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“Well appointed villa ,nicely situated for Funchal”
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Well appointed villa ,nicely situated for Funchal”
Reviewed 11 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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The villa is a spacious detached property situated in a residential area of Funchal approx 1mile from the main centre.It is in immaculate condition and the rooms are even larger than they appear on the photos.There is a large terrace to the front with seating areas and fabulous views of the hillside towards Monte.Entrance is via the owners property which is directly below separated by a beautifully attended garden full of a multitude of tropical plants , ornaments and small pond.The house is on the hillside so there are several flights of relatively steep steps to negotiate.The owner and her family are exceptionally helpful and friendly and genuinely want you to have a good holiday.There are flats to 1 side of the property and another set across the road which block views of the harbour but they dont feel intrusive.The main downstairs area is open plan with a dining area , lounge and 2nd seating area with games and free wi-fi.The kitchen is well stocked with utensils,kettle,toaster,fridge/freezer,microwave,proper oven, electric hob,marble worktops and breakfast bar.There is also a washing machine in the rear utility area and a downstairs toilet.Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms (2 double and 1 twin).The larger double has an en-suite bathroom whilst there is also a separate family bathroom.All 3 bedrooms have balconies with great views of the valley looking east.All the floors upstairs are wooden and downstairs are tiled.The beds are made up with sheets and duvets with spare blankets in the wardrobes.At night the area is incredibly quiet with no traffic noise and yet you are only 100 yards from a main road.There is a regular bus service into Funchal and also up to the Madeira Shopping outlet.The bus journey into the centre is approx 10 minutes whilst the walk is about 20 minutes downhill and a bit longer coming back ! Taxi one way is approx 6 euros whilst the bus is 1.35 per journey per person. If you hire a car (recommended) then there is parking at the front of the property.If you need a taxi then the owner will arrange for it to be waiting for you when you arrive at the airport.There is a very good small mini mart just around the corner along with a bakery/cafe and pizzeria.Madeira Shopping with its wide range of shops,cafes and cinema is about 5 mins by car and 10mins by bus. We had a lovely time at the villa and it represents excellent value for money when you compare what you have to pay for a hotel room of the equivalent standard.The only drawback is that the property doesnt have any heating.We had a few days of cloud and drizzle to begin with and you really notice how cold it can get inside without any heat source.However if you go in the summer then this shouldnt be an issue.Overall this villa is a great base from which to explore the island with very friendly and helpful owners on hand to help should you need it.

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Liked best: Views from the terrace and the quiet at night despite being in Funchal
Liked least: Lack of heating
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12 Jul 2016
Great having you stay with us, please visit again.
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Sevre, France
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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11 Feb 2018
Nous espérons que vous nous visiterez cette année encore  :)
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