This studio is located in one of the most exclusive properties in the Azores. With an amazing view and the sea at its door, this property is located in the beginning of an Azores Trail-Trilho do Agrião-, 12 minutes walking from Ribeira Quente parish. There are no roads to the property, so travelling light is highly advisable as guests will have to hike to the studio. We are a wi-fi free property.
This property is located in a peninsula, a beautiful garden surrounded by the ocean. There is a main house, used by my family during weekends and by me most of the time, and two small studios where we receive our guests. All three houses are independent and they do not face each other so everyone has its privacy. There is a barbecue area, a bar, a badminton field and a pool carved in the rock.
Guests will have access to the studio and its balcony (private), the garden, the barbecue and the pool area (shared with other guests).
Interaction with guests
The gardener will be at the property every day of the week, except for the weekend, from 8.00 am to 4.00pm. He is not fluent in English but sign language can do wonders and he´s becoming an expert on that. I (Francisco) will spend part of my day at the property but because I manage other vacation rentals I will be absent a big part of the day.
Other things to note
The studio and all the entire property are completely off-grid which means that the place is not connected to water nor electric public service. Our water comes from a nearby water spring and the energy comes from solar panels and a small wind turbine. Guests should be aware of this fact and be careful with their consumption, especially with water during the summer months.
Cars cannot make it to the house. Guests will have to park their cars in Ribeira Quente village and walk (around 12-15 minutes) to the house.
You should bring little luggage since you'll have to walk to the house.
In case you bring big suitcases and need help getting them to the house we can do that for you for an extra fee of 30€ (check-in and chek-out). Make sure you let us know in advance that you'll need this service.
Please dont consider us if you:
- Dont like to hike;
- If you need wifi constantly (we dont have wifi);
- If you're not comfortable in the dark or being "far" from the civilization;
- If you have any heart condition.
- If you think flies, ants or grasshopers are gross. This is a nature retreat.
Check-in between 15h00 (3pm) and 19h30 (7.30pm). Contact us a day or two before your arrival so we can arrange a time that is suitable for both.
Check-out till 11h00.
Be present, be cool and enjoy your time.