The appartment is nice and spacious (for 4 people), was clean and fresh at our arrival. It has hardwood floor in the living room and bedrooms, and tiles elsewhere.
Fully furnished kitchen, fitted with every ustensil you might think of.
Mr De Nobrega's father was extremely obliging, came to the airport to meet us, provided us with some tips about Caniço's conveniences, stood by for any assistance about the appartment.
Like many others before us, we loved the (little) balcony for relaxing times in the morning or evening, with a view on the sea and the Desertas Islands. Don't dream of an unobstructed view wide open to the sea, though. The view is actually what you see on one of the pictures on the site (the one showing a street, red car, and building in at a distance).
The village had everything we could have wanted (bakery, supermarket, restaurants, ...) within easy walking distance.
However, the free wifi access on the village plazza didn't work for us, we had to find other providers (for a fee).
A note of caution, having an underground parking spot is very good, but the access, especially from/to level -2 is extremely narrow and windy. The smaller your car, the better!
We would definitely go back to the same place should we visit Madera again. We haven't used the bus system during this stay. If you have a car, the appartment is close to an entrance to the highway, which will get you anywhere on the island.
We loved the fesh tuna from the local supermarket, and had a lot of it.