About the property
- Farmhouse2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 bedrooms, Capacity up to 9 people +
Come and enjoy the third island in a quiet and cozy place like Quinta Rico. With a total area of approximately 200 m2, it has 11 rooms, 2 double rooms, 1 double room with and double beds, 1 single room and 2 bathrooms. Large fully equipped kitchen, living room and fireplace. Equipped with TV / DVD, Hi-fi, internet, refrigerator and washer / dryer, Hairdryer, ironing board and iron.
It has a total area of about 4000 m2 in orchards. On Thursday will find apples, oranges, black hearts, banana trees, small gardens and a small vineyard. Chickens, ducks, turkeys and pigs freely in the orchards. The farm is located on the north coast of the Island, in the Town of Quatro Ribeiras. This parish is located on a rocky massive beachfront in high quota, it is crossed by four rivers, Ribeira Grande, Small Ribeira, Ribeira Seca and Ribeira do Almeida, a fact that gives it its name. According to history, this was the landing place of the Portuguese explorers and the first settlement of the island. The farm is well located about 250m from the Town center, about 200 meters from the supermarket and 500 m from the bathing area of Quatro Ribeiras, commonly called Natural Pools of Quatro Ribeiras. At about 5 km you will also find the famous natural swimming pools of the Parish of biscuits. Despite its location in the north, Quinta is only 14 kilometers from Lajes Airport and 17km from the city of Praia da Vitória. The city of Angra do Creek is located about 21 km south taking just 25 minutes drive from the interior of the island where you can watch the beautiful location scenery and flora, as well as the brave bulls grazing land used in famous rope bullfights of Terceira Island. Every year on the first Wednesday and Thursday of August there is the traditional running of the bulls the rope in the village of Quatro Ribeiras, which can be observed from Thursday.
Come relax in this natural paradise still preserved and decorated with small pieces of time to relax and enjoy their privacy ..
Welcome and enjoy Terceira Island in a quiet and cozy place like Quinta Rico. The property has total area of 5000m2 Which of about 4000 m2 in orchards. In the farm you will find a variety of fruit trees such as apple, oranges and banana trees. There is Also a small garden and a small vineyard, some animals such as chickens, ducks, turkeys and rabbits. During the months of September and October you may Participate in picking fruit. Come relax in this natural paradise still preserved and decorated with small pieces of time where you can relax and enjoy your privacy.
The house was rebuilt in the 80's after an earthquake hit the island. Then it was acquired and improved by the current owners for more comfort and current requirements. With a total area of approximately 200 m2, the house has 11 rooms, 2 double bedrooms, 1 bedroom with 2 double beds, one single and 2 bathrooms. The large kitchen is fully equipped. The living room has a fireplace and is fully furnished with a TV / DVD player, Wi-Fi, fridge and washer / dryer, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.
Thursday Rico is located on the northern Coast of Terceira Island, in the small village of Quatro Ribeiras. It's situated on a rocky massive seafront at high elevation, and is crossed by four small rivers; Ribeira Grande Ribeira Small, Ribeira Seca and the Almeida Ribeira (This where the village gets it's name from). According to history, this was the landing place of the Portuguese explorers and the first settlement of the island. Thursday Rico is located about 250m from the village Centre. About 200 meters from the market and 500 meters from the bathing area of Quatro Ribeiras commonly called the natural pools. These natural pools are in a high cliff zone, Which is classified as a Community Interest Zone and is surrounded by abundant endemic flora typical of forests in the Macaronesian laurel forest. These rock formations, where the pools Were formed, originate from solidified lava, known the basaltic rock. For centuries They Have Been continuously shaped by the crashing waves forming depressions and cavities que seawater Occupies now. This area Receives the water from the river Ribeira Urzal, Were harnessed water is used to fuel the existing water mills. These pools Provide good conditions for bathing and are equipped with toilets and showers facilities, bar and surveillance. At 5km one can also find the famous natural swimming pools in the small village of biscuits. Despite its northern location, the Farm is only 14 km from Lajes Airport and 17km from the town of Praia da Vitória. The town of Angra do Heroismo is located about 21 km south taking just 25 minutes drive from the interior of the island where you can observe the beautiful landscapes and local flora, as well as land used for grazing of bulls for the famous rope bullfights of Terceira Island. Every year on the first Wednesday and Thursday of August there is the traditional rope bullfight in the village of Quatro Ribeiras, Which can be seen from the house.
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- English, Portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
My wife and I spent three nights in this farmhouse during July 2016. Overall, it was fun and very different than we are used to. There are chickens, turkeys, hens, roosters, ducks, etc. outside. The owner, Hugo visits each day at dusk to feed them and take care of them and makes sure that everything is well. He leaves a cellphone in the residence so that you can call him if there is a problem. Now, about the place. This is a LARGE house. We found it alittle musty but limited ourselves to a small section of the house so that we could stay organized and utilize the one A/C Unit located in the kitchen that seemed to cool that area of the house adequately. The home comes with an electrically operated gate to the driveway which allowed easy access to the car when coming and going. As far as the location of the house, we found it to provide us with an authentic sense of Azorean culture. There is a cattle farm across the street and we could watch the daily work go on from the front terrace in the morning and late afternoon. There is a convenience store within a 5 minute walk from the home. We were able to find a very inviting local restaurant, " O'Pedro's" only a 5 minute drive away and we ate there every night. We also found ourselves taking advantage of the Natural Pools of Quatro Riberias that were also only a 5 minute drive away. The house is centrally located on the North coast and easy to find. Overall, we were satisfied with our stay here and would recommend it to others. We also found the rental price to be very affordable. We are giving this five stars based on the idea that we feel we got what we paid for if not more, and certainly will never forget the fun of living in this unique farm house for a few days.
We felt very welcome when we arrived at the house: it was clean and there was a basket with cheese, jam and bread etc. The house is great and the owners were polite and very friendly, solving any problem there was (broken lamp). We got eggs from the chickens in the backyard. We enjoyed our stay for five days very much in a beatiful Terceira, with its own habits. We especially liked the Imperios and the natural swimmingpools nearby.
A taste of village life close to amazing ocean pools.
Quinta Rico provides a charming and comfortable island experience, modern convenience with a farmhouse feel, down to country decor and handmade quilts. Hugo greeted us graciously on arrival, with farm eggs and bread and milk in the fridge. The house is on the "main" road that runs around the island but in a very quiet village within a few minutes walk to beautiful ocean pools for swimming, with a small local market for basics. The only sound besides the occasional passing traffic is roosters crowing, birds singing and the village dogs. A spacious kitchen and table made for memorable meal times.
It is a beautiful half hour drive across the island into Angra, and feels like a retreat to return to the quiet pace of the village with views of the sun setting over the ocean after a day out sightseeing. A very relaxing vacation. Thank you for sharing a piece of Azorean paradise!
Not what we expected
The bathroom next to the laundry area smelled like a cesspool. We had to keep the door shut, because the whole house would reek of feces. There were ants and centipedes everywhere. We were under the impression that we would have fresh eggs, but the landlord told us we could only have eggs the first day. She also 'popped' in to tell us not to drink too much?! We had a bottle of wine on the table from the wine museum! Wouldn't rent from them again.
How you all can notice our house lies perfectly fused in the characteristic nature of our islands, despite our efforts is not always possible to prevent the entry of small insects, in case of extreme closeness to nature, not something that is strange to us.
Every day we feed our chickens and collect their eggs, which are then sold to help pay the costs of feeding them. Usually as a compliment we dispense some of the eggs from our chickens to our guests. It was only called attention because more than half of our eggs were disappearing and we could not fulfill our commitments.
We live on a small island where people are very warm, very festive, like to have fun and sometimes to drink a little. The comment regarding the drinking was a joke, it’s a pity that has not been considered as such, which we apologize.
Although many times we talked with the guests and asked if everything was to their liking, were never mentioned any problems or situations of their displeasure. The situation of the bathroom was unexpected but quickly resolved.
Despite all our efforts to the satisfaction of our guests, not always pleasant and correct feedback is given. We ask that any situation or request is quickly exposed so that we can best serve.
Excelente casa para famílias...
Gostamos muito da casa... Desde a simpatia ao gosto de bem receber.
A ilha da terceira é magnifica e contamos lá voltar ;-)
tres bon accueil .maison tres confortable chargée d'histoires
Nous avons été très très bien accueillis.nous avions des œufs frais de la basse cours voisines .La maison est très agréables,spacieuse et bien conçue.Nous avons pu faire un séjour formidable dans une ile extraordinaire et encore méconnu . Un peuple authentique et simple connaissant le sens du partage et de l'accueil . La convivialité et l'espace de cette maison chargées d'une histoire familiale (maison ayant appartenue à la grand mère, et la déco en conséquence). Verger autour de la maison avec des pommes délicieuses. Barbecue pret a l'emploi avec du bon bois sec faisant de belles braises pour les grillades de viandes ou de poissons
Fifth Rico Located in the Town of Quatro Ribeiras, only 18km from the city of Praia da Vitória, and 15 from the airport. Situated by the sea, just 10 minutes walk from a bathing area of Quatro Ribeiras. Ideal place to enjoy the sea and the surrounding rural environment.
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Preços apresentados são para até 4 pessoas. Mais de 4 pessoas acresce taxa diária de: 10 euros/pessoa/noite na época alta 7.5 euros/pessoa/noite na época média 5 euros/pessoa/noite na época baixa