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Miguel Filipe

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english, portuguese

Superior Rentals in Madeira - Lido (FREE PARKING)

20 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this São Martinho holiday apartment

Luxury Sea View 2 bedroom penthouse in the most premium area of the city

Luxury oceanfront 2 bedroom penthouse located in one of the most premium areas in Funchal (aka 'The Hotel Zone') right next to its best-know beaches & lidos and still within walking distance of the old town and the main tourist attractions.

This is a modern and quite unique venue occupying the top floor (yeah no neighbours around!!!) of a seven-story closed condo, embracing the Atlantic Ocean and offering not only sweeping views but also best-in-class amenities (luxurious private garden, oceanfront infinity pool, high speed wireless internet, smart TV, music surround system...)

The apartment is very spacious and elegantly decorated, offering 2 large bedrooms (one of which is a seaview suite with a private bathroom) with king sized beds and ample wardrobes, a luminous living room with large windows and a seaview balcony (where our guests can enjoy a perfect breakfast...), a fully equipped kitchen and a second big bathroom.

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The Neighborhood

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The location is in one of the most sought-after areas of the city, well served by beautiful beaches and public lidos (that offer the warmest ocean water in Portugal) with very nice restaurants and beach bars around, as well as a spectacular coastal promenade.

There are also many hotels nearby offering top quality entertainment and a great ambiance overall.

On the opposite side of the street there is a modern shopping mall ('Madeira Forum') with a large selection of shops, a big supermarket, a food court, a multiplex movie theater and several ATM machines.

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Getting around

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There is a bus stop right in front of the condo and a frequent bus service to the city center operating from 6:20am to 23:40pm in every 10 or 15 minutes (lines 01 and 02 heading downtown). The trip takes about 15 minutes and bus tickets normally cost 2€/person if bought on-board (or 1,35€/person if bought in advance) although there are cheaper alternatives such as 3-day tickets (11,8€/person) and 5-day tickets (16,30€/person) that offer unlimited trips.

Taxis are also relatively cheap in Madeira and, depending on the hour/traffic, a ride downtown costs less than 10€ and takes about 10 minutes.

However, if you prefer to enjoy some magnificent views then you can also walk to the city center (~25 minutes) or to the old town (~50 min) although I don't recommend it on a regular basis.

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Other things to note:

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The venue is not suitable for guests with limited mobility because of a stairway with 14 steps (2 flights of stairs with 7 steps each) leading from the elevator hall to the front door.

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Included (free) services:

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- Private secure parking space

- Bath towels and bed linens

- High-speed wireless internet (30Mbps) available in every room

- Cable TV with 140 high quality channels (English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese) and free video-on-demand service (excellent for watching movies)

- Hi-fi music surround system (CD/DVD, USB & MP3 compatible)

- Nespresso coffee machine

- Full range of kitchen appliances (induction hob, oven, pans, tableware, fridge, microwave, dish washing machine, laundry washing & drying machine, toaster, electric kettle, steam iron and board...)

- Hairdryer

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Optional (paid) services:

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- Transfer from the airport (60€ roundtrip max. 4 persons with limited luggage space available)

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House rules:

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- 200€ damage deposit required upon arrival. It must be paid in cash and will be fully returned at check-out if no damage is done to the property.

- 50€/week housekeeping fee (not included in the balance of the rental) is due for stays longer than 7 days in order to guarantee that the Property is properly serviced.

- 25€ charge applies when checking-in after 8:00pm.

- No pets allowed.

- Smoking only allowed in the balcony.

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Miguel Filipe (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks english, portuguese

Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveller reviews

Superior Rentals in Madeira - Lido (FREE PARKING)
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
5

1st class apartment with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was a class above a lot of holiday rentals, it was definitely a home from home, it was beautifully decorated and equipped with everything we needed for our stay. The pool and gardens were beautifully maintained and provided a lovely place to relax and look out to the sea, during our stay, early October, most of the time we were the only one’s by the pool. There are a number of restaurants close by, thanks to Miguel for the detailed information he sent us before our trip, we particularly liked Bombay Spice. Shopping for a few essentials was easy, there’s a large supermarket on the lower ground floor of the Forum Madeira which is within a few minute’s walk from the apartment. We walked to the Town of Funchal, which is about 2.5 miles, but there is excellent public transport for lazy days. We missed out on the Levada walks, I hurt my ankle on the first day, when we to go back to Madeira we would head straight back to this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great location and outlook

  • 4 of 5

Apartment was all we expected, spacious, clean and very well equipped. Victor was very helpful, showed us some of Funchal after picking us up from the airport & sorted a problem with the TV. Lovely walk part way into Funchal but you need bus or car to get to town centre. (Buses easy to use, buy ticket first time on bus then top up for future rides, it's cheaper that way) Suggestion for Miguel? Comfy chairs on balcony would be good!

Madeira generally? You need a car to see the island, but lots to do in and around Funchal (unless you want clubbing) Chris's restaurant five minutes walk away, not cheap but worth every penny if you like fine dining, you need to book. Final point, Madeira is warm most of the year but it gets more than its share of cloud so if you want wall to wall sunshine it's probably not the place for you. Having said that, it didn't spoil our holiday.

Thank you Miguel, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay

Barry & Lynne

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

"Superior home away from home"

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 13 days at this property and loved every minute of it! Everything you see on the listing website is accurate and there is no misrepresentation in any sense. However what the website cannot convey is that you will feel at home once you open the door to this property. From the lovely original artwork, high end appliances and very comfortable beds, you will find all the comforts of home. My wife especially loved the dryer and as she can wash and dry without having the added chore of drying clothes on racks on rainy days which there were quite a few on this trip!

After staying a few days in the apartment, we also realized how quiet and peaceful it was. As the property is located on the top floor, there are no neighbours and we really enjoyed the privacy. The property is very clean as other reviewers have mentioned and of course there is the ensuite bathroom which overlooks the ocean. What a pleasure to take a bath on a rainy day listening to the waves crashing against the shore, 6 or 7 floors below!

Last and certainly the most important intangible about this property are the owners. Miguel and Victor are really courteous and helpful in making sure that our vacation is what is should be......stress free. From initial inquiries, booking, through to check-in and check-out, Miguel and Victor have been extremely professional and helpful. We had a small issue one night with tripping the electrical circuit (probably our fault for having too many appliances running during one of those rainy days!) and Victor turned up five minutes after our call and resolved the problem.

Half-way through our stay, Miguel (who was away) emailed to follow up whether we were comfortable in the apartment. A small gesture but it goes a long way to show that the owners do take every care to ensure that their clients have a great vacation.

Last of all, the property is located in a wonderful part of Funchal, close to wonderful restaurants, supermarkets, shopping centers and most important, the seaside promenade, a place to relax, swim or just to take strolls.

A small piece of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great spacious apartment with fabulous view

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very spacious with everything you would need, 2 lovely big bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There was everything in the kitchen and separate utility rooms for washer and dryer. We felt very secure and at home, the apartment was very quite, peaceful and very private. The view was great and the outside space to apartment block very nice,well kept and very clean as was the apartment. We liked the location plenty of restaurants nearby but we also like to walk into Funchal where there are plenty of bars and restaurants and also on the way into funchal lots to choose from. The apartment was very handy for catching bus into funchal bus stop outside apartment gates. Over the road is the Forum shopping centre which had a very good pingo doce supermarket. We really enjoyed our stay and definately will stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just come to the end of our stay in this beautiful apartment in the Forum area of Funchal. I am happy to say that we have not been disappointed.

From the airport we caught the Aero bus which only costs €5 pp (or €8pp for a return ticket) and takes you directly into the main thoroughfare through Funchal to the Forum. If you advise the driver that you want to get off in the Forum area (bus stop number 19), you will be dropped off across the road from the complex.

On arrival at the Quinta Felicia we contacted Victor by phone and met him by the electronic gate leading into the complex. We were escorted up to our penthouse apartment via a lift up to level 6; we then had 2 flights of stairs (16 steps in total) to reach our apartment, this was not a problem to us and we had been advised of this before we booked the apartment. On entering the apartment we were thrilled with the spectacular views overlooking the sea, the infinity pool and the lovely well kept gardens. After showing us around and pointing out the facilities Victor gave us two sets of keys and presented us with a welcome pack that contained local delicacies such as Poncha, honey cake and biscuits; this gesture was so welcoming. Victor also advised us that should we need any assistance we could contact him; this is very reassuring as unexpected problems can happen.

The apartment includes everything that you need to make your stay very comfortable, including free high speed internet.

This is a lovely apartment that is run by friendly people who do as much as possible to make your holiday special. We would like to thank Miguel, the owner of the apartment for his organisation and very quick responses to our emails, and also to Victor for his friendliness and guidance.

Our thanks to you both for making this a really wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming flat by the sea

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very well located, in a quiet area and in excellent condition. Contact with Miguel`s business partner Victor was easy, brief explanation about the apartment, the environment and the technical things, TV and much more. The flat was well equipped and, most important for us, had a very good Wi-Fi connection speed. Beautiful furniture and paintings on the walls, plenty of possibilities of lighting in the rooms. The kitchen is very nice and in a good condition. Extremely clean appliances, microwave, dishwasher and everything else. We stayed for 14 days and will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed staying in our apartment and took advantage of its location and stunning ocean views. We strive for excellence because that is our way of life. :) And I hope that you can recommend us to your family and friends as well. Thank you. Best regards, Miguel Filipe
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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in São Martinho, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
New Year 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$143
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest
 
Flower Festival 2017
5 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$129
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
16 Jun 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$115
From
A$129
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$143
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$93
From
A$108
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$72

- 200€ damage deposit required upon arrival. It must be paid in cash and will be fully returned at check-out if no damage is done to the property.
- 50€/week housekeeping fee (not included in the balance of the rental) is due for stays longer than 7 days.
- €25 charge applies when checking-in after 8:00pm.
- No pets allowed.
- Smoking only allowed in the balcony.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in São Martinho, Portugal

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 extra lg. double bed
    - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • The bedrooms both have large closets fitted to the walls providing great space for clothes and luggage.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing