Apartment in Funchal, Madeira South Coast, Portugal - Easy Access To Local Beaches And Swimming Facilities, With Mountain & Sea Views
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
This includes dinner parties or gatherings
Minimum age of primary renter:30
- £200 Breakage Deposit Required (fully refunded if all is good)
- No visitors without host's consent
- Quiet hours are between 9pm and 9am
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Nice well equipped spacey apartment in Funchal 15 minute walk to centre and shops. Supermarket and bars close by. Would recommended this as a wonderful place to stay.
Spacious, well equipped and clean apartment
The apartment is very spacious, well furnished and equipped. It is located in a very convenient position near to shops and many good restaurants. It is only a pleasant 15 minute walk to the old town in Funchal.
We enjoyed staying in this lovely and well equipped apartment. Sarah was very helpful and even left us a fob to enter and leave via the garage, although we didn't have a car with us, as I have a bit of a mobility problem.
Would highly recommend this apartment to anyone. Thanks Sarah!
Excellent - everything perfect
Sarah was absolutely fantastic and I would recommend this property to anyone thinking of visiting Madeira. It is perfectly placed for visiting Funchal central 15 min walk), or alternatively the Hotel district, where there are lots of lovely restaurants. Also a short taxi ride to Doco Do Cavacas, where we had swim in rock pools and had a lovely day. Also Worth walking up past the cable cars and there are lots of little side streets and Squares to spen a lovely evening enjoying. The apartment had everything you need and has balconies (5) that get the sun all day. A lovely place - thanks Sarah
Nice apartment, two very unpleasant experiences with the owner/manager
The apartment is spacious, clean and conveniently located. However, there is a camera located directly inside the door to the apartment, which the owner uses to remotely monitor your movements. We had told her in advance that our family would be arriving first and then another family would be arriving a few days later. We gave precise information on the number of guests. However, Sarah accused us of having more guests in the apartment for more days than we had disclosed. She was wrong and later backed off, but it was VERY unpleasant for us to be wrongly accused of lying, by email, by someone we had never met. The other event that was a huge turnoff for us was that we offered to pay an additional amount we owed, in advance, through HomeAway, but Sarah declined and instead insisted that we pay her friend, in cash, at the airport as a condition to getting the key to the apartment. That added an element of stress upon our arrival at the airport that was most unwelcome. In none of our other rentals through HomeAway have we had such negative experiences. Together these interactions with the owner cast a pall over our otherwise wonderful stay in Madeira. We certainly would not rent this apartment in the future.
We've just come back from a 5 day break in Funchal and we stayed in Sarah's lovely apartment. It's beautifully decorated and was spotlessly clean. There are 4 stunning bedrooms and 2 lovely bathrooms and there is everything you need. The kitchen is so well equipped you would be able to cook a big dinner for many people! There are many balconies although if you wanted to sunbathe you might struggle as the sun doesn't reach them all with the tall buildings around. I would definitely stay in Sarah's apartment if we went back to Funchal again. We used the taxi driver Sarah recommended and he was lovely, showing us a couple of towns on our way to the airport. He was £30 euros each way. The only negative is there is a barking dog which can be a little irritating but it didn't disturb our sleep so didn't bother us too much. Funchal is quite expensive, so eating at some of the little side streets works out to be much cheaper. It's also very hilly so your calf muscles will be put to the test! If you're thinking of staying in Funchal, this apartment won't let you down! Thankyou Sarah for your excellent communication and gorgeous apartment.
The apartment is no more than 150 metres from the coast, next to the old port which is situated beside Funchal's Marina. There are two beaches close to the apartment, one to the East of Funchal near the Old Town (10 to 15 minutes walk) and the other to the west of Funchal past the Hotel District (under 10 minutes driving). Alternatively, you may visit the famous Lido which allows access to the sea for swimming in addition to the sea water pools (10 minutes walk).
Madeira Airport is about 25 minutes drive from the apartment.
Bus - Service runs every 15 minutes, drops passengers off outside the Casino Park Hotel. The bus service costs 5 euros each, to be paid on boarding (free for passengers using TAP airline).
Alternatively, we can arrange to have a local taxi driver and friend Joao meet you at arrivals and bring you directly to the apartment doorstep for 25 euros and 25 euros for the return. Let us know in advance if this service is required.
The apartment is in Funchal's hotel district (West Funchal). The city center is no greater than 5 minutes by walk. The historical 'Sé Cathedral' built in 1438, under 10 minutes walk. Fishing village of Camara De Lobos 5 km. The town of Monte (home of the famous toboggan ride) is under 15 minutes drive or shorter by cable car. The famous Botanical Gardens at Quinta do Bom Sucesso is 3 km from the apartment. The old town traditional market 'Mercado dos Lavradores' is 10 minutes walk.
Other activities on the island include: Levada walks. Island tours. Big game fishing. Scuba diving and snorkeling. Sailing. Surfing. Paragliding. Cycling. Rock / mountain climbing. Horse riding, tennis and golf. Island cruises. Madeira wine tasting. Theatre. The botanical gardens and numerous other flower gardens. Santa Cruz aqua park. Helicopter and hot air balloon sightseeing slights. Whale and dolphin spotting trips. Famous monte toboggan rides and cable cars. Trips to Porto Santo.