The apartment is exactly like the pictures, it is clean and spacious and is in a great location. Due to the apartments being part of the Pestana chain the pool is cleaned everyday by pool staff, there is a pool bar that opens at 3 pm and there is always someone on reception. Excellent place to stay.
We loved this apartment. The location is perfect, right next to the ocean in a very quiet location, yet still within a short drive (or bus ride) to Funchal. The apartment is exactly as described and is extremely clean and spacious. For anybody renting a car, there is plenty of free parking. A special word for the owner, Nyara, who was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Prompt communication before and during our stay and an extremely charming and friendly person. Highly recommended.
We had a blissful week staying in a spacious and comfortable apartment overlooking the sea. The sound of the ocean was quite hypnotic. We swam in the pool and had lovely walks to the nearby fishing village and also caught the bus most days into Funchal. The bus stop is just a 10 min walk away and there are frequent buses. Funchal is a beautiful town with lovely gardens and we visited the tropical gardens too on the chair lift . We also had a jeep ride and levada walks. (for which you need good shoes and extra layers as it is high in the mountains)
Madeira is so beautiful! Trees and flowers from every corner of the world seemingly all in bloom at the same time.
Nyara was extremely helpful and friendly and recommended some lovely restaurants.( We loved the local dishes such as scabbard fish with banana!)
We enjoyed a wonderful violin recital at the English Church in Funchal.
So much to see and do!
We definitely will come back!
Amazing location, Nyara, the owner of the apartment, a very pleasant and helpful lady. One day Jeep tour along with Nyara's husband is a must !
Waiting to visit again !
Following a lovely warm welcome from Nyara the accommodation was more than expected although should have trusted previous reviews. Quiet location but either walking, buses or a hire car can easily cover the island. With the help of Nyara found plenty of places to eat and supermarkets to make use of the facilities within the apartment. Would definately like to return.
The apartment is large clean and functional. What separates it and gives it that star quality is its position to the sea. You cannot get closer and have a better view than from this apartment. Imagine going out onto the terrace, which is large and the sea is a few metres away. There are no obstructions. You can see and hear the waves.
The block of apartments have a communal swimming pool and a reception area where the staff are friendly and helful
What we didnt realise was that Madeira is very hilly so be prepared to walk. Pack your walking boots i stead of your stilletos. However walking along the coast in the sun is not a hardship. You can stop off at cafes and restaurants of which there are plenty. There is a fish restaurant only a few minutes away
Funchal is about a half hour walk and if you walk in the opposite direction you will come to a small yet pretty fishing bay
We were very impressed with the owner. All queries were answered promptly without the need to chase for answers. She arranged our taxi to and from the airport as well as our jeep tour and when we arrived we were greeted by Mr Paolo who showed us to our apartment.
In the apartment there was a welcome gift of a red bottle of wine and cheese biscuits as well as relevant information about restaurants and shops which was all useful
Would I stay here again? Most definitely.