The Furnas Cottage is a kind of tree house with 64m2 and has two bedrooms, one of which is downstairs with double bed and the other an open-space upstairs with three twin beds. It has a bathroom with bath and a shower outside the house to refresh you on the hotter days . It has a kitchenette with everything you need to cook your meals, a living room with space for dining and a balcony where you can dine outside. When arriving by car parking is posible inside the property at 3 min walk from the house.
- Bedrooms: 2
- Fully equiped kitchenette
- Bathrooms: 1
- Tv and Stereo
- Living room/ dining room with fireplace
- Terrace and garden
Inserted in the forest, garden and orchard this property is in the center of the village of Furnas. It is a private property with excellent sights, natural gardens, a lake and a cave. It is advisable to rent a car to move around since you have the facility to park inside the property.
At about 5 minutes walk between the street and the house you will find supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and all services that the village of Furnas has to offer. It is also 7km from the beach (about 10 min drive) and 3 km from Lagoa das Furnas.
In this vast property, you will have the opportunity to be in a deep touch with nature and isolate yourself!
Cleaning and Maintenance
At the check out the guest must leave the apartment in a reasonable state of cleanliness as found at the check in. Must remove trash from inside the apartment and put it in their containers.
At the check in one guest must be responsible for the proper use of the apartment and its equipment, and should ensure that the remaining guests obey with the rules of good conduct.
We arranged to meet Estevao's father in Furnas after driving directly from the airport. We then followed him in our car just a few minutes to the north end of the town. There we turned into a private driveway and were astounded by the beautiful extensive garden in which the cottage is situated (we would later pick oranges from the trees and make fresh juice for breakfast). Estevao's father then led us by foot along a path to the cottage itself - it really is secluded, completely ensconced within a small forest. The cottage itself is perfect for a couple or small family who want a quiet retreat, yet still are a 10 minute walk to the restaurants (by the way - Caldeiras and Vulcoes - don't go anywhere else, the food there is fantastic) and thermal baths of Furnas. We were there in early April and unfortunately the weather was not great; it rained most days and the temperature was a bit cool. If you don't mind maintaining the stove to provide the heat, then it is no problem, just be aware that you have to work a bit for the comfort. I imagine that in summer months this would not be an issue. Another comment I have is that the kitchen area is a bit small - there is a microwave and two electric range tops, but no oven - fine for putting together basic meals, but not ideal if you want more extensive facilities. The bed in the main bedroom was super-comfortable. All in all, a highly recommended, unique place to stay.
This was an amazing place! The personal tour of the property was lovely, as was the nice gift basket. We really enjoyed our stay. The house is secluded in the woods, but a short walk from the town of Furnas, which was one of my favorite towns on the island of Sao Miguel. It was very nice to have separate living and sleeping areas. Our child absolutely loved the loft area upstairs, and also exploring the grounds.
Estevao und sein Vater waren äußerst führsorglich und freundlich.
Meine Freundin und ich haben uns eingeladen und willkommen gefühlt, als wenn wir Freunde besucht hätten.
Bei dem Haus handelt es sich um ein wunderschönes Holzhaus auf einem Parkähnlichen Anwesen. Das Wochenendhaus ist gemütlich und ausreichend ausgestattet und vermittelt ein wohliges Ambiente.
Der Garten ist alleine die Buchung wert. Mit See, Fluß, Orangenbäumen und Zedernwald benötigt man schon einige Zeit die ganzen Schönheiten zu entdecken :))
Mit besten Dank an die Gastgeber - wir kommen gerne wieder!
The Furnas Cottage was a little dream-house in its own private forest. All the photos from the listing belong just to this property, and it was all ours to explore for a few days -- absolutely incredible! It's also a close walk to the village of Furnas, where you'll find restaurants, hot springs, and the Terra Nostra resort.
Estevao's father and mother -- who built this house themselves -- greeted us upon arrival. It was apparent how much they cared for this house, and we did our best to care for it just as much. They decorated for Christmas and had a warm fire waiting for us. Extremely welcoming and personal!
Estevao (senior) was a wonderful host. He met us at Terra Nostra in town and led us to the amazing grounds and house. Instantly, we felt welcomed. There were four of us, so two took the main bedroom with the space heater, the other (myself included) took the room upstairs, and although there wasn't a small heater we were plenty warm with the blankets & comforter. The shower can be a bit awkward, but everything else was really great. Location was really convenient for getting around town, but the grounds made it also feel like a retreat.
After some confusion about the meeting time, we arrived at the tree house and were greeted by Estevao and Helena with a roaring fire and a pot of tea. They are very warm and friendly hosts, and do their best to make their guests feel comfortable and at home. When we had trouble getting the fire started on the second day, Estevao returned the following morning to show us how to get it going and brought some starter for us. On the last day, he gave us a walking tour around the beautiful property (we hadn't had much chance to explore it because of rainy weather).
The house would be most comfortable for a couple or small family rather than multiple adults, and cooking implements and space are somewhat limited, but we were able to prepare basic meals like scrambled eggs, salads, etc.
Make sure to spend plenty of time wandering the grounds, where you can pick delicious apples or oranges (depending on season) straight off the trees. The location can't be beat, as it is very secluded but just a short walk to the town center, restaurants, mineral baths, etc.
We had a wonderful stay, and hope that we get the chance to return at some point when the weather is a bit warmer and less rainy so we can fully take advantage of the gorgeous setting. We enjoyed it so much, we have already referred friends who will be staying here in November!
A estadia na Wonderful Furnas Cottage foi maravilhosa.
As fotografias não conseguem descrever o local mágico onde a casa está inserida.
O local é muito traquilo, isolado o suficiente para ter um enorme descanso e perto o suficiente ao ponto de podermos ir a pé até ao centro das Furnas.
Fomos muito bem recebidos pelo Estevão, que amávelmente nos informou de todos os locais a visitar na região.
Recomendo vivamente para quem procura conhecer a região e ao mesmo tempo precisa de tranquilidade.