Forest Homes



Discover this exclusive collection of properties for sale in Pico Island in the Azores, Portugal. A unique addition to the Azores property market, these forest homes and cottages are perfect for nature lovers, sports enthusiasts and those who want a beautiful haven away from home. The most exciting aspect of this Azores property is undoubtedly its unique concept: modern living within nature. 

Key features

Rental management
Mountain views
Sea views
Swimming pool

The property

Nestled on the slope of the Santo Amaro Hill and enjoying panoramic views of the meadows and the ocean, this intimate project comprises of five forest homes and three cottages.

Occupying the higher part of the development, the collection of forest homes for sale all boast two bedrooms, two balconies, a kitchen and an open-plan living and dining area. Plus, they will also include a 25 sqm rooftop terrace. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the bedroom and the living space are well lit and offer panoramic views over the island and ocean. There is also plenty of storage space – perfect for storing belongings if you choose to rent out your home when not in use.

Though the three cottages are slightly lower down, they still enjoy stunning views over the meadows and the Atlantic. Spread across two floors, these cottages feature two or three bedrooms on the lower floor, a bathroom and a utility room. The kitchen and the living space is located on the upper floor and is connected to a deck with a flower garden. 

The properties also have access to the Lava Homes yoga studio, restaurant and supermarket, all of which are five minutes’ walk away. Plus, the cottages benefit from a communal swimming pool.

Another highlight is that these properties will be fully equipped and furnished. This means that, once they have been delivered, they will be ready to rent out or move into immediately. The properties will be made from local materials such as basalt stone and clay roof tiles to celebrate the heritage of the island as well as complement the landscape. Plus, all of the properties will have a high energy efficiency rating for greater sustainability and less environmental impact. 

Investment potential

Owing to the project’s exciting concept and truly spectacular location, these properties are an ideal rental investment. Whilst all of the properties are sold completely freehold, future owners have the opportunity to rent out their property through the successful rental management service behind the popular Lava Homes project. By combining hotel-level services with a unique, intimate location, these properties are perfect for investors and it is possible to earn 6% rental yields.


Often referred to as the ‘Hawaii of the Atlantic’, the Azores is an archipelago of nine volcanic islands 1,600km off the coast of Portugal. These beautiful islands are a kaleidoscope of colour with turquoise lagoons, vivid green meadows and black lava fields. 

An island of unusual beauty, Pico Island is home to the highest point in Portugal and its unique vineyards have been recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site since 2004. From hiking and mountain climbing through to paddle boarding and diving in the crystal-clear Atlantic, Pico Island is perfect for those who love to explore.

The Azores

Often referred to as the ‘Hawaii of the Atlantic’, the Azores is an archipelago of nine volcanic islands 1,000km west of Lisbon. Up until a few years ago, many would be hard pushed to pinpoint this collection of islands on the map. However, owing to the islands’ natural, wild beauty, the Azores is making a name for itself and tourist figures hav...

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