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Welcome to the Azores. Welcome to our Home.

About the Azores:

The Azores contain two of Portugal’s 15 Unesco World Heritage sites – the vineyards of Pico and the old town of Angra do Heroismo on Terceira – and three biospheres (Graciosa, Flores and Corvo). The regional government has bolstered this with an award-winning network of natural parks and marine reserves to safeguard the unspoiled environment.

With liberalisation of the airline industry making the islands more accessible than ever before, the Azores look well placed to finally capitalise on their vast potential as a world-leading example of sustainable tourism.

About your hosts, Ali & Caz (Mr & Mrs B)

Many years  ago, a young married couple looked for a unique place to go on honeymoon. Hopelessly in love, ignoring their opposite personalities, one sensible and measured, the other bold, loud and reckless, they lusted after a quiet place to get away from it all, yet one filled with adventure. One looked for the beauty and the tranquility of the land, the other for the never ending openness and adventure of the sea.

The life loving pair searched far and wide, finally settling on a place with amazing food, always blooming flowers and a chance to see whales in their own natural habitat. Mostly it was about the whales that sold this island paradise to them, travelling to a distant place no-one knew called the Azores.

14 years later they returned, with a a new mission to fill other people’s imaginations and dreams, just as their own had been all those years ago. Leaving the city of Hong Kong behind, bringing with them their collection of 5 rescue dogs and 300 bottles of gin.

At the top of a hill they saw a large white house looming over the pristine landscape. Walking up and looking around they were reminded of their feelings way back when. The house spoke to them and a name picked, Solar Branco. Portugese for “a large white colonial house.”

Mr & Mrs B aim to be everyone’s favourite neighbourhood hosting couple, the life of the party. Welcome to our home. Take five minutes out in in the citrus inspired garden, look around and take in the view, hide out, forage, think in peace. Enjoy this beautiful home built around 1885, sleep in the big, dreamy beds and enjoy a G&T with freshly picked herbs in the library. Put your phone down, laugh out loud, breathe in the fresh Atlantic air and enjoy life with those around you.

 

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