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“Perfect location with the most amazing views.”
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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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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Agua Retorta, Sao Miguel, Azores

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michaeloI...
Orangeville, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Perfect location with the most amazing views.”
Reviewed 21 December 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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The location is amazing in a small town but within one hour of everywhere on the Island. This is a great family-friendly home with stunning views. Amazing sunrises and sunsets. Perfect area for hiking and site seeing. One of the most friendly places we have ever been to. The outside kitchen is a perfect addition which we used frequently and enjoyed fresh eggs daily from our very own chickens. The horse also enjoyed carrots and apples, Such a beautiful place that we are definitely going back.

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Odyssey71...
1 review
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“Excellent accommodations, superb view of the Atlantic, most gracious hosts”
Reviewed 14 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017
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people found this review helpful

The house, the view of the Atlantic, the surrounding topography, the local cultural experiences, all were nothing short of spectacular. Our hosts, Luis and Rita, were friendly and most helpful; Luis with his regaling of Azores history and with Rita producing for us one scrumptious home-cooked evening meal featuring local fare.

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Daydream7...
1 review
“In one word, PERFEFCT!”
Reviewed 21 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We enjoyed our stay (one week) very much. The house is beautifull, inside and outside. The reception was so friendly, we could make use of all vegetables from the garden that were ready to eat. The view is magnificent.

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MeredithP...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Views, peace and quiet”
Reviewed 19 July 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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We had a wonderful time at Quinta do Sanguinhal for our first visit to the Azores. We told Luis that we waited to come until we could stay here, and this is true. We're glad we did! We enjoyed learning more about São Miguel and the Nordeste region while getting to know our gracious hosts, Luis and Rita. The house was comfortable and well-equipped, but the views of the wide Atlantic from the porch are the best part. We also really enjoyed the garden and the chickens. We took every opportunity to be outside on the porch and made many of our meals at the house. With eggs from the chickens, produce from the garden, fresh baked goods and herbs from Rita, a few provisions purchased at the blue market in town as well as a larger market in Povoacão about 25 minutes' drive away, we had all we needed - including excellent wine and cheese. We had a delicious meal of octopus stew, bread and soup prepared by Rita! Agua Retorta is a small, quiet village accessed by excellent but windy roads. Renting a car is a good idea in order to visit the rest of the island. (We had no trouble getting up the driveway with the small standard rental through Thrifty/Hertz.) Highlights included nature-focused adventures - waterfall hikes, visit to the Furnas hot springs/Terra Nostra gardens and a day trip to the opposite side to see Sete Cidades craters and lakes. There are so many interesting places yet to see in the world, but we hope we'll come back to the Azores again. We highly recommend a visit!

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Carolien...
1 review
“This very spacious house was a treat!”
Reviewed 2 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

This very spacious house was a treat. Situated all by itself on a beautiful mountain slope, 260 m above sea level, it gives a breathtaking panoramic view over the Atlantic Ocean. A sheltered veranda, some 20 m long, provides a great vista. In fact, it would be wonderful not to leave the veranda at all for days on end, if it wouldn't be for the beautiful surroundings, both immediately around the house (there's a narrow, winding footpath going down to the ocean which is a real challenge) and in the wider Agua Retorte area, which is still unspoiled, with splendid green nature, great walks, many birds and so on. And hardly any tourists. Luis and Rita, who take care of the house (the owner Helena Alvez is their daughter) live nearby and have excellent suggestions for what is worth seeing in that area. They really are very hospitable and sympathetic people. There's a vegetable garden next to the house, from which you can take you lettuce and other greens, and a chicken shack which provides fresh eggs if you fraternize with the chickens and give them some corn regularly. We had a very nice and relaxed time there and we can recommended the house without any hesitation.

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