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Fabulous Apartment in Funchal Old Town close to Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Modern apartment with sea views near bars, restaurants and beaches of old town

Vista Marítima is a fabulous modern two-bedroom fully equipped self-catering apartment located in the heart of Funchal old town (Zona Velha) just a short walk from Funchal's seafront, the famous Farmers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores) and the 'Barreirinha' beach complex. The apartment's location is ideal for enjoying the trendy lifestyle of the old streets of Zona Velha and visiting the numerous traditional Portuguese and international restaurants, bars and cafes just a few steps away. You can make the most of the year-round sunshine in this sunny spot of Madeira at the local ‘Barreirinha’ and explore the centre of Funchal all just a few minutes away.

Being on the second floor of a modern apartment block, the apartment provides lovely views - south towards the sea and east over the old town. The apartment is decorated in traditional Portuguese style, is fully equipped and is presented in excellent decorative order. It is accessed from two separate street entrances via modern elevators to the second floor of the apartment building, tucked away at the end of a light and airy corridor, set back from an open courtyard and communal garden area. You do not need a car, but there is a parking space if you decide to hire one.

The living accommodation offers two double bedrooms (e.g. up to 4 adults or 2 adults and two children at no extra cost), a lounge with small dining table, kitchen with breakfast table, oven, stove, washing machine, dryer and microwave, a bathroom containing WC, bath with shower over, bidet and double wash basins. There are balconies to Bedroom 1 and the lounge providing excellent views of the local area and the sea. Other features include, flat screen TV, cable TV with 140 channels, Free WI-FI, DVD player, Radio/CD/iPod Player. Linen and bath towels are provided for the duration of your stay. There is a secure underground garage with an allotted car parking space for one small car (by arrangement).

Apartment Vista Marítima is located in Santa Maria, in central Funchal.

More Details

Helena Crump
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2018

About Helena Crump

I am David and with my brother Paul and sister Helena, we are three siblings of a Madeiran family which has been based in the UK for more than 40 years.

Since the apartment was left to us by our parents we have enjoyed using it as a base for visits to Madeira with our respective families over the last few years. As we all have busy lives back in the UK, the apartment remains unused for most of the year so we now welcome the opportunity to share this fabulous apartment with you. We look forward to your visit!

Why Helena Crump chose Funchal

This is arguably the best location in Funchal, in the heart of the old town, near to beaches, restaurants, bars, supermarkets, the farmers market and the main tourist sights of the city.

This location is one of the warmest and sunniest on the island and the climatic conditions are excellent at any time of the year.

There is easy access to main bus routes and connections to the airport.

The apartment is fully equipped for a family holiday and combines modern amenities with traditional charm.

In addition to all the above you can also rest assured that with our representatives in Funchal we will do our best to make your stay a pleasant and enjoyable experience.

What makes this apartment unique

Great location for easy access to the many bars and restaurants that make up the extremely popular old town region of Funchal

Near to beach, bars, restaurants and shops so you don't need to drive if you don't want to. But if you do, there is a parking space in the secure underground car park with elevator access to apartment.

Close to 'Teleferico' cable car and the picturesque 'Avenida' seafront

Sea view to enjoy from the lounge balcony and the master bedroom.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Helena,

Just a short note to say we checked in at 12pm with Senhor Carlos who was very friendly and helpful. Thank you for the welcome items which we look forward to enjoying.

The apartment is lovely, beautifully furnished and spotless.

We are looking forward to exploring, it is sunny and 26°c - what more could we wish for?

Sep 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment on Funchal on Madeira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Double sinks, bidet, shower over bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Dual aspect with balcony and sea views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Large built-in wardrobe; View over old town rooftops
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Fabulous Apartment in Funchal Old Town close to Beach
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 11 reviews

Lovely apartment in the heart of traditional Funchal

  • 5 of 5

What a refreshing change from being surrounded by the faceless mega- hotels of modern Funchal. This apartment was everything that you needed for a great time in Funchal; well equipped and very clean.

Situated a stone’s throw from the eastern end of the promenade, you can walk all the way up to the harbour without the hassle of the traffic, but still buzzing with street sellers and lots of places to eat and drink.

We were in Funchal the week before Christmas, it was warm and sunny. The city goes OTT with Christmas lights etc but not in a tacky way. In the centre, there is a Christmas Market with live music, traditional dancing and a genuine buzz about the place.

To summarise, a highly recommended apartment in a highly recommended city,in a highly recommended island.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well located quality apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week on holiday with our 2 children. The apartment is very well-located, just off the main part of the town and just about everything in Madeira is easy to reach by car or bus from the flat. The apartment was very clean and we were introduced to all its workings by Senhor Carlos, who was very helpful and on-call if there were any problems (which we did not have). Great views from the balcony windows and the fans in the rooms kept us cool. There is a bit of noise from the nearby pubs and restaurants, but we were not bothered by it - too exhausted after travelling about each day and it was not (in our view) anything worse than experienced in other busy cities. We would definitely look to stay again when back in Madeira - its a lovely and welcoming island and the apartment is ideally located for exploring it.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John Thank you for writing your review which is very valuable to us and future guests. Our aim is to do all we can to ensure everything is perfect. We are pleased everything was to your satisfaction and that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our apartment. It was a pleasure dealing with you and we look forward to having you stay again in the future. Best wishes Helena Vista Maritima
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Lovely home we were very happy to holiday in.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this well equipped apartment. This is really living with the locals which we love. Our visit was during several local holidays and celebrations.which meant lots of music and laughter until the wee small hours. Happy noise which we didn't mind at all.

The parrot we could hear squawking during the day did begin to make us think of the Monty Python sketch about a dead parrot! A very comfortable stay and I do not remember sleeping as well, any where else on Madeira. Thank you for the mattress topper and duvet, wonderful pillows. Much thought has been given to the lighting in the apartment and we were grateful. You have light in the right place when working in the kitchen, the lighting in the sitting room is very restful. all in all a light airy place which we could recommend to anyone who loves Funchal.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal for our stay

  • 5 of 5

We knew exactly where the apartment was due to having visited funchal before. For us the location was one of the main reasons for booking as it is so close to the old town and it's lovely restaurants and bars. The local fruit/flower/fish market is a 5 minute walk with the 'supermarket' also within walking distance. We had the benefits of a spacious, comfortable, clean and welcoming apartment for our weeks stay. The view out over the old town to the seafront was great with several sunny days when we could place the sun chairs on the balcony and enjoy the view. There was everything provided that we needed including a lovely welcome pack of madeiran cake and wine (a lovely touch).

We were met by Senhor Carlos, as arranged, who kindly showed us around the apartment with instructions to call him if we had any problems.

My solution (as always when I am away from home) for night time noise was my trusty ear plugs but we only had a couple of nights when there was some noise from the local bars/restaurants.

If you use the local Lido tours they will pick you up from the cable car/bus depot area which is 5 mins away from the apartment.

We just loved everything about the apartment and would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jane Thank you very much for your review and comments about our apartment. We value your opinion are very pleased that you liked the apartment, the location and that all went well. It was a pleasure to have you staying at our apartment and we look forward to you coming back to stay again next time you visit Madeira. Best wishes Helena, Paul, David and Carlos.
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Great apartment, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 1 week over Christmas 2016 - 3 adults - everything was just perfect. Apartment is spacious, very well appointed, impeccably clean. Location for us was ideal, 3mn walking to the water and the telepherique to Monte, 5mn to the Lavradores permanent market and major supermarket, 10mn walking from the city center (Cathedral) and 30mn walk along the water to our scuba diving center. We also went on day trips by public buses which you can catch at the main bus station (3mn walk from apartment). Within a 10mn walk, you have a choice of over 40 restaurants, bars, coffee places. Everything was so close that at night we sometimes decided to go get a Poncha (local strong drink) at 10pm, no need for driving or looking for a taxi, just got out and were there in 10mn. Just can't say enough good things about our entire experience.

Helena was a pleasure to deal with from the first inquiry to booking and getting all the logistics done. From getting the keys to vacating the apartment, everything was easy. Helena also sent us very useful information about Funchal and Madeira both before and during our stay.

I wanted to address the issue of noise that was mentioned in previous reviews because it was one of the reservations I had about booking this apartment. It is located in town so yes, you will hear some city noises. Not so much car noise but people noise from the bars and restaurants located in the streets below the apartment. Our experience is that by 10:00pm, it was all over and we were never woken up by car or people either during the night or in the morning.

In summary, we had a fantastic experience and would not hesitate to rebook this apartment for a future trip.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christine We thank you very much for taking the time to write a detailed review. We value our guests' feedback and are delighted that everything was perfect for you, this is exactly what we aim for every time we have guests. It is also good of you to share the comments so that other future guests can get a good idea of what they can expect if they chose to book our apartment. It was a pleasure to have you all and we look forward to you coming back to stay again one day. Best wishes, Helena, Paul, David and Carlos.
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Très bel appartement...

  • 5 of 5

Très bel appartement, très bien équipé, dans un édifice sécuritaire. Tout était très propre à notre arrivée et nous avons même eu droit à un petit cadeau de bienvenue ! Merci à nos hôtes. Ils n’étaient pas présents à notre arrivée, mais la personne responsable de nous remettre les clés était bien au rendez-vous, à l’heure. Cet appartement est identique à la description sur le site. Très près de tout, à distance de marche. Seul petit bémol: étant dans le "centre" ville (zona velha), il faut s'attendre à un peu de bruit tard le soir (mais ce n'est pas une surprise!). Helena répond rapidement aux courriels. Nous y retournerions sans hésitation. Sylvie-Anne et Nicole (Canada)

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Barreirinha Bar Cafe
Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Funchal Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Pontinha Funchal
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Restaurante Sabor a Fado
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment on Funchal, Portugal

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2019
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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