About the property
- House1302 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay4 nights
3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6
This spacious house is 43 years old. Located in a quiet neighborhood, away from tourist resorts, 110 meters above sea level. It's a 15 minute walk to the center of Funchal and a 17 minute drive from the airport. A perfect location from which to explore the island as it's very central to go either east or west, as well as north. The city is a monument in itself. There are many things you can see and do in Funchal, like visiting the market, the Madeira wine museum, taking a boat trip to watch dolphins and whales, taking a cable car to the gardens of Monte, going on levada walks, etc. From the front side of the house you have views over the mountains and from the backside views over the ocean and the center of Funchal. The house has 3 bedrooms (all three with a double bed) and 3 bathrooms, a living room leading to the front yard, a dining room and a kitchen leading to the backyard. TV and Wi-Fi internet available, as well as a washing machine and laundry lines. All the windows have mosquito screens.
Aurelio and Sietske da Costa
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- english, french, portuguese, dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About Aurelio and Sietske da Costa
We are a Portuguese/ Dutch couple and we are the proprietors of this holiday home. We would like to welcome you!
Why Aurelio and Sietske da Costa chose Santa Luzia
The climate is pleasant all year round and the sun shines more often than in other parts of the island.
What makes this House unique
It's well located, away from the tourist area, on a hill overlooking Funchal and the ocean. In this location it feels more like living in a quiet town rather than in a city and yet you are in walking distance to the center of town. The backyard is ideal for sun bathing because it's private. It's also a great place to sit or have a meal outside all year round. You can drink coffee on the balcony upstairs, and enjoy the wonderful views.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
'A house with a view"
The first thing to say, when we arrived was the warm welcome we received from Aurelio and Sietske. We had the full rundown on how everything worked. Seiske's welcome folder was brimming with useful information and we often referred to it.
The house was clean and very spacious, especially for the 2 of us. We decided on the bedroom with a view of Funchal Harbour, because it had a balcony. The bed and pillows were very comfortable.
We agree with other guests comments regarding the dogs.
As we are ourselves owners of a holiday home in Spain, we would recommend the upgrading of the TV to meet today's entertainment criteria, because you have excellent internet service. We had a similar situation in Spain and we upgraded the TV and now enjoy positive feedback from guests.
We would suggest bringing binoculars to view the cruise ships coming into port on a regular basis and the many beautiful views across the island. We rented a car for 3 weeks of our holiday this allowed us to see the beauty of the island.
Walking down to Funchal took 20mins.The number 26 bus was ideal for the return trip, also Number 19 Bus is only a 5 minute walk to the top of the road.
We also recommend the bar just down the road from the house, and their 'picador' dish very reasonably priced and friendly. Our 5 week stay was very relaxing.
Hi Ann and Richard! We appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice and extensive review! We've taken note of your comment about the TV and we'll surely look into it.
Thank you for mentioning bus number 19 as a second option, besides bus number 26 for getting back to the house from town, and for your other tips for future guests.
It was a pleasure for us to meet you and we hope to welcome you again at Casa da Costa! Wishing you all the best for your holiday home in Spain!
it was really what we espected
Verry beautifull eiland and for once more we will go for it
Thank you for your review! Good to know that the house met your expectations! You were very good guests and we enjoyed meeting you. We hope that all of you can come back!
The view says it all
The view from the patio is just magical.The town of Funchal is so laid back you just get carried away with it all,so many great restaunts,easy and extremely varied shopping great trips out,never stuck for something to do. Sietske's property is amazing,so much room,great sunbathing,all the equipment you could wish for if you decide to eat in,and great information from the owner.One thing is sure we will be back next year just as soon as we can book flights.See you then Sietske.
Jim and Christine
Thank you very much Jim and Christine for this kind and detailed review! We look forward to having you back! No matter how many times you come, there is always more to discover in Funchal and around the island! ;-)
Lovely house in great area.
The house is spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean. An easy walk down to the Old Town and shopping districts - much harder walk back uphill but one bus brings you to the door and 3 more drop you just around the corner for a short downhill stroll back! Some dog noise overnight but it certainly did not stop me sleeping better than I have in years, and evenings on the balcony looking over the harbour with a glass of something were thoroughly enjoyed.
Sietske is exemplary in her communications and the information provided at the house was comprehensive. In Sietske's absence we were met at the house by her friend Pauline who was also very welcoming and helpful. We would be very glad to stay here againg when we next get over to Madeira.
Thank you so much for this lovely review! We're very happy you enjoyed your time in Madeira and in Casa da Costa! That spot on the balcony is a favourite among our guests, great to enjoy a coffee in the morning, or relax with a little glass of Madeira wine or a cold beer at the of the day :-)
Schönes Haus und sehr nette Vermieter
Das Haus ist riesig (120 qm) und die Vermieter sind sehr nett. Nachdem uns der Vermieter vom Hafen gegen einen vernünftigen Preis abends abgeholt hat saßen wir noch gemütlich bei Kaffee und kalten Getränken noch mindestens 1 Std zusammen. Viele nützliche Tipps wo man preiswerter essen oder einkaufen kann haben wir an dem Abend erfahren. Ein Tipp von uns ist , besucht das Bistro ca. 150 mtr den Berg runter (sehr leckere Gemüsesuppe und andere Speisen!!
Vielen dank nochmal für alles!!
Familie Broch und Kuka
Thank you Jürgen and family! We are happy that you had a good time in Madeira and remember your story of the diving trip to Garajau, where you hugged fish in the sea :) Even the fish are friendly in Madeira ! Come back when you can!
Clean and huge house with nice view
It is a huge house that can accomodate even a big family too. It was clean and everything worked very well however don`t expect a fully refurbished, modern place. Most of the equipment was old-fashioned therefore it had a special time-back atmosphere.:)
But to be honest who cares about this when you have got such a lovely welcome from the owners, Sietske and Aurelio? They were always at our disposal and showed true care when they showed around Funchal and gave accurate guidance and tips about the island.
I can highly recommend this house to anyone who wants to stay in a cosy place where you can feel that you are at home.
Dear Gergo and Kinga,
Thank you for your review! It was really nice to meet both of you! Amazing how many walks you managed to do in your 10 days in Madeira, and even a day-trip by ferry to neighbouring Porto Santo island with its 9 km stretch of golden beach.
Concerning the special time back atmosphere of Casa da Costa, which you mention in your review :) the antique style dark furniture that is used in the house is the kind that is found in traditional Madeiran homes.
We hope you come back next Summer!
This holiday home has been registered at the local council of Funchal under the property name 'Casa da Costa' and has the AL Licence (Tourist Board Approval) This property has a C energy rating.
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are based on 2 guests. Please contact us if you want to stay for less than 4 nights. Also, let us know if you intend to bring children before you make a booking! This house is not suitable for children under 10. We do not accept that our guests lodge additional tourists or locals in Casa da Costa without our consent. Breaking this rule will cancel the reservation. We are flexible with arrival and departure times, unless there are other guests arriving the day of your departure. In that case we request that you leave the house by 11 AM.