You couldn't be closer to the water's edge in our self-catering suite at the head of a slipway and old historic port, now exclusively recreational. Whether your choice is bathing in the warm, clear, Gulf Stream waters, fishing, diving or boating, it is all available right at your doorstep
After an active day of whale watching, mountain climbing, hiking, diving or just relaxing at the ocean side, be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks or the eerie sound of Cory´s shearwater (the local "Cagarros") moving ghostly through the dark sky.
The unit, although most comfortable for just a couple, is equipped with one double bed, a large single bed in a large bedroom with another sofa bed in the living room. In the event of more sleeping space being needed, an extra bed can be placed in the bedroom or living room, which are large enough. This open-plan living room includes a kitchen equipped with gas stove, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery and a dining area with inter-leading shower and toilet facilities.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room|
|Check in time:||14:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|Nearest beach||The ocean is 30 paces away.|
|Nearest Amenities||1.2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pico 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
Majestic Pico mountain, with its' 2,352 m the highest peak in all of Portugal, makes Pico Island stand out from all the other islands of the archipelago. Also famous for its whaling tradition, Pico is the second largest island of the archipelago, covering a surface of about 448 sq. km (about 46 km long and 15 km wide). The distances to the other islands of the central group, of which Pico is the most southern, are about 8 km to Faial, 15 km to São Jorge, 80 km to Graciosa and 100 km to Terceira. The mountain rises out of the sea and up above the clouds. This is Pico, a volcanic cone that has been transformed by man´s hand into vineyards and orchards that erupt among the black lava.
We are positioned in a UNESCO protected area, right at the starting point of a popular hiking trail that meanders through a UNESCO designated, historic, rock-walled, Verdelho grape growing area.
For the more adventurous, the imposing Pico Mountain offers climbers the opportunity to climb a classic volcanic 'cone' and from the summit have the unsurpassed view of the entire central group of islands.
Pico also signifies the epic nature of whale-hunting. Nowadays this has evolved into the chance to observe these giants of the sea, to follow swiftly moving dolphins and appreciate the peaceful life of the many whale species that frequent the island waters.
Bathed by a warm branch of the Gulf Stream, the archipelago enjoys an atlantic maritime climate, with only slight variations in annual temperature. Average air temperatures 14º / 24 º C Winter / Summer.
Humidity 77% (average)
Ocean water temperatures 17º / 23º C
This is the only house that is permanently inhabited in the harbour, a safe haven with unequaled peace.