Azor'Oasis Unique Ocean Romantic Fully Equipped Luxury Linens Two From €95/Night
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About Paulo Correia
Born in S. Miguel Azores, in the late 1960's then in my early teens and a result of hard economic oppression, my family among many others uprooted and hoped on board the immigration convoy. For several decades Ontario Canada is my place of residence. Ready to work hard and hope for a brighter future, over the years often returning to visit my Azorean roots. In particular the island of São Miguel and the passion for nature and ocean lead to the purchase of this home and piece of paradise. My family and I We would be honored at the opportunity to have you come and visit and make one of your holiday homes choice.Over the years we remain hard at work aiming at making things right. We await your visit and we would be delighted and privileged for the opportunity to host your stay. From all of us (An Ocean filled of sunshine and warm Azorean hugs)
Paulo Correia purchased this Bungalow in 2007
Why Paulo Correia chose Ribeira Grande
This location is perfect, with easy access to all parts of the Island. We purchased this home for the simple fact that it is situated right by the ocean! This very cozy home provides us with plenty of privacy. We enjoy our daily walks through the property all the way to ocean side. The abundant six acre parcel of land surrounded by many century old trees and the sound of chirping birds and ocean waves against the lava rocks is very soothing and delightful. The fact that this house up until the early 1940’s was the local primary school for the then very small population of this town became very intriguing to us. This town’s population in 2016 is still less than 2000. Here we satisfy our love for the ocean by snorkeling and fishing alone or by joining the locals. We also love driving right in and out of the property and access by an automated gate, we park in total privacy, We love the fact that this location offers the best of both, privacy and a sense of being disconnected from the rest of the world, while at the same time it is well balanced with all the conveniences very close by.
What makes this Bungalow unique
History and its original architectural, the coziness and sound of nature and ocean creates a perfect ambiance.Also very appealing and unique is that you can walk down your very own private way to the ocean. The ocean is safely located one thousand feet away from the back of the house; 500 feet is flat garden land a large gate separates 500 more feet of a slight downward descending walkway that takes you to end of the property and you walk to ocean side. Here at this is a natures reserve, the water has earned a symbol of quality (Pocos Das Calhetas Bandeira Azul) Blue flag of distinction and undisturbed nature. Here you can go for a swim, snorkel, fish or you can just take in the ocean's grandeur and amazing endless views. At your door step is an easy to do hiking trail. The bedrooms are air conditioned with the latest individually controlled Panasonic ultra quite units. This home up until the early 1900's was the town's school. Homes like this one that offers tradition, great service on request, direct access to the ocean is not the norm here. Apart from this one, there are no homes that have direct access to the ocean. This is mainly due to the fact that like other island in the archipelago São Miguel nature is that of mostly cliffs around the ocean. The added fact that the original stone oven is still operational, and today is being used to cook authentic Azorean food is an absolute gem! The very thick stone walls of this house add a constant regulated indoor temperature, making it a very cozy place to spend a lot of time indoors. We carefully renovated, by bringing the entire house up to date, while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the old world charm; Most recently, year end of 2012 we have introduced the private in property parking behind a remote controlled gate. For our Golf enthusiasts We have a special arrangement with the Batalha Golf; We offer you the same special Golf rates as the Hotels that cater to Golf Tournaments!
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Nice place with beautiful ocean view, I especially liked the trees near the shore.
Wonderful Location, Wonderful owner
This property situated near Ribera Grande, was perfect. Paulo was an excellent host, picking us up from the airport and taking us back at the end of our trip. We rented a car from him, which was a good decision, as the GPS in the car made it very easy to get around.
The house has a hot tub which looks over the ocean. This is a wonderful place to be at sunset. The kitchen was well equipped and made it easy for us to make some of our meals. There was plenty of hot water and comfortable beds.
Christmas in the Azores
São Miguel. Imagine Ireland with volcanoes-the continent without the crowds. Always an adventure to be found around the next bend in the island's challenging yet delightful narrow roads. We felt right at home in Paulo's "Azor' Oasis São Miguel Ocean" charming seaside home, a quaint two-bedroom abode made of local stone and offering all the comforts (and more) one would find in an upscale downtown hotel. Paulo was a gracious host who made our arrival and departure virtually trouble-free. His knowledge of the island and the ability to speak at least three different languages was an unexpected and much-appreciated bonus to our most enjoyable stay on Ilha São Miguel.
Muito Obrigado Paulo,
Mark and Catherine Eubank
Winter Park, Florida
Second stay for us summarizes how we feel about Azores Oasis. We love going to the shoreline each morning and afternoon and discovering the remainder of the island in between. Paulo is a gracious host and tries hard to please. We hope to return one day after the renovations Paulo has undertaken.
Great location in paradise
Paulo’s property was awesome. My family of 4 were picked up at the airport and brought to the house where breakfast was waiting on us. The house is in a very central location on the island which made everything so convenient. The ocean is a short walk out the back gate. It’s beautiful! The house has everything you would need and it was nice to use the washer and dryer after atv or horseback riding. There is a very nice new car available to rent with the house. It was so easy! I would recommend this house in the most beautiful island I have ever seen!
High expectations exceeded
I am the definition of a frequent flyer, typically spending 150+ days a year on the road (mostly business, but my wife joins me, for business and pleasure, 2-3 weeks a year). I’ve stayed at many of the world’s top rated resorts and hotels, as well as rental properties. I have enjoyed a mere handful as much as I did at Paulo’s.
From the moment he met us to check us in, with a grocery bag full of goodies in hand, he was a wonderful and gracious host.
The property, meanwhile, is astounding. There’s the main building, with two bedrooms (and bunk beds allowing for up to 8, if you want to get cozy), and a surprisingly roomy and well-equipped kitchen. I wish we’d gotten around to using the wood-fires pizza oven but we used everything else.
The large and completely private garden patio, with raised dining deck, would. E enough to satisfy most travelers...but when you open the back door you discover a yard that extends several 100 yards back to the ledge overlooking the ocean, with a path leading to the natural pools where you can take a dip. There is also a partially enclosed (and covered) patio room where you can stretch out with a local gin and tonic and enjoy watching the sun go down.
(One of the delights is that the spit of land sticks out just far enough that you can go down to the rocky ledge and see both sunsets and sunrises!
We’ve seldom stayed “on premises” as much as we did here...
...but when we did venture out we were delighted by what we discovered, realizing that those who are calling the Azores the new “IT” vacation spot are right on the money.
No, it doesn’t have the night life or the art scene of a Barcelona or Portugal’s Algarve...which some will find a good thing. The cuisine scene is surprising good, and delightfully affordable. (And if you use Paulo’s Kitchen, the local Continente markets are very well stocked). Seafood is plentiful, as you expect, and it is worth trying some of the local specialties, like the limpets, bacalhao and wreckfish, but there are also restaurants specializing in the very good local beef and sausages and cheeses
There is great hiking and biking, even kayaking in a vast volcanic crater lake. Furnas, as the town’s name suggests, has thermal steam baths.
Another pleasant discovery: surprisingly affordable rental cars.
Which brings me back to our rental, perfectly situated to go exploring — or to simply relax.
This was a find of a lifetime — even for a jaded veteran traveler.
Breathtaking picturesque oasis nestled on a historical Eco-Certified coastal area landmark. Tropical peaceful unique home with the most up to date five star reviews suitable for all, families, seniors and persons with reduced mobility. Very central six acres ocean property with ocean swimming, fishing and a six kilometer scenic flat walking trail. Many tourist attractions very close to Santa Barbara & Monte Verde surfing beach and one of Portugal's best rated golf course only a couple kilometers. Wheelchair accessible large outdoor space that connects with the ocean plus an enclosed locked garden by the home's living quarters. Very secured private with plenty of in property parking. Private in property access to ocean shore with pebble beach know as (Poços das Calhetas) was again awarded in 2016 "Bandeira Azul / Blue flag" a distinguished symbol of environmental quality being internationally recognized as a reference area of quality waters and undisturbed nature.
Ponta Delgada, Airport & Port of Call within 10 KM BATALHA 27 Hole Golf Course & Santa Barbara Beach the Atlantic Hawaii a surfers paradise with all year round perfect swells, Praia Dos Moinhos, and Praia Monte Verde holding the 2016 ISA World Junior Surfing Championship all with 2-5KM
ESPECIALLY IF IT'S YOUR FIRST VISIT; there is much to see and, one definite must-do, is a one full day outing to Furnas. This is the area of one of the worlds most famous volcanic active fumaroles. We arrange for you to have an intimate personalized authentic traditional experience, just like the locals enjoy doing it.The day is tailored and dedicated only to you, very relaxing consisting of exploring an amazing array of beauty, soak in therapeutic natural thermal pools, then you enjoy the (Cozido) Hallows meal that is slowly cooked underground over 6 hours served in designated outdoor picnic area. TO FURTHER MAXIMIZE THE AZOREAN EXPERIENCE; let us be the ones to assist in the selection of activities that will take you into a full immersion of the Azorean cultural life; if you like fish, then we can take you to an elite visit to the nearby fishing port where you can buy your fresh fish as it arrives fresh off the boat. We have personalized connections with local fisherman for a unique introduction to favorite fishing spots. We will show you the Night life in Ponta Delgada by accompanying you to the locals most preferred spots; we find that our guests (Ladies groups) enjoy this personalized service. We can also assist you in visiting other islands of this magical Azorean Archipelago; ask us about Island hoping
This holiday home is very well located and close to all. Lying within the crater of Lagoa do Fogo Calhetas Ribeira Grande is situated between 4 charming municipalities, with endless attractions, restaurants discos, shopping, Whale & Dolphin watching. Pico Salto do Cavalo's 954m panoramic views. Volcanic mineral springs in Caldeira Velha, Lombadas, Gramas, Ladeira da Velha. If course Furnas one of the world's famous & largest volcanic hydroplis, Parque Terra Nostra with natural heated pool. River Valleys Belvederes surrounded by ocean, adorned by flowers endless hydrangeas & viewpoints carve out a picturesque landscape. Dotted by several beaches, the main beach in Ribeira Grande, Santa Bárbara & Monte Verde, Moinhos in Porto Formoso & Lomba da Maia's Viola Beach, Mosteiros Ferraria's Thermal Baths. SETE CIDADES ONE OF PORTUGAL’S 7 NATURAL WONDERS!
Golf: Sao Miguel has two golf courses: BATALHA GOLF COURSE is located within 3km from this property. Special rates for our guests; The Golf Course is crated in one of the most arid corners of the Island; this course consists of 27 holes which offer the player the choice of different combinations to make up the 18 holes. The course is notable for its breathtaking sea views and fascinating scenery through woodland lining the fairways details on line at: www.portugal-golf.info/azores/batalha.htm
Achada das Furnas Golf Course with 18 Holes both are excellent for the practice of this modality. Also close by and located in Fajã de Cima are Tennis Courts at your disposal.