Funchal apartment rental - Pool with the cottages behind
Pool with the cottages behind
 
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
 

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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.

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.
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18 Reviews of Property 420501 in Funchal, Portugal

Casa do Feitor
average rating of 4.9375 based on 18 reviews
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Casa do Feitor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
Devon, England
5

Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
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.
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.
Helpful votes: 9/9
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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
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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.
business
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
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Casa do Feitor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
5

A safe and secure cottage in the heart of the city

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We were very fortunate to have found this property as it turned out to be an oasis of tranquility and seclusion in the heart of busy Funchal.
We had two weeks of peace and contentment in this beautiful cottage, that had everything and more that you could possibly want from a holiday retreat.
The swimming pool that is set amidst tropical flowers was bliss as we seemed to have it to our selves for the entire two weeks.
This is a lovely place to return to after days out sight seeing and with a plethora of bars and restaurants nearby to tempt your palate, we found this to be the perfect location in the center of the capital city.
We got round the problem of this property being at the top of a steep slope by catching the local bus and getting off the stop past the cottage and walking down the hill.
The owners of the property Frank and Buffy were perfect hosts as they are always friendly and attentive to your needs, always available but never intrusive
Bob and Jennie Birch
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Casa do Feitor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
5

Fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Accommodation is clean, well finished and spacious, great for a relaxing break away.
Perfect location, central and no need for a car.
Swimming pool is a real bonus, brilliant for lazy days around the pool.
A choice of restaurants within a 5/10min walk.
A lovely week away.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Casa do Feitor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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We had a Great Holiday!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Casa do Feitor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
5

Casa Do Feitor- The Factor's House

Casa Do Feitor- The Factor's House
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
What can we say that hasn't already been said before, what a wonderful apartment, facilities and location!
We booked after a recommendation from a friend who stayed in one of the other apartments this July. I think that Casa Do Feitor is the best of the three options, as being upstairs you get the fantastic views with light and airy rooms, not to mention the private covered veranhah. The apartment was spotless and fitted with everything you could really wish for. Everyone is so friendly and helpful.
One of the many helpful guides in the apartment was a comment book written by previous guests with plenty of recommendations on places to eat and visit. We found it very helpful.
We hired a car for a week but it wasn't really necessary, you can walk into Funchal easily, there is so much to see and do. If you are thinking of visiting Madeira then any of these apartments are a must!
Thankyou for a fabulous stay on a very beautiful Island, if we get the chance to come again WE WILL!
Owner's Response: We were so sorry we were away and so unable to meet you but delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I am sure your comments will be useful to prospective guests. People find the guest book comments and tips very helpful, though we are normally on hand to give any advice or suggestions if we are asked.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Casa do Feitor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
5

Regular visitors to Madeira

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We spent our second week in Madeira at the Casa de Feitor. Our first floor accommodation was excellent. The accommodation is set within a working banana and grape producing property and has been tastefully converted from old working buildings. The surroundings are peaceful and it is hard to believe the centre of Funchal is only a short walk away (the hill to the property is not for the faint hearted) The accommodation is smart and comfortable kitchen well equiped with modern cooker, micro and dishwasher. Bed comfortable and everything clean.We almost had the pool and garden to ourselves as the other tennants were out and about most of the week. But had the other two properties been fully occupied there was plenty of room for everyone to be quiet and private.The owners were away during our visit, but one small problem was quickly sorted out by the agents. We have no negative comments and really enjoyed our stay.

Suggestions: We choose self catering accommodation because my husband likes to cook local dishes when on holiday. For us a couple of extra oven proof dishes would have been useful. We were also anxious about hot dishes on the glass table. We were lucky in that the weather was really warm and pleasant but Madeira can be cool and rainy at times so a TV can be handy. Unfortunately I have poor eyesight and found the small screen of the TV almost impossible to watch unless I sat directly in front of it.
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and sorry to have missed you, but we were in London. We are glad that you appreciated the privacy of the pool and garden, which we feel are rather special. We are also very happy that in our absence our agent quickly sorted out your minor problem.
Helpful votes: 0/1
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Casa do Feitor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
-1

Thoroughly recommended

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
We had a great holiday in Casa do Feitor, which is an excellent place to stay in Madeira. Quiet and freshly decorated, surrounded by bananas and vines, next door to a generous swimming pool. The town centre is a pleasant walk, or easy bus ride away, and there are a good selection of restaurants nearby, including the famous Reid's hotel for afternoon tea! Our hostess Buffy lives next door, and gave us a warm welcome, as well as helpful advice. Thoroughly recommended.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Casa do Feitor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420501
+351 291 761997
Funchal Madeira
5

A Dream Place to Stay.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
Whether you are looking for a relaxing place to stay in perfect surroundings or a base for a more active holiday you could not find anywhere better than these beautifully appointed apartments.
You will be in one of only three converted properties in the private grounds of a lovely old villa with vines and a small banana plantation surrounding you.The spotlessly clean swimming pool can never be crowded and you can relax and enjoy the beautiful garden around you.
Funchal centre is just 15 minutes walk away or take the local bus which runs past the grounds. We particularly enjoyed the dolphin watching cataraman, a mini bus tour (they will pick you up from outside the grounds) and visiting several of the many gardens.
The restaurants we ate at were all very good and of course the fish and fruit market is a great place to visit. Try the Tuna Steaks.
We cannot emphasise enough how lovely the accomodation is and how friendly and helpful we found our hosts, Frank and Buffy.What a marvellous holiday!
Helpful votes: 2/2