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Charming OLD TOWN Penthouse With Large Private Sea Balcony



Updated: 18-Nov-2016
Penthouse in Funchal, Old Town, Overlooking Barreirinha Lido - Just Crossing The Street There Is Barreirinha Lido Where You Have Access To The Sea

Charming penthouse with a balcony with total privacy and lovely views over the sea, perfect to enjoy sunbathing or alfresco dining, a bedroom with views to the mountains, a mezzanine, a dining/living room, a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchenette. This apartment is in the top floor of a typical architecture building with only four apartments, one in each floor. Owing to its situation you can breathe the sea breeze and listen to the sea waves. Just crossing the street you have the seaside resort Barreirinha. Nearby there are the natural beaches in pebble “Calhau São Tiago” and “Touco”. Centrally situated in the Old Town with lovely fish restaurants, pubs, bakery, cafes, the very typical Market and all the amenities around it. No car is necessary everything is in a short walk. The Funchal promenade or the centre of Funchal is five minutes walk.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am a teacher, mother of two and I live in Funchal, 10 minutes from this apartment.

I hope you will feel at home in my romantic apartment and that you will enjoy the beautiful Madeira.

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Speaks English, Portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent place to stay to explore with all the comfort.

Plenty of restaurants to fill your evenings.

Would hope to return and my first place to stay would be here!
Sep 2016
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


the grandios seaview

  • 4 of 5

We enjoy our holidays in a fine appartement in the old town of funchal - 11 very nice days. The balcony was right in front of the antlantik and mountains behind the appartement.

The habor , little restaurants and supermarkets , a lot of bus stopps and the cable car you arrived in 10 min. to go. Only the noise from the bar in the evening and during the night was sometimes disturbing.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean, tidy and comfortable apartment . The bathroom could do with a renovation but other than that has everything you need for a great relaxing holiday. Elsa was a great host and explained how everything worked with lots of good suggestions and information for local attractions and restaurants.She was only a phone call away if needed and nothing was to much bother for her. I would only have one suggestion that a small fan be available in the living room for the hot weather. I would definitely recommend the apartment to friends and family and we look forward to returning. The apartment is in a lovely location overlooking the ocean and we enjoyed relaxing on the balcony watching the world go bye.

There is a lovely cafe/bar below which serves great food and drink at very reasonable prices. It can be noisy at weekends if you like your piece and quiet but it is worth it for the location. All in all a great holiday and can't wait to return. Thanks Elsa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location and a comfortable home from home

  • 5 of 5

A super location with very good facilities and a great view from the balcony. The flat was clean and comfortable. Our host Elsa was very helpful, reliable and friendly and gave us tips for local restaurants and activities on arrival. We would be pleased to tell our friends an family about the property. Would love to return.We particularly loved the views.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anita and David for your nice review! I´m looking forward to have you again as my guests.
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Our first holiday in Madeira

  • 5 of 5

We found the apartment exactly as described,it was clean and homely with all the contents provided for a self catering apartment.We found the Owner to be ecpxceptionall kind and welcoming,providing us with a wealth of local information.We loved the ambience of the locality We enjoyed our walks in zfucnpchal and trips to gardens in the hills,all the restaurants we used we found to provide delicious food, some a bit pricey all the people we met were very friendly and helpful.There is much more for us to see and we have booked a holiday again at the apartment which we like very much and which is in easy and interesting reach of amenity links.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jonh and Bente for your nice review. I was very happy that you have found the Owner (me!) exceptional kind and welcoming :-). I also found you exceptional kind and Bente very beautiful and elegant.
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Very good position ,well equipped ,clean

  • 4 of 5

Location great ,south facing terrace with the sound of the sea right in the heart of the old town. Well equipped kitchen comfortable bedroom.Very clean.Non of the balcony chairs were particularly comfortable. The bathroom was let down by some unsightly patches of missing enamel in the bath. Shower good. Liked the washing machine! Noise from bar below not as intrusive as one may have thought.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect appartment with everything required

  • 5 of 5

Location stunning with lovely balcony to sit and relax and watch the cruise ships come and go .Everything in the description accurate and the property was clean and well maintained .Lots of lovely restuartants and local bars close by . Easy access to everything.No problem with music from bar underneath in fact would recommend using as it was popular with locals all day and food good too .Would recommend and would like to return

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Margaret for your nice review. I would be very pleased to have you as my guest again. See you next time, Elsa
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Madeira International Airport at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : BBC and lots in the immediate vicinit Nearest Ferry : Funchal Port at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Palheiro Golf at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Via rapida exit 12 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Riso-Risottoria Del Mundo & lots in the immediate at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Barreirinha Beach Complex (or Praia Formosa 5Km) at 20 Metres

Madeira events to look out for:

Madeira Walking Festival


Carnival Festivities


Entertainment downtown

Allegoric Carnival Parade

Slapstick Parade

Madeira Flower Festival


Entertainment downtown

The Wall of Hope Ceremony

Allegoric Flower Parade

Flower Auto-Classic Parade

Madeira Island Open Golf (PGA European Tour)

Funchal Atlantic Fireworks Festival

Every Saturday June

Madeira Jazz Festival


Madeira Wine Festival


Entertainment downtown

Live Harvest in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos

Columbus Festival - Porto Santo Island


Madeira Nature Festival


End of the Year Madeira Festivities

Dec 1- Beginning of the Illuminations downtown

Dec 8 - Jan 7- General Illumination of Funchal Amphitheatre

Dec 23 - Market Night

Dec 31 - New Year’s Eve Firework Display

Jan 5 – “Chants of Epiphany” – Municipal Gardens


The far end of the "Old Town" section of Funchal city centre has become very popular due to its unspoiled traditional character. This Penthouse has the best location overlooking the small square in Barreirinha, which directly leads to the old "lido" with sea-bathing and sun terraces. Until recently only the locals new of this locality. Lots of cafes, restaurants and the very typical Market are within minutes walk. Pharmacy and Anadia Shopping Centre and all the amenities around it.


Crossing the street there is the Barreirinha Beach Complex. This is a sea access in the historical old quarter of Funchal with life guards and appropriate places for recreational and sports activities at Summer, flanked by the natural beaches “S.Tiago” (left) and “Touco” (right). With a fragile traditional fishing activity, it is still possible to find in São Tiago Beach some small and colourful fishing boats. Buses can reach all the others resorts and beaches around the island.


Funchal airport is about 20 Km from the apartment. Travel time by car is approximately 20-25 minutes. 1km from Funchal harbor. Car is not necessary as buses are frequent and cheap. Excursions are the best way to tour this beautiful island. Going out of town, the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos is about 15 minutes away. Levada walking is one of the highlights of visiting Madeira. The Botanical Garden, Quinta Blandy/Palheiro Ferreira, Monte Palace are a must for gardening enthusiasts

Madeira has the most fascinating walk-in Levadas which are the irrigation channels built back between 16th and 20th centuries to bring water from the North to the South. Whale and dolphin spotting and marlin fishing. To discover Madeira at its best we supply you some guides for free.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
SALE 2016 !!
26 Nov 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive Season
29 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 3 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Flower Festival
4 May 2017 - 21 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 May 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive Season
18 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jan 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Minimum booking of 1 week (if less required, please contact us). Booking to 3 guests are welcome. Another person can stay on the sofa double bed.

Notes on prices:
Rate given is based on 2 people sharing. Extra person is charged €50 per person per week or €15 per night if less than a week. One child under 12 years old at the time of check out free of charge, Please contact the owner for rates on long term lets or any specific requirements.
Booking can be secured by email and confirmed on receipt of 30% deposit. All payments by paypal or bank transfer, the remaning to be paid cash on your arrival. We acept UK Pounds and Euros.

Changeover Day:
Arrivals and departures depending on other bookings can be flexible. Changeover days are also flexible.

Notes on prices: Rate given is based on 2 people sharing. Extra persons 70€/week per person or €15 per night if less than a week. 1st child under 12 years old at the time of check out free of charge, 2nd and 3rd child fifty percent discount. Please contact the owner for rates on long term lets or any specific requirements. Booking can be secured by email and confirmed on receipt of 30% deposit.

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From the Owner

The apartment is in a fantastic position being so close to the sea and located in the historical Old Town, 5 minutes walk to Funchal centre. Lot´s of things we can do without needing a car: Sunbathes at the balcony with lovely views to the sea; Swimming just crossing the street; Quiet romantic walks at the seaside or cross the town and enjoy the busy city life; Visiting the typical market, the best day is Friday morning; Enjoying a coffee or a meal in the many coffee shops/ restaurants around or in the lovely bar downstairs Barreirinha Bar Café.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Light bathroom with a window with a nice view to the mountains and the garden below. Opening onto the bedroom.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 bedroom + mezzanine) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables, wardrobes and another bed in the mezzanine and sofa bed in the living room. Bedroom with views to the mountains. The mezzanine has views to the church and the mountains. Ceiling fan in the bedroom.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: A double bed is available in the mezzanine making the total occupancy 4. Also there is a sofa bed in the living room. WiFi free of charge. Mobile electric heaters and fans are provided for winter or summer use. A cot for infant can be supplied on request. Outside: A large private balcony with canopy, 2 deck chairs + a table with 2 chairs where you can enjoy complete privacy and a great view of the sea and the harbour. Perfect to enjoy sunbathing or alfresco dining. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, bathroom towels and beach towels included. Cleaning and linen change is done once a week.

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