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Dream Seafront villa w private pool & garden in old town Funchal

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Old Town Fantastic location, walk everywhere, dream house with pool and garden

Rare find! Ocean front house located in the old town of Funchal right on top of the sea with a spacious private pool and garden. Set in the historic center of Funchal by the sea, a short walk to the restaurants and shops. A tropical oasis in the city center, when you walk through the door of Pirate House its like entering another world. Over 400 square meters of sunny pool area, private garden and relaxing space on top of the sea. Enjoy eating outside all year with a huge relaxing space with sunchairs, modern outdoor furniture and barbecue.

2 bedrooms - Main bedroom double bed with seafront views; Second bedroom with twin beds, three windows and high ceilings. Good internet throughout.

The house is over 100 hundred years old and has been completely renovated and modernized (still keeping its original features and charm) into a very comfortable holiday home.

Living room with seafront views with flat screen cable TV, full-length windows facing ocean. Guests have seen dolphins from the confort of their sofa without having to use binoculars.

One bathroom with walk in shower and separate bath, marble floors. hairdryer, towels.

Fully equipped Kitchen (seafront views and seafront dining area), Outside dining area and sunbathing chairs and outside sofa and parasols. Free internet and cable TV. Kitchen has fridge and freezer, washing machine, dishwashing machine, oven, microwave, electric hobs, kettle, iron and ironing board, toaster, coffee maker, kitchen utensils.

Private swimming pool and private oceanfront garden.

415 square meters of land, all private and ocean front. Subtropical plants in the garden include palm trees, banana trees, a herb garden and other exotic plants.

The swimming pool is 7m (long) 3m (wide) 145cm (deep) and there are no security gates or protection so only suitable for children and adults that can swim. The land is terraced and has a lawn below in front of the sea.

In the summer we provide fans and in the winter portable heaters, both are rarely needed as the climate is mild.

Located on Rua Lazareto, Funchal, 10min walk into the old town restaurants, beach, Funchal market, cafés and shops. The house backs onto a road so there is some noise from the street (but we are in the heart of the old town in Funchal so this is normal).

Amazing central location. Parking is on the road outside free of charge.

We have 8 other historic houses in the old town of Funchal by the sea and would love to welcome you soon in them.

More Details
Registration Number : 23426/AL

Property Manager
Cristina Abreu
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Cristina Abreu

We have assembled a collection of nine fabulous seaside villas in the old town that are run as successful self-catering properties. Alongside this business, we launched the award winning publishing company, Funchal-Publications in 2005 that has several travel books on the Island. This complement of books, history & local knowledge is something we like to pass on to our guests, and makes each holiday experience special.

Cristina Abreu purchased this villa in 2015

Why Cristina Abreu chose Funchal

Location, Location, Location. Stunning sea views in an exotic tropical setting you feel like you are in deep countryside and yet you are in the center of town. We have seen dolphins from the living room without binoculars. Very rare to find such a large plot of land with a private swimming pool all seafront in the heart of the old town of Funchal - Madeira´s best location.

What makes this villa unique

Huge expanse of seafront terraces looking onto the Atlantic ocean with a private swimming pool & garden. Located in the un-spoilt Old Town of Funchal that is such a beautiful friendly place with bars restaurants, shops & beaches. The climate is very warm here & its peaceful with very little noise. Decoration is the prefect compliment to the views and overall sense of natural beauty.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Funchal on Municipality of Funchal

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Elegant marble floor, new fittings
  • Lovely herringbone marble floor made to order here in Madeira, everything is functional and elegant in this modern bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Breathtaking views of sea, high ceilings, elegant decoration
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , High ceiling and elegant decoration
  • Beautiful seaviews and high ceilings make the front room very romantic. A Canovas Ikat headboard and other touches in the decoration are stylish and exotic.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A perfect sunshine holiday with garden and swimming pool. The photos dont begin to do the seaviews justice, which are amazing Comfortable interiors, perfect for Madeira´s climate. Carefully chosen to provide the best holiday possible in style. Plenty of outdoor furniture to enjoy Madeira´s warm outdoor climate year round. There are no barriers or baby-gates for the swimming pool or garden below. Large seafront plot of land is 420m2 unique in central Funchal. We have a property manager on hand to deal with anything you need during your stay day or night 7 days a week (including airport transfers or any emergency)


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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Dream location

  • 5 of 5

As you walked through the main door and were faced with the fantastic view, it was WOW!. Villa was comfortable and had everything you needed. Excellent location for a short walk downhill into Old Town Funchal and the many tourist attractions. Longer walk back, as all uphill, but was worth it as you could take short stops at scenic locations on the way up and admire the view. There was always something new to look at. All in all a very nice holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, private, well worth a visit!

  • 5 of 5

The listing is accurate, although you could say the place is better in real life! Some of the furnishings have been updated since the photos. The garden is lovely and well kept and everything is beautifully finished. We met the owner this time and she was great. Helped with all aspects of our stay and her management company were equally helpful and professional. We have already recommended the place to friends and relatives and we would love to stay again! The location on the other side of town to the big hotels shows you the real relaxed side to Madeiran life. The old small roads are stunning in themselves and the short walk into the centre of town past all the small bars and restaurants was a real benefit. Hiring a car was a great idea to see the rest of the island, and parking was easy outside. All in all a stunning holiday, the most private place we've ever stayed, and we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquility and serenity

  • 5 of 5

What can I say, we didn't want to leave the house or the pool :)

Stunning views that you never get bored with, it's very private and perfect for a couple wanting a romantic break or a small family.

There is a supermarket nearby but it's a bit of a steep climb.

Some traffic noise but it gives you the impression of living in a small community.

Would recommend this property and would definitely stay here again. The owner and servicing company are very professional and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being such amazing guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon, best wishes Cristina
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place, great views lots to do

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

A perfect placed to unwind. Secluded but with a spectacular view of the ocean and beautifully and tastefully decorated inside.

Pool well maintained and cleaned weekly. Conveniently situated for restaurants in the atmospheric old town.

Favourite restaurants, Riso, and O Tasco 5 mins walk.

Owner and agents very welcoming and helpful!

We have already booked for a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for being such lovely guests, it was a pleasure to meet you both, and I look forward to seeing you in your next stay at the Pirate House. Very best wishes Cristina
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Great in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Pirate House is a delightful little place in a great location near bars and restaurants in the old town of Funchal. The property is well looked after and has good facilities.

The walk back from town can be a bit steep but buses and taxis are very cheap and efficient.

Would thoroughly recommend this place for a nice stay in Madeira. We always say we would never go to the same place twice -but this property may change our view on that!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
380 Metres
O Tasco, Barreirinha café
Nearest Ferry
1.3 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Via Rapida Exit 13
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
O Tasco
Nearest Beach
380 Metres
Barreirinha beach complex and Toco Beach
Car: not necessary

Stunning Ocean Front location, right above the sea you can see the waves breaking on the beach just below the house. In the charming historic part of Funchal, just by the old town so no car is necessary, a short walk takes you to the fish restaurants, Funchal Market, museums, beach, gardens and village life. You can walk to any place in Funchal from here. Barreirinha Beach and Toco Beach is a short walk away, Enjoy relaxing in the cafés, buy fresh flowers from the flower ladies and visit the shopping heart of the island. Peaceful residential area, very rare to find a house in such a fantastic location. Warm climate year round in this area right on top of the sea in central Funchal, enjoy balmy weather all year the pool which is always open for you to enjoy. An authentic and charming area of Madeira, very Portuguese and unspoilt, discover beautiful old houses in this quarter, some grand and colonial others crumbling ruins. A great base to get to know the real Madeira Island in a charming tropical location


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Funchal, Portugal

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
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8 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
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15 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
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21 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2018 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
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5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

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cleaning £66.96

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