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Antonio Serpa

Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese

Two comfortable, modern self-contained suites in a restored 19th-century - Ground Floor Suite

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Azores holiday chateau / country house

Choose from two comfortable, modern suites in a completely restored 19th-century villa in rural São Miguel, Azores. At the base of the Sete Cidades volcano and on the edge of the town of Capelas, Vila Alegre is only a short drive from north and south coast beaches, as well as the island's main city, Ponta Delgada. Once our family’s summer home, Vila Alegre has been completely renovated. It was our dream to blend the form and character of a traditional Azorean country home with modern comforts.

Each floor are now separate and fully self-contained suites with with their own full kitchens, modern bathrooms, living rooms and sun rooms. The ground floor features one bedroom and a fire place in the living room. The second floor features two bedrooms as well as an east-facing balcony connected to the main bedroom.

Enjoy carefully restored antique furniture as well as a new mattresses and sofas. With our wonderful temperate climate, a wood burning fireplace and electric heaters warms the suite during winter stays; thick stone walls and tile keep the suite cool in the summer. With respect to sound, the suite is extremely well insulated, with concrete between floors guaranteeing privacy and eliminating the sound bleed between the suites. The suites includes WIFI, cable TV in various languages, as well as secure parking within the traditional stone walls of the property

Enjoy easy walks to local shops, country lanes and full access to the property's serene gardens. At Vila Alegre, our beautiful gardens, walkways, benches and gazebo are all around you. Enjoy our covered outdoor barbecue patio and many spaces in the gardens for relaxation, contemplation, or play.

At Vila Alegre we welcome people from all around the world and all walks of life. Whether you're looking for a romantic weekend getaway, a longer stay in the country, or a relaxing family vacation, Vila Alegre is a spectacular, one-of-a-kind home base for your stay in São Miguel. Public transport passes directly in front of Vila Alegre for the short ride south into Ponta Delgada or north into Capelas.

Our suites are ideal for individuals, couples or small families. A crib and/or cot is available upon request.

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Details for Ground Floor Suite 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Fully self-contained suite with full kitchen and dining table, modern bathroom, and spacious living room with fireplace and cable TV. The large bedroom features a new queen-sized mattress and connects to our famous glass-walled sun room.

  • children welcome
Antonio Serpa (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese

About Antonio Serpa

For decades I dreamed of comprehensively renovating Vila Alegre, my family's summer home. After years of hard work, this dream has become a reality and guests have begun to arrive from around the world to share in its comfort, beauty and serenity. Born and raised in São Miguel, I spend my days in Ponta Delgada where I run Casa de Sementes Serpa, a small seed and plant shop in the heart of the city that has been in my family for 80 years! Passionate about my island paradise, I'm happy to share my knowledge of its many hidden treasures.


based on 17 traveller reviews

Ground Floor Suite
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Cosy apartment surrounded by a beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, era faithfully furnished apartment is located in a restored villa surrounded by a lovely garden. House has a very private and secure location with in-yard parking space.

Apartment has a wonderful balcony (famous sun-room) which opens to the garden and we really enjoyed having our breakfasts there.

Kitchen is very well equipped, bathroom is spacious and comfortable, bed linen and towels are excellent quality, mattress is very comfortable. Apartment is very clean with fresh flowers in vases. There is also a moisture collector machine which in September was really very useful.

The only shortage I can think of was that kitchen had a very little natural light.

Muito obrigado Antonio!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A spacious, well located house to explore the island with a lovely garden.

  • 4 of 5

The property is very well equipped with everything you need to enjoy your stay. Antonio is a good, friendly host. He provided a well stocked fridge which included a nice bottle of wine, together with bread, cakes and fruit. He also has a vegetable patch and said that we could help ourselves to anything we wanted. We enjoyed our stay here and would definitely recommend it as a good base to explore the island.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Antonio is a wonderful host, the suite is superb, and the garden is beautiful. The property is very conveniently situated for easy access to Ponta Delgada and the rest of the island, and Capelas itself has plenty of interest. In short: all round perfection. And just so that everybody knows, we didn't vote to leave Europe.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a true pleasure to host you -- hope to see you again soon at Vila Alegre, even if your countrymen have forsaken us! Thanks very much for your kind words and our very best until the next time.
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Spacious and flower-filled escape -- perfection.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a wonderful 6 nights in Antonio's home, and the villa far exceeded our expectations. The suite was quite large with plenty room to spread out -- but we spent most of our time in the morning and evenings in the sun room, it truly is a gem. :) The gardens are absolutely beautiful, extremely lush and green, and there's an outdoor table and hammock for you to enjoy. Our flight arrived early in the morning and Antonio had a wonderful basket of fruit, breads and cheese waiting for us for breakfast as well as other nice treats -- such a warm welcome and we left our trip feeling like we were leaving a friend.

I can't think of a single thing we would change about our stay here and would happily return. We would highly recommend Vila Allegre to any couple looking for a relaxing and quiet place to call home base on this gorgeous island. You won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely property

  • 5 of 5

Antonio welcomed us at his home upon our arrival. He had local cheese and fruit and coffee awaiting us. The home is so pretty and Antonio had flowers from his gardens placed throughout the home. It was clean and beautifully furnished. The kitchen was modern and had everything you needed. Staying in Capelas was close enough to Ponte Delgada to head into the city each night for dinner as well a well appointed grocery store nearby. The bed was comfortable and had a view out to the terrace and lovely gardens. My husband and I loved this apartment and the island and would love to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay in beautiful flat, and lovely helpful host!

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay at Villa Allegri, the flat is beautiful and spotlessly clean. Antonio our host was very welcoming, his english is great and he was really helpful in suggesting things to do and places to go. He also came in and lit a fire for us every night!

Can't recommend enough!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the kind words -- you are welcome at Vila Alegre any time!
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
João Paulo II Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
There are several cafes and bars in Capelas
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Batalha Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
There are several restaurants en Capelas
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Santa Barbara Beach
Car: recommended

Winding lanes lead down from Vila Alegre into Capelas, a small parish of some 3,500 people on the north coast of São Miguel, a ten minute drive from the island's main city, Ponta Delgada. Discover this quiet town with its with narrow streets, shops, cafes and very few tourists. Hike or drive the verdant countryside along back roads shared by cows and tractors that lead up to the rim of the Sete Cidades volcano, or the smaller peaks that dot its slopes.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Azores, Portugal

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$22 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$22 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$22 per night, per additional guest

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Azores

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming