One Bedroom Cottage, Sleeps 2
Linda Dias/Norberta Sá
- english, spanish, portuguese
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Fantastic little hideaway in the centre of Funchal
Enter Casa das Vinhas through a door in a wall...all very Harry Potter! It is very magical inside the walls. Peaceful. But...it is a working Quinta! Bananas surround you. The owners live closeby; they greet you and bid you farewell..but are there if you need anything. They are very lovely. You have everything you need. We hired a car but it did not leave the driveway. We walked everywhere. Loads of lovely places to see and lots to do. Restaurants and cafes abound.
Don't hesitate to book! You will have a fab time! Good travels. Ann
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Absolutely loved it
This property is a hidden gem. It’s situation is great as everything is within walking distance but it’s away from the centre. The cottage was perfect for our needs, it was very clean & had everything we needed. We had the swimming pool to ourselves which was a real treat. The grounds were lovely & we fell in love with vista & Minnie, the owners dogs. We didn’t meet Frank & Buffy who are great until the end of our stay as they were away. I would highly recommend staying here if you want something a bit special. We will definitely stay here if we go back again.
They have their own taxi driver called Carlos who’s a real character & he will do the taxi transfers to the airport for a charge. He’s very informative on the area. We walked to the big supermarket once we had settled in to do a big shop & got Carlos to pick us up but after that there are plenty of little supermarkets nearer to pick up supplies.
We loved staying here & cant recommend it highly enough
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay here with us. We enjoyed meeting you. The dogs miss you and all the attention you gave them! We look forward to welcoming you back sometime.
With all best wishes, Frank and Buffy
Fabulous, loved it!!
We loved the property & having a pool was a real luxury as we pretty much had it to ourselves the whole stay. Our cottage was lovely, had everything we needed & the grounds were really pretty. We didn’t meet the owners until the end of our stay as they were away. A really nice couple who we instantly liked. If we ever go back which I’m sure we will we would definitely stay there again without a doubt. The location is great as it’s away from the town but close enough to walk in.
An added bonus was that the owners have 2 lovely dogs who we adored as we a huge animal lovers
Thank you very much for your super review. We certainly hope you find the time to visit again.
great situation and immaculate cottage for 2
Peaceful location but within walking distance of everything Funchal has to offer. Very thoughtful and attentive hosts.
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A genuine hidden Madeiran gem! Beautiful hideaway unbelievably in a central location within Funchal
Although we only know a few places in Funchal we are sure that The Cottage must be one of the best. We had an unforgettable stay on the island in particular driven by the cottage both in its location and grounds - and most importantly our hosts . Everything was as described or better and the view from the cottage onto the grounds is simply amazing. Absolutely terrific hosts and their property offers something genuine and magical to visitors; a rare find where the original Madeiran culture meets modern needs. Situated in a quiet quarter in the town there is only a short walk to the sea, restaurants and city centre. The Island is really overwhelming with incredible landscapes and architecture. Thank you once again to our very kind hosts. Highly recommended and we would definitely stay again.
We are indeed very priveliged with our location and are one of the few remaining working Quintas in Funchal. We are delighted that you benefitted from this and enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you back soon
Truly is an oasis in central Funchal
We had never been to Madeira before and booked Casa das Vinhas after much deliberation. We were not disappointed. The cottage is clean, the bed comfortable, the living accomodation is bright and the kitchen well equipped with very good cooking facilities, should you wish to cook. There is even a barbecue.
The outdoor area is very spacious and the swimming pool is more than adequate. My husband and I had the full use of the pool to ourselves, very peaceful.
We loved seeing the owners dogs, who were very friendly on occasion, and Frank and Buffy are very welcoming, helpful and discreet.
It is a short walk down a hill to turn either left into the centre of Funchal and the port area, or right to the hotel strip, the first one on the main road is Reids Hotel, where you can book for a posh tea. There is a super market down the hill too.
Turn towards the centre and you get an excellent meal at Kontiki's, steak on the stone, and a good pint at No2 Pub.
Overall, an excellent base with peace and quiet, being amongst it all. We had a fab holiday. But, like all holidays in the heat, remember to take the sprays/creams in case you are bitten.
We hope to return to this beautiful oasis, Pauline and Brian
We are so glad, Pauline and Brian, that your holiday was such a success and glad that we managed to meet you on our return. The pool is very secluded and quiet which our guests appreciate and it is also a sun trap! As the pool is 12 x 6 meters one can really swim properly. Many of our guests call Quinta Stanford and oasis. We are so lucky having so much space in such a central area. We look forward to welcoming you back. Frank & Buffy Zino