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A Hillside Beginning

  • 8 guests

  • 4 bedrooms

  • 3 bathrooms

    +1 extra toilet

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This traditional restored villa dating back to 1871 lies in the hills of Funchal and is waiting to bless you with stunning views of the sea and the city. Take advantage of the private pool and the surrounding gardens abundant with palm trees and lush vegetation, as you soak in the sun from the comfort of the sun loungers. Gather the family at the dining table in the open-plan living space, or head to the conservatory where you can dine by the open log fire and large French windows, perfect for winter evenings. You can also fire up the barbecue and dine under the sun – the perfect way to spend an afternoon. For those hoping to keep up productivity and get some remote work done during their stay, there's a dedicated desk in the main living area. Set your laptop up and enjoy the sunshine, then head out for some laps in the pool or work on that perfect holiday tan. No car? No problem. You'll be within easy walking distance of a lovely bakery where you can pick up some freshly baked bread, plus a couple of restaurants where you can enjoy the local cuisine. If you're hoping for a city escape, head to the bus stop right outside your doorstep and hop on a bus to the centre of Funchal (alternatively a twenty-minute walk downhill), where you'll find no shortage of things to fill your days with, whether it be visiting the stunning Monte Palace or the Praia Formosa pebble beach.


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What to expect


Highlights

Walk or take a bus to the centre of Funchal, and experience local life in the Madeiran capital

Walk or take a bus to the centre of Funchal, and experience local life in the Madeiran capital

Take an afternoon siesta on the sun loungers by the pool, under the shade of the parasol

Take an afternoon siesta on the sun loungers by the pool, under the shade of the parasol

Catch some sun on the deck chairs with stunning sea views, or escape the heat in the clear waters of the pool

Catch some sun on the deck chairs with stunning sea views, or escape the heat in the clear waters of the pool

Grill up a storm on the barbecue and dine alfresco under the sun

Grill up a storm on the barbecue and dine alfresco under the sun

Stay in the annexe, with its living area, kitchenette and comfy king bed

Stay in the annexe, with its living area, kitchenette and comfy king bed

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Home truths

    There is free space to park at this home

    A cot and a high chair are available on request – you'll need to bring your own cot linen

    This home is made up of the main building and the studio annexe – the annexe is off-limits to guests under 18 years old and will only be open for bookings of more than six guests unless otherwise requested

    Well-behaved pets may be welcome to join you with prior approval from your host

    The third bathroom is in the studio and the fourth bathroom is located outside by the pool area

    Bed linens and towels are provided for free, including pool towels, and are changed weekly

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Pets allowed

Parking available

Washing machine

Private outdoor heated pool

Garden

Bedrooms & bathrooms

4 bedrooms, 5 beds

3 bathrooms, 1 additional toilet

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Fridge fills

Additional fees

  • The swimming pool can be heated to 24ºC for an additional €140 per week, paid in cash on arrival – if you'd like it to be heated to a maximum of 26ºC, you'll need to pay a further supplement of €30 per degree per week – please request this in advance of your stay

  • Use of the studio annexe is subject to an additional fee for groups of six guests or fewer

  • The owner of this home is happy to provide a homecooked supper on the evening of your arrival here for an additional fee – please ask your host for details

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Funchal

Madeira’s coastal capital is not only postcard-perfect with its cosmopolitan city clinging to the edge of rugged cliffs, but it’s also a true delight for the senses. With a subtropical climate, a landscape producing the archipelago’s famous sweet wine and sugarcane, and an abundance of historical sites to explore, you’ll be spoilt for choice while staying here. Situated on the slopes facing the Atlantic and defined by a natural amphitheatre-like...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Explore Jardim Municipal do Funchal

Explore Jardim Municipal do Funchal

Immerse yourself in the beauty of this small cozy park in the heart of Funchal. Marvel at the wide variety of flowers, plants, and trees, including imported species from Asia, Australia, and South America. Relax by the gorgeous fountain or catch a festival at the open-air theater.

10 min
Enjoy Craft Beers and Stunning Marina Views at Beerhouse

Enjoy Craft Beers and Stunning Marina Views at Beerhouse

Beerhouse is a popular bar and restaurant in Funchal, offering a great selection of craft beers brewed on site. With excellent views of the marina, outdoor seating, and delicious food options, it's a must-visit for beer enthusiasts and food lovers alike.

16 min
Explore Praça do Povo

Explore Praça do Povo

A fun park near the marina with great shopping, handcraft markets, and homemade gifts. Relax, have a snack, and enjoy the variety of drinks from the vendors. Don't miss the Spica boat tour for a truly enjoyable experience!

12 min
Dine at Barreirinha Bar Café

Dine at Barreirinha Bar Café

Enjoy tasty burgers, excellent Coral stout, and a great view of the Atlantic Ocean. The friendly staff and reasonable prices make it a top choice for a quick meal.

12 min
Explore the Enchanting Monte Palace Tropical Garden

Explore the Enchanting Monte Palace Tropical Garden

Immerse yourself in the exquisite beauty of this multi-level garden, adorned with exotic trees, vibrant flowers, tranquil ponds, and captivating African sculptures. Discover a hidden oasis where nature and artistry intertwine.

16 min
Ride the Funchal-Monte Cable Car

Ride the Funchal-Monte Cable Car

Experience modern cable cars with breathtaking panoramic views, connecting the lush Botanical Garden to Monte. Don't miss the beautiful gardens and avoid taxi scams at the departure point.

15 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Pets welcome

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Wifi

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by António

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Island native António and his team know how important finding the right holiday home is. Bringing a wealth of experience and local knowledge, they source the best getaways on the island just for you, and are there to give local recommendations and advice so you can have the best stay possible.

Registration or licence number: 26099/AL.

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