Description of Apartment/Location
The Quinta de Santa Luzia is located in the centre of Funchal just a short walk down to the ocean front. It offers the advantages of being so close to the old town but away from the bustle. Its elevated position also allows for its wonderful views over the town and the sea views are just breathtaking from here. Large pool deck overlooking the ocean with facilities for summer BBQ's makes this a perfect location for multi - generation family holidays.
It offers the luxury of staying on one of the older and more established estates locally and owned by a winemaking family. You will find the vineyard just alongside the house to the rear of the property. The family owned Madeira Wine Museum
can be visited and offers many excellent tours of the wine lodges. Visit the Facebook Page at: Quinta Santa Luzia
Locally you have a small beach called Praia de Garajau, about a 15 minute drive from the property. Also a short walk from the property you will find a small regional supermarket for everyday items as well as a few local coffee shops that serve light meals. The larger Continente supermarket is a short drive away.
The Quinta de Santa Luzia occupies a privileged hillside location with stunning views of the ocean and the city of Funchal and a real taste of authentic Madeira living. The Quinta (small holding) is part of the vineyard from which some of the Blandy wines are produced. Extensive beautiful gardens offer tranquil surroundings right in the heart of Funchal within easy walking distance to leisure and tourist facilities.
We offer under occupancy rates out of season - please ask us.
Out and About Locally
Out and About in Funchal
There is a coffee shop within walking distance - on the Rua de Comboio, just below the house on the left hand side. It also serves basic meals like beef sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers etc. at lunchtime only. There is a bakery/coffee shop at the bottom of R. Santa Luzia but its a steep climb back up the road.
Monte, a small village perched up on the hills overlooking Funchal, is directly above the Quinta and you can get there by the cable car near the market, down town. At this bustling traditional market you can also buy fresh vegetables and explore the variety of fresh fruit and vegetables on offer in our markets. The cable car journey takes you close to the entrance of Monte Palace Gardens another worthwhile visit. Monte is a nice place to explore by foot, yet the return down can be on a toboggan sled. This finishes above the Quinta and you can return within 15 minutes following the steep road down.
One of the most traditional feasts, and certainly the largest, is the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, which takes place on the 15th of August. It is incredible the amount of people who pay reverence to the Virgin Mary of Monte. If you are on the island at this time of the year you might like to go up there and get your own impressions.
Monte - See Map; Cable car – Old town; Market – Largo dos Lavradores, Old town; Monte Palace Gardens – Caminho do monte 174; Toboggan sleds – Monte palace/church
Since the opening of a new coastal promenade, the Lido area in Funchal, already well known for the many tourist facilities it offers, developed even more into an extensive leisure zone much appreciated by locals as well as tourists. Lined with palm trees and bordered by splendid botanical gardens, this promenade links the Lido area with the pebbled Praia Formosa beach at the western end of Funchal, offering breathtaking views over the sea and towards Cabo Girão to all those who stroll, walk or run along there …or who just relax on one of the many benches!
You want to go for a swim in the sea or just sunbathe? All along this promenade there are several opportunities to enjoy these activities. Along the Lido promenade you will also find some nice restaurants of different categories and with varied offers, giving you the opportunity to enjoy your dinner while admiring magnificent sunsets and breathtaking views over the ocean and the surrounding areas!
Eating out & Coffee Shops
Restaurants (all located within twenty minutes drive)
Riso – Offers a selection of rice based dishes, suitable for a special occasion or just a nourishing feed, well recommended
Rua da Santa Maria 274, Old town, Funchal - 291 280 360
Dos Combatentes – Tasty local food in a traditional Madeira restaurant, central location
Rua Ivens 1, Funchal - 291 22 13 88
Golden Gate – A variety of tasty food, again central location, nice lunch spot with terrace, has a vegetarian option.
Avenida Arriaga 21, Funchal - 291 234 383
Museu Quinta dos Cruzes – Apart from the worthwhile museum it has a restaurant with seating outdoors offering simple tasty food in a quiet Quinta location.
Calçada do Pico, N.º 1, Funchal - 291 740 670
Happy burger – Offers simple yet with a good variety vegetarian food at a good price.
Rua Joao Tavira, 14, Funchal - 291 225248
Il Basilico - Italian restaurant serving a range of good quality Italian food from Pizzas, to delicious salads, meat and fish dishes.
Rua de Leichlingen 6, Tel : 291 703 700
Bio forma – Good vegetarian food in a below ground level restaurant.
Rua da Queimada de Cima, 31, Funchal - 291 229262
Café do Teatro – Easy to find easy going café/bar central location seating on the esplanade
Avenida Arriaga, Funchal
Café do Museu – Situated alongside Museu de Arte Sacra, its an attractive spot to eat and drink
Praça do Municipio, Funchal 291 281 121
Barreirinha Bar/café – Nice Café located near the sea, situated near to Riso restaurant as well.
Largo do Soccorro, Santa Maria Maior, Funchal