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Stunning Funchal & Ocean Views, Perfect for Couples! Car not Essential, Wi-Fi - Apartment 1



Updated: 22-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided


Apartment 1

This is a beautifully furnished apartment on the first over looking the pool. Once inside inside the 125 m2 open plan layout is very spacious & features original stone walls a fire place and has fantastic panoramic views over Funchal, the harbour & ocean. There is a large decked veranda & outdoor dining area & the kitchen is very well equipped with modern appliances. king size bed, separate laundry, free wi-fi, cable tv in several languages, dvd, air conditioning/heating & ipod speakers.

About the property

Number 15 - The Villa

Over looking the Bay of Funchal with stunning ocean views these 3 one bedroom villas make a perfect holiday home. Designed for couples, each property has privacy & lots of space to relax both inside & out, light streams into the living areas with sliding doors leading out to the large veranda´s with the pool below. They feature wooden floors & have fully integrated kitchens with granite work tops, king size beds & spacious bathrooms. All 3 apartments come complete with air conditioning/heating, cable TV in several languages, dvd, free wi-fi internet, iPod speakers & the property is in a nice residential area with free private parking, good public transport links too so a car is not essential. Airport transfers can be arranged. A complete guide to the Island & local area is provided with information on everything from finding the supermarket, restaurants, public transport walking and much more. Note: This property is suitable for adults only. We are a local company based in Madeira & payments are made directly to us. Also see Properties 416249 & 805062.

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About the Owner

Louise Allison
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Portuguese
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

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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.
In the event of cancellations all payments are non refundable.
Breakages or damages will be charged to your debit or credit card.

54 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(54 traveller reviews)


Luxury stay with the warmest welcome!! Book here!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Funchal after a long journey and were welcomed by Louise at this absolutely stunning apartment. Louise will either arrange a transfer for you from the airport or if you are driving, provide excellent instructions. Be careful of the fog that might appear out of nowhere when driving in the mountains!! Stunning views though! We stayed here for 3 nights before heading to Louise's other accommodation further West along the coast. Both places were absolutely amaxing. The stay was fantastic from start to finish. Funchal is really quaint and easy to explore without a car. We hired a car to explore the rest of the island which we really enjoyed. When I initially saw these photos on Owners Direct I thought perhaps the photos were a bit too good to be true - but I was proven wrong within seconds of arriving. The place is absolutely stunning. It's so lovely and quiet but with amazing views over the town and the sea. The pool is awesome and the entire stay was just super relaxing. The apartment was done out to a very high standard with everything you can imagine you might need on a holiday!

Louise gave us some great tips of places to go for little walks around the coast and places to eat and drink - the place has lots of info on the area too so you will have a fantastic time!!!!!!

Thanks so much Louise!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our apartment in Funchal and The Docks in Paul do Mar, it´s great you got to experience 2 of our properties and that you enjoyed both locations, this is a great way to explore the Island by staying in 2 different areas, once again thank you for this great review, much appreciated, Best Wishes, Louise.
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Beautiful apartment and stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is fantastic. We stayed in apartment one and it was even more beautiful than the photographs. The others looked equally lovely. It is elegantly and stylishly furnished with high quality items throughout. The views from the terrace and from inside the apartment over the bay of Funchal are stunning. It was easy to while away a few hours just drinking in the view, especially with a glass of wine at sunset. The apartment is exceptionally well equipped. Everything has been considered, you could cook a banquet in the kitchen, we didn't but you could. There are also both indoor and outdoor eating areas. The pool was also lovely and well maintained. Louise was wonderful, from the great communication from the moment we enquired to arranging airport transfers and spending time to explain everything in the apartment and the local area. You couldn't review these apartments without mentioning Lourdes, not only did she keep every area immaculate, she is the most lovely, charming woman to chat with. Thanks to you both for a brilliant stay. To anyone reading this don't hesitate just book.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello & thank you so much for your review & comments about apartment Nº 1, we´re so happy that you thought it was even better than the photos, we aim to please!! Lourdes is a great caretaker and really looks after all our guests, we´re are lucky to have her!! Best Wishes, Louise.
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Beatiful apartment with great views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Apartment 2 for a week at the end of June. The apartment is just wonderful - beautifully decorated with everything you could possibly need. It is very spacious and the terrace is a great spot for coffee, dining al fresco or just relaxing in the sun. The pool was an added bonus - a lovely spot for a swim and a cool down! Louise and Raul were exceptionally helpful and always on hand to give ideas for places to go and things to do - as was Lourdes, thank you all!

The location is lovely with a small supermarket nearby. There is the hill to climb coming back from the Marina/Old Town/Centre but taxis are always available and very reasonable. We would highly recommend a stay in this apartment and hope to come back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment with great views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Apartment 2 for one week at the end of June. It is beautifully furnished and very well equipped with everything you could need. It is very spacious and the terrace has fabulous views and is great for having coffee, dining or just relaxing in the sun! Louise and Raul were exceptionally helpful with ideas of where to go and what to see and were always on hand should you need anything, without being intrusive. The location is excellent with a small supermarket nearby. Although you do have to climb the hill to get to the apartment from the Old Town or the Centre, taxis are always available and very reasonable. We would highly recommend this apartment and we look forward to staying here again sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfection...from the wonderful views over Funchal Harbour to the exquisite and so very tastefully furnished apartment (we stayed in no:1) Louise has thought of everything you could possibly need and more. We felt at home from the moment we arrived, thank you for making us so welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a wonderful, relaxing stay in Apartment 3 of this property. The apartment has recently been renovated and first impressions were of a beautifully furnished, light and spacious apartment. The views were stunning and the apartment was spotlessly clean (thanks to Lourdes, the housekeeper). All the linens were of high quality, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was gorgeous.

Louise was very helpful with restaurant recommendations and how to find our way around Funchal - we didn't get lost once!! Funchal town is a 15-20 minute downhill walk - we didn't try walking back but caught a taxi each time which was only 6-7euros.

We ate at wonderful restaurants and really enjoyed the local wines. All in all a wonderful relaxing week.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Again and thank you for reviewing Apartment 3, so glad you both enjoyed your time with us and the wonderful views from Number 15!! Best Wishes, Louise.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Funchal Airport at 20 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Funchal Port at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Via Rapida exit 12 Campa de Barca at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Funchal Centre & Barreirinha in the Old Town at 1.5 Kilometres Car: not necessary

This property is in a fantastic location, away from the typical tourist areas & only a 10 to 15 minute to walk down to the centre, it has some of the most stunning ocean & harbour views looking out over the city of Funchal. Once in the centre there´s much to explore like the Old town 'Zona Velha' with it´s many restaurants & bars, this is a great place to spend an evening. The Forte do Santiago & the beach complex Barreirinha are also near by with direct access to the sea, the water is crystal clear! The cable car to Monte & Monte Palace gardens are well worth a visit, take a trip back down to Funchal in one of the famous Toboggans it´s a really fun experience not to be missed! There is supermarket cafe & cash machine near by. For those without a car public transport is very good, a guide to the local area is provided along with maps & info on bus timetables, taxi´s, walking, Island tours, restaurants & attractions like The Blandy Wine Lodge, Botanical Gardens & golf, boat trips, whale & dolphin watching & much more. The property is only minutes from all the main roads to access the rest of the Island & there´s ample St parking.


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


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


  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • near the sea


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 125 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Basin with marble unit & bench below for storage, Walk in shower, heated towel rail & hairdryer, towels provided.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • king size bed 1.80 wide x 2.00 long, quality linen, built in wardrobes & good lighting for bedtime reading, rug, chair, dressing table & mirror. All bed linen is provided.


  • Balcony
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Events Allowed


  • The Pool is shared with a 1 bedroom Cottage at the rear of the property, also for couples, Note: As well as the area around the pool each property also has it´s own private veranda with sun loungers, dining table & chairs & all have stunning views of the Harbour & the ocean! Guests traveling with a baby can request high chair & cot. Front loading washing machine & rack for drying clothes. All necessary equipment is provided to clean the property. cleaning services can be provided at an extra charge. Airport transfers can be arranged.

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