Santa Maria Island
Totally reformed studio available for short term rental, includes full kitchen, bathroom, comfy double bed and a dining table. Fully equipped with everything you need for your holiday in Santa Maria. The studio is located in the picture perfect blue and white village of Santa Barbara. There is a local shop and bar within walking distance, bus stop and is ideally located for many wonderful hiking trails.
The stunning bay of sou lourenço with crystal clear turquoise water and white sandy beaches is only a 10 minute drive by car and a 45 minute hike from the accommodation. The airport and the ferry port are only 15 to 20 minutes by car, 12 euros in a taxi.
Santa Maria is the warmest and driest of all the Islands and still remains very under developed and un discovered by tourists. A closely guarded secret by those who have been visiting for years, it has been described as the “land that time forgot”!
There are numerous bars and restaurants around the island as well as shops, pharmacies and also a small hospital. In summer Santa Maria comes alive with numerous music festivals including the Santa Maria Blues festival, the Maia Folk Festival and the world famous Mar do Agosto music festival.
Diving in Santa Maria is spectacular and it is also possible to hire a private boat for a memorable trip around the island where whales, dolphins, turtles and manta rays are often seen.
This cute and modern studio is in the heart of the village, this is mainly a farming community the people are friendly and welcoming and some do speak English, Santa Maria can only be described as unique and offers a rare opportunity to experience a way of life that has gone on for centuries.
For information on prices and booking please contact us.