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Beautiful home in perfect location for sightseeing around Sao Miguel
Our family found the location of this home to be ideal for sightseeing around Sao Miguel. The island itself is spectacularly beautiful. The home's neighborhood itself is fairly quiet and a short walk or drive from various amenities including a large grocery store. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware and dishware and the appliances worked well.
Our children enjoyed the lovely garden and were entertained by the cats who visited the property. Downstairs sleeping arrangements (for four individuals) were more comfortable than those upstairs due to mattress comfort, bedding, and room temperature/air circulation and quality. Communication with the owners was easy and prompt.
The home was spacious and unique. There are beautiful stone walls in the dining room and downstairs bedrooms and the patio off the upstairs bedrooms has lovely views of the Atlantic Ocean. There's a well-equipped kitchen: stove, refrigerator, dishwasher (no microwave). The house is not air conditioned; during our stay the weather was such that fans were sufficient. The most fantastic part of the property was the expansive back garden. Terraced with lush plantings and views to the ocean, we spent a lot of time outside. Out the back gate it was a short walk to a rocky area that had tide pools large enough to cool off in. The location was very convenient if you rent a car. It's less than a 20 minutes drive to Ponta Delgada and the house is close to roads that provide easy access to the north side of the island. We had no trouble finding a space to park on the road near the house. The road is narrow so you need to be comfortable with parallel parking.
We had a wonderful stay in San Miguel.
A fantastic place as always
The view and the garden are great. Likewise, the interiors are very pleasant.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Sao Miguel at Rita's cottage in Lagoa! The house was extremely spacious, located close to the airport, and 5 minutes from a large supermarket. The kitchen was well stocked with appliances and we enjoyed relaxing in the evenings at home over home-cooked meals. However, the main attraction of this property is the garden and the sea. We could not believe how many species of blooming flowers there were! Also, the house is right on the ocean with breathtaking views. We took many walks and enjoyed the roar of the waves smashing against the rocky coastline. We did many day trips from the house - it is not far from the highway exit which made it very convenient. A note: all the beds are singles, even if they look like doubles! Also, there is a washer, but no dryer. Be prepared to hang your clothes up all around the second floor. They will take one day to dry. We also enjoyed the black and white cats who napped in the garden and were happy to be fed with the provided food!
This home was beautiful inside and out! Rui met us at the home and while he didn’t speak English, I understood enough of his Portuguese to figure out what we needed. The location was perfect for getting everywhere on the island and we were able to walk to local restaurants and the supermarket. Definitely would consider this property again on a return to the Azores!
Beautiful and centrally located home.
The house is even lovelier than the photos. Our family of 4 adults appreciated the spaciousness, well-equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms (each with a beautiful view of the ocean) and the most spectacular garden. The central location was perfect for getting to all parts of the island for hiking and dining. Highly recommend.
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.