Casa Pico Musica
About the home
Located just a few minutes walk from many of Funchal's most popular "must see places" you are living in the real city not the hotel tourist zone located several miles away from the city centre.
This new luxury attic conversion has breathtaking views of Funchal city, the Harbour and out over the Atlantic towards the Desert Islands. It is the perfect place for relaxing whilst enjoying the annual fireworks shows every Saturday in June and of course spectacular city wide display celebrating the New Year.
You can watch (and often even hear) the daily comings and goings of the many cruise ships which visit this spectacular island plus the assorted little pleasure boats that sail in and out often 2 or 3 times a day.
Fully furnished for that perfect self catering holiday you can even pick and sample several different exotic fruits (depending upon season) from the owners courtyard garden below (accessed by your own private spiral staircase).
There is even a small secluded sun bathing area where you can enjoy the late morning - early afternoon sun, or if you prefer you can just sit and and relax in the cooling shelter of the trees & vines.
You can even bring down your cooked food & wine and dine alfresco in the evening (garden table & chairs are available).
The trees and vines also provide a welcome retreat on those late summer days when it sometimes just gets too hot to do anything other than relax with a good book or a cool drink.
Remember the solar UV levels in Madeira are the same in March as they are back in the UK in June!
Funchal's UV levels in mid summer reach extremes like 11 or 12, so bringing with you some sun lotion is highly recommended.
The resident owners below will always give you a warm welcome and can provide you with lots of information, advice and help to make sure this is a holiday to remember.
We want you to feel you are real guests in our home and hope that you will return again and again as much missed friends.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Funchal sea-front, 1.5km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Accessed through your own private gate then via a spiral staircase from the courtyard garden, this modern totally self contained luxury apartment is the perfect base for exploring Funchal.
Contemporary decor throughout, fully double glazed window / patio doors, remote control ceiling fans in bedroom and kitchen / breakfast room.
Electric radiator panel fitted in bedroom, an additional mobile oil filled radiator is also available for those occasional chilly winter mornings & evenings (Funchal temperatures can fall to mid or low teens at night in the winter).
Luxury en-suite shower room with remote control Velux roof-light window providing light and fresh air.
Flat screen TV in bedroom (120+ cable channels many in English, plus use of free TV music juke box and on demand videos).
Wi-fi available throughout apartment with a hard wired fixed computer port & power sockets on terrace if required.
Fitted kitchen with black granite worktops and beautiful views out to the sea and harbour from your window.
Apartment hot water is supplied via Eco friendly solar heating panels on roof.
A small sunbathing area with 2 sunbeds is set aside in the Courtyard garden for your private use, beach towels can also be provided upon request.
Further details outdoors:
A variety of local cafes and small "corner" shops are located nearby and there is a large "Continent" supermarket with free parking is just a short drive away. The new Dolce Vita shopping centre with an alternative supermarket is also only 10 mins walk away.
You must also visit the Pico Castle which is literally just around the corner for even better views over the entire city.
If the weather is inclement you could take in one of the many museums and beautiful churches located within a 500m radius of your base, some of which even have attached parks & gardens. Several even serve tea, coffee, soft and alcoholic beverages plus light snacks.
If you want to dine out in style you have many places to choose from including the beautiful Quinta das Cruzes & Jardim da Largo restaurants both of which are within a few minutes walk of the house.
There is a local bus service just up road and the little "Eco" electric bus route runs from the bottom of the road.
If you do not want to walk back up to the house (we are at an approximate elevation of 100m above the city sea front), there are taxi ranks throughout the city centre and a taxi ride to the front door costs on average €5 to €6.
On road parking is usually available nearby if you decide to hire a car and explore more of this beautiful island on your own.
Guided bus & taxi tours, both of the city and island, are also available in Funchal if you prefer to let someone else do the driving.
2 rechargeable "Giro" bus passes are also provided for your use on local buses.
Free "Welcome Pack" of essentials is provided for all bookings of 1 week or more. (milk, tea, coffee, sugar, bread, butter, cereals, fruit juice & a bowl of fruit, plus a bottle of wine)
We ask you to let us know in advance of your specific preferences (red, white, green or rose wine, normal or decaffeinated tea / coffee, skimmed, semi skimmed or full fat milk etc)
Further specific items of food etc may be provided (subject to availability) at your request and at additional cost.
English speaking owners are resident below to answer any day to day questions.
The Courtyard garden is shared with the owners.
SPECIAL OFFER for 2013, a FREE 3rd week with all 2 week bookings if paid for in full at time of booking.
Also ask about our occasional special offers for "early bird" and "last minute" bookings through out the year.
Normal terms for 2 week or shorter periods; 50% deposit is required to secure bookings and the balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.
If you are making a "last minute booking", payment is required in full at the time of booking or in cash immediately upon arrival.
We also will require upon your arrival a further €150 damage deposit, this will be refunded in full at your departure provided all keys, remote controls, fixtures and fittings are returned to us in same condition as found at arrival.
The Madeira region
Madeira the "Pearl of the Atlantic," this beautiful sub-tropical island is a dream holiday destination that now with 3.5 hour budget flights from the UK is not going to cost an arm and a leg to visit.
The perfect getaway from North European winters for anyone who enjoys the out door life and does not want to stay in a concrete jungle on a barren rock or fly half way around the world to relax in lush green and flower decked sub tropical surroundings.
Sun sets around 6pm in the winter (1.5 to 2 hours later than back in the UK) & Madeira is even in the same time zone as the UK so no need to change your watch or worry about time differences when calling to and from the UK.
There is a UNESCO listed evergreen forest (a relic from pre ice age days) covering over half the island plus spectacular cliff hugging roads and an amazing 1200m high plateaux which looks like the moorlands to explore if you really want to feel away from it all.
Blessed by the gulf stream and on the same latitude as Bermuda & Los Angeles the Atlantic Ocean waters are never cooler than 17 degrees in late winter and reach 25 in late summer. Numerous small natural black sand, shale & rocky beaches are dotted around the island. Funchal's main beach, Praia Formosa to the west of the city, is over 1km long is also worth a visit with it's beach-side bars & cafes where you can sit enjoy the sunsets after lazing on the black sand or swimming in the warm ocean waters. There are also 2 man made golden sand beaches to visit on the island if you want to rent sunbeds & parasol and do some serious sunbathing.
You can walk till you drop along the hundreds of kms of levadas (small water channels) which follow the contours of the hills and mountains throughout the island.
Spectacular scenery, 500m high sea cliffs (Cabo Girao), a drive-in mountain top (1800m Pico Ariero where it is even possible some-days to have snow ball fights in late winter!) you will never regret visiting Madeira.
The people are friendly and most speak basic and many speak excellent English so do not worry if you did not learn Portuguese at school.
Perfect for honeymooners and romantic getaways or anyone who enjoys nature, Madeira is not on the Club 18-30 circuit but she certainly is not just a destination for Saga holiday members, not of course that we would wish to exclude any who will equally be assured of the warmest of welcomes
The Funchal area
Funchal has a fantastic historical heritage, she is over 500 years old but you still have all the conveniences of a modern city. Wonderful museums, beautiful old streets, magnificent churches, pretty squares plus, if you need to buy something, Funchal has 3 modern shopping centres, (2 also have cinemas) where you can shop till you drop or watch a movie (all Hollywood films simply have Portuguese sub-titles).
Take a bus or cable car to one or both of the world famous gardens of Monte and the Funchal Botanical gardens overlooking the city, (both are visible from your balcony), or just stroll down the road to enjoy the gardens of Quinta das Cruzes, the English Church, the Jardim Municipal and Santa Catarina park.
Play golf on the beautiful Palheiro (18 hole) or Santo da Serra (27 hole) courses, go snorkelling, try hang- gliding, gorging or sailing, take a cruise on a catamaran or a replica of Christopher Columbus' Santa Maria and see Whales & Dolphins, maybe try your hand at deep sea fishing for Marlin & Tuna or catch the twice daily ferry to visit the nearby island of Porto Santo with its 9km golden sandy beach and yet another 18 hole golf course.
If you want to say out till the early hours Funchal also has a growing night-life with many new bars and discos opening and with late winter night time temperatures still in the mid to low teens no need for an overcoat when you are outside. In summer the night-time temperatures do not usually fall much below 20, even at 4 in the morning!
If you need to relax, unwind & recharge your batteries after a long night out there are numerous 5 star spas located in hotels both in Funchal & around the island which are open to non-residents for a moderate one off daily or weekly fee.
With various festivals throughout the year including Carnival (February / March), Flower (April) , Atlantic (June), Jazz (July), Wine (September), Film (November) plus spectacular Christmas decorations (mid Nov - Early Jan) and record breaking new year fireworks (Grandstand views from your balcony and terrace) there is not really a bad time to visit Madeira.
How to get there
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Funchal Airport served from numerous UK airports by Easyjet, Jet2, Thompson & TAP, also direct flights from Germany, France and of course Portugal.
Connections to Funchal City by airport bus (every 1/2 hour aprox 30mins €5) or taxi (around 20mins aprox €30). Car hire also available at airport or can be arranged in Funchal if shorter hire periods desired.
Sao Pedro is one of the oldest areas of Funchal and you are just above the heart of the city within minutes walking distance to many beautiful gardens & museums (Quinta das Cruzes & Convent Santa Clara are just down the road and the Pico Fort is just around the corner)
Activities near Funchal
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
05 May 2013
Have just returned from a lovely stay at casa pico musica, Funchal. Delightful apartment with equally delightful owner.
Bright and tastefully decorated apartment with all you need for self catering. Lovely large terrace with amazing views of the sea, harbour and town - you can even see the cable cars going up and down. Nice to be in the real town, not the tourist area. Useful small, local shops close by and close to museums and fort. Bit of a climb up from town, but interesting buildings to look at on the way up to take your mind off it!
Great base for exploring Funchal and the rest of the island.
Many thanks for your review, we hope to be able to welcome you back one day, maybe when there is a bit more fruit on the trees in the garden for you to pick ;-)
02 Apr 2013
This is a superb setting to stay in Funchal.Overlooking the harbour You can watch the cruise ships coming and going a really good panoramic view of the city.The appartment is well laid out,new and fresh all amenities cooker,microwave,washing machine,coffee maker,kettle toaster pots and pans two burner hob top,all You need and You can always go out into the city,5 mins walk downhill and take Your pick loads to chose cafe restaurents bars You are spoilt for choice.Be aware that the walk back is quite steep but We watched elderly people walking as if there was no hill!! so good shoes essential.The flat is right next to the old fort so if You don.t want to walk the taxi is about 4 euro from the harbour.
Many thanks for the kind review, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again some day.
22 Mar 2013
We've spent 8 pleasurable days in this gorgeous place. It was our base for several hiking tours around Funchal, and we always looked forward to round off the day with a glass of wine on the... more
Thank you for your kind review, we look forward to maybe welcoming you back one day.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Last minute deal||11 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||€ 200||€ 50||€ 55||3 Nights|
|Late Summer 2013||1 Jul 13||30 Sep 13||€ 350||€ 60||€ 65||1 Week|
|Autumn 2013||30 Sep 13||25 Nov 13||€ 375||€ 65||€ 70||3 Nights|
|Late Autumn 2013||25 Nov 13||23 Dec 13||€ 400||€ 75||€ 80||3 Nights|
|Christmas / New Year||23 Dec 13||6 Jan 14||€ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter 2013 / 2014||6 Jan 14||3 Mar 14||€ 350||€ 60||€ 65||3 Nights|
|Carnval season||3 Mar 14||31 Mar 14||€ 400||€ 75||€ 80||3 Nights|
|Easter Period||31 Mar 14||28 Apr 14||€ 375||€ 70||€ 75||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Ask about our SPECIAL DISCOUNTS for EARLY & "LAST MINUTE" bookings.
We are also offering for 2013 a FREE 3rd WEEK when 2 weeks are paid for in full at the time of booking! (subject to availabliity and on basis the 3rd week is part of the same holiday)
Our normal terms for all 2 week or shorter holiday periods are;
50% deposit required to secure your booking.
The remaining 50% is to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. If you are making a "last minute booking" then the total rental charge is to be paid in full at the time of booking or in cash on the day of arrival.
Payments can be made by PAY PAL or via Bank transfer to either our Portuguese Euro or UK Sterling accounts.
Cancellation charges; -10% up to 6 month before arrival, -20% up to 3 months before arrival, -50% up to 1 month before arrival, -100% loss of deposit if booking cancelled within last month before arrival. You are strongly advised to take out your own cancellation insurance if you wish to cover this risk.
A €150 damage deposit will also be required upon arrival, this will be refunded in full at departure provided all keys, remote controls, fixtures & fittings are returned in same condition as at arrival.Enquire now
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