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10 min to Populo beach & Ponta Delgada - Acacias 1-

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Description

Acacias 1-

This detached unit includes: 2 bedroom -double in one bedroom and two single beds in the second bedroom, 1 bathroom (bath and shower), living area with wood stove, Free Wifi,fully equipped kitchen with dining area (seats 4), covered terrace and private garden with patio table and 4 chairs, and two lounge chairs, traditional wood fire BBQ. The large windows exposes a landscape of towering trees and structural elegance.


About the property

Cottages in the lush gardens !

Quinta das Acacias is a tiny piece of the paradise that São Miguel island has to offer to the traveller that seeks the luxuries of nature. Several cottages within the Quinta offers a comfortable holiday home amidst the peaceful and natural beauty of the gardens that surrounds them. These are the only gardens in São Miguel in which you will find art sculptures by Eduino M. Sousa. Accommodates up to 1 to 4 people in the comfort of one or two bedrooms cottages with the options of a single sofa bed or two single pull out beds in the living area. It's position surrounded by the rural habitat offers the traveler a peaceful stress-free environment with stolen views of Livramento and Sao Rogue villages below, and the capital city of Ponta Delgada with its sea port in the farther distance. Perfect for family reunions. Check out the mini video of our little paradise - scroll down the page to view it.

Holidays within nature: Quinta das Acacias is not just a place to bed down. It is a romantic affair between the natural beauty that exists within an individual´s passion for creative form and understanding of all that is beautiful. Within its walls, the grounds are to become a sculptural garden composed with the natural environment and contemporary art.

Rental car services can also be reserved. Don't like to drive - we can arrange a tour guide to show you all the secret places of this paradise island.

Don't want to cook on your vacation? Take advantage of your evening meals at nearby traditional restaurants within a 10 minutes drive from the Quinta.

Activities to experience: To visit Sao Miguel, known as the Ilha Verde (Green island), is also to discover a natural world that seems to have been hidden for a reason or purpose. The close proximity of attractions are easily accessible, however, to observe and admire it, will prolong your stay indefinitely. Nurtured by nature and time, one will find the crater lakes of Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake) and Lagoa das Furnas (Furnas Lake). For any traveller, there are a variety of activities; hiking trails, whale watching, sailing, beaches with warm waters, natural and thermal pools that soak away any kind of blues.

Winter Getaway : Visitors from the colder climates- Have you thought of migrating during the winter months?

At Quinta das Acacias, we can accommodate your seasonal stay in the Azores starting October 1st to March 31. Affordable monthly rates available.

Both travel and accommodation are at their lowest, giving you more to spend on your Christmas holiday.

The city streets are festive with lights and decorations, the stores are full of beautiful crafted gifts. Stop at a local cafe and have an espresso while watching the ocean waves crashing against the rocks or have a glass of local wine on a romantic evening after strolling through streets. All, at your own relaxing pace.

The rich green countryside and temperate temperatures are great for exploring the island.

Please note that owners agreement applies before the agreement from the website.

Interested in owning a vacation home in São Miguel. We can help you find it and manage and rent your investment.

More Details

Property Manager
Eduino and Bonita Sousa
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Eduino and Bonita Sousa

Eduino and Bonita Sosua made a life transition when they moved to Sao Miguel in 2006. Eduino, born on Sao Miguel, immigrated as a young boy with his family to western Canada in 1968. He met Bonita in College. Throughout the years they have developed expertise in several career environments. Eduino´s profession as a welder developed into a successful art career in metal sculpting. His sculptures are displayed in Canada, United States, France, Belgium and the Azores. A private collection of his works is displayed in Quinta das Acacias; the only private sculptural gardens in the Azores. Bonita, born in Canada has worked more than two decades in sales, administration and bookkeeping. These career experiences have led Eduino and Bonita into a rewarding business of investment and property managment.

After travelling to the Azores on vacation with their sons, they pursued the idea of purchasing a vacation home. In the process, they were introduced to Quinta das Acacias. They purchased the quinta in December, 2006 and opened the doors to world travellers in 2007 with new and improved operations.

Today, the proven success of Quinta das Acacias enables Eduino and Bonita to help outside visitors with the purchase and management of their dream vacation home,.

Our goal is to greet and service our guests to the best of our capabilities and see that they leave as new friends with many fond memories to return.

Eduino and Bonita Sousa purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Eduino and Bonita Sousa chose Portugal

2013-Venere Top Cleaning award

2013-Venere Top Overall Ratings

More awards on our website- www.vhmazores.com.

Be assured that all other rental properties we manage are managed the same as Quinta das Acacias cottages.

What makes this cottage unique

Nature -Surrounded by trees, flowers and sculptural art.

Gated property

Free parking inside the property gates

10 minutes to Ponta Delgada

5 minutes to Populo Beach

Central for travelling through out the island

Guestbook comments from the manager

Bonita and Ed,



You´ve put an incredible amount of care and love into the cottages and gardens and we feel the benefits. I have loved watching our toddler, Elodie romp and have taken many days, joyous breaths myself-Great Stay!



Thankyou!

Darcy and Courtney and family, Canada, February, 2014
Feb 2014
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Available Rentals

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Notes

Please refer to owner's cancellation policy
Short term stays-Final cleaning is 45 euros paid in cash upon arrival at the door.

Winter Getaway
Please ask us about special long term renting (28-30 nights) for the months of October 1- April 31.
-For long term stays,not included fees- Utilities-gas,water.electricity refundable damage deposit, cleaning and firewood.


Amenities

Azores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer. Beach towels are not supplied.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide a welcome food pack to start your first day. The guests are welcome to use the herbs planted near their accommodation and seasonal fruit (oranges, bananas, guavas, and variety of small fruits) found in the orchard. For the comfort of the guests during the winter seasons, heaters are provided. For the comfort of all our guests, smoking is permitted outdoor only and the use of ashtrays. The proprietors, Ed and Bonita, offer to all their guests the warmest welcome and extended invitations to share this wealth of beauty in their small paradise. They are living in the quinta near the cottages and are available to give assistance at any time.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Acacias 1-
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 42 reviews
Leeds,West Yorkshire. United Kingdom
5

Our first trip to the Azores

  • 5 of 5

We came across the Azores by pure chance. We had heard of the Islands but had no idea where they were, so we browsed the internet and liked what we saw. Next came where to stay, again back to the net where we kept coming back time and time again to Ed and Bonita's Quinta which looked marvelous. So, decision made we booked the flights .The first contact we had was from Bonita and after a couple of Emails and a personal call from her we new we had made the right choice. Bonita arranged for the taxi to pick us up from the airport and also arranged the hire car as well as a few store cupboard essentials which made the whole experience so easy, we just paid. We stayed two weeks in our holiday home and enjoyed every minute. We toured Sau Miguel , found walks, even a place in Furnace to soak your bones in naturally hot water, we also visited the Tea Plantation and tasted tea.You can whale watch and much more.All of the cottages are wonderful and the grounds are a small paradise where you can relax . We will return and do not hesitate in recommending Quinta das Acacias and our hosts Ed and Bonita Sousa.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

prachtige plek

  • 5 of 5

heerlijke plek, 1 week verbleven in het grootste huis met twee slaapkamers, alles erop en er aan, zelf wifi die uitstekend werkt. Tuin is een ware paradijs. Zeer vriendelijke mensen die zeer goed engels kunnen omdat ze uit Canada terug zijn gekeerd naar zijn geboorte eiland.

Sao Miguel is zeer de moeite waard, naar mijn mening het beste van Portugal op 1 eiland. Zeker doen snorkelen (zwemmen) met Dolfijnen. Een hart openende ervaring. Een plek om terug te komen.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lovely accommodation in attractive gardens

  • 4 of 5

Good, clean accommodation - all facilities you could need, set in beautiful gardens. Most helpful owners, ready to give advice or trip ideas. Ideally situated just off the freeway, which gives you easy access to north, south, east and west of the island. One tip would be to hire the smallest car you can because the roads are narrow! Very easy car hire and drop off at the airport, as it is presently such a quiet airport, and the roads are not too busy - and road signs are good. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great tips! The roads are small but most cars available are narrow to match the traffic situations through the villages so you will enjoy the drive. The cars we arrange are usually standard but can get automatics as well. Because we have many steep roads on hills, we recommend more power (such as the diesel cars) to travel them. The major car rental company has the best service on the island and has a wide range of cars for us to offer to our guests at special rates.
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5

Wonderful accommodations and owner hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Great location and easy access from the airport and downtown Ponta Delgada. Cottages are very comfortable, clean and well-maintained; Ed and Bonita are gracious hosts and very helpful. Horseback riding, visits to watch ceramic, liquor and tea being made, soaks in the natural hot springs, great food and drink, all made for a superb stay. Highly recommend both the island and Quinta das Acacias!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Second visit was just as perfect as the first!

  • 5 of 5

I don't normally revisit places I've already visited, but Sao Miquel and Quinta das Acacias are the exception. For the second year in a row, I stayed at this incredible property and this year I brought along 2 of my brothers and their wives. Bonita and Ed welcomed me back with heartfelt hugs and made my family feel as though they were old friends. Bonita arranged for our car rentals at a great rate. After a breakfast at an oceanside restaurant on Populo Beach we were able to check in early. I returned to the 1 bedroom cottage that I stayed in last year. The upgrades Ed made to the cottage were lovely and it was the perfect home for my 9 days stay. My brothers stayed in a lovely and spacious 2 bedroom cottage next to us. Each cottage is fully equipped, even with a clothes washer and is modern and scrupulously clean. Wifi is included. The complex is an amazing home to Ed's sculptures and his mastery of landscaping. Everywhere you look there are gorgeous flowers, trees and herbs. Bonita was sure to invite us to pick fresh herbs for our cooking and suggested the fresh lavender and lemon grass for tea. The Quinta is located in Livramento, a short drive from the airport and city of Ponta Delgada, but a world away from the noise of either. It is located almost mid island, making going most anywhere on the island easy. The complex is surrounded by a wall and you have a remote control to open the gate to gain entrance. Despite some rainy weather, my family and I enjoyed a great part of the island beauty thanks to the fabulous recommendations of Bonita. A highlight of our stay was the day we spent at the hot spring in the ocean in Ferraria. You must do this at low tide. Near the entrance to a cove, the ocean water is cold, but near the back of the cove hot water comes out of hot springs so the ocean temperature is a very warm 28 degrees Celsius there. Another highlight was the full day horseback riding that Bonita arranged for us at Quinta da Terca. It's just a short, pleasant walk from Quinta das Acacias. Bonita was very helpful in her recommendations for restaurants & made reservations for us at Cais 20, on the water in nearby S. Roque. Bonita also made reservations for usto enjoy a cozidos meal at Calderias do Vulcoes in Furnas. These meals are slow cooked in pots in the ground heated by natural hot water springs. My stay on this lovely island was way too short. I know I will return again to Quinta das Acacias, Ed and Bonita's slice of heaven.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good afternoon Andrea, Thank you for your great review! We enjoy having return guests as we have become old friends with many . You have given a detailed description of many highlights about Sao Miguel for future visitors to enjoy as well. The island has much to offer guests and less than 10 nights stays will leave the guests wanting more. The island is very diverse and has much to do in low and high seasons. Unfortunately, island weather has surprises at different times of the year. Thank you for staying with us again and bringing your family along. We hope we get to see all of you again in the future. It is not unusual to have family reunions in Quinta das Acacias and we suggest planning months well in advance if several cottages are required. Kind regards, Bonita and Ed Sousa
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5

An Incredible Paradise Beyond Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and gardens were gorgeous and immaculate. We felt like the rich and famous staying here at a fraction of the cost! Bonita consistently and promptly responded to our email inquiries and concerns. She sent maps and suggestions, including making us feel comfortable to rent a car (which she secured for us at the airport). We are so glad that we did -- allowing us to explore the island at our leisure. It took some patience to navigate roads that looked like they accommodated only one car, but we did it without any problems.

Upon arrival, Bonita greeted us with explanations of where to go and what to do, showing us several brochures. We cannot say enough about how clean the cottage was. We stayed in Cottage 1, with two bedrooms and the kitchen, bathroom, and living room in between. There were a table and chairs out front and in back, along with fresh herbs and a grill for cooking. Our 12 year old son loved the hammock and enjoyed exploring the gardens and sculptures. We loved using the remote to enter and leave the Quinta, again making us feel we were in a secret location for the stars.

Our favorite restaurants nearby were Casa de Pasto Jose do Rego (best food) and Restaurante Paladares da Quinta (outstanding service, great food, and beautiful room),both in Lagoa, not far from the supermarket. We also enjoyed the food (steak cooked on a hot tile) and ocean view at Restaurante Cais 20, a few miles away towards Ponta Delgada.

The restaurant at Populo Beach, a short drive from the Quinta, has nice food and great ocean view. Ponta Delgada was enjoyable but probably not as wonderful as most everywhere else. We enjoyed the quaintness of the smaller towns instead. We were glad we didn't stay there and that we found Bonita and Ed's paradise instead.

Bonita and Ed made our stay exceed expectations. We felt like family in a haven, which rejuvenated our souls. You have to stay here! Don't miss it! Thanks for a wonderful vacation that we will never forget!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna for the great review of the island activities. It was a great recap of the many things to see and do for all guests coming to Sao Miguel. We recommend guests to reserve 10-14 nights to capture the whole Azorean way...the island is very diverse, and much to see and do with 30 walking trials over the island, whale watching, museums, thermal pools,along with cultural activities plus more to experience. Bonita
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Joao Paulo II (PDL)
Nearest Barpub
1000 Metres
Neighborhood
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Batalha
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Expressway
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Populo Beach
Car: recommended

The central position of Quinta das Acacias exposes unreserved access to the visitor that seeks a world of discovery. An 8 km drive to the center of Ponta Delgada will expose several botanical gardens dating back to mid 19th century. Centuries old architecture of basalt stone, traditional markets, quaint shops in narrow streets with cobblestone designs, sidewalk cafes and the numerous restaurants that will help the visitor taste this travelling experience. Populo beach with its clean waters and warm temperature is only 2 km to the south. To the west, one will find the legendary twin lakes of Sete Cidades. To the east, the hills of Nordeste displays an almost rain forest appeal. Beyond, villages with timeless traditions line the coast that so often is bathed by some of the most spectacular sunrises of the Atlantic. The true lover of nature will not resist the affair that Sao Miguel has to offer. (Google Earth-Lat. 37´45´16´34´N,Long.25´36´12´61´W)

Other Activities: hiking, whale watching, historic parks, museums

Golf: Two Golf Courses on the island of Sao Miguel. Both equally spectacular, scenic-wise and challenge-wise. The Batalha course supports a 27 hole, par 72. Approximate distance 12 km or 15 minute drive. The Furnas course is an 18 hole, par 72. Approximate distance 35 km or 45 minute drive. Batalha Golf course hosted the Senior European golf tournament in 2008.

Thermal pools of Poca Dona Beija in Furnas is fantastic during the cooler seasons.

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