|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||165 square meters|
Suitable for childrenNo
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
Description from the owner
AWARD WINNER 2012!
rated ONE OF FLIPKEY'S BEST! by 12 TRAVELLERS REVIEWS
Spacious apartment re-decorated in 2011 bright with natural sunlight SLEEPS 6 - 2 large double bedrooms,one double bedroom with EN-SUITE BATHROOM. 1 twin bedroom - 2 bathrooms. Bedrooms with balconies. Large open plan lounge/dining area with balcony with swimming pool, garden and panoramic ocean and mountain views.
First floor apartment easy to access by foot and Lift from the covered basement car park with security. The master bedroom has a balcony with views over the Private Swimming Pool complex, private gardens and of Funchal's cruise ship Port.
POOL City Centre Sleeps 6! Do not need car!
Funchal, Madeira Islands, Portugal
Additional Location Information
YOU DO NOT NEED A CAR! and if you do hire a car PARKING IS FREE in the basement private apartment parking place and wander down the hill around to this attractive 500 year old city. To reach the beginning of the ZONA VELHA City quarter (‘Old zone’) is about 10 minutes.
Besides the ‘Art Deco’ MERCADO DOS LAVRADORES market, there are many restaurants, museums including Madeira Story Centre, The City Theatre – a copy of the original ‘La Scala’ opera house and art galleries including the one in the yellow Sao Tiago pirate fort right on the ocean front. ANADIA shopping centre at the bottom of the hill has a PINGO supermarket open until 10pm and other businesses including a pharmacy.
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$87||$87||$538 - $681||$0||7 nights|
|Feb. 5 2013 - Feb. 14 2013
Promotion FEBRUARY 2013
|Feb. 15 2013 - Mar. 31 2013
Promotion 15 February-March 31st 2013
|Apr. 1 2013 - May. 31 2013
Promotion April-May 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Dec. 16 2013
|All Other Dates||$87||$87||$610||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Additional information about rental rates
The prices above are for 3 PEOPLE sharing the accommodation. The apartment accommodates 6 people. There is a supplement of 6 euros for the fourth, fifth and sixth person for each night.
A Deposit of 30% of the total rental price must be made within 5 days to secure a booking and the balance must be paid 6 weeks before check-in at the accommodation.
When a booking is made within less than 6 weeks before check-in, the total payment is required within 5 days and it is non-refundable.
Payment is by bank to bank transfer to a Portuguese or UK account.
Communication of cancellation: clients wishing to cancel must communicate this in writing immediately to the managers of the property.
Check-in: from 3pm. Check out: latest 10am
Further details are in the Terms and Conditions with the Booking Form
For more information from Paul & Iva:
Mobile +351 966 046 741
Landline: +351 291 872 036
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 11, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
We were met at the apartment by Paul and Iva who made us most welcome and gave us a lot of useful information about the accommodation and things to do in Funchal. We were absolutely delighted with the apartment which surpassed our expectations in every respect.It would certainly suit six people and was particularly spacious for just the two of us. The apartment was very clean, nicely decorated and well equipped.We had lovely views from the lounge of Funchal right down to the harbour and of the cable cars and mountains from the kitchen on the other side of the apartment.
The kitchen was very bright and a pleasure to have our breakfast in each morning. The location was perfect for us as it was only a ten minute walk down into Funchal,yet far enough away to be secluded and peaceful in the evenings.Although the elevated position of the accommodation above Funchal provides lovely views it does mean there is a short steep hill to climb on the way back although by the end of the week we were getting quite used to it.
Funchal itself has plenty to see and we did not need a car. We worked out the local bus timetables and went up into the mountains one day and on another day we used three separate bus journeys to do a seven mile levada walk which was the highlight of our holiday.
Overall, Madeira has so much to see and do and the apartment made it all the more enjoyable. We highly recommend both!
Nigel and Maeliosa.
Response from Paul - 05/11/2013
"the apartment surpassed our expectations in every respect"
"The location was perfect for us as it was only a ten minute walk down into Funchal,yet far enough away to be secluded and peaceful in the evenings"
"It would certainly suit six people and was particularly spacious for just the two of us"
"The apartment was very clean, nicely decorated and well equipped"
"We had lovely views from the lounge of Funchal right down to the harbour and of the cable cars and mountains from the kitchen on the other side of the apartment"
Nigel and Maeliosa
thanks for a '5 star' 'excellent' review and recommending both Funchal Bay Apartment and Madeira!
Your review confirms that the Apartment:
"surpassed your expectations in every respect"
"The location was perfect...as it was only a ten minute walk down into Funchal,yet far enough away to be secluded and peaceful in the evenings"
"would certainly suit six people and was particularly spacious for just..two"
"was very clean, nicely decorated and well equipped"
"had lovely views from the lounge of Funchal right down to the harbour and of the cable cars and mountains from the kitchen on the other side of the apartment"
We are very happy you wrote: "Funchal itself has plenty to see" and you did not need a car. And that you found time to go up into the mountains and used the bus system!
We are sure that you will return to Madeira and will consider staying at the Apartment again. We look forward to hearing from you. Follow life in Madeira on our blog!
Paul & Iva
Chichester, United Kingdom
'Home from home' in a good location in Funchal
Review Submitted: 07 November 2012Date of Stay: October 2012
Paul and Iva
Thank you for all your kind help in arranging taxis for transfers to and from the airport. Quick,
easy and punctual. For the welcome pack on arrival. Iva, thanks for showing us around the
apartment with clear instructions and being on hand
if we needed you and Paul thank you for your 'orange alert rain' text! Despite the rain (and lots of
it) we had a super week recharging our batteries! Loved the apartment; a treat to have individual
bedrooms and bathrooms and all sparkling clean. We had absolutely everything we needed
and enjoyed eating in a couple of nights. The dual aspect views of the lights on the hillside at
night were magical in the evenings. I had been to Madeira before but didn't have the view -
what a treat this time! It was definitely worth the pull up the hill! At least it was a very short hill
and kept us fit! We certainly didn't need a taxi! We couldn't use the pool as we had a week of
perpetual torrential rain (we didn't mind as it was so warm, just went out with our umbrellas) but
we wanted to as it was clean, peaceful and quiet. Location was great; 5/10 walking minutes from
buses, taxis, the cable car, supermarket and the seafront. What did we like about the apartment?
Everything! It was 'home from home' being spacious and comfortable.
As for Madeira itself I can see why people return. It is a genteel island where you really can relax
and unwind. Funchal has a nice buzz going on and there are interesting places to seek out in the
town. We enjoyed walking along the coast to the fishing village pausing for coffee along the way.
We hopped on a bus to return and it made a great day out. A car is not needed and we explored
for hours on foot. Transport is cheap and the tours round the island are a must for first time
holidaymakers in order to appreciate the scenery and the flowers. Eating out was inexpensive
and a pleasure. All in all it was a memorable week and thank you both for a great welcome.
Response from Paul - 12/05/2012
Apartment is “a treat”, “magical views”, “memorable week”
thanks for the 5 star review!
We are so happy that despite the rain in November you had a super week and recharged your batteries!
Your review confirms that the Apartment is:
-“a treat”..with individual bedrooms and bathrooms..all sparkling clean
and that the Pool was “clean, peaceful and quiet...”
-the dual aspect views of the lights on the hillside at night are magical in the evenings
-the “location is great”.. “5/10 walking minutes from buses, taxis, the cable car, supermarket and the seafront.”
Your review confirms that Madeira is:
-a genteel island where you really can relax and unwind.
-Funchal has a nice buzz going on and there are interesting places to seek out in the town
and that you do not need to hire a car if you are close to the City Centre
“A car is not needed and we explored for hours on foot. Transport is cheap and the tours round the island are a must for first time holidaymakers in order to appreciate the scenery and the flowers.
“Eating out was inexpensive and a pleasure.” A
Lastly we are happy that you valued our service including: the taxi transfers, the check-in including the Welcome Pack and other information including a text message
We look forward to your next stay in Madeira.
Paul & Iva
My husband and I had a lovely stay at this apt. The apt itself is beautiful and very clean and spacious. It had everything you could possibly want and the pool and gardens were lovely.We thought the location was excellent and very central.
Thank you for a lovey welcome Paul.
I would recommend this accommodation.
Response from Paul - 10/13/2012
"everything you could possibly want and the Pool and Gardens were lovely."
thanks for the 5 star review of Funchal Bay Apartment and recommending it.
Your review confirms:
-the Apartment 's location is "excellent" "very central"
-clean & spacious
-"the pool and gardens are lovely!
-the Apartment is well-equipped "everything you could possibly want "
We are very happy that you had a "lovely stay" and that you valued our Check in/Welcome! including the written information provided in the Apartment.
We look forward to your next stay in Madeira and we hope that you will consider the Apartment and stay there again!
Paul & Iva
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Excellent centrally located 3-bed apartment with pool
We were traveling with a group of friends who had previously stayed at the Varandas Du Funchal in other apartments and had booked again. I managed to find this apartment on the same complex and was not disapointed. The booking was very easy and we were sent lots of info.
The Varandas are only 10 mins walk to the Old Town with it's numerous bars, cafes shops & restaurants. The only downside is that it's a very steep walk back, but as a couple of us were older we just booked a taxi back for around 5 Euros so it wasn't a problem.
The apartment was very clean, spacious and homely, with everything we needed. The photos of the pool do not do it justice as it was large and deep enough to swim and cool off in. As it was very hot it was welcome to take a dip at the end of the day and gave the apartment a holiday feel.
Our friends rated ours as the best out of the three we booked as it had great views over the pool and gardens and the view from the kitchen gave great panoramic views of the hills and cable car.
Overall it was great value for money.
Response from Paul - 07/12/2012
"...Great value for money,"
"Our friends rated ours as the best out of the three we booked as it had great views over the pool and gardens and the view from the kitchen gave great panoramic views of the hills and cable car."
"Overall it was great value for money."
thanks for the 5 star review! We are very happy that you were so pleased with Funchal Bay Apartment, in particular:
-the location: "only 10 mins walk to the Old Town with it's numerous bars, cafes shops & restaurants",
-the pool: "large and deep enough to swim and cool off in.."
-the easy booking procedure,
-the information we sent you and that overall
-it was 'great value for money'
Also, your review confirms that the Apartment's location in 'the Varandas do Funchal complex' is one of the best for views as "it had great views over the pool and gardens and the view from the kitchen gave great panoramic views of the hills and cable car.."
We hope that you return to Madeira soon and stay at Funchal Bay Apartment again!
Paul and Iva
Great place to stay!!
Large appartment photos do not do it justice & quiet location
with the old town area (mozart restaurant, & best chinese in funchal grande marluha etc) & the pingo supermarket just down the road 10mins walk Paul & Eva could not
be more helpfull even left a welcome pack including wine
have stayed in various locations in funchal & this is the best by far everything is within walking distance
we plan to return soon
thanks Paul & Eva for a great holiday
Response from Paul - 06/05/2012
"the best by far.. everything is within walking distance"
Tebworth thanks for the 5 star Excellent review for Funchal Bay Apartment
Your review confirms that the Apartment is
in a special location"with the old town area (mozart restaurant, & best chinese in funchal grande marluha etc) & the pingo supermarket just down the road 10 mins walk"
"everything..within walking distance"
We are very happy that you valued our customer care so well including the Welcome Pack of key information and even wine and plan to return soon
Paul and Iva Abbiati
Quiet, well equipped apartment.
Very central - 10 - 15 minutes walk from the centre of Funchal. Public transport nearby.
Beautiful small city. Lots of architecture, and culture, beautiful parks and friendly atmosphere.
Fantastic climate, lots to do.
Loved the apartment. Clean, spacious, well equipped, Views to front and back and set in quiet residential area, away from the tourist area. Steep walk up to apartment from town.
Very warm welcome from Eva, and lots of information provided. Would certainly stay again. Thank you.
It was perfect...an ideal holiday location.
Response from Paul - 04/16/2012
“Loved the apartment”;
“perfect...an ideal holiday location”
thanks for the 5 star review. We are very happy that you “Loved the apartment” and that it was “perfect...an ideal holiday location” and that you “Would certainly stay again”
Your review confirms that Funchal Bay Apartment is “very central” but, in a “quiet residential area, away from the tourist area” and that Funchal City is:
“Beautiful small city. Lots of architecture, and culture, beautiful parks and friendly atmosphere. Fantastic climate, lots to do...”
Keep in touch and we look forward to your return.
Paul & Iva
Excellent Location for visiting Madeira
My husband and I felt a bit greedy booking a three bedroom apartment for just the two of us but the location and facilities appeared to match what we were looking for. The apartment was amazing. Very spacious, very clean and in an ideal location just 10 minutes (even for me) from the Market. When self catering it is good to know that the kitchen facilities are sufficient but these far outstripped our expectations, the huge fridge and freezer were a revelation and coming home was a bit of a let down. We had good use of the balcony (huge) but only got to use the pool once as the sun was a bit low to fully heat the pool at this time of year.
On Paul and Ivas recommendation we took a half day taxi trip to see the north of the island but generally we used the service buses and pottered to Camara do Lobos and Machico (excellent) and Ribera Brava (out of season).
Thank you to Iva who picked us up from the airport and made us feel so welcome, and to Paul for making the organisation of our visit so smooth. Not only would we recommend the apartment to our friends, we also recommended it to a couplde we met on a walk while there - All the comforts of home, with all the luxury of a good holiday. We better not recommend too fast, though, or we won;t be able to visit again...
Response from Paul - 12/10/2011
“All the comforts of home with the luxury of a good holiday”
thanks for staying at Funchal Bay Apartment again, the 5 out of 5 review and recommending the Apartment to friends and strangers! We and the owners are very happy that you found the apartment amazing, very spacious, very clean and in an ideal location just 10 minutes from the Market. As you pointed out if travellers are self-catering the kitchen facilities are important and in the case of the apartment they “far outstripped” your expectations.
In November, the pool would be warmest middle of the afternoon. Not far from the Apartment next to the yellow pirate fort is a free public beach. Also, at Praia Formosa and Doca do Cavacas are free public beaches and natural sea water rock pools. Where if the sea is calm the water temperature would be the same and perhaps higher!
Also, we are happy that you followed our advice and used taxis and buses to explore all island’s coasts and interior. But, as you wrote don’t tell too many people about this amazing apartment otherwise you may find the apartment booked next time you want to stay in Madeira!
We look forward to your return
Paul & Iva
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
Fantastic fully fitted out apartment with great views of funchal
My family had a great stay at this apartment which was overlooking the sea and harbour. It also had a very nice pool area for the complex residents. It was very clean, spacious and fully fitted out with anything you needed and the hosts Paul and Iva were delightful, very informative and willing to help when required.
There are plenty of restaurants nearby and a supermarket within walking distance. Recommend trying the chair lift and a boat journey to see the dolphins. A holiday in June is a must as you could also catch one of the firework display/music shows at the weekend.
My only negative - all the bed mattresses were very firm (which my family were not used to) and therefore did not allow us a full nights comfortable sleep. Would recommend this be looked at, but this is a simple minor point which could be rectified quickly. This should not in any way put anyone off staying here in this delightful apartment.
Response from Paul - 08/28/2011
we are very happy that you and your family had a great stay in the delightful FUNCHAL BAY APARTMENT. Your review confirms the great location of the Apartment close to plenty of restaurants and a supermarket within walking distance and the great views from it particularly over the ocean and cruise ship harbour.
Thanks for the recommendations for things to do and events particularly in the month of June: the Atlantic Firework Festival every Saturday night, the dolphin watching boats, the cable-car ride to Monte at the bottom of the hill.
On your only negative the firmness of the mattresses we have brought this to the owner’s attention and this will be rectified quickly.
Best wishes to you and your family
Paul and Iva
Everything was excellent!
Everything was great. There were all necessary comforts and the view was ecxellent. The rooms were in perfect order and we didn´t even have to clean after ourselves. I would deffinately recommend it. The food in the restaurants was delicious and I really recommend to try fish. The service was fabulous everywher. Because in our group was a seventy eight , year old traveller, it was a bit difficult for him to climb up the hill every day. That is the only bad thing I could say. In our group there were 78, 68, 66, 46 year old travellers. But I really liked everything else.
Big thanks to Paul and Iva for a great welcome gift and all the services!
Response from Paul - 06/24/2011
Dear Reet Tuomo Tiiu and Maive
again thanks for staying at Funchal Bay Apartment, the 5 star review and recommending the accommodation to travellers. Your review confirms that the Apartment is very comfortable, with excellent views close to high quality restaurants. We are happy you liked everything else apart from the short hill! If the Apartment was not on the hill...the views would not be so excellent! Madeira is mountainous and the city centre has many hills The alternative to walking up the short hill which has steps and handrails is a taxi from outside the 2 shopping centres not far away. If there are 4 of you ..you can share the taxi fare which would be around 5 euros...just over a euro each. We hope you return to Madeira soon and look forward to hearing from you. Paul and Iva
worthing sussex england
on arrrival at funchal airport we were meet by pauls wife iva .must add lovely lady .she took us to our appartment ,the appartment was fantastic 3 bedrooms 2 bathroom all the mod cons.washing machine tumbler dryer cooker every thing was there ,it was loverly decorated ,swiming pool was pleasure coming back there after great days out .at the end of our stay paul iva's husband came and took us back to the airport ,thank you paul . fantastic time we had .oh and i must add paul and iva even gave us there phone number just in case we needed them ,
Lovely week in Madeira !
We were 3 adults staying in this Funchal apartment for a week during February 2011. We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed our stay. The apartment is bright, roomy and modern with the use of a communal pool and secure parking - ideal for our needs. But best of all is that it's just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Funchal - which mean't that when we weren't exploring the rest of this wonderful island by car we could reach anywhere in Funchal by foot - a real advantage. The owners/managers, Paul & Iva, met us at the airport on arrival, showed us round the apartment and really made us feel at home. We'll certainly be staying here again next time we visit Madeira
What a marvellous place!
The apartment is perfectly located right in the heart of Funchal. The apartment itself was brand new, nicely decorated and really well thought of. Owner of the apartment was excellent host. We warmly recommend this accommodation for your stay in Funchal.