Thank you for the reply on apartment rental suggestions. We are staying on this island for 10 days and I'm trying to figure which part of the island to stay. We plan on renting a car at least for part of the time. I'm trying to see if Ponta Delgada is too much of a city for us. I don't want to be completely rural, but maybe something in a village, near the water within walking distance to places to eat etc. Are there any suggestions? Are there quieter parts of Ponta Delgada or a village with a bit to offer? Thank you. I have so many questions!!! Thankfully other people's posts are answering them for me so I don't have to go on overload for all of you replying.