Grapevine Trellis and Solid Stone Long Table and Beaches on Balcony.
This beautiful historic studio apartment , has been completely remodeled with all the modern amenities. It is located on an old world fishing port and surrounded by spectacular views. Very private, secure, and decorated with hand painted tile art. It is elegance in it's finest form.
Restaurants, festivals, bars, cafes, small grocery stores, swimming, fishing and more. are all a short walk away. You will notice, that at all times, you can look in any direction and you will see where the earth meets the sky. You will also notice, how this view changes throughout the day. But what I find the most thrilling are the rainbows, that stretch across the Island sky, from end to end...truly amazing!
The ocean view, that melts into the sky at sunrise and sunset, with an explosion of water color shades of orange, red, pink, violet, blue and lavender, is a quiet, intensely lovely moment in time, and worth the travel. Time moves a little slower here.
Wifi, cable TV and large balcony overlooking the Port of Sao Mateus with a Grapevine Trellis.
Interaction with Guests
Call Elsa when you arrive at the airport. She will meet you at the house to give you the keys and a tour of the house.
I'm related to most of the village so you will be welcomed as family guests. Everyone is friendly and charming. You will find the locals authentic and kind. Please be respectful.
There is a bus that goes around the Island 2 times per day but I recommend renting a car. I can get you a discount from a reliable rental company I use often just let me know and I will send you there contact info.
No Smoking. Be respectful to home and neighbors.
Book this immediately! This apartment is perfect in every way. There is a wonderful large deck overseeing the entire harbor. The house is clean, comfortable and secure. The location is superb - right in the middle of everything. This is a working harbor so the fishermen start their day early and bring their fish here to auction in the afternoon. Anna's contacts in Mao Mateus looked after us well. Sao Mateus is a great town to be in - you can get to Angra or Praia Vittoria by bus easily for .90 E. or car. There are several excellent restaurants nearby. This small fishing village is not filled with tourists, so you get a real sense of life on the island. The air and water are clear and clean and the people are very friendly. We got to know many fishermen and locals during our stay. You will love it!!!
I'm a local who imagrated when I was young. Coming here has been a wonderful experience for me and my family. This house was a dream that came with the amazing opportunity to purchase the property. The view of life in an old time fishing village is complete with crusty little old men drinking dark coffee and sharing a smile. A simple place in time and a natural wonder. I find myself just staring off at the beauty that surrounds me there...rich with culture, tradition and the taste of the ocean on my lips. I offer all this opportunity to live in what is authentic.