In the peaceful location of São Pedro, only 600 metres from the centre of the city of Santa Cruz, this special villa offers three bedrooms, generously sized interior and exterior reception areas, a sauna & swimming pool, just a few – private – steps from the ocean. The invitation is to slow down and enjoy the uninterrupted views over the Desertas Islands and Atlantic Ocean beyond.
Completely private from the adjacent road to the north, which is only used by residents, this spectacular villa opens up to the bedroom floor. With wooden floors, the bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes, lacquered in white. The master bedroom has an ensuite shower bathroom and a full-length veranda facing south east, the perfect place to watch the sun rise.
The other two bedrooms have a shared bathroom. The one located further east is quite extensive and offers a private balcony with views towards the Desertas Islands. The gentle sound of the waves lapping on the rocks is only occasionally disturbed by the arrivals and departures of the aircraft at the Madeiran International airport located nearby.
The welcoming, comfortable, and bright living dining area downstairs features wooden floors and an open fireplace. This charming feature, despite being functional, is not essential at this altitude, so has not been used for many years as the temperature is quite pleasant all year around when you are so close to the ocean.
Wide sliding doors give access to the exterior full-length balcony shared with the family kitchen located to the east. The kitchen, fully fitted and equipped, has a good size laundry and pantry to the rear, accessed by another staircase. The laundry pantry area can also be accessed directly from the main patio, near the carport, to facilitate the groceries shopping deliveries.
A guest WC completes the accommodation on this floor.
At the swimming pool level there is also a sauna, a bathroom, and an exterior barbecue. Next to the swimming pool shower, there is a private access to the ocean just a few metres down. The steps leading to the rocky shore are covered in decking and there is a platform right next to the water, the perfect place for sunbathing after a swim. Truly a privileged location and so difficult to encounter in Madeira!
There is a carport for one car, alarm system and air-conditioning throughout the property. The property was fully refurbished in 2009 whilst retaining all of its original character.
São Pedro area is at a walking distance from the centre of Santa Cruz, the small picturesque city which houses the Madeiran International airport, and various shops, cafés, restaurants, pharmacy, and supermarkets, as well as a charming promenade and small marina, with watersports activities. The property is only 2-3 minutes drive from the airport and 15 minutes to the city centre of Funchal, the islands capital. – REF: Ocean Sta Cruz