About This Listing
House situated in Virtudes, municipality of Funchal, Madeira. It is situated 5 minutes from the city center and the tourist area of Funchal, with easy access to restaurants, supermarket (500 m from the house), beaches, pastries, bus and a stunning view across the bay of Funchal ( excellent spot to see the fireworks of the end of the year ).
The house features:
- 1 suite with private bathroom;
- 2 bedrooms with double beds;
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds;
- 2 bathrooms;
- Equipped kitchen (toaster, coffee maker, toaster, juicer, kettle to heat water and microwave);
- Washer and dryer (detergents are included);
- Living room with cable TV, Internet Wifi and dining room;
- 2 gardens;
Sheets and towels are included.
- Os animais de estimação são permitidos mediante pedido de autorização prévia ao proprietário;
- Apenas é permitido fumar no quintal ou nos jardins da casa.
- Na utilização dos aparelhos electrónicos (televisão, rádio, secador, máquina de lavar e secar e aparelhos electrónicos da cozinha) deverão ser seguidas as indicações dadas à chegada.
Rodrigo's house is truly a fantastic place. The location can't be beat for the views from all three levels, especially the top level. The house is huge and well appointed and very comfortable, and has everything you would need to make your stay enjoyable. I decided to rent a car, but failed to get a GPS, so I got lost trying to find the home. Rodrigo figured out where I was and came to lead me back to the house. Funchal is a bit tricky to navigate without GPS, so definitely recommend getting one if you are renting a car. Rodrigo is a really nice guy and very helpful in showing you the local food choices and stores in the area, as well as suggesting things to do while in Madeira. The house was so impressive in it's style (marble and wood floors, arched doorways, commanding views, easy open windows to let the breeze in, beautiful furniture, lush landscaping, etc) that I think I ended up taking more pictures of the house and the beautiful view than anything else on the island.
I'd definitely recommend staying at Rodrigo's place. it's well-equipped with anything needed, has fantastic views overlooking Funchal from a 3rd-floor terrace and only a short walk to a large supermarket, cafes, restaurants and gym. Yet, the place is not exactly located in a touristic area of the city which provides you with a relaxing and homey feeling.
Rodrigo is a hospitable host, punctual and always very fast to respond to any inquiries.
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at Rodrigo's house in Funchal. Rodrigo must be the best host ever. He waited patiently for us, even though we arrived a little late. When we arrived he welcomed us with a treat of Madeira wine and Honey cakes, and he gave us a great detailed introduction to the house and surroundings. The house was very clean and well equipped with all you might need, WI-FI was excellent, and it must be the greatest view in Funchal, looking over the bay, the city and the mountains. He told us everything we needed to know, about public transportation, bus lines, the price for a taxi-fare, and he even dropped us off at the local supermarket and a Take Away, with local dishes (great food), so we could stock up on our first night. Everything in the house worked perfect - we actually spent most of the holiday on the third floor - couldn't get enough of the view. We loved our time at Rodrigo's house and can absolutely recommend a stay here.
Perfect house and perfect host - thank you very much.
Rodrigo was very kind with us. We arrived earlier and he offered to let us check in by the time we arrived, also we was lost on the way to find the house, he also came up to guide us to the house, as well as showing us the way to the nearest supermarket.
It is a very nice house, very convenient to the city center and the old town.
The house have a very nice rooftop overlooking the city and the ocean. It is so beautiful at night.
Me and my family enjoyed so much by having a few glass of wine and looking at the ocean.
I'm sure going to stay here again, next time I visit Madeira !
Rodrigo was really kind. He even helped me with my heavy suitcase up to the 2nd floor. It was an older villa that had 3 rooms and a lovely rooftop overlooking the city and the ocean. It was even more beautiful at night. It's extremely close to the center and about a 5 min or so drive from the center. If you're travelling with more than 3 people, it's definitely advisable to take a taxi to/from the house as it's cheaper and way more convenient.
It was a pleasure to receive you in my house and I'm happy that you have enjoyed your stay.
You only used 3 bedrooms but the house has one more available, as it's visible in the photos and this information can be important for other guests.
I hope to see you again in a next visit to Madeira.
Rodrigo was lovely. Very welcoming and thoughtful. He took care to show us around the house and explain anything that might make our stay more comfortable including how to work the oven and washing machine, where all the spare linen was kept and he even dropped us off at the local supermarket so we could stock up on our first night. It was clear that he constantly makes improvements based on the feedback he has from guests. A good example being a map with the house clearly marked and a card with the address written on to carry in your wallet and show to a taxi driver to get you back home as a previous guest once called him because they had forgotten the name of the street. The house is very homely with lots of equipment and lovely views. The photos are very accurate showing the villa, garden and furniture very honestly and exactly as you will find them. We expected a homely, traditionally furnished spacious villa with lovely views and that's exactly what we found. The location is a little further from town than we expected but the taxi fare is only €7.50 to Funchal so not a problem at all. There is even a taxi rank outside the local supermarket to get your shopping home for €4.50 so no need to hire a car and brave the steep narrow roads. The neighbourhood is very quiet except for some dogs barking at night and some repairs to nearby houses in the day. Rodrigo is incredibly helpful and goes above and beyond to help where he can via phone or email. We felt very guilty each time we disturbed him with a question so only asked for help or advice when we really needed it but each time he was very kind and responded the same day. The best example was that he helped me get to a doctor when I reacted badly to an insect bite which without his support could have been really stressful but was actually all treated within a couple of hours so we could continue our holiday with minimal stress. He even helped us get my camera back when I stupidly left it in a taxi by advising us to ask back at the stand where we picked the taxi up from. General Madeira advice - Always wear flat shoes without slippery soles! Pack a light rain mac for showers and use the English speaking taxi firm that Rodrigo recommends, especially for airport transfers and to see more of the island - they are really friendly and knowledgable on the half day tours which we thought were a bargain. Use trip advisor to decide which restaurants and sights to see while you are here and eat out lots as there is good value quality food on offer. The previous reviews are right, Rodrigo is an exceptional host and you will be very well looked after in this property.
I recommend this Villa without hesitation. Rodrigo is a great host, he was really quick and precise with all his replies which was helpful to us as plans were last minute and we were on the road. When we arrived he welcomed us and made us feel at home, then he gave us a great detailed visit and explained the basic local info we needed. The Villa was extremely clean and well equipped with all you might need, WI-Fi was excellent. Location is great with a nice view of the city, which is a quick bus ride away (close by) or 20 minute walk. (We had a car which we could park in his secured garage). If you are thinking of making a reservation don't hesitate this place is great!!!
About the Host, Rodrigo
Take-Away com grande variedade de escolha, situado a apenas 500 m da casa.
Milhos Bakery /
500m de distância da casa
Supermercado Continente /
Farmácia São Martinho
Comida tradicional da Madeira de excelente qualidade.