The house has a beautiful terrace and a sitting place in the vast and a well kept garden with a great number of exotic plants. The upper floor consists of two bedrooms and a bathroom with WC. The ground floor consists of two double bedrooms, two separate bathrooms with WC, a sitting room, a dining room, a well equipped kitchen and a small entrée. From the sitting place and the terrace on the first floor you have a breath taking view on the garden and the Atlantic sea merely 200 yards away. This accommodation guarantees to the visitors ideal conditions for quiet and unforgettable holidays.
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- Calendar last updated:
- 23 Mar 2019
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
My second time here in this beautiful home. I’ll be back again. Love the location, central to many places on the island.
Wonderful house, magical private backyard.
3 couples thoroughly enjoyed the house. Location on the island is great, supermarket is 3 min drive away. Friendly neighbors. We loved the backyard...just amazing! The only thing we would recommend is adding a third floor fan so each bedroom has one. There is little cross breeze making it quite stuffy in the rooms. The 2 that had fans were fine, but the third bedroom was uncomfortable. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home.
Fantastic house near refreshing natural pool -- one of the nicest places we've ever stayed.
Rita and Rolf's spacious house is perfect for a relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of San Miguel Island. The kitchen is well stocked for making fish you buy from the truck that comes down the street each morning. You can eat indoors or out in the amazing garden. Each room looks onto the sea, and out the lower garden gate you walk 20 meters to a beautiful natural swimming pool, with space to lay in the sun. Take your snorkel and fins and watch schools of colorful fish right at your feet, or go for a long swim into the ocean.
It was hot while we were there in July, and the bedrooms were a bit stuffy but Rita sent over room fans and we slept comfortably. We'd go back in a lucky heartbeat.
Very comfortable house in the heart of a local community
We had a superb week here. The house is large, very comfortable, well equipped and has a stunning garden. The photos do not do justice to it. You can enjoy the local village atmosphere and the ocean waves at the bottom of the garden but the house is also very convenient if you wish to drive into Punta Delgada. It's also centrally located for exploring the island. In the village we ate well at both the local restaurants and enjoyed a very lively evening watching a pop band performing as part of a local festival. There is a good supermarket close by selling local fish and seafood for the barbecue, and we were delighted to find travelling bakers delivering bead every morning.
We are pleased that you liked house and garden and thank you very much for the useful tips for future guests.
even better than the pictures
We had been in the Azores for a couple of days before getting to Lagoa and this house. We already knew how beautiful the island was, but I don't think we were quite prepared for how beautiful this house would be. The garden is spectacular, it's obvious much love has gone into the landscaping here. The views from the upstairs terrace were magnificent- looking out over the garden to the sea...One evening we saw a man taking his goats for a stroll out on the rocks by the ocean.
We slept great in the downstairs bedrooms as there were only three of us. Beds were comfortable and it was so dark with all the doors and windows closed. I usually wake up too early on vacation in a strange place, so this was a major bonus!
Communication with the owners was easy and everything you could need was provided.
If you are thinking of renting this place- just do it! you won't be sorry, but I might be when I try to go again and it's all booked!
Live like locals in this beautiful house & garden
The house is as beautiful as it looks in the pictures & the garden is even more impressive. The back gate takes you out either out to a local restaurant with great traditional Portuguese food or to the beautiful tidal pool at the ocean, both just a minute away. Bring wet shoes/crocs for swimming as it is quite rocky, but still amazing. The owners, Rita and Rolf are very friendly, via email, and it was pretty easy to arrange the rental. They aren’t on the island, so the cleaning lady, Tanya lets you in. She was very friendly, only a minute away when we called upon our arrival, and showed us around the house, the garden and the tidal pool. There’s lots of room in the house and the three bathrooms made getting ready for your day very easy.
Be sure you book a car ahead though, as you’ll definitely need one here. But with a car you’re perfectly situated to see the entire island. Among highlights of things to do, you have to mention Sete Cidades, Furnas, Ponta Delgado (don’t miss the 2 gardens), Ribeira dos caldeirões, and Ribeira Grande. But be sure to check out the beautiful coast of Mosteiros & the distillery in Ribeira Grande for the best local liqueurs, including 'maracuja', passionfruit. Also be sure to check out every 'miradouro', lookout, you come across, they’re all pretty spectacular, especially Ponta Da Madrugada on the east coast.
The house has a full kitchen so you can eat in when you want. A large grocery store is a few minutes away by car, plus there are a couple of smaller mercados close by as well as one within walking distance. Be sure to try the Pasteis de Nata, the traditional Portuguese tart available pretty much everywhere. There isn’t a phone in the house but there is wifi, so bring along a phone or tablet, to make plans. But if you want to eat out there are two restaurants within easy walking distance. And there are plenty of choices to eat in Ponta Delgada which is only 10 minutes away by car.
We would recommend this house, especially to those who want to experience Sao Miguel like a local, not a tourist.
Atalhada is a small traditional coastal village. Inhabitants are mostly local people who are working in the nearby city of Ponta Delgada. Our house is situated well off the main street, close to the sea which can be reached through the garden door (50 yds, rocky beach with a small natural basin fit for swimming at low tide). The distance to Ponta Delgada is about 8 miles, the distance to the international airport about 12 miles. In the vicinity you will find restaurants, small shops and a supermarket, sand-beaches and freshwater pools as well as a traditional pottery. By using the nearby motor way entry (about one mile) – opened in 2003 – you easily reach all of the islands points of interests, the starting-points for walks and the typical ‚miradouros‘ i.e. points with stupendous panoramic view over island and sea.
Der oben angegebene Mietpreis gilt für 2 Personen. Für jede weitere Person (max. 7 Pers.) erhöht sich der Mietpreis um 20 Euro pro Tag. Die Endreinigung kostet 90 Euro Bei längerem Aufenthalt wird wöchentlich eine Zwischenreinigung vorgenommen.