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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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                            Recent Reviews

                            Great location and outlook

                            4 of 5
                            Apartment was all we expected, spacious, clean and very well equipped. Victor was very helpful, showed us some of Funchal after picking us up from the airport & sorted a problem with the TV. Lovely walk part way into Funchal but you need bus or car to get to town centre. (Buses easy to use, buy ticket first time on bus then top up for future rides, it's cheaper that way) Suggestion for Miguel? Comfy chairs on balcony would be good! Madeira generally? You need a car to see the island, but lots to do in and around Funchal (unless you want clubbing) Chris's restaurant five minutes walk away, not cheap but worth every penny if you like fine dining, you need to book. Final point, Madeira is warm most of the year but it gets more than its share of cloud so if you want wall to wall sunshine it's probably not the place for you. Having said that, it didn't spoil our holiday. Thank you Miguel, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay Barry & Lynne
                            • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                            Also perfect for the second time....

                            5 of 5
                            After 2014 we returned for the second time and had lovely 2 weeks in this very nice appartment. With 3 adults ( 68, 66 and 52 years old ) we enjoyed the location including the car we rented from the owners of the appartment. The magnific view from the large balcony with tremendous view over Funchal where we spent nice evenings. Thanks to the great hospitality of the host family. We are sure that it will not be the last time and look forward to coming back soon. Helmut, Margret and Gabriella
                            • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
                            • Date of Stay: May 2016

                            Lovely bedroom, sitting room and balcony

                            4 of 5
                            We very much enjoyed out stay in this apartment.
                            • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
                            • Date of Stay: Jun 2016