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Special choice with VIP lounge. Seaside & city 15' walk. STYLE & Great LOCATION

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 300 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 21 nights


About the property

Noble urban area near Funchal & sea. 300m2, Garden/Terraces. Special lounge

Legal establishment of tourist stay service managed by the owner.

Spacious colonial style house, elegant vintage decor, fully equipped TV, WIFI, garage. Linen available.

The house is 15 min walking from new LIDO, the main seaside & sea-pool of the island and same distance of the centrum. NO private swimming pool.

NOT suitable for children under 16 YO or young groups. Adults and elderly (attention : stairs) are welcome. GF.

All included up to 3 guests except mandatory weekly cleaning. Standard price covers 3 guests. For extra guests suplement costs, please see rules & conditions.


The standard quote cover 3 persons.

Only for quiet respectful adult people. No parties, no pets, not smoking inside please.

Only the registered guests can stay in the villa.

Please describe yourself & group at the inquiry : the data for registration include for all guests : names, dates of birth, residence country, ID number, copy of all passports or IDs. (legal registration)

In case of long stays, please send the name & address of your employer.

Thank you for your kind collaboration.

EXTRA-COSTS are priced when you send the group description, to pay at check in for guests after 3 upon 6 max.

One mandatory weekly clean is to pay in hands to the housekeeper lady.

The rent payment is linked to approval and blocking the calendar at your name

The basis of extra-cost (may change until rent approval) is 15€/extra-guest per night, 35€ for each weekly cleaning and final cleaning to pay in hands to the technicien lady.

The refundable deposit stays in Homeaway/VRBO bank and is refunded as usual assuming the goods are given back in good shape.

Cleaning : The house is deeply cleaned and prepared just before you arrive by a reliable professional. During your stay, the cleaning cost is at your charge. It includes washing-ironing. This is not included in owner's bill.

Attention :

The house is provided with all legal anti fire tools.

The contract does not provide insurances covering the guests. You are asked to to have YOUR OWN INSURANCES covering health and the accidents for yourself or these you could cause to others or to the property. You must pay for those immediately and will get the invoice to your insurance.

We are located at a noble urban touristical area, one of best location at Madeira Island, Beautifull view over a parc and panoramic view of the city. Very best microclimate & facilities. Hight walls around the villa for privacy. Located equidistant (1 km, walkable) from the historic center of Funchal and the seaside (Lido). In front of a tropical garden. Double glazing at all windows. Hit available if necessary.

Private garage. Easy connections to everywhere in the Island. Car, motos/scooters/quads are rented 15 min far. Taxis and buses near.

All commodities : supermarkets open late even on weekends, guided tours (8 person comfortable cars or buses), spas, restaurants, caterers, diving lessons, first paragliding flights, dolphins watching, etc.

Eco-frendly : solar heating for water.

The house has its origin in the 1930s and has always belonged to the same family. It was completely rebuilt keeping its typical island style for best comfort. It is richly decorated and furnished with authentic vintage vibe.

Fully equipped +++, well maintained, always fresh and clean, it is ready for a family gorgeous stay for a short or long rent.

More Details

Property Manager
Manuel F.
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Manuel F.

I was born in this house built by my parents, but it had to be rebuilt in 2002 to accommodate the modern comfort. I lived and worked abroad a long time. Now I want to give a new life to this house which I like a lot.

Manuel F. purchased this villa in 1936

Why Manuel F. chose Funchal

Confort, hygiene, autenticity, just enough luxury, near all facilities and activities. Transports. Personalised warm and efficient support.

Feeling at home from the first moment.

If you plan a long stay in Madeira you have here a very best location. Special conditions are then négociable (over 3 months).

new from April 2016 :

What makes this villa unique

You have both : easy connections but also flowers & palm trees at view. Sunny terrace. Many confortable environments inside and outside to enjoy from.

Easy to reach the sea, the walking promenade, levadas or other activities. Typical Take away 5 min by car wish fresh food and low prices. High level or not expensive restaurants nearby. BBQ.

An unique game-loundge (feel like a private club) to play billard or kicker, relax, watch a movie on the large flat TV, play social games, play the piano if you are a musicien. Or just stay in the garden looking at the starry sky and the city lights.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our visitors came from Canada with them legendary good mood. A friendly family, communicating easily, respectful of people and the house. I had the impression to receive old friends. It will be a pleasure to welcome them again in the future. I recommend them warmly as guests.
Dec 2015
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São Martinho Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , FLAT SHOWER OUTSIDE
  • Tree excellent showers, sun energy based. MUST BE USED SEQUENTIALLY. Twoo bathrooms with shower and bath, one complete bathroom outside with flat shower and one downstairs with only WC and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , One single bed-matrass in the room or one single little bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • little sofa-bed is in the game lounge 1,75 m long if absolutely necessary
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Semi-professional billiard pool. (NOT a swimming pool !!!) Electric semi-professional piano. High level of support. Special services : very good prices to a 6 to 8 place Mercedes taxi for aeroport or tours (ask contact) All time support is given to all questions, about the house, the activities or even personnal problems like health problems. Typical home made meal possible (ask 2 days before).


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Special choice with VIP lounge. Seaside & city 15' walk. STYLE & Great LOCATION
average rating of 4.9 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed here for 4 weeks in January/February and the weather was very good. We found it to be in an excellent location for any activity, within a reasonable walk to Funchal centre, the sea front, the local shops and restaurants. Everything about the villa exudes luxury and comfort. It was extremely well equipped and we really loved the room downstairs, especially the pool table! There was always a quiet spot to be found inside or outside where one could completely relax. We enjoyed eating breakfast outside, by the BBQ, nearly every day!

The owner's relative who showed us round the villa and it's surroundings by car on arrival was extremely helpful, and the weekly cleaner was incredibly good. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kan trygt anbefales

  • 5 of 5

Kommunikasjonen har vært god med rask respons hele veien. Verten har vært genuint interessert i at vi skulle trives i huset og forøvrig gitt gode tips om området. Huset er perfekt plassert mellom sentrum og lokalt sentrum(badeområdet ) Verten organiserte henting til - og fra flyplassen og vi fikk og vel fremme fikk vi en god omvisning av huset. Huset var velholdt , rent og ryddig. Personlig syntes jeg det fremstod bedre i virkeligheten enn på bildene og kjøkkenet hadde alt tenkelig utstyr og huset har mye plass. En annen fin ting var muren rundt hele huset med egen dør inn til hagen/gårdsplassen. Dette utgjorde en god trygghetsfølelse Vi trivdes godt ute ved den lune grillplassen. Verten har vært fantastisk hele veien og vi anbefaler dette stedet på det varmeste.Christian

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice people !!! Christian S. and his family are completely commendable guests. They are very respectful of the house and left it in an impeccable state. They communicate very well, we exchanged when necessary very friendly e-mails and phone calls. They also cooperated very positively when we had a little problem with the alarm. Thank you Christian for all that and for this very kind review. We all are happy you have good memories of your stay To make it simple : Everybody liked this guests very much and would welcome them again in the future with great joy :) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Automatic translation, of their review : "Can be safely recommended ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The communication has been good with quick response throughout. The host has been genuinely interested that we should thrive in the house and in general provided good tips about the area. The house is perfectly positioned between the center and local center (swimming area) host organized pickup to - and from the airport and we got up and once you have arrived we got a great tour of the house. The house was well maintained, clean and tidy. Personally I thought it appeared better in reality than in the pictures and the kitchen had all equipment and the house has a lot of space. Another nice thing was the wall around the house with its own door into the garden / courtyard. This amounted to a good sense of security, we were doing well out of the sheltered barbecue area. The host has been fantastic throughout and we highly recommend this place on the varmeste.Christian"
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A Luxurious traditional property well maintained

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Manuel for allowing my family the use of your beautiful home. From the moment we enquired about the property to the moment we finished the holiday you looked after us nothing was to much you kept in touch every step of the way even to the point of organising the transport from the airport. We were met by Alfredo when we arrived at the house who is a warm and friendly person, he showed us around the property and also took us for a tour of Funchal and explained were all the local amenities were situated. The pictures on the booking site do not convey the warmth and homeliness you get when you arrive at this Luxury house it had everything we needed to have a brilliant relaxed holiday the basement lounge was a lot larger than the pictures convey and we made good use of the snooker table. The property is in a excellent location and my 82 year old farther in law had no problems walking to the local restaurants and into Funchal centre. I would recommend this property to anybody wanting a relaxing peaceful holiday. Once again Manuel a big thank you.

Kind Regards

The Salt Family

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dear Mark for this generous return. It rewards the effort of all of us to give you our best. This is pure joy :) It's a treat to have guests like you who share our home with sensitivity. I sincerely hope you will come back with your family. Warmly yours Manuel Manuel
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Witham, Essex

Magnificent hosting - magnificent accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

You will struggle to find a more accommodating host than Manuel, who owns the property. Every single query we raised prior to traveling to Funchal was met with a prompt, positive and cheerful response. His representatives on the island do him prod as well, and I absolutely assure you that they will all move Heaven and Earth to ensure that your break goes without the slightest hitch.

The house is excellent, and in a very convenient location for the city - everything is either walkable, or just a very short cab ride away. (If you intend staying in and around Funchal there is no need to rent a car, but one may be useful if you intend travelling further afield).

The house itself is spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean. There is a small supermarket within a few minutes stroll, and there is everything that you could possibly want within a short walk, including some super bars and restaurants.

Probably not suitable for the youngsters, but a wonderful home from home for the adults.

Thank you very, very much for looking after us.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Roy, your writer's talent equals that of your analyst talent :) You were very sensitive to our team and I thank you for it warmly. Your messages bring all of us a lot of enjoyment. Please come back again, you will be welcomed the with open arms. Thank you for all and for having been happy in the house and at Madeira ! Manuel
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Amazing location and great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Five of us arrived in Funchal at 6:00PM Christmas Eve, a time when many people are home with their families, but true to his word, Manuel (the owner) had arranged for us to be picked up at the airport and driven to his home. When we arrived we were greeted by Carla who showed us the house, explained any details we needed to know and had cooked a wonderful welcome pork traditional dish for us to sample. Delicious!! Because we were arriving late on Christmas Eve we were concern about things not being open, such as grocery stores and restaurants, however Manuel suggested we send him a list of items we anticipated we would need and he would ensure that they would be there. He also suggested several restaurants that would be open on Christmas Day. Warm and helpful hospitality like this always makes a holiday that much more special.

Regarding the rental property itself, it was perfect for us. Large and spacious enough so that the five of us were not in each others way. Lot's of places both inside and outside where one could sit and relax and enjoy a coffee or glass of wine. It was spotlessly clean and the kitchen was well-equipped with all the required utensils for cooking. The pictures of the place that were posted on VRBO are an accurate representation, so there are no surprises.

The biggest plus for us for this property is the location location location. Two members of our party are in their 70's and we were concern about being close enough to walk to things. This property could not be better located. Within walking distance to many restaurants, stores, the waterfront, the old town, the Lido, ....everything was within a 15 minute walk. Even the convenient hop-on/hop-off tour bus stopped within a minute from the house.

I would stay here again anytime and highly recommend anyone to consider the Villa Magnolia as their destination home away from home in Madeira."

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our "meeting" realized maybe a rare moment when both partners gave the best of themselves and created harmony. Thank you for having been happy at our home, thank you for making us happy in our turn by testifying all you appreciated to receive during your stay. We would like to keep sharing it with you. Come back, you will be welcomed with open arms.
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Agoura, California USA

A Fabulous Week!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and another couple spent a wonderful week at this house in September 2015. From the initial contact with Manuel via VRBO, and the thorough orientation from his cousin Alfredo about the house and Funchal upon arrival, right through our post-departure communications, our hosts could not have been more responsive, warmer or more helpful. The description and pictures on the VRBO site are very accurate. The house is roomy, well-equipped (including a washing machine and modern bathrooms), spotlessly clean and centrally located. It is in the center of Funchal, but is very private thanks to the walls all around the house. We enjoyed our breakfasts and cocktail hours outside on the upper patio every day. We rented a car (and by informing Manuel of this ahead of time, we were able to park the car in the garage), and explored a different part of this hilly and lovely island each day. The cable car up to Monte offered great views of the city, and at the top, we thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful botanical gardens. Some of us took an excellent Levada walk one day. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to enjoy the enchantment of Madeira.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dears Joan and Jack Thank you infinitely for letting us know you enjoyed your stay in the villa ! You are hosts such as we dream to have, easy communicating, respectful and taking advantage of each little recesses and ressources of the house as at your own home. This give all of us a great pleasure and value the efforts our " small team " makes to welcome you with charm, warmth and comfort. We would be really happy to welcome you again or to recommend you to other hosts ! Sincerely Manuel
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Rates & Availability

São Martinho Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Renata & son
Apr 13 2017 - May 4 2017
21 night minimum stay
Summer rate
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
christmas rate
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 6 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,088
final cleaning $76

- Rates are subject to changes until reservation is confirmed.
- Standard rates covers 3 guests. Extra-guests pay 15€/night per person to pay at check-in. Only registered guests can stay in the house.
- All included except mandatory weekly cleaning during stay, with washing/ironing/change of linen : 35€ to pay directly at the housekeeper lady.
- Only the nominated guests (names, ages, country of birth, residence, ID number, raison of the stay) can stay in the house
- Warranty deposit is kept by the Site and is refundable as usual after your stay and visit of the place. In case of accident, we will make the repair and give you the invoice for your private insurance.
2) Policy payment and cancellation varies with the period and length of stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Jardim Botânico da Madeira
Mercado dos lavradores
Madeiran fish market
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
aeroporto do funchal
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nicolas (at corner). Many
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
porto do Funchal para o Porto Santo
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Golf do Palheiro
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
rapid road
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Restaurante Casa da Penha Beco da Ataide, 1
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
praia do LIDO
Car: not necessary

URBAN area, in front of a tropical public park. Transit increase in rush hours. Quiet during the night. Hight walls around the house keep the intimacy. Easy link to all over the city and the Island. Walkable distance from city centrum and sea.

what to do around :

Walkable distance :

You are near Raid's Palace, a noble touristic sourounding.

You have a wide choice of typical or international restaurants. Typical dishes are meat (ESPETADA), fish (ESPADA, unique!!!), fresh Tuna, portuguese BACALHAU, MILHO : special white Korn flour cooked or fried.

Walkers : 3 min away :

Green parc in front of the house.

Walking promenade : along the boards the sea, stopping for a drink or eat. (Qsba is an excellent place)

At 15 min walking you have the noble touristic zone with SUPERMARKT PINGO DOCE, BEACH OF LIDO, DEPARTURES FOR ALL THE ACTIVITIES and excursions covering the whole island. ALL FACILITIES (rent a car, bank, pharmacy, etc.)

The BUS and TAXI stops are very near the house.

You can use a Mercedes 6 places taxi for a private day tour (ask contact to owner)

Departures for all activities 15 min far

Option private day tour day with 6 places Mercedes


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