Perfect seaside location in the center and old town of Funchal with a private pool. A charming large house the beach is 300meters down the road. Historic quarter of Funchal (capital of Madeira), the house was fully renovated. The inside is comfortable, elegant and spacious. Three floors, each with a large veranda with spectacular views of the bay of Funchal and sea. Climate is not too hot in summer (average temp summer max 26-30º) but warm all year round, very warm winters compared to the rest of Europe (lowest about 17º). the sea is spectacular and is just in front. Swimming in the sea or in the pool is the best. The house has around 900m2 of land, with a private terraced garden complete with summer house (which acts as a private gym). Enjoy eating outside all year outside, use the barbecue (wood and coal supplied) to grill some fish or seafood from the ocean.
Lots of things to entertain children or teenagers (tree-house, football table, playstation, various televisions, internet, books).
4 Bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with double beds (main bedroom 2mX2m bed), 2 childrens bedrooms with twin beds.
4 Bathrooms: 3 full bathrooms with bath & walk in shower. Laundry room and washing machines.
International TV (4 large flat screen TV´s), Fast wifi internet all throughout the house.
Lovely romantic garden with several levels all facing the sea just in front, you can catch sun or play badminton on the lawn. Tree house. Rooftop terrace is a Moroccan chill out zone with amazing views of the harbour and a place you can eat outside or even sleep outside in summer.
Behind the house on a different door and entrance we have 2 self-catering flats with whom only your washing machine is shared.
One of the most beautiful cities in Portugal, this part of Funchal is the nicest by far. Surrounded by quaint traditional houses, subtropical gardens and an excellent temperate climate. A short walk down the road and you are in the heart of the old town, with restaurants, shops, museums and the spectacular warm sea (barreirinha beach 300meters away). Your are surrounded by history, the wine trade, English, Dutch, Oriental and Portuguese fusion of architecture and great local food. The people of Madeira are extremely friendly and all speak several languages but English for sure which they love to speak. Enjoy boat rides to see dolphins and whales or go big game fishing, the sea is absolutely amazing and warmed by the Gulf Stream. Take a scuba-diving course and visit the island of Porto Santo nearby. Also great surf points around the island. Famous for its many subtropical gardens the island is known as the Garden of the Atlantic. Great beaches (yellow sand, black sand and shingle) all with a great warm sea. From here there is a good bus network to take you all over the island (levada walking in the mountains, golf, trekking, visiting gardens, sightseeing). Nearby you have a good bakery, grocery and butcher. Our housekeeper lives nearby, and can help with anything you need should something arise during your holiday. We will give you all the best local tips, contacts and information to make sure you have an authentic Madeira experience and lots of fun.
We are a family of four (but we always travel with my lovely mother who is great fun, so technically five). Ricardo works as a golf club manager and I have a book publishing company and a holiday rentals business in Madeira. Children are 15 and 13 years old very nice, sweet and well behaved. An easygoing family who adore living in Madeira and will show you the best way to have a spectacular holiday here. We will also take very good care of your house.
We also have an apartment in Lisbon for a Madeira + Lisbon experience.