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Luxury Apartments In The Heart Of The Historic Old Town - Penthouse Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Overview

Description

Penthouse Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

The luxury penthouse, on the top floor is spacious and light with panoramic mountain, sea and harbour views. It is approximately 90 sqm2 with two bedrooms, a family bathroom, a large living/dining area and a comprehensibly fitted kitchen. The balcony spans the entire length of the apartment and offers an outdoor living feel with stunning views. The original villa has been lovingly restored to combine a stunning authentic building with modern design.

The apartment has fast WIFI and many English cable TV channels.

More Details

About the property

MD373

Luxury apartments in the heart of the historic old town. Superbly furnished, stunning sea & harbour views. All purchases are 100% protected and 100% refundable if cancelled within 4 weeks of arrival. The villa was lovingly restored in 2009. The villa is spacious with large out door space or balcony. This villa enjoys a superb location with enchanting views over the sea, the bay of Funchal and the beautiful mountains. The villa is located in the historic centre of Funchal. It is 5 minutes walk from Funchal´s famous Fish and Flower market, Monte cable car station and Fort São Tiago. One of the best and well known secrets about the old town is its excellent restaurants, located 5 minutes walk from the villa. Less than 100 meters away from the villa is the public Lido complex barreirinha with a swimming pool and access to the sea. Villa São Tiago offers a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere in a unique location in Madeira!


Owner
Ben Dale
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2017

About Ben Dale

After i finished my degree in 2005 i started renovating properties which led to invest in Funchal. Ive lived their since 2006 with my family and i have to say its fantastic place to live.

The guests are very important to me and i take pride in offering the best possible service. I have lots of local knowlege and tips which I am happy to share with anyone regardless if they book or not, Just ask.

I have been doing holiday rentals since 2009 with 100% postivie feedback.

I am looking foward to meeting some of you on your holidays.

Ben Dale purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Ben Dale chose Madeira

I used to come on holiday to Madeira and day dream about renovating a property in the old town. In 2008 this dream finally came true when I brought a villa in the old town which I then converted into 5 holiday apartments.

What makes this apartment unique

The proprety is an excellent location close to the sea. Watch out for the hills in Funchal! Luckily we are located at the bottom of the steep hills so we have a fairly flat walk into Funchal.

It is 5 minutes walk from Funchal´s famous Fish and Flower market, Monte cable car station and Fort São Tiago. One of the best and well known secrets about the old town is its excellent restaurants, located just minutes away from the villa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have many reviews on our trip advisor listings...



A great stay in a very clean, well appointed and perfectly placed apartment.”



Reviewed 12 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012



I would just like to say how much we enjoyed our stay in the Garden Apartment recently. We were also pleased with the arrangements made by Ben for the taxi transfers - they worked out perfectly for us. Finally, I must mention Maria; she was very friendly and helpful - it was really nice to meet her.



I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment, as I think it was very clean, well appointed and perfectly placed for a great holiday in Funchal. We particularly enjoyed coming back to the apartment in the afternoon and relaxing in the lovely garden.



Great apartment, helpful owner & housekeeper”
Sep 2012
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Notes

Booking Notes:
For rentals of less than one month no deposit for breakages is required.

The booking procedure is 50% deposit with the final 50% payable 4 weeks before arrival.

Please ask if you wish to discuss other payment terms.

Changeover Day:
Flexible


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment on Funchal on Madeira

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: new apartment available at the villa from June 2013, please ask for more details. Outside: Penthouse and ocean view: Large balconies with fantastic views. Jardim apartment:Private garden with reclining chairs and large outdoor dining table. The wall has a love seat surrounded by bougainvillea. Harbour view: Large balcony with seperate private patio at the side of the villa.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Penthouse Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews
5

Superb location, great views, light, spacious and well-equipped apartment.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the penthouse. We've always been given good information, help and support before arriving. We were made to feel very welcome on arrival.

We find the penthouse comfortable and very convenient. The view out to sea and towards the Marina is beautiful. It is very well equipped. We walked to the supermarket and central market where there is a good choice of food. We used the well-equipped kitchen to prepare evening meals but also ate out locally - there are many good restaurants within walking distance. We like O Tasco and Riso which are very close by ( for both, best to book a table as they're usually busy) and Le Jardin which is well known for it's tasty flambe cooking.

The central bus station is within walking distance too; we've taken buses to visit other towns and also for levada walks. With a little planning, we took the bus to the start of walks and at the end, returned using a different bus. We did rent a car for part of our stay and found the small multi-storey car park almost opposite the apartments very useful.

We'll probably be back for a third visit!

Jane & Charles April 2017

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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5

Ocean View and Harbour View, Bella Sao Tiago

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property for seven weeks. Spilt between Ocean View and Harbour View.During the booking process, Ben, the owner, was very co operative, he always responded promptly to any queries that we had. Maria, and Ben's parents were waiting at the apartment when we arrived. She showed us round the apartment and explained where everything we needed was and worked. She also gave us a comprehensive overview of the area and facilities, including the buses. Maria, who is in charge of the apartments in the owners absence, is so helpful and friendly dealing with any issues or queries we had. Ben had arranged a pick up from the airport, 'DanielsTaxies' he was amazing and even took us to the supermarket at his own behest on the way to the apartment.

The property is ideally situated within easy walking distance from the old town of Funchal where you can find a large variety of good quality restaurants, bars and live music in the evenings. The main commercial part of Funchal, where the Farmer's Market, supermarket and other useful shops are situated is only about 25 min walk.

The 'Ocean View' Apparmet has a very small footprint but is well equipped and comfortable for shorter stays where you would eat out a lot. Having said that, the kitchen is well equipped to cook a meal.

The 'Harbour View' Appartment is as well equipped as the 'Ocean View' , but with a larger footprint. As we were staying for a long period we found this apartment much more suited to our needs, plus the bonus of a large balcony and a separate outside terrace area which was brilliant

The views across the Atlantic and Harbour are stunning.

We travelled around the island using local buses, by the end of the seven weeks we had completed a circuit of the island visiting most of the main local towns and villages on the routes. We even crossed from north to south on the buses. At times the buses can be a hair raising experience, but worth to see the island and at your own pace.

We found the island and people charming, and would not hesitate to come to the island and this property again. We highly recommend it.

We would certainly recommend this excelllent apartment to anyone wishing to have a holiday in this wonderful island.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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5

A spacious, clean, well equipped apartment with wonderful sea views.

  • 5 of 5

Two friends and I stayed at the property for ten days. During the booking process, Ben, the owner, was very co operative, he always responded promptly to any queries that we had. Maria, the caretaker, was waiting at the apartment when we arrived. She showed us round the apartment and explained where everything we needed was and worked. She also gave us a comprehensive overview of the area and facilities. The property is ideally situated within easy walking distance from the old town of Funchal where you can find a large variety of good quality restaurants, bars and live music in the evenings. The main commercial part of Funchal, where the Farmer's Market, supermarket and other useful shops are situated is only about 25 min walk.

We love walking holidays and Madeira did not disappoint, it has a spectacular landscape, wonderful flora and magnificent coastal views. We hired a car and with the use of a sat nav had no problem getting to the location of our walks. The property is easy to get to by car and there is a public car park nearby. We would certainly recommend this excelllent apartment to anyone wishing to have a holiday in this wonderful island.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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5

A conveniently located, very light and airy apartment with beautiful sea views

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed by the housekeeper who showed us around. The penthouse has a private stairway which leads straight up into a very light, airy open plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen. The stunning view of the sea and the bell tower of the church was the first thing to hit us. There are one or two much lower houses in front of the property and a few trees which was nice. The 2 bedrooms and the bathroom in between are a good size with comfortable beds and lots of storage space. I cooked meals quite often and found the kitchen well equipped and the appliances easy to use. We also appreciated the dvd films which we sometimes watched when we had an evening in.

The apartment is on a busy road which was perfectly quiet at night. Just one street below, there's a bustling wide street which overlooks the sea and a bathing area and a popular cafe which often has music. This is the start of Rua Santa Maria which we often took to walk to the supermarket , the centre of town or to the sea front. We've also eaten in a number of different restaurants in this street and always had a good evening and good food. There is plenty of choice! We found the location perfect for everything and especially the buses which we frequently used to get to levada walks or other towns and villages.

Before our arrival, all our e-mails were responded to very promptly and queries fully answered. The owner helped arrange taxi transfers even for the week we spent in another part of the island and also offered to help at any time during our stay on Madeira. This was much appreciated.

We may well return to the same apartment and would certainly recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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4

Clean, comfortable in great part of town

  • 4 of 5

The only downsides are

- no air conditioning (but few places in Madeira will have I think. There were fans provided so not a problem)

- temporary building works going on during day (but you'll likely be going out then anyway!)

Clean and comfortable. Great welcome from the lovely Maria.

It's in the less touristy part of town way away from the posh boring hotels (you can get over there by bus easily and to the bigger lido)

Lovely little lido less than five minute walk away - it's a small sea inlet with safe swimming. And the most wonderful bar, open from breakfast that sells sandwiches and burgers etc. We hung out there lots.

Short lovely walks down the old town streets into the main old centre. And to the cable car and then ten mins to main market and new part of town and harbour.

It's got all you need.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Lovely, clean, tidy, spacious, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Great property walking distance from Old Town, clean, spacious, well equipped, cannot fault it

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1.4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.05 Kilometres
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Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Next to the apartments (50 meters). Less than 50 metres away from the villa is the public Lido complex called 'barreirinha' with a swimming pool and access to the sea.

Travel:

I can arrange discounted airport transfers and i know the best places to rent hire cars.

Further Details:

The villa contains new modern furniture. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher. The standard of the apartment and quality of finish is very high.

The apartment is perfect for long term rental.

The villa has large balconies with table and chairs for al fresco dining. The balconies have sea and harbour views and they over look the very pretty villa garden.

We have excellent fast wifi throughout the apartments, balconies and garden.

English speaking representative available to assist throughout your stay.

Internet and Wifi available free of charge

The apartment is equipped with cable television with many English channels.

Discounted transport offered from the airport or representative available to meet you at the airport

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