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A spacious one bedroom apartment with gym, infinity pool, sea views, WiFi

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Self-catering close to Funchal town centre includes use of gym and Jacuzzi

Situated just 4km outside of Funchal town centre, it is perfectly located for eating out, shopping, and sight seeing. Alternatively, relax by the infinity pool and admire the breath taking views over the Atlantic Ocean and Praia Formosa beach with its walkway to Camara De Lobos.

This modern second floor apartment is fully furnished, bright and airy, and comes with access to a fully equipped gymnasium (refitted in October 2015), jacuzzi, and outdoor pool area. It has its own parking space, lift access, and west facing balconies off both the living room and bedroom, espresso coffee machine, and WiFi internet access. An optional single bed is also available for a child.

Vila Formosa gains its name from the beach below, Praia Formosa, which is the main beach of Funchal. The apartment has steps (many!) down to the beach where you will find three great cafes and open air restaurants and a 2km walkway (on stilts in the sea) to the fishing village of Camara De Lobos (also with great cafes and restaurants).

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Registration Number : 80580/AL

Natasha Blezard
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2018

About Natasha Blezard

We are hard working, like most of us! Consequently, we take 'holiday time' very seriously

Natasha Blezard purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Natasha Blezard chose São Martinho

My husband wanted a place with a unbroken view of the sea, especially the sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean. A pool and gym was also important.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the São Martinho around the Funchal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • A modern white suite comprising of full size bath with show attachment above, sink with marble surrounds, toilet and bidet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Like the rest of the apartment, the bedroom is newly furnished with a light and modern feel. There is a king sized double bed, bedside cabinets and ample built in wardrobe & clothes draws. There is also a portable air-conditioning unit for use in the summer.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(29 traveller reviews)

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A spacious one bedroom apartment with gym, infinity pool, sea views, WiFi
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews

Perfect based for exploring the island

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this apartment. Lovely, well equipped apartment in great location. Easy to get to the centre of Funchal but great also to explore the rest of the island. We had a hire car and there were excellent parking facilities. Only a few minutes drive to pick up the main road. Two spacious balconies, both with amazing views over the pool, sea and cliff face scenery. Lots of local amenities. We had great weather, so the pool and hot tub was a added bonus. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Five Star Apartment with a Five Star View

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here in February 2018, a well equipped apartment and a smashing base from which to explore Maderia island from. Quiet and warm in the evening. Kitchen perfect if you want to self-cater. Otherwise restaurants very close by. We loved it, hope to come again. Communication with owners was perfect and gave us all the information we needed. Excellent holiday / apartment pack includes a map. We never got lost once. I would say we saw 95% of the island. A great adventure.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great find!!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, comfortable apartment with magnificent views over the bay. Well appointed with all mod cons and plenty of spare linen and towels if required. Lovely, if cold, infinity pool, jacuzzi and access to the gym if that's what you want to do! At this time of year there is no sun around the pool until about midday or on the apartment balconies until late afternoon, but sure that this isn't the case later in the summer.

The only drawback we can see is the access which is a very steep slope and 4 small flights of steps that would be difficult for anyone disabled or not very active.

All in all we would love to stay again at some time.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely relaxing, quiet stay in Funchal

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely one bedroomed apartment on the edge of Funchal.

There is also a separate kitchen and utility room.

We loved sitting on the balconies (there are two) looking at the view of the pool, the beach and the Cabo Girao cliffs.

It's a bit of a steep walk through the complex to the road at the top, but immediately outside there are bus stops to take you to into the centre of Funchal.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Formosa

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed and equipped apartment with good views ,facilities and close to amenities. The good weather helped . I have no hesitation in recommending this property

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The apartment was exceptionally clean, very comfortable and was in a great location with lovely view

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted when we arrived, shown the apartment and provided with all info and keys needed.

The apartment has great sea views and a lovely pool and just a couple of minutes walk to the beach and a lovely

walk into the City Centre. It is very close to shops, bars and restaurants and the Island is stunning. We would definately return and highly recommend Villa Formosa. There is a bus stop right outside and great coffee shop across the road. The people of Madeira are charming.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Hope to welcome you back soon. Mark
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Situated just 4km outside of Funchal town centre, it is perfectly located for eating out, shopping, and sightseeing. In about 20 minutes you can walk from the 'Old Town' but close to a taxi rank if you prefer. It is also less than 5 minutes walk from 'Forum Madeira', Funchal’s second largest shopping centre with 86 shops, including restaurants, cafés and snack bars, 6 cinemas (most films in English) and a hypermarket


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the São Martinho,

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Credit card payments accepted via PayPal, giving all guests 100% assurance of a secure transaction.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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