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Madeira Open & Safe

Discover the special moods of Madeira, from its art of hospitality dating centuries to the raw natural side that covers more then two thirds of the island. Travel to a safe Island, with very few Covid cases, Madeira has a robust & modern health service, an amazing year round climate and a wealth of new activities & events to enjoy now. The contrasts are what make Madeira so unique, and its your choice as to how much or little you do. The climate is considered one of the most attractive if not the best in the world. Outdoor garden walks, mountain trails for hiking, warm swimming in the Atlantic sea and our swimming pools keep you fit & healthy all year.

Old Town Funchal

Madeira´s prime location, where all our houses are based, in the Santa Maria area, chosen for its perfect climate, historical importance and seaside location. This part of Funchal (zona velha) is mostly unchanged, houses have been here for over a hundred years, some for well over four centuries. Here you can still find local grocers, farmers market, beaches, bakeries, cafés and lots of tiny interesting shops. A thriving art scene, there are the painted doors of Santa Maria to see, and lots of artists studio as well.


Madeira is bursting with places to visit. Funchal is a cosmopolitan city dating back 600 years. Since then it has been a commercial hub, facing the sea and making the most of the mild climate. The rest of the island is an instagram dream of stunning coastline, lush green mountains and doll-houses made of stone dotting the hills. Pack your swimsuit, walking boots, sunscreen and hat and let the weather and sun be your guide.

We offer you our secret black book with our favourite local suggestions & exciting novelties before they become mainstream. 

Eat /Drink

Madeira has rich volcanic soil and the food grown here is bursting with flavor. Exotic fruits, vegetables & herbs are local and you can taste the freshness. We give you our tips of the best places to go to right now, we are quite ruthless about who is recommended and its where we, the locals go. Try a passion fruit mojito from Madeira and nothing will ever be the same. Our houses are located within walking distance to the famous food market and there are lots of nice bakeries and shops nearby. Each house is fully equipped with a modern kitchen & barbecue so you can cook at home and enjoy  sunset drinks on the sea view balcony.  

Concierge service / Activities

Our concierge service can recommend you special treats for unforgettable experiences. A private chef cooking for you at home, a home massage in a seafront garden, sunset dolphin boat trips with cocktails or a picnic at the top of the mountain, are just some of the unique experiences you can have in Madeira that we can suggest. 

Madeira Events

If you want to time your visit with a special occasion, our yearly events are the perfect combo. Madeira is a party island and we love any excuse for a celebration. Even now with Covid, Madeira has kept its calendar of events going, with new safety measures in place but keeping the joy intact.

January – Winter sun, when we receive our guests arriving for 1-4 months stay. We make this your home in the sun
February/March – Carnival party time
April/ May- Madeira Flower Festival with gardens in bloom and Miut Madeira Ultra Trail 
May - Madeira Classic Motor Show
June - Madeira Atlantic Fireworks Festival (Every Saturday in June)
July – Outdoor Music Festivals in the Gardens - NOS Summer Opening Music Festival, Funchal Jazz Festival & many more
August- Swimming & Boat life. Lots of Madeira Popular festivals throughout the island
September - Madeira Wine Festival 
October - Madeira Nature Festival & Funchal Eco Trail. Swimming is still wonderful too                          November - Amazing weather, few visitors - perfect time to visit
December – Christmas Lights, Parties and the World famous, Guiness World breaking - New Years Fireworks

TOP 10 Do´s

1- Walk a Levada trail in the ancient & protected Madeira mountains
2- Enjoy a sunset mint Mojito in Barreirinha Café with live music
3- Dolphin boat trip & Ocean swim in a secret cove
4- Funchal Market shopping, pick the local tropical fruits & flowers
5- Ride the Cable Car up to Monte, have a café in Monte palace Tropical Gardens & finish off with a Tobbogan Ride down the hill
6- Seafood dinner in the old Town
7- One Day to See the Island with Moses
8- Hug Ronaldo statue (CR7 Museum optional)
9- Pico Ruivo watch the sun rise with hot chocolate
10- Get lost in the streets & gardens of Funchal

If there’s anything you need to know, just drop us a line and we’ll get back to you ASAP. Or you could always give us a ring on one of the numbers below.

Funchal Cottages

Rua Julio Dinis 27
9060-144 Funchal
Madeira – Portugal

+351 964020726 - +351 966901742
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