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Traditional House, Peaceful and Private with Pool and Sea Views | Casa Belflores

Bedrooms 3
Space 180 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

Quaint traditional restored house dating back to 1880, a perfect holiday home

Tucked away in a well-tended, old fashioned garden full of exotic flowers, creepers, shrubs and fruit trees this house with unheated pool sleeps 5 guests in comfort. Downstairs the spacious living room, with open fireplace for log fires on winter evenings, has French windows opening on to the garden which has chairs, tables, sunbeds and parasols. The large, well-equipped kitchen with pretty integral dining area has a separate laundry room beyond. The second bathroom is near the stairs which lead to the 3 bedrooms upstairs (1 double, 1 twin & 1 single) and the main bathroom. Cheerful maid service (+ baby sitting) is provided by Ciseltina. Owner Joy, a Madeira resident for over 30 years, offers this villa and neighbouring Quinta d'Alegria (each with total privacy) to those wanting quiet surroundings, stunning views over the bay of Funchal and a perfect location at the foot of the famous Monte toboggan run. You can book them together if you need 6 bedrooms - both are longstanding favourites!

Casa Belflores is a perfect base from which to discover the interesting and busy little city of Funchal (a 10 minute ride on the local bus or 25 minutes' steep walk downhill), and of course you can go further afield to explore the spectacular mountain scenery of inland Madeira; either by foot along the 'levadas' or by car. From both the house and garden there are splendid panoramic views of the whole bay of Funchal, to the harbour and way out to sea. There are spacious terraces in the garden and around the pool for enjoying the sun, although should you prefer, plenty of shade from the old avocado pear trees. The house, which has been carefully restored to a high standard, retains many of its original features including exposed stone work walls, timbered ceilings and quaint interior window shutters and is now furnished with good quality furniture and fabrics in keeping with the character of the house. It is south and west facing and therefore reaps the maximum benefit of the sunshine.

THE POOL is located in the upper garden of the house in a very sheltered and private location with superb views - a real sun-trap because the white garden walls reflect the sun all around the area. The pool is surrounded by an extensive patio bordered by the luxuriant foliage of silver banana trees and is for the sole use of our guests. Garden furniture, sunbeds and parasols are provided.

Swimming pool dimensions

Shape: Rectangular

Length: 5,90m

Width: 4,10m

Depth: from 1m to 1,60m

This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº21/2012

More Details

Property Manager
Linda Dias/Norberta Sá
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

First i would like to say that we had the best holidays in many Years.

Casa Belflores was and is a very nice house and we enjoyed all the time here. The best was our girls also liked it.

The area is perfect and easy to get to all places...Please send a big thanks to Joy for her kindness and her time. Also a big thanks to you for taken the time to visit us, Was good to see you and talk to you.
Dec 2012
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Funchal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs shower room - toilet , shower , bidet
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The upstairs bathroom has a walk-in wardrobe/dressing area alongside. A hairdryer is provided. The downstairs shower room also serves as a guest WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double - 1 queen , Gorgeous sea views
    Twin - 2 twin/ single , Gorgeous sea views
    Single - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , More sea views!
  • A cot and high chair can be supplied for an infant (no extra charge). All three bedrooms are upstairs: one double, one twin and one single. The beds are made up with crisp white cotton sheets and, for the cooler winter nights, each has its own electric under blanket. Bed linen and towels are changed twice weekly.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
LIVING ROOM: Spacious and with open fireplace with logs provided for winter evenings (charge of €35 per week), French windows opening on to the garden, comfortable armchairs & sofa, TV with cable connection, DVD/VCR player, Bluetooth speaker, CD/cassette radio, bookshelves with plenty of paperbacks. Free wireless internet connection is provided. DINING AREA: With an oval table and seating for 6. The house is ideal for indoor/outdoor living and you can enjoy eating meals outside nearly all the year round. KITCHEN: Fully equipped and well designed, with gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher & microwave oven, toaster, coffee machine, plus crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking/serving utensils for 6 guests. LAUNDRY AREA: With washing machine, ironing board and steam iron. PARKING: Guests may park cars on the road right outside the house. We can arrange car hire too – ask for details. Sorry, NO SMOKING in the villa - only outside - and no pets.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Traditional House, Peaceful and Private with Pool and Sea Views | Casa Belflores
average rating of 4.928571 based on 36 reviews
The Netherlands

Wonderfull experience

  • 5 of 5

We visit Madeira in october 2009 for the first time. We searched on internet for a nice property to rent. We found Casa Belflores. We looked at the pictures and the description and we ''were solved" (a dutch expression).

We booked the house and the service we expercienced directly after the booking was great. The car hire advice and following arrangements for instance but especially the dinner proposal for the arrival day. When we finally arrived, we call the owner at the airport that we are on our way. She welcomed us warmly at the gate and had made a superb three course dinner for us. During our stay she was always at the background to contact.The house is cosy and very clean. Three times a week clean towels for example. Special towels for the swimmingpool which was situated on the upper terrace with a spectacular view on the ocean. A nice,warm and friendly restaurant at four minutes walk with very good food. But dinner at Casa Bellflores made by the owner Joy is highly recommended by us. Delicious!!

We enjoyed our stay very much. A lovely Island and rough at the same time. A beautifull house with much privacy, a wonderfull garden, swimming almost under the bananatrees etc. Very nice weather, during our stay 25 till 29 degrees. Spectaculair roads and views.

We think about visiting the other Island Porto Santo some day and then we certainly will contact Mrs Judith for advice.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Casa Belflores attracts visitors from many different countries and we welcome our first review from Holland. And a great one too! Many thanks. You obviously had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed not just Casa Belflores (and Joy's cooking!) but also your trips by car to explore this beautiful island, much of which is unspoilt and without pollution. We look forward to your return and, as it happens, Joy has a lovely house on Porto Santo which can be rented for holiday use. Best wishes, Judith (booking agent)
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A stunning property with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house, very clean & well equipped. Joy the owner is a superb host, very helpful & a great cook. Property is at the end of the toboggan run but did not cause any inconvenience to us at all. Bus service is very good & probably a must for going into the town centre. Would definitely return here

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your super review and recommendation. We hope to welcome you back.
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Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay. The house was as described and very well equipped, clean and well maintained. Excellent customer service from the owner and excellent service from the maid. I'd have no hesitation in recommending this property. We decided against hiring a car as the road system in Funchal looked a bit complicated, but we had no problems as there's such a good bus service. Favourite restaurant was Estrela do Mar.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments and recommendation. Hope to welcome you again one day.
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United States of America

Beautiful Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Belflores was a wonderful home base for our trip to Madeira. The house is in a peaceful location with beautiful views and easy access to Funchal with bus stops nearby. The house itself is well kept and nicely decorated! Beds are very comfortable and the fireplace and radiator are great for cool evenings. We were welcomed by the owner Joy who answered all our questions and provided us with a welcome basket of wonderful provisions. The villa was perfect for my husband, myself, my adult daughter, and my two older grandsons. I would recommend this property and would stay again. The little bakery nearby was wonderful in the morning for cafe' and bread and cakes. We were able to enjoy the fireworks with our wonderful view and also to relax by the pool. Lovely!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments. We continue to strive to give our guests a quality Self Catering experience at a level which usually exceeds expectations. We thank you for your feedback which always gives us a spur to do even better. We are delighted to know how much you enjoyed the fabulous NYE fireworks, Casa Belflores offers a perfect viewpoint as you found out ! Best wishes Joy Menezes
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United States of America

Beautiful House for Family Visit

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, my adult daughter and two older grandsons stayed here for vacation and loved it! The house is comfortable and clean, with everything you need to feel at home. The location has beautiful views, a nearby bakery with wonderful breads, cakes and cafe' and Funchal is easily accessible by the bus, which has stops near the house. The owner, Joy is very kind and hospitable, offering help with any questions and providing a wonderful basket of provisions for our arrival. On cool evenings we were able to have a fire and a portable heater was provided. We thoroughly enjoyed our home base for our visit to Madeira. Thank you Joy!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Cheryl, I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay at Casa Belflores at this very special time of year. It is always very gratifying to receive such positive feedback as we do everything possible to ensure that our guests are comfortable and well looked after. I know you enjoyed the magnificent firework display at midnight on New Year’s Eve, and hopefully this won’t be your last visit despite the many miles traveled from Boston U.S.A., Happy New Year to you and your lovely family. Joy
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, in a lovely area, right on the road with the no 19 bus to take you down into Funchal

Lovely garden and very hospitable welcome from Joy the owner, who is also an excellent cook.

We were well looked after and were made to feel at home. Excellent views of the harbor from the window, and the house is at the bottom of the toboggan run so you can see and hear the toboggans in action!

Would highly recommend this house. Fantastic bakery nearby for fresh warm bread in the morning but be aware no other shops within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to comment on your stay both online and in our well thumbed visitors book. I am so pleased you enjoyed your return visit to Madeira and that you felt comfortable and at home at Casa Belflores, we are pleased that you liked this little piece of traditional Madeira, set in it’s old fashioned sub-tropical garden with it’s lovely sea views. You’re right the 19 bus provides great mobility for any visitors who don’t wish to drive and it only takes 7 or 8 minutes to get to or from town with it’s shops and fabulous market. We hope to see you again one day, and best of luck with the remainder of your stay in Lisbon.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Funchal international airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Funchal ferry to neighbouring island, Porto Santo
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
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: famous tropical gardens and of course Funchal, full of history and charm, is on your doorstep.

Golf: Golfers will find two superb golf courses within easy reach - the 18-hole championship Palheiro golf course and the 27-hole Santa da Serra golf course, both with spectacular views.


Rates & Availability

Funchal Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 19 2017 - Apr 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Flower Festival -SPECIAL OFFER
Apr 19 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 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 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Jul 22 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

INCLUDED IN OUR PRICES: Fresh flowers on arrival; welcome pack of breakfast provisions, maid service
with change of linen twice weekly; a cot and high chair for infant and/or an extra, pull out bed in the single room for an additional child age under 12.
EXTRA CHARGES: Logs for fire €35 per week.

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