Pretty as a picture, in a country cottage style with Madeiran personality and mature flowering gardens, Casa Belflores is located next to the end of the famous toboggan run, and benefits from superb panoramic views over the sea and Funchal town.
It offers charming accommodation with such character features as exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings, a tasteful up to the minute interior with flashes of colour, spacious open-plan living areas and all 'rooms with a view', not forgetting the lovely swimming pool set slightly above to benefit from those great views!
The well-equipped kitchen gives on to a separate dining room with views to the garden and out to sea. Built in 1880, Casa Belflores has been carefully updated and in addition to the thick stone walls, it offers double glazed traditional style windows and doors which makes the house cosy in the cooler winter months and pleasantly cool in the height of the summer.
Outside you have a choice of two separate garden areas, one at ground level filled with numerous unusual plants and shrubs which provide colour and interest throughout the different seasons, and the other at the upper level of the house where you'll find the exuberant green foliage of a number of 'silver' banana trees, and other tropical species.
A very spacious pool terrace with its own private pool (heating possible from 2018) is also at this level; the walled garden is a real suntrap as it benefits from the sunshine all day long. Both areas of the garden have terraces for sitting in to relax and unwind or to dine alfresco.
Casa Belflores is perfectly suited to a couple wishing for a spacious holiday home just for two, but equally suitable for up to five guests. The three bedrooms are composed of a double, a twin and a small single all on the upper level and complemented by two shower rooms.
The city of Funchal is a 1.5 km downhill walk, or a short bus ride provided by the half hourly bus service throughout the day an evening. A busy bakery and café and a small supermarket are both a short walk from the house.
Cheerful maid service (and babysitting) is provided by Cisaltina. Owner Joy, a Madeira resident for over 30 years, offers this villa and neighbouring Quinta d'Alegria (each with total privacy) to those wanting quiet surroundings, stunning views over the bay of Funchal. You can book them together if you need 6 bedrooms - both are longstanding favourites!
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedroom 1, first floor, double bed, sea-view
Bedroom 2, first floor, two single beds, sea-view
Bedroom 3, first floor, one single bed, sea view
Bathroom 1, ground floor, single washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower
Bathroom 2, first floor, single washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower
Fully equipped kitchen with 4-ring gas cooker, built-in electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, toaster, filter coffee machine, hand-held liquidizer, juicer, plus crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking/serving utensils.
Sitting area, seating for 6, with flat screen cable TV, DVD
Dining table for 6, Bluetooth speaker.
Laundry area with washing machine, iron and ironing board.
There is free Wi-Fi connection throughout the living area, abrange upstairs.
Hairdryers are provided in each bathroom.
Movable electric heaters.
High chair and cot are available at no extra charge; however for health & safety reasons we ask you to bring your own bedding for the cot.
Final details for check-in and driving instructions will be sent once you have paid your balance. You will be met at the villa on arrival and shown around.
The advertised prices are based on a 2-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº26069/AL
Cleaning and linen change is provided once weekly during your stay.
All linen and towels are provided, including towels for the swimming pool.
Swimming pool dimensions
Depth: from 1m to 1,60m
Pool heating is optional and costs 140,00€ per week for a 24ºC setting, paid in cash on arrival.
A supplement of 30,00€ per week applies for each additional degree up to a maximum of 26ºC
Pool heating is optional and 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.