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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 Direct
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Luzia in Funchal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Lift
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Towels provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Towels and linen are provided. The bedroom fronts straight onto the main balcony with sea/harbour iews
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • 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 centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Large one bedroom apartment in exclusive private complex with pool
average rating of 4.677419 based on 37 reviews

Loved Madeira and people so friendly definitely would go back 😃

  • 4 of 5

Apartment very nice lovely position with great views. Only couple of constructive criticisms, couldn’t get any English TV at all(manager tried to assist via e-mail) wouldn’t bother everyone I know but it did me! Could do with a larger duvet as it barely touches the edges and a wash basket to take washing out to drying rack. But loved the place on the whole.😃

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious apartment conveniently located for old Funchal centre.

  • 4 of 5

A spacious and well appointed apartment with sunny balcony. Accessible for the old town centre. The hill where the apartment is situated is steep but only a few hundred yards down to the town and shops, so nothing compared to the less central areas of Funchal situated on steep hills where transport would be essential. We spent the week in and around Funchal, so managed with buses and walking and did not hire a car.

The only features of the apartment that need improving are the information pack - almost non-existent with no emergency or safety information, missing or out-of-date information on equipment in the apartment and out-of-date tourist information. In the kitchen, the units are looking a bit worn out but everything worked.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are correct - a car is not essential in this location - the old and new parts of the city centre are easily reached on foot and the bus station is handy. We accept your observation about the Tourist Information at the apartment - unfortunately this is sometimes removed by guests - we will make sure that it is replaced. Emergency and Safety information is clearly displayed and has been inspected to the satisfaction of the local authority "Alojamenta Local" licensing officers.
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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

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santa Luzia, Madeira

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
10 Jan 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 24 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Summer 2018
25 Sep 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £17.53

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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