Quinta do Espirito Santo

Terceira, Portugal
Bed & Breakfast


Come to the striking Portuguese Azores for a double dose of nature, a B&B with exotic garden and quaint bedrooms, hosts who are passionate

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Mid-Atlantic, buffeted by waves, are the Azores. Your charming quinta is on Terceira, an interesting island with the largest patch of endemic forest, originally a stopping off post for huge ships ploughing their way from America, Africa and Asia, now a fascinating place to explore. It’s spilling over with exotic flora and fauna and impressive volcanic rock formations; and best of all it’s untouched by mass tourism. Lucilia and Francisco are natural hosts who give you delicious, convivial breakfasts – freshly squeezed juice, local cheeses and bread, homemade jams and eggs from around forty ducks and hens!  Francisco is a senior curator (and used to be the director) of the Angra Museum and is the perfect guide to island life. The house, filled with antiques, has been in his family for six generations and was rebuilt in traditional style in 2008. It’s an attractive two-storey building with a wonderful garden and inside a gently ramshackle air; both cosy, low ceilinged bedrooms (some traffic noise) are on the ground floor with squeaky clean windowless en suites. Walkers and water sporters will rejoice. 

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
2pm-9.30pm
Check out
7am-12pm
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Restaurants 50m.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €70
Surcharges
Singles €60-€80.
2 Doubles
From €70

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Francisco Maduro-Dias

  • Angra do Heroísmo is a small urban gem that was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1983. It still shows its importance as a key point in the global network that portuguese and spanish overseas empires created 5 centuries ago.
  • Algar do Carvão is the only volcanic chimney of this type that you can visit on Earth, where you can imagine the boiling lava flowing out. Gruta do Natal and Furnas do Enxofre will complete the feeling of a still-active volcano.
  • Either if you want to swim or just relax by the sea, you'll find a lot of places to go around the Island. Although a few of them have sand, in most of them you can take advantage of the natural rocky seashore. Negrito and 5 Ribeiras are the closest.
  • The more than 20 restaurants around Terceira Island offer a variety of options, from quality seafood and fish to meat and vegetables. Do not forget to try our traditional meat dish Alcatra and famous limpets and barnacles.
  • Even though all islands have their own walking trails, each one of the 8 available on Terceira Island lead you to a different experience: seashore cliffs, endemic vegetation, dried lava, vineyards, mountain climbing or old lumberjack trails.
  • One cannot imagine a portuguese settlement without wine production. On Terceira Island, the most famous vineyards area today is Biscoitos with the Verdelho grape variety. However white, it's a wine best served with meat or spicy fish dishes.