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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Amazing Views, Great Location!
Paulo and Eduardo were amazing! Paulo picked us up at the airport at 7 am and kept us entertained the whole time while we waited till 4 for our check in. It was a packed day and nice to not have to think after a full day of travel. The property was also amazing. It has private access to the beach and was so peaceful to look out every morning at the ocean. The kitchen is fully stocked and the meal Eduardo made our first night was so delicious. It's also not too far from the grocery store and pretty centrally located from all the spots we wanted to go to. Definitely recommend getting a car - it's pretty easy to get around, navigation was no problem. We really enjoyed our stay and can't wait to go back!
Great property, near a private beach.
Our kids had lots of fun exploring the rocky beach and surrounding bluffs.
Beautiful and peaceful
An amazing property in a convenient location to great restaurants and centrally located to easily access the main sites and activities on the island. The kitchen had everything imaginable you need to prepare a gourmet meal, the beds were comfortable and the views and access to the ocean was amazing. Would definitely recommend.
We absolutely loved our stay on Sao Miguel!
The property was wonderful. The private access to the ocean and outdoor sitting areas was a pleasure every morning and evening. We had no problem getting around the island from the Calhetas house and found convenient grocery and restaurant options. Paulo and Eduarda were gracious hosts who made sure we had what we needed. I highly recommmed this property. Tom & Rachel from Oregon, USA.
A delightful hybrid of town and sea
A beautiful compact house on a small town street, extremely well-equipped and delightfully decorated, with a beautiful direct access to the sea's rocky coast. Lovely outdoor spaces including a roofed open air room perfect for early evening.
Josie's email connections were warm and welcoming, and her manager Eduarda explained everything well and cooked us a delicious first-night dinner. (Eduarda, please send me your recipe for caldo verde!)
Amazing private property backing onto the ocean.
The house is immaculate with wonderful high ceilings with a kitchen which is full equipped with all appliances and amenities. There is also a washer and dryer for our use.
The property is very large and backs onto the ocean with a private access to the water. The housekeeper, Eduarda, made us a fantastic dinner on our arrival. She also provided us with the names of several taxi drivers as we did not rent a car. We also booked two tours with Amazing Tours that took us sightseeing through the whole island.
Thank you Josie for sharing your beautiful house with us.
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.