Quinta Mãe do Homens Garden Village is a very charming small resort in Madeira within the grounds of a private Quinta. (Farm), beautifully situated on the hillside overlooking the centre of Funchal with superb views across the town to the harbour and the sea.
There are two buildings of apartments, The Garden Apartments and The Wine Press Apartments and the Family Villa , surrounded by the Quinta's stunning gardens, with beautiful Madeirian flowers, trees and cultivated lands with its own flora of Madeira and tropical fruit trees.
The Wine Press Apartments are situated in the area of the former wine press. The wine press was last used for making Madeira wine in 1975. It is now re-constructed and displayed at the entrance to the apartments.
The Garden Apartments are situated where the greenhouses for fruit and vegetables were and the Family Villa is situated in the north east of the grounds.
All accommodation types have superb sea views over the bay of Funchal or partial sea view with garden access.
The swimming pool was harmoniously integrated in this Quinta in 1992, with it bearing in mind its rich history and natural beauty.
Browse through the following pages for a brief overview of the Quinta, its history, the different types of accommodation on offer and the other services we provide.
Although we are primarily a SELF-CATERING facility, we offer many of the services and amenities that you would expect from a far larger type of establishment. Below is a summary of some of the important extras that we offer to guests.
Centrally located is our swimming pool of 12 metres long, 6 metres wide and 1.0 metre until 1.5 metres deep, surrounded by a terrace with umbrellas and sunbeds. At the end of the day, guests are therefore kindly requested to return their sunbed mattresses and the umbrellas back to Cabin, before leaving the pool area. The pool is open 24 hours a day and is unattended. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
May we remind you that this is a Self-Catering establishment and as such there are no pool attendants or life guards. Guests are advised that they use the pool and surrounding areas at their own risk.
We offer a laundry service at a nominal fee and complimentary iron and ironing board on request. For those winter evenings a heater is available on hire, should you require it. All accommodation types have direct telephone line, cable television and Wi-Fi installed and safe. Bathrooms include bath, shower and WC. Hair dryers are fitted in each of the bathrooms. A minibar is available in the kitchen of all accommodation types.
We offer a maid service every other day, except Sunday. All apartments are provided with linen, towels and pool towels. Linen is changed once a week and towels twice a week. More changes and extra days cleaning are possible with additional costs.
Above the pool area you will find a terrace with fabulous views over the bay of Funchal. Next to the terrace you will find the Clubhouse, a small lounge and library with cable television, internet connection and Wi-Fi.
We offer a picnic breakfast, previously personalised by our guests on their arrival and brought to their apartments every morning. Price per person per day is 9.00 euros.
Lunch picnic pack for walks and arrival food packs available on request.
It takes approximately 15-20mins by car.
Set your mileage counter to 00.
00 - As you get on the motorway, follow signs to FUNCHAL. Headlights needed through tunnels.
13.3 - Beautiful view of the bay of Funchal.
14.3 - Come off motorway at Exit 13 Signposted, FUNCHAL (Boa Nova). Turn left into Estrada da Boa Nova.
16.2 - Immediately as you pass a row of shops on your right, including a bakery, some cafés, a small supermarket and a chemist, you will see a Pink House, on the right, with a Palm Tree that seems to grow from its roof, follow the road to the right (sharp bend), just out of the bend take immediate left down (very steep), where you will see a ‘3.5t’ warning sign, to Rua da Rochinha.
16.3 - Go down this very steep road. Take the 3rd turning on the left, Rua São João Bosco. Follow this road right to the end and turn left up the hill to the roundabout. This is Rua Mãe dos Homens. At the roundabout turn left to Travessa Manuel Alexandre, a small street, in between two high walls: a school on the right and Quinta Mãe dos Homens Garden Village on the left side.
Half way along this road, on the right you will see a red wall and at the big green gate, ring the bell on the LEFT.
16.6 - Welcome to Quinta Mãe dos Homens, Garden Village!
Have a good journey and drive safely.