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Fully equipped home with panoramic ocean views and breath taking sunsets.

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Awesome location only minutes to Angra and Praia. Beautiful views and fresh air.

Very beautiful home that could sleep 2-5 if needed. The bedroom has a very comfortable king bed. Sleep sofa that sleeps 2 and day bed that can sleep one. House has everything you need. Just bring clothes! All appliances including washer and dryer are brand new. Sits on a few acres on the side of a mountain with awesome ocean views. You can actually see 3 of the other islands from the home on a clear day.

Copy and paste link below for views of the island and it's beautiful architecture and sights.


More Details

Wayne Gale or Susan Rocha-Gale
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 2017

About Wayne Gale or Susan Rocha-Gale

Hard working couple married for 27+ years. My wife Susan was born on the island and left as a young child. I was born and raised in Boston and began visiting Terceira 25 years ago and together we have worked to achieve our dream of owning a slice of this paradise. We currently reside in Florida but love being on the island as often as possible.

Wayne Gale or Susan Rocha-Gale purchased this house in 2013

Why Wayne Gale or Susan Rocha-Gale chose Portugal

This property sets on the side of a mountain parallel to the ocean. The views from anywhere in the home or on the property are panoramic ocean views, whether sitting on the couch, lying in bed, standing on the porch, or even walking around. We completely restored this home opening up the interior so the home feels spacious. The sunsets will blow you away and on clear days, you can see, Sao George, Pico, Graciosa and Fayal. Sitting on a few acres of farmland at a higher elevation, the air is always fresh with beautiful breezes all the time.

What makes this house unique

Minutes to Angra, bread delivered every morning for less than 1 euro daily if wanted. Full laundry room. Beautiful tile floors, stainless steel appliances, all the amenities of your own home yet it's in paradise. No congestion in the area with only a few homes on the street. We can offer daily cleaning services and likely some cooked meals. The home also has the original bread oven that is fully functional for bread ot Alcatra or othe slow cooked meals. You will not be disappointed.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Azores in Europe

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One full bath with large tub and shower. All tile and beautiful. Second bathroom is just outside the back door in the laundry building hand has a shower toilet and sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom has a king bed with a very expensive comfortable mattress set. 2 dressers and night stands. TV in room with expanded cable service including English and Portuguese channel. Beautiful ocean views right from the bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
Beautiful smaller home ideal for couples or small family. Everything you need and more.


4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Fully equipped home with panoramic ocean views and breath taking sunsets.
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Manchester, CT

Vacation of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful trip to Terceira, enhanced by our choice to stay at the Gale's home in Doze Ribeiras rather than in a big hotel. Nothing compares to immersing yourself in a foreign culture. I believe the Gale's home is the only rental in Doze Ribeiras, and most residents had no idea it is a rental. We took daily walks through town and felt like the talk of the town, as all eyes were on us. :-). It was fun to stop and say hello to the locals. They are very warm and friendly, and even if they don't know much English, they tried and we tried our little Portuguese; it was a lot of fun. The caretakers, Luis and Anna, are wonderful people. We were lucky to be there during the Feast of Espirito Santo, a major event on the island, and Luis invited us to be their guests. That may have been the most special part of our trip! The house is beautiful - 180 degree views of the ocean! It rained, was overcast and cloudy, and we never saw the sunset, but it didn't matter, we still spent a lot of time looking out at the ocean. The house is fully equipped, comfortable (especially the bed), and quiet (although ... if you don't like the sounds of occasional mooing, the distant rooster, or church bells, don't bother visiting this island, because these are the sounds of Terceira!). My advice to potential renters: although there is a day bed which allows sleeping for 3, the bathroom door is right next to the daybed, so those sleeping in the master bedroom must pass the daybed to reach the loo. I consider the house more appropriate for couples. The house is not equipped for handicapped persons (the island isn't really handicapped friendly). There are stairs front, back and inside the house. Make sure you rent a very small car, as the entrance to the driveway is very narrow with stone walls on either side. We had a Ford Fiesta, which allowed about 6" of clearance on either side of the car. We managed to scrap our back bumper and were glad we purchased the additional insurance. There is no heat inside except for the bread oven on the far end; in the chillier months, you'll appreciate layers (the bed's covers were nice and warm). Also, there is no closet for clothes, so pack clothes that don't need to be kept on hangers. Overall, a 5 star trip!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy you enjoyed our little slice of paradise. We want everyone that stays to be comfortable and really get a feel for the culture. The bread oven is functional as well. I hope you got to see some running of the bulls.
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Casa acolhedora em local tranquilo e panorâmico

  • 4 of 5

Estadia tranquila e muito agradável em comunhão com a natureza e comunidade.

Belíssima vista sobre o mar, serra e campos. Muito próxima de comércio, mini mercado, restaurante, cafés...

A casa estava munida com os equipamentos necessários, cozinha (utensílios e máquinas), lavandaria, TV.

Tivemos um excelente apoio da pessoa que cuidava da casa sempre que foi necessário. Muito disponível e simpática.

O quintal envolvente da casa poderia ser melhor aproveitado para zona de lazer.

Recomendamos esta casa para férias!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Located in Doze Ribeiras which is minutes from Angra Do Heoismo by car. The island is known for it's feasts and festivals as well as bullfights. running of bulls is almost a daily event, taking place in villages and towns across the island from May-October. The air is crisp and clean, the sights are astonishing and the historic architecture is unforgettable.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Azores, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 Jun 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £115.95
Final cleaning £77.3

We may be able to offer housekeeping services, bread delivery and other services if requested by e-mail.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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