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Spacious Madeira stylish. Special adult lounge. Seaside 15' walk.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
6 nights


São Martinho Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

Spacious house vintage style, TV, WIFI, garage. The house is 15 min walking from new LIDO, the main seaside of the island.

ADULTS ONLY. Please DO NOT require in other cases (no exception is made for children or students). Elderly are welcome.

All included except mandatory weekly cleaning. Standard price covers 3 guests. See rules & conditions.


The standard rate cover 3 persons. Only for quiet respectful adult people. No parties, no pets, not smoking inside.

Only the registered persons can use the flat.

Please describe yourself & group at the inquiry : the data for registration include for all guests : names, ages, nationality, living country, ID number. May we ask to have the scan of the main's guest identity card.

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

Thank you for your kind collaboration.

EXTRA-COSTS : Rate basis = 3 persons. Extra (upon max. 6 persons) charge of 15€/night per extra pers in cash at the entrance. One day weekly clean at 35€ (after a week). Warrancy deposit in cash may be changed to be proportional to length of stay and number of guests.

Cleaning : Weekly cleaning is provided by a professional. A deep clean is done which includes preparing the beds the day before entrance included. During your stay, the cleaning will be at your charge. It includes washing-ironing). Rate 35€/week to be payd on hand by hand basis and not included in owner bill. Housekeeper lady very reliable.

Attention : the contract does not include any insurances covering 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 in cash and you will receive an bill for your insurance.

We are at a noble urban touristical area, very best location at Madeira Island, Beautifull view. Very best microclimate & facilities. Hight walls around for privacy and quietness. Located equidistant (1 km, walkable) from the historic center of Funchal and the seaside (Lido). In front of a tropical garden. Privacy is guaranteed by the higt wals around the house. 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 : shops open late even on weekends, guided tours (8 person comfortable cars or buses), spas, restaurants, caterers, diving lessons, first 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 for a short or long stay.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Manuel F.
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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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, facilities and activities very near. 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 (>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, fresh 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. 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Spacious Madeira stylish. Special adult lounge. Seaside 15' walk.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 14 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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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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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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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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Beautiful and well-maintained accommodation. / Schöne und gepflegte Unterkunft.

  • 4 of 5

Contact with Manuel the owner was very good.

Responses to my emails were always very fast.

In the house Alfredo has very warmly welcomed us.

Alfredo is a very friendly and helpful person.

He showed us everything in the house and the grounds.

Then he showed us by car, shops and the harbor and downtown Funchal.

We have explored the city easily on foot.

The house is very well suited for groups of 5-6 people.

It also corresponds to the description as the extensive facilities.

There is nothing to complain about.

A busy road passes in front of the house.

For the city location that is certainly not unusual.

We did not bother but noise sensitive people should know that.

I can Manuel, Alfredo and the house Recommend and would book again for 5-6 people.

The island of Madeira and Funchal, we certainly visit again.


Der Kontakt zu Manuel dem Vermieter war sehr gut.

Antworten auf meine emails kamen immer sehr schnell.

Im Haus hat uns Alfredo sehr freundlich empfangen.

Alfredo ist ein sehr freundlicher und hilfsbereiter Mensch.

Er hat uns alles im Haus und dem Grundstück gezeigt.

Danach hat er uns mit dem Auto Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, sowie den Hafen und die Innenstadt von Funchal gezeigt.

Wir haben die Stadt problemlos zu Fuß erkundet.

Das Haus ist für Gruppen von 5-6 Personen sehr gut geeignet.

Es entspricht ebenso der Beschreibung wie die umfangreiche Ausstattung.

Es gibt nichts auszusetzen.

Eine stark befahrene Straße geht vor dem Haus vorbei.

Für die Stadtlage ist das sicher nicht ungewöhnlich.

Uns hat das nicht weiter gestört aber Lärmempfindliche Leute sollten das wissen.

Ich kann Manuel, Alfredo und das Haus weiterempfehlen und würde es für 5-6 Personen wieder buchen.

Die Insel Madeira und Funchal besuchen wir sicher nochmal.


  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to share our nice house with nice people. We give a lot of time to share photos, information, communicating. We offer you all our best, not more than that. Be friendly when you are welcomed as a friend. Do not disappoint our huge efforts to offer you a gorgeous cocoon with unreasonable demands What location do you prefer ? rural or urban ? house or building ? isolated or near all ? it's up to you to know what suits you. As an adult, with the advantages and the disadvantages. If you are not this kind of people, please do not require.
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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. Easy link to all over the city and the Island. Walkable distance from city centrum and sea.

what to do :

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 near

Option private day tour day with 6 places Mercedes

Rates & Availability

São Martinho Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,387
Week clean 35€ $1

- Rates are subject to changes until reservation is confirmed.
- Standard rates covers 3 guests. Extra-guests pay 10€/day per person.
- All included except mandatory weekly cleaning : 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 refundable at check out after 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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São Martinho Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • 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).

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