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Large two-bed apartment in exclusive private complex with pool. Central location

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4. Large south-facing balcony with sea views

This lovely apartment is situated in a quiet residential area immediately above Funchal – a wonderful oasis of calm so close to the city centre. The modern apartment is furnished to a very high standard. There are two large double bedrooms (one with separate access onto the full-length balcony), a spacious, well-equipped fitted kitchen which is very light and airy with a second dining area. A spacious lounge with comfortable sofas leads onto a large balcony over-looking the half-moon pool with views to the sea and the port of Funchal and the ferries and liners coming and going, and the balcony gives one of the best possible positions to watch cable cars making their way up to Monte and the firework displays in June and at the New Year. The complex has just been fully redecorated and the communal pool is well maintained with loungers situated around the pool for your use - we also supply a beach towel per person. Cafes, restaurants and supermarkets are all within five minutes’ walk. A new large-format flat screen TV was installer in late 2012 and Wi-Fi (free) and additional cable channels added in September 2013 together with new balcony furniture.

The apartment is licensed for tourism under the strictly-regulated Madeiran 'Alojemente Locale' scheme (AL). The scheme requires holiday villas to conform to high safety, quality, service and insurance standards.

More Details

Property Manager
Madeira Island Direct
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Madeira Island Direct

Madeira Island Direct have been managing holiday rental properties on the island of Madeira since 2006. We only look after apartments that meet the most exacting standards - most of which we have looked after on behalf of private owners for a number of years.


Santa Luzia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Towels and linen is provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is also a cot if need at no extra cost, please bring your own bedding.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Large two-bed apartment in exclusive private complex with pool. Central location
average rating of 4.6 based on 40 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I liked the look of this apartment and made the decision to book it as the reviews were so good. Well, we weren't disappointed. Peter has been very helpful right from the start before we even arrived in Madeira. We wanted to use the transport links and have a break from the car, Peter gave us all the info we needed. We arrived after a fairly lengthy delay and realised we had quite a long wait for the aerobus so rang Peter for his advice. He arranged for a taxi to come and get us at a reasonable price. The apartment didn't disappoint either, it is spacious, well equipped and very well situated. We used the public transport which was excellent. There is a supermarket in Funchal which is less than a 10 minute walk. The walk back up to the apartment is up a short, steep hill which may be difficult for elderly or pushing a buggy however, if you hire a car there is a large garage in the basement of the apartment which would overcome that problem. As has been mentioned before, the photos don't do the pool justice, it's much bigger than it looks and lovely to cool down at the end of the day, there's also a smaller toddler pool next to it. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend Madeira and Peter's apartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay - the apartment is always very popular. The small hill is good exercise, and also very important, because without it you wouldn't have the fantastic views over the city and bay!
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An excellent well appointed and located apartment

  • 5 of 5

Just had 1 week which was very enjoyable the pool was a nice feature after a day out.

I would certainly recommend this apartment it is only a 10 - 15 minute walk down into the heart of Funchal. It was very pleasant to sit on the balcony and take in the view of the cable cars and the sea.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you enjoyed your stay. The views are good.
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very spacious.Beautiful view from the balcony.2 bedrooms and 2 bathroom and fully equipped kitchen.Just 5 min walk to a big supermarket and another 5 to the city centre.Overall - awesome.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes - the apartment is unusually spacious - a lot of the later builds cut down on size to pack more in, but this is not the case here. The location is very good for both the "old" and "new" towns, but with it being slightly elevated it has both views and peace and quiet.
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Very high standard,good service

  • 5 of 5

great apartment

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive feedback.
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An excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

Really great apartment, providing far more than we expected in a holiday let.

Company staff very helpful and friendly.

We can certainly recommend it. We intend to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your return!
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Just Like Home

  • 5 of 5

If you get the chance to travel to Madeira this is the place to stay. It is just like home. It has everything you need. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, huge living room, full kitchen with everything you need plus a washing machine and clothes dryer. There is also a huge deck that 4 people could sit out at and eat dinner. It would easily accommodate 4 adults. It has satellite TV if you wanted to stay in for the night.

There is a nice swimming pool at this location with beach towels supplied and if you don't want to swim you can enjoy a bottle of wine on your deck and watch the cable cars going up the mountain or watch the cruise boats come in.

There is lots of shopping within blocks. The main market is only 3 blocks away and a huge supermarket(Pingo Doce) is right across the street from it. You are also only about 5 blocks from the sea and where the cruise boats come in.

Peter and Rita are great people to deal with. Peter saw us twice and gave us the lowdown on everything and Rita lead us to the apartment as it would be very hard to find by yourself because of the configuration of the streets. Once we had a car Peter gave us great directions to get there and once we did it following his map was easy.

The only negative is the hill you have to walk back up to get there from downtown. It is quite steep but is the only way to get back to your apartment. However it is well worth the pain you feel for the last 55 steps.

Also the bus service is really good on the whole island and we found the people will go out of there way to help you as they did for us on many occasions. There is also the Aerobus which runs to the airport and to can get a return ticket on it for 8 Euros as opposed to 35 Euros one way for a taxi. The Aerobus stop is 2 blocks from the apartment.

So as you see it is the perfect place to stay. We have already told Peter we will be back. Coming from cold Ontario, Canada it is the perfect spot to spend the month of February in an apartment that feels like home. Don't pass on this place. Enjoy.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dean - a very informative review! The steps, of course, keep you fit and more importantly, the elevation gives you the views. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Funchal old town
Car: not necessary

Funchal Balconies is situated just above the centre of Funchal, within a 10 minute walk down hill you will find yourself amongst shops, restaurants, supermarket and the famous fruit, flower and fish market where fresh produce can be brought daily. Funchal has many squares, gardens and museums to explore all within a very easy walking distance. You can also get the cable car from the old town which will take you up to Monte with excellent views over the city and port, From here you can take yourself round the tropical gardens of Monte or the botanical gardens and its tropical birds.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning charge $23.55

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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