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Cristina Abreu

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Cristina Abreu

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2014
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ARTISTS COTTAGE

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Funchal Villa Rental Photos and Description

Seaside Villa Funchal city center, private balcony amazing sea views

Dream sunshine home from home in the old part of Funchal.

A very private 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. A tropical oasis by the sea with a subtropical 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. 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. 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. 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: www.funchalcottages.co.uk

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)

More Details

Details for Artists Cottage 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Charming 1 bedroom flat on the ground floor with terrace overlooking the lovely pool and garden. In front it has a private seaview boatwatching tower with amazing views and a private Artists Studio room were you can paint, draw or read with a lovely view of the bay of Funchal - Very peaceful and cosy. Large bedroom full of light sleeps 2 in a double bed, with French windows and high ceiling. The living room has full length windows accessing the terrace & garden. A fully equipped kitchenette and dining area. Large bathroom with bath and separate walk in shower area and window with natural light. Spacious outdoor dining area with private barbecue and deck chairs. Extremely peaceful, soothing accommodation. Quality cotton linen and towels included. Swimming pool and garden shared with other 2 flats Perfect very central base in Old Town Funchal to explore Madeira 5-10min walk to best restaurants, bras, market etc. Parking off road for free. Free wifi internet
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cristina Abreu (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

About Cristina Abreu

Since moving to the Old Town of Funchal 10years ago 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 fully modernized to make your stay not only very stylish but also very comfortable. The house has a feeling of peace and tranquility inside which is complemented by the dazzling seaviews just in front. Watching the boats pass just in front 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, absolutely fantastic sea and harbor views. Very spacious rooms, decorated with style and great features, you get the luxury of space in the very best location in all Madeira and Funchal. Near the sea and old town, yet with the benefit of the seaviews and peace and quiet. 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 Very Best of Madeira.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved our stay at The Artists Cottage! Next time I plan on writing my book in that little room! Thank you and I have a feeling we are going to be a bit sad tomorrow as we pack up!

Have a successful holiday season!
Jul 2014
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
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Artists Cottage
average rating of 4.625 based on 28 reviews
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Artists Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93049?uni_id=80196
+351 -964020726
Funchal Madeira
5

Lovely spacious apartment with lots of character

  • 5 of 5
This ground floor apartment is very spacious and has everything you need for a great stay. It has lots of character with a beautiful tiled floor and a lovely wide sitting area at the front with 4 basket chairs, a swing chair and hammock. The pool area is also lovely and with only 2 other lets we often had it to ourselves. If there are other people around and you want more privacy and views of the sea and harbour, Artist's Cottage has a separate balcony opposite. It was a very steep climb back up from the town but we were still very glad we stayed on this side near the old town rather than the much more commercial, big Hotel area at the other side. We had a lovely peaceful and relaxing stay in this quiet area, close enough to walk into town, despite the hill!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Artists Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93049?uni_id=80196
+351 -964020726
Funchal Madeira
5

Good choice

  • 5 of 5
We booked a last minute flight and stayed in Artists Cottage which proved to be a great choice both in choosing the destination Madeira which we did not know and now love, but also in the very cosy and charming Artists. The house is pretty inside and comfortable, it was well cleaned and maintained, had an efficient airport pick up that showed us around the house and area. The tower terrace that is part of Artists has stunning views, really great and we chose to take our breakfast there every day. The swimming pool is large, a bit cool which was perfect as the weather was very warm. Loved the location which meant we were in a pretty area of traditional houses, some very old, crumbling and romantic, but in Funchal so close to the sea and happening old town. We felt well looked after and at home here - the property lives up to the photos and I´m sure we will be back.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Artists Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93049?uni_id=80196
+351 -964020726
Funchal Madeira
London
5

Hats off to Funchal!!!

  • 5 of 5
Just back from a superb holiday in Madeira at this charming property. Could not believe the magnificent hot sunny weather we got in December! We swam in the pool after our long marches in the Leviadas. It was extraordinarily enjoyable to have the independence of this self catering cottage as we could cook, feast in the views of the bay from the terrace in front. Nice and clean, all in all top marks!
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Artists Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93049?uni_id=80196
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Funchal Madeira
5

Divine stay, fond memories will remain..

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed for 2 weeks. Perfect for a stress free, relaxing holiday. The property is extremely well equipped, with all the basic items and including dishwasher tablets and washing powder.
There are several restaurants within walking distance and had sunshine all day, with super sunsets. Also found the pool a treasure of calm and warmth, quite reluctant to leave at times.
We rented a car, but found this wasn't essential as location is very central and any trip out of Funchal is best arranged with a tour operator.
Owner was wonderful, she came by to check all was well and even suggested a few very good levada walks, which we appreciated.
Already booked for 2012 and dreaming of the peace we'll find.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Artists Cottage
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Funchal Madeira
5

Great time

  • 5 of 5
Just writing to say that we loved our stay at the Lavender Cottage, Muito obrigado. We watched the amazing array of cruise liners arriving into the bay in front and enjoyed the charming atmosphere of the Lavender Cottage. We are retired and wanted a quiet place to relax, away from the bustle but close enough to walk and this was ideal. Moses our driver was very helpful and took us on some scenic tours over to the north coast to see the thatched cottages. It was unexpectedly warm and we sat like lizards by the pool enjoying all the sunshine.
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
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Artists Cottage
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+351 -964020726
Funchal Madeira
5

Our new home from home in Funchal - Perfect

  • 5 of 5
Lavender Cottage was a great holiday rental. We´ve staying in many places in Funchal, some were way way up the hill, other had horrid furniture or no privacy - finally we´ve found our ideal place to stay. We visit the island about twice a year as we are retired and love the walks and Funchal city. We found the house very clean, lovely decoration and a beautiful garden with a swimming pool. As there are only 3 apartments there is plenty of space and its nice to meet the other guests,when we stayed two nice couples were here, also like us just wanting a relaxing sunny holiday and to walk the levadas. We got very nice views from the boat tower and used the barbecue several times in the garden. Its perfect to have all this space and views right in the centre of Funchal - its like an enchanted garden hidden away. At night we got a perfect nights sleep, no barking dogs (just a friendly cat that sometimes visits for a cuddle). Also good customer service, from start of booking to the end - the owner visited the house to see if everything was ok with us and we booked the airport transfer. We are returning next spring and would recommend Villa Juvenal it to all our friends.
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €455 Per week

Funchal Villa Rental Rates

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2014
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
€80
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
SALE SALE
Dec 2 2014 - Dec 24 2014
7 night minimum stay
€65
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Festive Season
Dec 25 2014 - Jan 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
€110
 
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2015
Jan 7 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€80
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
2015
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€90
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
2015
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
€90
 

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Notes Includes weekly cleaning, full support with our property manager during your stay
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Amenities

Amenities

Funchal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Large bathroom with terracotta tiles on the floor, and glazed green tiles around the bath and spacious walk in shower. Window with curtains provides natural daylight. Ample space on table for amenities, fluffy white towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Light and charming bedroom with French windows giving onto the terrace. Quality white cotton bedlinen, comfortable pillows and luxurious blankets. Very peaceful and quiet, perfect for a good nights sleep.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
We kindly ask you not to smoke inside, but very welcome to smoke outside on the terrace. 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 shared washing machine which can be used, and each flat has a iron and ironing board. For more information please see our site: www.funchalcottages.co.uk

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