About the property
- Apartment753 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Dream oasis in central Funchal w terraces and pool, by Old Town and seaside
Super charming seaview 1 bedroom flat in downtown old Funchal. Large private balcony overlooking bay of Funchal, wonderful view of sea, with private barbecue, deck chairs, dining area & hammock. Light filled living room with French doors opening onto the veranda, comfortable decoration. Kitchenette including stove, fridge, microwave. Modern TV with satellite and cable. Peaceful bedroom with a nice sea view and en-suite bathroom with WC, bath/shower and sea view.
Located on the first floor above pool cottage it is entirely private and individual, it has a side entrance so you don´t have to pass any other property. Around the garden you can use the herbs growing there and relax by the banana trees on the lounge chairs around pool.
Funchal city centre and sea 5-10min walking distance Bus stop 20meters away. Weekly garden, pool and cleaning with changeover of linen and towels. Cottage is very charming. Property manager nearby offers full support.
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- within a few hours
- English, Spanish, Portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Cristina Abreu
We have 8 fabulous seaside villas in the old town Funchal (and a super cute one in Lisbon). Alongside this we launched the award winning publisher Funchal-Publications that has several travel books. This complement of books, history & local knowledge is something we like to pass on to our guests through the houses. We love restoring old houses, food (we keep updating our recommendations for you on where to eat and what to do). Golf is also a biggie for all the family, and playing at Santo da Serra is heaven on earth (even when its foggy and raining).
Cristina Abreu purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why Cristina Abreu chose Municipality of Funchal
Mix of tropical plants, seaviews and elegant decoration with space all just by the sea and best part of downtown Funchal. This is where you get to experience what living in Madeira is really about, warm climate year round, a chilled out attitude and friendly people. Nice being close to the restaurants of the old town and popping into the market to buy flowers and fish on foot. The area is warm and safe, unspoilt, with old houses lining the streets with flower trees. Away from the bustle and noise of the touristic areas.
What makes this Apartment unique
Location, location, location. Seaviews, friendly neighborhood, warm climate, the tropical fruits in the grocery up the road, great wine for under 5euros...I could go on and on. The best feature is the proximity to the sea and the old town of Funchal. Its full of authentic character not at all touristy and we enjoy great warm climate year round.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Just the holiday we needed!
Amazing place with the best views from our large balcony. Cristina was an excellent host, we had a welcome pack with wine, fruit, bread, coffee, milk and bananas from the garden, she was waiting for us when we arrived in the evening - it was great to have a friendly face waiting for us even at a late hour. We felt immediately at home - the house was clean, stylish and very comfortable. loved the location in town near everything (short steep hill up, but fine for the amazing views of funchal harbour, great to relax on the balcony watching the ships arriving and leaving funchal harbour with some Douro wine). The old town is amazing and really the only place you want to stay in with lots of restaurants and cafes. We enjoyed the rich local atmosphere of the bakery up the road (custard tarts to die for) and Vandas coffee shop at the end of the street was the authentic Portuguese hang out. It was such a bonus (an essential one) to have the swimming pool as we could sunbathe and swim after our walks. Forte restaurant down the road was great for my birthday, highly recommended.
Perfect stay, hope to return again
What a lovely house to rent.
Nice view and a quiet location near the center.
All required amenities are provided
Pool, Views, Charm - Perfect!
First of all obrigado for a lovely and relaxing stay. The photos are great but Im glad to say the views, cottage and location are even better in reality. Nice welcome pack waiting for us, strong internet and TV with lots of English channels. Sunny and large terrace just for us with excellent views of the port, we had barbecues and ate out as lots of nice places down the road. Madeira is filled with things to do, we rode mountain bikes, did a jeep tour, had a surf lesson and swam in the ocean. A brilliant fun holiday, with the luxury of a pool at home in central Funchal. Highly recommended.
Thank you for being such lovely guests, Im so pleased you liked the cottage and Im in awe of all the exciting things you did whilst in Madeira. Looking forward to seeing you again soon, all the best Cristina
A real piece of Madeira
Painters cottage is located a short but steep walk from the old town of Funchal so you can take your time walking back or take one of the many taxis. The fitness benefits are almost immediately apparent! The property is very clean and well maintained but some of the appliances are a little old however work perfectly well. The crowning glory of this cottage is the private terrace which has a fantastic view over Funchal and the harbour, perfect for watching the sun set whilst sipping an evening drink. There is also a lovely pool and terrace which is shared with the cottage below. Cristina met us and was very helpful. The welcome pack was extremely useful and comprehensive as we arrived on a Saturday afternoon. How good was it? Well, we've already booked for next year.
Thank you so much for staying and for booking again next year (there will be an upgrade in appliances :-) Very best wishes Cristina
Very special accommodation!
My husband and I recently spent 10 days at the Painters Cottage while visiting Madeira. I had researched several properties and fell in love with this cottage as it was represented online. So we ended up booking our vacation based on its availability. So expectations were high. And it did not disappoint! It was exactly what we were looking for. Loved the fact that it was so full of light. And the view from the large balcony was stunning...we ate all of our breakfasts and some lunches there, bought our food at the bakery and grocery a couple of blocks away. Very much enjoyed the location in the Old Town, not so full of tourists, yet close enough to walk to the beautiful restaurant area. Cristina was a wonderful hostess, promptly replaced our bedroom fan when it stopped working, even brought up a bottle of champagne when she heard us celebrating my birthday late one evening. So sweet. Became friends with Kristoff in the Pool Cottage below and shared some pool time and dinners together. Nothing that I would change about the place. Absolutely lovely!
A Great Place To stay.
Painter's Cottage proved to be a real winner. The positive experience started as soon as we enquired about the property , Cristina answered e-mails promptly and the arrangement for payment were very straightforward. Upon arrival at the airport we were met by taxi and taken to the apartment where Cristina was on hand to explain everything , there was also a welcome pack of food and a bottle of wine. The apartment is well appointed, very clean and furnished to a high standard, the location is excellent with lovely views over Funchal and its harbour. The apartment is located outside the main tourist area, there are local bars and restaurants, the old town is 10/15 mins walk away, busy but still very pleasant. There is so much to do in Funchal and on Maderia generally. After a day out it was lovely to return and have a swim in the pool and to relax on the poolside for a while.You would have to look very hard to find negatives and we did not find any with the apartment or its location. There were a fair number of mosquitoes about but there are 'weapons' in the flat to keep them at bay and the area does seem to contain a number of noisy dogs, however nether of these detracted from out stay and we will be heading for Painter's Cottage again.
Seaside property in Funchal with swimming pool, garden and sea views. Old town 5-10 min walk down the hill. The cottage is located in a charming residential area of Funchal, surrounded by traditional houses with gardens, calm with great seaviews. Funchal market is down the road walking distance as is the old town with all the restaurants, cable car and shops. You are in the center of Funchal yet away from the noise and touristic bustle. Bus stop within 20 metres of front door that can take you all over the island and town. This part of Funchal is the best place to stay as its warm & sunny most of the year with mild weather, yet just 15min drive or bus will take you to the lush green mountains where you can walk in the forests or visit many gardens. Just down the road is the marina of Funchal, there is wealth of choice of boat rides for you to see whales & dolphins or for a refreshing swim in Madeira´s warm waters. At night its a very safe place, everyone walks to the restaurants down the road in the old town (sharp hill) - ideal for fresh fish & wine. Its a beautiful traditional part of Funchal, with lovely olf houses and gardens, the sea is always in the background and you can enjoy watching the cruise ships arrive and leave just in front. Friendly area with delcious bakery and cafe you can walk to, the tiny grocer has local fruit and vegetables all full of flavour. Great base for Levada Walking, hiking, golf, visiting gardens, diving, bird watching and discoving the charm of Madeira Delicious restaurants walking distance down the road in the old town, O Tasco, O Forte and Gaviao Novo to name just a few.. Golf: Palheiro 5min drive away, Santo da Serra golf 25min away.
Rates & Availability
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Includes weekly cleaning, full support with our property manager during your stay We answer ALL requests within 3 hours of receiving them, even if we don´t have availability. So if you have not heard back from us by that time please check your SPAM/Junk folders or re-send your email as their may be a problem, you can also call us for immediate availability. +351964020726 (Cristina Abreu)