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Great Apartment W A Balcony W Stunning Sea Views In Excellent Location - MARINA



Updated: 12-Oct-2016
2 Sunshine Bedroom Apartment Overlooking Marina

2 bedroom apartment with a large balcony with superb view over the marina and the sea.

Perfect location in the centre of Funchal right next to the Theatre, the Park and the Ritz and Theatre Cafes. Within 5 minutes from the Cathedral or Marina where most buses stop and the La Vie Shopping Centre that opens every day (with a 9h/24h pharmacy and a large supermarket in the bottom floor). No car is necessary but if you rent one there is a private paid park in the building.

The market is 15 minute walk.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am a teacher, mother of two, and I live in Funchal, 10 minutes from this apartment.

I hope you will feel at home in my light and comfortable apartment and that will you enjoy the beautiful Madeira.

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Speaks English, Portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

We absolutely loved our stay at Elsa's apartment. It was as pictured, comfortable and airy. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony for breakfast watching the Porto Santo ferry leave in the morning and watching it come in last thing at night with a nice glass of port (I know it should have been Madeira Wine). The facilities were great, good wifi speed, nice bathroom, towels provided, comfortable beds. One of the nicest things was that because you are high up, you get a nice breeze - so we slept with door to balcony open and there were virtually no insect bites (of course, keep lights to a minimum at night if you have your windows open so they don't get invited in, in the first place). Elsa was also really sweet and left us a nice bottle of white wine in the fridge on the first day - which was a nice touch. We were in Madeira on a family holiday, my mother, father and younger brother were staying in a house just on the outskirts of Funchal. My middle brother and his fiancée were staying in a flat in the centre. On seeing the apartment, my parents asked me to check through Elsa if it was available for the week after we left, luckily it was and so they booked it for this week and moved in on Saturday to be closer to the centre. This was quite possibly the best location, you are in easy reach of everything - from shopping to entertainment in your own building (there's a mini cinema where they play fado and short films about Madeira in the shopping centre on the ground floor). Really enjoyed our stay in Funchal and the apartment made a big contribution to the holiday. So thank you Elsa for being a great hostess.
Aug 2016
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18 Reviews

based on 18 holidaymaker reviews


Central, clean with great views of the marina.

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed in this apartment for at least three times!

We find the apartment clean, with facilities that make it a home from home.

Its position is ideal for Funchal, with its many shops and restaurants only a brief walk away.

Elsa the landlady is very helpful and provides a personal service to make anyone welcome.

The view from the apartment's balcony provides entertainment and interest at all times. Well worth a stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter for your nice review. See you and Charlotte and your Mother next time!
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breath taking views

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean and tidy ,and had wifi ...elsa is a lovely person and very helpful to us .only disappointment for me no were to lie in sunshine ,but plenty of room to sit on bolcany ..wonderful food love the ritz ,and icecream wonderful ..fully recommend elsa appartment so near everything .5star elsa ...

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Maria for your nice review! Now I have deck chairs to lie in the sunshine :-)
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  • 4 of 5

Elsa is lovely person .the apartment was lovely and clean .disappointed no were to lie in the sunshine ..would recommend to others ..

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Accomadation

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at apartment. Very spacious, central with amazing views. Apartment was just as described and being able to sit out on the verandah having breakfast was an added bonus! The view of the different cruise ships arriving daily was amazing. The apartment block very quiet and secure with concierge. Broadband easy to access and very fast. Lots of lovely restaurants very close by and serving excellent fayre. Pingo supermarket only 5 minutes from apartment at La Vie shopping centre and fantastic bakery across road from accomadation. Bus travel cheap and easy to use with top up Giro card, available to purchase at nearby tobacconist. Elsa has lots of information on eating out and activities to enjoy and was very helpful and informative. The Madeirian people are so friendly and cant do enough to make your stay on their island memorable. We would definately recommend this accomadation and do hope to return again. Thank you Elsa!

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bruce for your nice review! I hope you can come again and become regular guests!
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We want to go again!

  • 4 of 5

We certainly want to visit again. Fantastic location with stunning views and easy access to everything.

Be aware that on occasion it can be noisy through the night at weekends. Also, the appartment requires some tender loving care. But these negatives do not spoil a great holiday. Simply reduces a 5 star to 4.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful time in a apartment that feels at home

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is for us the best place to stay for a few weeks. It is cosy, so you feel at home.There is an indoor balcony that makes it possible to stay as much as possible outside and enjoy the view over the ocean and the harbour. It is spacious and well equipped with all facilities. The location is in the centre of the lively Avenida Arriaga near the cafes. Public transport is easily accessible. We booked already for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That you Hermien and Arthur for your nice review! Considering my apartment the BEST PLACE TO STAY is a fantastic comment. See you next year!
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From the Owner

The apartment is spacious and comfortable ideally situated overlooking the harbour. The balcony is sunny with amazing views out to the sea, fabulous for watching all the cruise ships coming and going. It´s so close to so many attractions and just a short walk (10 mins) to the Old Town where all the restaurants are found.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Madeira International Airport at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Beer House and lots in the immediate vicinity at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Funchal Port at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Palheiro Golf at 7 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Via rapida exit 11 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Celeiro and lots in the immediate vicinity at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Praia Formosa (or Barreirinha Beach Complex 2km) at 5 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Madeira events to look out for:

Madeira Walking Festival


Carnival Festivities


Entertainment downtown

Allegoric Carnival Parade

Slapstick Parade

Madeira Flower Festival


Entertainment downtown

The Wall of Hope Ceremony

Allegoric Flower Parade

Flower Auto-Classic Parade

Madeira Island Open Golf (PGA European Tour)

Funchal Atlantic Fireworks Festival

Every Saturday June

Madeira Jazz Festival


Madeira Wine Festival


Entertainment downtown

Live Harvest in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos

Columbus Festival - Porto Santo Island


Madeira Nature Festival


End of the Year Madeira Festivities

Dec 1- Beginning of the Illuminations downtown

Dec 8 - Jan 7- General Illumination of Funchal Amphitheatre

Dec 23 - Market Night

Dec 31 - New Year’s Eve Firework Display

Jan 5 – “Chants of Epiphany” – Municipal Gardens


15 minutes walk away from Barreirinha Beach Complex that is located near the Old City and the Market.

Other resorts as Clube de Turismo, Ponta Gorda Beach are 30 min walk away. Here you can access the sea, they have sun loungers, changing rooms and the water is crystal clear. Other Madeira beaches are all pebble, with the exception of a few which have black sand and a couple with golden sand (Calheta Beach and Machico Beach) which you can access by car in 30 minutes.


Funchal airport is about 20 Km from the apartment. Travel time by car is approximately 20-25 minutes. It is not essential to hire a car as buses are frequent and cheap. Excursions are the best way to tour this beautiful island. Going out of town, the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos is about 15 minutes away. The Botanical Garden, Quinta Blandy/Palheiro Ferreiro, Monte Palace are a must for gardening enthusiasts.


You are in the center of Funchal town, right next to the Theatre, the Park and the Cathedral. Within 5 minutes walk from the Marina where most buses stop and the La Vie Shopping Centre with a 24h pharmacy and a large supermarket. 15 minutes far from the Market, the Old City, the Cable Car and Barreirinha Beach Complex by foot. 5 minutes from the Harbour with lots of restaurants and excursions. There are also many nice restaurants nearby: Celeiro, Combatentes, Sabores Alentejanos, etc.

Madeira has the most fascinating walk-in Levadas which are the irrigation channels built back between 16th and 20th centuries to bring water from the North to the South. Whale and dolphin spotting and marlin fishing. To discover Madeira at its best we supply you some guides for free.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive Season
19 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 3 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Flower Festival
4 May 2017 - 21 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 May 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive Season
18 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jan 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Minimum booking of 1 week (if less required, please contact us). Booking for 2 to 4 guests are welcome. Another person can stay in the sofa bed.

Changeover Day:Arrivals and departures depending on other bookings can be flexible. Changeover days are also flexible.

Notes on Prices: Rate given is based on 2 people sharing, extra persons 70€/week or €15 per night if less than a week. 1st child under 12 years old at the time of check out free of charge, 2nd and 3rd child fifty percent discount. Please contact the owner for rates on long term lets or any specific requirements. Booking can be secured by email and confirmed on receipt of 30% deposit

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Updated: 12-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


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

Location Type

  • city centre
  • near the sea


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The bathrom has recently been restored and has a large walk in shower. Bath towels and beach towels provided. Liquid soap povided. Hairdryer supplied.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Sleeps 4/5 2 bedrooms, one with a queen double comfortable bed and the other one with 2 single beds, bedside tables, wardrobes and large windows and doors opening to the balcony with a view over the sea and Marina of Funchal. The main bedroom has a ceiling fan.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: A sofa bed is available in the living room making the total occupancy 5. Outside: A large balcony with canopy where you can enjoy complete privacy and a great view of the sea with the cruise ships arriving and departing from the harbour. Perfect to enjoy alfresco dining with a large table and wicker chairs. Also the perfect place to watch the fireworks every Saturdays in June in the balcony (as the fire works are at the sea) or on New Year´s Eve in the terrace of the building (as the fireworks are at the amphitheatre of Funchal).

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