An unforgettable vacation awaits you at Casa Ti´ José Borges, located in the “Ramo Grande” area of Lajes on the island of Terceira, approximately 1 km from the airport and 8 km from the seaport. The “Ramo Grande” plain, once produced the largest quantity of wheat and corn in the Azores, it is also home to native “Ramo Grande” cattle.
In the summer of 2004, restoration of Casa Ti´ José Borges began. Built primarily of cut stone slabs called “lajes” from which the town gets its name, this historic property is a nineteenth century family house beautifully restored and complete with stone oven and "praying hands” chimney. In addition to the cozy comfort of wood and natural stone, your vacation home offers a fully equipped kitchen and laundry room, full bath, 2 bedrooms with double beds, and a living room with a sofa bed. An outdoor leisure area welcomes you with fruit trees, native herbs used in local teas from the island, a stone barbecue grill, and private parking.
From your vacation home, you can visit the historic cities of Angra do Heroismo (20 km) and Praia da Vitória (5 km), which has the largest beach in the Azores. Casa Ti´ José Borges is also an ideal location to enjoy the island’s annual festivals, Sanjoaninas, Festas da Praia, street bull fights, and the famous Terceira Mardi Gras--the only one of its kind in the world. For those looking to enjoy the relaxing aspect of the island, you will take pleasure in the Atlantic Ocean, rich cuisine, natural wonders, and historic and beautiful landscapes that characterize the island. Not to mention, this house will offer you the unique experiences of hand milking a cow, using historic tools and parts connected to rural life in “Ramo Grande”, witnessing the entire crop cycle, riding a horse drawn buggy, horseback and donkey back riding.
In Casa Ti´ José Borges, a family or a group of friends will have everything they desire for an unforgettable vacation. This house is a genuine rural delight!