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4.7 / 5Exceptional
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Popular LocationMadeira Botanical Garden12 min walk
Popular LocationFunchal Farmers Market16 min walk
Popular LocationFunchal-Monte Teleferico17 min walk
AirportFunchal (FNC-Cristiano Ronaldo)17 min drive

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    About this area


    This apartment is located on the waterfront and in a walkable area with good shopping. Funchal Marina and Complexo Balnear do Lido are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Madeira Botanical Garden and Santa Cruz Beach. Vila Guida Garden Viewpoint and Funchal Municipal Garden are also worth visiting.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Madeira Botanical Garden - 12 min walk
    • Funchal Farmers Market - 16 min walk
    • Funchal-Monte Teleferico - 17 min walk
    • Town Square - 7 min drive
    • Se Cathedral - 9 min drive

    Getting around

    • Funchal (FNC-Cristiano Ronaldo) - 17 min drive

    About this property

    Apartment - 2 Balconies Overlooking City, Harbour, Gardens & Mountains

    Waterfront Funchal apartments in Santa Maria Maior, near Madeira Botanical Garden
    This Apartment is REGISTERED with the MUNICIPIO DO FUNCHAL. (24151/AL) First floor bright and airy apartment in a small six-condo building. Entrance into a spacious combined living/dining area leading onto balcony with table and chairs. Tiles and parquet flooring with 50's Retro furnishing. Large fully-fitted kitchen with laundry. Main double bedroom with large sliding door wardrobe and drawers. This bedroom also has a private balcony and en-suite bathroom consisting of overhead bath shower, W.C, bidet and wash-hand basin. 2nd Bedroom consists of two adult single beds, wardrobe and drawers. There is another 1/2 bathroom with WC, wash-hand basin and also a free-standing cubicle housing the massage shower. Linen cupboard in hallway. There is free outside street parking always available for a car rental if necessary. CABLE TV (40 Channels-All languages) DVD/CD and VIDEO PLAYER (with library) provided. Free WI-FI available in apartment and at most shopping malls, cafes and Funchal Cathedral area. N.B. Please contact Owner relative to accommodating Children (under 10 years) Pets and wheelchair accessibility. FESTIVALS: MADEIRA hosts CARNIVAL WEEK during the month of FEBRUARY/MARCH, but differs annually The GRAND PARADE is held on a SATURDAY and the Fun Parade is on the following Tuesday. So if you feel inclined to donn a Wig or Moustache you are cordially invited to join in the fun with the locals. Singing, Music and Dancing along the streets of the City with small stalls offering the traditional food of the Island. APRIL/MAY, is FLOWER FESTIVAL TIME. Admire the beautiful Carpet of Flowers along the main Avenue leading up to the Cathedral as well as the Display Marquee of prize orchids and other exotic blooms. The culmination of the Festival is the GRAND PARADE of FLOATS festooned with thousands and thousands of flowers. This festival is not to be missed, but please inquire early as it is one of the most popular. The dates change annually. FLOWERS AND GARDENS: It is not for nothing that Madeira is known as 'THE FLOATING GARDEN'. All the gardens ARE AT THEIR BEST DURING THE MONTHS OF MAY AND JUNE continuing right through the Summer months. An added BONUS takes place in the form of the ATLANTIC FESTIVAL during the month of JUNE. EVERY SATURDAY evening there is a spectacular Fireworks Display. Although it is hosted by Madeira, three other countries will also be competing for the winning title. During the course of Atlantic Week local 'wandering minstrels' will be entertaining guests with their music and songs. This is a wonderful time just to sit at one of the street-side cafes, sip a glass of wine, listen to the 'troubadors' and watch the World go by. WINE FESTIVAL.: The ANNUAL WINE HARVEST is celebrated in the Centre of FUNCHAL during the month of SEPTEMBER. Small stalls along the main avenues offer MADEIRA wine tasting and local traditional food. Performances of FOLKLORE singing and dancing take place on stages erected for the occasion. Altogether a delightful time to mingle with the local Madeiran people and enjoy the festivities. The next festival here in Funchal is the CHRISTMAS ILLUMINATIONS which are turned on during the first week of DECEMBER and continue into the New Year. Every street, lane and building - as far as the eye can see - is decorated. Ofcourse this culminates in a magnificent fireworks display to WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR. The view from the apartment is absolutely spectacular and you feel as if you can reach out and touch the fireworks. Do not miss out on Funchal at this time of the year as it will be forever remembered.
    Guest accommodations at this apartment offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bidets, and hair dryers.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Sandy Becker

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking


    Coffee/tea maker


    2 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    2 bathrooms
    Shower/tub combination
    Hair dryer
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service
    DVD player
    Video library
    Music library

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine




    No pets allowed


    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    Near the ocean
    On the waterfront
    In the city center
    In the mountains

    Things to do

    Sailing nearby
    Whale watching nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Mountain biking nearby
    Scuba diving nearby
    Snorkeling nearby
    Theme parks nearby


    Sleeps 4
    Unit size: 969 sq ft (90 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 10:30 AM


    Check-out before 12:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    • Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.
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    Property is also known as

    • Apartment 2 Balconies Overlooking City Harbour Gardens Mountains
    • 2 Balconies Overlooking City Harbour Gardens Mountains Funchal
    • 2 Balconies Overlooking City Harbour Gardens Mountains
    • Apartment 2 Balconies Overlooking City Harbour Gardens Mountains
    • 2 Balconies Overlooking City Harbour Gardens Mountains Funchal
    • Apartment 2 Balconies Overlooking City Harbour Gardens Mountains
    • 2 Balconies Overlooking City Harbour Gardens Mountains Funchal
    • 2 Balconies Overlooking City Harbour Gardens Mountains
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    5/5 Excellent

      Perfect Madeira Getaway

      Sandy's lovely apartment is perfectly located to access everything Funchal has to offer, while being far enough away to enjoy the countryside. It is spacious, well appointed and fully equipped. And Sandy is a wonderful host offering advice and helpful hints. Taking us to the grocery store upon arrival was especially helpful. I would recommend this property to anyone.

      5/5 Excellent

        Wonderful Madeira

        This property was superb. It was old fashioned but we loved it as it had that holiday feel. Sandy was an excellent host and provider of tips for buses and places to go. She also took us to the supermarket when we arrived and we were able to stock up on the basics especially 2 huge bottles of water. We can't thank her enough and would highly recommend this property and her.

        5/5 Excellent

          What a fabulous gem of a place to stay

          We had such a good time in Madeira and Sandy and the apartment played no small part in that. The apartment is so well situated and the view from the balcony is stunning. Sandy was so welcoming and helpful. She was always on hand to help with anything - from shopping on the first day, organising bus passes, booking tours and supplying a cork screw when needed!!!! Thank you for a fabulous 5 days - I can't wait to come back!

          5/5 Excellent

            A lovely. private rental. overlooking Funchal and the Cruise Ship harbour, within easy public bus

            We had been to Funchal twice, once on a Package holiday. then on a Amazonia cruise. We wanted a holiday that was different, and more satisfying. I had recently recovered from major operation and we both needed somewhere to recuperate. We went to HomeAway, and decided on Sandy Becker's mountainside apartment, because it appeared to tick all of our needs. We soon paid the deposit and confirmed our booking. We confirmed travel by Jet2. Sandy Becker was in email contact from the beginning. She rated our 5* grading from the onset, by nicely explaining on line, the apartment position, arranging a taxi to meet us at the airport, greeting us when we arrived, and then carefully showing us around the property and workings. Later, in her car, Sandy took us to get our GIRO town bus, discounted, tickets, and to a supermarket to buy the immediate things for our settling in. Next day Sandy took us by town bus, us into Funchal to show us the essential landmarks such a bus stops to get to and fro the apartment. We also shopped at the best supermarket, with Sandy showing where familiar items were and at the same time, restaurants where best to dine well, at very sensible cost. We later found this to be good advice, which not only saved us money, but also gave us some excellent meal out occasions. Sandy then walked us through to Old Funchal, sightseeing, towards the Cable Car and the Fort, after confirming we could find our way back to the apartment left us to explore. Our holiday in Funchal was 34 nights. Sunday is a quiet day in the city! However every Sunday invited us to join her in her car to visit places well off the beaten track. We went to the Sunday Market at a village on top of the mountain, visited a historic park, had a thrilling drive back! On the following Sundays we went to two superb Golf Courses, spent a day in Blandys Garden Park, were lucky to actually walked under a rainbow, then found it became a double rainbow. managed to photograph the event! The 29 bus from the stop near the apartment took up to the peaceful, forest Levada walks where we loved to walk most days, and we learned from Sandy other bus options to different Levadas. I came home s much fitter, my wife completely content, after my survival from Boerhaave;s Syndrome Op at Easter. It was all down to the finding this place where we relaxed, ate, walked miles, slept long and lived well. A good choice in finding Sandy Becker's apartment, and meeting Sandy. Thank you!

            4/5 Good

              Freundlicher Gastgeber, zentrale Lage, ruhig

              Wir waren diesen Sommer für 3 Wochen mit 4 Personen zu Gast bei Sandy. Das Appartement ist so wie in der Anzeige beschrieben. Es ist komplett eingerichtet und hat Platz für 4 Personen mit zwei Schlafzimmern und zwei Bädern. Der Wohnraum ist großzügig gestaltet, verfügt über großzügige Sitzgelegenheiten und einen separaten Essbereich. Die Küche ist ausgestattet mit allem was man benötigt, wenn man sich selbst versorgen möchte und es gibt sogar zwei Balkone. Neben Tisch und Stühlen auf dem großen Balkon gab es sogar noch 2 Liegestühle für den kleineren Balkon. Und sollte etwas fehlen, ist Sandy ein engagierter und freundlicher Gastgeber. Die Aussicht ist sehr schön. Die Lage ist am Rande oberhalb von Funchal und so kann man wunderbar auf die Stadt und den Hafen schauen. Direkt vor der Tür befindet sich eine Bushaltestelle und in unmittelbarer Nähe eine weitere, die durch 2 Buslinien bedient werden. Eine davon fährt direkt zum Flughafen. Der Bus direkt vor unserem Appartement benötigte 7 Minuten bis ins Zentrum. Die Busverbindungen über die Insel sind sehr gut. Ein Auto war für uns nicht erforderlich. In unmittelbarer Nähe liegt der Botanische Garten (etwa 5-10 Minuten Fußweg). Dort befindet sich sogar eine Seilbahn mit der man nach Monte hochfahren kann, wo sich ebenfalls ein sehr schöner Garten befindet, in dem man Stunden verbringen kann. Sehr gut fanden wir, dass Sandy uns ein Taxi organisiert hat, was uns vom Flughafen abholte. Sie hat uns anschließend angeboten, den ersten großen Einkauf gemeinsam mit Ihrem Auto zu erledigen. Das erleichterte den Start in einen gelungenen Urlaub. Sie hat uns kurz in das Appartement eingewiesen, uns wohl dosiert Informationen zu Busverbindungen, Ausflügen, Wanderrouten und sonstige Tipps gegeben. Sogar die Buskarten hatte sie schon parat, die man in Funchal an bestimmten Stellen für eine bestimmte Anzahl Busfahrten aufladen kann. Das ist wesentlich günstiger. Sie bestellt bei Bedarf ein Taxi und vermittelt auch bei Tagesausflügen privat oder in kleinen Gruppen. Sprechen Sie sie einfach an. Sie spricht englisch, aber ich denke selbst als nicht englischsprechender Gast sind diese Dinge vermittelbar. Ich spreche englisch, alle anderen in unserem Quartett nicht und es sind alle auch gut allein zurechtgekommen. Sandy ist jederzeit erreichbar. Liebe Sandy, wir bedanken uns herzlich für den gelungenen Aufenthalt.