Located above the village of Lajes do Pico, «Casa do Flores» is about 200 meters from Espaço Talassa's whale watching base and the whaler's museum.
Great view of Portugal's highest mountain and the Atlantic ocean.
Rooms with a private bathroom, panoramic garden , solar heating, outdoor kitchen.
Bar and snack services from 11 am to 9 pm at “Whale’come ao Pico” hotel.
This house was in the Sixties, without any doubt, one of the most middle-class of Lajes do Pico, and belonged to Mr. Flores who
was the last whale processing factory manager.
The “modern” architecture for the time, its localisation on the top of the village and the comfortable interiors
(bathroom and electricity) made it a unique residence and the symbol of a gainful employment.
The Seventies marked the whaling decline and Mr. Flores was unfortunately unable to benefit its home for a long time.
SIBIL factory closed its door forever and Mr. Flores could not assume the house’s costs anymore.
He immigrated to America, searching for a better economic comfort, never to return again. The house remained unoccupied
a long time, and then was rented to family members or professors. It is abandoned since 2004, as Mr. Flores daughter
decided to get rid of ii, because her life is now in California, closer to her small children.
Espaço Talassa renovated this house in 2010. A solar water heating system was installed, as experimental title; it is
dimensioned to meet the house’s needs, but do not hesitate to inform us in the event of difficulty to obtain warm water.
We definitively turned the house towards the sea and the Pico Mountain and we decorated it with a small garden. We
planted endemic species or autochthones there like: Urze – Azores Heath (Erica azorica), Faia da terra - Bayberry (Myrica faya),
Pau branco - Picconia (Picconia azorica), Cedro do Mato – Azores Juniper (Juniperus brevifolia), Azevinho - Holly (Ilex perado azorica),
Sanguinho - Azores Buckthorn (Frangula azorica).
You will find also a small kitchen and a “barbecue”, which are at your disposal.