Specialist in small-scale holidays for 20 years - Customer rating 9,1 - Member ABTA and SGR

Casa do Papagaio Verde

'There is always plenty of room for your imagination to run wild here', Filomena said with a casual look in her eyes. The stuff of dreams indeed, you realise as soon as you stroll onto the terrain of the stunning architect’s home.

Filomena and I sat in the garden of her guesthouse Papagaio Verde, overlooking the sea. I was reminded of the night we first met, in a theatre performance nearby. At the backdrop of the sunset, surrounded by locals and the stage, we had struck up a conversation. Wow, what a warm and remarkable person, I had thought. As the evening came to an end, she invited me over to her place. ‘You'll feel right at home’, she had said. And as soon we arrived, I understood what she had meant. In fact, it was like coming home to something special. This place triggers the imagination like nothing I’d ever seen before. It almost seems like you're in the most soothing floating house on the ocean. Beautiful balconies everywhere to daydream with a view of the sea, seats in a blossoming garden with the best panoramic views of the capital, Funchal, and the endless azure blue water. And so much blossoming goodness around you to enjoy with your feet in the grass. ‘How could you keep this to yourself!’ She barely resisted taking a bow for her pride and joy.

Filomena had lived in this house with her husband and family for years. But the kids grew up and her husband had to cross to the mainland for work a lot. ‘I longed for the feeling of people, hustle and bustle and fun flowing through these walls.’ So what do you do? You convert this gorgeous house into comfortable and homey accommodations. The mornings wake you up in a sunny room with plenty of windows to gaze out from. After a dip in the swimming pool, you enjoy some delicious breakfast with a newspaper in the sitting room, accompanied by two cats and dogs peacefully asleep on the porch. ‘The dogs have to stay outside’, she said, only the cats are allowed in. What a great philosophy: everyone is welcome, the more the merrier.

As the sun set into the sea, Filomena and I concluded my first day here. Once again, I found myself dreaming away while staring at the horizon. Before long, I said goodbye to the starry sky and took a bow. I felt like an actress leaving the stage with a smile, on her way to her bed in the house of her imagination...

What can you expect from this address?
  • Stylish holiday home"
  • Swimming pool with a magnificent view
  • Fresh breakfast every day
  • Get the best tips for outings

Room type

2-room apartment (1 bedroom) Deluxe type
for 2 to 3 persons max. 2 adults and 1 child up to and including 12 year
  • number of beds: 2
  • balcony with outdoor furniture: table
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate (2 burners)
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • television (flat screen, satellite television)
  • heating
  • (living) room(s), dining corner, couch
  • bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed)
  • bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • bathroom 1: bath and shower, sink, toilet, hair dryer
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)
double room terrace
for 2 persons
  • double bed or single beds
  • terrace with outdoor furniture: table
  • (mini) fridge
  • television (flat screen, satellite television)
  • heating
  • coffee machine
  • bathroom with: bath, sink, toilet, hair dryer
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)
studio
for 1 to 2 persons
  • terrace with outdoor furniture: table
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate (2 burners)
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • television (flat screen, satellite television)
  • heating
  • bathroom with: bath or shower, sink, toilet, hair dryer
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)
suite
for 1 to 2 persons
  • surface circa 35m²
  • number of beds: 2
  • kettle
  • (mini) fridge
  • television, dining corner
  • bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • bathroom 1: bath, sink, toilet, bidet, hair dryer
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)

Mealplan

Breakfast

Facilities

General
  • total number of rooms: 8
  • total number of floors: 2
  • total number of buildings: 2
  • breakfast area
  • television corner
  • parking
  • accommodation not suitable for disabled persons
  • wireless internet internet in public area (free of charge), in the room (free of charge)
  • bed linen included change 2 times per week
  • bath towels included change 2 time(s) per week
  • duvets
  • blankets
  • big garden: plenty of privacy, sunbeds
  • wash room facilities
  • cleaning room 7 times a week
  • pets allowed (only small animals/dogs)
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)
Pools
  • outdoor swimming pool (number: 1, length: 10 meter, width 8 meter)(fresh water, sunbeds)
Sport facilities
  • bicycle hire
Children
  • cot

It's possible at the time of booking due to Covid-19, services and facilities are different than when your holiday begins. As the services and facilities mentioned are subject to change, no rights can be derived from this.

In the area

distance to beach approx. 900 metres (pool towel service)
distance to centre: distance: approx. 3,0 kilometres
distance to airport approx. 22 kilometres
nearest shops approx. 3 kilometres
nearest restaurant approx. 2 kilometres
on a steep road

Madeira is known for

  • Go on a hiking holiday, enjoy the rugged cliffs and explore the island of flowers
  • Visit the cosiest towns and meet the sweetest locals
  • Taste the typically Madeiran dishes

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