Quinta Do Mar

Sao Miguel


  • Airport: 22.4km Ponta Delgada
  • 4-star equivalent
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Coastal location
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Swimming pool

Nick Heathcote, for 17 years a BBC television executive producer, is one of a handful of British who live in the Azores. Captivated by the islands following a whistle-stop taxitour from the QE2 which docked in São Miguel for half a day in 1997, he decided to settle in Caloura and bought a small, 160 year old “Adega” set within 7,500 square metres of hillside land and only a short stroll from the tiny fishing harbour of Caloura. Using local craftsmen and stonemasons, the property, including the original wine press, has been fully restored and enhanced to an extremely high standard. The Quinta do Mar is one of our most well praised properties.

  • 4 air conditioned twin/double designer bedrooms each with large balcony and ocean view
  • All rooms have a contemporary marbled bathroom (bath & shower), hairdryer, cable TV, complimentary WiFi, telephone and DVD/CD player

  • Comfortable winter lounge and dining room in the original building
  • Infinity pool (12 x 4.50m) open all year with toilets and changing rooms – pool towels provided 
  • Pool side breakfast pavilion – cooked breakfasts – and honesty bar with good views to the ocean, harbour  and sea-island of Vila Franca
  • Complimentary tea and coffee all day as well as complimentary home-made cakes and biscuits when cooked
  • Shaded terraces with sun loungers and wonderful ocean views 
  • Small citrus orchard 
  • Complimentary WiFi in shared public areas 
  • Own hillside ‘Nature Trail’ 
  • Free parking 
  • Popular café, bar & Fish Restaurant ‘Bar Caloura’, serving a selection of freshly-caught, grilled fish, salads, cheese and desserts is a 5-minute walk away
  • A beach bar/café by the local, sandy beaches of Baixa d'Areia
  • A complimentary “Azores Explorer” minibus service is available, on request and subject to availability, for trips to bars, cafés, restaurants and the beaches within Caloura and also to the village of Água de Pau which has several restaurants with full menus including the family-run "Paraiso do Milenio" as well as an excellent bakery, "Senhora do Páo"  for lunch or snacks
  • 8km from Vila Franca do Campo

Note: No children under 14 permitted. The property is not suitable for those with walking difficulties due to the number of steps.