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Peaceful Top Floor Apartments W Two Balconies W Nice Landscape And Sea Views - Cambridge LEFT

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



Cambridge LEFT

Comfortable And Quiet Two Bedroom Apartment In Funchal Centre

About the property


Two Top Floor Peaceful Apartments in Funchal Centre Both with Two Balconies: Cambridge Left and Cambridge Right. They have recently been restored. They are very quiet although they are in the centre of Funchal. For larger groups both units can be rented together. There is an adjoining door connecting both apartments, living room to living room. So the adjacent apartments are available individually or are ideal for four couples holidaying together whilst enjoying their own place. Each apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 balconies with nice views of the Madeira landscape and the sea. The apartment RIGHT has another small bedroom with a sofa double bed. Two bedrooms have doors opening onto one of the balconies with views over the rooftops, the mountains, the church and a glimpse of the sea. They are situated in Funchal Centre, just behind La Vie Shopping Centre including a 9h/24h pharmacy and a supermarket opened every day of the week. Even though the apartment is close to the centre it is quiet in the evenings and through the night. 10 minutes flat walking distance from the Cathedral, the Santa Catarina Park and Municipal Garden, the Ritz Café, the Theatre Café and The Golden Gate Grand Café or the Marina where most buses stop. Car parking is in the street by pay meters or in a non-expensive secure car park in the building next door.

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Elsa

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 comfortable apartment, and that you will enjoy the beautiful Madeira.

Elsa purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Elsa chose Funchal

The apartment is in a fantastic location in Funchal Centre and at the same time in a quiet place. There is every facility we may need and are surrounded by everyday local life but only minutes away from La Vie Shopping Centre with supermarket, bakery and taxi rank and only a 5 minute walk from the Marina, beautiful parks, the Cathedral and restaurants. It is also very sunny and with two balconies with views over the rooftops, the church and the sea.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great apartment in a great location
May 2017
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Available Rentals

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

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


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms, one en-suite to main bedroom with toilet, bath with shower and the other with enclosure shower and toilet. Bath towels and beach towels provided. Also toilet paper, liquid soap and hairdryer supplied.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 2 bedrooms, one with a queen double bed and the other one is very large with 2 single beds and a sofa bed. With a window opening onto the balcony with beautiful views over the rooftops, the mountains, the church and the sea. The main bedroom with ensuite has a ceiling fan and large wardrobes .
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • 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
A sofa double bed is available in the large second bedroom making the total occupancy 6. Cot and high chair supplied on request. The apartment is suitable for the elderly.


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Cambridge LEFT
average rating of 4.75 based on 39 reviews

Holiday for 3 adults, June 2017.

  • 3 of 5

We were collected/delivered to the airport promptly and on time. The apartment was as described, comfortable and plenty of room. For us, an ideal location, just behind the noise and bustle of the front. The kitchen was well fitted with appliances and made dining in easy. Just a couple of minor niggles : The TV was u/s, no signal. The main bathroom had a shower curtain which liked to wrestle with anyone who was in the cubicle, (smaller bathroom was superior). Still, we are experienced travellers and you could do a lot worse. I would recommend the Cambridge apartments for any enjoyable stay in lovely Funchal.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eric and Sylvia for your nice review. I´m happy that you had an enjoyable stay in my apartment at Funchal.
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Amazing holiday hone

  • 5 of 5

The welcome we received was excellent and the apartment matched this. The location was really good for us and there was plenty of room for all of us to have our own space. The apartment is well equipped with everything you could need. We will definitely be back

Thanks for a great stay Linda

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda for your nice review! See you next time!
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An Apartment which will help you to relax

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed in Madeira for a month at a time in almost every one of the last 10 years and the owner has provided an apartment on 3 occasions with the last 2 being the subject apartment.

The facilities provided are in accord with the published listings and are consistently well maintained and cleaned to an exemplary standard.

The owner is available, approachable and knowledgeable and most willing to give help and advice on a range of matters.

We would recommend tha apartment to anyone without hesitation.

Restaurants change from time to time and the owner is happy to give opinions on them, The attractions and activities are the unchanging ones - the climate, the gardens, the levada walks, the quiet areas to rest, read and daydream, the local bus rides which open up new vistas. Uninterrupted views over the city of Funchal enjoyed over a coffee and a cake.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eric for your nice review ! You are always welcome and I´m looking forward to your next say!
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A great apartment with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very big. You can definitely find everything you can think of in this flat. The kitchen is fully equipped with lots of plates, jars, pots, etc. There is even a baby pram and a car seat in the apartment. A wide variety of tourist information leaflets and other literature in different languages could be found in the living room. The location is also very convenient, close to everything and to a big supermarket as well. There is also a car park right next to the block of flats for a cheap price.

Elsa is a very friendly person and a great driver. She offered us a transfer to/from the airport even though our flights were late at night and early in the morning. She has also explained everything about the city, sightseeing, tue island, restaurants and etc. It was a pleasure to meet her and very easy ro communicate with.

Would definitely recommend this apartment to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vassilina for your nice review. Looking forward to meeting you again in Madeira!
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Puerto Real

Amazing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The Elsa's Apartment (Right, 3 rooms), is amazing and beautiful. The apartment is located very near to the The Vie mall and marina. The apartment is full-equipped, very confortable, very clean and very beautiful. Elsa was very nice, and she explained touristic places in Madeira. If I come back with my family to Madeira, I would go back to the Elsa's apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gabriel for your nice review. I look forward to have you and your Family as my guests again.
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Large spacious apartment with lovely views .

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic very spacious apartment. Stayed in the apartments last year ,returned again this year and would recommend the apt. You just walk out the door and are in the heart of it all although still in a quiet location.The apartment has everything and Elsa the owner is lovely ,very helpful ,informative, and we arranged airport transfers with her.Madeira is a beautiful island ,friendly people ,very clean and I shall return again .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Caroline for your nice review. Looking forward to meeting you again in Madeira!
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Mercearia Dª Mécia&lots in the immediate vicinity
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Via rapida exit 11
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Sabores Alentejanos&lots in the immediate vicinity
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Praia Formosa (or Barreirinha Beach Complex 2km)
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


- 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 1st - Beginning of the Illuminations downtown

Dec 8th - Jan 7- General Illumination of Funchal Amphitheatre

Dec 23th - Market Night

Dec 31th - New Year’s Eve Firework Display

Jan 5th – “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 Santa Catarina Park, Municipal Garden 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 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.