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Large one bedroom apartment in exclusive private complex with pool

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Quiet location with extensive views over Funchal. Sleeps two. Free Internet

This extremely spacious one bedroom apartment brings you right into the heart of Funchal, but in a very quiet and peaceful residential area where you can relax on your balcony and watch the cruise ships and ferries coming and going or lounge round the communal pool and soak up the sun – a real oasis of calm just minutes from the city centre. The elevated balcony gives a perfect view of the cable cars making their way up to Monte and firework displays in June and at the New Year. There is a large double bedroom with sliding doors to the balcony that extends the full length of the apartment, a full bathroom and a well equipped kitchen. The lounge is spacious with dining area, DVD player and cable TV, again with sliding doors bringing the balcony into the room. High-speed internet access is free. The pool has loungers and umbrellas for your use - beach towels are provided. The complex has just been fully redecorated. Cafes, restaurants and supermarkets are all within 5 minutes’ walk. Reserved car parking is available in the secure garage beneath the apartment.

Property Manager
Madeira Island Direct
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are for the first time in Madeira and it is in Madeira, and it is a fabulous discovery. Thanks for your whole welcome in the apartment, great pleasure for us to stay, plenty of good things to tell our friends and family on this. Thank you. Very pleasant holidays.
Sep 2011
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Santa Luzia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Towels provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Towels and linen are provided. The bedroom fronts straight onto the main balcony with sea/harbour iews
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Large one bedroom apartment in exclusive private complex with pool
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 33 reviews

Lovely Apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was large and well appointed, everything we needed was there.lovely views from the balcony

Only downside was the road up to the apartment very steep hill

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We have written numerous responses to comments about the very short hill up to the apartment over the years. Many people love the exercise and appreciate that it is that 50 metres of elevation that gives them the views over the bay. No hill = no panorama! We also tell all guests about the regular short and cheap bus ride that takes you from the centre of Funchal to 100 metres above the apartment, so that you can walk downhill on the way back if you prefer (please read previous reviews on this subject).
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Spacious apartment in convenient location with delightful balcony

  • 4 of 5

We found the apartment to be very spacious with a delightful balcony with super views. The complex had a lovely sunbathing area and pool which was very well kept. It was located very close to the centre of Funchal and within easy walking distance of the coast. The apartment was however set halfway up a steep hill which was quite a chore when walking home in the evening. Some of the fittings in the apartment were a little dated, but our overall experience was very positive and we enjoyed a fabulous holiday there.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay. The owner visits once a year and always reinvests in upgrading the facilities.
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Great place, simple and spacious. Very central, but the slope up is not for the faint hearted!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in quite a lot in the evening, and the kitchen was fine for cooking simple meals. All clean and tidy. Lots of space for storage etc.

Lovely views over the bay, bed very comfy. Pool clean, nice sun beds etc.

Only comment is that the folder needs to give details of who to contact for practical issues, as well as bin days etc, and the kitchen needs a couple of new oven dishes.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. We have added a couple of oven dishes to the kitchen. You should have had no less than five different telephone numbers to contact us - these appear on every e-mail we send to guests? There is no need to have bin-days as the communal "casa do Lixo" with recycling containers is continually emptied by the council.
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Perfect location - central but quiet

  • 5 of 5

Like other reviewers I can only endorse what has been said before - this is an ideal location, just a few minutes walk from both the Old Town and the New Town. We hired a car but won't bother next time - it isn't necessary. The apartment is exactly as described in the ad, with nothing missing, and a lovely sunny balcony. Manager very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our first holiday in Madeira staying at this lovely apartment in Funchal. The apartment is very spacious and clean and feels more like a home than a holiday let and has a nice balcony with great views over the town and out to sea and the Marina.

Manuel collected us from the airport (about 20 minutes drive) and was very friendly and informative about the Island, and dropped us off at the apartment where we met Rita the cleaner who gave us a tour of the apartment and building which was very helpful.

The pool area is lovely and quiet too and a real bonus.

It is just a 5-10 minute walk to both the old and new town areas.

The only downside is the steep hill back to the apartment but you cant have everything and it did help with some much needed exercise after eating at the many excellent restaurants close by, particularly in the Old Town.

We would recommend this apartment and Madeira in general.

Five stars!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We keep telling people how good the small hill is for their exercise - but more importantly, without it you would not have the fantastic views!
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Spacious apartment in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very spacious one bedroom apartment in the perfect location for access to the old town, restaurants, shops and seafront in Funchal. The car park, which is within the apartment block, is also a real bonus, as is the free wifi. The apartment also has a lovely balcony offering great views, exactly like the photo in the advert. We enjoyed breakfast out here every day and often had dinner there too. There's information in the apartment for tourist attractions, transport etc. Communication with the owner before and on arrival was very prompt and reliable. We were met by a friendly and helpful manager who showed us around the property and gave us useful advice. The apartment is excellent value for money. We would definitely recommend it and would stay here again if we return to Madeira. Many thanks for everything - we had a great holiday!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay!
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Junction 12
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Old Town
Car: not necessary

Varandas do Funchal is situated just above the centre of Funchal, within a 5 minute walk down hill you will find yourself amongst shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and the famous fruit, flower and fish market where fresh produce can be brought daily. 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. The apartments have just been fully redecorated on the external of the building with new tiling on the balconies and communal areas giving a very fresh feel to the property.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $24.67

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.