The Docks is all about location, absolute ocean front it is one of the oldest houses in Paul do Mar & has just undergone a complete restoration to create 3 stunning apartments. The emphases is on comfort & quality with each property comprising of an open plan kitchen/dining, living area, bathroom & 2 very spacious bedrooms. Everyroom has the most incredible ocean views, beautifully decorated to a very high standard & each with a slightly individual feel. Outside guests have access to their own terrace, here you can relax, have dinner or watch the amazing sunsets that Paul do mar is famous for! Each property has cable TV, free wi-fi internet, alarm & a complete guide about the facilities, the local area & things to do. Free parking by the Harbour. Great for couples, families or groups. Also see Properties 416279, 8611697, 8611699 & 8611701 in Funchal. Please Note; To complete your booking, The service fee/liability insurance must be paid through this website and then the accommodation is paid directly to us the property owners, by bank transfer or with visa, master card.
- Apartment1291 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
The Docks - Paul do Mar
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- Response time:
- within two days
- English, Portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 20, 2018
About Louise Allison
Born in Norfolk UK, i met my Husband in Australia and after getting Married in 2002 we moved to Madeira where my husband is originally from. We really enjoy living on this beautiful little Island. Our passion is renovating properties, turning something old and run down into a new stylish home to rent or sell!
Louise Allison purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Louise Allison chose Paul Do Mar
The Docks just spoke to us when we first found it in 2008. A ruin that was literally crumbling away & desperately in need of some love & attention. At one time it was the tallest stone house in Madeira & one of the first houses to be built in this little harbour village. Finally after a few years we returned to Paul do Mar & managed to locate the owner, some how it was meant to be ours, it has been a wonderful project restoring the house & bringing it back to life again.
What makes this Apartment unique
Every room in this property has amazing ocean views, it´s light, spacious & has so much character. The location next to the small harbour & beach is really unique & the scenery is beathtaking. The benefits of staying in an area like this mean you are close to nature, walking & really getting to experience what Madeira is all about. it´s also a great base to explore the rest of the Island or just chill out on the terrace by the sea. We have really focussed on things like, comfy beds & sofas, quality fixtures & fittings & fantastic showers with lots of hot water after all those Levada walks! Our philosophy is that we do not expect our guests to stay anywhere that we wouldn´t really enjoy ourselves!
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Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Excellent apartment in quiet location
ery well maintained, equipped and clean apartment in an ideal location if you like it quiet. Fantastic views over harbour and ocean.
Paul do Mar is (in December at least) a sleepy but friendly village; we really liked it. As other say, a car is absolutely essential. Only 10 minutes to supermarket and beach at Calheta. Weather in early December was generally warm (20C) and partly sunny - a great contrast to the UK!
Owners were extremely helpful from start to finish. Thoroughly recommend this apartment.
Apartment 3 is 5 star
My wife, daughter and I stayed in the apartment for 1 wk, immediately following my wife and I staying for 1 week at Louise's Apartment 3 in Funchal. Both apartments are 5 star, the descriptions and photos are accurate. Both were very well fitted out with everything we needed (quality and quantity) and clean. Both apartments are in a great location and staying in each one provided a great contrast of location (city and village), are in great location with Paul do Mar and Funchal and offered the same high standard. Louise was very helpful from the time we first contacted her all the way through to the end of stay. We can thoroughly recommend a stay in either or both.
Dear Ian, Thanks so much for taking the time to review The Docks & Number 15, we are so happy you & your family enjoyed both locations! Best Wishes, Louise.
Great place to relax, enjoy the sun and walk
The property awaited us spotless and has a very tasteful interior. We stayed for 10 days with our baby who loved his cot provided for him. It's so nice to step outside and enjoy the ocean and the steep cliff with waterfall right nextdoor. Walking up that cliff gives stunning views and you are rewarded with a barefoot path (for tired feet) and a good-value-for-really-little-money lunch in the hotel at the top. Also the outside terrace of The Docks is ideal for sundowners after a action packed day.
All in all we highly recommend this place to stay.
Richard & Sarah
Thanks so much for your review, sounds like you explored everything and really enjoyed the area, the walk up to Prazers is amazing i agree and the views are wonderful! Thanks so much for choosing The Docks, hope to see you again one day!
Beautiful apartment, delightful location
We had a lovely relaxing holiday in No 3 The Docks.
Having arrived in Paul do Mar in the dark we will never forget opening the curtains on the first morning - every window has a breathtaking view.
A beautifully restored, spotlessly clean, well-equipped apartment. It had everything we could possibly need. We have already recommended it to several friends, and hope to return.
Paul do Mar is a beautiful, peaceful fishing village with its own life - not a touristy place.
Spend a good time on Madera
The apartament is really five star offer. The kitchen ready to prepare your own meal if you want to (well equipped), living room where you can spend evenings reading and listening to the music. The terrace with beautiful evening view. And a little fishing harbour just nearby, with fishermen selling fresh espadas from their boats. The hosts are descrete and careful.
We are so glad you & your friends enjoyed The Docks & our "Five Star" accommodation, it´s always our intention with all our properties to create places that we would want to stay in ourselves, this way we feel confident that guests are going to really appreciate the quality and surroundings on offer. So glad you enjoyed the terrace & the harbour, it is a fantastic spot to watch the sunset! Thanks once again for choosing The Docks & for your lovely flowers! Happy Holidays, Louise.
Superbe appartement avec vue imprenable
Appartement chic avec magnifique vue sur la mer et le petit port de Paul Do Mar.
Beaucoup de randonnées à proximité.
Louise est une hôtesse très sympathique toujours prête à répondre à nos questions.
On regrettera simplement l'absence de machine à laver, manque qui doit être comblé lors de prochains travaux.
Bonjour et merci pour votre commentaire, je suis heureux que vous passé un bon moment sur ??les quais et apprécié la qualité de l'hébergement et de l'emplacement. Excuses qu'il n'y avait pas de machine à laver, un nouveau service de blanchisserie va être créé sous peu, ce qui fournira l'espace et facilites pour les clients de ne laver, accrocher les serviettes de bain ou magasin equippment plongée avec tuba, nous avons un excellent service de blanchisserie locale dans les environs de Arco Callheta mais comme vous l'avez dit, il est agréable d'avoir votre propre machine. Merci encore d'avoir choisi o Les Docks!
Paul do Mar is on the south west coast, famous for it´s year round warm sunny climate & beautiful sunsets it is located at the foot of the cliffs, this unique landscape surrounded by banana plantations & quaint little streets has plenty to explore & at one time you could only get there by boat, today thanks to the new roads it can be easily accessed & is just a short drive from the villages of Jardim do Mar & Calheta. This Historical house has uninterrupted views of the ocean & is only a few steps from the beach & harbour where it´s safe to swim in the sea. There is a Levada walk that starts just around the corner & takes you up along the original paths to the village of Prazers, the views are breathtaking! You can also walk for several km along the ocean front, admire the waves & watch the surfers! There´s a handful of cafés, restaurants, a small grocery store, a bank & in nearby Calheta there is a sandy beach & Marina, you can go Game fishing, dolphin & whale watching or visit Casa das Mudas art gallery along with more restaurants and a supermarket. This area offers fantastic scenery, nature, walking & generally getting away from it all & it´s a great winter escape too for some warm sunny relaxation by the sea. Access to the main roads is just a short drive so you can still be in Funchal within half an hour by car & explore the rest that Madeira has to offer.