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Cliff-Top Villa With Gardens And Private Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Lajes do Pico, Island Pico, Azores- Spacious Modern Villa With Large Pool Overlooking Sea

Casa do Ananas is a large property, extending to over 3,000 sq.ft. and was built to a high specification with; 2 en-suite bathrooms, open-plan kitchen and dining room with large terrace overlooking the bay of Lajes. All bedrooms have satellite television, as does the kitchen. The lower ground floor provides a large open plan lounge, real fire, TV, a further double bedroom and a shower room. A patio area to the front of the property is accessed by double doors. The property enjoys a generous sized plot overlooking the sea. The house is split level with external terraced gardens and a large 17 x 8m swimming pool & sun terrace.

About the Owner

James Munnery
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
29 May, 2017

About James Munnery

Casa do Ananas is the long time dream of husband and wife Edna and James. We bought the land 15 years ago and have spent the time since seeking development consent and getting the design just right to satisfy ourselves (and the planners).

Edna was born on the island and, whilst we now live in the UK, she remains at heart an Acorean. The whole island is really one extended family and our times on Pico are always fully of family fun. This project is intended to provide a retreat for our family but also to pay for itself by being rented out.

Acoreans are very welcoming and our family on the island will make every effort to ensure that our guests return to their homes far afield with fond memories and strong recommendations.

We do hope to attract people who want to see the real Acores.

James Munnery purchased this villa in 2009

Why James Munnery chose Portugal

The land was purchased in 2001. We completed the property in 2009 and have listed with ownersdirect from the start.

Edna was born on the island so there was only ever going to be one location for our place abroad!

We spent 5 months looking for the right location; just the right blend of, views, proximity to the sea, remoteness and proximity to Lajes for the convenience of shops, restaurants and bars.

What makes this villa unique

The Acores, and in particular Pico, are unspoilt. We often hear people remarking about how laid back the lifestyle is.

I love swimming off the coast looking at all the fish and maritime life which abounds. On rough days the swimming pool has to suffice; a tough life.

Our family includes Jack aged 9. He loves the water and we often spend a late afternoon fishing for crabs and small fish in the rock pools.

For us it was important that a restaurant and bar were within easy walking distance. We go to Pico to relax. The first few days are spent unwinding and unpacking.

Many of our guests report seeing dolphins and the occasional whale playing in the bay in front of the house. As i get terribly sea sick this is as close to whale watching as can get!

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Location

Village of Fonte (Aldeia da Fonte)
"this is where mum and dad take me when we aren't having a bbq beside the pool. Its a a shor..."
Gruta das Torres Visitor Center (Centro de Visitantes da Gruta das Torres)
"i have been here twice. Its a good place to go if it rains and it is very interesting. We ..."
Espaço Talassa
"I've never been but my family and friends love it. When i am older i would like to go. My ..."
Wine Museum (Museu do Vinho)
"I was very young last time i went about 5 i think. Dad liked it a lot and tried different l..."
Mount Pico
"My dad thinks its a good idea when i am old enough to climb the mountain. he always says ho..."
Horta
Horta
Madalena
Lajes do Pico
"there are plenty of places to eat around the harbour where the whale watching boats leave fr..."
Lagoa do Capitão
"we went around the lagoons with our friends when the weather in the mountains was good. We ..."
Piedade
"this is the town where my mum grew up. it is very quiet but pretty with nice views to Sao J..."
Prainha
São Roque do Pico
Calheta De Nesquim
"this is a pretty fishing village near to where my mum was born. We love to go swimming here..."

From the Owner

The land was purchased in 2001. We completed the property in 2009 and have listed with ownersdirect from the start. Edna was born on the island so there was only ever going to be one location for our place abroad! We spent 5 months looking for the right location; just the right blend of, views, proximity to the sea, remoteness and proximity to Lajes for the convenience of shops, restaurants and bars.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pico at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Aldeia da Fonte at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Madelena at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Aldeia da Fonte at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Santo Amaro at 22 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Pico at 2,319-metres high sits atop of the world’s biggest mountain range the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Pico is the highest point in the Azores and Portugal. It can be climbed although only with an official guide (Nelia, a member of the family, lives locally and is available upon request).

Pico was built on whale hunting and winery traditions. Whale and dolphin watching has now taken over from Hunting. Lajes do Pico is the whale watching centre of the Azores. 'Verdelho' wines once graced the table of the Tzar of Russia. Many parts of the island are protected from development by UNESCO.

Popular activities include; Whale and Dolphin watching, walking, horse riding, bike riding, caving, climbing, diving and swimming. The Azores is not a destination for those looking for a wild night life, but instead attracts those looking for an unspoilt location.

The area is a favourite for keen gardeners and plantsmen. Wild orchids, lily and other rare species endemic to the archipelago abound.

Coast/Beach:

Pico has two beaches. It does however have many safe natural swimming areas, enhanced and improved, for the public to use. The nearest of these is directly in front of the Villa, less than a minute walk away. Each village has its own swimming area favoured by locals and visitors alike. No two are the same. The variety of fish and under water life on show in these crystal clear waters is a wonder to behold.

Travel:

Pico Airport now receives direct flights from the continent after extension in 2007. UK connections are via Lisbon or Sao Miguel. The airport is a 35 minute drive using the 'Transversal' road.

We consider that car hire is essential. Please ask for further details. Let us know if you would like to be met at the airport at a price to be agreed. Alternatively, taxis are available and will be required if you don't hire a car.

Distances:

The island of Pico is 55km long and 40km wide. It is divided into 3 municipalities, “Madalena”, “São Roque”, and “Lajes”.

Founded 1460, Lajes do Pico, the oldest town on the island, is located mid-way along the island’s south coast. A recently constructed marina extends the original stone harbour walls and adds interest along the side of the town facing the sea.

Other towns and villages on the island are similarly based around fishing ports. The total population of the island is 14,000.

Further Details:

Our property, 4 miles west of Lajes, occupies a commanding cliff-top site of around ½ acre with a seafront frontage of more than 60 meters (200 feet). Wonderful views across to Lajes can be seen from the beautiful gardens surrounding the property. South facing with sun from dawn ‘til dusk, Casa do Ananas enjoys unobstructed sea views. Alto Pico, the conical cinder cone atop the mountain, can often be seen from the house.

The nearest restaurant and bar are a pleasant 10 minute walk along the coast.

Museums exploring the history of the island can provide an interesting diversion. The co-operative wine processing centre in Madelena and the wine museum provide an interesting aside for an afternoon.

Each village and town provides the usual offering in terms of cafes, bars and restaurants. In terms of cuisine, whilst more international dishes have been offered in recent years, the majority of establishments provide delightfully fresh fish dishes accompanied by sweet potatoes and local fresh vegetables.

We strongly recommend visiting the neighbouring islands of Sao Jorge and Faial. Regular ferry services, respectively lasting around 45 minutes and 30 minutes, are available. Car hire or Taxi's are available from the port areas to provide a convenient and interesting day out.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£348
for 3 nights
£813
 
 
July-August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£576
for 3 nights
£1,343
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£348
for 3 nights
£813
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£215
for 3 nights
£501
 
 
November-December
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£144
for 3 nights
£337
 
 
January-March
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£144
for 3 nights
£337
 
 
April-May
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£215
for 3 nights
£501
 
 
June
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£348
for 3 nights
£813
 
 
July-August
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£576
for 3 nights
£1,343
 
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£348
for 3 nights
£813
 
 
October
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£215
for 3 nights
£501
 
 
November-December
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£144
for 3 nights
£337
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£576
for 3 nights
From
£192
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £421.1
Tax Rate 4.0%

Booking Notes:
You can pay Ownersdirect 100% at the time of reservation, or we can send you an invoice with details of how to make a bank transfer; 35% of total renting at booking. Not refundable in case of cancellation. Balance and breakage deposit of 500 euros are due 60 days before arrival.

Cancellation policy:
Owners Direct terms are; Day 59 to 30 before arrival: 50% of total renting will be retained. Day 29 to day of arrival: 100% of total renting will be retained.

Check-in:
Check-in is not before 2pm however if you don't mind the cleaners carrying on their work around you we are happy to accommodate a slightly earlier arrival time. Please leave the property by 11 am on departure day.

Changeover Day: Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for 2017 / 2018 per week, in euros and for up to 6 people. Please ask about prices for stays of longer than 2 weeks. Breakage deposit: 500 euros refundable on the property being returned. Please let me have your account details to ensure quick repayment

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The Acores, and in particular Pico, are unspoilt. We often hear people remarking about how laid back the lifestyle is. I love swimming off the coast looking at all the fish and maritime life which abounds. On rough days the swimming pool has to suffice; a tough life. Our family includes Jack aged 9. He loves the water and we often spend a late afternoon fishing for crabs and small fish in the rock pools. For us it was important that a restaurant and bar were within easy walking distance. We go to Pico to relax. The first few days are spent unwinding and unpacking. Many of our guests report seeing dolphins and the occasional whale playing in the bay in front of the house. As i get terribly sea sick this is as close to whale watching as can get!

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural

Attractions

  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 205 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathrooms to Master Suite 1 / Suite 2 are generously proportioned providing; double sink, toilet, bath with separate shower. Bedroom 3 adjoins a shower room with single sink and toilet. An additional toilet is located on the upper floor.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6+ (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Suite 1; double bed Suite 2; twin beds Bedroom 3; twin beds

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Please advise if a cot or high chair is required. No additional charge is made. Outside: The property enjoys a generous sized plot overlooking the sea. It is named 'Casa do Ananas' as the land was originally used as a Pineapple plantation. The local varietal of Pineapple, introduced from Brazil by traders in the 16th Century on route home, remain unhybridized. The relatively small size of the fruit and the large ferocious leaves are testament to this originality! The pool, although unheated, has been specially insulated and is located in a sun-trap. Local stone, materials and labour were used wherever possible. 32 celcius is an average temperature in the summer. Paul Griffiths was consultant designer of the gardens. Paul has worked previously on Gardeners World, Chelsea Flower Show and 'The Urban Garden Show'. The project was challenging not least because of the levels involved. The fantastic plant resource on the island was used as a basis for the planting however it did become necessary to bring in new ideas and species from the mainland. Utility Room: A separate Laundry Room is provided with washing machine, tumble dryer and iron facilities. Laundry services can be arranged upon request. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed once a week. Maid service, cook, baby sitter are available on request. The owners family are local and will make any arrangements to make your stay extra special. Other: Please ask about car hire and for any advice on how to get to Pico.