For a truly elegant Azorean experience you can’t go far wrong staying with Margarida at the beautiful Quinta da Abelheira. Newly refurbished to a very high standard in 2013, Margarida has used her interior design skills to great effect.

Rooms are divided between three buildings; Casa do Jardim in the garden, the Main House and the glamorous Casa do Pico which sits above the other two. All rooms in Quinta da Abelheira have cable TV, free WiFi and are ensuite (although the family rooms in the main house share a bathroom) and can be either twins or doubles so just let us know your preference when you book.

Main house – this is the original Quinta/manor house which is more traditional inside. It has five rooms two of which share a private interconnecting bathroom and these are ideal for families. One of the rooms also has a pull out bed so can accommodate a family of 5 quite comfortably. The bedrooms are on the first floor while downstairs, there is a lounge/breakfast room with honesty bar. Guests staying in the annex and the main house have breakfast here.

Casa do Pico – this building is in the same style as the old house from the outside but was completed at the beginning of 2013 so the decor and furnishings are more modern. There are 5 rooms – 2 deluxe (the best), 1 superior and 2 standard. There is a cosy spacious lounge and breakfast room in this building and if you are staying in these rooms, your breakfast is served here. There is also an honesty bar in the lounge. This building is raised and opens onto a lovely terrace with loungers and to the side is the Quinta’s private car park.

Casa do Jardim – these five rooms open out onto the garden and don’t have a lounge area, but they make use of the one in the main house just a few metres away.

Outside, there are 8 hectares of tranquil gardens within Quinta da Abelheira and an unheated freshwater pool makes for a refreshing dip after a day of exploring. Breakfast is served in the dining rooms or the garden from 0800 – 1030. Lunch can be ordered the day before and dinner can be booked by midday the same day. The front desk of Quinta da Abelheira is open 0800 – midnight and check out time is 1200.

Babysitting can be arranged for around €20 for the evening.


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Located in Fajã de Baixo just 10 minutes drive (4km) from the heart of Ponta Delgada and 2km from the sandy south coast beaches of Pópulo and Milícias, this is a great base for exploring São Miguel. See below for more information on São Miguel island.


We recommend clients staying at Quinta da Abelheira hire a car to explore the island but most activities are close by or we can arrange a pick up from your accommodation.

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