A beautiful unique but traditional villa in the heart of Funchal has been lovingly restored, enhancing the charm of the 20's with a modern luxurious twist. Boasting fantastic views of the port, city and ocean, from a quiet neighbourhood, within a 10 minute walk from the centre of town and Marina. The villa sits higher than her neighbours, over a 600m2 square plot, offers private parking, electric gates and CCTV.....Fully equipped with large outdoor dining area for 12 people, this home can sleep from 2 to 10 people.
This property is a gem, every aspect has a beautiful vista that overlooks the mature raised garden beds, from the house toward the miradouro and into the views.....Grape and trumpet vines create lovely shaded areas over the garden patio, allowing several areas to sit and sink in the views. Estrelicia, kiwi, passion fruit, pipinella and colourful shrubs and flowers, a small herb garden with banana sits below in front of the garden flat near the parking area.
Entertaining or eating alfresco can be enjoyed under the covered courtyard adjoining the kitchen or on the front porch, or even the miradouro......choose the balcony to enjoy a cocktail and watch the cruise ships come into port or the sunset.
The villa dates back to the 1920's with high ceilings and elaborate decorative finishings. Renovation work to restore this beautiful building started at the end of January 2016 and took a year to complete. As of February 2017 it is now available for rental, having been lovingly restored to a very high standard, keeping the charm and beauty of a traditional house whilst upgrading it to bring it up to date with a mix of modern, with luxurious simplicity.
The villa has 5 bedrooms, 3 are double with one ground floor ensuite, 2 singles, one with adult bunks and the other 2 single beds.
3.5 bathrooms, with Jacuzzi shower wet room, bath tub, and a separate wc (next to the laundry room that doubles as a garden bathroom as well).
A large well equipped kitchen, with dining table leads onto the outdoor covered area that seats 12. Gated entrance from the rear via a narrow pedestrian road, near a stream.
Off road parking for 5 cars, with electric gates. 3 cars can be parked inside the gates and two in the private drive the other side of the gates. Direct route to Funchal - Bus stop at the end of the drive. Walking to Funchal city centre takes around 15 minutes. Close to bars, cafes and large supermarket as well as easy access point to the Via Rapida.
There is a small garden by the parking and also a garden flat. The owner uses this to see in guests and for weekends. She will be onsite for the first day upon guest arrival to be available for any tips, advice or questions. the garden flat is situated under the Miradouro and does not impinge on the privacy of guests staying in the main house.
Staying here through Christmas, New Year and during June is a must, as the spectacular fireworks displays can be seen from all aspects of the property from a perfect vantage point!