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Beautiful 2 Bedroom Bungalow, Stunning Views over Funchal, Air-con & Free Wifi

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Bungalow with Panoramic Views of Funchal, 5 Mins from Town

Relax in this newly refurbished dream home and watch as the cruise ships come and go in the distance. Soak up the sunshine on the side patio, or potter in the flower bordered garden below.

Enjoy a hot bath in the master bedroom's en-suite and rest on the king size bed. Venture out and discover Funchal, just 5 minutes away by bus, passing every 20 minutes or so, or walk downhill for 15 minutes and save the busfare!

Settle down in the evening and watch dusk fall on a twinkling Funchal landscape. Watch the fireworks exploding over the harbour, not only on New Year's Eve, but every Saturday in June too! This is called 'Festival Atlantico' where all the countries vying for the big display at the end of the year, showcase their pyrotechnical prowess.

Take advantage of all the mod-cons at your disposal like free wi-fi! Skype your friends using the TV interface, surf the net on a 40 inch screen, watch up-to-date films and series, UK live TV is also available!

Choose different climates for different rooms with the quiet running air conditioning that heats as well as cools to ensure your complete comfort. Bring all the clothes you want, the huge mirrored wardrobes in the master bedroom will easily accommodate the contents of your travel cases.

In the second bedroom are two single beds, a large fitted double wardrobe, double glazing with shuttered windows to keep out the light. The second bathroom wtih an enclosed shower, toilet and sink are right next door.

A fully fitted kitchen provides for any food preparation with kettle, oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher & washing machine.

This delightful 2 bedroom bungalow is nestled between local Madeiran properties and belies its hidden amenities. Hot water is supplied by solar panels, the air conditioning keeps the rooms cool and dry, usb charging points are dotted around and UK extension leads are there to let you use your own appliances without adapters. Even the glazing around the house is mirrored for privacy!

All guests are offered free airport transfers to and from the property with Susy, our registered taxi driver. The journey takes about 20-25 minutes each way. Susy is fluent in English and is available to hire for Island tours during your stay if you wish.

Guests wishing to hire a car at the airport and make their own way there can find parking above, on, or below Rua das Lages. A parking spot directly opposite the 15 meter cobbled entrance path is available, but cannot be guaranteed.

A small grocery store is less than 100m away for basic needs and the bus-stop is 200m. From here you can take a bus up to Monte, (20 mins) peruse the market stalls, take the cable car down to Funchal or even the Toboggan ride! Downhill takes you to Funchal town centre (5 mins) and more shops and cafés than you could visit in a year!

This property has been carefully designed and built by the owner who has lived in Madeira since 2005. It complies with all Portuguese laws and is registered with Finanças (the tax office) as an official 'Local Lodging' (Alojamento Local Numero: 23330/AL)

The owner purchased the original plot just for the amazing panoramic view of Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean beyond! Come to Madeira and share the experience!

More Details
Registration Number : 23330/AL

Property Manager
Steve Bradshaw
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Steve Bradshaw

Your Landlord is a retired printer from Manchester who has lived in Madeira since 2005.

I designed and helped to build The Kremlin (so called because a group of Russians stayed for a short while, and the name stuck!) for family and friends to stay in whilst visiting us and the island. It was finished in 2009 and has been constantly updated and improved since then. My main residence is only 1 mile away and has also been improved to accommodate family & friends, releasing the Kremlin for rentals. I have a comprehensive knowledge of Madeira and speak reasonable Portuguese.

I spend most of my time with my wife and daughter in Madeira and I help to organise a local charity car-boot sale ( last Sunday of every month at the Casino Car Park!). I often travel to Europe and the UK, where my extended family still live and work.

Steve Bradshaw purchased this bungalow in 2007

Why Steve Bradshaw chose Santa Luzia

I first visited Madeira in 1992 and stayed at the Pestana Carlton Hotel. I would gaze out from the 4th floor balcony at the myriad of sparkling lights scattered across Funchal and the mountains above, like diamonds cast across a velvet blanket. It was then I made up my mind to own one of those diamonds. Here we are in 2016 and I own two! My own house was my first foray into the Madeiran market, with the Kremlin following in 2007 as an investment property.

The bungalow was just a derelict old 1 bed house with a corrugated tin roof when I bought it, but the view..... That's what I bought!

What makes this bungalow unique

The incredible views over Funchal and the harbour is courtesy of the terrain in front of The Kremlin dropping steeply. The land below is is too narrow to build anything in front to spoil the panoramic vista.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Santa Luzia in Funchal

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Size
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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Beautiful 2 Bedroom Bungalow, Stunning Views over Funchal, Air-con & Free Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Modern bungalow with excellent views and facilities

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow has been modernised, with excellent facilities including air-con, wi-fi, internet access tv, and a lovely view over Funchal and the bay. Having decided to have a break from driving ourselves, the arranged airport transfer with Susy was very convenient and stress-free. The various important provisions (bread, beer etc) waiting in the house were very welcome.

The location provided a great base for exploring Funchal and the rest of Madeira. The walk down to the centre of Funchal takes about 20 minutes. However, a week bus pass for Funchal is a good purchase (bought ours at a kiosk on the waterfront) and takes the strain going uphill. The house has a well equipped kitchen. However, we enjoyed eating out most evenings, usually in the Old Town where there is an abundance of restaurants, bars etc.

There are lots of guided walking tours, safaris etc available, which can be booked in Funchal centre or online. We enjoyed a 4x4 safari around the north-east of the island, and a guided levada walk to the The Rabaçal (25 Springs) in the mountains.

The Funchal cable car (to Monte and on to the botanical gardens) is good fun. At Monte there are also the excellent Tropical Gardens, and a definite must is the toboggan ride. We enjoyed a catamaran trip from Funchal harbour to see the dolphins and a swim at the foot of the Cabo Girão sea cliff.

Still managed to run out of time, so will need to return to visit the Palheiro Gardens, and to do some more levada walking.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely, modern bungalow in a wonderful position overlooking Funchal

  • 5 of 5

An ideal property for exploring Funchal and Madeira. In a quiet position set back off the road with stunning views. A very welcome basket of essential provisions and detailed information in the house for all needs. I would certainly recommend this property to friends and relatives. O Tasco in the old town was our favourite restaurant. The Flower Festival and the Palheiro Gardens were beautiful. Explored most of the island by car and had some wonderful levada walks. An island of amazing extremes from Funchal to rocky coastlines to mountains and deep valleys - the cultivation of the hillsides is a sight to behold. Found the islanders to be most friendly and helpful. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Funchal, Santa Cruz
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Rua do Til
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Funchal Harbour
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
O Taco, Pizzeria
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Head for Monte and take the Toboggan ride down to Livramento. The Kremlin is only 15 minutes walk downhill from the end of the ride.

Take a bus into Funchal then take the cable car up to Monte. If you want more, there is another cable car that will then take you across the botanical gardens!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.11

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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