Although we initially booked this two-bedroom apartment for two weeks for just one couple, our friends were so impressed with the pictures and reviews that they were eager to join us - a couple the first week and a single lady the second. Hugo (the owner) was happy for us to make this arrangement and provided a change of bedding. None of us were disappointed!
Location: The apartment is within a privately owned small complex, on the outer fringe of a major luxury hotel area. Although on the seaward side, there are other private houses in front of it, on the cliff, which prevent an unspoilt view. To compensate for this, being a ground floor flat, there is a HUGE terrace for outside seating, eating and sun bathing. 50 metres away is the Golden Residence hotel which is one of four stops for the airport shuttle bus, which only costa around 6.50 Euros per person - a great deal! Across the road from the apartment is a lovely friendly restaurant which offers three courses for just 10 Euros + we were even given a complimentary drink! They also offered to sell us take-away fries to augment our own cooking! A local bus stop is just 50 metres away, every half hour to Funchal. It costs no more than any other local journey and actually, because the apartment is about 6 kms out, we were always able to get a seat -unlike those who got on even two stops later!
Facilities: I won't repeat what others have expressed so well. We lacked nothing!
We firmly recommend this apartment as being great value for money.
This place is absolutely amazing, spacious and clean. One of the room had a king size bed and the other 2 single bed. decoration was simple and the Vila itself has a modern vibe.The Landlord lady only speaks french and Portuguese,however her son in law was on the phone with us all the time as we could only communicate in English, he helped us a lot and made our stay at the villa easier. kitchen was also great, they had all the dishes and even spices ,coffee maker ,bread toaster,blender and more. access was great. there was a small shopping mall and super market 350 meters away from the place. Even though parking spot was not officially included with the deal, we parked the car in the visitor spot in the back flawlessly and with no problem for 5 days fee of charge. Thank you hugo for making this vacation memorable for us. me and my family will recommend this beautiful villa to all the good people out there.
In the neigbourhood of Sao Marthinio, we rented this apartment for one week in November 2015. Our host, Hugo, was in close contact with us before our arrival, assuring us that everything was ok. A very clean,comfortable and modern apartment, two bedrooms and with a huge terrass outside! We realy enjoined staying there. 3 minutes to walk to the bus, and in about 10 minutes,we were in central Funchal.
The best,however, was the quiet area,just the Atlantic ocean to be heard by the nearby cliffs.