1 Bedroom House

HouseStandardEntire space

Rua Dr. Pita nº 9 , Funchal, Portugal

2 Guest(s)
80.0 m2
1 Full Bed
1 Living Room(s)
Private Bath

Loja da Lenha (the Old Wood Store) is one of three charmingly restored gems that sit within the 4-acre working estate of Quinta Vista Alegre where bananas and vines are grown and century-old tropical gardens are tended. Astonishingly, this oasis of tranquillity is found in the main tourist zone of Funchal, near the sea and Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel. Converted from the old Billiard House, Stables and Factor's accommodation the cottage walls are of original stone and interiors are spacious, characterful and well designed with top quality furnishings and equipment. The large swimming pool is shared with the owner and their family (for a few days of the year this may include family children). The front patio is shaded by vines and a shared seating area, surrounded by banana trees, has 4 chairs, table & sun umbrella, the perfect place for some light reading or for enjoying an evening drink. Loja da Lenha has comfortable ground floor accommodation for 2 guests. The entrance opens into a well-furnished living room which features original chestnut beams, one stone wall, and a coffee table locally crafted from beams used in the Quinta. There is a sofa, 2 armchairs, TV with over 600 cable channels, including German satellite channels, broadband access and table lamps for reading. Beyond, the kitchen/diner has table/chairs for 4, an electric hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, toaster, and kettle and plenty of serving/cooking equipment. The bedroom can be made up with 1 large double or 2 single beds, and has a mahogany chest of drawers with a mirror above. The ensuite bathroom has a bath with shower, bidet, basin, toilet, and double fitted wardrobe (with small safe). Linen, bath & pool towels and weekly cleaning are provided. There is a shared separate laundry room with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board available for guests' use. These villas in Funchal are adult only and do not accept children. The swimming pool may be used between 09:00 and 17:00. Free Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth speaker are available for guest use. An electric fan is provided in summer and a portable electric heater provided in winter months. The 4 acre estate of Quinta Vista Alegre has been in the Zino family for 70 years, the owners being the third generation. The main house (currently occupied by the owners) was built around 1867. It is a working Quinta growing vines and bananas. Much of the garden was laid out by an English family, the Stanfords, between 1902 and 1912 and Charles Thomas-Stanford wrote "Leaves from a Madeira Garden" about his garden and the island. Opposite the entrance to Quinta Vista Alegre (where the cottages are) is the entrance to Quinta Magnolia, previously an British Country Club which is now Government owned. Here you can enjoy beautiful gardens, a fitness circuit, and two tennis courts, all set in an area of about 40.000 square meters. Just down the street you have the two most prestigious hotels on the island, Belmond Reid's Palace, and the Savoy Palace. There are no other villas in Madeira that offer this mix of tranquil character and tradition with a central sought after location. Nearby are other excellent hotels and a good variety of restaurants, cafés, bars, and small supermarkets. You can enjoy sea swimming at the public Lido about 1 km by foot, or you may just want to walk along the coast in this area. Funchal town centre is only a 20 minute leisurely stroll away (less than 2 kilometres). Buses/taxis are close and frequent. A car is not essential but advisable to explore this beautiful island. PLEASE NOTE: The cottages are adult only and children under 18 are not permitted.

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  • Adults only
  • No parties
  • No pets allowed
  • Non-smoking


  • Airport 23 km
  • Bars 200 meters
  • Beaches 1 km
  • Palheiro Golf 10 km
  • Port 1 km
  • Restaurant 200 meters

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