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Traditional House, Peaceful, Private, heated Pool and Seaview | Casa Belflores

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet


About the property

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.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.Cheerful maid service (+ babysitting) 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!The house is beautifully furnished with maid-service, linen and towels changed twice-weekly. High chair and cot available at no extra charge, however for health & safety reasons we ask you to bring your own bedding for the cot.The pool (5.9 x 4.1m) is located in the upper garden of the house in a very sheltered and private location, perfect in winter for soaking up some rays! The water is not heated and can be a bit chilly during the winter months.There is a laundry area with washing machine, ironing board and steam iron.Fresh linen and cleaning is provided twice a week.Hairdryers are provided.This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license.

Property Manager
Linda Dias/Norberta Sá
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Funchal on Madeira

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom1 -
    Bathroom2 -
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large Double Bed, sea views
    Twin - 1 Single Bed , 2 Single Bed, sea views
    Single - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
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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Traditional House, Peaceful, Private, heated Pool and Seaview | Casa Belflores
average rating of 4.928571 based on 36 reviews
The Netherlands

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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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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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

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

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 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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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: 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


  • Rates are shown for up to 4 guests.
    An additional charge of €85 applies for a 5th guest.
    Arrivals normally accepted any day except Sunday for bookings of 7 nights or more. Additional nitghts charged pro rata.
    (a 5 or 6 night stay can sometimes be arranged - please ask)
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