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Quinta do Bom Despacho-Eco Lodge in 17c Manorhouse
Quinta do Bom Despacho-Eco Lodge in 17c Manorhouse
16 guests
8 bedrooms
16 beds
6 baths
16 guests
8 bedrooms
16 beds
6 baths
You won’t be charged yet

8 amazing rooms in a refurbished 17th century house, all the fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs you can eat included! Enjoy organic gardens & a natural swimming pond 10 minutes´walk from the historic city centre: a perfect place for your eco-holiday in the Azores!

The space

Quinta do Bom Despacho is a unique place to stay: an historic estate refurbished to allow guests to be online and energy efficient throughout the house and gardens, and all of this just a stone´s throw from the centre of Ponta Delgada. The house has a total of 8 rooms and also two small living rooms which can be converted into single, double or twin rooms depending of the number of persons in the group. The current listing is for the whole house, but we also have listings for individual rooms, and can arrange for groups of up to 25 on request.
Apart from the rooms there are plenty of indoor and outdoor facilities that guests can access, including a massive swimming pond set among borders of Azorian endemic species, and organic orchards and vegetable gardens.

Guest access

Quinta do Bom Despacho has two en suite rooms, while the remaining ones share a bathroom between two rooms. All guests staying at Quinta do Bom Despacho will have access to common rooms with cable TV, and to one fully equipped kitchens and dining areas - all with full wi-fi coverage. Outside there is a double barbecue and sitting areas for al fresco dining, as well as several gardens to walk along in. There is a swimming pond for guests, an orange grove, greenhouse and several organic orchard and vegetable areas where guests can help themselves to all that is in season for their home-made meals (just remember to put the scraps in the compost!). There is an honesty shop on the middle floor: help yourself to the stuff at the listed prices and leave the money in the box provided, there will be more tomorrow!

Interaction with guests

Guests will be received and given a welcome tour by one of our team, and there will always be someone available or on call nearby. We can be as helpful and present as you need us to be, or we can make ourselves scarse and let you enjoy your holiday in peace!

Other things to note

The price shown is an average of our year prices and varies according with high, low season and more or less demand in our area, so please check the calendar to see which prices we have on the dates you're planning to travel. We can always tailor our prices to try to meet your budget so don't hesitate to contact us for a quotation.

Please note that because the ancient architecture of the house only one of the rooms and one of the bathrooms are adapted for guests with disability.

Quinta do Bom Despacho offers a number of different options for your holidays, including the possibility to host events - ask us about it!

We can arrange for external services free of charge:
- Car, Motor bike and Bike rental
- Airport transfer
- Individual or group tours around the island
- Restaurant reservations
- Yoga Classes
- Massage sessions
- Whale/Dolphin watching
- Traditional boat Fishing trips

If you're looking for an external service not listed above just contact me and I will do my best to find a suitable price/quality offer.

License or registration number

RRAL597
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Amenities
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Prices
Security Deposit $254 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Bedroom 5
1 king bed
Bedroom 6
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 7
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 8
1 double bed, 2 single beds
Common spaces
1 double bed, 4 single beds, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

We have a sustainability theme going on, you may have gathered by now. Not because its trendy, but because we really believe that is the only way our kids will get to prepare a healthy future for their kids... So please: use the recycling and composting bins, and the reusable bags and bottles we provide, eat our organic fruit n veg, save on electricity, and water the gardens only with the rainwater we collect... and be very, very happy!! :)


Cancellations

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Brandy User Profile
October 2017
Jaime was an amazing host. He was fast to respond, excellent with recommendations, went out of his way to help our group, and the property was the most special property we could have possibility stayed at on the island. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jaime and his wife’s property.

Eric User Profile
August 2017
This place is great. I love the fact that they try to be as organic as possible! We loved having the chicken coop and garden available to us. My daughter enjoyed "finding" chicken eggs and running around after them. I really enjoyed being able to pick herbs and some veggies from the garden. The grounds around the house are very beautiful and well kept. We cooked a few dishes in the kitchen with ingredients from the Quinto. We made eggplant parm (eggplants, garlic, tomatoes, onion, basil all from the gardens), had plenty of eggs (personally ive never gotten my own eggs before. Never felt one so fresh it was still warm.) for breakfast, and I made a fava bean salad. Being a chef I completely took advantage of that fact. And I truly appreciate the organic every thing attutide of the place- they compost everything they can, catch rain water to water the garden, use water (don't remember exactly where from) from the property to make hand soaps. I felt like we had the entire place to ourselves, even though other folks where in other parts of the house. The employees we all very friendly and helpful. Any request/ questions were promptly handled, be it a car seat for our daughter, helping to get a rental car delievered, to getting clothes washed. Rooms were large and spacious, never felt cramped. Thing can get a little hot so maybe they could invest in a eco friendly fan for each room. If I get to go back to the Ponta Delgada again I will absolutely try and stay there again. This place is spectacular.

Quanjin User Profile
June 2017
It was a really nice and spacious house with a beautiful garden. The host and staff were welcoming and eager to help or answer questions anytime.

Trevor User Profile
May 2017
We had an amazing stay at Quinta do Bom Despacho! They staff were attentive, professional, friendly, and helpful from the very moment we booked until the moment we left. The location was great - close to the airport and downtown. We had a big group (18 people) and every single person was happy with everything! The rooms were clean, modern, and comfortable. The house and the grounds are very well-maintained and have lots of space and beautiful historic character. The best part is that you get fresh eggs and produce from the garden! We would all definitely stay there again and would recommend Quinta do Bom Despacho to singles, couples, families, and large groups! Well worth and visit and a stay!

Shazia User Profile
May 2017
We were a group of 9 that came to stay at QdBM for a week in May. We can't say enough good things about this the people and the property here; it's everything you see online and more. Highlights: *Jaime is one of the best hosts I've ever stayed with. He was so fast to communicate, helpful, and willing to go beyond expectations all of the time. *All of the staff was friendly, responsive and helpful. They kept the place so clean, and made sure the kitchen was filled with delicious produce from the property. *For a large group, this is the perfect space with rooms in various locations and with many amenities - this kitchen was excellent and well-stocked to cook 'at home'. *The location is great to feel a bit out of town, but also walkable to everything. Jaime was also very helpful in securing our dinner reservations and even arranging a chef to come in and cook for us one night (highly recommended!) *The entire property is beautiful and we spent our sunny days sitting by the pond. It's truly relaxing. Thank you Jaime and the whole team here. Your hard work is creating a beautiful and sustainable paradise. It was an honour to be your guests! (Obrigado from the whole Canadian crew: Shazia, Nick, Chrissy, Kate, Sean, Laura, Cam, Niki and Jenn) *

Norman User Profile
July 2015
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Jean-Paul User Profile
July 2017
Bell maison ancienne et spatieuse, avec un potager sympa à disposition ainsi qu'une piscine naturelle.

Estoril, PortugalJoined in June 2013
Jaime User ProfileJaime is a superhost.

Born and raised in Lisbon, however with strong emotional and family ties with the Azores Islands, I believe I am a person with a good general knowledge of the world due to having done some travelling through four different continents. I play the bass guitar as a hobby and I have simple tastes like enjoy a nice walk with the wife and kids and eat a good meal. My musical taste ranges from classical music to heavy rock and enjoy a good movie or book regardless of genre.

As a host you can expect full support for information about places to visit, public transport, restaurants, etc.. and of course all the help necessary to solve any possible issue.

Languages: English, Español, Français, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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