We have started welcoming guests to Casa do Papagaio Verde twenty years ago. With the children away and an empty nest, we wanted to create a new chapter in our lives and in doing so, give a new life to our home and gardens.
At Casa do Papagaio Verde, we like to cater to a family atmosphere and a sense of home away from home. Here, you can enjoy tasteful decoration and a stunning landscape, where the blue tones of the ocean and the luxuriant green of the mature garden dominate. For our guests, it is all about the simple pleasures: a swim in the panoramic swimming pool early morning or after a long walk in the stunning mountains, a restful read in the garden overhearing the garden's kestrels calling, or just enjoying an outdoor breakfast in the sunshine overlooking the ocean.
Through the years, as we have shared our home with people from all over the world, running Casa do Papagaio Verde has been the most enriching experience. We look forward to also welcome you very soon!
Filomena and Max
WHAT OUR GUESTS LOVE AND SAY ABOUT US
We can't fault this place; we had a very warm welcome from Ana Maria on arrival even though we arrived earlier than expected. We were treated to some cold meats and cheese with fresh bread as we checked in and offered a glass of madeira wine or tea.
"A LOVELY, PEACEFUL PLACE TO STAY"
We stayed here in late September for a week. Casa do Papagaio is a very special place, that's the first thing to say. We were made so welcome on arrival, Ana Maria plying us with an al fresco lunch overlooking the sea below.
"WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS HONEYMOON"
The hosts of the accommodation are so friendly and can’t do enough for you. We had the apartment which had amazing views over the sea and right next to the pool.
Filomena & Max went out of their ways to create a unique experience for us! We felt immediately at home, and immensely enjoyed all the special happy hours with local wines and watching the sunset from the pool. And all the fresh vegetables from the garden!!! They were just the cherry on the top. I would say we will be back but we are still here as we ended up staying for over 3 months. Would be surprised if you did not find us here during your next visit 😊 (April, 2021)
Zsuzsanna and Imre from New York, USA 🇺🇸
Feeling "at home“. We stayed here for about 10 weeks. Originally, we planned to change our accommodation every single week, but we can’t. Because, Filomena, Max and the staff gave us a home feeling. They took care about us like family members do. Furthermore, you wake up with the perfect view on the ocean, besides the well cultivated garden. The accommodation is on a perfect spot to explore the island. You are very close to the highway, so that you can reach every part of the island easily. Thank you so much for the wonderful time.
Anni & Sebastian from Germany 🇩🇪
Imaginem i recordem el vostre menjador magnífic i l'arbre il.luminat!!! y mantenemos un hermoso recuerdo de nuestra estância en Madeira. Nos sentimos como en casa gracias a vuestra amabilidad y acogida. Gente maravillosa.
Trini y Jordi from Spain 🇪🇸
Thank you for a nice week. Thank you for the wonderful time at Papagaio.
Anna from Sweden 🇸🇪
A big "thank you " for making our stay and our Golden Wedding Anniversary holiday so enjoyable. What a wonderful and relaxing guest house and with such superb views. If we hear of anyone thinking of visiting Madeira, there is only one place we shall recommend to stay!
David and Anne from the UK 🇬🇧
Since we first visited Casa do Papagaio Verde in 2018, we come every year. It’s a very beautiful and relaxed place to stay. From your arrival until departure time, you feel at home. The owners Filomena and Max and all the employees are very kind and helpful. The garden is beautiful and the view from all rooms and apartments over the sea and the surrounding area is magnificent. The apartments are large, very clean and nicely decorated. The breakfast with fresh fruit, pancakes, eggs, juices, homemade jam and cake, etc. is a perfect start of the day. You can also have a delicious dinner, if you like. We have had many special conversations with other guests when you want to dine together. We love this beautiful place very much.
Johan and Adriana from The Netherlands 🇳🇱
Masja and Roony from The Netherlands 🇳🇱
Thanks to everyone for everything you provided us with while we were with you.
Barbara and Hartmut from Germany 🇩🇪
We really enjoyed our stay on Madeira; very nice island, beautifl nature and very kind people 🙂 Your home was wonderful and we left with good memories. We will certainly recommend it to our family and friends!
Dick and Aagie from Belgium 🇧🇪
It was our first visit to Madeira but we'll be sure to return one day. And when we do we'll be staying at Papagaio Verde again. The apartments and garden are really beautiful and the staff is very attentive. We really appreciated the great breakfast, advice about restaurants and activities on Madeira and the explanation of local plants etc.
Ton from The Netherlands 🇳🇱
We thank you for all the lovely memories we have of staying in your very special guest house and being spoiled by fresh buns, fresh herbs, salads from the garden, home-cooking and big smiles from everyone and excellent service.
Natalie and Georg from Germany 🇩🇪
Feel like home at Casa do Papagaio ! An enchanting place, on the heights of Funchal, with a beautiful garden of local (and not only) plants and flowers, and a breathtaking view over the ocean... Our hosts have been genuinely nice and caring, doing their best for us to be well, providing advice on local walks, activities, or restaurants and offering delicious local cooking. They'll always be ready for sharing a moment if you feel like it. If you are looking for a peaceful, authentic and welcoming place, don't look further 🙂
Anne, Marie-Odeline and Claire 🇫🇷
"What do you do, when your home has become too big because the kids moved to the mainland to study and your husband spends the working days ins Lisbon being a politician? Filomena Babo's idea was this: Let tourists come inside the ultra-modern architect's house. She's been renting the rooms for two years now, two times she enlarged the house and build additional apartment in the garden, each one offers space, is painted crème, decorated with bright fabrics, almost everyone with a different floor plan, one being a loft. The view from the ground level room's terrace is like from the cabin of a luxury-liner with own balcony: the infinite ocean, dark blue to the horizon. The some hundred meters of farmland between the terrace and the sea don't matter, you only see it when you look down. You never feel like in a Hotel, more like visiting friends. You want to read the paper in Filomena's living room, listen to some CD's of her collection on the stereo: no problem. Have a swim in the family's pool or enjoy the ocean view from one of the chairs next to ir. You're Welcome. There's only one enjoying the same privileges as the guests: Chico, the only cat of Filomena's collection of pets who is allowed to enter the house. Many more cats, three dogs and the donkeys have to stay outside. By the way, the parrot giving the name "papagaio verde" is only made of wood and is on every room's key chain."
note: Her husband retired from politics.
The German Automobile Clubs Travel Magazine ADAC.