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Charming restored cottage set in a Quinta in Funchal centre | Loja da Lenha

18
Funchal, Portugal
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Sleep
2

Description

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Loja da Lenha (the Old Wood Store) 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. Loja da Lenha has comfortable ground floor accommodation for 2 guests.

The entrance opens into a well-furnished living room which features original chestnut beams, one stone wall and a coffee table locally crafted from beams used in the Quinta. There is a sofa, 2 armchairs, TV with over 600 cable channels, including German satellite channels, broadband access and table lamps for reading. Beyond, the kitchen/diner has table/chairs for 4, an electric hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, toaster, and kettle and plenty of serving/cooking equipment. The bedroom can be made up with 1 large double or 2 single beds & has mahogany chest of drawers with mirror above. The en suite bathroom has a bath with shower, bidet, basin, toilet and double fitted wardrobe (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 we require a 30% deposit, or the full amount if you are arriving within 8 weeks. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. 

This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº65882/AL.

Amenities

Character properties set within a banana plantation in the heart of the hotel area
Property Type

Cottage

Bedrooms

1

Bathrooms

1

Sleeps

2

Lounge Seating

4

Dining Seating

4

Floor level

Ground

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)

Quiet

City

Mountain views

Swimming Pool

Pool

Shared

Unheated outdoor pool

Kitchen Facilities

kitchen

Oven

Dishwasher

Cooking Utensils & Cutlery

Cooker

Microwave

Fridge

Amenities

Washing Machine

BBQ

Beach Towels

Heating

Linen provided

Villa

Iron

Hair dryer

Towels provided

Safe

Separate Kitchen

Entertainment

Cable/satellite TV

Free Wi-Fi

TV

Children Television Networks

DVD Player

Internet access

Wireless Internet

Air Conditioning/Heating

Free standing fans

Safety

Fire Extinguisher

Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required

First Aid Kit

Outdoor Features

Sun Loungers

Garden

Outdoor furniture

Terrace

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 -

PARTIES

Not suitable for children

No pets allowed

No smoking

Suitable

No wheelchair access

Parties Not Allowed

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

Check-in/Check-out

Express Check-in

Contactless Check-in

Guest Identification Required

Staff Follow all safety protocols from local authorities

Temperature Checks on staff

Express Check-out

Contactless Check-out

Private Check-in and Check-out

Staff wear personal protective equipment

Cleaning and Sanitization

Enhanced Cleaning Practices

Guest Accommodation cleaning can be avoided on request

Housekeeping Weekly

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

Portugal clean and safe sanitization protocol followed

Guest Accommodation sealed after cleaning

Hand Sanitizer Available

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

Plates, Cutlery, Glasses and other tableware sanitised

Nearest Airport

Funchal Airport

House Size:

  • 80
  • Ground Size:

  • 40000
  • touristicLicenceLabel

  • 65882/AL
  • Rates

    Start Date Nightly Rate (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay From
    01 Nov 2022 97 2 7+ Nights Flexible
    19 Dec 2022 126 2 7+ Nights Flexible
    04 Jan 2023 100 2 7+ Nights Flexible
    01 Apr 2023 115 2 7+ Nights Flexible
    15 Apr 2023 104 2 7+ Nights Flexible
    13 Jun 2023 112 2 7+ Nights Flexible
    01 Nov 2023 100 2 7+ Nights Flexible
    19 Dec 2023 130 2 7+ Nights Flexible

    Rental & Booking Information

    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 we require a 30% deposit, or the full amount if you are arriving within 8 weeks. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. 

    This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº65882/AL.

    Availability

    Booked Provisional Available

    Map

    Local Amenities Nearby

    AIRPORT: Madeira Airport - 23 kilometres
    FERRY: Funchal Port - 1.5 kilometres
    BEACH: Lido Beach Club - 1.5 kilometres
    GOLF: Palheiro Golf - 10 kilometres
    BAR: Bar - 200 metres
    RESTAURANT: Restaurant - 200 metres

    Reviews

    As many have said, an oasis in the built up area of West Funchal. Remarkably quiet considering there's a busy road just outside. A short walk into the old part of the city and close to bus stops for anyone using public transport to get around. Very spacious rooms and a really well equipped kitchen for anyone planning on self catering and there's a big Pingo Doce supermarket 15 mins away. Some lovely restaurants on the way there if you are staying close to home. The well maintained pool is a real pleasure to come home to each afternoon after exploring the many diverse gardens of the island. Having an evening flight it was so lovely to have a late checkout and not drag bags around town.

    Colin Gasson   Oct 2022
    Management comment
    Thank you for your kind words about Loja da Lenha! Kind Regards, António

    A very pleasant stay. Wonderful host and very welcoming staff. Plantation and vineyard setting was a very nice change of pace. Close to restaurants and to the ocean. Public transportation easily accessible. Keep up the good work.

     

    Christina Siebold   Oct 2022
    Management comment
    Thank you for your kind words about our property!

    A great stay in this perfect oasis on a finca just up from the lido area. The apartment is comfy and in a peaceful location. Loved having use of the pool after a day out walking. Buffy is a helpful host, sharing the bananas grown on site and ideas for trips etc. I recommend a stay in this accommodation.

     

    Mary Wilford   Sep 2022
    Management comment
    Dear Mary, Thank you for reviewing your stay at Loja da Lenha. We are happy to know that you found Quinta Stanford the perfect oasis in Funchal. Also, we are glad to hear that Buffy was very helpful during your stay. We look forward to host you a third time at Quinta Stanford. Kind Regards, António
    A beautiful rustic villa nestled in a banana grove. Lovely hosts, lovely pool and a perfect place to take some time out from the noise of modern life.

     

    Kerry Manning   Sep 2022
    Management comment
    Dear Kerry, Thank you for your kind words about your stay at Quinta Stanford. Kind regards, António

    Un gîte très sympa et très propre, très bien situé à Funchal d'où on peut explorer toute l'île facilement. La piscine est très agréables après une excursion dans les montages ou juste pour se détendre. Les propriétaires sont très gentils, accueillant et de bon conseils tout en restant discrets. Très bonne adresse que nous adresse que nous recommandons sans hésiter.

     

    Olivier Riou   Sep 2022
    Management comment
    Dear Olivier, We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Quinta Stanford cottages. Also, the fact that you found the location perfect to explore the island and that the hosts were kind and friendly. Kind Regards, António
    Die Ruhe hat mir besonders gefallen, da das Haus nicht direkt an der Straße liegt. Außerdem ist es nur für wenige Urlauber ausgelegt was mir sehr gefallen hat. Kleiner aber schöner Pool wo man ungestört schwimmen oder auch ein Buch lesen kann. Würde diese Unterkunft ohne zu zögern jedem weiterempfehlen.

     

    Markus Ulbrich   Jul 2022
    Management comment
    Dear Markus, Thank you for your time reviewing your stay at Loja da Lenha. We are happy to know that you found Quinta Stanford a quiet and peaceful location. Also, that you enjoyed the pool and found it tranquil enough for reading a book. We look forward to host you once again in the future. Kind Regards, António

    Le clame, la verdure et la sérénité dans une ville sur-exposée

     

    Stéphanie Bodenheimer   Jun 2022
    Management comment
    Thank you for your kind words about our property!

    This place ist truly a little Paradies in the perfect Location in Funchal. We had a great time here and definetly will come back some day. Many thanks to the lovely Hosts.

    Lea Domke   Sep 2021
    Management comment
    Thank you

    Well located between Funchal centre and the hotel district. Benefits are: easy pick up for tour operators. Lots of restaurant choices in walking distance, and small supermarkets. Pictures very representative of the property. Enjoyed the pool area and the shade afforded by vines. Owners very welcoming and helpful eg. booking a taxi to and from airport and flexibility with check out. There is traffic noise when windows are open but property is well set back from the road and remains cool. The property is very secluded amongst vines and banana trees. Good choice of books in the property.

    Anne Meredith   Aug 2021
    Management comment
    Many thanks for your great comments!
    Dias excepcionais, num paraíso escondido no Funchal.

    É um lugar onde nos sentimos no meio rural tradicional da Madeira, mesmo no centro do Funchal. recomendo vivamente para quem quiser passar umas férias na Madeira.

    Estacionamento não é simples, mas resolve a estadia.

    Susana Gonzaga   Jul 2021
    Management comment
    Obrigada pelos seus comentários
    Quinta Cottage
    Pleasant cottage surrounded by banana trees in quiet location but just 20 mins walk from central Funchal
    Peter Field   Dec 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you.
    Wohnen in einer kleinen Bananen-Plantage (Quinta Stanford) und doch in der Stadt.

    Wohnen in einer kleinen Bananen-Plantage (Quinta Stanford) und doch in der Stadt. In einem von Mauern umgeben herrschaftlichen Anwesen mit alter Villa wohnt man separat in einem Nebengebäude (Cottage) in einer großzügigen Wohnung mit eigener Zufahrt. (etwas schmales Tor von der Strassenseite, vorsichtig einfahren). Es gibt einen schönen Swimmingpool und Sitzgruppen direkt an den Banannenstauden. Die Wohnung ist sehr gemütlich eingerichtet und hat eine optimal ausgestattete große Küche (incl. Mikrowelle, Backofen, etc.). Auch Wachmaschine und Trocker stehen (nebenan) zur Verfügung. Die Besitzerin (Buffy) des Anwesens hatte uns sehr freundlich empfangen und konnte gute Tips geben. Wir haben selten so gut gewohnt. Absolut empfehlenswert.

    Manfred Köller   Oct 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you for your nice comments
    Location est propre, très confortable avec un coin piscine convivial

    Location est propre, très confortable avec un coin piscine convivial. Les propriétaires sont pleins de bonnes intention et tiennent à préserver notre intimité et à répondre à toutes nos attentes. Une location à recommander!

    Catherine Ecarot   Aug 2019
    Management comment
    Merci Beacoup.
    Adresse à découvir

    Séjour très satisfaisant. Proche du centre ville de FUNCHAL. Magnifique endroit entouré d'une bananeraie. Propriétaire très sympathique et parlant un peu le français. Nous y retournerons très certainement avec un très grand plaisir.

    Caroline Jenot   Apr 2019
    Madeiran Oasis

    A fabulous holiday retreat if you want a peaceful holiday , yet be with in walking distance of the bustling city of Funchal. Thoroughly recommended.

    John Aspinall   Apr 2019
    Quiet and blissful.....

    We enjoy the quiet and privacy of Loja de Lena and have stayed there several times. It is set in a beautiful plantation near to the main manor house. 25 min walk into the centre of Funchal or a few minutes by bus. About a 10 minute walk from the unmissable Reid's Hotel ! There is a lovely swimming pool/ sitting area. The property is well equipped, comfortable and attractive. The king sized bed is firm and very comfortable. There are two other gite type properties adjoining. We have always found our neighbours to be quiet and courteous. The owners live in the main house and are warm and helpful. So if you want a quiet relaxing environment in beautiful grounds and within walking distance of Funchal old town and plenty of good eateries........ .

    Michael Bruton   Mar 2019
    Tolles Cottage in einer wundervollen Anlage

    Wir haben den Aufenthalt in dieser Unterkunft sehr genossen. Schöner kann man eigentlich gar nicht wohnen. Es war gemütlich, großzügig, toll eingerichtet und es hat an nichts gefehlt. Die ganze Anlage war toll mit Bananenplantage, super schöner Poolanlage die wir die ganze Woche allein genutzt haben.Die Vermieterin war sehr nett und jederzeit erreichbar. Supermärkte, Bäcker etc. waren in unmittelbarer Nähe. Der Hafen ist ca. 20 Minuten fußläufig erreichbar. Alles machbar, man ist auf ein Auto nicht unbedingt angewiesen. Wir können diese Unterkunft nur wärmstens weiter empfehlen.

    Susnane Kunze   Mar 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are delighted that everything was to your liking.
    Tolles Cottage in einer wundervollen Anlage

     

    Wir haben den Aufenthalt in dieser Unterkunft sehr genossen. Schöner kann man eigentlich gar nicht wohnen. Es war gemütlich, großzügig, toll eingerichtet und es hat an nichts gefehlt. Die ganze Anlage war toll mit Bananenplantage, super schöner Poolanlage die wir die ganze Woche allein genutzt haben.Die Vermieterin war sehr nett und jederzeit erreichbar. Supermärkte, Bäcker etc. waren in unmittelbarer Nähe. Der Hafen ist ca. 20 Minuten fußläufig erreichbar. Alles machbar, man ist auf ein Auto nicht unbedingt angewiesen. Wir können diese Unterkunft nur wärmstens weiter empfehlen
    Thomas Kunze   Mar 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are delighted that everything was to your liking.
    Superb environment set in beautiful grounds
    We stayed for most of May at Loja da Lenha. . Until this year we have stayed at a good Hotel but decided to try somewhere else. It was brilliant. Well equipped, comfortable, spotless and with firm mattresses on the beds. Frank and Buffy are very welcoming. The location is ideal - one really can walk into Funchal and it is near the Ferry Terminal for Porto Santo Island ( a great place to visit), Reids Palace Hotel ( fantastic for afternoon tea) and a range of grocery/coffee shops. All the couples we met seemed like us to like peace and quiet. The pool is very good and I swam most days. If one wants to go to Church - Penha de Franca RC Church ( 20 minute walk) has a service every Sunday at 10.30 in English and its full. The priest is remarkable and welcomes all religions ( we are Methodists). We think it was a super experience and quite a 'find' - Surrey UK couple.
    Michael B   Jun 2016
    Management comment
    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we also think we are "quite a find"! Some of our guests consider us an oasis in the middle of Funchal. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to welcoming you back again.
    Eine Idylle in der Stadt

    Die Kommentare zur Unterkunft "Loja de Lenha" können wir nur bestätigen, es ist nichts hinzuzufügen. Es ist eine Idylle inmitten der interessanten und lebendigen Hauptstadt, in der man sich sofort wohl fühlt. Unser Urlaub war eine wunderbare Kombination aus Erkunden der Insel, Wandern, Bummeln in Funchal, Essen in netten Restaurants ... - und Entspannen in unserem wunderbaren Quartier. Hier konnte man so richtig "die Seele baumeln lassen". Danke an Buffy und Frank für ihre freundliche Aufnahme, viele Tipps und interessante Gespräche!

    Astrid Haesner   Nov 2014
    Management comment
    Sorry for the delay in coming back, but had to have a translation! We are delighted that you enjoyed Madeira and our Loja da Lenha so much. We look forward to welcoming you back. Frank & Buffy
    A Special Place

    A little bit of old Funchal within easy reach of the town centre and close to restaurants and bars. We loved Loja da Lenha and are recommending it to our friends. The accommodation is extremely well appointed, very comfortable, and it's on a banana farm --- perfect.

    Judith Benney   Apr 2014
    Management comment
    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are indeed privileged by our position, being within walking distance of most town facilities and yet sheltered amongst bananas and vines. We would be delighted to have you back. Frank & Buffy Zino (owners)
    Superb
    We have just returned from a wonderful holiday on the lovely island of Madeira. Our accommodation at Loja Da Lenha more than met our expectations. It is of very high standard furnished very tastefully and well maintained, everything you would need. The setting is very tranquil surrounded by banana trees and vines, a lovely swimming pool and very friendly and helpful owners. The properties are centrally situated in Funchal with shops and good restaurants within a short walk.
    Paula Kirk   Jul 2013
    Management comment
    We are delighted that you enjoyed Madeira so much and hope to be able to welcome you back again soon
    Stay at loja da lehna
    This is a fantastic place to stay, truly 5 star! Buffy welcomed us for our one week stay with fresh fruit and Madeira wine and a quick tour of this beautiful apartment. The apartment is spacious, very clean and well appointed the kitchen has all mod-cons with plenty of space to eat. We were impressed with the peace and quiet, the secure parking and the super pool. We will definitely visit again. PS. be prepared for mosquitoes in the evening P&F from Cornwall
    Frances Brennan   Aug 2012
    Management comment
    We are delighted that you so enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you back again. The pool is 12m x 6m and so you can have a good swim in it. It is currently surrounded by vines with grapes nearing picking time, which we feel gives it an added atmosphere Mosquitos, we are unable to control! They are part of life on this sub-tropical island. We do have mosquito netting on all the windows. It is important that these are closed at night before switching on the lights which attract the mosquitos. .
    6th -20th January 2011
    Thank you, it was an extraordinary time we spent in the cottage. The flat is extremely well equipped, comfortable and clean. Situated in the middle of bananas and other exotic plants, entering the site means to enter a paradise. It is a quiet place - but in the middle of the town. A lot of restaurants around or in a fairly short walking distance. We had no car but used public transport which is very cheap. But it takes some time to find out how it works! We can recommed the cottage(s) it to all who want to enjoy a challenging holiday - to experience an interesting city with culture, gardens, shops etc, the chance to relax in the house garden with the pool and go out for walking tours on the island. Sorry - I can't find anything negative! Ein wunderbares Feriendomizil, sehr gut ausgesattet aber dennoch zentral in Funchal gelegen. Wie im Paradies, ruhig mit herrlicher Vegetation aber mit den vielfältigen Möglichkeiten einer Stadt - gleichzeitig ein guter Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen. Für alle die, die nicht "pauschal" reisen wollen!
    Barbara Fleischer   Jan 2011
    Management comment
    Thank you for your comments

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