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Beach front penthouse apartment in coastal resort of Caniço de Baixo

Connie G. Penn

Member since: 2004
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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Beach front penthouse apartment in coastal resort of Caniço de Baixo

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Canico - Canico de Baixo Penthouse

Penthouse 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3

A waterfront penthouse apartment at the end of the ocean front well lit and paved promenade of Caniço de Baixo about 50 metres from Reis Magos Beach. Caniço de Baixo is on the sunny southern coast overlooking the ocean. It is a beautiful sea level coastal tourist resort, with several very good local restaurants, resort hotels and bars. The apartment is within walking distance and easy access to some of the nicest lavada walks in Madeira and a short distance from two golf courses. It is an ideal location for those who want a resort holiday away from the busy city of Funchal.

Surrounded by hotels with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and full leisure centres and next to the limpid waters of the Atlantic, Caniço de Baixo offers three excellent diving schools within walking distance with perfect conditions for diving. The crystal clear water of Reis Magos Beach is ‘Blue Flag’ approved.

Hiking & Walking : Canico de Baixo is a good location from where one can hike and walk the islands amazing levada irrigation system spanning 2,500 kilometres, which meander round the mountains.

The beautiful verdant island of Madeira (wood) is Portugal's 'Jewel in the Atlantic' and is considered one of the most beautiful islands in Europe. It has a spectacular & varied landscape of breathtaking proportions. Its wonderful luxuriant flowers & plants bloom all the year round.

The landscape is covered in a green mantle of rich subtropical foliage. The variety and profusion of flowers makes the island a permanent floating flower show. Birds of paradise, with their bright orange beak-like flowers blossom in open fields. Fragrant hydrangeas line walking paths [levadas] that skirt the edges of mountain terraces.

The island is a haven for anyone who enjoys being outside, whether your taste runs to gentle walks or hiking

Madeira: Madeira's system of irrigation channels, known as levadas, carry water down from the mountains on gentle gradients. These levadas provide a ready-made system of trails. There are 1,300 miles of them criss-crossing the island and they have level footpaths running along their entire length. Walkers of all ages & abilities can take in some of the finest countryside anywhere.

Its greatest attraction is the subtropical climate, sometimes referred to as the 'island of eternal spring'. Even in winter the temperature rarely falls below 17C and rarely exceeds 23C in high summer.

Madeira is a place of moderation in most things. A haven of civilised peace, where respect and old world manners have yet to become outdated. The people are gracious, helpful and friendly.

The landscape and vegetation coupled with the ever-friendly Madeirans and appetising food combine to ensure that Madeira is a place of immense appeal which draws one back again and again.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Connie G. Penn (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
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About Connie G. Penn

I am self employed. I intend to live in Madeira when I retire.

Connie G. Penn purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Connie G. Penn chose Canico

I bought a property in Madeira in 1999 to live in when I retire, but decided to let it until I move there. Because I enjoy renting, I decided I would like to continue renting when I move, so bought this property by the sea shore to have as a rental property and an interest during my retirement.

What makes this apartment unique

Penthouse right by the sea shore. Veranda to walk around and follow the sun and shade throughout the day. Conservatory to sit in at night and listen to the water lap on the sea shore. A piece of heaven.

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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Beach front penthouse apartment in coastal resort of Caniço de Baixo
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Milton Keynes, UK


  • 5 of 5

We have just spent 2 weeks in this excellent apartment, including New Year. The Fireworks at New Year were amazing, lots of Cruise Liners come specially to watch them.

A taxi is organised to pick you up at the airport and take you to the apartment which is about 15 mins. away. The apartment was scrupulously clean with big picture windows and superb views of the sea and coast. The beds were very comfortable, with quality linen and plenty of blankets if required. There are also plenty of radiators if the evenings get a bit cool.

The apartment is right in the centre of Canico de Baixo with lots of cafes and restaurants serving quality food at very reasonable prices, or you can cook for yourself in the apartment kitchen. There is a first class bus service to Funchal via several very interesting villages, and there are plenty of walks and sea or pool bathing close by. Go to the old part of Funchal and look for little restaurants with Madeiran customers. The food is brilliant. Not Madeiran, but superb authentic Indian food, is the Bombay Palace by the Lido. Never tasted Indian food like it! Or go by bus to Canico and have lunch and explore this quaint village. Stock up at the supermarket there which is much cheaper than the resort markets.

All in all a most enjoyable fortnights holiday, we have actually been there before, and we will certainly be going again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are extremely pleased that our guests not only enjoyed their stay so much, but also went to the trouble of publicly acknowledging it. While we make every effort to ensure everything is in order for our guests, it is extremely nice to know that our efforts are appreciated. Thank you.

Fantastic Penthouse Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment occupies a corner on the top floor of the apartment so you can either follow the sun or if it gets too hot, follow the shade. The views over the sea and harbour are spectacular. The apartment is well furnished - all facilities provided for with a fully kitted out kitchen and lounge. Always important to me is a comfortable bed - not disappointed at all!

What we liked about the location of the apartment was the proximity to the promenade with local bars and restaurants. We stayed for just a week and found a different restaurant each night and the quality was very good. The location is quiet and well placed for bus connections to tour the island. Would certainly recommend it

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Malcolm, Thank you very much for your kind comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed the penthouse and the views so much. Hope you are able to return again in the future. Thank you Connie

Fabulous apartment

  • 5 of 5

What a great apartment! Excellent location, restaurants/bars all within 10 min walk and the food was generally excellent and very good value. Lovely, friendly people - especially at Mare Mini Market (neighbours in apt also) and Habbeus Coppus. Very well equipped and comfortable and with fabulous views - veranda on 3 sides so you can catch the sun any time of day.

Suzy (taxi driver) lovely lady who picks you up from airport and takes you back.

Only one very minor gripe - only 1 bath towel pp for a week's stay is not sufficient. There is a washing machine and I was tempted to do some washing if there had been tablets, but I don't usually want to do that on holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fiona, Thank you very much for your kind remarks. Sorry about the towels, I will speak to the housekeeper. She has obviously tried to reduce her work load, by reducing the amount of washing she needs to do. Your input is useful thank you. Glad you enjoyed the penthouse

WOW !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow !!!

This apartment is everything you want, The veiws are fantastic,the apartment is very clean and comfortable, The local bars serve all kinds of food, ( go into A REDE and try the espada de banana ). Overall this was 1 of the best holidays we have had in a few years.

Another BIG recommendation is to take a full days tour with SUSIE the taxi driver, 120 euros best money we spent,she will take you off the tourist trail and over the Paul de Serra,this place is truely breath taking on top, way above the clouds. and down to porto monizt.

The people are so freindly but not in a false way.I am nothing to do with this rental, BUT I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE.

Thank you connie this place does you proud and we will be returning soon.

Jim & Audrey Nicholson .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are so pleased you had a great holiday. Suzy is indeed a treasure. Everyone enjoys the day out with her. Her English is perfect, she is calm, is an excellent driver and she has a great sense of humour. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back to our penthouse again.

Just great!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was everything it seemed from the description and the photos: incredibly light and airy with a whole wall of picture windows looking along the coast to the east, out to the Desertas Islands and up the mountains. We were very comfortable, and appreciated that it was so well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, heaters, seating for inside and out, and bedding. The shower was full 'power' ... and hot.

All in all, a joy to 'come home to' after sightseeing and exploring! For two of us, having a separate TV room was a luxury ... but nice! I loved sitting at the picture window at night looking at all the lights up the hillside. A couple of evenings when it was too chilly to actually eat 'al fresco' we opened the patio doors and set the table right in front of the opening - we could even hear the sea on the shore from there! We also saw some fabulous sunsets from the west side of the balcony. Sometimes the wind seemed to get up, but that is to be expected on the 13th floor. There are low sun loungers provided though, allowing the surrounding wall to give some protection from the wind.

It was immaculately clean and Connie's dealings with us were impeccable.

We have stayed in Canico de Baixo several times during the last few years and find the resort very attractive and quiet. Our favourite local restaurants - both within a few minutes' walk of the apartment and with lovely seafront terraces - are 'Atlantis' (fish, and salad buffet) at Galo Lido; and 'Inn and Art' Hotel (steak on the stone, espetada, and fish, all cooked in their wood oven in front of you). Galo Pizzeria is very good too.

We always hire a car and the apartment is only 10-15 minutes drive from the airport. Parking was never a problem. 15-20 minutes gets you into central Funchal. Simples!

A&G, Malvern

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A&G Thank you for your lovely review. You were a pleasure to deal with and I hope we hear form you agian.

Holiday Apartment - Canico

  • 5 of 5

Excellent apartment, very clean with everything necessary for a good relaxing holiday. Descriptions of the area were very accurate with a good pick up service from the airport. Suzi, the taxi driver, was lovely - very friendly and helpful. However, if only one bedroom is used, the TV room is fine but if the 2nd bedroom is needed there is nowhere to hang clothes, nor are there any drawers. I would suggest that the apartment should be advertised as a one bedroom then it would be perfect. The little mini market/cafe at the foot of the apartment is excellent for light meals and the owner is so helpful. For a more elaborate meal we found La Rede very good - wonderful fish. Bus service at the back of the apartment always on time and will take you to Funchal where you can pick up buses for everywhere. I would definitely recommend this apartment but, as explained, only as a one bedroom.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While I appreciate the review and the fact our guest took time to post a review, I am somewhat surprised re comments in second bedroom. There is a double wardrobe with ample hanging space and a seperate floor to ceiling cupboard with 6 deep shelves in the second bedroom/TV music room.


Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Funchal Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Reis Magos
Car: not necessary

Penthouse beach front apartment situated at the end of the promenade in the quiet, residential, seaside resort of Caniço de Baixo, 50 m from the “Blue Flag” Reis Magos Beach. Reis Magos Beach has a breakwater, which makes swimming very safe.

Caniço de Baixo is a beautiful coastal tourist zone with a Lido & three diving schools. It also has a number of 5 star hotels with indoor & outdoor swimming pools, spa, Jacuzzi, sauna & gymnasiums. There is also an excellent selection of local restaurants. The promenade is well lit, paved & beautifully landscaped

There are Parrot fish, Damsel fish & hundreds of others just below the surface of the water.

The village of Caniço with a shopping centre and supermarkets is about 2 km away.

Funchal the capital of Madeira is approx. 12 km and the airport is 13 Km. Car Hire is NOT necessary, as a local bus runs hourly to Funchal and other locations on the eastern side of the island. The bus stop is about 50 m from the apartment. Golf is 7 Km away.

Other Activities: Lavada walking Botanical Gardens

Golf: Golfers will be pleased to know that the new Palheiro golf course is about 7km away. Classic Madeiran hills, ridges and deep valleys have all been incorporated into the terrain to produce a dramatically interesting course, with stunning views. UK visitors are made very welcome and we can arrange for our clients to be included in some informal rounds of golf at the Club.

The spectacular 27-hole Santo da Serra Golf Course [also known as Campo de Golfe part of the PGA European Tour] is also within easy reach - 13 km away. This is Madeira’s oldest golf course. It sits high up on a plateau and is marvellously scenic with inspirational views back up the mountains and out over the Atlantic below.


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Prices for this holiday apartment in Canico, Madeira

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
22 Dec 2014 - 20 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Rental per week 2-person occupancy. Occupancy all Season £325 per week for the apartment. We charge an extra £50 if a third person shares.
There is no variation across the seasons. We also accept 3/4 day and 10/11 days bookings. We also accomodate longer stays.
A deposit, payable to Kilrush Estates Ltd., for £100.00 per week booked is required to confirm a booking. Any request to reserv
Deposit of £100 within 10 days to secure the booking. Balance of payment 6 weeks before occupancy
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Canico in Madeira

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 13
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 155 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Broadband Access
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • The washing machine is located in the bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 with large double bed, wardrobes, two bedside tables and dressing table with hair dryer. 2 west facing windows and door onto west side of veranda. Sheltered area, ideal for watching the sun go down over the ocean. Bedroom 2 with large built in wardrobe and shelving has window and door opening onto the conservatory and veranda. It is used as a TV and music room, but has a single bed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Local restaurants are excellent, with a lovely friendly atmosphere. Three of the local hotels each offer indoor [heated in winter], & outdoor swimming pools. All have a Jacuzzi, sauna & gymnasium. One also has a health and beauty centre, massages, beauty salon, spa treatments. They each offer a Happy hour 18.30 to 20.00 with nightly entertainment – outside guests are made most welcome. The Apartment is serviced by two lifts Weekly maid service The kitchen is equipped with everything one should need. TV, Internet & radio provided. Local stations, SKY News & Sport & BBC Prime only. Linen and towels are also provided, but beach towels should be taken for sunbathing. The apartment is on the 13th Floor in a residential complex. As a 2-bedroom apartment, it offers excellent spacious accommodation in a quiet well maintained complex with breathtaking sea views. It is such a pleasure to watch & hear the sea lapping on the seashore facilitating a perfect peaceful holiday

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