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Funchal, Portugal

Building's swimming pool

Building's swimming pool

Building's swimming pool

Building's swimming pool

Building's swimming pool

Building's swimming pool

Building's swimming pool view from our balcony (ground floor)

Building's swimming pool view from our balcony (ground floor)

Front balcony that leads directly to swimming pool and playground

Front balcony that leads directly to swimming pool and playground

Building's playground

Building's playground

Building's playground

Building's playground

Building's playground

Building's playground

Living room with view out to the building's swimming pool

Living room with view out to the building's swimming pool

Living room with view out to the building's swimming pool

Living room with view out to the building's swimming pool

Living room with view out to the building's swimming pool

Living room with view out to the building's swimming pool

Main bedroom

Main bedroom

Kids bedroom

Kids bedroom

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen leads to the back balcony

Kitchen leads to the back balcony

Bathroom 1 - bathtub

Bathroom 1 - bathtub

Bathroom 2 - shower

Bathroom 2 - shower

Bathroom 2 - shower

Bathroom 2 - shower

Funchal's Old Town is by the sea

Funchal's Old Town is by the sea

Funchal seen from above

Funchal seen from above

Marina in Funchal

Marina in Funchal

There are great hiking trails in the "Levadas"

There are great hiking trails in the "Levadas"

"Barreirinha" Beach

"Barreirinha" Beach

"Museu Quinta das Cruzes" - garden area

"Museu Quinta das Cruzes" - garden area

"Museu Quinta das Cruzes" - exhibit of the museum

"Museu Quinta das Cruzes" - exhibit of the museum

"Jardim Santa Luzia" garden in Funchal

"Jardim Santa Luzia" garden in Funchal

Building's swimming pool Building's swimming pool Building's swimming pool Building's swimming pool view from our balcony (ground floor) Front balcony that leads directly to swimming pool and playground Building's playground Building's playground Building's playground Living room with view out to the building's swimming pool Living room with view out to the building's swimming pool Living room with view out to the building's swimming pool Main bedroom Kids bedroom Kitchen Kitchen Kitchen leads to the back balcony Bathroom 1 - bathtub Bathroom 2 - shower Bathroom 2 - shower Funchal's Old Town is by the sea Funchal seen from above Marina in Funchal There are great hiking trails in the "Levadas" "Barreirinha" Beach "Museu Quinta das Cruzes" - garden area "Museu Quinta das Cruzes" - exhibit of the museum "Jardim Santa Luzia" garden in Funchal
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Exchange dates Duration
April 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017 1 weeks

2-bedroom flat right in the center of Funchal, Madeira Island

Madeira is an island in the Atlantic Ocean, part of Portugal.

Have a great time in Madeira Island, enjoying Sun & Nature!

Funchal is the islands' main city, a bit over 130 000 inhabitants.
Our house is in the heart of Funchal. It's a quiet area.
You'll be within walking distance of all major attractions in Funchal.

Our flat is a modern flat on the ground floor of a 4-floor building (with lift). The apartment has 2 balconies. One of them leads directly to the building's private swimming pool, garden and playground.

One bedroom with a double bed.
One bedroom with 2 single beds (optional: baby cot).
Two bathrooms (one with a bathtub, another with shower).
Living room, study, fully equipped kitchen (fridge, freezer, oven, microwave, washer&dryer machine, dishwasher, toaster, etc).
Private parking place in the garage.

We also have a country house available, you can see more info (and photos) on this second house here: http://www.inforquali.pt/casa/index_calheta.htm

We also have a small apartment in Lisbon (mainland Portugal) available, you can see more info (and photos) on this apartment here: http://www.inforquali.com/casa/index_lisbon.htm
This apartment is conveniently located close to the airport, so it might be useful if you have a connecting flight that takes you through Lisbon.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 24 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 1 - ground floor
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Baby equipment
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Private swimming pool
  • Bicycles: 1

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Suitable for disabled people

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Greece
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Sardinia, Italy

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español
  • Português

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Madeira (FNC) - 20 Km

  • shopping Shopping Center & supermarket (0.7 km)
  • boating Funchal's Marina (1.7 km)
  • beach Barreirinha Beach (1.0 km)
  • mountains Pico do Areeiro 1818m (5965ft) (19.6 km)
  • sea Sea (1.1 km)
  • forest Funchal's Nature Reserve (7.4 km)
  • golfing Palheiro Golf (18-hole) (9.2 km)

In the photos you can see:

the museum 5 minutes from home "Museu Quinta das Cruzes"
the public garden 5 minutes from home "Jardim Santa Luzia"
the second closest beach to home "Praia da Barreirinha"

From our house you're:
5 minutes walking distance from...
    * public garden
    * large supermarket and shopping center
    * bakery
    * insteresting museum in a beautiful manor house with nice gardens "Museu Quinta das Cruzes"
     * bus stop
     * XVII century catholic church and convent "Convento de Santa Clara"

10 minute walking distance from...
    * the cathedral (built from 1493 to 1514)
    * Lively traditional market (fresh vegetable, fruit and fish daily)
    
15 minute walking distance from
    * marina
    * cable car to Monte - panoramic viewpoint, tropical garden and historical place
    * promenade by the sea
    * sea and swimming facilities

20 minute walking distance from

    * ferry ride to Porto Santo neighbouring island
    * sailing trips (Historical replica/pirate boat "Santa Maria", dolphin/whale spotting or big game fishing

Occupation

  • Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer

Children

  • Girl - Age: 9
  • Girl - Age: 6

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are a young couple (both born in 1974), our oldest daughter was born in April 2008 and our youngest in November 2011.

We're Intervac members since 2005 and love exchanging! We've been to New York, Rome, Salzburg, Provence (France), Vienna, Poznan (Poland), London (twice), Paris (twice), Merida (Spain), Leuven (Belgium), Guadalajara (Spain), Stockholm and Eskilstuna (Sweden), Loire valley (France), Copenhagen (Denmark), Torquay ("English Riviera" - UK), Amsterdam (twice), Serra da Estrela (Portugal), Winterthur (Switzerland) and Madrid (Spain).

We would favor child-friendly destinations... for obvious reasons :)

Lifestyle

Madeira Island is known for its mild climate all year round.
Funchal is the capital of the archipelago (aerial photo shown). It is located on Madeira’s south coast, in a beautiful bay washed by the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by tall, green mountains and deep valleys.
Although Funchal is a city with many attractive features, be sure not to miss the many other interesting sites and activities in Madeira. You can reach any location in the island in 2 hours by car.
Perfect for relaxing and getting in touch with Nature. Very good hiking options, from easy to expert levels.
We recommend a visit of 7 days or longer.
Madeira is 1h 30m flight from Lisbon (TAP, SATA and Easyjet are the main airlines operating) . There are also direct flights from other airports, namely from London and Bristol with Easyjet and from Paris, Nantes and Amsterdam with Transavia. You can check the flights in the Madeira Airport website http://www.ana.pt/en-US/Aeroportos/Madeira/Funchal/Departures/DestinationsandAirlines/Pages/DestinationsandAirlines.aspx
Funchal is 30 minutes from the Madeira's airport.
Find out more about Madeira on the official sites www.madeiraislands.travel or www.visitportugal.com.
Please do not hesitate to ask if you need any more information.
 
 

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