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COZY! SPACEY! QUIET! PRIVATE! POOL! WIFI!AIR C.! BBQ! PARKING! BREATHTAKING VIEW

Helena Gonçalves

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Helena Gonçalves

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2014
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COZY! SPACEY! QUIET! PRIVATE! POOL! WIFI!AIR C.! BBQ! PARKING! BREATHTAKING VIEW

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Funchal Apartment Rental Photos and Description

PRIVATE POOL, not shared, away from the touristic area, magnificent view

ALTERNATIVE PLACES IN FUNCHAL (in case Pilar Studio is not available):

homeaway/436589 - Quinta Esperança;

homeaway/1600720 - private pool in Funchal;

homeaway/424324 - with pool.

Self catering apartment ideal for holidays and short breaks in Madeira Island. This rental accommodation is located on the top of a detached villa,with totally privacy and private entrance, NOT SHARED by anyone else. With a very pleasant balcony, where you can enjoy the magnificent sea and mountain view, have your breakfast or sunbath the whole day. It is composed by an open space, tastefully decorated and totally equipped for your holidays. With a spacious living room, a bedroom, a bathroom and a kitchen, you will feel absolutely comfortable in it.

In the south balcony, you can have sun until 3 O´clock in the afternoon, and after that you can enjoy the other terrace until late. The sunsets and nights are really wonderful, calm and peaceful. You can park outside, but car is not necessary, as buses are just by the main road, 50meters away from the apartment. The pool is located at the garden´s villa and can be accessed by some outside stairs.

Amenities ...: this studio is provided with all things you may need during your stay. It is equipped with washing machine, free internet access , all the pans and equipment in the kitchen, and a barbecue located outside on the south balcony. An air conditioning helps you in warmer days and nights, but we also have a log fire very helpful too..This of course is to be used only by our guests during their stay.

We also provide you the bed linen , bath towels and pool towels for your stay.

Note that we have only one apartment at the house, so nothing is shared, all is in exclusive...!!!

A new thing there, is that we offer a double sofa bed, in the sitting room, so it can be used by 4 persons, not only two.

The TV with 70 channels, covers all the main countries you are used to.

For the use of internet, we will provide you a code, so you can easily reach any part of the world. It is a very fast signal.

Location: Very close to our apartment, just a few walking minutes , you have a supermarket, a bakery to get your fresh bread in the mornings, coffees, ATM, a very good and not expensive Restaurant with a take away service, and now one of the best pizzas service in Madeira. Down the road, you have another very good bakery and a SPAR supermarket.

When you arrive, we will suggest you a bus card to use on the regular buses, that can be recharged on the supermarket. It is very cheap and you can go all around Funchal city using it.

Also, we can recommend you trips around the Island, with a very good and trusty company . Most of our guests do it, and they always say it is really worth and not expensive. They can pick you up in the apartment in the morning and drop you off in the end of the day.

A trip to Porto Santo can also be arranged, and good Restaurants tips during your stay.

The pick up on your arrival or departure day can be done by Mr. Alves, a reliable person working with us for over 4 years.

Golf, beaches and Levadas Walks: Palheiro Golf: located 10 minutes driving time from our studio, with magnificent views overlooking the town and bay, it´s an 18 hole golf course from 1993 by Cable Robinson. It is skilfully set within the gracious parkland of Quinta do Palheiro Ferreiro. Santo Da Serra Golf Course, was redesigned in 1991 by the famous golf architect Robert Trent Jones,who created a spectacular 27 hole golf course in one of the most beautiful landscapes that nature may offer. It´s located in Santo da Serra, 20minutes driving away from Pilar Studio.

BEACHES-all around the Island, has been carefully created natural beaches;only 2kmt from the apartment,you can find Lido Mar, Praia Formosa, Barreirinha, Or Ponta Gorda. In any of them, you are able to enjoy our sun and the green flags of our sea. If you want to go a bit far and leave Funchal, you are also able to find very good beaches, even with sand, like Calheta Beach.

Levada walking, are just wonderful trips along the inside part of the Island.

ALTERNATIVE PLACES IN FUNCHAL: homeaway.co.uk/436589 - Quinta Esperança

homeaway.co.uk/1600720 - with private pool

homeaway.co.uk/424324 - with pool

More Details

Details for Pilar Studio 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

Pilar Studio consists in an open space, located on a top of a detached villa. Totally independent, has a wonderful view over the mountains and sea. From its balcony,you can spend a marvelous time sunbathing , having meals or just reading. Only a few meters distant, on a main road,you can access all kind of amenities from the local shops,and the bus stop is just there coming up and down the city every 15 minutes. A very delicious take away,is recommendable to help you with your meals. But if you prefer to cook,the kitchen is available with everything you may need to prepare your own food. If you intend to know the Island by car,we can help you providing one with the best price and parking is a very easy thing just by the apartment´s door, accessing directly to the road. Internet access has no extra charge,as a cot if necessary. We have a double sofa bed in the sitting room, for another couple, children ,family or friends. ALTERNATIVE PLACES IN FUNCHAL: homeaway 436589; 424324;1600720
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Helena Gonçalves (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

What can we say that has not not being said in previous reviews??

The hospitality and help that has been offered to us by Helena, has been delightful.

The walking has been great both on the organized walks in the West of the Island(see Helena for details), and the ones we have navigated ourselves . We choose to do the guided walkes in the West, as public transport is less frequent.

The bus trip we booked with Helena to the West of the Island, was really good and very well organized, with the opportunity to have some little walks so that we weren´t sitting all day on the mini bus.. The guide was incredible knowledgeable about the Island, including the history, flora and fauna and was also a bit of a comedian...

It has been great to be able to return each evening to such a comfortable , cozy and spacious apartment...

We can also enclose what others have already said about the Restaurant at the end of the street, by the bus stop. Good food, friendly serviceand very reasonable priced...

We used public transport all of the timeand it has been increadible easy and staff were imuch helpful.

We look forward to coming back...
Nov 2011
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Reviews

4.8
based on 35 traveler reviews

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COZY! SPACEY! QUIET! PRIVATE! POOL! WIFI!AIR C.! BBQ! PARKING! BREATHTAKING VIEW
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 43 reviews
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Funchal Madeira
Herts
5

PERFECT FOR US

  • 5 of 5
Everything was as advertised, good private clean accommodation, easy access to Funchal by bus- taxis back in the evening no problem. Short walk from accommodation - a very reasonably priced good maderian restaurant/takeaway also pizza restaurant/takeaway, local small supermarket and bakery. Maderia is wonderful the scenery is spectacular and the people really friendly and everywhere is so clean. Would definately visit again thank you Helena and Roberto we really enjoyed our holiday.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to hear these words...
The best for us is making our guests feel as comfortable and happy as in their own place...
Thank you for coming and wish you all the best...
From your friends in Madeira,
Helena and Roberto.
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COZY! SPACEY! QUIET! PRIVATE! POOL! WIFI!AIR C.! BBQ! PARKING! BREATHTAKING VIEW
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Funchal Madeira
5

Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic week in Madeira, hot and sunny, fabulous levada walks and we were there for the flower festival which was great fun (and highly recommended!). Best restaurant for us was Londres, delicious food at a great price.
The apartment was excellent - clean, comfortable, light and airy and the view from the balcony at night overlooking the lights of Funchal was lovely. We bought one of the weekly bus tickets and used that to travel around the island, cheap and surprisingly easy.
We will definitely return to Madeira in the future and would happily recommend this apartment to everyone.
Thanks again Helena and Roberto (especially for posting my glasses back to me so quickly!)
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear friends...
It was our entire honor welcoming you in our place...!!!
We are happy to see that you enjoyed it and may consider coming back in the future...
Wish you all the best, and keep safe...
Warm regards,
helena and Roberto.
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COZY! SPACEY! QUIET! PRIVATE! POOL! WIFI!AIR C.! BBQ! PARKING! BREATHTAKING VIEW
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p99068
+351 -964312200
Funchal Madeira
4

nice&neat appartment with a great view at Funchal

nice&neat appartment with a great view at Funchal
  • 4 of 5
The appartment has everything we needed and was very nice decorated and clean. The connections to the highway, to the busstation and to the city center are very good.
The owners are caring. Thanks for the great holiday.
I would recommend the appartment also to friends of mine.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, thank you so much for your kind words and we are happy to see that you enjoyed our place... Thank you for leaving it so well, and if you ever come to Madeira, hope you will contact us again.
Wish you all the best,
Warm regards,
From Helena and Roberto.
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COZY! SPACEY! QUIET! PRIVATE! POOL! WIFI!AIR C.! BBQ! PARKING! BREATHTAKING VIEW
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Funchal Madeira
1

A tired apartment....

  • 1 of 5
A tired apartment that needs some love and care to bring it back to the standard of the published photographs. We were disappointed with the overall cleanliness and general fixtures and fittings. For example, mold in the bathroom, broken verandah chair, faded cushions, and towels that needed washing before we could use them because they smelled so awful. I wouldn't even have used one particular towel on my dog it was so grey and disgusting looking. Grubby looking rugs and dirty floors added to the general unkempt air. Also, the 'fully equipped' kitchen lacked basics such as wine glasses (which were supplied when we asked fir them) ice cube trays, or even an actual oven and/or grill. We really didn't want to be disappointed but I'm afraid we were so we won't be back and we couldn't recommend it to anyone.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Starting on arrival moment, instead of listening to owner´s recommendations and general tips, this guest went directly to check on our guest book...strange...
Staying for two weeks, it was absolutely unpleasant that it rained every single day, with no break at all.
This couple, who didn´t have a car, stayed inside the apartment, with windows closed, during all the time, having no trip to anywhere, or exploring our beautiful Island...15 days...not even when we offered to take them around one afternoon or even to the supermarket...the question kept the same all the time: when is the weather going to get better??
As usually, our house keeper should have come for the change over after the first week; they didn´t want...we provided extra bed linen and bath towels (all clean, of course).
The referred towel, is something we provide to clean shoes, or whatever, to avoid our guests using bath towels on this purpose; that´s why it is kept in the kitchen, under the sink...not to be for a personal use...
All surronded by huge windows, it is strange that the air was not Ok inside...of course, for that, you have to open the windows...
We checked and improved every single detail in the apartment...some guests just arrived and we asked them for their trully opinion...they are so happy and will also write their impression...positive!!!
Staying closed for 15 days in any place, I surely could find so many negative points...
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR PLACE!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT HAVE TRUSTED US!!!
Hope you, reading this review, will too...
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Funchal Madeira
5

A wonderful Madeirian Apartment

  • 5 of 5
A wonderful apartment! Its location and its two terraces provides the sun all day and a peaceful Medierian calmness! Its facilities are excellent, with good nearby minimarket and eating places. Added to all this is the warmth and hospitality of Helena and Roberto. Quite simply, an apartment that I shall return to for a long time to come. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

Andreas
15.01.14
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Funchal Madeira
California
5

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

  • 5 of 5
We have throughly enjoyed our stay here in MAdeira and at Pilar Studio.
We have only seen a glimpse of the Island, but guess, that means we must return to explore further!!
Since this is the Country of my ancestors, the maoin objective was to explore our roots and to find additional docummentation to add to our geneology records and we did, thanks to Helena arranging a wonderful cab driver to take us to the Local Arquive department. We found my great grand parents baptismal records(from 1865), their marriage records, plus even visited their church, which is very close to where we are staying.
I am so proud to have finally been able to visit this lovely Island.
Favourite things were just living like locals; taking buses, shopping in grocery locals, eating at the local pizza, take away and toast chicken up on the street.
Lovely wondering in the Old Town, especially the Local Market, loved the hop on / off bus to Camara de Lobos + in town as an over view of the area. Also took a bus to Camacha to see the wicker factory.
Unfortunately my father would not allow my grandmother to teach us Portuguese, and we made do, but it is still very difficult to our American ears!
Everyone we met was very friendly and kind and the pace of life here is so enjoyable.
The Pilar Studio was wonderful to return at the end of the day. Only had the chance to enjoy the pool , but it was lovely...
Thank you so much Helena and Roberto for your kindnessand assistance you provided us Californian ladies.
We shall highly recommend Pilar Studio to everyone...

Muito Obrigada, and good luck with all your properties.
Carol and Alexa.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank you for the very nice way you left our apartment. Thank you so much for taking care of it as your own, for us it has also been really nice having you in our place. We found you so kind, surely you must have Portuguese blood...
all the best,
helena and Roberto.

Map

Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Porto Santo Line
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

ALTERNATIVE LOCATIONS IN FUNCHAL: homeaway: www.homeaway.co.uk/436589 (Quinta Esperança);

www.homeaway.co.uk/1600720 (with private pool);

www.homeaway.co.uk/424324 (with pool).

Located 5minutes away from Funchal, Pilar Studio offers you either a stay in town or a quiet visit to the whole Island. Only 100meters from the entrance for the motorway, you can go around and return without passing through the city. With natural parks all over the Island, Levadas Walking, country sports,natural beaches, Laurissil va, golf courses, you absolutely will enjoy all Madeira has to offer.

If you prefer a city holidays,we also have museums to visit,the Funchal itself is a very beautiful and worth visiting city, with the old town,very typical entertainments, secular churches, beaches, casino, very nice night entertainment,lots of bars with living music, wonderful typical restaurants and all of our traditional events like Flower Festival, Carnival, Madeira Wine Festival, Atlantic Festival, Meeting of the Regional Philharmonic Bands,

and of course our famous End of the Year Festivities.

We also have another properties at homeaway web page: references 436589, 1600720, 424324 of this same web site.

So, if this one is not available, please feel free to ask about any of the others...we are trusty owner´s working with the homeaway web site since 2008.

All our houses are tidy clean, looked after, and comfortable cozy places.

Our places are very easy to book, so don´t take too long deciding not to be disappointed.

We look forward to welcoming you in our places... come and see for yourselves.

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Rates & Availability

From €35 Per night

Funchal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
€580
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €18 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years Week
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€485
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€580
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €18 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumm Season
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
€430
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€35
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes These prices are for 2 persons, with everything included, in a self catering basis.
Rates may change any minute, depending on last minute enquires and our availability.
To book this apartment, we would kindly ask you for a NON REFUNDABLE deposit of 20% of the total amount, which can be paid through a bank transfer .
The house is not booked until we confirm the reception of the first transfer.
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Amenities

Funchal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedroom is provided with bed linen, bath and pool towels, and bed pillows of a very high quality and cleanliness. Located in a very quiet area of Funchal, on a back street road, we have absolutely no noise at all. This is a totally quiet place, where absolutely nothing will disturb your rest.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Children are welcome, so we can provide a cot if necessary; we have had before elderly and in firm persons, but you better ask first for specific details; we have had before wheelchair, but you better ask first for details required for each case; pets are absolutely NOT allowed; we would thank you not smoking inside the apartment, only allowed on the balconies outside; Don´t forget looking at our alternative places in Funchal: homeaway/436589 (Quinta Esperança) .They offer the same amenities and can accommodate up to 10 persons. homeaway/424324; homeaway/1600720 - also with PRIVATE POOL for two.

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