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Ocean facing luxury apartment in excellent location- Roda Mar

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Beautiful spacious 1 bedroom apartment with wonderful sea views.

This self catering apartment facing the ocean overlooking the promenade and landscaped gardens, is in a excellent location, for your holiday rental, relaxing, beautiful sea views. Situated on the popular Estrada Monumental, where many 5 star hotels and restaurants, bars, shops, supermarket, banks, taxi ranks, bus stop, all within a few minutes walk. The centre of Funchal is a 5-10min ride by bus/ taxi. Or a pleasant walk along the promenade for about 25 minutes. There is a coastal promenade adjacent to the apartment complex, which also gives access to natural rock pools and two swimming complex's. Also, there is a new health club, with indoor swim/pool, sauna, Turkish bath, gym, tennis court, etc close by. The apartment faces seawards and with its 7th floor location enjoys beautiful sea views. Furnished to a very high standard. Fully equipped for your every need. We are there to add that personal touch, and greet you on your arrival, and to insure you have a relaxing holiday.

On your arrival: On your arrival we can arrange for transport to and from the airport to the apartment for you, we have a father and son taxi driver's who we have used for many years, and are friendly and very reliable, and speak very good English. They will collect you from the airport and take you to the apartment where we will be there to greet you and show you around the apartment, and to answer any questions you may have. There will be a welcome pack for you on arrival also.

If you should need any extra help or advice on anything, we would pleased to help.

The apartment is very central, with good transport available close by, but if you should wish to hire a car, there is a underground parking space available in the building.

Golfers- We are pleased to be able to offer a 30% discount on green fees at Palherio Course.

On your departure: On your departure we will return to the apartment to bid you farewell, and to ensure you have had a good holiday. Time of departure from the apartment on the day is flexible, depending on the time of new arrival's. The usual time of departure is 10am, but luggage can be left until your departure to the airport.

Roda mar owner: This is the sole property owned by Rose-Marie Thompson in the Roda Mar apartments. Funchal. Registered - T. of Portugal 25339/AL .

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Rosemarie Thompson
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
28 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the apartment thanks, so comfortable and modern and perfect for the bus/walks/shops etc. Had great weather all week, one or two day were a bit air/breeze less so were loving the big fan!

Really liked Funchal too... ate some great food.We also did tour of the East and the walls along the front you recommended a few times and saw a concert in the park in the town. A nice relaxing holiday and we'd love to come back again sometime. Thanks again for the welcome and all the info and for having everything we'd ever need in the apartment! Kind Regards. Ramsey.
Sep 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)


Highly recommended Oct O8

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is high-spec and the owners have thoughtfully provided everything that one would need on holiday including umbrellas, a varied selection of books and even jigsaws for those so inclined. The apartment is well located within the tourist zone, with supermarket across the road (as well as a health food shop providing tofu for vegetarian visitors) and selection of bars, restaurants around the corner. Of course, these are not 'locals' but the bus-stop is literally just outside and a 10-min bus hop can bring a more madeiran flavour closer: for something more authentic look out for the small-scale 5/6 table cafe cum bars in the back streets where a small beer is accompanied by a plate of garlicy broad beans (or similar). The local lager 'Corral' must be one of the best lagers going and is much preferred to the house wine, which is poor quality. The local spirits, however, are in a league of their own with tropical fruit and nut flavours. The English church holds occasional concerts - the mandolin orchestra was very good, and the national theatre has an operatic programme. The maderia wine tour in the main street by the tourist information is highly informative, or at least I think it was but the detail got lost in the tastings that followed. Also recommended is the cable car and wicket basket descent from the moutain top in Monte. Driving is fine and not as difficult as some of the guide books suggest although the streets are narrow and the going is slow with the hills and bends. As the island is fairly compact a car is not really necessary for a long period and can be a hindrance to walkers as the most appealing walks are largely linear. The owner is extremely helpful and the administrative aspects are dealt with very efficiently and in good time. While not necessarily an 'authentic' experience, all in all the apartment is perfectly situated for location and comfort.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tracey Thanks for your comments and observations regarding your recent stay in Madeira-we feel they will be of good use to future guests. It was interesting that you mentioned about the side streets in Funchal where you can experience a more Madeiran atmosphere-we often say this to our guests to search out the bars/cafes-Funchal is one of the safest cities in the world plus the nicest people. Thanks again Marie and Adrian
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Superb Apartment

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I have just returned from a five week stay in this superb apartment. If you are looking for a holiday rental in Funchal look no further, this is the best of the best.

We were delighted when we arrived to find a spacious, modern, immaculate apartment which is furnished to a very high standard.

The owners, Adrian and Rosemarie, where there to greet us on the day of our arrival and provide us with any relevant information regarding the apartment and local amenities. They also left us a very generous welcome pack which was much appreciated.

The owners have provided everything you could possibly need to make your stay enjoyable. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances and leads onto the balcony where you can sit and have breakfast in the sun or relax later in the day on the sun lounger with a glass of wine, just perfect!

Looking through the patio windows in the lounge you have the most wonderful views of the sun rise and can watch the cruise ships sail into port. On several evenings we watched cruise ships leaving and heading off across the Atlantic, sailing close to the shore line with all their lights on it was quite magical.

Something that is important to us is a good night's sleep, we found the apartment block to be quiet and we slept well on the very comfortable bed.

The public areas in the apartment block are all clean and tidy and the residents friendly and helpful, always ready to hold the door open and wish you a "nice day". For any first time visitor to Madeira I would like to say that Madeira is a good and safe place to be.

The apartment is located close to all amenities; for anyone looking for some retail therapy the Forum Shopping centre is just across the road and has shops for everyone. Within the immediate area there are lots of good quality restaurants and coffee shops, offering fine dining to something more casual.

From the apartment you can enjoy a walk down into Funchal city centre, or in the opposite direction to Camara do Lobos, along the way admiring the landscape and sea view whilst topping up the vitamin D.

We have been frequent visitors to Madeira over many years and wish we had found this apartment before, it is the best apartment we have stayed in and exceeded our expectations in every way, it is wonderful to know you are returning each night to a perfect place and this makes the holiday even better.

We had a fabulous stay and have already booked our return visits for 2017.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, for such a lovely and informative review, I am sure this will help any future guests. Thank you for being such wonderful guests, and we look forward to greeting you again, next year. Kind Regards Rose Marie and Adrian.
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Amazing Property, Fantastic Views, Fab Location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this apartment. It was clean, light, safe, spacious and had everything that you might need for a great holiday. We especially loved the views of the sea from every room! The living area was great for sitting and watching the boats on the sea and searching for sight of whales! The balcony was great also especially to sit with a glass of wine and a book! The location was brilliant, near to the shops, supermarket, seafront, bus stop into Funchal and the airport. Taxi driver recommended by Rose Marie highly efficient and attentive - we would definitely recommend his services. Finally Rose Marie gave us a fantastic welcome with supplies of milk, eggs and wine in the fridge which was very kind. She was attentive throughout the stay and even helped us out at the end of stay by sending something back to the UK that we had left in the property. All in all a fantastic place, thoroughly recommended for a self catering getaway. We will be back to Apartment Roda Mar.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for a great review. It was my pleasure to help you enjoy your stay and no problem in returning your item left behind. We look forward to greeting again in the near future. Kind Regards Rose Marie
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Excellent, spacious, well equipped apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This was a home from home! This apartment totally lived up to our expectations. It was excellently situated for nearby peace & tranquility through high quality coastal pathway walks! ( Recommend The Magic Tearoom) yet, within a minute's walk is a high quality shopping mall with supermarket and several excellent reastaurant said! Our favourite was O' Classico!

The apartment has comfortable bed, immaculately clean, & tastefully furnished. There are plenty books, cd,s & dvd's if by any chance there is a wet day.

We cannot recommend highly enough.

It was lovely to be welcomed by the owner Marie!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay in perfect apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful time in this perfect equipped, well located very nice and clean apartment. Never before we met such lovely mindful hosts.

If we should stay once more in Madeira we will choose nothing else :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Big Thank you, you were perfect guests too. Hope to see again sometime. Kind Regards Rose Marie and Adrian.
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Super apartment in a great location. very comforta

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by RoseMarie who explained everything we needed to know and made us feel very welcome.

The apartment is very comfortable and has everything required for a trouble- free holiday. Location is ideal with an excellent shopping centre including supermarket just across the road and the bus to Funcal only five minutes away. Local restaurants are also within walking distance and an early morning stroll along the promenade is great for building up he appetite.

The island is fantastic! This was our first visit and Manuel, the friendly taxi driver who collected us from the airport took us on a couple of great tours to the Nun's valley and around the east of the island. Well worth it.

The toboggan drive form Monte is also a must!

Thank you RoseMarie.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your helpful and kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our lovely island of Madeira, and hope to be able to greet you again on your next visit to Madeira. Kind Regards Rose Marie and Adrian.
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Prices & Availability

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Changeover Day: Monday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

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The rate 350 pounds per week is for 2 people for the apartment.Depending on availability and period. A deposit of 25% is required on booking, and balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to departure.
Our change over days are normally Monday's, If possible we can be flexible on changeover day,please enquire if different day needed.

We require a 25% deposit on booking and the balance would be due 6 weeks prior to arrival date

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in São Martinho in Madeira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 86 m²
Location Type:
  • waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Alarm Clock
  • Lift
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Large luxury full bathroom, with all towels and flannels, toilet rolls, hand soap supplied. Towels are changed weekly.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The apartment has one large double room, with large double bed, bedside tables, dressing table, double mirror wardrobes, with plenty of storage and hanging space. There our french doors, with electric blind, leading out on to the balcony.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We supply all linen and towels, plus beach towels, hairdryer, electric fan. Weekly change of the beds and towels and cleaning of the apartment. The total floor area of the apartment is a generous 86 sq. mtrs and comprises of one large double room with fitted wardrobes, full bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, spacious lounge/diner, and balcony. The lounge/diner, kitchen and bedroom all have sea views. The furnishings of the apartment are very comfortable and to a very high standard. The lounge/diner has a large panoramic window and is furnished with a comfortable 3 -seater sofa, two side tables, TV/DVD/CD player, dining room table and 4 chairs. The kitchen has fitted units, hob with extractor fan, an oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher. Airer for drying. Iron and ironing board. Some books and Cd's and DVDs are supplied. Wi-fi access available.Phone-local calls only. We have tried to cater for your every need. The apartment is not suitable for young children.

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