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Penthouse apartment with the best ocean and moutain view

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,356 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Penthouse apartment by Formosa beach, Funchal - Sunny and Peaceful Location, with private terrace, swimming pool and direct access to the Beach

This penthouse apartment is situated in Funchal (Reg. Nr. 24787/AL) at Formosa beach, with an amazing view to the Atlantic Ocean and direct access to the beach. To profit the mild climate of Madeira island, you can enjoy the sun and the sea view relaxing at the sun chairs at the apartment terrace or choose to take a swim in the swimming pool or in the sea. With the advantage of having everything you need at a walking distance, you have also nearby a coffee shop and a local fish restaurant just 2 minutes minutes walking.

Registration Number : 24787/AL

Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About N.Figueiredo

I'm a Madeira lover and they would like to share my apartment with you in order you can have the best holidays as possible here!

Why N.Figueiredo chose São Martinho

It is an amazing apartment in an unique location by the sea! It has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay taking profit of the mild climate of the island and its amazing view (the best views of the complex).

What makes this apartment unique

Very spacious apartment (130 m2!) with a private balcony and a private rooftop terrace over the sea (it is really neaby the sea!). A very comfortable and modern apartment in a quiet and unique location!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We really enjoyed Madeira and the apartment was exactly what we needed. Thank you also for all you did for us, your help made the holiday much more enjoyable and we got to see much more of the island with your recommendations. We will definitely return to Madeira - and when we do, we'll get in touch." Jerry and Andrea (England)

"We all really enjoyed staying at the apartment. It was wonderful to look out every morning and see, smell and hear the sea, not something we can do often living near London! Thank you for your help with making our short break run so smoothly. We had some lovely memorable moments, not least the little fishes in the lido tickling our feet! Madeira is a lovely island and hopefully we will come back for another visit some day and enjoy more Maderian hospitality." So Lin, Tony and Jay (England)
Nov 2012
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São Martinho Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1356 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 1 spacious ensuite bathroom with 2 lavatories, bath and bidet. 1 spacious second bathroom with lavatory, bath and bidet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious bedrooms with big wardrobe. The master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and balcony with sea view.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Outside: Spacious private rooftop terrace and balcony over the ocean with great view to the beach and to the swimming pool. Sun chairs and garden table. The city centre is only 10 minutes by car from the apartment. Just nearby you have coffee shops and restaurants with esplanades by the sea, other shops and supermarkets only 10 minutes walking from the apartment. Just in front of the apartment you have the Formosa beach and from here you can walk to Lido area (with natural swimming pools and a walking path along the sea with more coffee shops and restaurants along the way) or, to the other side, you can walk until Câmara de Lobos, a fishermen village (good to eat fresh fish) just 2,2 Km far along the beach. Utility Room: Clothes washing machine. Iron and board, dry clothes stand. Vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen and final cleaning included.


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Penthouse apartment with the best ocean and moutain view
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Wonderful Apartment & Great Jeep Tour

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, spotlessly clean, unrivalled views, wonderful roof terrace, well equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds & nice big bathrooms. We spent a great week in Niara's apartment. She is a great host, responds quickly, has lots of good restaurant suggestions and is very helpful. We had a really relaxing holiday in this apartment. The pool is very clean. Highlight of our trip was jeep tour with Miguel. We booked this directly with Niara. Miguel was a great guide and our teenage daughters really enjoyed his tour. We got some fantastic photos and we would really recommend this to you. We hope to return again in November.

If you enjoy seafood - try 'By the sea' just out of the car park gates on the right.

Forum shopping centre nearby has a very good supermarket.

Easy to take a bus in to the centre of Funchal.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such kind words! It was my pleasure have helped you having the best holidays as possible! I'm glad you have enjoyed it so much! I will be here waiting for your next visit in November!
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The apartment is clean, well-equipped and has wonderful sea views.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this apartment block 5 times now and this is our favourite. Car parking is easy and there are good places to eat nearby.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! It was my pleasure have met both of you! I hope meeting you again on your 6th time here!
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Exactly What We Wanted!

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed in one of Niara's apartments previously. We enjoy staying in different places, so I spent ages researching the internet for somewhere suitable. In the end, I re-contacted Niara and the apartment we chose turned out to be exactly what we wanted:

- walking distance to shops and a variety of restaurants

- well-equipped apartment, including baths

- very pleasant seafront walks in both directions

- balcony and roof area for relaxing and looking out to sea (glad we packed the binoculars!)

We knew we wanted to explore Madeira, so we had pre-booked a Jeep Tour with Niara's husband, Miguel. We enjoyed it so much, we went on a second trip, to a different part of the Island, later in our holiday. Very informative, personal, great fun and you get to see and experience the parts of Madeira that many other tourists never reach!

Next time we look at going to Madeira, I won't bother trawling the internet, I'll be back in touch with Niara for accommodation and Miguel for some sight seeing! Also, both are very efficient at responding very quickly when it came to making our holiday arrangements.

Highly recommmended!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location, great host

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described. Location was perfect. Incredible views from the balcony watching the sunset each evening. Very quiet (except the sound of the waves!!) Close to many restaurants. About 20 mins walk to shopping centre with large supermarket (can get taxi back if you don't want to walk back). Bus #2 bus stop is about 5 mins walk , which takes you into Funchal. It was great to have direct access to the beach / boardwalk. 3 great cafes along the beach, perfect place for dinner or afternoon drink. Sandy beach (black sand) about 5 minutes walk. Being along the boardwalk, you can walk to the nearby fishing village Camara de Lobos (about 30 mins walk). One day we actually walked into Funchal (allow 1-1.5 hours with sightseeing stops along the way - took bus back). Niara was very good communicating beforehand and during our stay via email or whatsapp. We did the jeep tour with Niaras husband, Miguel, which was fantastic, He took us along the north west of the island. Our kids (15 & 17) loved it, and so did we. Niara also organized a taxi to pick us up and return us to the airport, that was much easier, not knowing where to go. Would highly recommend the apartment for a stay on Madeira Island....and Miguels jeep tours!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm really happy you have enjoyed your holidays so much! It was a pleasure have you and you familly here and I really hope you can come back one day!
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Stunning property and location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Madeira many times but this location, the quality of the apartment and the freedom given by self catering, gave us a superb holiday; enhanced also by the care shown to us by Niara and her partner, Miguel, who took us an exhilarating day trip in his Jeep to some spectacular parts of the island, not normally available to tourists. Will be back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! It was all our pleasure! You were more than welcome an you will always be! Looking much forward to see both of you again soon!
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Great apartment, Great location, Great service

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has great views and is very spacious. Niara recommended some fantastic places to visit and I would recommend you hire a car for part of your trip to visit this beautiful Island. That said I would also recommend the use of the airport transfer that Niara organised for us. It was very well organised, very reasonably priced and the service was excellent. Niara was also incredibly supportive when we needed some assistance due to a problem that arose that was unrelated to the apartment. Great apartment, great location, great service from Niara and her contacts.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Madeira airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Funchal Harbour
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
São Martinho exit
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
By the Sea
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
Formosa beach
Car: not necessary


Direct access to the beach from the swimming pool area. Walking path along the beach.

If you would like to explore Madeira island and if you are looking for a informal, cultural, relaxed and real way to explore this island paradise... for me the best choice is doing it with my husband Miguel, in his UMM open classic jeep (convertible)... 27 years old… so no air conditioned, automatic windows or doors (nothing automatic!)… and its noisy but loads of fun, trough the old paths!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit payment with 25% is required to secure the reservation.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible.

If changeover on the same day, clients are requested to leave the property before 10h00 am and new arrivals can check-in after 2h30pm.

Notes on prices:
The prices above are in Euros, based in 7 nights staying.
Special prices for longer stays. Please ask

Prices based on 2 people stay.

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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