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

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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. 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, where the famous Monte toboggan run ends. 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 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.

Lounge/Dining:

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. At the far end, handy for the kitchen, a traditional dining table with chairs has seating for 8.

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.

Swimming pool dimensions

Shape: Rectangular

Length: 8,40m

Width: 4,2m

Depth: from 1,00m to 2,10m

Swimming pool heating:

Pool heating is optional and costs 100,00€ 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.

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.

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 harbor: 3km (20 minutes walk downhill to Funchal (centre) with plenty going on. Marina with a wonderful selection of boat trips including Dolphin and Whale watching or big game fishing. Tropical gardens, various 3-5km. Levada walking 2-25km!

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

More Details

Property Manager
Linda Dias/Norberta Sá
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Funchal on Madeira

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - En-suite to master, double hand basin, bath, shower
    Bathroom 2 - Family bathroom, bath, separate shower, twin basins, bidet
    Shower/toilet by swimming pool - Toilet, hand basin, shower. Outside
  • 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
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Large double bed with en-suite bathroom, sea view
    Double - 1 Double Bed , Large double bed, sea view
    Twin - Twin beds, sea view
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9259257 based on 47 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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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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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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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

Car: recommended

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.

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Prices & Availability

Notes

  • Prices shown are for up to 4 guests.
    An additional charge of €78 applies for a 5th and 6th guest.
    You can arrive any day except Sunday and bookings are normally accepted for 7 nights or more. Extra nights are charged pro rata. (Sometimes 5 or 6 night bookings are accepted - please ask.)
    see notes below
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