Even though our plane was delayed from Boston Paula was waiting for us at the airport (with a smile) to help with the rental car and lead us to the house. On the way to the house she stopped to show us the local grocery store and bakery (we went there every day for some of the best bread we ever had) Once at the house she had a home cooked meal ready for the Family (that was enough for 3 days) and it was delicious. The house was clean,cozy,secure and had great character. Paula went out of her way to make our 8 night stay pleasant. Josie, the home owner was so very helpful and accommodating. She even reserved our rental car for our stay in sao miguel and a week in terceira and then back for another week. If you want more information about our stay you can contact me at N9817h@aol.com (I usually never give out my contact information or leave reviews but this time was special) Thank you
The house was the perfect base for our Sāo Miguel vacation. It is beautifully appointed and was extremely comfortable for two adults and our teenage son. Two bunk beds allow it to sleep four adults and four children comfortably. I should point out that this is not your normal rental house or AirBnB -- the cookware, appliances, bedding and other details, like fluffy robes, are all of high quality. The house also has access to the sea for sunrise viewing or bathing/snorkeling in warm and calm weather. Plus, you get a delicious traditional Azorean meal to welcome you on your first night!
Nice as it is, however, what really puts it over the top is the way Josie looks after every detail to be sure to please her guests and how warmly Paula the housekeeper makes sure that you lack for nothing. She met us at the airport, showed us where to shop, helped us with various recommendations and got us out of several situations, most notably when I left my computer on board the plane. She drove out to the airport to make sure they'd found it so that we didn't have to interrupt our planned activity!
Josie is super friendly, prompt with her responses,and full of tips and suggestions. This was a birthday celebration trip for us and an opportunity for my 3 granddaughters to visit their roots. Josie's agent and housekeeper Paula met us at the airport, made sure our car rental went smoothly and then escorted us to the villa where she had prepared a sumptuous welcome dinner complete with wines for the adults and juices for the children. The villa was just perfect - from the fresh cut flowers to the hotel quality linens and kitchen equipment. Accommodations were clean, spacious (for 6 of us - 3 adults and 3 children), perfectly located for easily exploring the island and the views from the cliffs and beach were breathtaking! We would highly recommend this villa to our family and friends and hope to return one day soon. My granddaughters will have many stories and memories for their Vovo and Vavo back home in Canada. Many thanks Josie & Paula , Pat, Ruben, Belinda, Elise, Olivia, and Penny
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I am happy to write a review on this lovely place. I came across this home in another site which I must say documents by far the most 5 star reviews that compares to none other. Here I will share my holiday experience at this home. From the initial contact with Josie she was very quick in responding, personable informative always willing and available to help.
Our reception is a memorable one, we were met at the airport, and followed the way to the house. Ah...the house what a lovely place this is, the ambiance was perfect impeccably clean with attention to detail, fresh flower arranged, we even had a delicious home cooked meal prepared especially for us. We enjoyed very much our stay, the home is very inviting very well equipped, plenty of comfort with crisp white linens, it has everything you can thing of and more!
The other very attractive feature of this home is the location. We found this property to be even better that described. We enjoyed the island, but we looked forward very much everyday coming home to enjoy the place, we even chose a couple days to just stay home and enjoy what this place has to offer, including our walks to the ocean side.
The home cooked meals service is an added bonus, we ordered meals often and are still savoring the most delicious meals we've ever experienced. We loved the people, the food and we give all the credit to this very special home and the host for the excellent service. This is by far the best holiday home we've stayed at in Sao Miguel, and without hesitation we recommend it to all.