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Luxurious, Traditional, Garden, Peaceful with Heated Pool | Quinta D'Alegria

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Restored from a ruined state in 1999 into an award-winning home. Great location

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.

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.

Maid service is provided by friendly Cisaltina who is also responsible for changing linen and towels twice a week.

Owner Joy, a Madeira resident for 31 years and with years of experience in the hospitality industry, offers this villa and neighbouring Casa Belflores (each with total privacy) to those wanting quiet surroundings, stunning views over the bay of Funchal and perfect location, where the famous Monte toboggan run ends. You can book both together if you need 6 bedrooms!

Reasons for choosing Madeira: For nature lovers, Madeira has plenty to offer, with superb vegetation, and hundreds of subtropical plants to keep the most enthusiastic gardener occupied. Part of the island has been pronounced a World Heritage protected site, this is the area of the Laurisilva forests which are located in the Western part of the island , an area well worth exploring, especially on foot. Walking the island has become very popular with visitors who can follow long trails along the islands water courses, locally known as levadas. For golfers there are two excellent golf courses, one of which is only a ten minute drive from the house. The capital of the island is of course Funchal, a town which as well as being very attractive and spotlessly clean, has many restaurants for all tastes and budgets, and an excellent variety of individual shops, in addition to several very interesting museums.

Pool heating is optional and costs 100,00€ 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.

This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº20/2012

More Details

Property Manager
Linda Dias/Norberta Sá
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a holiday and what a house.

Thank you for your hospitality during our stay. To be here is to be "in heaven".

Beautiful house and garden. The house with a safe and lovely style - we loved it all.

And thank you for a wonderful meal on our arrival.

We will be back next year.
Oct 2010
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Funchal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , en-suite with master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , shared between bedrooms 2 & 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , for visitor use or by those using pool
  • Both bathrooms are sumptuous and beautifully fitted out, with walk in shower as well as bath. They have heating for the winter months and hairdryers are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , + Z-bed or cot available
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , + Z-bed or cot available
  • The three, comfortable bedrooms are upstairs with gorgeous sea views: two double (one en-suite) and one twin. The bedrooms are furnished and decorated to a very high standard, with plenty of wardrobe space. The beds are made up with crisp white cotton sheets and, for the cooler winter nights, each has its own electric under blanket. A portable electric radiator is also available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
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 coonection provided. At the far end, handy for the kitchen, a traditional dining table with chairs has seating for 8. A sweeping staircase leads upstairs. 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. The laundry room has a washing machine, steam iron and ironing board. Fully furnished with linen changed twice-weekly and maid service. Provision pack on arrival. A dehumidifier is provided. See RATES NOTES for extra charges for winter pool heating and logs. Sorry, NO SMOKING in the villa - only outside.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxurious, Traditional, Garden, Peaceful with Heated Pool | Quinta D'Alegria
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 47 reviews

Quinta-ssentially perfect!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great heading on this review - and the content includes quite an accolade too! many thanks, Judith.
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Very comfortable and homely

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you taking the time to post your review and your kind comments are greatly appreciated.
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Stunning property

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. Delighted as always to receive such lovely comments from our Quinta D'Alegria guests.
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Brilliant location with a view

  • 5 of 5

We were not disappointed in any way with the villa. It was in a brilliant location with a view down to the harbour from the terrace. Very well equipped with many extras that are very often lacking from holiday homes eg. toilet rolls,salt & pepper,several spices & oils in the cupboard & a very comprehensive welcome pack. We paid extra for the pool heating which was well worth it as we could use the pool every day comfortably, even though the weather was not at its best during our stay. Joy, the owner was on hand to help with any queries that we may have has & the lovely maid came mid stay to clean & change towels, etc. (another bonus not always provided) Our arrival was quite late so we went to O Rustico Restaurant about 1/2 mile up the hill. Very local with limited choice on menu but very good food, fantastic friendly service & incredible value for money. During our stay, one of our party had a birthday so we went to Mozart restaurant in the Old Town which was a fantastic evening & well worth a taxi ride for a special occasion.

We would be more than happy to return to the villa for a future holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your appreciative review, we are delighted to know that you had a very good stay ; by providing the little extras you mentioned we aim to provide a home from home environment and not just the basics. Many thanks for your thoughtfulness in leaving the villa beautifully clean and tidy, and we look forward to welcoming you back another year. Best wishes Joy Menezes
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, fantastic hospitality, little touches that meant relaxation straight away. Will most certainly return. Thank you Joy for creating a true 5 star break.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Maria, thank you for choosing to stay at Quinta d’Alegria, we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay. Great guests make all the difference. We would be very happy to see you again some day. With best regards Joy
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Funchal international airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Funchal ferry to Porto Santo
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
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: 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

Funchal House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 19 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Winter Sun
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Welcome pack of breakfast provisions; fresh flowers; linen,bath & pool towels. Maid service twice a week.
Pool heating must be requested in advance and there is a weekly charge of €100 for a setting of 24º. This is paid in cash to the owner on arrival.
Logs for the fire are charged at a cost of €35 per week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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