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Cristina Abreu

Member since: 2006
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Speaks english, spanish, portuguese

Best location in Funchal, seafront villa w private pool and garden oceanfront

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Funchal holiday villa

Oceanfront villa in center of Funchal, walk everywhere.

Ocean front house located in the old town of Funchal right on top of the sea with a spacious private pool and garden. 2 bedrooms - Main bedroom double bed with seafront views; Second bedroom with twin beds, three windows and high ceilings. Good internet throughout.

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 it is 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.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cristina Abreu (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese

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 Madeira

Location, Location, Location. We could not believe the stunning sea views of this house, 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.


based on 7 traveller reviews

Best location in Funchal, seafront villa w private pool and garden oceanfront
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Wow wow wow

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at the Pirate House or should we say private house. The pool garden and seaview was so secluded and bathed in sunshine. It was everything we could want and more. The house is stunning and spacious and beautifully laid out to maximise the views. Loved Maderia and the local people were so welcoming. We will definitely return for another stay thanks again from Jill Geraldine and Debi

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a lovely review, it was such fun to meet you and Im so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Pirate House. This month the whale and dolphins should be passing by the house and there will be a fireworks festival and lots of great events for you to return to. Very best wishes to you all and hope to see you again soon, Cristina
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in the Pirate house. The best accommodation we have stayed in so far, with amazing views. The house is beautiful, comfortable, and has everything you need. Can't wait to return

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Number one!

  • 5 of 5

We have been travelling around to quite a few places in the world, and this place is perhaps the number one of them all.


The best view you can ever get!

Perfect climate!

Great value for money, cheaper then Reids palace, but much more unique!

Very safe (though if you have kids be careful walking the street to the old town, its quite narrow and the cars are driving a bit speedy).

Completely private, you can go around naked without neighbours seeing you.

Walking distance, 4 minutes to the best restaurants and to fantastic swimming from the cliffs.

Clean and elegant interior.

Friendly and professional staff made our stay convenient.


  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Martin, thanks for your wonderfully funny review, it made my day! We hope you all return again to the Pirate House and Madeira. Best wishes Cristina
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Tropical holiday heaven

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in Pirate House last week, great communication from start to finish which made our stay easy to organize. The photos don't begin to do the views justice, we have stayed in other lovely houses in Madeira but this has to be the best by far. First of all its the location which is really central in town, but also like a hidden oasis. Once you close the front door you enter a different world, with unlimited ocean in front and a surprisingly large garden filled with exotic plants. We swam in the pool even though it was November - which was a luxury. The house is very smart and well done up, and we had everything we needed (including coal for the barbecue and a bottle of wine on the house). Enjoyed dining in Tasco and Ratatouille and walking up in the mountains. Highly recommend the Pirate House.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place in a the lovely Madeira island

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Madeira for a week in Jully , and it was difficult to leave the house !

This house give us feeling that we are literally in the ocean !!! The view , the quietness , the pool and the comfort of the house makes this place unforgettable .

The sunset in this place , with a drink in the pool facing the ocean , is superb !!

Plus , the house is located in the center of Funchal , witch makes is very easy to walk around .

Thanks the owner for being so kind to us.

We will come again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were such wonderful guests, we loved meeting you and so happy you liked the Pirate House. Muito obrigado! Cristina
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Memorable in the best sense

  • 5 of 5

We had a really super time at Pirate Cottage. Usually stay further up in the other side of Funchal so this was a genuine discovery for us and felt like pioneers overlooking the arrival of discoverers.

Three of us enjoyed outdoor dinning and morning walk along the promenade which is very near. We'll certainly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for giving us your feedback, it really makes our day to know you liked the Pirate House. We hope you return again soon, best wishes Cristina.
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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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Funchal, Portugal

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1 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest
Festive Season
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$36 per night, per additional guest
8 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest
Festive Season
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Funchal, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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
  • Love the zig zag 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 very stylish and exotic.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 Very comfortable and elegant interiors, perfect for Madeira´s warm climate. New and 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. No air conditioning or heating needed as the climate is warm year round - never usually going less than 15º even winter (portable heaters or fans provided on request) A jewel of a house - everything has been thought of to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible for a week or many months. 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)