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Unspoiled Genuine Madeira - Beach And Mountains Combined!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,883 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Highest quality 3-bedroom apartment in the centre of the village. WiFi

Part of a small apartment complex built to the most exacting standards six years ago due to the necessity to retain historic features in the centre of this old Madeiran seaside village. This three bedroom, two bathroom unit represents incredible value for those who want to lie on the beach one day and walk in the mountains on the famous levadas the next. All facilities included. High speed wireless broadband and 60-channel cale TV with no additional charge. Two secure car parking places available if required.

Machico provides the opportunity to enjoy an authentic Madeiran holiday at a fraction of the cost. There is little obvious tourism - the locals have not told anybody what an amazing place it is!

More Details

Property Manager
Madeira Island Direct
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

About Madeira Island Direct

Madeira Island Direct have been managing holiday rental properties on the island of Madeira since 2006. We only look after apartments that meet the most exacting standards - most of which we have looked after on behalf of private owners for a number of years.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great base at a competitive price. Couple of light-fittings not finished but otherwise everything as promised. Location is ideal - 1 minute to the supermarket, 5 minutes to the beach. Great cafes.
Aug 2012
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Machico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 1883 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • All three bedrooms are of the highest quality with double beds and fitted wardrobes, bedside tables and headboards. The master bedroom is en-suite.
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Unspoiled Genuine Madeira - Beach And Mountains Combined!
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

Nice apartment, perfect location for us

  • 4 of 5

Booking straightforward, taxi met us at airport as arranged with keys. Apartment spotless and well equipped, though mix up over number of keys following arrival and lack of information about apartment itself or initially a local contact proved problematical with a couple of minor issues that arose. Living area will be really nice when lampshades fitted to bare bulbs. However would still stay again, as on the level - unusual for Madeira - with lift, with 2 supermarkets, several restaurants and harbour and beach within 5 minutes walk, terrific.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay. A number of upgrades and improvements have been made to the apartment since your visit - including new light-fittings.
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Seaside holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious apartment in a central location. As a family we love Machico – very local and traditional, no hustle and bustle, and cheaper than the traditional tourist areas where we stayed when we first visited the island. The kids were on the beach every day – and the walk was only five minutes. The apartment had everything we needed, and two bathrooms were very handy. Manager came from Funchal to meet us and was very friendly.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes - Machico is a very traditional village, lots of character, and great value. The artificial beach has a huge success and changed the whole character of the place. Becoming very popular with tourists who wants to experience the "old" Madeira.
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Lovely Machico

  • 5 of 5

We keep returning to Machico, preferring the unspoilt village feel and the sandy beach in particular. Still lots of cafes and restaurants to chose from and the apartment is central in the village so everything is walking distance. The accommodation was clean and functional for a large party, with nothing missing that comes to mind. Two supermarkets nearby. Wireless internet a big advantage.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive response. We agree - Machico is something of an undiscovered secret - completely different to the main tourist areas on the island.
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Lovely stay, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We have stopped twice now in Machico and this apartment in particular which is just a few mins from the airport and right in the centre of the old village. The apartment is spacious, clean, well equipped and ideally located close to shops and the bus station(although we hired a car as it has private parking). We used this as a base for the trails/walks into the hills and my husbands golfing obsession! Other days were spent lazyiing around the local shops after laying on the beach which is within easy walking. The port area in Funchal is only 15-20mins by car with just one main road linking both. Lovely stay, ideal location, even the kids wanted to go back.

Kam & Jazz

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a glowing review! - the apartment seems to be popular with families with the beach being so close, and with golfers with the two courses on the island easily accessible. Cable TV and wireless broadband have been added since your stay, and the lighting in the apartment upgraded as well, so it should be even better next time!
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Estadia 5*

  • 5 of 5

Passei uns dias em Machico com um grupo de amigos e simplesmente adoramos... O apartamento é muito bom, boas acomodações, wi-fi, perto do centro, de supermercados, boa relação Preço/Qualidade. Muito bom.

O proprietário é muito simpatico e acessível...

Tencionamos voltar em breve

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to you returning.
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres

Machicos is a perfect place for a day beside the sea, thanks to its imported golden sand and large swimming pools complex. The beach really is perfect, a wide strip of golden sand curving into the bay as if it had always been there. The sands are usually spotlessly clean, with a few 'fixed' straw sun umbrellas located at the back of the beach area. There is a gentle ramp down to the sands, perfect for disabled access, and a paved walkway out onto the breakwater, ideal for a stroll with an ice-cream to admire the terraced fields on the cliff face, watered by the levadas. A promenade runs behind the sandy beach, fringed with waving palms, and leading to the original beach area. Here, it's familiar Madeira pebbles, with access to the sea via some fairly wobbly decking and boards. Machico Beach is all about fun, so there is plenty to do here, including pedolas for hire, jet skis for the sporty, and sun beds and sun umbrellas for those who prefer just to lie back and soak up the sun. Lifeguards are on duty around the pool areas, and when hunger strikes, the complex has its own bar and restaurant.


Rates & Availability

Machico Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2017
Apr 25 2017 - Jun 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 27 2017 - Sep 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2017
Sep 26 2017 - Oct 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2017
Oct 31 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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