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Beautiful Character Villa in Funchal, Heated Pool, Seaview | Quinta D'Alegria

13
Funchal, Portugal
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Sleep
7

Description

TDP Alojamentosaude Logos 07THIS VILLA IS CERTIFIED CLEAN AND SAFE BY THE PORTUGUESE TOURIST OFFICE

This traditional Quinta, built in 1871, was restored from ruin in 1999 into an award-winning home. Benefitting from stunning views of Funchal and sea, rooms are large, light and luxurious and the surrounding gardens abundant with palm trees, camellias, scented climbers, avocado trees and dazzling bougainvillea. Like most traditional villas in Funchal, the house sits peacefully on the hillside on the Caminho do Monte below the famous wicker toboggan run, with breathtaking views over its own heated swimming pool to the town and bay of Funchal with sea beyond.

Owner Joy, a Madeira resident for over 30 years, offers this villa and neighboring Casa Belflores (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!

Large terraces in the spacious gardens and around the pool are ideal for sun worshippers or, should you prefer, there is plenty of shade from a variety of trees. The gardens/terraces are secure with sun beds, chairs, tables, parasols and a Weber BBQ. A conservatory entrance leads to a dignified lounge and dining area, with open log fire for winter evenings and French windows opening on to the gardens and heated pool. The kitchen/breakfast room, with laundry room behind, leads to a BBQ area and shower/WC for use after swimming or sunbathing.

Upstairs are 3 bedrooms; 1 double en-suite, 1 double & 1 twin and a second bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with a breakfast table for 6 and gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave oven, coffee machine, toaster, cafetière, plus crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking/serving utensils.

 

Lounge/Dining:
The living/dining area is very spacious, sunny and comfortable with armchairs and sofa seating for 6, French windows opening on to the garden/pool and an open log fire for winter evenings. Cable TV, a DVD/Video player, CD/cassette radio and free wireless internet access is provided. At the far end, handy for the kitchen, a traditional dining table with chairs has seating for 8.
There is a laundry room with a washing machine, steam iron and ironing board.
Spacious terraces in the gardens and around the pools are ideal for sun worshippers or, should you prefer, there is plenty of shade from a variety of trees. The gardens/terraces are secure with sun beds, chairs, tables, parasols and a Weber BBQ.
Of villas in Madeira, Quiinta d'Alegria is a quintessential character house with traditional architecture.

Swimming pool dimensions
Shape: Rectangular
Length: 8,40m
Width: 4,2m
Depth: from 1,00m to 2,10m
Swimming pool heating:
Pool heating is optional and costs 140,00€ per week for a setting of 24ºC, 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 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
For an extra cost, a Z-bed can be installed in a bedroom for a child, making total occupancy 7.
Free cot and high chair for infant available for free
Open log fire (weekly charge of €35 for logs) and portable gas heater for winter months.
Owner Joy is happy to prepare supper on your arrival evening. She's an excellent cook! Please ask for details.

Included: Welcome pack of breakfast provisions and fresh flowers on arrival.

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 we require a deposit of 150€, 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 nº26099/ AL

A security deposit of 250€ is required, payable in cash on arrival.

Amenities

Elegantly refurbished traditional Madeira home with outstanding views over Funchal and the sea
Property Type

Villa

Bedrooms

3

Bathrooms

3

Sleeps

7

Lounge Seating

7

Dining Seating

7

Floor level

Ground

1st floor

Holiday Type

Family

Quiet

City

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

Stereo System

Wireless Internet

DVD Player

Internet access

TV

Children Television Networks

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

Private Garden

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

Marina

Town Centre

Botanical Gardens

Golf

Car Requirements

Car Recommended

Secure parking

Private Entrance

Parking space

Garage

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:

  • 800
  • touristicLicenceLabel

  • 26099/AL
  • Rates

    Rental & Booking Information

    The advertised prices are based on a 4-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time up to a maximum of 7 people. 
    To secure your reservation we require a deposit of 150€, 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 nº26099/ AL
    A security deposit of 250€ is required, payable in cash on arrival.

    Availability

    Booked Provisional Available

    Map

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

    Reviews

    Great house
    Great view. Beautiful garden. A little far away from City. Noise and smell from food during the day coming from restaurant and souvenir store just below the house.
    Anne Lorentzen   Feb 2018
    Management comment
    Thank you for your 5 bubble review.
    Super location, fabulous house, amazing view
    Quinta d'Alegria is just a wonderful location! The house has everything you need. The view from up there is breathtaking. The house is top quality, kitchen, bedrooms, everything is just fab! The only little drawback: If you have a problem walking up hills, this place might not be right for you. We had one person who because of age and health really struggled. But that's not the fault of the villa - just to point out that you need to watch that when going there. Altogether : simple brilliant!
    Barbara Fischer-Clark   Apr 2018
    What a great family holiday venue
    Right from the start contact with Linda and Norberta over the booking of Quinta D'algeria made us feel at ease with our choice of holiday accommodation. We opted for the arrival meal on the first night, what a stroke of brilliance, Ciseltina cooked a superb three courses that were much needed after a delayed arrival. Throughout our stay she made sure all was well without any intrusion, her care and attention was obvious and we felt at ease as soon as we arrived. Ciseltina left us in the capable hands of Joy when she departed for a well earned break in the last few days of our stay and the standard of care was handed over seamlessly. The Quinta sits high above Funchal and the vista that greeted us on our arrival couldn't have been better. The city of Funchal sits beyond the seclusion of the well tendered gardens and the refreshing blue pool. We found immaculate accommodation and facilities, wifi and room to relax, all we would need to enjoy a self catering family holiday with two teenagers. A short walk to get fresh bread each morning was routine, and often we would leave our hire car in the carpark by the market after a night out so the next day we could walk down into town, maybe shop at the fruit market (being wary of some of the more pushy fruit selling scams) and drive back up to the tranquility of our holiday home. The overnight parking fee is capped and less than the taxi fare, though neither are unreasonably priced. We explored Funchal both day and night, enjoying the bars and restaurants of the old town. The cable cars and gardens make for a wonderful day out and if you are keen on having the toboggan experience you will find yourself conveniently finishing your ride at the bottom of the street the Quinta D'algeria is situated on. The rest of Madeira is well worth exploring, high roads, incredible walks and views with wonderful natural coastlines. But for us the highlight was this fantastic place. Every night we came back, and every morning we woke up feeling so lucky to have found such a beautiful house to spend our holiday, any future venues are going to have to go some to beat this. Thank you Linda and Norberta, we have already pointed friends in the direction of this lovely holiday venue and if we return to Madeira yours is the first place we will look to book.
    Bobby   Aug 2015
    Management comment
    Wow. What can we say but thank you very, very much for such a fantastic review. Your kind comments are much appreciated. We are delighted that you chose to stay in Quinta D'Alegria and that you enjoyed the house and the island and we hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back one day. Thank you.
    Beautiful Charming Villa

    Top notch self catering villa, tastefully decorated with charm and care. A piece of traditional Madeira unlike the many modern villas on offer. The house was kept spotlessly clean by a friendly maid who came twice during our stay, but was totally inobtrusive. Ditto for the gardener who kept the garden watered and free of fallen leaves. Joy the owner was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble when we wanted to celebrate the birthday of a lady in our party, she served us a fabulous meal with wine which was the icing on the cake for our holiday. The steep incline up to the house was a bit daunting at first but as its only a short walk from the Livramento road we soon got used to that. Oh and the views...from the pool one can see the whole bay of Funchal from East to West, and we delighted in watching the cruise ships come and go in the harbour. We will be recommending to family and friends who are frequent visitors to Madeira. We hope Joy can fit us in one year for New Year and the fireworks !

    Camila   Apr 2019
    Management comment
    What absolutely lovely comments. Thank you very much. You must definitely visit for New Year one day.

    Lovely spacious house, perfectly clean, beautiful views.

    Carla Schoenmaker   Mar 2018
    Management comment
    Thank you very much.
    Wir können diese Unterkunft wärmstens empfehlen.”

    Quinta d'Allegria ist eine landestypische und äußerst geschmackvoll eingerichtete Villa mit wunderschönem Garten und beheiztem Pool. Die Lage ist ruhig in einem Wohngebiet mit fantastischem Ausblick auf Funchal und das Meer. Das Stadtzentrum ist problemlos zu Fuß zu erreichen. Für weitere Ausflüge auf der Insel sollte man motorisiert sein. Das Haus ist voll ausgestattet, blitzsauber und gemütlich. Wir können diese Unterkunft wärmstens empfehlen.

    Cornelia Hermann   Apr 2018
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your supper review, much appreciated.
    Heaven on earth!

    We chose Quinta D'Alegria as a special place to celebrate a family birthday, and it did indeed prove to be magical. Our Madeira were excellent in all aspects of booking and gave us plenty of information to plan for our visit. Joy the owner, cooked us the most delicious meal on our arrival, enough for yummy leftovers the next day! The villa was spacious and comfortable and blissful to return to, after each full day exploring the island. We would love to return as there is so much more to see and do!

    Davies family March 2017   Apr 2017
    Management comment
    Thank you very much. Delighted as always to receive such lovely comments from our Quinta D'Alegria guests.
    wonderful
    A beautiful and well kept property in a lovely location. Joy is a wonderful host who is helpful with any information required. We have spent a lovely relaxing week here and would recommend it highly. The McDonnell family, Suffolk
    Earthseas   Jul 2015
    Management comment
    Many thanks for your kind and appreciative review, it’s always great to receive such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again at some time in the future should you decide to return to Madeira. Joy Murray Menezes ( Proprietor)
    Room with a view and the terrace too!

    In addition to the truly fabulous views from this property, I loved the character of the property and the superb décor and furnishings. The place was spick and span and Ciseltina came to clean the house twice during our weeks stay. We took up the offer of a specially cooked meal for us one night. It was just perfect to have a delicious meal in our own beautiful villa without having to cook it!

    Elaine Code   Apr 2019
    Very comfortable and homely

    We had a wonderful 2 wk stay, made very special by the care and attention of the administration team, very warm welcome of the owner who gave very helpful advise on where to go and what to do and the servicing of the accommodation during our stay. We loved the spaciousness and the views, used the BBQ and ate almost all our meals outdoors. Local transport and markets were varied and excellent. Eating out was very enjoyable, reasonably priced and tasty. Local stores were convenient, bread was super. What more could you want for your holiday. Only neg. comment - anyone with walking disabilities would find access to the very steep road quite difficult.

    Elizabeth Gooch   Jun 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you taking the time to post your review and your kind comments are greatly appreciated.
    Traumurlaub

    Das Haus hat eine wunderbare Lage, Blick über den Hafen von Funchal, beheizter Pool, einfach alles ist perfekt. Die Vermieterin ist sehr freundlich und man spürt in jedem Detail , dass sie es mit Liebe einrichtet und pflegt. Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder.

    Fritzilein Bremen   Dec 2016
    Management comment
    Vielen Dank. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Rückkehr.
    Beautiful and relaxing villa
    Stayed for a week with the family - 3 daughters. had a great time! Joy - the owner was outstanding! the house is very well maintained.
    Gil Boasson   Dec 2017
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your 5 bubble review. The owner takes great pride in her house and always ensures it is in tip top condition.
    Classic luxury accommodation

    For us, a luxury holiday revolves around 3 things; a qulity location, good food (and drink) and accommodation with a "wow" factor. Madiera provided the first, the many bars and restaurants of Funcal the second and Quinta D'Alegria fulfilled our every expectation in terms of a "wow" factor. A beautiful property set within an equally stunning garden......we spent a month here and loved it......Many thanks Joy!

    Gordon Harrison   Mar 2019
    Highly recommend

    My wife and I enjoyed the villa and location so much 3 years ago that we decided to bring our whole family back last August ( some stayed elsewhere) for a special anniversary Location ,views and true home comforts - plus Joy went out of her way to help arrange a special celebration for us A great restaurant close by with traditional music was a plus All around fabulous And yes Joy is also a fabulous cook

    Graham Maclean   Mar 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for you kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you stay again
    Beautiful, character property in an elevated position overlooking Funchal.
    This is a beautiful and tasteful place to stay. Light, airy rooms. Wonderful garden filled with wildlife and a superb heated pool. There are far reaching views over Funchal, perfect with a glass of wine.
    Jane Lane   Jun 2018
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your lovely comments.
    Our host was very nice and helpful

    A very nice villa. Very well equipped with everything you might need. Our host was very nice and helpful. The kids loved the pool. There is a bakery nearby for fresh bread in the morning. There is also a small supermarket at about 10 minutes walking distance. It is a good idea to rent a car, it is possible to park it in the garage or on the street nearby. It is also easy getting a taxi or go by the bus that stops nearby. We were four adults and three children and had a great stay in Madeira and can really recommend this villa.

    Kenneth Wester   Jan 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your kind comments and recommendation.
    Brilliant!

    Beautiful house, fantastic hospitality, little touches that meant relaxation straight away. Will most certainly return. Thank you Joy for creating a true 5 star break.

    Maria Nunes   Feb 2016
    Management comment
    Hello Maria, thank you for choosing to stay at Quinta d’Alegria, we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay. Great guests make all the difference. We would be very happy to see you again some day. With best regards Joy
    Relaxing, beautiful house
    This elegant house, beautifully restored by its owner and mercifully spared from last year's fires, made a perfect retreat for us (retired couple) for a week. Easy living, and splendid views right down and across Funchal bay to the unending horizon of sea and sky. The garden is charming and the pool surprisingly spacious (we had it heated as quite early in the season). You do hear some background noise during the day from the Toboggan run which finishes almost outside the house gate, but not disturbing. We chose Sunday though as our pool lounging day as it doesn't operate then and we had total peace. Everything spotlessly clean (and some lovely fresh flowers in the house too). Some really charming watercolours in every room, and solid old furniture, all easy on the eye. WiFi good in living room, but not elsewhere. Overall this makes a stylish, comfortable and entirely relaxing living space. Some key points: 1. Sleeping There are 3 beautiful, calm bedrooms with extremely comfortable (firm with give) beds. We were able to keep windows and shutters closed at night and so totally quiet and dark. Slept better then I think I've slept anywhere. But in summer may be too hot to keep windows closed (there is no aircon) and then you will hear distant traffic from the big main road further down the hill. Bathrooms (two identical) are spacious and water always hot. 2. Food and Basics Well stocked, generous welcome pack of basic items. Very handy minimart, quite well stocked for basics including fresh veg, within walking distance. Fantastic bakery literally round the corner. Kitchen is well equipped with all you need. We chose a meal cooked by the owner on our arrival night, and this was not only delicious but so generous in amount that we had plenty for the next day too. There's also quite a charming garden cafe just a little way down the hill which is open during the day. There is a walkable local restaurant too (just past the minimart),with basic food nothing special but passable. 3. Travel We didn't have a car (although there is garage parking on site). We used a combination of minicabs (e.g. only 11euros to get to the Palheiro Gardens which we highly recommend) and excellent local bus service down into town (the number 19 - a rollercoaster ride in itself! - flat fare 1.95 pay on bus). We also used a couple of restaurants that run a pick up service. Local car tours round the island are available too (perhaps ask in advance and book). All worked fine for us. Walking up, or down, is challenging for all but the very fit as the hills are often near vertical! Also stepping outside the door needs care as the Toboggans come down at quite a speed! (NB a half hour walk along the road gets you to a bus to take you up to Monte, and then you can toboggan it back down.)
    Marilyn Taylor   Apr 2017
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your complete review and comments.
    Staying at Monte

    The property has wonderful views but the Garage is quite difficult to use as it is on the road of the corbs and this is very steep. The property was very clean but we had Problems with the local millipedes !!. Joy was very good and helped us a lot and organised a new oven as the existing one broke within 4 Hours. The local bus Service was excellent, cheap and only 100m away near the local bakery which is very good.There are 2 Restaurants nearby.

    Michael Handke   Mar 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you!

    Very clean and wonderful villa, we enjoyed our stay very much. The house is just uphill, doable with small children. There's a bakery nearby and a supermarket on a 10 minute walk. And just under the house is a bar and souvenir shop because of the touristic toboggan rides that pass the house. The owner, Joy, was very friendly and responded fast. Would recommend this place to everyone.

    Nicole Schelling   Oct 2020
    Management comment
    Thank you for your comments
    Beautiful house
    We had an amazing stay in this beautiful house. Everything was perfect. Cozy and spacious, great view and garden. Simply the best place to come back to after hiking or exploring other spots on Madeira. We only ate out one night - the rest of the evenings were spent at "home". Joy was very helpfull and kind - really have nothing at all to critisize, everything was great.
    Nina Milora   Jan 2018
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for this super review. Always good to know that everything was "great".
    A Beautiful Quinta overlooking Funchal
    A lovely Quinta, well equipped, beautifully furnished and comfortable, with fantastic views over Funchal town and harbour. The generous welcome pack was much appreciated. We received a warm welcome from Ciseltina the housekeeper as Joy was away when we arrived, but it was nice to meet her at the end of our holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here on this beautiful island..
    Noel Bowen   Feb 2018
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for you kind comments. We hope to welcome you again one day.
    First Class Accommodation for Funchal

    This was the latest of our numerous visits to this property over the years, and proved as excellent as all of our previous stays. A very well equipped and maintained house with a swimming pool and stunning views out over Funchal. The English / Portuguese couple who own the property live close at hand and are very friendly and helpful. December is a temperate and colourful month to visit Madeira, and we're already planning our next trip.

    Peter Jay   Apr 2019
    Management comment
    We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit. Thank you for the kind comments.
    Stunning property

    We had a fabulous time during our stay at Quinta D'Alegria. The property is simply gorgeous and the owner, Joy, was always on hand. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Rachel Beezley   May 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you very much. Delighted as always to receive such lovely comments from our Quinta D'Alegria guests.
    Traumurlaub

    Die Quinta D´Alegria ist ein traumhaft schönes, altes Herrenhaus. Wir wurden von Joy freundlich begrüßt und erhielten die genaue Wegbeschreibung zur Quinta. Die schmalen, steilen Straßen und die Einfahrt in die Garage sind eine Herausforderung. Man ahnt von der Straße aus nicht, welches Schmuckstück sich hinter den Mauer verbirgt. Der schöne Garten, das großzügige, geschmackvoll eingerichtete Haus und der Ausblick über Funchal sind einmalig. Das Abendessen, dass wir für unseren Anreisetag bestellt hatten, war absolut köstlich - vielen Dank an Joy und Tina. Wir kommen sehr gern einmal wieder.

    Reiseprofi Kaemmer   Mar 2015
    Management comment
    Many many thanks for your very kind words, we are delighted to know how much you enjoyed our accommodation, and we always try to do our best to ensure that everything is just as our guests hope it will be. We look forward to welcoming you again at some time in the future. With our best wishes, Joy and Tina.
    Brilliant location with a view

    We were not disappointed in any way with the villa. It was in a brilliant location with a view down to the harbour from the terrace. Very well equipped with many extras that are very often lacking from holiday homes eg. toilet rolls,salt & pepper,several spices & oils in the cupboard & a very comprehensive welcome pack. We paid extra for the pool heating which was well worth it as we could use the pool every day comfortably, even though the weather was not at its best during our stay. Joy, the owner was on hand to help with any queries that we may have has & the lovely maid came mid stay to clean & change towels, etc. (another bonus not always provided) Our arrival was quite late so we went to O Rustico Restaurant about 1/2 mile up the hill. Very local with limited choice on menu but very good food, fantastic friendly service & incredible value for money. During our stay, one of our party had a birthday so we went to Mozart restaurant in the Old Town which was a fantastic evening & well worth a taxi ride for a special occasion. We would be more than happy to return to the villa for a future holiday.

    Sharon Raiton   Apr 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you so much for your appreciative review, we are delighted to know that you had a very good stay ; by providing the little extras you mentioned we aim to provide a home from home environment and not just the basics. Many thanks for your thoughtfulness in leaving the villa beautifully clean and tidy, and we look forward to welcoming you back another year. Best wishes Joy Menezes
    Excellent Property
    Quinta D'Alegria was an absolute delight to stay in. Not only was it superbly appointed but the attention to detail was much appreciated. The 'extras' in the kitchen, and bathrooms made our stay much more comfortable. To top it off the owner Joy and Celestina the housekeeper went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The meals cooked for us by them were delicious and well worth it. The villa is positioned above the town and has fantastic views from the terrace. The garden is beautiful and well cared for and the swimming pool well maintained. There is a fantastic bakery a two minute walk away! We would not hesitate to recommend the villa.
    Shaws   Jun 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you for your super review, kind comments and recommendation. Quinta D'Alegria has been a favourite for many years now with many happy customers.
    Beautiful historic quinta.

    We've stayed at Quinta D'Alegria four times and every visit has been special. The Quinta is very tastefully decorated and furnished, set in beautiful gardens overlooking Funchal and out to sea. Joy and Luis, the owners, are extremely welcoming and very helpful in giving advice on what to do and where to eat on the island. The Quinta is well kitted out so if we fancy a change from restaurant food it is a pleasure to cook in. Alternatively we have booked Joy to cook a meal, her culinary skills are first class.

    Sinclair   Apr 2019
    Management comment
    Lovely comments. Thank you very much. Cooking will be an even better experience in the future as the kitchen has been extended.You will have to come and see for yourself
    A quality home from home

    When it comes to stating in a Rental property you expect to make allowances in respect of facilities and the level of comfort and equipment to use during your stay - not here. They really have thought of everything - and quality too! From the heated pool, sumptuously equipped kitchen, fine dining settings to a beautifully comfortable lounge to sit around an open fire, even the logs are provided. I cannot recomment this place highly enough - and the attention to detail is amazing. On our last night - the maid 'Ciseltina' prepared and served a fantastic three course meal for us at the dining table which had been beautifully dressed earlier on. There was enough food to feed twice the amount of people present (5) together with 2 bottles of nice wine, and at a very reasonable rate. Thank you very much for a superb stay - we will return

    Tony Farmer   May 2015
    Management comment
    Thank you for posting your comments.
    Everything we could have wished for
    This is a lovingly restored house with a very beautiful, functional garden with swimming pool and the added bonus of THAT VIEW. We loved living amongst the locals who were very friendly and welcoming. Our age range was 14 years to 76 years and we all coped with the challenge of the steep roads. A massive thank you to Joy and all her staff for looking after us so well - we wanted for nothing. I would return in a heart beat and can highly recommend this lovely house to anyone thinking of visiting Funchal.
    Veronica Mundell   Aug 2018
    Villa excellent, weather not the greatest!
    Villa excellent, clean and beautifully restored. About 5 mins in a taxi from main Funchal centre. Bit of a nightmare if no car when getting provisions etc. Weather not the best, very changeable and for 6 women was what we craved! Apparently best time to go for hot weather is July and August. Restaurants recommended were excellent. Maid service good, but would actually prefer not to see the maid nearly every day (she cleaned the house next door and used our laundry room). Overall we had a great time and really enjoyed ourselves.
    Emma Burrows   Aug 2010
    Management comment
    Thank you ladies for your comments which are really helpful for future guests. I am sorry that the weather during your chosen week wasn’t at its best; daytime temperatures were always 20ºC+ but you had a couple of days of rain. Madeira is a small, mountainous island sitting mid-Atlantic with many micro-climates which are particularly affected by the wind direction. At times (normally Oct-Apr) we have the odd storm blowing over but luckily they are usually short-lived and no sooner does the rain stop, then the sun comes out. Predicting weather and temperatures for any particular period is frustratingly uncertain! For instance, this year our October weather has been glorious; today (21 Oct 08) it is 28ºC in the shade with not a cloud in the sky. The maid service provided at the Quinta by Ciseltina is included in the accommodation package and most guests find it a wonderful 5-star bonus, however, if you prefer to reduce it we are more than happy to do so. Guests can use the laundry room located at the side of the Quinta (also used by Ciseltina, who is very discrete). For any future guests looking for complete, undisturbed privacy during their stay at this wonderful accommodation please inform us and this will be arranged. Very best wishes to you all from Clare, Island Homes Lda
    vacation on may 2013
    Our stay in Quinta D'Alegria was really great. First the positive points: Very nice renovation. You really feel that it was made with love. The villa is spacious enough to accommodate 6 persons with comfort. Everything was very clean on our arrival, no visible evidence of previous guests and clearness was kept during our stay. Garden is in perfect condition and the gardener was on duty almost daily. Spacious courtyard with spectacular view to Funchal and Ocean. On arrival we had kind of breakfast pack in the fridge and welcome bottle of madeira. It's very nice when you arriving late after the long flight. Also we were supplied by basics like salt, tea, sugar and even some spaghetti. We also found lots of instructions and recommendations printed for us by owner. The owner was really helpful when we had minor problems or when we asked to recommend local events or attractions. Now some negative things and recommendations: We ordered pool heating, but it appeared to be broken. They tried to fix it, but it took too long. Thus we were able to use the pool only couple days from our two weeks. The good thing is that they did not charge us for the heating. We were there early May and it was cold. Several days it was 13-15 degrees only, with rain. Inside of the house it was also cold and fireplace and electric heater were not enough. So I would suggest have more electric heaters for such bad weather days. The location is on the mount so you will not be able to walk to Funchal. The car is hardly recommended otherwise you will spend too much for taxi. To be honest we were told about that by owner. BTW the entrance to garage is quite tricky when toboggan riding, so be careful and try to get not too big car and think twice about full insurance. BTW the garage could accommodate only one car, but it's not a problem to find a parking down the street. The toboggan stop is right under your terrace it's very fun, but happy tourists produce too much noise. That was disturbing the sleep of our baby.
    Natalia Maksimenko   Apr 2013
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    Hello Yuri, I hope all is well in St Petersburg. Thank you for your kind comments about the villa and it's garden with those beautiful vistas. I am pleased you had a great stay. I remember your family well even though six months have elapsed. I also remember how unlucky you were with the weather at the beginning of May. Unfortunately the heat pump for our pool needed a spare part which had to be ordered from mainland Portugal and it took time to arrive, as it was, the unusually cool weather was not really conducive for swimming or sunbathing so I hope this didn't affect your enjoyment too much even though you badly 'needed' some sunshine. I am sorry to hear that you didn't feel as cosy as you would have liked inside the house but, here in Madeira we are used to putting on an extra sweater when the weather cools down whilst those from Northern Europe are accustomed to fine tuning their home heating to a warm setting to offset whatever the weather maybe doing outside; as in Madeira our year round average outside temperatures are +/- 20C homes and hotels do not have central heating. I have become aware how visitors do miss their heating at the times when we have an unseasonal cool spell and more especially because our climate can also be very humid, also the reason for our beautiful plants and greener!! . Because of this our property has an efficient log fire, two electric heaters, electric fan heaters in the bathrooms, heated towel rails and also electric under blankets on the beds. Most homes in Madeira would not have any form of heating at all but we like our guests to feel as comfortable as possible. I do recall providing you with an extra heater at your request so I am not quite sure what sort of temperature you were aiming for. Believe it or not some of our younger guests do walk into town although it’s a steep downhill walk and comfortable footwear is a must! A car is however really useful as taxi fares can mount up quickly. Let’s hope that wherever you choose for your holiday next, you'll be blessed with toasty warm weather and lots of sunshine. What a pity you can't be here right now as our temperatures are currently in the mid 20ºC’s with wall to wall sunshine! Best wishes
    Beyond Expectations!
    We cannot say enough about our stay at Quinta D'Alegria. We had a terrific experience. The home is better in person than on the internet, as you cannot feel the warmth through the pictures. Everything is clean and well maintained. The garden and pool were beautiful. The owner, Joy, and her maid, Cisteltina, treated us like family instead of paying house guests. The location is spectacular. You are right in the middle of the residential part of Funchal. However, the way the house is set on the side of the hill, you have complete privacy and a spectacular view. Although we left before the New Year's Eve fireworks, we thought it would probably be the best vantage point on the island to see them. We had a beautiful meal made for us our first night there. Despite it being Christmas and having her own family, Joy helped us in making reservations for Christmas Eve dinner and tuk tuks to see the Christmas lights, and printed out a recipe for the traditional pork in wine Christmas dish I asked about. In addition, for a mere 40 euros, Cisteltina made us a delicious dinner of the traditional salted cod in a wonderful caserole dish. This was waiting in the oven after a day of touring. We started the week with a car, but found the hills and narrow streets hard to manage. We ended up returning the car the first day. Taxis were easy to find and Joy gave us the number to the most affordable company. She also gave us the name of a wonderful woman, Terrese, who took us on a day long tour of the island for a very affordable price. Our favorite restaurant was Armazem de Salt. Great ambience and food. O'Classico was also very good. We were not as impressed with Riso. Although the ambiance was great, food was not. May have been due to serving a set menu on Christmas Eve, but all five us agreed that it was not a good meal. Le Jardin in old Funchal was also very good. Madeira itself is a beautiful place and a great combination of things to see, but not too much to see, so you can just relax and soak up the ambiance. I would and will highly recommend this home to friends and family
    Selina Shultz   Apr 2014
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    Delightful Quinta Alegria

    We have just returned from 2 delightful weeks spent at Quinta Alegria (July 7th - July 21st). The Quinta itself, as well as its surroundings and amenities are of very high and luxurious standard and should fulfil even the most demanding holiday expectations. The property owner and the maid are extremely kind and helpful and they do their outmost to make you feel at home. While we were there, some building work was happening on the land plot below the Quinta. I hereby most honestly confirm that this has caused no disturbance whatsoever. I am particularly attentive to noise factors since I have two young children taking daily rests in the afternoons and they haven't been disturbed by any associated noise of the on-going construction. I am highly recommending the Quinta to anybody looking for an exceptional hideaway in the most typical, yet residential part of Funchal. You will naturally feel like being part of a nice and authentic neighbourhood, and believe it or not, even the construction helped in realizing this rare, but yet desired integration with the local surroundings. Steve Kopp, Paris France

    Steve Kopp   Jul 2012
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    Not to be missed
    This villa is fantastic, the views are gorgeous, the interior is immaculate with a tasteful choice of furniture and decoration and it is hard to find any fault with the place, it definitely exceeded our expectations. Near the villa is a great little bakery (less than a 5 minute walk and is very cheap to). And the traditional Madeiran toboggans runs just outside the villa on the road it is on. Additionally there is a great restaurant with fantastic wines in easy walking distance. Madeira itself is lovely and has some fantastic Levada walks with amazing views. The owner is very friendly and helpful - we were stuck in Madeira due to the Volcanic ash cloud over europe and she went above and beyond in helping us all out. I would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone wanting to visit madeira!
    Gavin Henderson   Apr 2010
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    This family party of parents and two children with spouses had to extend their stay by nearly a week, as described, because of european airport closures due to the volcanic ash cloud that spread from Iceland. Despite the uncertainties and worry of not knowing when they would be able to return to their homes and work, as well as the added costs involved, they were wonderful, perfect guests! They chose to remain positive and make the most of their time here - and definitely succeeded! Thank you for this all the kind comments and I hope to have you back here in future.
    Wonderful vacation
    We had a wonderful week in Madeira; the house was beautiful, clean and very comfortable. The kids enjoyed the pool a lot and the garden and surroundings was everything we hoped for. Joy is a great owner; she came at short notice if needed and were very helpful when we had questions about Madeira in general. We would definitely like to come back!
    Hege Russnes   Aug 2013
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    Many thanks for your very appreciative review, we are always delighted to hear that our guests are happy and satisfied as we try very hard to try and make sure that everything is extra special for everyone who stays with us. Although we cannot take credit for the weather, I know that the warm sunny days were very welcome after the bitter Norwegian winter you left behind ! We look forward to seeing you again.
    D'Alegria is a perfect house with beautiful views!
    Beautiful house, ideally located to visit whole of Madeira. Views from the house are awe inspiring. Welcome basket, fresh flowers and Madeira wine on arrival! What more could we have asked for! Joy is very welcoming and extremely knowledgable and helpful. Dream house, dream holiday.
    Jane Woolley   Jun 2014
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    A wonderful, beautiful traditional house
    The house was fantastic, very traditional and stylish, providing all the home comforts you would need. The gardens were lovely with tremendous views over the city and out to sea and the pool was excellent, just the right temperature. The property was immaculately clean, the welcome pack excellent and Joy the owner was very friendly and most helpful with local knowledge and information. We plan to return this house, it was our third visit to Madeira but by far the nicest place we have stayed and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family. We ate out every evening and all meals were excellent, a particular favourite was Gaviao Novo, Rua de Santa Maria in the Old Town. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday in this excellent property
    Nick Brough   Feb 2015
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    Thank you so much for such a positive review, we are naturally very pleased that Quinta d’Alegria fulfilled your expectations and having said that this is your third visit to the island, we guess you may decide to return yet again in the future ; Madeira is like that, it grows on you for all the reasons that people have been visiting the island for so many years, the beauty of the island, the security, and the friendliness of the local people. We hope to see you and your family one day soon.
    Excellent Property
    Quinta D'Alegria was an absolute delight to stay in. Not only was it superbly appointed but the attention to detail was much appreciated. The 'extras' in the kitchen, and bathrooms made our stay much more comfortable. To top it off the owner Joy and Celestina the housekeeper went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The meals cooked for us by them were delicious and well worth it. The villa is positioned above the town and has fantastic views from the terrace. The garden is beautiful and well cared for and the swimming pool well maintained. There is a fantastic bakery a two minute walk away! We would not hesitate to recommend the villa.
    cathy armstrong   Jun 2016
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    Thank you for your super review, kind comments and recommendation. Quinta D'Alegria has been a favourite for many years now with many happy customers
    Very beautiful Place
    It was a very great time. The Place was beautiful. The House was clean and very nice. We come in the house and we become a present: A lunch box. This was a great idea. In this week the housekeeping come 3 times. It was a great Holiday. When we drive a other time to Madeira then we stay also in this house.
    Elisabeth Bair   Mar 2015
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    We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your winter sunshine holiday at Quinta d’Alegria, we consistently try to ensure that everyone who stays with us feels very much ‘ at home’ and well looked after. Looking forward to seeing you back in Madeira and hopefully staying with us. Many thanks for your review.
    A perfect holiday location !
    We have spent a wonderful holiday at Quinta D'Alegria - a perfect name for the property by the way! The house is very beautiful and everything is nicely decorated with a lot of love. The garden is very neat and a lot of flowers were blooming. The view above the city and the harbor is absolutely stunning and the location of the property is perfect to reach every sightseeing hotspot easily. The Toboggan ride stops exactly next to the entrance, so you can take the cable car to move from Funchal harbor to Monte and use the Toboggan to drive back to the property. A very good bakery is just around the corner. In the evenings we enjoyed the heated pool to relax from the levada walks. Joy, the owner, was such a nice host. The dinner at the first evening was very delicious and she even provided some food for the next breakfast. Joy was always very helpful if we had some questions or needed some advice. We were feeling like Lords and Ladies here. Obrigado ! Madeira is a beautiful and fascinating island. Even though the weather could have been a little bit better (but this is not unusual for April), a lot of beautiful plants were blooming at this time: the Jacarandas, Spathodeas and Erythrinas in the parks and the Echium at roadsides. We will return for sure. The Dilcher and Sander Families, Germany.
    Meik Dilcher   Apr 2015
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    wonderful
    A beautiful and well kept property in a lovely location. Joy is a wonderful host who is helpful with any information required. We have spent a lovely relaxing week here and would recommend it highly. The McDonnell family, Suffolk
    Chris McDonnell   Jul 2015
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    Many thanks for your kind and appreciative review, it’s always great to receive such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again at some time in the future should you decide to return to Madeira.
    A wonderful host and fantastic villa
    We stayed here for a week in mid-March. Joy was at the villa to receive us, showed us around and made us feel very welcome. The villa itself is impressively well renovated, spacious, well furnished and full of history. The views of Funchal are fantastic. The amenities are excellent and we made use of the heated pool and BBQ. We had a car in order to explore, but Uber is operational on the island and is a very reasonable service. The drivers were more than happy to have a chat about the local area. Funchal is not the easiest city to drive around yourself, as the roads are very narrow! I'd highly recommend staying at Quinta D'Alegria. The whole family loved it.
    Christian Hankins   Mar 2020
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    Thank you very much for your lovely comments and recommendation
    Great views and very nicely decorated interior.
    We stayed at Quinta D'Alegria for one week end of April. To property is located half-way from Funchal to Monte right at the final Station of the Tobbogan. You can walk to the city center in 30 minutes, although the way back up the hill requires some training. Joy has decorated the house very nicely with lots of antiques and nothing is missing. We would highly recommend to book the welcome dinner with her, which was very delicious. However, you have to bear one thing in mind. The house is approximately 400m above sea level and therefore the temperature is usually lower than in Funchal and it appears that there is less sunshine than in the city. Besides that Quínta D'Alegria is a great place which we can fully recommend.
    Jan Wiechmann   May 2014
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    Thank you very much for your enthusiastic review of our property Quinta d’Alegria, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. The area of Livramento where we are located is in fact just 250 metres above sea level, and you are right that it’s slightly cooler than the city of Funchal, on the thermometer its’ usually a difference of 2 degrees centigrade. Unfortunately your first week in Madeira at Quinta d’Alegria, the weather was very changeable all over the Island, and it probably seemed to be sunnier down at the coast, however since the day you departed the weather has been much, much warmer and we have enjoyed clear skies and sunshine from morning until night. We do everything possible to ensure our guests are happy and comfortable but unfortunately we cannot influence the weather!!
    Excellent stay
    What a nice and pleasant living. Impressed from the island, the villa and the neighbourhood. Very nice to stay here for a week in perfect conditions!
    Jan-Willem Kuiper   Nov 2019
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    Super.Thank you
    beautiful and relaxing villa

    stayed for a week with the family - 3 daughters. had a great time! Joy - the owner was outstanding! the house is very well maintained.

    Neil Little   Dec 2017
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    Thank you very much for your 5 bubble review. The owner takes great pride in her house and always ensures it is in tip top condition.
    Room with a view and the terrace too!

    In addition to the truly fabulous views from this property, I loved the character of the property and the superb décor and furnishings. The place was spick and span and Ciseltina came to clean the house twice during our weeks stay. We took up the offer of a specially cooked meal for us one night. It was just perfect to have a delicious meal in our own beautiful villa without having to cook it!

     

    Claus Palmgren   Apr 2019
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    Wonderful city and fantastic accomodation

    This year I decided to visit Madeira Island with my family and found this fully kitted house with an excellent taste and view. Can't wait to come back!

    Dominic M   Apr 2019
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    We look forward to your return visit. Thank you.
    Ein grossartiges Domizil

    Ich machs kurz: - toller Blick - nette Gastgeber - alles sauber - Pool wird regelmässig gepflegt und ist ausreichend warm - grosszügig im Innenraum - ein grossartiges Domizil als Rückzugsort - Wermutstropfen? Es ist nicht wirklich peaceful, man hört schon die Autobahn ein wenig und die Strasse. Die Einfahrt zur Garage ist eng und steil und man muss rückwärts einparken. Also besser ein kleineres Auto nehmen.

    Immanuel Ambar   Sep 2020
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      Nov 2020
    We had the most brilliant time here! We'll be back!

    We had the most fantastic stay here! The house was kept spotlessly clean, and the owners had thought of everything! Brilliantly equipped kitchen, lovely decor, light and airy space, beautifully maintained pool area and garden.... just perfect! We had our one year old son with us too, and the owners were very helpful in providing a cot and high chair for him and he loved exploring the garden. The owners were also very helpful with recommendations for good places to eat, and answered any questions we had really quickly. Joy, the owner, is a wonderful cook and we'd recommend trying the dinner she can provide (for a small extra fee) on arrival. I really couldn't fault this place and we spent a very happy two weeks here. We'll return!

    Will Chapman   Nov 2020
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    Many thanks for your great comments, see you soon
    Top Haus sehr zu empfehlen

    Gastgeberin sehr freundlich Küche super eingerichtet inkl Likörchen Zimmer gross sauber und das ganze Haus sehr großzügig Pool undGarten einzigartig und ein Traum Garageneinfahrt abenteuerliche aber machbar Korbfahren sieht man jeden Tag Sehr zu empfehlen würden wieder buchen

    Walter Kirchmaier   Dec 2020
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    Vielen Danke

    It was a truely great stay. Our Madeira and Joy as a host were super responsive and gave us many recommendations where to go to. Definitely one of the rare outstanding villas on the island.

    Maximilian David   Feb 2021
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    We had a great stay in this villa. It had a lovely and homely feel throughout and stunning views. We could highly recommend and would definitely stay here again next time too. Funchal is about 20-30 min walk, but like almost everywhere in Madeira, it's a steep walk. There is a nice little bakery a few mins walk, that sells fresh bread and patisseries. Because of Covid restrictions we also used Uber Eats a few times and many restaurants deliver to the villa. Other Airbnb's we've tried felt a bit impersonal, but Villa Algeria has a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

    Lina Ryan   Mar 2021
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