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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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A genuine hidden Madeiran gem! Beautiful hideaway unbelievably in a central location within Funchal

5 of 5
Although we only know a few places in Funchal we are sure that The Cottage must be one of the best. We had an unforgettable stay on the island in particular driven by the cottage both in its location and grounds - and most importantly our hosts . Everything was as described or better and the view from the cottage onto the grounds is simply amazing. Absolutely terrific hosts and their property offers something genuine and magical to visitors; a rare find where the original Madeiran culture meets modern needs. Situated in a quiet quarter in the town there is only a short walk to the sea, restaurants and city centre. The Island is really overwhelming with incredible landscapes and architecture. Thank you once again to our very kind hosts. Highly recommended and we would definitely stay again.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017

Top Floor Apartment in Sao Goncalo, Funchal

4 of 5
It was a special time for my wife and I to celebrate her birthday. The apartment was located down a steep hill but offered the most stunning view of the Funchal Bay and Harbour. The accommodation was large although the space was difficult to heat in the cooler evenings. However, Luis was brilliant in getting us a space heater for those evenings when we dined alfresco or wanted to watch some television. The internet was excellent as was the mobile signal. A small shop up the steep hill and opposite the church was great for day-to-day needs but a 2 euro trip into Funchal only took about 10 minutes for more shops and sight-seeing. There was a lovely walk to Funchal down the hill where you came to the Old Fort on the edge of the Old Town and some great restaurants for just a drink, snacks or something more substantial. Our holiday was cut short, unfortunately, due to a medical emergency but, again, the excellent assistance from Luis made the disappointment of leaving early easier for my wife and I. We will want to come back as soon as possible. The apartment is a little gem and well worth the effort in navigating the steep roads. It's a very quiet area and the bread man comes around in his van every day with fresh bread and cakes to buy. We're looking at the calendar now for our return! San and Dave
  • Review Submitted: Jan 07, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017