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“Perfect house, stunning location”
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'Once a year, go someplace you´ve never been before' - Dalai Lama
View of the property
Hillside location with views of both ocean and mountains.
Amazing  sunrises
Friendly  neighbors
Entrance
Front gate
Private entry road
Hostess Paloma
Paloma showing  off
Amazing Blue and Green contrasts
Pasture
Front of house
Front of house
View from side
Back of house facing ocean
Terrace
Terrace
Terrace
Night sky
Sunrise
View from terrace
Kitchen
Kitchen
Dining room
Living room
View from dining room
View from living room
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Master bedroom bathroom
Twin bed bedroom
Main bathroom
Main bathroom
Laundry
Barbecue
Barbecue
Garden. Pick your own vegetables
Chickens
Organic eggs
Hen with chicks
View from the house
Greeting Basket of Local Products
Welcome basket and cake
Hosts
Beach of Vila da Povoação (15min)
Beach of Lombo Gordo (15min)
Fajã do Calhau (10 min)
Parque Terra Nostra (30 min)
Hot Springs (30 min)
Salto do Prego Trail (10 min)
Sanguinho Trail (10 min)
Sanguinho Trail (10 min)
Sunrise Point (10min)
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Agua Retorta, Sao Miguel, Azores

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RoelteLoo
Halsteren, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect house, stunning location”
Reviewed January 7, 2015 for a stay in September 2014
1
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We stayed here 2 weeks in September/October 2014 with two kids (2 and 1 year old). The house and its surrounding garden offer everything you can possibly need during your vacation to the Azores, ranging from 3 bedrooms and the fully equipped kitchen to stunning views.

The house is located on the far eastern side of the island, making it a perfect location for a relaxing vacation. A trip to the western side, however, takes approximately 1,5 hours. Driving to the house, via the small unpaved road, was no problem in our rental car (Fiat Punto).

The hosts, Luis and Rita, made our stay even better. The conversations about the island and their lives were interesting. We visited the beach cottage, where we all had a great time (our 2 years old son enjoyed playing soccer with Rita's mother).

During our stay Rita cooked us several meals which were all delicious. Rita really is an exceptional cook!!

We can highly recommend this house!

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Travelling group: Kleine kinderen
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Anne Y
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stunning countryside home”
Reviewed December 28, 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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This vacation home is one of the best I've ever stayed in. The home and views are even better than I expected. The home is spacious with all the amenities needed. It was a great point to take day trips to different towns on the east side of the island - Nordeste, Furnas. Our family was able to cook dinner and enjoyed the fireplace with a glass of wine.

Helena was very responsive from the start and gave us great tips for our trip. If you get the chance, I would highly recommend Rita's cooking as it was delicious.

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Liked best: The wonderful views & all the details in the home
Liked least: The frying pan
Travelling group: Extended Family
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john b
canton mi
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Exquisite stay in an enchanting land.”
Reviewed November 30, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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If you are looking for a small piece of paradise, look no further... Only book this home if you enjoy peace and tranquility, if a nightly fire with views of the Atlantic outside your window sounds acceptable, you will not be disappointed. The home is equipped with the finest amenities that one would dream of, such as a professional gas range and outdoor grill. You are only steps away from breathtaking trails which will lead you to the oceans shore, if you are able to tear yourself from the terrace which is so comforting to sit and enjoy the delicious cheese and wines of the region. The night sky will take your breath away and possibly burn your corneas as the stars are the brightest you will ever witness! The lack of city lights to pollute your views will leave you in awe, and possibly bumping into furniture in the middle of the night. Be advised if you do choose to book this location, you may wish to extend your stay!

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Liked best: Ease of transaction
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Kyle S
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Spectacular retreat for families, a real treat!! :-)”
Reviewed October 23, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Myself, partner, brother and father stayed here for 12 nights this October '14. The house was in a fantastic location with amazing views over the ocean, on the southeastern tip of the island. The nights were fantastic and so clear.

There was an abudance of beautiful hikes nearby, and one very spectacular view above the mountain closeby.. I forget the name.

Luis and Rita were fantastic host and really make you feel at home for your entire stay.

As stated in the title this really is a place you can spend with your family and really get great quality time together that you'll never forget. A truly special place, which I have no hesitation in giving the highest reccomendations to future guests and travellers.

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DQ_196710...
Antwerp Province, Belgium
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed September 11, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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The house is located on the edge of the Hill, with a 180° Oceanview. We enjoyed iT everyday. The surroundings are peacefull. We really enjoyed staying in this house and we decided that this house was the best of 4. We stayed 2 weeks in the azores and stayed in different places. Here we stayed 5 Days at the end of our trip and iT was la crème de la crème. The hosts Luis and rita really understand how to make your stay as plesant as possible. The are perfect hosts! The fruit and vegetable basket , as Well as the home made food of rita was excellent. The house is foreseen of all ingredients. We noticed that in Some houses you even had to by your on garbagebinbaggs and cleaningproducts. Not in this house, everything is there. We Will come back!.! Thank you for this Nice place, Greets to Luis,Rita and Helena and family

Travelling group: Partner
Your age range 35-49
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inmansqua...
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Above and Beyond (inside and out)”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
3
people found this review helpful

We have just returned from a family trip to to San Miguel and had the good fortune of staying here at Quinta do Sanguinhal. As dramatic as the photos promoting this house may appear, I assure you that they don't adequately capture the incredible views that include mountains, pastures, a small village and endless ocean.

The home is very clean, comfortable, modern and provides all that you need for a relaxing getaway. There were six of us but we never felt crowded since there are so many quiet spots to soak up the incredible natural beauty.

Luis and Rita, our hosts, couldn't have been more accommodating. Luis showed me around the organic garden were we were able to pick vegetables for our meals. He gave me lessons in how to milk a goat and explained how they produce a daily batch of goat cheese. He described the adjacent hiking trails that begin right at the doorstep. And he provided the history of the village, the island and the unique aspects of the Azorean culture. Rita offered to cook us whatever traditional dish we might like to sample and these were the best two meals of our trip.

There are so many little things that I will always remember about our stay here in this beautiful home with the big views.

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Liked best: the natural beauty and sense of
Liked least: the access road
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Iggino A
Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“absolutely stunning hillside villa with a magnificent ocean view!”
Reviewed June 25, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Quinta do Sanguinhal did nothing less than exceed our expectiations. Luis and Rita were wonderful hosts who gave us a warm welcome. A basket filled with organic vegetables and fruit straight from the backyard was waiting for us in a fully equipped kitchen. Rita even made some jam made of local fruits, which was delicious!

The picturesque villa is built on a hillside with stunning views over the Atlantic ocean. And the small village of Agua Retorta is located at the mountainous west side of Sao Miguel, which in my opinion is the most beautiful part of the island. If you’re looking for a place far away from the big resorts and want to enjoy some solitude in a unique setting, than this is it! And in addition, Furnas and Nordeste are only half an hour away.

We are honoured that we’re the first guests here and we hope that many more will follow and enjoy this idyllic house as we did.

We’ll never forget this unique experience at Quinta do Sanguinhal!

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