|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This self catering ocean facing, waterfront apartment, set on the cliff top, in landscaped gardens with a swimming pool is in a excellent location for your holiday rental, relaxing, peaceful, romantic. From the balcony watch the sunrise over the Desertes Islands, and later in the day you can just relax and take in the stunning views, listen to sounds of the waves, watch the sunset in the evening, and the moon glistening on the water at night. Although, the apartment is only a few minutes walk to restaurants, shops, supermarket, banks, taxi's ranks, bus stop and promenade walk, with its cliff top position, it is well away from the road, in a wonderful location.The centre of Funchal, is a pleasant 10-15 min walk. The apartment is very spacious and comfortable, and furnished to a very high standard, fully equipped for your every need, to enable you to have a relaxing holiday. We are there to add that personal touch, and greet you on your arrival, and answer any questions you may have.
On your arrival: On your arrival we can arrange transport for you to and from the airport, we have taxi driver's we have used for many years, and are friendly and very reliable, and speak very good English. They will collect you from the airport and take you to the apartment where we will be there to greet you and show you around the apartment, and to answer any questions you may have. There will a welcome pack for you on arrival also. If you should need any extra help or advice during your stay we would be pleased to help. The apartment is very central, with good transport available close by, so hiring a car is not really necessary unless you wish to, and if so there is car parking available at the apartment. There is also a hire car office in the courtyard of the apartment , so if you do wish to hire a car for the odd day, it is very convenient for pick-up and return of the car.
We have tried to put all the little extra touches to the apartment to make your stay more enjoyable.
During your stay: There is a portfolio of useful information which includes maps, leaflets from local attractions, restaurants to try, excursions, wonderful walks, exotic gardens, golf etc.
If you are golfers there is our two challenging golf courses in Madeira,- Palherio, which is a short 15 mins drive, or Santo Serra, which is 35min drive. We are pleased to be able to offer a 30% discount on green fees at Palherio Course.
Sunbeds available for sunbathing in the gardens. The balcony is a beautiful relaxing setting, with panoramic views, it is a lovely spot to retire to after your day of shopping or exploring this beautiful island, which our guests find very hard to leave.
On your departure: On your departure we will return to the apartment to bid you farewell, and to ensure you have had a good holiday. The time of departure from the apartment on the day is flexible, depending on the time of new arrival's.
The usual time of departure is 10am, but luggage can be left until your departure to the airport.
Better than a review we have recommended you to 2 sets of friends who are very interested in coming to Madeira following our praise of all Maderian especially the flowers, the colour and the levadas.
When we come back we will certainly book with you again.
This is an absolutely lovely apartment but the best part is the amazing view- we just didn't want to leave! Spent hours just relaxing and gazing out of the enormous patio window - perfect. The apartment itself has everything you could possibly need for comfort and convenience - totally equipped. It is in an excellent location with good restaurants and supermarket within a few minutes walk. Takes about 20 minutes or so to walk into Funchal itself which is a beautiful Capitol. The welcome and hospitality of Rose-Marie and Adrian was lovely. They arranged taxi travel, greeted us at the apartment and provided a very good welcome pack including wine so we could start our holiday off properly! We would highly recommend this apartment for either a short or long stay - it is so comfortable and homely. Location wise we think it is the best place to be as it's near enough to Funchal but far enough out not to be too busy, though at the same time in an area with enough activity with shops, restaurants etc for atmosphere. We will definitely go back again - just the job for relaxation.
Ideally situated within easy reach of Funchal centre ,this well appointed apartment lived up to all our expectations.During our 10day stay in Madeira the owners were always very helpful and being locally based were always on hand to give advice and recommendations. We would not hesitate to stay again to enjoy the many home comforts provided ,lovely balcony and swimming opportunities close by.
It was our first time in Madeira and the location of this unit is perfect. It is a good walk to the centre of Funchal and a short one to many restaurants nearby. The owners gave us a warm welcome and lots of good tips and advice, as this was our first visit to the Island.
We were most impressed with the welcome package once we got over the breathtaking view from the lounge ( we say living room in Canada) and the dining room. Nothing was missing in any of the rooms and it was great to have the laundry facilities. All is so very well set up and the unit was very clean. Marie has thought of everything to make for an easy and pleasant stay. There are books, DVDs, and lounge chairs, etc, and a great roof top for peace and quiet with an amazing view. We commend the owners for their attention to detail. It matters.
Four can stay comfortably in this apartment. We rather enjoyed being alone, just the two us, sharing the two bedrooms and two bathrooms. We were simply sorry we had not booked an extra week. Do not make the same mistake!
One should not expect a 5 star hotel complex even if the apartment is near many of those. It is a private residential building with key access to lobby and pool which makes it secure and private.
We had a wonderful week in Funchal and loved the "creature comforts" of the apartment. My husband and I would not hesitate to go back and would recommend the unit to family and friends.
Thank you again, Marie and Adrian. Your are excellent hosts. Hope to see you again.
Nicole and Nick
Description was accurate regarding the location, layout and facilities. Very warm welcome by the owners, providing lots of helpful information about the apartment and the island. Welcome pack much appreciated,especially the wine! The apartment provided for all our needs and proved to be an ideal base to explore Funchal and the rest of Madeira. The balcony a lovely place to relax and enjoy the views. Despite very poor weather we did make the most of our stay and explore as much of the island as time allowed. We would recommend this property to friends and family and would like to return to experience Madeira in good weather.
A fair flight from Glasgow to Madeira, where we were met very promptly by David, the driver set up by Rosemarie and Adrian.
The apartment looked exactly as shown, was spacious and very comfortable, with a well-equipped kitchen (important for us). A very good choice of prints and photos, which made us feel very much at home! The whole site was extraordinarily quiet - apparently a transition period from summer guests to winter guests in the complex.
Excellent facilities nearby, including the supermarket - great produce at a very affordable price. Somehow the staff just knew we were British before we had even opened our mouths ... shameful I know, should try harder!
We used the local bus services which - generally - were very good. Timetabling is very different from the UK and you can face a long wait if you get it wrong, but the service and price is excellent, and some of the drives are very entertaining (heart-stopping!).
We went prepared for 4 UK seasons and got just a very balmy (Scottish) summer. The evening stroll along the esplanade is a very welcome reminder of how holidays used to be. There are a good number of places for "putting on the Ritz" and equally many places for a - shall we say - more "relaxed" dress code.
A great week away for us, and excellent hospitality from our hosts.
This was the third time we had stayed at this apartment. We had brought friends this time to appreciate the "loose living" atmosphere of the Baia Apartment.
We were not disappointed as we had warm afternoons of whale watching from the balcony. Only two or three hundred metres from the shore was a splendid site of "frollicking" in the sea. At other times the bait fish would accumulate to a huge audience of birds.
But that was only a small part of the enjoyment of this apartment in Funchal, We have been coming to Madeira for 25 years and can honestly say that the warmth of both the owners and the local environment / restaurants etc. urges us to return again and again.
We recently found nice easy Levadas to walk which made an amicable way to walk off any "indulgences" and memorable nights of "hilarity". I urge anyone to do similar. The walks can be stunning and unforgettable.
As to the Apartment itself.......... The Owners, Adrian and Rosemarie have very cunningly kept it in a clever mix of dark brown wood and flaxen cloth which is timeless. It's cleanliness can't be faulted ..... and ..... why I am writing this review leads me to the question as to wether, we will ever be able to reserve a space in the year again, hope fully we will and in the near future !!
Situated on the Estrada Monumental, where many 5 star hotels and restaurants, bars, shops, supermarket, banks, taxi ranks, bus stop, all within a few minutes walk. The centre of Funchal is a pleasant walk, 10-15min, or a few minutes by bus or taxi. There is access (via the adjacent restaurant) sea access. Within a few minutes walk, of the apartment, there is also a promenade which there are several swimming complex's, and a stony beach and rock pools at the end of the promenade. New large shopping mall within a 10min walk, and a cinema, (English films). There are several places close by for fishing as well. Internet cafes. Lovely restaurants of all kinds. Beautiful leveda walks, cable car with spectacular views taking you to exotic gardens. Whale & dolphin trips, sunset cruises, big game fishing, Take a tour to the top of the island, and look down on the clouds below you. Diving& lessons. Two challenging golf courses. Or just relax.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Our Rate is from £425 for 2 persons to £475 for 3-4 persons- per week for the apartment-.to March 2014.
March 2014 to Jan 2015 for 2 persons 435 pounds and 3-4 persons- 485 sterling pounds.
The rate varies on date and availability. Please request the price for the period required. On booking, a deposit is enquired of 25% and the balance is due 6 wks before departure.Booking forms can be emailed
We require 25% deposit on reservation- Balance would be due 6 weeks prior to arrival date.
2 persons 435 pounds per week- 3/4 persons 485 per week for the apartment.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.