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Peaceful Penthouse W Two Balconies W Nice Landscape & Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Penthouse in Funchal Centre, South Coast Madeira - Peaceful Location In Funchal Centre, 10 Minutes Walk From The Cathedral

Penthouse in Funchal Centre with Two Balconies. Recently been restored. Very quiet although in the centre of Funchal. The apartment has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 balconies with nice views of the Madeira landscape and the sea.Two bedrooms have doors opening onto one of the balconies with views over the rooftops, the mountains, the church and a glimpse of the sea. It is situated in Funchal Centre, just behind La Vie Shopping Centre including a 9h/24h pharmacy and a supermarket opened every day of the week. Even though the apartment is close to the centre it is quiet in the evenings and through the night. 10 minutes flat walking distance from the Cathedral, the Santa Catarina Park and Municipal Garden, the Ritz Café, the Theatre Café and The Golden Gate Grand Café or the Marina where most buses stop. Car parking is in the street by pay meters or in a non-expensive secure car park in the building next door.

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2018

About Elsa

I am a teacher, mother of two and I live in Funchal, 10 minutes from this apartment.

I hope you will feel at home in my comfortable apartment, and that you will enjoy the beautiful Madeira.

Elsa purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Elsa chose São Martinho

The apartment is in a fantastic location in Funchal Centre and at the same time in a quiet place. There is every facility we may need and are surrounded by everyday local life but only minutes away from La Vie Shopping Centre with supermarket, bakery and taxi rank and only a 5 minute walk from the Marina, beautiful parks, the Cathedral and restaurants. It is also very sunny and with two balconies with views over the rooftops, the church and the sea.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Een ruime woning waar we met 5 personen goed konden verblijven.
Feb 2018
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São Martinho Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 bathrooms, one en-suite to main bedroom with toilet, bath with shower and bidet and the other with enclosure shower and toilet. Bath towels and beach towels provided. Also toilet paper, liquid soap and hairdryer supplied.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2+1 bedrooms, one with a queen double bed and the second one with two single beds. With a window opening onto the balcony with beautiful views over the rooftops, the mountains, the church and the sea. Third bedroom with a sofa double bed. The main bedroom with ensuite has a ceiling fan and large wardrobes.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A sofa double bed is available in the third bedroom making the total occupancy 6. Cot and high chair supplied on request. The apartment is suitable for the elderly.


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Peaceful Penthouse W Two Balconies W Nice Landscape & Sea Views
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 42 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We are a Spanish family of five who spent a week in this apartment. The apartment is spacious and comfortable, well equipped, well located in Funchal, easy to get to from the airport and easy to get to anywhere in Funchal or Madeira from it. There are several public parking near it, and if you want to park in the same street you can do it in streets with regulated parking area (blue zone). We had no problem with the apartment and its owner. I only give it four stars and not five because the apartment is a bit hot and has no air conditioning, only fans. But, overall, it was worth it, and it did not seem expensive at all. By the way, the owner had the detail of lowering the price because the condominium was under repair.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Luis for your nice review. Hope to meet you next time!
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ideal city apartment

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed 2 beautiful weeks in Madeira! The apartment was exactly what we needed...very big (for two persons), well equipped, very nice and helpful Elsa:-), everything (shopping center, restaurants, coffee bars, shops, marina, seaside etc.) in Funchal in walking distance, easy to get out of the city by car, easy car parking around the building...thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Monika and Sergio for your nice review. Hope to have you again as my guests :)
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Lovely appartment, beautifully appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Elsa was really helpful when we arrived, and the information in the apartment was comprehensive regarding the local facilities and restaurants. The apartment was beautifully cleaned and had everything in it that a family would need including washing machine and dishwasher. All appliances worked well and self catering was simple with a really good local store at La Vie 5 mins walk down the road. We took our two adult boys with us who have not shared a room since they were 9 and 13 years old, their room was plenty big enough to give them their own space with no stress. The apartment is about 10 mins walk from the marina so very central and convenient. We had a great time in Madeira and would recommend it and Elsa's apartment to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ros for your nice review and for the comments you left in the apartment. You will always be welcome :)
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Extremely nice accomodation in Funchal

  • 5 of 5

Elsa is a lovely host and gave us good tips for our stay in Funchal. The apartment is very roomy with a nice interior and a perfectly equipped kitchen. A shopping centre including a large supermarket is in the direct neighbourhood.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for your nice review!
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Well situated bright and airy apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was located close to supermarkets and restaurants, but only a 15 min stroll to the old town (more restaurants) and marina. Very well-equipped kitchen and spacious living area. 2 bathrooms - one with bath. Two balconies (sun in the mornings). Some traffic noise at front, but not enough to disturb.

Elsa welcomed us and took the time to show us what was where in Funchal.

We would like to go back and explore more of the island. Explored Funchal in a week - street music, history , and so many flowers and fruits. Monte is a must as is the market.

Would recommend this property - only 4 stars because I never give anything 5!!


  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for your 4 stars because you never give anything 5 !! Come back soon to go on exploring the island :)
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Lovely apartment close to town

  • 5 of 5

Lovely bright airy apartment close to the town and restaurants, 10 mins walk. We were here for 8 days and would stay in this apartment again. The apartment was well equipped with everything you could need.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review! Looking forward to your next stay :)
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Mercearia Dª Mécia&lots in the immediate vicinity
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Via rapida exit 11
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Sabores Alentejanos
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Praia Formosa (or Barreirinha Beach Complex 2km)
Car: not necessary

Madeira events to look out for:


- Madeira Walking Festival


- Carnival Festivities

Entertainment downtown

Allegoric Carnival Parade

Slapstick Parade


- Madeira Flower Festival

Entertainment downtown

The Wall of Hope Ceremony

Allegoric Flower Parade

Flower Auto-Classic Parade

- Madeira Island Open Golf (PGA European Tour)


- Funchal Atlantic Fireworks Festival

Every Saturday


- Madeira Jazz Festival


- Madeira Wine Festival

Entertainment downtown

Live Harvest in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos


- Columbus Festival - Porto Santo Island


- Madeira Nature Festival


- End of the Year Madeira Festivities

Dec 1st - Beginning of the Illuminations downtown

Dec 8th - Jan 7- General Illumination of Funchal Amphitheatre

Dec 23th - Market Night

Dec 31th - New Year’s Eve Firework Display

Jan 5th – “Chants of Epiphany” – Municipal Gardens


15 minutes walk away from Barreirinha Beach Complex that is located near the Old City and the Market.

Other resorts as Clube de Turismo, Ponta Gorda Beach are 30 min walk away. Here you can access the sea, they have sun loungers, changing rooms and the water is crystal clear. Other Madeira beaches are all pebble, with the exception of a few which have black sand and a couple with golden sand (Calheta Beach and Machico Beach) which you can access by car in 30 minutes.


Funchal airport is about 20 Km from the apartment. Travel time by car is approximately 20-25 minutes. It is not essential to hire a car as buses are frequent and cheap. Excursions are the best way to tour this beautiful island. Going out of town, the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos is about 15 minutes away. The Botanical Garden, Quinta Blandy/Palheiro Ferreiro, Monte Palace are a must for gardening enthusiasts.


You are in the center of Funchal town, right next to the Theatre, the Santa Catarina Park, Municipal Garden and the Cathedral. Within 5 minutes walk from the Marina where most buses stop and the La Vie Shopping Centre with a 24h pharmacy and a large supermarket. 15 minutes far from the Market, the Old City, the Cable Car and Barreirinha Beach Complex by foot. 5 minutes from the Harbour with lots of restaurants and excursions. There are also many nice restaurants nearby: Celeiro, Combatentes, Sabores Alentejanos, etc.

Madeira has the most fascinating walk-in Levadas which are the irrigation channels built back between 16th and 20th to bring water from the North to the South. Whale and dolphin spotting and marlin fishing. To discover Madeira at its best we supply you some guides for free.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Minimum booking of 1 week (if less required, please contact us). Booking for 2 to 4 guests are welcome. Another 2 persons can stay in the sofa double bed.

Changeover Day:
Arrivals and departures depending on other bookings can be flexible. Changeover days are also flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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