Commanding excellent views of both the sea and Madeira’s capital city, Funchal, Villa Ariedam is an elegant and luxuriously-appointed holiday home in a laidback residential area. Spread across three spacious floors are beautiful rooms designed with your comfort and convenience in mind, with plenty of outside space to enjoy the picture-perfect views.
Villa Ariedam has a well-established feel throughout its interior, with classic pieces of wood furniture, lovely paintings and traditional rugs in many rooms. There’s also a sense of the contemporary that comes from the extensive leisure facilities on offer.
The huge open-plan living/dining space can be found on the ground floor. There are two seating areas here, with one featuring a flat screen television and comfortable sofas that are ideally positioned for family movie nights. When meals are ready to be served, move over to the classic wood dining table. Several sets of French doors open onto the main terrace and garden. The modern kitchen is fully-fitted and comes with every convenience you could need during your stay. There’s also two good sized tables with chairs positioned in front of doors that lead out to an outdoor dining area with spectacular views, which can seat up to twelve guests. A separate barbecue room has a bread oven, traditional barbecue, sink and hob for cooking up delicious meals to be enjoyed al fresco.
One of the five bedrooms can also be found on this floor, making it ideal for those with mobility issues. It features a king-size bed, flat screen television and access to the outside space via French doors.
The remaining four bedrooms are located on the first floor. Each bedroom features a king-size bed and wonderful sea views, with two also enjoying balcony access. Three of the bedrooms have their own ensuite bathroom. There’s also a well-appointed family bathroom for the use of all guests.
Taking up the entire lower-ground floor is a fantastic leisure/entertainment area. On offer is a pool table, a table tennis table, table football, and a range of table games. When it’s time to take a break, relax in the lounge area with sofas and a flat screen television. Just off the leisure area is the indoor pool area with glass doors giving fabulous views over the garden and beyond. The pool itself is very large and heated, making it the ideal place to unwind. On a mezzanine overlooking the pool is a range of fitness equipment, including a treadmill and exercise bike.
The outside space is immaculate, with a lawned garden that invites you to sit back on a lounger and soak up the views and laidback atmosphere. There are several outdoor dining areas dotted across the terraces and garden, so it’s a case of take your pick.
Villa Ariedam enjoys a convenient location within a residential area that offers a range of amenities. Cafés and a restaurant are within a 15 to 20-minute walk, with Funchal city centre and its huge choice of bars, restaurants and shops all within walking distance.
Lovely places to spend a few hours are the numerous gardens in the immediate area. Madeira Botanical Garden and Monte Palace Tropical Garden are both just over a five-minute drive from the villa. Stroll around these lush gardens to see a range of plants, flowers, herbs and trees that can be found across the island. You can also reach these gardens via cable car, which is an experience in itself. Rise high above Funchal and take in spectacular views over the city and sea. If you’re lucky you’ll also spot some of the animals that call the mountains home as you pass over them.
Drive into the heart of Funchal city for fun days out. One of the most popular things to do with the children is to hop on board the Santa Maria de Colombo. This boat is a replica of Christopher Colombus’ ship and leaves twice a day on trips along the coast. Along the way you have the chance to spot dolphins and whales and to jump into the sea to cool off on especially hot days.
There are no sandy beaches in the area, with the coast featuring volcanic, black sand stretches instead. Funchal has several Lido's, allowing you to enjoy the sea from pebble beaches and loungers to soak up the sun. Also, be sure to visit the city’s old town area, with so many beautiful historic buildings lining its narrow, cobbled streets.
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!