Charming restored stone cottage in Funchal centre – Casa do Feitor - 17

Set amidst banana plantations, in the midst of the premium 5-star hotel area.

Casa do Feitor (the Factor's House) is one of three charmingly restored gems that sit within the 4-acre working estate of Quinta Vista Alegre where bananas and vines are grown and century-old tropical gardens are tended. Astonishingly, this oasis of tranquillity is found in the main tourist zone of Funchal, near the sea and Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel.

Converted from the old Billiard House, Stables and Factor's accommodation the cottage walls are of original stone and interiors are spacious, characterful and well designed with top quality furnishings and equipment. The large swimming pool is shared with the owner and their family (for a few days of the year this may include family children). The front patio is shaded by vines and a shared seating area, surrounded by banana trees, has 4 chairs, table & sun umbrella, the perfect place for some light reading or for enjoying an evening drink.

Casa do Feitor (Factor's House) has comfortable 1st floor accommodation with a large balcony, suitable for 2 guests. Accessed by an old stone staircase, the front door opens into a living room with sofa, 2 armchairs, a coffee table locally crafted from chestnut beams used in the Quinta, a desk, side tables, a TV with over 600 cable channels, including German satellite channels , broadband access and table lamps.

Beyond, the kitchen/diner has table/seating for 4, an electric hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle and plenty of crockery/serving/cooking/storage equipment. Sliding glass doors lead to the deck-floored balcony with wicker table & 2 chairs.

The bedroom (with king double bed) has a mahogany chest of drawers with mirror above and a full length mirror. The bathroom has bath with shower, basin, bidet, loo, heated towel rail and a fitted double hanging cupboard (with small safe).

Linen, bath & pool towels and weekly cleaning are provided. There is a shared separate laundry room with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board available for guests' use.

These villas in Funchal are adult only and do not accept children. The swimming pool may be used between 09:00 and 17:00. Free Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth speaker are available for guests' use. An electric fan is provided in summer and a portable electric heater provided in winter months. 

The 4 acre estate of Quinta Vista Alegre has been in the Zino family for 70 years, the owners being the third generation. The main house (currently occupied by the owners) was built around 1867. It is a working Quinta growing vines and bananas. Much of the garden was laid out by an English family, the Stanfords, between 1902 and 1912 and Charles Thomas-Stanford wrote "Leaves from a Madeira Garden" about his garden and the island.

Opposite the entrance to Quinta Vista Alegre (where the cottages are) is the entrance to Quinta Magnolia, previously an British Country Club which is now Government owned. Here you can enjoy beautiful gardens, a fitness circuit, and two tennis courts, all set in an area of about 40.000 square meters. Just down the street you have the two most prestigious hotels on the island, Belmond Reid's Palace, and the Savoy Palace.There are no other villas in Madeira that offer this mix of tranquil character and traditon with a central sought after location.
Nearby are other excellent hotels and a good variety of restaurants, cafés, bars, and small supermarkets. You can enjoy sea swimming at the public Lido about 1 km by foot, or you may just want to walk along the coast in this area. Funchal town centre is only a 20 minute leisurely stroll away (less than 2 kilometres).
Buses/taxis are close and frequent. A car is not essential but advisable to explore this beautiful island.

Booking notes
The cottages are adult only and children under 18 are not permitted. Maximum occupancy in each cottage is 2 people.
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 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to 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 nº65912/AL.

Property Type

Cottage

Bedrooms

1

Bathrooms

1

Sleeps

2

Lounge Seating

4

Dining Seating

4

Floor level

1st floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)

Quiet

City

Swimming Pool

Pool

Shared

Unheated outdoor pool

Kitchen Facilities

Microwave

Fridge / Freezer

Toaster

Cooker

Dishwasher

Cooking Utensils & Cutlery

Kettle

Amenities

Washing Machine

BBQ

Hair dryer

Towels provided

Safe

Separate Kitchen

Iron

Balcony

Beach Towels

Heating

Linen provided

Villa

Entertainment

DVD Player

Cable/satellite TV

Free Wi-Fi

Internet access

TV

Climatizing

Free standing fans

Safety

Smoke Detectores

Outdoor Features

Sun beds

Garden

Outdoor furniture

Balcony

Distances

Walking Distance to Beach

Walking Distance to Supermarket

Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants

Walking Distance to Town Centre

Suitability

CHILDREN -

PETS -

SMOKING -

RESTRICTED MOBILITY -

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS -

Not suitable for children

No pets allowed

No smoking

Not suitable

No wheelchair access

Activities

Beach

Places of Interest

Diving Snorkelling

Tennis courts nearby

Marina

Golf course within 30 min drive

Watersports

Town Centre

Hiking/Walking

Botanical Gardens

Golf

Car Requirements

Car Not Necessary

Secure parking

Nearest Airport

Funchal Airport

Bedroom The bedroom (with king double bed) has a mahogany chest of drawers with mirror above and a full length mirror. The bathroom has bath with shower, basin, bidet, loo, heated towel rail and a fitted double hanging cupboard (with small safe).
Bathroom The bedroom (with king double bed) has a mahogany chest of drawers with mirror above and a full length mirror. The bathroom has bath with shower, basin, bidet, loo, heated towel rail and a fitted double hanging cupboard (with small safe).
Kitchen The kitchen/diner has table/seating for 4, an electric hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle and plenty of crockery/serving/cooking/storage equipment. Sliding glass doors lead to the deck-floored balcony with wicker table & 2 chairs.
Madeira Airport : 23 kilometres AIRPORT
Funchal Port : 15 kilometres FERRY
Lido Beach Club : 15 kilometres BEACH
Palheiro Golf : 10 kilometres GOLF
Bar : 200 metres BAR
Restaurant : 200 metres RESTAURANT

Location Description:

Start Date End Date Nightly Rate (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay From To
23 Apr 2019 30 Jun 2019 103 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
01 Jul 2019 31 Oct 2019 109 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
01 Nov 2019 17 Dec 2019 98 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
18 Dec 2019 03 Jan 2020 126 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
04 Jan 2020 03 Apr 2020 96 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
04 Apr 2020 18 Apr 2020 112 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
19 Apr 2020 30 Jun 2020 103 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
01 Jul 2020 31 Oct 2020 109 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
01 Nov 2020 17 Dec 2020 98 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
18 Dec 2020 03 Jan 2021 126 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible

Rental & Booking Information

The cottages are adult only and children under 18 are not permitted. Maximum occupancy in each cottage is 2 people. 
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 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to 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 nº65912/AL.

Madeiran Oasis
<p><span>A fabulous holiday retreat if you want a peaceful holiday , yet be with in walking distance of the bustling city of Funchal. Thoroughly recommended.</span></p>
John Aspinall   Apr 2019
Beautiful accommodation in lovely surroundings
<p>We had a great stay here. The apartment was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Buffy couldn't be more helpful. I would highly recommend the accommodation</p>
C Thompson   Apr 2019
Management comment
Thank you for your comments
Wonderful
We're almost reluctant to review this property but that would be selfish of us. Having found it, we don't want to share it. We can honestly say that we have never stayed anywhere like it. It's like a different world - peace and quiet reign. The cottage was beautifully furnished and had everything you could need - a fully fitted kitchen, balcony, TV , dvd player, books, Wi-Fi. There is even a washing machine and a tumble dryer available. Every home comfort is provided. Outside is spectacular with vines and banana trees. The large pool is beautiful with loungers and umbrellas. We spent every morning at the pool and sometimes returned for a swim later in the day. Buffy and Frank made us very welcome, as did the dogs who came to see us most days. The property is well within walking distance of the centre of Funchal and all amenities including supermarkets and restaurants. We've fallen in love with Casa do Feitor and hope to have many more holidays there. We really can't praise this beautiful property highly enough.
Anne S   Sep 2016
Perfect in every way
This was our first visit to Madeira and we found Casa Do Feitor to be perfect in every way. We felt so at home surrounded by the banana trees. Some days we were reluctant to open the gates and venture into the outside world. The owners, Buffy and Frank, are special people Phil and Hazel, Northampton UK
Phil & Hazel   Feb 2015
Management comment
This was our first visit to Madeira and we found Casa Do Feitor to be perfect in every way. We felt so at home surrounded by the banana trees. Some days we were reluctant to open the gates and venture into the outside world. The owners, Buffy and Frank, are special people Phil and Hazel, Northampton UK
A great place to stay and relax
Our stay here was part of our 50th Wedding Anniversary celebrations. The accommodation here did not let us down. The comfortable apartment is fully equipped for self catering although there are many places to eat out close by. We had a car and although the entrance is a bit tight after a while presents no problem. Owners Frank and Buffy made us most welcome. We would definitely recommend this property.
Frankland G   Sep 2014
Management comment
Congratulations again on your Golden Wedding and delighted that part of your celebrations were with us. We do advise guests to hire a small car which is easier to drive into our entrance gate. Yes, guests comment on our central location where we re surrounded by many restaurants within walking distance. Many thanks for your comments.
Perfect hideaway
Based on previous reviews these cottages had a lot to live up to! We stayed for, sadly, only one week in Casa das Vinhas. It certainly lived up to every one of our high expectations. Right from the start, walking up through the vines and bananas to our front door, we felt instantly at home. The surroundings are lovely, private, calming. The cottage itself didn't really feel like a rental property, more like someones little home we had borrowed. A lovely atmosphere. Everything there we could want. We swam, laid by the pool, drank wine on our patio, generally chilled out.....exactly what we needed and this cottage delivered it in spades !! The sea, Funchal's shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance. We didn't have a car and didn't miss one. The owners, Frank and Buffy were away for the first few days of our stay but came to see us once they returned to ensure all was well and were we happy and did we need anything. That was such a kind personal touch which made us feel so welcome. They also came to say goodbye when we left. Its not often that we say this but we would definately return to Madeira and without doubt we would return to "our" Casa.
Monica G   Jun 2014
Management comment
Wonderful that you enjoyed your stay so much! Yes, we are very lucky being in such a unique location; people describe this as an "oasis" in the middle of town. We enjoyed meeting you and would welcome you back to "your" Casa anytime.