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Penthouse apartment with the best ocean and moutain view | 24787/AL



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
Penthouse apartment by Formosa beach, Funchal - Sunny and Peaceful Location, with private terrace, swimming pool and direct access to the Beach

This penthouse apartment is situated in Funchal (Reg. Nr. 24787/AL) at Formosa beach, with an amazing view to the Atlantic Ocean and direct access to the beach. To profit the mild climate of Madeira island, you can enjoy the sun and the sea view relaxing at the sun chairs at the apartment terrace or choose to take a swim in the swimming pool or in the sea. With the advantage of having everything you need at a walking distance, you have also nearby a coffee shop and a local fish restaurant just 2 minutes minutes walking.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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"We really enjoyed Madeira and the apartment was exactly what we needed. Thank you also for all you did for us, your help made the holiday much more enjoyable and we got to see much more of the island with your recommendations. We will definitely return to Madeira - and when we do, we'll get in touch." Jerry and Andrea (England)

"We all really enjoyed staying at the apartment. It was wonderful to look out every morning and see, smell and hear the sea, not something we can do often living near London! Thank you for your help with making our short break run so smoothly. We had some lovely memorable moments, not least the little fishes in the lido tickling our feet! Madeira is a lovely island and hopefully we will come back for another visit some day and enjoy more Maderian hospitality." So Lin, Tony and Jay (England)
Nov 2012
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24 Reviews

based on 24 holidaymaker reviews


A first class apartment in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment in an equally lovely location. Niara arranged our airport transfers by taxi at a special rate. She was so helpful before and throughout our stay. We loved the local bar where the tables and stools were made from pallets and the fish restaurant next door served great food. Funchal is a short bus ride away and the walk to Camera de Lobos takes about 40 minutes with friendly beach bars on the way. I would highly recommend the apartment and location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Penthouse Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this immaculate apartment, which is located right on Formosa Beach for 1 week. It is a truly spacious penthouse, beautifully equipped, fantastic views wherever you look and a quiet nights sleep is also guaranteed. Niara met us at the apartment and also arranged airport transfers for us. She is an excellent host and is happy to organise trips out and offer advice on delightful Madeira. Her fabulous husband Miguel took us out on a jeep trip and showed us some of the real Madeira. His knowledge and passion for the island is incredible. As well as a jeep trip we enjoyed an easy 10K levada walk through stunning scenery and also a catamaran trip to see many of the local dolphins. The cable care to Monte and the incredible gardens is also another enjoyable visit.

Had we not been so busy and wanted to have a relaxing holiday, the apartment has the largest balcony I have ever seen for sunbathing and also an upstairs rooftop area. When the sun gets to its strongest, there are canopies to open to give a bit of shade! The pool was quiet during August and there were always sunbeds available.

There are a number good places to eat within a 5 minute walk which include a very popular fish restaurant, there is also Chinese, Mexican, Indian and Italian cuisines as well. There are also two good supermarkets close by for groceries and a good selection of wines.

The frequent bus service will get you into the centre of Funchal in 10 minutes, to enjoy the visitor attractions, shops and restaurants. Highlight of our day was each evening sitting on the balcony, glass of wine in our hands, recounting our exciting day and watching the most wonderful sunsets we have ever seen. A perfect ending in our perfect penthouse. Thank you Niara and Miguel.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such kind words! You do not forget anything! I'm very happy you've enjoyed your stay so much! It was a great pleasure have met and welcome you and I'm already here waiting for your next visit!
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Great apartment and location for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Madeira, and it won't be our last.

We stayed in Niara's beach-front apartment for 2 weeks.

The photos and description of the property are very accurate. If anything they didn't do this place justice, as the location right on the beach was fantastic.

The property was perfectly clean and maintained.

Niara should give lessons on hosting holiday properties! She was very helpful in the build-up and provided lots of advice. Even while we were there, Niara always responded to emails about local restaurants etc.

As well as eating out, we like to self-cater and try the local produce. The cooking facilities in the apartment were more than adequate.

It is a 10 minute walk to the local supermarket (which involves quite a few steep steps) but it is a very pretty walk, and it never bothered us. In fact the walk involves a pedestrian tunnel that looks into a sea-cave, and the best sunsets at the right time of day!

We didn't bother with a hire car, as the bus service on the island is very good.

We would also recommend Miguel's jeep tour, but be sure to book it in advance. It was a perfect way to see the island early in the holiday. Miguel knows all about the island - and especially entertained us with some of the wildlife!

We would recommend this apartment, and will probably go back again.

As well as the jeep tour, we really enjoyed the Mountain biking (Free Ride Madeira - the guided descent we took was not for beginners but spectacular - 6 hours riding with a break for lunch), scuba diving experience (Madeira Divepoint, Carlton Hotel - for beginners as well as experienced divers) and the indoor Karting in Funchal (For complete beginners!).

We also tried a guided walk from the second highest peak to the highest. Would recommend walking boots for this, and very worthwhile. Spectacular paths carved into the rock above the clouds.... My 15 year old daughter doesn't have a very good head for weights but managed this walk fine.

After a two week stay there were still a few attractions that we didn't try, and will have them on the list for the next trip to Madeira.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for you kind words! I'm happy to know you have enjoyed your holiday and your stay! It was a great pleasure have met you and you familly and I'm sure we will meet each other again in a near future! We will always be here for you!
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Amazing, spacious apartment with ocean view.

  • 5 of 5

We have spent our summer vacation in this spacious apartment with ocean view. Our whole family has really enjoyed the stay. The apartment is clean and cozy with all necessary equipment, also 2 bathrooms are really comfortable. Landlord Niara is very helpfull and hearty, so we have felt like "at home". The swimming pool is very comfortable even for small children and the proximity of the beach gives everybody an opportunity to make even very late afternoon swim.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! You and your familly will be always welcome!
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  • 5 of 5

The description of the apartment was accurate. The layout was perfect and the master bedroom had an amazing view. At night we kept the balcony door open a bit and you could hear the ocean waves - what an experience!

The apartment was clean and had all the emenities you need.

Location was perfect for us.

Niara - was a perfect host meeting us at the condo with tips and advice.

We emailed her through out the week asking for advice on restaurants,.

Highly recommend the Jeep tour, Miguel our driver was great. Loved his sense of humour!!

Highly recommend this apartment while in Madeira!


  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! You will always welcome! Best regards from sunny Madeira island!
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A Wonderful 3 Week Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to Madeira from the U.S. Niara set up our airport shuttle to the apartment which was waiting for us upon our arrival. When we arrived at the hotel, Niara was waiting at the door to give us a tour of the unit and answer any questions. During the course of the stay, Niara was available to give us recommendations and any needed information. During our stay, my wife fell and needed to get to a pharmacy and Niara assisted in getting us there. The unit was clean and the weekly cleaning was very complete. While we did very little cooking ( too many great restaurants), the kitchen was equipped enough to do what you would want. The view was as good as it gets and the roof top terrace was great for sunning. For those visiting Madeira for the first time it is an incredible island with views and dining unmatched. The people are also very friendly. The unit is a 10 minute walk to a bus stop and a 20 minute trip to old town. If you like fine dining plan your restaurant selection through trip advisor, though the worst you will get is an average meal. Most are 5 stars in my opinion.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Madeira airport at 23 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Maresia at 5 Metres Nearest Ferry : Funchal Harbour at 6 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Palheiro Golf at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : São Martinho exit at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : By the Sea at 5 Metres Nearest Beach : Formosa beach at 2 Metres Car: not necessary


Direct access to the beach from the swimming pool area. Walking path along the beach.


Rental rates

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16 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
New Year's Eve
26 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
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for 7 nights
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Booking Notes:
A deposit payment with 25% is required to secure the reservation.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible.

If changeover on the same day, clients are requested to leave the property before 10h00 am and new arrivals can check-in after 2h30pm.

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Prices based on 2 people stay.

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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • waterfront


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • 1 spacious ensuite bathroom with 2 lavatories, bath and bidet. 1 spacious second bathroom with lavatory, bath and bidet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious bedrooms with big wardrobe. The master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and balcony with sea view.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Notes on accommodation: Wireless internet access possible by request. Outside: Spacious private terrace and balcony over the ocean with great view to the beach and to the swimming pool. Sun chairs and garden table. The city centre is only 10 minutes by car from the apartment. Just nearby you have coffee shops and restaurants with esplanades by the sea, other shops and supermarkets only 10 minutes walking from the apartment. Just in front of the apartment you have the Formosa beach and from here you can walk to Lido area (with natural swimming pools and a walking path along the sea with more coffee shops and restaurants along the way) or, to the other side, you can walk until Câmara de Lobos, a fishermen village (good to eat fresh fish) just 2,2 Km far along the beach. Utility Room: Clothes washing machine. Iron and board, dry clothes stand. Vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen and final cleaning included.

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