Villa Lacerta occupies a fantastic position overlooking the city of Funchal in Madeira and opens up almost panoramic views over the city and idyllic sea. This large holiday home offers families a characterful place to relax and enjoy a traditional atmosphere.
This villa has a sense of comfortable elegance throughout, with its quality furnishings and homely décor creating warm and welcoming spaces. There’s also plenty of space outside, with a beautiful garden that offers some truly spectacular views.
Villa Lacerta’s accommodation is set over three floors. On the ground floor is where you’ll find the open-plan living/dining room. This space is full of fine pieces of furniture, with wood flooring that complements the cosy soft furnishings, making it an inviting place to unwind. Two comfortable sofas and two armchairs sit around a charming fireplace, with a television to keep everyone entertained. Doors open directly onto the outside space. The classic wood dining table seats up to ten people and is conveniently located close to the well-equipped kitchen. Through the kitchen is a smaller, more intimate dining room.
To the first floor are three bedrooms, with all having sea-facing views and access to the balcony that runs along the front of the villa. There’s really no better way to start every morning than walking straight out onto your balcony and soaking up the breathtaking views. The master bedroom has a double bed, ensuite bathroom with whirlpool bath and its own sitting area. The second and third bedrooms feature a double bed each and share the use of a family bathroom. On the lower-ground floor are the fourth bedroom and another bathroom.
The gated and walled plot features a lovely garden in which to chill out and appreciate your stunning surroundings. Enjoy al fresco dining on the terrace that’s directly accessed from the ground-floor living/dining room. Steps down take you into the main part of the garden with lawns and a large, private swimming pool. There are sun loungers for lying back and relaxing, with the pool offering some of the very best views.
There are plenty of amenities close to Villa Lacerta, making it extremely well-located for stocking up on groceries, enjoying evening meals or simply seeing what’s on offer. Several restaurants are within a five minute drive, as are a pharmacy and a supermarket. Drive less than 10 minutes into Funchal city centre and an even greater choice of bars, cafés, restaurants, shops and attractions opens up.
Funchal is a lively and cosmopolitan city, with plenty to see and do. The old town area, also known as Zona Velha to locals, is one of the most picturesque areas and definitely a must-visit spot. The narrow, cobbled streets are lined with historic buildings, many of which are charming churches that date back many centuries. 15th-century Corpo Santo Chapel is one of the oldest and most beautiful found here. Close to the atmospheric old town area is Barreirinha Beach Lido.
Barreirinha Lido gives you the chance to enjoy the sea, despite there being no sandy beaches in the area. The ones you’ll find in Funchal are volcanic and made of black sand. The beach at Barreirinha Lido is a small, pebbled stretch where you can hire sun loungers and use facilities such as a Lido and changing rooms & lockers. The sea is generally very calm, making it ideal for the whole family to enjoy a dip.
One of the most popular things to do in Funchal is taking a ride on the cable car up to Monte. Marvel at the views over the city, sea and botanical garden down below as you make your ascent to this pretty area.
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!