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VILLA SARA AL 1999 - Comfortable & Excellently Equipped House & Garden

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

This is a lovely, fully equipped house set in a peaceful residential area with a sea view, located near the sea and mountains, away from the large touristic centre, in a natural environment, with a front and back garden. An ideal holiday location for those who admire nature, sea lovers, for walkers, golf lovers - 8 min from the nearest golf course, swimmers -beach just 7 min away,10 from the Water Park, 8 min from the local airport, only 7 min from the motorway and all that Madeira has to offer. The house offers spacious accommodation and is furnished to a contemporary standard. The 1st floor holds 3 bedrooms fully furnished and accommodates 6 people. There are 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a balcony. A cot and highchair can be provided on request. The ground floor has a spacious open plan living area and adjoining dining area. Next to the fully equipped kitchen, we have a pleasant Summer room with wickerwork furniture ideal for relaxation. There is also an utility room and guest WC.

Registration Number : 1999


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Pour des raisons de sécurité, l'appareil de chauffage doit être éteint, lorsqu'il n'est pas dans la propriété
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - tub
    Bathroom 2 - tub
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Parasol
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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VILLA SARA AL 1999 - Comfortable & Excellently Equipped House & Garden
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews

Great value for money

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful welcome from Suzanna and Carlos who met us at the airport despite our flight being an hour late, they then guided us to the house, where they kindly presented us with breakfast and essentials to get us started.

Suzanna and Carlos could not have been more helpful and friendly making sure we could call on them should we need any assistance.

The whole house was immaculately clean and well equipped, it was nice and spacious There were good views from the front of the house. It was convenient for the airport though we barely noticed any air traffic noise.

The only downside from our prospective was the problem with rather hard beds, which we have encountered elsewhere in Madeira previously and result in a rather stiff back for us. The other problem was the neighbours dogs barking early hours of the morning.

We would recommend this house to anyone reading this review and also our friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to know you had a wonderful holiday.
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent hospitality from the owners, Suzanne & Carlos, wonderful house. Will return.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved meeting you and your lovely family and it was a great pleasure to be able to be part of your holiday. Villa Sara will always be welcome to you. Keep well.
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Nice quiet location, well equipped house

  • 4 of 5

The owner met us at the airport, from where it was only a short drive to the house, which has 3 large bedrooms and a moden kitchen with everything one needs. The house faces south and it is nice to sit at the verandah in the morning on a sunny day. Our stay was Feb-March during the rainy season, but the house was comfortable thanks to the heaters. The area is nice and quiet and the owner is very helpful if you have any question or problem. The only small minus was the madrasses which were a bit hard. As a whole, I recommend the house and will likely rent it again.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to be part of your holiday. Until we meet again, all the best, Suzana
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Overall amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

Suzana and Carlos are amazing people with wonderful personalities.

They welcomed us at the airport and showed us the way home. The house was everything we expected and more. Waiting for us were essentials for breakfast along with a Madeira cake and a bottle of sweet Madeira wine.

The house is located in a great location, only an 8 minute drive from the airport and a quick drive to the beautiful capital city of Funchal. The location is very peaceful and the upstairs bedroom has a nice view to the ocean.

Our stay was only for five days but I hope to be back in the future and to be able to rent this amazing house again.

Thank you Suzana and Carlos for making our first experience to Madeira Island as amazing as it was!!

All the best to you. 😊

Anabela Gomes

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always wonderful to know that we were able to make your holidays not only relaxing, exciting but also unforgetable. We loved meeting you all and hope to see you all again. Until then, we wish you all the best, Until next time... Suzana and Carlos
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Great spacey villa on a hill

  • 5 of 5

Hosts were very hospitable, met us un the airport and told a great story of the island, advice us on all 'must-sees' of the island, answered all the questions we have! The villa is VERY big, spacey, clean, boast all needed amenities, garden, balcony, 3 WCs on 2 floors and own garage foe the rented car.

Strongly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"We had an absolutely glo...

  • 5 of 5

"We had an absolutely glorious holiday. Your house is superb, everything had been thought of for our comfort and pleasure. The beds were very comfortable, and the sun room was a super place to relax after an evening out. We cannot praise your holiday home highly enough! Nor can we fault your brilliant hospitality, and kindness. Madeira is everything we hoped it would be, a wonderful Island with super people. We were sad to leave.We are both certain you will see us again."

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2009
  • Stayed: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Suzana Abreu
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018


Car: recommended

Fly in to Madeira's International Airport. We have the pleasure of meeting all our guests at the airport and there will be a follow me procedue. We also loan, free of charge, 3 children's car seats, 1 until 12kg and 2 from 12kg to 36kg. With all long term renters, weekly cleaning with changing of bed linen and towels and house cleaning is provided. Additional nights are subject to availability on request, and change over day is flexible. A 30% deposit must be paid to secure the booking and is non refundable after 5 weeks prior to arrival. The balance is paid in Cash on arrival. In addition we charge a refundable deposit of €150 to cover breakables or damage. As soon as clearance has been given, on your departure day, the deposit will be returned. This is paid also on arrival. Booking Payment can be made in Euros or in Sterling by bank transfer.

Villa Sara sits 7 minutes away from the charming seafront town of Santa Cruz with its traditional Church built during the “Manuelino” period and Town Hall with its primitive 16th Century construction. The court house built in a colonial style is one of the town’s landmarks. Near the sea front, there is the covered fish, meat and vegetable market, supermarket, restaurants, bars, post office, banks and cash machines, medical centre and promenade. A pleasant walk along the promenade leads to the only Water Park of the island. To the North, we have the well known Santo da Serra Golf course and 15 Minutes to the west, we have Camacha, worldwide known for its wickerwork. The genuine folklore singing, dancing and music can also be seen here. Further inland, one can explore the Levadas or irrigation channels which cover the whole island. Funchal, the cosmopolitan capital of Madeira, is approximately 15 minutes from Santa Cruz.

Tourist Entertainment Calendar 2012

Carnival Festivities,15-22 Feb–Festivities in the Lower Town, 18th Feb–Great Allegoric Parade,

21st Feb-Fun Parade

Madeira Flower Festival,15th-25th April–Exhibitions and Musical Performances,21st

April-The Wall of Hope Ceremony,22nd April-Great Allegoric Parade

Atlantic Festival

9th,16th,23rd and 30th June–Fireworks Contest

Madeira Wine Rally - 2nd to 4th August

Madeira Wine Festival

26th Aug to 2nd Sep–Shows,Exhibitions in Funchal,1st Sep-Live Harvest in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos,

End of the Year Madeira Festivities

1st Dec to 6th Jan 2013-Christmas Lights Decorations, 31st Dec - New Year’s Eve Fireworks


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $186.1

Nuits supplémentaires sont soumises à disponibilité sur demande, et changement sur le jour est flexible. Avec tous les locataires à long terme un changement hebdomadaire des draps et serviettes et le nettoyage sera fourni.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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