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This Apartment is REGISTERED with the MUNICIPIO DO FUNCHAL.
First floor bright and airy apartment in a small six-condo building.
Entrance into a spacious combined living/dining area leading onto balcony with table and chairs. Tiles and parquet flooring with 50's Retro furnishing. Large fully-fitted kitchen with laundry. Main double bedroom with large sliding door wardrobe and drawers. This bedroom also has a private balcony and en-suite bathroom consisting of overhead bath shower, W.C, bidet and wash-hand basin. 2nd Bedroom consists of two adult single beds, wardrobe and drawers. There is another 1/2 bathroom with WC, wash-hand basin and also a free-standing cubicle housing the massage shower. Linen cupboard in hallway.
There is outside street parking for a car rental if necessary. CABLE TV (40 Channels-All languages) DVD/CD and VIDEO PLAYER (with library) provided. Free WI-FI available in apartment and at most shopping malls, cafes and Funchal Cathedral area.
FESTIVALS: MADEIRA hosts CARNIVAL WEEK during the month of FEBRUARY/MARCH, but differs annually The GRAND PARADE is held on a SATURDAY and the Fun Parade is on the following Tuesday. So if you feel inclined to donn a Wig or
Moustache you are cordially invited to join in the fun with the locals. Singing, Music and Dancing along the streets of the City with small stalls offering the traditional food of the Island.
APRIL/MAY, is FLOWER FESTIVAL TIME. Admire the beautiful Carpet of Flowers along the main Avenue leading up to the Cathedral as well as the Display Marquee of prize orchids and other exotic blooms. The culmination of the Festival is the GRAND PARADE of FLOATS festooned with thousands and thousands of flowers. This festival is not to be missed, but please inquire early as it is one of the most popular. The dates change annually.
FLOWERS AND GARDENS: It is not for nothing that Madeira is known as 'THE FLOATING GARDEN'. All the gardens ARE AT THEIR BEST DURING THE MONTHS OF MAY AND JUNE continuing right through the Summer months. An added BONUS takes place in the form of the ATLANTIC FESTIVAL during the month of JUNE. EVERY SATURDAY evening there is a spectacular Fireworks Display. Although it is hosted by Madeira, three other countries will also be competing for the winning title. During the course of Atlantic Week local 'wandering minstrels' will be entertaining guests with their music and songs. This is a wonderful time just to sit at one of the street-side cafes, sip a glass of wine, listen to the 'troubadors' and watch the World go by.
WINE FESTIVAL.: The ANNUAL WINE HARVEST is celebrated in the Centre of FUNCHAL during the month of SEPTEMBER. Small stalls along the main avenues offer MADEIRA wine tasting and local traditional food. Performances of FOLKLORE singing and dancing take place on stages erected for the occasion. Altogether a delightful time to mingle with the local Madeiran people and enjoy the festivities.
The next festival here in Funchal is the CHRISTMAS ILLUMINATIONS which are turned on round about the 6th DECEMBER and continue for about a month. Every street, lane and building - as far as the eye can see - is decorated. Ofcourse this culminates in a magnificent fireworks display to WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR. The view from the apartment is absolutely spectacular and you feel as if you can reach out and touch the fireworks. Do not miss out on Funchal at this time of the year as it will be forever remembered.
Website Property: Madeira Botanical Gardens Rentals
Guest Name: Simone
Comment: We had eleven great days on Madeira staying in Sandy’s apartment. The apartment is big and has everything you need when you are away from home. The view from the apartment is fantastic and we enjoyed our breakfast at the balcony looking at Funchal and the sea every morning. Sandy made us feel at home and helped us with everything we needed such as arranging taxi from the airport, helped us with grocery shopping the first day, busses, booking levada walks etc. Thanks to her it was easy to get the best possible out of our stay.
We decided to visit Madeira because of the warm weather that the Island experiences. The apartment was exactly like the photos on the Home Away site with a spectacular view of the harbour and City. It was a lot larger than we expected and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The apartment faced South so we were all able to sun-bathe on the balconies from morning to the latter part of the afternoon. The evenings were very mild and we enjoyed the beautiful sun-sets. We did not have to rent a car and took Sandy's advice and used the local bus because the service was excellent and the busses were always on time. We love historical sites and enjoyed walking through the Old Town past the small church and on to the Fort. There are many restaurants in this area and we ate there regularly. Sandy is very knowledgeable about the Island and gave us lots of advice about trips, levada walks and gardens. We will definitely return to the Island because there was so much to see and do and we only had one week.
We had a fantastic week in this spacious apartment in early February. Ideally situated looking over Funchal and the harbour but nicely away from the hubub! We were rather cold and would have appreciated another heater but otherwise would recommend staying here.
Sandy was fantastic, by giving us masses of useful information about the island and booking us a couple of mini-bus trips, (being picked up at the door), which were well worth the money as we saw so much. She also took us to a supermarket to stock up,when we arrived which we appreciated very much.
We used the very regular bus service to get in to Funchal ( 10 mins ) and up to a Levada walk, and also taxis a few times.
We love Madeira for it's mountains, greenery and flowers but also it's lovely people.
Thankyou Sandy, you made our holiday.
Although a little dated everything you need is here, with comfy beds. Bus or nearby cable car needed from apartment but regular services mean this is no problem. Hospitality of owner Sandy second to none and her knowledge most useful.
We booked the Jardim Botanica Apartment as we liked the idea of being located away from the centre of Funchal while still being able to access it easily when we wanted. We also wanted some space, having stayed previously in other countries in cramped accommodation - we are very pleased to say that we found both with this apartment. We hired a car and so could easily access the roads East and West on trips out and used the bus ( bus stop about 200 metres from apartment ) to go into Funchal. In terms of space, we enjoyed having the luxury of 2 bedrooms and bathrooms and even 2 balconies - the views from these were fantastic as described.
I must also mention the owner Sandy who went out of her way to explain places to visit which, despite our own research, we were not aware of and was available to help at all times as she lives below. We must especially thank her again for going out to buy some provisions for us on learning that our inward flight was delayed, preventing us from visiting the supermarket that evening. Not only that, but she would not accept payment ! We were very touched, a lovely, knowlegeable lady.
We enjoyed the stay so much that we are already discussing a return trip to Sandy's apartment !
Vacaciones de lujo en Madeira, una isla espectacular de paisajes inigualables. El apartamento magnífico, cómodo, bien equipado, con una terraza preciosa con vistas al puerto, exactamente como se ve en la foto, y muy bien situado, cerca de la parada de autobús y taxi, y a cinco minutos del jardín botánico y su telesférico. La propietaria es un señora encantadora, muy servicial y siempre dispuesta a dar un buen consejo, hacer una llamada o facilitar cualquier cosa que se pueda necesitar. Gracias Sandy por hacer que nuestras vacaciones fuesen aún mejores.
The apartment was as described & we enjoyed it's location out of the city with easy connection by bus. The view was lovely. Sandy was very helpful taking us for our first grocery shop, arranging taxis & mini bus tours & giving detailed information on buses & places to see.
It was a beautiful time of the year to visit the island for the first time, road verges full of agapanthus & hydrangeas & many lovely parks & gardens with a wide variety of flowers & trees. During our 2 weeks as well as getting around by public buses we went on 2 MJ mini bus tours, firstly West coast then North East tour(included the caves at Sao Vicente which were interesting as they were formed by lava flow) we had plenty of stops at various viewpoints & places of interest & were given enough time to enjoy them, the drivers imparted lots of interesting information. Another day we hired a private taxi, we were driven by Terry, a very considerate chaffeur who again had lots of local information & gave us plenty of time to enjoy our half day trip to Pico Areeiro, Ribero Frio & Camacha. All of the above were excellent & I would recommend them.
We enjoyed the mandolin orchestra, great to see so many young people involved.
Hope to visit the island again in the not too distant future.
The apartment is just 50 metres above the BOTANICAL GARDENS and BIRD PARK with access by CABLECAR to the village of MONTE (known for it's magnificent GARDENS, CHURCH and TRADITIONAL TOBOGGAN RIDE which is still in existence). One is presented with spectacular panoramic views of the City and Harbour - particularly towards evening - with just a 10 minute (3 km) bus ride into Funchal. For hikers and walkers the local bus (directly outside the building) will transport you to the LEVADA WALKS leading to MONTE, the Tea House and CAMACHA. Also, in close proximity, a shopping centre provides the amenities of a mini-supermarket; chemist; bakery; hairdresser; general store; dry-cleaners; fruitery; florist and cafes. The apartment does have street parking space for a car rental although this is not a necessity as the bus service is an excellent, reliable and economical mode of transport. The Motorway is just 2km distance and the Airport is a 20 minute drive to the apartment (20 km).
Other Activities: LEVADA WALKS, GARDENS & SCENIC BEAUTY
Golf: Madeira has two Golf Course facilities........Palheiro Golf Course is situate high above the City of Funchal in close proximity to the Botanic Gardens, commanding a spectacular view of the surrounding area. Santo da Serra Golf Club (18 hole) is approximately a 30 minute drive from the City and is known for hosting the annual Madeiran Open towards the end of MARCH.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
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As from January. 2016 the weekly rental will be E300 for two guests. Extra guests, more than 2, will pay E6 each per night. This is the Standard rate throughout the year with EXCEPTION of the Christmas and New Year dates (e.g. 22nd December to 5th January) which is E450.00