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Formosa Beach - Amazing Ocean Views and Shared Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom apartment and sleeps 6

Lovely apartment equipped with all the facilities for a very enjoyable holiday, modern kitchen, large living area, 3 bedrooms, 1 bedroom with 1 double bed , 2 bedroom with 2 single beds , 3 bedroom with 2 single beds, 2 bathrooms, 1 bathroom (en suite), 2 social bathroom with shower. It have too a large balcony with sitting area and sun-beds, with magnificent views of the swimming pool below and stunning Ocean views.The beach is only a minute away outside the apartment with a wonderfull promenade to walk along and by the beach you will find local fish restaurants.

Registration Number : 40358/AL

Property Manager
Cecilia Lewington - AYS Madeira Holiday Rentals
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018


São Martinho Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Family Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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Formosa Beach - Amazing Ocean Views and Shared Swimming Pool
average rating of 4.1 based on 10 reviews

Great Location and Lovely Flat

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to this flat which is well equipped and whilst the cooking utensils are adequate, don't expect to be cooking gourmet meals! Although 3 bedroomed, I would not want a holiday here with 6 adults - 4 would really be the comfortable maximum. Fantastic south facing balcony overlooking the ocean and perfect for dining and lounging.

Situated on the promenade running from The Palms Hotel all the way to Camara de Lobos with restaurants and cafes on the way. The path up to Estrada Monumental comprises a lot of steps and steep slopes but we took it slowly and managed it OK and we are in our mid seventies. However, I would say you have to be reasonable fit and active to stay here and get the most out of the location.

As with most rented apartments most of the pillows are lumpy and horrible and should have been thrown away a long time ago but as there were just the two of us we found two which were comfortable. Beds harder than we have at home but comfortable enough to sleep well.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely views

  • 2 of 5

Best part was the balcony and lovely views. We were bitterly disappointed with certain aspects of the apartment. The balcony table was totally unsuitable for 6 people and the plastic chairs were dangerous as the legs splayed out when sat on causing 2 members of our party to fall down. These were replaced when we complained. The base of our bed was very badly frayed and it all hung on to floor which looked as if it was ready for the tip! Easy chairs for 5 not 6. Ceiling hanging down in the en-suite bathroom. Badly stained baths. Dust & old sock on floor in utility room- obviously hadn't been cleaned. Toaster had to be replaced. No egg cups or colander so kitchen not very well equipped. Only enough mugs for 3 but that was rectified. AYS were very helpful but it took the edge off the holiday. Curtains and majority of inside furniture were in good condition. Games room was out of action all week. Good walks to Funchal and Camara de Lobos.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feed back. We were glad to be able to provide/replace most of the items required. No games room mentioned on the advert.
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Great views

  • 4 of 5

We loved our week here - a family of 6. The apartment is a little dated but the direct sea views from the balcony more than make up for that. From the apartment you can go through a gate to the beach - if you turn right a path takes you past a few cafes and then into Camera de Lobos after about 2km. Left along the beach takes you through a tunnel and up some steps to a few more cafes/bars and a bus stop. Just through the tunnel are some nice rock pools which operate like an outdoor swimming lido. It is also possible to continue walking along the front eventually arriving at Funchal marina. Our favourite restaurants were Cris's and Real Canoa. The apartment was quiet (apart from the sea!), there was a bar area and manned reception. A hand towel and bath towel per person were provided. No soap, washing powder or dishwasher tablets - we left ours but might be worth packing a few supplies.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Superb Apartment in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Although a three bed roomed apartment, it is really geared up for four adults to stay here very comfortably – six adults would be too many. It is very comfortable, well equipped and extremely roomy with a wonderful balcony overlooking the sea and we stayed for three very enjoyable weeks. Very minor issues with the apartment (no ironing board and a missing shower curtain) were dealt with immediately by the lovely and friendly staff at the letting agency. To stay here you do need to be reasonably fit and able to walk and/or climb steps but the location makes all of that so worthwhile. Quite often in the evening we asked reception to telephone for a taxi to take us out and this always arrived within 10 minutes and we would pay around 10 to 12 Euros to the Old Town in Funchal. We didn’t have a hire car and you don’t need one to stay here although there was plenty of parking space for those with a hire car. If we come back to Madeira in 2018 we will most definitely be booking this apartment again!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful stay in Madeira

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our needs - family of six. It was clean and in good repair. It had an amazing view of the ocean with beautiful sunsets in the evening. Owners responded quickly to emails sent by us - just general questions. Would definitely recommend hiring a car as you get the full experience of Madeira when you have the freedom a car brings you. There are several restaurants close by and a supermarket withing 5 mins drive. Along the beach there is a path that you can walk to Funchal or go the other way and walk to Camara da lobos which was very nice to do. If you take a dip in the ocean be prepared for small to medium rocks and the brisk temperature of the water, once you get used to it, it is fine. Everything described on the VRBO site is accurate. We wouldn't hesitate to book again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment, super location, on the beach

  • 5 of 5

The apartment It is well equipped with everything we needed for our holiday, and although it’s not the most modern, it is all comfortable, clean and serviceable. The balcony is very large and has fantastic views of the garden, pool, beach and sea – it has the sun in the afternoon and evening and is a great place to sit and watch the sunset. Having booked many holiday apartments, we found it was fantastic value for money.

The apartment is in a quiet and peaceful location: no road noise, no barking dogs, only the sound of the sea. It is within easy walking distance of a supermarket, a few local restaurants and bus stops to take you into the centre. It is also a short walk to the seafront promenade which is a very pleasant walkway with fabulous views and a great selection restaurants and cafés. We did the whole walk from Funchal once and it took around an hour. The section between the marina in Funchal and the seafront promenade is along a busy road with little to see, so we’d recommend a bus or taxi for that stretch.

There was a selection of good restaurants within walking distance, but taxis were cheap so going a bit further was an option that we often took. We were very impressed by the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff everywhere we ate. There are too many to mention, but our favourites were Sabor Da India (possibly the best Indian food we have ever had) and Cris’s (served great food and the special menu was exceptional value). Three of the restaurants even gave us a lift home to save us the taxi fare.

We had a fantastic time here and really hope to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Aeroporto da Madeira
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Porto do Funchal
Nearest Golf
12.5 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
VR 1
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
By the Sea
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Praia Formosa
Car: not necessary

São Martinho Area

From the apartment it is only 20 minutes walk from restaurants and Forum Madeira Shopping Centre there you will find a large choice restaurants, cafés and shops and a large supermarket. If you stay at sea level and head towards Funchal you go through the caves and tunnels to Doca do Cavacas – a memorable journey, with the ocean crashing into the caves. In the opposite direction you can walk along the black-sand beach at Praia Formosa to a walkway that ends near Câmara de Lobos. If you don’t want to go anywhere, you can always chose the well-respected local fish restaurant “By the Sea” is adjacent to the complex as is the “Regency Yacht Bar” and "Maresia Bar".




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $36.63

The prices above is in Euro and is for 2 people.

A charge of 55 Euro will be applied per extra person, per week;
A charge of 22 Euro will be applied per children 7-12 years, per week;
A charge of 11 Euro will be applied per children 0-6 years,per week.

We also provide a welcome pack of the basics.(Tea, coffee,sugar, milk and biscuits)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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