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Near beach, Ponta Delgada, airport, woodstoves in cottages #1,2,4 - Acacias 4-

Municipality of Ponta Delgada, Portugal
  • Cottage484 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

Gated property;5 -one bedroom & 1- 2 Bedroom, 2 km to Populo beach/snackbar

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 self catered 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 bedroom 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. Rent 1 cottage or all 6 (max 20 people)

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.


The final cleaning of 45 euros is due in cash at the door.

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

Property Manager

Eduino and Bonita Sousa

Member Since 2006
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About Eduino and Bonita Sousa

Eduino and Bonita Sousa 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 management. 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. They continue to upgrade , update and renovated cottages throughout the years for their guests comfort. 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 Municipality of Ponta Delgada

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. AL #1080

What makes this Cottage unique

Nature -Surrounded by trees, flowers and sculptural art. Gated property Max 20 guests in 6 cottages Free parking inside the property gates 10 minutes to Ponta Delgada 5 minutes to Populo Beach Central for travelling through out the island


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Linens included


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer. Beach towels are not supplied.

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Portable heaters provided in cool season
                    • Internet
                      Free Wifi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Firewood
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • Books
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Gated Community
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Terrace


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          All accommodations are non smoking cottages. Guests can smoke outside.
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • marina
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • caves
                                            • 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

                                                        • sailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • We provide a welcome 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 smaller fruits) found in the orchard. For the comfort of the guests during the winter seasons, portable heaters are provided. Smoking permitted outdoor only. 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.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              6 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great choice

                                                              anya R.

                                                              We arrived very late - after midnight, but this was no problem for Bonita who was up and welcoming. We loved the peace, the quiet but still only 10 short minutes into the centre. Bonita was very knowleable and full of ideas for our stay. We would recommend these cottages to our friends , but only our good friends as we like to keep the best places secret for ourselves...

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your comments. Looking forward to seeing return visitors.

                                                              Stay here!

                                                              Austin S.

                                                              Beautiful grounds, great accomodations, perfect location, and wonderful hosts!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Austin. Looking forward to seeing you again.

                                                              Maintained to a high standard and well equipped.

                                                              Eileen G.

                                                              This was our third stay on the Island With Ed & Bonita and it was, as always, a beautiful place to relax and unwind. Ed & Bonita are perfect hosts and give excellent customer service. We highly recommend this place as one to stay at on Sao Miguel, as it is ideally situated on the island to see a variety of places. If you love to walk there are some great places to explore and it such a pleasure to do as the Island is so well kept. The countryside and coastal scenery are breath taking. Our favourite find was Ribiera Caldeiras which can be found on the old road on the way to Nordeste. The waterfalls and well kept gardens are a little oasis and you can have a drink, light bite or Ice cream in the little café there. A small gift shop offers local souvenirs. On the opposite side of the road you can climb up behind the waterfall. Whale watching on the semi-rigid boats is fantastic fun and you will see a variety of sea life on your ride. The list of things to do and see is endless. We found some great places to eat and particularly enjoyed Casa Acoreana in Ponta Delgarda and Paladares near to Quinta Das Acacias in Lagoa. Any future holidays on the island would definitely be spent here.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your great review! You explain what to do on Sao Miguel so clearly and there is more that can be seen or done. This island is so diverse. Guests find treasures just by getting lost down a hidden path. Some guests actually suggest turning off the main roads and just drive or walk to find a new unexplored secret..

                                                              Wonderful stay!

                                                              Caroline G.

                                                              We had a wonderful stay! Our cottage was beautiful and clean and had everything we needed. We loved being able to cook our own meals, and we appreciated the bread that Bonita had waiting for us when we arrived! Bonita and Ed were incredibly hospitable and willing to share lots of details about the island and suggestions for what to do. The garden is BEAUTIFUL. We loved it and hope to return!

                                                              Loveliest place on our three week vacation

                                                              Frank S.

                                                              Bonita and Ed are so lovely and the place is just amazing!

                                                              Hope we'll be back soon!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Frank,

                                                              We are glad you enjoyed what Quinta das Acacias has to offer in peace and quiet.

                                                              Until next time, have a great year!



                                                              Daniela P.

                                                              Buona posizione

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you


                                                              Municipality of Ponta Delgada, Portugal

                                                              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.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Short term stays-final cleaning is 40 euros per stay. Winter Getaway- Please ask us about long term renting (28-30 nights) for the months of October 1- May 31.

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