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Self catering Beautiful comfortable house - close to centre of Funchal

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3/4 bedroom/2 bathrooms sleeps 4/6 patio/garden sun terraces distant sea vie

All prices are for four people.(prices for up to six people available).

Located in a residential area, very convenient for St Catarina Park overlooking the harbour front, easy 10/15 minute downhill walk into the heart of Funchal.

This pretty traditional style villa is a little oasis with a delightful walled garden, is beautifully furnished, well equipped and with many personal touches. Comprising of spacious master bedroom with king size bed and en suite bathroom, second double bedroom with four poster bed, pretty single bedroom, shower room with basin, bidet and toilet. On the top floor, which leads onto one of the terraces, is a studio room with a single bed. Ground floor is spacious open plan with comfortable sitting area and dining room. Traditional Portuguese well equipped kitchen. There are two sun terraces with wonderful views of Funchal and out to sea - ideal for tea or an evening cocktail.

Many good restaurants, hotels and the Casino are nearby. Ideal holiday location for gardens lovers, artists, walkers, golfers and located on the sunniest part of the island. We also include meeting you at the airport by taxi. Ideal for a self catering break or holiday.

Swimming in Madeira: Madeira is not known for its beaches as it is basically a volcanic island. However there are two very nice yellow imported sand beaches. One is at Calheta about 40 minutes away by car or taxi and the other is at Machico about 30 minutes away from Funchal city centre by rapid bus. There is a swimming pool at the Hotel de Penha Da Franca where our guests can enjoy swimming in either of their pools or in the sea. This hotel is a 10/15 minute walk away from Quinta Elena. The daily cost is €14 but our clients can enjoy these facilities for €10 per day on a Sunday or Bank/religious holiday or €10per day during the week.

VERY VERY IMPORTANT....In view of scams and computer hacking, NEVER part with any money or give Bank/Credit Card details other than direct with the owners of our three Madeiran Properties.

It is your responsibility to satisfy yourself that you are communicating direct with the owners and are happy with the arrangements made.

More Details
Registration Number : 21544/AL

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2018

About Owner

I have been in Holiday Letting for over 20 years now and have gained a wealth of experience.

Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why Owner chose São Martinho

We fell in love with this Villa immediately...the space the quality of fixtures and fittings....the short distance to the centre of Funchal...Restaurants of excellent quality are only a short distance away.

What makes this house unique

Two balconies...one for the morning sun and then one for the afterrnoon sun....flowers in pots on both of these balconies...views of the sea and of the mountains.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We cannot think of enough superlatives to describe this house(except that it exceeded our expectations!!). The house has everything that you need for a wonderful holiday plus a great location as well. We will be recommending it to our friends. Richard, Anne, Alan and Barbara
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in São Martinho in Funchal

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en-suite + basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , + basin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , + basin
  • The main family bathroom is fully tiled and has a shower enclosure, basin, bidet and WC. The en-suite bathroom is also fully tiled and has a bath with shower over, basin and WC. Downstairs there is a cloakroom with a WC and wash hand basin. There is also a washing machine plus an area for hanging out washing and for leaving walking boots, haversacks, etc. Note: Beach towels are not provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , king size
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Four poster
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , Day bed
  • All three bedrooms have anti-mosquito net frames. Bedroom 1 has a extra large Mahogany bed, a dressing room and en-suite bathroom. A door leads on to the afternoon sun terrace which has an attractive pergola complete with masses of bougainvillea flowers. Bedroom 2 has a four poster standard size bed and Easterly views. Bedroom 3 has a single bed together with built-in cupboard and shelves. Bedroom 4 has a pretty single day bed and doubles up as a second sitting room with access to the sun terrace with views of the city and a distant view of the sea and Madeira's coastline. Family shower room is on the first floor. There is also a downstairs cloakroom and wash hand basin. If you are staying for at least two weeks a change of linen and towels will be provided by our housekeeper. The weekly rental costs are based on up to four people using the two double bedrooms. If extra single beds are used there will be a supplementary linen charge of £25 per bed per week.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
House not suitable for young children. The property is ideal for guests requiring a one/ three week holiday, and also it is possible to rent the house for a longer period at a negotiated price. Although there is no pool, use of the swimming pool of a nearby hotel set right on the seafront, with access to the sea, can be arranged at a reasonable daily fee of €10 per person. There is a poolside restaurant/bar offering excellent fare. Excellent walled patio garden to the front of the house with outside table and chairs, and a few Portuguese neighbours living nearby. Although we are minutes from the town, sometimes it feels like the country with the sounds of Portuguese daily life - the cock crowing, chickens clucking, birds twittering and the dogs barking - that's Madeiran life for you! Internet service can be provided by prior arrangement. WIFI + Ethernet cable Broadband available at a cost of £13 or 15 Euros per week, but please book and pay in advance


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Self catering Beautiful comfortable house - close to centre of Funchal
average rating of 4.647059 based on 24 reviews

Ideally situated to all taxis, shops, bars, restaurant, supermarkets and tourist information.

  • 4 of 5

This spacious and traditional house provided very good information on local amenities and places of interest to visit. It is very convenient for walking into Funchal and the front patio is particularly pretty to sit in and relax. The kichen is well equipped (although some of the utensils need replacing) for self catering. Always plenty of hot water and good showers.

Any questions to the owners about the property were answered via email promptly.

Funchal is very noisy ( including barking dogs) and there is a large construction underway about 400m to the rear of the property. You can hear the builders but they only start about 8am and it didn't bother us.

Madeira has such a lot to see and do that we couldn't fit it all in in our 11 days.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Property was as described, very good location , just an easy 10 minute walk down the hill to Funchal town ,Very secure as located behinh high locked gates . Comfortable stay and decorated in the manner of an English Country House.Small patio garden gave you the chance to sit outside, A parade of shops close by for convenience shopping, and cafes

Nice walk up to Reid's Hotel, about 30 minutes and the Savoy only 15 mins walk

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Keith, Thank you for your kind comments about our villa at Quinta Elena. Yours sincerely, Richard t s Harris
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

A home in the sun for Christmas! What a treat! We enjoyed a whole week over Christmas at Quinta Elena - especially breakfast on the sunny rooftop terrace overlooking Funchal and its bay. Elaine and Richard did their best to provide the house with personal details which make you feel like home immediately - especially with the hearty welcome by their housekeeper Emily. Obrigada for sharing your cosy and elegant Madeira home with us - in a quiet area but in walking distance to picturesque Funchal and the best bakery in town! // Quinta Elena ist sehr zu empfehlen - sehr persönlich, in ruhiger Lage und doch fast im Zentrum von Funchal!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bristol, England

Wonderful house, in the city of Funchal

  • 5 of 5

The house itself is wonderful, spacious and full of character. The house made it for us. We loved it, and spent a lot of our time hanging about the house. There is a small garden/patio area and two balconies to sit in to soak up the sunshine. If you want a house in the city, then this is a perfect place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great.....thanks so much for your kind words. Both Elaine and I are always pleased to have such positive feedback from our clients. Richard t s Harris
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Charming Home, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 1 week in mid February. The house was exactly as described. Very charming, oozing with character and spotlessly clean. It is in a very central location. The taxi airport pickup, included with our rental, was seamless and efficient. The house is a comfortable walking distance to nearby cafes, park, supermarket and to the old Town with many wonderful restaurants. We did not rent a car, but bought several one day tour packages from nearby tourist kiosks.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect place to stay in Funchal.

  • 5 of 5

We were 5 friends/family who rented the villa for one week. We really enjoyed our stay. The villa was great and the garden was amazing. We sat in the garden in the morning, in the late afternoon and every night when we came back after having had dinner.The location was perfect. It was a very quiet area and only 5-10 minutes walk from the center of Funchal. The owner provided good service and was very helpfull. So we highly recommend this villa.

Anne Marie Rydal, Denmark

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

. A lovely self catering villa in a residential area; benefits from an easy 10/15 minute downhill walk to Funchal centre where you can enjoy the pavement cafes, restaurants and the many shops, the amazing colourful vegetable/fish market, the famous wine lodges and museums ~ all waiting to be explored. Nearby is St Catarina's Park, a quiet area with pretty gardens and ideal for watching the harbour activities below, the Desertas Islands are in the background . Several good quality restaurants are nearby and some major hotels and we offer a discounted rate for swimming at a nearby hotel. Buses run from the bottom of the road to other parts of the island, the Lido and to the large Forum shopping centre.

We can arrange guided island tours by private taxi and visits to levadas and gardens.

Madeira & Funchal has much to offer with its wonderful mild climate all year round. For a special and memorable holiday this is an Ideal self catering holiday rental for summer or winter

Manuel our taxi driver will be pleased to organise full or half day tours of the Island. The rates vary according to the number of people. To check all this info out please click onto his own website...www.manueltaxitours.com


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in São Martinho, Madeira

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £75 per night, per additional guest
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £75 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £75 per night, per additional guest
Early Winter
1 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Winter
7 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Mar 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter
1 Nov 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Free taxi ride from the airport to the villa(but not in reverse). Weekly linen/towel change for bookings of at least 2 weeks at full price.

All the above prices are for 4 people .....the villa will accommodate a further 2 people at extra cost. For Christmas time please add £125 per person...for all other times of the year please add £75.00 per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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