About the property
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- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
3/4 bedroom/2 bathrooms sleeps 4/6 patio/garden sun terraces distant sea vie
All prices are for four people.(prices for up to six people available).
Located in a residential area, very convenient for St Catarina Park overlooking the harbour front, easy 10/15 minute downhill walk into the heart of Funchal.
This pretty traditional style villa is a little oasis with a delightful walled garden, is beautifully furnished, well equipped and with many personal touches. Comprising of spacious master bedroom with king size bed and en suite bathroom, second double bedroom with four poster bed, pretty single bedroom, shower room with basin, bidet and toilet. On the top floor, which leads onto one of the terraces, is a studio room with a single bed. Ground floor is spacious open plan with comfortable sitting area and dining room. Traditional Portuguese well equipped kitchen. There are two sun terraces with wonderful views of Funchal and out to sea - ideal for tea or an evening cocktail.
Many good restaurants, hotels and the Casino are nearby. Ideal holiday location for gardens lovers, artists, walkers, golfers and located on the sunniest part of the island. We also include meeting you at the airport by taxi. Ideal for a self catering break or holiday.
Swimming in Madeira: Madeira is not known for its beaches as it is basically a volcanic island. However there are two very nice yellow imported sand beaches. One is at Calheta about 40 minutes away by car or taxi and the other is at Machico about 30 minutes away from Funchal city centre by rapid bus. There is a swimming pool at the Hotel de Penha Da Franca where our guests can enjoy swimming in either of their pools or in the sea. This hotel is a 10/15 minute walk away from Quinta Elena. The daily cost is €14 but our clients can enjoy these facilities for €10 per day on a Sunday or Bank/religious holiday or €10per day during the week.
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- Apr 16, 2018
I have been in Holiday Letting for over 20 years now and have gained a wealth of experience.
Owner purchased this House in 2006
Why Owner chose São Martinho
We fell in love with this Villa immediately...the space the quality of fixtures and fittings....the short distance to the centre of Funchal...Restaurants of excellent quality are only a short distance away.
What makes this House unique
Two balconies...one for the morning sun and then one for the afterrnoon sun....flowers in pots on both of these balconies...views of the sea and of the mountains.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Ideally situated to all taxis, shops, bars, restaurant, supermarkets and tourist information.
This spacious and traditional house provided very good information on local amenities and places of interest to visit. It is very convenient for walking into Funchal and the front patio is particularly pretty to sit in and relax. The kichen is well equipped (although some of the utensils need replacing) for self catering. Always plenty of hot water and good showers.
Any questions to the owners about the property were answered via email promptly.
Funchal is very noisy ( including barking dogs) and there is a large construction underway about 400m to the rear of the property. You can hear the builders but they only start about 8am and it didn't bother us.
Madeira has such a lot to see and do that we couldn't fit it all in in our 11 days.
Property was as described, very good location , just an easy 10 minute walk down the hill to Funchal town ,Very secure as located behinh high locked gates . Comfortable stay and decorated in the manner of an English Country House.Small patio garden gave you the chance to sit outside, A parade of shops close by for convenience shopping, and cafes
Nice walk up to Reid's Hotel, about 30 minutes and the Savoy only 15 mins walk
Thank you for your kind comments about our villa at Quinta Elena.
Richard t s Harris
Home away from home
A home in the sun for Christmas! What a treat! We enjoyed a whole week over Christmas at Quinta Elena - especially breakfast on the sunny rooftop terrace overlooking Funchal and its bay. Elaine and Richard did their best to provide the house with personal details which make you feel like home immediately - especially with the hearty welcome by their housekeeper Emily. Obrigada for sharing your cosy and elegant Madeira home with us - in a quiet area but in walking distance to picturesque Funchal and the best bakery in town! // Quinta Elena ist sehr zu empfehlen - sehr persönlich, in ruhiger Lage und doch fast im Zentrum von Funchal!
Wonderful house, in the city of Funchal
The house itself is wonderful, spacious and full of character. The house made it for us. We loved it, and spent a lot of our time hanging about the house. There is a small garden/patio area and two balconies to sit in to soak up the sunshine. If you want a house in the city, then this is a perfect place to stay.
Great.....thanks so much for your kind words.
Both Elaine and I are always pleased to have such positive feedback from our clients.
Richard t s Harris
Charming Home, Great Location
We stayed for 1 week in mid February. The house was exactly as described. Very charming, oozing with character and spotlessly clean. It is in a very central location. The taxi airport pickup, included with our rental, was seamless and efficient. The house is a comfortable walking distance to nearby cafes, park, supermarket and to the old Town with many wonderful restaurants. We did not rent a car, but bought several one day tour packages from nearby tourist kiosks.
A perfect place to stay in Funchal.
We were 5 friends/family who rented the villa for one week. We really enjoyed our stay. The villa was great and the garden was amazing. We sat in the garden in the morning, in the late afternoon and every night when we came back after having had dinner.The location was perfect. It was a very quiet area and only 5-10 minutes walk from the center of Funchal. The owner provided good service and was very helpfull. So we highly recommend this villa.
Anne Marie Rydal, Denmark
. A lovely self catering villa in a residential area; benefits from an easy 10/15 minute downhill walk to Funchal centre where you can enjoy the pavement cafes, restaurants and the many shops, the amazing colourful vegetable/fish market, the famous wine lodges and museums ~ all waiting to be explored. Nearby is St Catarina's Park, a quiet area with pretty gardens and ideal for watching the harbour activities below, the Desertas Islands are in the background . Several good quality restaurants are nearby and some major hotels and we offer a discounted rate for swimming at a nearby hotel. Buses run from the bottom of the road to other parts of the island, the Lido and to the large Forum shopping centre. We can arrange guided island tours by private taxi and visits to levadas and gardens. Madeira & Funchal has much to offer with its wonderful mild climate all year round. For a special and memorable holiday this is an Ideal self catering holiday rental for summer or winter Manuel our taxi driver will be pleased to organise full or half day tours of the Island. The rates vary according to the number of people. To check all this info out please click onto his own website...www.manueltaxitours.com
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Free taxi ride from the airport to the villa(but not in reverse). Weekly linen/towel change for bookings of at least 2 weeks at full price. All the above prices are for 4 people .....the villa will accommodate a further 2 people at extra cost. For Christmas time please add £125 per person...for all other times of the year please add £75.00 per person.