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WALK OR DRIVE DOWN A PRIVATE ROADWAY FROM THE HOUSE ALL THE WAY TO THE OCEAN. LOCATED BETWEEN A LOCAL NON CROWDED PEBBLE BEACH & AN OLD NO LONGER BEING USED FISHERMEN PORT OFFERING AMAZING OCEAN VIEWS SUNSETS & SUNRISES. LOCATED WITHIN 3 KM TO THE FAMOUS BATALHA 27 HOLE GOLF COURSE; Our guests benefit from special golf rates! ONLY 3 KM FROM SURFER PARADISE "SANTA BARBARA BEACH THE ATLANTIC HAWAII" PERFECT SWELLS ALL YEAR LONG! This historical bungalow is nestled in the small town of Calhetas. A very private home resting on 6 acres of land, directly across from an 18th century manor and a unique convent. This Holiday bungalow backs onto the ocean with a breathtaking private roadway to the ocean shore. Old world charm meets new designer décor. Up to date newly renovated fully equipped including hotel spa towels, robes & toiletries. Two large high ceiling bedrooms can accommodate 8. Each room has a queen size bed and a twin size bunk bed, all beds have Orthopedic mattresses. Large eat in kitchen, modern appliances displaying original stone oven & walls. Main 4 pc bathroom bide & large seamless glass shower. Laundry facilities & second 3pc shower bathroom. Very private secured garden with double deck furnished patios. NOT JUST A RENTAL BUT THE OWNER'S VACATION SPOT OF CHOICE! SAO MIGUEL RIBEIRA GRANDE: Sao Miguel is the greenest & largest island of the archipelago discovered in 1426-1439 759,41 sq km 65 km Long & 14 km wide 2008 opened its Port of Call/ Portas Do Mar embracing more then ever international tourism. Ribeira Grande/Great Creek town's neighbor parishes lie on a very fertile & extremely beautiful vast open plain. Colorful houses are reminiscent of a Maluda painting. Old Cova Do Milho/Corn Cove currently Jardim do Paraiso/Paradise Garden is one of the nicest spots in Ribeira Grande. On display is the historic Ribeira Seca's fountain ruins buried by the volcano eruption of 1563. 18th century Town Hall building. Ribeiragrandense Theatre offers marvelous cultural events. Lagoa do Fogo/Lagoon Lake of Fire part of a natural reserve is in the interior of a crater of an extinct volcano, its overpowering scenery is a blessing and a gif to the eyesight. R, Grande St. Barabara sand beach & swimming Poças/Pools. Gorreana Tea Factory still in its original state, in production since 1888.
RIBEIRA GRANDE AND SURROUNDING AREA: Praia Areal Santa Barbara is the largest sandy area of the region & much appreciated by surfers. CALDEIRA VELHA (Old Springs) located in the hillside of Lagoa do Fogo, a small lake of warm water where you can take a pleasant bath. Dazzling landscape with astonishing details and its surrounding foliage. Other attractions: Pico Do Ferro & Salto do Cavalo are belvederes overlooking the Furnas valley and Povoação Village. Ribeira Quente a fishing village has an excellent beach (Praia do Fogo) ILHEU DE VILA FRANCA is a natural reserve islet inside a natural swimming pool. It can be visited from June to September by boat in the Tagarete quay in Vila Franca do Campo. This south coast is rich in fish & the sea is calmer, also known for the art of Pottery. LAGOA DO CONGRO is nearby and worthy of a visit. PINHAL DA PAZ, is another reserve & splendorous sight of azaleas. PICO DO FERRO & SALTO DO CAVALO are belvederes overlooking FURNAS & POVOACAO. DIVING- Unbelievable underwater world paradise
OTHER MUST VISIT PLACES: VALE DAS FURNAS is the worlds famous valley of fumaroles, Constant boiling water & medicinal mud. Crossed by 2 streams,1 of hot water. More than 20 thermal springs run through the village considered one of the biggest hydro polis of the world. Nearby Lagoon & the famous hollows meat course is cooked underground. Between noon and 3 pm you can observe the meat course being taken from the hollow on earth. PARQUE TERRA NOSTRA in the centre of the parish keeps great variety of exotic trees, plants & a naturally heated swimming pool. RIBEIRA QUENTE has an excellent beach. NORDESTE is full of mountains, spring waterfalls & Belvederes PICO DA VARA the highest point of the island at 1105m. At PONTA DO ARNEL & PONTA DA MADRUGADA beautiful sunrises can be watched. There are many gardens with rare vegetal species including JARDIM ANTONIO BORGES. Ponta Delgada & Vila Franca both has modern yacht harbors. LEISURE RESERVE PINHAL DA PAZ & FOREST LEISURE RESERVE CHA DA MACELA. A Treasure to Discover
High ceiling large bedrooms designer decorated, floor to ceiling Linen and silk window coverings with hotel style linens. Each room has one queen size bed sleeps 2 private. Each room is further equipped with a double Twin size mattress bunk bed can sleep up to 4 per room. Also available is one single additional fold up bed . Internet access....moreless
The house in its entirety has been completely renovated including this very large glass shower doors bathroom which allows easy walk in access, comfortable with ample room for manoeuvring, includes a bide. Bathroom 2 is a 3 piece shower, privately enclosed located adjacent to the laundry facility room. Bath towels, large bath sheets and bath robes are available. Complimentary personal size (HOTEL & SPA TREATMENTS LINE) same product high end hotels use offers a relaxing peppermint scent consisting of bath gel, shampoo, conditioner, and a bar of pure cream soap. Also for your use available are hair dryer, curling and flat iron....moreless
Airport greeting included for first time guests, also available for return visitors on request. At the house a gratuity welcome light meal awaits you. You are provide with: Keys, a tour of the property, folder with maps & local important contacts, Instructions for all appliances. Fresh linens every 5 days. Additional housekeeping services available for hire on request. For an intimate unique authentic experience, Azorean cuisine prepared by local chef's can be arranged. A dream haven for wine, the best wines Portugal has to offer are abundantly available. Excellent wine can be enjoyed starting at 3 euros per bottle or less! Our Reps will be delighted to recommend preferred selections. Beer is also inexpensive. Private in property parking. We dispose of all garbage & recycling that is placed in the outdoor recipients. ENJOY A ROMANTIC WALK TO A NEVER CROWDED BEACH. LOOK OUT POINTS WITH BREATHTAKING SEA VIEWS SUNRISES & SUNSETS!...moreless
Cost is per night for two person; minimum 3 night occupancy requirement. The cost for additional persons is 25 Euros per night per each person (Eight people is the max) First and Final cleaning 24/7 assistance, all utilities, unlimited very reliable wireless Internet are all included. Reservation requires 50% down payment, the balance plus the fully refundable damage security deposit are due 30 days prior to arrival. BOOKINGS with occupancy COMMENCING WITHIN 30 DAYS REQUIRE PAYMENT IN FULL UPON RESERVATION
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Ocean property, both street and in property private parking. Offering own access to the ocean shore's pebble beach with swimming and fishing at your door step.
Ponta Delgada, Airport & Port of Call within 10 KM BATALHA 27 Hole Golf Course & Santa Barbara Beach the Atlantic Hawaii for surfing only 3 KM.
ESPECIALLY IF IT'S YOUR FIRST VISIT; there is much to see and do that we recommend, but one definite must-do, is a one full day outing to Furnas. This is the area of one of the worlds most famous volcanic 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; for example, 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.
Year Purchased: 2007
About: Mario & I both born in S. Miguel, in the late 1960's then in our early teens as a result of hard economic oppression, our families uprooted immigrating to Canada ready to work hard with hope for a brighter future. In the year of 1978 Mario & I got married & 1981 'twins son & daughter' Over the years we have visited S. Miguel often, we both love the Azores especially São Miguel Island, with Mario's love for the ocean, we adventured and purchased this piece of paradise. We would be honoured at the opportunity to have you make this your holiday home too. Let us be the ones to Welcome you to this wonderful & enchanting Island of São Miguel.
Why 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 is very 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 today is 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 into our property via 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.
The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow: The very appealing unique feature of this home is that you can walk down its very own private way all the way to the ocean; you can go for a swim or you can just take in the ocean's grandeur and amazing endless views. Homes like this one that offers direct access to the ocean is not the norm here, this is mainly due to the fact that São Miguel like other islands nature is that of cliffs around the ocean. The added fact that the original stone oven is still operational, and today and 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!