This is a very charming flat with lovely wooden floor and homely furniture. It is in a rather big block of flats about 200 meters above the old town. When you step into the flat, you forget that you are in an apartment block and the place feels homely and spacious. There is a small balcony from the main bedroom, big enough for 2 to sit outside for a drink. The cable cart to Monte is just above you. There are 2 bathrooms, one onsuite with shower and one shared with a bath. TV and free WiFi for those who have the urge to connect to the rest of the world.
The kitchen is well equipped and clearly used by people who use it (not the minimum standard you get in some “rental only flats”).
The central location is another plus. It’s only about 200m into the old town with all the restaurants and 300m to the promenade. A large supermarket is also in 3min walking distance. The place is very quiet with no noises at night.
If you like excursions and rather pay £3 for a bus to get to a Levada walk (rather than £30 for an organised trip), the bus terminal is only 3 min walk away.
If you like beach holidays go to a different island.
The property is managed by a commercial property management company. We arranged airport pickup for €30 and got the key and the guided house-tour from the driver. (Thank you for the abundance of welcome drinks!)
Any questions per email were answered within minutes in a very friendly and professional manner.
I happily go back to the same flat in the future.
This was our fist visit to Madeira and we chose this apartment because it was central to the town. The apartment is very spacious and very well equipped. The apartment was very clean and we had a welcome basket of wine and cake from the owner. The owner Vera was exceptionally nice and was fantastic with all the information she provided - she was very efficient and made us feel very welcome. We used their agent AYS (Alan) for transport who again was fabulous and informative. We will definitely visit this apartment again. Highly recommended.
You will have a lovely holiday in this apartment.
Thanks Vera for a lovely, memorable holiday.
We feel we owe it to the owners of this flat to add our own 5 stars to all the other 5 star reviews. The other reviews are accurate...not much we can add really, except to say it is an apartment you look forward to returning to after a busy day out. We were made to feel very welcome. The inclusion of beach towels was a nice touch too...
The location of this apartment is perfect, it took approx 3 minutes to walk to the old town, which turned out to be my favourite part of Funchal, full of fabulous restaurants and art at every doorway. The apartment was very spacious, with a well kitted out kitchen, although we ended up eating out every night with so many restaurants close by. The main bedroom has a balcony leading off it with a table and two chairs where we had breakfast. You can see the sea from there and watch the cable cars drift silently above you. The beds were both very comfortable with an ensuite off the main bedroom, the shower was a little on the cosy side in here but the main bathroom had a bath and shower over bath which was great and was between the two bedrooms. An added bonus was an ipad in the apartment which was useful for looking things up. I would definitely return to this apartment, communication from the owner was faultless and they also arranged for our pick up and return to the airport. A big thumbs up.
Great to have two bedrooms, a reasonably sized and well provided kitchen, a good living area, a balcony where we sat out and ate meals, with a view over the Old Town towards the sea, and a large roof terrace. We loved being next to the thriving Old Town area with its range of excellent restaurants, many of which offer live music. It's only a few minutes walk to catch the cable car or walk around the harbour area. We're already planning to come again.
Amazing flat located 2 minutes from Mercado dos Lavadores, the central market in Funchal where we were buying fresh fish, vegetables and fruits every day. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and we were having most lunches and diners(in March) on the balcony in one of the bedrooms. The flat has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, ideal for a family - a bedcot and a highchair were provided.
Both the owner Vera and the flat manager Cecilia were very helpful before and during our stay; they were very quick to answer any query and helped when our flight back was significantly delayed.
I would definitely stay there again - the flat could not be more central and nice to live in.
I will be back asap.
Impossible to find a best location in town. Really quite, but less than 2 minutes walking to the busy and fantastic Rua de Santa Maria at the centre of the Old Town.
The apartment is so spacious and so nice.
Vera, the owner, is so kind and helpful.