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

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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
Arribacharmosa - Apartamentos Turísticos, Lda.
Vera Prada
Rua da Montanha, 31
9060-406 Funchal Portugal
VAT Reg NoPT510751423

Vera Prada
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese, By email, in any languages
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

About Vera Prada

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

Why Vera Prada chose Madeira

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)

What makes this apartment unique

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment on Funchal, Portugal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Prepared for disabled guests
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)


Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is spacious, well furnished, clean, comfortable, well stocked kitchen, and perfect location.

Attention to detail needed eg light bulbs missing and torn curtain in main bedroom.

Apartment is suitable for a couple or family with younger children. Ensuite shower room is not fitted to a suitably high standard , the shower is too small for a plastic curtain and the toilet faces close to the shower tray. Second bedroom would benefit with a curtain that fits the window and is not just muslin ie same as main bedroom.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice words. You are so kind. Thank you also for your notes about what is necessary to improve. We will immediately place the necessary lamps and we also instal a curtain in the blue room. We hope to welcome you again at the Old Town Flat. Best wishes from Madeira. Vera
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Comfortable, central location, and convenient

  • 4 of 5

After an unfortunate late arrival due to weather conditions, we were very happy to arrive at your lovely apartment. The support from Vera Prada and staff was outstanding. The kitchen was amply fitted with all the equipment necessary for a holiday.

We particularly would mention Flora Travel on the square in front of the building, very helpful manager. For a fine meal we would recommend La Bica near the market and RestaurantTapassol located near the cable car terminus. A visit to Monte using the cable car was super, and the gardens structurally ingenious and quite superb; we also visited the Jardim Botanico, a quite different garden in layout and content . The local beer "Coral" and the delicious Brisa Maracuja should be tried. For a white knuckle ride the No.4 village bus to Ribiera Brava was a wow (we returned to Funchal on the express!!)

The week was full of interesting experiences. A really enjoyable holiday we would be happy to recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very convenient in every way!

  • 5 of 5

If you like to be near the true town of Funchal you must stay at the 'old town flat'.

It is a very roomy apartment. Vera and her team make you very welcome ensuring the whole booking process is faultless.

Many thanks. We had a very enjoyable 10 days in Maderia.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious apartment, lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Our party consisted of two couples. We found the apartment to be clean, spacious and in a good location for the Old Town. Everything was as expected and all our needs were met. We also booked the transfer service from and to the airport which operated like clockwork. We would gladly stay at this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming property beside old town

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the proximity to the centre of Funchal, especially restaurants and the old market.

The flat is large and comfortable, a bonus being the bedroom with balcony which faces the sunshine all day. A slight downside was that the bedding was too small for the bed which entailed much pulling and tugging to keep it in place. Also, we did not know where to dispose of full rubbish sacks. Overall, everything else was as stated in the information given.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Attractive apartment in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

If you prefer to be in the centre of Funchal and enjoy experiencing the life in the town, this is an excellent base. Efficient organisation around the 'meet and greet' process and the owners were very helpful when required.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & 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
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
12 Jun 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall 2017
25 Sep 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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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