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Privately owned selfcatering studio apartment in a prime residential area of Funchal, living area, balcony overlooking the ocean, equipped kitchenette, 1 bedroom area with king size bed, 1 shower room, communal swimming pool, sleeps 2 adults + 1 child under 3 years of age, self catering.

2 Sleeps
30 m2
from 59.00 per day
Self Catering
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This privately owned selfcatering apartment is part of a twelve stories building majestically located in a prime residential area of Funchal, the Estrada Monumental.  Guests open the window and look at the ocean at their feet. They turn their eyes and see the spectacular sea promenade of the Lido and the glorious Clube Naval (Nautical Club) and its pools.  The whole city of Funchal is there, from the mountains to the port of cruisers.   Located 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.The studio apartment, at the 3rd floor, has a living area with a satellite TV and a beautiful balcony overlooking the ocean, equipped kitchenette, 1 bedroom area with king size bed, 1 shower room, a washing machine and a safe.  Guests have access to a new communal swimming pool with panoramic ocean view.

Sleeps 2 adults + 1 child under 3 years of age, self catering.



kitchen Amenities and facilities

hotel Bedrom

1 Double beds
1 Baby beds

wc Bathroom

1 Shower rooms

terrain Outside Facilities

Sea view
Shared swimming pool

radio Inside Facilities

Wireless Internet connection
Cable/Satellite TV

kitchen Kitchen Equipment

Coffee machine
Pots pans
Wash machine

priority_high Suitable

Pets not authorized
Wheelchair not suitable
Elderly or infirm Suitable

rowing Sports and outdoor

Deep sea fishing
Horseback riding
Rock climbing

streetview Sights and attractions

Sight seeing
Theme Park

edit_location Location - Area

The Funchal city of today is very different from its fennel growing, pirate days of old. It is in fact a modern, cosmopolitan, rejuvenated city, well known for its many top class restaurants, stunning new 4 & 5 star hotels and warm all year round climate and of course its most famous export, world class footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. In short, it is now known for its style as well as its substance.

The city itself is nestled in a great natural amphitheatre, facing the blue Atlantic with a backdrop of dramatic mountains. Located in the stunning south of Madeira, on its sunniest coast amidst banana plantations and wonderful gardens where flowers bloom all year round in the shelter of the verdant mountains, it is an extremely lush, green and relaxed city by day but scratch Funchal’s surface and you will find it to have a vibrant and varied nightlife scene with multiple personalities.

Funchal has also for many years been one of the Atlantic Cruise-ship’s main ports of call; with the Liner harbour right in the middle of the town. The approach to Funchal Harbour is well documented as one of the two most spectacular in the world, being on a par with Rio de Janeiro. It has now become a tradition that most European Liners, on their maiden voyage, call here; it is quite usual to see upwards of four cruise ships in at any one time. Once ashore, the cafés, restaurants and history that mark this famed capital are just a stroll away.

Tourists in Funchal also roll up to enjoy activities such as diving in the crystal-clear waters, surfing the waves, boat trips, swimming with dolphins, spending the day at sea ‘whale-watching’, taking day long excursions along the coast and through the eucalyptus smelling mountain woods, paragliding on the coast, enjoying spectacular rounds of golf on the famous courses or simply to just enjoy a snack at the numerous “people watching” cafes and outside garden venues.

Madeira’s first city has a somewhat less obvious nightlife scene than its neighbouring island counterparts, (Gran Canaria, Tenerife) in so much that you might be forgiven for thinking that it just a quiet sleepy city only for walkers and body and mind enthusiasts. But, you would be wrong, in fact “night owls beware” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, Funchal comes alive after midnight. There are two stages to an evening out in Funchal, one is the bars and clubs that operate between Midnight and 4am and the other is the 4am to 7am clubs. The locals and the tourists “in the know”, enjoy dinner at the usual time but instead of going straight out from here they go home and relax for a few hours before setting off again for an all night evening of partying.

Of course Funchal has not lost any of its well, known charm as both camps of tourists (Day relaxers and Night revellers) work extremely well with each other. Not only does it cater for the mature tourist happy to enjoy its long stunning daytime walks, breathtaking scenery and al fresco evening dining but it is now the preferred haunt of the new breed of young, trendy and affluent Europeans, many of which travel from the Portuguese mainland to the island at the weekends just to enjoy the late night party and clubbing diversions on offer and unlike most other European cities, with no crime on the island it’s safe to venture out any time of day or night without any gangs of rowdy drinkers creating binge-drinking ‘no-go’ areas. Funchal is a truly safe city something which the new bunch of ‘fun loving’ tourists enjoy as well as respect.

Of the many festivals, perhaps the most well known are the world-record New Year’s Eve Firework display, which is the largest display in the world (yes, the World) according to the Guinness Book of Records. The spectacular Carnival and the colourful Flower Festival, complete with samba beats and colourful costumed parade are unmissable. During June, the Atlantic Festival International Fireworks Competition every Saturday evening is sure to impress.

Christmas is a fantastic fairytale season, with lights and festive decorations lighting up the whole city and night sky, the city centre becomes a wonderland and the twinkling lights that line the mountain streets look down on Funchal like glimmering stars.

Last but not least, don’t forget the renowned Wine Festival!

These people really know how to celebrate and they share it all with you!

Funchal’s history goes back over 5 centuries when early Portuguese settlers colonised the coast of a bright and sunny bay where fennel (funcho) grew in abundance, giving its name to the new town of Funchal. Over the years the population grew, with international trade attracting the attention of all of Europe. Nowadays Funchal is a very modern city with over 104.000 inhabitants. It is one of the safest and cleanest cities in Europe and is a place that takes real pride in itself. In fact, it is Portugal’s leading re-cycler! Mayor is highly respected on the island and is showing that Funchal is a forward thinking City that can be both beautiful and fun filled without being dirty and unsafe. The perfectly cobbled streets in the centre mixed with the modern shopping areas, cafes, bars, restaurants and of course tourists, make Funchal a city that is both interesting and exciting.

The Storm – recovery

Madeira is a tranquil island with a benign climate that is not normally subject to severe weather events. But on February 20th 2010 a severe Atlantic depression, the like of which has not been seen since the early 1800’s poured weeks worth of rain on the mountains in a very short time. The tourist and hotel areas were virtually unaffected but the deluge overwhelmed the rivers causing flooding and debris damage that was mainly limited of the proximity to the rivers.

Being a modern society with a Mayor and city council to match, the island was quick to recover and whilst some scars remain, Madeira has emerged stronger and friendlier than ever. Cleverly, a new promenade has been constructed from the fragments that were left behind.


Airport distance Funchal (FNC) 25 kms
Shopping 300 m
Restaurant 200 m
Bar 200 m
Museum 3 km

euro_symbol Prices

2018-01-03 | 2018-02-28
Minimum rental (days) 4
per day
59.00 €
per week
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2018-03-01 | 2019-02-28
Minimum rental (days) 4
per day
65.00 €
per week
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2018-03-01 | 2018-09-30
Minimum rental (days) 4
per day
65.00 €
per week
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2018-10-01 | 2019-02-28
Minimum rental (days) 4
per day
59.00 €
per week
further night

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Minimum rental (days) 3

Payment info

Deposit due 3 Days after booking, Amount 30.00 %
Balance due 35 Days before arrival
Earliest arrival time 15:00:00
Latest departure time 11:00:00

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35 Days before arrival Deposit + 100 %

rate_review Reviews

Submitted by Joe Ascot, Ascot, England
Review Submitted: December 22, 2009     Date of Stay: August 2009
We had a lovely time and enjoyed it,location was fantastic.we recomend to anybody.
Recommended for: Tourists without a Car
Submitted by Sandru, Romania
Review Submitted: November 11, 2009 Date of Stay: September 2009
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!!

Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Submitted by Gary & Jane, Kent, England
Review Submitted: October 25, 2008 Date of Stay: October 2008
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.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Submitted by Jenny W., London, UK
Review Submitted: 28 August 2012 Date of Stay: July 2012

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.


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