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Old Town Seaside Villa w Pool, Seaview balcony, tropical garden - Artists Cottage Old Town

Bedrooms 1
Space 80 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights



Artists Cottage Old Town

Charming 1 bedroom flat on the ground floor with terrace overlooking the lovely pool and garden. In front it has a private seaview boat watching tower with amazing views and a private Artists Studio room were you can paint, draw or read with a lovely view of the bay of Funchal - Peaceful and cosy. Large bedroom sleeps 2 in a double bed, with French windows and high ceiling. The living room has full length windows accessing the terrace & garden. A fully equipped kitchenette and dining area. Large bathroom with bath and separate walk in shower area and window with natural light. Outdoor dining area with private barbecue and deck chairs. Extremely peaceful, soothing accommodation. Cotton linen and towels included. Swimming pool and garden shared with other 2 flats Perfect very central base in Old Town Funchal to explore Madeira 5-10min walk to best restaurants, bars, market etc. Parking on the road outside for free. Free wifi internet

About the property

Old Town Villa Juvenal

A charming villa, full of charachter in the quaint historic old town of Funchal. 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 is over 100 years old but 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 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 an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 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 villa 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 villa 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

We loved our stay at The Artists Cottage! Next time I plan on writing my book in that little room! Thank you and I have a feeling we are going to be a bit sad tomorrow as we pack up!

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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 Artists Cottage Old Town in Funchal, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • soap
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
  • Large bathroom with terracotta tiles on the floor, and glazed green tiles around the bath and spacious walk in shower. Window with curtains provides natural daylight and shutters provide privacy. Ample space on table for amenities, towels provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
  • Light and charming bedroom with French windows giving onto the terrace. White cotton bedlinen, comfortable pillows and luxurious blankets. Peaceful and quiet, perfect for a good nights sleep.
  • Books
  • 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
We kindly ask you not to smoke inside, but very welcome to smoke outside on the terrace. 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 shared washing machine which can be used, and each flat has a iron and ironing board. Although the flat is located on the ground floor there are stairs going down in the garden to access the apartment as the property is terraced. For more information please see our site:


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Artists Cottage Old Town
average rating of 4.681818 based on 34 reviews

Loved Artists Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday in Artists, it was the ideal mix of relaxing stay by the large pool sunbathing near banana trees, dining in the old town, and walking in the mountains of Madeira. Location was central by the sea, property nice and clean with lovely comfortable decoration. Booking was very easy and the airport transfers organized efficiently. Highly recommended and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 20/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very quite and quaint flat, very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Very nice, pool was a bit tired round the edges. Overall a nice quite week to relax. Christina was a great help and was very efficient and accommodating. The steps down to the apartment were quite steep but after a few days stay we got used to this.

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boat watching tower over Funchal

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Artists Cottage after a week in bay View and it was also a delight. The best feature is the boat watching tower where we could enjoy long sunsets and sunbathe watching Funchal harbour. We also had another private covered terrace just outside the flat with a hammock so were spoilt for choice of places to enjoy the hot weather. The flat has everything we needed including a barbecue, good internet, and it was nice and clean. All the communication was easy and fast with Cristina and the airport transfers worked a treat. Thanks and we will return again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for enjoying your stay, and for taking the time to let us know. Im so glad you will be returning to Bay View and wish you all the best and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Cristina.
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A Little Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I loved our holiday in the Artist's Cottage. Extremely spacious rooms, amazing views (the watchtower gave an incredible vista of Funchal Old Town and the harbour lit up at night) and all the necessary creature comforts are there for guests to enjoy. The swimming pool is just a few feet from the door and a wonderful hammock for lazing with a glass of wine. Great restaurants and bars are within easy walking distance. We loved every moment of it!

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How fabulous to hear you both enjoyed your stay, that really makes our day! Many thanks and I do hope you return again soon. Kind regards Cristina
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Simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay at Artists Cottage. It's in a very nice quiet residential area close to the picturesque old town. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped with everything we needed. Comfortably furnished with a home from home ambience. Lots of information about what to see and do in Funchal plus some really good suggestions for dining. Fabulous views over Funchal and sea. Excellent wi fi service and English TV. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine, bread and butter. Easy access to the town both walking and bus service. Pool was kept clean and weekly change of bedding and towels. I would not hesitate to recommend a stay in this lovely property.

  • Review Submitted: 20/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice having you to stay at the Artists Cottage, many thanks for your feedback and I hope you return to Madeira again very soon. Kind regards Cristina Abreu
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Artists Cottage was perfect for us: spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The location was great too, not a tourist hotel in site. We particularly enjoyed the walk into central Funchal along Rua Santa Maria, passed all the painted doors. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay especially the Fado and the levada walk. All this and lovely weather, what more could you want. I have been recommending Madeira to all my friends.

  • Review Submitted: 20/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review and for enjoying Artists Cottage and Madeira. We hope you return again very soon, 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.


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