SPECTACULAR APARTMENT WITH POOL, PRICELESS VIEWS TO FUNCHAL BAY

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Robin Stickells

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Bedrooms 1
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SPECTACULAR APARTMENT WITH POOL, PRICELESS VIEWS TO FUNCHAL BAY

Funchal Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Close to the centre, restaurants, ocean pools, everything you require

This well-appointed one bedroom apartment is in an exclusive position, situated directly over the road from the famous Reid's Palace Hotel. The apartment is a gentle walk to the centre of Funchal and boasts spectacular views over the harbour and the ocean. The building has a lovely sunny pool with sun beds and green-lawned gardens. Downstairs, there is a fantastic bakery from where you will almost certainly buy your morning bread & your goodies for tea. There are also two more cafés, two mini-supermarkets and two car rental firms downstairs at street level. Park your hire car in the apartment's reserved undercover bay at the end of a lovely day in the Madeiran countryside. The apartment boasts an entrance hall, a spacious living/dining room, a lovely bedroom, small kitchen (perfect for holidays) and a full bathroom. The living and bedroom both have floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows to maximise your views at all times of the day. Perfect location, perfect relaxation.

Golf: Madeira's two beautiful international level golf courses are both less than half an hour's drive from the apartment and are well worth exploring. Palheiro Golf: On this 18-hole course, set out over 6086 metres, there is a breathtaking view over the bay of Funchal, and a natural setting which includes a garden with over twenty endemic species of Madeira (including the Laurel) classified by UNESCO as World Natural Heritage. Santo da Serra: The sea and mountain views from the course of Santo da Serra Golf Club make it one of the most spectacular in Europe. The 9003 metres of the 27-hole course make up the ideal green for beginners and professionals alike, which explains why Santo da Serra Golf is host to the Madeira Open.

Levadas: The network of levadas is only a bus ride or taxi journey away. Levadas are water courses running round the mountains and were built by the first settlers to carry water to inaccessible farmland. Today they are one of Madeira’s greatest tourist attractions. Madeira has a fantastic network of trails and levadas. There are more than 200 levadas crisscrossing the island’s basalt rock masses, taking hikers into a rare natural world. Along these irrigation channels you will come across species of fauna and flora found hardly anywhere else in the world, in Madeira’s traditional Laurissilva Forest, which has been declared a World Natural Heritage Site.

Eating Out & Entertainment: In the heart of Funchal's restaurant zone and close to all the amenities, this apartment is your perfect base to explore and indulge. You only have to cross the road to experience the world famous High Tea on the terrace at the Reid's Palace Hotel.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Robin Stickells

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Speaks english, portuguese, dutch
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

22 Reviews Write a Review
Spectacular apartment with pool, priceless views to Funchal bay
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews
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Spectacular apartment with pool, priceless views to Funchal bay
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Funchal Madeira
Cardiff
5

Amazing Views......

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
My girlfriend and I stayed here in July 2009 and we absolutley loved the views across the harbour. The big windows in both the lounge and the bedroom give you a real panaromic view and we loved falling asleep looking out at the twinkling lights across the bay.

The owners were really helpful and met us on arrival and gave us a full tour of the building and the appartment. At night, the building was as quiet as a mouse making it very easy to fall asleep.

On the ground floor of the building is a bakery and we could smell the freshly baked bread wafting up every morning.

Best of all, it's not a "holiday" appartment filled with lots of families and screaming kids but a residential appartment filled with the locals. So you really feel like you are abroad and not in Blackpool!

Lastly, the pool was rarely frequented by anyone and so we often had it to ourselves.

All in all, if you're after a clean, quiet, well equipped appartment in central Funachal with fantastic views, this is the one for you.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you in Madeira again soon.
Helpful votes: 12/31
business
Spectacular apartment with pool, priceless views to Funchal bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86980
+971 562052323
Funchal Madeira
4

My stay in Funchel

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
I had an very enjoyable week in this well equipped flat, ideal for a married couple or a single person as in walking distance to central Funchal with local amenities such as Spar supermarket, baker, and other shops. The views are wonderful and one can watch the huge cruise ships enter and leave the harbour. If pos. take binoculars as one sees so much more. I found it quiet and as always, a pleasure to be among the friendly Madeirans.
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. The ever-changing views from the apartment over the harbour certainly do keep one entertained for hours.
We look forward to having you back to stay in the apartment on your next visit to Madeira!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Spectacular apartment with pool, priceless views to Funchal bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86980
+971 562052323
Funchal Madeira
Surrey, U.K.
4

Great location

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
We really enjoyed our stay in the apartment, it's in a very handy location near lots of amenities and on several bus routes. The views over the harbour and the island are constantly changing, we particularly enjoyed watching the large liners arriving in the port. The lack of air-conditioning was the main thing we had to contend with, as it was very hot when we stayed, but the electric fan in the bedroom helped a lot. We only stayed for a week but would recommend the following:
The cable car to Monte - we stopped at the Tropical Gardens rather than take a further cable car to the Botanical Gardens. It was well worth the visit. The walk back up the hill through the gardens was quite challenging in the heat - we only found out afterwards that you could get a lift back up on a golf buggy for a couple of euros. At the furthest tip of the gardens you get a good view of the tobogans going down the hill.
A minibus trip to Nun's valley for spectacular views and samples of the local liqueurs (chestnut good, eucalyptus yuck).
A visit to the Madeira Story Centre - very modern and interactive.
If you're feeling flush then the food at the Hotel Miramar (a few doors away) is superb and tea on the terrace at Reid's (over the road) makes you feel like you've time travelled back to the 1920s.
The bakery below the apartment is lovely as is the ice cream parlour.
The swimming pool got busy late afternoon as residents came home from school and work so we tried to use it at other times - the sun shines on the pool nearly all day so it stays pretty warm for an unheated pool. You can look down on the pool from the apartment to see if it's busy or not.
Overall a very good stay.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/4
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Spectacular apartment with pool, priceless views to Funchal bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86980
+971 562052323
Funchal Madeira
Cambridge
5

Great Apartment, lovely views.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 28, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
My husband and I spent a week here, the apartment was very spacious and clean. It had everything we needed.
It did get a bit warm as it does'nt have air conditioning but it was fine with the windows open even at night, it was'nt to noisy.

Under the apartment there is a lovely bakery and you can smell the bread cooking in the morning, They also do fantastic cakes.

The views at the windows was amazing always changing and the port looks very close, also you can see the wonderfull colourfull gardens around Reids, you do look over the car park but it is below,and you look over it, so you don't notice it.

It is about 10mins walk down to the town or the bus goes regulary from over the road. There is a good choice of restarants in the town or you can turn right out of the apartment and there are more 5mins walk.We enjoyed the walk down as the evenings are very warm with a lovely smell of the flowers.

We found plenty to do as there is alot to see in Maderia if you like sight seeing, we drove around the island, the north side is very different to the south, much cooler as you go over the mountains but the views are amazing.

We will recomend the apartment to all our friends, it was far better than staying in a hotel.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your great review. I am glad you hired a car because, although it is not totally necessary due to the vast array of coach and mini bus tours available, it does give one flexibility and independence that is nice to have. Plus, being a smallish island, it is impossible to get lost!
Helpful votes: 2/4
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Spectacular apartment with pool, priceless views to Funchal bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86980
+971 562052323
Funchal Madeira
London
3

Great views but needs a bit of TLC...

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: May 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
We booked this apartment on the basis of the description and after reading the reviews on this site.

The apartment is situated about 1 mile west of Funchal centre and about 1.5 from the old town, further to the west is the modern Lido area with lots of restaurants catering for tourists.

The apartment looks out over the car park of the Reids Hotel and Funchal harbour beyond. The views are spectacular and constantly changing, like the weather in Madeira.

The pool area was really nice and hardly used by anyone else although the weather and unheated pool probably contributed to this. Amenities in the local area were as described.

Be aware that there is no air con and it pays to close the curtains for the day to keep the heat out as it can get very hot during the day.

Unfortunately for us there are a few things that could have been improved upon and wouldn’t have taken much to do either; there was no hand soap or toilet paper in the apartment and the towels were smelly and the washing machine didn’t work. The bed was extremely hard even for us - and we have a hard mattress at home.

Generally the place could have been a lot cleaner. The furnishings also looked tatty and the windows were very dirty, spoiling the spectacular view when they were closed.

It pains me to give negative feedback but for the sake of a few Euros and a little attention to detail we would have enjoyed our stay here a lot more.

The apartment was described as spectacular - we did feel a little misled.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: I am sorry that you did not enjoy yourselves as much as you would have liked.

I am saddened that you did not highlight any of these problems to me during your stay but chose to wait and include them in your review. If you had, I would have been in a position to rectify as many of them as possible to make the rest of your stay as comfortable as possible.

That said, I have checked up on all the points you mentioned and have seen to all of them, so the next clients will have a spectacluar stay. It should be noted that the washing machine does work - not sure what was wrong with it when you tried. In terms of the bed, we have not recently changed the mattress and you are the first to complain about it being too hard - I guess everybody has their own preference when it comes to that kind of thing.

I would welcome the opportunity to have you back to the apartment in the future and hopefully, your review would be 5/5 in the future.

Best wishes,
Robin
Helpful votes: 5/6

Map

Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Madeira Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Lobo Marinho ferry to Porto Santo
Nearest Beach
1.8 Kilometres
Ponto Gordo, Funchal Main Beach
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Multiple
Car: not necessary

From the apartment, the whole of Funchal and Madeira are at your fingertips. Stroll into the centre to the old zone or down to the marina for a fresh seafood meal.

Other Activities: Levada Walks, Whale Watching, Deep-sea fishing, Helicopter Excursions, Casino, Afternoon Tea at the famous Reid's Palace Hotel

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Availability & Rates

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Funchal Apartment Rental Rates

Notes

  • A deposit of 35% is required upon reservation. The remaining 65% is required 6 weeks before the date of arrival.

Amenities

Funchal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Marble finishes and floor
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 double , Floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views over the bay
  • Floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows with spectacular views over the harbour and bay of Funchal. Solid oak floors with built-in wardrobes.
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • museums
  • churches
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • golf
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • jet skiing

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