At the heart of a picturesque residential area close to the centre of Funchal, Madeira’s capital city, is elegant and spacious Casa Frutuoso. This holiday home is a restful place to return to after days exploring the local area, with outside space that offers total peace and privacy.
The interior of Casa Frutuoso provides a mix of modern conveniences and traditional touches for a family-friendly feel. Spacious rooms feature both classic wood furnishings and an overall contemporary design, making this an enjoyably warm and comfortable villa.
Stairs from the entrance hall bring you to the ground-floor, open-plan living space. This stunning area boasts an abundance of windows, including a beautiful stained-glass feature, which floods it with light and a feeling of the outside brought in. There are two large and very comfortable sofas in the lounge area, with a television and fireplace providing both entertainment and warmth on cooler evenings. Glass doors give you direct access to the outside space. The dining area features a classic wood table and chairs that’s ideally positioned next to the fully-equipped and modern kitchen, which also has a breakfast bar. Leading off from the kitchen is a convenient laundry room. Also on the ground floor is an air-conditioned bedroom with double bed, ensuite bathroom and outside access.
On the first floor are another three air-conditioned bedrooms. All have balcony access, with two of the bedrooms having a double bed each, with one also enjoying its own ensuite bathroom. One bedroom features two single beds, making it ideal for children. Also on the first floor is a lovely family bathroom.
The lower-ground floor is where you’ll find the fifth and final bedroom, which has two double beds. It has use of the well-appointed shower room also on this floor. A fantastic extra feature on the lower-ground floor is the large games room. It comes with a billiards table, table football and floor mats that are ideal for yoga or pilates.
The outside space is screened and very private, with an attractive terrace that’s home to a veranda. Under its shade is an outdoor dining table, built-in barbecue, several sun loungers and a hammock. The highlight of the terrace is the large, private swimming pool.
Just a short walk from the villa is a range of restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets. As you get closer to the heart of Funchal city centre, an even bigger selection of all amenities and attractions opens up.
If you’re looking to spend a day by the sea, there are a few Lido's on offer. They feature beaches that are volcanic in nature and which have black sand rather than golden. Barreirinha Beach Lido has a swimming pool, changing rooms, solarium and access to a small, pebbled stretch of sea to enjoy, with the opportunity to hire sun loungers and use facilities such as changing rooms and lockers. The sea here is mostly calm, so it’s perfect for safe swimming.
A fun experience that all the family will love is taking the Santa Maria de Colombo Boat trip. Hop on board a replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship and sail along the coast for the chance to spot dolphins and whales. Whilst on the boat you can watch galleon crew going about their usual duties. And if you take a trip in summer, the boat will more than likely drop anchor and allow you to cool off in the sea.
Other great things to do in Funchal include taking the cable car all the way up to the picturesque area of Monte, taking in stunning sea and city views. You’ll also finish the journey by a beautiful botanical garden that’s well worth a stroll around. Make sure to visit Funchal old town too. Here you’ll find plenty of narrow, cobbled streets to explore, many of which are lined with ancient buildings. One of the most impressive is 15th-century Corpo Santo Chapel.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!