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A spacious one bedroom apartment with gym, infinity pool, sea views, WiFi

São Martinho, Funchal, Portugal
  • Apartment645 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Self-catering close to Funchal town centre includes use of gym and Jacuzzi

Situated just 4km outside of Funchal town centre, it is perfectly located for eating out, shopping, and sight seeing. Alternatively, relax by the infinity pool and admire the breath taking views over the Atlantic Ocean and Praia Formosa beach with its walkway to Camara De Lobos.

This modern second floor apartment is fully furnished, bright and airy, and comes with access to a fully equipped gymnasium (refitted in October 2015), jacuzzi, and outdoor pool area. It has its own parking space, lift access, and west facing balconies off both the living room and bedroom, espresso coffee machine, and WiFi internet access. An optional single bed is also available for a child.

Vila Formosa gains its name from the beach below, Praia Formosa, which is the main beach of Funchal. The apartment has steps (many!) down to the beach where you will find three great cafes and open air restaurants and a 2km walkway (on stilts in the sea) to the fishing village of Camara De Lobos (also with great cafes and restaurants).

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Natasha Blezard

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Natasha Blezard

We are hard working, like most of us! Consequently, we take 'holiday time' very seriously

Natasha Blezard purchased this Apartment in 2007

Why Natasha Blezard chose São Martinho

My husband wanted a place with a unbroken view of the sea, especially the sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean. A pool and gym was also important.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Like the rest of the apartment, the bedroom is newly furnished with a light and modern feel. There is a king sized double bed, bedside cabinets and ample built in wardrobe & clothes draws. There is also a portable air-conditioning unit for use in the summer.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet
      • A modern white suite comprising of full size bath with show attachment above, sink with marble surrounds, toilet and bidet.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
        • Near The Ocean


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Iron & Board
                • Air Conditioning
                  This is a portable unit should you need it. Can chill the bedroom fairly quickly.
                • Fitness Room / Equipment
                  Pretty much everything you would need to keep in tone, treadmill, spin-bike, cross trainer, multi-gym resistance machine, free weights, bench, floor mats, etc,... not to mention a great view.
                • Garage
                  Parking space is below the apartment on floor -4
                • Hair Dryer
                • Internet
                  Free wifi at about 50mb +
                • Elevator
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                • Parking
                  Dedicated parking space should you rent a car
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                • Free Wifi


                    • Coffee Maker
                      Delta coffee machine using capsules but also a filter coffee machine too
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Everything you could wish for including food processor and smoothy maker
                    • Dishwasher
                      Full size bosch dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                      The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric fan oven, built in microwave, new ceramic hob, full size dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, etc. It is well stocked with cooking utensils.
                    • Microwave
                      Bosch microwave with grill option
                    • Oven
                      Electric fan oven
                    • Refrigerator
                      Full size fridge freezer
                    • Stove
                      Ceramic hob fitted in 2017
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • DVD Player
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Television
                              Cable TV, DVD player and Playstation 2


                                • Balcony
                                  There are two 6sqm West facing balconies, the living room one being furnished with a small table and two chairs and spectular sunsets


                                    • limited accessibility

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          The swimming pool is an infinity pool, with spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean. This is the "jewel in the Vila Formosa crown", providing one of the most amazing sunbathing & swimming.


                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • marina
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          26 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          A little gem in Maderia

                                                          Glenys F.Berkshire England

                                                          We found this amazing appartment having been to Madeira before and would certainly return again. It is close to all the shopping you would require and only a short bus trip away from Funchal. The appartment has stunning views and excellent facilities. Nothing but excellent communications with the owner. If you want a hassle free holiday in a high spec appartment, this is the one for you. A gem on this fantastic island.

                                                          Five Star Apartment with a Five Star View

                                                          Max D.Solihull

                                                          We had a great stay here in February 2018, a well equipped apartment and a smashing base from which to explore Maderia island from. Quiet and warm in the evening. Kitchen perfect if you want to self-cater. Otherwise restaurants very close by. We loved it, hope to come again. Communication with owners was perfect and gave us all the information we needed. Excellent holiday / apartment pack includes a map. We never got lost once. I would say we saw 95% of the island. A great adventure.

                                                          Great find!!

                                                          Timothy S.

                                                          Spacious, comfortable apartment with magnificent views over the bay. Well appointed with all mod cons and plenty of spare linen and towels if required. Lovely, if cold, infinity pool, jacuzzi and access to the gym if that's what you want to do! At this time of year there is no sun around the pool until about midday or on the apartment balconies until late afternoon, but sure that this isn't the case later in the summer.

                                                          The only drawback we can see is the access which is a very steep slope and 4 small flights of steps that would be difficult for anyone disabled or not very active.

                                                          All in all we would love to stay again at some time.

                                                          A lovely relaxing, quiet stay in Funchal

                                                          Paul A.

                                                          This is a lovely one bedroomed apartment on the edge of Funchal.

                                                          There is also a separate kitchen and utility room.

                                                          We loved sitting on the balconies (there are two) looking at the view of the pool, the beach and the Cabo Girao cliffs.

                                                          It's a bit of a steep walk through the complex to the road at the top, but immediately outside there are bus stops to take you to into the centre of Funchal.

                                                          Villa Formosa

                                                          Janet M.

                                                          Well appointed and equipped apartment with good views ,facilities and close to amenities. The good weather helped . I have no hesitation in recommending this property

                                                          The apartment was exceptionally clean, very comfortable and was in a great location with lovely view

                                                          keely f.

                                                          We were greeted when we arrived, shown the apartment and provided with all info and keys needed.

                                                          The apartment has great sea views and a lovely pool and just a couple of minutes walk to the beach and a lovely

                                                          walk into the City Centre. It is very close to shops, bars and restaurants and the Island is stunning. We would definately return and highly recommend Villa Formosa. There is a bus stop right outside and great coffee shop across the road. The people of Madeira are charming.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you! Hope to welcome you back soon.



                                                          São Martinho, Funchal, Portugal

                                                          Situated just 4km outside of Funchal town centre, it is perfectly located for eating out, shopping, and sightseeing. In about 20 minutes you can walk from the 'Old Town' but close to a taxi rank if you prefer. It is also less than 5 minutes walk from 'Forum Madeira', Funchal’s second largest shopping centre with 86 shops, including restaurants, cafés and snack bars, 6 cinemas (most films in English) and a hypermarket


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                                                          26 Reviews
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