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DREAM OCEAN FRONT VILLA FUNCHAL OLD TOWN PRIVATE TERRACES

Cristina Abreu

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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DREAM OCEAN FRONT VILLA FUNCHAL OLD TOWN PRIVATE TERRACES

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

Funchal Villa Rental Photos and Description

Seafront 3 bedroom villa in Old Funchal, sleeps 6

Ocean front Holiday Villa - Beach is just 2min walk away. In the heart of the Old Town, detached seafront house. The climate is very warm and sunny year-round here by the sea. No car necessary everything is a short walk away, including the typical fish restaurants, bakery, cafés and Funchal market. The house was totally renovated, making it an absolute dream holiday house for a couple, family or group of friends. Each of the three floors has a large veranda with unlimited sea and harbour views, outside dining is possible all year with comfortable outdoor sofas, chairs, tables and barbecue. Each room has a modern, stylish decoration which is also comfortable and family friendly. Three bedrooms (two double beds and one bedroom with 2 single beds) also have lovely views. Bathrooms have bath and large shower, fitted with a clean marble look and modern fittings. The kitchen is fully furnished with plenty of storage space and looks out onto the amazing view in front, open space living room with large flat screen TV, fast and free wireless Internet, DVD.

We have 7 other fabulous seafront holiday rentals properties in the Old Town of Funchal, see our website for information on 1, 2 and 3 bedroom dream villas: www.funchalcottages.co.uk

Fantastic base for nature & walking holiday: This is the perfect house for a group of friends to rent out together, or for a family who would like to discover Madeira´s natural side. The walks around the island are amazing, so are the beaches as the water is heated by the gulf stream. Explore the wild natural mountains with forests from before the ice-age, go on whale and dolphin diving expeditions. The tropical gardens are also of great interest. For serious golfers there are two golf courses close by, a short drive away and you can be playing at Santo da Serra where the Madeira Open has been staged so many times. The best feature of staying at Casa do Mar is your contact with the sea, you will have it as a constant backdrop in every room of the house. We hope you enjoy this dream villa.

Levada walks, golf and swimming nearby: The villa is the ideal base to explore the beautiful island of Madeira, its strategic location in the heart of Funchal means it is just by the seaside were you can swim, water ski, scuba dive, sail and much more. The 2 golf courses are very near, Palheiro Golf is just 10min away and Santo da Serra Golf is just 20min away. Madeira is a walkers paradise and from here you can reach the mountains and discover the levada trails. A bus stop is nearby, and the main road to the airport is very easy to catch. Local café and corner shop is a couple of meters down the road.

Authentic local culture: Escape the tourist areas and discover this jewel of a neighborhood in central Funchal, the old part by the sea. There are no tourist traps, just nice Madeiran houses with gardens, great sea views, local cafés and restaurants. Enjoy the buzzing old town by day and night, try the local fish restaurants and the new poncha bars. Its a safe and peaceful area, know for the excellent sunny climate by the sea.

Surround yourself in nature: Whether its walks or gardens this is the perfect base to explore Madeira´s natural side.

Madeira events to look out for: New Year Fireworks in Madeira, Madeira Walking Festival (january), Madeira carnival, Madeira Flower Festival (May), Madeira islands Open Golf (May), Funchal Atlantic Fireworks Festival (June), Funchal jazz (July), Madeira Rally (August), Madeira Wine Festival (September), Madeira Christmas (December)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cristina Abreu (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2014

About Cristina Abreu

We love living in Madeira (in the old town naturally) and only invest in absolute dream houses with a sense of history and character right by the sea. The climate of Madeira makes it a great place to live all year long and its a privilege to meet guests that stay in our houses and to learn from them as well.

Why Cristina Abreu chose Funchal

Location, location location. Right on top of the sea in the heart of the old town of Funchal. This is prime real estate, very very rare to find and impossible to buy as its the most sought after location in all Madeira.

What makes this villa unique

Right on top of the sea, with the joy of watching the port and harbor activity. Central location so all the attractions and restaurants are just down the road. Sea views from every single room in the house. Relaxing to the sound of the sea and very good sun exposure year round as there is a sunny microclimate in this part of Madeira.

Guestbook comments from the manager

casa mar was once again perfect many thanks for everything cristina. We now return here like a second home and count the months each year to our holiday in this cheeful and beautiful home. Its nice to see the port works are nearly finished and we found the old town restaurants even better this time and so was that new café o tasco a good addition to the regular haunts. See you again in April 2015 and best wishes to Ricardo and all the team.
Apr 2014
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Dream Ocean front villa Funchal OLD TOWN Private terraces
average rating of 4.866667 based on 27 reviews
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Dream Ocean front villa Funchal OLD TOWN Private terraces
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Funchal Madeira
5

A SEA VIEW FROM EVERY ROOM.

  • 5 of 5
Casa Mar is in the most perfect position for sea and harbour views, but only
walking distance for a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
The property was clean, comfortable and well equipped to a high standard and
the layout on three levels gave an air of spaciousness with sea views from every room.
From the moment that we were picked up from the airport, to the day that we left, we received excellent service and helpful advice.
Recommending holiday properties can be a risky business, but it would be
impossible not to recommend Casa Mar, hence our return in 2015.
The walk back up the hill could be tiring at the end of a day, but there were
always taxis available if needed.
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dream Ocean front villa Funchal OLD TOWN Private terraces
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5

Views views and more views

  • 5 of 5
We always expect a little "gloss" on the description. But entering through a very ordinary doorway, we were met with first class accomadation with a wonderful outlook from every balcony. It was lovely to wake up to the sounds of the waves breaking below the villa. Steep walk from the old town, but the bus passes regularly and taxis are very cheap. We used recommended taxi when needed. Facilities at the villa are excellent. It was warm enough to eat al fresco on the terrace, while watching the boats pass by.
All in all a beautiful place to stay
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thats so lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Casa do Mar. We recently renovated and painted the house and updated a couple of elements so Im so glad it was appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you back soon. Best wishes Cristina
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Dream Ocean front villa Funchal OLD TOWN Private terraces
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Funchal Madeira
4

Recommended - with reservation

  • 4 of 5
Upon arrival, i realized that house looks even better than advertised.
I did not expected to have such good quality bathrooms. Excellent.
We found all beds sheets- towels clean.
The view is really nice and i wish i can say that the place was also quiet - which was not. We`ve had a "concert" of barking and howling almost every day-and night (especially holidays) performed by one big dog from the houses nearby. How the locals sleeps or rest in that barking-howling inferno, it`s a mystery for me.
Mosquito's are another problem, you have plenty of them and very aggressive. It reminds me Africa.
Bed nets are little too short and we`ve had to secure them to the mattress. One small opening and you have a dozen of bites.
Living room was nice but cannot be used after 7PM, you have to look for mosquito's instead of TV or something else.
This issue was probably noticed by the previous visitors as well. The amount of bloody stains and crushed mosquito`s on the walls, tells me that i`m not the only one having this problem.
Cooking is a hassle. Nice that you have all utensils and kitchen is generous but you will be surrounded by big flies coming from the terrace.
To make the story short, I strongly believe that there are few mandatory things to be done:
Removable or sliding nets on all terraces doors.
Better bed nets - longer.
A small removable panel on top terrace - right side. There is no privacy while sunbathing.
Cleaning the garbage in front of the lower terrace. I mean bottles, plastics, broken china, flip-flops and so on. Apparently, it looks like everything is coming from villa`s terraces, it`s a shame to have it there.

During booking process and during our stay, I`ve had excellent communication with owner and administrator of the house.Very kind and helpful.


Conclusion:
Recommended - with reservation.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to review the house and that overall the house was better than the photos show and that you would recommend it. Regarding the issues you mention, no other guest that has stayed with us before has ever mentioned it to us, even the guests that book Casa Mar repeatedly every year to stay for two months (and they kindly mention things so we keep upgrading the house), we love to get feedback and to improve so we do ask guests to tell us how to make the house better but up till know nobody complained about mosquitos, dogs or the rubbish which I don´t really understand as its way behind in the back of the house near the garage door - it in no way enters into contact with any terrace or relaxing space. In fairness mosquitos are at their worst in August, they have quite a short life span and begin around late June and start dying out in late September. We do provide mosquito nets, which most guests don´t use, but we have never had any compaint about the size of them, but I will test them out to make sure everything works against the pests. Regarding privacy on the terrace if you lean on the left hand balcony or put your sunbathing chair right next to the left side you wont have privacy but if you do want complete privacy all you have to do is put your chair to the left side of the three balconies, as they are huge and have plenty of space for enything you feel like. I´m so glad all he communication went well and so did the booking process. Once again many thanks for your comments.
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Dream Ocean front villa Funchal OLD TOWN Private terraces
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Funchal Madeira
5

Best holiday home in Madeira

  • 5 of 5
We know Madeira well and have stayed in some lovely places, but Casa Mar wins the prize of the best house for us. We tried to book before and it was always unavailable but having reserved a year before, managed to finally stay here. As previous guests rightly say the photos cannot begin to do the sea views justice, and the three very large ocean front terraces meant we were spoilt for choice of where to enjoy these great views. Location is in the center of the Old Town so we got to hang out in the new Tasco café down the road and also the cafe on top of the sea and seafood restaurants in santa maria road. The Sea access was closed for works but it seems they will open in a month or so. The house was in excellent condition, clean and stylish. Funchal Cottages and Cristina are always a joy to book with as they answer my emails immediately and we now have a nice discount as repeat guests. I´ve booked for next year again, and will bring friends to share this stunning home with.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Funchal Madeira
Rothenburg Germany
5

home from home

  • 5 of 5
After our third stay at the casa do mar we still think, that it is the best place to stay in Funchal. The house is even more beautiful than the pictures, it is well maintained, equipped with everything you need and the location is just incredible. The owner or her representative are always available for any help or question. We really can recommend this house!
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dream Ocean front villa Funchal OLD TOWN Private terraces
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+351 -964020726
Funchal Madeira
5

In Awe of the setting, thanks for a 5 Star Holiday

  • 5 of 5
Many thanks for such a great holiday, we felt so lucky to have booked Casa do Mar as the house really ticked all our boxes, and the ocean front setting is beautiful. House is equipped with everything we could want, nice and clean, very fresh when we arrived and found a free welcome pack waiting for us with delicous white wine, internet was fast and good (very important to us as my husbad had to work). The old town of Funchal is the nicest part of the city by far with a very authentic feel, beautiful crumbling traditional houses (we are quite tempted to buy something here and start our own renovation project). It was bliss to enjoy the sunshine, the house has sun loungers and it was such a treat to relax here after a mountain walk enjoying a cool drink and waving at the Cruises as they passed the house. Owner was very friendly and gave us restaurant tips (booked us a table at the Forte restaurant) We have booked to return next year in May.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Madeira Airport
Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
A Forca
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Via rapida exit 13
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Riso Risotto
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Barreirinha beach complex
Car: not necessary

Stunning location, right above the sea you can see the waves breaking on the beach just below the house. Set in the charming old part of Funchal, just by the old fortress, typical Portuguese restaurants and village life. You can walk to any place in Funchal from here. A couple of metres away is the Barreirinha Beach, Funchal market, cafés, florists and the shopping heart of the island. Peaceful residential area, very rare to find a house in such a fantastic location by the sea so close to the city centre. Ideal for watching ships and port life while catching sun all day long on the vast terraces of this villa.

Other Activities: Big game fishing, levada walks, tropical gardens

Golf: Palheiro Golf 10min by Car. Santo da Serra Golf 25min by Car.

Ski: We have 7 other fabulous seafront holiday rentals properties in the Old Town of Funchal.

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Rates & Availability

From €805 Per week

Funchal Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Festive Season 6 People
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 6 2015
14 night minimum stay
€295
 
 
2015
Jan 7 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 6 People
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€240
 
 
2015
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€170
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
SALE 2 people
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
€115
 
 
Xmas New Year
Dec 16 2015 - Jan 9 2016
14 night minimum stay
€310
 
 
2016
Jan 10 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
€175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes We answer ALL requests within 3 hours of receiving them, even if we don´t have availability. So if you don´t receive an answer to your request check your SPAM/Junk folder or call/email us for availability. +351964020726 Cristina Abreu
Visit our site for full details www.funchalcottages.co.uk
We can provide a baby cot and high chair if needed for free. We have no baby security gates.
50% Deposit to book the Property. All Portuguese taxes Included in the price. Payment can be done via bank transfer or Paypal (credit card)
Trusted Home-Away advertiser - Book with Confidence. Call for any information or safety concerns +351 964020726 (Cristina Abreu) We are a listed Company with VAT n:PT511256515 with offices in Funchal, Madeira. Visit our website for details www.funchalcottages
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Amenities

Funchal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • All bathrooms are modern, covered in luxurious marble, made with excellent materials. Top floor bathroom has an amazing view from the shower and bath looking out toward the sea. We provide towels & loo paper.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Full Sea View, Terrace, Mosquito Nets on Bed, large Closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Full Sea View, Terrace, Mosquito Nets on Beds, large closets
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Full Sea View, Terrace, Mosquito Nets on the Bed, Closets
  • Large comfortable bedrooms, with quality bedlinen, and elegant decoration - full length windows look onto the veranda which has unlimited sea views. From bed you can see beautiful views of the sea in front. Large closets for plenty of clothes, hangers and looking glass. Hair dryer. Bedrooms have WiFi Internet. Blackout curtains keep the sunshine out of the bedrooms for a restful sleep.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Very comfortable and elegant interiors, just perfect for Madeira´s warm climate. Everything is new and carefully chosen to provide the best holiday possible in style. Plenty of outdoor furniture including sofa, sun loungers, hammock and dining table and chairs to make the most of Madeira´s lovely outdoor climate all year round. This part of Funchal is specially warm and sun exposure is the best on the island. The house has 3 stories so not very suitable for unsupervised toddlers or people with mobility problems due to the stairs. There are no barriers or baby-gates on the stairs although we do have nice solid banisters for good support. The house is well maintained to a high standard, our property manager is on call seven days a week for anything you might need or tips and information. The house is fully equipped for a short or long stay of many months, fully of charming details and elegant touches throughout the house. A dream vacation in the prefect setting.

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