Unique oceanfront house in downtown Funchal, in the charming unspoilt old town. Beach is just 2min walk away and so are the best restaurants, shops and market. Close to the main attractions yet very peaceful without the noise or crowds. An oceanfront dream house facing Funchal harbour and the picturesque amphitheatre. Large comfortable house with lots of space and light, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Lots of outside relaxing space with amazing views of Funchal harbour. In the heart of the Old Town, detached seafront house. The house is over 100 years old, totally renovated and modernized into a super holiday home. Easily walk to all the attractions and restaurants, yet stay in a calm unspoilt area. The climate is warm and sunny year-round here by the sea. No car necessary (although parking available) everything is a short walk away, including the typical fish restaurants, bakery, cafés and Funchal market. Each of the three floors has a large veranda with unlimited sea and harbour views, outside dining is possible all year with comfortable outdoor sofas, chairs, tables and barbecue. Each room has a modern, stylish decoration which is also comfortable and family friendly. Three bedrooms (two double beds and one bedroom with 2 single beds) also have lovely views. Bathrooms have bath and large shower, fitted with a clean marble look and modern fittings. The kitchen is fully furnished with plenty of storage space and looks out onto the amazing view in front, open space living room with large flat screen TV, fast and free wireless Internet, DVD. Fans are provides in summer but the house is quite cool and always has a sea breeze.
We have 8 other fabulous seafront holiday rentals properties in the Old Town of Funchal (and a super cute one in Lisbon), see our website for information on 1, 2 and 3 bedroom dream villas: www.funchalcottages.co.uk
Fantastic base for nature & walking holiday: This is the perfect house for a couple wishing to relax, a group of friends, or for a family who would like to discover Madeira´s natural side. The walks around the island are amazing, so are the beaches as the water is heated by the gulf stream. Explore the wild natural mountains with forests from before the ice-age, go on whale and dolphin diving expeditions. The tropical gardens are also of great interest. For golfers there are two golf courses - a short drive away and you can be playing at Santo da Serra where the Madeira Open has been staged so many times. The best feature of staying at Casa do Mar is your contact with the sea, you will have it as a constant backdrop in every room of the house. We hope you enjoy this dream villa.
Levada walks, golf and swimming nearby: The villa is the ideal base to explore the beautiful island of Madeira, its strategic location in the heart of Funchal means it is just by the seaside were you can swim, water ski, scuba dive, sail and much more. Madeira is a walkers paradise and from here you can reach the mountains and discover the levada trails.
Authentic local culture: Escape the tourist areas and discover this jewel of a neighborhood in central Funchal, the old part by the sea. There are no tourist traps, just nice Madeiran houses with gardens, great sea views, local cafés and restaurants. Enjoy the buzzing old town by day and night, try the local fish restaurants and the new poncha bars. Its a safe and peaceful area, know for the excellent sunny climate by the sea.
Surround yourself in nature: Whether its walks or gardens this is the perfect base to explore Madeira´s natural side.
Madeira events to look out for: New Year Fireworks in Madeira, Madeira Walking Festival (january), Madeira carnival, Madeira Flower Festival (May), Madeira islands Open Golf (May), Funchal Atlantic Fireworks Festival (June), Funchal jazz (July), Madeira Rally (August), Madeira Wine Festival (September), Madeira Christmas (December)