Nature Reserve With Stunning Ocean Views RRAL1117
Nature Reserve With Stunning Ocean Views RRAL1117
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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RRAL: 1117 Entire house in private nature reserve. The property is full of protected endemic trees found only in the Azores and protected birds including Cory’s Shearwater with their curious singing just before sunrise and after sunset in residence between March and October. Natural black lava swimming pools in the village. Activities nearby include whale watching, hiking, snorkelling, scuba diving, golf, fishing, geological sites, and the Unesco World Heritage town of Angra do Heroismo.


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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

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3 nights minimum stay

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Annika User Profile
September 2017
We would love to fly back immediately! Back to that wonderful, breathtaking, magical place midst the magnificent nature of Terceira. Everything started with a very warm welcome at the airport by Nélia eventhough our plane was almost three hours late (we finally arrived around 11 pm). And at the house, Thomas waited for us and "introduced" us to the house. We even had some things there to have a light meal and wine before going to sleep! Thomas was so kind to get us something before we arrived - really really cool man, thanks again! The only thing we had to get used to, was the hardness of the bed :) But since we already knew (from other reviews), we were prepared and to be honest - we had no problems sleeping through the night .. it's just a personal comfy thing. The architecture of this house is just amazing, you have a perfect view from every place of the property (inside and outside) - even a very nice view from the long "deck" outside in the direction to the (opened) front door through the library. We also really loved to step outside the kitchen window and just staying at the corner facing the ocean and watch and listen to the surge of waves. Speaking of "listen": When we saw the pictures of the house online, we thought that it probably is a good idea to take our bluetooth speaker with us to be able to sit outside, watching the ocean and listening to our favorite music. But _of course_ there were speakers in the cealing --- everywhere! Even outside. This was really fantastic and we used it a lot - so no need for our beoplay. Another thing worth mentioning are the birds: On our last vacations on Madeira, we got to know very special birds which make the craziest, but somehow beautiful and fascinating sounds at night (Scopoli's shearwater)... and the wonderful thing is, that the house is extremely close to their nesting place and in the evening / at night they fly by the house / the balcony extremely close - there is probably no place where one can get that close to them! We had an unforgettable time in a terrific house on an beautiful island with wonderful people. Every day we went out to the natural swimming pools to get fresh vegetables and fruits from the market stalls which we certainly recommend to do while staying at the house. Thank you Thomas, we had an unforgettable time at the house and on the island - and some enjoyable evenings! And of course thanks to Rui and Nélia for the the airport pickup, the car and the little chats on the streets :) To be honest - this review probably does not reflect everything we experienced during our stay .. we can't really describe it with words. A&C

Geoffroy User Profile
August 2017
The house and the view are beautiful as you can see it on each of the photos. On site you ´ll find it even better! The views are differents from each part of the house, you hear the sea and the birds nearby, the beach and the village with all that is needed is reachable easily by foot. You ´ll take a shower in the morning in front of the sunrise and have a drink on the terrasse in front of the sunset! Last but not least, thomas and alessandra are greats hosts and are very quick to answers to all our various questions.

Stephen User Profile
July 2017
This home has such a gorgeous beautiful view and we could sit on the porch watching the waves crash on the rocks for hours! A very relaxing spot. The bed is very large, but we found it a bit hard for our preferences - if you prefer a more fluffy bed you might keep that in mind. We visited in July and found it quite warm when we closed the sliding doors, but the birds were too loud at bedtime if we opened the doors. But again, that is due to our personal preference - if you don't mind warm air (or loud birds!) while sleeping, you would probably be perfectly comfortable. The kitchen is big enough to cook plenty of meals and the washer/dryer are very convenient. We loved plugging in our phone to listen to music on the speakers around the whole house, and we couldn't get over the gorgeous views!
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Response from Thomas & Alessandra:
Thank you for your feedback and very happy you enjoyed the views, music and relaxation. The bed is an orthopaedic bed, so harder than usual, but actually much better for the back and neck, but we understand your comments. As for the Cory´s Shearwater birds, they are an exotic, protected and much loved species on the island. They are only there during the summer. They mate for life and return to their exact same nests every summer. The house is in the middle of nature and the nests were there long before we arrived so we did not want to disturb their habitat.
July 2017

Peter User Profile
July 2017
By far the best place we have ever stayed. The view is amazing, from almost every room in the house. The house is well equipped, loads of space. We were picked up from the airport and dropped off at the house after a 20min drive. Two small local grocery stores in Biscoitos, and a larger supermarket 20mins drive in Angra. Two good restaurants in Biscoitos, or another highly rated one in the next village up. There's a natural swimming pool in a Biscoitos, on the coast, viewable from the house. We're told in the right conditions you can see Whales and Dolphins from the house, the owners have left a pit of binocolors in the house, but we weren't lucky enough. Thanks for a great stay, we'll be back again soon.

Ruda User Profile
June 2017
The house and views are spectacular. You can tell the car taken in building this remote-feeling getaway on a beautiful island. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here.

Alexandre User ProfileAlexandre is a superhost.
May 2017
What a wonderful and magical place!! Even if the weather it's not what you'd want it to be I'm sure you'll love it as we did.

Natalia User Profile
May 2017
best airbnb experience ever!

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