The owner Emanuela and her family live still in the farmhouse and it was her inspiration to convert the extensive gardens into a rural retreat for guests and Quinta de Santana was one of the first examples of rural tourism on the island.
The extensive (2 hectares) gardens include fruit orchards, a large lawn, woods and an outdoor swimming pool (open May-October). Conveniently located, the Quinta is just 15km from Ponta Delgada and 8km from the Batalha golf course. Other facilities include a breakfast room, restaurant, lounge, small bar, reception, games room and children’s play area.
Quinta de Santana offers 21 apartments (16 one bedroom and 5 two bedroom) set in the gardens each with living room/kitchen, bathroom, twin/double bedrooms, cable TV, hair driers and telephone. There are two types of apartment; those that are more traditional and were built during the original conversion and more modern newer ones that were part of the second phase.
There are no washing machines in the apartment but each one has a laundry bag and price list, so you can have your laundry done while you stay.
Just 20 minutes drive from Ponta Delgada and the airport on São Miguel island, Quinta de Santana is located 500m from the coast close to Ribeira Grande. See below for more details on São Miguel island.
Azores Choice provided a prompt, helpful service. they found us the perfect accommodation for our needs and provided superb, expert advice on how to spend our week walking on San Miguel. I would certainly use them again.
Joan from Durham
Recommended small travel company!
Great little company with friendly staff. Organisation of flights & accommodation very efficient. When problems arise they are helpful and very reasonable in their efforts to resolve them. We would definitely use them again for a return trip.
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Very efficient, friendly, helpful. Excellent local knowledge. Everything ran very smoothly, from supplying the tickets to airport pick ups and hotel bookings. Lovely accommodation selected. No complaints!
A wonderful break in a beautiful environment!
Everything was excellent. The information and organisation, the hotel and the island itself all exceeded our expectations. Whale watching and other trips out, fantastic. We will book again!
Great honeymoon package and experience!
They provided a great package at a good price. We found them to be helpful and a quality service was provided.
Nicola and Christopher – Winchester
Top notch service. Highly recommended!
Excellent service throughout. Very informative, with lots of literature, maps and the like. Attended their offices in Ponta Delgada – very impressed with Olivia, friendly and helpful. Paul was first class.
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Very helpful staff, and the trips they organised for us were excellent with knowledgeable guides.
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