Terceira Island Villa Rental Photos and Description
This is an enchanting villa with beautiful ocean and mountain views.
The house was completely refurbished keeping most of the original centenary structures, like the kitchen designed into the old wood oven division.
Like in the past, to share the warm from the wood oven, the main division is an open space shared by kitchen, dining room and living room. Now, a wood stove (“fisherman’s TV”) in the living room keeps the house warm in the cold winter nights.
In the back of the ground floor two bedrooms and a bathroom complete the floor.
The first floor is a mezzanine composed by a suite with WC and a balcony with open ocean and mountain views. The balcony is perfect for an outside breakfast or for an end-of-day cold tea in the summer.
To complete the house interior a striking traditional wood ceiling made of Cryptomeria japonica (Japanese Cedar) a tree brought from Japan by the sailors at the time Terceira was a replenishment point for the sailing cargo ships returning from the India and Asia route to Portugal.
In the front of the house a balcony overlooking the rural part of S. Mateus and giving access to the garden.
The garden follows the natural island profile using platforms. Thanks to the mild temperate climate throughout the year and benefit from the Gulf Stream, the garden includes a large variety of flowers and fruit trees.
Topping the garden a site seeing tower “torreão”, used in the old times to look for pirates, gives a unique open view into the far horizon.
Nearby, in the village, you can find two of the best fish restaurants in the island: “Beira Mar” and “Adega de São Mateus”, and the beach of Negrito. Negrito is one of the top places to experiment the warm Gulf Stream water. Originally it was a fortification than a whaling port and now a trendy rock beach due to its shallow warm water.
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- pets considered