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quiet secluded and yet central, the perfect family holiday

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire apartment

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Ribeira Grande, Azores

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationIgreja do Espírito Santo12 min walk
  • Popular LocationIgreja de Nossa Senhora da Estrela14 min walk
  • Popular LocationMuseu Casa do Arcano18 min walk
  • AirportPonta Delgada (PDL-Joao Paulo II)20 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
1238 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

quiet secluded and yet central, the perfect family holiday

Adults-only apartments in Ribeira Grande with water park
Enjoy the holiday in the middle of the Azores archipelago, the central location of Ribeira Grande is the ideal starting point for all activities on the island.

Quinta Velha offers a total of 3 self-catering apartments.
"Casa Lea-Sophie" is located on the 1st Floor with separate entrance. It is a lovingly furnished apartment with a wood-burning stove, which ensures a good indoor climate in winter. It offers 4 separate bedrooms with 2 separate bedrooms. The open kitchen and living area with TV and free Wi-Fi, offers enough space for preparing meals and a cozy get-together.
"Casa Moritz" offers the same equipment as the apartment just described and can also be heated. It is located on high ground floor with direct access to the garden and a beautiful view to Lagoa do Fogo.
"Casa Mitchi" is Paterre with separate entrance and mostly fantastic sea views. At about 70sqm there is a modern, spacious living and dining area. Also includes a spacious bedroom with double bed and a bathroom with shower, BD, toilet and vanity.

In the vicinity there are shops, restaurants, museums, golf course and a riding stable. The capital Ponta Delgada, which is about 20 km away, offers many cultural events and sights, as well as the opportunity for whale and dolphin watching. Of course hikers, divers and fishermen will also get their money's worth.

The associated garden with barbecue, garden furniture and pool is available for free use for our guests. Fruit trees, hydrangeas and much more, invites you to linger.
Included in the price are:
• towels for bathroom and kitchen
• Sheets
• Grill
• Garden furniture
• TV

A rental car is recommended during the stay

Apartment with fantastic sea view. Casa Mitchi is located on the ground floor with a separate entrance and stunning sea views. The spacious apartment offers guests a modern kitchenette with all necessary appliances, a dining table with 4 upholstered chairs, a cozy living area with TV and WIFI, a bedroom with double bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe and a spacious bathroom with shower cubicle, washbasin, bidet and WC.
Guest accommodation at this apartment offers private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Recreational amenities at the apartment include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of European Holiday Home Association (EHHA - Europe)


Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Private pool
  • Shared/communal pool


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Children's toys
  • Children's dinnerware


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Golf privileges
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cycling on site
  • Marina nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Horse riding nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 1238 sq ft (115 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number 588

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Quiet Secluded yet Central Perfect Family Holiday Apartment
Quiet Secluded yet Central Perfect Family Holiday Ribeira Grande
Quiet Secluded yet Central Perfect Family Holiday
Quiet Secluded yet Central Perfect Family Holiday Apartment
Quiet Secluded yet Central Perfect Family Holiday Ribeira Grande
Quiet Secluded yet Central Perfect Family Holiday Apartment
Quiet Secluded yet Central Perfect Family Holiday Ribeira Grande
Quiet Secluded yet Central Perfect Family Holiday
Quiet Secluded yet Central the Perfect Family Holiday
Quiet Secluded yet Central the Perfect Family Holiday

About this area

Ribeira Grande

Located in Ribeira Grande, this apartment is in a rural area and near the beach. Caldeira Velha Natural Monument and Honey Route Experience are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Azorean Pineapple Plantation and Jardim Jose do Canto. Carlos Machado Museum and Antonio Borges Garden are also worth visiting. Jet skiing and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cave exploring and hiking nearby. Guests love the property's central location.

What's nearby

  • Igreja do Espírito Santo - 12 min walk
  • Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Estrela - 14 min walk
  • Museu Casa do Arcano - 18 min walk
  • Santa Bárbara Beach - 5 min drive
  • Honey Route Experience - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Ponta Delgada (PDL-Joao Paulo II) - 20 min drive


  • Cervejaria cascoita - 17 min walk
  • Alabote - 3 min drive
  • Azores Spot - 4 min drive
  • O Esgalha - 4 min drive
  • Restaurante Monte Verde - 4 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 8 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 8 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 8 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Short but sweet
Marion was a delight, giving us a tour of Ribeira Grande on our arrival so we would be sure to know where all the key places were (grocery store, beaches, etc.). She also recommended going into Ponta Delgada on our night of arrival for a Christmas celebration. Though we were tired and would normally have stayed in, we took her advice and were so happy we did! Fabulous night out, the city centre was lit up so beautifully and was heaving but felt very relaxed and the live music was lovely. Ribeira Grande is a lovely town and the property was well placed for visiting. Though you are right by the town it is rural in feeling with a bevy of animals (dogs, cats, chickens, ducks & horses) to enjoy. Many thanks for an enjoyable short stay! Next time we will definitely come for longer.

5/5 Excellent

A wonderful family stay
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The apartment was spotless, recently renovated and had all of the tools we needed for family meals and entertainment. The property is perfect for animal lovers with horses, friendly dogs, cats, chickens, goats and more all kept tidy and healthy and in their respective places. The property is in Ribeira Grande (a great central location for exploring the island) minutes from a supermarket but as it is at the end of a long drive you are surrounded by cornfields, hills and beautiful views Of the ocean and mountains. The hosts were very welcoming, warm and helpful and always on property to assist. Thank you for the great vacation!

5/5 Excellent

Excellent stay at Casa Mitchi
Such a nice stay at Quinta Velha with Marion and the Schmitz family. The house is set on a gentle rise just at the southern edge of town. They have a beautifully well cared for farm landscape set apart from the other homes in the area, gentle animals, stunning sunset views of the north western shore looking toward Santo Antonio, and behind the house a dramatic view of the rise to Lagoa do Fogo. When we arrived, Marion was very warm and generous to give us a tour of the grounds, and also a quick drive around town to find the best local spots to visit for the rest of our stay in Ribeira Grande. They made us feel so welcome and at home. The apartment is handsome, clean, spacious, well appointed and modern. Everything that you need for a comfortable stay. We look forward to our return and will be sure to recommend Quinta Velha to our family and friends.

5/5 Excellent

Ruhige Ferienwohnung mit klasse Aussicht.
Die Ferienwohnung liegt in ruhiger Lage, ist großzügig geschnitten und umgeben von Feldern. Zur Verfügung stehen kostenloses Internet, ein Pool im Garten, Parken am Haus und klasse Aussicht. Die Eigentümer Marion und Dieter, stehen gerne für Fragen zur Verfügung. Auch das Einchecken um 24 Uhr war ohne Probleme möglich und ein Plausch ist immer möglich.

5/5 Excellent

Super accueil, calme et emplacement idéal sur Saô Miguel
Trés bon accueil. Compte tenu de notre arrivée tardive la propriétaire avait proposé de nous faire quelque course. Le lendemain petite visite rapide de Ribeira Grande pour trouver le supermarché, la plage, et les restos recommandés. L'emplacement est idéal et permet de rayonner facilement dans l'île. Sur les hauteurs de Ribeira Grande, au calme, avec champ en premier plan, la vue sur la mer et le coucher de soleil. Grand appartement confortable pour deux personnes. Bref, c'était parfait.