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Beach waterfront 4-star holiday apartment with ocean view and swimming pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,388 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Beach waterfront 2-bedroom apartment with ocean view and swimming pool

Beach waterfront 2-bedroom apartment with stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic is located on the 4th floor (2 lifts are available) of 4* resort Pestana Gardens, in the west Funchal, Lido area, on the beach Praia Formosa with direct access to the ocean promenade. Unique location!

The guests can enjoy the privacy and at the same time use all hotel amenities like outdoor pool, pool bar, restaurants. Large private terrace for sunbathing and al fresco dining in sunset. Within 100-200 m from the building are several bars and fish restaurants with reasonable prices and also 2 supermarkets in 10-15 minutes walking distance along the ocean promenade.

Public buses to Funchal centre nearby.

Ideal for couples or families with children seeking relaxation.

2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, dishwasher, cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, kettle, toaster, iron,hair dryer, TV, DVD, free internet access. Bedlinen, towels and maid service once a week is included.

More Details

Agnese Bukane
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


São Martinho Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1388 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Beach waterfront 4-star holiday apartment with ocean view and swimming pool
average rating of 3.8 based on 10 reviews

Spacious, well equipped and lovely views and sun from balcony

  • 4 of 5

We had an excellent three week stay and would hope to come again. The location was good for us with walks along the sea path in either direction. One supermarket has closed, perhaps for winter. The other is about 10 to 15 minutes away and has all you need. We spent lots of time on the balcony and saw a storm and sunsets. The sea is so close. Good restaurants nearby, through the tunnel. Dishwasher and washing machine very handy. The complex is well maintained and we made good use of the pool, even on cloudy days. No problem with ants if everything is kept in cupboards/fridge and wiped down. The door to the balcony does need some attention as it’s very stiff. Hope the second shower is fixed for next year as we may bring family. Lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat, Thank you for the stay in my apartment and for your kind review! Sorry for the inconvenience with the shower cabin - before your arrival we got the notice about the leak. Last week we changed the shower cabin to a new one. We will also check the balcony door. Sometimes it becomes stiff due to the salty air from the ocean. You're welcome to stay again next year! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Best regards, Agnese
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Not the greatest stay that we have had.

  • 2 of 5

The apartment is very hard to find - the owner omitted to tell us it was in a hotel comlex. The apartment has wonderful view over the ocean and a large balcony - but it is directly over the pool patio. So, expect noise from people drinking and lazing at all times!

The apartment itself is rather worn, there was an army of ants in the cupboard by the frig, so don't leave any food on the counters, as they will find it. The owner only supplied one kitchen garbage bag for a 5 day stay - I have never been expected to buy garbage bags before and in fact used the ones in the bathrooms! There was no helpful information about where to get groceries, how to get into Funchal etc. We do not happen to use Apps or GPS.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Angela, Thank you for staying in my apartment. Actually it's mentioned in the add that the apartment is located in 4* tourism complex Pestana Gardens. Taking into account that the apartment is located on the 4th floor and you can hear the sound of ocean waves I'm surprised that you heard any noises from the patio below. I'm sorry for the inconveniences with the ants but we do regularly the desinfection which prevents their appearance for a while. As regards the garbage bags - there are usually a lot of plastic shopping bags which fit into the bin and to avoid from using additional plastic we and the guests are using the shopping bags for the bin. As regards the information - I sent you the information about the shuttle bus to/from the airport, public buses to the center, we provide free WIFI in the apartment and there are a lot of booklets about the different sightseeing places in Funchal and outside. Also you had the phone no. of the local manager in case of any questions. I'm sorry if this information wasn't enough for you. Best regards, Agnese
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A lovely break

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is well equipped and along with the pool area and communal area is kept to a high standard.

I didn't actually use the pool or bar area but it seemed well received by other guests.

There is a wide variety of maps/information in the apartment, handy for inspiration if needed.

The tunnel at the end of the beach was helpful to take you to a selection of local restaurants however the walk in to Funchal itself is completely manageable with comfy shoes and offers pleasant views with many bars and restaurants along the way.

The local supermarket that we used was more than what we needed, only a couple of minutes drive away.

We hired a car from the airport which was a real bonus and very reasonably priced as we were able to explore the rest of Madeira at our own leisure, some of the scenery is breath taking. I would advise to do the same if you can.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mandy, Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you had lovely holidays in Madeira. Best regards, Agnes
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Lovely Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this apartment for a week but could have stayed longer! The apartment is comfortable & spacious. It also has a lovely balcony which overlooks the swimming pool & the Atlantic.

There is a comfortable 3 piece suite as well as a table with 4 chairs inside but to be perfectly honest we spent majority of our time on the balcony as there is a table with 4 chairs & 2 loungers, perfect for meal times & just relaxing watching the waves crashing on the beach.

There is washing machine in the kitchen with an airer on the balcony so washing is no problem. It was so nice coming back from our holiday knowing that we didn't have too much washing to do!

WiFi also in the apartment too which is really handy & the staff at reception are really friendly and helpful.

Defiantly worth a visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maria, Thank you for your review. You're welcome if you decide to visit Madeira again! Best regards, Sandra
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  • 5 of 5

The property was peaceful, cozy and clean. The scenery was lovely, as well as the service. Expectations were met and we are happy to come again. Probably for two months next spring.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bel appartement avec vue magnifique

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons bien apprécié cet appartement spacieux et surtout sa terrasse en front de mer pour admirer le coucher du soleil.

Seuls reproches, les lits trop durs et la douche hors service, donc une seule salle de bain en bon fonctionnement.

Sinon, tout était parfait.

Merci pour les petits plus (thé, café, sucre, lait,...)

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Hotel Pestana Bay, restaurant By the Sea
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
By the Sea
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Praia Formosa
Car: not necessary

Madeira islands are famous with its mild climate, the average winter temperature is +18C, the average summer temperature is +24C. Madeira islands are the subtropical islands with green and always blooming scenery. The capital city Funchal, which celebrated its 500 anniversary in 2008, is built in large amphitheatre from the ocean to uphill.

The beach Praia Formosa, in the west Funchal, Lido area,offers visitors three small sandy beaches and a large pebbled beach. The water quality is certified by the ‘Blue Flag’ and a team of lifeguards is watching over the safety of the bathers.The eastern end of Praia Formosa has a series of semi-artificial rock pools that offer public swimming.

The fish restaurant Doca do Cavacas nearby the pools (in 10 min walking distance) has fantastic ocean views and is highly recommended

The new shopping centre Madeira Forum with many shops and restaurants is only in 15 min walking distance.

Convenient connection to city centre by public buses.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $123.06
Refundable damage deposit $123.06

The rental rate GBP 395 (EUR 450) is for 2 persons + a security deposit GBP 100 (EUR 100) which will be refunded
The rental rate for 3-4 persons - GBP 435 (EUR 510) weekly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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