We spend two weeks at Casa das Clivias in Ponta Delgada. Everything was as advertised.The wodden cottage is located in a beautiful garden with wonderful clean swimming-pool and only a ten minutes' walk away from the center of town. The hostess Maria Antônia was very friendly and attentive and we deeply enjoyed the occasions we had to have a nice and pleasant chat with her and also she invited us for afternoon tea. She also always supplied us immediately with the little additional things we needed. The maid Natalia is also a very friendly,helpful and conscious person.
The only small problem is the size of the double bed in one of the two bedrooms in which only one person could really comfortably sleep. The two bunk beds in the second bedroom are OK. We would like to suggest that it would be very much appreciated if besides the traditional filter coffee machine either a small Italian coffee machine or an Expresso machine could be supplied.
If we should decide to visit the Azores for the 4th time, we would very happy to again choose Casas das Clivias.
Cute bungalow hidden in the garden of the main villa and surrounded by trees and flowering shrubs and a stone throw away from the pool. The living quarters are cozy with a simple but efficient kitchen, a small lounge, a lovely hot shower and two small bedrooms. The master room has a double bed which is a bit small for tall people like us but it was comfortable and clean.
The location is perfect, walkable distance from most restaurants and main areas of the town and close to the main highway that takes you quickly anywhere around the island.
We stayed at Casa de Clivia for the duration of our seven day trip on the island. We rented a car and used the home as a jumping off point for all daytime trips. It was a great central location, with no destination more than 30 minutes away. As others have mentioned, Maria was a wonderful host. She met us and showed us the home which is one of three on the property. She lives in one with her husband and the other apartment is rented out. Even though there were individuals staying in all of the homes, we felt like we were often the only ones there. The home was very private and secluded, surrounded by a beautiful garden. I would definitely stay here again, and would recommend it to others who are visiting Azores.
The wooden lodge was everything we could have dreamed of! It was perfectly located just a 10 minute walk into Ponta Delgada, in an exclusive and peaceful residential area. Maria was the perfect host and on hand to show us around when we arrived at 9pm on Saturday evening. She had even left us bread, homemade jam and tea, coffee etc. which was much appreciated after a long journey from Nottingham, England. The lodge itself was spotless with beautiful furnishings and a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. Maria was on hand if we needed her, but also allowed us to have our privacy which was ideal. The swimming pool was perfect! Ideal for a swim or just to lounge in the sunshine. We had such a fabulous time in Sao Miguel - the holiday was perfect from start to finish and I can't recommend this property highly enough. As proprietors of a holiday cottage, we appreciate how exacting one's standards have to be, and Maria certainly deserves the 5 star rating that we have awarded her. Thanks Maria and family!
The house itself and its amenities were perfect for me and my young family. The pool was wonderful and our host, Maria, was excellent and accommodating. The short walk into town - 15 minutes - wasn't too difficult although the town is hilly and overall this idyllic getaway was the perfect base from which to tour the island. Hiring a car though I'd say is a must and there was ample parking in the road!