My husband and I recently spent 10 days at the Painters Cottage while visiting Madeira. I had researched several properties and fell in love with this cottage as it was represented online. So we ended up booking our vacation based on its availability. So expectations were high. And it did not disappoint! It was exactly what we were looking for. Loved the fact that it was so full of light. And the view from the large balcony was stunning...we ate all of our breakfasts and some lunches there, bought our food at the bakery and grocery a couple of blocks away. Very much enjoyed the location in the Old Town, not so full of tourists, yet close enough to walk to the beautiful restaurant area. Cristina was a wonderful hostess, promptly replaced our bedroom fan when it stopped working, even brought up a bottle of champagne when she heard us celebrating my birthday late one evening. So sweet. Became friends with Kristoff in the Pool Cottage below and shared some pool time and dinners together. Nothing that I would change about the place. Absolutely lovely!