2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
In what must be one of the finest locations in Funchal, this two-bedroom/two-bathroom apartment offers great value accommodation for those who love water! The first floor apartment directly overlooks the large pool and private gardens, beyond which there is nothing but ocean – only 50 metres from a spacious balcony – just far enough to be safe if a large wave comes in! Seriously this is a spectacular location so near to the sea – the therapeutic sound of the waves is with you all the time.
You will probably not spend a lot of time in the apartment, preferring instead the balcony (one of the largest in the complex) with sun-loungers, table and chairs, or by the pool, or wandering along the pebble beach. Nevertheless if you do spend time “indoors” you will find everything you want, right through to a dishwasher.
From the apartment you can head up in the lift to the main avenue, with cafés and shops nearby, plus a modern shopping centre with a large supermarket less than ten minutes’ walk away. If you stay at sea level and head towards Funchal you go through the caves and tunnels to Doco de Cavacas – a memorable journey, with the ocean crashing into the caves. In the opposite direction you can walk along the black-sand beach at Praia Formosa (with four beach bars all serving food) to a walkway that eventually brings you out in the tiny fishing village of Camera do Lobos). If you don’t want to go anywhere the well-respected local fish restaurant “By the Sea” is adjacent to the complex as is the “Regency Yacht Bar” with wooden decking overlooking the beach.
NOTE: In September 2015 the cable connection to this apartment was upgraded to super-fast 100Mbps (sufficient for streaming live TV on laptops and tablets/iPads) and the number of cable channels increased to 129.
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(38 traveller reviews)
Spacious apartment with lovely views
Large apartment with a great balcony and lovely views. As other reviews have commented furniture is very dated but functional, we found the apartment clean and tidy. Large main bedroom, second one small with no natural light, a consideration if a group of friends are sharing. We found the complex to have a chilled relaxed vibe and enjoyed the pool/bar area. Although we knew the location wasn't central we found lack of facilities nearby to be a pain. The nearest supermarket is at the Forum shopping centre, (tiny one on main road which is still a trek) our advise is to stock up there and get a taxi back down. There is no public transport at the site, taxis/local buses are at the Forum. There are a number of beach bars locally and although its a pleasant walk either way along the promenade this may be a struggle for less able/those with small children. Due to this apartments location I therefore would only recommend if you have your own transport.
Great balcony with superb views
this apartment was great for 4 women from one family as it had single beds. So near the sea and a lovely pool just about warm enough to swim in was great.
The furniture was a bit tired but guess this is reflected in the very reasonable price and having a washing machine and dishwasher were a bonus.
Only real problem was the shower curtain which did not stay in the shower and so the bathroom floor flooded every time
All communication with the owner was great and we were met at the airport by the taxi they organised and at the appartment on arrival. Very welcoming
For position, unbeatable.
This apartment is in a superb position, it really couldn't have a better view out to the sea and of the pool. It's really spacious and plenty big enough for 4 people, and that includes the lovely big balcony. Bit of a pity there are only 2 sunbeds when there's ample space for 4 but that's not the end of the world.
Two real improvements that could be made without huge expense would be more comfortable mattresses, and a more effective shower screen in the smaller bathroom as this tended to flood the floor each time it was used.
However I appreciate that for the price this is a bargain.
Read the other reviews and can agree totally with a number of them that describe this as being as near to a beach holiday that you can find a Madeira. Spacious and functional. Recommended.
I would reiterate what previous reviewers have said in that the balcony is huge, overlooking the swimming pool and the sea. Perfect to help one relax. The location is superb and within easy reach of various other parts of the island. If you don't have a car, you can walk along the sea front in both directions and take the local bus. The manager was helpful, replied to our emails promptly, and allowed us to leave our bags in the apartment as we had a late flight. Directions were accurate and helpful. It seems too that there is a coach just outside the hotel going to the airport, although we never used it. We didn't spend a lot of time indoors but there was a television, washing machine, dishwasher, all in good working order. The rooms were spacious. We'd like to go back and would recommend this apartment.
We received prompt and clear instructions for arrival. The apartment is exactly as described: comfortably furnished with a large south-facing balcony overlooking lovely gardens, swimming pool and the ocean. The closest supermarket is a ten-minute walk away - leave via the pool gate, turn left, follow the narrow path along the beach, through the tunnel then climb the steps, at the top of which is the bus-stop for the no. 2 service to Funchal (every half hour) and the yellow HOHO tourist bus. Opposite the bus-stop are a couple of restaurants and the small shopping mall with supermarket. Following the beach path in the other direction (towards Camara de Lobos) are a few beach-front bars/restaurants, we liked Barra Azul.
Activity and Interests
The apartment is adjacent to the fascinating 'Doco de Cavacas' caves and tunnels complex, where the ocean crashes into the narrow caves which can be observed from viewpoints in the tunnels. In the other direction an elevated walkway winds along the seafront all the way to the quaint old fishing village of Camara do Lobos - famous for featuring in paintings by Winston Churchill.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
9 Jan 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest|
19 Jun 2017 - 25 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest|
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
- wheelchair accessible
- city centre
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- duty free shops
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- gambling casinos
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- bay fishing
- 100 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- En-suite bathroom to master bedroom. House bathroom.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and full-length patio door leading directly onto the balcony
- Max. occupancy: 4
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome