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Self catering Beautiful comfortable house - close to centre of Funchal

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Owner

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 Funchal

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 for the morning sun and then one for the afterrnoon in pots on both of these balconies...views of the sea and of the mountains.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We cannot think of enough superlatives to describe this house(except that it exceeded our expectations!!). The house has everything that you need for a wonderful holiday plus a great location as well. We will be recommending it to our friends. Richard, Anne, Alan and Barbara
May 2011
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São Martinho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , en-suite + basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , + basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , + basin
  • The main family bathroom is fully tiled and has a shower enclosure, basin, bidet and WC. The en-suite bathroom is also fully tiled and has a bath with shower over, basin and WC. Downstairs there is a cloakroom with a WC and wash hand basin. There is also a washing machine plus an area for hanging out washing and for leaving walking boots, haversacks, etc. Note: Beach towels are not provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , king size
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Four poster
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Day bed
  • All three bedrooms have anti-mosquito net frames. Bedroom 1 has a extra large Mahogany bed, a dressing room and en-suite bathroom. A door leads on to the afternoon sun terrace which has an attractive pergola complete with masses of bougainvillea flowers. Bedroom 2 has a four poster standard size bed and Easterly views. Bedroom 3 has a single bed together with built-in cupboard and shelves. Bedroom 4 has a pretty single day bed and doubles up as a second sitting room with access to the sun terrace with views of the city and a distant view of the sea and Madeira's coastline. Family shower room is on the first floor. There is also a downstairs cloakroom and wash hand basin. If you are staying for at least two weeks a change of linen and towels will be provided by our housekeeper. The weekly rental costs are based on up to four people using the two double bedrooms. If extra single beds are used there will be a supplementary linen charge of £25 per bed per week.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
House not suitable for young children. The property is ideal for guests requiring a one/ three week holiday, and also it is possible to rent the house for a longer period at a negotiated price. Although there is no pool, use of the swimming pool of a nearby hotel set right on the seafront, with access to the sea, can be arranged at a reasonable daily fee of €10 per person. There is a poolside restaurant/bar offering excellent fare. Excellent walled patio garden to the front of the house with outside table and chairs, and a few Portuguese neighbours living nearby. Although we are minutes from the town, sometimes it feels like the country with the sounds of Portuguese daily life - the cock crowing, chickens clucking, birds twittering and the dogs barking - that's Madeiran life for you! Internet service can be provided by prior arrangement. WIFI + Ethernet cable Broadband available at a cost of £13 or 15 Euros per week, but please book and pay in advance


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Self catering Beautiful comfortable house - close to centre of Funchal
average rating of 4.785714 based on 21 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house, in the city of Funchal

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Charming Home, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect place to stay in Funchal.

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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tolle Unterkunft, tolle Lage

  • 5 of 5

Quinta Elena liegt in 10min fußläufig zur Innenstadt Funchal in einer ruhigen Wohngegend am Casino. Das Haus liegt im einem kleinen Garten mit einer Natursteinmauer umgeben. Das Haus hat einen englischen Stil. Alles ist sehr sauber und alle erdenklichen Küchengeräte sind vorhanden einschlieslich Waschmaschine. Das Haus ist perfekt für eine 4-5-köpfige Familie. Wir haben immer morgens und abends im Garten für Frühstück und Abendessen gesessen.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I have been to Madeira many times but Quita Elena was the best house I've ever stayed at. The house was clean, very well maintained and simply beautiful. It's a really large house with great views from the many terraces and a gorgeous front garden that was very private and comfortable. We spent many nights relaxing in the garden. The owner of the house is lovely and the customer service was excellent. I highly recommend this house not only because it's such a beautiful and comfortable house, but also because of it's location - 5 minute walk to downtown Funchal and 2 minute walk to Casino Madeira. The rental of the house also included a free pick up from the airport and the driver was wonderful - we booked him for all our island tours and he was knowledgeable and very friendly. This is a home away from home and you won't be disappointed. I can't wait to come back to Quinta Elena!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

. 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


Rates & Availability

São Martinho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Winter/Spring
Jan 8 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Jan 8 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $256.73

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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