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Superb villa, heated pool, close to facilities | Casa Petronella

Funchal, Portugal



This lovely and very popular 5-bed villas in Funchal has a great holiday feel and being located in a quite residential area, close to all facilities and to the access to the motorway system, it is the perfect choice for a family holiday or to explore the island.

From the entrance hall, stairs lead to the large very family friendly open-plan living space with large tall windows that bring in plenty of light. The sitting area has comfortable seating, a very large cable TV and air-conditioning. A 10-seat dining table is found next to the breakfast bar and open-plan fully equipped kitchen that leads to a laundry and opens via French doors to the pool solarium. A guest toilet can be found on this floor.

The high wall surrounding the large pool solarium makes it very private and a veritable suntrap. The large rectangular pool alongside the wide covered veranda with built-in barbecue and outdoor dining becomes the centre point for your leisure time in the villa. On the lower level is a games room with a billiards table, table football, and floor mats which are ideal for yoga or Pilates practice.

Being one of the learger villas in Madeira, it offers two Master Bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathroom, one on the ground floor, ideal for those with mobility restrictions, and one on the first floor. A double bedroom and a further bedroom with a double bed and two single beds (single bed with pull-out single low single bed) share the family bathroom on the first floor. All first-floor bedrooms lead to the balcony that runs along the whole front of the house with views of the mountains and sea - the perfect place for quiet moment. On the lower ground floor, off the entrance, is a further bedroom with two double beds which use the shower room next door of the games/yoga room.

Although the house is shown for a maximum occupancy of 12, by sharing the double beds in this room, the maximum capacity goes up to 14. The owners of Casa Petronella own and operate the Nau Santa Maria, a replica of Comubus's sailing ship, which offers daily sails along the coast. Guests of Casa Petronella benefit from a 10% discount when tickets are purchased locally via the owner and paid in cash.


Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedroom 1, ground floor, double bed, built-in wardrobes, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, opens to the pool solarium
Bedroom 2, first floor, double bed, built-in wardrobes, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, opens to the pool solarium
Bedroom 3, first floor, double bed, built-in wardrobes, air-conditioning, leads to front balcony.
Bedroom 4, first floor, double bed, single bed and a lower pull-out single bed, built-in wardrobes, air-conditioning, leads to front balcony
Bedroom 5, lower ground floor with two double beds

Bathroom 1, en-suite to bedroom 1, with single washbasin, toilet, bidet, bath with overhead shower
Bathroom 2, en-suite to bedroom 2, with single washbasin, toilet, bidet, bath with overhead shower
Bathroom 3, first floor family bathroom with single washbasin, toilet, bath with overhead shower
Bathroom 4, lower ground floor with single washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower
Guest toilet with single washbasin and toilet

Open-plan fully equipped kitchen with an island. 4-ring electric cooker, built-in electric oven and microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, kettle, toaster, toasted sandwich maker, and hand held liquidizer.

Comfortable sitting area with large flatscreen cable TV, Bluetooth speaker, air-conditioning.
Dining table for 10.

Solarium with large rectangular pool and sun-loungers, covered veranda with built-in barbecue and outdoor dining table for 10.

Swimming pool dimensions
Shape: Rectangular
Length: 8m
Width: 3,5m
Depth: from 1,30m to 2,30m
Swimming pool heating:
Heating is optional and costs 140,00€ per week for 24ºC, paid in cash on arrival.
A supplement of 30,00€ per week applies for each additional degree up to a maximum of 26ºC
Pool heating can be provided and should be requested at least one week in advance. Should it be requested after arrival at the villa, the minimum charge applicable is one week, which is payable from the time the heating is turned on. 

Laundry with washing machine, iron and ironing board.
There is secure parking facilities for up to 3 cars. Although not essential, as in most villas, a hire car is recommended.
There is a second gate that can be opened that leads directly to the swimming pool solarium and into the ground floor of the house, ideal for those with mobility difficulties, who can occupy the ground floor bedroom.
There is free Wi-Fi connection throughout the living area
First and ground-floor bedrooms have air-conditioning.
Although not essential, as in most villas, a hire car is recommended.
This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 24134/AL

Cleaning and linen change is provided every 7 days.
All linen and towels are provided, including towels for the swimming pool.

Booking notes
The advertised prices are based on a 4-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
To secure your reservation, a deposit of 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Should you cancel up to 8 weeks prior to arrival only the deposit is non-refundable, and within this period the full amount


Lovely family villa with great amenities
Property Type








Lounge Seating


Dining Seating


Floor level


Lower ground floor

1st floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)


Mountain views



Swimming Pool




Kitchen Facilities



Cooking Utensils & Cutlery




Fridge / Freezer

Coffee Machine



Washing Machine


Hair dryer

Towels provided

Linen provided


Separate Kitchen



Beach Towels

Game room




Cable/satellite TV

Internet access

PS2 Console


Children Television Networks

Free Wi-Fi

Pool Table

Smart Tv

Wireless Internet

Streaming service - Netflix

Air Conditioning/Heating

Air conditioning/heating

Free standing fans


Smoke Detectores

First Aid Kit

Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required

Fire Extinguisher

Safe Deposit

Outdoor Features

Sun beds

Private Garden

Outdoor furniture

Exterior Lightning


Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants

Walking Distance to Supermarket








Suitable for children of all ages

Please contact the owner/manager

No smoking

Not suitable

Property accessible for wheelchair users

Parties Not Allowed


Places of Interest


Town Centre

Golf course within 30 min drive

Car Requirements

Car Not Necessary

Private Entrance

Secure parking


Express Check-in

Contactless Check-in

Guest Identification Required

Social Distancinging following guidelines from local authorities

Staff wear personal protective equipment

Express Check-out

Contactless Check-out

Private Check-in and Check-out

Staff Follow all safety protocols from local authorities

Temperature Checks on staff

Cleaning and Sanitization

Cleaning produtcs against covid-19

Enhanced Cleaning Practices

Guest Accommodation cleaning can be avoided on request

High Touch Surfaces Desinfected

Linen and Towels washed in at least 60ºC/140ºF

Plates, Cutlery, Glasses and other tableware sanitised

Desinfectants used for cleaning

Guest Accommodation sealed after cleaning

Hand Sanitizer Available

Housekeeping Weekly

Linens,towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authorities guidelines

Portugal clean and safe sanitization protocol followed

Nearest Airport

Funchal Airport

House Size: 280
Ground Size: 600
Touristic Licence: 24134/AL


Start Date End Date Nightly Rate (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay From To
18 Jul 2020 29 Aug 2020 390 12 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
30 Aug 2020 12 Sep 2020 260 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
13 Sep 2020 31 Oct 2020 190 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Nov 2020 30 Nov 2020 157 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Dec 2020 18 Dec 2020 128 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
19 Dec 2020 26 Dec 2020 285 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
27 Dec 2020 03 Jan 2021 387 12 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
04 Jan 2021 12 Feb 2021 135 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
13 Feb 2021 20 Feb 2021 155 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
21 Feb 2021 26 Mar 2021 142 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
27 Mar 2021 10 Apr 2021 190 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
11 Apr 2021 28 May 2021 150 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
29 May 2021 30 Jun 2021 170 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Jul 2021 22 Jul 2021 270 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
23 Jul 2021 28 Aug 2021 395 12 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
29 Aug 2021 11 Sep 2021 270 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
12 Sep 2021 31 Oct 2021 190 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Nov 2021 30 Nov 2021 157 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Dec 2021 17 Dec 2021 128 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
18 Dec 2021 25 Dec 2021 290 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
26 Dec 2021 02 Jan 2022 395 12 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible

Rental & Booking Information

The advertised prices are based on a 4-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
To secure your reservation, a deposit of 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Should you cancel up to 8 weeks prior to arrival only the deposit is non-refundable, and within this period the full amount


Booked Provisional Available


Madeira Expressway : 500 metres HIGHWAY
Funchal airport : 20 kilometres AIRPORT
Lido : 3 kilometres BEACH
Funchal Port : 3 kilometres FERRY
Snack- Bar : 300 kilometres BAR
Restaurant : 300 kilometres RESTAURANT
Palheiro Golf : 5 kilometres AIRPORT


Top !!
La maison est superbe très bien située et les propriétaires très sympas ! Nous reviendrons !!
Filipe B   Oct 2016
Management comment
Merci beaucoup. Nous nous réjouissons de votre retour.
Wonderful villa
We were very pleased with the villa and the location very close to shops. Took us a while to figure out the bus roots but once we got the hang off it was very easy. We would like to thank Petronella as she was very helpful.Mandy & Family
Mandy B   Dec 2016
Management comment
Thank you.
The best choice for nice days on Madeira!
Our stay at Casa Petronella was great. It looks exactly like we've seen on the pictures. It's also perfectly for children. The son of my friend (5 y/o) was very happy there! Petronella and Jorge supported us the whole stay on madeira. They've booked some of our trips or our car and they've helped us with every problem. Everything was very uncomplicated. So for wonderful holidays on Madeira we will advise to choose this house. We would like to come back in a few years to hike on Madeira. Many thank's to Petronella and Jorge for those great holidays. Best regards! Laura, Jonah and Sven
Anonymous   Nov 2016
Management comment
Thank you.
Wonderful big house
We had a really good holiday in week 7, 2017. The house suited us very well. We were 7 pers. Three generations traveling together and we were able to divide us in the rooms, so everyone was happy. Thanks for Petronella, she was very helpful.
Thomas Mortensen   Feb 2017
Management comment
Seems that you had a great time. Just a shame we didn't warrant 5 stars! Thank you though for posting your comments.
Absolutely beautiful villa with everything we needed.
A great place for the family to get together. Haf everything we needed and more. The kids loved the pool. Would highly recommend and would love to go back
Keith Allford   May 2017
A beautiful peaceful family villa
We have all returned from a wonderful holiday due in no small part to an ideal villa. There was a large age range in the party from 5 months to over sixty but the space and set up was ideal. A cot, High chair, Baby bouncer, toys and the Disney channel were provided for the children, while the adults enjoyed playing pool and table football. There was plenty of space for us all to enjoy ourselves and the pool was lovely to use. We did as asked and kept the cover on when we were not using it so it retained its heat and cleanness. Everything we needed was provided in the kitchen and we loved eating outside on the patio area. We had lovely meals cooked on the brick barbeque. The whole villa was beautiful with large rooms catering for all our needs. The owner met us and showed us round then regularly kept in touch to check we were enjoying ourselves, she could not have been more helpful. We hired two cars, which easily fitted into the large front courtyard behind secure gates but we did have to go through a narrow entrance and passage to reach it so we were pleased we had not chosen to hire a people carrier. Before we went we were concerned about how close the villa was to the motorway but we were amazed how quiet and peaceful it was. We were able to easily reach all areas of the island quickly. I would recommend this villa to any family group.
Carol Young   Jun 2017
Excellent, well kept villa, suitable for large family party.
Great week spent by our family. Petronella was very helpful with our numerous requests for taxis and advice on restaurants, supermarkets, etc. Villa is spacious and very well equipped. Outside patio and pool great space to relax and enjoy Madeiran weather.
Hooker   Sep 2017
Management comment
Perfect - thank you very much.
Home from Home. Can't wait to return
Sometimes you view villas online and think it can never be as good as it looks. That's where this villa is wrong. It's as good --- if not better. Clean, modern, spacious, private, and with amazing views over Funchal. From the moment we were given a warm welcome from Petronella herself, things were amazing in this property. It has a private gated entrance with, secure parking for the car on the front drive. The villa is set over 3 levels, with a games room (pool table, table football, matted yoga area and a pull-up bar for those looking to do exercise) on the ground floor. There's also a bedroom down here with shower room but we never used it. Middle (main) floor houses the amazing living area and kitchen and a double bedroom, with lots of access to the pool area. The kitchen is equipped with everything you'd ever need, and the TV has all international channels along with a DVD player and a PlayStation3. Upstairs are 3 further double bedrooms, all with their own doors to a large outdoor terrace. The pool area was simply fantastic. A great pool, lots of inflatable toys (the kids loved them), hammock and outdoor dining space, and even a charcoal BBQ. Location itself isn't in the centre of Funchal but on the upper outskirts next to the motorway. We couldn't hear any traffic and it was peaceful at night. There's a supermarket 5 minutes drive away and the city centre is just 15 minutes away by car, or a short taxi hop away. Many people want to be right in the action on holiday, but we would advise staying out here, relaxing and simply taking transport (even the local bus) down into the centre. Can't recommend this highly enough. An amazing property, and we can't wait to go back.
Robert Meek   Nov 2017
Management comment
That is a great 5 bubble review. Thank you very much and we look forward to your return visit.
A large,very comfortable house perfect if you have teenagers
We spent Christmas 2017 here. 2 families with 2 16 year olds and 2 18 year olds. Really perfect for them. Great WiFi, warm pool for swimming every day and the games room (snooker,baby football) was in constant use. Plenty of bathrooms and lots of hot water. The house had Christmas decorations up and we had a lovely stay. 10 minutes walk to the nearest massive and excellent supermarket. An easy downhill 40 minute walk to the centre of Funchal, and easy to get a taxi back for €15 (for both families in a people carrier). We couldn’t have had a nicer holiday - thank you very much.
Mark Russell   Jan 2018
Perfect for big families with kids!
We stayed (2 families, both with 4 child aged 4-15) in Casa Petronella 18.2.2018 - 4.3.2018. House was wonderful and big. Teenagers slept in ground floor in their own business...handful! Swimming pool was heated and it was perfect choice because weather was quite gold in that time period. Weather didn´t mind kids because pool was 24 celcius. Car is good to be rented, it is easier to go markets. Our host, Petronella was very helpful. One example, we asked Petronella for a rent car by whatsapp, quite soon we got an offer and 30 minutes after there was guy with car to rent. That´s good service! We would go again! Greetings from Finland!
Jyrki Susi, Finland   Mar 2018
Management comment
Those are great comments - thank you very much!
Great villa
8 of us (4 adults and 4 children) just spent a week in Casa Petronella. We had a great time, the villa is very clean and well appointed and has pretty much everything you need. Petronella welcomed us on arrival and showed us round. She was very welcoming and had a lot of information about the villa and the local area. She also told us to call her anytime if we needed anything. The villa is a little way out of the centre of Funchal which is a 30 min max walk (we didn’t hire a car), but it’s all down hill and gives you a chance to see and appreciate the local area. We never attempted to walk back up as there are loads of cabs which cost about €10 (however most cab drivers didn’t seem to know where the villa was so make sure you know the address). There is a great supermarket less than 10min walk which has everything you need, they have a great bakery and butchers and everything is reasonably price. Overall we had a lovely stay, the villa is in a lovely quiet location with stunning views and don’t be put off with it being near the main road as you cannot hear it. I would recommend this villa to any groups looking for an out of town relaxing location and a good base to explore the beautiful island.
Kirsty Berwick   Apr 2018
Management comment
Wow that is a really super review. Thank you very much for your kind comments and recommendation. All very much appreciated.
Perfect for us
The villa's description says it all, really. It's very spacious, well-kept, and clean. Everything works. Our introduction, from Petronella, covered everything we wanted to know, and she replied quickly to later questions. In the time before we went, the agency ("Our Madeira") responded very quickly and helpfully to our questions. We had a great holiday here.
Maurice Naftalin   Jun 2018
Management comment
That is a super review. Thank you very much. Great to hear that everything was perfect from start to finish.
Excellent choice for 2 big families like us!
We are 2 families from Finland. We booked this property for 2 week holiday for 2 big families, both with 4 different aged kids. Host Petronella was welcoming us when we arrived to property from airport by taxis. If you check house location from map, there is highway near by, but to the house, you just don´t hear any noise from highway! Food market is located about 3 kilometers walk, so you need a car to go shopping, we found it easier than taxi. First morning we decided to rent small car for food market shopping, we asked help from Petronella, she give an offer and half our later (from first call) we had almost brand new car with good price rented for two weeks! What service!!! View at night is spectacular when all lights in mountain side is on! Pool was heated for us because it was little cold period when we were there. We loved it!!! And easy to recommend!!!
Jyrki Susi   Jun 2018
Did what it said on the box, awesome well equipped villa , easy access to Funchal , car recommended.
Lovely Villa with everything you need, BBQ was a bit fiddly to light and keep burning initially.
Liv Johansen   Aug 2018
Wonderful large family villa; many memories made in Madeira
Wonderful villa holiday. 11 people spanning 4 generations of my family age between 2yrs and 82 yrs stayed there comfortably for almost 3 weeks. Very spacious homely feel. Great kitchen and outside space both of which were well used. Pool was great and grandchildren loved it. Child friendly accommodation with stair gates and cots and high chairs made available. Basement games room well used by the boys/men in the party. Main bedrooms lovely with fantastic views from the balcony. Petronella was very welcoming and answered all our queries throughout the holiday. We were very grateful for contact with her especially given we arrived a day late and quite late into the evening and by ferry! She was still there to meet us. We had to land in Porto Santo, a neighbouring island as the plane after 2 attempts couldn’t land in Funchal. Apparently it does happen occasionally because of cross winds and we were unlucky. Eventually landed in Porto santo and spent the day there in an all inclusive resort arranged by easy jet before catching ferry to Funchal in the evening. The ferry was a lovely trip and I would recommend it but not after 36 hrs travelling and waiting in airport terminal for several hours for easyJet to decide what to do with 200 stranded passengers! Can’t fault our holiday at this lovely villa. One comment that might be helpful to point out is whilst the basement bedroom was lovely and particularly for older kids, the bathroom was not really up to the standard of the other 3 lovely bathrooms on the upper floors. Madeira was beautiful and the villa was only 10-15 minutes drive from centre. Good bus service but would recommend a car. We had 2 cars and used them daily. Many memories made here: Reid’s cccktails; Monte cable car ride and toboggan run; lido days; Beautiful beach at machico; lavada walks; very steep climbs in first gear up to some beautiful views. Our Madeira people were really helpful aswell; thanks Norbeta for organising a full day tour on our last day for whole family and then drop off at airport. Highly recommend this for a late flight as you have to leave villa at 10 am. Best “last day” of a holiday ever! We will definitely be back to This beautiful island.
Deborah Vogler   Aug 2018
An amazing house ! Larger then its seens on the photos. Petronella took good care of ! Love it !

We had a wonderful stay in Casa Petronella. We celebrate my birthday and was 8 adults and 4 children ( 8, 6, 3 and 0 years old).Lots of space and a lovely pool. We get it heat to 26 degrees because it was in february and it was nice and the children could stay very long in the pool. Close to Funchal and beatyful in the evening with all lights on the mountain. We Rent cars and that is nesseserly if you dont want to walk long. Petronella was very helpfull and Madeira amazing. Want to come back soon

Karin Englund   Mar 2019
Management comment
A super review and lovely comments. Thank you very much indeed. See you next time!
A lovely villa with all amenities you could requre

Very large but homely Villa , excellent amenities throughout , lovely swimming pool , sun trap for most of the day. Close to shops and bars, 5 mins in car down hill to Funchal . Narrow side street entrance to Villa easily navigated . 7 of us really enjoyed our stay , awesome views from bedroom terraces . Very friendly and helpful owners . Highly recommend this Villa.

David Matthews   Mar 2019
Management comment
Thank you for your super comments and recommendation for future guests.
Parfait !!!

Nous avons passé un super séjour à huit adultes dans cette villa avec piscine !! Je recommande a 100% !!!

Rosseaus   Jun 2019

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