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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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inmansqua...
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
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“Above and Beyond (inside and out)”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We have just returned from a family trip to to San Miguel and had the good fortune of staying here at Quinta do Sanguinhal. As dramatic as the photos promoting this house may appear, I assure you that they don't adequately capture the incredible views that include mountains, pastures, a small village and endless ocean.

The home is very clean, comfortable, modern and provides all that you need for a relaxing getaway. There were six of us but we never felt crowded since there are so many quiet spots to soak up the incredible natural beauty.

Luis and Rita, our hosts, couldn't have been more accommodating. Luis showed me around the organic garden were we were able to pick vegetables for our meals. He gave me lessons in how to milk a goat and explained how they produce a daily batch of goat cheese. He described the adjacent hiking trails that begin right at the doorstep. And he provided the history of the village, the island and the unique aspects of the Azorean culture. Rita offered to cook us whatever traditional dish we might like to sample and these were the best two meals of our trip.

There are so many little things that I will always remember about our stay here in this beautiful home with the big views.

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Liked best: the natural beauty and sense of
Liked least: the access road
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Iggino A
Antwerp, Belgium
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“absolutely stunning hillside villa with a magnificent ocean view!”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Quinta do Sanguinhal did nothing less than exceed our expectiations. Luis and Rita were wonderful hosts who gave us a warm welcome. A basket filled with organic vegetables and fruit straight from the backyard was waiting for us in a fully equipped kitchen. Rita even made some jam made of local fruits, which was delicious!

The picturesque villa is built on a hillside with stunning views over the Atlantic ocean. And the small village of Agua Retorta is located at the mountainous west side of Sao Miguel, which in my opinion is the most beautiful part of the island. If you’re looking for a place far away from the big resorts and want to enjoy some solitude in a unique setting, than this is it! And in addition, Furnas and Nordeste are only half an hour away.

We are honoured that we’re the first guests here and we hope that many more will follow and enjoy this idyllic house as we did.

We’ll never forget this unique experience at Quinta do Sanguinhal!

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 for a stay in May 2018
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Reviewed 24 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Liked best: Het geweldige uitzicht
Liked least: de weg omhoog naar de oprit van het huis
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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