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Luxury Funchal Apartment - Central Location Close To Restaurants & All Amenities

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Funchal, Madeira South Coast, Portugal - Easy Access To Local Beaches And Swimming Facilities, With Mountain & Sea Views

This family-owned apartment is situated in the heart of the Island’s capital Funchal, and within the fashionable Savoy hotel tourist district. A very spacious 3-bedroom apartment, it has been recently refurbished with both style and comfort in mind and caters for those who are looking for that special holiday combined with the privacy and freedom of a 'home abroad'. The apartment will comfortably sleep up to 6 people, with 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), a large kitchen/diner, a reception hall and lounge, and balconies, the largest of which has a partial sea view. This light and airy 3rd floor apartment boasts 5 balconies which are all served by the sun at different times of the day throughout the year, ensuring that there is always a comfortable and cooling retreat from the year-round sunshine should it be needed. Full parquet flooring throughout and ventilated window shutters combine to maintain a comfortable temperature inside the apartment, even on the hottest days.

Sarah Akhtar
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Main bathroom - comprises of a bath, with connected shower fitting and curtain, sink, large mirror, wc and bidet. Large frosted window allows plenty of natural light. En-suite bathroom (bedroom 2) - equipped with a power shower room, sink, wc and bidet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - spacious room, double bed, large balcony, views of West Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean Bedroom 2 - large room, double bed, en-suite bathroom Bedroom 3 - double bed, balcony Bedroom 4 - 2 single beds, large balcony, views of the Atlantic Oce
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is very spacious and is suitable for guests of all ages, including children. Outside: Apartmento Princessa Dona Amelia is situated amongst a large number of local amenities and places for entertainment and leisure. There is a small grocery store located across the road and a larger supermarket under 5 minutes walk away. The closest pool is at the Bright Star Hotel, which is right next to the apartment. Use of the hotel’s pool costs % Euros per person, sun loungers and access to its outside bar and refreshments facilities. The apartment has a large selection of highly recommended restaurants, cafes and bars all situated within a few minutes walk. The tourist information desk is located a minute away from the apartment, making it very convenient to gather details of the island, tours and activities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bedlinen will be changed weekly as a standard service, however, a daily maid / house keeper service is available upon request and at a small additional cost, paid locally. Other: Apartment has 5 balconies, the main balcony has a superb view across the west of Funchal (including the famous Savoy and Reid’s hotels) and of course the glistening Atlantic Ocean.


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average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Absolute Gem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful apartment at the beginning of July. It was just me and my Husband and we were spoiled with such spacious and tastefully decorated accommodation !

It's in a convenient location and remarkably quiet, we absolutely loved sitting out on the main balcony (1 of 5 ) just chilling watching the world go by. The little Shop just a minute away came in very handy for the wine to be consumed that evening!!!

We walked into the Center which took us about 15 minutes. There are plenty of shops and a nice big supermarket, we didn't feel the need to take a bus or taxi as we enjoyed cutting through the beautiful Santa Catarina Park. We also paid a couple of visits to the Lido which is lovely and clean. There is a walk you can do which goes along the coastline to Camara de Lobos, Which takes in some stunning views.

We have never been to Madeira before and we can't wait to come back, lots to do like the cable cars to Monte, the Gardens,catamaran trips to see Dolphins and Jeep safaris.

The apartment is very large and the photos really don't do it justice, as mentioned earlier it is beautifully decorated and it was a pleasure to spend time here, felt like I was very posh in the big main bedroom.

On the main balcony there is a lovely view toward the ocean, on our next Visit we will bring our family to this lovely highly recommended apartment.

Many thanks to Sarah who was very very helpful in all communications a pleasure to deal with !!!!

Madeira is a beautiful , stunning island and we have both fallen in love with it, we've never been to the same place twice. We will be sure to return more than once.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is incredibly spacious. Even with 4 of us there was room for qiet space. The layout is a little strange as the largest balcony for afternoon relaxing is off one of the bedrooms. Our only complaint is there’s nowhere to sunbathe.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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leighton buzzard, bedfordshire

Spacious wel decorated good location!!!

  • 5 of 5

stayed in January apartment is a short walk from the harbour & the centre of funchal 10 to 15 mins

for all the shops & restaurants but is in a very quiet location for a city

beds are very comfortable (best we have had in funchal for 15 years)

& there is a small supermarket at the end of the road you can see it from the balcony

they have a good selection of all essentials & fresh bread every day

back balconies get sun in the morning & front in the afternoon

we will certainly be returning to this apartment

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremely comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as advertised - so much room - spotlessly clean throughout. Bedroom with long balcony felt like a suite. Excellent shower with so many settings - didn't try them all !! Good choice of dvd's and books. Close to a number of really good restaurants - our favourites were Casal Da Penha and Beef & Wine - both no more than a 4/5 minute walk away. Pleasant walk into town down a steep hill - we always went through Santa Caterina park and had a taxi back (6 euro). Didn't hear any noise from other occupants except a dog barking for endless hours on the ground floor - you wonder why dog owners can be so insensitive to other people. This is no reflection on Sarah (the owner) but it was a bit of a pain at times especially in the evenings. The taxi service organised by Sarah worked really well - John even took us on a short tour of his home town (Santa Cruz) on the way back to the airport. Excellent communication with Sarah prior to our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious apartment in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Sarah's apartment from 23rd - 30th October 2017. Was expecting the odd shower and clouds but Funchal had a heatwave and every day we were met with blue skies and soaring temperatures. We made the most of the weather and explored all the main visitor attractions. Then at the end of a tiring day we came back to our lovely apartment. This is the biggest apartment I have every stayed in and my two companions were thrilled with their bedrooms, bathroom facilities and all the luxury of staying in a well loved home. All the beds and bedding are of a superior quality and Sarah provides a plentiful supply of towels and beach towels. We did eat in on many evenings, but there are numerous lovely restaurants a minutes walk from the apartment. For able walkers the centre of Funchal is 10 minutes away. A truly lovely apartment and great value for money.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous apartment in a great location just minutes from several really good restaurants

  • 5 of 5

Loved the apartment. Fabulous and very spacious, with several balconies, so you can always choose whether you want to be in sunshine or shade.

Very clean with very comfortable beds and good bed linen. I have never slept so well!

The walk into the centre was just about 10 minutes, so a great location.

Would definately book again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Nearest Beach
150 Metres
10-15 mins walk
Car: not necessary


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.

Further Details:

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.


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
Christmas 2018
10 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Minimum booking of 1 week (if less required; contact us). Bookings for 2 to 8 guests are welcome. A deposit of 25% of full the total booking is required at reservation. The remaining balance to be paid in full 60 days prior to arrival. An additional £150 must be paid in advance for any damages. This is fully refunded if there are no damages. All payments by Bank Transfer. Please contact us for further details.

Changeover Day:
In the event of a changeover day we would normally expect 12 pm Checkout time for guests leaving and 3pm to 4pm Check-in for new guests arriving. These times are, however, flexible, according to circumstances.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds for two people.
Extra persons are charged at £100.00 per person per week.

Last minute and long term rentals are welcome.
Please contact us for special prices on long term rentals.
Booking Conditions:
• A deposit of 30% of the total cost is required to confirm your booking. This deposit is non-refundable & constitutes
acceptance of the booking conditions.
• All bookings will be placed on a first come first served basis and can only be confirmed upon receiving the booking deposit of 30%.
• All outstanding balance due, must be paid in full no later than 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday.
• An additional security deposit £150.00 shall be required as a breakages deposit. This shall be refunded in full upon your return,
once the apartment has been checked.
• Payment of bookings are to be made by Bank Transfer.
• Cancellations - Advance notice of cancellations equates to the following (not inclusive of booking deposit):
Up to 8 weeks notice – no cancellation charge
4-8 weeks notice – 50% of rate refunded
2-4 weeks notice – 25% of rate refunded
Less than 2 weeks notice – no refund
No Pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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