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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Funchal also enquired about villas in Calheta, apartments in Canico and apartments in Albufeira Town and Marina

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 (1,229)

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                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                Property was clean and tidy and as described on the website.

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                                                                                Martin picked us up from the airport and gave us the grand tour of Funchal. He was full of useful information and tips for an excellent stay. The apartment was very comfortable, could accommodate 6 people with ease and had lovely views of the sea. The apartment was in a good location, with local bus stops and supermarket within easy walking distance. The only slight criticism was that the wifi in the apartment was very slow. Just outside the front door of the building was a small bar. The owner was very friendly and helpful. If you need a taxi, he's the man to ask. The Madeiran people are very friendly, helpful and all seemed to speak and understand English. It's a beautiful island and we can highly recommend Madeira. Paul, Ruth, Kathryn and Bill.
                                                                                • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                Fantastic Apartment in a Great Location

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                                                                                We had an excellent week in Funchal! David & Manuela had arranged a taxi to pick us up at the airport which made getting to the apartment very easy. David met us and showed us around the apartment which was immaculate, and the photographs on the web page show it very well. It had everything we needed for our stay, comfortable beds, great kitchen, and the balcony overlooking the sea and the pool below was perfect for eating outside or just relaxing. We swam in the lovely pool as often as we could, especially after a day out walking, a great way to cool down before eating. There are plenty of shops nearby for essentials plus a great bakery/tea room (the Petit Fours) with bread and delicious cakes! It is only about a 15 minute walk into the centre of Funchal or there are plenty of buses/taxis. If only we could have stayed longer, we had such a great time. David & Manuela were perfect hosts. We would really recommend this apartment.
                                                                                • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                Family Vacation to Funchal

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                                                                                House is even better in person if you can believe that. We are pretty fussy and the house could not have been better or cleaner. Even the 15 and 19 year orders with us were not bored.
                                                                                • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016