About the property
- Villa1937 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Superb Location. 3 bedroom house above Funchal town with sea and mountain views
This traditional Quinta, built in 1871, was restored from ruin in 1999 into an award-winning home. Benefitting from stunning views of Funchal and sea, rooms are large, light and luxurious and the surrounding gardens abundant with palm trees, camellias, scented climbers, avocado trees and dazzling bougainvillea.
The house sits peacefully on the hillside on the Caminho do Monte below the famous wicker toboggan run, with breathtaking views over its own heated swimming pool to the town and bay of Funchal with sea beyond. Owner Joy, a Madeira resident for over 30 years, offers this villa and neighboring Casa Belflores (each with total privacy) to those wanting quiet surroundings, stunning views over the bay of Funchal and perfect location. You can book both together if you need 6 bedrooms!
Large terraces in the spacious gardens and around the pool are ideal for sun worshippers or, should you prefer, there is plenty of shade from a variety of trees. The gardens/terraces are secure with sun beds, chairs, tables, parasols and a Weber BBQ.
A conservatory entrance leads to a dignified lounge and dining area, with open log fire for winter evenings and French windows opening on to the gardens and heated pool. The kitchen/breakfast room, with laundry room behind, leads to a BBQ area and shower/WC for use after swimming or sunbathing.
Upstairs are 3 bedrooms; 1 double en-suite, 1 double & 1 twin and a second bathroom.
The living/dining area is very spacious, sunny and comfortable with armchairs and sofa seating for 6, French windows opening on to the garden/pool and an open log fire for winter evenings. Cable TV, a DVD/Video player, CD/cassette radio and free wireless internet access is provided.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a breakfast table for 6 and gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave oven, coffee machine, toaster, cafetière, plus crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking/serving utensils.
There is a laundry room with a washing machine, steam iron and ironing board.
All linen is provided, including towels for the swimming pool.
Maid service is provided twice a week.
Spacious terraces in the gardens and around the pools are ideal for sun worshippers or, should you prefer, there is plenty of shade from a variety of trees. The gardens/terraces are secure with sun beds, chairs, tables, parasols and a Weber BBQ.
Swimming pool dimensions and heating
Length: 8,40m Width: 4,2m Depth: from 1,00m to 2,10m
Swimming pool heating:
Pool heating is optional and costs 140,00€ per week for a setting of 24ºC, paid in cash on arrival.
Pool heating should be requested at least one week in advance. Should it be requested after arrival at the villa, the minimum charge applicable is one week, which is payable from the time the heating is turned on.
High chair and cot available at no extra charge but for health & safety reasons you need to bring your own linen for the cot. Hair dryers provided. A Z-bed can be installed in a bedroom for a child, making total occupancy 7.
Open log fire (weekly charge of €35 for logs) and portable gas heater for winter months.
Sorry, no smoking in the villas.
Owner Joy is happy to prepare supper on your arrival evening. She's an excellent cook! Please ask for details.
Locally: Five minutes' walk from the villa, the bakery with café bar makes fresh bread, even whole meal on request. A few good restaurants are also within easy walking distance. Distances: Funchal centre and harbour are 3km, 20 minutes walk, downhill
This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº26099/AL.
The advertised prices are based on a 4-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
Linda Dias/Norberta Sá
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- english, spanish, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
Pool / Spa
A stunning quinta, sympathetically restored, and beautifully maintained.
Madeira offers everything for the discerning traveller. Short of staying at Reids you could do no better!
What a great heading on this review - and the content includes quite an accolade too! many thanks, Judith.
A Beautiful Quinta overlooking Funchal
A lovely Quinta, well equipped, beautifully furnished and comfortable, with fantastic views over Funchal town and harbour. The generous welcome pack was much appreciated.
We received a warm welcome from Ciseltina the housekeeper as Joy was away when we arrived, but it was nice to meet her at the end of our holiday.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here on this beautiful island..
Thank you very much for you kind comments. We hope to welcome you again one day.
We had an amazing stay in this beautiful house. Everything was perfect. Cozy and spacious, great view and garden. Simply the best place to come back to after hiking or exploring other spots on Madeira. We only ate out one night - the rest of the evenings were spent at "home". Joy was very helpfull and kind - really have nothing at all to critisize, everything was great.
Thank you very much for this super review. Always good to know that everything was 'great'.
Very comfortable and homely
We had a wonderful 2 wk stay, made very special by the care and attention of the administration team, very warm welcome of the owner who gave very helpful advise on where to go and what to do and the servicing of the accommodation during our stay. We loved the spaciousness and the views, used the BBQ and ate almost all our meals outdoors. Local transport and markets were varied and excellent. Eating out was very enjoyable, reasonably priced and tasty. Local stores were convenient, bread was super. What more could you want for your holiday. Only neg. comment - anyone with walking disabilities would find access to the very steep road quite difficult.
Thank you taking the time to post your review and your kind comments are greatly appreciated.
Quinta D'Alegria was an absolute delight to stay in. Not only was it superbly appointed but the attention to detail was much appreciated. The 'extras' in the kitchen, and bathrooms made our stay much more comfortable. To top it off the owner Joy and Celestina the housekeeper went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The meals cooked for us by them were delicious and well worth it. The villa is positioned above the town and has fantastic views from the terrace. The garden is beautiful and well cared for and the swimming pool well maintained. There is a fantastic bakery a two minute walk away! We would not hesitate to recommend the villa.
Thank you for your super review, kind comments and recommendation. Quinta D'Alegria has been a favourite for many years now with many happy customers.
We had a fabulous time during our stay at Quinta D'Alegria. The property is simply gorgeous and the owner, Joy, was always on hand. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Thank you very much. Delighted as always to receive such lovely comments from our Quinta D'Alegria guests.
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: tropical gardens, ten pin bowling, cinemas.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Prices shown are for up to 4 guests. An additional charge of €78 applies for a 5th and 6th guest. You can arrive any day except Sunday and bookings are normally accepted for 7 nights or more. Extra nights are charged pro rata. (Sometimes 5 or 6 night bookings are accepted - please ask.) see notes below