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Ocean front facing luxury apartment in excellent location- Roda Mar

Bedrooms 1
Space 925 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


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 .

More Details

Rosemarie Thompson
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About Rosemarie Thompson

My husband and I lived in England, and discovered Madeira many years ago and fell in love with this beautiful island and finally retired to Madeira. We spent many happy holidays here with our family.

Now, we enjoy greeting our guests, and helping with anything they may need, and do our very best for guests to have a perfect holiday.

Why Rosemarie Thompson chose São Martinho

We purchased this property, because it is the area that we know, and like very much and it's great location .The size of the apartment is excellent.

It also has lovely sea views.

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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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Ocean front facing luxury apartment in excellent location- Roda Mar
average rating of 4.962963 based on 41 reviews

Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Having read all the reviews we were delighted to find every one was spot on. Rosemarie arranged for the taxi to meet us at the airport, welcomed us to the apartment and left an assortment of goodies. As other reviewers have noted, the apartment is spacious, spotlessly clean and has an extremely comfortable bed.

We had breakfast every morning on the large balcony, which is a sun trap. Sunshade provided if required..........as is everything else you should ever need!

We walked west along the promenade to Camara de Lobos and east to the centre of Funchal. The number 48 bus, which stops just down the road from the apartment, took us to Monte, and the cable car back to Funchal centre was great fun.

Would highly recommend a minibus tour of the west and north of the island. Cabo Girao, the highest cliff skywalk in Europe, was amazing, as were all the other stops we made on the tour.

Goya restaurant was our favourite. We ate there 3 evenings out of 7. The ponchas at Mona Lisa, on the promenade, were quite addictive. Luckily we didn't discover them until the 5th day of our holiday!

Not a day went by when we didn't have coffee, cake or a snack at the bakery across the road. Busy with locals. Always a good sign.

Our first visit to Madeira was wonderful, mainly due to this fabulous apartment. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen, Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your lovely and informative review for our apartment. This will help our other guests with their plans for their stay. We enjoyed meeting you both, and look forward to greeting you again on your next visit to our lovely island. Very kind regards Rose Marie.
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Holiday started off very well when we were met at the airport by Manuel, a very jovial taxi driver, organised for us by Rosemarie, the apartments owner. On arrival at the apartment we were met by Rosemarie and Adrian who showed us around, and what we saw did not disappoint, the apartment was immaculate, very clean and comfortable, the bedroom spacious and had no problem sleeping in the bed which I usually do when I am on holiday, the kitchen was ideal with everything you require not only that Rosemarie had left water, butter, milk, tea, coffee and fresh rolls. The apartment is very well situated, across the road is a shopping centre with a large supermarket, the other side of the apartment is a road with a choice of restaurants, Chinese , Indian, Portuguese within a couple of minutes of apartment. To sum it up, in all my holidays of self catering this is by far the cleanest, best equipped, well maintained, very well situated apartment I have rented and would definitely go back, hopefully next year, also Rosemarie was a gem, I would definitely recommend this property to friends or relative, in fact I already have. Jim Brown

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you much for the kind review and for recommending. We look forward to seeing again soon. Very kind regards Rose Marie and Adrian.
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Superb apartment with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

One of the best apartments we have stayed in. Very clean, modern and comfortable with every thing you need for a great, relaxing holiday. Rose Marie is a great host and was there to meet us even though our flight had been delayed. Very helpful and welcome pack was a bonus. Great area and even though slightly out of the centre it's not a problem as bus stop outside which is very easy to use or you can take a leisurely stroll along the promanade and stop at the many lovely cafes. Would definitely recommend this apartment and look forward to returning. Thanks again Rose Marie.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Rose Marie .
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Excellent apartment in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting the beautiful island of Madeira for some 14 years, usually making 2 or 3 visits each year and have stayed in a wide variety of hotels and apartments.

This apartment is right up there with the very best.

I don't think we have received a better welcome anywhere.

Owners, Marie & Adrian greeted us at the apartment and also provided an excellent "welcome pack" which meant we could relax immediately without thinking of having to rush to the shops to get essentials.

They also provide a book full of all the information needed for this apartment and also useful information for travel / entertainment. They made themselves available for our entire stay if we had any problems. Pleased to say we didn't need to contact them.

We met a couple of the residents in this block who were very friendly and, more importantly to us, very quiet at night!

Apartment is close to all facilities we needed, main shopping forum is just across the road with good cafes and restaurants nearby.

Highly recommended.

Phil & Sandy

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Big Thank you! Phil and Sandy, and we look forward to seeing again soon. Best Regards Rose Marie and Adrian.
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Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect.All facilities were excellent and the owner Marie was so helpful and welcoming.It was quiet, with a great balcony and a very good supermarket and food court across the street.I would recommend this apartment for an unforgettable holiday on a very beautiful island

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert and Trish, Thank so much,it was my pleasure and I look forward to seeing you again sometime. Kind Regards Rose Marie.
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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: 11-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 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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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Funchal airport 20-25 mins drive
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Just a few minutes walk.
Car: not necessary

Within a few minutes walking distance of the apartment, there is a beautiful promenade leading to rock pools and a stony beach, and several swimming complex's. Also, a new health club, indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, etc. full gym equipment, classes of all kinds. There are several places close by for fishing as well. There is a new shopping centre close by, with 100 shops, restaurants, large supermarket, 7 screen cinema, showing latest English films. Internet cafes with easy access if needed. Lovely restaurants of all kinds. Portuguese, wonderful fish, Italian, Spanish, Indian, Chinese, Japanese. Beautiful leveda walks, cable car with spectacular views taking you to exotic gardens. Whale & Dolphin trips, sunset cruises, big game fishing. Take a tour to the top of the island, & look down on the clouds below you. Horse riding in the mountains. Diving, & lessons. Two fantastic & challenging golf courses. Or if you just want to relax, enjoy the sun & good food, this is the place


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in São Martinho, Madeira

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Mar 2017 - 17 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Monday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rate 350 pounds per week is for 2 people for the apartment.Depending on availability and period. A deposit of 25% ( not refundable) 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.
(The site has put no refund's) BUT cancellations refunds are at the discretion of the owner, and if able to re-book the period, full refund with will be issued.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.