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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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great property walking distance from Old Town, clean, spacious, well equipped, cannot fault it
the apartment was already booked out when we wanted to arrive, so they allowed us to move over the following day. Maria couldn't have been more accommodating. The view from the balcony was lovely, I could have actually just spent the whole week sitting there. A short walk down to town.