AMAZING VILLA, PRIVATE POOL SUPERB SEA VIEWS. VERY QUIET

Maria Marques

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Old Town Funchal, peaceful & sunny pool over the sea, private garden

This charming south facing house overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is within a short walk from the historic centre of Funchal.

Casa Maravista has three bedrooms and a lovely garden with a belvedere over the seashore where outside dinning can be enjoyed and barbecues are frequently held. The villa is comfortably furnished, including an indoor and outdoor dining area and two separate sitting areas. The kitchen is equipped with many appliances, including a dishwasher.

There is a spacious dining room, television area and much to recommend the setting for sun-seekers looking for a calm holiday.

The large swimming pool is private, for the exclusive use of guests staying at the house and there are several sun loungers available.

Rooms are spread over two floors, with one double bedroom and two bedrooms with twin beds (2 single beds) located on the top floor and ground floor.

We provide guests with all linen and towels needed during the stay.

This is an ideal family house, comfortable and very sunny, perfect for a relaxed holiday.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you Maria and all who made our stay at Casa Maravista such a pleasure. We long to return next year and highly recommend this precious house for anyone looking to have a comfortable, spacious base in Funchal with the seaside as a constant companion.

This was a surprise holiday for my mother and she loved every moment, but the house really made our trip.
Oct 2013
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Maria Marques

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We are a young family, who fell in love with Madeira, it's gentle people and easy climate. Living between Madeira and London is the perfect combination and we wanted to share our pleasure with other likeminded travellers, creating Casa Maravista to welcome you to Funchal.

Maria Marques purchased this villa in 2005

Originally constructed by an English settler to the island, Casa Maravista is a blend of the traditional with a modern style, combining modern comforts with the historical foundations. Local architecture is greatly influenced by the colonial style, with many houses built for engineers and tradesmen who lived on the island from the UK in order to trade in wine and agricultural produce, benefiting from the islands climate and proximity to Europe.

A charming belvedere overlooking the seashore is very popular with our guests for evening meals and our south facing pool has delighted many a sun worshiper staying with us during the winter months.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Amazing VILLA, PRIVATE POOL superb sea views. Very QUIET
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
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Amazing VILLA, PRIVATE POOL superb sea views. Very QUIET
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Funchal Madeira
Dublin Ireland
5

Maravista Funchal

  • 5 of 5
Have just returned from a week in Madeira, our first trip to the Island, which is truly beautiful place, but this house made our holiday. The views are really stunning. The house is so bright and airy and has all facilities that you would need. The recent renovation does not leave you wanting as you enter you are turned away from road towards the sea,with large glass doors on two floors.2 of the 3 bedrooms have an amazing sea views.2 bright bathrooms further enhance the feel of this house with the most unusual and refreshing rock formation in the shower area.A well stocked kitchen and 3 separate terraces again expand this houses appeal. With original artwork throughout and a fantastic view of the port,this house is a true gem.
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Jan 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Funchal Madeira
Exeter
5

heavenly stay

  • 5 of 5
We found ourselves in perfect heaven, centre of Funchal by the sea and absolutely private.

All was spotlessly clean when upon arrival and we really felt welcomed by our hosts.

The local fresh fruit market was down the road, where we bought Black Scabbard (Espada Preta) fish and then grilled this on the BBQ at home.

Found satellite TV channels provided in several languages (only BBC World in English), ARD, TV5 Monde and RAI Uno, as well as the Portuguese channels. A good quality surround sound AV system is hooked up to the TV and we played CDs and DVDs through it.

I often find it very difficult to get a good night’s sleep when away from home, this was certainly not the case here, it was a joy to be able to fall asleep on a comfortable bed and not worry about waking up in the middle of the night with back pain brought on by a substandard mattress.

We swam in the pool and Barreirinha sea, water temp in November an amazing 19 degrees and crystal clear.

Car hire not required at all, and note that Satnav road mapping is not available for Madeira at present. Navigating the island however is simple and the main roads are signposted. It takes only a couple of minutes to get to the house after leaving the motorway that links the city to the airport. Be prepared for the steep inclines on the island, I was amazed how many times I had to drop down to first gear.


Madeira is incredibly beautiful and the people are genuinely friendly I look forward to going again.
Recommended for: anyone!
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Funchal Madeira
Exeter
5

Perfect location, we loved it!

  • 5 of 5
Really enjoyed this lovely house, it was perfect for my parents, my wife and I.
Loved being able to cook outside and looking at the ships come in and out of the harbour. Truly memorable. Thanks Alan for the show-round and excellent tips on restaurants!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Funchal Madeira
Exeter
5

Tres biens passé, merci

  • 5 of 5
Nous avons passé une semaine très agréable dans une propriété spatieuse,propre et très tranquille dans un paysage de exceptionel, entre une ville magnifique et la mer. Maria, Cecilia et Alan sont très accueillants, sympathiques et de bons conseils pour les sites à visiter et la gastronomie locale. On reviendra
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Funchal Madeira
5

Warm & charming

Warm & charming
  • 5 of 5
What pleasure to be warm again and outside in a t-shirt! Decided to flee the UK in December before Xmas to avoid mass shopping and instead spend the money on a trip to sunnier climes.
We where lucky in our choice, this is a gem of a house with perfect facilities. Children could run loose without fear of any mishap, as the house is well bounded and very private.
We appreciated the details, having free wifi and a DVD player with films was a nice touch and the linen quite sublime.
I do recommend Casa Maravista to anyone looking for a relaxed holiday, in close proximity to the centre of town.
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Amazing VILLA, PRIVATE POOL superb sea views. Very QUIET
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Funchal Madeira
5

Semana fantastica/ Marvelous week

  • 5 of 5
Hemos pasado una semana fantastica en Funchal, el lugar es precioso y muy tranquilo con mar paradisiaco, todos san muy simpaticos y atentos con los inquilinos,todo lo descrito en el anuncio se corresponde con la realidad.
La casa esta bien equipada, acogedora, bien situada. Entorno fabuloso con mucho mar y lugares de interés alrededor. Ambiente excelente con los duenos.
Es un lugar muy recomendable para unas vacaciones tranquilas y relajantes.
Esperamos poder repetir, Gracias por todo.

This house is very nice - clean, spacious, well equipped. Very good surroundings with beautiful garden and active center nearby.
It was comfortable and equipped with all you would need for an enjoyable stay including a dishwasher. Cecilia and Alan were very welcoming. They met us at the airport and showed us round, driving the group to the house in Funchal. They also returned us to the airport at the end of our stay. The house is well located and is an easy walk to the town centre and to the shopping centre. We rented a car through Cecilia and we were able to squeeze the whole party into this. Although it’s not an easy drive we had enormous fun.
We will definitely be going back and have no hesitation in recommending this apartment as we had a great stay!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: Lovely to know all was well and you enjoyed your stay with.
Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Funchal Airport
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Barreirinha
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Cafe da Barreirinha
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Palheiro
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Arroz
Car: not necessary

The property is in the historic centre of Funchal, called the 'Old Town', near many restaurants and shops. Guests can walk down the street for dinner or for a swim in the Barreirinha Sea Pools.

Nearest grocery store 100 metres away. This is a very peaceful and quiet villa in the centre of the town.

Suggestions

• Restaurants: For fish, “Gavião Novo” (best restaurant in town), “Marisa” and “Jango”. For meat, “Taberna da Esquina”. For rice “Riso”. Other popular restaurants: “O Forte”, “O Armazém do Sal”, “Sabor a Fado”, “O Tapassol”. All of them in less than 5/10 minutes.

• Pastries: “Penha d’ Águia” (2 minutes): try delicious “queijadas” and “pastel de nata”.

• Bars: “Espanada da Barreirinha” (10 minutes): for a pre-dinner drink with sunset views. “Venda Velha” and “Mercearia da Poncha” to drink the most famous Madeira drink, the Poncha. Don´t miss those with maracujá and tangerine.

• “Barreirinha” beach (10 minutes): A public beach providing a solarium at the sea level.

• “Socorro Church” (10 minutes) also known as “The Santa Maria Maior Church”:

• Rua de Santa Maria (4 minutes) – Strolling through the narrow streets you can enjoy some of the old culture that's left in this particular part of town. A lot of the old constructions still exist, some of which have been transformed into typical restaurants and bars. In addition, there is a new attraction, the “Arte de Portas Abertas”, which is a public art program to transform the Old Town in permanent outdoor art gallery, displaying over 200 works of art, by guest artists, painted on Rua de Santa Maria’s doors.

• Mercado dos Lavradores (3 minutes) – The Farmers Market is a must see! It is one of the highlights that Madeira has to offer, where all the scents, the colours, the flavours and tradition are combined to delight those who visit it.

Built in 1939, in a gracious combination of 'art deco' and modernism.

Here you will find the very best of the Island. Fresh exotic fruits, vegetables, fish and flowers in a very picturesque setting.

The flower sellers are dressed in the typical, joyful Madeiran costume in bright colours, which again add vibrancy to this magical place.

Inside, there are two floors and a huge central courtyard, where vendors engage in a direct and personalized sale of day-to-day products. You will even be allowed to do a bit of tasting before you buy (A popular exotic fruit to taste is a cross between a maracuja and a banana).

At the back section, you will find the fish market. Here you will see fish freshly caught (some are brought in still alive) from all over Madeira. Well known will be the black scabbard fish with its huge eyes, razor sharp teeth and long eel like body.

Taste, smell, vivid colours, fun and tradition!

• Forte de São Tiago (8 minutes) and the Museum of Contemporary Art - The beautiful Forte de Sao Tiago that was used to protect the city of Funchal from possible invasions is also at the old town. The fort has nice small watchtowers and sentinel boxes from the XVII century.

• Madeira Story Centre (5 minutes) – A modern museum about the history and culture of Madeira. The Madeira Story Centre will take you on a journey through the great historical events in Madeira, from the volcanic formation to the days of Dom Henriques, the first landing of a sea air-plane, Napoleon and Churchill.

• Cable Car (6 minutes) - This is an exciting way to show Madeira's hidden beauty gliding over some of the wonderful landscapes of Madeira.

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Availability & Rates

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Funchal Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,100
 
 
Mid-season
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
€1,900
 
 
New Year
Dec 26 2014 - Jan 4 2015
10 night minimum stay
€3,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
€280
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Rates are all inclusive with no extra charges.
Deposit 50% of rental amount due.

Extra cost per person euro/night, depending on season.
PayPal accepted with a 3.5% char
To secure the reservation we require a down-payment of 50% of the rental amount due paid via bank transfer in either Euro's or Sterling, with the remaining balance to be paid up to one month prior to arrival at Casa Maravista.
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Amenities

Amenities

Funchal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Lovely colonial style bedrooms, very sunny and bright.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
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