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Madeira Island Direct

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

Large two-bed apartment in exclusive private complex with pool. Central location

25 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Madeira Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 4. Large south-facing balcony with sea views

This lovely apartment is situated in a quiet residential area immediately above Funchal – a wonderful oasis of calm so close to the city centre. The modern apartment is furnished to a very high standard. There are two large double bedrooms (one with separate access onto the full-length balcony), a spacious, well-equipped fitted kitchen which is very light and airy with a second dining area. A spacious lounge with comfortable sofas leads onto a large balcony over-looking the half-moon pool with views to the sea and the port of Funchal and the ferries and liners coming and going, and the balcony gives one of the best possible positions to watch cable cars making their way up to Monte and the firework displays in June and at the New Year. The complex has just been fully redecorated and the communal pool is well maintained with loungers situated around the pool for your use - we also supply a beach towel per person. Cafes, restaurants and supermarkets are all within five minutes’ walk. A new large-format flat screen TV was installer in late 2012 and Wi-Fi (free) and additional cable channels added in September 2013 together with new balcony furniture.

The apartment is licensed for tourism under the strictly-regulated Madeiran 'Alojemente Locale' scheme (AL). The scheme requires holiday villas to conform to high safety, quality, service and insurance standards.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Madeira Island Direct (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

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.

Reviews

4.6
based on 25 traveler reviews

Large two-bed apartment in exclusive private complex with pool. Central location
average rating of 4.56 based on 25 reviews
4

Good sized property in a nice complex in Funchal

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in this property in June. Good sized comfortable property which can easily accommodate 4 adults without feeling 'squeezed' and it had everything we needed (and as described) including an underground parking space which is necessary if you decide to hire a car for all or part of your stay. The wifi was really handy and reliable. The complex itself is pleasant, secure and the pool is clean and larger than it looks in the photo - certainly big enough for a decent swim. Complex was quiet with a mix of residents and holidaymakers - slight panic in the first day when there appeared to be a shortage of sun beds but there were plenty, they had just been stored (presumably over the winter months) in the basement of block 3.

Location-wise the apartment is a 5-10 min walk to the old town with plenty of bars and restaurants and shopping centre / supermarket - although you do need to be prepared for a final short steep hill on the way back to the complex (but hey, it is Madeira which is hilly!). Apartment balcony has an open outlook and remains in the shade during the day which is handy when having lunch etc out of the sun. I imagine it could be a challenge finding it if you drive to it yourself and if you have not been there before - we arranged for a taxi from the airport (30-35 Euro)and Rita met us at the complex even though our flight was 2 hours late to show us round which was great.

We hired a car for a week in the middle of our stay once we had got used to the roads and area around the complex; we then used the car for shopping and a number of days out and about round the island which was great fun and an experience - roads etc are generally ok but sometimes you just have to take a guess if you don't have a sat nav and be prepared for lots of tunnels! If you don't fancy hiring a car then local bus service appears fine and there are always plenty of local taxis and tour operators in Funchal who can arrange tours etc. Cable car and sledge at Monte is also good fun and if you have a reasonable map you can stroll back down the hill from where the sledge stops to the complex in about 30mins if you dont want to take a taxi or local bus.

One suggestion for the apartment would be to put together a book for new arrivals giving housekeeping information about the apartment and where the local supermarket, shops, restaurants etc are in relation to the flat.

All in all a comfortable flat and we would be happy to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a comprehensive review! Indeed, now you mention it, the pool is bigger than it appears on the photograph, whilst the balcony is well orientated - it provides shade at the height of summer, but is sunny during the cooler months when the sun is not quite so high. We take your point about a dossier of information - we used to have one but this has just become a drawer full of leaflets and guides - we will reassemble it (the problem is that guests take parts with them for reference).
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5

Clean and quiet. Ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location for enjoying the city of Funchal without a car - in fact the bus station isn't too far away and access to the rest of island is pretty good by bus if you want to get out and explore. The apartment was clean and well prepared and had everything we needed and more besides. The pool was great and very quiet, particularly during the week. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the recommendation - pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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4

Lovely, spacious apartment.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for 1 week in October. We had good communications with Peter the owner prior to travelling. On arrival we phoned Peter to arrange to pick up the keys at the apartment. We had great difficulty getting there because we were coming in from a different direction to the driving directions we had. We found the road to the apartment with no problem but the bottom part of the road was one way & we couldn't find how to come in from the top. Our sat nav was absolutely useless. In the end a very kind local man, who didn't speak much English took us the right way.Once we found it we then had no problem getting to & from the apartment. If you were walking it would not be a problem getting there, though the road up was very steep. The apartment was in a very good central position for walking into Funchal. It was in a quiet neighbourhood with many locals living there. We were very please with the secure parking under the building. The apartment was quite large with everything that you needed for your holiday stay. One small niggle was that the sliding doors from the master bedroom onto the balcony wouldn't open. It was quite hot at night time, even in October so we had to keep the fan on through the night. The kitchen was well equipped & the living room very comfortable with a good wifi connection. From the balcony you could watch the cable cars heading up to Monte. The swimming pool was very clean with plenty of sun loungers. We enjoyed staying here as it was away from the main tourist area but near to the old town & the waterfront. Madeira is a beautiful island with lots to do, whale watching, mounting biking & walking to name but a few. This was our third visit & I'm sure we will be back again. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your constructive review. Fortunately 9 out of ten people arrive at the apartment from the airport and motorway, as it can be difficult to find for the first time when approaching from the one-way streets in the city centre. We have now added "reverse" directions to the information we send guests. The steep approach is what gives the apartment the fantastic views over the bay of Funchal - a necessary hurdle I am afraid! - and it is so close to the centre. As soon as we knew about the problem with the door it was repaired, so all OK again. We look forward to seeing you again!
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4

Lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

Very good, every thing is there, salt pepper, more than enough pots, pans, kitchen towels, in schort everything is there, even dish-wash product !. A lot of storage & coat racks even an increased mirror. TV in the living and master bedroom.Good position 10min walk from restaurants & supermarket. If you have good knees you don't need a car. We however...:-) Lovely pool, but i think to cold from okt- nov. No airco, 1fan, so in summer... Goog and plenty pillow's. Some building criticism: -the twin-bed's are softer without the mattress support. - if you are with four-sixs u have to use the dishwasher & washing machine every day. More knife, forks, bad and beach towels are then necessary. And the window in the master bedroom can not open!. A tip: in the top drawer in the living drawer there is a old map with do and dont's. And bring some ear plugs, because the neighbor's wife starts very early, and 20x per day to vacuum. Thanks Peter, thanks Rita, we had a lovely stay !!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay. The door was quickly repaired as soon as we were alerted to it.
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5

Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious apartment with nothing missing. Very high speed wifi was not expected and a great bonus. Pool very quiet and clean. Best thing is the location - you just walk out in the city centre in five minutes

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wi-Fi in the apartment is very high speed! Pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Great Value

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean accommodation. Lots of space. All the facilities you would expect. Very close to the city centre but still very private and quiet - and the pool and sun loungers just immediately outside. Highly recommended to anybody wanting a holiday sunbathing and just a walk out to the city at night.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay - it is a great location for either lounging by the pool or wandering into Funchal.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Funchal
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
12
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Funchal old town
Car: not necessary

Funchal Balconies is situated just above the centre of Funchal, within a 10 minute walk down hill you will find yourself amongst shops, restaurants, supermarket and the famous fruit, flower and fish market where fresh produce can be brought daily. Funchal has many squares, gardens and museums to explore all within a very easy walking distance. You can also get the cable car from the old town which will take you up to Monte with excellent views over the city and port, From here you can take yourself round the tropical gardens of Monte or the botanical gardens and its tropical birds.

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Rates & Availability

Funchal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
$77
$467
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Sep 27 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$71
$434
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$66
$412
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
$77
$467
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year 16/17
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$88
$543
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
$71
$434
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2017
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$77
$467
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
 
Early summer 2017
Apr 24 2017 - Jun 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$71
$434
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$77
$467
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

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Amenities

Madeira Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Towels and linen is provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is also a cot if need at no extra cost, please bring your own bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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