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Holiday house in the countryside on the banks of the lagoon of the 7 Cities

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cottage for Holiday in the City Gates

Lake cottage Azores is an idyllic spot, a haven of calm overlooking the City Gates. Spend one day in this house is unique opportunity to enjoy one of the seven wonders of Portugal. It's the closest house from the banks of the lagoon and the open plan room can glimpse the Lagoon.

The 25 klm from the city of Ponta points, 2 klm from the center of the picturesque town of the seven cities and 15 minutes from the village of Ginetes.

The Regional Government is Licensed by offering all conditions for an active or relaxing holiday either with your family or group of friends. With a rustic and traditional pieces Azorean decoration, offers 2 bedrooms (1double and 1 double with two beds), open-space with living room with fireplace, dining room and kitchenette, 1 bathroom with bath and balcony with view the Lagoon. It has a maximum occupancy of 4 persons plus 1 extra bed.

Unlimited Wi-Fi included.

We have 4 cleaning service in 4 days included with change of towels for stays longer than a week. We strive for a careful hygiene for your total comfort.

More Details

Property Manager
Beatriz Sampaio
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Ponta Delgada around the Municipality of Ponta Delgada

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 Double Bed
  • arboretum
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


Very Good! 4/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Holiday house in the countryside on the banks of the lagoon of the 7 Cities
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews

Decent House, Should Definitely Rent a Car

  • 4 of 5

The house was okay. I definitely made the mistake of staying here without a rental car. It's located far away from pretty much everything, so a rental car would be a must if I had to redo. The house itself was nice for a few days, although there were quite a few ants. The house is right next to a lake, so I expected some bugs, but the number of ants seemed excessive.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic setting

  • 4 of 5

The setting is absolutely amazing, in the crater of an old volcano with mountains all around with beautiful views across the lake.

The open plan living, dining and kitchen area make full use of these views with large glass panelled doors back and front.

The weather is very unpredictable and it is worth making the short trip to the coast where it is more often than not, sunny when it's raining and dull at the house. When the cloud lifts, there are many easily accessible view points and walkways in the area which are well worth a visit.

There is a track/ road between the cottage and the lake which is by no means busy but, be prepared for the dust thrown up from cars travelling to the picnic site along the road and the quad bike tours which pass occasionally.

Hot water for showers, etc. is supplied by a very efficient boiler which means there is no reason to argue over who gets to have a shower first!

The village is a very pleasant short walk away where you can hire kayaks or swim. There is also a very nice modern tea-room which sells wonderful cakes.

We enjoyed our stay but there were several things we felt could have made it better. The house is definitely in need of TLC: the kitchen is very small and the cupboards are full of old pots, pans, etc. leaving no room to store food, the same with the counter tops. Apart from the 'new' couch, which is clean and comfortable, the rest of the furniture is rather old and worn out with several of the wooden chairs in need of repair to make them safe to use. The bed mattress is very thin and though the dual aspect views in the main bedroom are stunning, the quality of sleep we had, was not. There was also no-where to put our clothes, despite there being an alcove perfect for a small wardrobe. The cupboards in the second bedroom were filled with 'manager only' belongings and blankets.....

The property has so much potential (without the need to hike up the rental price) but needs new mattresses, bedding and curtains (bedroom) and the existing hardwood seating which can be used outside, needs to be repaired and made fit for use.

When booking and confirming details about arrival, etc. the owner was very helpful and friendly. It was arranged for the keys to be handed over at the airport which went smoothly. Provision of a little map (hand drawn?) would be useful as it is not obvious on the tourist map, where the track to the house is. Beware of house driveway as sill of car can be easily scraped!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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very nice location at the lake

  • 5 of 5

Idyllic location, spacious country house, good equipment, like at home at the open fireplace

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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A lovely setting whereas the house could be so much more

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the stay at the house a lot as the view over the lake is amazing and in the house we had enough staff to cook our own meal and prepare everything for breakfast. Also the rooms were decorated nicely.

Free WLAN was in place. The best was always to sit outside on the terrace and to enjoy the sun set as well as the lake view!!

Still as we arrived late in the season the house had sadly a bit of a smell like it occures when it is not used so much. After opening up all windows it was almost gone. The bath was okay but is not special. Everything was clean and enough towels were available.

What we also missed is a mosquito/midges protection in case we had to open the window. So it got warm inside of the sleeping room as we could not open the windows during the night. If we did so the mosquitos/midges left us no sleep.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Supermooie lokatie aan de rand van het meer

  • 5 of 5

Rustig gelegen vakantiehuis aan de rand van het kratermeer Lagoa Azul. Het huis is zeer ruim met twee slaapkamers en een veranda waar het heerlijk ontbijten is. De mussen en vinken komen je zeker gezelschap houden. Ideale lokatie voor het tot rust komen in een schitterende natuurlijke omgeving met op de achtergrond het geluid van koeienbellen.

Voldoende mogelijkheden om mooie (bos)wandelingen te maken.

De horeca in het dorpje is wat beperkt, maar bij Lagoa Azul hebben we heerlijk gegeten.

Het gebruik van een eigen vervoermiddel is zeer aan te bevelen.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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ander huis

  • 2 of 5

Dit huis zagen we, al wandelend, ligt inderdaad schitterend. Maar omdat een maand na de bevestiging en betaling de eigenaar aangaf om onduidelijke redenen dat we alsnog niet hier terecht konden (overigens zaten er bewoners in zagen we toen we er waren)moesten we omboeken naar een alternatief dat we veel minder vonden - een luxe huis weliswaar maar op een veel mindere plek - en weinig keus want inmiddels was verder ook niet veel meer te vinden. Wij baalden dus enigszins. De klantenservice hierover van home away was overigens meer dan prima en begripvol maar wel sturen zij terug naar deigenaar of naar wat nog beschikbaar is (en hoe korter voordat je gaat, hoe minder keus natuurlijk). enig risico dus als u dit huis boekt?

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
João Paulo II
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
São Nicolau
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Portas do Mar
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
São Nicolau
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Located on the banks of the Blue Lagoon, Seven Cities


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Ponta Delgada,

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Limpeza £26.97

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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