Funchal, Portugal

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


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Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
July 01, 2022 - September 30, 2022 1 weeks

We would like to stay in your house for 7 to 10 days, you could stay in ours for up to 14 days, as we probably spent some extra days in Lisbon visiting family.

4-bedroom traditional & renovated house in Funchal, Madeira Island

Madeira is an island in the Atlantic Ocean, part of Portugal. Have a great time on Madeira Island, enjoying Sun & Nature!
Our house is in a quiet area of Funchal, the island's main city, with a bit over 130 000 inhabitants.

Our house is a traditional house from 1927 that was totally renovated in 2019. It has:

  • Two bedrooms with a double bed.

  • One bedroom with 2 single beds.

  • Two bedrooms with a single bed.

  • Three bathrooms (all with shower) plus a half bath.

  • Living room with a billiard table

  • Study

  • Fully equipped kitchen (fridge, freezer, oven, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster, etc).

  • Private parking (not covered but inside gate).

We also have a country house available. You can see more info (and photos) on this second house here:

We also have a small apartment in Lisbon (mainland Portugal) available PT1014060. You can see more info (and photos) on this apartment on its listing or here: 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
  • 28 Exchanges made


  • Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

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


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


  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 1


  • No smoking
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Car necessary

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Croatia
  • Austria
  • Ireland
  • Warsaw, Poland

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


  • Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer


  • Girl - Age: 14
  • Girl - Age: 11


  • 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), Madrid (Spain), Barcelona (Spain), Porto Santo (Portugal), Grananda (Spain), Porto Santo Stefano (Tuscany - Italy), Florence (Tuscany - Italy), Nice (France) and Azores (Portugal).


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
Funchal is 30 minutes from the Madeira's airport.
Find out more about Madeira on the official sites or
Please do not hesitate to ask if you need any more information.