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Quinta D'Alegria: Luxurious, Traditional, Garden, Peaceful with Heated Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Superb Location. 3 bedroom house above Funchal town with sea and mountain views

This traditional Quinta, built in 1871, was restored from ruin in 1999 into an award-winning home. Rooms are large, light and luxurious and the surrounding gardens abundant with palm trees, camellias, scented climbers, avocado trees and dazzling bougainvillea. 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. Maid service is provided by friendly Ciseltina. Owner Joy, a Madeira resident for 31 years, offers this villa and neighbouring Casa Belflores (each with total privacy) to those wanting quiet surroundings, stunning views over the bay of Funchal and perfect location, where the famous Monte toboggan run ends. You can book both together if you need 6 bedrooms!

Reasons for choosing Madeira: For nature lovers, Madeira has plenty to offer, with superb vegetation, and hundreds of subtropical plants to keep the most enthusiastic gardener occupied. Part of the island has been pronounced a World Heritage protected site, this is the area of the Laurisilva forests which are located in the Western part of the island , an area well worth exploring, especially on foot. Walking the island has become very popular with visitors who can follow long trails along the islands water courses, locally known as levadas. For golfers there are two excellent golf courses, one of which is only a ten minute drive from the house. The capital of the island is of course Funchal, a town which as well as being very attractive and spotlessly clean, has many restaurants for all tastes and budgets, and an excellent variety of individual shops, in addition to several very interesting museums.

More for your comfort and peace of mind: Owner Joy, having adopted this island as her home 30 years ago and with years of experience in the hospitality industry, offers a holiday home which probably rates as the most desirable and luxurious on Madeira. Attractive teak garden furniture with table and chairs are provided, as well as sun loungers and parasols and her gardener will be on hand to keep the pool crystal clear. Maid service is provided by cheerful and very kind maid Ciseltina, who is also responsible for changing linen and towels twice a week.

This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº20/2012

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

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Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a holiday and what a house.

Thank you for your hospitality during our stay. To be here is to be "in heaven".

Beautiful house and garden. The house with a safe and lovely style - we loved it all.

And thank you for a wonderful meal on our arrival.

We will be back next year.
Oct 2010
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27 Reviews

4.9
based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

5

Quinta-ssentially perfect!

  • 5 of 5

A stunning quinta, sympathetically restored, and beautifully maintained.

Madeira offers everything for the discerning traveller. Short of staying at Reids you could do no better!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great heading on this review - and the content includes quite an accolade too! many thanks, Judith.
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5

Very comfortable and homely

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 wk stay, made very special by the care and attention of the administration team, very warm welcome of the owner who gave very helpful advise on where to go and what to do and the servicing of the accommodation during our stay. We loved the spaciousness and the views, used the BBQ and ate almost all our meals outdoors. Local transport and markets were varied and excellent. Eating out was very enjoyable, reasonably priced and tasty. Local stores were convenient, bread was super. What more could you want for your holiday. Only neg. comment - anyone with walking disabilities would find access to the very steep road quite difficult.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you taking the time to post your review and your kind comments are greatly appreciated.
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5

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

Quinta D'Alegria was an absolute delight to stay in. Not only was it superbly appointed but the attention to detail was much appreciated. The 'extras' in the kitchen, and bathrooms made our stay much more comfortable. To top it off the owner Joy and Celestina the housekeeper went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The meals cooked for us by them were delicious and well worth it. The villa is positioned above the town and has fantastic views from the terrace. The garden is beautiful and well cared for and the swimming pool well maintained. There is a fantastic bakery a two minute walk away! We would not hesitate to recommend the villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your super review, kind comments and recommendation. Quinta D'Alegria has been a favourite for many years now with many happy customers.
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5

Stunning property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time during our stay at Quinta D'Alegria. The property is simply gorgeous and the owner, Joy, was always on hand. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. Delighted as always to receive such lovely comments from our Quinta D'Alegria guests.
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5

Brilliant location with a view

  • 5 of 5

We were not disappointed in any way with the villa. It was in a brilliant location with a view down to the harbour from the terrace. Very well equipped with many extras that are very often lacking from holiday homes eg. toilet rolls,salt & pepper,several spices & oils in the cupboard & a very comprehensive welcome pack. We paid extra for the pool heating which was well worth it as we could use the pool every day comfortably, even though the weather was not at its best during our stay. Joy, the owner was on hand to help with any queries that we may have has & the lovely maid came mid stay to clean & change towels, etc. (another bonus not always provided) Our arrival was quite late so we went to O Rustico Restaurant about 1/2 mile up the hill. Very local with limited choice on menu but very good food, fantastic friendly service & incredible value for money. During our stay, one of our party had a birthday so we went to Mozart restaurant in the Old Town which was a fantastic evening & well worth a taxi ride for a special occasion.

We would be more than happy to return to the villa for a future holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your appreciative review, we are delighted to know that you had a very good stay ; by providing the little extras you mentioned we aim to provide a home from home environment and not just the basics. Many thanks for your thoughtfulness in leaving the villa beautifully clean and tidy, and we look forward to welcoming you back another year. Best wishes Joy Menezes
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5

Brilliant!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, fantastic hospitality, little touches that meant relaxation straight away. Will most certainly return. Thank you Joy for creating a true 5 star break.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Maria, thank you for choosing to stay at Quinta d’Alegria, we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay. Great guests make all the difference. We would be very happy to see you again some day. With best regards Joy
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Funchal international airport at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Funchal ferry to Porto Santo at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Palheiro Golf at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 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: tropical gardens, ten pin bowling, cinemas.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
1 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£753
for 7 nights
£753
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
19 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,307
for 7 nights
£1,307
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Sun
6 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£836
for 7 nights
£836
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Special 6 night price
17 Jan 2017 - 22 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
£605
for 6 nights
From
£101
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Sun
23 Jan 2017 - 11 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£836
for 7 nights
£836
 
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
£1,083
for 7 nights
£1,083
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
19 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£989
for 7 nights
£989
 
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
£1,307
for 7 nights
£1,307
 
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
£1,448
for 7 nights
£1,448
 
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
£1,307
for 7 nights
£1,307
 
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
£1,136
for 7 nights
£1,136
 
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
£836
for 7 nights
£836
 
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
£753
for 7 nights
£753
 
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
£1,307
for 7 nights
£1,307
 
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
£1,448
for 7 nights
£1,448
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Welcome pack of breakfast provisions; fresh flowers; linen,bath & pool towels. Maid service twice a week.
Pool heating must be requested in advance and there is a weekly charge of €100 to heat the water to 24º. This is paid in cash to the owner on arrival.
Logs for the fire are charged at a cost of €35 per week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Luxury

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 200 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet, en-suite with master bedroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet, shared between bedrooms 2 & 3
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, for visitor use or by those using pool
  • Both bathrooms are sumptuous and beautifully fitted out, with walk in shower as well as bath. They have heating for the winter months and hairdryers are provided.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, with en-suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, + Z-bed or cot available
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, + Z-bed or cot available
  • The three, comfortable bedrooms are upstairs with gorgeous sea views: two double (one en-suite) and one twin. The bedrooms are furnished and decorated to a very high standard, with plenty of wardrobe space. The beds are made up with crisp white cotton sheets and, for the cooler winter nights, each has its own electric under blanket. A portable electric radiator is also available.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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 coonection provided. At the far end, handy for the kitchen, a traditional dining table with chairs has seating for 8. A sweeping staircase leads upstairs. 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. The laundry room has a washing machine, steam iron and ironing board. Fully furnished with linen changed twice-weekly and maid service. Provision pack on arrival. A dehumidifier is provided. See RATES NOTES for extra charges for winter pool heating and logs. Sorry, NO SMOKING in the villa - only outside.

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