My home in Madeira
After visiting Madeira several times during past ten years and staying in hotels, I decided this time to make a change and try to find a private apartment which would suit to my needs. My search criteria were: close to the sea, open sea view with a possibility to see the sunrise and the sunset from your own balcony, the garden with a pool and finally peaceful location but in the middle of everything. Mission impossible, I thought, but how wrong I was.
I found one apartment (in Edificio Baia building) on HomeAway site which seemed to be just perfect to me. After contacting the owner Mrs. Luisa Perreira who was so kind, honest and helpful during the whole booking process, I was convinced that I found my place.
Well, what did I get? I really got all that I wanted and even more.
The building itself is one of the few apartment buildings in Funchal that is adjacent to the shoreline, as mostly all the other buildings are hotels. Its facade and swimming pool were fully refurbished in 2009. The garden and the pool are well-groomed with only a few people staying there from time to time. My stay was in November so apparently during the summer time it will be busier.
The apartment was clean with quite new furnishing and the views from the 4th floor were so amazing that I could not expect more. The kitchen is well equipped and as I was staying there a month, the washing machine was a nice bonus. The living room with cozy two sofas, dining table, flat TV and DVD player was just great to me. The bathroom and the bedroom are comfortable. And already after two nights stay I had a cozy, homely feeling. What more you can expect. The apartment is peaceful but still you can feel the heartbeat of Madeira life. You can reach many restaurants, shops and even a gym within a few minute walk. The old town and big shopping centers are 20 minutes walk away from the apartment (of course depending on your speed). For a football fan you must go to the Maritimo´s stadium (10 minutes walk) to see Portuguese top football.
I was a solo traveler this time and spent 30 days in this apartment. Location is just perfect and the apartment itself has all that I need. I can honestly recommend it for couples as well as for solo travelers. And as to me, I hope to stay there again next year and in many years to come.
Owner's Response: Dear Hannu,
I´m very touched with your words! Thank you so much!
I really hope you come back!
I always try to understand the needs of my guests in order to give them a "home",as you said!
Promise me that we are going to have a coffee next November!
Helpful votes: 12/12
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