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Armando & Mary Loureiro 1 514 844 8157

Member since: 2012
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Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

São Miguel island vacation house 'Vivenda (A)'

16 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Azores holiday chateau / country house

2 bedroom, sleeps 6, 2 bathroom.The house 'Vivenda (A)''', relaxed atmosphere..

2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms.

This house Vivenda A, has two levels. The main floor consists of 2 bedrooms with double (couple´s) bed, 2 fully equipped bathrooms, on the upper level two single beds. A fully equipped kitchen and living area,with fireplace. On the upper floor option of two single beds. On the exterior, fantastic views of the nearby hills, south facing ocean and sights of Ponta Delgada to the west.

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Armando & Mary Loureiro 1 514 844 8157 (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

About Armando & Mary Loureiro 1 514 844 8157

Welcome to the 'Enchanted' Island of St. Miguel. We are the property's owners. ( Armando and Mary). St. Miguel is our peaceful getaway. We speak English, Portuguese, Spanish Italian and French. Come discover or rediscover a true Paradise.

Why Armando & Mary Loureiro 1 514 844 8157 chose Portugal

Welcome to our Vacation Home where nature and pure clean freshness will be your most intimate friend during your stay. Our large Quinta has one big Family house, large enough for a small Family reunion. Our Quinta is isolated from the city and noise allowing you to wake up 'with singing birds' to the most relaxing morning and a beautiful sunrise and fall asleep to a peaceful star filled sky.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Experience a rural, quiet and relaxed atmosphere while being at our chateau country getaway . Enjoy the peaceful, garden oriented, stunning view while admiring our rustic country settings. A restful and relaxation place for your vacation holidays. With a large landscape property, accent on outdoor living, stroll through the garden with your morning coffee, lounge under a palm tree or sunbathe in our private retreat. Take advantage of our barbecue and savor the flavors of your gourmet experience in the Azorean fresh air. For a nightcap enjoy a glass of Porto while sitting around an open fire pit with that special someone or family and friends.

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveller reviews

São Miguel island vacation house 'Vivenda (A)'
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Ottawa, Canada
5

A Wonderful 3 Weeks!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed three wonderful weeks in April 2016 based in Armando's beautiful and very well located house (Vivenda A) on Sao Miguel. The location has a expansive view of the ocean, Ponta Delgada and the green hills above. It is conveniently located to tour the entire island but being slow travelers, we still left some for a future trip!

The surrounding gardens are perfect for a stroll and we enjoyed both the sweet and sour oranges that we found in the garden. The kitchen is well furnished and we only had to add a few spices and a plastic flipper to spare the new-looking non-stick frying pan.

The house is large, a good size for us (a couple with an active but elderly mother), and sparkling clean. The living room furniture wasn't the most comfortable and could use a refresh. The TV had a good selection of channels with many in English (some subtitled in Portuguese). The WiFi worked well for our collection of tablets, phones and a laptop.

We had lots of towels and the luxury of two bath/shower rooms was appreciated.

The fireplace worked well and we used lots of the supplied dry firewood. It can be a little damp and chilly on April evenings in the Azores.

Armando lived in the other house on the property for the first two weeks of our stay. He gave us a quick guided tour of the area. It was a perfect introduction to key information for living in Cabouco -- bakeries, groceries, local bananas, restaurants, the layout of Lagoa and connections to the rest of the island. He was very attentive and helpful but discreet and very conscious of not invading our privacy. After Armando returned to Montreal he called us once to make sure that everything was going well and on that call we met Mary who had had to stay in Montreal so we didn't meet her in person.

We hope to continue our exploration of Sao Miguel, but next time we'd change it up and travel a little later in the year.

Sorry for the rather late review. We've been dealing with a lot of medical issues since our return and are just now getting our heads back above water.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Massachusetts, USA
5

Fantastic and Memorable

  • 5 of 5

Dear Armando and Mary,

The Acores are truly awesome, and your place is a paradise we highly recommend to anyone seeking the beauty and natural serenades of a countryside getaway. The Vivenda Loureiro is like a garden park with the various plants and trees that make your chateau so fascinating. The house is beautiful and roomy and well supplied with all amenities. We had great weather and got to see a lot of the island’s treasures. We were amazed at the number of birds flying by and I got some great photos of the hawks, gulls, and a bat at dusk. We send our heartfelt thanks for your generous help in making our stay a memorable highlight of our life. Bless you and your family, Ronaldo and Eduarda R. Aug. 2016

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Friends!!! It has been a great pleasure to have you at our house, (rental vacation # 3492059). We are always excited to meet our guests, and give our best for you to feel at home, and feel their friendship long past the days they stayed with us. Our guests are all special for me and Mary and we consider all of guests " Friends for Life." Thank you for choosing our "little paradise" and hope to see you again.Thank you for the nice compliments. Our gardens also are improving regularly, our goal is to provide a comfortable setting for you and to create wonderful memories of your vacation in S.Miguel-Açores-Portugal. Best Regards THANK YOU. Armando & Mary
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5

Cabouco-lagoa, wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

The house and property was amazing and the location on the island was ideal! Our weather was cool and damp so we didn't get to enjoy the grounds around the house but it was perfect weather for the furnas! Absolutely beautiful island with wonderful people and Armando and Mary were so accommodating with offers to pick up at the airport and excellent suggestions for restaurants and things to do. Would highly recommend the house and Armando is very kind and helpful to deal with, it was so easy! I big thanks to their caretakers Fernando, carmine and lizette, wonderful lovely people!! I can't say enough, except I look forward to going back 😄

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Friends!!! It has been a great pleasure to have you at our house, (rental vacation # 3492059). We are always excited to meet our guests, and give our best for you to feel at home, and feel their friendship long past the days they stayed with us. Our guests are all special for me and Mary and we consider all of guests " Friends for Life." Thank you for choosing our "little paradise" and hope to see you again.Thank you for the nice compliments. Our gardens also are improving regularly, our goal is to provide a comfortable setting for you and to create wonderful memories of your vacation in S.Miguel-Açores-Portugal. Best Regards THANK YOU. Armando & Mary
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5

LITTLE PARADISE WITH 5 STARS!

  • 5 of 5

Myself, my wife and our 2 adult teens have wonderful memories of our vacation at this “little paradise”.

We strongly recommend this vacation house to come visit with your family the beautiful Sao Miguel Island and we rate our stay with 5 stars for several reasons:

1,Location:

The estate is only about 15 minutes' drive from the airport, centrally located on the island in a very quiet village.

Perfect location for exploring by car the many wonderful places and sights to be found on this beautiful island.

The beach is reachable within five minutes by car, also close to restaurants and supermarket in Lagos.

As soon as you pass the gate of the property, it feels like entering a little paradise.

Very large manicured garden with beautiful flowers and trees, amazing views of the ocean and island

2, Comfort:

We stayed in House B, also very comfortable and plenty of room with a spacious 2nd floor where the teens slept.

The house had all the comforts of home with a well equipped kitchen

Perfectly located veranda, perfect facilities to barbecue and cozy outdoor dining in the garden. Everything was very clean

3, Hospitality (the most important reason):

Armando, you really showed us the beautiful island through your own eyes.

We still enjoy and remember the contacts with the local people, the little trips that we made together, the helpful hints and in particular the organization of the fishing experience on the ocean at night.

Thank you so much for making our vacation so wonderful and a memorable one for Céline and Jonas.

Our only regret is that your lovely wife Mary was not there.

We really hope everything goes better

Hugs from all of us... , we are sure that we see each other back in the near future!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mario and Lovely Family....It has been a great pleasure to meet you and spend time with your Family. We are always excited to meet our guests, and give our best for them to feel at home, and feel their friendship long past the days they stayed with us. Our guests are all special for me and Mary and we consider all of guests " Friends for life." Thank you for choosing our "little paradise" and... hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Armando & Mary and Family
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5

Quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Booking was smooth - Armando patiently answered all of our questions. The estate is only about 15 minutes' drive from the airport and just off the highway. It is a bit tricky to find it but Armando's map made it easier. There are 2 houses on the estate and we are staying in house B. There was no guests in House A so we pretty much had the whole campus to us. Air is fresh and birds were chirping, starry sky at night, we felt as if we were in a different world. Ms Ana and her daughter met us at the property and helped us settled in. The 2 houses shared a washer and we hung our clothes outside. house B is spacious and has a 2nd floor that can sleep another 4 ppl. We didn't need it and only stayed on the 1st floor. The house is in a very quiet location yet just minutes to highway and downtown Lagoa with shops and restaurants. Armando also called a couple of times to make sure we were OK, which we appreciated very much. We highly recommend this vacation house!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Over and over, the best holiday ever!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay this year even more than last year because we stayed longer (3 weeks this year!), and were delighted to see the new fireplace that the Loureiro family put in the guesthouse!

When you get to the property, as soon as you pass the gate it feels like entering a piece of paradise, everything is very carefully taken care of, which is important because the garden is very large and offers amazing views of the ocean and the island...

We made great barbecues using the wood that was made available for us, and that burned wonderfully. We will definitely keep coming back every time!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Friends!!! It has been a great pleasure to meet you, and spend time with your Family. We are always excited to meet our guests, and give our best for you to feel at home, and feel their friendship long past the days they stayed with us. Our guests are all special for me and Mary and we consider all of guests " "friends for life." Thank you for choosing our "little paradise" and hope to see you again.Thank you for the nice compliments. Our gardens are improving regularly, our goal is to provide a comfortable setting for you and to create wonderful memories of your vacation in S.Miguel-Açores-Portugal. Best Regards Armando & Mary
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
João Paulo ll - Ponta Delgada
Nearest Ferry
11 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Batalha golf course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Expressway
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Pópulo Beach

Cabouco is a village from the city of Lagoa, the nearby hamlet is a peaceful community. In the sloping landscape is where these country homes are located. To the south within 2 Km

of the house, the town of Lagoa has a supermarket (Continente- Modelo), where you will find everything you need. The fishing port of Lagoa 'Porto dos Carneiros' offers you different choices of restaurants specializing in fresh seafood or meat daily. At approximately 2 km from the houses you will find the famous Lagoa swimming pools ( sea waters pools or swim in the Ocean). A drive of 5 minutes east will take you up to the mountain crater off Lagoa do Fogo, fire lake for some breath taking views of the different parts of the island. Descending to the other side of the mountain, you will come to the Caldeira Velha, a warm waterfall and pool hidden in an enchanted valley of fern trees and steaming water streams. If golf is your passion, two fantastic courses are available, one east and one west of the property; both are within a thirty minute drive. This accommodation is conveniently close to all necessities and yet within the natural and peaceful environment. After a day of exploring this beautiful and natural paradise (Ilha Verde) known as the Green Island, of Sao Miguel, you will feel an overwhelming peace in your private retreat.

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$86
A$604
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring -Low
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$101
A$705
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$108
A$755
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest
 
Autmum
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$86
A$604
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$86
A$604
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$43

Price are based "FOR TWO PEOPLE" (60 / 75 euros a day) any additional person is 20.00 euros a day.
Contact the owner for further information
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (Euro) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owners.
Check in 4.00 pm / Check out 11:00 am

PAYMENTS can be made by: BANK TRANSFER, PAYPAL , MASTER CARD, OR VISA, OR CONTACT THE OWNER 514 8448157 (4 nights minimum stay.) Final cleaning 40.00 euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Azores

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet , The general bathroom, towels provided
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , Bathroom 2 in the master bedroom, towels provided.
  • Bathrooms: 2 - (Toilet, shower, bidet ) Towels are included for the house. Beach towels are not included.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double bed , 1 cot , crib avaible for child under two years of age
  • 'Country house' . The main floor has two bed rooms, with double couple's bed, and two bath rooms. Sleeps 4. In the upper floor two single beds...Total: sleeps six sleeps Possibility of crib ,and two single beds on the upper floor can be available.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Car recommended ,contact owner for special rates. Transportation from airport to Chateau country house available upon request. We welcome you to our home with traditional Azorean treats; (bolo de furnas) coffee, tea and milk. For long term stay, the gas is not included ( we provide the first bottle of gas, which is than replaced fully by the guest before their departure.)

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