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Live beside the ocean !!

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms,1 bathroom, sleeps max 5

This Stonehouse is professionally managed by Vacation Home Management Azores(Quinta das Acacias

Welcome to our humble refuge. This cozy self-catered home has provided shelter for generations in this peaceful coastal fishing village. Today is no exception if you are searching for a peaceful getaway from the modern busy world you live in.

Enjoy this comfortable yet modest 3 bedroom stonehouse. This self catered home can be your escape into your emotional well being. Open your mind and senses to the sea at your back door.

Take advantage of the terrace for your entire day´s activities… breakfast, then that delicious second cup of coffee and a book, maybe a pre-lunch nap in the morning sun, and then it is time for lunch.

Ah lunch! Now, remember where you are. It is not familiar ground. Sounds different, smells different, and feels different. This can take some planning, but, you know what? It is worth it! Take a white baguette. Not just a white flour thing that came out of the oven brown on the outside. No. It has to look like a pale baguette that has never been sun tanned. Slice and open it lengthways and spread mayonnaise. Not too much, even if you are a mayo lover, you need to hold from this temptation. You spread just enough to taste the tang. Next, lay thin slices of fresh medium ripe tomato, followed by our famous Azorean St. Jorge cheese, the sharp version. Finally the secret ingredient that combines the moment, the atmosphere, the sea and old Europe……fresh, garden grown like nature intended it – basil. Accompanied with a side of olives, not the salty green ones the bigger the better, or the ones stuffed with the pimento that look like a Christmas ornament. No. Look for the container that says mixed olives. They are funny looking, different sizes, pale-greenish brown, purple and black. But, they have the olive oil flavor in them. Frame this lunch composition with an Azorean wine that will complete the moment. Produced in Pico, grown and nurtured in the lava rocks and bathed by the Atlantic sun…….Terras de Lava white 2009 or 2011, red 2011.

Enjoy the peaceful moments of low tide and splash away your tensions in the natural pool.

Finish your perfect day with a BBQ and dinner on the terrace.

Conclude your dinner by watching the sunset on the ocean while savoring the fruity flavors of our Azorean wines or sipping our famous port wine from mainland Portugal.

And to cap it all, reflect on your day as you lay your head on the pillow and allow the murmurs of the ocean at your window soothe your peaceful self into sleep.

Make your reservation early to avoid disappointment!

ASK US ABOUT PROPERTIES IN OTHER LOCATIONS. SEE WEBSITE AT www.VacationHomeManagementAzores.com or www.vhmazores.com

Please note the owners rental agreement applies before the websites rental agreement.

More Details

Property Manager
Bonita Sousa
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Bonita Sousa

The Stone house

Many years ago when I left this island with my parents searching for a better life, I left something behind that only recently I have come to realize. While courting my wife of thirty six years now, I used to talk about returning to my birth place one day and have a house on a rocky cliff overlooking the ocean. A place to reflect, a place to watch the waves dance onto shore, a place to fall into a restful sleep by the sounds of the ocean murmurs. Much like a blanket of soothing words, this connection ties the two together, man and sea.

This cozy stone house, in this quiet village of Mosteiros, has lived this enchanted magic that exists between man and sea. Bound by this magical spell, many of us that have left this place eventually return one by one searching for that little piece of human spirit that was left behind.

I have not found a better way to describe this world called Azores. I can only respond with this, “One has to be here personally and experience it.”

Many books already exist and many more could be written. Yet, with all my heart I believe that words will not describe it.

This magic does not belong to only a chosen few, it is bound to all. However, you will not know it until the time you come together, face to face, man and sea

What makes this cottage unique

-View of the sunsets while you enjoy a glass of wine

-Traditional routine of buying fresh fish, bread and vegetable from the trucks that pass your door everyday.

-Stormwatching during winter season-front seat from your window.

Already reserved for your dates, contact us for other options . We have several properties on the island.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Bonita,

Adam and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Stonehouse. The highlight so far was the thermeal ocean swim in Ginetes. Make sure the tide islow and enjoy the hot ocean water.

Chelsea and Adam, Vermont, USA, December, 2013
Dec 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mosteiros in Azores

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bath towels and beach towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • All bed linens are included.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • swimming
Notes:
The 4 neighbors vacation homes have shared access to the public natural pool. Free WIFI internet available . Please note the months of October 1-March 31 is available for long term renters. Contact us for details.

Reviews

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Live beside the ocean !!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 34 reviews
5

Nice house in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay here was wonderful - the island, the countryside, the town, and the house. To walk in the door and be greeted with that view was indescribable. The house had everything you needed, and the private pool filled by the ocean waves was cool. It's a bit of a trek down stone steps to get to it, but it's worth it. The island has so many beautiful places to see, and it's a hiker's paradise, if you're so inclined. Just be sure you have a car and aren't afraid to drive on windey roads. The roads are in good condition, but they are very curvy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! The details are very inviting! However the pool is not private but a public pool. It is on Government coastline, therefore the locals interested in walking across the rocks can use the pool as well. The switchback roads contour many of the hills, which makes for a very interesting island to enjoy. We recommend you have a powerful engine or larger engine in the car rental due to many of the roads are on steep hills and small engines will not do well to climb them. We work with a major car rental company that helps us get the right car to drive for your family at discounted rates. Ask Us!
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5

Jaw dropping once you open the door and look through the windows.

  • 5 of 5

Driving down the road the anticipation is quite thrilling. The view down the street just before you park looking down to the pink water fountain at the end of the road is very photogenic. Once you walk in the Stone House and look through the windows out to the sea you can't help but to drop your bags and run out the door to the patio and be memorized by the power and beauty of your view. The town and surrounding area has a view at just about every corner. Slow down and at not only the big picture, but also the small one. The Azores has so much to offer.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good evening John and Lori, Thank you for the review . Your creative writing will have future visitors imagining they are there for the first time; the emotions of days gone by when you walk into the Stonehouse, the feeling of power when you stand by the ocean watching the waves. We are looking forward to seeing you both again soon. Kind regards, Bonita
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5

Wonderful place, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

First impressions were that it was exactly as it had shown on the web, which is always a good sign. Clean and tidy, probably the best equipped kitchen I've ever had in a holiday let. Really appreciated being met and guided to the property (would have been stressful in the dark in a completely new place) and that Bonita had provided some things for the first morning breakfast. Immediate location was superb, being literally a couple of minutes walk away from a village shop selling a bit of everything in one direction, and rocky beach and natural pools a couple of minutes in the other direction. Pool in the rocks immediately below the property was fab (although was irritated when it was drained to deal with an algae problem and we didn't get any information about what the problem was or what was being done about it), and when conditions allowed, the snorkelling in the bay below was great. Island location meant that it was quite a drive to get anywhere else, but we'd worked that one out before we went!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An enhancement to our honeymoon vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Stonehouse July 15-25, 2016 for our honeymoon – it was the most blissful 10-day vacation we’ve ever had! Bonita and Ed are amazing. Their service to us was incredible, they were extremely helpful to us (beyond their typical ask, I’m sure!), and were always available for any questions we might have had. Upon arrival, Bonita was very thorough with our orientation, and she even went to lengths to explain the best hiking on the island, pulling out her favourite hiking maps. She also gave us a local cell phone to use, which was very convenient. Her best advice: go get lost – it’s the most fun (and she was right!).

The house is beautiful and has the most private and gorgeous scenery of any other placed we looked at – the sunsets are stunning, and the sound of the ocean is most relaxing. Very convenient is the laundry facility onsite, towels, chairs, fully equipped kitchen, the private natural pool along the ocean, and a grocery store within a 5-minute walk away, and the most delicious Italian restaurant down the street – this place had everything you could need! It’s great that other visitors have shared their experiences and tips in the house journal, which again, was very helpful. The double beds made for challenging sleeping, as we are both tall, but we would catch a nap on the lounge chairs on the patio listening to the tide come in – not so bad!

The town of Mosteiros is extremely authentic, which made our vacation that much more special – we truly felt like we became immersed in the town and the culture. It’s not touristy at all (well, the island itself isn’t touristy which is why we liked it so much), but rather a sleepy village, and for us, was certainly a romantic place where one goes to relax, go for long walks, and sit by the ocean to enjoy the view, sipping on a glass of wine while eating some cheese and a Portuguese sweet bun or a freshly baked bun from the town bakery. Although situated on the end of the island, you can certainly enjoy the island coast to coast in one day if you rent a car and fill your day. It’s very close to Sete Cidades, which we spent a few visits there because of it’s sheer beauty and close proximity – one of our favourite spots.

We have shared stories of the house and Bonita and Ed’s service with our friends and we have touted it as the most perfect place if you want an authentic experience. We hope to be back one day. Totally worth it - better than your expectations!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your personal experience! Just to clarify, the natural pool is a public pool on government coast line. Therefore, locals find it nice to cross the rocks to swim in also. The beds are 190 cm long but on occasion, we get a taller person . We are looking to see what we can do for you taller visitors on these beds. Until next visit, have a great year! Bonita
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4

Great location & views

  • 4 of 5

We were only in Mosteiros for a short time but really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is perfectly situated for watching the waves, and sunsets. It had everything we needed. Use of a cell phone was a nice touch.

The town itself was lovely - several restaurants, cafes, a bakery, grocery store. We visited the surrounding towns and sites, really liked sete cidades.

Bonita was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful spot

  • 5 of 5

Although the weather did not cooperate for most of our trip, we had the best view on the Island for storm watching. As 20 + ft waves hit the rocks, we were comfortable and had fun playing cards and reading books. When the weather cleared the Island was absolutely beautiful and Bonita did her best to make sure we had a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eric. Your will have to try the puzzle on your next visit while you relax. Books are available in many languages also.
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Location

Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Joao Paulo II, Ponta Delgada
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Portas do Mar, Ponta Delgada
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Batalha Golf
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Regional Highway
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Mosteiros beach
Car: necessary

Within the village of Mosteiros one can enjoy the black sandy beach that is only about 200 meters from the stone house.

There is a convenience grocery store within 50 meters and a pharmacy at about 100 meters. There are a few café bar types where one can get an espresso or something stronger. Two traditional small restaurants in the village offer lunch meals on daily basis, and dinners during the summer months.

If you are a fish enthusiast, you may get the opportunity of buying fresh fish at the port when the local fishing boats come in around nine in the morning.

In the neighboring village of Ginetes, a 20 minute drive, you will find a place called Ferraria, where a thermal spring is found on the ocean´s edge where you can swim in the warm water.

Visit the Azores and come see the green island known as Sao Miguel. Allow your senses to go back in time and let us make this a special holiday for you.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mosteiros, Azores

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£756
for 7 nights
From
£108
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£422
for 5 nights
From
£84
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£370
for 5 nights
From
£74
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid season
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£426
for 5 nights
From
£85
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£763
for 7 nights
From
£109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£569
for 5 nights
From
£114
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £20.04 per person per night
Damage Deposit £136.67

Please refer to owner's cancellation policy
Please note the final cleaning of 60 euros cash will be due at the door upon your arrival.
Hours of business is 9 am to 21 pm. Late check in service charge is 50 euros, cash upon arrival .
Firewood is 10 euros per load (approx. 50 pieces)



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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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