About Us

Solar Pontes

opens its doors to welcome you and offers

the very best that we can.

Our manor house has been building memories since 1839, when it was simply a three sisters’ residence. Known as Quinta das Carneiras because there was a wide variety of animals and flowers, the common Hortensia, and fruit trees, more abundantly the vineyard and banana trees. These crop-growing activities employed many locals.

In 1987, the house was purchased by the French association “Le Patriarche”, founded by Lucien Engelmajer. Its main purpose was to fight drug dependence and strengthen social relationships. The residents came from different parts of Europe and America and had strong bonds with young locals, organizing several activities together. During the healing process, residents could not leave the house, so they dedicated themselves to gardening, animal breeding, carpentry and construction, which remain on the site until today.

In 1999, the manor was bought by the Pontes family, that kept the architecture of the old house. During 2019 the building has been improved, never losing its historical essence and being baptized as Solar Pontes. In this way, the building opens its doors to welcome you and offer the very best that we can.



Solar Pontes provides you the opportunity to enjoy your vacations close to nature, with the comfort and tranquillity of a rural area. After waking up, enjoy our breakfast made carefully with Azorean products.

Fell at home at our spacious suites, with a balcony overlooking the beautiful garden. All the rooms have cable television and free WI-FI access. Several parts of the building convey the history of this ancient manor built in 1839.

All guests may enjoy walks and admire sea and mountain landscapes.  Our flower species, orange and banana trees may also be appreciated by the visitors as well as the biological greenhouse. The barbecue spots and the free and private parking lot are always available.



Feel at home in the spacious suites, with balcony to our beautiful garden. 

– Double bed or 2 single beds 
– 1 Bathroom equipped for disabled people, 1 bathroom shared by 2 rooms, all with bath   
– television 
– Free WI-FI 
– Balcony with access to outside 
– Laundry service 
– Restaurant – breakfast room 
– Outside space with terrace, vegetable garden, grills, green areas, fruit trees 
– Private parking


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🕾 : +351 296 706 329
✆ : +351 926 367 649
@ : info@solarpontes.com

Nelson Miguel Ferreira Pontes
Rua Padre Inácio nº32
Capelas 9545-165
S. Miguel – Açores

GPS : 37°49’45.7″N 25°40’16.0″W