Contact Us

WHATSAPP | CALL: +351 919 076 779

EMAIL: Please feel free to email us at

RESERVATIONS: Visit The Gin Library by appointment only

Livramento, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel


(Timezone: The Azores is -1 GMT and +4 EST)
We aim to reply within 4 working hours


HOW TO FIND US: Perfectly located less than 5 minutes from the most popular beach, the main town of Ponta Delgada and the airport. Find the estate on Google Maps here

TAXI: If you would prefer to take a taxi please to call Carlos +351 962 374 849. For a taxi at night we recommend Joao + 351 916 485 964. Both speak perfect English and are very helpful.

Estate Map

The estate is located over 10,000smq of countryside just outside of Ponta Delgada. Get to know all the buildings, attractions and animals that live on the estate.

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Fast response

Our underworked, overfed and spoilt (furry) staff members (see more) will respond to your enquiry as soon as they can be bothered to wake up. And eat. Then nap again. But then you are a priority.

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Outside of the hotel

We aim to be more than a boutique hotel. Join us on social media or at one of our events that we host to engage with the local community.


We would love you to join us on Facebook or Instagram where we will be sure to share only lovely photos of dogs, gin and plants. And the odd update on the hotel opening.


Learn all about the amazing creatures of the waters that surround the 9 islands of the Azores. Follow us as we certify the Azores as an internationally recognised Whale Heritage Site.


Everyone is welcome to our community events including monthly drinks at The Gin Library as well as our quarterly Azores Gardeners Plant Swap on the estate.


All about gardening in the Azores, you’ll find a community of people, sharing photos, plants and advise. It’s not a club, it’s not a society, and it’s not a pyramid scheme ( though we did look into that.)


Join us on Facebook where we talk about all things food and drink related. From the best restaurants and bars to our favourite locals only spots off the usual tourist maps.


Check out the best events happening in the Azores in our special Facebook group. Events include our Azores Gardener and plant swap as well as the Expat In Azores monthly drinks.