Key Holiday Home Information:Family-Friendly.
Nearest Airport and Railway Station: Funchal.
Nearest city or town: Funchal, approximately 1 miles away.
Type of holiday rental: Self-catering apartment rental in Madeira.
Short Breaks and weekend breaks: All year round
Smart modern 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment with use of a swimming pool near Funchal in Madeira. Comfortably furnished for a relaxing holiday in a sunny climate. Balconies for good views. The price range is from £220 per week during the winter months to £450 per week in school holidays. . Book that break in the sun now. Please click on the photograph for details of this self catering apartment in the sun.
Comfortable quiet apartment in residential complex owned mostly by business people, very near town of Funchal a busy thriving town with many little narrow streets and a variety of very up markets shops (ladies take your husbands credit card you won't be able to resist all the wonderful fashions shops!!).
There is a harbour with lots of lovely private yachts, also a harbour where you will be able to watch the liners come in so that passengers may spend a few hour taking in the wonderful gardens, wander though the town, see many beautiful old building full of character.
A popular place to visit is an old fort (look out for the yellow building at the end of the promenade, past the main area for the buses) enjoy a cup of coffee in the many coffee shops and just relax and enjoy the sunshine and let the world go by. There are no sandy beaches on the Funchal side of the Island but you will find a man-made beach further up the Island, all hotels have their own swimming pool as indeed does the apartment.
The self catering accommodation
The apartment consists of two bedrooms - one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. The twin bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, the double bedroom a balcony. The large lounge also has a balcony to enjoy a spot of sunshine, a well fitted kitchen with oven/grill microwave, tumble dryer, plenty of cupboards and crockery etc for six people. There is is a small laundry room with sink and washing machine.
The roof terrace offers a panoramic view of the mountains, harbour and the town below. It's a wonderful place to view the New Year fireworks, (something not to be missed).
Outside there is a communal garden and a big round swimming pool with sun chairs. The complex is private and not too large, it has secure gates so that people cannot wander in.
There are many tours that will take you round the Island where you will be able to see spectacular views, you can go on Lavada walks (take sensible shoes). Some of these walks you can do on your own but it is advised to go with a guide on other more adventurous ones.
In Funchal take the cable car up to Monte and if you feel brave come down in one of the toboggans, quite an experience, you have two energetic men on the back who steer you and detirme how fast you go, don't scream or they go faster!!! really it's great fun.
Of course you can't go to Madeira without visiting the colourful flower market, make sure e you bring some flowers home with you, they will pack your flowers into a box which can go in the hold on your flight, a reminder of a wonderful holiday.
This apartment was bought in mind for the owners to semi retire in and is therefore furnished with that in mind.
Entertainment and/or Leisure Facilities on Offer: heated swimming pool (On Site)
Flexible changeover day: Yes
Recommended Attractions near Funchal: Carnivals, Flower festival, Gardens, toboggan ride, wine tasting, boat trips,scuba diving lessions, tennis
Good places to visit near Funchal: The lava tunnels and volcanic centre Lavada walks The Nuns Valley Monte Reeds for afternoon teaMore about the Location:
Annual Events: 3rd to 6th Sept Madeira Wine festival. 1st Nov Chestnut Festival. Dec Christmas Lights.13th to 16th Feb 2010 Maderia Carnival. 17th to 18th April 2010 Flower Festival. 29th to 31st Jully Madeira Wine Rally
Good places to eat near Funchal: To many to list, either fine dining or plenty of smaller resturants where the locals eat, these are very good value
Short Breaks: Yes, minimum 3 nights