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Dream Seafront villa in Old Town, large Terraces facing harbour, city center

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

THE best house in Madeira, seafront terraces, lots space, amazing location

Unique oceanfront house in downtown Funchal, in the charming unspoilt old town. Beach is just 2min walk away and so are the best restaurants, shops and market. Close to the main attractions yet very peaceful without the noise or crowds. An oceanfront dream house facing Funchal harbour and the picturesque amphitheatre. Large comfortable house with lots of space and light, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Lots of outside relaxing space with amazing views of Funchal harbour. In the heart of the Old Town, detached seafront house. The house is over 100 years old, totally renovated and modernized into a super holiday home. Easily walk to all the attractions and restaurants, yet stay in a calm unspoilt area. The climate is warm and sunny year-round here by the sea. No car necessary (although parking available) everything is a short walk away, including the typical fish restaurants, bakery, cafés and Funchal market. 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. Fans are provides in summer but the house is quite cool and always has a sea breeze.

We have 8 other fabulous seafront holiday rentals properties in the Old Town of Funchal (and a super cute one in Lisbon), 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 couple wishing to relax, a group of friends, 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 golfers there are two golf courses - 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. Madeira is a walkers paradise and from here you can reach the mountains and discover the levada trails.

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
Registration Number : 25713/AL

Property Manager
Cristina Abreu
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Cristina Abreu

We love living in Madeira (in the old town naturally) and only buy absolute dream houses with a sense of history by the sea. Renovating old houses is a passion and so is book publishing. Golf is also a biggie in the family and heaven is a golf round at santo da Serra in the morning followed by a swim in the sea in the afternoon. Food is also high on our list and Madeira has amazingly fresh local fruits and vegetables, fish and seafood. We keep updating our guest recommendations as we eat our way around the island, and guests give us great tips too.

Cristina Abreu purchased this villa in 2010

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. The climate of Madeira makes it a great place to live all year long. We have repeat guests, now friends, that stay with us every year for months at a time in Casa Mar.

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. The joy of walking down the road and siwmming in the sea, then enjoying a mojito in barreirinha café is something only casa Mar can provide.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Two lovely relaxing weeks spent here in Ocean View. A perfect rest! We will be back for a third time :-)
Jun 2017
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Amenities

Funchal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Have fun and Enjoy your Holiday
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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 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, large Closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Full Sea View, Terrace, Closets
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Full Sea View, Terrace, large 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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:
Casa Mar is our favourite house for repeat guests, with over 50% of bookings dedicated to returning guests. Comfortable interiors, perfect for Madeira´s warm climate. Everything is carefully chosen to provide a chilled out tropical holiday. Its not a luxury hotel but a proper home where you can live like a local. Plenty of outdoor furniture including sofa, sun loungers, hammock and dining table and chairs to make the most of Madeira´s 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). 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.

Reviews

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Dream Seafront villa in Old Town, large Terraces facing harbour, city center
average rating of 4.92 based on 40 reviews
5

The perfect madeira holiday sunsets and barbecues

  • 5 of 5

Casa do Mar is amazing three terraces all looking out to sea. Each bedroom leads on to the terraces and you can lie in bed watching and listening to the waves. We spent almost the whole two weeks outdoors and slept of the top terrace looking out to sea. It is so close to the old town you can pop down for dinner or lunch or stock up on fresh fish from the fish market and barbecue it while the sun sets and boats pull out of the harbour. All the rooms are decorated beautifully and the kitchen is a home from home and so well equiped I could have baked a cake if I wasnt so busy chilling out on the terrace. This was our third holiday in Funchal and it was by far the best on account of the house being so relaxing and the views and sunsets from the terraces being so spectacular.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being such brilliant guests, it was lovely having you to stay at Casa Mar and I hope you return again soon. All the best Cristina
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5

One of our best holidays ever

  • 5 of 5

We have already booked to return next year, thats how much we like it. Location is just perfect, bang in the heart of the old town near the restaurants and main attractions of the city - yet no noisy bars or traffic. Once you walk through the door its a peaceful oasis right on top of the sea. The sound of the sea below is extremely restful and you get the theatre of boats passing by, fishermen in the distance and the picture perfect view of Funchal harbour from every single floor and specially the balconies. We were met at the airport by a private transfer organised by Cristina, efficient and they showed us everything we needed to know in the area (local bakery, café, supermarket and the exciting fish and fruit market) . Our stay was a glorious mix of wandering in the ancient cobbled streets of Funchal, with the beautiful old buildings, stopping for long meals in the local restaurants, walking in the mountains and relaxing at home, sunbathing and watching the sea change into different shades of blue. The house was very well equipped, much more then we needed but it was great to grill a fish from the market on our barbecue. We had the best view in town so our favourite time was sunset with a chilled Prosecco on the top balcony which is huge. Our request for a late checkout was thankfully agreed to as our flight was quite late and they managed to fit us in. One of our best holidays ever, Madeira is the perfect island with lots of things to do, and Casa Mar was the best house we could find and it was even better then we expected.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic house - Best ever!

  • 5 of 5

Great holiday in Casa Mar, we loved the location so central near the best swimming we could wish for down the road. Diving, big game fishing and surf was just some of the activities we did. Very peaceful house, comfortable and spacious. We will be back as soon as we can. Thanks to all the team!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location superb house

  • 5 of 5

Superb villa the best we have ever stayed in, with 3 huge terraces on top of the sea in the old town near great places to eat. We had several BBQ dinners al fresco watching the ships in the port - paradise! Great calm location in the center but without the noise, just the sound of the ocean. Everything clean, pretty and very comfortable. A pleasure to book with Cristina who was very efficient and our airport pick up was also super friendly. We have booked to come back this year.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lucy for staying with us and for loving Casa Mar as much as we do. Looking forward to seeing you in September again during the wine festival. Best wishes Cristina
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Portstewart
5

Spectacular Villa

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mar exceeded all our expectations! The photos online sold it to us but nothing could have prepared us for the spectacular views and the idyllic setting.

The villa is superb with three fantastic terraces and beautifully designed bedrooms and an excellent open plan kitchen/living/dining room.

It is equipped with everything you need and more!!!! The welcome pack was an added bonus.

We spent many hours sitting on the terraces watching the cruise ships come and go and the sunsets were amazing.

As I had ankle surgery a few months ago, the hill into town was a bit of a challenge but I was able to walk down and taxis back uphill were very reasonable.

We had a wonderful holiday and Casa Mar made it very special!!!! It certainly has the 'WOW' factor!!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, its so wonderful to know you liked Casa Mar and the decoration and seafront location - it really makes our day! We will keep upgrading the house so when you return it is even nicer. Very best wishes and looking forward to seeing you again in Madeira soon, Cristina.
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Shrewsbury
5

Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Simply blew us away as soon as we walked through the door. The view from the three terraces is stunning. Everything needed for a perfect holiday is provided. Easy access to bars resturants and attractions although "cardiac hill" is a challenge sometimes. Thank goodness for O'tasco restaurant where we called at every time we conquered the hill. Our two week stay was absolutely amazing, will certainly be booking again can't wait to come back. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Im so happy you enjoyed your stay at Casa Mar, many thanks. We love o Tasco restaurant just 1 minute away as well it has the best tapas and Portuguese wines. We hope you return again very soon, all the best Cristina.
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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 on 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 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.

We have 8 other fabulous seafront holiday rentals properties in the Old Town of Funchal and a super cute one in Lisbon also in the historic part of town wih a view. If you visit our site funchalcottages you can see all our houses.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $88.61
Refundable damage deposit $236.29

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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