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quiet secluded location, yet central, the perfect family vacation

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2 bedrooms, travel cot, free WiFi, bed sheets

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quiet secluded location, yet central, the perfect family vacation

4.6/5 Wonderful

Entire apartment

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
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)21 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
721 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen 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 location, yet central, the perfect family vacation

Family-friendly apartments in Ribeira Grande with water park
Enjoy your vacation 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 Moritz" is on the mezzanine floor with a separate entrance. It is a lovingly furnished apartment with a wood briquette stove, which ensures a good indoor climate in winter. 2 separate, heated bedrooms offer space for 4 adults. For our little guests, up to 5 years, we also provide a baby or children's bed free of charge. The open kitchen and living area with TV and free WiFi offers enough space to prepare meals and sit together comfortably.

Casa Moritz has direct access to the garden with grill, garden furniture and pool. The entire area is available to all guests for free use. Fruit trees, hydrangeas and much more invites you to linger.
Equipment included in the price are:
• Towels for the bathroom and kitchen
• bed linen
• Garden furniture
• TV

A rental car is recommended during your stay

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

Guest accommodation at this apartment offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower and bidets. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

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.

Property amenities


  • Shared/communal pool
  • Massages


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

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


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


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


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

Living spaces

  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

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

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Cycling on site
  • Hiking nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 721 sq ft (67 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


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

Children are welcome

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
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 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 theme parks. Arquipélago Contemporary Arts Center and Carlos Machado Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Nossa Senhora do Rosario Church and Bell Tower. Travelling with kids? Consider Azorean Pineapple Plantation and Jardim Jose do Canto. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking and ecotours. Guests appreciate the property's central and quiet 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) - 21 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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 11 reviews
5 - Excellent 91%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 11 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 11 reviews
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Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 11 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 11 reviews
1 - Terrible 9%

5/5 Excellent

SSchone Unterkunft, reizende, hilfsbereite Familie , wunderschone Umgebungmgebung
Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt bei Marion, Dieter und weiterer Familie sehr genossen. und wunderschone Ausfluge in die Umgebung gemacht . Mein Enkel hat sich mit Moritz amusiert und mit Hunden und Katzen spielen konnen. Noch dazu, hat Marion uns tatkraftig geholfen, lokalen Fisch auf den Tisch zu bringen, ohne sie hatten wir es nie geschafft. Desirée hat leckere Backereien gezaubert. Es waren schone 9 Tage. . Die Quebecker: Renate, Ariadne und Anthony .

5/5 Excellent

Perfect location to explore Sao Miguel
We had a perfect stay with Marion and her family. From the moment we arrived, they were incredibly welcoming - giving us a driving tour of Ribeira Grande to show us where the best beaches and bars were before we'd even unpacked to get a feel for our stay. The house is the perfect size for a family to stay in - Marion and her family live in apartments in the main house, with a further 3 apartments available for families. The gardens with the animals are beautiful to wander around or just sit in and enjoy the peace. We have 2 teenage boys (13 and 15) who enjoyed the dipping pool and the tranquility of the place (as well as the WiFi!). We didn't see the other guests very much - with so much to do everyone is off sight-seeing, so it always felt peaceful. Marion's family live on site too, so there was a real family warmth, with lots of people to chat to and get recommendations for visits from. They were really friendly and the perfect hosts. We enjoyed home-made bread and jams from Marion's daughter, and eggs fresh from her chickens every day - perfctly idyllic! The house had everything we needed for our stay, it was very well equipped, with a barbecue in the garden and a pinic table to sit at if you want to eat outside. The house is a short walk from Ribeira Grande (1km) with lots of bars, restauarants, beaches and ice-cream for a lovely evening wander in to town. You can watch the sunset from the pier at the end of the day. We got lucky and landed during the Medieval Fair, so the place was buzzing! This is a great spot to explore the island from - just a short distance to some of the most popular sites, as well as more secret spots for lovely walks and swims in the sea. It's a bit more chilled than Ponta Delgada, but only 30 mins away for the boat trips etc. A perfect stay for our family - we absolutely loved our time on the island and in the house. Thank you Marion - we hope to be back one day!

5/5 Excellent

Marion como anfitriona es excelente. Nos fue a comprar el primer día porque nuestro vuelo llegaba tarde. En el alojamiento tienes opción de comprar alimentos frescos de su propia cosecha. También dispone de servicio de lavadora y secadora!

1/5 Terrible

Klassisch deutsch - Beschwerdebuch und dazu noch Schimmel
Die Anfahrt zur Unterkunft erfolgt durch ein Mischviertel aus Bauruinen und Villen. Sofort beim Betreten der Wohnung haben wir gefragt, ob frisch Arbeiten durchgeführt worden seien oder etwas feucht sei. Das wurde sofort laut vehement abgestritten. Kurz darauf sahen wir zwei überlaufende Raumentfeuchter. Die Wohnung ist super feucht und es riecht sehr stark nach Schimmel (Reisezeit März). Der Strom für die Heizung wird extra abgerechnet. Ebenso das Holz für den Kamin. Den Kamin kann man nicht bei jedem Wetter und jeder Windlage anzünden. Der Pool war noch nicht zugänglich. Bemerkenswert ist, dass es ein Beschwerdebuch aber kein Gästebuch gibt. Die Küche und Wohnung ist mit dem allernötigsten ausgestattet - dazu zählt allerdings kein Toilettenpapier. Die Wohnung liegt in einem Gebäudetrakt mit vielen anderen Einheiten. Die deutschen Auswanderer leben von der Vermietung und sind immer vor Ort. Die Wohnung ist sehr hellhörig. Durch die Fenster im Wohn- und Küchenbereich ist auch drinnen keine Privatsphäre vorhanden. Wir haben mit Mühe und Not drei Nächte bei offenem Fenster hier verbracht und haben dann eine andere Unterkunft bezogen.

5/5 Excellent

These days in Marion and her husban property were amasing. They are a very friendly and the first day guide tour by Ribeira Grande is an excellent visit card. For those with small childrens the property is perfect for them to have real contact with different species of animals. I just have to thank them and hope to came back soon.