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Old Town Villa Extensive Ocean Views 5 mins walk to Funchal town/restaurants

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Double Bedrooms, 2 Large Sea and City view Facing Terraces

Recently refurbished bright and airy 3 bedroom villa set in the residential area of Old Town, Funchal. Within 5 minutes walking distance to shops and restaurants. Uninterrupted sea views visible from the large outdoor areas located on 2 levels. Plenty of private space for relaxing on sun beds or dining al fresco whilst watching the cruise ships passing immediately in front of the property. Modern interior recently updated to provide large airy open plan areas. The kitchen equipment has all been replaced and caters for even the most discerning chef. Large open plan lounge with sea view leading to fully equipped kitchen and utility room. Appliances include dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, fridge freezer and oven. The lounge is equipped with new LCD TV,cable channels, blue ray DVD and Wifi. The Villa consists of 3 spacious double bedrooms all with full en-suites one of which is a wet room. Sunloungers, bathing towels and parasols are provided. Decoration is modern and comfortable with quality bedding and towels supplied. A little haven perfectly located with easy access to shops and restaurants or there is a bus stop located right outside the property. Travel cot, high chair and potty can be provided and also there is the option of a single put up bed for use in either master bedroom or bedroom 3. The property is accessed via a set of steps and therefore is not suitable for those requiring wheelchair access. The 3rd bedroom is located on the ground floor and accessible via a staircase located off the lounge. Bed linen and towels are changed weekly at no additional charge. We can also arrange taxi transfers from the airport with a reliable taxi driver (payable locally).

Karen Pickering
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017

About Karen Pickering

Our first visit to Madeira was for our Honeymoon 30+ years ago and we have been returning ever since. It was our visit last Christmas in which we found the house and are extremely happy to share it with you. We live in the UK, have one Son and are both working professionals.

Karen Pickering purchased this villa in 2015

Why Karen Pickering chose Madeira

We have been travelling to Madeira for 30 years and have taken great care to obtain a property which suits the high expectations of visitors to Madeira.

What makes this villa unique

It was watching the cruise ships on New Years eve from the terrace which convinced us that this was the right property for us. We had been searching in this area for many years and the view sealed the deal !


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


Fantastic house nice quiet area

  • 5 of 5

First time in Maderia, could not have chosen a more perfect location cannot recommend highly enough,

Did not have any problems at all, congratulations Karen and Mike for making everything go so smoothly.

John and Brenda Robb

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write your review. It is always nice to know that the house and our efforts are appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Karen and Mike
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Book now to avoid disappointment......... Holiday date 10/12/2016 - 17/12/2016

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, bright & extremely well equipped. Luxuries, well appointed, fantastico. Spacious & everything you could possibly require from a holiday home. Definite home from home. Decorated beautifully for Christmas with a tree & all other welcomeing extras. Even dressings gowns were available.

Wonderful outside space with views over the sea & very secure.

Mirela. Who,looked after us, could not have been more helpful. Raphael, our taxi driver, who was recommended by Karen & Mike the owners, (who were online to help us if necessary, friendly & easy to deal with.) He was there the greet us at the airport & was extremely helpful when our departure flight was cancelled.

To be honest there is always a down side when writing a review, which was we only booked a week & it should have been two.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spotless modern home with spectacular views and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

If you want to explore Funchal on foot then this is the ideal location. It's on the eastern edge of the old town in a quiet part of town with amazing views over the bay. A small road only separates the property from the cliff face! The bakers and a small Spa shop are 5 minutes walk away. The modern centre of town is 15-20 minutes away.

The property is modern, clean and has a spacious open plan living area. The bedrooms are well proportioned both with en-suites. The outside area is south facing meaning you have the best of the sun all day.

The owners are extremely helpful and respond quickly to any requests.

Highly recomended and no hesitation in returning.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review its always good to receive feedback and independent confirmation that our timings to the shops and restaurants is correct. It is our aim to make our guests stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible and endeavour to answer any questions or requests which guests may have as a matter of priority. We hope to welcome you back to the property in the future. Karen, Mike and Mirela.
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The old town villa

  • 5 of 5

We were so lucky to have found such a fantastic property. The villa is well equipped with all household goods provided from dish washer tablets to shampoo. Raphael the taxi driver that Karen engages was very knowledgeable and helpful, taking our bags up the steep steps to the property where we were met by Mirela the house keeper who was so welcoming and insisted on making us a lovely cup of coffee, and ensuring that everything was to our liking. A welcome pack was provided with basics such as bread and cheese and wine! A special thank you to Karen who was very accommodating regarding vacating the property allowing us to stay on for longer as we had a late flight. If this is the standard of homeaway properties I will not go back to using more established companies


  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. With many people opting to only carry hand luggage we have tried to provide all the essentials so that guests do not have to carry additional liquids through the airport or bulky dressing gowns and towels which soon fill a small case. Rafael and Mirela take great pride in looking after our guests and its especially nice for them to be recognised for this. We all hope to welcome you back to the house in the future. Karen, Mike and the team.
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A gem of a property.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful property with everything you could need and more besides. Very smart and modern and kept meticulously clean and tidy. Mirela is a wonderful housekeeper and most welcoming and helpful. Location ideal for visiting old town Funchal with plenty of charming restaurants and bars nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review we are pleased the house met your expectations. We will ensure that Mirela is informed of your appreciation of the cleanliness and friendly welcome she provides.
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Superb villa on a beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

The villa is spacious, extremely well equipped, stylish and immaculate. The location is ideal, in the characterful old town area, overlooking the ocean with many good restaurants and shops within easy walking distance and the harbour and beautiful town centre not much further.

The sun deck provides a comfortable and private space to relax after exploring the island. We found the sub-tropical scenery stunning and the islanders friendly and welcoming. We visited the tropical gardens, the market, the Madeira winery and walked along the levadas (water channels) and in the mountains.

We have no hesitation in recommending this villa and we look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review it sounds like you had a full agenda and enjoyed the beauty the island has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Jan - June
9 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn '17
1 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jan - June 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% deposit upon confirmation 75% 30 days prior to arrival
Cancellation >6 weeks 25% (deposit) >6 weeks < 4 weeks 40% 4 weeks or less 100%
10% discount for returning customers

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Funchal, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 122 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Cloakroom - Toilet
  • Seperate toilet facilities off living area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Spacious double with full en suite, access to outdoor area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , - space for single bed
  • Bedroom 1. Newly Fitted out with Double Bed and ample storage, Full En suite with shower, Hair drier. Large Balcony with extensive sea and Harbour Views
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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