This traditional Quinta, built in 1871, was restored from ruin in 1999 into an award-winning home. Benefitting from stunning views of Funchal and sea, rooms are large, light and luxurious and the surrounding gardens abundant with palm trees, camellias, scented climbers, avocado trees and dazzling bougainvillea.
The house sits peacefully on the hillside on the Caminho do Monte below the famous wicker toboggan run, with breathtaking views over its own heated swimming pool to the town and bay of Funchal with sea beyond. Owner Joy, a Madeira resident for over 30 years, offers this villa and neighboring Casa Belflores (each with total privacy) to those wanting quiet surroundings, stunning views over the bay of Funchal and perfect location. You can book both together if you need 6 bedrooms!
Large terraces in the spacious gardens and around the pool are ideal for sun worshippers or, should you prefer, there is plenty of shade from a variety of trees. The gardens/terraces are secure with sun beds, chairs, tables, parasols and a Weber BBQ.
A conservatory entrance leads to a dignified lounge and dining area, with open log fire for winter evenings and French windows opening on to the gardens and heated pool. The kitchen/breakfast room, with laundry room behind, leads to a BBQ area and shower/WC for use after swimming or sunbathing.
Upstairs are 3 bedrooms; 1 double en-suite, 1 double & 1 twin and a second bathroom.
The living/dining area is very spacious, sunny and comfortable with armchairs and sofa seating for 6, French windows opening on to the garden/pool and an open log fire for winter evenings. Cable TV, a DVD/Video player, CD/cassette radio and free wireless internet access is provided.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a breakfast table for 6 and gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave oven, coffee machine, toaster, cafetière, plus crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking/serving utensils.
There is a laundry room with a washing machine, steam iron and ironing board.
All linen is provided, including towels for the swimming pool.
Maid service is provided twice a week.
Spacious terraces in the gardens and around the pools are ideal for sun worshippers or, should you prefer, there is plenty of shade from a variety of trees. The gardens/terraces are secure with sun beds, chairs, tables, parasols and a Weber BBQ.
Swimming pool dimensions and heating
Length: 8,40m Width: 4,2m Depth: from 1,00m to 2,10m
Swimming pool heating:
Pool heating is optional and costs 140,00€ per week for a setting of 24ºC, paid in cash on arrival.
Pool heating should be requested at least one week in advance. Should it be requested after arrival at the villa, the minimum charge applicable is one week, which is payable from the time the heating is turned on.
High chair and cot available at no extra charge but for health & safety reasons you need to bring your own linen for the cot. Hair dryers provided. A Z-bed can be installed in a bedroom for a child, making total occupancy 7.
Open log fire (weekly charge of €35 for logs) and portable gas heater for winter months.
Sorry, no smoking in the villas.
Owner Joy is happy to prepare supper on your arrival evening. She's an excellent cook! Please ask for details.
Locally: Five minutes' walk from the villa, the bakery with café bar makes fresh bread, even whole meal on request. A few good restaurants are also within easy walking distance. Distances: Funchal centre and harbour are 3km, 20 minutes walk, downhill
The advertised prices are based on a 4-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
To secure your reservation, a deposit of 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Should you cancel up to 8 weeks prior to arrival only the deposit is non-refundable, and within this period the full amount.
Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2018.
This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº26099/ AL