Casa das Vinhas is a collection of charmingly restored, one-bedroom cottages surrounded by the banana groves and vineyards of the Quinta Vista Alegre estate.
The four-acre Alegre estate is a wonderfully peaceful oasis right in the heart of the capital Funchal, and has been in the Zino family for over seventy years. The cottage itself was once the estate’s old Billiard House, and interior is spacious and modern whilst retaining the character of the original building.
The entrance to a typical cottage takes you directly into the open-plan living/dining room, with a small but well-equipped kitchenette which includes an electric hob, combined microwave/oven, fridge, toaster and kettle. The double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with large shower, and linen, bath & pool towels are all provided. There’s also a shared (separate) laundry room available. Outside, there’s a large outdoor, shared swimming pool, patio and shared garden – shaded by vthe estate’s vines and banana trees; perfect for relaxing in the afternoons and evenings.
Casa do Feitor is on the same site – this 1st floor, one bedroom apartment was originally part of the estate’s stables and has a living room, kitchen/diner, and sliding glass doors which lead to a large balcony. The bedroom has a king-sized double bed and the ensuite has a bathtub/shower.
Funchal’s main seafront Avenida do Mar, shopping district and marina are a twenty-minute walk away. Including a car in your holiday will allow you to explore the island at your leisure, but it’s not crucial – if you’d prefer not to drive, our drivers and local guides will be happy to show you around their beautiful island.