Vila Afonso was classified as a Country House by the Regional Secretary of Tourism for the Autonomous Region of Madeira.
Surrounded by vineyards and banana trees the Vila's garden has an outstanding view from the mountain to the see and over the city of Câmara de Lobos, a perfekt relaxing area. For those who enjoy to walk, to explore, do some tours or trips, the central location offers an easy and quick access to any part of the island.
The house is thought to have been built in the seventeenth century, and belonged to Manuel Pinto Correia (Administrator of Câmara de Lobos at the end of the nineteenth century) after inheriting it from his uncle Alferes Sebastião Nunes Pereira. It has been in the family for four generations, and was renovated in 1999, paying particular attention to maintaining the simple and traditional Madeira style of architecture, preserving and outlining its content with natural raw materials, in such a way as to reveal the stone face. This stone construction is not like the traditional basalt, but uses local stonemasonry, which is now an extinct practice.
Vila Afonso has a biologic agricultural area of around 7000m2 where you can witness the production of wine and banana cultivation first hand.
Currently, the predominant cultivation is the grape type Tinta Negra, which gives us the generous Madeira Wine. Even today, in the villa’s tavern, you can find reserves dating back to the middle of last century.
Characteristics of the Rooms
Rooms situated in the Main House:
- 2 Superior Rooms (non-smoking), with panoramic views.
- 1 Standard Room (non-smoking), next to the garden.
- 1 Standard Room by the swimming pool.
- 2 Bungalows with kitchenette and panoramic view.
All rooms have private bathrooms, phone, safe, cable TV, heating and use of a drier. The bed linen is changed twice weekly, and towels daily.
Breakfast is a buffet, which can be eaten in the lounge, swimming pool or garden areas.
In the common areas, guests have the following facilities:
- Ample lounge area with panoramic view, mini-library and mini-bar.
- Indoor/Outdoor pool, sun room with loungers, sun hats and towels.
- Gardens, grill and parking.
On the land belonging to Vila Alfonso, guests have the opportunity to enjoy the banana groves and vineyards that produce the famous Madeira Wine, which can be enjoyed in a small tavern situated in the main building.
3 Km (10 min.) to the North begins one of the most beautiful watercourses of Madeira "Levada do Norte (Northern Watercourse)".
10 min. to the south you will find the vast Atlantic Ocean, where you can swim at the beach of Câmara de Lobos.