Banana House near Funchal
- Family/child friendly
- Pets allowed
- Smoking allowed
|Address||Caminho Doutor William Eduardo Clode, 9020 Funchal, Portugal|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||A week ago|
Silence is guaranteed to absolute restful vacation.
The Cottage offers an excellent view over Funchal city and it has in the vicinity the following services:
• Buses (5 min. Walk)
• Supermarket (300 m)
• Pharmacy (500 m)
• Taxi (500 m)
• Banks (500 m)
• Hospital / Health Centre (1 km)
• Market / Fair (4 km)
Please note that access to the house from the road is through a series of steps. Not recommended for people with walking difficulties.
The check in time is between 8:00 and 22:00.
Check-in made outside these hours is applied a rate of 15 €.
Guests can use the existing pool in Quinta de Santo António, which is equipped with umbrellas and sun loungers. This pool is shared with all guests.
The opening hours is from 9:00 to 17:30.
For 20 euros a week we can provide a "hotspot" with Internet access.
|Price for > 3 guests||R 234 ZAR per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||4 PM|
|Check-in before||10 PM|
Reviews of this property
had good holidays at your house my dear, the large garden, your small house and vezinhos sounds wonderful, thank you and next
tive as boas ferias na tua casa meu querido, o grande jardim,a tua pequena casa e os vezinhos soa maravilhosos , muito obrigada e a proxima
Banana House er fantastisk, det ligger midt i en oase af blomster og palmer, og der er bus forbindelse til centrum lige uden for døren, et sted vi på det varmeste kan anbefale, til andre der ikke elsker at bo sammen med 1000 turister.
Es war ein herrlich unkomplizierter Aufenthalt, herzlichen Dank an die Hausherrin. Das Haus liegt mitten in einem Bananenhain, es liegt unterhalb der Strasse, und ist damit absolut ruhig, was für Funchal aussergewöhnlich ist. Dafür muss man aber die "gefühlten hundert" Stufen in Kauf nehmen. Ausstattung ist wirklich komplett, Bushaltestelle (nach den hundert Stufen) praktisch vor der Haustür, Supermarkt nach ca. 300m, Aussichtspunkt Pico dos Barcelos ca. 500m.
Für einen Aufenthalt in Funchal zu empfehlen, wenn man sich gerne auch mal abseits der Touristenpfade bewegt. Für uns war es optimal!
Reviews for this host's other properties
The cottage is very cosy, well equipped and comfortable. It is part of a
horse riding school area, with other animals, various lovely gardens and
terraces with mountain- and ocean view. During daytime there we very nice people to take care of the animals (horses, sheep and chicken/birds) but at night we were completely alone on the property, which is 20 minutes walk from the nearest village, Corticeiras.
The owner Fransisco was very welcoming and helpfull: he came to pick us up when we had difficulties finding the address at our arrival. Also on other occasions he
always made sure to make us feel at home.
This 'quinta' is definitely a good choice for people who seek silence, quiet and nature (and comfort at the same time)
Thanks to Francesco we had a great holiday in this Cottage. It is peaceful, very pretty and perfect for two with a child. We found all we need and whenever we had any problem, Francesco was on our side. Next supermarket and restaurants are about five or ten minutes by car. It is some like 20 minutes to Funchal, 40 Minutes to Porto Moniz and 30 minutes to the airport. So it is a good place to discover the island of Madeira. However, in the night you only hear the cicada and the leaves in the eucalyptus forest.
We've just returned from a wonderful week on the beautiful island - we've been many times to Madeira, and fall in love with it all over again every time.
The Villa Vivendi is located in a very nice suburb of Funchal, high on a hill overlooking the city and the sea, and the views, by day and night, are just spectacular. As other reviewers have said, it's very easy to get around by local bus, there is a stop right outside the house, a big plus for the location.
Hint: the no: 8A departs almost hourly, just after the hour on the weekday mornings, for Funchal waterfront, takes only 15 mins and costs €1.95, buy your ticket on the bus.
As regards a negative point on the location - a word of warning, in Funchal you are never far away from traffic, people, barking dogs, day and night, and even up there in Santo Antonio, music from a big local restaurant most evenings. It's great to have the buses so close, car access on good, but steep, roads, places to eat nearby etc, but be advised that the noise could be a problem if you were not expecting it.
The Villa itself is old, though clean and simply furnished, but with plenty of space for 2, 4 or even 6 people. It is value for money when you compare it to the cost of just a room, or self-catering studios etc in the hotel district, and you would never get the fantastic views of the city from that area, anyway.
Hint: take a few small supplies with you if you are arriving later in the day - there is absolutely nothing provided in the kitchen and although the local supermarket is open until 10.00pm it is a long steep climb back up the hill carrying foodstuffs for a snack and/or breakfast.
So, here's hoping you enjoy Madeira as much as we do, and will return to the island many times,
We’ve stayed in the Santo Antonio Villa for a whole month from the end of April to the end of May 2015 and loved it. The house offers plenty of privacy all around and it is situated approximately 300 meters above sea level on a very green western mountain slope. Hundreds of birds meet you with their singing from daybreak until sundown. The view over Funchal from the living and the terrace is amazing. Day and night!
The terrace is sunny from early in morning to the end of the afternoon and later on one can sit in the multi flower covered garden beside or behind the house where there also shady places can be found.
The location is absolutely perfect. There is safe and private parking for one or two rental cars. From three different local bus stops within a couple of minutes walking one can easily reach Funchal any time of day until late in the night by cheap public transport. 8-10 different bus lines that also lead directly to the many touristic spots.
One big supermarket is within walking distance (although up and down a very steep hill) and the other even bigger one is in the Madeira Shopping which can be reached by bus in less than 5 minutes from the nearest bus stop.
Two restaurants, mainly for locals but English spoken, are within walking distance as well and they offer traditional dishes for exceptional low prices.
We experienced two minor problems with the electric and the gas and they were solved immediately by the local agent.
The house itself was well equipped for our month long stay. Beds are comfortable and the chairs in de living room are OK. The house is weekly cleaned by two kind ladies.
No complaint’s then? Not really considering the reasonable price level, the location and the facilities. Early in the season, when the evening and nights are a bit colder so it is important to bring fresh air into the house during the daytime to prevent moisture in the house building up. A couple of times we have used the mobile electric heater in the fresh April evenings.
The bathroom needs modernizing but who cares when there is the use of endless running hot water available which is pleasant for bathing and (manual) dishwashing. We look forward to a next visit.
The villa is very nice. You have a perfectly eqiupped kitchen to cook and cosy living room with a balcony. The view is authem over Funchal and its mountains. We had kind of a rainy and chilly week. So we were glad that we had a fireplace! There is no wifi available. A car is useful to get down to town.
All in all I would definately recommend this place to stay.
Unser Beginn in die Flitterwochen im Casita del Paiol war leider nicht sehr einladend ... das Doppelbett (bestehend aus 2 aneinandergeschobenen Betten mit "Gräbele"/ Ritze war sehr sehr hart und die Duschwanne mit großen Rostflecken. Generell war die Wohnung eher dunkel - wenig Atmosphäre zum Entspannen und die Seele baumeln lassen. Für den ein oder anderen Urlauber - vielleicht eine günstige Möglichkeit zum Übernachten. Gegenüber ist ein Busbahnhof - dies brachte durch Motorengeräusche und wartende Fahrgäste wenig Ruhe. Im Ort liegt es zentral - 5 Minuten bis zum Meer. Gute Verkehrsanbindung Richtung Funchal.
Die Schlüsselübergabe hat gut geklappt, obwohl unser Flugzeug 1 Stunde Verspätung hatte. Die Mutter und ihr Partner haben sich rührend um uns gekümmert. Leider gibt es über die Unterkunft einiges Negatives zu berichten.
Ich hatte gedacht, daß in der Küche ein Herd vorhanden ist und nicht nur 2 Elektroplatten. Nach der ersten Nacht in dem Haus und den Betten haben mein Partner und ich unter Rückenschmerzen gelitten. Nachdem wir die Matrazze angehoben hatten, sahen wir den Grund: Es war statt einer Lattenroste nur ein Brett als Unterlage und die Matrazzen waren auch sehr hart. Für Rückgeschädigte nicht geeignet. Das Haus lag ein einer Kreuzung. Gegenüber vom Haus war ein Bus-, LKW- und PKW-Parkplatz. Teilweise standen hier bis zu 7 Busse, die den Motor laufen ließen, damit die Klimaanlage an ist. Die Abgase zogen zum Haus und es war sehr unangenehm, diese einzuatmen.
Nachts war es auch alles andere als still. In der Nachbarschaft hielten sie auf den Terrassen und Höfen deren Hunde auf. Ein einmaliges Konzert von Hundegekläffe ließ einen nicht bei geöffnetem Fenster schlafen. Ab 4 Uhr morgens kam noch von mehreren Hähnen das Hahnengeschrei dazu. Wir waren froh nach 3 Wochen wieder daheim zu sein.
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