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Luxurious, Traditional, Garden, Peaceful with Heated Pool | Quinta D'Alegria

Funchal, Portugal


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.


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. 

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.

All linen is provided, including towels for the swimming pool, changed twice a week
Maid service is provided twice a week.

Booking notes
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, 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 nº26099/ AL


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








Lounge Seating


Dining Seating


Floor level


1st floor

Holiday Type




Mountain views

Swimming Pool




Kitchen Facilities



Cooking Utensils & Cutlery




Fridge / Freezer

Coffee Machine



Washing Machine


Hair dryer

Towels provided




Separate Kitchen


Fire Place

Beach Towels


Linen provided




Cable/satellite TV

Free Wi-Fi

Stereo System

Wireless Internet

DVD Player

Internet access


Children Television Networks

Air Conditioning/Heating

Free standing fans


Smoke Detectores

First Aid Kit

Fire Extinguisher

Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required

Outdoor Features

Sun beds

Exterior Lightning

Outdoor furniture

Private Garden


Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants








Suitable for children of all ages

Please contact the owner/manager

No smoking

Not suitable

No wheelchair access

Parties Not Allowed


Places of Interest



Town Centre

Botanical Gardens


Car Requirements

Car Recommended

Secure parking

Private Entrance

Parking space



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
Touristic Licence: 26099/AL


Start Date End Date Nightly Rate (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay From To
18 Jul 2020 29 Aug 2020 275 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
30 Aug 2020 12 Sep 2020 230 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
13 Sep 2020 31 Oct 2020 198 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Nov 2020 30 Nov 2020 142 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Dec 2020 18 Dec 2020 128 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
19 Dec 2020 26 Dec 2020 230 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
27 Dec 2020 02 Jan 2021 280 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
03 Jan 2021 12 Feb 2021 132 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
13 Feb 2021 20 Feb 2021 155 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
21 Feb 2021 26 Mar 2021 142 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
27 Mar 2021 10 Apr 2021 220 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
11 Apr 2021 28 May 2021 171 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
29 May 2021 30 Jun 2021 200 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Jul 2021 22 Jul 2021 250 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
23 Jul 2021 28 Aug 2021 285 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
29 Aug 2021 11 Sep 2021 250 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
12 Sep 2021 31 Oct 2021 198 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Nov 2021 30 Nov 2021 142 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Dec 2021 17 Dec 2021 128 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
18 Dec 2021 25 Dec 2021 250 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
26 Dec 2021 02 Jan 2022 300 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible

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.
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 nº26099/ AL


Booked Provisional Available


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


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.
Anonymous   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. Edit your Response
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
Anonymous   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.
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 K   Mar 2015
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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.
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.
  Apr 2015
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Thank you
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 F   May 2015
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Thank you for posting your comments.
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
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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. Joy Murray Menezes ( Proprietor)
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
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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 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 N   Feb 2016
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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
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 B   May 2016
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Thank you very much. Delighted as always to receive such lovely comments from our Quinta D'Alegria guests.
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 R   Apr 2016
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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
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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 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 G   Jun 2016
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Thank you taking the time to post your review and your kind comments are greatly appreciated.
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
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Vielen Dank. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Rückkehr.
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
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Thank you very much. Delighted as always to receive such lovely comments from our Quinta D'Alegria guests.
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
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Thank you very much for your complete review and comments.
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
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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.
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
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Thank you very much for this super review. Always good to know that everything was "great".
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
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Thank you for your 5 bubble review.
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
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Thank you very much for you kind comments. We hope to welcome you again one day.
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
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
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Thank you very much for your supper review, much appreciated.
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
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Thank you very much for your lovely 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
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
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Thank you very much for your kind comments and recommendation.
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

Michael M   Mar 2019
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Thank you very much for you kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you stay again
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
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Thank you!
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
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
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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
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   Apr 2019
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We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit. Thank you for the kind comments.
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!

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

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