Great Apartment By the Beach with Pool
Apartment | Sâo Martinho, Funchal | Portugal
5 /5 Excellent ( 20 Reviews )
The apartment building is right on the beach (Formosa Beach), in a 4 stars aparthotel (Pestana Ocean Gardens, is side by side with Pestana Bay, in west Funchal, with no noisy roadway between you and the spectacular views, with swimming pool, pool bar, dire"... Read MoreWi-Fi Communal Pool
Property Type : Apartment Sleeps : 4
Avg GBP £ 78
Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2
1. King size bed
2. Twin or Single Bed
Dishes & Utensils
The apartment building is right on the beach (Formosa Beach), in a 4 stars aparthotel (Pestana Ocean Gardens, is side by side with Pestana Bay, in west Funchal, with no noisy roadway between you and the spectacular views, with swimming pool, pool bar, direct access to the beach and to the ocean promenade and reception 24h/day. The apartment is self-catered.
It is located on the 2º floor (2 lifts are available), it is a spacious apartment (134 m2) with stunning views of the pool and lovely gardens (Beautiful sunset). It is located on the 2º floor (2 lifts are available), it is a spacious apartment (134 m2) with stunning views of the pool and lovely gardens (Beautiful sunset).
The apartment is located in Praia Formosa which is in walking distance or very close to the main areas in Funchal.
Near the complex, along the beach you will find several local restaurants and coffee shops with esplanada by the sea, within walking distance.
On the upper road, accessible by stairs or by road, you will find as well as grocery store, pastries, supermarket, pharmacy, bank and car rental, at less than 10 minutes walking up to main road.
The apartment has been a privately owned, family holiday apartment for the last years, and is very well equipped.
The kitchen has all the appliances you would find at home, although there are plenty of lovely cafes and restaurants close by, if cooking isn’t on your agenda!
If you do opt for some home-cooking, we would recommend the beautiful fresh fish and vegetables for sale on the island. We love cooking when we stay down there. Evenings on the terrace are very relaxing, dining and watching the sun setting.
The apartment was renovated in 2016 and simply decorated, but still has a lovely comfortable feel to it. It is our home from home!
This complex is situated at the last stop of the aerobus. The transfer time to the airport takes approximately 35 to 50 minutes, just € 5.00.
To the center of Funchal there is a bus stop at the same level of the complex, number 43 (Praia Formosa / Romeiras). On the upper road accessible by stairs or by road you will find more bus stops (Bus Nº 1 and 2).
Car hire is recommended in order to have more independence. Free Parking.
Guests have access to the pool which is part of the complex. There is also direct access to the beach from the pool area.
The apartment has:
- free internet (wireless internet)
- Cable Tv with more than 100 channels
- UK & Irish Channels by satellite (*)
- NetFlix (*)
(*) This is not common to find in other apartments
The apartment is near Doca do Cavacas, lava pools and near the best restaurants used by local people, for example Barqueiro, Doca do Cavacas, By the Sea for fish and Espettus for meat and much more (Real Canoa, Bear Garden, Clássico etc).
It is near as well of Shopping Center called Forum Madeira, all at a walking distance.
Nearby you have some restaurants and coffee shops for your first meal (a local fish restaurant “By The Sea”, just leaving the parking area, at your right side).
Two doors after the restaurant you have a “lounge bar” called “Maresia” for a drink (they are open in the afternoon and evening).
After these restaurant and bar you will find some steps on your right. These stairs lead you to the street above, the main street called Estrada Monumental where you have everything: a bus stop (all the buses run on this road, namely the yellow ones that go to the city center); a grocery (that sells fruits, vegetables and basics like water, milk, etc.); a bakery & coffee shop; a pharmacy; a rent-a-car company and a bank (all just crossing the main road).
If you keep walking along this main street to the right you will find the Forum Madeira” shopping center with a bigger supermarket (10 minutes walking). This is big building with a palm trees entrance on the left side of the avenue. The supermarket is called “Pingo Doce” and it is situated inside the shopping centre on the ground zero (it opens at 9h am and closes at 10h pm every day, including Sundays). I remember there is a taxi rank just in front of the shopping center in case you would like to use it to get back to your apartment (situated in Pestana Aparthotel complex, by Formosa Beach).
Than if you keep walking along this street you will reach Lido village and then Funchal city centre in the end.
From your balcony to the left side you will sea Doca do cavacas (Lava Pools) and a blue restaurant for fish called “Doca do Cavacas” (they close on Mondays).
From your apartment complex pool door to the right side:
Backing to your apartment complex:
From your balcony you can see a big cliff called Cabo Girão with 580m high.
From your complex to the right you can reach the beach and have a great walk to the right side where you will find more restaurants and coffee shops along the beach and a black sand beach.
This walking path goes direction to the next fisherman's village Câmara de Lobos” (from the last white restaurant by the beach it will be 3 kms to reach the fisherman’s village – easy walk; flat). This walking it is better to do in the morning....
Madeira was elected "World's Leading Island Destination" in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by the World Travel Awards.
In 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017, won the "Europe’s Leading Island Destination"...
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Services & Amenities
Exclusive Medical Emergency Contact
Exclusive Police Emergency Contact
Exclusive Smoke Detector
Linens Provided Washing Machine Parking Internet Towels Provided Safe Wireless Internet Wood Stove Iron & Board Hair Dryer Basic Soaps Toilet Paper Elevator
Dishwasher Refrigerator Stove Oven Microwave Coffee Maker Toaster Pantry Items Dishes & Utensils Kitchen Kettle Dining Table
Deadbolt Lock Exterior Lighting Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit Carbon Monoxide Detector
Outdoor Pool Communal Pool
Emergency Exit Route Fire Station Contact
Not Suitable For Children Pets Not Allowed Wheelchair Inaccessible Non Smoking Only
Long-term Renters Welcome
Television Satellite/cable Books Game Room Ping Pong Table Pool Table
Lawn/garden Balcony Beach Chairs Beach Towels Porch/veranda Deck/patio Outdoor Furniture