Casa do Lago is a unique lakeside cottage on the shores of spectacular Lagoa Azul.
Sete Cidades is one of the Azores’ most-iconic locations, famous for it’s exceptional natural beauty. This 5km wide volcanic caldera dominates western Sao Miguel, with it’s emblematically-verdant landscape and photogenic twin lakes: Lagoa Azul (the Blue Lake) and Lagoa Verde (the Green Lake). Legend has it the twin lakes were created from the tears of a green-eyed princess and a blue-eyed shepherd when they were forced to part.
Surrounded by a private garden with a shaded terrace, the casa has a traditional-Azorean design, with a large open-plan living room, a well-equipped kitchen, one double bedroom and a second twin bedroom (with a shared bathroom).
A stroll along the lakeshore brings you into the village of Sete Cidades itself, where you can shop for supplies during the day and sample traditional-style Azorean cuisine in the evenings. There’s also an outdoor centre where you can hire bikes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.
We recommend including a hire car during your stay, allowing you to explore the length and breadth of this exceptional island.