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Arcilia Martin

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian

Romantic ocean front apartment with breathtaking views

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


São Martinho Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Arcilia Martin (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian


based on 6 traveler reviews

Romantic ocean front apartment with breathtaking views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

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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23 63

Apartment mit wunderbarem Blick über das Meer.

  • 5 of 5

Das kleine Apartment war unser temporäres Zuhause für 11 Tage und wir haben uns dort rundum wohl gefühlt. Die Lage ist einfach unschlagbar und der Balkon (fast direkt) über dem Meer purer Luxus. In der unmittelbaren Umgebung ist alles vorhanden was man für einen schönen Urlaub braucht: die Bushaltestelle - Richtung Innenstadt und Richtung Osten. Mehrere Supermärkte, Cafés und Restaurants und sogar eine Bademöglichkeit.

Das Apartment selbst ist gut ausgestattet und sehr sauber und gepflegt. Die Küche ist klein, aber für einfache Gerichte durchaus ausreichend. Als Tipp: vielleicht sollte man ein scharfes Messer im Koffer haben. Die Betten sind bequem und gemütlich und der Platz im Apartment für zwei Personen vollkommen ausreichend. Der Blick vom Balkon auf das Meer, die Uferpromenade und den Club Naval ist einfach unschlagbar!

Die persönliche Betreuung des Vermieters gab uns sofort das Gefühl willkommen zu sein. Das Angebot uns vom Flughafen abzuholen nahmen wir gerne und dankbar an.

Die ganze Insel Madeira hat uns sehr gut gefallen und wir werden auf jeden Fall wiederkommen. Natürlich auch dann ins:

Apartment Balcao do Mar

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from 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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São Martinho Apartment Rental Rates

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medium summer
Apr 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
5 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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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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 !

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