Peaceful self Catering apartment, set in landscaped gardens, relaxing views.
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, we are always available on 00 351 933707358, for any other questions you may have on deciding to chose our apartment, or during you your stay.
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. Excellent location, quite and relaxing. Balcony to listen to the sounds of the waves, and watch the boats sail by, with a glass of wine. Good size rooms and light with balconies on all the rooms.
What makes this Apartment unique
Views, and right by the ocean, relaxing, very comfortable. Personal welcome by us.
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Spacious sea-view apartment.
The apartment was well furnished with stylish,comfortable furnishings. All possible, quality, equipment was included. We were impressed that the reality was better than the web site. Well done Marie for finding this place in an excellent position and equipping it so well. It is near to many restaurants and has easy access to all the tourist amenities. The garden and pool area were peaceful, clean and with super sea views.
Dear Peter and Lorraine,
Thank you very much for your positive and lovely comments, and we will look forward
to seeing again soon.
Perfect location for a DIY holiday in Madeira
Great accommodation - plenty of room and lots of facilities and a private pool (for the block) and the ocean just a few yards away too!. Perfect location for a good stroll into the old town and plenty of v v v nearby restaurants for lazier nights!
Thank you very much, it was nice to see you all again, and look forward
to seeing again sometime.
A wonderful way to stay in Madeira
Amazing property spacious , spotless , so well equipped with everything you could possibly need . A wonderful welcome pack to get you through you first couple of breakfast s and even a bottle of wine to enjoy on the balcony with a view and what a view the host mrs Thompson was there to greet us on arrival , friendly informative took us through the apartment lots of info in folders in apartment lots of wonderful comments from previous quests many were returning customers , we were there when World Cup was on managed to get it on t.v in app but unfornately not in English , tv very limited English channels mainly news channels , so if you like your English soaps they not available .
2 bathrooms only used one shower excellent good temperature ,power, very well equipped with plenty towels , pool towels also available
Only used pool once during stay , there is a woman attendant weekdays constantly sweeping using hosepipe etc but didn’t see anyone cleaning pool and it was very dirty full of very large insects so I’m afraid I couldn’t bring myself to go in my husband did and said the water was quite warm but he agreed it was rather dirty lots of sun cream floating on top . But there is lots of lidos all down the coastline if you like a pool .
The apartment is in a central location took us about 45 min to walk to the fish and flower market in the centre of Funchal .lots of public transport if required , lots of places to eat nearby .
This was our first time in Madeira found it to be a very pretty island , enjoyed our stay did all the must do tourist things cable car , toboggan ride ( very disappointing ) . We bought a return cable car ticket but once you go on toboggan run you are then half way down with either a very difficult uphill walk back to the top or get a taxi they charged 25 euros to go back to the top an absolute rip off but you options were very limited had we known we would have bought a one way ticket then walked the hill down after toboggan ruN .
The tour bus is great value at 17 euros each for two days , you don’t have to have consecutive days we did fri and Sunday , get a good 2 hours run to see some beautiful places Hop on hop off how you like
Buses every 20 min great value
Would highly recommend this apartment you will not be dissapointed 5 stars all the way .
Thank you for your very informative review and positive comments.
I am sorry that the pool was not cleaned properly during your stay, if
you had let me know I would have come and spoken to the condo maid and
asked her to get the pool man in to clean, as the regular condo maid was on
holiday and the maid was temporary , so this should not have
happened. I hope this will not stop you from returning to our apartment.
Thank you for telling me, and my apologies for the inconvenience and I will make sure that this does not happen again.
Many thanks and Kind Regards
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!
Dear Kari and Erja and Family,
Thank you very much for your lovely and helpful comments, so glad
you enjoyed your stay in our apartment, and thank you for leaving the
apartment in good order, very much appreciated and we hope to greet you
again at sometime in the future.
Very Kind Regards
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.
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.