Casa de Santa Margarida, your welcome home

Entire villa hosted by Rui

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
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In Rua Margarida de Chaves, the Casa de Santa Margarida rises fresh and discreetly splendid. Going from generation to generation the House kept intact its soul and atmosphere, where they coexist in balance furniture and pieces from various periods of the decorative arts. The family that owns the property has been able to preserve the soul of this family home and, by transforming it into a Local Accommodation, intends to offer its guests the experience of living in the present time the splendor of times gone by.

The space
Very close to the historical center of the city of Ponta Delgada stands the Casa de Santa Margarida, secular property that has been in the possession of the same family since its construction (last quarter of the nineteenth century). It is on Rua Margarida de Chaves that the Casa de Santa Margarida rises in cool to grey and white with discreet splendour, named after the 'Venerable Matron Margarida de Chaves’, who lived in the middle of the 16th century and is ancestor of the family that owns the House. Passing from generation to generation the property has kept intact its soul and atmosphere with fin de siècle flavor, where coexist in extraordinary balance furniture and pieces representative of various periods of national and foreign decorative arts (from the eighteenth century to the present time). The family that owns the property knew how to preserve the soul of this family home and by transforming it into Local Accommodation intends to offer its guests the experience of living in the present times the splendor of times past, offering a harmonious reading of the various spaces of the house. Everything was thought up to the smallest detail, from selecting the color palette of the various divisions to choosing the original furniture that would remain on the property, in a decoration project by Architect Miguel Gonçalves. Objective: that our visitors feel like at home. Two suites, one in a shade of blue (accommodating up to four people) and the other green (accommodating 2 people) await visitors, who can live in the splendid dining room or in the property's Winter Garden if they do not prefer the privacy of the rooms that are intended for them. One last surprise is the garden. Safe from city views, the property hides a garden designed and built to the taste of the late 19th century gardens, where our guests can enjoy the tranquility of those who are away from the hustle and bustle of the city (despite the location in the historic center of Ponta Delgada). Here in equilibrium coexists the exuberance of the Azorean flora (sterlicias, roseirais and hygrângias) with subtropical flora (Dracaenas palms, Cycadaceas, azaleas, fetuses and several other species) that lend the place a palette of varied greens. This garden of aromas and colors is the ideal place to re-invigorate the energies after a day of discovery of the Island of S. Miguel, enjoying a glass of Azorean wine or even dining under the scent of the surrounding flora and with the background sound of frogs and birds…

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Courtyard view
Garden view
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Free washer – In unit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Ponta Delgada, Açores, Portugal

Casa de Santa Margarida is in the heart of the historic center of the city of Ponta Delgada, 4.3 km from John Paul II Airport (9 minutes' drive away).
The "Mercado da Graça” (municipal market of Ponta Delgada) is 650 meters from the House (3-minute walk); next to this Market our visitors can take the MiniBus (public transport road network).
The “Modern Pharmacy”, located in Largo de Camões, is a 5-minute walk from our Accommodation (750 meters).
The Hospital do Divino Espírito Santo, located on Avenida D. Manuel I, is 2.8 km away (8 minutes' drive away).

RESTORATION - Our SUGGESTIONS… 1) "Calçada do Cais”, located in Rua dos Mercadores, is 750 meters away (

7 minutes' walk away).
2) “La Cantina” is about 1.3 km (8 minutes walk). Located in the "Portas do Mar”, where you can find other restaurants and nightlife venues.
3) "Tasquinha Vieira”, at Rua António Joaquim Nunes da Silva, 500 meters from Casa de Santa Margarida (6 minutes' walk away).
4) "Confeitaria a Himeia", located on Avenida Infante Dom Henrique and integrated into the Solmar Shopping Centre (where you can find several shops and a supermarket). It is 900 meters from the House (7-minute walk).
5) "A Tasca”, on Rua do Aljube, 650 meters (6-minute walk).
6) "Restaurante Õtaka”, on Hintze Ribeiro Street, 1.4 km (8-minute walk) away.

Carlos Machado Museum and Santa Bárbara Museum Center are just a 3-minute walk from Casa de Santa Margarida (only 290 meters away). Advancing another 200 meters our visitors find Largo do Colégio and here the Church of the College of Jesuits (core of sacred art of the Carlos Machado Museum).
The S. Sebastião Mother Church, the iconic Portas da Cidade and the Ponta Delgada City Hall are located about 1.4 km (8 to 10 minutes on foot, a route that will allow you to discover the rest of Ponta Delgada's historic center).
Continuing through the city you will find the Convent of Our Lady of Hope (1.6 km from the House, a 15-minute walk), where the image of the Lord of Miracles is located, and right next to it the Church of St.
Other must-see places are St. Peter's Church (800 metres from our accommodation) and the Chapel of the Mother of God (just a 5-minute walk away).

Now the invitation is to get behind the wheel of a car and start discovering the natural beauties that transform the Azores into a unique paradise (the distances shown always correspond to the starting point of our Accommodation).
About 43 km away you will find the Furnas Valley and here you can visit the Furnas Lagoon and the unforgettable Terra Nostra Park.
Lagoa do Fogo is 29 km away and opposite you will find Lagoa das Sete Cidades (26 km away, 39 minutes' drive away).
Other points of interest:
- Ferraria and its Thermal Spa, 39 min drive (26 km);
- Praia das Milícias, 5.9 km away (10 minutes' drive away);
- Areal de Santa Bárbara, 18 km away (18 minutes' drive away);
- Praia do Fogo (in the parish of Ribeira Quente), 53 km away (57 minutes' drive away)

Hosted by Rui

  1. Joined in May 2014
  • 14 Reviews
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: Flexible
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

Cancellation policy