Breathe in the clear Atlantic air as you walk through the citrus-inspired garden, look around and take in the view, hideout, forage, think in peace. Enjoy this beautiful home, built over 100 years ago, carefully restored to its original beauty as it sits upon the hill gracefully looking towards the ocean.
Sleep in the big, dreamy beds, hike, laugh, enjoy a G&T with freshly picked herbs in the gin library. Put your phone down, laugh out loud and enjoy life with those around you. Paint a tile, place it on the wall of memories, and return one day to the Azores.
Welcome to the Solar Branco 1885 Estate.
Opening to guests in 2020.
Solar Branco is stunning 19th century Azorean country home combining historical beauty with modern comfort. Set on a hilltop overlooking lush green countryside with views of the ocean, it is conveniently located just 10 minutes drive from São Miguel’s main town of Ponta Delgada and from airport. One of the most popular beaches on São Miguel is just a short drive away, and all of the island’s key attractions are within easy reach.
Designed to be a welcoming place for you to get away from it all. Want to be active, you can get out and hike, hire one of our mountain bikes or tour the island by car, or the shore by boat. Want to relax in peace and quiet, you can sit in the gardens and just watch the world go by.
The main house has 4 double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. Our self contained one-bedroom and studio annexes all have kitchen facilities. There is plenty of parking for all residents.
During your stay you have the opportunity to paint a tile for our tile wall, leaving a lasting memory behind in the Azores. The Solar Branco team will help you to enjoy the best of local cuisine with dining suggestions and restaurant bookings. You’ll also have access to a number of other experiences such as whale watching and tours around this amazing island. Please click here for more details.
And of course, most importantly, guests of Solar Branco 1885 have access to the Secret Gin Club. We have a display of over 400 gins from around the world. Your stay includes a complimentary G&T each evening as well as the opportunity to book a gin tasting. If you bring a gin that we don’t have, your gin tasting will be complimentary.
We live on the grounds of the property and look forward to helping make your stay and your time in the Azores unforgettable.