We’ve just returned from a wonderful week at Quinta de Santa Luzia, Funchal. The villa was just amazing! – vast, beautiful and full of charm. It was set high above Funchal and had beautiful views all around as well as extensive and well maintained gardens – including a swimming pool and tennis court! We were met by the owner, Andrew Blandy, who gave us a tour of the house and grounds and made us feel very welcome. Location was perfect – a 15 minute downhill walk to the centre of Funchal – or taxis right outside if preferred. I can’t recommend this property highly enough – it was perfect for a large family or friends group. Definitely 5 stars!
06/02/2020 - Audrey S.
This was a perfect way to spend a holiday-week.
We were a group of 15 familymembers(4 generations) from 10 months to 87 years.
Playcabin for the children, pool, barbecue, fantastic garden and the patio, all in use.
Then there was the moonlight harvest (in the garden), Palheiro golf, levadawalks, mountainwalk to pico Ruivo, cartrip to the other side, Casino, citywalks and lots of more.
Always perfect to come back to the patio in the evening after the days excursions.
Highly recommended, a week is to less, already longing back.
07/09/2019 - Audun H.
Une magnifique maison ancienne, avec des plafonds hauts, des grandes pièces, un immense domaine, une piscine, des vignes, un parking. Un petit déjeuner copieux et varié pris sur la terrasse face à la ville et à la mer. A seulement 15 min à pied du centre-ville, en descente, la montée est plus rude. Une excellente adresse pour séjourner et se reposer à Funchal.
A beautiful old house, with high ceilings, large rooms, a huge estate, a pool, vineyards, parking. A rich and varied breakfast taken on the terrace facing the city and the sea. Just 15 minutes walk from the city center, downhill, the climb is rougher. An excellent place to stay and rest in Funchal.
10/04/2019 - Damien
Luxurious and spacious quinta with excellent facilities overlooking Funchal.Ideal for groups with plenty of bathrooms and catering space.Large gardens with pool and barbecue and extra kitchen including another dishwasher. A delightful holiday complemented by a very helpful and relaxed host!
28/09/2018 - Elspeth
Luxurious traditional quinta with excellent modern facilities.Ideal for groups with plenty of bathrooms and catering space.Large gardens and estate with infinity pool and barbecue area and its own kitchen including another dishwasher! We have been going to large villas for many years as we are a walking group, and this property has been by far the best yet. A delightful stay here complemented by Andrew ,our very helpful and relaxed host who will show you around the estate!
24/09/2018 - Elspeth M.
Quinta de Santa Luzia was perfect for our large family holiday. We had nine adults and seven children in our party with an age range from 2 years to 77. This massive villa and extensive grounds provided more than enough space to ensure we never felt cramped, in fact we spent most of the time trying to track people down. We have been renting villas across Europe for over a decade and this villa is by far the best.
31/07/2018 - David G.
We went to Madeira for our wedding hence staying in nice place was one of the important elements for that trip. Quinta delivered on all we could have expected, all our family guests aged between 6 and 66 were under big impression of the house itself and the surrounding gardens. We have also took some wedding photos at the property hence Quinta will definitely stay in our memories forever. Thank you!
07/06/2018 - Rafal
We had such a wonderful stay at Quinta da Santa Luzia. Andrew was very kind and helpful and it was a joy to stay at his wonderful house.There is so much to do on the property that no-one hardly went out anywhere. We enjoyed the infinity pool, sing songs around the piano, walks around the nature, billiards, sitting under the wisteria in full bloom and dining al fresco, amongst many other things. The house is super spacious with so many interesting nooks and crannies. You are close to town and yet so far away. What a wonderful place. I hope we return again in the not too distant future.
12/04/2018 - Viki
We had such a wonderful stay at Quinta da Santa Luzia. Andrew was very kind and helpful and it was a joy to stay at his wonderful house. There is so much to do on the property that no-one hardly went out anywhere.
We enjoyed the infinity pool, sing songs around the piano, walks around the nature, billiards, sitting under the wisteria in full bloom and dining al fresco, amongst many other things. The house is super spacious with so many interesting nooks and crannies. You are close to town and yet so far away. What a wonderful place. I hope we return again in the not too distant future.
10/04/2018 - Victoria Boyko
We had a nice stay for one week during New Year's Eve in Madeira. We were a group of 13 people and have already travelled together. The Villa was a truly fantastic place to stay for a group of friends - it was really awesome. The Villa Quinta Santa Luzia is a house full of history. The interior of the house is beautiful, with many lovely pieces of artwork and furniture. The villa offers a lot of space (large bedrooms, large receptions rooms, a modern and well equipped kitchen, a terrace with a big dining table, a nice pool ...) and a beautiful and unique panoramic view over its garden, as well as the harbour of Funchal.
The greatest experience was, for all of us, to see the fireworks from the terrace of the villa - very impressive und unforgettable.
Our host, Andrew, was very warm und helpful. We sincerely recommend a stay here.
11/01/2018 - Torsten
Quinta de Sandra Luzia We are reluctant to write this review as it means other people will know about our secret find! We are a 3 generation family of 17 and stayed at Quinta de Santa Luzia for 2 weeks late August through to early September. The property is just as described and as good as the pictures show. There was just so much space even with 17 of us. The rooms are very large and plentiful, we even played a 'live' game of cluedo given we had a lounge, dining room, library, snooker room, kitchen etc! The pool was lovely with an associated kitchen and again plenty of space shaded and sunny. The views are stunning from the terrace and balcony and the house is situated high enough to appreciate the views but not so high that it was difficult to get into town. We rented cars however there were usually taxis outside for the days we didn't feel like driving. Finally the people on the property were lovely and very helpful. All in all we hope to return, this was one of our best holidays to date. (TripAdvisor)
02/09/2017 - Catherine R.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Quinta de Santa Luzia! Our family reunion with 14 people was STELLAR! So much space and the individual ensuites was BONUS! After all the outings and long days touring, we so looked forward to returning to the Quinta and the pool!!! It was more than we expected. Great location, the house, the views, the pool....all STUNNING!! We already hope to return in the next two years.
17/08/2017 - Simone
It was a real pleasure to stay in your beautiful house with my children and grandchildren.
We enjoyed our stay in such a beautiful house that is part of the history of Madeira.
The terrace and views are magnificient and we enjoyed our long evenings there.
Thanks also for your help and kindness.
Eevrything was perfect !
11/01/2017 - Dominique D.
Our family of 9 stayed for a week in December in this huge Quinta full of character and historical charm. It is located on a steep hill 15 minutes walk from centre of Funchal, (taxi back to property very reasonable). The house is ideal for large family groups as there is plenty of space inside and out. The newly fitted kitchen was superb and the built in coffee machine greatly appreciated. The house, pool and gardens are wonderful offering panoramic views, and the covered terracevwas very well used. Funchal has many reasonably priced restaurants and bars to suit all budgets and the weather made it possible to eat alfresco some evenings. The cable car to Monte and sledge ride down a must ! Our host Mr Blandy was very welcoming and we shall definitely be returning. (TripAdvisor)
31/12/2016 - Amanda A.
The holiday home was perfect for us.
- Well equipped;
- Good location;
- Good bakery and good food store near;
- Our contact person Cassie was really helpful and informative.
I would definitely recommend this holiday home!
31/10/2016 - Sari S.
We stayed in August 2016 for 10 days. We were a family group of 6, 2 adults, and 4 teenagers - 14,15,17 & 18 and we had a superb time. We went for rest and relaxation and that is exactly what we had. Sadly we were staying at the Quinta when the dreadful Funchal fire happened and we had to evacuate the building. Thankfully there was only a little damage to some plants and trees and the property was unscathed. Andrew, the owner, and his team worked very hard to ensure that the pool and pool area were cleared asap from the soot and dirt from the fire and we were able to fully enjoy our time in Madeira. The Quinta is situated on a very steep hill and we walked down into Funchal every day but returned by taxi which cost around 5-7 euros. The property sits in a beautiful and very large garden, with beautiful ponds and trees and stunning views especially from the pool area and the terraces at the house. The kitchen is well equipped and the small kitchen by the pool came as a welcome surprise to us as it meant that we could keep cold drinks and snacks handy for during the day. The interior of the house is beautiful, with many lovely pieces of artwork and furniture. We used the snooker room regularly and spent many a happy evening with a bottle of wine, sitting on the terrace enjoying the night time sea view. The rooms are all huge, the bedrooms each with a private bathroom. I have nothing negative to say about our stay at Quinta de Santa Luzia. We will be back - soon I hope.
24/10/2016 - Stephen G.
We had a wonderful holiday at La Quinta. The house and grounds are beautiful and we had a very warm welcome from the owner Andrew Blandy. The rooms were magnificent, all en suite with beautiful views of Funchal. There are a number of different walks around the property. Our favourite was round by the pond where the frogs are in abundance, jumping in as you approach.
Any issues we had, which are bound to happen in such a large and old property such as leaking boiler, broken cupboard door and cooker not working at the pool, were dealt with promptly.
The pool was lovely with great views of the gardens. We had lots of games of table tennis on table next to pool.
We all felt very welcome and had a wonderful holiday.
Best wishes to you all
And thank you for being so efficient in all of our dealings.
04/09/2016 - Sara , Damian and family
La quinta is superb, we had a very pleasant stay. spotlessly clean, everything you need for cooking. Home excellent, discreet and helpful people. We have lacked nothing. It is a place of dreams and our entire family, children to parents and grandparents felt at ease and very comfortably. A week of castle life.
Thousand times thank you to all the team and Andrew.
24/04/2016 - Patrice. C
Wow....where do I begin to describe what a wonderful time we had staying here? When we walked in, we felt like we were at Downton Abbey! The villa is an amazing old house, very spacious so that even with a large group, there is space for everyone to find their own corner of quiet. We loved the large kitchen and large dining room as we could prepare some meals for ourselves. The porch facing the harbor got the most use however -- there is easily room enough for 15-16 people out there, and it was magnificent to have breakfast and dinner out there, or to just have coffee or after dinner wines (Blandy's of course!) while enjoying the sunrise or sunset or city lights.
The grounds are worth another paragraph! We found many banana trees, lots of grape vines (of course!) a pomegranate tree, an orange tree, some others we couldn't identify and dozens of flowering bushes and vines. And this was not even high-season for flowers or fruit! And of course we also found the sheep with young babies, and the rooster with his lady-birds! We enjoyed talking with some of the workers on the farm.....everyone was so friendly.
There are many paths on the property that we enjoyed exploring....and it seems that we found a new path every time we walked! The Quinta is a wonderful oasis in the city and we all agreed we'd love to visit again!
14/01/2016 - Sharon N.
Quinta Santa Lucia was fantastic.The decor, the equipment and the surroundings were perfect, the garden and pool area worked perfect and we enjoyed the long warm evenings on the terasse with fantastic wiews over Funchal and the sea. Thank you very much!
29/12/2015 - Kurt E.
The accommodation immerses you in a special part of Madeira's history with an insight into the Blandy family life. The rooms are huge, the views brilliant and the amount of space has to be experienced to be appreciated. Other positives - the terrace for dining, the well equipped kitchen both in the house and by the pool, the games by the pool and snooker room. Bedrooms are large with great views. Andrew and his pet dogs etc etc. Areas for improvement The tennis court needs repair, bathrooms although functional could do with modernising. The walk up hill will test your fitness although taxis work well However overall a very memorable stay in a special place!!
09/11/2015 - N. Tamblyn
We had a brilliant time at Quinta de Santa Luzia.
It is a really unique and beautiful house, more beautiful than any of the photos could ever convey. The house was enormous and had a real sense of history and a wonderful aspect over the bay below. The gardens were amazing , full of mature planting and landscaping. We really couldn't have asked for a better setting for our family week away
05/07/2015 - Christina P.
We all agreed that this was the most amazing place we've ever holidayed. The house itself was so elegant and so spacious. There was so much choice of where to relax: sitting room, library, terrace, study and where to eat: breakfast room, dining room, terrace. The kitchen was very well equipped- three different types of coffee maker for instance. The garden was beautiful especially with the May flowers being in bloom and it was huge! We admired the landscaping and terracing as well as the various ponds which were well populated with a good number of vocal frogs! The infinity pool was well used despite the weather being coolish and we enjoyed the BBQ area and the covered poolside dining area with fresco.
Andrew made us feel very welcome, making us feel completely at home and was always helpful if we needed anything.
A wonderful and unforgettable holiday!
02/06/2015 - Alison G & Family
“Heaven in Madeira...”
No doubt that the Quinta de Santa Luzia is one of the most amazing and unique houses that I ever stayed in... And I've been in many places of this category before...
The stately and truly immens Quinta and its breathtaking grounds (extending several hectares!) breath history throughout. You find yourself privileged being "Lord of the Manner" for a couple of weeks, staying in a house where (wine) history was written.
And still, the house and the grounds have this special something which makes you feel at ease and at home from day one. Andrew, the owner who grew up at the Quinta, is partly responsible for that. An excepionally modest, 2 feet on the ground, kind of guy. Andrew obviously knows everything there is to know about the house, his family (which is the family behind Madeira's most famous Blandy's wine - google it, it's very impressive!) and the island and is very happy to share this information with you on a very personal level.
Everything you can possibly wish is there (private tennis court, giant pool, private park so big you get lost in it, working farm, own herbs/vegetables/fruit...) But if you also wish to discover Funchal itself, you can't beat the location; we just walked outside the impressive gates, down the hill and we were in the buzzing historical centre.
People who like peace, privacy, spirituality (great place to practice yoga!), luxury, history and exclusivity will be very happy... I wish I could have stayed longer. One day, I'll go back, that's a promise...
17/09/2014 - The D. family frrom Belgium
Thankyou so much for letting us stay in your truly amazing Quinta. You have large rooms full of history and charm. We enjoyed lunches on the veranda with the beautiful picture-postcard views. We loved the stunning artwork everywhere and Harry entertained us on the grand piano. We also relished our swimming sessions in the endless pool. We made the most of the tennis, tabletennis and pool toys.
Your farmland, the adorable sheep and magnificent flora and fauna was an awesome sight to behold. We very much enjoyed the opportunity of picking our own delicious lettuce. We also looked forward to strolls around the pond watching the frogs hopping amongst the lillies.
It was a pleasure to stay here and enjoy the sights of Madeira from this fabulous base - we even had a cosy night in around the fire! Thankyou,
08/08/2014 - The R and P family
We had a wonderful time. The place was more like a palace rather than a villa! It was a balance of fun and activities with the swimming pool, tennis courts and the billiards rooms with the relaxation of the beautiful surroundings, quiet area and historical style. The host was charming and attentive. I would highly recommend this place and I for one will be coming back again. Absolutely loved it. Just to add Quinta da Santa Luzia has a certain charm and essence that would be hard to replicate. Need I say more!
08/07/2014 - Colin Grant - London
We had a wonderful stay. The house is beautiful and equipped with every necessity, the view is unique, the gardens and pool are lovely, and the owner (Andrew Blandy) is very nice, relaxed and attentive. We all would love to come again.
Thank you and kind regards
30/06/2014 - P. G. Melo
there, we had a lovely time in Funchal at the quinta da santa Luzia. We did
some beautiful levada walks and had some gorgeous fishy dinners. The owner was immensely courteous and helpful. The beds were very comfortable, the rooms
gracious and the views gorgeous. We really appreciated the piano being tuned
26/02/2014 - E.C. , Ireland
got back from Funchal this past Sunday, but in our minds we are still there
enjoying the wonderful Quinta Santa Luzia and the sun. We found hard leaving
Funchal and Quinta Santa Luzia has an important contribution to this
extraordinary experience. Again thanks for your help in making this a memorable
holiday!!!!We really felt at home at Quinta Santa Luzia and
the whole family from grandparents to children had a great time.
13/01/2014 - Vasco M.
spent a wonderful time here.
We enjoyed living in your house, it is very
beautiful and has its charm, because of the history it has.
very convenient and nice.
We loved walking in the garden, your beautiful
swimming pool and an amazing view from everywhere.
The situation of the
house is great! It feel like you´re living in the countryside, but still it´s
on a walking distance from the town centre.
09/09/2013 - Maria, Marina, Vladimir and Natalia
have had the most wonderful stay in your home! And we appreciate that it has
felt like "home".
The viewpoint from the terrace is memorable
and with easy access to Funchal (without a car) taxi is just outside the door,
it has been an ideal base.
30/08/2013 - Stephen, Lynne and Pippa