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Amazing VILLA, PRIVATE POOL superb mountains and sea views. Very QUIET

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,798 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

One floor only, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, sea and mountain views, sleeps 6

The Self Catering villa São Paulo has been newly built with one floor only and has 600 m2 in area. It is situated in a safe and quiet area, 5 minutes from the center of Funchal and 20 minutes from the airport by car. It has a big veranda around the house with a wonderful view to the sea and to Funchal harbor and mountains, a little garden decorated with typical flowers from Madeira Island and an 8.00 x 4.00 swimming pool, 3 bedrooms which can accommodate up to 6 persons: Room 1- double bed, with sliding doors leading onto the balcony. Room 2 - double bed, including bathroom with bath, bide and toilet, sliding doors leading onto the balcony. Room 3 - twin single beds with window that leads to balcony. One communal bathroom for rooms 1 and 2 with bath, shower and toilet. Other details as bed linen and towels are provided. It also includes a spacious living/dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry room, a barbecue outdoor with a toilet and a garage. Other services can be provided (transfer from and to the airport, car rental)

About Us

Patricia Alves
Patricia Alves
Rua da Montanha 17
9060 406 Funchal
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have spent five days in Villa Sao Paulo and the house is fantastic. Wonderful views over the sea, full of details that makes you feel as if you were at your own home. Is the best vacational house I've ever been. And Madeira Island is really nice, full of green mountains and flowers. Madeira and Villa Sao Paulo, the perfect combination for your holidays.

And Patricia and Fernando are very nice. They are very helpful and friendly. I send you our best regards from Madrid. Hope see you again in Madeira!!!!!

Apr 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Funchal on Madeira Region

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    WC - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(33 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.969697 based on 34 reviews

Beautiful, peaceful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was well kept and very clean and in a lovely quiet spot. The farm next door was fantastic for fresh vegetables and fruit. Patricia did everything she could to be helpful and was extremely friendly with both the adults and children in our group. As has been said before the taxis are a bit unpredictable with their prices and you do need to agree a price before you get in as we were charged 25 euros one day and 8 the next day for a trip from the town centre! We found a fantastic taxi driver called Marco who drove carefully (which is unusual) and never overcharged us, in fact we used him for several day trips all over the island (964756117 is the number) and the kids loved both him and his father who drove us one day when Marco was ill. The view from the villa is amazing and I could have looked at it all day but the pool was quite chilly even in July and a bit awkward to get around as it looks like it has been added on as an afterthought. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed both Madeira and the villa and would love to come back one day to visit the things we missed. As a final thought, don't miss the gardens at Monte, they are amazing and relatively cheap to get in, we also went to the botanical gardens which were much more expensive and nowhere near a good (great for kids too)

Gill and Steve Goldstraw and the kids, Jasmine 18, Summer 18, Trinity 12 and Ty 10

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind d review. I am sure it Will belo our future guests. It was a pleasure having you and your lovely family at Villa São Paulo and we do hope to welcoming you all in a near future Kind regards Patrícia
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Fantastic in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Great villa, amazing owners. Made to feel at home and some lovely touches especially as it was the Christmas period. Thank you so much Patricia and Fernado for making our first family holiday even more special than it already was.

Will be touch when our next visit is planned defiantly.

Take care and kind regards

Sara and the Family.


  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sara Thank you so much for your kind review. We are sure it will help our future guests. We also want to thank you for taking such good care of our house and we look forward to welcoming you again in a near future. Best wishes for you and your family Patrícia & Fernando
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perfect location perfect villa

  • 5 of 5

we had a great time...the villa was really spacious and beautifully presented. we made good use of the games room, pool and BBQ. bonus of cheap veg from farm next door rather than being ripped off at the fruit market. would love to come back. anne shaun melody and mike! thank you patricia x

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne Shaun Melody and Mike! Thank you so much for your kind review and for taking such good care of our house. We look forward to having you back one day warm regards Patrícia and Fernando
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  • 5 of 5

June 16-24th 2014

As the English lottery motto says, “You’ve got to be in it to win it”; Well with this place believe us that you have certainly Hit the Jackpot by booking this Villa .

The casa is situated in a quiet area of Funchal, far away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to get to Down Town. 10 Euros gets you a taxi into Funchal. We didn't try the bus because we where too lazy to walk up the hill to the main road and catch (I think its) #29 bus into town.

The relaxing balcony overlooks the bay of Funchal, and has the most amazing views of the harbour and mountains. Close by is a Market Garden just watch those guys tending there crops ready for delivery to market. It must be back breaking work.

Now Ladies You will not be disappointed with the facilities this house has to offer. Well to be quite honest it has every thing at hand for your needs. It also has WI-FI which is a great asset when touring other countries. I told Patricia the only thing missing was plastic cups for use around the inviting pool which is not too big or deep and is just the right place to take a dip during those warm days when you are taking a lazy day off from sightseeing this wonderful Island of Madeira.

Now for the Hosts; Well what can I say???

Patricia and Fernando are the most wonderful and helpful hosts one could wish to meet.

In the evenings depending the time of year, sit and view from the balcony with a Poncha... if you don't know how to make this ask Fernando to tell you what to buy and I know he would be more than happy to show you how to make this very strong drink, which I'm told I will always have hair while I'm taking a drink!!!!

They will give you all their recommendations if you ask them; Example=== Ask for Dish of the Day when choosing at the restaurants, it costs less than the standard menu.

Yes folks this place is so great we are DEFINITELY most definitely going to book this place again. In fact we are starting to call it “Our second home”

WE had this place for one week, then moved on to the (24th - 30th ) in Santo da Serra which is a nice little homely cottage in the mountains, suitable for two but a great place and location to get about in the car to other places.

Thank You, Patricia and Fernando (not forgetting Joao) for letting us have you places and looking after us during our stay in Madeira.

Bryn & Margaret Jones



WV14 9EG


  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideally located for all activities & relaxing view

  • 5 of 5

5 reasons to choose to Sao Paulo villa !

- well suited and well equipped villa, for 4-6 persons, convenient house design;

- for a 1st stay, proximity of various main centres: funchal, gardens (exotic), montains (Pico Ruivo), walks allowing to use the pool at return;

- proximity of shops (3km) and restaurants (top = Borda d'Agua, at Ribeira Brava)

- easy destinations from north to west - car is necessary, and with sufficient power in some mountains with 4 pers. Otherwise, multiple possibilities for bus and ships tours from Funchal;

- walking in the Levadas; top = 25 Fontes (primary forest), Pico Ruivo and Sao Lourenco

- the kindness of Patricia & Fernando at your arrival/departure including specialities of the island. Thanks,

And the same recommendations to come back for next stays in same paradises !

C. & Fr., N., B.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb villa, lovely people

  • 5 of 5

The villa was clean, spacious and extremely well-equiped. Patricia and Fernando were there to meet us on arrival (following a hassle-free transfer from the airport) and they were so welcoming and friendly it made a lovely start to our holiday. Being a family of four with two teenage daughters we valued the spaciousness of the house and the two bathrooms!! We used the pool every day and particularly enjoyed the view, the hammock and the BBQ. The description of the villa is accurate (though the picutres really don't do it justice) and Patricia and Fernando were such friendly hosts, available if needed but not intrusive.

There were a couple of restaurants within walking distance, but it has to be said a reasonable level of fitness (and strong knees) are required as the hills are steep!! The farm next door had a great shop for fresh fruit and veg and the supermarket was within easy driving distance. Car definitely needed (though other guests seemed to have got to grips with the buses!).

We would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Sao Paulo for your holiday in Madeira.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are sure it will help our future guests. For us, it was a great pleasure to meet your lovely family and we also want to thank you for having taken such good care of our villa. We do hope to have you back. warm regards Patrícia and Fernando
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Santa Catarina airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Restaurante 'A Montanha'
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Restaurante 'A Montanha', 'Zarco'
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

São Gonçalo is a parish in the district of Funchal, with 7.08 kilometers² and 7 232 inhabitants (2001). Density: 1 021.5 km². It is located at a latitude 32,633 (32 ° 38 ') north and a longitude 16,833 (16 ° 50') west. It has a road that connects to Funchal and Machico. São Gonçalo is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The mountains to the northeast.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Funchal, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Taxa por Noite
20 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Taxa por Noite
20 Dec 2018 - 10 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £26.79
Refundable Damage Deposit £89.29

Price includes - towels and bed linen. For guests staying 2 weeks or more have a mid stay change of bed linen and towels at the end of each week.
If you need any additional information, please contact us to the following email address: or call 00351967045891

CAR AVAILABLE - please contact us

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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