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New Apartment To Rest And Reading, Plus Enjoy The Beach



Updated: 01-Oct-2016
Apartment in Porto Formoso, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island, Azores - Peaceful Place In The Field And Near The Beach

Apartment in the field near the beach (Praia dos Moinhos), with fantastic views to the sea and mountains.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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As Casas da Pia
Paulo Pereira
rua dr amorim ferreira 15
9560-685 lagoa azores portugal Portugal
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect location, great place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks with our two young children and our only wish is that we could have stayed longer! The apartment is perfect for relaxing and is great for the children too. It is literally 3 minutes walk from the beach. The apartment has enough space and is very clean and comfortable, a good kitchen, the owner is very friendly and helpful and also left some gifts when we arrived so we had a nice breakfast on the first morning after a late arrival!

The apartment is at Praia dos Moinhos and is the perfect location to explore the island. We could drive for 20 minutes and be in Lagoa do Fogo, or Furnas, and so many other places to explore are easy to reach from here. Its also only 25 minutes to Ponta Delgada as the roads are very good.

If you have never been to the Azores we couldn't recommend a better place to visit, and this apartment is a perfect base to explore the island, but also to relax on the balcony and look out over the beaches, cliffs and ocean.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Farron Many thanks for your review. Best regards Paulo Pereira
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Everything You Need :D

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the apartment owner is one of the most genuine and approachable people I have ever met. He picked us up from the airport despite us arriving late at night and left us many complimentary local foods and drinks in the apartment. He also offered us the possibility to rent a great 4x4 car for a good price.

Secondly, the apartment had everything we needed. The view from the balcony of the best beach on the island was spectacular and breathtaking. The kitchen was very well fitted out and in particular with coffee making appliances. There is even a barbecue with all the items you need to start one one (e.g. coal, matches, lighting cubes). The owner provides replacement towels and can send someone to clean the apartment during your stay if you so wish.

Thirdly, we found the location to be very good as it was away from the more touristy cities like Ponta Delgada but still within a close distance and well connected by motorways. The apartment is a 5 minute walk downhill to the beach, where you can access wifi for free.

The only 2 very small remarks I can possibly think of are that hot water ran out after 3 people showered in a row but that is to be expected and I'm sure you can easily get by that by altering settings on the boiler. The second is the absence of wifi in the apartment in the summer but as mentioned above, the beach has a bar with free wifi so it's not a big deal.

Overall, I very highly recommend this apartment and highly advise to rent out the car as well.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 26 Kilometres Car: recommended

Beach "Praia dos Moinhos" one of the most beautiful of the island is just 2 minutes walking from the apt.

Near have a beach bar, famous by is burguer and a restaurant with great fresh fish and seafood. In just 10 minutes walking you have a waterfall.

Great place to relax and enjoy the fantastic view above the sea and mountais.

It is recommend to have a car or jeep, so you can discover gravel roads that end in beautiful lakes.

Located on the north side and in the middle of the island, it's a fantastic Location to visit all the island. Near you have great places to visit like Furnas, Lagoa do Fogo, Chá do Porto Formoso, Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande, and more.


Airport: 26km

3 towns and some interest villages: 10/20 km


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
8 Sep 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Feb 2017 - 15 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Cleaning £18

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 01-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • 1 bathroom with bath/shower and bidet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes: bedroom2 with bed that converts into two


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Clean Towels and Linen. Ask about other services.

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