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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Very soon, you could be enjoying this unique little piece of earth on the Atlantic, somewhere between Europe and the United States of America, the island São Miguel. The vivenda is a complete furnished holiday home that makes it possible for you, to bring only your personal things, and where you will relax thanks to all the comfort and the privacy. On this breathtaking beautiful, unforgettable spot you enjoy in the winter a comfortable living room with hearth. In the summer the joy of the wonderful see and mountain view from the balcony. In the spring your certainly will enjoy both: The sunny terrace and the crackling fire during the romantic evenings. This atmosphere will certainly be even more romantic thanks to the whistling of the many birds, the nearest waterfall and the always p...Very soon, you could be enjoying this unique little piece of earth on the Atlantic, somewhere between Europe and the United States of America, the island São Miguel. The vivenda is a complete furnished holiday home that makes it possible for you, to bring only your personal things, and where you will relax thanks to all the comfort and the privacy. On this breathtaking beautiful, unforgettable spot you enjoy in the winter a comfortable living room with hearth. In the summer the joy of the wonderful see and mountain view from the balcony. In the spring your certainly will enjoy both: The sunny terrace and the crackling fire during the romantic evenings. This atmosphere will certainly be even more romantic thanks to the whistling of the many birds, the nearest waterfall and the always present Atlantic ocean. Having a capacity for at least 4 persons the vivenda offers you and your family or your friends enough room to enjoy a unforgettable holiday at one of the most beautiful places of the world. The Azores Archipelago is highly well shaped lakes well adorned with all sorts of plants and flowers. Amazing views on the top of the mountains over land, the see and sometimes over seaside's. Deep green craters born out washed out vulcanos, landscapes and sky's that have kept their purity. A country live with melodies of silence to discover. The beaches of the biggest island are a mixed bag, but all of them remain incredibly picturesque, showing steep cliffs that plunge into the deep blue waters of the Atlantic. Water sports like sailing, windsurfing, surfing and diving are a easy to practice. There are little ports all over the island. Whale watching, is particularly popular. Trips whale watching can be taken from any one of the separated ports on the island. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: RRALNO.28/PT227849639More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking allowed in outside areas only! Heating / additional payment Additional payment will be required afterwards if the use of electricity will go above than normal according the season. So please be so kind to low the temperature of the electric wall radiators before living the house to 15 degrees and while using it keeping as much as possible doors and windows closed.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
Meet the host
Luís and Rosina Margreet W
Hosting since October 2013
Languages spoken: English, French, Dutch, Portuguese
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsMy house keeper Maria José will be waiting for you at the house on the day of your arrival to hand over the house key to you. Maria José does not speak another language than Portuguese! I am sorry for the possible inconvenience. Cleaning service The house will be clean and in order to enjoy on the day of your arrival. There will not be a extra cleaning service during your stay. Extra cleaning services may be possible against payment for it.In the house you will find clean bed linen, towels, vacuum cleaner etc... On your departure please leave the house key on in one of shelves in the hall in front of the front door.
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Reviews (7)
Steve B
Steve B
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Peaceful rental located away from the hustle and bustle, but close to magnificent hiking and viewing opportunities! Great for exploring the whole island no matter what direction you elect to go. Rental has all you need for a comfortable stay, whether it be a few days or a month as we did. For example: well equipped kitchen, cozy living room, comfortable beds, reliable WiFi and two great showers. We didn’t get to use the balcony much due to February weather, but the view was awesome. It would be great for cooking and relaxing during somewhat warmer weather. The rental was clean and well cared for. The host Luis contacted us periodically to be sure all was well and to see if we needed anything. It was clear that Luis loves the island and wanted to share his experience. You couldn’t ask for a better host! We loved being just up the hill from a beautiful beach and two local eating establishments who catered to our needs as well! In fact we experienced some of the best food on the island along with great hospitality from the host of O Moinhos Terrace Cafe on the beach.
Visited February 2019
Written March 1, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier447084
FrequentFlier447084
Thank you for the enthusiastic review. Indeed there is no doubt about my love for the island! Certainly, love to share my personal experience, most of all with people like you, being so respectful with the rental and caring about the environment. I would love to welcome you once again in the near future.
Written March 14, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sherpa683992
Sherpa683992
1 contribution
Das Haus war sauber und schön eingerichtet. In der Küche fehlte wirklich nichts. Die Lage ist für Ausflüge auf der ganzen Insel sehr zu emfpehlen und die Terrasse hat einen traumhaften Ausblick auf das Meer und die Steilküste.
Visited September 2017
Written September 12, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier447084
FrequentFlier447084
Thank you Judith, It is wonderful to know sharing our accommodation a good turn out in a good feeling. Thanks for the words, and perhaps until a other time...
Written September 13, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

turist12
turist12
Solon, OH42 contributions
We recently returned from a wonderful holiday at Sao Miguel. The island is simply beautiful and the Vivienda Xavier was a great central location to see all the sites.It is located at a quiet village, approximately ten minutes away from a supermarket which we frequented often. We really enjoyed the balcony off of master bedroom and loved hearing the sound of waves from the beach which was a 5 minute walk away. Each morning we woke up to the sounds of neighbor's rooster crowing and cows moo-ing, which we enjoyed. The house was clean and the kitchen was well stocked with all the necessities. Beach towels and bath towels were available. We were able to do the laundry once, detergent was provided. There was a guitar at the house which my son enjoyed playing and many beach balls/ pedal rackets available that we discovered on the last day. There were several beach umbrellas as well which came in handy. The fireplace on the main balcony was wonderful, we enjoyed sitting by the fair on the warm June evenings. As an FYI, shampoo/conditioner/body wash were not provided, bring your own! Also, you will have to purchase things like napkins and paper towels. I would greatly recommend booking this property, you will really enjoy it. Luis was great to work with, always replied to my emails promptly and provided all the information I was looking for. He called in to check on us when we arrived and then again a day before we left. Thanks Luis for opening your house to us! We hope to be back one day!
Visited June 2017
Written June 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier447084
FrequentFlier447084
Thanks for your kind review Tanya. Unfortunately we couldn't meet in person, but our conversations by telephone were pleasant. Me and my wife feel very happy if people, our guests enjoy our litle place almost planted at the sea and the island of São Miguel as well . We certainly would like to have you as guest some where in the future, may this one day be possible again please feel free to contact us. We would be very happy to welcome you. Best wishes Luís and Margreet
Written June 23, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Selena Braman R
Selena Braman R
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The home was perfect for my husband and I and my parents. The views are stunning and it is a 5 minute walk to the beach and snack bar as well as a family run restaurant (ask for Ana) with the freshest fish you will ever have (caught that day) and the best burgers any of us have ever experienced. You will truly feel immersed in this wonderful home in this beautiful village and it's location is central to everything. We were able to see the entire island and at the end of June/early July (their spring) everything is in full bloom. We got lost at times (no GPS) but it didn't matter because it's all so lush and gorgeous to look at and to spend time just driving. Some of the best places we found were while lost - like the family run market in Riberinho (ask for Lucy). The locals are helpful and friendly. You will find everything you need in the home and the owner, Mr. Xavier, is extremely pleasant to work with, will check in and can be very helpful with places to see and good times to go as well as getting you hooked up with a rental car, if needed. You will not be disappointed. We can't wait to return...
Visited June 2016
Written November 28, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier447084
FrequentFlier447084
Thank you Selena, You have made my day! It is really a pleasure to enjoy others joy and even more if your way of doing things turns to be a pleasant experience of your guests. I can't wait to welcome you again and contribute to a wonderful vacation.
Written November 29, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

whotravelswithkids
whotravelswithkids
Richmond, VA1 contribution
Really enjoyed this home. It's hard to tell from the photos but it is an attached house (end townhome), perched over a cliff (with a waterfall just below) and magnificent sea views from the balcony. The home was clean, with living area/kitchen on the first level (down one flight of stairs from entry), two bedrooms/two baths on entry level, and a spiral staircase to a third level. There was a baby gate to help with the stairs, and a port-a-crib was provided. It isn't the most child friendly home for very little kids but we made it work by blocking off the stairs and shifting some things around. The location is a short walk (down a very big hill) from a small town with a delicious restaurant willing to accommodate carry-out and a "snack bar" at the public beach access. The snack bar is delicious and should not be missed. The beach is breathtaking and looks different with every shift in weather. One caveat on the house, it is on a very steep road with blind curves at the top and bottom of the hill you park on (this is pretty typical terrain for the area) and the road to turn off the main road has a wildly steep stop on it. Coming from the East Coast of the U.S. where our mountains look like foothills in comparison, driving in this area was a bit unnerving. The first day we had to park was a bit of a trial but by the end of the trip it was a breeze. If hilly roads that are occasionally slick worry you, make sure you rent a car that you feel comfortable driving. One of the coolest parts of the home is the balcony. You won't want to go inside with how lovely the view is. And we had the pleasure of watching little calves enjoying the open fields across the street. It is truly in an idyllic setting. If you're just checking out this island as a potential travel destination, do yourself a favor and book that trip. This place is paradise. Views are amazing, people are kind, groceries are inexpensive and local, restaurants were all amazing, and that view! We cannot wait to go back.
Visited May 2016
Written July 20, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier447084
FrequentFlier447084
It is a pleasure to read good things about this lovely island and of course that our guests have a wonderful experience during their stay. In spite of the fact having taken some measures to make the house as friendly as possible for very little kids like a port-a-crib, a baby gate for the stairs and a tripp trapp high chair, it takes indeed a small reorganization to make it save for the very little ones. We will still take in consideration how to create better conditions to insure an unforgettable stay for parents with little kids. It feels really great to share our property especially with those who enjoy the place we love so much. Thanks for being our guest and for your review.
Written July 21, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BostonClipper
BostonClipper
2 contributions
Some comments to supplement the review entitled: “Perfect Stay in The Azores.” We visited almost a year later. It is hard to imagine a better place to spend a vacation on São Miguel than Luis & Margareet’s Vivenda Xavier. 1) First, the house is beautifully situated overlooking one of the most popular beaches on the island in the town of Porto Formoso. It is a five minute walk to the beach in the summer. It was also perfectly located for our daily excursions by car, given its central location on the northern coast of the island. No destination took more than an hour to reach. We were even glad we decided to drive back to Ponto Delgada later during our stay by car instead of spending a couple of days in a hotel there to start. We found free parking at the waterfront when we visited and were happy we didn't have to drive in and out of the city for each of our excursions. Before heading for any site on the island, check out the webcam for it at "www.spotazores.com" to be sure it is not shrouded in clouds or fog. 2) The terrace "vaut le voyage" as the Michelin guide used to say for its top attractions. It combines the sounds of nature from three sources: the roar of the surf below, the flow of water from the stream and small waterfall just below the house, and the symphony of birds inhabiting the woods precipitously overlooking the house on the cliff to the rear. The terrace includes a small wood-burning grill and an enclosed outdoor kitchenette with gas burners, a sink, and running water. The terrace is also equipped with a retractable awning, clearly visible in the photos, for protecting guests alternately from the sun and rain. Renters need to be mindful, however, of keeping it closed when not on the terrace themselves lest it be damaged by the wind, which can be quite substantial. 3) The house is perfect for a couple or a family with several children. It’s a little less ideal for two couples hoping to share the house, though it will do if they are truly good friends and practiced at spending time in relatively close quarters. There are two smallish bedrooms on the entry level, one with its own private bathroom and terrace. The second adjacent bedroom has twin beds. The second small bath – with toilet, washbasin, and shower – is accessible through the hall. The large, roomy bedroom on the third floor is accessed by narrow, spiral metal steps. It is therefore perfect for older children or a second younger couple sharing the house. Because of this difficult access, though, it is not ideal for younger children or older folks who would have to descend the steps to access the bathroom at night. 4) The living room is attractive, spacious, and opens via sliding doors onto the magnificent terrace. It contains an attractive, usable fireplace, a table with seating for 6, a satellite TV with programming in Portuguese, American and British English, a couple of Spanish language stations, and Deutsche Welle, which has news and programming in both German and English. Unfortunately, the French station seemed to broadcast only in English. (There is a second TV in the master bedroom, though we never used it.) Further, the living room contains a desktop computer using Win7 with good wireless internet access, which is available throughout the house on one’s own equipment. Just use the Guest account, which is not password protected. Finally, Luis & Margareet have a small library in the last corner of the room in Dutch, Portuguese, and English, including up-to-date guide books to the Azores in English and German. 5) The kitchen is well appointed with all the utensils, dishes, pots and pans, and appliances one needs for cooking at home. Our practice for many years has been to eat a substantial breakfast at home, find a restaurant for a substantial meal at lunch, and finish the day with a light meal -- Abendbrot, salads, or omelets, in the evening with a bottle of wine. The terrace with its steady allure made this strategy perfect throughout our stay. 6) Finally, Luis is a friendly, gregarious fellow, so he and I stayed in regular contact by email and phone. We couldn’t have wished for a nicer host or house. My only reservation is that in touting its virtues, we may never be able to book it again. Finally, let me add that my wife thanked me profusely every day for having found Vivenda Xavier and reserving it so quickly. Happy wife; happy life…
Visited March 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written March 18, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier447084
FrequentFlier447084
Thanks Hal and Carol. It was a pleasure sharing having with you our so beloved holiday house and to had the possibility to talk with you almost every day. I must confess that I start missing your daily reports and the interesting conversations by telephone and email about history and several other items. Thanks for you invitation to come and visit you if we ever will go to United States, and thanks again for your concern, your friendship and things in general. Please come again!
Written March 25, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Drudell
Drudell
Southampton, Canada50 contributions
We were very pleased with the 6 nights we stayed at Vivenda Xavier in Porto Formoso on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores. The house had everything we required for an easy, comfortable stay. It is located in a small quiet village with no nightlife, so if you want quiet this is for you. Stating in March the weather is not beach weather, but the beach Praia dos Moinhos is a short walk away, as are 2 restaurants - the snack bar on the beach where we had a nice dinner the 1st night and Mare Chaea, a few metres further along the road where we dined on another night. Both served us good reasonably priced meals. The house is on two levels with sleeping (2 bedrooms) and washrooms (2) on the street level, and living/dining & kitchen one floor lower. Built into a hill, you have great views from both levels. There is a 3rd upper level, with another bedroom, which we did not use. Kitchen is well stocked with utensils, patio with gas burner as well. Used the washer & dryer no problems. Cool when we arrived, and used the modern electric wall heaters in the living room and bedroom(s). Wifi was fast and reliable. We would not hesitate to recommend this rental to friends & family. Owner Luis contacted us by phone on arrival and again a few days later to make sure we had everything to our liking. Thanks Luis!
Visited March 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written March 14, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier447084
FrequentFlier447084
It feels great to share our property! Especially with those who enjoy the place that we love so much! Thanks for being our guest and for your kind review.
Written March 18, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
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Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
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Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
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About the neighbourhood
It takes about 30 minutes to drive from the local airport, 30 minutes from the capital Ponta Delgada and 10 minutes from Ribeira Grande, the second largest city on São Miguel. Ribeira Grande is known for its beautiful historic centre, the northern beaches known for windsurfing, as well as the better access point to Lagoa do Fogo crater lake. Willing to practice some sport? Just 15 minutes by car to the north-east you'll find the Furnas golf course. This course was originally created by Mackenzie Ross as only having nine holes. In 1986 Cameron Powell extended them so successfully to the regular 18 that all the new holes feel as though it was designed as one initial course. The course is located in the Furnas valley which is famous for its tropical vegetation and hot springs together with ...
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vivenda Xavier fully furnished, stunning views is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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vivenda Xavier fully furnished, stunning views has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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