2 bedroom apartment type house, 4 persons, furnished and equipped. Fully equipped kitchen with stove, oven, fridge with freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, electric grill, iron and ironing board. Room with two single beds. Double room. Both bedrooms with bed linen. Bathroom with shower, vertical cabinet, hair dryer and towels. Dining room for 6 people and lounge with fireplace, TV, DVD and sofa bed which can be for the fifth person. Private entrance courtyard with barbecue supported by stone structure where coal is stored and / or wood and covered area where you can enjoy with your meals. Balcony facing south with magnificent views over Funchal bay and mountain views to the southeast. Comprising, table and four chairs garden, fountain and hammocks where you can marvel to see the fireworks year-end or on Saturday nights in June, or take the wonderful sunshine that floods the 30 m2 balcony.
2 bedroom sleeps 4, near Funchal center, Golf, mountains and beach
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- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Jan 2019
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Good accommodation with great views of the city & port
On a short solo break my need was basically for self catering bed & breakfast accommodation. I was drawn to this apartment by the photos of the view from the balcony and I was not disappointed. If you go there be on the balcony at around 7-00am to watch the cruise ships arrive in a blaze of lights.
I was met on arrival by Duarte who spent time providing me with access, information about the apartment, contact details and a link to bus timetables (very useful if not hiring a car). I felt nothing was too much trouble for him.
The apartment is a good size and comfortable. Whilst there were a few areas requiring some minor maintenance (loose fittings in the shower for example) overall the accommodation was excellent. Be aware however that the access from the road is steep if you have any mobility issues.
If intending to use public transport around Funchal rather than hiring a car buy a Giro card and load with multiple journeys. Also as the nearest supermarket is an extended walk away factor in buying any food provisions in the city centre supermarkets to bring back on the bus.
Though a good way from the centre the apartment is well served by local transport which runs to time in accordance with the published timetable. The journey to the city centre takes about 20 minutes and is an experience in itself along steep narrow roads. And the view from the balcony ......5 star.
Thanks Duarte for the hire of the apartment and for your consideration and concern when my return flight was delayed overnight. I was well looked after by the airline but much appreciated the offer to return to the apartment if necessary. I will recommend to anyone travelling to Madeira that they consider your apartment as a base.
Fantastic View in a good location
The view is really stunning, both when it is bright and sunny and at night. If you like boat spotting, this is the place for you!
We didn't sit out as much as we had hoped as it rained quite a bit but you can still see the view through the window. We also liked the second rear private sheltered seating area.
The apartment was well equipped, particularly in the kitchen, with pots, pans and plenty of useful utensils and equipment.
Despite being able to see the motorway from the balcony, there is very little noise and it is certainly not a problem, in fact almost silent at night.
The bed was very comfortable, the only issue I had was that the room doesn't black out at night, due to quarter light window at the top on the room for which there is no way of covering.
There is plenty of storage in the apartment and it is very spacious.
The local bus service is very good so we didn't need a car but were collected and dropped off at the airport by the owner which was very convenient.
The nearest supermarkets are a 5 minute bus ride, or a 25 minute walk, away.
I would recommend this as a place to stay near Funchal and preferable to the more commercial area at the western side of Funchal. It is very hilly though so bear that in mind if you don't like walking up steep slopes, or hire a car!
Also perfect for the second time....
After 2014 we returned for the second time and had lovely 2 weeks in this very nice appartment. With 3 adults ( 68, 66 and 52 years old ) we enjoyed the location including the car we rented from the owners of the appartment. The magnific view from the large balcony with tremendous view over Funchal where we spent nice evenings. Thanks to the great hospitality of the host family. We are sure that it will not be the last time and look forward to coming back soon. Helmut, Margret and Gabriella
Delightful apartment with fantastic views!
The apartment was spacious, clean and well maintained with plenty of outside space. This comprised of a large sunny terrace with amazing views over the city and harbor, and also a rear courtyard with BBQ and dining table with plenty of shade.
For us the location was ideal, 2 minutes drive from the expressway and 5 to 10 minutes drive from the city centre. This was just what we wanted, far enough from the centre for a quiet, relaxing break but close enough for convenience. We also found the beds very comfortable.
Duarte was extremely helpful and did a great job of looking after us. I would not hesitate to rent this apartment again and would recommend it to anyone!
Beautiful apartment overlooking Funchal bay
Does the view from the apartment match the pictures ? yes, but it is impossible to take a picture that truly shows how good it is. Perched up high on the hill side with a perfect view of the harbour, you could spend all day watching the world go by, see the cruise ships arrive, watch the local buses weave their way up from town, enjoy sunsets that are spectacular and at night the street lights twinkle.
The apartment is bigger than the pictures show, it has everything you need and more, the owners have included lots of books, dvds, games etc to make your stay trouble free.
During our visit in February the back patio with table and barbecue was first to see the sun and by 10 am the front balcony was lovely and warm, you can sit out without being overlooked.
We used the hire car offered by the owners which included airport transfers and managed to explore the island, the main roads are easy with lots of tunnels but the side roads are narrow and steep, there is not a lot of traffic and parking was easy to find.
You could use the local buses there is a bus stop near the apartment and the fares are reasonable (day or multi day tickets are available) with a regular service. The drivers and passengers are very friendly.
Madeira is very beautiful and we enjoyed shopping in Funchal, and enjoyed some lovely meals at Zarkos (local restaurant) and in Funchal old town.
The owners Fernanda and Duarte were very friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome.
The apartment is fantastic, the view spectacular and excellent customer service highly recommended.
A perfect place to get away from it all
This is a lovely apartment, large and light with everything you could want for your holiday. There are two outside eating areas, one at the front and one at the back so no matter where the sun is you can find it!
I did not have a car as the apartment is well served by 3 different bus routes and it's only 20 minutes to Funchal. If you hire a car,parking is easy, just outside the door.
Here is the clue as to how much I liked the apartment.....I have booked it for 4 weeks next year!
Duarte and Fernanda, the owners, are charming and helpful. You cannot go wrong if you book this apartment.
A little road noise but the view of Funchal and the harbour makes up for that. Superb daytime and sunset views. Also, there is a little local bar and restaurant just a few metres away and the food and wine are excellent, very cheap, and the owners are very friendly.
Madeira Island is a region with beautiful landscapes and a very mild climate.
Throughout the island there are numerous tourist attractions, including caves and natural pools, botanical gardens, hiking in the woods, cruising, fishing, the highest peaks of the island, diving, beach, mountaineering, monuments etc.
The apartment is located in the parish of São Gonçalo in the city of Funchal. The city of Funchal is the main town of the island and has some tourist interests such as the Cathedral, the wine museum, the museum's crafts, the Farmers' Market, churches, gardens, lifts and more. Near the apartment, has recreational areas such as golf, fishing, diving, beach, mountain, botanical garden, etc.. The festivities of the county and they get popular Saints in May.
About 3 km from the apartment there are also areas of services, including trade, banking and healthcare. the surrounding area is quiet and a dream landscape.
Additional pricing information
The rate is based on 2 people. Rate according to the number of people. Discount depending on the duration more than 3 weeks. Downpayment / deposit at the time of booking. Additional charges for cleaning or security deposit may be charged. Keys provided by the owner. Owner not present on site.