House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
UNEXPECTEDLY AVAILABLE for CHRISTMAS up to Dec 30th!!! FREE taxi ride from the airport to the Villa.... ´Quinta Elena ´is a lovely, spacious, period property in a very central location only a short walk into town. It is very comfortably furnished with a large reception room including dining area, traditional kitchen with dishwasher. Master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, second double bedroom with four poster bed, single bedroom and additional room with adult size day bed. Family bathroom and downstairs cloakroom. Two terraces - the top terrace with sunshine up until 3.00pm and where you have two sunbeds and an umbrella with a lovely view of Funchal, up to the mountains and also of the sea - in the afternoon you can then move across to the lower terrace for sunshine for the rest of the afternoon and early evening. Here you have a table and chairs and a sun lounger and lots of colourful pot plants. The views from this terrace include jacaranda trees, an avocada tree, some buildings and the sea. Many restaurants, shops and supermarkets nearby. We have also made special arrangements for our guests to have access to the pool and the sea at the Quinta Da Penta de Franca Hotel about a 10 minute walk away. Normally this would cost 14 Euros per person per day but our guests can go in and enjoy all the facilities of the pool, access to the sea and also the poolside restaurant with its special views of the Savoy Hotel swimming pools and of Reids Palace Hotel for only 10 Euros per person per day. There is a one bedroom apartment adjacent to Quinta Elena(with its own entrance) also available at £225 per week.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Praia Formosa 4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Funchal - Santa Cruz 19 km, Nearest railway: N/a|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The comfortable, spacious sitting room is a split level room with fireplace and chairs and two sofas. The large TV has a Cable facility offering a huge range of programmes in various languages. This room includes a dining area - next door is the tiled kitchen with dishwasher. There is a downstairs separate wc and wash hand basin. Up the elegant staircase your have three bedrooms - the master bedroom with a large double bed(typically Maderian design), a dressing room and en-suite bathroom, also double doors to the lower terrace(already described). Then the second bedroom has a four poster bed of matching Madeiran design. Single bedroom. On this level there is also the main bathroom, with bath(shower over), basin, bidet, and wc. Upstairs again to the delightful roof room with two newly installed velux windows to make the most of the views, and here you will find an adult sized day bed - effectively turning this room into a second sitting room or a fourth bedroom. From this room you gain access to the top terrace - already described.
WIFI Broadband(or by Ethernet cable) is available at a weekly cost of £13 or €15. Please book and pay for this service in advance.
|Further details outdoors|
The delightful front patio walled garden is like a little oasis since you are so close to all the amenities of Funchal. There are many different shrubs, trees and colourful plants both in flower beds and in pots. There is, of course, an outside table and chairs plus a wooden seat and other chairs. Álfresco´eating is the order of the day and the avocada tree provides some degree of shade necessary on the hotter days experienced on the Island.
A very short walk away is the delightful St. Catarina Park with exceptional town and harbour views and a great selection of flowering trees and shrubs, together with a lake with fountains.
Also the Casino is close by - with floor shows on four times per week, together with the usual gambling machines.
Welcome pack available on arrival.
The weekly rental costs are based on four people sharing the two double bedded rooms. If single beds are also used there will be a supplementary linen charge of £30 per bed.
For bookings of at least two weeks a second set of linen and towels will be provided.
FREE...The cost of transporting you and your party from the airport to the house(a 30 minute taxi journey) is included in the rental cost(but not in reverse).
Enquiries in French, Spanish and Portuguese are welcome
The housekeeper will meet you soon after your arrival to settle you in.
If you require internet service please arrange for this service in advance and pay our housekeeper the 15 Euros charge per week.
The Madeira region
The Island of Madeira has a mild climate all year round with only a little variation in temperature. Apart from the City of Funchal there are many lovely interesting little villages to visit most of which are within a short bus ride from a stop quite close to the house. The rest of the Island can be reached by an excellent selection of bus services that start from the town centre.
Two particular villages worth a visit are Camara De Lobos and Camacha also Curral de Freitas. Camara is where Sir Winston Churchill used to paint during his frequent visits in the 30´s. Camacha is well known for the wickerwork factory and quite a lot of our furniture in the house has come from this factory. Curral is a small inland mountain village famous for its Chestnuts, soup, purée, etc.
There are many festivals in Funchal - the main ones are the carnival held every year in February and the flower festival held in April. The tourist office in the centre of town would provide in detail all the places to go to and a list of what´s on. A very good day out is the ferry crossing to the Island of Porto Santo(you can fly there if you wish). Here is a rather dry Island and rather backward but it´s redeeming feature is the fantastic sandy beach that is many miles long. Tasting the Madeiran Wine is always a treat in store for visitors.
There are, of course, many amazing gardens to visit on the Island and most of these are a short bus bus ride away. Well worth a visit is Monte with its interesting church and the famous Palace Gardens. Monte is accessible by Cable car and just for fun you could take the equally famous toboggan ride down to Livramento before finding your way back to the Centre of Funchal and then to our house -´Quinta Elena´.