About this listing
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.
Our host was Estevao senior - a real sweetie. The place was lovingly built by him and it is done beautifully. It's very special to be surrounded by a forest, yet it's a short walk into town. We had fun exploring the cave on the raft.
Estevao and his father Estevao Senior are very kind and generous hosts. Estevao Senior was looking after us and to the delight of our children made a bamboo fishing rod for them to use! The house is beautifully done and the garden is truly a paradise (the photos don't do the garden justice). Furnas is lovely and a great base from which to explore the rest of the island.
Estevao's family greeted us with local wine and pineapple, and stopped by to make sure our stay was going well. The house is on a spectacular property, many acres of Japanese cedars, hydrangea, bamboo and grove trees to wander, but just a few minutes walk from Furnas. Furnas itself was a great place for home base, the most beautiful parks, drives, hot baths, hikes and scenery minutes away. Had a great time, don't know that we'll ever visit any of the other islands, can't imagine they'd top Sao Miguel.
Our host Estevao, warmly greeted us at the gate way to the property, loaded our luggage in his car, (to drop off at the property for us later) but first he walked us through the wonderfully green and pretty grounds... past a beautifully kept pond, a stream running alongside the property, past lemon and apple trees then through the tall leafy trees, along a mossy path to catch our first glimpse of the beautiful tree house. We thought it looked good in the photos but in reality it's even more special. The tree house has been lovingly built and has everything you might need for your stay.
Estevao made us feel very welcome and let us know if there was anything we wanted during our stay that we could feel free to ask him. It is really peaceful as soon as you step foot on the grounds, just the sound of birds in the tree tops and the occassional peacock and chickens roaming the grounds.
The house is easy walking distance to local shops, restaurants, chemist, tourist information etc, and is also within easy walking distance for the Furnas Lake, the hot springs and all the local tourist attractions. If you want to travel outside Furnas you probably need to consider hiring a car as bus travel is infrequent and doesn't go to some areas.
Everyone we met on our travels in the Azores were very friendly and wanting to make sure your time there is special, Furnas was no exception. Very friendly and welcoming. Overall we had a lovely stay here.
What a treasure! Estevao and his wife are warm-hearted hosts who made us feel very welcome right away. They met us in town to help us locate the property, provided delicious treats (bread, pineapple, wine) to help us get to know the Azores, and gave several wonderful recommendations for places to explore both in Furnas and around the island. The property itself is like your own secret garden to explore, very private and beautiful. The neighboring town is wonderful to walk through and offers a variety of amenities such as restaurants, a pharmacy, hot springs to bathe in, and a very helpful tourism office. We highly recommend and hope to return ourselves one day!
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage. It is surrounded by a magical forest that my 4-year old daughter loved to explore, and we all enjoyed the lovely garden and lake. It is a 5 minute walk from the center of Furnas, where you can find a couple of mini-markets, several restaurants, the Terra Nostra Park and the thermal pools. The cottage itself is very well furnished and comfortable, and our host Estevão (senior) took really good care of us, giving us invaluable suggestions for our stay.
This house was amazing. We were blown away by the location (close to town, but in the middle of the forest), and modernity of the house. It rained pretty much the entire time we were there, but it was nice to have privacy when we wanted to read, and still be close to the hot springs. Very cool house and property, we would stay here again for sure.