We travelled from Funschal airport and were met at the property by Gonçalo with a warm welcome and lots of information about the property including how to work the coffee machine.
This property is located in a quiet cul-de-sac with fabulous views of the bay. The general feel of the place is not so much of a villa but more like staying in someone's home. There are many artifacts, ornaments and keepsakes on displays and tables throughout the property which provides a classy, up-market ambience. The garden is secluded with some stunning flowers and is kept immaculately.
We had a party of 10 plus a baby and this house was ideal for us. We'd lounge around the pool by day and eat out in the evening at many of the great value-for-money restaurants nearby. We tended to walk down and taxi back because everywhere in Funschal is on a very steep hill. If you rent a car there is a very accommodating garage.
Gonçalo provided a travel cot and babybuggy and the basement has a very large area with lots of preschooler toys specifically, tricycle, Wendy house, playpen etc.
The basement also has a games area containing a pool table that's hardly been used and runs true, better than any bar table I've ever played. Also there's a table tennis table and various exercise machines which my family all used for a work out.
The television is also in the basement and all the Premier League matches were available live including some 3.00 kickoffs on the Portuguese networks. The shelves are filled with board games and we enjoyed the Scrabble with tile holders and letters.
The first floor has a massive 10 metre lounge with comfortable sofa and chairs with sliding windows for easy access to the terrace. Also there is a self-contained separate granny flat on this floor with its own lounge, kitchen, twin bedroom with en-suite. My kids enjoyed some separation in this area when they wanted a break.
The upstairs has a lounge and four double bedrooms. The lounge provides access to the balcony together with the master bedroom where you can enjoy beautiful views of the bay.
Overall we liked this place. A lot. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
It was also very good that the owner is very helpful and supportive in clearing up any snagging issues. We'd come back in an instant.