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Old Town Villa Extensive Ocean Views 5 mins walk to Funchal town/restaurants

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,313 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Double Bedrooms, 2 Large Sea and City view Facing Terraces

NEW for 2017 - Air conditioning in all the bedrooms. Recently refurbished bright and airy 3 bedroom villa set in the residential area of Old Town, Funchal. Within 5 minutes walking distance to shops and restaurants. Uninterrupted sea views visible from the large outdoor areas located on 2 levels. Plenty of private space for relaxing on sun beds or dining al fresco whilst watching the cruise ships passing immediately in front of the property. Modern interior updated to provide large airy open plan areas and now the added comfort of air conditioning in the bedrooms. Large open plan lounge with sea view leading to a fully equipped kitchen and utility room. Appliances include bean to cup coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, microwave, fridge freezer and oven. The lounge is equipped with a LCD TV, cable channels, blue ray DVD and Wifi. The Villa consists of 3 spacious double bedrooms (king size beds in the master & downstairs bedrooms) all with full en-suites one of which is a wet room. Sunloungers, bathing towels and parasols are provided. Decoration is modern and comfortable with quality bedding, dressing gowns and towels all supplied. A little haven perfectly located with easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants or there is a bus stop located right outside the property. Travel cot, high chair and potty can be provided and also there is the option of a single put up bed for use in either master bedroom or bedroom 3. The property is accessed via a set of steps and therefore is not suitable for those requiring wheelchair access. The 3rd bedroom is located on the ground floor and accessible via a staircase located off the lounge. Bed linen and towels are changed weekly at no additional charge. We can also arrange taxi transfers from the airport with a reliable taxi driver (payable locally).

Karen Pickering
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Karen Pickering

Our first visit to Madeira was for our Honeymoon 30+ years ago and we have been returning ever since. It was our visit last Christmas in which we found the house and are extremely happy to share it with you. We live in the UK, have one Son and are both working professionals.

Karen Pickering purchased this villa in 2015

Why Karen Pickering chose Madeira

We have been travelling to Madeira for 30 years and have taken great care to obtain a property which suits the high expectations of visitors to Madeira.

What makes this villa unique

It was watching the cruise ships on New Years eve from the terrace which convinced us that this was the right property for us. We had been searching in this area for many years and the view sealed the deal !


Funchal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1313 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Cloakroom - toilet
  • Seperate toilet facilities off living area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spacious double with full en suite, access to outdoor area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , - space for single bed
  • Bedroom 1. Newly Fitted out with Double Bed and ample storage, Full En suite with shower, Hair drier. Large Balcony with extensive sea and Harbour Views
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Amazing place, fabulous all round!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I booked this I was over the moon- Karen kindly organised transport to the villa. When we all walked in we all went wow!!! we spent time there we realised how much thought had gone into customers needs.....we all decided we need to add some things in our own kitchens!

The location is perfect, just a short stroll into the old town which is stunning and with amazing sea views. A special mention for Mirella who greeted us & was so helpful.

We loved this place that much we are already arranging next year!

Thankyou Karen- love your house! Xx

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you had a good time on your special weekend. We would be delighted to welcome you back I will try and come up with something new for you to experience on your next visit. Karen and Mike
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A perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

W.O.W. This property is by far one of the best we have stayed in during the many years of traveling. Beautifully appointed. Well equipped. Designed and refurbished to a really high standard. They have absolutely everything you'll ever need. First impressions count for everything and it is quite simply a 'wow' moment as soon as you walk through the front door into the lounge and kitchen area. This beautiful living area provided us with spacious opulence. All the essentials were laid on, ready for our arrival. There are three perfectly appointed bedrooms, two upstairs, one in the basement, all with en-suite bathrooms. The views overlooking the harbour entrance from the balconies leading out from the lounge and main bedroom were lovely.

The property is maintained by Mirela and another young lady who made us all feel very welcomed and valued throughout our stay.

The photos often mislead but these most definitely do not. They initially sold the property to us along with the previous excellent reviews and we were not disappointed. You won't be either! What you see is exactly what you get, a stunning property, perfect location with just a short walk into Funchal old town. Quite simply the most perfect base for your break to Madeira. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We have tried to ensure that what we say regarding location and distances are correct as we do not want to mislead anybody. We have an ongoing improvement plan to try to make things even better and to ensure that we maintain the standard that our retuning customers expect. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Karen, Mike and the Team.
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It was and it is the perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We three couples were so happy to have found such a gem it was home away from home congrats on such a great place.Can wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your vacation at our villa and that you are happy to recommend to others. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Mike, Karen and the Team.
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Excellent villa ,perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two weeks in this villa in the end of march and enjoyed our stay enormously.The location is perfect,in the old town near the restaurants but far enough to be quiet.The sun shines to the terrace all day long.The villa is very well kept and clean,the towels and sheets are good quality.

Also the villa is very well equipped,everything you might need in the kitchen you will find.

The housekeeper is very efficient and kind.Airport transfers with Rafael were smooth .

We truly recommend this villa.

Thank You Karen and Mike!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the house and everything was to your satisfaction and you are happy to recommend to others. We all hope to see again in the future. Mike, Karen and the Team.
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Stunning villa with everything you could ever need for an amazing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The beautiful villa is situated in the old town of Funchal with amazing sea views. It has been refurbished to a very high standard and is equipped with everything you could ever wish for.

We were also introduced to Louis who met us at the airport so transferring to the villa was very easy.

Numerous bars and restaurants are a stones throw away from the villa which we were more than happy with as we didn't hire a car.

An amazing week in an amazing villa.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review, We have tried to equip the villa with everything that we would want so it is nice to know that it is noticed. We allow a percentage of each rental for ongoing improvements/repairs to ensure that the Villa is always how we would like to find it. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Mike and Karen
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Karen, Mike and Mirela for an idyllic holiday in a very comfortable and superbly equipped villa. It's location in the old town close to excellent bars and restaurants could not be better. Sitting on the balcony watching the ships pass by was a great way to enjoy the sun. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response we value all feedback and reviews are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you all back to the house very soon. Karen, Mike and Mirela.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
To Porto Santo
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Funchal Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn '17
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Xmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan - June 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 18
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 6 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% deposit upon confirmation 75% 30 days prior to arrival
Cancellation >6 weeks 25% (deposit) >6 weeks < 4 weeks 40% 4 weeks or less 100%
10% discount for returning customers

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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