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Old Town Tropical house w Pool, seaview balcony - Painters Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights



Painters Cottage

Super charming seaview 1 bedroom flat in downtown old Funchal. Large private balcony overlooking bay of Funchal, wonderful view of sea, with private barbecue, deck chairs, dining area & hammock. Light filled living room with French doors opening onto the veranda, comfortable decoration. Kitchenette including stove, fridge, microwave. Modern TV with satellite and cable. Peaceful bedroom with a nice sea view and en-suite bathroom with WC, bath/shower and sea view.

Located on the first floor above pool cottage it is entirely private and individual, it has a side entrance so you don´t have to pass any other property. Around the garden you can use the herbs growing there and relax by the banana trees on the lounge chairs around pool.

Funchal city centre and sea 5-10min walking distance Bus stop 20meters away. Weekly garden, pool and cleaning with changeover of linen and towels. Cottage is very charming. Property manager nearby offers full support.

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About the property

Funchal Old Town Cottages

THE best location in Madeira. Fantastic sea views in a picturesque area in historic Funchal. Two super cool apartments, great decoration in a charming area of Funchal with swimming pool, tropical garden, barbecue and terrace. Ideally located by the old town of Funchal near the restaurants and shops, but away from their noise and traffic. Authentic old neighbourhood with little cafés, bakery and an excellent warm climate. Lots of space outside with sunbeds, banana trees and seaviews.The flats each have terraces with barbecues, (wood & coal supplied). Swimming pool is only shared by 2 cottages (a luxury in central Funchal!). Enjoy living outdoor life all year round due to the great climate. Cottages are full of light and equipped to make the most of the great climate for a short or long stays. Perfect area near Funchal city centre (historic old quarter) and sea within walking distance (10min walking).

We provide a welcome pack, bathroom amenities and quality white cotton bedlinen and towels. Not a luxury hotel or package holiday, its a relaxed homely atmosphere for the young at heart who love seaviews and a tropical enviroment, enjoy local food and cooking at home as well as out (so many great restaurants down the road, we´ll tell you which we like the most). Large living room with views, fully equipped Kitchenette including stove, fridge, microwave, new TV. with cable and free internet. Bathroom with bath/shower.

Property manager nearby to help with anything you need during your stay.

Great base to explore all of Madeira be it levada and mountain walks, Swimming & visiting gardens: The cottage is the ideal base to explore the beautiful island of Madeira, Culture and music is all walking distance, go to the concerts in the Teatro or the cafes with live music in town. Palheiro Golf is just 10min away and Santo da Serra Golf is 25min away. Madeira is a walkers paradise and from here you can reach the mountains and discover the Levada trails. A bus stop is just 10 metres below the house, and the main road to the airport is very easy to catch.

We have 8 other fabulous seafront holiday rentals properties in the Old Town of Funchal and Lisbon, see our website for information on 1, 2 and 3 bedroom dream villas:

Experience you can trust: Our cottages have excellent feedback from guests who are now good friends and return each year some for months at a time.

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)

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Registration Number : 25715/AL

About Us

Cristina Abreu
Tigre Livros e Hospitalidade Lda
Tigre Livros e Hospitalidade Lda, rua julio dinis nº27
9060-144 Funchal
Tigre Livros e Hospitalidade Lda. Alojamento Local - Funchal Cottages R Julio Dinis 27, 9060-168 Funchal Tel: +351 964020726
VAT Reg No511256515

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Cristina Abreu

We have 8 fabulous seaside villas in the old town Funchal (and a super cute one in Lisbon). Alongside this we launched the award winning publisher Funchal-Publications that has several travel books. This complement of books, history & local knowledge is something we like to pass on to our guests through the houses. We love restoring old houses, food (we keep updating our recommendations for you on where to eat and what to do). Golf is also a biggie for all the family, and playing at Santo da Serra is heaven on earth (even when its foggy and raining).

Cristina Abreu purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Cristina Abreu chose Funchal

Mix of tropical plants, seaviews and elegant decoration with space all just by the sea and best part of downtown Funchal. This is where you get to experience what living in Madeira is really about, warm climate year round, a chilled out attitude and friendly people.

Nice being close to the restaurants of the old town and popping into the market to buy flowers and fish on foot. The area is warm and safe, unspoilt, with old houses lining the streets with flower trees. Away from the bustle and noise of the touristic areas.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location. Seaviews, friendly neighborhood, warm climate, the tropical fruits in the grocery up the road, great wine for under 5euros...I could go on and on. The best feature is the proximity to the sea and the old town of Funchal. Its full of authentic character not at all touristy and we enjoy great warm climate year round.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Cristina,

Just a quick email to say thanks for providing painters Cottage to us last week. We had a relaxing and enjoyable time. Sorry we did not see you to say thanks properly when we left.

Jul 2014
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Includes weekly cleaning, full support with our property manager during your stay
We answer ALL requests within 3 hours of receiving them, even if we don´t have availability. So if you have not heard back from us by that time please check your SPAM/Junk folders or re-send your email as their may be a problem, you can also call us for immediate availability. +351964020726 (Cristina Abreu)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment on Funchal on Madeira Region

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Enjoy your stay & have Fun.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Charming bathroom with sea view and overlooking banana plants and garden below. Furnished with terracotta tiled floor and Portuguese glazed tiles. Bath towels and Pool towels provided, Liquid soap supplied.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed is 160x200cm, natural light and Seaviews
  • Bedroom is light and airy, furnished with quality white bedlinen. Window looks onto the garden and sea. Ceiling has white wooden beams. Very peaceful and restful. Floor has traditional Portuguese terracotta tiles. hairdryer supplied.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A favourite apartment with couples and friends wishing an authentic chill out experience in Madeira, in a charming residential area of Funchal by the seaside. Painters Cottage is beautifully decorated and constantly improved with feedback from our guests. Its not a luxury hotel or package holiday - its an authentic home for you in old Funchal. There is an delicious local bakery and grocer up the road, the Funchal market is a 5-10min walk down the road and we even provide a trolley to bring your shopping back. A washing machine is available, as well as an iron, ironing board and hair-dryer. The climate in this area of Funchal close to the sea is specially mild and sunny, a couple of meters higher up (over the 200m level) the weather can be colder and misty. Great for a short or long stay this is the very best experience Madeira has to offer where you can live like a local


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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 40 reviews

Excellent holiday in a wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful holiday at Painters Cottage – this is in a perfect location and is a spacious, comfortable home from home.

Booking the property online was easy and straightforward with excellent communication from Cristina. The property company supporting the owner were also excellent and the transfers to and from the airport we organised with them ran very smoothly – the driver was very helpful and provided a good insight into the local neighbourhood and pointed out where the local shops were (including a short cut for walking to them).

The apartment has stunning views over Funchal and out to sea and has plenty of areas to sit either enjoying the sunshine or in welcome shade. We spent a lot of time on the upstairs balcony which we loved with lots of seating including a hammock, the pool areas were excellent and the pool very refreshing after a hot day. The apartment was brilliantly equipped with everything we needed.

The apartment is only a 10 to 15 minute walk to the Old Town and we ate there every night enjoying the wide range of restaurants and bars.

We hope to return to Madeira in the not too distant future and will not hesitate in booking Painters Cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just the holiday we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place with the best views from our large balcony. Cristina was an excellent host, we had a welcome pack with wine, fruit, bread, coffee, milk and bananas from the garden, she was waiting for us when we arrived in the evening - it was great to have a friendly face waiting for us even at a late hour. We felt immediately at home - the house was clean, stylish and very comfortable. loved the location in town near everything (short steep hill up, but fine for the amazing views of funchal harbour, great to relax on the balcony watching the ships arriving and leaving funchal harbour with some Douro wine). The old town is amazing and really the only place you want to stay in with lots of restaurants and cafes. We enjoyed the rich local atmosphere of the bakery up the road (custard tarts to die for) and Vandas coffee shop at the end of the street was the authentic Portuguese hang out. It was such a bonus (an essential one) to have the swimming pool as we could sunbathe and swim after our walks. Forte restaurant down the road was great for my birthday, highly recommended.

Perfect stay, hope to return again

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nieuwegein, the Netherlands

Lovely vieuw

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely house to rent.

Nice view and a quiet location near the center.

All required amenities are provided

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pool, Views, Charm - Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

First of all obrigado for a lovely and relaxing stay. The photos are great but Im glad to say the views, cottage and location are even better in reality. Nice welcome pack waiting for us, strong internet and TV with lots of English channels. Sunny and large terrace just for us with excellent views of the port, we had barbecues and ate out as lots of nice places down the road. Madeira is filled with things to do, we rode mountain bikes, did a jeep tour, had a surf lesson and swam in the ocean. A brilliant fun holiday, with the luxury of a pool at home in central Funchal. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such lovely guests, Im so pleased you liked the cottage and Im in awe of all the exciting things you did whilst in Madeira. Looking forward to seeing you again soon, all the best Cristina
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A real piece of Madeira

  • 5 of 5

Painters cottage is located a short but steep walk from the old town of Funchal so you can take your time walking back or take one of the many taxis. The fitness benefits are almost immediately apparent! The property is very clean and well maintained but some of the appliances are a little old however work perfectly well. The crowning glory of this cottage is the private terrace which has a fantastic view over Funchal and the harbour, perfect for watching the sun set whilst sipping an evening drink. There is also a lovely pool and terrace which is shared with the cottage below. Cristina met us and was very helpful. The welcome pack was extremely useful and comprehensive as we arrived on a Saturday afternoon. How good was it? Well, we've already booked for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying and for booking again next year (there will be an upgrade in appliances :-) Very best wishes Cristina
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Very special accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent 10 days at the Painters Cottage while visiting Madeira. I had researched several properties and fell in love with this cottage as it was represented online. So we ended up booking our vacation based on its availability. So expectations were high. And it did not disappoint! It was exactly what we were looking for. Loved the fact that it was so full of light. And the view from the large balcony was stunning...we ate all of our breakfasts and some lunches there, bought our food at the bakery and grocery a couple of blocks away. Very much enjoyed the location in the Old Town, not so full of tourists, yet close enough to walk to the beautiful restaurant area. Cristina was a wonderful hostess, promptly replaced our bedroom fan when it stopped working, even brought up a bottle of champagne when she heard us celebrating my birthday late one evening. So sweet. Became friends with Kristoff in the Pool Cottage below and shared some pool time and dinners together. Nothing that I would change about the place. Absolutely lovely!

Janice F.

Ontario, Canada

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Café Conde Carvalhal
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Via rapida exit 13
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Zona Velha - Old Town
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Barreirinha beach lido
Car: not necessary

Seaside property in Funchal with swimming pool, garden and sea views. Old town 5-10 min walk down the hill. The cottage is located in a charming residential area of Funchal, surrounded by traditional houses with gardens, calm with great seaviews. Funchal market is down the road walking distance as is the old town with all the restaurants, cable car and shops. You are in the center of Funchal yet away from the noise and touristic bustle. Bus stop within 20 metres of front door that can take you all over the island and town. This part of Funchal is the best place to stay as its warm & sunny most of the year with mild weather, yet just 15min drive or bus will take you to the lush green mountains where you can walk in the forests or visit many gardens. Just down the road is the marina of Funchal, there is wealth of choice of boat rides for you to see whales & dolphins or for a refreshing swim in Madeira´s warm waters. At night its a very safe place, everyone walks to the restaurants down the road in the old town (sharp hill) - ideal for fresh fish & wine. Its a beautiful traditional part of Funchal, with lovely olf houses and gardens, the sea is always in the background and you can enjoy watching the cruise ships arrive and leave just in front. Friendly area with delcious bakery and cafe you can walk to, the tiny grocer has local fruit and vegetables all full of flavour.

Great base for Levada Walking, hiking, golf, visiting gardens, diving, bird watching and discoving the charm of Madeira

Delicious restaurants walking distance down the road in the old town, O Tasco, O Forte and Gaviao Novo to name just a few..

Golf: Palheiro 5min drive away, Santo da Serra golf 25min away.


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