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Casa Belflores: Traditional House, Peaceful and Private with Pool and Sea Views

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
5
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Funchal - Casa Belflores

Quaint 3 bedroom traditional house below the famous Monte toboggan run

Tucked away in a well-tended, old fashioned garden full of exotic flowers, creepers, shrubs and fruit trees this house with unheated pool sleeps 5 guests in comfort. Downstairs the spacious living room, with open fireplace for log fires on winter evenings, has French windows opening on to the garden which has chairs, tables, sunbeds and parasols. The large, well-equipped kitchen with pretty integral dining area has a separate laundry room beyond. The second bathroom is near the stairs which lead to the 3 bedrooms upstairs (1 double, 1 twin & 1 single) and the main bathroom. Cheerful maid service (+ baby sitting) is provided by Ciseltina. 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 and a perfect location at the foot of the famous Monte toboggan run. You can book them together if you need 6 bedrooms - both are longstanding favourites!

Casa Belflores is a perfect base from which to discover the interesting and busy little city of Funchal (a 10 minute ride on the local bus or 25 minutes' steep walk downhill), and of course you can go further afield to explore the spectacular mountain scenery of inland Madeira; either by foot along the 'levadas' or by car. From both the house and garden there are splendid panoramic views of the whole bay of Funchal, to the harbour and way out to sea. There are spacious terraces in the garden and around the pool for enjoying the sun, although should you prefer, plenty of shade from the old avocado pear trees. The house, which has been carefully restored to a high standard, retains many of its original features including exposed stone work walls, timbered ceilings and quaint interior window shutters and is now furnished with good quality furniture and fabrics in keeping with the character of the house. It is south and west facing and therefore reaps the maximum benefit of the sunshine.

THE POOL is located in the upper garden of the house in a very sheltered and private location with superb views - a real sun-trap because the white garden walls reflect the sun all around the area. The pool is surrounded by an extensive patio bordered by the luxuriant foliage of silver banana trees and is for the sole use of our guests. Garden furniture, sunbeds and parasols are provided.

This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº21/2012

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Linda Dias/Norberta Sá
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

First i would like to say that we had the best holidays in many Years.

Casa Belflores was and is a very nice house and we enjoyed all the time here. The best was our girls also liked it.

The area is perfect and easy to get to all places...Please send a big thanks to Joy for her kindness and her time. Also a big thanks to you for taken the time to visit us, Was good to see you and talk to you.
Dec 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Casa Belflores: Traditional House, Peaceful and Private with Pool and Sea Views
average rating of 4.928571 based on 36 reviews
The Netherlands
5

Wonderfull experience

  • 5 of 5

We visit Madeira in october 2009 for the first time. We searched on internet for a nice property to rent. We found Casa Belflores. We looked at the pictures and the description and we ''were solved" (a dutch expression).

We booked the house and the service we expercienced directly after the booking was great. The car hire advice and following arrangements for instance but especially the dinner proposal for the arrival day. When we finally arrived, we call the owner at the airport that we are on our way. She welcomed us warmly at the gate and had made a superb three course dinner for us. During our stay she was always at the background to contact.The house is cosy and very clean. Three times a week clean towels for example. Special towels for the swimmingpool which was situated on the upper terrace with a spectacular view on the ocean. A nice,warm and friendly restaurant at four minutes walk with very good food. But dinner at Casa Bellflores made by the owner Joy is highly recommended by us. Delicious!!

We enjoyed our stay very much. A lovely Island and rough at the same time. A beautifull house with much privacy, a wonderfull garden, swimming almost under the bananatrees etc. Very nice weather, during our stay 25 till 29 degrees. Spectaculair roads and views.

We think about visiting the other Island Porto Santo some day and then we certainly will contact Mrs Judith for advice.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Casa Belflores attracts visitors from many different countries and we welcome our first review from Holland. And a great one too! Many thanks. You obviously had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed not just Casa Belflores (and Joy's cooking!) but also your trips by car to explore this beautiful island, much of which is unspoilt and without pollution. We look forward to your return and, as it happens, Joy has a lovely house on Porto Santo which can be rented for holiday use. Best wishes, Judith (booking agent)
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5

A stunning property with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house, very clean & well equipped. Joy the owner is a superb host, very helpful & a great cook. Property is at the end of the toboggan run but did not cause any inconvenience to us at all. Bus service is very good & probably a must for going into the town centre. Would definitely return here

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your super review and recommendation. We hope to welcome you back.
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5

Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay. The house was as described and very well equipped, clean and well maintained. Excellent customer service from the owner and excellent service from the maid. I'd have no hesitation in recommending this property. We decided against hiring a car as the road system in Funchal looked a bit complicated, but we had no problems as there's such a good bus service. Favourite restaurant was Estrela do Mar.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments and recommendation. Hope to welcome you again one day.
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United States of America
5

Beautiful Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Belflores was a wonderful home base for our trip to Madeira. The house is in a peaceful location with beautiful views and easy access to Funchal with bus stops nearby. The house itself is well kept and nicely decorated! Beds are very comfortable and the fireplace and radiator are great for cool evenings. We were welcomed by the owner Joy who answered all our questions and provided us with a welcome basket of wonderful provisions. The villa was perfect for my husband, myself, my adult daughter, and my two older grandsons. I would recommend this property and would stay again. The little bakery nearby was wonderful in the morning for cafe' and bread and cakes. We were able to enjoy the fireworks with our wonderful view and also to relax by the pool. Lovely!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments. We continue to strive to give our guests a quality Self Catering experience at a level which usually exceeds expectations. We thank you for your feedback which always gives us a spur to do even better. We are delighted to know how much you enjoyed the fabulous NYE fireworks, Casa Belflores offers a perfect viewpoint as you found out ! Best wishes Joy Menezes
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United States of America
5

Beautiful House for Family Visit

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, my adult daughter and two older grandsons stayed here for vacation and loved it! The house is comfortable and clean, with everything you need to feel at home. The location has beautiful views, a nearby bakery with wonderful breads, cakes and cafe' and Funchal is easily accessible by the bus, which has stops near the house. The owner, Joy is very kind and hospitable, offering help with any questions and providing a wonderful basket of provisions for our arrival. On cool evenings we were able to have a fire and a portable heater was provided. We thoroughly enjoyed our home base for our visit to Madeira. Thank you Joy!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Cheryl, I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay at Casa Belflores at this very special time of year. It is always very gratifying to receive such positive feedback as we do everything possible to ensure that our guests are comfortable and well looked after. I know you enjoyed the magnificent firework display at midnight on New Year’s Eve, and hopefully this won’t be your last visit despite the many miles traveled from Boston U.S.A., Happy New Year to you and your lovely family. Joy
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, in a lovely area, right on the road with the no 19 bus to take you down into Funchal

Lovely garden and very hospitable welcome from Joy the owner, who is also an excellent cook.

We were well looked after and were made to feel at home. Excellent views of the harbor from the window, and the house is at the bottom of the toboggan run so you can see and hear the toboggans in action!

Would highly recommend this house. Fantastic bakery nearby for fresh warm bread in the morning but be aware no other shops within walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to comment on your stay both online and in our well thumbed visitors book. I am so pleased you enjoyed your return visit to Madeira and that you felt comfortable and at home at Casa Belflores, we are pleased that you liked this little piece of traditional Madeira, set in it’s old fashioned sub-tropical garden with it’s lovely sea views. You’re right the 19 bus provides great mobility for any visitors who don’t wish to drive and it only takes 7 or 8 minutes to get to or from town with it’s shops and fabulous market. We hope to see you again one day, and best of luck with the remainder of your stay in Lisbon.
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Funchal international airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Funchal ferry to neighbouring island, Porto Santo
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Madeira’s charming capital town of Funchal, with its 140,000 inhabitants, sits in a large bowl that rises from a natural deep-water harbour on the south of this sub tropical island to an impressive backdrop of high mountains. It is the island’s centre of activity, with something for everyone: an opera house/theatre, chic shops, street stalls, open market, wine lodges, museums, city parks, bars, cafés and restaurants without number, multi-screen cinema, a Roman Catholic cathedral dating back to the 14th century and an English Anglican Church built in 1822. This beautiful island is famous for its tropical gardens, two championship golf courses, truly wonderful mountain and coastal walking, ocean swimming, sailing, game fishing, etc. and, above all, its friendly Portuguese inhabitants. Verdant and with varied and stunning scenery, it is definitely worth exploring and the new network of roads and tunnels make this so easy now.

Other Activities: famous tropical gardens and of course Funchal, full of history and charm, is on your doorstep.

Golf: Golfers will find two superb golf courses within easy reach - the 18-hole championship Palheiro golf course and the 27-hole Santa da Serra golf course, both with spectacular views.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Funchal, Madeira

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn DISCOUNTED
1 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£621
for 7 nights
£621
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
19 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£885
for 7 nights
£885
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter sun - DISCOUNTED
6 Jan 2017 - 2 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£621
for 7 nights
£621
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Sun
3 Feb 2017 - 11 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£686
for 7 nights
£686
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
12 Apr 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£832
for 7 nights
£832
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Flower Festival
19 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£797
for 7 nights
£797
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,084
for 7 nights
£1,084
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
27 Aug 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
17 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£832
for 7 nights
£832
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Sun
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-Christmas
1 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£586
for 7 nights
£586
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,084
for 7 nights
£1,084
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

INCLUDED IN OUR PRICES: Fresh flowers on arrival; welcome pack of breakfast provisions, maid service
with change of linen twice weekly; a cot and high chair for infant and/or an extra, pull out bed in the single room for an additional child age under 12.
EXTRA CHARGES: Logs for fire €35 per week.

We require a 30% deposit to secure your reservvation and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Funchal, Portugal

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Upstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The upstairs bathroom has a walk-in wardrobe/dressing area alongside. A hairdryer is provided. The downstairs shower room also serves as a guest WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double - 1 Large Double Bed , Gorgeous sea views
    Twin - 2 Single Bed , Gorgeous sea views
    Single - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , More sea views!
  • A cot and high chair can be supplied for an infant (no extra charge). All three bedrooms are upstairs: one double, one twin and one single. The beds are made up with crisp white cotton sheets and, for the cooler winter nights, each has its own electric under blanket. Bed linen and towels are changed twice weekly.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
LIVING ROOM: Spacious and with open fireplace with logs provided for winter evenings (charge of €35 per week), French windows opening on to the garden, comfortable armchairs & sofa, TV with cable connection, DVD/VCR player, Bluetooth speaker, CD/cassette radio, bookshelves with plenty of paperbacks. Free wireless internet connection is provided. DINING AREA: With an oval table and seating for 6. The house is ideal for indoor/outdoor living and you can enjoy eating meals outside nearly all the year round. KITCHEN: Fully equipped and well designed, with gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher & microwave oven, toaster, coffee machine, plus crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking/serving utensils for 6 guests. LAUNDRY AREA: With washing machine, ironing board and steam iron. PARKING: Guests may park cars on the road right outside the house. We can arrange car hire too – ask for details. Sorry, NO SMOKING in the villa - only outside - and no pets.

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