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Elegant Self Catering 2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4) apartment in the heart of Old Town

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Dec-2016
In Funchal heart of the Old Town, by the sea. Sea views, near gardens & market

Funchal Charming Old Town Flat

An elegant two-bedroom self-catering apartment in the prime location in town, Funchal's new old hot spot - the old town (or 'Zona Velha'). Albeit in such a vibrant part of the Zona Velha, it's a very quiet apartment, away from the street noise.

You can relax in this fabulous apartment, with views overlooking Funchal, and enjoy the especially lovely sunsets from your private balcony. For truly amazing views, use the scenic rooftop terrace above the apartment, where you can stretch out or just be inspired by some amazing views over Funchal.

Enjoy the trendy lifestyle of the old streets of Zona Velha within a 2-minute stroll. Experience the smells and tastes of Madeira at the Farmers Market ('Mercado dos Lavradores') within 3 minutes where you can easily find everything from fresh fish, vegetables and fruits to flowers and traditional handicrafts. And why not go swimming in the sea at Barreirinha Beach? Take advantage of year-round sunshine and warm Atlantic Ocean waters less than a 10-minute walk away. Explore the centre of town, just a 12-minute walk to visit the Sé Cathedral and the charming cafés by the Theatre.

No car is needed, although we do offer a free parking place if you do decide to hire one.

General Description and Areas

90m2 (969ft2) apartment, on a 2nd floor

• 1st bedroom – 17m2 (183ft2) with a private balcony of 3,5m2 (38ft2) and a private bathroom of 3m2 (32ft2) with shower

• 2nd bedroom – 13m2 (140ft2) with window

• 2nd bathroom – 6 m2 (65ft2) with bath

• Kitchen – 12 m2 (129ft2) with a balcony of 4m2 (43ft2)

• Living and dining room – 30m2 (323ft2) with window

Features & Amenities

• Modern lift

• Private car parking place

• Access to the rooftop for amazing views

• Fully equipped kitchen, including a refrigerator, a stove, an oven, microwave, a washing machine, toaster, electric mixer, a kettle and even a Nespresso coffee machine, among others

• One bathroom equipped for guests with disabilities

• Wireless broadband free access

• LCD TV with cable broadcasting dozens of international channels

• DVD Player and lots of best sellers DVD’s films

• Sound Dock for Iphone 4 and 5

• Ipad

Funchal Charming Apartments is also the owner of Lido Flat - List nº 1386752 - http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1386752

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My company:

Arribacharmosa – Apartamentos Turísticos, Lda, is a professional, trustworthy leisure company that renders high-level hospitality services in its Funchal Charming Apartments. It is based in Madeira, with its head office located at Rua da Montanha, 31, 9060-406 Funchal and Portuguese VAT number PT 510751423. Our Funchal Charming Apartments are licensed by the Funchal Municipality, as “alojamento local” (local housing) - Old Town Flat has the license nº 04/2014. The company is fully taxable for Corporate Income Tax and the services that are rendered are subject to VAT at 5% (already included in the price).

Funchal Charming Apartments is also the owner of the lido Flat - list nº 1386752 - http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1386752

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Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese, By email, in any languages
Arribacharmosa - Apartamentos Turísticos, Lda.
Vera Prada
Rua da Montanha, 31
9060-406 Funchal Portugal
VAT Reg NoPT510751423

42 Reviews

4.7
based on 42 holidaymaker reviews

5

What a perfect flat

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect apartment! Location, size, equipment, decoration. Nothing to complain.

Thank you Vera for the service and welcome pack with delicious honey cake and drinks.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you very much. It would be a pleasure to welcome you whenever you decide to come back to Madeira. Kind regards. Vera
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5

Incredible experience

  • 5 of 5

I am a Madeira fan. Normally, I stayed at hotels but this time I decided to move to the middle of the madeirans, at a lovely apartment, at the Old Town Flat.

This will be my home away from home in the next years.

Fantastic. Marvelous.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best location in town

  • 5 of 5

Best location in town. Sea, fantastic walks, restaurants, etc etc nearby.

Superior and large apartment.

With everything you need

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Admirable fine apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is admirably fine. What a large and well decorated living room! What a bright blue bedroom with a quite terrace with views to sea and garden.

And the location? You cannot find better in Funchal.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Antonella and Martin, Thank you very much for nice words. You are so kind. We hope to welcome you again at our lovely Lido Flat. Best wishes from Madeira. Vera
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5

Admirably fine apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is admirably fine. What a large and well decorated living room! What a bright blue bedroom with a quite terrace with views to sea and garden.

And the location? You cannot find better in Funchal.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Antonella and Martin, Thank you very much for nice words. You are so kind. We hope to welcome you again at our lovely Lido Flat. Best wishes from Madeira. Vera
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5

An excellent holiday home in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

The details provided on the property web site were accurate and comprehensive. We were very pleased with what we found on arrival; in particular how spacious the flat was with high and larger than expected rooms. Also, as a second floor flat in a five storey residential block in the heart of Funchal, there was less noise than we anticipated. Internal noise from other residents was negligible with only the occasional slamming door. Street noise was also minimal perhaps because there was a secondary school on one side and the Police Station on the other. We have never stayed anywhere with such easy access to amenities including a multitude of restaurants within a five minute walk. (E.G. Our arrival night excursion was a 3 minute walk to Atalaia II Pizzaria, 26 Largo Das Torneiras for two excellent Pizzas with a bottle of wine for E28.30.) The recommended meet and greet was a little more expensive than a standard taxi ride but very convenient. From the plane wheels touching down to our being in the apartment took less than 40 minutes. Both Vera and Cecilia provided very good service and communications.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your nice words. You are so kind. We are so happy that you have loved our experience staying at the Old Town Flat. It will be a please for us to welcome you again whenever you decide to visit the island again. Kind regards and best wishes from Madeira. Vera
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Location

From the Owner

Charm and location - Your calm oasis in the buzzing Old Town Experience the Old Town like a local Enjoy the trendy lifestyle of the old streets of Zona Velha at your door step. Fantastic balcony with superb sea and other nice views. Neraby Facilities (walking distances in minutes) ATM cash machines (3) Health clinic (2) Market (3) Pharmacy (3) Post office (2) Shopping centre (5) Supermarket (3) Taxi stop (5) Nearby Suggestions (walking distances in minutes) • Restaurants: For fish, 'Gavião Novo' (4), 'Marisa' (5) and 'Jango' (5). For meat, 'Taberna da Esquina' (4). For rice 'Riso' (8). Other well-known restaurants : 'O Forte' (7), 'O Armazém do Sal' (10 ), 'Sabor a Fado' (4) and 'O Tapassol (5)'.
 • Pastries: 'Penha d' Águia' (2): try delicious 'queijadas' and 'pastel de nata'.
 • Bars: 'Esplanada da Barreirinha' (10): for a pre-dinner drink with sunset views. 'Venda Velha' and 'Mercearia da Poncha' to drink the most famous Madeira drink, Poncha. Not to be missed: those with maracujá and tangerine.
 • 'Barreirinha' beach (10): A public beach with a sea-level sun deck.
 • Rua de Santa Maria (3) – Strolling down the narrow streets you can enjoy some of the old culture that's left in this particular part of town. A lot of the old buildings still exist, some of which have been transformed into restaurants and bars. In addition, there is a new attraction, the 'Arte de Portas Abertas', which is a public art programme to transform the Old Town into a permanent outdoor art gallery, displaying over 200 works of art, by invited artists, painted on Rua de Santa Maria's doors. • Mercado dos Lavradores (3) – The Farmers Market is a must see! It is one of the highlights that Madeira has to offer, where all scents, colours, flavours and tradition combine to delight those who visit it. • Fortaleza de São Tiago (8) • Madeira Story Centre (5) • Cable Car (6) • Armazém do Mercado (2)

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Madeira at 18 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Penha de Aguia at 80 Metres Nearest Ferry : Lobo Marinho at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Palheiro Golf at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Via Rapida at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : O Forte, Armazem do Sal, Sabor a Fado at 150 Metres Nearest Beach : Barreirinha at 500 Metres Car: not necessary

The Old Town Flat is located in the middle of Funchal’s Old Town, 15 minutes by car from the airport. 'Zona Velha' is the oldest quarter of the city and now the most popular tourist destination for locals and visitors. It is the trendiest place in town, the main hotspot in Funchal.

With cobbled streets lined by traditional buildings (some dating back to the 15th Century), it is full of life, culture and spirit, with a variety of shops, bars and restaurants (and, for foodies, some of the best restaurants in town).

All the facilities at your doorstep (walking distances in minutes)

• ATM cash machines – 3 minutes

• Health clinic – 2 minutes

• Market – 3 minutes

• Pharmacy – 3 minutes

• Post office – 2 minutes

• Shopping centre – 5 minutes

• Supermarket – 3 minutes

• Taxi stop – 5 minutes

Suggestions (walking distances in minutes)

• Restaurants: For fish, “Gavião Novo” (best restaurant in town), “Marisa” and “Jango”. For meat, “Taberna da Esquina”. For rice “Riso”. Other popular restaurants: “O Forte”, “O Armazém do Sal”, “Sabor a Fado”, “O Tapassol”. All of them in less than 5/10 minutes.

• Pastries: “Penha d’ Águia” (2 minutes): try delicious “queijadas” and “pastel de nata”.

• Bars: “Espanada da Barreirinha” (10 minutes): for a pre-dinner drink with sunset views. “Venda Velha” and “Mercearia da Poncha” to drink the most famous Madeira drink, the Poncha. Not to be missed: those with maracujá and tangerine.

• “Barreirinha” beach (10 minutes): A public beach with a sea level solarium.

• “Socorro Church” (10 minutes) also known as “The Santa Maria Maior Church”.

• Rua de Santa Maria (4 minutes) – Strolling down the narrow streets you can enjoy some of the old culture that’s left in this particular part of town. A lot of the old buildings still exist, some of which have been transformed into restaurants and bars. In addition, there is a new attraction, the “Arte de Portas Abertas”, which is a public art programme to transform the Old Town into a permanent outdoor art gallery, displaying over 200 works of art, by invited artists, painted on Rua de Santa Maria’s doors. This colourful project has helped to revitalise this part of town and make it more culturally significant for both locals and visitors.

• Mercado dos Lavradores (3 minutes) – The Farmers Market is a must see! It is one of the highlights that Madeira has to offer, where all scents, colours, flavours and tradition combine to delight those who visit it. Built in 1939, in a gracious combination of ‘art deco’ and the modernist style, the main entrance and interior are decorated with panels of tiles, produced in Lisbon’s once-famous ceramic factory. Here you will find the very best Island produce. Fresh exotic fruits, vegetables, fish and flowers in a picturesque setting. The flower sellers are dressed in the typical, colourful Madeirense costume adding yet more vibrancy to this magical place.

Inside, there are two floors and a huge central courtyard, where vendors engage in selling day-to-day products. You will even be allowed to do a bit of tasting before you buy. (A popular exotic fruit to taste is a cross between a maracujá and a banana). In the rear, you will find the fish market. Here you will see fish freshly caught (some are brought in still alive) from all over Madeira. Well known will be the black scabbard fish with its huge eyes, razor sharp teeth and long eel-like body. Taste, smell, vivid colours, fun and tradition!

• Forte de São Tiago (8 minutes) and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The beautiful Forte de Sao Tiago that was used to protect the city of Funchal from possible invasions is also at the old town. The fort has small watchtowers and sentinel boxes from the XVII century. In the Museum of Contemporary Art, there is a collection of contemporary Portuguese art from the '60s to the present day, with works by some of the most significant national artists.

• Madeira Story Centre (5 minutes) – A modern museum about the history and culture of Madeira. The Madeira Story Centre will take you on a journey through the great historical events in Madeira, from the volcanic formation to the days of Dom Henriques, the first landing of a sea air-plane, Napoleon and Churchill. It offers a hands-on interactive experience where you feel the environment of different periods in time.

• Cable Car (6 minutes) - This is an exciting way to show Madeira's hidden beauty gliding over some of the wonderful landscapes of Madeira. The departure station is at the park Almirante Reis. You ascend 560 m (1, 837 ft.) over 3, 718 m (12,000 ft.) in 15 minutes to Monte, located near Monte Palace Tropical Garden, amidst charming scenery.

Armazém do Mercado (2 minutes) - The New Old Market. A blend of traditional and contemporary, a place to experience flavours, urban culture and childhood memories. Includes Toy Museum with a collection of 20.000 pieces: dolls, lead toy soldiers, miniature cars, games, dating from 19th century until present date.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£239
for 4 nights
From
£60
£448
 
 
Summer 2017
12 Jun 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£256
for 4 nights
From
£64
£491
 
 
Fall 2017
25 Sep 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£239
for 4 nights
From
£60
£448
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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For any additional information, please contact us or for full details please visit our website www.funchalcharmingapartments.co.uk
Children below 10 years old are not considered as additional guests.
If requested, baby cot and high chair are provided free of charge.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Funchal Charming Apartments Attention to detail. Elegant decoration combining authentic antiques with modern local pieces - to make you feel at home. Local Knowledge. Let us guide you to the best places, introduce you to the local culture and make sure you live well like a local. Freedom. Funchal Charming Apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen and dining room, giving you the freedom to cook and savour local produce. Fully Connected. The apartments have fast, free wireless Internet and a good entertainment system. Funchal Charming Apartments is also the owner of Lido Flat - List nº 1386752 - http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1386752

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 90 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Prepared for disabled guests

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Blue room - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Green Room - 2 Single Bed, With a private bathroom and a balcony
  • • Green bedroom – 17m2 (183ft2) with a private balcony of 3,5m2 (38ft2) and with a private bathroom of 3m2 (32ft2) with a shower. From the balcony, nice views overlooking Funchal • Blue bedroom – 13m2 (140ft2) with window

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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