FABULOUS PENTHOUSE APT - LARGE SHARED POOL NEAR FUNCHAL, GORGEOUS OCEAN VIEWS

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Judith Hughes-Lewis

Speaks english, french, a little French
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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FABULOUS PENTHOUSE APT - LARGE SHARED POOL NEAR FUNCHAL, GORGEOUS OCEAN VIEWS

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3/4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite), guest WC, sleeps 6/7+ infant

This immaculate & sunny 4th floor apartment on the outskirts of Funchal. It has been totally refurbished to an extremely high standard. The extensive, south facing living/dining room opens on to a terrace with superb views across the sea to the Desertas Islands; the well equipped kitchen and utility area has a fridge/freezer, hob and oven, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, washing machine and separate dryer. All bedrooms have sea views. The large pool with lounging area is ideal for those who love swimming and/or relaxing in the sun. Linen, towels (incl pool) & weekly cleaning provided. Cable TV, a DVD player, broadband access (on request), books & games provide entertainment. There is a lift to all floors including the basement car park however a car is not essential - you have a bus stop and taxi rank just outside. Restaurants and supermarket within 20m and sea bathing, golf courses, tropical gardens and central Funchal all with only 10-15 minutes drive.

NEARBY FUNCHAL: Madeira’s capital town of Funchal, with its 140,000 inhabitants, sits in a large bowl that rises from a natural deep-water harbour on the south of the island towards an impressive backdrop of high mountains. It is the island’s centre of activity, with something for everyone: an opera house/theatre, chic shops, street stalls, open market, wine lodges, museums, city parks, bars, cafes and restaurants beyond number, multi-screen cinema, cable car, 'Lighter than Air Balloon', an honorary (unpaid!) British consul, a Roman Catholic cathedral dating back to the 14th century and an English Anglican Church built in 1822 and ministered by the Bishop of Gibraltar. On the other hand, there are no amusement arcades and entertainment areas.

The town is compact and best explored by foot; the cobbled streets are narrow and steep so we recommend comfortable sturdy footwear. For easier and less arduous sightseeing you might like to take an open-topped bus tour.

GARDENS: Plant lovers are in their element in this area of Madeira. Local gardens include the Botanical Gardens with adjacent Orchid Garden, Palheiro Gardens or Monte Palace.

WALKING: Madeira is a walker's paradise and Garajau is a good location from which to explore different parts of the island using the 'levadas' (paths running alongside man-built irrigation chanels) which cover the island, extending to over 2000km in total. We recommend a guided walk.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome

Judith Hughes-Lewis

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english, french, a little French
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Fabulous Penthouse Apt - large shared pool near Funchal, gorgeous ocean views
average rating of 4.8 based on 14 reviews
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Fabulous Penthouse Apt - large shared pool near Funchal, gorgeous ocean views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54408
Canico Madeira
Leicestershire
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
If you're reading this & hesitating I would say stop pondering & book it now! A wonderful apartment, very spacious with great views all round, very clean & comfortable, with everything you could possibly need. It is even better than the photo's (and they're good.) We had the pool to ourselves almost every day, this in the middle of August, & it's a very welcome relief from the heat, & also very clean with lots of sunbeds, no shade though. Garajau is a lovely place, plenty of restaurants & all very reasonable. Meal & wine for two on average 25-30euro's, and food excellent in all. Small supermarket, wonderful fruit & veg shop, bank & chemist & a few others along main street. No night life to speak of, just a few bars & Hotel across road has some nightly "entertainment". The main street is busy & can be noisy & there are a few barking dogs, but neither are a real problem. (Felt sorry for the poor old Golden Retriever left on the balcony all day & every day though.)
Funchal not too far for more to do both day & night. Bus right outside apartment 1.65euro, regular service. Easy walk down to Statue & interesting beach at bottom of cliff, take cable car down or car. Not so easy walk back up!
We didn't hire a car, instead took minibus tour of the Island, very good value for money and some fantastic places to see with stunning views, (you need a good head for heights though!) Ferry to Porto Santo well worth taking, the beach is stunning as is the Madeira coastline viewed from the sea, and the fantastic sunset on the way back. Also take the Sea Born catamaran trip to see the Dolphins. Cable car in Funchal a bit expensive (the only thing we found to be too much) but worth the ride for a different view of the city & a glimpse into how the locals live high on the hill side, some of the houses look very precarious.
All in all a great holiday, beautiful Island, friendly people, fab weather, and a truly lovely apartment. We will return.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a detailed review which will be of great help to others. It's great that you were so active and explored so much of this beautiful island while you were here, even making a day trip to our little neighbouring island Porto Santo with it's gorgeous sandy beach.
We've tried taking photos that do justice to the apartment but it's really difficult. We'll try again! Yes, dogs have a tough time on this island - you'll be glad to hear that changes are afoot, dogs have to be licenced and it is now a legal offence to neglect dogs.
We hope you and others will continue to enjoy holidaying in The Penthouse!
Helpful votes: 5/6
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Fabulous Penthouse Apt - large shared pool near Funchal, gorgeous ocean views
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Canico Madeira
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One of the most informative reviews ever received!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Our third trip to the island and as usual it does not disappoint!
Our FAVOURTE DAYS OUT:
- Porto Moniz sea pools (north west tip of island)
- Valley of the Nuns
- Porta da Cruz (north coast)sea pool and lunch at the snack bar by the pool
- Cable car from Funchal to Monte and tropical gardens
- Beach at Prinha near Caniçal (found on road to Ponta de São Lourenço). Safe swimming and freshly caught fish for lunch
- Walk from Achada do Teixeria to Pico Ruivo
- Ribeiro Frio levada walk
- Climb up to the small town of Camacha for a drink in the town square
- Santa Cruz aqua parc at St Pedro (Junction 19)
- Wet days: Madeira Shopping mall in São Martinho, Funchal, also Madeira Forum near the Lido in Funchal(some good bargains here!)
- Santa Cruz, airplane watching. We really like the café near the bathing complex/market
EATING OUT IN GARAJAU
Tourigalo - good value, excellent service, good choice and lots of it!
Lareira Portuguesa 2 - excellent service and good advice on how to get best value from the menu
Neptuno - nice atmosphere and good snacks
Califonia bar - excellent food especially the Franchesiria
Carbonara pizza - good, normal pizzas are huge, we should have ordered half as much
Figos - disapointing, service was bizarre and food a bit pretentious and small portions. It was well cooked though! Maybe ideal for less hungry folk!
GENERAL
Compared to other places we have stayed on the island Garajau is peaceful and calm with excellent shops and restaurants. The apartment is fantastic and SO well appointed.
One of us did a 'try dive' at the diving centre on the beach which was excellent.
Thank you
Georgina, David and the boys
from Glos, UK
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Fabulous Penthouse Apt - large shared pool near Funchal, gorgeous ocean views
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Canico Madeira
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Dolphin-watching boat trip was amazing....

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
Thank you for our stay in your apartment; it really was a home from home. It was great to have the airport transfers arranged for us and a special thank you to Emily for being so kind to us on our arrival.
Our first week was full of sunshine; unfortunately the weather wasn't so good on the second week. We spent some time in Funchal and particularly liked the Botanical Gardens and the dolphin watching boat trip which was amazing - we saw lots.
The local pebble beach was great and we enjoyed the walk to Caniço.
We really had a wonderful time and we are all very relaxed!
Thanks again,
Marie, Tim, Kath, Simon and JJ
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Fabulous Penthouse Apt - large shared pool near Funchal, gorgeous ocean views
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If weather bad, beauty of island never let us down

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
A return visit to the apartment after two years to find it just as we left it - perfect.
We took advantage of a local taxi driver, Manuel, who offers a full day tour of the west of the island for €100 or half day east of the island for €60. We had an absolutely brilliant day. Manuel was patient and happy to go anywhere we wanted. He guided us through the joys of Madeira, coast to coast - stunning. One, two or four passengers same price.
The cable car and red bus trip are great experiences and unmissable.
Weather for us ranged from beautiful to abysmal but the island the sea never let us down - sheer beauty.
We ate mainly in this area at night but Oviolino, fronting the Old Town, Funchal, just by the bus stop, was a treat and I was given the recipe for a delicious passion fruit pudding - heaven!
"Madeira Story", also in the Old Town, can easily and enjoyably fill 3-4 hours and shouldn't be missed.
I hope your holiday is drier than ours but if it is as enjoyable I know you will be happy with it!
Jan and Barry from Liverpool
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Fabulous Penthouse Apt - large shared pool near Funchal, gorgeous ocean views
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A couple from Milan with 2 young children wrote...

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
Dear Judith
I am pleased to start the page of the "new" year with my compliments for both the apartment and all your organisation.
The apartment is simply perfect and very well equipped - having two small children I felt as comfortable as if I was in my own home!
Moreover we did appreciate all the other "details" such as Emily, so incredibly gentle and helpful, coming to pick us up at the airport, doing the shopping for our first day in Madeira, etc.
Should we seek to come again next Christmas, which is not unlikely, we will surely choose this location again!
Thank you for a beautiful holiday!
Deborah and Riccardo, Milan, Italy
Helpful votes: 0/1

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Funchal Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Funchal, Ferry to Porto Santo
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Exit 15 off the rapida (expressway)
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
beach
Car: not necessary

The district of Garajau, originally a sleepy fishing village named after the flocks of terns that used to nest in the area, is now one of the most popular residential district of Funchal. Situated along the cliffs, with spectacular ocean views south towards the Desertas Islands, Garajau is only 10 minutes from Funchal to the west and from the airport to the east. On a bluff below Garajau you will find a towering statue of Christ with outstretched arms, modelled on the one at Rio de Janeiro - definitely worth a visit to watch the sun set against the backdrop of the Bay of Funchal. A new cable car descends the steep cliff to the pebble beach, newly built changing rooms and restaurant below. The coastline conservation area at Garajau, one of Europe's first underwater nature reserves, provides a sanctuary for whales, dolphins and seals.

With all the amenities you will need in walking distance from the apartment an ideal choice for a perfect holiday destination!

Other Activities: Mountain and levada walks, water park, boat trips including swimming with dolphins!

Golf: Golfers will find two superb golf courses within easy reach - the 18-hole championship Palheiro golf course and the 27-hole Santa da Serra golf course, both with spectacular views. A 3rd course is under construction 45 mins drive to the west at Prazeres and a 4th is planned at São Vicente.

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Availability & Rates

Canico Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring - early summer
Mar 22 2014 - Jun 27 2014
€546
7 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 5 2014
€623
7 nights
 
 
Late summer
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€560
7 nights
 

Notes

  • RATES are for up to 6 guests using 3 bedrooms. Discounts sometimes available - please ask.
    INCLUDED IN THE PRICES: Bed linen, towels and pool towels.
    Weekly cleaning and change of bed linen and towels.
    A wooden child cot with bedding + a high chair.
    WiFi internet access - please request in advance.
    PAYMENTS
    Payments are accepted by bank transfer in euros (or equivalent in pounds sterling) OR by credit card via PayPal. A 30% deposit must be paid at the time of booking with the balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival. If a booking is made within 6 weeks of arrival, full payment is required at the time of booking.
    DISCLAIMER
    We handle rental enquiries and bookings in good faith and ensure the provision of the rental service as advertised. We do not accept liability for unforeseen circumstances leading to cancellation or disappointment and WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU TAKE OUT HOLIDAY INSURANCE.
  • TERMS & CONDITIONS
    You must be over 18 years and have read our booking procedures and terms and conditions before making a booking with us.
    You are normally requested to arrive no earlier than 15.00h at the start of your holiday and depart no later than 10.00h when vacating. We will do our best to accommodate different timings providing we have agreed these with you in advance in writing. We ask you to leave the property in a clean and tidy condition and to be responsible for any damages, loss or breakages that might occur.
    Keys will be delivered and collected by arrangement.
    The number of guests occupying the property must be as agreed at the time of booking or six weeks prior to your arrival.
    We and the owners of properties accept no responsibility for accidents to guests or to loss or damage to guests' property.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY
    We require notice of cancellation by email or letter.
    If your notice is received 90 days or more before your arrival date you are entitled to full refund of any payment made. Alternatively, you can change your booking dates at the same property within a six month period, subject to availability.
    If your notice is received at least 42 days prior to your arrival date, we will retain your 30% deposit or refund 70% of your rental fee if you have paid in full.
    If your notice is received within 42 days prior to your arrival date, we have the right to retain your rental fee in full. Having said this, we will always do our best to find other occupants for the period that you have cancelled.

Amenities

Canico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 190 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Garage
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ensuite bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , in master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Guest WC - toilet
  • Hand soap, toilet roll and hairdryers (2) are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , with ensuite bathroom and seaview balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Child's room - 1 baby crib , Z-bed (adult size) and wooden cot with bedding
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin and Z-bed can be provided for 4th bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
The apartment has Cable TV with a great variety of different channels . There is also a DVD/ Video player with a selection of DVD's. We would appreciate it if you do not smoke in the apartment. Wireless broadband is provided FREE OF CHARGE (advise in advance if required). Iron and ironing board also provided. Free standing oil heaters.