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São Miguel island vacation house 'Vivenda (A)'

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 80 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Armando & Mary Loureiro 1 514 844 8157
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

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 Municipality of Lagoa

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.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Municipality of Lagoa, Portugal

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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
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.)

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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São Miguel island vacation house 'Vivenda (A)'
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
2

Nice house with some Unfortunate circumstances

  • 2 of 5

My husband and I planned to stay a week at Vivenda A the second week of June. Armando was very helpful at answering all my questions before we arrived and arranged for his housekeepers to pick us up at the airport and show us around on our way to the property. The grounds and views are spectacular. The house is roomy and clean. Unfortunately it was unusually hot and humid and the house was ver damp. The beds are small so my husband and I slept in separate rooms. We had to open the inside windows( there are shutters and metal grates on the outside, that we were told not to open) to get some air in the rooms. There were many dogs in the area that barked all night. I had to put music on to drown out the barking. There is also a cow pasture next door and although it is very pastoral to look it,it can send smells into the house if the wind is blowing uphill. We left two day early because there were large brown cockroaches in the kitchen and bedroom. I am aware that these are common in hot and humid areas ( my son has them sometimes in NC) but this wasn’t one or two flying in. The screens were closed at all times and we killed 4 on the kitchen counter, 1 in the sink, 3 on the floor and a couple in the bedrooms. When I am on vacation I don’t want to be spraying for bugs.

I read all the other reviews before I booked this property and no one mentioned the things I did, so I don’t know if this was unusual but I do believe it needs to be mentioned.

Armando was very concerned about us leaving early and wanted to rectify the situation but I just wanted to get home to my own bed.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming, Beatiful and Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two weeks at this property and enjoyed every second. Armando and Mary, although they were not present, kept in touch and gave us great advices on where to go to enjoy our stay. The property is spacious and well kept, the fireplace was a very nice touch for the colder April nights and you have everything you need in the house. I would definitely recommend this charming property and might very well be renting it again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David and Rebekah!!!. We always give our best for our guests to feel at home. Our guests are all special for me and Mary, and we consider all of our guests " "Friends for Life." Thank you for choosing our "little paradise" for your honeymoon. We feel happy that you enjoyed your stay at our vacation rental house. We hope to see you again in the future. Thank you for the nice compliments. Our gardens are improving regularly, our goal is to provide a comfortable setting for our guests..... to create wonderful memories of your vacation in S.Miguel-Azores-Island. LOTS OF HAPPINESS for Your Future Together. Best Regards Armando & Mary.
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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: 07/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 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: 07/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 09/06/2016
  • 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: 01/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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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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 on the Municipality of Lagoa, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$107
AU$749
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
 
Autmum
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$87
AU$606
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
AU$87
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$40.77

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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