Ocean view from every room 100 ft to the water, fishing and swimming in natural

Ocean view from every room 100 ft to the water, fishing and swimming in natural




Jul 2013

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
2 Bathrooms

About our home

The island of innocence and tranquility!!! A memory you will never forget!!

This ocean view home sits right on the ocean's edge. It was built by a Canadian couple for their retirement. Unfortunately, once they had to go back for health reasons, I was then able to purchase the home. The house was built with a lot of love. For example, it has both electrical currents, 220 and 110, so that one could use any electric appliance from other countries. The house has central vacuum, a full kitchen with all cooking utensils, pots and pans and other knicknacks that my wife has gathered over time.
There are three bedrooms with windows all around. You are able to see the ocean from any place in the house. There is a very spacious living room with a very large island and dining area seating room for twelve + people. I have lots of sisters and brother that still live there on the island. There are fishing poles in the garage, so you can walk down and catch your lunch or dinner, but if you don't want to fish you can call my brother and he will bring you fresh fish, as he his the best fisherman on the island. The terrace in front of the house is the best place to be. In the morning, you can sit under the large tree, read, have breakfast and enjoy the sound of the ocean gently hitting the rocks while the birds sing to you their songs. If you enjoy nature, peace, and quiet, this is it!!
There are fins and snorkeling gear in the garage to experience the clear water and the colorful fish.
Margarida is available to cook and clean if anyone should need her. She was a chef at one of the better restaurants in the island. A little van with fresh bread comes by every morning and afternoon. All you do is leave out a bag and a few cents and they will leave the bread in the bag. You will hear the bread truck arrive, because its horn has a unique sound. There is another horn sound that belongs to the van that will have fresh fish.
It is hard to explain how beautiful and innocent this island is. Once you experience it, you will want to go back. Maybe I am more partial because I was born there, but some friends also can't wait to return.
When you drive around the island you might see the dairy men milking their cows by hand sitting on a stool with the can between their legs. The fresh cheese is the best in the world. The reason is because the ocean mist lands on the grass from both sides giving the grass a saltiness, making the cheese unique in flavor, that gives it a little kick.
If you choose to visit other islands, I have sisters and family in Pico and Sao Miguel.


More about us

  1. I was born and raised in this island, and was very poor growing up. I learned how to swim in the bay in front of the house. At that time, this house did not exist. I came to USA when I was 14 years old (that is a long story in itself). I have been very blessed and was able to purchase this home as a second home. We have taken our children there since they were very little. In those days, we stayed with my Godfather two houses away from ours. I never thought that I would ever have such a beautiful home in the place that I grew up, but, as I said, I have been blessed all my life. Now that I am handing over our business to my daughter and my son, my wife and I will be able to travel and experience, appreciate other beautiful places around the world.
    We heard about home for exchange and thought of giving it a try.

    On a personal note: if there is an opportunity to exchange our home for yours, I promise that I will take care of your home as if it were my own. I do unto others what I want done for myself. I love God and thank him every day for all that he has provided me and my family.

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The neighbors are friendly and happy to lend a hand if you should need anything. The language is Portuguese but most will do their best to communicate in any language. One very important person to know is George the taxi driver. He knows everything about the island and speaks fluent English. He has a heart of gold and will go the extra mile to ensure everyone is happy. If you like to hike, this is the place. There are little villages that the only way to get to them is hiking down a couple thousand feet. There is one named Caldeira de Santo Christo that has the most delicious little clams. The hike will take about one hour, but it is worth it just to have the clams and a cold whatever. For more details, you can go to www.azores.com, and then choose Sao Jorge Island.

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