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Old Town Villa w Pool by Sea, Seaview balcony, Garden - Bay View Old Town

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking



Bay View Old Town

Bright 2 bedroom apartment with pool. Large private balcony offers stunning views of the sea just in front and bay of Funchal with sunchairs and barbecue as well as outside dining area - No car necessary. Sleeps 4 people in 2 lovely bedrooms. Old property full of charm, fully renovated with high ceilings, original oak floors and lots of light. The living room has French windows accessing the south facing balcony. Fully equipped kitchen and dining area including stove, dishwasher, fridge and microwave. Large bathroom with Portuguese tiles with original roll top bath and separate walk in shower area and window. Swimming pool with deck chairs and garden shared with other 2 flats. Private barbecue. Funchal city centre (historic quarter) and sea within walking distance 5-10min down hill. Included quality linen and towels. Perfect for young at heart guests that like adventure, beauty, walking the levadas and living like a local

About the property

Old Town Villa Juvenal

Self catering rental in historic old town of Funchal. Apartment with Pool close to all the attractions, yet in a tranquil authentic place. With a swimming pool, tropical garden & seaview terraces to enjoy the warm climate all year outside. This stunning house has been newly renovated and equipped for long or short stays. Private seaview terraces with barbecue, pool and tropical garden in central Funchal so you can walk everywhere. Spacious flats, surrounded by a tropical garden and large pool each with a private seaview south facing terrace. A relaxed homely atmosphere opposite to a hotel or package holiday. Live like a local by the sea were the climate is warm all year and the neighbourhood is friendly and peaceful. Ideal location in the center of Funchal no car necessary, by the old town (but not near the noisy bars), walk to the local restaurants, bars, beach and main attractions in Funchal. The market is 5-10 minute walk down hill. A tropical oasis by the sea. A perfect base to relax, with the luxury of space and elegant decoration great for the young at heart. Each of the 3 flats has its own private terrace facing the sea, kitchen, barbecue, living room with TV and large bedrooms. Ocean View has a large private balcony with a roof, Bay View an even larger balcony with steps down to the pool, and the boat watching tower on the left side down in the garden belongs to Artists Cottage. Perfect for easygoing guests looking for a trendy house full of cool touches and surrounded by nature. We provide assistance from our property manager for anything you need during your stay and we welcome short and long term rentals. Spacious outside dining and relaxing space, BBQ for each flat. Filled with natural light and always with a banana tree or the sea framed, Free wireless internet. You will be in the heart of an authentic Portuguese area. This is a beautiful old building with oak floors and century-old stucco and tin plated ceilings (in the middle floor they are a work of art) some noise can filter from flats. The very best location in Madeira staying in a superb house.

We have 8 other fabulous seafront holiday rentals properties in the Old Town of Funchal and one in Lisbon, see our website for information on 1, 2 and 3 bedroom dream villas:

Levada walks, golf and swimming nearby: The villa is the ideal base to explore the island of Madeira, its strategic location in the heart of Funchal means it is just by the seaside were you can swim, bycicle, scuba dive, sail and much more. The 2 golf courses are 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 neighborhood in central Funchal, the old part by the sea.

We have several guests who stay many times a year, some for several months at a time.

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)

More Details
Registration Number : 25703/AL

About Us

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

Property Manager
Cristina Abreu
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Cristina Abreu

Since moving to the Old Town of Funchal we fell in love with this beautiful part of Madeira. We live here because it is the ideal combination of sun, old fashioned charm, tropical gardens and sea. We love restoring old houses and decoration, also love food so we try to pass on this love to our guests with tips and recommendations of the places to go.

We have a collection of fabulous seaside villas in the old town. Alongside this business, we launched an award winning publishing company, Funchal-Publications that has several books on the Island. This complement of books, history & local knowledge is something we like to pass on to our guests through the houses.

Cristina Abreu purchased this villa in 2008

Why Cristina Abreu chose Funchal

Location Location Location - Seaside address near the Old Town of Funchal. The tropical garden is an oasis in the center of town with a swimming pool surrounded by tropical plants. The sea and beach is a short walk away. We Love the climate here which is warm year round as it has a nice micro-climate. Friendly neighborhood. The villa itself is over a hundred years old with stunning period features that have all been lovingly restored and modernised to make your stay not only very stylish but also comfortable. Watching the boats pass just in front is a dream and looking at the port of Funchal so close is a source of constant joy. We try to use local artisans and craftsmen everytime we can, so you can see the artwork, beautiful handmade wicker furniture and TLC that is given to each property and also helps the local community.

What makes this villa unique

House with huge seaview terraces on each floor all looking to the sea, sea and harbor views. Near the sea and old town, yet with the benefit of the sea views and a pool. Enjoy outdoor living and cooking on the barbecue year round, sip a drink as the Queen Mary Cruise ship passes just in front.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Muito Obrigada for a charming sunny holiday at the Bay View. We found the flat really comfortable and pretty, thank you so much for the welcome items and for making they place so hospitable. The views are even better than the pictures show! we´ll be back soon.
Apr 2014
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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)

Arrivals on a Sunday or public holiday have a 30euro meet & greet charge.


Accommodation and facilities for Bay View Old Townon Funchal on Municipality of Funchal

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Very large stylish bathroom with natural light
  • Large bathroom with seaviews. Terracota tiled floor, and the walls have traditional portuguese glazed tiles. The villa´s original bath has been restored and has pride of place in this bathroom. A separate large walk in shower even has a seat made from the local volcanic stone.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , The double bed is 160cmx200cm, sleeps 2
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Each Bed is 90cmx200cm, sleeps 2
  • Spacious bedrooms, with beautiful original features, oak floors, high ceilings. One bedroom with seaviews and access to the balcony with French windows, another with en-suite bathroom connecting to the bedroom. Quality bedlinen and natural light.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
For more information please look at our website: Swimming pool is large and can be used all year due to Madeira´s mild climate. This is a beautiful old building with oak floors and century-old stucco and tin plated ceilings (in the middle floor they are a work of art) some noise can filter from top flat to middle flat (although we have recently installed a modern noise cancelling system between each floor). Your proper home in Madeira full of charachter and local charm.


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Bay View Old Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Perfect sunshine holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in bay View after casa Mar and it was such a perfect combination. Bay View is a very beautiful old house with a huge veranda were we could chill out, enjoy the sunshine and have great meals outside every day. Professional communication with Cristina and Cecilia throughout, and the meet & greet and airport transfer was well organised and so was our departure. Great to have some Portuguese wine waiting for us in the fridge, a nice touch. The house is very spacious, a great setting with banana trees, palm trees and views of Funchal harbour making it all glamorous and tropical, exactly what we dreamed of. Located in an authentic local neighbourhood of old Funchal, a short walk to the busy restaurant and shops of the center of Funchal but not noisy. Funchal market had a brilliant offer of monster fish and exotic fruits we had never seen before. The cafés have delicious cakes and the coffee is superb up the road from Bay View (Mariazinha bakery). Swimming pool was great to have as it was nice and hot during our stay, and nice to chat with guests staying in the flat above and share tips (and a glass of wine). Fans were provided and the house was cool inside so our concern about no air-conditioning was not justified. A great holiday in a very beautiful house. Highly recommended for an authentic Madeira holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just the holiday we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! perfect place, location and Madeira is great too. Thanks to all the team. We hope to return again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you back again soon. Best wishes Cristina
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Fantastic first time in Madeira

  • 5 of 5

We dreamed of visiting the island and were so lucky to have chosen Bay View as it really made the holiday perfect. Very easy to book and Cristina answered all our questions quickly and gave us a list with amazing local tips. The apartment is stunning with lots of charm and space, the kitchen had all the equipment we needed but we made the most of the barbecue and terrace outside as that was the real highlight - Sea views to the bay of Funchal! Great to have a swimming pool and exotic banana trees for shade on a warm day. Absolutely charming, and just near all the action of the old town so perfectly located in town. Will stay again for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and Im so glad you had a nice stay in Bay View thats wonderful to know. We look forward to seeing you back again. Best wishes Cristina
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Authentic Madeira home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in bay View and then moved to Artists Cottage on the same property. The apartment is wonderfully spacious with high ceilings and lots of attention to detail in the decor and styling. The veranda was facing the sea and funchal harbour which is where we spent most of our time and also having a pool was such a plus with the warm weather. Located a short walk up the hill (steepish but fine) from the old town, in a pretty traditional street with great sea views. Enjoyed walking to the excellent restaurants down the road, our favourite was Tasco and swimming in town was also a great surprise. Will certainly return, maybe this winter already. Thanks to all the team for making our holiday so easy and enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

First of all the booking was extremely easy and fast (Christina answered emails at night and weekends so this allowed us to book flights quickly and made communication easy). We then had help from them with our airport transfers and car rental which we had for 2 days to see the rest of the island (no need if its just for Funchal as we walked everywhere). Really pleased that Bay View was even nicer then the photos show, its a beautiful house that has been decorated in tropical chic kind of way. Loved the lazy evening on the veranda and it was warm enough to swim in the pool, we even had a friendly lizard that would say hello at cocktail time. So happy we chose this part of Funchal as its not developed with large hotels but quaint and full of locals with theirs dogs and small cafés and shops. Will be back for sure and highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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My second home

  • 5 of 5

It's absolutely magic place. Wonderfull view, house is located in very calm part of the town. I was here three times and of course I will be here next year :-)

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Café Mariazinha
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Via rapida exit 13
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Zona Velha
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Barreirinha beach complex
Car: not necessary

Located in Funchal city center just by the historic old quarter, a perfect unspoilt seaside location within walking distance of the sea (5-10 min walking down the road). Best location in Madeira, warmest climate where you can live like a local in a charming quiet and peaceful residential area of Funchal, surrounded by traditional houses. Funchal market, shops, museums and cable car are just down the road within walking distance as is the old town with all the best restaurants, bars, market, cable car and shops. Bus stop nearby. Parking is done just outside on the road for free. This part of Funchal is unspoilt and very charming, seaviews are great and you get to watch the ships arrive in the harbor. The community is safe and friendly, the bakery and cafe is famous, there are local grocers with fresf fruits and produce you can cook at home. Enjoy the specially mild climate here down by the sea and treat yourself for a meal in the best restaurants of the old town all within walking distance.

The perfect base to explore the very best of Madeira, while staying in the ideal part of Funchal.

Other Activities you can do while staying here: Levada and mountain Walking, Gardens, boat tours, bird watching, diving, historic cultural tours.

Dont miss the many yearly events that happen in Madeira each year: New Year Fireworks, Carnival, Flower Festival, Easter and half term celebrations, Madeira island golf open, madeira rally and wine festivals are just some of the events you can enjoy.

Golf: Palheiro Golf a 5-10min drive away - you can see it from the house. Santo da Serra golf a 25-30min drive. Both are great golf courses, surrounded by nature and beautiful views.