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“A brilliant place to stay for a two week holiday”
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Quinta da Mo
Ranked #1 of 5 Furnas B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Again, this review is partly to confirm what others have said - Quinta da Mo is a really lovely place to stay. And in fact we booked our holiday in The Azores partly on the basis that we'd read these reviews. We stayed in the 'big house', which is a converted mill building. The bedrooms and sitting area were comfortable; the kitchen and eating area were on the small side for 3 adults and 2 teenagers, BUT we spent most of the time sitting and eating in the beautiful gardens. It really is a little paradise. Paths and waterways lead you amongst trees and lush, sub-tropical planting to a pretty barbecue area, plus a covered seating area, complete with hammocks. Everything is provided by the very kind and generous owners, and after a lesson on cooking over a wood fire, we were soon barbecuing delicious local fillet steak, fish, etc. Even if it was raining a bit, the climate is so mild that we ate out in the covered area and overall had several rather magical evenings, often finishing up in the hot tub, or at the local hot springs which are a short walk away.

It seems that people don't spend enough time there though! We spent two weeks and there is plenty to do on Sao Miguel, and Furnas is an excellent base. We recommend Terra Azul in Vila Franca for dolphin/whale watching, and also for the chance to snorkel with wild dolphins. We loved that so much we went twice; it really was a very special experience.

Quinta da Mo's owners, Luisa and Abel, will give you plenty of other recommendations; we went to some great restaurants and discovered warm places to swim, etc. Tourism is not particularly developed in The Azores and as a result it never seems to be crowded. The landscape is beautiful and is a interesting mixture of dramatic and domestic - shaped by volcanoes and very lush - but interspersed with neat fields and hedgerows. It was a great holiday.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

All we need to do is to enthusiastically confirm all of the other fine reviews that others have written here. These self-catered vacation houses are truly beautiful, inside and out. We wish that we could have stayed longer. Read the Quinta da Mo web site for more information. The owners are charming and very eager to help make your stay pleasant.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

It has all been said before I know – Qunita da Mo is a magical place behind the blue gate. We were warmly greeting, despite been 5 hours late and almost midnight (thank you SATA!!) by the delightful Luisa and Abel who were full of good advice on places to visit and things to do. Cafuao was beautifully furnished, the attention to details superb and the welcome pack a treat – including a selection of homemade jams, fresh fruit and bread….. Quinta da Mo is an absolute haven of tranquillity, with excellent facilities – bbq area complete with all the things you need including wood/tools and a delightful area to eat it; large hot tub. Each “cabin” which does not really describe the 3 separate units – more a luxurious apartment has its own patio area with table/chairs and parasol and the ground are extensive including the river/stream that runs through (it is a beautifully restored old Mill house). All in all, despite the fact that the weather wasn't great part of our time in Furnas, I think this is one of the nicest places we have ever stay and cannot recommend it highly enough.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

What an extraordinary place built by two very special people - Luisa and Abel.
The photos are true to what you will see + so much more...
Amazing grounds, modern and clean accommodation, cool chill-out area and bbq amenities, gorgeous waterfall.
And the details were not missed - homemade jams, robes, snacks...
Will be back for certain!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Fabulous accomodation, lovely attentive hosts, attention paid to every detail, highly recommended, you never know whats behind hidden blue doors, a true paradise, we would not hesitate to recommend this place to any traveller as there is everything you could wish for inside and outside the property. Thanks for a lovely holiday and we will definately stay longer next time.
Mary and Richard, Uk.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Rob R
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

A place so perfect it should be considered a crime not to visit if you are on the island of Sao Miguel!
Normally I'm always very reluctant when it comes to superlatives, but here no other words would do justice to the place. The sheer beauty of the houses and grounds, the hospitality of the owners (Luisa and Abel, you are fantastic!), the eye for detail... it's just too much, will I say it? Yes I will... this is heaven on earth.
Just book with your eyes closed, you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is a truly special place. You arrive in a small street and hidden behind the blue gate ís a little paradise. The houses are very well equiped en very clean (the cleaner comes every day!) Luisa and Abel are lovely people and will do everything to make your stay memorable. The attractions of Furnas are at your doorstep. We highly recommand this place to everyone especially to people that want to be away from the crowds!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Rua da Agua Quente 66 | São Miguel, Açores, Furnas, Povoacao, Sao Miguel 9675-040, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel > Povoacao > Furnas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Furnas
Price Range: $171 - $420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Quinta da Mo 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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