(+351) 914-595-229
São Mateus da Calheta 9700-554 - Angra do Heroísmo

About Us

The most recent local tourism site in Terceira, Azores

Vivenda da Saudade has been a longtime dream of Adalberto Pinheiro (Al Pinheiro) as he wanted to return to his roots and build a house in his homeland where he left at age twelve with his widowed mother Maria to the United States. Al has lived in the United States since 1964 and is married to Vilma Pinheiro who also immigrated to the U.S. when she was 3 years old. They have 3 children David, Gena, Justin and 3 grandchildren. They have owned Caravelle World Travel since 1990 and Al Pinheiro Insurance since 1976. Al has also been involved with local politics in his hometown of Gilroy, where he has served on the planning commission, city cousil and as mayor from 2003 to 2012. Al’s passion for his homeland kept him connected and finally in 2007 he finished building Vivenda da Saudade on the beautiful coastline of Terceira in the village of Sao Mateus da Calheta. Al and Vilma’s goal was someday to turn their home into a Bed and Breakfast where they would spend their time between the U.S. and the Azores.

Al & Vilma

We welcome you to our B&B, we hope you enjoy our house, our island, our Azores, it is our land, the land we love!

Did you know?

  • It is a feeling caused by the distance or absence of something or someone. It originates in Latin, with the meaning of solitude. It is a word that has no literal translation in many languages. Saudade is one of the words most used in love poetry, in the romantic songs of the Portuguese language. Saudade means the memory of something that happened and an intense desire to relive certain moments.
Al was a great host and his place is very nice. The rooms are top notch, along with the grounds. If your looking for a place to stay while in Terceira you need to contact him.
Larry Kussler
Beautifull located B&B just outside Saõ Mateus Terceira. A very warm welcome from Al and Vilma, lots of great tips to visit and see, lovely breakfast in the morning with a marvelous vieuw over the atlantic.....And above all......The beds are a 10+!
Ellen Lubbers
Unbelievably comfortable! Owner was on site to welcome us and take care of all our wants & needs. He made dinner reservations, checked our flights, cooked! The setting is perfect and beautiful!! Can't wait to return!
Mary Kussler
Beautiful and cozy, couldn’t be more perfect.
Liz Green