About the property
- Villa4843 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
5 bedroom, close to Funchal centre, for those seeking a premium holiday home
Located overlooking Funchal, yet within easy walking distance of the town centre, in an upmarket residential area, Villa Luzia has superb uninterrupted views of the town, hills and sea and is probably one of the very best on the island.
Featuring a superb large heated indoor pool and amazing leisure and social area, it is furnished to an exceptionally high standard, attention to detail is evident everywhere. From Duresta sofas to Carpe Diem beds (as used by the Swedish Royal Family) supreme comfort is assured throughout.
The open-plan lounge/dining is vast (12,5m X 5,7m) and offers two ample seating areas and an elegant dining table. French windows lead onto the garden and front terrace. Featured in a corner is a large flat screen TV with cable channels, surround sound system and DVD.
The kitchen is large, contemporary and very well equipped, with 4-ring electric hob, built-in electric oven, dishwasher, double-door American style fridge/freezer, toaster, coffee maker and juicer. A breakfast table benefits from the views to the hills and ocean through the French doors that lead to the front terrace. A flat screen cable TV allows you to keep up with the news at breakfast time.
A separate barbecue room features a bread oven, traditional Madeira barbecue for grilling espetada and electric hob and sink.
The whole of the lower floor is an amazing social and leisure area. Table tennis, table football and a pool table are complemented by a variety of table games (poker, mah-jong, rummycub, and children’s games) and features an outstanding middle-east inlaid table for backgammon, chess and draughts. A seating corner with a large flat-screen TV with CD player (a variety of music is available) is served by a fully equipped bar. It leads to the steps that access the indoor pool and a visitor’s toilet.
A large office with desk and meeting table can be found off the leisure area, a great solution for those needing to deal with business whilst on holiday.
The bedrooms are all beautifully furnished; four are on the first floor (three with en-suite bathrooms) along with a family shower room. The Master bedroom is very spacious and features a dressing area and en-suite bathroom with whirlpool bath and walk-in shower. Both this and the second bedroom have private balconies with those superb views.
The fifth bedroom is on the ground floor, suitable for those with limited mobility.
All beds are Carpe Diem king-sized doubles with conjoined single mattresses, guaranteeing the greatest comfort.
The heated pool is nothing short of spectacular. Very large at 8,5m X 5,5m it is an interior pool with large glass panes that open up to the garden and view, perfect for both summer and winter, surrounded by easy chairs and sunbeds. There are changing/shower rooms and toilet facilities available.
For those that want to keep up their fitness regime, there is a bicycle, treadmill and cross-walker on a mezzanine overlooking the pool.
Sunbeds are provided for the garden and front terrace.
The south-facing front terrace is perched overlooking the town and ocean, and is partially covered, allowing the choice of catching the sun or keeping in the shade, whilst appreciating those gorgeous views, perfect for watching the cruise ships arrive and depart and for the June and New Years Eve firework displays. Garden furniture includes sun-beds, and two large dining tables with a capacity for 12 people, perfect for alfresco family meals, and tables and chairs for reading or for those sunset evening cocktails.
A separate laundry features a washing machine and tumble dryer, iron and ironing board
Wi-Fi is available throughout the house and the also in swimming pool area.
Although not essential, as in most villas, a hire car is recommended.
There is secure car parking for two cars.
The advertised prices are based on a 6-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
A security deposit of 500€ or £500 is payable on
Linda Dias/Norberta Sá
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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Fantastic place for holiday
Beautiful, stunning house with fantastic view. Very comfortable with perfect location, close to the town centre. We spent there amazing time with friends and our families and felt very sad when had to come back home. Linda was very friendly, supportive and responded immediately when any help was needed. Thank you Linda very much to make our holiday amazing! We would like to come back to Madeira and if possible maybe stay again in the same immaculate house. Many thanks. Wioletta
Thank you very much Wioletta for you kind comments. We certainly hope to welcome you again in the future.
Luxury, space and remarkably high standard
The web site does not do justice to the space of the site, or the sense of seclusion, overlooking the harbour. We found it difficult to get the car through the gate initially, but after a few times this becomes less of a problem. Walked down to Funchal a number of times, only walked up once, next time we went to the market, got a taxi up to the house for 5 Euros including a tip - taxis everywhere, including just outside Supermarket. Is there a downside? Some traffic noise in the early evening, and the surrounding dogs can be a problem in the evening while they settle down. Understand property is on the market for Euros 2.25M, which gives you an idea of the extent and quality of the property - it may not be available for let after this, so take the opportunity now. Backup from Norberta (understand she is the agent for the property) was excellent! Highlight of the trip? Lunch on the beach near Cabo Girao, only accessible by cable car. Good food, good atmosphere.
An excellent property
This property lived up to our expectations. We were impressed with the excellent quality of everything. Even the pots and pans appeared to be brand new. The beds were especially luxurious. The games room was well used by our grandsons as was the swimming pool. Only down side was that the pool wasn't as warm as we had hoped for, certainly nothing like the 30 degrees that the thermometer read! However this didn't stop the majority of the group taking a dip. Linda was extremely helpful and friendly. We would definitely recommend this property.
Thank you very much for your super review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. With the hot air temperatures you experienced during your stay, the water temperature can feel cooler than it is. Your recommendation is very much appreciated. See you again we hope.
This is probably the smartest villa we have stayed in after 22 years of villa holidays in Europe. It has EVERYTHING! The only possible improvement would be if the pool was outdoor but given the propensity for rain showers on Madeira it perhaps make sense that it is indoors. Bedrooms huge and beds super comfy. Views amazing. Furnishings and features of the highest quality. Would definitely come back.
That's a great review. Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your comments.
Beautiful villa, spotlessly clean, great location
The villa was everything you could ask for and very true to the pictures. It had beautiful views out over the sea but within a 15 minute walk of the town and excellent choice of restaurants. The Villa itself was massive, well thought through with everything you could need to have a very comfortable stay, it was spotless and thoughtfully decorated. The swimming pool and general facilities were fabulous.
We had a great welcome from Linda and Norberta, there was a useful guide with villa instructions, useful maps and guide books available and an appreciated welcome food pack. All in all nothing you could fault and we look forward to returning in the future.
Thank you very much for your super review and kind comments. We are very happy that the villa and our service was to your satisfaction.
Family Vacation to Funchal
House is even better in person if you can believe that. We are pretty fussy and the house could not have been better or cleaner. Even the 15 and 19 year orders with us were not bored.
Thank you very much. We try our very best!
The nearest facilities (a bakery and café) are a mere 300 metres away, and the town centre is 1Km away. A downhill walk into town will take approximately 15 minutes to the main shopping area and market.
Funchal is a cosmopolitan town with around 500 cafés, restaurants and bars. Walk along the pedestrianized streets with their many esplanades and cafés, or the old town where character townhouses have all been transformed into trendy bars and restaurants. Take a long walk along the promenade that runs along the coast. There is a varied number of museums that chart Madeira’s history.
Visit the Botanical Gardens, or take the cable car to Monte where you can visit the Monte Palace Gardens. The world renowned Palheiro Gardens should not be missed.
Access to the motorway is only a 3-minute drive, allowing you to easily explore the island.
The airport is an easy 20 minutes along the motorway.