Our Madeira holiday villa, known as ‘Quinta Elena,’ can be found in the beautiful coastal City of Funchal, at the South East corner of the Island of Madeira. Situated in a residential area, just off the Rua do Jasmineiro, it is approached by a private pathway, shared by three neighbouring houses. The bay and city of Funchal enjoy some of the best sunshine in the island, and the mountains behind provide natural shelter from the prevailing north wind.
|The centre of old Funchal and the Cathedral are an easy 10/15 minute walk away.
St Caterina’s Park is close by, with shady green areas, a lake, flowering trees and shrubs, exotic flower beds and many public benches. From the viewing area you can look down onto the picturesque bay and the harbour front, which often has cruise ships tied up alongside.
Within easy walking distance: the Savoy, and other luxury hotels, share their Spa facilities with non-residents; the Casino which, in addition to having gaming tables, has an excellent floor show and dinner; and there are a number of superb restaurants. Several small supermarkets are also nearby to admirably cater for your everyday needs.
Buses run from the bottom of the road, and the excellent local service will transport you efficiently throughout the island, enabling you to discover the many hidden corners of this interesting and diverse land. Although we are only minutes from the town, we sometimes feel as if we are actually in the country with the sounds of our Portuguese neighbours; the cock crowing, the chickens clucking, the birds twittering and their dogs keeping guard. It’s a taste of Madeiran life for you.For details and pictures of our properties, please see