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Dream OLD TOWN Ocean front villa Funchal Private terraces

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Funchal Villa Rental Photos and Description

Seafront 3 bedroom villa in Old Funchal, sleeps 6

Ocean front Holiday Villa - Beach is just 2min walk away. In the heart of the Old Town, detached seafront house. The climate is very warm and sunny year-round here by the sea. No car necessary everything is a short walk away, including the typical fish restaurants, bakery, cafés and Funchal market. The house was totally renovated, making it an absolute dream holiday house for a couple, family or group of friends. 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.

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:

Fantastic base for nature & walking holiday: This is the perfect house for a group of friends to rent out together, 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 serious golfers there are two golf courses close by, 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. 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.

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Cristina Abreu
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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About Cristina Abreu

We love living in Madeira (in the old town naturally) and only invest in absolute dream houses with a sense of history and character right by the sea. The climate of Madeira makes it a great place to live all year long and its a privilege to meet guests that stay in our houses and to learn from them as well.

Cristina Abreu purchased this villa in 2010

Why Cristina Abreu chose Madeira

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.

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

casa mar was once again perfect many thanks for everything cristina. We now return here like a second home and count the months each year to our holiday in this cheeful and beautiful home. Its nice to see the port works are nearly finished and we found the old town restaurants even better this time and so was that new café o tasco a good addition to the regular haunts. See you again in April 2015 and best wishes to Ricardo and all the team.
Apr 2014
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Dream OLD TOWN Ocean front villa Funchal Private terraces
average rating of 4.9 based on 32 reviews

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: Sep 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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Fabulous location and property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 12 days. The property was well located, we could walk to the restaurants and shops and we used buses to travel around further afield. Great views from the house, and relaxing on the balconies was lovely, we were able to watch the shipping in and out of the harbour. Everything we needed was in the house, and we enjoyed our meals in the balcony in the evening watching the lights in Funchal.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at Casa Mar, many thanks for taking the time to let us know and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes Cristina
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and comfortable villa. Great location with sea views. Everything we could possibly need was provided. Also a nice welcome pack which was much appreciated. We will be back. Thank you

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you liked Casa Mar, and that you want to return is perfect. Next time you have to catch the Flower Festival as well. Looking forward to seeing you again, best wishes Cristina.
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Heaven by the sea

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous! From the start of the booking process and arranging transport it was so easy. Cristina was very quick to respond to any question, nothing was too much trouble.

The villa surpassed all our expectations and was clean and beautifully maintained. Every imaginable need was catered for and the beds and pillows were supremely comfortable. The views from the balconies were magnificent and a joy to behold. The local restaurants were excellent and there was lots of information in the villa about the area.

I and my friends would highly recommend this property and hope to return one day

Thank you Cristina for everything

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review, thank you so much for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your stay, it really means the world to us. We hope you return to stay with us again very soon, best wishes, Cristina.
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Great seafront holiday

  • 5 of 5

Superb stay in this house. The owner was very fast in replying all our emails and questions so booking was easy. We had a good airport transfer to and from the airport, we wouldn´t like to drive on these tiny steep roads. The views that casa mar has towards the Funchal harbour and sea are quite simply breathtaking, all rooms were full of light and had such good views it was diffiuclt to choose which of the three bedrooms to stay in. We ended up sleeping in the top bedroom which is like staying in the clouds above the sea. There was work going on in the house next door but this did not bother us too much and they finished at 5 so nothing major. Loved walking to the old town tapas bars and restaurants, Armazem do sal was superb and we also had a good meal at Forte. We will come back in the autumn and stay here again if its available, and we vowed to try a levada walk next time!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Casa Mar is in the most perfect position for sea and harbour views, but only

walking distance for a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants.

The property was clean, comfortable and well equipped to a high standard and

the layout on three levels gave an air of spaciousness with sea views from every room.

From the moment that we were picked up from the airport, to the day that we left, we received excellent service and helpful advice.

Recommending holiday properties can be a risky business, but it would be

impossible not to recommend Casa Mar, hence our return in 2015.

The walk back up the hill could be tiring at the end of a day, but there were

always taxis available if needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 above 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 old 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.

Ski: We have 7 other fabulous seafront holiday rentals properties in the Old Town of Funchal.


Rates & Availability

Funchal Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Festive Season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Jan 7 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Festive Season
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Jan 7 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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
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We can provide a baby cot and high chair if needed for free. We have no baby security gates.

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Funchal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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 luxurious 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Full Sea View, Terrace, Mosquito Nets on Bed, large Closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Full Sea View, Terrace, Mosquito Nets on Beds, large closets
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Full Sea View, Terrace, Mosquito Nets on the Bed, 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • 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 ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Very comfortable and elegant interiors, just perfect for Madeira´s warm climate. Everything is carefully chosen to provide the best holiday possible in style. Plenty of outdoor furniture including sofa, sun loungers, hammock and dining table and chairs to make the most of Madeira´s lovely 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 although we do have nice solid banisters for good support. The house is well maintained to a high standard, 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, fully of charming details and elegant touches throughout the house. A dream vacation in the prefect setting.

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