About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Peaceful self Catering apartment, set in landscaped gardens, relaxing views.
This self catering ocean facing, waterfront apartment, set on the cliff top, in landscaped gardens with a swimming pool is in a excellent location for your holiday rental, relaxing, peaceful, romantic. From the balcony watch the sunrise over the Desertes Islands, and later in the day you can just relax and take in the stunning views, listen to sounds of the waves, watch the sunset in the evening, and the moon glistening on the water at night. Although, the apartment is only a few minutes walk to restaurants, shops, supermarket, banks, taxi's ranks, bus stop and promenade walk, with its cliff top position, it is well away from the road, in a wonderful location.The centre of Funchal, is a pleasant 10-15 min walk. The apartment is very spacious and comfortable, and furnished to a very high standard, fully equipped for your every need, to enable you to have a relaxing holiday. We are there to add that personal touch, and greet you on your arrival, and answer any questions you may have.
On your arrival: On your arrival we can arrange transport for you to and from the airport, we have taxi driver's we have used for many years, and are friendly and very reliable, and speak very good English. They will collect you from the airport and take you to the apartment where we will be there to greet you and show you around the apartment, and to answer any questions you may have. There will a welcome pack for you on arrival also. If you should need any extra help or advice during your stay we would be pleased to help. The apartment is very central, with good transport available close by, so hiring a car is not really necessary unless you wish to, and if so there is car parking available at the apartment. There is also a hire car office in the courtyard of the apartment , so if you do wish to hire a car for the odd day, it is very convenient for pick-up and return of the car.
We have tried to put all the little extra touches to the apartment to make your stay more enjoyable.
During your stay: There is a portfolio of useful information which includes maps, leaflets from local attractions, restaurants to try, excursions, wonderful walks, exotic gardens, golf etc.
If you are golfers there is our two challenging golf courses in Madeira,- Palherio, which is a short 15 mins drive, or Santo Serra, which is 35min drive. We are pleased to be able to offer a 30% discount on green fees at Palherio Course.
Sunbeds available for sunbathing in the gardens. The balcony is a beautiful relaxing setting, with panoramic views, it is a lovely spot to retire to after your day of shopping or exploring this beautiful island, which our guests find very hard to leave.
On your departure: On your departure we will return to the apartment to bid you farewell, and to ensure you have had a good holiday. The time of departure from the apartment on the day is flexible, depending on the time of new arrival's.
The usual time of departure is 10am, but luggage can be left until your departure to the airport.
Registered - T.of Portugal- 25337/AL.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Rosemarie Thompson
My husband and I lived and worked in England, till we retired to this beautiful Island Maderia. We spent many happy holidays here during the years with our family, and could not wait till our return each time. We are very happy here and enjoy greeting our guests. We are on hand anytime you should need us, and do your very best to make your stay and holiday perfect.
Why Rosemarie Thompson chose São Martinho
The property is a very special place, with wonderful sea views, and also holds very special memories for us and our guests.
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Check-in: 12:00 AM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We stayed at the Apartment for 1 week with my mother and we wish it had been for longer. The apartment was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. Rose Marie certainly has thought of everything. We had a welcome pack waiting for us with rolls ready for our lunch! The views are exceptional and the balcony was perfect for breakfast and pre dinner drinks!
Rose Marie was waiting to greet us and came to say goodbye when we left.
We will definitely be back!
Thank you so much to Rose Marie who couldn't have been a better host. Maria, Jason and Chris x
Thanks so much Maria and Jason and Chris, Very happy you enjoyed your
stay, and thank you for your very kind review. We look forward to seeing again.
Great Ocean front apartment!!!
A great apartment for two couples or a family having 1-2 children. Bedrooms, bathrooms, living room, kitchen and especially the balcony with a beautiful view to ocean are all great. And of course not forgetting the lovely and helpful host Rose Marie. And the price, about 600 euros a week for us four, it is VERY reasonable. Absolutely five stars!
Many thanks to out host and of course to our superb tax driver Manuel!
We left Yorkshire in a snowstorm and arrived to a lovely sunny evening in Madeira. We were driven quickly to the apartment and welcomed by the very friendly Rosemarie who had provided a pack of groceries so we did not need to shop straightaway. The views from the balcony are outstanding - we spent many happy hours soaking up the sun and gazing out to sea. The weather was sunny/sunny spells with average temperatures of about 20C. The apartment is very comfortable and is fitted out with everything you need for a lovely holiday. It is approximately 25 minutes walk from the centre of Funchal but there are lots of buses if you don’t want to walk. Taxi fare back was 7euros. There are many cafes and restaurants close to the apartment so there is no need to cook. The apartment also has lots of information about places to visit and things to do. We left already looking forward to our next visit!
Thank you very much for taking the time to do the review, as know people are
busy when they get home.
It was lovely to meet you both, and really appreciated your stay, and we look
forward to seeing again the near future.
Many thanks again. Bye for now
Rose Marie and Adrian.
Another fabulous stay
Rosemary”s apartment was.just perfect for us. It was well furnished, comfortable and the location, close enough to walk into Funchal and on a bus route for ease of travel around the island, made it an ideal place to stay for me and.my 80+ year old mother. The welcome basket was much appreciated and the views from the balcony cannot be beaten, although we weren’t fortunate enough to see dolphins this year! We will definitely be back.
Many thanks for your review, it was lovely to see again and we look forward
to seeing you again sometime, I will try and order a visit from the dolphin's for next time. Take care, best regards to you and your mother.
Rose Marie and Adrian.
Fantastic Apartment in a good location with stunning view to ocean
Fantastic Apartment and very friendly owner, Rose Marie and Adrian
We, my wife and me stayed in this Apartment the second time. Last year in june and this year in January 15th to 29th with the daughter and step son. Rose Marie welcomed us when we arrived. We love this apartment very much because it is well equipped and very clean with a good location to Lido, shops and hotels. The view from the balcony is just stunning. It has never been boring for us and the whether was perfect for this season.
Thank you so much to Rose Marie who could not have been a better host.
Uwe, Ulrike,Nicole and Jörg
Dear Uwe, Ulrike, Nicole and Jorg,
Thank you so much, it was lovely to see you both again and to meet your
charming daughter and step son. Always a pleasure to have you as our guests,
as you are lovely people.
We hope to see you again soon.
Very best regards
Rose Marie and Adrian.
Perfect Apartment - Accurately described
We would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment, in fact we have already been boring friends with just how perfect it was, and looking at the calendar to see when we can return. Marie and Adrian were very friendly and supplied us with lots of useful information. We appreciated the welcoming bottle of wine and thoroughly enjoyed having a glass out on the balcony overlooking the sea in the early evening before heading out to eat at one of the many, many restaurants nearby. The main bedroom had plenty of storage and the bed was very comfortable. We found we sometimes couldn’t sleep with the window open as the restaurant next door had a noisy extractor unit which was often still running at midnight, but the room has an overhead fan as an alternative. The pool was never busy and perfect for relaxing by and having a dip.
We had hired a car for part of the holiday and had been warned by Marie that the metered on-street parking could sometimes be tricky, but we usually found a space without too much trouble.
Although the centre of Funchal is only about 20 minutes away the walk is along roads busy with traffic and is easily reached by bus or taxi.
Thank you for your time in writing a review and letting us know what you enjoyed about our apartment.
Sorry, you were disturbed with the fan from the next door restaurant, this
should have not been running at that time of night, thank you for informing
us so I can speak to the owner to make sure it does not disturb our future
It was lovely to meet you both and look forward to greeting you again.
Very Kind Regards
Rose- Marie and Adrian.
Situated on the Estrada Monumental, where many 5 star hotels and restaurants, bars, shops, supermarket, banks, taxi ranks, bus stop, all within a few minutes walk. The centre of Funchal is a pleasant walk, 10-15min, or a few minutes by bus or taxi. There is access (via the adjacent restaurant) sea access. Within a few minutes walk, of the apartment, there is also a promenade which there are several swimming complex's, and a stony beach and rock pools at the end of the promenade. New large shopping mall within a 10min walk, and a cinema, (English films). There are several places close by for fishing as well. Internet cafes. Lovely restaurants of all kinds. Beautiful leveda walks, cable car with spectacular views taking you to exotic gardens. Whale & dolphin trips, sunset cruises, big game fishing, Take a tour to the top of the island, and look down on the clouds below you. Diving& lessons. Two challenging golf courses. Or just relax.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Feb 2017 to Aug 2018 for 2 persons 435 pounds and 3/4 persons- 485 sterling pounds-per week. The rate varies on date and availability. Please request the price for the period required. On booking, a deposit is enquired of 25% ( not refundable) and the balance is due 6 wks before departure.Booking forms can be emailed . Monday is our normal changeover days, which is preferred but we can be flexible if necessary. Cancellations- (the site has put no refund- ) BUT, cancellations are at the discretion of the owner- and if able to re-book the period- full refund will be issued. CANCELLATIONS- refunds are at the discretion of the owner. Cancellations refunds our at the discretion of the owner.
We require 25% deposit on reservation- Balance would be due 6 weeks prior to arrival date. 2 persons 435 pounds per week- 3/4 persons 485, per week for the apartment.