2 Sunshine Bedroom Apartment Overlooking Marina
- english, spanish, portuguese
I am a teacher, mother of two, and I live in Funchal, 10 minutes from this apartment. I hope you will feel at home in my light and comfortable apartment and that will you enjoy the beautiful Madeira.
Elsa purchased this Apartment in 1982
Why Elsa chose São Martinho
The apartment is spacious and comfortable ideally situated overlooking the harbour. The balcony is sunny with amazing views out to the sea, fabulous for watching all the cruise ships coming and going. It´s also close to so many attractions and just a short walk (10 mins) to the Old Town where all the restaurants are found.
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Smoking allowed in the balcony.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great location, excellent apartment
This apartment is overbooks the harbor with beautifu view.It is a very comfortable and well equipped like at home.
This apartment is very centrally located in the heart of city Funchal, market, super market and shiping centre as well as city bus are near by.
The marina just 5 min. walk to catch the actives .
Look forward to stay at this place again in the future
Thank you so much Rosita for your kind comment.
I´m happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay.
Feel welcome to come again!
Excellent apartment, great location!
Elsa was the perfect host. Her apartment is beautiful and overlooks the harbor where you can see boats and cruise ships come and go. The apartment is very comfortable and well equipped. Best of all the apartment is very centrally located in the heart of the Funchal area. There are many shops and grocery stores near by. Also all of the city buses are in this area. Looking forward to staying here again in the future!
Thank you Paul for your nice review. I´m very happy that you have enjoyed your stay and the apartment. See you next time :)
Excellent Apartment with great views and amenities
Elsa was a great host and gave us all the low down of the area, which restaurants to visits, tours and nearest supermarket. She collected/returned us from the airport which made this such a stress free relaxing break.
The apartment is very spacious, with a lovely balcony to enjoy the sea views and promonade. The location is spot on, with lots of nice restaurants and bars on your doorstep, but no noise disturbance being 7 floors up (with lift).
I would really recommend this apartment and service provide by Elsa for a lovely stress free break, to enjoy the sight of Funchal and Madeira.
Alison & Kate
Thank you Alison and Kate for your nice review. Hope to have you as my guests again :)
Bel appartement au coeur de Funchal
Nous avons apprécié notre séjour dans l'appartement d'Elsa. Elle nous a très bien accueillies à notre arrivée dans la capitale et a été très disponible quand nous avions des questions. L'appartement est conforme aux photos : spacieux, propre, tout confort. Il est surtout idéalement placé : proche des commerces, des bus, de l'océan ! Nous avons passé une très belle semaine et avons adoré Madère !
Merci Marie pour ces mots très touchants. Je suis très heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour dans mon appartement à Madère.
Lovely well positioned apartment
Magnificent views over the marina. Could not have had a better view. Apartment well equipped and roomy. Home from home. Well positioned for bars, restaurants and shops. Pick up to and from airport was arranged.would certainly recommend and if back in Madeira would look no further. Thank you Elsa for a wonderful stay.
Thank you Hazel for your nice review. I´m looking forward to your next stay.
For comfort and location this is a first rate choice of apartment
The previous reviews of this apartment are very accurate - we were guided by them in our selection of accommodation and were not disappointed in any way in our recent holiday. The apartment is not new, but it is very comfortable in every way [bed/ chairs/fans/kitchen facilities]: truly a home from home. The location is superb if you want to explore Funchal: buses are on the doorstep; there are restaurants galore within staggering distance; the supermarket is very close; the bakery across the road supplies lovely coffee, cakes and bread; two lovely gardens are within yards of the front door. We were so enthralled by the activities in the marina that we abandoned most of our plans for touring the hotspots and spent hours on the balcony watching the life of Funchal unfold before us. Elsa was everything one would wish for when booking an apartment: prompt to respond, helpful with the admin, very approachable and absolutely efficient in every aspect of our dealings with her. Thank you, Elsa. Tourism is the mainstay of Madeira's economy and what makes it such a special island to visit is the pride taken in all aspects of the tourism industry and the high level of skill shown by all who work in it: it truly is a little bit of paradise. Alas, our stay ended all too soon and we now only have photos to remind us of the sea by day and twinkling lights by night. The fact that this apartment is booked well in advance by happy returnees says it all - we will be joining the queue and hope to return.
Restaurant tips: Tipografia/ Restaurante do Forte/ Armazen do Sal/ Boho are all within easy [flat!] walking distance and are excellent for both food and service; not the cheapest eateries but first- rate value for money. Some memorable meals were enjoyed!
Thank you David for your fantastic review and also for the restaurants tips. I agree with you, they are all excelent restaurants.
I´m very happy that you want to join the list of my regular guests ! You will always be welcome !
Madeira events to look out for:
- Madeira Walking Festival
- Carnival Festivities
Allegoric Carnival Parade
- Madeira Flower Festival
The Wall of Hope Ceremony
Allegoric Flower Parade
Flower Auto-Classic Parade
- Madeira Island Open Golf (PGA European Tour)
- Funchal Atlantic Fireworks Festival
- Madeira Jazz Festival
- Madeira Wine Festival
Live Harvest in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos
- Columbus Festival - Porto Santo Island
- Madeira Nature Festival
- End of the Year Madeira Festivities
Dec 1st - Beginning of the Illuminations downtown
Dec 8th - Jan 7- General Illumination of Funchal Amphitheatre
Dec 23th - Market Night
Dec 31th - New Year’s Eve Firework Display
Jan 5th – “Chants of Epiphany” – Municipal Gardens
15 minutes walk away from Barreirinha Beach Complex that is located near the Old City and the Market.
Other resorts as Clube de Turismo, Ponta Gorda Beach are 30 min walk away. Here you can access the sea, they have sun loungers, changing rooms and the water is crystal clear. Other Madeira beaches are all pebble, with the exception of a few which have black sand and a couple with golden sand (Calheta Beach and Machico Beach) which you can access by car in 30 minutes.
Funchal airport is about 20 Km from the apartment. Travel time by car is approximately 20-25 minutes. It is not essential to hire a car as buses are frequent and cheap. Excursions are the best way to tour this beautiful island. Going out of town, the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos is about 15 minutes away. The Botanical Garden, Quinta Blandy/Palheiro Ferreiro, Monte Palace are a must for gardening enthusiasts.
You are in the center of Funchal town, right next to the Theatre, the Santa Catarina Park, Municipal Garden and the Cathedral. Within 5 minutes walk from the Marina where most buses stop and the La Vie Shopping Centre with a 24h pharmacy and a large supermarket. 15 minutes far from the Market, the Old City, the Cable Car and Barreirinha Beach Complex by foot. 5 minutes from the Harbour with lots of restaurants and excursions. There are also many nice restaurants nearby: Celeiro, Combatentes, Sabores Alentejanos, etc.
Madeira has the most fascinating walk-in Levadas which are the irrigation channels built back between 16th and 20th to bring water from the North to the South. Whale and dolphin spotting and marlin fishing. To discover Madeira at its best we supply you some guides for free.