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Make holiday rental accommodation or a villa in Funchal, Portugal your home away from home

The capital of the Portuguese Island of Madeira, Funchal, is built upon the gentle slopes which surround the harbour forming a natural amphitheatre. No matter where your Funchal holiday rental is located within the city, the town centre will be accessible on foot. It is a beautiful city surrounded by even more beautiful scenery.

Things to do on holiday in Funchal, Madeira

A Funchal villa is surrounded by every type of scenery. To the front lies the sparkling sea, and behind are the rugged mountains of the interior of Madeira. The town itself is filled with botanical gardens, historic building, fine art galleries and modern shopping centre and markets. The 15th century Cathedral which stands proudly in the centre of town makes for fascinating viewing from any of the rental villas in Funchal.

There is actually only one beach in Funchal, which is located at Praia Formose, a spectacular black sand beach adorned with large cobbles. Around the marina however are a range of Madeira’s finest seafood restaurants and cafes which serve the finest of the days catch. At night, there are a few good bars and a casino to keep you entertained when renting a Funchal villa. The marina is the departure point for both whale watching trips and cruises to the idyllic Porto Santo Island.

The hills which surround Funchal are a dream for walkers and hikers, and the island offers a range of facilities for surfing, golf, scuba diving and balloon rides all year round. The Madeira Theme Park and Santa Cruz Aqua Park ensure that families will never run out of entertainment from self catering accommodation in Funchal.

Places to holiday in Funchal, Madeira

Calheta is both stunningly beautiful and a mecca for sailing enthusiasts staying in a Funchal holiday villa. Santa Cruz is a more remote location, set on the back of a secluded bay beach, and offering some beautiful rural scenery.

Weather in Funchal, Madeira

Funchal is blessed with one of the most enviable climates in the world. Temperatures never become scorchingly hot, peaking at around 34°C, and never averaging less than 15°C even during the winter.

Flights to Funchal, Madeira

Madeira Airport (FNC) is also known as Funchal International as it is located within half an hour of the city centre. Direct flights are provided by British Airways, but for the largest range of cheap flights to Madeira, look for flights to mainland Portugal and connecting flights to Madeira from there.

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                                                                                                      Self-catering Funchal - Holiday Rentals (300+)

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      Beautiful apartment with excellent views

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                                                                                                      Excellent service from Mario and Ana from our initial expression of interest to the end of the holiday. Mario replied immediately to my enquiries and Ana was there to meet us when we arrived. Lovely additional touches for our stay such as a bowl of fresh fruit and nibbles. All essentials were provided including toiletries and beach towels. The apartment is exactly like the photos. The huge balcony and views to the sea and mountains are fabulous. Ideally situated, the apartment is a 20 minute walk into the centre of Funchal. There is a bus stop outside the apartment and a taxi to the centre is only about 6 euros. The apartment is very roomy and comfortable and a delight to return to in an evening after a full day out. There is a supermarket next door and lots of really good restaurants within a few minutes walk. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Madeira. We will be back and would love to stay in this apartment again. Thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      The apartment is spacious, well laid out and has two wonderfully large balconies. Loved it.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The stony beach at Pria Formosa which is just in front of the apartment is a great location for a holiday. Not to busy but never empty. The view of the beach and the sound of the sea from the balconies is relaxing and already missed! There are a number of decent restaurants within 15 minutes walk and one of our favourites was Doca do Cavaca which can be seen by looking to the left from the balconies. Funchal is a €10. Cab ride or buses are quite regular. The website suggested that a free bus trip to Funchal was available from the complex but when we asked the hotel reception told us that this was only for hotel guests and that as we were guests of a privately owned apartment we could not use it. We did not follow this up as we usually walked and it took us approximately 45 minutes. Camara do Lobos which is also a 45 minute promenade walk in the opposite direction is well worth a visit as you can get a land train up to the glass platform 580 meters above the sea on the top of Europe's highest sea cliff's. I do have a couple of observations that I would briefly mention. The apartment was very clean when we arrived however on arrival Jan Hansen said that it would be cleaned weekly, something that did not happen. This did not bother us too much as we like our privacy. Jan had given us his mobile number but we chose not to follow up on this and just bought more toilet rolls and carried on using the towels. The WiFi in the apartment needs a fair amount of patience but will work with a bit of arm waving. The hot water tank is effective but small so allow an hour between showers and the bathrooms would benefit from an upgrade as they are looking a little tired. The second bedroom has no outside view from the window, it looks into a darkened utility room. I have written this review on behalf of my wife and I believe in being as honest as possible so it's only fair to say that I would definitely consider staying in the apartment again as this has been one of the most enjoyable holidays we have had.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017