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OLD TOWN dream house w Pool, seaview balcony - Pool Cottage



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
Beautiful villa w/ pool, sea view terrace, garden & BBQ

Best location in Madeira

Fantastic sea views in a peaceful picturesque area. A bright, private and spacious one bedroom flat set in a charming residential area of Funchal with swimming pool, garden, barbecue and terrace. Very private as there is ample space for sunbeds on either side of the pool. Garden has organic herbs that you can use, the 2 flats have private barbecues, with wood & coal supplied. Enjoy living outdoor life all year round due to the great climate. Stylish and renovated interiors that allow you to relax in great style. Cottages are full of light and equipped to make the most of the great climate for a short or long stay. Large living room with views, with fully equipped Kitchenette including stove, fridge, microwave, new LCD TV. with cable and free internet. Bathroom with bath/shower. Swimming pool is shared with main house and both cottages although the atmosphere is very private and tropical, different areas with deck chairs, parasols and sub-tropical plants surrounding pool. Perfect area near Funchal city centre (historic old quarter) and sea within walking distance (10min walking). Bus stop 15m of front door. Decoration is modern and comfortable, with quality white cotton bedlinen and towels provided, full of light. Property manager nearby to help with anything you need during your stay.

Great base to explore all of Madeira be it levada and mountain walks, Swimming & visiting gardens: The cottage 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, sail and enjoy the small local restaurants on foot (the best in Madeira). Culture and music is all walking distance, go to the concerts in the Teatro or the cafes with live music in town. Palheiro Golf is just 10min away and Santo da Serra Golf is 25min away. Madeira is a walkers paradise and from here you can reach the mountains and discover the Levada trails. A bus stop is just 10 metres below the house, and the main road to the airport is very easy to catch.

We have 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: www.funchalcottages.co.uk

Experience you can trust: Our cottages have excellent feedback from guests who are now good friends and return each year. The upkeep of the properties is constant and as it is run by the owner there is great attention to detail and personal touches. We pride ourselves in having the best self catering properties on the island and hope you can enjoy them too.

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.

Surround yourself in nature: Whether its walks or gardens this is the perfect base to explore Madeira´s natural side.

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)

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Details for holiday cottage Pool Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

Bright spacious 1 bedroom flat in a charming very central area of Funchal (5-10min walk). Beautiful seaviews of the bay of Funchal just in front. Sunny pool and sunbathing area, very calm. Large living room w/ equipped Kitchenette, Cable TV & free internet. Spacious sunny bedroom with twin beds and French windows. Bathroom with WC, bath/shower. Blinds in the living room and curtains in the bedroom for extra privacy. Pool is shared with Painters Cottage, but it is very private most of the day and totally private in the evenings. Enjoy seaview BBQ by the pool in your private al fresco dining area. Pool Cottage has beautiful artwork and watercolors. Sunbathing chairs & outdoor sofas make sure you enjoy sunshine, outside dining area with seaviews is perfect for enjoying warm climate all year. Perfect location by sea and Old Town.

Bus stop nearby. Property manager offers day & night assistance. Cottage is very comfortable with elegant decor, a favourite with repeat guests

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 0 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

We have assembled a collection of nine 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.

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Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Tigre Livros e Hospitalidade Lda
Cristina Abreu
Tigre Livros e Hospitalidade Lda, rua julio dinis nº27
9060-144 Funchal Madeira Portugal
Tigre Livros e Hospitalidade Lda. Alojamento Local - Funchal Cottages R Julio Dinis 27, 9060-168 Funchal Tel: +351 964020726
VAT Reg No511256515

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Christina

Just a quick email to say what a wonderful time we had in Madeira. The cottage was everything we could ask for. I would recommend it to anyone wishing to visit.

Kind regards
Jun 2014
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16 Reviews

based on 16 holidaymaker reviews


we love the pool cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two weeks in the lovely Pool Cottage and had a very good time. The cottage is clean and everything, the furniture, the accessories, the paintings,... is so nice, that you feel like home and relaxed when you come in. There is everything you need, the pool in front of the window, sunbeds, seats and a table, a barbecue and the seaview, when it´s a sunny day. And a cosy couch, a bath tub, a kitchen with everything you need and the big windows which make you feel like sitting outside when you´re sitting inside when it´s a rainy day. We had sunny and rainy days and we enjoyed both.

Thank you Cristina for everything! We had a wonderful stay and when we visit Madeira another time we´ll come back.

Best wishes for you and everybody who cares about the pool cottage.

Greetings from Cologne

Alessandro & Julia

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alessandro and Julia, Thank you so much for your lovely review it was such a pleasure to meet you both and Im so happy you enjoyed your stay at the Pool Cottage. We hope you return again very soon, best wishes Cristina
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A gem with a view

  • 5 of 5

We found Pool Cottage to be exactly as promised: a clean, welcoming apartment with all mod cons, a garden and a view of the harbor. The owner made us feel very welome and even provided some basics for a first meal. The recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping were very useful, and the twenty-minute trek from the old town market hall and restaurants up the hill was worth it every time. For minivan excursions around the island we can recommend Lido Tours.

Thank you for a memorable experience, Cristina.


  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ursula, Many thanks for your lovely review, it was great to meet you and Im so glad you saw Funchal all dressed up with festive lights for Christmas. We hope you return again soon, have a wonderful year. Cristina
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Pool with a view!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a glorious week in Funchal. We stayed in Pool Cottage and it was as lovely as the pictures promised. A comfortable, stylish and well equipped apartment with a splendid view of the harbour and the hills outside Funchal. Pool cottage is just a short walk from the city centre so we could enjoy the restaurants and bars, but in a quiet part of town, so we could feel peaceful and undisturbed when we returned. We loved the old town and the sea pool nearby. Yes, it is up a hill, but everywhere in Funchal is up a hill!!! Thank you very much Christina for making Pool Cottage so attractive and thank you also for all the helpful information you supplied in the folder. We made two long bus trips and some shorter ones. The countryside outside Funchal is amazing!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, it was great to meet you both and Im so thrilled that you captured the beauty and fun of Madeira. We hope you return soon, best wishes Cristina.
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Brilliant family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We rented both Painters Cottage and Pool Cottage and had a really nice easter break here. We had some exotic flowers and an unexpected welcome pack with wine and tropical fruits which was really appreciated. Pool Cottage is perfect for a couple with one child which was our case as it has lots of space, light and its comfortable without being too fussy. Good internet and everything we needed for our stay. The pool was sparkling and we enjoyed it most of the day as we got a heat wave during our stay. Outside we made the most of the barbecue we grilled some strange looking squid we bought down the road from the market. Its in a lovely setting with roses, jasmin and there is pretty view of Funchal harbour which made us want to eat in most nights to enjoy our views and space. Its a very portuguese part of Funchal without comercial hotels or places, a few colourful dogs and seedy cafes which we loved, as well as just down the road we had the famous painted doors in the old town.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely! away from the hustle and bustle of town

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Painters and Pool cottage and both are great places to stay. The view from Painters cottage is fab. We had a lovely holiday in Funchal and as with all of Funchal Cottages properties they are well looked after and a pleasure to stay in with nice little touches. Highly recommended. We stayed in Artist cottage in 2012 and can also recommend this.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best of both worlds

  • 5 of 5

The owner kindly picked us up from the other Bay apartment and brought us to the Pool Cottage, its hidden in a quiet spot above the old town, by a vista garden and is extremely calm and restful. The Pool Cottage was nice and clean, with excellent decoration (flower fabrics, good paintings, historic Madeira prints) a bit more than you expect in a rental. We thought it would be tricky privacy-wise but actually found we got to have the whole pool and outside are to ourselves most of the day, it was quite nice when we did meet the guests staying in the Painters Cottage as we got on really well and even had a meal in town together. Our favorite time of day was watching the sun set behind Reids and seeing the ferry arrive in the evening. A lovely place to stay with great sunshine most of the day all in a central location. Together with their other Bay View apartment we had a lovely stay. Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Old world charm, the best madeira has to offer: Beautiful properties with reat attention to detail, stylish decoration and comfort. 24h service and help on hand nearby if needed with our property manager. We live close by and would not live in any other part of Madeira or Funchal, the views are breathtaking and its a daily pleasure to enjoy the sea and climate in a peaceful setting with nice gardens around. We love being so close to the restaurants of the old town and popping into the market to buy flowers and fish on foot. The area is warm and safe, unspoilt with stunning old manor houses lining the streets with flower trees. Just in front is a divine tropical garden. Away from the bustle and noise of the touristic areas. We offer information on the best places to go, eat and visit. Enjoy the luxury of the best location, seaviews in your home from home.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Madeira International Airport at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Café Conde Carvalhal at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Funchal Port at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Palheiro Golf at 300 Metres Nearest Motorway : Via rapida exit 13 at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Zona Velha - Old Town at 300 Metres Nearest Beach : Barreirinha beach complex at 300 Metres Car: not necessary

Seaside property in Funchal with swimming pool, garden and sea views. Old town 5-10 min walk down the road. The cottage is located in a charming residential area of Funchal, surrounded by traditional houses with lovely gardens, peaceful with great seaviews. Funchal market is down the road walking distance as is the old town with all the restaurants, cable car and shops. You are in the center of Funchal yet away from the noise and touristic bustle. Bus stop within 20 metres of front door that can take you all over the island and town. This part of Funchal is the best place to stay as its warm & sunny most of the year with mild weather, yet just 15min drive or bus will take you to the lush green mountains where you can walk in the forests or visit many gardens. Just down the road is the marina of Funchal, there is wealth of choice of boat rides for you to see whales & dolphins or for a refreshing swim in Madeira´s warm waters. At night its a very safe place, everyone walks to the restaurants down the road in the old town - ideal for fresh fish & wine. Its a beautiful traditional part of Funchal, with lovely olf houses and gardens, the sea is always in the background and you can enjoy watching the cruise ships arrive and leave just in front. Friendly area with delcious bakery and cafe you can walk to, the tiny grocer has local fruit and vegetables all full of flavour.

Great base for Levada Walking, hiking, golf, visiting gardens, diving, bird watching and discoving the charm of Madeira

Delicious restaurants walking distance down the road in the old town, O Tasco, O Forte and Gaviao Novo to name just a few..

Golf: Palheiro 5min drive away, Santo da Serra golf 25min away.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 Jan 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive Season
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive Season
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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)

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From the Owner

Location, seaviews, friendly neighborhood, warm climate, tranquil...oh dear I could go on and on. The best feature is the proximity to the sea and the old town of Funchal. Its full of authentic character not at all touristy and we enjoy great warm climate year round.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 50 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Outdoor Shower
  • Bathroom has a bath with shower, tiles are traditional Portuguese glazed tiles and terracotta tiled floor. Bath towels and Pool towels provided, Liquid soap supplied.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Spacious bedroom with natural daylight shining from window and French doors looking onto the pool, twin beds. Light clean decoration for maximum relaxation. Quality bedlinen and towels provided. Beautiful restful bedroom. The beds have mosquito nets.


  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

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


  • Perfect home for an authentic experience of Madeira, in a charming residential area of Funchal. We offer a trusted service with great reviews and many repeat guests. The area is friendly with an excellent local bakery and grocer up the road, the Funchal market is a 10min walk down the road and there are cosy seafood restaurants nearby to enjoy. Peaceful and safe area, with beautiful old houses where the sea is always in front. We are surrounded by gardens and the sea views. Ideal for walking but you can also use the buses which take you to many places including the Botanical garden. A washing machine is available, as well as an iron, ironing board and hair-dryer. Pool Cottage is equipped for short stays or stays of many months. The climate in this area of Funchal close to the sea is specially mild and sunny all year round, swimming is possible all year. We provide everything needed to make your stay as pleasant and relaxing as possible. A dream stay

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