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Stunning Ocean Views by the sea, Harbour Village, Great for Couples or families! - Nº3



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
2 Bed, 1 Large Bath, Original Features, Free Wi-fi, Accept Visa/Master Card

The Docks is all about location, absolute ocean front it is one of the oldest houses in Paul do Mar & has just undergone a complete restoration to create 3 stunning apartments. The emphases is on comfort & quality with each property comprising of an open plan kitchen/dining, living area, bathroom & 2 very spacious bedrooms. Everyroom has the most incredible ocean views, beautifully decorated to a very high standard & each with a slightly individual feel. Outside guests have access to their own terrace, here you can relax, have dinner or watch the amazing sunsets that Paul do mar is famous for! Each property has cable TV, free wi-fi internet, alarm & a complete guide about the facilities, the local area & things to do. There is free parking & this accommodation works really well for couples, families or groups. See the Notes section for the rates for 3-4 people . We accept a min of 5 nights, please contact us for the rates.

Details for holiday apartment Nº3 , 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Apartment Nº3 is on the top floor, it has original high pitch ceilings, wooden floors & a really classic feel with an open plan layout. The sky meets the ocean and the views go on & on from every-room, it´s a very light and relaxing space. Guests can also use the terrace below & there´s cable TV with channels in several languages, Air conditioning/Heating, free Wi-fi internet, books, maps & a complete guide about the property & local area with free parking outside. Book a 2 location holiday & stay in Funchal also, see rental properties 416249 & 805065 for more details.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

Born in Norfolk UK, i met my Husband in Australia and after getting Married in 2002 we moved to Madeira where my husband is originally from. We really enjoy living on this beautiful little Island. Our passion is renovating properties, turning something old and run down into a new stylish home to rent or sell!

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Speaks English, Portuguese

6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent apartment in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

ery well maintained, equipped and clean apartment in an ideal location if you like it quiet. Fantastic views over harbour and ocean.

Paul do Mar is (in December at least) a sleepy but friendly village; we really liked it. As other say, a car is absolutely essential. Only 10 minutes to supermarket and beach at Calheta. Weather in early December was generally warm (20C) and partly sunny - a great contrast to the UK!

Owners were extremely helpful from start to finish. Thoroughly recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Apartment 3 is 5 star

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I stayed in the apartment for 1 wk, immediately following my wife and I staying for 1 week at Louise's Apartment 3 in Funchal. Both apartments are 5 star, the descriptions and photos are accurate. Both were very well fitted out with everything we needed (quality and quantity) and clean. Both apartments are in a great location and staying in each one provided a great contrast of location (city and village), are in great location with Paul do Mar and Funchal and offered the same high standard. Louise was very helpful from the time we first contacted her all the way through to the end of stay. We can thoroughly recommend a stay in either or both.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ian, Thanks so much for taking the time to review The Docks & Number 15, we are so happy you & your family enjoyed both locations! Best Wishes, Louise.
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Great place to relax, enjoy the sun and walk

  • 5 of 5

The property awaited us spotless and has a very tasteful interior. We stayed for 10 days with our baby who loved his cot provided for him. It's so nice to step outside and enjoy the ocean and the steep cliff with waterfall right nextdoor. Walking up that cliff gives stunning views and you are rewarded with a barefoot path (for tired feet) and a good-value-for-really-little-money lunch in the hotel at the top. Also the outside terrace of The Docks is ideal for sundowners after a action packed day.

All in all we highly recommend this place to stay.

Richard & Sarah

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, sounds like you explored everything and really enjoyed the area, the walk up to Prazers is amazing i agree and the views are wonderful! Thanks so much for choosing The Docks, hope to see you again one day!
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Beautiful apartment, delightful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing holiday in No 3 The Docks.

Having arrived in Paul do Mar in the dark we will never forget opening the curtains on the first morning - every window has a breathtaking view.

A beautifully restored, spotlessly clean, well-equipped apartment. It had everything we could possibly need. We have already recommended it to several friends, and hope to return.

Paul do Mar is a beautiful, peaceful fishing village with its own life - not a touristy place.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spend a good time on Madera

  • 5 of 5

The apartament is really five star offer. The kitchen ready to prepare your own meal if you want to (well equipped), living room where you can spend evenings reading and listening to the music. The terrace with beautiful evening view. And a little fishing harbour just nearby, with fishermen selling fresh espadas from their boats. The hosts are descrete and careful.

Thanks Louise,


  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you & your friends enjoyed The Docks & our "Five Star" accommodation, it´s always our intention with all our properties to create places that we would want to stay in ourselves, this way we feel confident that guests are going to really appreciate the quality and surroundings on offer. So glad you enjoyed the terrace & the harbour, it is a fantastic spot to watch the sunset! Thanks once again for choosing The Docks & for your lovely flowers! Happy Holidays, Louise.
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Superbe appartement avec vue imprenable

  • 4 of 5

Appartement chic avec magnifique vue sur la mer et le petit port de Paul Do Mar.

Beaucoup de randonnées à proximité.

Louise est une hôtesse très sympathique toujours prête à répondre à nos questions.

On regrettera simplement l'absence de machine à laver, manque qui doit être comblé lors de prochains travaux.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour et merci pour votre commentaire, je suis heureux que vous passé un bon moment sur ??les quais et apprécié la qualité de l'hébergement et de l'emplacement. Excuses qu'il n'y avait pas de machine à laver, un nouveau service de blanchisserie va être créé sous peu, ce qui fournira l'espace et facilites pour les clients de ne laver, accrocher les serviettes de bain ou magasin equippment plongée avec tuba, nous avons un excellent service de blanchisserie locale dans les environs de Arco Callheta mais comme vous l'avez dit, il est agréable d'avoir votre propre machine. Merci encore d'avoir choisi o Les Docks!
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From the Owner

The Docks just spoke to us when we first found it in 2008. A ruin that was literally crumbling away & desperately in need of some love & attention. At one time it was the tallest stone house in Madeira & one of the first houses to be built in this little harbour village. Finally after a few years we returned to Paul do Mar & managed to locate the owner, some how it was meant to be ours, it has been a wonderful project restoring the house & bringing it back to life again.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Funchal Airport at 55 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bayside at 30 Metres Nearest Ferry : Funchal at 40 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Palheiro Golf at 45 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Paul do Mar at 20 Metres Car: recommended

Paul do Mar is on the south west coast, famous for it´s year round warm sunny climate & beautiful sunsets it is located at the foot of the cliffs, this unique landscape surrounded by banana plantations & quaint little streets has plenty to explore & at one time you could only get there by boat, today thanks to the new roads it can be easily accessed & is just a short drive from the villages of Jardim do Mar & Calheta. This Historical house has uninterrupted views of the ocean & is only a few steps from the beach & harbour where it´s safe to swim in the sea. There is a Levada walk that starts just around the corner & takes you up along the original paths to the village of Prazers, the views are breathtaking! You can also walk for several km along the ocean front, admire the waves & watch the surfers! There´s a handful of cafés, restaurants, a small grocery store, a bank & in nearby Calheta there is a sandy beach & Marina, you can go Game fishing, dolphin & whale watching or visit Casa das Mudas art gallery along with more restaurants and a supermarket. This area offers fantastic scenery, nature, walking & generally getting away from it all & it´s a great winter escape too for some warm sunny relaxation by the sea. Access to the main roads is just a short drive so you can still be in Funchal within half an hour by car & explore the rest that Madeira has to offer.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Deal! 2 People November
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Deal! 2 People December
1 Dec 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2 People 2017 January - June
7 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2 People 2017 July - August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2 People 2017 Sep - Dec
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates quoted above are for a two bedroom apartment with 2 people occupying one bedroom with a king size double bed.
Guests wanting to occupy the other bedroom with 2 single beds, which can also be used as a double will be charged an extra €30.
For each extra person we charge €10 a night - Example, a booking for 4 people for 7 nights is €85 a night for 2 people + €20 a night for the other 2, total €735.
Children under 2 sleeping in a travel cot no charge.
In the event of cancellations all payments are non refundable.
Guests can make date changes at no extra cost.
Breakages or damages will be charged to your debit or credit card.

30% Deposit required to obtain confirmation.
70% Balance is paid 6 weeks prior to your arrival date.
Bookings made less than 6 weeks prior to the arrival date must pay in full at the time of booking.
Payments can be made by bank transfer or using Visa or Master card - We are a company based in Madeira Portugal and have our own card payment facility - Please contact us for payment instructions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Every room in this property has amazing ocean views, it´s light, spacious & has so much character. The location next to the small harbour & beach is really unique & the scenery is beathtaking. The benefits of staying in an area like this mean you are close to nature, walking & really getting to experience what Madeira is all about. it´s also a great base to explore the rest of the Island or just chill out on the terrace by the sea. We have really focussed on things like, comfy beds & sofas, quality fixtures & fittings & fantastic showers with lots of hot water after all those Levada walks! Our philosophy is that we do not expect our guests to stay anywhere that we wouldn´t really enjoy ourselves!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 120 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has 2 basins with a marble vanity unit & a wooden bench underneath for storage. A large walk-shower with plenty of piping hot water (great after all those levada walks) heated towel rail & hairdryer. All towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 180 x 200
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 95 x 200
  • Bedroom 1 is spacious with a very comfortable king size bed, 2 bedside tables & lamps, a rug, chair, dressing table & mirror & a large built in wardrobe. Ironing board & iron in the wardrobe. Bedroom 2 also has lots of space with 2 single beds, 2 bedside tables & lamps, a chair, chest of drawers & a mirror. All bed linen is provided.


  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water


  • Self-catering


  • The Docks has a covered outdoor terrace, great for relaxing, dining outdoors & watching those amazing sunsets! The Beach is just opposite the Docks where you can swim & sunbathe. Free Parking is in the immediate area next to the harbour. All necessary equipment is provided to maintain the property. People traveling with a baby may request a travel cot & high chair. Cleaning can be arranged at an extra charge.

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