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Funchal beach hotel 2 bedroom waterfront apartment with swimming pool in Funchal

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,388 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

Funchal big beach apartment 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps 4, pool and beach.

RESERVATIONS POSSIBLE WITHOUT CREDIT-CARD Madeira - Funchal holiday hotel large apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms on the 5th floor, beach waterfront location down from the FORUM MADEIRA Shopping Centre in a resort on the sea Promenade with swimming pool and children's pool. Two Lifts/Elevators up to the apartment. Private hotel apartment with open modern kitchen, living room with cable flat screen TV, HI-FI and DVD player. Free WI-FI Internet connection in the apartment. 2 large balconies with fantastic sea views. Quit location with no traffic. Large car park free of charge. Direct beach access and in the area restaurants, bars and German bakery. FORUM Shopping with big supermarket.Within 1 km radius over 100 restaurants and 100 shops.

Good value and unique location !

Hotel reception 24-7. Maid service every week with new linen, towels and hand soap and toilet paper.

More Details
Registration Number : 23408/AL

Property Manager
Jan Hansen
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Jan Hansen

Jan Hansen Property owner

Jan Hansen purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Jan Hansen chose São Martinho

Location, location beach front ! - Nothing can be build in front of this unique hotel apartment. One of the few places you can stay on a beach in Madeira.


São Martinho Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1388 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Holiday Resort
  • Luxury
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • New linen every week by your private maid.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Funchal beach hotel 2 bedroom waterfront apartment with swimming pool in Funchal
average rating of 4.52 based on 25 reviews

The apartment is spacious, well laid out and has two wonderfully large balconies. Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

The stony beach at Pria Formosa which is just in front of the apartment is a great location for a holiday. Not to busy but never empty. The view of the beach and the sound of the sea from the balconies is relaxing and already missed!

There are a number of decent restaurants within 15 minutes walk and one of our favourites was Doca do Cavaca which can be seen by looking to the left from the balconies. Funchal is a €10. Cab ride or buses are quite regular. The website suggested that a free bus trip to Funchal was available from the complex but when we asked the hotel reception told us that this was only for hotel guests and that as we were guests of a privately owned apartment we could not use it. We did not follow this up as we usually walked and it took us approximately 45 minutes. Camara do Lobos which is also a 45 minute promenade walk in the opposite direction is well worth a visit as you can get a land train up to the glass platform 580 meters above the sea on the top of Europe's highest sea cliff's.

I do have a couple of observations that I would briefly mention. The apartment was very clean when we arrived however on arrival Jan Hansen said that it would be cleaned weekly, something that did not happen. This did not bother us too much as we like our privacy. Jan had given us his mobile number but we chose not to follow up on this and just bought more toilet rolls and carried on using the towels.

The WiFi in the apartment needs a fair amount of patience but will work with a bit of arm waving. The hot water tank is effective but small so allow an hour between showers and the bathrooms would benefit from an upgrade as they are looking a little tired. The second bedroom has no outside view from the window, it looks into a darkened utility room.

I have written this review on behalf of my wife and I believe in being as honest as possible so it's only fair to say that I would definitely consider staying in the apartment again as this has been one of the most enjoyable holidays we have had.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo again ! Thank you very much for your 5 star review and we appreciate your high rating of our beach apartment and we are glad you loved our apartment the the surroundings. Regarding the cleaning, let me explain again there are a cleaning before you arrive and after you leave. If you stay two weeks there are one extra cleaning in between, that is normal everywhere, you did not stay two weeks. Regarding the courtesy bus from the hotel side, our web-site does not mention any free bus, you must have read that on some other web-site. I'm happy you liked your stay with us that much that you consider coming again - You are welcome back anytime ! Kind regards Jan
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Spacious apartment with 2 large terraces and views over beach, pool and sea. Excellent value.

  • 4 of 5

Spent a week with a girlfriend at the beginning of June and the apartment was perfect for our needs. The apartment was spacious with 2 large terraces with lovely outlook over the beach, communal pool and sea. 2 small restaurants are within a minutes walk and several more within 5 to 10 minutes along the promenade. A pleasant 45 minute walk to the attractive fishing village of Canara de Lobos. Reception very helpful in ordering taxis to go to Funchal and neighbouring areas. Good value. Fi Carpenter, Wiltshire

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi again Fiona ! Thank you very much for your nice review and we are glad you liked our large beach apartment and pointed out our unique location right on the beach with the hotel facilities such a very impotent reception to help you on your holiday. I hope many future guests will read your review and understand what a great place we have here in Funchal. Please come again ! Thanks again and kind regards Jan Hansen
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Waterfront appartment november 2015

  • 4 of 5

My friend and i stayed at Jan's apartment for the first week in November. The photos for this apartment are true to form, the place was clean, spacious and well equipped. Towels for the bathroom and the beach, books, maps. Front of house staff friendly and helpful.

We did not hire a car and found getting out and about from this area very easy.

There is a lovely coastal walk up to Funchal that takes about 45 mins and can be a little steep in places but worth every step. The supermarket is in the same direction about 20 mins walk. Beach Cafe's that sell great food 5 mins walk in the other diction and a promenade walk to Camara De Lobos 30 mins.

Would recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello again !! Thank you very much for your nice review and we are glad that you liked to stay in our beach hotel apartment and that our photos are exactly correct like it really is a clean, spacious and well equipped hotel apartment with fantastic views and everything you need for a perfect holiday here in Madeira. Please come again, you will always be welcome !! Thanks again and kind regards Jan
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Wonderful waterfront apartment

  • 5 of 5

First time in Madeira, and this was an excellent base. About 2km west of the centre of Funchal, so away from the noise and bustle of the more built-up hotel zone. And the location is just wonderful - right on the seafront, so our balconies (from main bedroom and lounge) had great sea views, and we drifted to sleep to the sound of the waves on the rocks below. The pool is clean, well-maintained, and never crowded - we had it to ourselves for about 50% of the time! The local supermarket, together with a few other shops and restaurants, is accessed along a beachfront boardwalk (wear flat shoes!) and through a short tunnel pathway (there may be shallow puddles here) then up some steps past a small 'lido' area. To get to the Funchal, it's about a 40 mins walk, or try the local buses (cheapest and easiest way is to buy a 'Giro' card from the local newsagent - a bit like an Oyster card, you tell them how many trips you want to load it with, and you can 'top up' as and when required) - we used the No 2 bus, which runs every half hour. City sightseeing bus tour was also v useful to show where everything was. Our favourite restaurant was 'The Real Canoa' - excellent menu, v friendly and helpful staff, and they offered a free collect / drop-off service to the apartment which was very much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi again Chris ! Thank you very much for your fantastic review of our hotel apartment. I'm glad you and your family liked our property and I hope our future guests will read your review and understand what a fabulous place we have here in Funchal on Madeira Island. We hope to see you again and please recommend us to family and friends. Thanks again and kind regards Jan
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Super holiday

  • 5 of 5

Hi Jan

We are now back home but wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time at your apartment.

We all had a wonderful week and would recommend both the accommodation and Funchal to anyone.

The transfers to and from the airport was ideal and hassle free.

The apartment is a perfect place to explore Funchal, or just relax by the pool.

many thanks

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice review we really appreciate that and I'm glad you had a good time in our hotel apartment and liked everthing here in Madeira. It is very good that other people understand that we have a unique location and one of the few places in Madeira right on the sea front with access to the beach. We hope to see you again ! Thanks again and kind regards Jan
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Great Holiday!

  • 4 of 5

We were a little worried about our choice of holiday as we usually book a house with a private pool but we needn't have worried. The apartment was large and comfortable with the most amazing sea views. It had everything we needed and exceeded our expectations from the description given. The pool area was quiet and well maintained and the beach was just through a little gate - which also gave access to a beach path towards the centre of Funchal. There were shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance and bus stops close by to take advantage of the local bus pass which was excellent value for money. Jan was very helpful in answering our many questions before we arrived and met us at the apartment with all the information we needed. He was also on hand to sort out any minor problems such as where to leave our luggage before the evening flight. He also put us in contact with Strawberry World who run airport transfers and excellent island tours (very good value). We liked Praia Formosa, loved Funchal and thoroughly enjoyed Madeira. We particularly enjoyed early evenings at the beach bars but the best of the holiday was the lovely apartment we went back to each day.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to hear from you again Glyn and Thank you very much for your fantastic review, you have given one of the best and detailed reviews ever and I hope all our future guests will read this and understand how a fantastic place we have to offer and more and more touriest will come a stay with us. I will hope you come again. Thanks again and kind regards Jan !
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Pool Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Ferry from Funchal to Portugal and Canarias
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Restaurant By the sea
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
The apartment is ON the beach
Car: not necessary

Madeira - Funchal - The hotel apartment is located in West Funchal after Lido. In front of FORUM MADEIRA Shopping Centre down on the beach promenade. The apartment is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom modern hotel apartment sea front location with direct beach access on the sea Promenade with swimming pool , childrens pool. On the 5th floor 2 large balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and in the area restaurants, bars and German bakery. FORUM Shopping with big supermarket.

One of the ONLY private owned beach apartments in Funchal.

A unique location !

Hotel reception open 24 hours 7 days a week.

Maid service with cleaning, new linen, towels and handsoap once per week.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Minimum bookings 7 days. Maximum 3 months.
The special Christmas & New Year time a minimum of 2 weeks rental at summer rate.

Manager'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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