My first impression was the sense of space: from big white living room, through the glass doors to the balcony and the ocean horizon beyond.
We quickly fell in love with the place and felt very much at home there.
The apartment is very spacious and comfortable, many big windows, bright and decorated in white. The living room and front bedroom look out over the balcony and the sea view.
The balcony is fantastic, very wide, with a magnificent ocean view, bordered in the foreground with brilliant red geraniums, overlooking banana groves, gardens and rooftops. The balcony feels quite private because it isn't overlooked and can only be seen from a distance.
Waking up to that wonderful view is just great. It is a pleasure to return home to the apartment at the end of a day out, to sit on the balcony and watch the sunset. Madeira itself has many attractions but it was actually a nice luxury just to spend a whole day on the balcony and simply enjoy the...