APARTMENT - 2 BALCONIES OVERLOOKING CITY, HARBOUR, GARDENS & MOUNTAINS

Sandy Becker ( http://www.madeirabotanicalgardensrentals.com)

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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APARTMENT - 2 BALCONIES OVERLOOKING CITY, HARBOUR, GARDENS & MOUNTAINS

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2 Bedroom apartment to sleep 4; 2 bathrooms; area 90 sq. m

This Apartment is REGISTERED with the MUNICIPIO DO FUNCHAL.

First floor bright and airy apartment in a small six-condo building.

Entrance into a spacious combined living/dining area leading onto balcony with table and chairs. Tiles and parquet flooring. Large fully-fitted kitchen with laundry. Main double bedroom with large sliding door wardrobe and drawers. This bedroom also has a private balcony and en-suite bathroom consisting of overhead bath shower, W.C, bidet and wash-hand basin. 2nd Bedroom consists of two adult single beds, wardrobe and drawers. There is another 1/2 bathroom with WC, wash-hand basin and also a free-standing cubicle housing the massage shower. Linen cupboard in hallway.

There is outside street parking for a car rental if necessary. CABLE TV (40 Channels-All languages) DVD/CD and VIDEO PLAYER (with library) provided. Free WI-FI available in apartment and at most shopping malls, cafes and Funchal Cathedral area.

FESTIVALS: MADEIRA hosts CARNIVAL WEEK during the month of FEBRUARY/MARCH, but differs annually The GRAND PARADE is held on a SATURDAY and the Fun Parade is on the following Tuesday. So if you feel inclined to donn a Wig or

Moustache you are cordially invited to join in the fun with the locals. Singing, Music and Dancing along the streets of the City with small stalls offering the traditional food of the Island.

APRIL/MAY, is FLOWER FESTIVAL TIME. Admire the beautiful Carpet of Flowers along the main Avenue leading up to the Cathedral as well as the Display Marquee of prize orchids and other exotic blooms. The culmination of the Festival is the GRAND PARADE of FLOATS festooned with thousands and thousands of flowers. This festival is not to be missed, but please inquire early as it is one of the most popular. The dates change annually.

FLOWERS AND GARDENS: It is not for nothing that Madeira is known as 'THE FLOATING GARDEN'. All the gardens ARE AT THEIR BEST DURING THE MONTHS OF MAY AND JUNE continuing right through the Summer months. An added BONUS takes place in the form of the ATLANTIC FESTIVAL during the month of JUNE. EVERY SATURDAY evening there is a spectacular Fireworks Display. Although it is hosted by Madeira, three other countries will also be competing for the winning title. During the course of Atlantic Week local 'wandering minstrels' will be entertaining guests with their music and songs. This is a wonderful time just to sit at one of the street-side cafes, sip a glass of wine, listen to the 'troubadors' and watch the World go by.

WINE FESTIVAL.: The ANNUAL WINE HARVEST is celebrated in the Centre of FUNCHAL during the month of SEPTEMBER. Small stalls along the main avenues offer MADEIRA wine tasting and local traditional food. Performances of FOLKLORE singing and dancing take place on stages erected for the occasion. Altogether a delightful time to mingle with the local Madeiran people and enjoy the festivities.

The next festival here in Funchal is the CHRISTMAS ILLUMINATIONS which are turned on round about the 6th DECEMBER and continue for about a month. Every street, lane and building - as far as the eye can see - is decorated. Ofcourse this culminates in a magnificent fireworks display to WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR. The view from the apartment is absolutely spectacular and you feel as if you can reach out and touch the fireworks. Do not miss out on Funchal at this time of the year as it will be forever remembered.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Wir - zwei erwachsene Personen- waren in der Zeit vom 14.Juni bis 28. Juni zum Wandern auf Madeira. Gewohnt haben wir in der Ferienwohnung von Sandy, mit herrlichem Blick auf Funchal und den Hafen. Die Wohnung war sehr geräumig, gut aufgeteilt und mit mehr ausgestattet als was man für zwei Wochen Urlaub braucht! Alle technischen Geräte funktionierten und der Wireless-Internetzugang war ein schönes und willkommenes Extra-Plus. Zudem war der Kontakt mit Sandy sehr nett und diese stets hilfsbereit und bemüht zu helfen wo Hilfe hätte nötig sein können. Schon vorab der Supermarkt-Tipp mit Anfahrtsbeschreibung hat sehr geholfen. Wer vor Ort Ausflugstipps und Vorschläge zur Tourengestaltung braucht wird von Sandy mit ausgiebigen Hinweisen versorgt werden können. Wir hatten am Flughafen ein Mietauto übernommen und waren damit sehr flexibel um die Insel kreuz und quer zu bewandern. Die Touren hatten wir bereits zu Hause ausgearbeitet und in einem Navigationsgerät abgespeichert (Wanderführer Madeira von Hikeline). Das war uns sehr hilfreich, auch für die teilweise sehr spannenden Anfahrten zum Startpunkt! Die Insel selbst ist sehr abwechslungsreich, teilweise spannend, ebenso wie das Wetter! Das Autofahren abseits der 'Hauptstraßen' war uns etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig. Die Beschilderung aber immer so gut, dass wir immer ohne Umwege zum Ziel fanden. Die Naturerlebnisse und -eindrücke waren beeindruckend, teilweise atemberaubend. Abseits der Siedlungen und Hauptwege haben wir die Insel nicht lieblich und anmutig sondern eher fordernd und respekteinflössend erlebt - was aber ganz und gar unseren Bedürfnissen entsprach! Der Besuch Des in Nachbarschaft zur Ferienwohnung befindlichen Jardim Botanico und Des Orchideengartens, sowie diverse Stadtbummel in Funchal mit Besuch Des 'Landarbeiter-Marktes' haben die Wandertage bestens ergänzt. Dazu und vor allem bleibt der gleichbleibende Freundlichkeitsfaktor der Madeirenser angenehm in Erinnerung: Egal wo und wie, alle Begegnungen waren angenehm und von Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft geprägt. Wir haben uns immer und überall pudelwohl gefühlt!! Der Urlaub ist vorbei - aber die schönen und faszinierenden Eindrücke werden Lange, Lange bleiben .... Danke, für all das ! ;-)









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APARTMENT - 2 balconies overlooking City, Harbour, Gardens & Mountains
average rating of 4.6792455 based on 53 reviews
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APARTMENT - 2 balconies overlooking City, Harbour, Gardens & Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432830
+351 (0)291 601851
Funchal Madeira
Bath, United Kingdom
5

MADEIRA HOLIDAY FOR SUSI, PHILIP AND SOFIA

  • 5 of 5
We decided to visit Madeira because of the warm weather that the Island experiences. The apartment was exactly like the photos on the Home Away site with a spectacular view of the harbour and City. It was a lot larger than we expected and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The apartment faced South so we were all able to sun-bathe on the balconies from morning to the latter part of the afternoon. The evenings were very mild and we enjoyed the beautiful sun-sets. We did not have to rent a car and took Sandy's advice and used the local bus because the service was excellent and the busses were always on time. We love historical sites and enjoyed walking through the Old Town past the small church and on to the Fort. There are many restaurants in this area and we ate there regularly. Sandy is very knowledgeable about the Island and gave us lots of advice about trips, levada walks and gardens. We will definitely return to the Island because there was so much to see and do and we only had one week.
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments and we look forward to seeing you again for the Flower Festival.
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APARTMENT - 2 balconies overlooking City, Harbour, Gardens & Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432830
+351 (0)291 601851
Funchal Madeira
5

Nice and comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5
The apartment is located in Funchal nearby the upper entrance of the botanical garden, from where a cable car rides to Monte. Two bus stops in front of the apartment allow you to be in the city centre of Funchal within ten minutes.
The apartment's bright rooms are spacious and very well equipped. Two balconies provide a delightful view of Funchal and its harbour.
The landlady—a worldly-wise English lady—lives downstairs and greatly helped us (starting on the day of our arrival) by organising a taxi service, driving us to a grocery store, providing a sight-seeing tour to Cristo Rei and in the direction of Lobos, organising a rental car, and even doing online check-in for our departure.
Thanks to her outstanding local knowledge, she gave us handy tips for exploring all parts of the island.
Despite good bus connections and lots of taxis, you should rent a car for at least four days. The rental car was actually driven up at our doorstep. By using the motorway-style highway and winding (but well-drivable) streets, we reached faraway places like the lighthouse at the western tip, the impressive peninsula in the east of Madeira, the stately cliff coasts in the north, and the plateaus in the interior of the island. That is why we had new and spectacular impressions each day during our holidays.
Sandy was the best hostess we ever met!
Christian Schubert, 13 May 2014
Christian Schubert, 13 May 2014
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How kind of you both....what lovely comments. Yes, you certainly saw MOST of the Island during your stay and I know that the information you have given will be appreciated by other guests. Hope to see you both again in the future.
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APARTMENT - 2 balconies overlooking City, Harbour, Gardens & Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432830
+351 (0)291 601851
Funchal Madeira
4

Nice Holliday...

  • 4 of 5
Great Apartment, nice view, nice landlady, easily accessibility, no heating
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ulli. Next time I will make sure that the weather is warmer just for you.
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APARTMENT - 2 balconies overlooking City, Harbour, Gardens & Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432830
+351 (0)291 601851
Funchal Madeira
5

Nice apartment with a very helpful landlady.

  • 5 of 5
We had a short (4 nights, 3 day) visit in Madeira. Since we did not want to rent a car, we asked Sandy to arrange for a ride from the airport to the apartment. The driver was waiting for us as we cleared the secure area of the airport. As soon as we arrived at the apartment Sandy greeted us and gave us an overview of the things such as bus schedules (3 lines very close to the apartment), brochures, maps and tours. We had decided we wanted to go on a tour the second day we were in Madeira and Sandy coordinated the reservations with a service that used an eight person minibus. Our first day we went to Monte and took a toboggan ride (which was not worth the cost). We went to downtown Funchal and visited the municipal garden, took the Blandy's wine tour, visited the Colegio Church and walked around downtown. After dinner we took the bus back to the apartment (Sandy had provided an excellent description of where to get the bus). The next day we took the tour to the western part of the island. While the weather was not the best we were able to see many sites in a reasonable amount of time. Our final day we went to the fish and farmers market in the morning (Sandy had advised that it is the best time to see more activity) and visited the Cathedral of Funchal before heading back to the apartment. In the afternoon we went to the botanical garden that is only a five minute walk from the apartment. It was very large and we enjoyed the wide variety of plants and birds. The following morning Sandy has arranged for the same taxi and driver for us to get back to the airport. If we had been in Madeira for a longer time we would have wanted to do a levada walk and also see the eastern part of the island.

We enjoyed the view from the apartment and would rent again if we returned to Madeira.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for choosing the apartment. I appreciated the fact that you travelled so very, very far to be on the Island. If you ever return again then a Levda Walk must go on the Agenda.
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APARTMENT - 2 balconies overlooking City, Harbour, Gardens & Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432830
+351 (0)291 601851
Funchal Madeira
5

Well managed apartment, great views over Funchal

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for a week in February. It is a very pleasant apartment with wonderful views over Funchal harbour. The apartment itself is well equipped and a good base for exploring Madeira.

The apartment is not in the centre of Funchal, however the view more than makes up for that. There are regular buses to Funchal centre - about a ten minute ride - because of this it is not necessary to take taxi's etc unless you plan to return late at night.

There is a lot of information about Madeira made available in the apartment - so easy to get inspiration.

The botanical gardens are on the doorstep, and there is a cable car station to another botanical garden a stones throw away. There is also a very pleasant walk to Monte if you continue up the hill to the terminal bus station - you can walk around the valley too Monte - about a 30-40 minute quiet walk suitable for even the lazy.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Travellers,

Thank you so much for your informative comments. I know that other walkers will also be interested to know that there are also pleasant, short 'Quiet Walks' to Monte, particlarly for guests who do not wish to do 3 or 4 hours. Kind Regards, Sandy.
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APARTMENT - 2 balconies overlooking City, Harbour, Gardens & Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432830
+351 (0)291 601851
Funchal Madeira
5

Spacious apartment among the Madeirans

  • 5 of 5
Sandy, the owner, provides very good customer service: during our 2 weeks stay she took us twice to the supermarket so we could stock up very well and thereafter she treated us on a small trip nearby.
Renting a car is not necessary, because the busstop is 'on the doorstep'. A bus ride is both a challenge regarding the narrow steep streets and a very appropriate way for sightseeing.
The apartment is a little bit uphill (takes less than 10 minutes by bus to the centre), standing amongst detached houses, so it's a green area, with a splendid view over Funchal, the cruiseships and the ocean. Even by night the view is beautiful.
Every morning we had breakfast on the nice shaped veranda at 10 am, when the sun was coming over the hill on the east. All day long you are having sun till sunset.
The apartment has 2 big bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, so it is very convenient for 2 couples. Although fast-internet is provided, apartment-wide WIFI availibility should be welcomed.
We will certainly recommend this property to others and return some day.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much. When you return in the future I will direct you to all the magnificent scenery alongside the Levadas in the interior of the Island. An adventure on it's own.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
FUNCHAL AIRPORT
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
HARBOUR
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Continuous from EAST to WEST of Island
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
FUNCHAL PROMENADE
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Cafe Bar and Wine Shop
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Paleira Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Cafe-type Restaurant
Car: not necessary

The apartment is just 50 metres above the BOTANICAL GARDENS and BIRD PARK with access by CABLECAR to the village of MONTE (known for it's magnificent GARDENS, CHURCH and TRADITIONAL TOBOGGAN RIDE which is still in existence). One is presented with spectacular panoramic views of the City and Harbour - particularly towards evening - with just a 10 minute (3 km) bus ride into Funchal. For hikers and walkers the local bus (directly outside the building) will transport you to the LEVADA WALKS leading to MONTE, the Tea House and CAMACHA. Also, in close proximity, a shopping centre provides the amenities of a mini-supermarket; chemist; bakery; hairdresser; general store; dry-cleaners; fruitery; florist and cafes. The apartment does have street parking space for a car rental although this is not a necessity as the bus service is an excellent, reliable and economical mode of transport. The Motorway is just 1 km distance and the Airport is a 20 minute drive to the apartment (20 km).

Other Activities: LEVADA WALKS, GARDENS & SCENIC BEAUTY

Golf: Madeira has two Golf Course facilities........Palheiro Golf Course is situate high above the City of Funchal in close proximity to the Botanic Gardens, commanding a spectacular view of the surrounding area. Santo da Serra Golf Club (18 hole) is approximately a 30 minute drive from the City and is known for hosting the annual Madeiran Open towards the end of MARCH.

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Funchal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Annually
Nov 1 2013 - Sep 1 2014
4 night minimum stay
€60
From
€65
Fri,Sat,Sun
€385
 
 
Xmas Week
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€450
Flat fee
 
 
New Year Week
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
€450
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€60
€385
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes As from 2nd September, 2014, the weekly rental will be E390.00 for two guests. This is the Standard rate throughout the year with EXCEPTION of the Christmas and New Year dates (e.g. 25th December to 1st January) which is E450.00
All details given upon request at time of confirmation of booking.

We do not charge a deposit for breakages of plates or glassware, but respectfully request that broken items be replaced with a similar article of same value.

There is an extra charge for additional guests (above 2) of E6 per person per night.
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Amenities

Amenities

Funchal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Security System
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Local Activities Guide
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , wash-hand basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , wash-hand basin
  • Bathroom 2 has a separate shower cubicle which houses a MASSAGE shower with seat.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , with balcony and private en-suite bathroom
  • Large wardrobe space with drawers. Private balcony off Bedroom 1
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • rain forests
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Optional reservations for Island activities available: Island Tours; Cable car; Boat Trips including Dolphin Watching; Garden Trips; Levada Walks; Jeep Safari (Scenic); Car Rental; Traditional Folklore Dinner Shows; Ferry Boat to Porto Santo; Golf.
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