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OLD TOWN tropical house w Pool, seaview balcony - Pool Cottage

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Pool Cottage

Bright spacious 1 bedroom flat in a charming central area of Funchal (5-10min walk). Beautiful seaviews of the bay of Funchal just in front. Sunny pool and sunbathing area, very calm. Large living room w/ equipped Kitchenette, Cable TV & free internet. Spacious sunny bedroom with twin beds and French windows. Bathroom with WC, bath/shower. Blinds in the living room and curtains in the bedroom for extra privacy. Pool is shared with Painters Cottage, but it is very private most of the day and totally private in the evenings. Enjoy seaview BBQ by the pool in your private al fresco dining area. Pool Cottage has beautiful artwork and watercolors. Sunbathing chairs & outdoor sofas make sure you enjoy sunshine, outside dining area with seaviews is perfect for enjoying warm climate all year. Perfect location by sea and Old Town.

Bus stop nearby. Property manager offers day & night assistance. Cottage is very comfortable with elegant decor, a favourite with repeat guests

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About the property

Funchal Old Town Cottages

THE location in Madeira. Fantastic sea views in a picturesque area. Two super cool apartments, great decoration in a charming area of Funchal with swimming pool, garden, barbecue and terrace. 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 (what 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. Its 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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Property Manager
Cristina Abreu
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

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 cottage in 2010

Why Cristina Abreu chose Madeira

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 cottage 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Christina

Just a quick email to say what a wonderful time we had in Madeira. The cottage was everything we could ask for. I would recommend it to anyone wishing to visit.

Kind regards
Jun 2014
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Notes

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)


Amenities

Funchal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Have fun Enjoy the Pool
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • Spacious bedroom with natural daylight shining from window and French doors looking onto the pool, twin beds. Light clean decoration. Quality bedlinen and towels provided. Beautiful restful bedroom. The windows and doors have mosquito nets.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Perfect home for an authentic experience of Madeira, in a charming residential area of Funchal. We offer a trusted service with great reviews and many repeat guests. The area is friendly with an excellent local bakery and grocer up the road, the Funchal market is a 10min walk down the road and there are cosy seafood restaurants nearby to enjoy. Peaceful and safe area, with beautiful old houses where the sea is always in front. We are surrounded by gardens and the sea views. Ideal for walking but you can also use the buses which take you to many places including the Botanical garden. A washing machine is available, as well as an iron, ironing board and hair-dryer. Pool Cottage is equipped for short stays or stays of many months. The climate in this area of Funchal close to the sea is specially mild and sunny all year round, swimming is possible all year. Its not a luxury hotel or package holiday - its and authentic home for you in old Funchal.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Pool Cottage
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 29 reviews
5

Madeira heavenly stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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we love the pool cottage!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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A gem with a view

  • 5 of 5

We found Pool Cottage to be exactly as promised: a clean, welcoming apartment with all mod cons, a garden and a view of the harbor. The owner made us feel very welome and even provided some basics for a first meal. The recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping were very useful, and the twenty-minute trek from the old town market hall and restaurants up the hill was worth it every time. For minivan excursions around the island we can recommend Lido Tours.

Thank you for a memorable experience, Cristina.

Ursula

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ursula, Many thanks for your lovely review, it was great to meet you and Im so glad you saw Funchal all dressed up with festive lights for Christmas. We hope you return again soon, have a wonderful year. Cristina
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5

Pool with a view!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a glorious week in Funchal. We stayed in Pool Cottage and it was as lovely as the pictures promised. A comfortable, stylish and well equipped apartment with a splendid view of the harbour and the hills outside Funchal. Pool cottage is just a short walk from the city centre so we could enjoy the restaurants and bars, but in a quiet part of town, so we could feel peaceful and undisturbed when we returned. We loved the old town and the sea pool nearby. Yes, it is up a hill, but everywhere in Funchal is up a hill!!! Thank you very much Christina for making Pool Cottage so attractive and thank you also for all the helpful information you supplied in the folder. We made two long bus trips and some shorter ones. The countryside outside Funchal is amazing!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, it was great to meet you both and Im so thrilled that you captured the beauty and fun of Madeira. We hope you return soon, best wishes Cristina.
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5

Brilliant family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We rented both Painters Cottage and Pool Cottage and had a really nice easter break here. We had some exotic flowers and an unexpected welcome pack with wine and tropical fruits which was really appreciated. Pool Cottage is perfect for a couple with one child which was our case as it has lots of space, light and its comfortable without being too fussy. Good internet and everything we needed for our stay. The pool was sparkling and we enjoyed it most of the day as we got a heat wave during our stay. Outside we made the most of the barbecue we grilled some strange looking squid we bought down the road from the market. Its in a lovely setting with roses, jasmin and there is pretty view of Funchal harbour which made us want to eat in most nights to enjoy our views and space. Its a very portuguese part of Funchal without comercial hotels or places, a few colourful dogs and seedy cafes which we loved, as well as just down the road we had the famous painted doors in the old town.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely! away from the hustle and bustle of town

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Painters and Pool cottage and both are great places to stay. The view from Painters cottage is fab. We had a lovely holiday in Funchal and as with all of Funchal Cottages properties they are well looked after and a pleasure to stay in with nice little touches. Highly recommended. We stayed in Artist cottage in 2012 and can also recommend this.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Café Conde Carvalhal
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Via rapida exit 13
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Zona Velha - Old Town
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Barreirinha beach lido
Car: not necessary

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.

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