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Old Town Villa w Pool by Sea, Seaview balcony, Garden - Ocean View Old Town

Bedrooms 2
Space 95 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights



Ocean View Old Town

Bright spacious 2 bedroom flat. Located on the top floor of this elegant seaside villa, large balcony offers stunning views of the sea just in front and the bay of Funchal. No stairs as the entrance is level to the street. The main bedroom has 2 twin beds, the second bedroom has bunkbeds. High stuccoed ceilings, original wooden floors and lots of light. Period property. The living room has French windows accessing the large private balcony, fully equipped kitchen and dining room including stove, fridge and microwave also with French windows looking onto the balcony and sea view. Bathroom with bath and seaviews. Private seafront terrace with BBQ, tables, chairs and sun loungers. Garden & swimming pool with sunbeds shared with other 2 flats. Great central location in Funchal city center by sea (historic old quarter) and sea within walking distance (5min). Services included: Linen and towels, weekly housekeeping, full assistance during your stay, No car necessary.

About the property

Old Town Villa Juvenal

Self catering rental in historic old town of Funchal. Apartment with Pool close to all the attractions, yet in a tranquil authentic place. With a swimming pool, tropical garden & seaview terraces to enjoy the warm climate all year outside. This stunning house has been newly renovated and equipped for long or short stays. Private seaview terraces with barbecue, pool and tropical garden in central Funchal so you can walk everywhere. Spacious flats, surrounded by a tropical garden and large pool each with a private seaview south facing terrace. A relaxed homely atmosphere opposite to a hotel or package holiday. Live like a local by the sea were the climate is warm all year and the neighbourhood is friendly and peaceful. Ideal location in the center of Funchal no car necessary, by the old town (but not near the noisy bars), walk to the local restaurants, bars, beach and main attractions in Funchal. The market is 5-10 minute walk down hill. A tropical oasis by the sea. A perfect base to relax, with the luxury of space and elegant decoration great for the young at heart. Each of the 3 flats has its own private terrace facing the sea, kitchen, barbecue, living room with TV and large bedrooms. Ocean View has a large private balcony with a roof, Bay View an even larger balcony with steps down to the pool, and the boat watching tower on the left side down in the garden belongs to Artists Cottage. Perfect for easygoing guests looking for a trendy house full of cool touches and surrounded by nature. We provide assistance from our property manager for anything you need during your stay and we welcome short and long term rentals. Spacious outside dining and relaxing space, BBQ for each flat. Filled with natural light and always with a banana tree or the sea framed, Free wireless internet. You will be in the heart of an authentic Portuguese area. This is a beautiful old building with oak floors and century-old stucco and tin plated ceilings (in the middle floor they are a work of art) some noise can filter from flats. The very best location in Madeira staying in a superb house.

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

Levada walks, golf and swimming nearby: The villa is the ideal base to explore the island of Madeira, its strategic location in the heart of Funchal means it is just by the seaside were you can swim, bycicle, scuba dive, sail and much more. The 2 golf courses are near, Palheiro Golf is just 10min away and Santo da Serra Golf is just 20min away. Madeira is a walkers paradise and from here you can reach the mountains and discover the levada trails. A bus stop is nearby, and the main road to the airport is very easy to catch. Local café and corner shop is a couple of meters down the road.

Authentic local culture: Escape the tourist areas and discover this neighborhood in central Funchal, the old part by the sea.

We have several guests who stay many times a year, some for several months at a time.

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)

More Details
Registration Number : 25703/AL

Property Manager
Cristina Abreu
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Cristina Abreu

Since moving to the Old Town of Funchal we fell in love with this beautiful part of Madeira. We live here because it is the ideal combination of sun, old fashioned charm, tropical gardens and sea. We love restoring old houses and decoration, also love food so we try to pass on this love to our guests with tips and recommendations of the places to go.

We have a collection of fabulous seaside villas in the old town. Alongside this business, we launched an award winning publishing company, Funchal-Publications that has several books on the Island. This complement of books, history & local knowledge is something we like to pass on to our guests through the houses.

Cristina Abreu purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Cristina Abreu chose Funchal

Location Location Location - Seaside address near the Old Town of Funchal. The tropical garden is an oasis in the center of town with a swimming pool surrounded by tropical plants. The sea and beach is a short walk away. We Love the climate here which is warm year round as it has a nice micro-climate. Friendly neighborhood. The villa itself is over a hundred years old with stunning period features that have all been lovingly restored and modernised to make your stay not only very stylish but also comfortable. Watching the boats pass just in front is a dream and looking at the port of Funchal so close is a source of constant joy. We try to use local artisans and craftsmen everytime we can, so you can see the artwork, beautiful handmade wicker furniture and TLC that is given to each property and also helps the local community.

What makes this apartment unique

House with huge seaview terraces on each floor all looking to the sea, sea and harbor views. Near the sea and old town, yet with the benefit of the sea views and a pool. Enjoy outdoor living and cooking on the barbecue year round, sip a drink as the Queen Mary Cruise ship passes just in front.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Two lovely relaxing weeks spent here in Ocean View. A perfect rest!! We will be back for a third time :-)
Jun 2017
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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)

Arrivals on a Sunday or public holiday have a 30euro meet & greet charge.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Marble floor, natural light from a large window with sea view. Bathroom is acessed via second bedroom. Portuguese green glazed tiles on the walls. Bathroom is accessed via second bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed , twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , bunkbed
  • Lovely spacious main bedroom with a window with sea views, large ceiling height, wooden floors, light blue walls, Peaceful and restful room. Quality bedlinen in white cotton with lovely blue throws. Stylish decoration with beautiful fabrics.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Swimming pool is large and can be used all year due to Madeira´s mild climate, however it is not artificially heated. There is a washing machine which can be used and each flat has a iron and ironing board. Smoking is fine if outside on the balcony. For more information please see our site:


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Ocean View Old Town
average rating of 4.8 based on 34 reviews

Great views

  • 5 of 5

A great location to get down into the Old Town. The cable car and bus station are only a 15-20 minute walk are there are lots of places to eat within a 10-15 minute walk. The local bakery up the hill was great and we used the main supermarket in the shopping centre. We didn't hire a car and either walked or used local buses to get further afield.

Ocean View has really wonderful views looking back towards Funchal and Reid's Palace. As it's the top floor the balcony does catch the wind but the advantage is the views. In the mornings while having breakfast we often sat watching a pod of dolphins offshore which was wonderful. At the front of the house under the porch the bench provides a more sheltered spot if it's too windy on the balcony. Sadly, it was too cool to use the pool but it looked inviting.

The apartment is really well furnished and the kitchen has a good range of pots and utensils for cooking simple meals. The use of the washing machine shared with other guests was also great (drying rack provided). The lounge was very comfortable to relax in on the days when the weather wasn't warm enough to sit outside. It was also lovely to sit in there during the evening and watch the lights twinkling around the bay. The shutters on the bedroom windows were really useful to block out the morning light and we were able to enjoy some long sleeps!

Altogether a lovely place in a good location. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 26/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Full of charm and great sea views. The location was perfect by the old town and city center, having such a large pool was really worth it. Quick communication and they organized our airport transfer which made it all very easy.

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location - and what a view!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment - nicely furnished, very clean and full of character. The pool was a bonus. Will definitely stay a third time.

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 4 of 5

Stunning views, clean well appointed apartment, good facilities & only 5-10 mins from old town. Had a really nice time.

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for being such lovely guests, we hope you return again soon. Best wishes, Cristina
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Lovely apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly fabulous family holiday staying in Ocean View and Bay View both of which are equally gorgeous. The initial booking process was extremely efficient and quick and Cristina replied to all my emails promptly. The villa itself is beautiful and is within walking distance to local supermarket and town so no car needed and also taxis are cheap and in abundance. Cristinas attention to detail is spot on and the apartments are truly gorgeous and comfortable. The views from the balconies are breathtaking and I loved watching the cruise ships manoevering their way in and out of the harbour. Would we go back again?.... Bet your life we would!!!

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow what a great review thank you so much - it really makes such a difference to know you liked the houses and area, we really appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Cristina
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Fantastic apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was in a fantastic location on the edge of the old town, but it is quite hilly around there, so lots of energising walks and great views.

We liked that location, rather than the hotel area past the marina, as we felt that we were experiencing traditional Funchal as part of the holiday.

There is a small supermarket and nice bars / cafes nearby, but the main shops and supermarkets are only a 15 minute walk or short cab / bus ride away and there are a few bus stops near the apartment.

The apartment is so spacious and comfortable and provides everything you could need. It also has a great balcony to relax on and watch the world and ships go by.

We can't wait to come back to Funchal and this apartment some time soon. We wouldn't want to stop anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and for taking the time to let us know what you enjoyed from your stay in the Ocean View. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best wishes Cristina
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Café Mariazinha
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Via rapida exit 13
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Zona Velha
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Barreirinha beach complex
Car: not necessary

Located in Funchal city center just by the historic old quarter, a perfect unspoilt seaside location within walking distance of the sea (5-10 min walking down the road). Best location in Madeira, warmest climate where you can live like a local in a charming quiet and peaceful residential area of Funchal, surrounded by traditional houses. Funchal market, shops, museums and cable car are just down the road within walking distance as is the old town with all the best restaurants, bars, market, cable car and shops. Bus stop nearby. Parking is done just outside on the road for free. This part of Funchal is unspoilt and very charming, seaviews are great and you get to watch the ships arrive in the harbor. The community is safe and friendly, the bakery and cafe is famous, there are local grocers with fresf fruits and produce you can cook at home. Enjoy the specially mild climate here down by the sea and treat yourself for a meal in the best restaurants of the old town all within walking distance.

The perfect base to explore the very best of Madeira, while staying in the ideal part of Funchal.

Other Activities you can do while staying here: Levada and mountain Walking, Gardens, boat tours, bird watching, diving, historic cultural tours.

Dont miss the many yearly events that happen in Madeira each year: New Year Fireworks, Carnival, Flower Festival, Easter and half term celebrations, Madeira island golf open, madeira rally and wine festivals are just some of the events you can enjoy.

Golf: Palheiro Golf a 5-10min drive away - you can see it from the house. Santo da Serra golf a 25-30min drive. Both are great golf courses, surrounded by nature and beautiful views.