8 amazing rooms in a refurbished 17th century house, all the fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs you can eat included! Enjoy organic gardens & a natural swimming pond 10 minutes´walk from the historic city centre: a perfect place for your eco-holiday in the Azores!
Quinta do Bom Despacho is a unique place to stay: an historic estate refurbished to allow guests to be online and energy efficient throughout the house and gardens, and all of this just a stone´s throw from the centre of Ponta Delgada. The house has a total of 8 rooms and also two small living rooms which can be converted into single, double or twin rooms depending of the number of persons in the group. The current listing is for the whole house, but we also have listings for individual rooms, and can arrange for groups of up to 25 on request.
Apart from the rooms there are plenty of indoor and outdoor facilities that guests can access, including a massive swimming pond set among borders of Azorian endemic species, and organic orchards and vegetable gardens.
Quinta do Bom Despacho has two en suite rooms, while the remaining ones share a bathroom between two rooms. All guests staying at Quinta do Bom Despacho will have access to common rooms with cable TV, and to one fully equipped kitchens and dining areas - all with full wi-fi coverage. Outside there is a double barbecue and sitting areas for al fresco dining, as well as several gardens to walk along in. There is a swimming pond for guests, an orange grove, greenhouse and several organic orchard and vegetable areas where guests can help themselves to all that is in season for their home-made meals (just remember to put the scraps in the compost!). There is an honesty shop on the middle floor: help yourself to the stuff at the listed prices and leave the money in the box provided, there will be more tomorrow!
Interaction with guests
Guests will be received and given a welcome tour by one of our team, and there will always be someone available or on call nearby. We can be as helpful and present as you need us to be, or we can make ourselves scarse and let you enjoy your holiday in peace!
Other things to note
The price shown is an average of our year prices and varies according with high, low season and more or less demand in our area, so please check the calendar to see which prices we have on the dates you're planning to travel. We can always tailor our prices to try to meet your budget so don't hesitate to contact us for a quotation.
Please note that because the ancient architecture of the house only one of the rooms and one of the bathrooms are adapted for guests with disability.
Quinta do Bom Despacho offers a number of different options for your holidays, including the possibility to host events - ask us about it!
We can arrange for external services free of charge:
- Car, Motor bike and Bike rental
- Airport transfer
- Individual or group tours around the island
- Restaurant reservations
- Yoga Classes
- Massage sessions
- Whale/Dolphin watching
- Traditional boat Fishing trips
If you're looking for an external service not listed above just contact me and I will do my best to find a suitable price/quality offer.
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We have a sustainability theme going on, you may have gathered by now. Not because its trendy, but because we really believe that is the only way our kids will get to prepare a healthy future for their kids... So please: use the recycling and composting bins, and the reusable bags and bottles we provide, eat our organic fruit n veg, save on electricity, and water the gardens only with the rainwater we collect... and be very, very happy!! :)
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Born and raised in Lisbon, however with strong emotional and family ties with the Azores Islands, I believe I am a person with a good general knowledge of the world due to having done some travelling through four different continents. I play the bass guitar as a hobby and I have simple tastes like enjoy a nice walk with the wife and kids and eat a good meal. My musical taste ranges from classical music to heavy rock and enjoy a good movie or book regardless of genre.
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