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Vila Rostrum stands at the end of a cul-de-sac on the western outskirts of Funchal. Its elevated position on a steep hillside grants it spectacular views over the whole of the Funchal amphitheatre, but the setting need be no impediment to guests with walking difficulties, as one of the luxuries provided is a private lift, whisking you up from the street level entrance hall to the main accommodation level some 20feet above.
The main entrance opens on to a large hallway, where there is an oval dining table at your disposal and a piano.
The ground floor of the villa sleeps 2-3 people, and has a spacious living-dining room, an extremely well equipped open plan kitchen, a bedroom with electronically adjustable adjoining twin beds, a small TV room with internet access and a sofa bed for a third person. There is a full bathroom with under-floor heating, a bathtub/shower and a spacious separate shower cubicle. There is an additional cloakroom.
Upstairs are two further twin bedrooms with balconies, one with a television and both with direct dial telephones. There is another full bathroom also with under floor heating, bath/shower and separate shower cubicle shared by the two bedrooms.
The panoramic views from the terraces and garden area that adjoin the lounge are truly breathtaking, and the private swimming pool has been designed to appear suspended above the town and the ocean. There is a poolside changing room with shower and toilet and a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Furniture for dining alfresco is provided on the covered terrace, which also has a terrace heater for the cooler evenings. There are plenty of sun beds and chairs and the spacious barbecue area is covered.
The small indoor pool has an exercise jet stream for those that are feeling energetic.

Although Vila Rostrum is set away from the town centre, a hire car is not essential here, as a frequent bus service stops just 300 meters or so from the villa. A couple of local restaurants and simple shops are within walking distance, whilst the nearby Madeira Shopping Centre boasts a huge supermarket for stocking up on groceries and fresh produce, as well as numerous boutiques and a multi-screen cinema. Then again who needs the silver screen, when the night time views from your terrace across the city are so mesmerising?


Stunning 3 bedroom villa with breathtaking views over the bay of Funchal. Indoor pool, outdoor pool, BBQ, table tennis, and COMPLIMENTARY transfer for arrival and departure.


Property type: Villa

Room details


3 bedrooms, sleeps 7

Bedroom 1: 2 Single beds
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds
Bedroom 3: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in TV Room, 1 cot
Room for 7 in the dining area
Room for 7 in the living area
2 bathrooms, 5 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
TV Languages in Local
Table tennis
Clothes drier
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Balcony or terrace
Outside lighting
Patio heating
Private garden
Sea view
Extra information (Hairdryers are provided and so are toilet rolls, shampoo, soap and shower gel. All bathrooms have under floor heating. There is a Welcome Basket for all arrivals which includes basic provisions for breakfast, fruit, water and wine. A COMPLIMENTARY transfer to and from the airport is provided for those that do not have a hire car. There is a Play station 2 console.)


Suitable for
Restricted mobility (Although Vila Rostrum is on the third floor, it has a lift that will take you from the street level entrance to the main hall. All interior doors are wide open to allow a wheelchair. The exterior areas, (pools, gardens and barbecue) are all in the same level, and of very easy access.)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Theme Park

Prices and availability

Last updated 30.03.2012

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This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km


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5 out of 5 people recommend staying here
Stayed Monday 28 July 2008
An amazing villa with views so good that you will find it hard to leave.
Stayed Saturday 10 June 2006
Our initial reaction was that the villa took our breath away. It was absolutely fabulous in every way. The accomodation was spacious light and airy, pool great and as for the views especially at night from the terrace all you can say is WOW!!! The undercover area and indoor pool would be useful if the weather is not good but we had a week of glorious sunshine in March so did not need to worry about that We will definitely be back!!!
This villa has many many positives. It has the most amazing views. The villa is excellently equipped and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The transfer was very well organised and Linda was wonderful and just made everything so easy. The only downside for me was the road beneath the villa. For the most part I managed to zone out the traffic noise but obviously this is the capital of the Island and there are always going to be cars. Saying this though I wouldnt hesitate in going back but its just something to be aware of. Cant wait to go back to Madeira, such a relaxing friendly place.
Hi Linda, I just wanted to thank you and Emilia for a wonderfull Holiday and thank you for organising the Doctor for us . Please also thank the owners , the villa is beautifull. My family had a great time the pool ,the views the overall property were exceptional. Best regards Andy Cox
Very nice property - quiet and peaceful with stunning views.
7 other reviews
"A family from Denmark loved their stay" - February 2009 Thank you for a wonderful stay at Villa Rostrum. We have enjoyed the luxurious surroundings and learned to loe the tempered weathers. Every evening we have marvelled at the city lights and agreed that we will miss this view the most! We wish everyone else an equally wonderful stay and hope for a return in the future.
"We only ate out once" - December 2008 A fabulous Villa! Great location overlooking Funchal and beautifully kept, clean ad comfortable. Great facilities too - we only ate out once! Couldn´t have asked for more!
"Second stay at Villa Rostrum" - October 2010 This is our second stay at Villa Rostrum and it has not disappointed. Still as goos, with such wonderful views from the terrace. Just been down town where the festival has started and the atmosphere is so friendly and family orientated. Wandering along, absorbing local culture is so relaxing. We will be back!
"Celebrating Christmas, New Year and 60th birthday" - December 2010 What a place to view the New Year´s firework display! A very special place villa Rostrum. A peaceful haven in a beautiful city. We´re here for two weeks with three generations of our family for Christmas, New year and my 60th birthday
"Villa Rostrum would be our 1st choice to return to" - January 2011 A beautiful Villa with breathtaking views and every imaginable facility.
"More family appreciation..." - February 2011 Have had a fantastic and relaxing week at Villa Rostrum. Have greatly enjoyed the pools, the barbecue area, ping pong table and spectacular views.~ The children have slept beautifully after all the activities and fresh air- inthe comfortable beds and so have we!
" Overall, the property is exceptional" - June 2011


About the owner
My husband and I have been working in tourism for over 25 years. My husband is Madeiran and I am English. We live in Maderia with our 4 children. All the units we offer for rental in Madeira are known to us personally. We only offer quality units. We are available to offer assistance during your stay. We like to offer personnel service, so please feel free to email any enquires or assistance you may need.
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