We visited Madeira for the first time in Sept 2014, and as we like a quiet place to stay this was just right for us. The road to the house was a bit challenging, but having hired a smallish car, we got quite used to it.
The accommodation throughout was very comfortable, although the downstairs area was a bit unusual and the free Wi-Fi was a bonus, as was access to British TV, although I only watched Match of the day.
The swimming pool was the warmest we've had, and the view over the Atlantic was pretty good.
As we encountered some rain some mornings, the downstairs terrace was just perfect to allow us to have our breakfast etc in comfort and the dry, with the upstairs balcony perfect for the sunshine over the rest of the day.
David & Sylvia Argyll Scotland