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Murteiras Apartment between Historic Old Town and Golf, Balcony with Great Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

High standard, sunny and bright apartment with breathtaking panoramic view.

Murteiras Apartment is a charming and romantic atmosphere top floor apartment with character, decorated with very good taste and the constant improvement makes this apartment most welcoming.

Wide sliding glass doors lead onto the large private balcony with a small table, chairs and a hammock to enable relaxation overlooking the breathtaking panoramic ocean, city and mountains view.

Sunsets are an absolute must at this apartment!

Ideally located in a Funchal city quiet alley, opposite from the touristic area which facilitates immediate contact with genuine local life. Not far from the city centre and very near the motorway which ensures easy access to the rest of the Island.

Licensed property by the Funchal Municipality, as "Alojamento Local" (local housing) according Portuguese legal requirements.


Cancellations are non-refundable unless we are able to re-rent the apartment for the period reserved by the guest.

If we are unable to re-rent the apartment for the said dates, we reserve the right to keep 100% of the deposit.

If we are able to re-rent the apartment, we will refund accordingly, minus a 75 EUR administration fee.

We will not make exceptions to the cancellation policy due to the personal circumstances of the guest or force majeure.

Personal circumstances include illness, changes in travel plans, travel delays, and any other reasons related to the clients personal circumstances which results in them not being able to fulfil the booking with Murteiras Apartment.

Force majeure includes war, strikes, natural catastrophes and any other events considered 'Acts of God.'

We recommend that guests have adequate travel insurance including the risk of cancellation in their own policies.


The following conditions are applicable to all reservations made.

Acceptation of a reservation shall imply acceptation of these general terms.

Murteiras Apartment reserves the right to modify the conditions at any time, without prejudice to any rights acquired previously.

It is important it to keep in mind the following rules of conduct:

I. Noise

- It is very important to respect the noise level (people, music) after 9.00 at night.

- Parties are not allowed.

II. Security

- Always close the parking gate and the main door. It is important to ensure after entering or leaving that the doors remain securely closed.

III. Garbage

- Do not leave garbage bags in the entrance. The garbage should be taking out of the apartment in closed plastic bags into the garbage containers in the end of the street.

IV. Smoke

- Smoke in the apartment is not allowed. You can use the balcony as smoking area.

V. Lights and Heaters

- Help save energy and our environment, when you leave the apartment for a long period please ensure lights are turned off, heating is put on minimum or switched off.

VI. Behavior

- The guest is obliged to use the apartment only for the purpose for which it is intended.

- Any damage caused to the apartment or its contents has to be reported immediately to Murteiras Apartment. The guest shall be responsible for such damage.

- The guest has a duty to behave in a civic manner and to respect the normal co-existence rules. In the case that these general co-existence rules are not kept, Murteiras Apartment have the right to demand the guests to vacate the apartment.

VII. Maid Service

- The apartment will have been cleaned to a high standard before your arrival day.

- A 3 hours cleaning service is included for stays more than 7 days.

- The exit day the guest shall leave the apartment in a reasonable condition.

VIII. Towels and linen

- Fresh towels and linen will be provided the arrival day.

- An extra set of bed linen and towels will be also provided.

- The linen for the baby cot is not provided.

IX. Amenities included

- Murteiras Apartment shall offer the apartment with all the amenities described, in the case that on the arrival day some of the amenities are not provided the guest could ask for a compensation.

X. Guests Identity

- In the arrival day a registration form must be filled and signed including information related to the guests staying in the apartment.

XI. Security Deposit

- On the arrival day Murteiras Apartments has the right to ask the guest for a 250 EUR security deposit.

- The deposit will be refundable the departure day less any charges for damages, and extra cleaning service if the apartment is not left in a reasonable condition

XII. Liabilities

- Murteiras Apartment shall not be liable for any inconveniences which are out of its control.

- Murteiras Apartment cannot be held responsible for theft/damage to personal goods or accidents resulting in injury.


In the unlikely event that you are disappointed with the temporary accommodation, you must contact us at once.

We will try to solve the problem.

If after that you still feel that the problem has not been resolved to your reasonable satisfaction you should within 7 days of returning from Madeira, put your comments in writing.

More Details

Nuno Galiza
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, Any other language using Google Translate tool
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Nuno Galiza

My name is Nuno and I am renting out an apartment with stunning ocean views in the Portuguese Madeira island.

I'm interested in architecture and design but I also love to travel, tending to prefer beach or city destinations.

If you have any questions about my flat, please feel free to get in touch with me.

Nuno Galiza purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Nuno Galiza chose Madeira

I knew this apartment was 'THE ONE', since the moment I got inside and watched its' magical view.

The quiet surrounded area and easy access were also a plus.

After visiting this apartment, I've lost any interest I had in any other I had visited before.

It was love at first sight.

What makes this apartment unique

The best view in Madeira!

Extremely comfortable and excellently equipped Holiday Home.

High standard, sunny and bright 2 bedroom Apartment with breathtaking panoramic view over Funchal Bay, amphitheatre and mountains.

Quiet and advantageously located with easy access.

Funchal Madeira Island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We have loved this apartment which has been a real home from home. We have never stayed anywhere so well equipped.' Smith

'The reality of enjoying the view and the accommodation has been more than we hoped for.' Pringle

'The flat is wonderful, fabulous views, extremely comfortable, excellently equipped. We hope to return again!' Green

'The scene from the balcony has been a delight, especially watching Christmas come alive. Thank you so much for sharing this place with us.' Scott

'We have had a very enjoyable holiday based at this lovely apartment.' McGill

'What a wonderful place. We enjoyed our stay immensely. The view from this lovely apartment is breath-taking.' Gidden

'We have enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment with it wonderful view over Funchal.' Best
Nov 2007
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Murteiras Apartment between Historic Old Town and Golf, Balcony with Great Views
average rating of 4.88 based on 26 reviews

Superb apartment with a great view

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is ideally situated above the city, the view from the balcony affords an outstanding panorama of the natural amphitheatre of the bay of Funchal

The apartment is tastefully decorated to a very high standard throughout and was spotlessly clean when upon arrival. A good selection of electrical appliances was available in the spacious kitchen, there’s a gas hob with electric oven and a microwave and oven combo also.

Visit the Mercado dos Lavradores to see what’s available in fresh produce and then stock up the kitchen. If you like seafood you’re in for a treat, be sure to try the amazing Black Scabbard (Espada Preta) fish. There’s a bakery about three hundred metres away (opposite the Centro Civico), which opens on Sundays also.

A choice of satellite TV channels is provided in several languages (only BBC World in English), ARD, TV5 Monde and RAI Uno, as well as the Portuguese channels. A good quality surround sound AV system is hooked up to the TV and you can play CDs and DVDs through it.

I often find it very difficult to get a good night’s sleep when away from home, this was certainly not the case here, it was a joy to be able to fall asleep on a comfortable bed and not worry about waking up in the middle of the night with back pain brought on by a substandard mattress.

If you like swimming I would recommend Canico just a few kilometres drive away, the water was 19 degrees in March and crystal clear.

Car hire is a great option, but be aware that Satnav road mapping is not available for Madeira at present. Navigating the island however is simple and the main roads are very well signposted. It takes only a couple of minutes to get to the apartment after leaving the quiet motorway that links the city to the airport. It’s not easy to get a good map of Funchal but it’s hard to get lost. Be prepared for the steep inclines on the island, I was amazed how many times I had to drop down to first gear.

If you’re not driving getting into town is simple as there’s a bus stop only a hundred metres from the apartment, alternatively taxis are abundant all the time.

This is one of the best apartments I have ever stayed in, the location was perfect – great view, easy access to town and country. Comfortable, stylish modern and clean, the pictures on the website are very accurate. Top class all around.

Madeira is incredibly beautiful and the people are genuinely friendly I look forward to going again.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Madeira island is beautiful! The apartment is fantastic, nicely decorated and with a breathtaking view over Funchal bay. It´s the best place to see the fireworks on New Year's Eve for sure! ;) The person who received us was very helpful and gave us good tips of things to do and places to visit. We will surely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay in our holiday apartment and plan to return. We are looking forward to welcome you back. All the best!
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Wonderful place to stay! Couldn't be any better!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and loved every minute! The apartment was very easy to find from the airport and only 20 minutes away. When we arrived Carlos was there to meet us and was really thorough, kind and helpful. The apartment 's position is perfect, overlooking the town and with fantastic sea views from the large balcony.; I spent many an hour watching the cruise ships come and go!

There is a parking spot right outside the apartment, which is great, and the neighbourhood is very quiet. Inside it is extremely spacious and well equipped, everything you could need for an enjoyable holiday. The lounge area overlooks the sea and has two, large and comfortable sofas; there is also a dining table and a cupboard full of useful stuff! We both rely on wifi and the provision was excellent; we had a fast connection and were able to do everything we needed to do.

The beds are very comfy and there is plenty of spare linen etc; the bathroom is also large and well equipped. In the kitchen there is a washing machine and dishwasher, also everything else you could expect in a kitchen!

The local bus service runs right at the end of the avenue and is very regular; take some Valium though, as it's a steep ride down into the town!

I would really recommend this place and shall definitely return! Five star! 😀😀😀

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Horizonte pur

  • 5 of 5

Die Aussicht ist, wie bereits vielfach beschrieben wurde, einfach traumhaft. Man fühlt sich erhaben, Funchal liegt einem zu Füßen und die Sonnenuntergänge und das Lichtermeer abends sind wunderschön. Vom Bett aus kann man aufs Meer blicken Zudem ist das Apartment sehr gut ausgestattet, komfortabel und geschmackvoll eingerichtet (was, wie wir bei der Suche gesehen haben, nicht selbstverständlich ist). Es ist an fast alles gedacht, es gibt Kerzen und jede Menge Windlichter, sogar ein Fernglas. Es gibt elektrische Heizkörper, was im März angesichts der noch kühlen Abende angenehm war. Die Küche ist gut ausgestattet (scharfe Messer!!, elektrische Saftpresse, Wok, selbst an Fischbesteck wurde gedacht). Wir haben dort gerne und oft gekocht.

Das Apartment ist in einer ruhigen Wohngegend gelegen, überwiegend Einzelhausbebauung. Ja, die Hunde bellen dort manchmal, auch nachts, aber das hat uns nicht so gestört. Wir waren heilfroh, dass wir nicht im Hotelviertel gelandet sind. Uns hat das Ambiente gut gefallen. Die Straßen sind sehr steil und oft auch schmal. Wir hatten einen Mietwagen, aber es gibt unmittelbar an der Straßenecke auch eine Bushaltestelle. Allerdings fährt der Bus meist nur jede Stunde. Obwohl man nur ca. 1 km von der Schnellstraße entfernt ist, hört man sie überhaupt nicht. Durch diese Lage ist das Apartment nicht nur ein guter Ausgangspunkt für Stadtbesuche in Funchal, sondern für Ausflüge rund um die Insel.

Carlos und seine Frau Ana kümmern sich hervorragend um die Wohnung, sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit und verlässlich.

Wir kommen gerne wieder!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location, clean, tidy

  • 5 of 5

A great location for a week's break in Madeira. Town centre is walkable on the way there and you can get the bus back (it stops outside the flat). You wouldn't want to walk! Parking is tight - get the smallest car you can - we had a Renault Clio and it only just fit. Carlos (the guy who looks after the property) is a delight. Really friendly, excellent English, lots of good recommendations.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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First Class Appartment- we were delighted

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schöne Ferienwohnung mit toller Aussicht zu jeder Tageszeit und jeder Beleuchtung!. Saubere Wohnung mit geschmackvoller Einrichtung - man fühlt sich sofort wohl. Geschirr und Küchenausstattung sehr reichhaltig - alles da. Bad mit Wanne / Dusche und Bidet.

Lage nahe der Schnellstrasse, aber total ruhig. Bushaltestelle Linie 34 nur 30m entfernt. Aufenthalt für 4 Personen ideal.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mercado dos lavradores
"Local products."
Restaurante Mozart
"Great food and friendly staff."
Restaurante Santo Antonio
"Highly recommended!"
Monte Palace Tropical Garden
"Not to be missed!"
Casa das Mudas
"Stunning place. Art Gallery and Architecture."
Restaurante Do Forte
"Iconic place."
Noite Escura
"Great food in the Old Town."
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Old Town
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Funchal Port - Lobo Marinho
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Via Rápida - Boa Nova
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Old Town
Nearest Beach
1.8 Kilometres
Barreirinha Bathing Complex
Car: not necessary

Licensed property by the Funchal Municipality, as "Alojamento Local" (local housing) according Portuguese legal requirements.

Extremely comfortable and excellently equipped Holiday Home.

High standard, sunny and bright 2 bedroom Apartment with breathtaking panoramic view over Funchal Bay, amphitheatre and mountains.

Quiet and advantageously located with easy access.

2 kms/5 minutes from Funchal centre, 15 kms/12 minutes from Madeira's International Airport, 1,8 kms/4 minutes from the nearest beach, 0,8 kms/2 minutes from motorway, 3 kms/8 minutes from Funchal Ferry Port.


Situated in a bay bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south coast of the island of Madeira, Funchal is the capital of Madeira.

This town that dates back some 500 years, since 21st August 1508, owes its name to a sweet-smelling wild herb, the “Foeniculum Vulgare” traditionally known as fennel [funcho], which existed in abundance at the time of its settlement.

Funchal is the largest tourist, cultural and commercial center of the archipelago of Madeira. This city offers a wide range of leisure activities, from visits to museums, monuments and other landmarks, to walks in its beautiful gardens, walks along the Marina of Funchal full of boats, shopping and going out at night to bars and nightclubs.

In the form of an amphitheater, the Municipality of Funchal stretches along a hillside that goes from sea level to the Pico de Areeiro, at 1.818m altitude.



This 18 hole, 6000 metre plus course was designed in 1993 by Cabel Robinson, and is skillfully set within the gracious parkland of the Quinta de Palheiro Ferreiro. Remarkable for tight fairways, fast greens, and judicious use of the beautiful trees that once covered the hillside, the course is a worthy challenge for all handicap levels.

Palheiro Golf is situated some 10 km east of Funchal with magnificent views overlooking the town and bay.


Its original course, built in 1937, was redesigned in 1991 by the famous golf architect Robert Trent Jones who created a completely new and spectacular 27 hole golf course in one of the most beautiful landscapes that nature may offer.

Santo da Serra Golf is 20 minutes away from Funchal centre and 5 minutes away from the airport.



22 February to 1 March – Entertainment in downtown Funchal;

25 February – Great Allegoric Carnival Parade;

28 February – Slapstick Parade.


March (dates to be confirmed)

• MADEIRA FLOWER FESTIVAL (every year, 2 weeks after Easter)

4 to 21 May – Exhibits and Entertainment in downtown Funchal;

6 May – The Wall of Hope Ceremony;

7 May – Great Allegoric Flower Parade;

14 May – Madeira Auto Parade – Historical Classic Car Parade;

21 May – Concerts “The Sound of Flowers”.


3, 10, 17 and 24 June – Music and Fireworks Display.


27 August to 10 September – Entertainment in downtown Funchal;

3 September – Historical Parade;

4 to 10 September – Performances held on the various municipalities of the island;

9 September – Live Harvest in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos.


3 to 8 October.


1 December to 7 January, 2018 – General Illumination of Funchal Amphitheatre;

1 December to 7 January 2018 – Christmas Exhibits in downtown Funchal;

31 December – New Year’s Eve Firework Display;

5 January 2018 – “Chants of Epiphany” – Municipal Gardens;

7 January 2018 – Closing of the Christmas Illuminations.



7 to 14 February – Entertainment in downtown Funchal;

10 February – Great Allegoric Carnival Parade;

13 February – Slapstick Parade.


March (dates to be confirmed)

• MADEIRA FLOWER FESTIVAL (every year, 2 weeks after Easter)

19 April to 6 May – Exhibits and Entertainment in downtown Funchal;

21 April – The Wall of Hope Ceremony;

22 April – Great Allegoric Flower Parade;

29 April – Madeira Auto Parade – Historical Classic Car Parade;

6 May – Concerts “The Sound of Flowers”.


9, 16, 23 and 30 June – Music and Fireworks Display.


26 August to 9 September – Entertainment in downtown Funchal;

2 September – Historical Parade;

3 to 9 September – Performances held on the various municipalities of the island;

8 September – Live Harvest in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos.


2 to 7 October.


1 December to 6 January, 2019 – General Illumination of Funchal Amphitheatre;

1 December to 6 January 2019 – Christmas Exhibits in downtown Funchal;

31 December – New Year’s Eve Firework Display;

5 January 2019 – “Chants of Epiphany” – Municipal Gardens;

6 January 2019 – Closing of the Christmas Illuminations.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
Rates depend on number of persons.
Don't include Christmas and New Year (on request).
Long term special offers.
All water, electricity and gas are included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Funchal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Electric heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Portable baby cot available upon request. Please bring your own baby linen.
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please provide your own beach towels. Amazing wide views over the ocean, the city and mountains, from the living room, master bedroom and balcony. A perfect view point for the Atlantic Festival in June and New Year fireworks displays.

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