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Beach front penthouse apartment in coastal resort of Caniço de Baixo

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,668 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Penthouse 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3

A waterfront penthouse apartment at the end of the ocean front well lit and paved promenade of Caniço de Baixo about 50 metres from Reis Magos Beach. Caniço de Baixo is on the sunny southern coast overlooking the ocean. It is a beautiful sea level coastal tourist resort, with several very good local restaurants, resort hotels and bars. The apartment is within walking distance and easy access to some of the nicest lavada walks in Madeira and a short distance from two golf courses. It is an ideal location for those who want a resort holiday away from the busy city of Funchal.

Surrounded by hotels with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and full leisure centres and next to the limpid waters of the Atlantic, Caniço de Baixo offers three excellent diving schools within walking distance with perfect conditions for diving. The crystal clear water of Reis Magos Beach is ‘Blue Flag’ approved.

Hiking & Walking : Canico de Baixo is a good location from where one can hike and walk the islands amazing levada irrigation system spanning 2,500 kilometres, which meander round the mountains.

The beautiful verdant island of Madeira (wood) is Portugal's 'Jewel in the Atlantic' and is considered one of the most beautiful islands in Europe. It has a spectacular & varied landscape of breathtaking proportions. Its wonderful luxuriant flowers & plants bloom all the year round.

The landscape is covered in a green mantle of rich subtropical foliage. The variety and profusion of flowers makes the island a permanent floating flower show. Birds of paradise, with their bright orange beak-like flowers blossom in open fields. Fragrant hydrangeas line walking paths [levadas] that skirt the edges of mountain terraces.

The island is a haven for anyone who enjoys being outside, whether your taste runs to gentle walks or hiking

Madeira: Madeira's system of irrigation channels, known as levadas, carry water down from the mountains on gentle gradients. These levadas provide a ready-made system of trails. There are 1,300 miles of them criss-crossing the island and they have level footpaths running along their entire length. Walkers of all ages & abilities can take in some of the finest countryside anywhere.

Its greatest attraction is the subtropical climate, sometimes referred to as the 'island of eternal spring'. Even in winter the temperature rarely falls below 17C and rarely exceeds 23C in high summer.

Madeira is a place of moderation in most things. A haven of civilised peace, where respect and old world manners have yet to become outdated. The people are gracious, helpful and friendly.

The landscape and vegetation coupled with the ever-friendly Madeirans and appetising food combine to ensure that Madeira is a place of immense appeal which draws one back again and again.

More Details

Property Manager
Connie G. Penn
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Connie G. Penn

I am self employed. I intend to live in Madeira when I retire.

Connie G. Penn purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Connie G. Penn chose Caniço

I bought a property in Madeira in 1999 to live in when I retire, but decided to let it until I move there. Because I enjoy renting, I decided I would like to continue renting when I move, so bought this property by the sea shore to have as a rental property and an interest during my retirement.

What makes this apartment unique

Penthouse right by the sea shore. Veranda to walk around and follow the sun and shade throughout the day. Conservatory to sit in at night and listen to the water lap on the sea shore. A piece of heaven.


Caniço Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 13
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1668 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • The washing machine is located in the bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , large bed settee
  • Bedroom 1 with large double bed, wardrobes, two bedside tables and dressing table with hair dryer. 2 west facing windows and door onto west side of veranda. Sheltered area, ideal for watching the sun go down over the ocean. Bedroom 2 with large built in wardrobe and shelving has window and door opening onto the conservatory and veranda. It is used as a TV and music room, but has a double bed settee.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Local restaurants are excellent, with a lovely friendly atmosphere. Three of the local hotels each offer indoor [heated in winter], & outdoor swimming pools. All have a Jacuzzi, sauna & gymnasium. One also has a health and beauty centre, massages, beauty salon, spa treatments. They each offer a Happy hour 18.30 to 20.00 with nightly entertainment – outside guests are made most welcome. The Apartment is serviced by two lifts Weekly maid service The kitchen is equipped with everything one should need. TV, Internet & radio provided. Local stations, SKY News & Sport & BBC Prime only. Linen and towels are also provided, but beach towels should be taken for sunbathing. The apartment is on the 13th Floor in a residential complex. As a 2-bedroom apartment, it offers excellent spacious accommodation in a quiet well maintained complex with breathtaking sea views. It is such a pleasure to watch & hear the sea lapping on the seashore facilitating a perfect peaceful holiday


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Beach front penthouse apartment in coastal resort of Caniço de Baixo
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
Milton Keynes, UK


  • 5 of 5

We have just spent 2 weeks in this excellent apartment, including New Year. The Fireworks at New Year were amazing, lots of Cruise Liners come specially to watch them.

A taxi is organised to pick you up at the airport and take you to the apartment which is about 15 mins. away. The apartment was scrupulously clean with big picture windows and superb views of the sea and coast. The beds were very comfortable, with quality linen and plenty of blankets if required. There are also plenty of radiators if the evenings get a bit cool.

The apartment is right in the centre of Canico de Baixo with lots of cafes and restaurants serving quality food at very reasonable prices, or you can cook for yourself in the apartment kitchen. There is a first class bus service to Funchal via several very interesting villages, and there are plenty of walks and sea or pool bathing close by. Go to the old part of Funchal and look for little restaurants with Madeiran customers. The food is brilliant. Not Madeiran, but superb authentic Indian food, is the Bombay Palace by the Lido. Never tasted Indian food like it! Or go by bus to Canico and have lunch and explore this quaint village. Stock up at the supermarket there which is much cheaper than the resort markets.

All in all a most enjoyable fortnights holiday, we have actually been there before, and we will certainly be going again.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2008
  • Stayed: December 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are extremely pleased that our guests not only enjoyed their stay so much, but also went to the trouble of publicly acknowledging it. While we make every effort to ensure everything is in order for our guests, it is extremely nice to know that our efforts are appreciated. Thank you.
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Peebles, Scotland

Lovely penthouse apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent five nights in this lovely penthouse apartment. The views from the terrace were exceptional which was our main reason for staying here. The apartment was clean, comfortable and well equipped in a good location with many restaurants nearby. Connie was extremely helpful in the booking process and providing information and directions to the apartment in our hired car. We found the apartment easily. We used the five days to take two boat trips, visit the botanical gardens and Funchal and to walk and explore this beautiful island. We left reluctantly after five days to explore the north of the island. The only thing that would have made it perfect was the weather which was very mixed with some windy cooler days but overall we thoroughly enjoyed our trip.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very positive review. Much appreciated. I hope that you will return to enjoy the island further.
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Great appartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a wonderful location with fantastic views over the sea to some islands . The apartment was immaculate with everything one could wish for to make a comfortable stay. Very many thanks to Connie for helping us when our original accommodation had to be cancelled at short notice (through nobody's fault). There are several excellent restaurants next to the apartment block. There is an excellent bus service to Funchal ,though it is advisable to anybody using the island,s bus service to do some research before arriving, as this saves time. The buses are reliable and cheap and cover most of the island.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judith and Steve, Thank you so much for your very positive review. I was very pleased to be able to help you out when your other accommodation had to be withdrawn and I am delighted that you liked our apartment so much and enjoyed the local restaurants as well.
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Fantastic Holiday Location

  • 5 of 5

Having been to Madeira twice in recent years this trip was everything we wanted. The apartment was in an outstanding location with wonderful views of the coast and the surrounding hills and terraced gardens. The apartment was spotlessly clean and contained all the equipment we needed for our 'at-home' evenings and for sleeping. Lots to do in and around the area with easy access to local buses to Canico and Funchal for just over €2 each one way. Lots of very good restaurants in the immediate area and would recommend the 'Inn and Art' and its Atlantic View terrace. In Funchal we would whole heartedly recommend Mozart's restaurant (just by the cable car base station) and were thoroughly entertained by Afonso Rodrigues (who appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2014) and was an absolute delight. The food here was out-of-this-world and at a very reasonable price of €39 per person inclusive of food and drinks. If you want to go you had better book in advance!

In Canico we had a sumptuous meal at La Terraca restaurant which is near the main taxi-stands. The portions are very generous and if you contact Sandra she will arrange for you to be picked up from the apartment AND taken back at no extra cost over the meal price! Brilliant!

Overall, a splendid two weeks of very nce weather, friendly people, great food, fantastic sunsets - and a diet required when we got home!

Thanks to Susy for our transport to and from the airport - it does make arrival and departure so much easier.

Thanks to Connie and John for a smashing break.

San and Dave, Bridgwater, Somerset UK

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: San and Dave, Thank you for your very kind words about the penthouse, Susy and the location. Glad you found everything to be satisfactory. Thank you also for taking the time to write the review. It is appreciated very much.
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Fantastic Penthouse Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment occupies a corner on the top floor of the apartment so you can either follow the sun or if it gets too hot, follow the shade. The views over the sea and harbour are spectacular. The apartment is well furnished - all facilities provided for with a fully kitted out kitchen and lounge. Always important to me is a comfortable bed - not disappointed at all!

What we liked about the location of the apartment was the proximity to the promenade with local bars and restaurants. We stayed for just a week and found a different restaurant each night and the quality was very good. The location is quiet and well placed for bus connections to tour the island. Would certainly recommend it

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Malcolm, Thank you very much for your kind comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed the penthouse and the views so much. Hope you are able to return again in the future. Thank you Connie
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Fabulous apartment

  • 5 of 5

What a great apartment! Excellent location, restaurants/bars all within 10 min walk and the food was generally excellent and very good value. Lovely, friendly people - especially at Mare Mini Market (neighbours in apt also) and Habbeus Coppus. Very well equipped and comfortable and with fabulous views - veranda on 3 sides so you can catch the sun any time of day.

Suzy (taxi driver) lovely lady who picks you up from airport and takes you back.

Only one very minor gripe - only 1 bath towel pp for a week's stay is not sufficient. There is a washing machine and I was tempted to do some washing if there had been tablets, but I don't usually want to do that on holiday!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fiona, Thank you very much for your kind remarks. Sorry about the towels, I will speak to the housekeeper. She has obviously tried to reduce her work load, by reducing the amount of washing she needs to do. Your input is useful thank you. Glad you enjoyed the penthouse
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Funchal Airport
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Reis Magos
Car: not necessary

Penthouse beach front apartment situated at the end of the promenade in the quiet, residential, seaside resort of Caniço de Baixo, 50 m from the “Blue Flag” Reis Magos Beach. Reis Magos Beach has a breakwater, which makes swimming very safe.

Caniço de Baixo is a beautiful coastal tourist zone with a Lido & three diving schools. It also has a number of 5 star hotels with indoor & outdoor swimming pools, spa, Jacuzzi, sauna & gymnasiums. There is also an excellent selection of local restaurants. The promenade is well lit, paved & beautifully landscaped

There are Parrot fish, Damsel fish & hundreds of others just below the surface of the water.

The village of Caniço with a shopping centre and supermarkets is about 2 km away.

Funchal the capital of Madeira is approx. 12 km and the airport is 13 Km. Car Hire is NOT necessary, as a local bus runs hourly to Funchal and other locations on the eastern side of the island. The bus stop is about 50 m from the apartment. Golf is 7 Km away.

Other Activities: Lavada walking Botanical Gardens

Golf: Golfers will be pleased to know that the new Palheiro golf course is about 7km away. Classic Madeiran hills, ridges and deep valleys have all been incorporated into the terrain to produce a dramatically interesting course, with stunning views. UK visitors are made very welcome and we can arrange for our clients to be included in some informal rounds of golf at the Club.

The spectacular 27-hole Santo da Serra Golf Course [also known as Campo de Golfe part of the PGA European Tour] is also within easy reach - 13 km away. This is Madeira’s oldest golf course. It sits high up on a plateau and is marvellously scenic with inspirational views back up the mountains and out over the Atlantic below.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rental per week 2-person occupancy. Occupancy all Season £350 per week for the apartment. We charge an extra £5.50 per night if a third person shares.
There is no variation across the seasons. We also accept 3/4 day and 10/11 days bookings. We also accomodate longer stays.
A deposit, payable to Kilrush Estates Ltd., for £100.00 per week booked is required to confirm a booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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