Linda Dias or Noberta Sá

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CASA DO FEITOR

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1 bedrm, sleeps 2, easy walk to sea, shops, restaurants & Reid's Palace, Madeira

These three charmingly restored gems sit within the 4-acre working estate of Quinta Vista Alegre where bananas and vines are grown and century-old tropical gardens are tended. Astonishingly, this oasis of tranquillity is found in the main tourist zone of Funchal, near the sea and Reids Palace Hotel.

Converted from the old Billiard House, Stables and Factor’s accommodation the cottage walls are of original stone and interiors are spacious, characterful and well designed with top quality furnishings and equipment.

A private, electric entrance gate leads to a shared car park and a short, cobbled driveway. Each cottage is self- contained with 1 bedroom/bathroom and an outlook of tropical fruit trees and plants. 2 have patios shaded by vines in warmer months and 2 are entirely ground-floor, ideal for those less mobile. The resident owners speak English and Portuguese. The family pool is available 09.00-17.00. Sorry, no children

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: Opposite the entrance to Quinta Vista Alegre (where the cottages are) is the entrance to Quinta Magnolia, previously an British Country Club which is now Government owned. Here you can enjoy beautiful gardens, a fitness circuit, and two tennis courts, all set in an area of about 40.000 square meters.

Just down the road you have the oldest and possibly most prestigious hotel on the island, Reid's Palace, where they serve the famous afternoon 'Tea at Reid's' on the terrace overlooking the gardens and ocean. (Pre-booking necessary.) Nearby are other excellent hotels and a good variety of restaurants, cafés, bars, shows and concerts.

You can enjoy sea swimming at the public Lido about 1 km by foot, or you may just want to walk along the coast in this area.

The nearest small supermarket is less than 5 minutes' walk.

Buses/taxis are close and frequent. A car is not essential but advisable to explore this beautiful island.

ABOUT QUINTA VISTA ALEGRE: The 4 acre estate of Quinta Vista Alegre has been in the Zino family for 70 years, the owners being the third generation. The main house was built around 1867. It is a working Quinta growing vines and bananas in the centre of Funchal. Much of the garden was laid out by an English family, the Stanfords, between 1902 and 1912 and Charles Thomas-Stanford wrote “Leaves from a Madeira Garden” about his garden and the island.

The “Vista cottages” are in the original stone, set among the bananas and vines, having been converted from the old Billiard House and Stables and Factors accommodation.

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Details for Casa do Feitor 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Casa do Feitor (Factor's House) has comfortable 1st floor accommodation with a large balcony, suitable for 2 guests. Accessed by an old stone staircase, the front door opens into a living room with sofa, 2 armchairs, a coffee table locally crafted from chestnut beams used in the Quinta, a desk, side tables, a TV with over 600 cable channels, including German & UK satellite channels (BBC & ITV), broadband access and table lamps. Beyond, the kitchen/diner has table/seating for 4, an electric hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle and plenty of crockery/serving/cooking/storage equipment. Sliding glass doors lead to the deck-floored balcony with wicker table & 2 chairs. The double bedroom has a mahogany chest of drawers with mirror above and a full length mirror. The bathroom has bath with shower, basin, bidet, loo, heated towel rail and a fitted double hanging cupboard. Linen, bath towels and weekly cleaning are provided. The family pool is available 9-5 daily.
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a great holiday. Sadly the weather was not it’s usual sunny self so we did not take advantage of the pool. The property is central and ideal for either walking into town or catching the bus before making onward connections for independent walking. We enjoyed walking the Levadas using the Underwoods, Walking and Eating Maderia, although we did enjoy good basic food from the tourist menu at Café Espero on the top road.

The apartment was large, spacious and spotlessly clean. The kitchen was well equipped. The windows were all well netted. The only tiny down side was the noise of the Lorries going up the hill when we needed the windows open one humid night. I noticed that there were fans but no air conditioning. This might be a problem during the summer. We ended up shutting the window and soon dropped off to sleep in the King size bed….bliss.

In the mornings I loved opening the bedroom shutters trying to see the cruise ships in the dock, you could just see the funnels. You knew to look as some of them tooted as they came into the harbor in the evening.

The fresh fruit, (oranges, pears and bananas,) from the garden, along with the bottle of Madeira wine was very generous and a welcome touch.

Despite the weather it was a great holiday and your efficient booking arrangements, combined with the general organisation of Madeira, meant that we did have the easy and relaxing break that we were after

Buffy is a wonderful calm hostess. I have no hesitation recommending this accommodation.

Book it and enjoy.
Oct 2012
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Linda Dias or Noberta Sá

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Casa do Feitor
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
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Casa do Feitor
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+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
Devon, England
5

BEAUTIFUL AND RELAXING

  • 5 of 5
Spacious and well thought out accomodation in a beautifully finished refurbished building. The standard of furnishing, including appliances, was very high and was everything that we had been led to expect and more. The swimming pool was clean and welcoming. Each of the three apartments is designed so that it is private from the other two. The complex is conveniently situated close to all amenities and only a 15 minute walk into the centre of Funchal albeit uphill coming back. It is close to the city so there was a certain amount of traffic noise which did not cause us a problem. The transfer from the airport was seamless and the owners and staff always helpful and obliging. All in all we had a splendid holiday and we would thoroughly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for our first Casa do Feitor review! Refurbishing the cottages in 2009 was a far larger undertaking than we had expected so it is particularly rewarding that guests feel comfortable, happy and so appreciative.
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Casa do Feitor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
4

CLEAN SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE

  • 4 of 5
Apart from a couple of niggles, which could have been avoided had the owners, who were on holiday, left someone on site to ensure that guests were OK, this is a def recommend from us.
Do not, like us, make the mistake in hiring a car, unless you are a professional driver, or a masochist, or own an Insurance Company. The only access to the cottages is so difficult that we elected to largely stay on site, as the thought of having to return through the entrance spoiled any excursions.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were sorry to be away during your stay and had sent you an e-mail advising you about our absence and giving you various phone numbers to call should you have any problems. There is also a welcome handbook in the cottage asking you to contact various people with any queries.

Our employee, Ivone, was on the premises Monday to Friday and would have been able to help.

Our entrance is rather narrow but it was an existing gateway when we restored the cottages and could not be changed. Most people with a car do not have a problem. Many of our guests do not hire a car as we are so central with so many amenities, especially restaurants, within walking distance and local transport is excellent. For walking, which Madeira is renowned for, it is often easier to take a bus and be able to walk from A to B and get a bus home, rather than having to retrace your steps back to your car. Taxis are very reasonable too.

Thank you for recommending us and we hope to be able to personally welcome you back.
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Casa do Feitor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
5

PERFECT HIDEAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Based on previous reviews these cottages had a lot to live up to!
We stayed for, sadly, only one week in Casa das Vinhas. It certainly lived up to every one of our high expectations. Right from the start, walking up through the vines and bananas to our front door, we felt instantly at home. The surroundings are lovely, private, calming. The cottage itself didn't really feel like a rental property, more like someones little home we had borrowed. A lovely atmosphere. Everything there we could want.
We swam, laid by the pool, drank wine on our patio, generally chilled out.....exactly what we needed and this cottage delivered it in spades !!
The sea, Funchal's shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance. We didn't have a car and didn't miss one.
The owners, Frank and Buffy were away for the first few days of our stay but came to see us once they returned to ensure all was well and were we happy and did we need anything. That was such a kind personal touch which made us feel so welcome. They also came to say goodbye when we left.
Its not often that we say this but we would definately return to Madeira and without doubt we would return to "our" Casa.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful that you enjoyed your stay so much! Yes, we are very lucky being in such a unique location; people describe this as an "oasis" in the middle of town. We enjoyed meeting you and would welcome you back to "your" Casa anytime.
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Casa do Feitor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
5

LOVELY POOL, BEAUTIFUL GARDENS, TRANQUIL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
The cottages were set in beautiful gardens and we loved listening to the birds singing away while lazing by the pool. The gardens were also very nice with a mixture of grape vine, banana plantations and an abundance of bright, brilliant flowers. So pretty. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the terrace every morning and a post dinner drink in the evening. I suppose it helps that we had glorious weather and not a drop of rain during our stay. I love older properties and both the cottages, the Quinta and its grounds oozed old world charm.

We found the owners to be very pleasant. On hand when you needed to ask them questions but not at all intrusive so very easy to relax. The cottages were cleaned at the end of the first week and all towels and bedding were changed.

The only niggle some might have is that you could hear distant traffic noise. We live in an area where there is no passing traffic so I'm used to total silence at night and am a very light sleeper. Therefore I closed the bedroom windows at night. Not a problem in May but I could imagine the cottages could be quite warm during the summer months. I'm sure most people could however leave the windows open at night and not be disturbed by the traffic noise. Perhaps at some point, air conditioning could be installed in the bedroom, even if you have to pay extra for it locally?

The cottages provided everything we needed for a two week break. The kitchen was small but we only eat snacks and breakfasts in the cottage anyway so suited us fine. Lots of wonderful restaurants within walking distance of the cottages, which was an unexpected bonus.

Excellent value for money and I would return again.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa do Feitor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
4

LOJA DA LENHA

  • 4 of 5
Thank you to Buffy and Frank for a very comfortable stay in the delightful Loja da Lenha.
The accomodation is light and spacious.
It is tastefully decorated and well equiped.
The Quinta is well located near the centre of Funchal giving good access to all parts of the island yet provides a haven from the busy surroundings.
Buffy and Frank are excellent hosts. Both welcoming and attentive but not intrusive.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa do Feitor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
5

PERFECT RETREAT, REALLY PEACEFUL & RELAXING

Perfect Retreat, really peaceful & relaxing
  • 5 of 5
stayed here in September 2013. These cottages are a perfect retreat, really peaceful and relaxing we had the lovely large pool to ourselves some of the time. But even when all 3 cottages were occupied there were only 6 of us sharing the pool and there were plenty of sun umbrellas and sun beds. Each cottage also has a patio area or a balcony. The patio areas have a table and 4 chairs and sun umbrellas which made it ideal for eating outside in an idyllic location surrounded by banana trees and vines. All 3 cottages are decorated and furnished to a high standard. Casa Das Vinhas where we stayed was very well equipped, with ample storage.
Frank and Buffy are perfect hosts who helped make our stay very pleasant, we were made to feel very welcome from the start. They were both very helpful answering any questions and dealing with a couple of minor issues we had.
The cottages are close to the centre of Funchal, where there is a good selection of restaurants and bars. Madeira is a beautiful but hilly island, but if you don’t want to walk there are plenty of buses and taxis. The views from the cable car are excellent.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Funchal International Airport (FNC)
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Funchal
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Junction 9, Hospital exit
Nearest Beach
850 Metres
The ocean & sea water pools a short walk
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
within easy walking distance
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
a good variety within easy walking distance
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 such as: a theatre, chic shops, street stalls, open market, wine lodges, museums, city parks, bars, cafés and endless restaurants, multi-screen cinema, a 15th century Roman Catholic Cathedral and an 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 topography and stunning scenery, it is definitely worth exploring the island and the new network of roads. For local info, please see 'FURTHER DETAILS'.

Other Activities: Madeira is famous for its tropical gardens and its 'levada' walks which extend into the beautiful mountain areas with dramatic scenery.

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Funchal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€693
 
 
Autumn
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
€623
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
€819
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€623
 
 
Easter
Apr 5 2015 - Apr 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
€735
 
 
Spring
Apr 16 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€672
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€714
 
 
Autumn
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
€630
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
€826
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Prices are in Euros for 2 guests per week. Arrivals accepted on any day except Sunday.
Bookings accepted for 7 nights or more.
Included: Fresh flowers on arrival, linen and towels changed weekly, cleaning weekly.
Not included: There is Wi-Fi internet access in the cottages.You will have to register to obtain a password and there is a charge of 1€/24hrs or 5€/week, payable by credit card.
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Amenities

Funchal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 66 m²
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Parking
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Sunbed
  • Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Security System
  • Local Maps
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , + heated towel rail
  • The en suite bathroom has a bath with shower, basin, bidet and loo, a heated towel rail and a fitted double hanging cupboard. Linen and bath towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , this can be made up as 2 single beds
  • The bedroom can be made up with either 1 large double or 2 single beds and also contains a large mahogany chest of drawers with mirror above and a full length mirror, bedside tables with lamps and two chairs. Hairdryer provided.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • outlet shopping
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • tennis
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
Notes:
Linen, towels and weekly cleaning are provided. A separate laundry room with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board is available for guests' use. There is very little crime on Madeira but each cottage is supplied with a security system. The outdoor family pool is available for guests 09.00 - 17.00 daily. An electric fan is provided in summer and a portable electric heater provided in winter months. There is Wi-Fi internet access in the cottages for use with your own laptop. You will have to register to obtain a password and there is a charge of 1€/24hrs or 5€/week, payable by credit card.
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