Our dear housekeeper Nélia is the best embodiment of the local Câmara de Lobos community – always featuring a friendly smile. From the moment you step in to Quinta da Saraiva, Nelia will seek to guarantee that your stay is the most comfortable possible. During breakfast, please ask her to prepare her “world-famous” scrambled eggs. Nélia speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and English.
Luís is our resident agricultural expert, with more than two decades of experience taking care of the entire plantation and production at Quinta da Saraiva. He may not be very visible, but that is because he is hard at work nurturing our banana trees, feeding our goats, or planting new crops. Ask Luis more about the local produce at Quinta da Saraiva, or learn more about the authentic agricultural traditions of Madeira. Luis speaks Portuguese.
Responsible for the overall aesthetic of Quinta da Saraiva, Graciela is the creative director of the property. All decoration, design, and art has been personally chosen and curated by her. As the daughter of Anália, who was part of the last generation to be born in the property, she is a true descendant of Quinta da Saraiva. She speaks English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish.
The lady of the house. Mrs. Analia is a true descendant of Saraiva, born and raised in the property before she emigrated to Venezuela in the 1960’s. It is with her blessing that her descendants developed Quinta da Saraiva as a boutique rural tourism project. Mrs. Analia spends her time between Miami, Caracas, and Madeira. She speaks Portuguese and Spanish.