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Villa w/ Pool, Private Sea balcony Old Town Funchal - Ocean View

Cristina Abreu

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Villa w/ Pool, Private Sea balcony Old Town Funchal - Ocean View

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


Funchal Villa Rental Photos and Description

Seaside Villa Funchal city center, private balcony amazing sea views

Sunshine home from home in the old part of Funchal.

A charming villa with 3 spacious self-catering flats, surrounded by lovely garden and large pool all with private seaview south facing terraces. Large private balconies and terraces with superb sea & harbor views. Perfect location in the center of Funchal no car necessary, by the old town, walk to the best local restaurants, bars, beach and main attractions in Funchal. The market is 5-10 minute walk down hill. A tropical oasis by the sea with a garden and large pool shared by the three flats, located in an authentic residential area of Funchal, full of local charm with stunning sea views and a warm climate. A perfect base to relax, enjoy the great sunshine down by the sea where it is warm most of the year. Each of the 3 flats has large private seaview terraces, the luxury of space with beautiful stylish interiors adding to the beauty of the views outside. Perfect for easygoing, young at heart guests looking for a trendy, hip house full of cool touches. We provide assistance from our property manager for anything you need during your stay and we welcome short and long term rentals. Very spacious outside dining and relaxing space, BBQ for each flat. Nicely decorated, light and airy, quality bedlinen and fittings. Free wireless internet & properties are maintained to a high standard, being recently renovated. The villa is very beautiful and traditional, fully modernized but keeping its original features and charm intact. Enjoy the luxury of space, with huge apartments inside & large garden. Casual and friendly area in a totally authentic safe neighborhood, were you can walk to the delicious bakery and friendly grocer (local fruit and veg) living like a local and enjoying the warm climate all year including during the winter months. You will be in the heart of an authentic Portuguese area. This is a beautiful period building with oak floors and century-old stucco and tin plated ceilings (in the middle floor they are a work of art) some noise can filter from top flat to middle flat please be aware of this before booking. The very best location in Madeira staying in a superb house.

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:

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.

Discover a charming island, that grows on you each time you visit, we have several guests who stay many times a year.

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)

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Details for Ocean View 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Bright spacious 2 bedroom flat. Located on the top floor of this elegant seaside villa, large balcony offers stunning views of the sea just in front and the bay of Funchal. No stairs as the entrance is level to the street. The main bedroom has 2 twin beds, the second bedroom has bunkbeds. High stuccoed ceilings, original wooden floors and lots of light. Period property. The living room has French windows accessing the large private balcony, fully equipped kitchen and dining room including stove, fridge and microwave also with French windows looking onto the balcony and sea view. Bathroom with bath and seaviews. Private seafront terrace with BBQ, tables, chairs and sun loungers. Garden & swimming pool with sunbeds shared with other 2 flats. Great central location in Funchal city center by sea (historic old quarter) and sea within walking distance (5min). Services included: Linen and towels, weekly housekeeping, full assistance during your stay, No car necessary.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cristina Abreu (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
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About Cristina Abreu

Since moving to the Old Town of Funchal we fell in love with this beautiful part of Madeira. We live here because it is the ideal combination of sun, old fashioned charm, tropical gardens and sea. Our villas each have their unique character, with the luxury of space - a sense of history and offering the best Madeira has to offer. We have assembled a collection of fabulous seaside villas in the old town that are run as successful self-catering properties. Alongside this business, we launched the award winning publishing company, Funchal-Publications in 2005 that has several travel books on the Island. This complement of books, history & local knowledge is something we like to pass on to our guests, and makes each holiday experience special.

Cristina Abreu purchased this villa in 2008

Why Cristina Abreu chose Funchal

Seaside location near the Old Town of Funchal. The tropical garden is an oasis in the center of town with a swimming pool surrounded by tropical plants. The sea and beach is a short walk away. We Love the climate here which is warm year round as it has a nice micro-climate. Very friendly neighborhood, un-spoilt & charming. The villa itself is a very beautiful buidling, over a hundred years old with stunning period features that have all been lovingly restored and modernised to make your stay not only very stylish but also comfortable. Watching the boats pass just in front is a dream and looking at the port of Funchal so close is a source of constant joy. We try to use local artisans and craftsmen everytime we can, so you can see the artwork, beautiful handmade wicker furniture and TLC that is given to each property and also helps the local community.

What makes this villa unique

Beautiful traditional villa with huge sevaiew terraces on each floor all looking to the sea, fantastic sea and harbor views. Very spacious rooms, decorated with style and nice features, you get the luxury of space in the best location in all Madeira and Funchal. Near the sea and old town, yet with the benefit of the sea views and a pool. Enjoy outdoor living and cooking on the barbecue year round, sip a drink as the Queen Mary Cruise ship passes just in front, its Madeira but its the nicest Madeira.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was our fourth stay at Ocean View and not our last. We have stayed in all the apartments in Villa Juvenal and some of the other properties let by Cristina Abreu and Ocean View is one of our favourites. The first and lasting impression is of the fabulous view of Funchal, the harbour and all the marine activity. Then there is the light! All the rooms are bright and very tastefully furnished. The bed linen and the mattresses are just what you need for a good night's sleep. Even in deepest winter the day is 2 hours longer than in UK and the weather is nearly always better than the BBC forecast! Sunsets are fabulous and dining on the terrace is superb. If the weather is especially good, then a dip in the pool after a hot hike up the hill is wonderful, followed by a barbecue with all the kit thoughtfully provided by Cristina. For those who want to keep in touch the Wi-Fi is good and the TV has a reasonable selection of channels in English.

Walking into town is easy and interesting, whichever route you take. The seafront has now recovered from the disaster of 2010 with new parks and the waterfront activity is improving all the time. If you like music, take a light lunch at the Ritz and listen to some of the best live guitar in the world. If you like fine dining try the Restaurante do Forte a few minutes away or Goya in the Lido area. For the odd football or rugby match you just can't miss then try the Prince Albert Pub. If you want a classical concert, get down to the beautiful theatre next to the Ritz. For more rustic and hearty dining there are many great restaurants all over the island but our favourite is Abrigo do Pastor, half way up the mountain.

You don't need a car but renting one opens the scope of what you can see or do, including taking yourself to the start of levada walks. The servicing company is run by Cecilia and Alan Lewington, who will gladly fix a rental to be delivered to your door at your convenience. They will also fix transfers and are very responsive if you have any problems. Cristina is unique in my experience by the way she takes so much care with decoration and listens and acts upon any suggestion you make for improvements and to make it a better experience for her customers. We are expecting fresh decoration and other improvements when we return in the new year.Discounts are not unknown for regular guests and doing business with Cristina is a delight.You can see wh
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Ocean View
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews

perfect Wedding Anniversary!

  • 5 of 5

Rented both Ocean View and Bay View for a wedding anniversary and so happy with our choice! Ocean View has light streaming in from all the rooms, with sea views from all rooms it was like being on a large ship. Very clean house, light colous and elegant decoration much nicer than we´ve had in other self catering rentals. The area is peaceful with pretty quaint houses in the colonial style and a short walk took us to the fish restaurants and bars of the old town. Madeira is a friendly island with so much to do (Bob wanted to walk so he went on a levada tour, the girls went shopping and I booked a big game fishing trip which was a dream I had). We all loved discovering the city on foot, going to a concert in the theatre and of course lounging by the sunny swimming pool and toasting to the cruise ships on our terraces. have already recommended this house to a friend and we hope to return again very soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Amazing apartment with a simply breath-taking view

  • 5 of 5

Ocean View lived up to all our expectations and so much more. The apartment is bright and airy with the most wonderful views you will ever find. Overlooking the harbour with the Old Town and the centre of Funchal spreading out below, it is an absolute pleasure to just relax on the balcony and watch the city (and the ships) go by.

The apartment is beautiful, well furnished and feels very much a home from home. High ceilings, comfy sofas, fully equipped kitchen and with added extras such as a dvd player and wifi, the apartment is a joy to stay in. The swimming pool is fantastic and our daughters (aged 8 & 5) spent many happy hours every day swimming and splashing about.

The Old Town has some fantastic restaurants and is only a 5 - 10 minute walk from the apartment. The local bakery (up a steep hill) provided super bread and cakes, and there is a little convenience store next door for all the essentials. The main supermarket in town (opposite the Farmer's Market) stocks absolutely everything and a taxi back to the apartment is less than 5euros.

Funchal is lively and cosmopolitan (but never too much so) and there is loads to see and do. Cafes are great (especially the Golden Gate). If you have children, definitely do the cable car (station located in the Old Town - you can see it from Ocean View's balcony) and visit the water park (back near the airport).

And after a busy day, coming back to Ocean View and its wonderful panorama will always provide a restorative tonic to the most tired traveller.

In terms of logistics, it is a 20 minute car ride from the airport (organised through the agents before we arrived) and the service we received from Cristina and the agents looking after the property was first class from beginning to end.

I can't think of a single negative thing to write. In fact, it was so good, we are going back.

I would heartily recommend Madeira, Funchal and Ocean View in particular!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Our Winter sunshine Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a simply wonderful winter break at the Ocean View, it really made the rest of winter bearable and we have booked a month already for 2014. We had great service throughout, from the airport pick up, to the restaurant tips and advice on walks and how to make the most of the beautiful island. It was like living like a local (without having to know Portuguese) we found everyone so genuinly friendly. It is by far the best location to stay as we could walk everywhere and nip down for some meals in the old town and shop in the local grocer and bread shop. The cleaners came once a week and left everything spick and span, the apartment is very beautiful inside with good fabrics and decor, we had real luxury of space but of course the best feature by far was the drop-dead gorgeous seaviews right in front in the large terrace. It was like staying in a ship, and we did watch dozens of cruises pass right by the villa. The swimming pool is a good extra specially in town and the water temperature (not heated) acceptable. Thanks Cristina..and now that I´ve booked our dates, can highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect holiday in the sun

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in the Ocean apartment, we found it clean, fresh and even more beautiful than the photos show. The first image one gets walking in the door is of the sea as if we were going on a cruise. Our favourite ritual was sitting out every day in our balcony on the wicker chairs for our evening drink as the whale watching boats returned from their sea adventures. The clouds and sunsets here are lovely and got us madly sketching the lovely bay vista. Our top apartment had superb sea views but it was also nice to sunbathe by the pool and try to name the exotic plants around the garden. We had some very nice people staying in both the flats below which made the holiday not too isolated as we swapped tips had a few laughs. The interiors are well decorated with bright colours, new furniture and the internet was strong so we could watch some programs on our computer. The area is unspoilt I´m glad to say with traditional houses and cafés (Chinese lady is the drink to have Chinesa, a large coffee with milk) and its nice to walk to the restaurants in the old town and for a dip in the sea which we did once. The buses are a bit hard to understand but worth the effort once you get used to the system we went to the botanical garden and to Monte on them. The email communication was excellent with the owner and so was the assistance given us by the property manager (we were allowed to stay late as our flight was only at night which made everything more comfortable) A dream apartment, we´ll be back in February for some more sunshine.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful Location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a week in the Ocean View appartment of Villa Juvenal, and it was great! From the huge balcony facing south, you can see the sun rise in the east and set in the west. The quiet location (residencial area) is perfect as you can walk down to the eastern part of the Old Town in less than five minutes. Count the double to walk back up, since the streets of Funchal are very steep. The only thing missing in the appartment, I think, is a pair of binoculars:-)

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Dublin, Ireland

Our Stay at Ocean View

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a weeks stay. Beautiful villa, spacious, clean and well equipped. The views from the balcony was fantastic. Overall a very quiet and enjoyable location to stay. Parking can be a bit difficult, as neighbours tend to take over the spaces in front of the villa. The island itself is a wonderful place to spend a holiday, the scenery is amazing, beautiful spots for soaking up the beauty of the island. Very well equipped for tourists and good value for money. Overall we had a great holiday and will return in the future. Ocean View added to our enjoyment of the holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Café Mariazinha
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Via rapida exit 13
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Zona Velha
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Barreirinha beach complex
Car: not necessary

Located in Funchal city center just by the historic old quarter, a perfect unspoilt seaside location within walking distance of the sea (5-10 min walking down the road). Best location in Madeira, warmest climate where you can live like a local in a charming quiet and peaceful residential area of Funchal, surrounded by traditional houses. Funchal market, shops, museums and cable car are just down the road within walking distance as is the old town with all the best restaurants, bars, market, cable car and shops. Bus stop nearby. Parking is done just outside on the road for free. This part of Funchal is unspoilt and very charming, seaviews are great and you get to watch the ships arrive in the harbor. The community is safe and friendly, the bakery and cafe is famous, there are local grocers with fresf fruits and produce you can cook at home. Enjoy the specially mild climate here down by the sea and treat yourself for a meal in the best restaurants of the old town all within walking distance.

The perfect base to explore the very best of Madeira, while staying in the ideal part of Funchal.

Other Activities you can do while staying here: Levada and mountain Walking, Gardens, boat tours, bird watching, diving, historic cultural tours.

Dont miss the many yearly events that happen in Madeira each year: New Year Fireworks, Carnival, Flower Festival, Easter and half term celebrations, Madeira island golf open, madeira rally and wine festivals are just some of the events you can enjoy.

Golf: Palheiro Golf a 5-10min drive away - you can see it from the house. Santo da Serra golf a 25-30min drive. Both are great golf courses, surrounded by nature and beautiful views.


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From €693 Per week

Funchal Villa Rental Rates

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Jan 7 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
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Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
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Sep 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
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Festive Season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 6 2016
14 night minimum stay
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Jan 7 2016 - Jun 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Jul 1 2016 - Sep 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Sep 2 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Includes weekly cleaning, full support with our property manager during your stay
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Funchal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Marble floor, natural light from a large window with sea view. Acessed via second bedroom. Portuguese green glazed tiles on the walls. Bathroom is accessed via second bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , bunkbed
  • Lovely spacious main bedroom with a window with sea views, large ceiling height, wooden floors, light blue walls, Peaceful and restful room. Quality bedlinen in white cotton with lovely blue throws. Stylish decoration with beautiful fabrics.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Swimming pool is large and can be used all year due to Madeira´s mild climate, however it is not artificially heated. There is a washing machine which can be used, and each flat has a iron and ironing board. Smoking is fine if outside on the balcony. For more information please see our site:

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