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Stunning Funchal Ocean & Harbour Views, Walk to Funchal, Pool, Free Wi-fi

64 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Funchal - Number 15 - The Cottage

Great base to explore, Pay by Credit card ,Ideal for Couples!

Located in a quiet leafy residential street minutes from Funchal this property is a perfect retreat to relax yet close enough to the action to explore with ease. Carefully restored, it has an open plan layout all on one level which leads out to a beautiful court yard surrounded by trees & flowers, lovely for dining alfresco. Features include high ceilings, wooden floors & original stone walls, it´s decorated to a high standard with all modern facilities & has a very cosy romantic feel. Steps at one end lead up to a private terrace with amazing views of the Bay & it gets the sun all day. The cottage is detached & opposite the main house, the two properties are separated by the courtyard with a lovely olive tree that gives shade & privacy. On the other side of the property steps take you down to the pool with fantastic views over Funchal & a decked area for sun bathing. There´s Ample street parking, we can organize your airport transfers and there is a complete guide with info on public transport, restaurants, walking, gardens and much more along with maps and books to help you find your way around. There is Air Con/Heating, cable TV & free Wi-fi internet. Book a 2 location holiday and stay in Paul do Mar also, see rental property 805062 for more details.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Louise Allison
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Portuguese
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25 October, 2016
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based on 64 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning Funchal Ocean & Harbour Views, Walk to Funchal, Pool, Free Wi-fi
average rating of 4.921875 based on 64 reviews

Wonderful apartment that we will be returningto

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in The Cottage. We are frequent users of self catering accommodation both abroad and in the UK and this property was the best we've ever stayed in. It was very well equipped and immaculately cleaned. Every need was catered for. We spent many hours on the sun terrace overlooking the city and harbour, usually with a cool beer or glass of wine! Ideal location for exploring Funchal, on foot or using local taxis. We hired a car and soon got used to the very steep roads and tunnels . Both botanical gardens were beautiful and well worth a trip on the cable car to Monte or by car. Also not to miss is Funchal market with a huge range of fruit and vegetables and spectacular flowers. Louise and Raul were the perfect hosts, helpful with information about the local area and so friendly and obliging and made us feel at home from the first day. Must also mention Lourdes who works so hard to keep everywhere so lovely and it was a pleasure to chat with her each day. All in all a fantastic holiday and we'll be returning next year

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A First Visit to Madeira

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 8 night stay in the cottage to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday.The cottage turned out just as expected it was immaculately presented with a high standard of equipment. The balcony has fantastic views over Funchal down to the harbour and also up to the hills. Though it is a steep walk up from the main shops and restaurants it is doable but the taxi's and bus service is reliable for those who choose. We were able to visit the main gardens and also the Nuns Valley using the local bus service but Manuel is available if required to do Island tours he brought us from and to the airport which was great. Louise Raoul and her staff were great they were there for advise and made us feel very welcome. We would have no hesitation recommending the cottage to others. We hope to return at a future date.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing the Cottage and for you kind comments about the cleanliness and presentation of the property, glad you enjoyed the views from the balcony too, it is the best of our whole property looking over Funchal and up to the mountains!!! Once again thank you, Best Wishes, Louise.
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Very comfortable cottage for two

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable accommodation framed by a shady courtyard. Patio furniture available for a quiet moment. Also a private balcony to get the benefit of the sun if desired. Ideal for drinking Madeira Wine looking out over the ocean liner port and watching the pirate ships go by. We ate in a couple of nights and found the cottage well equipped.

Plenty of information in the cottage for things to see or places to eat supplemented by personal info from Louise and Lourdes (thanks for the lift to the supermarket Lourdes). Thanks also to Louise for the map with recommendations located, very helpful. Used the airport link arranged by Louise and found Manuel very courteous and knowledgeable about the island. Recommended for first-time visitors like us.

Sandra and I enjoy walking so no need to say any more about hills, well covered in other reviews. Enjoyed eating out in restaurants recommended by Louise plus had a no frills lunch at Sao Jose in the old town.

Bus travel is easy to get back to the cottage, if you judge the time right, No 33 is best if you don't like hills. Hop on bus tour is good for getting your bearings around Funchal. We also had an 'exciting' bus journey back from Curral Das Freiras! The walk down from Eira Do Serrado is worth a visit for the scenery. Enjoyed tasty chestnut soup in Sabores do Curral opposite the bus stop in Curral Das Freiras.

Enjoyed the cable car up to Monte and then the adjacent cable car to the Botanical Gardens.

Hope to return and will definitely try to book with Louise if possible.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, thanks so much for reviewing the cottage, and for your handy tip´s for future guests on getting around! We´re so happy you had such a great time and enjoyed staying in the Cottage, thanks again, Best Wishes, Louise.
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Excellent accommodation that we will return to

  • 5 of 5

Louise and Raul are excellent hosts and, together with their caretaker, Lourdes, gave us plenty of useful information about places to visit, supermarkets, restaurants, etc. The cottage is very clean, has high quality fixtures and fittings and is well decorated throughout. It is very comfortable inside and has plenty of space to sit outside as well. The sun terrace had magnificent views and provided a warm and protected place to sit, have a glass of wine or cup of tea and watch the world, the cruise ships and the cable cars go by. The Cottage is situated halfway up a very, very steep hill which gave us plenty of exercise walking to/from Funchal centre. During our fortnight's holiday we only found a fraction of the numerous bars and restaurants available, which gives us plenty of scope for our next visit. Our thanks to Louise, Raul and Lourdes for helping to make our first holiday in Maderia so memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing the Cottage, so glad you both enjoyed your first trip to Madeira and we really hope to see you in the future, take care & best wishes, Louise.
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Fantastic accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful accommodation in quiet residential neighbourhood. Louise and Lourdes were fantastic hosts. Just the right balance - they left us alone, but were there if we needed anything. The cottage is clean, well maintained and the fixtures are of high quality. The terrace and outdoor space are great - plenty of sun and really private. It's a 10 min walk down the (steep) hill to town and a 5 EUR taxi back. Special thanks for advising us that our flight home was delayed and letting us use one of the other properties well into the evening on departure day, much appreciated. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Lovely cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful two weeks in this clean, spacious and well-equipped property. The shaded patio, overlooking the quiet garden, was ideal for eating and reading, whilst the sunny roof terrace had fantastic views across the town to the sea. The wi-fi signal was always good (great for looking up information about Madeira on the internet). The air-conditioning unit is in the lounge, but we would have preferred it to have been located in the bedroom for very warm nights. We made good use of the small pool, which also had lovely views across to the sea and up to the hills. The decking area for the sunloungers was being extended while we were there, and this will considerably enlarge the space available for relaxing by the pool. Walking down to the town centre took about 15 minutes and it was quite steep. Walking back up the hill was slower and much more exhausting, culminating in several flights of steps up from the pavement to the cottage. We usually took the bus back, or a taxi which meant we could avoid the steps! We bought bus passes which allowed us to use the town buses as much as we wanted and enabled us to explore the outskirts of Funchal as well as travelling up and down to the centre. Louise and Raul are hospitable owners who are very keen to ensure that their guests have a good stay and we enjoyed our conversations with them. We also liked our chats with Lourdes, who kept the accommodation spotless and provided us with lots of local information. We ate in several restaurants in town and particularly enjoyed Cidade Velha in the Old Town, overlooking the sea. One of our most memorable experiences was taking a bus to Eira do Serrada, from where we walked down the steep track to Curral das Freiras, the Valley of the Nuns. The scenery was stunning! We would love to come back to Madeira and would have no hesitation in booking this property again or recommending it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thank you for making such a detailed review about the Cottage, it was so nice to meet you both & great tips here for guests on getting around, places to visit etc etc! Thanks also for your input about the air-con unit, we shall definitely look into this with a view to adding a small unit just for the bedroom too. Once again thanks so much, best wishes, Louise.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Via Rapida exit 12 Campa de Barca
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The cottage is a perfect base to explore Funchal and the surrounding areas. It takes about 10 to15 minutes to walk down to the centre of Funchal where you will find the cable car to Monte, 'zona Velha' the old town, museums, quaint streets filled with cafe´s & boutiques and the Old Blandy Wine lodge. There is a small supermarket, cafe & cash machine near by and in Funchal there´s a wide choice of places to eat & shop. If you are not driving there are regular bus service´s & taxis available. Down at the harbour there are daily trips for whale & dolphin watching, Marlin fishing and in the 'Old town' there´s the swimming complex 'Barreirinha' where you can access the sea to swim. Palheiro Golf & gardens, Levada walks & the Botanical & Monte Palace Tropical Gardens are just a few of the attractions that can be reached within 10 minutes by car or public transport. If you have a car this is an ideal base from which you can explore the rest of the island as the motorway 'via rapida' and all main routes are just minutes away however, a car is not essential. This is a quiet, safe & friendly neighborhood.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Funchal, Madeira

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Deal! November
13 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Deal! December
9 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2017 January - June
4 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2017 July - August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2017 September - December
1 Sep 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

In the event of cancellations all payments are non refundable.
Guests can make date changes at no extra cost.
Breakages or damages will be charged to your debit or credit card.

30% Deposit required to obtain confirmation.
70% Balance is paid 6 weeks prior to your arrival date.
Bookings made less than 6 weeks prior to the arrival date must pay in full at the time of booking.
Payments can be made by bank transfer or using Visa or Master card - We are a company based in Madeira Portugal and have our own card payment facility - Please contact us for payment instructions.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Funchal, Portugal

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • A perfect bathroom for two with double basin, walk in shower, Latest modern fixtures & fittings, heated towel rail, hair-dryer, bath & hand towels provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • A very relaxing room with two doors leading out to the court yard, Lovely solid wooden furniture complimented with beautiful linen & soft furnishings. All linen is included.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Pool is shared with 2, 1 bedroom apartments also for couples in the main house, Note: As well as the area around the pool each property also has it´s own private veranda with sun loungers, dining table, chairs & all have stunning views of the Harbour & the ocean! Front loading washing machine & rack for drying clothes. All the necessary equipment is provided to clean the property. Cleaning services can be provided at an extra charge. Airport transfers can be arranged.

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