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Ocean facing, waterfront apartment -stunning panoramic views, excellent location

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


São Martinho Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed

Rosemarie Thompson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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October 17, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Now we are back home and getting back to the usual way of life wanted to thank you for your lovely welcome and thoughtful provisions. We loved staying at the apartment, I don't think we have ever had a a holiday apartment that felt like home, the balcony was where we had breakfast every day and it became somewhere we would enjoy late evening, my wife loves being by the sea and this was perfect, always something to see including birds, butterflies, and cats including a sweet kitten an of course the sound of the waves.

We will definitely be back and are already looking at dates early next year.

Many thanks and looking forward to meeting you again.
Sep 2016
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Ocean facing, waterfront apartment -stunning panoramic views, excellent location
average rating of 4.818182 based on 51 reviews

Room with a view!

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely lovely apartment but the best part is the amazing view- we just didn't want to leave! Spent hours just relaxing and gazing out of the enormous patio window - perfect. The apartment itself has everything you could possibly need for comfort and convenience - totally equipped. It is in an excellent location with good restaurants and supermarket within a few minutes walk. Takes about 20 minutes or so to walk into Funchal itself which is a beautiful Capitol. The welcome and hospitality of Rose-Marie and Adrian was lovely. They arranged taxi travel, greeted us at the apartment and provided a very good welcome pack including wine so we could start our holiday off properly! We would highly recommend this apartment for either a short or long stay - it is so comfortable and homely. Location wise we think it is the best place to be as it's near enough to Funchal but far enough out not to be too busy, though at the same time in an area with enough activity with shops, restaurants etc for atmosphere. We will definitely go back again - just the job for relaxation.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely and informative review, we enjoyed meeting you both, and look forward to greeting again sometime in the near future. Thank you for you card and leaving the apartment in good order. Your comments and review our greatly appreciated.
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Perfect Apartment - Accurately described

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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 guests. It was lovely to meet you both and look forward to greeting you again. Very Kind Regards Rose- Marie and Adrian.
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Fantastic !

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this lovely apartment and it won't be our last. Hopefully we'll be back next year. The apartment is well furnished with all you will need for a great stay. There is a great welcome pack from Marie and Adrian plus Marie will organise a taxi, we had the lovely Manual, to pick you up from the Airport and take you back for 28 Euro's a trip.

The apartment is lovely and central too, so every thing is on your door step.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Big Thank you Susan once again, it was lovely to see you both again, and look forward to seeing again next year. Rose Marie and Adrian
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Lovely view

  • 5 of 5

Marie Rose was waiting for us to bring the key. She is a very friendly and helpful person.

The flat, which is situated in the tourist-area, is nice and clean. From the balcony there is a fantastic view to the garden and the sea.

I would like to come back another time.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, see again sometime. Kind Regards Rose Marie and Adrian
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Fabulous apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a fantastic location right by the ocean with stunning sea views.

It is superbly furnished with all modern facilities as described on the website.

The bed linen is lovely and changed weekly.

The owners, Rosemarie and Adrian are so helpful and arrange airport pickup if required by taxi.

Its location is handy for the local buses (cheap to use) and there is an abundance of restaurants in the vicinity to suit all tastes.

We have been going to this apartment since 2007 and highly recommend for adults who like a home from home place to stay to relax and enjoy Madeira.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A big thank you, it is always lovely to see you all, we look forward to the next time. Kind Regards Rose Marie and Adrian
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Lovely apartment, fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

Spent a very relaxing week here with my 82 year old mother and we had a wonderful time. The apartment was spotlessly clean and well equipped and the view from the balcony was stunning. There is nothing better than having breakfast in the sun overlooking the shimmering Atlantic Ocean whilst Britain is shivering under a layer of snow! Ideally situated close to bus stops it is also near enough to the centre of Funchal to walk in and there are plenty of restaurants within a short walk, including Moby Dick's just opposite which serves excellent food. The welcome pack was much appreciated, particularly the fresh rolls and the wine, and Rosemarie was there when we arrived to give us local information and advice. Although we didn't use the pool it looked well maintained and the gardens were immaculate.

I highly recommend this apartment and would not hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank very much for taking the time to write a lovely review for us. It was lovely to meet you and your mother and look forward to greeting you again and perhaps your husband too and some other time in the future. Very kind Regards Rose Marie and Adrian.
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Funchal airport 20 min drive
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
5-10min walk
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
5 min drive
Car: not necessary

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.


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São Martinho Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 9 2015 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Our Rate is from £425 for 2 persons to £475 for 3-4 persons- per week for the March 2014.
March 2014 to Jan 2015 for 2 persons 435 pounds and 3-4 persons- 485 sterling pounds.
The rate varies on date and availability. Please request the price for the period required. On booking, a deposit is enquired of 25% and the balance is due 6 wks before departure.Booking forms can be emailed

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.

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São Martinho Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Both bathrooms are fully tiled and are a good size, with all towels and flannels, toilet rolls, soap supplied, and are changed weekly.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The apartment has two spacious bedrooms, one is a double room, with large double bed, bedside tables, dressing table, mirror, and fitted wardrobes, plenty of storage space and hanging space, there are french doors leading out to a small balcony, with seaview. There is a roller blind on the outside of the french doors, which can be closed, and enable you to have a nice cool breeze at night. The double room has ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom has two single beds, bedside table, mirror,.and fitted wardrobes, and french doors leading onto another small balcony, with roller blind. The main bathroom is next door to the second bedroom. There are electric fans and hairdryers, alarms clocks, and beach towels, in both bedrooms. The bedding and soft furnishings are to a very high standard. The apartment is not suitable for young children,
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We supply all linen and towels, plus beach towels, hairdryers, electric fans. Weekly change of the beds and towels and cleaning of the apartment. The apartment is very spacious light and cool with lovely sea breezes. There is one large double bedroom, with ensuite bathroom, one twin bedroom and full bathroom. Fully equipped kitchen, spacious lounge/diner and balcony. The lounge/diner, bedrooms and kitchen all have balconies and sea views. There are french doors on the dining room of the lounge/diner which open onto a beautiful sea view as well, a wonderful and romantic setting when eating. The furnishing of the apartment are very comfortable and to a high standard. The lounge/diner has large glass balcony doors with panoramic seaviews, and is furnished with a 3 seater sofa, one arm chair,3 side tables, Cable TV, DVD, CD Player, Radio.. Large supply of books, some DVDs and CDs. The dining room has table and 6 chairs. With two side cupboards, with glasses, table cloths. Wi-fi- access.

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