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  • Kitchen
  • Washer

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Madeira Botanical Garden
    12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Funchal Farmers Market
    16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Funchal-Monte Teleferico
    17 min walk
  • Airport
    Funchal (FNC-Cristiano Ronaldo)
    15 min drive

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    About this area

    Funchal

    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 - 3 min drive
    • Se Cathedral - 3 min drive

    Getting around

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

    About this property

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

    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.

    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

    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking

    Kitchen

    Refrigerator
    Stovetop
    Oven
    Coffee/tea maker
    Cookware/dishes/utensils
    Toaster

    Bedrooms

    2 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided

    Bathrooms

    2 bathrooms
    Shower/tub combination
    Bidet
    Towels provided
    Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    Dining room

    Entertainment

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

    Outdoor areas

    Balcony

    Laundry

    Washing machine

    Comfort

    Heating

    Pets

    No pets allowed

    Suitability/Accessibility

    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
    Mountain biking nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Theme parks nearby
    Snorkeling nearby
    Scuba diving nearby

    General

    Sleeps 4
    Unit size: 969 sq ft (90 sq m)
    4.9

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    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

        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.

          5/5 Excellent

            Property was as shown in the photos.

            Sandy was very helpful with suggestions for our stay. Always available for any questions we had. Hot water tank problem was resolved the same day even though it was a national holiday. Easy ten minute acces to Funchal by bus. The only suggestion I would make is that for transatlantic guests a few basic provisions could be available so that a main shopping could be done the next day.

            5/5 Excellent

              Relax in Funchal

              Very nice apartment overlooking the harbor and city of Funchal. Great views from the balconies. The apartment comes with all you need. Sandy the owner is a wealth of information for traveling through Madeira and assisted with maps and timetables. We rented a car, but city and regional buses can get you almost everywhere. Driving on the narrow and steep streets can be high adventure, but the highways and secondary main roads are no problem. We used the city bus almost every day to the Funchal Old Town and shopping areas. Our one week stay flew by.

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