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Penthouse apartment with the best ocean and mountain view

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,356 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Penthouse apartment by Formosa beach, Funchal - Sunny and Peaceful Location, with private terrace, swimming pool and direct access to the Beach

This penthouse apartment is situated in Funchal (Reg. Nr. 24787/AL) at Formosa beach, with an amazing view to the Atlantic Ocean and direct access to the beach. To profit the mild climate of Madeira island, you can enjoy the sun and the sea view relaxing at the sun chairs at the apartment terrace or choose to take a swim in the swimming pool or in the sea. With the advantage of having everything you need at a walking distance, you have also nearby coffee shops and a local fish restaurants just a few minutes minutes walking.

Registration Number : 24787/AL

Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About N.Figueiredo

I'm a Madeira lover and they would like to share my apartment with you in order you can have the best holidays as possible here!

Why N.Figueiredo chose São Martinho

It is an amazing apartment in an unique location by the sea! It has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay taking profit of the mild climate of the island and its amazing view (the best views of the complex).

What makes this apartment unique

Very spacious apartment (130 m2!) with a private balcony and a private rooftop terrace over the sea (it is really neaby the sea!). A very comfortable and modern apartment in a quiet and unique location!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We really enjoyed Madeira and the apartment was exactly what we needed. Thank you also for all you did for us, your help made the holiday much more enjoyable and we got to see much more of the island with your recommendations. We will definitely return to Madeira - and when we do, we'll get in touch." Jerry and Andrea (England)

"We all really enjoyed staying at the apartment. It was wonderful to look out every morning and see, smell and hear the sea, not something we can do often living near London! Thank you for your help with making our short break run so smoothly. We had some lovely memorable moments, not least the little fishes in the lido tickling our feet! Madeira is a lovely island and hopefully we will come back for another visit some day and enjoy more Maderian hospitality." So Lin, Tony and Jay (England)
Nov 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in São Martinho in Funchal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1356 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 1 spacious ensuite bathroom with 2 lavatories, bath and bidet. 1 spacious second bathroom with lavatory, bath and bidet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious bedrooms with big wardrobe. The master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and balcony with sea view.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Outside: Spacious private rooftop terrace and balcony over the ocean with great view to the beach and to the swimming pool. Sun chairs and garden table. The city centre is only 10 minutes by car from the apartment. Just nearby you have coffee shops and restaurants with esplanades by the sea, other shops and supermarkets only 10 minutes walking from the apartment. Just in front of the apartment you have the Formosa beach and from here you can walk to Lido area (with natural swimming pools and a walking path along the sea with more coffee shops and restaurants along the way) or, to the other side, you can walk until Câmara de Lobos, a fishermen village (good to eat fresh fish) just 2,2 Km far along the beach. Utility Room: Clothes washing machine. Iron and board, dry clothes stand. Vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen and final cleaning included.


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Penthouse apartment with the best ocean and mountain view
average rating of 4.977778 based on 46 reviews

Wonderful Apartment & Great Jeep Tour

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, spotlessly clean, unrivalled views, wonderful roof terrace, well equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds & nice big bathrooms. We spent a great week in Niara's apartment. She is a great host, responds quickly, has lots of good restaurant suggestions and is very helpful. We had a really relaxing holiday in this apartment. The pool is very clean. Highlight of our trip was jeep tour with Miguel. We booked this directly with Niara. Miguel was a great guide and our teenage daughters really enjoyed his tour. We got some fantastic photos and we would really recommend this to you. We hope to return again in November.

If you enjoy seafood - try 'By the sea' just out of the car park gates on the right.

Forum shopping centre nearby has a very good supermarket.

Easy to take a bus in to the centre of Funchal.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such kind words! It was my pleasure have helped you having the best holidays as possible! I'm glad you have enjoyed it so much! I will be here waiting for your next visit in November!
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Great location and property

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location and apartment. Everything we needed in the apartment. Naira was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble for her. Definitely will be returning soon!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the airport to be met by a taxi, arranged by the apartment manager Niara, and were whisked off to the apartment where Niara met us and showed us around. The apartment is spacious and light with everything you could possibly need from a bottle opener to a dishwasher to a washing machine to a wonderful rooftop terrace. Niara was so informative, giving us details about the restaurants, shopping and transport. She even provided us with a selection of food items (coffee, milk etc) as we arrived late and it was much appreciated. Nothing was too much trouble for her. We also booked a jeep tour with her husband, Miguel, which was excellent - not to be missed!!!! Great fun travelling in an old jeep (sometimes off-road) and giving us the chance to see parts of Madeira that the organised bus tours never show you. We stopped at a couple of villages where we sampled the traditional Poncha - a mix of lemon, honey and rum - very good but deceptively strong.

The only down side of the location is that the beach path from the apartment to the tunnel, which connects you to the main shopping centre, had been washed away by storms in the winter and the temporary path is difficult to negotiate over cobbles. There is a staircase opposite the apartment building which takes you to the upper level though - quite a climb if you're getting on in years but Taxis are readily available though and cost anything between €5/10 depending on distance within Funchal. This is an ideal location if you want to be away from the noise and bustle of the hotels and bars and where the sound of the waves lull you to sleep every night - who could ask for more?

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brilliant week in Madiera

  • 5 of 5

We came to Madeira with 22 adults and children and all hired different apartments in the block. We hired this lovely and very spacious apartment with fabulous views and easy access to a wealth of different activities. We only stayed for 6 days and in that time we managed to fit in:

local levada walks - stunning especially if you are green fingered and love nature,

go carting for the boys,

deep sea fishing for the boys,

cable car and basket rides, markets and shopping for the girls,

an excellent jeep tour by Miguel, including the glass floor look out from the rocks,

lovely meals out at lunchtime and in the evening - there is a hugh choice of restaurants,

swimming in the sea and lovely pool,

Poncha - you must visit to try this!

My only words of caution are Madeira is very steep and you can discover a lot on foot so bring comfortable shoes and enjoy the spectacular island. The local shops are close by but up a very steep staircase.

Niara was very very helpful and quick to respond to all our needs.

A great week in Madeira.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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I really can't choose one thing I liked more than another!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the dark so awoke the next morning to spectacular views of ocean and cliffs. There isn't one thing I can say I appreciated more than another; we loved the whole experience!

-Beach location, with seawall walks for kilometers in both directions

-Sound of the gentle waves and not-so-gentle waves at the foot of our building

-Privacy of the large balcony

-Roof balcony

-Lovely views, really spectacular views

-Spaciousness of the apartment, including both bedrooms and both bathrooms

-Cleanliness and comfort

-Full kitchen and all equipment

-Pool area, clean and comfortable

-Helpfulness and availability of Niara who is in touch as much as we needed her to be.

-Breakfast supplies, including coffee, for our first morning. That was so much appreciated!

-Jeep tour with Niara's husband (I recommend this without hesitation! Absolutely thrilling! Who needs theme parks?)

-Lots of parking available for our rental car

-Numerous restaurants to choose from, within walking distance

-Security of the building, with someone at the lobby desk at all times

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this apartment (or any other in this building that Niara rents out) for a great base to explore the beautiful island of Madeira from.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such kind words! I'm happy you have enjoyed your stay so much!
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First class penthouse in an ideal setting

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly like the description. Niara organised a taxi to pick us up at the airport and met us when we arrived at the apartment . She showed us round and explained various things to us. Niara then explained about buses and their costs also taxis supermarkets etc which was very useful as we hadn't visited Madeira before. We ate in several of the restaurants which Niara recommended. All were excellent. The highlight of our week was the day spent with Miguel and his jeep. It was fantastic. We went to the eastern part of the island which had fantastic views sometimes we went off road - very exciting. We did a short levada walk, had an excellent lunch and spent 8 plus hours way off the beaten track and away from the usual "tourist trail" Miguel is so enthusiastic about the island and also so knowledgeable he made the day very interesting and lots of fun. Both Niara and Miguel love Madeira and they want their guests to enjoy and love Madeira too. We would certainly return there and would look forward to staying in the apartment again and meeting up with both Niara and Miguel.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your words! It was a great pleasure have met you too, and I really hope we can meet each other again in a near future! You will always be welcome here!
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Madeira airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Funchal Harbour
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
São Martinho exit
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
By the Sea
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
Formosa beach
Car: not necessary


Direct access to the beach from the swimming pool area. Walking path along the beach.

If you would like to explore Madeira island and if you are looking for a informal, cultural, relaxed and real way to explore this island paradise... for me the best choice is doing it with my husband Miguel, in his UMM open classic jeep (convertible)... 27 years old… so no air conditioned, automatic windows or doors (nothing automatic!)… and its noisy but loads of fun, trough the old paths!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in São Martinho, Madeira

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Year 2018
17 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit payment with 25% is required to secure the reservation.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible.

If changeover on the same day, clients are requested to leave the property before 10h00 am and new arrivals can check-in after 2h30pm.

Notes on prices:
The prices above are in Euros, based in 7 nights staying.
Special prices for longer stays. Please ask

Prices based on 2 people stay.

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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