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Quinta dos Figos

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Overview
7 bedrooms
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Situated on the beatiful island of Terceira de Jesus Cristo, Quinta dos Figos is one of the most outstanding examples of a true rural hotel. Offering quality lodging, with all of todays modern conveniences combined with the old world charm of a time past. We invite you to immerse yourself in the luxuary and atmosphere of Quinta dos Figos. Once experienced you will never want to leave. The portuguese word Quinta has many meanings. Primarily defined as a simple farm; estate or land property, but it also extends to include a more noble definition of a country seat or homestead (the latter being more indicative of this property today). Built in the 19th century, Quinta dos Figos has served many purposes. From a small store to a barracks to an elementary school, and now a rural hotel. The u...Situated on the beatiful island of Terceira de Jesus Cristo, Quinta dos Figos is one of the most outstanding examples of a true rural hotel. Offering quality lodging, with all of todays modern conveniences combined with the old world charm of a time past. We invite you to immerse yourself in the luxuary and atmosphere of Quinta dos Figos. Once experienced you will never want to leave. The portuguese word Quinta has many meanings. Primarily defined as a simple farm; estate or land property, but it also extends to include a more noble definition of a country seat or homestead (the latter being more indicative of this property today). Built in the 19th century, Quinta dos Figos has served many purposes. From a small store to a barracks to an elementary school, and now a rural hotel. The upper building still can still be recognised as once being a stables, showing quite clearly its roots. Primarily it was a small self sustaining farm, where corn was grown, milkproduced and pigs raised for the slaughter. Even today while rural tourism the main purpose of this Quinta, we are still very careful to preserve some of the origins of this beatiful and charming place. Maintaining the character of old by continuing the traditions of times past by raisin chickens, ducks and geese. Growing fruits such as figs, oranges, lemons, melons, olives and chestnuts, or 'castanheiros' wich are a regular favourite with the locals during the autumn and winter months. Vegetables such as potatoes, favas, beans, cabbages, onions, garlic, carrots, turnips and lettuce to name few. The three main buildings were in an appauling state of disrepair and it was a considerable undertaking to restore these back to their original condition. Only local craftsmanship and materials were used during the restoration process. In keeping with the original arquitectural plans, the main building was restored to its former glory, while the upper building was carefully remodeled into individual 'apartments' again using the highest standards in materials and workmanship to provide an unparrallelled feeling of equality with the main hotel. Furniture was made using local wood and hand crafted by local artisans. Linens were hand made and even small details like lampshades were not missed. Quilting is a very traditional art especially in Terceira and this can be seen in the bedrooms. An 'eira', translated to english is a threshing floor. This is a 10 metre (33 feet) circle surrounded by a stone wall. It has been carefully reconstructed from local stone and as it sounds., a threshing floor was originally used for cleaning cereals and vegetables. Although today it is not used for its original purpose. A 'torreão' or 'miradouro' is a lookout point to view the beauty that surronds Quinta dos Figos, allowing you to see the ports of Praia and Porto Martins. This was constructer using local red volcanic rock and in itself is a unusual eye catching part of the landscape.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Unknown type

Meet the host
Gerardo F
Hosting since February 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

Contribute
Reviews
Thorsten W
Thorsten W
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Ruhige Quinta mit vielen Möglichkeiten
Die Quinta ist eine Oase der Ruhe neben einer unter Tags ziemlich viel befahrenen Straße. Sie hat 4 oder 5 Apartments und noch einiges an Doppelzimmer die aneinander angrenzen. Man hört dann zum Teil seinen Nachbarn durch, was aber bei uns nicht besonders stört d man ja meistens den ganzen Tag unterwegs ist. Am Morgen gibt es ab 8 Uhr ein Frühstück an einem großen Tisch wo man dann auch seine Mitbewohner kennenlernen kann. Jeden Tag frischer Kuchen, Obst aus dem Garten, Käse, Schinken, Marmelade, Kaffee, Tee, Müsli, also alles was das Herz begehrt. Ansonsten ist der Supermarkt nicht weit. Parkplätze stehen genügend zur Verfügung und man ist sehr schnell im nächsten Ort, am Flughafen oder auf der Schnellstraße nach Angra. Die Apartments sind ziemlich dunkel mit dunklen Möbeln und mit wenig Fensterflächen damit sich die Wohnungen untertags nicht aufheizen. Wenn man Mittags bis in den späten Nachmittag noch was zum Essen braucht geht man schnell ein paar Meter die Straße runter zu Snack Bar Santa Catarina wo noch Mama kocht und das einfach fantastisch.
Visited July 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 25 July 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Quinta F
Quinta F
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Written 28 July 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.


What this rental offers
Parking
  • Parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Things to do
  • Watersports
Indoor amenities
  • Cable television
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television

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Map
Getting there
Lajes Airport
6.4 km
Restaurants
Restaurante O Pescador
2.9 km

Snack Bar Santa Catarina
2 min

R3 Restaurante
1.7 km

Restaurante Larica
2.9 km
Attractions
Serra do Cume Viewpoint
4.6 kmLookouts

Miradouro Do Facho
3.7 kmPoints of Interest & Landmarks

Vitória Beach
2.8 kmBeaches

Império do Espírito Santo de São Sebastião
5.2 kmArchitectural Buildings
Activities nearby
Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 12 pm
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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