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Restored stone cottages among vines & bananas in prime Funchal tourist zone - Casa das Vinhas

Linda Dias or Noberta Sá. Bookings for owner

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Speaks: english, portuguese
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Restored stone cottages among vines & bananas in prime Funchal tourist zone - Casa das Vinhas

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Funchal Cottage 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.

More Details

Details for Casa das Vinhas 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Casa das Vinhas is ground floor and sleeps 2 guests. Entrance is directly into the living/dining room which is furnished to a high standard, some pieces locally crafted from wood from the estate. The sofa, two armchairs and the dining table seat up to 4 guests (ideal to share with friends/family staying next door) and there are table lamps for reading. There is a TV with cable & satellite channels, including German channels. The corner kitchenette has electric hob, combined microwave/oven, fridge, toaster and kettle and plenty of crockery/serving/cooking equipment. The double bedroom has a fitted wardrobe with drawers and vanity section with mirror and an en-suite bathroom with large shower, basin, bidet and W.C. Outside a paved area surrounded by lawn and banana trees has 4 chairs, table & umbrella. Linen, bath & pool towels and weekly cleaning are provided. A separate laundry room is available. The family pool is available for guests 9-5 daily.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Linda Dias or Noberta Sá. Bookings for owner (Owner)
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Casa das Vinhas
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Superb

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 5 nights in late October. the cottage was well equipped and comfortably furnished,with an outdoor dining area amongst the banana trees. The pool was clean and just the right temperature for cooling off,with plenty of loungers available.

The cottage is ideally located,with many restaurants within a 5 minute walk,as well as two supermarkets.

Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner,having been collected from the airport by Carlos. The bottle of Madeira was a welcome touch and the kitchen was already supplied with tea bags.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in Casa das Vinhas. Top quality accommodation, styled really nicely and comfortably. Large pool with lounge chairs, sunny outside seating area to dine in, well located in between Funchal city/Port area and the tourist zone/Lido. We managed well without a car but you need to be able to manage a steep walk home. We weren't really disturbed by the road but it was hot sleeping at night without any air conditioning. Only 2 other cottages so it never felt over-crowded. Well stocked facilities which made a great home from home for our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many people manage well without a car as we are indeed central and public transport is excellent throughout the island. Having a 12m x 6m pool with a maximum of 4 other guests does stop overcrowding and is a good way to cool off in the heat!
5

Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in Casa das Vinhas. Top quality accommodation, styled really nicely and comfortably. Large pool with lounge chairs, sunny outside seating area to dine in, well located in between Funchal city/Port area and the tourist zone/Lido. We managed well without a car but you need to be able to manage a steep walk home. We weren't really disturbed by the road but it was hot sleeping at night without any air conditioning. Only 2 other cottages so it never felt over-crowded. Well stocked facilities which made a great home from home for our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Staffordshire
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we received a lovely greeting, which included a full tour of the property, an explanation of how everything worked and what we would find in the area. The property was in first class condition was everything we expected and more. Casa das Vinhas is in a really good location, close to the sea, with the old town in one direction and the "hotel quarter", in the other direction. Both of these areas have plentiful shops, restaurants and bars. The property is up a short but steep hill, but that is the nature of Madeira. At the bottom of the hill was a really nice patisserie and ice cream parlour, so you could refresh yourself before walking up the 100 metres or so. The Casa was set in secluded gardens with banana trees and grape vines surrounding the property. The Casa and the gardens were very well maintained and a joy to relax in after a day out.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
5

Idyllic Location

  • 5 of 5

This is the most perfect location. A scenic walk into Funchal takes about 15 mins which can take you through the fabulous gardens with some great sea views, it took us about 25 mins coming back as there are a few steepish hills to tackle but there is a bus stop near the gate if you prefer and we found local transport everywhere to be excellent. We were very impressed that once through the green door, the natural banana plantation setting for the cottages was like a being transported into another world and any traffic noise almost disappeared. The accommodation has been renovated to a very good standard and provides most things you could possibly want with an excellent sized swimming pool that, when we were there, almost felt like it was just for us. The bottle of Madeira wine and fresh fruit was very welcome and the only thing we thought lacking was books on the local area, flowers and wildlife, local bus service information and perhaps some books or leaflets on walking the levadas. There are so many restaurants to choose from to suit any taste you really are spoilt for choice and there is a patisserie and Spar shop nearby for your daily essentials. We found Buffy & Zino very welcoming and friendly hosts but not at all obtrusive. This is a very relaxing place to stay and we would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who likes peace and quiet together with the convenience of being close to everything. Thank you both for sharing your oasis in Funchal.

David & Linda, Norfolk, UK

  • Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

a wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Madeira at the Casa das Vinhas. It was our first visit to the island and first time ever staying on a banana plantation! The cottage is quaint, clean, airy, comfortable and well equipped with everything you need. The sofa is so comfy to lounge on after a good days levada walking! The location is great as you are only a 15-20 min walk from the centre of Funchal and yet you have complete peace and quiet at the property. There are plenty of restaurants and a couple of little food stores nearby if you don't want to go into the centre. We would highly recommend the cottage and Madeira as a holiday destination. The levada walks are fantastic and easy to follow, we saw whales on our boat trip, its easy to get about on the local buses and by taxi, the local food and wine is great - in short a wonderful holiday, we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that your first visit to Madeira was such a success and that we helped in making it so! The whales are always exciting to see, as are the dolphins and the weather continues to be great with warmth and sun.

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Funchal International Airport (FNC)
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
within easy walking distance
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Funchal
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Junction 9, Hospital exit
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
a good variety within easy walking distance
Nearest Beach
850 Metres
The ocean & sea water pools a short walk
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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Rates & Availability

From €574 Per week

Funchal Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€574
 
 
Easter
Mar 30 2015 - Apr 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
€637
 
 
Spring
Apr 9 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€609
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€679
 
 
Autumn
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
€588
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
€749
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
€588
 
 
Easter
Mar 21 2016 - Mar 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
€658
 
 
Spring
Mar 29 2016 - Jun 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
€623
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
€693
 
 
Autumn
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
€602
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
€763
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes You will have to register to obtain a password and there is a charge of 1€/24hrs or 5€/week, payable by credit card.
Payments are accepted in Euros by bank transfer or credit card via Pay Pal. There will be an extra 4% charge for processing credit cards.A 30% deposit must be paid to secure your reservation and is non-refundable. The balance must be received no later than 8weeks prior to arrival.
Prices are in euros for 2 guests per week.
We do not normally accept arrivals on a Sunday, however under special circumstances it may be arranged at a surcharge of €30.
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.
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Amenities

Funchal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 44 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , + heated towel rail
  • The en suite bathroom has a large walk-in shower, basin, bidet, loo and electric towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , this can be made up as 2 single beds
  • The bedroom can either be made up with 1 large double or 2 single beds, with bedside tables with lamps and has a fitted wardrobe with drawers and vanity section with mirror. A hairdryer is provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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, 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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