|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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 .
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.
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 :-)
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.
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.
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.
My husband and I stayed in this great apartment for 3 weeks, and came to think of it as "home". The kitchen had everything we needed to cook, and restaurants, shops, bus, taxi and THE SEA were within comfortable reach. We do recommend the nice English teahouse nearby with its awesome garden. We went for long walks everyday, and we know for certain that Madeira is top notch and that we will be back. The weather was nice with both warm sunshine and rain, but coming from Norway we found the climate and the temperature very pleasant. We had been in contact with Rose Marie ever since we decided to go to Madeira, and she welcomed us in a very nice and pleasant way. The apartment was spotless on arrival, and we really liked the various photos on the walls. All we can say is ENJOY the apartment and enjoy life in marvelous Madeira!
Bente and Bjørn Bergersen, Norway
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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My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Monday
4 night minimum stay
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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.
We require a 25% deposit on booking and the balance would be due 6 weeks prior to arrival date