Linda Dias or Noberta Sá

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LOJA DA LENHA

Funchal Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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 Loja da Lenha 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Loja da Lenha (The Old Wood Store) has comfortable ground floor accommodation for 2 guests with a patio shaded by vines in the warmer months. The entrance opens into a well furnished living room which features original chestnut beams, one stone wall and a coffee table locally crafted from beams used in the Quinta. There is a sofa, 2 armchairs, TV with over 600 cable channels, including German & UK satellite channels (BBC & ITV), broadband access and table lamps for reading. Beyond, the kitchen/diner has table/chairs for 4, an electric hob,oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, toaster, and kettle and plenty of serving/cooking equipment. The bedroom can be made up with 1 large double or 2 single beds & has mahogany chest of drawers with mirror above. The en suite bathroom has a bath with shower, bidet, basin, toilet and double, fitted wardrobes. The outside paved area has 4 chairs, 1 table, 1 umbrella. Linen, bath towels & weekly cleaning provided. The family pool is availlable 9am-5pm,
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Linda Dias or Noberta Sá (Owner)
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We were very pleased with the property and it exceeded our expectations.

We found the owners very friendly and helpful and the cottage itself very spacious and well equipped. We found we could walk down to the harbour in about 15 minutes and to the Lido in the other directionin about the same time. We also found we could walk to a number of restaurants in both directions in 5 minutes or so which made eating out easy. We found it very pleasant to sit around the pool which is very sheltered and on the patio surrounded by banana trees. We thoroughly resommend this property and would certainly return to it if we should visit Madeira in the future.
Jan 2013
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4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Loja da Lenha
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Loja da Lenha
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+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
Moscow
4

Choose This Gem Over a Souless Hotel

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I recently spent a very relaxing week in Loja Da Lenha. The apartment has many positives – it’s spacious, clean, modern, tastefully decorated and well-equipped. The owners are also very nice and friendly.
The property's greatest strength has to be its location – the apartment is surrounded by a small banana plantation which contributes to the tropical feel of the place. We especially took delight in picking the ripe fruit for our breakfast each morning! There is a small table and chairs on the lawn outside the apartment which is perfect for enjoying the outdoor area (especially at meal times). The large and well maintained pool is also a great bonus.
Whilst the apartment sits in tranquil and in luscious surrounds, it is extremely well located – the centre of town and its restaurants are accessible by foot.
I would recommend this apartment to any couple who wishes to spend a relaxing week in Madeira somewhere comfortable, well located and with a bit of character.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: These comments are wonderfully positive and very helpful for those who might be considering booking in future. Many thanks - we're delighted you enjoyed your stay so much and hope to see you again sometime. Buffy and Frank
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Loja da Lenha
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501?uni_id=1020005
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
5

A Special Place

  • 5 of 5
A little bit of old Funchal within easy reach of the town centre and close to restaurants and bars.
We loved Loja da Lenha and are recommending it to our friends. The accommodation is extremely well appointed, very comfortable, and it’s on a banana farm --- perfect.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

We are indeed privileged by our position, being within walking distance of most town facilities and yet sheltered amongst bananas and vines.

We would be delighted to have you back.

Frank & Buffy Zino (owners)
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Loja da Lenha
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501?uni_id=1020005
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
5

Superb

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday on the lovely island of Madeira. Our accommodation at Loja Da Lenha more than met our expectations. It is of very high standard furnished very tastefully and well maintained, everything you would need. The setting is very tranquil surrounded by banana trees and vines, a lovely swimming pool and very friendly and helpful owners.
The properties are centrally situated in Funchal with shops and good restaurants within a short walk.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed Madeira so much and hope to be able to welcome you back again soon
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Loja da Lenha
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501?uni_id=1020005
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
5

Stay at loja da lehna

  • 5 of 5
This is a fantastic place to stay, truly 5 star!
Buffy welcomed us for our one week stay with fresh fruit and Madeira wine and a quick tour of this beautiful apartment.
The apartment is spacious, very clean and well appointed the kitchen has all mod-cons with plenty of space to eat.
We were impressed with the peace and quiet, the secure parking and the super pool.
We will definitely visit again.
PS. be prepared for mosquitoes in the evening
P&F from Cornwall
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you so enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you back again.

The pool is 12m x 6m and so you can have a good swim in it. It is currently surrounded by vines with grapes nearing picking time, which we feel gives it an added atmosphere

Mosquitos, we are unable to control! They are part of life on this sub-tropical island. We do have mosquito netting on all the windows. It is important that these are closed at night before switching on the lights which attract the mosquitos.

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Loja da Lenha
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501?uni_id=1020005
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
5

Magical place!

  • 5 of 5
This was the most beautiful apartment we have ever stayed in! The host was friendly, the cab driver was friendly. When you walk through the gate you find yourself surrounded by banana & grape plants. It's like walking into paradise! There was a nice pool where you can swim in. And then the apartment, nicely decorated. Everything is clean and proper. We had a really nice time in Madeira. Only thing less positive was the fact that you had to climb up an hill to get to the apartment. For us not a problem, but worth mentioning.

Highly recommended! Greetings the Dutch people.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you so enjoyed the property. Madeira is a hilly island. To get to the centre of town from the property is a 15 minute walk downhill. To return is a stiff uphill walk, but there are plenty of taxis or even local buses to get you home again. We look forward to seeing you back in Madeira.
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Loja da Lenha
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501?uni_id=1020005
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
Russia, St. Petersburg
5

Loje

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for hospitality!
Very nice place, very comfortable cottage, good location.
The readiness of the staff to accommodate to our needs was excellent!
Perfect!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Greetings from Madeira to St Petersburg! Many thanks for these kind comments which will be useful for anyone thinking of booking one of these delightful cottages in future.
As it happens, the neighbouring owners were away on holiday over the period of this booking and our taxi driver, Carlos, (who speaks perfect English) provided airport transfers, settled this couple into their cottage and was their point of contact during their stay. Ivone, the maid, is friendly and helpful but speaks only Portuguese. A comprehensive welcome handbook gives plenty of information on what is available in the local area and obviously it did its job!
This reply is submitted by agent Judith (Island Homes Rentals) who handles bookings.
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Map

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Funchal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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
€672
 
 
Autumn
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
7 night minimum stay
€609
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€805
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€609
 
 
Easter
Apr 5 2015 - Apr 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
€700
 
 
Spring
Apr 16 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€644
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€686
 
 
Autumn
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
€623
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
€819
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes We do not normally accept arrivals on a Sunday, however under special circumstances it may be arranged at a surcharge of €30.
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

Amenities

Funchal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 66 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Wireless Internet
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sunbed
  • Safe
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , with heated towel rail
  • The en suite bathroom has a bath with shower, bidet, basin, loo and heated towel rail and double fitted hanging cupboard and chair and side table with drawers.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , which can be made up as 2 single beds
  • The bedroom can be made up with 1 large double or 2 single beds and has a mahogany chest of drawers with mirror above, two chairs, bedside tables with lamps and a full length wall mirror. A hairdryer is provided. There is a small safe for valuables.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Fresh flowers, fruit and a small bottle of Blandy's Madeira wine on arrival. 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 and a small safe. The outdoor family pool is available for guests 09.00 - 17.00 daily. Times can be flexible. 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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