The villa is wonderfully located. It sits in one of the most desirable locations in Funchal as it is so near to the capital, but is in a beautiful, quiet spot. It is one of only a few houses built on the cliff overlooking the bay. It has the benefit of no passing traffic. At only a hundred metres above the sea and facing almost south, the house is fantastic for sunbathing.
The house has great views. It faces the long beach of Praia Formosa, and to the right are the waters of Praia Nova - giving a wonderfully panoramic view of the sea. Stringent planning regulations mean that the views of the house to the sea are not spoiled. All our guests believe that the best part of their holidays has been, just simply, sitting on the terrace looking out to sea. But the villa is only a couple of minutes from the beach where there is ample free parking. In summer, there are lifeguards on the beach and activities for all. It has several good seafood restaurants and bars.
Just minutes away also, is the popular Forum area. This has literally dozens of restaurants, bars and shops of very description. You can easily walk here or hop on the local bus which is conveniently located a few hundred yards from the villa. This bus takes you into the heart of Funchal where there is every conceivable sort of enterainment and activity. For the younger guests there are bars and nightclubs. Older guests will enjoy the gardens, museums and art galleries, plus the theatre and old churches. There is ample shopping, as Funchal caters for the daily visiting cruise liners.