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Seaside Villa w Pool, Seaview balcony, tropical garden - Artists Cottage Old Town

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Free Wifi
  • Outdoor Pool



Artists Cottage Old Town

Charming 1 bedroom flat on the ground floor with terrace overlooking the lovely pool and garden. In front it has a private seaview boat watching tower with amazing views and a private Artists Studio room were you can paint, draw or read with a lovely view of the bay of Funchal - Very peaceful and cosy. Large bedroom sleeps 2 in a double bed, with French windows and high ceiling. The living room has full length windows accessing the terrace & garden. A fully equipped kitchenette and dining area. Large bathroom with bath and separate walk in shower area and window with natural light. Spacious outdoor dining area with private barbecue and deck chairs. Extremely peaceful, soothing accommodation. Quality cotton linen and towels included. Swimming pool and garden shared with other 2 flats Perfect very central base in Old Town Funchal to explore Madeira 5-10min walk to best restaurants, bars, market etc. Parking on the road outside for free. Free wifi internet

About the property

Old Town Villa Juvenal

A charming old villa, newly renovated, fully equipped for long or short stays, seaview terraces, pool and tropical garden. 3 spacious self-catering flats, surrounded by tropical garden and large pool each with a private seaview south facing terrace. Live like a local by the sea were the climate is warm all year and the neighbourhood is friendly and peaceful. Ideal location in the center of Funchal no car necessary, by the old town (but not near the noisy bars), walk to the local restaurants, bars, beach and main attractions in Funchal. The market is 5-10 minute walk down hill. A tropical oasis by the sea. A perfect base to relax, with the luxury of space and elegant decoration. Each of the 3 flats has its own private terrace facing the sea, kitchen, barbecue, comfortable living room with TV and large bedrooms with quality bedlinen. 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. 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. You will be in the heart of an authentic Portuguese area. This is a beautiful old 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. 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 and one in Lisbon, 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, some for several months at a time.

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:
May 25, 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 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 seaview 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

We loved our stay at The Artists Cottage! Next time I plan on writing my book in that little room! Thank you and I have a feeling we are going to be a bit sad tomorrow as we pack up!

Have a successful holiday season!
Jul 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:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • 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
  • Large bathroom with terracotta tiles on the floor, and glazed green tiles around the bath and spacious walk in shower. Window with curtains provides natural daylight and shutters provide privacy. Ample space on table for amenities, towels provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Light and charming bedroom with French windows giving onto the terrace. Quality white cotton bedlinen, comfortable pillows and luxurious blankets. Very peaceful and quiet, perfect for a good nights sleep.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 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
We kindly ask you not to smoke inside, but very welcome to smoke outside on the terrace. 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. Although the flat is located on the ground floor there are stairs going down in the garden to access the apartment as the property is terraced. For more information please see our site:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Artists Cottage Old Town
average rating of 4.7 based on 32 reviews

Boat watching tower over Funchal

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Artists Cottage after a week in bay View and it was also a delight. The best feature is the boat watching tower where we could enjoy long sunsets and sunbathe watching Funchal harbour. We also had another private covered terrace just outside the flat with a hammock so were spoilt for choice of places to enjoy the hot weather. The flat has everything we needed including a barbecue, good internet, and it was nice and clean. All the communication was easy and fast with Cristina and the airport transfers worked a treat. Thanks and we will return again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for enjoying your stay, and for taking the time to let us know. Im so glad you will be returning to Bay View and wish you all the best and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Cristina.
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A Little Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I loved our holiday in the Artist's Cottage. Extremely spacious rooms, amazing views (the watchtower gave an incredible vista of Funchal Old Town and the harbour lit up at night) and all the necessary creature comforts are there for guests to enjoy. The swimming pool is just a few feet from the door and a wonderful hammock for lazing with a glass of wine. Great restaurants and bars are within easy walking distance. We loved every moment of it!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How fabulous to hear you both enjoyed your stay, that really makes our day! Many thanks and I do hope you return again soon. Kind regards Cristina
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Simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay at Artists Cottage. It's in a very nice quiet residential area close to the picturesque old town. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped with everything we needed. Comfortably furnished with a home from home ambience. Lots of information about what to see and do in Funchal plus some really good suggestions for dining. Fabulous views over Funchal and sea. Excellent wi fi service and English TV. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine, bread and butter. Easy access to the town both walking and bus service. Pool was kept clean and weekly change of bedding and towels. I would not hesitate to recommend a stay in this lovely property.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice having you to stay at the Artists Cottage, many thanks for your feedback and I hope you return to Madeira again very soon. Kind regards Cristina Abreu
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Artists Cottage was perfect for us: spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The location was great too, not a tourist hotel in site. We particularly enjoyed the walk into central Funchal along Rua Santa Maria, passed all the painted doors. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay especially the Fado and the levada walk. All this and lovely weather, what more could you want. I have been recommending Madeira to all my friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review and for enjoying Artists Cottage and Madeira. We hope you return again very soon, Best wishes Cristina
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Lovely spacious apartment with lots of character

  • 5 of 5

This ground floor apartment is very spacious and has everything you need for a great stay. It has lots of character with a beautiful tiled floor and a lovely wide sitting area at the front with 4 basket chairs, a swing chair and hammock. The pool area is also lovely and with only 2 other lets we often had it to ourselves. If there are other people around and you want more privacy and views of the sea and harbour, Artist's Cottage has a separate balcony opposite. It was a very steep climb back up from the town but we were still very glad we stayed on this side near the old town rather than the much more commercial, big Hotel area at the other side. We had a lovely peaceful and relaxing stay in this quiet area, close enough to walk into town, despite the hill!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good choice

  • 5 of 5

We booked a last minute flight and stayed in Artists Cottage which proved to be a great choice both in choosing the destination Madeira which we did not know and now love, but also in the very cosy and charming Artists. The house is pretty inside and comfortable, it was well cleaned and maintained, had an efficient airport pick up that showed us around the house and area. The tower terrace that is part of Artists has stunning views, really great and we chose to take our breakfast there every day. The swimming pool is large, a bit cool which was perfect as the weather was very warm. Loved the location which meant we were in a pretty area of traditional houses, some very old, crumbling and romantic, but in Funchal so close to the sea and happening old town. We felt well looked after and at home here - the property lives up to the photos and I´m sure we will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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