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Ocean facing luxury apartment in excellent location- Roda Mar

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights


São Martinho Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful spacious 1 bedroom apartment with wonderful sea views.

This self catering apartment facing the ocean overlooking the promenade and landscaped gardens, is in a excellent location, for your holiday rental, relaxing, beautiful sea views. Situated on the popular Estrada Monumental, where many 5 star hotels and restaurants, bars, shops, supermarket, banks, taxi ranks, bus stop, all within a few minutes walk. The centre of Funchal is a 5-10min ride by bus/ taxi. Or a pleasant walk along the promenade for about 25 minutes. There is a coastal promenade adjacent to the apartment complex, which also gives access to natural rock pools and two swimming complex's. Also, there is a new health club, with indoor swim/pool, sauna, Turkish bath, gym, tennis court, etc close by. The apartment faces seawards and with its 7th floor location enjoys beautiful sea views. Furnished to a very high standard. Fully equipped for your every need. We are there to add that personal touch, and greet you on your arrival, and to insure you have a relaxing holiday.

On your arrival: On your arrival we can arrange for transport to and from the airport to the apartment for you, we have a father and son taxi driver's who we have used for many years, and are friendly and very reliable, and speak very good English. They will collect you from the airport and take you to the apartment where we will be there to greet you and show you around the apartment, and to answer any questions you may have. There will be a welcome pack for you on arrival also.

If you should need any extra help or advice on anything, we would pleased to help.

The apartment is very central, with good transport available close by, but if you should wish to hire a car, there is a underground parking space available in the building.

Golfers- We are pleased to be able to offer a 30% discount on green fees at Palherio Course.

On your departure: On your departure we will return to the apartment to bid you farewell, and to ensure you have had a good holiday. Time of departure from the apartment on the day is flexible, depending on the time of new arrival's. The usual time of departure is 10am, but luggage can be left until your departure to the airport.

Roda mar owner: This is the sole property owned by Rose-Marie Thompson in the Roda Mar apartments. Funchal. Registered - T. of Portugal 25339/AL .

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Rosemarie Thompson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the apartment thanks, so comfortable and modern and perfect for the bus/walks/shops etc. Had great weather all week, one or two day were a bit air/breeze less so were loving the big fan!

Really liked Funchal too... ate some great food.We also did tour of the East and the walls along the front you recommended a few times and saw a concert in the park in the town. A nice relaxing holiday and we'd love to come back again sometime. Thanks again for the welcome and all the info and for having everything we'd ever need in the apartment! Kind Regards. Ramsey.
Sep 2016
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based on 20 traveler reviews

Ocean facing luxury apartment in excellent location- Roda Mar
average rating of 4.95 based on 34 reviews

Highly recommended Oct O8

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is high-spec and the owners have thoughtfully provided everything that one would need on holiday including umbrellas, a varied selection of books and even jigsaws for those so inclined. The apartment is well located within the tourist zone, with supermarket across the road (as well as a health food shop providing tofu for vegetarian visitors) and selection of bars, restaurants around the corner. Of course, these are not 'locals' but the bus-stop is literally just outside and a 10-min bus hop can bring a more madeiran flavour closer: for something more authentic look out for the small-scale 5/6 table cafe cum bars in the back streets where a small beer is accompanied by a plate of garlicy broad beans (or similar). The local lager 'Corral' must be one of the best lagers going and is much preferred to the house wine, which is poor quality. The local spirits, however, are in a league of their own with tropical fruit and nut flavours. The English church holds occasional concerts - the mandolin orchestra was very good, and the national theatre has an operatic programme. The maderia wine tour in the main street by the tourist information is highly informative, or at least I think it was but the detail got lost in the tastings that followed. Also recommended is the cable car and wicket basket descent from the moutain top in Monte. Driving is fine and not as difficult as some of the guide books suggest although the streets are narrow and the going is slow with the hills and bends. As the island is fairly compact a car is not really necessary for a long period and can be a hindrance to walkers as the most appealing walks are largely linear. The owner is extremely helpful and the administrative aspects are dealt with very efficiently and in good time. While not necessarily an 'authentic' experience, all in all the apartment is perfectly situated for location and comfort.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tracey Thanks for your comments and observations regarding your recent stay in Madeira-we feel they will be of good use to future guests. It was interesting that you mentioned about the side streets in Funchal where you can experience a more Madeiran atmosphere-we often say this to our guests to search out the bars/cafes-Funchal is one of the safest cities in the world plus the nicest people. Thanks again Marie and Adrian
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Excellent, spacious, well equipped apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This was a home from home! This apartment totally lived up to our expectations. It was excellently situated for nearby peace & tranquility through high quality coastal pathway walks! ( Recommend The Magic Tearoom) yet, within a minute's walk is a high quality shopping mall with supermarket and several excellent reastaurant said! Our favourite was O' Classico!

The apartment has comfortable bed, immaculately clean, & tastefully furnished. There are plenty books, cd,s & dvd's if by any chance there is a wet day.

We cannot recommend highly enough.

It was lovely to be welcomed by the owner Marie!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay in perfect apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful time in this perfect equipped, well located very nice and clean apartment. Never before we met such lovely mindful hosts.

If we should stay once more in Madeira we will choose nothing else :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Big Thank you, you were perfect guests too. Hope to see again sometime. Kind Regards Rose Marie and Adrian.
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Super apartment in a great location. very comforta

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by RoseMarie who explained everything we needed to know and made us feel very welcome.

The apartment is very comfortable and has everything required for a trouble- free holiday. Location is ideal with an excellent shopping centre including supermarket just across the road and the bus to Funcal only five minutes away. Local restaurants are also within walking distance and an early morning stroll along the promenade is great for building up he appetite.

The island is fantastic! This was our first visit and Manuel, the friendly taxi driver who collected us from the airport took us on a couple of great tours to the Nun's valley and around the east of the island. Well worth it.

The toboggan drive form Monte is also a must!

Thank you RoseMarie.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your helpful and kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our lovely island of Madeira, and hope to be able to greet you again on your next visit to Madeira. Kind Regards Rose Marie and Adrian.
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Wonderful Holiday Apartment by the sea

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 2 week stay at Roda Mar; our second holiday at this spacious, bright, clean and well equipped apartment. The location of the apartment makes it a great base for exploring Madeira. Buses to Funchal are frequent and taxis are always available outside the building. We enjoyed walking to Funchal, exploring the back streets, strolling along the sea front and finishing with a cold drink at the Barreirinhar Bar Cafe overlooking the sea in the historic Old Town. There is also an enjoyable walk from the apartment heading west along the promenade to Camara de Lobos.

When in Madeira, Levada walks are a must .

The owner, Rose Marie was very helpful and kept us informed of upcoming events in Funchal. She was there to meet us on our arrival with a much appreciated welcome pack, telephoned during our stay to check if everything was OK and came to say goodbye at the end of our stay. She was even kind enough to give my husband a card and chocolates on his birthday; a nice personal touch.

We look forward to returning to Madeira in the near future and staying once again at this lovely apartment.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely and helpful review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay in our apartment, as we take a lot of enjoyment in meeting our guests and pride in making our guests stay as an enjoyable and comfortable experience on this beautiful island that we are very fortunate to be able to live on. We look forward to greeting you again on your next trip to Madeira. Very kind Regards Rose Marie and Adrian.
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A fabulous apartment, modern and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

Having visited Madeira several times now, staying in both hotels and self-catering apartments, the Roda Mar is the best accommodation I have stayed in. It was extremely comfortable, offering every facility, and in a delightful location with a sea view. Excellent hospitality offered by the owners, who were on hand to greet me on arrival and provided a lovely "welcome pack" of bread, pastries, butter, milk, eggs, etc. Across the road from the apartment was a shopping mall, including a large supermarket, and various cafes and restaurants. The apartment is conveniently situated just a few yards from a bus stop, as well as a taxi rank. Buses into the lovely town of Funchal were frequent, taking only 15 minutes to the centre, where there are a vast array of restaurants, shops and leisure amenities to enjoy. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A very big thank you once again, it was a pleasure to meet you and have as our guest. We look forward to greeting you again some time in the near future. Very Kind Regards Rose Marie and Adrian
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Funchal airport 20-25 mins drive
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Just a few minutes walk.
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Within a few minutes walking distance of the apartment, there is a beautiful promenade leading to rock pools and a stony beach, and several swimming complex's. Also, a new health club, indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, etc. full gym equipment, classes of all kinds. There are several places close by for fishing as well. There is a new shopping centre close by, with 100 shops, restaurants, large supermarket, 7 screen cinema, showing latest English films. Internet cafes with easy access if needed. Lovely restaurants of all kinds. Portuguese, wonderful fish, Italian, Spanish, Indian, Chinese, Japanese. Beautiful leveda walks, cable car with spectacular views taking you to exotic gardens. Whale & Dolphin trips, sunset cruises, big game fishing. Take a tour to the top of the island, & look down on the clouds below you. Horse riding in the mountains. Diving, & lessons. Two fantastic & challenging golf courses. Or if you just want to relax, enjoy the sun & good food, this is the place


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Changeover Day: Monday
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The rate 350 pounds per week is for 2 people for the apartment.Depending on availability and period. A deposit of 25% is required on booking, and balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to departure.
Our change over days are normally Monday's, If possible we can be flexible on changeover day,please enquire if different day needed.

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São Martinho Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 86 m²
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Alarm Clock
  • Elevator
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Large luxury full bathroom, with all towels and flannels, toilet rolls, hand soap supplied. Towels are changed weekly.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The apartment has one large double room, with large double bed, bedside tables, dressing table, double mirror wardrobes, with plenty of storage and hanging space. There our french doors, with electric blind, leading out on to the balcony.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We supply all linen and towels, plus beach towels, hairdryer, electric fan. Weekly change of the beds and towels and cleaning of the apartment. The total floor area of the apartment is a generous 86 sq. mtrs and comprises of one large double room with fitted wardrobes, full bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, spacious lounge/diner, and balcony. The lounge/diner, kitchen and bedroom all have sea views. The furnishings of the apartment are very comfortable and to a very high standard. The lounge/diner has a large panoramic window and is furnished with a comfortable 3 -seater sofa, two side tables, TV/DVD/CD player, dining room table and 4 chairs. The kitchen has fitted units, hob with extractor fan, an oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher. Airer for drying. Iron and ironing board. Some books and Cd's and DVDs are supplied. Wi-fi access available.Phone-local calls only. We have tried to cater for your every need. The apartment is not suitable for young children.

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