Breathe in the clear Azorean Atlantic air as you walk through the citrus-inspired gardens. Take in the view over green hills to the ocean beyond. Hideout, forage, think in peace. Enjoy this beautiful heritage home, built over 100 years ago, lovingly restored and brought back to life. Sleep in big, dreamy beds. Hike, run, read. Relax. Put your phone down. Laugh out loud. Dream. Enjoy life with those around you.
SEE MORE OF EACH HOUSE
BUILT IN 1850. RESTORED IN 2020
A 5-YEAR RESTORATION EFFORT: This was never going to be an easy restoration. With over 150 years of history to protect. A project to breathe new life into the estate was born in 2018. Each building has a history, starting with the citrus trade in the 1800s. Abandoned and unloved it is now coming back with a new lease of life as a boutique eco hotel.
The gardens will take 5 more years to restore, regrow and regenerate to their own glory. Supporting the space with food for both guests and the wildlife that lives here on São Miguel.
Europe’s Largest Gin Collection
Enjoy our award-winning Baleia Azorean Gin as you learn about the history of all things juniper at The Gin Library. Or taste on the gins on display, choosing from over 1000 in the collection. Or bring your own bottle of craft gin and we will swap it for a bottle of Baleia Gin made here in the Azores.
STRICTLY ADULTS ONLY: Guests visiting Senhor Raposas Secret Drinking Den are not permitted to bring babies or children under 16.
Food & Drink
STRICTLY ADULTS ONLY. GUESTS VISITING THE ESTATE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BRING BABIES OR CHILDREN UNDER 16.
GHOSTS OF THE OCEAN
From our award award-winning, Baleia Limited Edition Azorean Gin and our new spirits range, Ghosts of The Ocean to our locally made vodka and beers, affectionally called Mother Vaca. Every product that we produce has the Azores at its heart and contributes to the protection of the ocean that surrounds us through a donation to The Ocean Azores Foundation.
SUPPORTING OCEAN CONSERVATION
PATRONS OF THE OCEAN AZORES FOUNDATION
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MONTHY PHOTOS & NEWS
OUR MONTHLY PHOTOS & NEWS
Life on the estate is busy as usual. The hotel is now open and we have guests staying with us over the summer and we are fully booked, which is great news. The Gin Library
July has been busy here on The Estate. Suites are open for guests, and The Gin Library is welcoming even more gins as we top 1,100 in the collection. More news from the foundation as
The Solar Branco Eco Estate finally opened on June 1 2023 after 4 years of careful restoration. New signs and painting all around the estate as we open the rooms and the 2 dining experiences
INSIDERS GUIDE TO SÃO MIGUEL
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LOW CARBON LUXURY Breathe in the clear Azorean Atlantic air as you walk through the citrus-inspired gardens. Take in the view over green hills to the ocean beyond. Hideout, forage, think in peace. Enjoy this beautiful heritage home, built over 100 years ago, lovingly restored and brought back to life. Sleep in big, dreamy beds. Hike, run, read. Relax. Put your phone down. Laugh out loud. Dream. Enjoy life with those around you.