Our oceanfront condo has a breathtaking view of the ocean and Monte Brasil. Each bed fits 2 people and we offer a portable crib for children 0 - 4 years of age on request. You will find that the condo is equipped with most your basic necessities (i.e. towels, sheets, cookware, coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, dvd / cd player, blow dryer, etc.). The property is gated and there are 2 designated parking spots for your use inside the gate.
Guests have access to the entire condo, 2 gated parking spots, and the grassy knoll in front of the building.
We can also arrange for a private massage at the condo, which makes a wonderful surprise for a loved one or some extra relaxation for yourself.
Interaction with Guests
We mostly interact with our guests via the 9flats messaging tool as we live on a different island (São Miguel). However, guests will normally be greeted by either my father or our good friend who is also our property agent.
We're located in a village called São Mateus da Calheta, which is close enough to the city of Angra do Heroismo, but just the right distance away to allow you to relax into the serene surroundings. Visit the nearby fishing port where you may find fishermen unknotting their fishing lines or repairing their traditional boats.
The festival of Santo António takes place at the port in the beginning of August. Each day presents a different activity including a day where the fishermen allow guests to hop on their boats and go for a free ride. Normally they stop at some point so anyone wanting to take a swim in the open sea can hop off the boat.
At the port you will also find one of the best seafood restaurants offering freshly caught fish. Not a seafood person? The same owner of the seafood restaurant, has a second restaurant nearby that serves the same seafood dishes plus Brazilian rodízio (all-you-can-eat meat). Servers come to the table with knives and a skewer, on which are speared various kinds of quality cuts of meat. Also, a 3 minute drive away, is a Portuguese-fusion restaurant which changes its menu often, but usually has some Portuguese-Asian dishes.
You can always eat in as our kitchen is fully equipped. You can walk to one of the small grocery markets (10 min walk) or drive to the nearest supermarket (10 min drive) to pick up some of your food items.
After enjoying the wonderful cuisine offered on the island, you can get a little exercise by walking to the natural swimming hole next to the condo and joining the locals for a swim in the ocean or jog to the nearby ruins of the original church of Sao Mateus (built in 1557).
Otherwise, just relax in the condo and soak in the incredible view. The condo is equipped with a dvd / cd player if you'd like to bring some of your favorites to listen to or watch.
I can provide you with car rental and taxi information, so that you may have either a rental car or taxi awaiting you at the airport.
There is a bus stop next to the condos if you prefer to get around via public transportation.
There is no telephone. Internet access may be provided for an additional fee + a refundable 40€ deposit. It is a hot spot which allows multiple devices to connect wirelessly.
There are two options from which you can choose:
1. Unlimited internet use, but after 5GB are consumed the internet speed lowers from 15Mbps to 128kb. (cost = 20€ weekly rental / 30€ monthly / 20€ minimum fee)
2. Unlimited internet use, but after 15GB are consumed the internet speed lowers from 20Mbps to 128kb. (cost = 30€ weekly rental / 40€ monthly / 30€ minimum fee)
Other Things to Note
CHECK-IN/OUT TIME: The check-in/out times are flexible depending on whether or not we have other guests booking the condo on those dates. Just let us know in advance if you need an earlier/later check-in/out time and we will let you know if we can accommodate your request.
CONDIMENTS, SOAPS, TOILET PAPER, ETC.: We provide you with a first day "starter pack". These items are intended to get you started for your first day; we do not supply enough for your entire vacation. The starter pack consists of:
- 2 rolls of toilet paper
- dish soap
- liquid hand soap
We also provide salt, pepper, sugar and coffee filters. If you're planning on cooking in the condo you should plan on bringing whatever spices and staples you will need for your meals.
You should also bring laundry supplies and toiletries (shampoo, body soap, etc.).
We provide a blowdryer and iron.
- Free parking
- Washing machine