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Apartment W A Balcony W Stunning Sea Views In Excellent Location - MARINA

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Sunshine Bedroom Apartment Overlooking Marina

2 bedroom apartment with a large balcony with superb view over the marina and the sea.

Perfect location in the centre of Funchal right next to the Theatre, the Santa Catarina Park and Municipal Garden, the Ritz Cafe, Theatre Cafe and the Golden Gate Grand Cafe. Within 5 minutes from the Cathedral or Marina where most buses stop and the La Vie Shopping Centre that opens every day (with a 9h/24h pharmacy and a large supermarket Pingo Doce in the bottom floor). No car is necessary but if you rent one there is a private paid park in the building.

The market is 15 minute walk.

Small supermarket Spar in the building.

More Details
Registration Number : 31168AL

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Elsa

I am a teacher, mother of two, and I live in Funchal, 10 minutes from this apartment.

I hope you will feel at home in my light and comfortable apartment and that will you enjoy the beautiful Madeira.

Elsa purchased this apartment in 1982

Why Elsa chose São Martinho

The apartment is spacious and comfortable ideally situated overlooking the harbour. The balcony is sunny with amazing views out to the sea, fabulous for watching all the cruise ships coming and going. It´s so close to so many attractions and just a short walk (10 mins) to the Old Town where all the restaurants are found.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Absolutely stunning apartment with magnificent view of marina.

Perfect location and a joy to stay in.

Elsa was the perfect host.

It was a truly magnificent holiday. Cannot wait to come back and wouldn´t dream of staying anywhere else. Simply perfect.

We give this apartment 5 star without a doubt.
Jul 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in São Martinho in Funchal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoking allowed in the balcony.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The bathrom has recently been restored and has a large walk in shower. Bath towels and beach towels provided. Liquid soap povided. Hairdryer supplied.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Sleeps 4/5 2 bedrooms, one with a queen double comfortable bed and the other one with 2 single beds, bedside tables, wardrobes and large windows and doors opening to the balcony with a view over the sea and Marina of Funchal. The main bedroom has a ceiling fan.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: A sofa bed is available in the living room making the total occupancy 5. Outside: A large balcony with canopy where you can enjoy complete privacy and a great view of the sea with the cruise ships arriving and departing from the harbour. Perfect to enjoy alfresco dining with a large table and wicker chairs. Also the perfect place to watch the fireworks every Saturdays in June in the balcony (as the fire works are at the sea) or on New Year´s Eve in the terrace of the building (as the fireworks are at the amphitheatre of Funchal).


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Apartment W A Balcony W Stunning Sea Views In Excellent Location - MARINA
average rating of 4.571429 based on 43 reviews

For comfort and location this is a first rate choice of apartment

  • 5 of 5

The previous reviews of this apartment are very accurate - we were guided by them in our selection of accommodation and were not disappointed in any way in our recent holiday. The apartment is not new, but it is very comfortable in every way [bed/ chairs/fans/kitchen facilities]: truly a home from home. The location is superb if you want to explore Funchal: buses are on the doorstep; there are restaurants galore within staggering distance; the supermarket is very close; the bakery across the road supplies lovely coffee, cakes and bread; two lovely gardens are within yards of the front door. We were so enthralled by the activities in the marina that we abandoned most of our plans for touring the hotspots and spent hours on the balcony watching the life of Funchal unfold before us. Elsa was everything one would wish for when booking an apartment: prompt to respond, helpful with the admin, very approachable and absolutely efficient in every aspect of our dealings with her. Thank you, Elsa. Tourism is the mainstay of Madeira's economy and what makes it such a special island to visit is the pride taken in all aspects of the tourism industry and the high level of skill shown by all who work in it: it truly is a little bit of paradise. Alas, our stay ended all too soon and we now only have photos to remind us of the sea by day and twinkling lights by night. The fact that this apartment is booked well in advance by happy returnees says it all - we will be joining the queue and hope to return.

Restaurant tips: Tipografia/ Restaurante do Forte/ Armazen do Sal/ Boho are all within easy [flat!] walking distance and are excellent for both food and service; not the cheapest eateries but first- rate value for money. Some memorable meals were enjoyed!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for your fantastic review and also for the restaurants tips. I agree with you, they are all excelent restaurants. I´m very happy that you want to join the list of my regular guests ! You will always be welcome !
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Excellent Apartment with great views and amenities

  • 5 of 5

Elsa was a great host and gave us all the low down of the area, which restaurants to visits, tours and nearest supermarket. She collected/returned us from the airport which made this such a stress free relaxing break.

The apartment is very spacious, with a lovely balcony to enjoy the sea views and promonade. The location is spot on, with lots of nice restaurants and bars on your doorstep, but no noise disturbance being 7 floors up (with lift).

I would really recommend this apartment and service provide by Elsa for a lovely stress free break, to enjoy the sight of Funchal and Madeira.

Many Thanks

Alison & Kate

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bel appartement au coeur de Funchal

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons apprécié notre séjour dans l'appartement d'Elsa. Elle nous a très bien accueillies à notre arrivée dans la capitale et a été très disponible quand nous avions des questions. L'appartement est conforme aux photos : spacieux, propre, tout confort. Il est surtout idéalement placé : proche des commerces, des bus, de l'océan ! Nous avons passé une très belle semaine et avons adoré Madère !

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Marie pour ces mots très touchants. Je suis très heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour dans mon appartement à Madère.
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Lovely well positioned apartment

  • 5 of 5

Magnificent views over the marina. Could not have had a better view. Apartment well equipped and roomy. Home from home. Well positioned for bars, restaurants and shops. Pick up to and from airport was arranged.would certainly recommend and if back in Madeira would look no further. Thank you Elsa for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hazel for your nice review. I´m looking forward to your next stay.
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Just heaven

  • 5 of 5

Once again we have had a magical holiday, Elsa your apartment is just beautiful to sit and watch the world go by. We wouldn't want to go anywhere else. It's like coming home each year. Looking forward to next year. Sue& Bill.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue & Bill for your fantastic review ! You are welcome anytime !
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Lovely Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This cosy apartment is in an excellent location, close to all amenities, with a lovely view of the marina in Funchal. Access to public transport was close by and good value to all parts of the Island. The wifi in the apartment worked well and was useful for planning our trips. Elsa, the apartment owner, picked us up from the airport and also arranged for her friend to take us back as she was away. We can highly recommend this apartment to anyone planning a holiday to Madeira and would not hesitate to stay here again if visiting in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. Hope to have you as my guests again :)
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Beer House and more in the immediate vicinity
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Via rapida exit 11
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Celeiro and more in the immediate vicinity
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Praia Formosa (or Barreirinha Beach Complex 2km)
Car: not necessary

Madeira events to look out for:


- Madeira Walking Festival


- Carnival Festivities

Entertainment downtown

Allegoric Carnival Parade

Slapstick Parade


- Madeira Flower Festival

Entertainment downtown

The Wall of Hope Ceremony

Allegoric Flower Parade

Flower Auto-Classic Parade

- Madeira Island Open Golf (PGA European Tour)


- Funchal Atlantic Fireworks Festival

Every Saturday


- Madeira Jazz Festival


- Madeira Wine Festival

Entertainment downtown

Live Harvest in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos


- Columbus Festival - Porto Santo Island


- Madeira Nature Festival


- End of the Year Madeira Festivities

Dec 1st - Beginning of the Illuminations downtown

Dec 8th - Jan 7- General Illumination of Funchal Amphitheatre

Dec 23th - Market Night

Dec 31th - New Year’s Eve Firework Display

Jan 5th – “Chants of Epiphany” – Municipal Gardens


15 minutes walk away from Barreirinha Beach Complex that is located near the Old City and the Market.

Other resorts as Clube de Turismo, Ponta Gorda Beach are 30 min walk away. Here you can access the sea, they have sun loungers, changing rooms and the water is crystal clear. Other Madeira beaches are all pebble, with the exception of a few which have black sand and a couple with golden sand (Calheta Beach and Machico Beach) which you can access by car in 30 minutes.


Funchal airport is about 20 Km from the apartment. Travel time by car is approximately 20-25 minutes. It is not essential to hire a car as buses are frequent and cheap. Excursions are the best way to tour this beautiful island. Going out of town, the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos is about 15 minutes away. The Botanical Garden, Quinta Blandy/Palheiro Ferreiro, Monte Palace are a must for gardening enthusiasts.


You are in the center of Funchal town, right next to the Theatre, the Santa Catarina Park, Municipal Garden and the Cathedral. Within 5 minutes walk from the Marina where most buses stop and the La Vie Shopping Centre with a 24h pharmacy and a large supermarket. 15 minutes far from the Market, the Old City, the Cable Car and Barreirinha Beach Complex by foot. 5 minutes from the Harbour with lots of restaurants and excursions. There are also many nice restaurants nearby: Celeiro, Combatentes, Sabores Alentejanos, etc.

Madeira has the most fascinating walk-in Levadas which are the irrigation channels built back between 16th and 20th to bring water from the North to the South. Whale and dolphin spotting and marlin fishing. To discover Madeira at its best we supply you some guides for free.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in São Martinho, Madeira

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
SALE 2018 !!
24 Aug 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
SALE 2018 !!
3 Oct 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
SALE 2018 !!
22 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Festival Season 2018
17 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Notes on prices: Rate given is based on 2 people sharing. Extra persons €70/week or €15 per night if less than a week. 1st child under 12 years old at the time of check out free of charge, 2nd and 3rd child fifty percent discount. Please contact the owner for rates on long term lets or any specific requirements. Booking can be secured by email and confirmed on receipt of 30% deposit.

Booking Notes:
Minimum booking of 1 week (if less required, please contact us). Booking for 2 to 4 guests are welcome. Another person can stay in the sofa bed.

Changeover Day:Arrivals and departures depending on other bookings can be flexible. Changeover days are also flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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