COVID-19 Health Guidelines: Our facilities are thoroughly sanitized, according to law and government health regulations. Due to the current situation we are allowing 1 day in between check-outs and check-ins, so we are able to comply with the cleaning and sanitizing protocols. Use of mask is mandatory, at check-in, and whenever using the reception and lobby areas. Designers House has its own private bathroom, room, kitchen and entrance. Therefore you will not share indoor areas with other guests.
Designers House is a two story house located on a very quiet and relaxing village of SÃ£o Miguel island, just one minute off the main road that circles all the island. This house is the newest addition of Villa VÃ¡rzea (a countryside lodging property composed by other charming guest houses and garden areas). Here you will find yourself engaged with nature, wake up with the sounds of birds and the genuine Azorean spirit.
DETAILS OF THE SPACES
The house is a composed by two floors:
On the ground floor you will find an open space with an eating area and an equipped kitchen. Appliances you find in the kitchen: refrigerator and freezer, oven and stove, coffee machine, toaster, microwave; kettle. A bathroom with walk in shower. Also on the ground floor you have a seated eating area facing the parking space of the property, and the majestic mountain of Sete Cidades volcano. It will be your daily observatory of the mountain.
The open stairs take you to the first floor. This floor is also an open space composed by a bedroom with a double bed and a working area. On this floor you will also find a balcony and a terrace with a beautiful views over the green mountain and the village. This is a room full of light and 360Âº view of the scenic area.
Designers House is a perfect retreat for two people. You will have all the house for yourself.
Included on your booking:
- Linens and shower amenities
- Free Wi-fi
- Parking space
- Weekly cleaning for stays longer then a week
Extras that can be added:
- If you are arriving on an early or late flight I will be happy to provide a breakfast/snacks basket with local products or special dietary restrictions (10â‚¬ per person). Just let me know!
- Laundry service is available at an extra cost
You will have all the house for yourself.
You share the gardens outside, bbq and parking with other guests of the property.
I live nearby so itÂ´s easy to reach you if needed, and IÂ´m always available on my mobile. Nevertheless I respect the privacy of my guests.
I love to share my favorite places in the island, IÂ´ll be happy to give you lots of suggestions!
THINGS TO NOTE
Check-in after 3pm and check-out until 11AM, although I can be flexible depending on the case.
There are other guest houses in the same property.
The parking space of the property is shared by all the guests.
A couple of happy and independent cats live outside on the gardens :)
VÃ¡rzea is a little village barely touched by the modern life pace. It is located right off the main road that circles the island, making it really easy to access it. Surrounding the house you will find the typical landscapes of the western part of the island: green mountains, old wind mills, cows passing by and local people on their daily routines.
This western part of the island is truly special and famous for many reasons:
With a car you are at a 5-10 minutes distance from the Sete Cidades lagoons and the fishing village of Mosteiros were you can take Whale Watching tours and bath on the darkest sand beach of the island; and at a 5 minute ride from the thermal pool of Ferraria. Renting a car/scooter is the easiest way to get to all of these wonders. If you canÂ´t rent a car/scooter there is a bus stop on the village with daily buses to Sete Cidades, Mosteiros and Ponta Delgada. Just keep in mind public buses donÂ´t run very often and they donÂ´t take you to most viewpoints and hiking trails. Some of my guests that love hiking donÂ´t mind getting to these places on foot. I always suggest them to bring the right mindset for the unpredictable weather on the island, itÂ´s a big part of the Azorean mystic!
At minutes of walking distance you have a small grocery shop (closed at Sundays and Holidays), a coffee shop (open everyday), a church, the bus stop and "Escalvado" viewpoint famous for its beautiful sunsets.
With a car you easily access the supermarket, pharmacy, ATM and restaurants located at 5-10 minutes away.
Main distances (by car):
Ferraria 5 min. (3,5 km)
Mosteiros 7 min. (4,8 km)
Sete Cidades 7 min. (6 km)
Ponta Delgada Airport 25 min. (25 km)
Ponta Delgada city center 30 min. (26 km)
Furnas 1h15 min. (69 km)
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