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Beautiful character house with garden, heated pool and seaview | Casa Belflores

9
Funchal, Portugal
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Sleep
5

Description

Pretty as a picture, in a country cottage style with Madeiran personality and mature flowering gardens, Casa Belflores is located next to the end of the famous toboggan run, and benefits from superb panoramic views over the sea and Funchal town. It offers charming accommodation with such character features as exposed stone walls of viillas in Madeira, and beamed ceilings, a tasteful up to the minute interior with flashes of colour, spacious open-plan living areas and all 'rooms with a view', not forgetting the lovely swimming pool set slightly above to benefit from those great views!

Owner Joy, a Madeira resident for over 30 years, offers this villa and neighboring Quinta d'Alegria (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!

The well-equipped kitchen gives on to a separate dining room with views to the garden and out to sea. Built in 1880, Casa Belflores has been carefully updated and in addition to the thick stone walls, it offers double glazed traditional style windows and doors which makes the house cosy in the cooler winter months and pleasantly cool in the height of the summer.

Retaining the extensive outdoor areas of oider villlas in Funchal, outside you have a choice of two separate garden areas, one at ground level filled with numerous unusual plants and shrubs which provide colour and interest throughout the different seasons, and the other at the upper level of the house where you'll find the exuberant green foliage of a number of 'silver' banana trees, and other tropical species. A very spacious pool terrace with its own private heated pool (optional) is also at this level; the walled garden is a real suntrap as it benefits from the sunshine all day long. Both areas of the garden have terraces for sitting in to relax and unwind or to dine alfresco.

Casa Belflores is perfectly suited to a couple wishing for a spacious holiday home just for two, but equally suitable for up to five guests. The three bedrooms are composed of a double, a twin and a small single all on the upper level and complemented by two shower rooms.

 

The city of Funchal is a 1.5 km downhill walk, or a short bus ride provided by the half hourly bus service throughout the day an evening. A busy bakery and café and a small supermarket are both a short walk from the house.

Cheerful maid service (and babysitting) is provided by Cisaltina. 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. You can book them together if you need 6 bedrooms - both are longstanding favourites!

Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedroom 1, first floor, double bed, sea-view
Bedroom 2, first floor, two single beds, sea-view
Bedroom 3, first floor, one single bed, sea view
Bathroom 1, ground floor, single washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower
Bathroom 2, first floor, single washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower

Kitchen
Fully equipped kitchen with 4-ring gas cooker, built-in electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, toaster, filter coffee machine, hand-held liquidizer, juicer, plus crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking/serving utensils.

Lounge
Sitting area, seating for 6, with flat screen cable TV, DVD

Dining
Dining table for 6, Bluetooth speaker.

Swimming pool dimensions:
Type: Rectangular
Length: 5,90m
Width: 4,19m
Depth: from 1m to 1,60m
Pool heating is optional and costs 140,00€ per week for a 24ºC setting, paid in cash on arrival.
A supplement of 30,00€ per week applies for each additional degree up to a maximum of 26ºC
Pool heating is optional and 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.

Other
Laundry area with washing machine, iron and ironing board.
There is free Wi-Fi connection throughout the living area, abrange upstairs.
Hairdryers are provided in each bathroom.
Movable electric heaters.
High chair and cot are available at no extra charge; however for health & safety reasons we ask you to bring your own bedding for the cot.

Cleaning
Cleaning and linen change is provided every 7 days.
For stays of more than 8 nights, and additional light clean and fresh linen is provided
All linen and towels are provided, including towels for the swimming pool.
A cot and highchair can be provided free on request. Due to Health & Safety reasons you need to provide your own linen for the cot.

Booking notes
The rental value varies with the number of people occupying the property, so please ensure you enter the correct dates, number of adults, children and infants. Please note that supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
To secure your reservation, a deposit of 150€  is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival. Should you cancel up to 8 weeks prior to arrival only the deposit is non-refundable, and within this period the full amount.

This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº26069/AL

Amenities

A lovely character Madeira house with a lovely garden and views over Funchal and the sea
Property Type

House

Bedrooms

3

Bathrooms

2

Sleeps

5

Lounge Seating

5

Dining Seating

6

Floor level

Ground

1st floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)

City

Family

Mountain views

Swimming Pool

Pool

Private

Heated

Kitchen Facilities

Oven

Dishwasher

Cooking Utensils & Cutlery

Toaster

Cooker

Microwave

Fridge / Freezer

Coffee Machine

Kettle

Amenities

Washing Machine

BBQ

Hair dryer

Towels provided

Heating

Safe

Cot

Separate Kitchen

Iron

Fire Place

Beach Towels

Telephone

Linen provided

Highchair

Villa

Entertainment

Cable/satellite TV

Free Wi-Fi

TV

Children Television Networks

DVD Player

Internet access

Wireless Internet

Air Conditioning/Heating

Free standing fans

Safety

Smoke Detectores

First Aid Kit

Fire Extinguisher

Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required

Outdoor Features

Sun beds

Exterior Lightning

Outdoor furniture

Distances

Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants

Suitability

CHILDREN -

PETS -

SMOKING -

RESTRICTED MOBILITY -

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS -

PARTIES

Suitable for children of all ages

Please contact the owner/manager

No smoking

Not suitable

No wheelchair access

Parties Not Allowed

Activities

Places of Interest

Hiking/Walking

Botanical Gardens

Golf

Town Centre

Tennis courts nearby

Marina

Car Requirements

Car Recommended

Private Entrance

Check-in/Check-out

Express Check-in

Contactless Check-in

Guest Identification Required

Social Distancinging following guidelines from local authorities

Staff wear personal protective equipment

Express Check-out

Contactless Check-out

Private Check-in and Check-out

Staff Follow all safety protocols from local authorities

Temperature Checks on staff

Cleaning and Sanitization

Cleaning produtcs against covid-19

Enhanced Cleaning Practices

Guest Accommodation cleaning can be avoided on request

High Touch Surfaces Desinfected

Linen and Towels washed in at least 60ºC/140ºF

Plates, Cutlery, Glasses and other tableware sanitised

Desinfectants used for cleaning

Guest Accommodation sealed after cleaning

Hand Sanitizer Available

Housekeeping Weekly

Linens,towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authorities guidelines

Portugal clean and safe sanitization protocol followed

Nearest Airport

Funchal Airport

House Size:

  • 180
  • Ground Size:

  • 450
  • touristicLicenceLabel

  • 26069/Al
  • Rates

    Rental & Booking Information

    The advertised prices are based on a 2-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
    To secure your reservation, a deposit of 150€  is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival. Should you cancel up to 8 weeks prior to arrival only the deposit is non-refundable, and within this period the full amount.
    This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº26069/AL

    Availability

    Booked Provisional Available

    Map

    Funchal Airport : 15 kilometres AIRPORT
    Highway : 2 kilometres HIGHWAY
    Funchal Port : 2 kilometres FERRY
    Palheiro Golf : 5 kilometres GOLF
    Beach : 5 kilometres BEACH
    Bakery Livramento : 200 metres BAR
    Supermarket Amanhecer : 300 metres RESTAURANT

    Reviews

    Bon accueil.

    Bon accueil. Photos à l image de la réalité. Très agréable maison. Linge de maison et de piscine fourni. Produits de base comme sel, poivre, huile fourni.Du pain et des fruits , nous ont été offert à l arrivée. Lessive pour lave linge et lave vaisselle fournie, c est rare. Bravo à nos hôtes.

    anne marie Laboue   Mar 2020
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    Merci
    Lovely property
    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.
    Catherine M   Feb 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you for your lovely comments and recommendation. Hope to welcome you again one day.
    Très propre et très bon accueil

    Très propre et très bon accueil (petit déjeuner fourni) avec une grande souplesse d'horaires ; gite de charme très bien décoré avec des fleurs naturelles du jardin en vase ; gite bien équipé avec par exemple 2 cafetières (normale et expresso) ; très bon emplacement pour rayonner dans l'ile ; très tranquile la nuit et boulangerie à 2 pas ; juste un commentaire sur le surcout pour chauffer la piscine qui est un peu excessif mais c'est une option (+2°C=200€) et c'est connu d'avance.

    Cecile Fournier   Apr 2019
    Beautiful Vacation Home!

    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!

    Cheryl Jewett   Jan 2015
    Management comment
    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
    Lovely house, beautiful garden, and a very friendly landlady
    We absolutely loved our stay in Funchal. The house is situated above the capital Funchal, and the view from the house is stunning, overlooking the city and the sea beyond. The house was immaculate when we moved in, and we even got new sheets mid-stay. Everything you need is there, and the next bakery is just 2 minutes by foot away, so you can get your fresh bread rolls in the morning. It is possible to walk down into the town centre in about 20 minutes, or you can take the bus No. 19 which takes 7 minutes. There is also on-street parking if you have a rental car. The pool is small but sufficient, and you can have it heated for a small surcharge.
    Christian Danneman   Jun 2018
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for you kind comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay.

    Great views over the Old Town and harbour. Good car parking and on a bus route or 10 euros taxi downtown. Nice and quiet at night.

    Den Pain   Mar 2018
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    Great comments - thank you very much

    What a beautiful property. Very rustic, so if you like modern, probably not for you, but the house was old and absolutely beautiful, Located in the hillside with an amazing view over Funchal. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets, plenty of sunshine for full days by the pool. The personal touches by Joy and her team were greatly appreciated, we had a little food and drink starter pack, fresh bananas, cake and even tea! The pool was heated to 26 degrees, which was a little chilly for this time of year, but warm enough for our 5 year old to have fun splashing around for an hour or so each day. Beds comfortable, windows excellent and blocked out all noise. All in all, I would highly recommend and stay here again

    Elizabeth Dawes   Jan 2020
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    Some lovely comments. Thank you very much.
    Beautiful location, wonderful garden
    The house is well furnished and tidy, with all the necessities and some extra niceties. It is a pleasure to sit among the flowers on the terrace overlooking the ocean. The owner has been very accessible and made suggestions about a private tour. Maid service is provided two times a week and the owners left a few started food items in the fridge.
    Erika Heider   May 2018
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    Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed Casa Belfores.
    Lovely villa clean spacious and clean great views

    Very comfortable villa with well equipped kitchen. A gorgeous garden with views over funchal. Owners are friendly and helpful and live next door if you need anything. Great bakery just up the street and a local supermarket is a short walk. Highly recommend to anyone.

    Helen Robey   Nov 2018
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    Thank you very much for your super comments and recommendation.
    First Class Finca (House) with stunning views

    This Madeirian Finca (Farm House) has been beautifully restored with a stunning pool and amazing views over the bay of Funchal. Ask the owner Mrs Joy Menezes to cook for you, fabulous local dishes to the highest standard. The service is excellent with a friendly touch. We had a wonderful relaxing break, what a find. Highly recommended.John.....

    John Evans   Apr 2019
    Bowled over by Casa Belaflores

    This place is a real gem, the pictures in the website don't do it justice. It is beautifully furnished and spotless, and the views of Funchal are amazing. We also loved the floodlit private pool. Also, the kitchen is very well equipped which isn't always the case. Joy the owner was really welcoming and helpful, especially when we found driving in Funchal too challenging!

    John Radowitz   Mar 2019
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    An absolutely lovely review. Thank you very much indeed.

    Lovely island host and house. Perfect for our needs.

    Kate Malone   Jan 2020
    Management comment
    Thank you very much.
    Nette Villa mit Blick über Funchal

    Haus erstreckt sich über 2 Etagen mit Blick über Funchal. Liegt direkt am Ende der Korbschlittenfahrten, daher immer viel Trubel. Wir waren vor 5 Jahren schon mal hier. es hat sich nichts geändert. Bei schönem Wetter wieder die Terrasse oft genutzt. In Bäder könnte mal investiert werden. Bäcker gleich in der Nähe-kleiner Supermarkt auch nicht weit weg. Pool haben wir zwar nicht genutzt, war aber sauber und auch warm.

    Lars Schone   Apr 2019
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    Vielen Danke!
    A stunning property with amazing views

    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

    Linda BISSET   Oct 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your super review and recommendation. We hope to welcome you back.
    A lovely comfortable property

    We had a lovely time , the acccomodation suited us and we had a great base from which to explore the island or drop into Funchal. Everyone we met were both helpful & lovely

    Melanie Elkington   Dec 2018
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your comments.
    Schön gelegenes Ferienhaus mit Seeblick und Pool - perfekt!

    Wir (vierköpfige Familie mit Teenager) wohnten eine Woche lang in der schönen Casa Belflores und wünschten, wir hätten länger gebucht. Das Haus liegt hoch oben am Hang mit Blick auf Funchal und hat einen gepflegten Garten auf zwei Ebenen. Beide haben eine gute Aussicht über Funchal und den Atlantischen Ozean. Der Pool befindet sich auf der oberen Ebene. Das Haus selbst ist groß. Es wurde kürzlich renoviert und in hellen Farben neu dekoriert. Die Fotos in ourmadeira.com geben eine genaue Darstellung, außer dass das erste Foto das Haus kleiner aussehen lässt, als es in Wirklichkeit ist. Das Wohnzimmer im Erdgeschoss ist hell und groß. Die Küche und auch der Rest des Hauses sind sehr gut ausgestattet. Wir konnten uns keine Funktion oder Einrichtung vorstellen, die fehlte. Die drei Schlafzimmer im Obergeschoss haben bequeme Betten, in denen wir alle sehr gut geschlafen haben. Das Parken war einfach. Es gab Platz für unseren Mietwagen auf der Straße direkt vor dem Haus in einer Bucht, die groß genug für drei Fahrzeuge war. 650 Meter westlich des Hauses auf der Ebene entlang der Estrada do Livramento befindet sich ein kleiner Supermarkt/ mit Bäckerei und Postamt. Dort habe wir unsere Frühstückssachen gekauft haben. Unsere Gastgeberin und Besitzerin des Hauses, Joy, war charmant und unaufdringlich. Sie wohnt im Haus nebenan, aber wir sahen sie nur zweimal zu Beginn und am Ende unseres Aufenthalts. Trotzdem war es gut zu wissen, dass Hilfe in der Nähe war, wenn wir sie gebraucht hätten. Unsere Kommunikation (auf Englisch) vor dem Aufenthalt war mit ourmadeir.com und verlief sehr schnell und effektiv-. Der Hausbesitzerin Joy wurde 2019 ein TravelAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence" verliehen, und wir können bestätigen, dass sie es wirklich verdient hat. Die Casa Belflores können wir uneingeschränkt empfehlen.

    Michael Groves   Oct 2020
    Management comment
    Hi Michael, wow what amazing reviews, thank you so much. Hope to see you soon
    Peaceful with excellent views

    The villa has excellent location close to the center and yet peaceful. The garden and the pool area are wonderful. We enjoyed the levadas and walks in the old town.

    Risto Valve   Mar 2019
    Outstanding property, owner and manager
    We were very pleased with Casa Belflores. Lovely, well maintained home, near transit,beautiful views,, etc. The property manager and owner were professional and helpful. Our stay was the foundation of an excellent holiday.
    Scott Hilborn   Mar 2018
    Management comment
    Good to know that everything was to your satisfaction. Thank you for your review.
    Amazing

    We had a wonderful 10 days at Casa Flores, the villa was very well equipped, very clean, the maid came twice with fresh bed linen etc. The pool was a real bonus as the weather was very hot, swam every day and most evenings, lovely to sit on the terrace and watch the lights down in Funchal, great sea view. Joy the villa owner is a lovely lady, very helpful and always available if there were any issues (there were none). The villa is a 20 minute walk from the centre of Funchal, all downhill, and if you want to walk back it will take at least twice as long and an uphill slog, there are bus stops 100 yds from the villa, the fare into Funchal is 2 euros. I would definitely recommend this property for a great stay in Madeira, just far enough from the centre of Funchal and easy to drive to from the airport.

    Stephen Dettke   Oct 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you so much for your nice comments.
    Perfektes Ferienhaus für 2 Paare, mit super Lage

    Das Haus ist in einem super Zustand und sehr sauber. Die Küche und die beiden Terassen laden zu langen Abenden ein. Joy war sehr aufmerksam und hat uns alles bei unserer Ankunft erklärt. Der Pool ist ausreichend für eine kühle Erfrischung.

    Tino Siegfried   Oct 2018
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    Vielen Dank für Ihre Kommentare.
    Comfortable villa with stunning sitelines
    Stunning location in Funchal. Sitting up on the hill with an overview of the city of Funchal & the cruise ship docks. Right next door to where the Toboggan runs end from Monte. The home...what can I say? It was a comfortable rustic style interior with all the accoutrements of home. Felt very safe in the neighborhood; in fact very safe on the whole island of Madeira. Coming from the US is a stretch; however so well worth it. Joy & her husband Luis were so kind & accommodating. I hope to visit them back next year.
    Victor Moore   Feb 2018
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    Some lovely comments - thank you very much indeed. We look forward to your return visit.
    Well appointed, ideal position, good value.
    Casa Belflores is a well maintained character villa with all mod cons and lovely 180 degree view over the harbour. Convenient for Funchal - 20 minute downhill walk - although be prepared for it to take a bit longer to walk back! Villa has easy access to road network which is extremely good considering the size of the island. On the downside the property and in particular the pool is adjacent to the end of the toboggan run which means it is extremely noisy from 10 until 6 with; loading of the toboggans, parking / reversing coaches and lorries, and the very loud voices of the crews, consequently we didn't feel comfortable relaxing by the pool. Nevertheless, we had a very enjoyable week exploring all four corners of the garden Island savouring much of what it has to offer.
    Paul Fuller   Mar 2014
    Management comment
    Thank you for taking your time to post a review about your recent holiday at Casa Belflores and we’re pleased you enjoyed your stay and discovered all the wonderful places that this beautiful Island has to offer. We were sorry that you were sensitive to the hustle and bustle of the toboggans and their crew, this very typical and fascinating mode of transport is still used to delight visitors to the Island and those visiting the Island by cruise often begin their day by skimming down the steep hill from Monte, the week you were on the Island was the peak week of the cruising season and so this was an unusually busy time for them. I agree that the Latins can be rather boisterous and vocal with their speech, but this is very much the local life and colour of the place and forms part of the Madeirean character , we are sorry that you felt it impacted on your stay
    Wonderful!
    We had the best holiday at Casa Belfores! It exceeded all my expectations! Joy, the owner gave us the warmest welcome and provided the most delicious supper on our first night which we requested as we were in on a late flight. A brilliant service and such a lovely personal touch this saved us from having to find a restaurant when we hadnt quite got our bearings. The house is original, rustic, charming and spacious for two people. It is extremely well equipped and everything was beautifully clean and well maintained throughout our stay. The views from the house are absolutely stunning. As we were without a car we took advantage of the taxi service offered to the local supermarket on our first daywhich was really helpful. The local bus service stops almost outside the house and is very good. There is a local bakery, pharmacy and 4 restaurants within walking distance. We very much appreciated all the little touches such as the welcome basket, maderia wine in a beautiful decanter, showergel and handwash in the bathrooms etc. A few points which are not a moan at all....but I think the sunbeds are getting a little old, the backs seemed to collapse quite frequently (mind your hands!) and the tred on the stairs is quite steep so maybe not good for the less mobile or small children. All in all, we had a wonderful, relaxing stay in the most beautiful home. A dream of a holiday. Thank you Joy, we will be back!
    Lesley Coyle   Oct 2011
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    Thank you for one of the most appreciative and informative reviews to date. It has totally made my day! Your mention of the tired sunbeds is appropriate and, at the end of such a busy year, I have a few items that need attention and sun beds will definitely be included in the shopping list. Your mention of the steep steps is also much appreciated as a caution to future guests. In all our advertising we mention the unsuitability of Casa Belflores for the less mobile and young children (for this reason) and it’s good to have it reinforced. I am delighted that your first visit to Madeira and to Casa Belflores proved to be such a huge success. Haste ye back! Kind regards to you both, Joy
    Historische Villa mit sehr guter Aussicht über Funchal und tollem Garten.
    Sehr freundliche und aufmerksame Vermieterin. Wir haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt. Der Garten ist fast schon ein botanscher Garten - sehr gut.
    Ines Levin   Jul 2020
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    Danke
    Fantastic villa with beautiful views and all the amenities you could require
    The villa provided everything we could need and we had a fantastic family stay. It was very spacious and the swimming pool adds that special touch. We very much enjoyed breakfasting on the terrace backed by the beautiful views of Funchal.
    Ellie Stout   Nov 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you kindly for your comments. Pleased you had a great time.
    Excellent
    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.
    Anne wiseman   Apr 2014
    Management comment
    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.
    First Class Finca (House) with stunning views.

    This Madeirian Finca (Farm House) has been beautifully restored with a stunning pool and amazing views over the bay of Funchal. Ask the owner Mrs Joy Menezes to cook for you, fabulous local dishes to the highest standard. The service is excellent with a friendly touch. We had a wonderful relaxing break, what a find. Highly recommended.John....

    Birgitte Sødergren Dreijer   Apr 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your comments and recommendation
    Beautiful house and location,great hosts,everything required to make our stay perfect

    This was our first stay in this property,having stayed in the neighbouring property Quinta D'Alegria (which we can highly recommend also)for many years,and as expected it was just perfect. Joy and Luis are both great and welcoming hosts,with a lovely team around them,for which nothing was too much trouble. The house and garden are beautifully and stylishly laid out,along with the lovely heated pool and stunning views over Funchal and out to sea .The property had everything we needed and more,a lovely and thoughtful welcome pack,stylish furnishings,great guest information folder,and lots of useful local books etc to make our stay both relaxing and enjoyable. The location is ideal,with restaurants,bars a great local shop and bakery all within easy walking distance.There are Taxis available nearby,or the walk down into Funchal,which we did most days is very Interesting.Funchal has many great restaurants,bars,shops and places of interest,and is an easy city to get around and enjoy.The rest of Island is a must to explore,and Joy can arrange a local Taxi with the lovely Teresa to give you a guided tour,which is really worth doing,along with the various Levada walks and boat trips.The opportunity to experience one of Joys meals cooked for you at the villa,(sample menus are in the guest info folder),is one not to be missed,the food and wine are superb,and extremely good value. We will certainly be returning !

    Stefan Kleinau   Apr 2019
    Management comment
    Great comments. Thank you very much indeed. We look forward to your return visit
    Marvelous house

    Beautifull house, with swimming pool.The house was very clean. It is idealy located and quiet. We were pleasently welcomed.

    Lea Andersen   Aug 2020
    Management comment
    Many thanks for your nice comments
    Charming and spacious house with well-kept garden and pool with great sea view

    We stayed for week at the lovely Casa Belflores and wished we had booked for longer. The house is high up on the hillside overlooking Funchal and has a well-maintained garden on two levels. Both have good views over Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean. The pool is on the upper level. The house itself is large. It seems to have been two separate dwellings which were combined at some stage. It has been recently renovated and redecorated in light colours. The photographs in ourmadeira-dot-com give an accurate representation, except that the first photograph makes the house look smaller than it really is. The downstairs living room is light and large with sofa and armchair seating for seven, a TV and fireplace for the winter and a well-stocked bookcase (English language books). The kitchen and indeed the rest of the house are very well equipped. We could not think of any feature or facility that was missing. Just to give a small example, there are at least three ways to prepare coffee in the kitchen: a French press, a percolator and a Nespresso machine. The three bedrooms upstairs have comfortable beds in which we all slept very well. Upstairs and downstairs there is a bathroom with shower and toilet, so no one has to wait very long. Parking was easy. There was space for our hire car on the road just in front of the house in a bay big enough for three vehicles. This is of course under COVID-19 conditions when the number of tourists is sharply reduced. I cannot say if parking is always available here under normal conditions. The road is fortunately one of the horizontal ones which simplifies things for those unused to the hills of Madeira. There is a small supermarket/post office/bakery a 650 metre walk on the level to the west from the house along the Estrada do Livramento which is where we bought our bread and other provisions for breakfast. Our host and owner of the house, Joy, was charming and unobtrusive. She lives in the house next door, but we only saw her twice at the beginning and end of our stay. Still, it was good to know that help would have been readily available should we have needed it. The traditional Madeiran wicker sledge ride ends quite close to the house, which allows an interesting day trip to be organised: walk down the hill into town, take the cable car one way up to the Monte Palace, enjoy the gardens there and then take the toboggan ride. From there walk the 25 or so metres back home to Casa Belflores. Although we made the booking through booking-dot-com our communication was with ourmadeira-dot-com, who were really excellent with the speed and accuracy with which they answered our questions. For 2019 Joy was awarded a TravelAdvisor Certificate of Excellence which we can confirm is entirely deserved. If we return to Madeira we will certainly consider staying at Casa Belflores again and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends. Indeed, we have already done so.

    Michael G   Oct 2020
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    Hi Michael, wow what amazing reviews, thank you so much. Hope to see you soon

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