The house had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation. A special thank you to Carlos for meeting us at the airport, taking us to the car rental desk, and leading us to the house at midnight. Also, Eduarda who was waiting at the house to welcome us with refreshments and information about the household and island. The second week she cleaned the house and left us more refreshments to enjoy! On day one Josie quickly replied to a text and sent us directions to the grocery store. We would definitely recommend the house and stay there again. Private, safe, clean, and not lacking any needed household or vacation provisions. Beautiful ocean views!
After our amazing trip to the Azores last year, we couldn’t help but want to return. Right away we tried to book our trip with Josie because it was the most memorable spot we have ever stayed. Unfortunately, it was booked up for most of our trip and we were only able to get in this time for our first 3 days.Josie was still a joy to work with though and it was so nice to spend our first jet lagged nights in the place that feels like home. I sleep like a rock here.
This house is in a beautiful location and is outfitted perfectly for your home away from home complete with a warm welcome and a hot meal waiting for you. You will not have to worry about missing details in this house. Everything has been considered carefully. A special thank you to Connie for meeting us at the airport and to Eduarda too for the humongous vegetarian meal and all the kindness. And of course Josie who is always right there for any questions and correspondence all throughout the year before our stay. We always meet the nicest people in Sao Miguel.
After multiple trips together with our close friends over many years we were in need of a new place to explore and most importantly relax. We found a wonderful place in Calhetas,Sao Miguel in the beautiful Azores.
Nothing was overlooked - we got help with every detail of our trip.The accommodation was perfect for us. A quaint 2 bedroom home in a quiet village that was ideally located within easy access to all the sights and attractions on the island. The home was beautifully appointed with absolutely everything you could want or need to settle in and relax for a week or more. We were greeted with a delicious meal so large that it fed our lunches for several days to follow.
The property was immense. leading all the way back to a gorgeous stretch of ocean, The sound of wind and waves were a constant and soothing soundtrack to our stay. It was tough to leave all that behind on days when we ventured out to explore the amazing sights and scenery all over the island. It was quite easy to get around and find everything we needed and much more. The people were very friendly, welcoming and eager to help.
Would love to go back in spring or summer when it must be absoloutely stunning with all the flowers in full bloom.
Planning third time visit to this unique place, we especially enjoy the plenty private outdoor space not shared with anyone else. Very clean, delicious food, car rental plus surprisingly December weather had sunny days when we swam the natural pools at back, watched the waves roll in, walked Pocos Calhetas trails to the next town. With a mini market up the street some days we never left home. Close by Restaurant Botequim Acoreano has great food, mentioning this home got us a little extra. Morning coffee, an evening glass of wine overlooking the ocean from the lookout point was perfect!
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.