Everything is just perfect about this home extremely clean, extra touches like fresh flowers, fresh laundered pretty & comfy beds. We travel quite a bit and stayed at several homes this one stands attention to detail. A well planned delicious meal which after a flight in our case an overnight one to find the table set & a home cooked meal was most wonderful. To me this set the stage for a very relaxing stay; not to mention we even had leftover that served as a second meal truly Divine! Josie was a pleasure to deal with.
The location was great. I enjoyed relaxing and by the beach . We went into Punta Delgado for the day to shop, eat, and enjoy the view. One day we went to where the therapeutic volcanic pool and the gardens were beautiful. We wanted to relax but also see some of the island. The home was clean and when I arrived I had a snack waiting for me. In the fridge there was milk and bread so I could have breakfast the next morning. The rooms are a good size with a beautiful backyard. I would recommend this rental to anyone who wants a great vacation on a nice island with lots of greenery and great views. I love to hear the ocean. This is my 3 time back.
This property lived up to the previous reviews. We spent 5 days in this lovely oasis which has everything a family could need for a family holiday.
We were impressed by the decor inside and on the three seating areas. It was obvious a lot attention was paid to the comfort of guests. Lovely linens towels, house coats. The bunk beds were skillfully incorporated into the two bedrooms. The kitchen was a cooks dream.
The caretaker Paula was a treasure, looking after us in many ways unexpected,including meeting us at the airport and cooking us a lovely lunch.
She arranged for us a fabulous fish resturant with a choice window seating.
To say more about Paula would appear an exaggeration.
The owner Josie was ever so helpful ,helping me with hotel reservations and car rental. And was quick to respond when we inadvertently locked ourselves out of the house. She quickly contacted Paula who was not here in minutes to save the day.
This place is a treasure and we hope to return.
Words cannot express how much we loved this place but I will give it a try. Right from the very beginning of the planning stage of our vacation, I had my eye on this place because of its beauty and the services it provides.I picked Sao Miguel over the other islands because I wanted to stay here and I wasn't disappointed.
Josie was very helpful right from the beginning. Sadly, we had problems at the airport which required that we miss a day in Sao Miguel. That was very stressful for us but Josie was wonderful and took care of the changes to our car rental and made sure that we were still picked up on time which was a huge relief to us.
When we did arrive, Paula was there waiting for us with a warm smile and started taking care of us right away. Our car rental went smoothly with no extra charges. When we arrived at the cottage, we found it to be even lovelier than the picture. Cool inside, no mosquitoes, everything you could ask for as a selfcater. Paula had a lovely spread of wine, breads fruits and cheese. There was beer too and some local drinks to try. They also went out of their way to provide a yummy vegetarian meal for us which was very welcome after all the traveling we had been doing.
The house proved to be beyond my expectations. They had everything there that I could possibly need. The bed was super comfortable we slept better there than anywhere we stayed.We loved the garden, the outdoor sitting area and of course the beach, which is just a comfortable stroll away. My biggest regret was that we couldn't spend more time here. Of 6 places we stayed on this trip, Josie's was our favorite. Best for beauty, comfort and convenience. When you combine that with having someone like Paula,always just a phone call away, available to help with anything you might need, it is unbeatable.
Josie has a beautiful home with all of the amenities! The property is beautiful! Josie's staff person,Paula was absolutely the best! She met us at the airport and then had an incredible home cooked meal waiting for us at the house. I also arranged with Josie to have a catered dinner for several friends who were staying nearby and the food and decor were exceptional! We will definitely come back! Thank you so much Josie and Paula!