          3
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            House #4047576
                                                                                            4
                                                                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (16 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Apartment #1871913
                                                                                              16
                                                                                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (13 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1311796
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                                                                                                Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1536932
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                                                                                                    Apartment #1935446
                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                                      House #6520439
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                                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Wonderful well-equipped, cozy home on Sao Miguel

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Our family of four spent Christmas in Josie's home and have nothing but the highest praise for her care and attention to detail before we arrived on the island as well as rave reviews about Paula who met us at the airport and recommended sites along with a tour company (Amazing Tours) that were all excellent. Paula also provided us with a delicious welcome meal as well as a special 4 course Azorean Christmas dinner provided by her mother, a private chef. My elderly mother required a wheelchair to see the sites and Paula (almost magically) returned the same day we made our request, with one which we rented at a very reasonable cost for the week. It was such a huge help! We were delighted with Josie's beautifully decorated home which had every you need in the kitchen, and some lovely additions including bottles of local port, wine and an expresso machine which was well used! Our teenage daughter only complained a little that Netflix was not set up on the smart TV and that she couldn't connect movies to the TV since there is no HDMI cord. But there was lots of English programming on the local TV at night. We saw all the major sites -- loved Terra Nostra Gardens, Sete Cidades, and taking a thermal bath in Caldeira Velha. A six course dinner at Quinta dos Sabores was also exceptional and only 10 minutes from the house. One of the best features of the home is that it is secluded on a long "spit" of land with a backyard the length of two soccer fields that go down to the ocean waves which wash the black lava rocks on the property. It is gorgeous! We had a marvelous time in the Azores and can recommend Josie's home highly as a wonderful home base to tour all the major sites on Sao Miguel island.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Cosy apartment surrounded by a beautiful garden

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Spacious, era faithfully furnished apartment is located in a restored villa surrounded by a lovely garden. House has a very private and secure location with in-yard parking space. Apartment has a wonderful balcony (famous sun-room) which opens to the garden and we really enjoyed having our breakfasts there. Kitchen is very well equipped, bathroom is spacious and comfortable, bed linen and towels are excellent quality, mattress is very comfortable. Apartment is very clean with fresh flowers in vases. There is also a moisture collector machine which in September was really very useful. The only shortage I can think of was that kitchen had a very little natural light. Muito obrigado Antonio!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      The good place

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      You are looking for a quiet place at the end of the world, being able to listen, watch, smell the ocean. So you will not be disappointed by coming here. The house has all the amenities, spacious rooms, a large wooded garden well maintained. A very good situation that allows hiking, swimming and rest. A very very nice place.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016