About the property
- Apartment861 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Dream oasis in central Funchal w terraces and pool, by Old Town and seaside
THE best location in Madeira. Fantastic sea views in a picturesque area in historic Funchal. Two super cool apartments, great decoration in a charming area of Funchal with swimming pool, tropical garden, barbecue and terrace. Ideally located by the old town of Funchal near the restaurants and shops, but away from their noise and traffic. Authentic old neighbourhood with little cafés, bakery and an excellent warm climate. Lots of space outside with sunbeds, banana trees and seaviews.The flats each have terraces with barbecues, (wood & coal supplied). Swimming pool is only shared by 2 cottages (a luxury in central Funchal!). Enjoy living outdoor life all year round due to the great climate. Cottages are full of light and equipped to make the most of the great climate for a short or long stays. Perfect area near Funchal city centre (historic old quarter) and sea within walking distance (10min walking).
We provide a welcome pack, bathroom amenities and quality white cotton bedlinen and towels. Not a luxury hotel or package holiday, its a relaxed homely atmosphere for the young at heart who love seaviews and a tropical enviroment, enjoy local food and cooking at home as well as out (so many great restaurants down the road, we´ll tell you which we like the most). Large living room with views, fully equipped Kitchenette including stove, fridge, microwave, new TV. with cable and free internet. Bathroom with bath/shower.
Property manager nearby to help with anything you need during your stay.
Great base to explore all of Madeira be it levada and mountain walks, Swimming & visiting gardens: The cottage is the ideal base to explore the beautiful island of Madeira, Culture and music is all walking distance, go to the concerts in the Teatro or the cafes with live music in town. Palheiro Golf is just 10min away and Santo da Serra Golf is 25min away. Madeira is a walkers paradise and from here you can reach the mountains and discover the Levada trails. A bus stop is just 10 metres below the house, and the main road to the airport is very easy to catch.
We have 8 other fabulous seafront holiday rentals properties in the Old Town of Funchal and Lisbon, see our website for information on 1, 2 and 3 bedroom dream villas: www.funchalcottages.co.uk
Experience you can trust: Our cottages have excellent feedback from guests who are now good friends and return each year some for months at a time.
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)
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- May 21, 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.
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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.
Lovely poolside cottage with fantastic views
We had a wonderful time in the Pool Cottage. The apartment was well-equipped, with a well-stocked kitchen and lots of personal touches. The pool area was lovely, with a nice tropical garden and fantastic views over the old town - we had breakfast outside every morning, checking which cruise ships were in. The owner, Cristina, was friendly and helpful, arranging our airport pick-up, providing a starter-pack of goodies, and even dropped off a bottle of fizz for my birthday!
Pool Cottage is well-located - it's in a quiet area, but a short walk down to the numerous bars and restaurants of the old town. It's a slightly more challenging walk on the way back up, but that's pretty much unavoidable in Funchal. We also did a couple of trips - dolphin-watching on the Sea Born catamaran was a particular highlight. Take your swimming costume for a dip beneath the sea cliffs.
We had a great time in Funchal and hope to visit again.
Perfect madeira holiday
Loved the Location in town, great sea views and pool. Relaxing holiday with great service, Painters Cottage a dream and Madeira is an absolute gem to visit.
Perfect base to explore the delights of Funcha
This was our first visit to Funchal and our first family holiday, following the birth of our daughter last October.
We chose Madeira given the mid-summer heat of the Med. And we're so glad we did. Funchal was in the mid 20s, with plenty of sunshine . Plus, there was so much to do and see.
Pool Cottage was a perfect base;
- Huge windows allowed the light to flood into the property
- Beautiful tropical gardens surrounded a lovely cool pool
- Very close to the old town to make for a really authentic stay
- Loved having a BBQ to cook delicious fresh fish purchased in the market
A great property in a great city, that I'd highly recommend.
Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Im so glad you liked Pool Cottage and Funchal and it was lovely to meet you all. Have a superb summer, all the best Cristina
Lovely time in Painters Cottage, we have booked to return in october. Stunning views from terrace, central location for buzzing old town and perfect to have a pool.
Madeira heavenly stay
The perfect Madeira holiday, this house has it all: Seaview terrace, swimming pool, banana tree tropical garden (glorious scented jasmine) very nice owner that showed us around and provided fresh flowers and a welcome pack with a good Portuguese wine, fruit and breakfast things. We were given excellent tips on were to eat locally and loved the location that was not too noisy downtown but just the right distance for us to walk to the restaurants and sea. Will be back for sure to stay here.
Many thanks for your lovely comments, it was so nice to meet you and I hope to see you again soon. All the best Cristina
we love the pool cottage!
We stayed two weeks in the lovely Pool Cottage and had a very good time. The cottage is clean and everything, the furniture, the accessories, the paintings,... is so nice, that you feel like home and relaxed when you come in. There is everything you need, the pool in front of the window, sunbeds, seats and a table, a barbecue and the seaview, when it´s a sunny day. And a cosy couch, a bath tub, a kitchen with everything you need and the big windows which make you feel like sitting outside when you´re sitting inside when it´s a rainy day. We had sunny and rainy days and we enjoyed both.
Thank you Cristina for everything! We had a wonderful stay and when we visit Madeira another time we´ll come back.
Best wishes for you and everybody who cares about the pool cottage.
Greetings from Cologne
Alessandro & Julia
Dear Alessandro and Julia, Thank you so much for your lovely review it was such a pleasure to meet you both and Im so happy you enjoyed your stay at the Pool Cottage. We hope you return again very soon, best wishes Cristina
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)