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Penthouse Apartment With Spectacular Views Of Ocean And Islands, Canico, Madeira



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Penthouse Apartment in Canico de Baixo, Madeira South Coast - 10 Min Walk to the Beach and Two 4/5 Star Hotels that Offer their Facilities

This spacious penthouse apartment with unrivalled sea views around three sides, is perfect for one couple giving luxury living space with all facilities and equipment included. It is equally suitable for two couples where each couple can be independent with their own bathroom. The living area is open plan, apart from the kitchen and bedrooms, with a dining area, lounge, and a games room offering a snooker table, darts and other games.

A very versatile apartment because of the third bedroom - two single beds - it can also accommodate a group/family of six. There is a huge kitchen with an American style fridge freezer (ice maker and ice water), with a breakfast area.

In the basement there are two car parking spaces. The apartment also has a lift.

PLEASE NOTE that prices are for one couple. For every additional guest there is a charge of £50 per guest per week.

The apartment is very private and not overlooked. All the living rooms face the sea and also give views of the rural landscape of terraced farmland. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large airy open plan living space which includes lounge, dining room and games room (an added facility that you won't find in many rentals including snooker/pool table, electronic darts, board games and plenty of books to choose from), There is a spacious kitchen with all the equipment and appliances that you will need.. The terrace extends around the apartment to the south and east sides. The front of the apartment also has a terrace which faces west so you can enjoy the late afternoon and evening sun. The bus stop is about 4 mins walk from the apartment and the bus takes you into Funchal in about 20 minutes. Canico shops are 10 minutes away, where there are two supermarkets, pharmacy and numerous other shops. There are some excellent restaurants which are open every day in Canico Centro. Also, Canico de Baixo enjoys several excellent restaurants, one of which is the excellent fish restaurant located at the beach. .

With 3 bedrooms, there is capacity for up to 6 people. The terrace faces south and south east and extends around three sides of the apartment, giving fabulous views. We offer free internet access to our guests.

Snorkeling, diving, paddleboarding, at the local beach is excellent, and also another excellent diving school just along from the beach.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Our names are Diane and Graham Mortlock. We are approaching retirement and have decided to move to Eastbourne where, of course, we also enjoy the sea! We hope to be spending more time in Madeira when we retire. We love this apartment and have enjoyed putting it all together with guests in mind. It is lovely and very rewarding to get the very positive feedback from our guests, some of whom return every year.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your apartment. Loved the views and we had everything we needed. Thank you."

"We loved the space inside the flat and the sense of space looking at the Atlantic. Big sky, big ocean. A perfect getaway from my house in London!"
Oct 2010
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


A wonderful apartment on a wonderful island.

  • 5 of 5

We had the best family holiday in this apartment that we've ever had. The apartment was immaculate and very spacious, with fabulous views from the balconies (yes, that's pleural!) - Madeira itself is such an interesting place, we packed in lots of things over a week and in hindsight it may have been better to take things easier over two weeks. Other reviewers mention the road noise and whilst we did notice this on our first day, we quickly got used to it and it wasn't intrusive at all. In fact, the road and tunnel network in Madeira makes it possible to get anywhere within an hour so see it as a plus. To get the best out of your stay a car is essential. We hired a little VW Up which was fine although it's so hilly that on one slope the family had to get out so I could drive up it! I found the driving pretty thrilling but my wife didn't quite have the nerve for it! This was a perfect holiday- I would suggest that if you have very small children it might not be so suitable given that there are very few sandy beaches, but all in all Madeira is the perfect holiday destination and I really hope to return to this apartment one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

First time in Madeira and didn't know what to expect. Diane was very helpful from the word go and very prompt on replying to our emails. The apartment is huge and has everything you could possibly want. Very well equipped kitchen and as for the views from the veranda...who needs a TV??! My other half was totally shocked that I didn't even switch the TV on in the whole 10 days we were there! We loved it that much that we have booked to return again in September. Thankyou for sharing your lovely home. Barry and Carol

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Christmas 2014 @ this fab apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed whole festive season 2014. Apartment is wonderful. All mod cons, comfortable, clean, excellent view of sea from balconies, great location for getting around via car (bus available too). In addition to the facilities, the games room with darts and snooker was excellent to keep our party entertained. And to top all this, we really appreciated (especially our children) arriving at the apartment to see a tastefully decorated christmas tree - total surprise and nice touch which made our festive holiday the best yet in Madeira. On island agent was accessible and helpful too. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this extremely comfortable, well equipped apartment. It is lovely and spacious, has great views and is well placed for both the beach and other places of interest. Being able to use the facilities of two local, smart, hotels, is an added bonus plus the pool table provides great entertainment. I have no hesitation in recommending this apartment, it is the best apartment we have ever stayed in.......we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed a lovely holiday in this spacious,well-equipped apartment. As a family of four with two teenagers, the pool table was a particular hit! The two bathrooms were modern and spotlessly clean with the kitchen being among the best we've ever seen in a holiday rental. Beautiful views over the sea from the balconies (whatever the weather) although the noise from the main south coast road below was unexpected and a bit intrusive. Local facilities were excellent although we would agree with previous reviewers that due to the very steep hills either a high level of fitness or a car is a must. We enjoyed the access to the hotels (swimming pools in particular) as it offers a great combination of hotel facilities with the independence of your own apartment. All in all a super stay. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and it is lovely to hear how much you appreciated the apartment. We do our best! Although there is some traffic noise at rush hour times, all in all the south coast road is very convenient as it can be easily accessed for seeing the rest of the island. Madeira is steep wherever you stay and we always recommend a car if hills are a challenge. We, ourselves, always use the buses which we find completely reliable. Once again we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at our apartment, and we hope you will visit us again (return visits attract a discount). Thank you!
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  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a superb two week stay in this extremely well equipped apartment. With breathtaking views from what amounts to a west to south wrap around balcony. Watching a Kestrel munching on a lizard whilst hovering not twenty meters away, will live long in he memory. The local bar over the road was very friendly. The access to covered parking spaces is a boon, as the road outside is steep, but that will only come as a surprise to first time Madeiran visitors. The beach is only really in name as like many in madeira its pebbles. The windsurfing and diving potential is a real asset for the active. I would not recommend for the unfit without a car. Families with kids will love the space in the apartment and the games room centre piece of a full size pool table. The artwork displayed within the apartment brightens it up and gives it a homely feel. The american fridge and extremely well equipped kitchen is a real feature. The proximity to the main dual carriageway on the island makes touring extremely easy. The bus service is also regular and efficient to Funchal and on, all in all an excellent and good value apartment on a beautiful island.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and very happy you were comfortable in the apartment and had a good time. We have always endeavoured to make the apartment as welcome and efficient as possible. As you say, the beach is pebbles and unfortunately during a winter storm the actual rock enclosure of the lagoon area was badly damaged. This will be repaired soon. Some people prefer pebbles to sand, at least they don't get between your toes!! The two swimming pools at the nearby hotels are always available for guests, as are the pools at the hotels further along the level promenade. You don't have to ask, just go and swim. Madeira is fast becoming a destination for the younger generation once they get to know about the water sports, diving, etc. Once again,thank you for your very positive review, and we hope you will be our guests again.
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From the Owner

We love Canico because it is quiet and peaceful, but has all the facilities one needs for an enjoyable and restful holiday.It is very much a Madeiran area. The beach is a 10 minute walk away, as are the two 4 star hotels that offer us all their facilities, such as swimming, tennis court, table tennis, gym, etc. It is completely uncommercialised and very Madeiran.

Activity and Interests


The beach at Reis Magos is a 10 minute walk away, and provides sunbathing areas with umbrellas. Adjacent to the beach is a large lagoon-type area with sand, ideal for families.There is a lifeguard on duty most of the time and there are changing rooms and showers available. No charges are made. One of the main attractions of this beach is the fish restaurant. It is very informal mand offers five star fresh fish meals straight from the boats daily. And don't forget the snorkeling here!


Funchal Airport is 7km from the Apartment and takes approximately 15 minutes. Arrangements can be made to pick you up from the airport for 20 euros. Car hire is available at the airport or through the owners if you want to pre-book. If you prefer to holiday without a car the bus stop is a few minutes from the apartment. The bus will take you into Funchal in 20 minutes. We would recommend car hire so you can fully appreciate the scenery Madeira has to offer. Also if hills are a challenge!


Approx. 7 kilometres to Funchal, 7 kilometres to airport

Small supermarket about 10 minute walk away

Main supermarket in Canico Central 10 minute drive by bus or car

Further Details:

The marvellous fish restaurant at Reis Magos has already been mentioned (try their mixed fish dish!). Canico has many excellent restaurants. Tennis is available at the Riu Palace Hotel. They make a small charge and it is recommended you book beforehand. Both the Oasis and the Riu Palace also offer their other facilities, such as gym, table tennis and swimming. We recommend you use Pride of Madeira which is located in Canico central (details in Guest Folder). They offer escorted levada walks with a maximum of 8 people and also mini bus tours with a maximum of 15 people. This company does such good trips and walks and many of our guests find this a more relaxing way of seeing the Island. Canico de Baixo is a good location from where one can hike and walk the islands' amazing levada irrigation system spanning some 2,500 kilometres.

We provide tea, coffee, sugar, milk, butter and dry toast to welcome you on your arrival.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
10 Sep 2016 - 1 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
Rate 4
2 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
Rate 5
2 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
Rate 6
2 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
ALL PRICES ARE QUOTED FOR TWO PEOPLE. THERE WILL BE AN EXTRA CHARGE OF £50 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL GUEST PER WEEK. Please contact the owner for availability PLUS A QUOTE. A 25% deposit is required on booking, with the remainder payable prior to 6 weeks of arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. We can accommodate early or late arrivals.
On the day of departure, vacating the apartment should be before 11am.
Don't forget we can arrange for you to be taken from and to the airport at a cost of 20 euros each way.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for two people.
There will be an extra £50 per additional person per week.
Prices may be subject to change without prior notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The apartment is convenient to the bus stop, just 4-5 minutes away down the hill. The buses are very punctual and get you into Funchal within 20 minutes, from where you can get other buses to take you all over the island. The apartment offers so much space. Even when 6 people are staying, you do not feel over crowded. There is plenty of room on the terrace for everyone to enjoy the spectacular views of the ocean, islands and terraced farmland. See the cruise liners go by, as well as the Porto Santo ferry, fishing boats, yachts etc. The apartment also boasts a games room with snooker table (260 x 135cm), electronic darts , board games, books etc.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, There is also a wash hand basin
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, The shower has a glass screen
  • Bathroom 1 is adjacent bedrooms 1 and 3 with bath, shower, wc, bidet, wash handbasin. bathroom 2 is adjacent bedroom 2 with shower, wc and wash handbasin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Three double bedrooms, one with twin beds Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bed. Bedroom 2: double bed. Bedroom 3: twin beds. Plenty of wardrobe space in all bedrooms. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have shutters to the windows.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodations is very flexible. The apartment would be great for a romantic getaway for a couple, and equally great for a family holiday. The two bathrooms are situated next to each of the double bedrooms, thereby giving each bedroom a virtual en suite. All rooms have good storage and even in the hottest weather manage to stay quite cool, as do the other rooms in the flat. This is because it is double fronted and nice cross breezes can be appreciated through the back and front windows. Therefore always at comfortable temperatures. There are radiators available for cooler evenings in the winter months, although the climate being what it is, normally a jumper or cardigan will suffice! Outside: The terrace extends the whole of the south and east sides of the apartment taking advantage of the beautiful views. To the south you view the ocean with the Desertas Islands in the distance. You will also be able to watch some of the cruise liners sailing by as well as the Porto Santo ferry on its daily journey, yachts, sail boarders and fishing boats night and day. To the east you can see a typical Madeiran terraced farmed hillside. In previous years the farmers had goats on the terraces, but alas, not this year. Hopefully they will be back.To the east you will see the airplanes coming and going into Funchal Airport. They seem to be silent as hardly a noise from the engines is heard. The airport road and road to Funchal is close by and therefore there is easy and fast access to and from the apartment. There is always something to watch. Or simply lie on the sun loungers and soak up the sun with a good book. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Separate balcony on which to dry clothes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. If the stay is for longer than one week, the towels and linen will be changed at the end of each week, at the same time there will be a light clean. Other: There is a separate dining room area with seating for six. Patio doors to the terrace offering spectacular views. Games room with snooker table, electronic dart board, and various board and card games. Patio doors open on to terrace with sun loungers.

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