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Love to sail, play and listen to music and read. Jazz, blues, soul, reggae and world music are among my preferences. Proud husband and dad of three, love to quote Bill Hicks: "life is just a ride..."
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Ótima estadia na Quinta do Cavalo do Mar. A hospitalidade do Ricardo é notável: sempre disponível para ajudar e super atencioso com todos os pormenores. A casa é fantástica e tem tudo o que é necessário. Uma experiência a repetir, espero que por um período mais longo!
Accueil fantastique par sa polyglotte fille super sympa et ses copines. Ricardo très prévenant et tout de suite alerté par notre petit souci de voiture. Merci Ricardo. Famille très sympa et très discrète malgré la proximité des deux habitations. Lieu de location parfaitement propre et délicieusement décorée : maisonnette vivante, pleine de subtilités.
Idéal pour personnes des villes cherchant le calme et la tranquillité. Plein de belles choses à voir selon les conseils très exacts de Ricardo sur sa page Airbnb. Petits bouquets adorables de fleurs sauvages tant pour l'accueil que pour le départ. Vraiment chouette. Merci beaucoup. Florence et Laurent.
Merci Florence et Laurent pour votre gentil commentaire, nous allons prendre des mesures pour améliorer l'accueil des invités. Encore, je vous remercie.
We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage, it was a great starting point to discover the Algarve by car. Ricardo was always available to help as he and his family live next door, and we got to go for walks with their 2 lovely dogs. Everything from the design of the cottage to the decoration of the gardens gave the stay a very personal touch.
Ricardo was a very friendly, warm, and accommodating host. We enjoyed his company, his dogs, and the very cozy house. I particularly enjoyed grilling and eating outside on the porch. The house was in the country, which was exactly as described and what we had hoped for. Great for those of us who want to get out of the city for a bit!
A chegada á casiña de madeira no anoitecer foi significativa do que ía vir. Casiña iluminada con luces de cores para nos dar a benvida. O demais ía ser assim: sensibilidade nas pequenas coisas, coidados, casa equipada con màis ca os básicos (a cozinha tem tudo), o calor natural do lume que o propio anfitrión prende... um fogar para desfrutar da desconexión do mundo no meio do campo. Un anfitrión especial. Só hai que seguir os cabaliños azuis...
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Ricardo was the most welcoming and helpful of hosts. Everything went smoothly, the cottage was exactly as described. There is more then enough space for a family with two kids, and the two dogs are welcoming as well. The kitchen is fully equipped. We enjoyed breakfast on the porch every morning and had short (15-30min drive) connections to beaches, Faro, Tavira, Loule, whatever you like. Book this place, we enjoyed ourselves!
Thanks Ralf for your kind comment.
Ricardo was tremendous--he came out to find us in the middle of the night when we took a wrong turn on the way to the cottage and he gave us great recommendations for things to see and eat in Algarve.
The cottage is definitely remote, but that's part of its charm. We had a wonderful time here and we'd happily book again if we're in the area.
Thanks a lot Samuel for your kind comment.
Merci à Ricardo pour son accueil très chaleureux. Le chalet est vraiment grand, très beau, très confortable, et la cuisine super équipée. Prendre le petit déj sur la terrasse au soleil est vraiment agréable. La campagne environnante est jolie, la région magnifique. Les deux chiens de la maison, très sympathiques, ne rentrent jamais dans le chalet.
Merci Sylvie pour cette comentaire trés agradable.
Ricardo was very accommodating and had lots of recommendations for sights to see and dinner locations. The cottage was cozy and comfortable.
Hello Chris, thanks for your kind coment.
We enjoyed our time at Ricardo's place very much! Ricardo could not have been nicer. He speaks several languages and was very kind to answer questions about the area and my questions about his solar panels (if you're interested in solar energy this is a cool place; he has photovoltaic panels and a solar hot water system). The place itself is very much out in the country but Ricardo provided good directions. The drive to get to beaches and restaurants wasn't bad. As a side note, we recommend a restaurant called "Luis do Prego", great food and cheap prices. The house was very clean and charming and we'd recommend it for anyone desiring a country setting. We hope to visit this place again!
Thanks Ryan for your kind comment. All the best for you. Please do come back, you will be very welcome. We´ll try our very best to get a better internet connection.
Ricardo y Edit estuvieron aquí varios días y fue un placer tenerlos en casa. Animados, divertidos, agradables, limpios...y estoy segura de que también son unos anfitriones geniales!!!
Ricardo and Edit stayed here forma some nights and were great guests: fin, interesting, clean...i am sure they are great hosts too!!
Muy agradable y atento en todas las comunicaciones.
I’ve been staying at Ricardo’s house for the past 2 summers and I only have great memories.
The house is cosy and clean and has all the commodities one may wish for. Ricardo lives in the estate but I always felt free to walk around and I always enjoyed total independence during the time I stayed there.
The place is surrounded by nature and is perfect if you want to switch off from the city stress.
I loved getting to know Ricardo and Edite (his lovely wife). They are really friendly and genuine people, it looked like we had been friends forever. Incredible hosts, always willing to help in anything they could.
They recommended the best beaches and restaurants and the best places to go party.
I truly recommend the boat ride to Fuzeta and Armona Island in their sailing boat. You will enjoy privileged views of the Algarve and almost deserted islands.
100% recommended! I will stay in his house every time I go to the Algarve.
I’ve met Ricardo last year during my vacations in Algarve. I will never forget those holidays, good food (he really know how to make typical dishes from Algarve with fresh shellfish collect by him) good company (he make us a campfire and pleases us playing is good old guitar). Really a good companion, a very helping guy, open minded, trusty.
My stay was off course, in is wooden house. At that time he didn't had the house for rent at Airbnb. The swimming pool is this year novelty, can’t wait to go there and put myself in soak for a few hours :O) The place is very quiet, from sunrise to sunset. He knows all the surrounding area, if you need some advice, what to see, where to go... he is the right person to answer!
He took us for a trip in his sailing boat, a Vaurien...MEMORABLE...one of the funniest days of this holidays, we went prepared to sleep over the night in a beach (sleeping bags and lots of food). His wife made us a very tasty rissóis de atum, “tuna pasties”- by google translator :O) ... the money was very well spent and nothing expensive!
I do recommend! He is now a very good Friend!
I had the pleasure of staying with Ricardo twice in my visits to Portugal and I absolutely recommend his wooden house.
The surroundings are very peaceful and you can really switch off from the rest of the world feeling nature all around you. In the heart of the Algarve and with easy access to all the main routes and attractions, Ricardo's house is a place surrounded by nature and almost untouched by man.
The house has all the commodities and is exquisitely decorated, allowing you to relax and feel at home.
As a host Ricardo is as good as it gets. Open minded, flexible and very kind where the impressions he left on me.
The deep knowledge he has from the area is certainly beneficial to any traveller. He knows all the good places to eat and visit, the less crowded beaches, the best places to fish and where to go if you want to have fun.
If you want to see the true Algarve and reconnect with nature this is the place to go.
Oh! And don't miss out on the boat rides. He will show you the most beautiful coves and amazing sunsets!