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Romantic ocean front apartment with breathtaking views

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Self catering apartment by the sea, beautiful views, quiet and very well located

Balcão do Mar is a self-catering apartment rented on daily, weekly and monthly basis. This holiday rental apartment has very romantic views: Open your window and look at the ocean at your feet. Turn your eyes and see the spectacular sea promenade of the Lido and the glorious Club Naval (Nautical Club) and its pools. The whole city of Funchal is there for you, from the mountains to the port of cruisers.

Balcão do Mar is majestically located in a prime residential area of Funchal the Estrada Monumental. In the heart of the tourist area, few minutes walking from the newly opened Forum Centre and its boutiques, it is comfortably served by public transport , only ten minutes from the historical city centre.

Beautiful private pool and wi-fi system available in the apartement ( free of charge )

Walking distance to everything you need: Supermarkets, rent a car, restaurants, beaches, swimming pools, promenade walking, jogging, hairdresser, spa, tennis courts, entertainment, Casino and night life at walking distance.

More Details

Arcilia Martin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017


São Martinho Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with shower and washing machine
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom with king size bed and a safe
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Balcão do Mar is majestically located in a prime residential area of Funchal the Estrada Monumental . The accommodation, on the 3rd floor, has a living area with a satellite TV and a beautiful balcony overlooking the ocean, Kitchenette fully equipped with electric stove and, fridge and microwave. In the heart of the tourist area of Funchal, few minutes walking from the newly opened Forum Centre and its boutiques, it is comfortably served by public transport , only ten minutes from the historical city centre. Brand new outdoor pool ( open June 2011) now available !


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Romantic ocean front apartment with breathtaking views
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great views, lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views. Was lovely to sit on the balcony and have breakfast and afternoon drinks before venturing out in the evening. Everything accessible, a short walk takes you to the promenade where there are really nice restaurants and bars. The restaurants around the area are really good and there are a lot of them, so you have a lot of choice. We particularly liked the Chalet Vincente, which was about 15-20 minutes walk and the Hole in One bar next door, but also Funcho Gourmet for the flambéed steaks, super. The supermarket is only up the road, so you don't really need a car. Although we hired one as we wanted to venture around the island. Madeira is beautiful, hilly and clean. There is car parking available free of charge at the apartment. We had never been before but expect to revisit again in the future. The apartment also has a nice pool area with bar which was kept really clean and tidy, but what we enjoyed most was the sunrise and sitting on the balcony enjoying a cool beer. Wish I was there now.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, thanks for your comment, we are a family business and your words give us the professional satisfaction that keep us working for you! Obrigado! Giorgio Martin
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An Amazing Apartment

  • 5 of 5

An amazing apartment in a very good location. The highlight has to be the wonderful view. Ate most of our meals on the balcony, although there were lots of restaurants near by. It was great to be met by the owner at the airport at no extra cost and our bed linen was changed half way through. We also made good use of the swimmimg pool which was extremely well maintained. Lots to do especially if you like walking. This is a great apartment for any couple.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The comments of our guests are the motivation to do better and give us the feeling that we are on the right path to keep a high standard with our personal touch! Madeira is so beautifull that we love to share it with you !! Arcilia and Giorgio - Balcao do Mar - Madeira
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7 2
Maidenhead, UK

Super views and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay (Oct 2010) started with being met at the airport by the owner - who couldn't have been more friendly and helpful!

The apartment is fine and cosy for 2 people, with excellent views across the bay and of the promenade below. We looked forward to returning each day to just sit on the balcony and watch the world below. Simple cooking is possible using the microwave and 2 ring cooker, though space is limited. A large shopping centre is within a few minutes walk and has everything you could need for cooking. The low prices surprised us.

Just below the apartment is a lido with seawater pool and also a sea pool - makes for a refreshing dip after a walk back from Funchal.

To reach Funchal you can take the frequent bus that stops on the road above the apartment (short hill). We found this a great service and good value at 1 Euro.

Walking to Funchal is easy (about 40 min and mainly flat!) - take the pedestrian only promenade to start and then on to the main road into Funchal. We became tired of the busy main road and took the bus instead.

Can't especially recommend local restaurants - there are a few on the promenade but we found better quality and value in Funchal itself.

In summary, a good small apartment for 2 people, with super views from the balcony!. Well placed for excellent transport links into Funchal (also some buses for other locations that make a worthwhile trip e.g. Monte). The airport bus stops at the apartment, so you can economise on transport. Very good for walking along the prom and making use of the lidos for swimming. No real need for a hire car.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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14 10
Ascot England

Good Time at Balcao do Mar

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time and enjoyed it,location was fantastic.we recomend to anybody.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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7 14

Woderful experience!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our honeymoon was great!!!

Beautiful and cosy apartment, awsome view and great owners!

Thank you for everything and hope we'll be able to come again soon!!


  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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6 11
Kent, England

Balcao do Mar Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The view is absolutely wonderful from this apartment, you can sit on the balcony, relax and watch the world go by. You can see the cruise liners going in and out of Funchal, see the Santa Maria go past each day and watch all sorts of other things, we just loved it. It is also very peaceful.

This apartment is handy for buses, taxis, shops, restaurants, tours coaches, swimming in the lidos and you really do not need to hire a car as everything is in walking distance. One word of warning, if you are not very nimble, the road is very steep to and from the apartment.

The apartment is fairly small, but has everything you need for a holiday, it was nice and clean and had plenty of nice clean towels and hot water.

The owners were very helpful when we were met at the airport.

I would definitely recommend this apartment to a friend.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Metres

Nearby the Nautical Club and Ponta Gorda beach.

5 mins. walking from Forum Centre shopping.On the famous sea promenade

walking distance to restaurants

WI-Fi Internet system available in the apartement.


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3 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

3 night deposit required as reservation guarantee.
Low season 16th January to the 29 th February
16th October to the 23rd December

Summer 1 th March to the 16th of October

New year 24th December to the 2nd January

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