Penthouse in Caniço de Baixo
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
The penthouse is an open plan 2 bedroom apartment surrounded by a 7’ 6” wide veranda, giving spectacular views of the Atlantic East and West. The all round veranda means there is plenty room to walk round, sit & sunbath. The penthouse is so close to the sea, it affords the luxury of being able to see & hear the water lap on the shore. You can sit and watch the sunrise or watch all types of boats, from fishing boats to pleasure boats or cruise liners sail or cruise past.
The penthouse is within walking distance and easy access to some of the nicest lavada walks in Madeira and a short distance from two golf courses. It is an ideal location for those who want a resort holiday away from the busy city of Funchal. Surrounded by hotels with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and full leisure centres and next to the limpid waters of the Atlantic.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Reis Magos 300 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Funchal 10 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
The accommodation of 151.5 m 2 comprises a bedroom with king bed, two large windows & a door opening onto the west facing part of the veranda. So it has plenty of light and a beautiful view west to the sea
There is a very large bathroom.
A fully fitted kitchen, living / dining room with floor to ceiling picture window affords magnificent views of both the sea straight ahead and the mountains to the left with access to the veranda. The kitchen is equipped with everything one should need.
Bedroom 2 is now used as a Lounge/TV room with a bed settee. It also has direct access onto the veranda, via the conservatory outside. The double sofa-bed comfortably sleeps two additional guests. While technically the aprtment sleeps 4, we prefer to let to a maximum of 3 people so that our guests enjoy the space a two-bedroom apartments affords.
The penthouse is serviced by two lifts.
There is a weekly maid service. Linen and towels are also provided, but beach towels should be taken for sunbathing.
The penthouse is in a residential complex.
|Further details outdoors|
The totally private veranda is one of the main features of the apartment. Because it surrounds the apartment one can follow the sun thoughout the day. Some part of the veranda is always in shade and some in sun, thus sun lovers and shade lovers are both accommodated.
There are sunloungers, table and chairs on the veranda and with its stunning views it is an ideal spot for a lazy day reading and sunbathing, in total privacy.
Immediatioy outside the apratment block there are restaurants and bars and a small Spar mini market. While there is plenty of entertainment and plenty places to eat, Canico de Baixo is also a quiet location without loud music and noise
Property rental per week 2-persons occupancy.
Occupancy all Season £345 per week for the apartment. An additional £50 per week is charged for a third person. Payment can be made in Sterling or Euro.
A deposit, payable to Kilrush Estates Ltd., for £100.00 per week booked, is required to confirm a booking. Any request to reserve the apartment must be followed by a deposit within 10 working days.
We are flexible on Changeover day.
The Madeira region
Madeira, one of the most beautiful islands in Europe, is Portugal's "Jewel in the Atlantic". The landscape is spectacular. A green mantle of rich subtropical foliage covers the landscape. The flowers & plants bloom throughout the year, making the island like a permanent floating flower show. The bright orange beak-like, birds of paradise flowers, blossom in open fields.
The levadas, [walking paths] that skirt the edges of the mountain terraces, are lined with fragrant hydrangeas. The 1,300 miles of levadas crisscrossing the island are Madeira's system of irrigation channels. They carry water down from the mountains on gentle gradients. They have level footpaths running along their entire length, providing a ready-made system of trails. They are a perfect path for walkers of all ages & abilities. Madeira is ideal for anyone who likes gentle walks or hard core hiking.
Because of its sub-tropical climate, the island is often referred to as the "island of eternal spring". The temperature varies between 18C and 23C throughout the year.
The people are friendly, helpful and gracious, this is particularily noted by our guests as the get to know the people in the local restaurants, bars and shops.
Caniço de Baixo is a modern resort area with stylish villas, hotels & holiday homes. Because it is a costal tourist zone, it has an excellent selection of amenities including restaurants, bars, 2 mini-market, 4 car hire outlets, souvenir shop & tourist shop.
There are a number of sport and spa hotels in the resort, each makes outside visitors very welcome and the facilities can be used for a small fee. All the hotels also offer evening entertainment. Almost all of the local hotels offer indoor [heated in winter], & outdoor swimming pools. Most have a Jacuzzi, sauna, gymnasium, health & beauty centre, massages, beauty salon, spa treatments. All hotels offer a Happy hour 18.30 to 20.00 with nightly entertainment – outside guests are very welcome.
The limpid waters in Caniço de Baixo offer three excellent diving schools & perfect conditions to visit the fine ocean depths.
The town of Canico, with a shopping centre & supermarkets, is 2.5 kilometres away and Funchal is 10 Kilometers. Both can be reached using the excellent regular bus service which runs between Canico de Baixo and Funchal. The bus stop is 30m from the apartment.
Caniço de Baixo is a beautiful, quiet & peaceful coastal resort. It is an ideal location for those who want a resort holiday, but away from the busy city of Funchal.
The dramatic Palheiro golf course with its stunning views is about 7 km away. Madeira's oldest golf course, the PGA European Tour course -Santo da Serra golf course with its spectacular 27-holes is also within easy reach - 13 km away. More details on www.madeira-golf.com
Caniço de Baixo is a good location from where one can hike & walk the islands amazing levada irrigation system spanning 2,500 kilometres, which meander round the mountains.
We recommend you use Turitrans which is located at the entrance to the apartment & highly recommended by our guests. They only take a maximum of 8 on their walks and 15 on their tours. They use mini busses for all their excursions. Check it out on http://turitrans-infocentre.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org. One of the reasons we do not recommend car hire is because this company does such good trips and walks and many of our guests find this a more relaxing way of seeing the island.
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17 Dec 2012
This apartment was everything it seemed from the description and the photos: incredibly light and airy with a whole wall of picture windows looking along the coast to the east, out to the Desertas Islands and up the mountains. We were very comfortable, and appreciated that it was so well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, heaters, seating for inside and out, and bedding. The shower was full 'power' ... and hot.
All in all, a joy to 'come home to' after sightseeing and exploring! For two of us, having a separate TV room was a luxury ... but nice! I loved sitting at the picture window at night looking at all the lights up the hillside. A couple of evenings when it was too chilly to actually eat 'al fresco' we opened the patio doors and set the table right in front of the opening - we could even hear the sea on the shore from there! We also saw some fabulous sunsets from the west side of the balcony. Sometimes the wind seemed to get up, but that is to be expected on the 13th floor. There are low sun loungers provided though, allowing the surrounding wall to give some protection from the wind.
It was immaculately clean and Connie's dealings with us were impeccable.
We have stayed in Canico de Baixo several times during the last few years and find the resort very attractive and quiet. Our favourite local restaurants - both within a few minutes' walk of the apartment and with lovely seafront terraces - are 'Atlantis' (fish, and salad buffet) at Galo Lido; and 'Inn and Art' Hotel (steak on the stone, espetada, and fish, all cooked in their wood oven in front of you). Galo Pizzeria is very good too.
We always hire a car and the apartment is only 10-15 minutes drive from the airport. Parking was never a problem. 15-20 minutes gets you into central Funchal. Simples!
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