We enjoyed our 12 day stay at this very comfortable & beautiful villa.
Very well positioned if you would explore the island or go to downtown Funchal (bus stop is at the end of the street, or 10 min by car). Also within walking distance, there is a large supermarket (hypermarche, you can find everything in there) and a great shop for (local) fruit and vegetables. One being a vegetarian and the other one a vegan is sometimes challenging, but not at this villa with a wonderful and very large kitchen.
The surrounding area is really quiet (residential), with once in a while some dogs barking, guarding their property. Although crime rate is close to zero on Madeira
At our arrival Joao gave us a very warm welcome, led us through the villa and shared some inside tips on the area and his experiences on this amazing island. Also we met his sister, Sylvia, at the end of our stay with whom we had a lovely conversation about living in Funchal and especially about the pets. There was Bella, the property cat that came by, asking for some cuddles every day (and indeed she was a beauty), and the two dogs at Joao's place on the property.
The place is really nice, with the veranda where you can enjoy the morning sun for breakfast, and this is also the place to be once the sun becomes too warm and you just would like to relax in the shade. The beautiful garden, with all different (blooming) plants, trees and flowers, was a pleasure to look at every day. But also the great kitchen with all utilities you need, a washing machine (so you can travel light ...), two bathrooms and three bedrooms. We used the master bedroom, with great bedding and we could leave the window open as there was a mosquito screen for one of them. Also you can easily park your rental car in front of the villa, which is sometimes a challenge and/or costly in downtown Funchal. So really convenient to stay here, but be able to reach everything easily.
We highly recommend this villa if you would feel like home on this beautiful island. Thanks Jill for sharing this great place with us.
We stayed here for one week with 5 persons. João gave us a warm welcome and showde us the inside of the villa. It has a big kitchen with all the equipment and space you need to cook with eachother. The bedrooms have good size bed’s which slept very comfortabel. The bathrooms where clean and there’s 1 bath and 2 (Rain-)showers
It has also 2 nice terraces so you can sit outside all day long.
Good location nearby supermarket and busstop to take you to the center of Funchal.
Good to know: Joao lives also on the premises and takes care of the garden. It wasn’t disturbing but nice to know.
A very nice place to stay when you go to Madeira.
Peaceful, quiet, beautiful home, lovely views, yet very convenient for local shops, bakery and brilliant takeaway/restaurant. The accomodation is excellent, (the kitchen is better equipped than my own at home)! Useful utility area, lovely covered verandah and comfortable sitting area. I can only agree with everything already said. This is an exceptional home and a privilege to stay. Joao kindly met us at the airport as we arrived late and explained the facilities and where to go for the shops. He is so very helpful and a great asset for the owner. Jill is a pleasure to communicate with. The villa is far enough out of town to be quiet, but very convenient for the local buses. Do buy a giro card, it's so easy to hop on and off buses in Funchal with one of these.
We stayed for five weeks having done so three years ago. The experience was as uplifting and pleasing as last time - in other words perfect. I can confirm that the description is accurate although I would have added a few more superlatives. It was great to be able to host our parents at different times during the stay but only pay for the rooms when used. So great value for money. For comings and goings to the airport and a couple of day trips in the island we used Madeira Airport Transfers (Funchal Low Cost Transfers) and can recommend them highly. They charge 19 euros per minibus for an airport transfer irrespective of the number of people and you
can book online.