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Two Bedroom Apartment Directly Overlooking The Beach And Ocean

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Updated: 22-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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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About the Owner

Madeira Island Direct
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Madeira Island Direct

Madeira Island Direct have been managing holiday rental properties on the island of Madeira since 2006. We only look after apartments that meet the most exacting standards - most of which we have looked after on behalf of private owners for a number of years.

35 Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)


Beach holiday

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: True - only the pool separates the apartment from the ocean.
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive feedback Barra Azul is one of our favourites too!
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perfect location, apartment needs refurbishing, especially the kitchen and bathrooms

  • 3 of 5

relaxing holiday, apartment in walking distance to funchal where plenty of restaurants can be enjoyed

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredible value

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is in need of a little updating but was perfectly clean and functional - everything described in the ad was correct. If the owner renovated this to 5-star quality then they could charge twice the price - but from our point of view it remains incredible value - this was our second summer visit and for the three of us it is so cheap. And of course we spend all our time on the huge balcony or on the beach. Some of the cheap plastic on the balcony - particularly the mattresses for the sun loungers are sun-damaged and could do with renewing.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you enjoyed your stay. You are right - the expense of refurbishing the apartment would mean that we would have to double the price - in the meantime it remains some of the best value accommodation in the area - I met a French family a few days ago who could just not believe how huge it was! The sun-lounger mattresses have been replaced with new ones today.
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The outdoor life!

  • 5 of 5

We didn't spend much time in the apartment, which is fine and correctly described in the advert. Instead we spent all our time on the balcony or walking on the beach, occasionally going as far as Camera dos Lobo. We were blessed with good weather and ended up perfectly relaxed! Highly recommended. Manager very helpful with a very late arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Funchal at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : 'Regency Yacht Bar' at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : Palheiro Golf at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Via Rapida at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : 'By the Sea' at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Praia Formosa - right outside the apartment! Car: not necessary

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
9 Jan 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
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.
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Updated: 22-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 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

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