House in Ginetes, ref.80078
Charming cottage located in the western end of Sao Miguel island, above the small village of Genets and 300 m above the sea level. Very quiet location, in rural environment and with a beautiful sea view.
To the nearest beach (Masteries) is 10 driving minutes. The lake at the crater of Sate Cicadas is 2 walking hours or 10 driving minutes distant. In Genets you find a supermarket, a bank teller, post office and chemist, as well as Ferrari, with lava formations and a hot seawater spring. The capital city Ponte Delgado, with its international airport and all sorts of shopping facilities is 25 km
The recently built cottage (100 m² living area) is located in its own grounds of 2,700 m², with a magnificent sea view. A wide open space accommodates living room with radio/CD-player, dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. There is one double room (bed 180 x 200 cm) and one twin room (beds 90 x 200 cm). The light coloured bathroom includes a bathtub. In garden, one finds place for games, grilling and evening relaxation. There are two parking spaces in front of the property.
If required, you can use wash machine and dryer in the nearby owners' laundry room.
In general, a welcome package with food and drinks for the first evening and the first breakfast are stocked in the refrigerator, and charged separately. Please advise if you do not wish to have this welcome package.
Owners rent two mountain bikes, at the price of EUR 5,- per bike per day.
They leave nearby, and have several domestic animals, such as sheep, ducks and many more.
Ginetes - Ferraria
A natural hot swimming pool in the ocean.
Nowadays the route is good, and you can go down to the sea level by car.
This place is located at the southwest side of the island in Ginetes village.
If you have no car, take the bus in Ponta Delgada (company Auto Viação Micaelense) at the station near the Tourist Post Office (same side), going to Mosteiros. You must go down at Ginetes (church). Fom the church, you have a long walk until you reach Ferraria.
A thermal centre was available at the past.
The sea water is warm while the tide is low!
Sao Miguel Island
São Miguel, the largest island in the archipelago of the Azores, has a land area of 759.41 km2; its length is 65 km and its maximum width is 16 km. The island is composed of two volcanic massifs separated by a central ridge of a lower altitude. The highest point, called Pico da Vara, with an altitude of 1,080 metres, is situated in the eastern massif. The large craters of Sete Cidades, Fogo and Furnas contain wonderful lakes of crystal-clear water. The island is situated at 250º 30' West longitude and 370º 50' North latitude.