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Outstanding Views/Spacious/ WI-FI Internet/TV/BBQ/Gym/Licensed

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Tranquil Retreat, away from the noise and traffic

…and yet easy, quick access to the centre of Funchal and promenade, only 10 minutes by car.

It’s the ideal house for sun, quietness and nature lovers, near beautiful eucalyptus forest for daily walks.

Thanks to wood flooring throughout and ventilated Venetian window shutters a comfortable temperature inside the apartment is always pleasant, even on the hottest days. It is light and airy thanks to floor to ceiling French windows throughout.

The 3 bedrooms Apartment in Casa Alegra, a substantial, fantastically appointed modern detached house on the central, sunny hill, is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. It is the only one Apartment to rent in this house. You will find it remarkably quiet and private.

It has incredible views over the bay of Funchal and is the perfect base for exploring the whole island. If you want to spend most of your time in almost traffic free area, and clean air, while enjoying spectacular views over the hills, town, Harbor and sea, then this is the place for you.

The internal living accommodation available to you is 200m2 (square meters) over two floors (gym and barbecue area are in addition to this).

The spacious sitting room, with real log fireplace and French windows is open plan to the dining room and opens onto the surrounding covered terraces. There is a large flat screen television with cable access (many language channels), fast Internet and some DVDs, books and magazines for guests to enjoy.

There are 4 terraces: each bedroom has a terrace with view of the sea, hills, town below and the harbor. All the rooms have French windows, leading onto terraces.

In each bedroom are curtains, daylight blackout curtains facility, and ventilated shatters. Each bedroom has a large, double wardrobe.

The main bedroom has an en suite bathroom. There is one more bathroom and one further cloakroom / WCs.

The kitchen is a spacious, modern, fully equipped with all the necessary appliances and utensils: induction hob, big and small oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker, blender, toaster and so on.

Outside there is cultivated garden, two generous terraces, where you can enjoy magnificent views, dine outside in the sun, then, there are loungers and hammock for lazy afternoons and a traditional stone barbecue area. The terraces are the perfect place to enjoy Madeira's famous New Year's fireworks.

Located in a tranquil, upmarket residential area, Casa Alegra is only 10 minutes drive by car from the center of Funchal with its restaurants, art and culture or 20 minutes by bus (regular service, 3 minute walk to the bus stop and a bit longer on the way back, because there is about 30 meters of uphill walk). These partly uphill walks you will come across all over the island, even in the centre of Funchal.

One of the biggest Supermarkets in Funchal is only 5 minutes drive from the house. Drive to the beach is about 15 minutes.

The walkers will enjoy local forest, when they can’t be bothered to go for lengthy Levada walks Madeira is famous for.

Every part of island is within easy reach and renting a car is highly recommended for enjoying all the best that the beautiful island of Madeira has to offer.

In the second Apartment in the house your English- speaking host lives alone and is always on call if needed. Otherwise you will hardly know I am there. I am very quiet and private person. Nobody ever complained.


Any additional changes after booking, like adding extra people or changing dates has to be dealt with HomeAway and not with me directly. Only Agency you booked with can deal with these changes and adjust the bill accordingly. I am not supposed to deal with any financial side and booking arrangements. Agency does that and deals with final booking.

Arrivals welcome on any day. The time of arrival and departure is flexible too.

For stays longer than one week bed linen and full range of towels are changed weekly, if wanted.

I do supply washing cubes for dishwasher and washing liquid detergent for washing machine during your entire stay. These two items are too expensive to buy for a short stay and not practical to carry home.

I do supply necessary items for cleaning kitchen and toilets, hoover, everything for ironing and so on, to keep the apartment clean on daily basis by yourselves.

But if you want cleaning to be done by maid it can be arranged too, at €5 per hour.

Beach towels are supplied for 6 people and of course bath towels too. You don't need to bring any of yours.

Hairdryer is supplied as well.

No smoking on the premises, except for one outside terrace, further from the living areas, where you can smoke.

There are supplies of guidebooks and local maps for initial use.

A baby and toddler’s cot is available, if required, (please request when booking).

Airport transfers and general taxi services can be arranged on request.

The house is registered and licensed with Madeira’s Authorities and registration number is: ALOJAMENTO LOCAL, Numero 30764/AL.

More Details
Registration Number : Numero 30764/AL.

Enisa Stricker
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2017

About Enisa Stricker

I retired to this lovely island eight years ago. Before that I lived in central London for over 30 years. That's why I now prefer to live further from the centre of town and away from heavy traffic.

Funchal is built on hills. My house is suited on the central hill. That's why I have this superb view of the harbor and town below. I am only 10 minutes drive away from the centre of town and the sea.

Enisa Stricker purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Enisa Stricker chose São Roque

I bought this house because I wanted to live close to unspoilt nature and yet have an easy and quick access to the centre of Funchal.

I am very near a beautiful forest ideally suited for daily walking and enjoying this exquisite, peaceful region of unique natural beauty and diverse scenery. It is perfect for a healthy living, and the quiet rest after your various activities in town or Levada walking. It is very quiet in my neighborhood.

What makes this apartment unique

The house is built at such an angle that even during the hottest weather the inside of the house is just pleasantly warm, never oppressively hot.

It is suited in a lovely, quiet suburb, residential area on one of a small central hills, 10 minutes by car to the centre of town.

You can enjoy daily walk and run in the forest and go for a swim in the sea on the same afternoon.

This is an ideal place to get away from it all, stay and exercise in a fresh air, far from noise and traffic, connect with nature and enjoy the most spectacular views over surrounding hills, the Funchal harbour and the sea beyond.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in São Roque in Funchal

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bidet
  • 2 Bathrooms Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower, Wash basin, Toilet, Bidet Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower, Wash basin, Toilet, Bidet Extra WC - Wash basin, Toilet, Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 6 Bedroom 1 - 1 Double bed Bedroom 2 - 1 Double bed Bedroom 3 - 1 Double bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews

Very welcoming and supportive owner, apartment very nice and well fitted.

  • 5 of 5

Enisa the owner could not have been more helpful. The garden is full of herbs which she encouraged us to use, she pointed out local walks not included on maps and advised us on the best local shops and beach. Every day we would come back to the fire newly laid and ready for use that evening. Thank you Enisa.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Louise for finding the time to give me a review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay here and mentioned even my herbs, which are, by the way, all organic as I am an organic gardner. I hope to see you again some day in Madeira. All the best!
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Bude, UK

Stunning location & perfect host!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an ideal week at Enisa's beautiful home. She made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived at the doorstep, showing us all the features of the home with a fire already burning to warm the lounge. As we stayed at the end of March, it was still cool in the evenings, but Enisa was very generous to provide ample firewood for our use, cleaned the ashes each day while we were out, and arranged logs for our next evenings. The home is more spacious than the pictures can show, in addition to the ample patio and terrace to enjoy the stunning views of Funchal.

Enisa is a wealth of knowledge of where to enjoy and how to get around Madeira. We greatly enjoyed her company each time we saw her. She does live on the lower floor of the home, however we were never disturbed or felt at all that we didn't have full privacy. The home is well supplied for any meals needed to prepare in the kitchen, linens were fresh and clean, plus she offered extra pillows and blankets for our comfort. A bonus we felt is that the home is very tastefully decorated without any personal items that may make you think you're staying at someone's home. We had the feel of staying at a 5 star property!

We would highly recommend staying at this property to any friends going on holiday to Madeira! This is by far at the top of our list of vacation rentals for a travelling family of 5.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write me a review and for appreciating what this Apartment has to offer...plenty of space, light and the most breathtaking views from any of four terraces...among other benefits. I am trying to improve it all the time, to make it unique and beautiful, so that guests feel at home. I noticed it is particularly appreciated by people who travel a lot and are very happy to find place like this. You are such a lovely family! I wish you a happy future travels and maybe Madeira will be on your list again in the coming years. Warmest regards Enisa
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wonderful views

  • 4 of 5

Enisa greeted us on arrival and made us feel at home in her spacious house. It is large and well equipped and situated in a residential area high above Funchal centre. It was very clean and had plenty of towels, spare bedding etc available.

There is a regular bus service from the end of the street which is only a short, but very steep, distance away. Once out of the centre of Funchal everywhere is steep!

There is a small supermarket and also a bakery a short bus ride away and a much larger supermarket a little further on, There are no restaurants within walking distance but Funchal is reached in minutes by car or bus and there is then a huge choice of eating places. Eating at home is easy as all you need for cooking is provided.

Being situated in a residential area the location is not at all touristy but it does suffer from the local dogs barking.

The view from the terrace and front windows are amazing with a panoramic view of Funchal and the bay, which is interesting both in the day and night time.

Enisa was a very helpful and friendly hostess and we really enjoyed our stay at her home.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

On arrival Enisa met us at the gate and immediately made us welcome.

On the second day took us to the town on the bus to show us where to get tickets etc. The Villa is very well equipped with everything you might need for your stay. Sometimes up high it can get cooler in the evening. There is a lovely log fire place which makes the lounge very cosy. Every time you use the fire Enisa cleans the ashes and relays the fire for the next time. Enisa is the kindest person you could wish to meet and when we left we felt we had made a new very good friend. Thank you Enisa for everything and our really lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. As you are the couple who come to Madeira every year and know it very well, it is particularly appreciated. Looking forward to see you again.
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Fantastic Funchal

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house with quality furnishings,fittings, bed linen and towels. We had a wonderful holiday, a very big thank you to owner Enisa. The house overlooks the bay of Funchal so beautiful day and night views watching the cruise ships come and go. There are many attractions in Funchal to cater for all tastes. Wonderful restaurants, cafes, cleanliness, safety together with the friendly, helpful people make this a perfect destination. The house would be an escape from the heat and traffic of downtown during the height of Summer. We would give this property six stars if we could and hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always happy to hear that people enjoyed staying in my house, particularly when stay was long one like yours. Thank you. I agree with you Funchal is the perfect destination for all around rest. The best part of staying in my house is not only fantastic view of the bay of Funchal, and the peace and quiet, almost free of traffic, but the easy and quick access to the seashore and the centre of Funchal, and best of all, chance to connect with Nature any time you feel like, because this lovely forest is only about 6-7 minutes walk from my house. So here you really have it all for the perfect rest, body and soul. Looking forward to your next stay here.
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Duesseldorf, Germany

Lovely stay in wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had perfect ten days in december at this lovely house (which my brother recommended to us). With its space for originally six people the two storey appartement felt for the two of us a bit like a palace with its four terraces, the huge living room with the fireplace and the stunning view over Funchal and the harbour. The house is generous and very well equipped (my own kitchen at home is less appointed ;-), the furniture is elegant and in a good condition.

We originally had planned to do a lot of hiking but the house felt so comfy and homely that we spent quite a lot of time just sitting on one of the terraces enjoying the view.

There are only two things that must be considered: A car would be advisable (there is a bus to the centre but it's only once an hour and walking would need a pretty good condition) and you would have to get used to all the barking dogs in the neighborhood - but this is a "problem" in whole Funchal).

Overall we can highly recommend this house. I'm pretty sure we will do it again :-)

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here. As for the car, almost all the people who rent with me do rent the car. It really is the best way to see the rest of the island , and it is worth it, because there is so much to see and enjoy on this little island. As my house is on the central hill, it is very quick access to the centre of town (10 minutes) and yet it is so enjoyable to rest here in the fresh air, because it is almost traffic free. As for the dogs, they do have a lot of rest from barking too... and then it is a complete silence in my neighbored. I personally think it is not annoying and constant as traffic and general noise is. You still can enjoy your solitude and almost everybody loves it here because of it. But then again I love dogs, though I don't have one. Hopefully, I will see you again in lovely Madeira.
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Funchal International Airport ( FNC )
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Punta Gorda, Lido,
Car: recommended

Nearest food shops are in Sao Roque, 3 minutes by car: very large bakery, supermarket, small fruit market and usual amenities. One of the biggest, well stocked supermarkets is only 5 minutes away by car. It is open until 22:00 pm every day. Other big supermarkets in Funchal and Madeira Shopping Centre are all within 10 - 15 minutes' drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in São Roque, Madeira

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Christmass/New Year
20 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rental Basis: apartment in a detached house
Rental rates quoted in: Euro

The prices are for 2 people. Each additional guest: € 10.00 per night.

Long term renters are welcome.

Arrivals welcome on any day.
Cancelation policy: For DEPOSIT, you have 100% refund for cancellation more than 60 days before arrival, minus banking charges…and as for THE BALANCE you have 100% refund at any time before arrival, minus banking charges.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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