Penthouse in Funchal Centre with Two Balconies. Recently been restored. Very quiet although in the centre of Funchal. The apartment has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 balconies with nice views of the Madeira landscape and the sea.Two bedrooms have doors opening onto one of the balconies with views over the rooftops, the mountains, the church and a glimpse of the sea. It is situated in Funchal Centre, just behind La Vie Shopping Centre including a 9h/24h pharmacy and a supermarket opened every day of the week. Even though the apartment is close to the centre it is quiet in the evenings and through the night. 10 minutes flat walking distance from the Cathedral, the Santa Catarina Park and Municipal Garden, the Ritz Café, the Theatre Café and The Golden Gate Grand Café or the Marina where most buses stop. Car parking is in the street by pay meters or in a non-expensive secure car park in the building next door.
- Apartment1291 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay5 - 7 nights
Penthouse in Funchal Centre, South Coast Madeira - Peaceful Location In Funchal Centre, 10 Minutes Walk From The Cathedral
- english, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- 8 Sep 2018
I am a teacher, mother of two and I live in Funchal, 10 minutes from this apartment. Hope you will feel at home in my comfortable apartment, and that you will enjoy the beautiful Madeira.
Elsa purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why Elsa chose São Martinho
The apartment is in a fantastic location in Funchal Centre and at the same time in a quiet place. There is every facility we may need and are surrounded by everyday local life but only minutes away from La Vie Shopping Centre with supermarket, bakery and taxi rank and only a 5 minute walk from the Marina, beautiful parks, the Cathedral and restaurants. It is also very sunny and with two balconies with views over the rooftops, the church and the sea.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
A really homely apartment
First impressions were lovely. Welcomed warmly by Elsa within 10 minutes of texting to say we'd arrived ,even though early. The apartment was all we'd hoped. A lovely view from both balconies. Bedrooms and bathrooms spacious and comfortable. Kitchen well appointed for cooking with everything we needed ,dishwasher/washing machine/ pegs and hanging space for washing clothes. Dining table with plenty of space for 6 and soft homely sofa/chairs for all to relax. Close to supermarket, restaurants,shops and the Marina ,we were in the perfect position for the adrenaline fuelled holiday we craved. Most of the trips picked us up from our apartment,too. Only minor downside was the unusually hot weather meant that the twin room would have benefited from a ceiling fan like the other bedrooms. I would definitely recommend this apartment. Madeira, too is a beautiful and friendly island with excellent restaurants and not overly expensive. Loads of places to see and things to do.
GREATS DAYS IN MADEIRA
We are a Spanish family of five who spent a week in this apartment. The apartment is spacious and comfortable, well equipped, well located in Funchal, easy to get to from the airport and easy to get to anywhere in Funchal or Madeira from it. There are several public parking near it, and if you want to park in the same street you can do it in streets with regulated parking area (blue zone). We had no problem with the apartment and its owner. I only give it four stars and not five because the apartment is a bit hot and has no air conditioning, only fans. But, overall, it was worth it, and it did not seem expensive at all. By the way, the owner had the detail of lowering the price because the condominium was under repair.
Thank you Luis for your nice review.
Hope to meet you next time!
ideal city apartment
We enjoyed 2 beautiful weeks in Madeira! The apartment was exactly what we needed...very big (for two persons), well equipped, very nice and helpful Elsa:-), everything (shopping center, restaurants, coffee bars, shops, marina, seaside etc.) in Funchal in walking distance, easy to get out of the city by car, easy car parking around the building...thank you!
Thank you Monika and Sergio for your nice review.
Hope to have you again as my guests :)
Lovely appartment, beautifully appointed.
Elsa was really helpful when we arrived, and the information in the apartment was comprehensive regarding the local facilities and restaurants. The apartment was beautifully cleaned and had everything in it that a family would need including washing machine and dishwasher. All appliances worked well and self catering was simple with a really good local store at La Vie 5 mins walk down the road. We took our two adult boys with us who have not shared a room since they were 9 and 13 years old, their room was plenty big enough to give them their own space with no stress. The apartment is about 10 mins walk from the marina so very central and convenient. We had a great time in Madeira and would recommend it and Elsa's apartment to anyone.
Thank you Ros for your nice review and for the comments you left in the apartment.
You will always be welcome :)
Extremely nice accomodation in Funchal
Elsa is a lovely host and gave us good tips for our stay in Funchal. The apartment is very roomy with a nice interior and a perfectly equipped kitchen. A shopping centre including a large supermarket is in the direct neighbourhood.
Thank you Lisa for your nice review!
Well situated bright and airy apartment
The apartment was located close to supermarkets and restaurants, but only a 15 min stroll to the old town (more restaurants) and marina. Very well-equipped kitchen and spacious living area. 2 bathrooms - one with bath. Two balconies (sun in the mornings). Some traffic noise at front, but not enough to disturb.
Elsa welcomed us and took the time to show us what was where in Funchal.
We would like to go back and explore more of the island. Explored Funchal in a week - street music, history , and so many flowers and fruits. Monte is a must as is the market.
Would recommend this property - only 4 stars because I never give anything 5!!
Thank you Susan for your 4 stars because you never give anything 5 !!
Come back soon to go on exploring the island :)
Madeira events to look out for:
- Madeira Walking Festival
- Carnival Festivities
Allegoric Carnival Parade
- Madeira Flower Festival
The Wall of Hope Ceremony
Allegoric Flower Parade
Flower Auto-Classic Parade
- Madeira Island Open Golf (PGA European Tour)
- Funchal Atlantic Fireworks Festival
- Madeira Jazz Festival
- Madeira Wine Festival
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.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Minimum booking of 1 week (if less required, please contact us). Booking for 2 to 4 guests are welcome. Another 2 persons can stay in the sofa double bed. Changeover Day: Arrivals and departures depending on other bookings can be flexible. Changeover days are also flexible.