Self catering breaks and B&B in Madeira, Portugal
Both Quinta da Palmeira and Villa Palmeira are available for rental all the time as Madeira has a wonderful climate and is a favourite all year round destination.
There are many ways to book and check availabilty. We are advertised on Homeaway and Facebook, but for a more personal approach why not contact us through this website. Please visit the contact page for enquries. (You may even find a cheaper deal through this website as some of them add charges to cover their costs, booking here and the price quoted is the price you pay)!
The rental costs for both properties includes towels and linen, wifi and TV and is on a self catering basis. This does not include daily maid service or airport transfers. Linen and towel changes are provided weekly. Other services can be provided for a small charge upon guest request.
We highly reccommend that you hire a car, particulalry if you are choosing Ponta do Sol as your base, so that you can be independant and enjoy the sights that the island has to offer at your own leisure. If you decide on Funchal, the house has a bus stop at the bottom of the drive, that is a direct route into downtown or it's a 15/20 minute walk to the center.
Ponta do Sol - Is a small pretty village situated along the west coast inbetween Ribeira Brava and Calheta. It is an ideal base to explore the entire island due to its central island location. The island is covered in levadas making it an ideal spot to particiapte in trekking, mountain walks as well as paragliding and sea adventures.
The apartment sleeps two and is not child freindly. As it is situated on the first floor of the Quinta it may not be suitable for anyone with disabilities. A car is heavily advised as the area is very hilly and some of the walks will require own transport to reach them.
The owner lives on site in the main house and welcomes guests to share the garden and hep themselves to fruit in season from the garden. She is available to respond to any guest requirements or advice.
Funchal - is the capital city of Madeira, although it is small in comparison to other cities around the world! It is vibrant and rich in culture and history, filled with museums, restaurants, bars and street entertainment. Carnival, the Flower Festival, Madeira Wine Rally, Festival of the Atlantic and New Year are just a few of the tourist attractions that encourage visitors to sample city life. There is always something going on in town!
The house sleeps up to 10 people and is situated in a quiet and freindly neighbood just outside the central zone of Funchal. It has a direct bus route and is a 15/20 minute walk into the center. The property is on two levels, with parking and the garden cottage and herb garden on the lower level. A flight of steps leads to the main house and Miradouro. There is a back entrance up a side lane which is sloped with 3 steps to the back door. So this house may not be suitable for anyone with disabilities - even though the downstairs family bathroom and downstairs double bedroom has been designed to cater for this. As the property sits up higher than the others around it, there are a few areas that could be child unfreindly. We will not accept any responsibility if children are not supervised on site.
The owner uses the garden apartment on the lower level of the property at weekends and for the first 24 hours upon guest arrivals to be on site to help with any guest requests. The garden apartment is separate to the main house, so when in residence, guest privacy is not affected.