Vivenda Belo Horizonte
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Estrada do Cristo Rei , 375

Vivenda Belo Horizonte is perched on a top cliff (142 meters) above the Garajau Natural Sea Reserve – a protected habitat of a rare fish, indigenous birds and even Mediterranean monk seals – this splendid villa is blessed with an uninterrupted 180º view over and across the Atlantic ocean, with the rugged Desertas Islands to the east and Garajau’s famous Statue of Christ to the west. This stupendous panorama alone would make Vivenda Belo Horizonte highly desirable, but this spacious property also boasts the added luxury of its own small kidney-shaped pool from which to admire this beguiling outlook – a highly unusual bonus on Madeira
Offering all the comforts of a real family home, the accommodation is arranged on two floors. On the upper floor are four double bedrooms, three of which have direct access to a balcony. The master bedroom has a superb en suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi bathtub, another bedroom is also en suite, and there is a third bathroom to serve the remaining two bedrooms. Downstairs is a spacious living room with comfy leather sofas, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen for those who wish to enjoy family meals in the privileged seclusion of the poolside terrace. Standing in the exclusive residential area of “Cristo Rei”, Vivenda Belo Horizonte’s location is very peaceful, the facilities of the small resort of Garajau are just a kilometre away and include several good restaurants, as well as a bakery and mini-market. Caniço de Baixo with its diving school, seawater swimming pool and a small rocky beach is just a little further and can be reached by car in 5 minutes, as can Caniço itself. For more cosmopolitan days or nights out, Funchal is just 9 km away, easily accessed via the new airport road.
For those who enjoy sporting pursuits, the Santo da Serra Golf Club is 20 km away and guests may also use the tennis courts of the nearby Dom Pedro Garajau Hotel (payable locally). Then again having managed to secure one of the few houses with their own private pool on Madeira for their holiday, guests may be loath to do much else apart from relaxing and enjoying the marvellous views.



Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean that lies between 32º22.3’N, 16º16.5’W and 33º7.8’N, 17º16.65’W. It is one of the Autonomous regions of Portugal, with Madeira Island and Porto Santo Island being the only inhabited islands. It belongs politically and culturally to Europe, even is it can be considered to be a geographical part of the African Plate.
Madeira known originally to the Romans as the Purple Islands, was rediscovered, possibly accidentally, by Portuguese sailors and settled by Portugal as early as 1418 or as late as 1420. The archipelago is considered to be the first discovery of the exploratory period initiated by Henry the Navigator of Portugal. It is a popular year-round resort, noted for its Madeira Wine, flowers and embroidery artisans, as well as its New Year’s Eve celebrations that feature a spectacular fireworks show, which is the largest in the world according to the Guinness World Records.

In the south, there is very little left of the indigenous laurisilva subtropical rainforest which once covered the whole island (the original settlers set fire to the island to clear the land for farming) and gave it the name it now bears (Madeira means “wood” in Portuguese).in the north , the valleys contain native trees of fine growth. These laurisilva forests, notably the forests on the northern slopes of Madeira Island, are designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

A long narrow, and comparatively low rock promontory forms the eastern extremity of the island, on which lies a tract of calcareous sand known as the Fossil Bed. It contains land shells and numerous bodies resembling the roots of trees, probably produced by infiltration.

Madeira Island’s Geographical position and mountains landscape result in a very pleasant climate which varies between the north side, south side, and smaller islands groups like Porto Santo and Savages. The mean annual temperature on the coastline can reach more than 20º C in the south. With its mild humidity, the weather of the island is classified as oceanic subtropical and with its low rain level, desertic on the Savages. Sea water varies between 26º C during the summer and 17º C in the winter.
Climate, warm in the summer (22-26º C) and mild in the winter (17-22ºC) the temperature is also very pleasant year round owing the Gulf Stream influence rainfalls.

When the Portuguese discovered the island of Madeira in 1419, it was completely uninhabited by humans, with no aboriginal population at all. The island was settled by Portuguese people, especially farmers from the Minho region, meaning that Madeirans (Portuguese: madeirenses), as they are called, are ethnic Portuguese, though they have developed their own distinct regional identity and cultural traits.

The region has a total Population of just under 255000 inhabitants, the majority of whom live on the main island of Madeira where the population density is 337/km2 meanwhile only around 4.500 live on the Porto Santo Island where the population density is 112/km2.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira is composed of Madeira Island, Porto Santo Island, Desertas Islands and Savage Islands.

The Archipelago lies about 360 miles (580km) from the coast of Africa, 535 miles (861km) from Lisbon, 230 miles (370km) from Gran Canaria, and 480 miles (770km) from Santa Maria, the nearest of the Azores.



The Eastern Madeira coastal stretch contains the hub of Madeira's resorts - particularly the Caniço area. The east coast of Madeira is particularly popular with German holidaymakers - the Germans began developing the area a while ago, so you can expect plenty of good resort facilities around Caniço and the Garajau maritime natural park. Diving and scuba diving is popular in the crystal clear waters of Garajau maritime national park.
Canico is ideally situated on the east coast of Madeira, close to both Madeira airport and Funchal. This Madeira resort has been developing at a pretty fast pace in recent years, but it retains a low key and luxury edge, with villas, bungalows, aparthotels and plenty of entertainment.
Development is focused on the coast, with the pretty inland village of Caniço offering a different feel, with a historic church and stylish bars and restaurants
If you're looking for a well served resort base on Madeira, then Caniço on the east coast is a good choice. Golf is just a short distance away at Palheiro, and crystal clear waters on this coastal stretch around Garajau are perfect for scuba diving. A number of scuba diving schools (all PADI qualified) are situated in the area.
The best of the scuba diving is around Caniço de Baixo, and a choice of scuba diving companies hire out equipment, give scuba diving lessons, and organize excursions.
Being one of Madeira's main resort bases, Caniço offers a choice of excursion and walking and touring companies. It's a good base particularly from which to hook into walking tours inland.



Set in Atlantic Ocean on parallel 33 the Madeira archipelago is about the same latitude as Casablanca and Bermuda.

Garajau area it’s a miniature of Rio de Janeiro’s statue of Christ of Redeemer was erected on the wild rocky headland at the southern end of the village 1922.

The terns (Garajau in Portuguese) that gave their name to the village can still be seen from the ziggas path that winds down the cliff face to a pebble beach below the head land.

Due the Gulf Stream flows past the islands allowing water temperatures hanging from 18 Cº in winter to 24 Cº in summer, perfect for swimming, diving and every kind of waters sports.

Garajau is the tip of a large underwater mountain. Just five kilometres of the coast of the ocean floors plunges to a dept three thousand metres, which explain why we can see so many huge creatures swimming so close to land.

Whales can be sight from many view points on the Island.
The dolphin species, common dolphin, bottle nose dolphin can be seen once providing a boat trip.

The underwater landscape of Madeira composed of shallow rocks and reefs, caves and drop off make it an especially attraction.

The maritime reserve of Garajau, East of Funchal was created in 1986. Considered till today the first maritime reserve in Portugal.

Due the location of this nice villa you will enjoy from the uniqueness of an amazing landscape as wells as the Charcos place considered Zen area unique in the World. Near by, you have like in Brasil the same kind of the famous statue of “Cristo Rei”. From there you can enjoy a nice view over the large Bay of the city.

There is the possibility to use the new infrastructure of the cable car a few yards from the house with the particularity of swimming in the warm sea water down the hill where the house is placed.

By the sea side you have a beach complex, were you have a very good seafood restaurant offering a chance of a memorable lunch or a romantic dinner with candle lights.

The stunning place overlooking the beautiful bay and harbour of Funchal at nigth looks like a creche due to the multi colored lamps shinning the City of Madeira Island.
It is an extraordinary reserve. Among the existing fauna fish of big sizes can be found as grouper, devil fish and manta, whose gracious movements turns the place into International attraction, along with the great diversity of coastal species.
Fish accept peaceful the human presence and allow the freedom of swimming among them, which is an excellent opportunity of taking rare photos.

Due the location of this nice Villa an besides the maritime reserve, you will enjoy from the uniqueness of amazing landscapes as well as the Charcos place considered zen area unique in the world.
Near by you have the miradouro of Cristo Rei from there you can appreciate the spectacular view of the large bay of Funchal city.



Vivenda Belo Horizonte is set in a magnificent position with an uninterrupted 180º view over and across the Atlantic Ocean. The two storey house sits on a top cliff (142 meters) above the pristine Garajau Natural Sea Reserve. This is a protected nature site and is home to special fish, indigenous birds and even the rare Mediterranean monk seal that swims in the area from its base in the Desertas Islands as it searches for food. Vivenda Belo Horizonte is 13 Km from the airport, 9 Km from the Funchal town centre and 20 Km from the Santo da Serra golf club. It is also 1000 m away from local restaurants, bars, kiosks, bakery, supermarket, rent-a-car and tourism agencies. Another 1,500 m away diving schools, gym facilities, and sea shore swimming is available. The village of Caniço is 2,5 Km.



Is set in a magnificent position on the cliff tops (142 m) overlooking the Atlantic and Garajau Natural Sea Reserve.

Property Type

Desattached House with two floors

Floor Area

245 m2

Accommodation Type

Whole house (self catering)

Fully equipped, including linen and towels


2nd Floor

- A large Double Room with Sea side window View
- Private bath (poliban)

1ST Floor

- A junior suite with a Front Sea View Balcony and a private Bath including a nice Jacuzzi.
- Two large and spacious Double Rooms plus mezzanine area including an extra bed in each room sharing the same outside bathroom and a Front Sea View Balcony.

All rooms are very well equipped with TV cable, Hifi, Radio player, individual heating system, safe (for rental) internet wireless connection system.

Ground Floor

Living Room

- Fire place
- Leather sofas library
- Table sofas
- TV cable
- Video
- Hifi
- Internet wireless connection system
- Individual heating system

Dinning Room

Traditional English style furniture.
(Table – Chairs – Side Board – Cupboard)

Internet Wireless Connection System
Individual Heating System

Children Facilities

Cot – Highchairs are available “on request”


- Electric coffee maker
- Toaster
- Gas cooker
- Electric cooker
- Oven
- Microwave
- Large American Refrigerator and freezer
- Washing Machine

Outside Areas

- Barbecue

Typical Barbecue stone table and chairs

- Swimming pool

Cool water

- Solarium

Green grass area
Longues chaise with sun beds

- Garden

Subtropical plants
Garden furniture

Basement Area

- Laundry (self service)

- Iron
- Iron table
- Washing machine
- Drying machine

Cleaning, changing towels and line service weekly are included on the rate.


Holiday House
(Self Catering)

4 Persons 175.00€ 210.00€
5 Persons 200.00€ 235.00€
6 Persons 230.00€ 265.00€
7 Persons 260.00€ 295.00€
8 Persons 290.00€ 325.00€

A-January, 4th – March 26th, 2010
April, 8th – July, 14th 2010
September 16th – December 19th, 2010

B-January 1st – 3rd, 2010
March, 27th – April 07th 2010
July, 15th – September, 15th, 2010
December, 20th – 31st, 2010

Rates are in Euros, per day, per House, including IVA and all current Taxes.


“On Request”
Minimum period “7 days”

Vivenda Belo Horizonte
Estrada do Cristo Rei, 375
9125-057 Caniço
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