The Ultimate 'State of the Art' Holiday Property

We. as a family, have for many years stayed in Villas/Holiday properties in locations including the USA, Canada, The Algarve, Tunisia, France, Cyprus, Spain/Majorca, The Channel Islands, North and South of Ireland and, of course, Madeira. This Villa is the ultimate in terms of the architecture, the layout, the furnishings, ( with a few reservations), the facilities and the location. It is extremely clean and well maintained. The Lounge is literally in the sky and provides stupendous views over Funchal. I cannot praise Colleta enough - she was a star ! Call with a problem and she was there almost immediately and it was attended to or advice was given in the most charming and helpful manner. Whilst the furnishings and equipment were first class there were a number of very small matters which, as a 'semi'- retired Architect and Interior Designer, I consider deserve attention. The very large and heavy doors to the pool and patio, the patio toilet, and from the 3rd floor corridor to the laundry room would benefit from having handles fitted, both inside and outside. Similarly the sliding windows/doors to the 3rd floor bedrooms and, in particular the lounge doors require handles to make them easier to open and close. There are no small shelves in the showers in which to put soaps and shampoos. The bedrooms would benefit from having a small chair. There are myriads of switches for lights, windows blinds and curtains. The inclusion of a guide as to the function and location of the switches would have been a great help. ( Perhaps in more than one language ?). The ladies in my party complained about the poor lighting around the mirrors in the bedrooms which were not directional and which didn't help in applying make-up ! Similarly there are no illuminated shaving mirrors for men with an adjacent electrical plug for electrical shavers. ! I would have liked a pool thermometer to convince the ladies in my party that the water was not cold !!! Please do not consider these observations as being destructive they are intended to be both constructive and helpful. In conclusion I would not hesitate to recommend the Sky Lounge Residence to family, friends and anyone who asks. Thank you for making our vacation as 'One to remember !! We'll be back again. Kind regards, David J. Wood. ( And on behalf of Pamela, Brian and Valerie).

David Wood   Oct 2016
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Thank you very much for your constructive comments, always very helpful. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit.
Amazing villa, great pool, brilliant service
We've just come back from an amazing week at the sky lounge in Funchal. The house is fantastic and the photos probably don't do it justice, it is a really stunning house, kitted out incredibly well and in immaculate condition. There is loads of space so great for kids to run around, while the balcony and pool terrace are both great sun traps! It is as described in a residential area but only a 15 min walk from the town centre and 10 mins to a supermarket - and the bus stops outside the house. We got cabs back most evenings which were v reasonable - c. 5 euros (and I don't think I've ever seen more cabs per person in a town before so never had to wait!). The pool was a real highlight - much bigger than most villa pools we looked at, long enough to do proper lengths and warm enough for kids to jump in (though heating the pool is an extra but worthwhile cost). Our 16 month old loved going up and down in the lift (and his grandmother found it very useful too!) and the games room/ pool table was great in the evenings. Carlota was very helpful - the only major thing the villa could do with is a bit more info in the house - e.g. Which switches do what for the lights and blinds. But overall a stunning place, we had a great time!
Paul Blant   Mar 2017
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Thank you very much for your comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit.
Impressive villa, nice pool
We stayed in the Skylounge villa for a week in April, the villa is very impressive, very large and modern. We have stayed in 2 other villa's with pools in Funchal so were able to compare previous holidays. The villa was clean and well presented, the pool is a really good size but cool, we did pay for it to be heated but the weather wasn't very good during our stay and we needed the pool to be warmer than it was. The villa is well placed for Funchal, it is a 20 minute walk down a really steep hill, we walked down but got a taxi back! We enjoyed the games room in the villa.
Geogina Kennelly   May 2017
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Thank you very much for your comments.
Amazing
Incredible high tech accommodation. The place is finished to a very high standard and no expense has been spared. The open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area with balcony is superb with panoramic views. The pool is amazing - the photos do not do it justice. We paid for the pool heating and it was excellent. It's a steep walk back from the centre to the accommodation. If you do not have a hire car, it's well worth getting a bus ticket and making use of the excellent bus service. There is a bus stop 50 yards away and the buses are regular and reliable. We had a great time here.
Stephan Brooker   Feb 2018
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Thank you for your great view. We are delighted you enjoyed the Skylounge experience.
Modern, upmarket home with magnificent views
We had a wonderful stay at the Sky Lounge, this was a perfect house for 5 couples as it was spacious and the beautiful pool area perfect for a wonderful afternoon of swimming and barbecuing . The views from the balcony were stunning and we really enjoyed the open plan layout from the kitchen. There are switches and gadgets for just about everything and though everything was explained it would be nice to have a booklet with information to refer back to. Although town is close the walk back up is very steep, we had a car so we didn't walk much but some of us also used the bus which is very convenient and the bus stop is very close to the house. All in all we really enjoyed this house. The only issue was that the 5th bedroom was really small, with no cupboards to pack away clothes which was not so nice for the 5th couple but the rest of the house more then made up for it.
Margaret Jardim   Jul 2018
Super

Dejlig pool og meget sød værtinde, pragtfuld udsigt og en super belligenhed. Kommer helt sikker igen

Bjarne Sahl   Mar 2019
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Wonderful. Thank you.
Lovely stay - highly recommend

A fantastic villa beautifully laid out, lovely gardens & pool with great views over the harbour. Would be even better if: More than one tea towel provided. Sufficient toilet rolls/bin bags etc. supplied for the duration. It's a minor irritation but considering the cost, just add €50 to the rental and cover those basic requirements. I am sure that anyone prepared to pay the required rental for this villa, would still book it for a few euros more. Having read previous reviews, would totally agree about the need for instructions for the "gadgets". Nonetheless, we had a great week and would definitely recommend this villa to others. Would also recommend using Our Madeira car rental option. Fully inclusive package with no pressure for any additional payments for full insurance/additional driver etc. Very efficient and effective process.

Linda Burns   May 2019
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Thank you very much for your comments and feedback.

Great location! Hope to see you soon!

Aitor Castineiras   Oct 2020
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We certainly hope so :)

Great spot, very efficient and polite host. A little noisy in the evening with dogs and traffic but was quiet in the night time. Would definitely return.

Seumas Meharg   Apr 2018
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Thank you
Ein architektonisches Meisterwerk

Ein architektonisches Meisterwerk! Im vierten Stock befindet sich das grosse Wohnzimmer mit Esstisch für 10 Personen und offener Küche. Eine riesiger Balkon mit kleiner Loungeecke und einem Tisch für 8 Personen. Wundervoller Blick auf den Hafen von Funchal. Die Küche ist gut eingerichtet u.a. mit Backofen, Mikrowelle, Dampfgarer, Kühlschrank, Gefrierschrank und Spülmaschine. Eine separate Toilette befindet sich auf der gleichen Ebene. Ebenso Zugang zum großen Pool mit Garten/Terrasse, Grillmöglichkeit, Tisch, Liegen und einer weitereren separaten Toilette. Im 3. Stock sind 4 Schlafzimmer, jeweils mit eigenem Bad. Die Suite mit großem Doppelbett ist großzügig mit Badewanne und Dusche und separater Terrasse zur Straße. Diese ist stark befahren. Die anderen Schlafzimmer haben Zugang zu einer weiteren Terrasse. Ein Zimmer hat 2 Einzelbetten mit einem Duschbad mit Fenster. Die beiden verbleibenden Zimmer haben ein Doppelbett, die Duschbäder haben kein Fenster. Die Betten sind sehr bequem. Es gibt genügend Handtücher, ebenso Bademäntel. Im zweiten Stock gibt es ein großes Arbeitszimmer mit separater Toilette und ein weiteres Schlafzimmer mit separatem Bad. Im ersten Stock ist ein Spielzimmer (Billard, Kicker) ebenfalls mit separater Toilette und Zugang zu einem weiteren Garten. Darunter befindet sich eine grosse Garage. Das Haus hat einen Aufzug, was sehr gut ist, um die Einkäufe für 10 Personen in die Küche zu transportieren. Das Haus liegt ca 20 min zu Fuss vom Markt entfernt. Der Rückweg ist steil aber machbar. Ein Taxi kostet 6,50€ vom Markt zurück. Alternativ könnte man den Bus nehmen, der fast vor dem Haus hält. Wir kamen mitten in der Nacht an. Susana hat uns empfangen. Sie kümmert sich toll um die Gäste. Sie hat uns herzlich willkommen und uns bis 4 Uhr morgens geduldig alles gezeigt. Sie war immer mit Tipps und Hilfe zur Stelle. Sie hat uns eine tolle günstige Mietwagen Agentur vermittelt. An einem Tag hatten wir Probleme mit dem Strom.

Anja Kyas   Oct 2020
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Vielen Dank für die positiven Kommentare
Awesome Funchal Gem
Great property with modernized design, very spacious, magnificent deck views off the 4th floor over looking City of Funchal. Pool and outdoor deck, excellent for entertaining and barbequeing. Huge spacious garage. Only caveat was the Rua Pedro Jose De Ornellas was a daily automobile speed zone. Cars coming up and down very fast. Really have to be aware of crossing road and pulling in and out of the Garage. On and perhaps add or upgrade washer / dryer to accommodate a bigger group.But other than that this property was Immaculate and perfect for our travelling party. Would definitely stay there again
Beau Oliveira   Nov 2019
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Great - thank you.
Modern, upmarket home with magnificent views

We had a wonderful stay at the Sky Lounge, this was a perfect house for 5 couples as it was spacious and the beautiful pool area perfect for a wonderful afternoon of swimming and barbecuing . The views from the balcony were stunning and we really enjoyed the open plan layout from the kitchen. There are switches and gadgets for just about everything and though everything was explained it would be nice to have a booklet with information to refer back to. Although town is close the walk back up is very steep, we had a car so we didn't walk much but some of us also used the bus which is very convenient and the bus stop is very close to the house. All in all we really enjoyed this house. The only issue was that the 5th bedroom was really small, with no cupboards to pack away clothes which was not so nice for the 5th couple but the rest of the house more then made up for it.

Kristian Watle   Jul 2018
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Pleased to hear that you enjoyed Skylounge. Hope to Welcome you back again next year
Simply perfect

A stunning contemporary house, incredibly well designed. The view from the huge terrace of the Atlantic is stunning. The main garden area with very large swimming pool is wonderful. The pool is well designed. The very large sitting / dining area is very comfortable, the kitchen is very well equipped. The bedrooms and bathrooms are excellent. Simply a perfect house. The property is very well located, a pleasant walk to Funchal centre and whilst the return is walkable, a very economic taxi journey back. We hope to return in the future.

Mark Osborne   Aug 2018
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A great review. Thank you very much indeeed. We are delighted you enjoyed all that Skylounge has to offer and we certainly hope you stay with us again in the future.
More than excellent

This property is really exceptional. Well equipped and clean. The photos show the reality. Carlota, the property manager, was super friendly, attentive and helpful. There was nothing to complain about.

Peter Zilizi   Jan 2020
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Thank you for your nice comments
Magnifique maison, idéalement placée

La maison est très grande et très agréable à vivre. Elle est idéalement placée. Seul bémol: bruit de la rue relativement important aux heures de bureau. Excellent contact avec l'agence Our Madeira qui s'est très bien occupée de nous :)

Jane Robinson   Aug 2020
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Merci
TOP VILLA

TOP Villa near the very Center of Funchal. We loved our stay , the owner seems to be an architecture fanatic/ lover and everything is top notch when it comes to the style point of view, even when this means you have to look hard to find a plug for your appliances :) The villa is huge , the living room has wonderful views of Funchal city and the pool area is one of the nicest that you can find on this planet , the pool is huge and can be heated for a fee. With this villa you can't go wrong! Just go !

Nina Schnabel   Jan 2021
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Many thanks for your great comments