Thank you Noel and Karin for providing us with the most amazing rental home we could have ever imagined for our stay in Sao Miguel! The house was the perfect fit for our family of six with room to spare. It was clean and all our needs were met. There isn’t one thing we could recommend to make the stay better. Thank you for providing all of the brochures and recommendations for exploring the island. We will never forget our trip!!
The location was perfect - the view even better! This stay was truly a wonderful experience with the house big enough for anyone's taste. We were picked up from the Airport and dropped off at the Villa which had a bottle of wine and some freshly made bread and jam from the local town upon our arrival.
The kitchen had everything we wanted, all the pots/pans and utensils for any type of meal. It also came with a dishwasher meaning we could have more time to enjoy the views. The house comes with 4 bedrooms each of which was beautifully decorated. Two of the bedrooms are positioned at the back of the property which had its very own balcony. My partner and I had a perfect night sleep each of the 5 nights we stayed.
The Villa is situated in the area of Furnas which is a lovely little town that had a local hotel and spa just down the road (Furnas Boutique Hotel) which also provided exquisite food. Other local restaurants and local bars are nearby too.
We recommend renting a car but if you don't mind walking, then you can reach the nearest lake within an hour on foot. The beach took us around 1.5 hour by foot.
Communication with Karin and Noel was quick and satisfactory, They really know how to make their residence feel welcomed and happy. I recommend this Villa to those who wish to get away and enjoy the peace that Azores has to offer.
This is a perfect retreat for a couple or family wanting to experience the Azores.
Would love to come back in the future!
We had a wonderful time at Karin and Noel's place. Everything you need is there. This picturesque setting allowed us to just sit and enjoy the surrounding flora and topography each morning and evening. The Location is excellent for Visiting the whole island with small day trips. We spent several days in Furnas enjoying the food, attractions and sites. One night, the side lot was parked up when we returned, but, no worries, they even have a garage for your car.
We are already thinking about coming again and bringing other family members. Each of the 4 bedrooms has a king bed. The washing machine and dryer came in very handy. The owner's are very easy to work with and their local help is friendly and very helpful. Being VRBO owners ourselves helped us to appreciate our stay even more! Thank you Karin and Noel.
Ikuko and Judd Patten
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The villa is located a bit apart from the village centre of Furnas, however, just a short walk away from the famous hot springs! The large windows and the terraces offer fantastic views to the green valley! As the weather was very fine during our stay we could enjoy taking our meals under the shield of the palm tree, or we relaxed after exciting tours over the island in the sun chairs, or the lounge-sofas.
The house is very well maintained and fully equipped with the necessities holiday-makers expect to find. We were not missing anything! Four comfortable bedrooms with king-size beds, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen as per the description of the house, an in-house garage.
Although our stay was very short, we felt like home in Karin's and Noel's villa!
Noel and Karin are great hosts - they booked us into their home within hours of receiving my message. We had had some bad luck with a different property in another town and needed somewhere to go ASAP. They saved the day! We couldn't have been luckier to find this gorgeous home in Furnas. The bedrooms (4) are all beautifully furnished and large...the two back bedrooms have amazing views of the mountains and direct access to the terrace. The kitchen is well supplied with dishes, pots, pans and cooking appliances. We ate at home most nights and had everything we needed. We even managed to bake a birthday cake while we were there. The house-keeper lives just up the road and she was ever so helpful when we arrived. The house is extremely clean and has a lot of space for a large family. There is a single garage too so you can easily park your rental car. As well, a bonus for Sao Miguel rental homes, there is a clothes dryer(!!!) and washing machine. The house is at the top of a hill just past the calderas so you get a workout coming home from your adventures. We would absolutely stay here again.
The "Villa Magia Verde" is in a beautiful place in the village of Furnas. You are surrounded by green montains with different trees and bushe. Also you have an exquisite view on the caldeiras (hot springs). The garden is filled with diffent coulored flowers. Everywhere is nature.
But nevertheless is it not far from different activities.
In the house is everything you need for a pleasant stay. You can sleep very well in comfortable beds and lovingly prepared rooms.
In the kitchen you find everything to prepare your meals.
Your have restrooms and can also enjoy the sun on the big terraces.
Nearby you can find all what you need like shops to buy your food, good and cheap restaurants, pharmacy, post-office, etc.
By car or bus you can reach other villages or the maintown very easy.
A big attraction for us were all the view-points, parks and from nearly all places of the island you can see the ocean.
Impressed we had been from the hearty welcome at the airport and with wine, fruits and some little snacks in the house.
Sure we will vist this beautiful place again and take also friends with us to show them or we will warmly recommend it to others.