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Beautiful OLD TOWN Villa w/ Pool, Private Sea balcony - Bay View Old Town

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Bay View Old Town

Bright, trendy and spacious one bedroom apartment. Located on the middle floor of this elegant Madeiran villa, large private balcony offers stunning views of the sea just in front and bay of Funchal w deckchairs and barbecue as well as outside dining area - No car necessary. Sleeps 2 people in twin beds in a large bedroom with French windows. Period property w High ceilings, original oak floors and lots of lovely light. The living room has French windows accessing the south facing balcony. Fully equipped kitchenette and dining area including stove, fridge and microwave. Large bathroom with lovely Portuguese tiles with original roll top bath and separate walk in shower area and window. Swimming pool with deck chairs and garden shared with other 2 flats. Private barbecue. Funchal city centre (historic quarter) and sea within walking distance 5-10min down hill. Included quality linen and towels. Perfect for young at heart guests that like adventure, walking levadas and living like a local

About the property

Old Town Villa Juvenal

Sunshine home from home in the old part of Funchal by sea.

A charming villa with 3 spacious self-catering flats, surrounded by lovely garden and large pool all with private seaview south facing terraces. Large private balconies and terraces with superb sea & harbor views. Ideal location in the center of Funchal no car necessary, by the old town (but not near the noisy bars), walk to the best local restaurants, bars, beach and main attractions in Funchal. The market is 5-10 minute walk down hill. A tropical oasis by the sea with a garden and large pool shared by the three flats, located in an authentic residential area of Funchal, full of local charm with sea views and a warm climate. A perfect base to relax, enjoy the great sunshine down by the sea where it is warm most of the year. Each of the 3 flats has large private seaview terraces, Each apartment has its own private terrace facing the sea. Ocean View has a large balcony with a roof, Bay View an even larger balcony with steps down to the pool, and the boat watching tower on the left side down in the garden belongs to Artists Cottage and is private to them. The luxury of space with beautiful stylish interiors adding to the beauty of the views outside. Perfect for easygoing, young at heart guests looking for a trendy, hip house full of cool touches. We provide assistance from our property manager for anything you need during your stay and we welcome short and long term rentals. Very spacious outside dining and relaxing space, BBQ for each flat. Nicely decorated, light and airy, quality bedlinen and fittings. Free wireless internet & properties are maintained to a high standard, being recently renovated. The villa is very beautiful and traditional, fully modernized but keeping its original features and charm intact. Enjoy the luxury of space, with huge apartments inside & large garden. Casual and friendly area in a totally authentic safe neighborhood, were you can walk to the delicious bakery and friendly grocer (local fruit and veg) living like a local and enjoying the warm climate all year including during the winter months. You will be in the heart of an authentic Portuguese area. This is a beautiful period building with oak floors and century-old stucco and tin plated ceilings (in the middle floor they are a work of art) some noise can filter from top flat to middle flat please be aware of this before booking. The very best location in Madeira staying in a superb house.

We have 7 other fabulous seafront holiday rentals properties in the Old Town of Funchal, see our website for information on 1, 2 and 3 bedroom dream villas:

Levada walks, golf and swimming nearby: The villa is the ideal base to explore the beautiful island of Madeira, its strategic location in the heart of Funchal means it is just by the seaside were you can swim, water ski, scuba dive, sail and much more. The 2 golf courses are very near, Palheiro Golf is just 10min away and Santo da Serra Golf is just 20min away. Madeira is a walkers paradise and from here you can reach the mountains and discover the levada trails. A bus stop is nearby, and the main road to the airport is very easy to catch. Local café and corner shop is a couple of meters down the road.

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.

Discover a charming island, that grows on you each time you visit, we have several guests who stay many times a year.

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)

More Details

Property Manager
Cristina Abreu
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Cristina Abreu

Since moving to the Old Town of Funchal we fell in love with this beautiful part of Madeira. We live here because it is the ideal combination of sun, old fashioned charm, tropical gardens and sea. Our villas each have their unique character, with the luxury of space - a sense of history and offering the best Madeira has to offer. We have assembled a collection of fabulous seaside villas in the old town that are run as successful self-catering properties. Alongside this business, we launched the award winning publishing company, Funchal-Publications in 2005 that has several travel books on the Island. This complement of books, history & local knowledge is something we like to pass on to our guests, and makes each holiday experience special.

Cristina Abreu purchased this villa in 2008

Why Cristina Abreu chose Madeira

Seaside location near the Old Town of Funchal. The tropical garden is an oasis in the center of town with a swimming pool surrounded by tropical plants. The sea and beach is a short walk away. We Love the climate here which is warm year round as it has a nice micro-climate. Very friendly neighborhood, un-spoilt & charming. The villa itself is a very beautiful buidling, over a hundred years old with stunning period features that have all been lovingly restored and modernised to make your stay not only very stylish but also comfortable. Watching the boats pass just in front is a dream and looking at the port of Funchal so close is a source of constant joy. We try to use local artisans and craftsmen everytime we can, so you can see the artwork, beautiful handmade wicker furniture and TLC that is given to each property and also helps the local community.

What makes this villa unique

Beautiful traditional villa with huge sevaiew terraces on each floor all looking to the sea, fantastic sea and harbor views. Very spacious rooms, decorated with style and nice features, you get the luxury of space in the best location in all Madeira and Funchal. Near the sea and old town, yet with the benefit of the sea views and a pool. Enjoy outdoor living and cooking on the barbecue year round, sip a drink as the Queen Mary Cruise ship passes just in front, its Madeira but its the nicest Madeira.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Muito Obrigada for a charming sunny holiday at the Bay View. We found the flat really comfortable and pretty, thank you so much for the welcome items and for making they place so hospitable. The views are even better than the pictures show! we´ll be back soon.
Apr 2014
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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)

Arrivals on a Sunday or public holiday have a 30euro meet & greet charge.


Funchal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Wonderful bathroom with seaviews. Terracota tiled floor, and the walls have traditional portuguese glazed tiles. The villa´s original bath has been restored and has pride of place in this bathroom. A separate large walk in shower even has a seat made from the local volcanic stone.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • Very spacious bedroom (originally they were 2 bedrooms which we made into one so you get real luxury of space) beautiful original features, oak floors, high ceilings with seaviews and access to the balcony with French windows, en-suite bathroom connecting to the bedroom. Free Internet
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
For more information please look at our website: Swimming pool is large and can be used all year due to Madeira´s mild climate, however it is not artificially heated. There is a shared washing machine which can be used, and each flat has a iron and ironing board. Smoking is fine if outside on the balcony. This is a beautiful period building with oak floors and century-old stucco and tin plated ceilings (in the middle floor they are a work of art) some noise can filter from top flat to middle flat please be aware of this before booking.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Bay View Old Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Authentic Madeira home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in bay View and then moved to Artists Cottage on the same property. The apartment is wonderfully spacious with high ceilings and lots of attention to detail in the decor and styling. The veranda was facing the sea and funchal harbour which is where we spent most of our time and also having a pool was such a plus with the warm weather. Located a short walk up the hill (steepish but fine) from the old town, in a pretty traditional street with great sea views. Enjoyed walking to the excellent restaurants down the road, our favourite was Tasco and swimming in town was also a great surprise. Will certainly return, maybe this winter already. Thanks to all the team for making our holiday so easy and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

First of all the booking was extremely easy and fast (Christina answered emails at night and weekends so this allowed us to book flights quickly and made communication easy). We then had help from them with our airport transfers and car rental which we had for 2 days to see the rest of the island (no need if its just for Funchal as we walked everywhere). Really pleased that Bay View was even nicer then the photos show, its a beautiful house that has been decorated in tropical chic kind of way. Loved the lazy evening on the veranda and it was warm enough to swim in the pool, we even had a friendly lizard that would say hello at cocktail time. So happy we chose this part of Funchal as its not developed with large hotels but quaint and full of locals with theirs dogs and small cafés and shops. Will be back for sure and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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My second home

  • 5 of 5

It's absolutely magic place. Wonderfull view, house is located in very calm part of the town. I was here three times and of course I will be here next year :-)

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Superb accommodation by sea

  • 5 of 5

Very happy to have chosen Villa Juvenal and Funchal Cottages (we rented both apartments for a wedding anniversary). bay View is a very handsome apartment, high ceilings with spacious rooms, and a colonial charm which is reflected in the decoration and architecture of the house. Property was well maintained and actually is even better than the photos show which was a nice surprise. Really enjoyed the terraces facing the sea, and it was just the kind of pretty view of Funchal harbour that we wanted. The service was professsional and friendly -we were greeted at the airport and they showed us how everything worked, as our flight was a bit late on the last day Alan kept our bags and then picked us up in town which was really appreciated. Really happy with our choice, it made our special holiday even more special.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marvelous apartment by the sea

  • 5 of 5

We booked this jewel of an apartment and had an enchanting stay. Its a part of Funchal full of charm, lots of gardens, old houses crumbling to bits a bit like a refined and very clean Cuba without the danger or poverty. Apartment has a lot of space (we though the staircase was shared but then realised the entire place was just for the two of us - the bedroom is massive it has 3 different windows and three doors, so that gives an idea of how big it is). We used the swimming pool and spent a lot of time on the terrace which has great views of Funchal port. There are some teeny restaurants within walking distance which we found very good quality/price (tapassol, Jango and Sabor a Fado) and the barreirinha bar was great to sip a drink before heading back home (one night it had some good jazz). The climate was so warm we could not beleive it as it was snowing back home, we got 21 degrees one day. Its a very nice island and I think we chose the best place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best of both worlds

  • 5 of 5

We stayed first in the Bay View and then the Pool Cottage (both owned by the same people) and found the combination superb. A private transfer took us in about 10min from the airport to the Bay View, arriving early at the house everything was ready for us at 10am which was very appreciated. The apartment was enormous and very handsome with tall ceilings and lots of windows with great sea views. We enjoyed the sunny terrace and also the sunbathing area around the pool which is shaded by banana trees (we ate some delicious). Location was brilliant in the center but without the bustle, we had dinner out every night in the old town which has plenty of choice, it also has typical poncha bars and a bakery which seems to be open all the time. When we went to the next apartment the owner picked us up and took us to the Pool Cottage (with all our breakfast stuff in a trolley) service was above and beyond what we expected and so was the Bay View which we would certainly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Café Mariazinha
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Via rapida exit 13
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Zona Velha
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Barreirinha beach complex
Car: not necessary

Located in Funchal city center just by the historic old quarter, a perfect unspoilt seaside location within walking distance of the sea (5-10 min walking down the road). Best location in Madeira, warmest climate where you can live like a local in a charming quiet and peaceful residential area of Funchal, surrounded by traditional houses. Funchal market, shops, museums and cable car are just down the road within walking distance as is the old town with all the best restaurants, bars, market, cable car and shops. Bus stop nearby. Parking is done just outside on the road for free. This part of Funchal is unspoilt and very charming, seaviews are great and you get to watch the ships arrive in the harbor. The community is safe and friendly, the bakery and cafe is famous, there are local grocers with fresf fruits and produce you can cook at home. Enjoy the specially mild climate here down by the sea and treat yourself for a meal in the best restaurants of the old town all within walking distance.

The perfect base to explore the very best of Madeira, while staying in the ideal part of Funchal.

Other Activities you can do while staying here: Levada and mountain Walking, Gardens, boat tours, bird watching, diving, historic cultural tours.

Dont miss the many yearly events that happen in Madeira each year: New Year Fireworks, Carnival, Flower Festival, Easter and half term celebrations, Madeira island golf open, madeira rally and wine festivals are just some of the events you can enjoy.

Golf: Palheiro Golf a 5-10min drive away - you can see it from the house. Santo da Serra golf a 25-30min drive. Both are great golf courses, surrounded by nature and beautiful views.


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