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Louise Allison

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, portuguese

Stunning Funchal Ocean & Harbour Views, Walk to Funchal, Pool, Free Wi-fi

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Madeira Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Great base to explore, Pay by Credit card ,Ideal for Couples!

Located in a quiet leafy residential street minutes from Funchal this property is a perfect retreat to relax yet close enough to the action to explore with ease. Carefully restored, it has an open plan layout all on one level which leads out to a beautiful court yard surrounded by trees & flowers, lovely for dining alfresco. Features include high ceilings, wooden floors & original stone walls, it´s decorated to a high standard with all modern facilities & has a very cosy romantic feel. Steps at one end lead up to a private terrace with amazing views of the Bay & it gets the sun all day. The cottage is detached & opposite the main house, the two properties are separated by the courtyard with a lovely olive tree that gives shade & privacy. On the other side of the property steps take you down to the pool with fantastic views over Funchal & a decked area for sun bathing. There´s Ample street parking, we can organize your airport transfers and there is a complete guide with info on public transport, restaurants, walking, gardens and much more along with maps and books to help you find your way around. There is Air Con/Heating, cable TV & free Wi-fi internet. Book a 2 location holiday and stay in Paul do Mar also, see rental property 805062 for more details.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Louise Allison (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, portuguese

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)
Stunning Funchal Ocean & Harbour Views, Walk to Funchal, Pool, Free Wi-fi
average rating of 4.9206347 based on 63 reviews
5

A First Visit to Madeira

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 8 night stay in the cottage to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday.The cottage turned out just as expected it was immaculately presented with a high standard of equipment. The balcony has fantastic views over Funchal down to the harbour and also up to the hills. Though it is a steep walk up from the main shops and restaurants it is doable but the taxi's and bus service is reliable for those who choose. We were able to visit the main gardens and also the Nuns Valley using the local bus service but Manuel is available if required to do Island tours he brought us from and to the airport which was great. Louise Raoul and her staff were great they were there for advise and made us feel very welcome. We would have no hesitation recommending the cottage to others. We hope to return at a future date.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing the Cottage and for you kind comments about the cleanliness and presentation of the property, glad you enjoyed the views from the balcony too, it is the best of our whole property looking over Funchal and up to the mountains!!! Once again thank you, Best Wishes, Louise.
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5

Very comfortable cottage for two

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable accommodation framed by a shady courtyard. Patio furniture available for a quiet moment. Also a private balcony to get the benefit of the sun if desired. Ideal for drinking Madeira Wine looking out over the ocean liner port and watching the pirate ships go by. We ate in a couple of nights and found the cottage well equipped.

Plenty of information in the cottage for things to see or places to eat supplemented by personal info from Louise and Lourdes (thanks for the lift to the supermarket Lourdes). Thanks also to Louise for the map with recommendations located, very helpful. Used the airport link arranged by Louise and found Manuel very courteous and knowledgeable about the island. Recommended for first-time visitors like us.

Sandra and I enjoy walking so no need to say any more about hills, well covered in other reviews. Enjoyed eating out in restaurants recommended by Louise plus had a no frills lunch at Sao Jose in the old town.

Bus travel is easy to get back to the cottage, if you judge the time right, No 33 is best if you don't like hills. Hop on bus tour is good for getting your bearings around Funchal. We also had an 'exciting' bus journey back from Curral Das Freiras! The walk down from Eira Do Serrado is worth a visit for the scenery. Enjoyed tasty chestnut soup in Sabores do Curral opposite the bus stop in Curral Das Freiras.

Enjoyed the cable car up to Monte and then the adjacent cable car to the Botanical Gardens.

Hope to return and will definitely try to book with Louise if possible.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, thanks so much for reviewing the cottage, and for your handy tip´s for future guests on getting around! We´re so happy you had such a great time and enjoyed staying in the Cottage, thanks again, Best Wishes, Louise.
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5

Excellent accommodation that we will return to

  • 5 of 5

Louise and Raul are excellent hosts and, together with their caretaker, Lourdes, gave us plenty of useful information about places to visit, supermarkets, restaurants, etc. The cottage is very clean, has high quality fixtures and fittings and is well decorated throughout. It is very comfortable inside and has plenty of space to sit outside as well. The sun terrace had magnificent views and provided a warm and protected place to sit, have a glass of wine or cup of tea and watch the world, the cruise ships and the cable cars go by. The Cottage is situated halfway up a very, very steep hill which gave us plenty of exercise walking to/from Funchal centre. During our fortnight's holiday we only found a fraction of the numerous bars and restaurants available, which gives us plenty of scope for our next visit. Our thanks to Louise, Raul and Lourdes for helping to make our first holiday in Maderia so memorable.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing the Cottage, so glad you both enjoyed your first trip to Madeira and we really hope to see you in the future, take care & best wishes, Louise.
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5

Fantastic accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful accommodation in quiet residential neighbourhood. Louise and Lourdes were fantastic hosts. Just the right balance - they left us alone, but were there if we needed anything. The cottage is clean, well maintained and the fixtures are of high quality. The terrace and outdoor space are great - plenty of sun and really private. It's a 10 min walk down the (steep) hill to town and a 5 EUR taxi back. Special thanks for advising us that our flight home was delayed and letting us use one of the other properties well into the evening on departure day, much appreciated. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful two weeks in this clean, spacious and well-equipped property. The shaded patio, overlooking the quiet garden, was ideal for eating and reading, whilst the sunny roof terrace had fantastic views across the town to the sea. The wi-fi signal was always good (great for looking up information about Madeira on the internet). The air-conditioning unit is in the lounge, but we would have preferred it to have been located in the bedroom for very warm nights. We made good use of the small pool, which also had lovely views across to the sea and up to the hills. The decking area for the sunloungers was being extended while we were there, and this will considerably enlarge the space available for relaxing by the pool. Walking down to the town centre took about 15 minutes and it was quite steep. Walking back up the hill was slower and much more exhausting, culminating in several flights of steps up from the pavement to the cottage. We usually took the bus back, or a taxi which meant we could avoid the steps! We bought bus passes which allowed us to use the town buses as much as we wanted and enabled us to explore the outskirts of Funchal as well as travelling up and down to the centre. Louise and Raul are hospitable owners who are very keen to ensure that their guests have a good stay and we enjoyed our conversations with them. We also liked our chats with Lourdes, who kept the accommodation spotless and provided us with lots of local information. We ate in several restaurants in town and particularly enjoyed Cidade Velha in the Old Town, overlooking the sea. One of our most memorable experiences was taking a bus to Eira do Serrada, from where we walked down the steep track to Curral das Freiras, the Valley of the Nuns. The scenery was stunning! We would love to come back to Madeira and would have no hesitation in booking this property again or recommending it to friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thank you for making such a detailed review about the Cottage, it was so nice to meet you both & great tips here for guests on getting around, places to visit etc etc! Thanks also for your input about the air-con unit, we shall definitely look into this with a view to adding a small unit just for the bedroom too. Once again thanks so much, best wishes, Louise.
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5

A lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely, very peaceful & relaxing and a pleasant place to pass the time if you can resist the temptation to go out and explore this beautiful island. The terrace is a stunning place to sit in the sun. The owners, Louise and Raul, are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, really appreciate your kind comments and we are so glad you enjoyed the Island! Best Wishes Louise.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Funchal
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Via Rapida exit 12 Campa de Barca
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Barreirinha
Car: not necessary

The cottage is a perfect base to explore Funchal and the surrounding areas. It takes about 10 to15 minutes to walk down to the centre of Funchal where you will find the cable car to Monte, 'zona Velha' the old town, museums, quaint streets filled with cafe´s & boutiques and the Old Blandy Wine lodge. There is a small supermarket, cafe & cash machine near by and in Funchal there´s a wide choice of places to eat & shop. If you are not driving there are regular bus service´s & taxis available. Down at the harbour there are daily trips for whale & dolphin watching, Marlin fishing and in the 'Old town' there´s the swimming complex 'Barreirinha' where you can access the sea to swim. Palheiro Golf & gardens, Levada walks & the Botanical & Monte Palace Tropical Gardens are just a few of the attractions that can be reached within 10 minutes by car or public transport. If you have a car this is an ideal base from which you can explore the rest of the island as the motorway 'via rapida' and all main routes are just minutes away however, a car is not essential. This is a quiet, safe & friendly neighborhood.

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Rates & Availability

Funchal Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016 August - September
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$115
$808
 
 
2016 October - December
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
5 night minimum stay
$115
$808
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2016/17
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$885
 
 
2017 January - June
Jan 4 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$115
$808
 
 
2017 July - August
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$126
$885
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We Accept Visa, Master Card or Payment by Bank Transfer
30% at Booking & 70% Balance 6 weeks before you arrive

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Amenities

Madeira Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • A perfect bathroom for two with double basin, walk in shower, Latest modern fixtures & fittings, heated towel rail, hair-dryer, bath & hand towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • A very relaxing room with two doors leading out to the court yard, Lovely solid wooden furniture complimented with beautiful linen & soft furnishings. All linen is included.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Pool is shared with 2, 1 bedroom apartments also for couples in the main house, Note: As well as the area around the pool each property also has it´s own private veranda with sun loungers, dining table, chairs & all have stunning views of the Harbour & the ocean! Front loading washing machine & rack for drying clothes. All the necessary equipment is provided to clean the property. Cleaning services can be provided at an extra charge. Airport transfers can be arranged.

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