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Vera Prada

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese, By email, in any languages

Elegant Self Catering 2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4) apartment in the heart of Old Town

33 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Madeira - Charming Old Town Flat

In Funchal heart of the Old Town, by the sea. Sea views, near gardens & market

Funchal Charming Old Town Flat

An elegant two-bedroom self-catering apartment in the prime location in town, Funchal's new old hot spot - the old town (or 'Zona Velha'). Albeit in such a vibrant part of the Zona Velha, it's a very quiet apartment, away from the street noise.

You can relax in this fabulous apartment, with views overlooking Funchal, and enjoy the especially lovely sunsets from your private balcony. For truly amazing views, use the scenic rooftop terrace above the apartment, where you can stretch out or just be inspired by some amazing views over Funchal.

Enjoy the trendy lifestyle of the old streets of Zona Velha within a 2-minute stroll. Experience the smells and tastes of Madeira at the Farmers Market ('Mercado dos Lavradores') within 3 minutes where you can easily find everything from fresh fish, vegetables and fruits to flowers and traditional handicrafts. And why not go swimming in the sea at Barreirinha Beach? Take advantage of year-round sunshine and warm Atlantic Ocean waters less than a 10-minute walk away. Explore the centre of town, just a 12-minute walk to visit the Sé Cathedral and the charming cafés by the Theatre.

No car is needed, although we do offer a free parking place if you do decide to hire one.

General Description and Areas

90m2 (969ft2) apartment, on a 2nd floor

• 1st bedroom – 17m2 (183ft2) with a private balcony of 3,5m2 (38ft2) and a private bathroom of 3m2 (32ft2) with shower

• 2nd bedroom – 13m2 (140ft2) with window

• 2nd bathroom – 6 m2 (65ft2) with bath

• Kitchen – 12 m2 (129ft2) with a balcony of 4m2 (43ft2)

• Living and dining room – 30m2 (323ft2) with window

Features & Amenities

• Modern lift

• Private car parking place

• Access to the rooftop for amazing views

• Fully equipped kitchen, including a refrigerator, a stove, an oven, microwave, a washing machine, toaster, electric mixer, a kettle and even a Nespresso coffee machine, among others

• One bathroom equipped for guests with disabilities

• Wireless broadband free access

• LCD TV with cable broadcasting dozens of international channels

• DVD Player and lots of best sellers DVD’s films

• Sound Dock for Iphone 4 and 5

• Ipad

Funchal Charming Apartments is also the owner of Lido Flat - List nº 1386752 - https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1386752

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Vera Prada (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese, By email, in any languages

About Vera Prada

My company:

Arribacharmosa – Apartamentos Turísticos, Lda, is a professional, trustworthy leisure company that renders high-level hospitality services in its Funchal Charming Apartments. It is based in Madeira, with its head office located at Rua da Montanha, 31, 9060-406 Funchal and Portuguese VAT number PT 510751423. Our Funchal Charming Apartments are licensed by the Funchal Municipality, as “alojamento local” (local housing) - Old Town Flat has the license nº 04/2014. The company is fully taxable for Corporate Income Tax and the services that are rendered are subject to VAT at 5% (already included in the price).

Funchal Charming Apartments is also the owner of the lido Flat - list nº 1386752 - https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1386752

Why Vera Prada chose Madeira

Charm and location - Your calm oasis in the buzzing Old Town

Experience the Old Town like a local

Enjoy the trendy lifestyle of the old streets of Zona Velha at your door step.

Fantastic balcony with superb sea and other nice views.

Neraby Facilities (walking distances in minutes)

ATM cash machines (3)

Health clinic (2)

Market (3)

Pharmacy (3)

Post office (2)

Shopping centre (5)

Supermarket (3)

Taxi stop (5)

Nearby Suggestions (walking distances in minutes)

• Restaurants: For fish, 'Gavião Novo' (4), 'Marisa' (5) and 'Jango' (5). For meat, 'Taberna da Esquina' (4). For rice 'Riso' (8). Other well-known restaurants : 'O Forte' (7), 'O Armazém do Sal' (10 ), 'Sabor a Fado' (4) and 'O Tapassol (5)'.


• Pastries: 'Penha d' Águia' (2): try delicious 'queijadas' and 'pastel de nata'.


• Bars: 'Esplanada da Barreirinha' (10): for a pre-dinner drink with sunset views. 'Venda Velha' and 'Mercearia da Poncha' to drink the most famous Madeira drink, Poncha. Not to be missed: those with maracujá and tangerine.


• 'Barreirinha' beach (10): A public beach with a sea-level sun deck.


• Rua de Santa Maria (3) – Strolling down the narrow streets you can enjoy some of the old culture that's left in this particular part of town. A lot of the old buildings still exist, some of which have been transformed into restaurants and bars. In addition, there is a new attraction, the 'Arte de Portas Abertas', which is a public art programme to transform the Old Town into a permanent outdoor art gallery, displaying over 200 works of art, by invited artists, painted on Rua de Santa Maria's doors.

• Mercado dos Lavradores (3) – The Farmers Market is a must see! It is one of the highlights that Madeira has to offer, where all scents, colours, flavours and tradition combine to delight those who visit it.

• Fortaleza de São Tiago (8)

• Madeira Story Centre (5)

• Cable Car (6)

• Armazém do Mercado (2)

What makes this apartment unique

Funchal Charming Apartments

Attention to detail. Elegant decoration combining authentic antiques with modern local pieces - to make you feel at home.

Local Knowledge. Let us guide you to the best places, introduce you to the local culture and make sure you live well like a local.

Freedom. Funchal Charming Apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen and dining room, giving you the freedom to cook and savour local produce.

Fully Connected. The apartments have fast, free wireless Internet and a good entertainment system.

Funchal Charming Apartments is also the owner of Lido Flat - List nº 1386752 - https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1386752

About Us

Vera Prada
Arribacharmosa - Apartamentos Turísticos, Lda.
Rua da Montanha, 31
9060-406 Funchal
VAT Reg NoPT510751423

Reviews

4.7
based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

Elegant Self Catering 2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4) apartment in the heart of Old Town
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 33 reviews
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Excellent location

  • 3 of 5

This apartment was in an excellent location in the old town. Comfortable and clean rooms but bathroom in-need of attention, damp on the walls and shower curtain. The en suite wasnt suitable as when you used the shower the water went everywhere. Facilities in the kitchen were good, but didnt utilise as ate out for evening meals. Balcony lovely to have breakfast with great views to the sea. Excellent communication when booking holiday and used the pick up service from and to the airport. Lido tours do a great half day tour to Nunns Valley. A visit to Monte is a must on the cable cars, visiting the botanical gardens which were wonderful. Lots of restaurants to choose from for every taste. We enjoyed the laid back Barreirinha Bar Cafe which had some live music, popular with the locals and O Tasco was a good find. Looking forward to exploring more of Madeira and looking at the company's villa properties to stay in.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deal Guest, Thank you for your nice words about our Old Town Flat. You were so kind. We take into deep consideration your comments about the bathrooms and be sure we will solve immediately the issues you raísed. We hope to welcome you in a future opportunity. Best wishes from Madeira. Vera
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Relaxing holiday in Madeira

  • 4 of 5

The Old Town Flat was as described in your web advert.

It was just a short walk to the promenade and shops

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Lovely Stay at Old Town Flat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Funchal and enjoyed staying at Old Town Flat. Everything we wanted was within walking distance - gardens, the cable car, restaurants and supermarkets. We will definitely be back. A very relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect accommodation in a perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

The Old Town Flat lived up to and surpassed it's description and photos.The location was perfect for experiencing Funchal almost as a "local". The property was cleaned & maintained to the high standard that we have experienced from Cecilia & her team in this and other properties. We now try to visit Funchal regularly, and would love to stay at The Old Town Flat again.

On each visit there seems to be something of interest taking place

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Old Town Flat

  • 5 of 5

Such an excellent central location just a few minutes from restaurants, shops etc. A real bonus having a parking space in Funchal.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schöner Aufenthalt

  • 5 of 5

Das Old Town Flat hat unsere Erwartungen erfüllt. Großzügig und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, hübsche Schlafzimmer mit bequemen Betten. Sehr sauber. Nah am Geschehen der Altstadt und dem Stadtzentrum gelegen, war es trotzdem ruhig. Alles, was man/frau braucht, ist gut zu Fuß erreichbar- Markthalle, Supermärkte, Bäcker und die vielen Restaurants.

Grandios der Blick aufs Meer, wenn am frühen Morgen die Kreuzfahrtschiffe in den Hafen einlaufen. Wir haben jeden Morgen unser Frühstück auf dem Balkon genossen und den Abend dort ausklingen lassen.

Wir würden immer wieder dieses Apartment buchen!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Madeira
Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
Penha de Aguia
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Lobo Marinho
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Via Rapida
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
O Forte, Armazem do Sal, Sabor a Fado
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Barreirinha
Car: not necessary

The Old Town Flat is located in the middle of Funchal’s Old Town, 15 minutes by car from the airport. 'Zona Velha' is the oldest quarter of the city and now the most popular tourist destination for locals and visitors. It is the trendiest place in town, the main hotspot in Funchal.

With cobbled streets lined by traditional buildings (some dating back to the 15th Century), it is full of life, culture and spirit, with a variety of shops, bars and restaurants (and, for foodies, some of the best restaurants in town).

All the facilities at your doorstep (walking distances in minutes)

• ATM cash machines – 3 minutes

• Health clinic – 2 minutes

• Market – 3 minutes

• Pharmacy – 3 minutes

• Post office – 2 minutes

• Shopping centre – 5 minutes

• Supermarket – 3 minutes

• Taxi stop – 5 minutes

Suggestions (walking distances in minutes)

• Restaurants: For fish, “Gavião Novo” (best restaurant in town), “Marisa” and “Jango”. For meat, “Taberna da Esquina”. For rice “Riso”. Other popular restaurants: “O Forte”, “O Armazém do Sal”, “Sabor a Fado”, “O Tapassol”. All of them in less than 5/10 minutes.

• Pastries: “Penha d’ Águia” (2 minutes): try delicious “queijadas” and “pastel de nata”.

• Bars: “Espanada da Barreirinha” (10 minutes): for a pre-dinner drink with sunset views. “Venda Velha” and “Mercearia da Poncha” to drink the most famous Madeira drink, the Poncha. Not to be missed: those with maracujá and tangerine.

• “Barreirinha” beach (10 minutes): A public beach with a sea level solarium.

• “Socorro Church” (10 minutes) also known as “The Santa Maria Maior Church”.

• Rua de Santa Maria (4 minutes) – Strolling down the narrow streets you can enjoy some of the old culture that’s left in this particular part of town. A lot of the old buildings still exist, some of which have been transformed into restaurants and bars. In addition, there is a new attraction, the “Arte de Portas Abertas”, which is a public art programme to transform the Old Town into a permanent outdoor art gallery, displaying over 200 works of art, by invited artists, painted on Rua de Santa Maria’s doors. This colourful project has helped to revitalise this part of town and make it more culturally significant for both locals and visitors.

• Mercado dos Lavradores (3 minutes) – The Farmers Market is a must see! It is one of the highlights that Madeira has to offer, where all scents, colours, flavours and tradition combine to delight those who visit it. Built in 1939, in a gracious combination of ‘art deco’ and the modernist style, the main entrance and interior are decorated with panels of tiles, produced in Lisbon’s once-famous ceramic factory. Here you will find the very best Island produce. Fresh exotic fruits, vegetables, fish and flowers in a picturesque setting. The flower sellers are dressed in the typical, colourful Madeirense costume adding yet more vibrancy to this magical place.

Inside, there are two floors and a huge central courtyard, where vendors engage in selling day-to-day products. You will even be allowed to do a bit of tasting before you buy. (A popular exotic fruit to taste is a cross between a maracujá and a banana). In the rear, you will find the fish market. Here you will see fish freshly caught (some are brought in still alive) from all over Madeira. Well known will be the black scabbard fish with its huge eyes, razor sharp teeth and long eel-like body. Taste, smell, vivid colours, fun and tradition!

• Forte de São Tiago (8 minutes) and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The beautiful Forte de Sao Tiago that was used to protect the city of Funchal from possible invasions is also at the old town. The fort has small watchtowers and sentinel boxes from the XVII century. In the Museum of Contemporary Art, there is a collection of contemporary Portuguese art from the '60s to the present day, with works by some of the most significant national artists.

• Madeira Story Centre (5 minutes) – A modern museum about the history and culture of Madeira. The Madeira Story Centre will take you on a journey through the great historical events in Madeira, from the volcanic formation to the days of Dom Henriques, the first landing of a sea air-plane, Napoleon and Churchill. It offers a hands-on interactive experience where you feel the environment of different periods in time.

• Cable Car (6 minutes) - This is an exciting way to show Madeira's hidden beauty gliding over some of the wonderful landscapes of Madeira. The departure station is at the park Almirante Reis. You ascend 560 m (1, 837 ft.) over 3, 718 m (12,000 ft.) in 15 minutes to Monte, located near Monte Palace Tropical Garden, amidst charming scenery.

Armazém do Mercado (2 minutes) - The New Old Market. A blend of traditional and contemporary, a place to experience flavours, urban culture and childhood memories. Includes Toy Museum with a collection of 20.000 pieces: dolls, lead toy soldiers, miniature cars, games, dating from 19th century until present date.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Funchal, Madeira

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Last Minute
31 May 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
£189
for 3 nights
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Summer 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 18 Sep 2016
4 night minimum stay
£285
for 4 nights
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£71
£457
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2016
19 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£251
for 4 nights
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£415
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas 2016 & New Year 2017
19 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£457
for 7 nights
£457
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£235
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Summer 2017
12 Jun 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
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£251
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£461
for 7 nights
£461
 

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Children below 10 years old are not considered as additional guests.
If requested, baby cot and high chair are provided free of charge.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment on Madeira, Portugal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Prepared for disabled guests
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Blue room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Green Room - 2 Single Bed , With a private bathroom and a balcony
  • • Green bedroom – 17m2 (183ft2) with a private balcony of 3,5m2 (38ft2) and with a private bathroom of 3m2 (32ft2) with a shower. From the balcony, nice views overlooking Funchal • Blue bedroom – 13m2 (140ft2) with window
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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