Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This beach waterfront luxury private apartment with stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic is located on the 4th floor (2 lifts are available) of 4* resort Pestana Gardens, in the west Funchal, Lido area, on the beach Praia Formosa with direct access to the ocean promenade. Unique location!
The guests can enjoy the privacy and at the same time use all hotel amenities like outdoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, pool bar, restaurant. Large private terrace for sunbathing and al fresco dining in sunset. Within 100-200 m from the building are several bars and fish restaurants with reasonable prices and also 2 supermarkets in 10-15 minutes walking distance along the ocean promenade.
Public buses to Funchal centre nearby.
Ideal for couples or families with children seeking relaxation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Praia Formosa 10 m|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Funchal airport 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
• Apartment (129 m2) is fully furnished and supplied with modern home utilities, including computer with free internet access and WI-FI.
• Cable TV and Cabo power box with 70 additional TV channels in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Ukrainian.
• Large living room with kitchen
• Two bedrooms - one with 1 double bed and the second - with 2 single beds.
• Large terrace with patio furniture and 2 deck-chairs.
• English and German speaking local manager Filipa who can help you during your stay.
• Maid service once a week is included.
It's possible to prepare your schedule and organize the trips to different parts of island with English and German speaking guide and also to provide you the necessary information during the stay.
The Madeira region
Madeira islands are located in Atlantic ocean, 1000 km from Portugal mainland and consist of 2 inhabited islands -Madeira and Porto Santo- and 2 groups of non-inhabited islands - Ilhas Desertas and Ilhas Selvagens.
Madeira islands are famous with its mild climate, the average winter temperature is +18C, the average summer temperature is +24C. Madeira islands are the subtropical islands with green and always blooming scenery. The capital city Funchal, which celebrates its 500 aniversary in 2008, is built in large amphitheatre from the ocean to uphills.
There are a lot of festivals organized in Madeira - Carnival in February, Flower festival 2 weeks after Easter, Atlantic festival in June, Wine festival in September etc.
You can visit amazing Madeira gardens like Monte palace garden, botanical garden, orchid garden, garden of Quinta Palheiro Fereiro etc., Madeira Story Museum, beautiful coastal villages or Rabacal waterfalls, to choose the levada walks or to spend the wonderful time on the board of the ship Santa Maria which is built as the copy of Christofor Columbus famous ship.
The children will enjoy a day in aquapark in Santa Cruz.
The beach Praia Formosa offers visitors three small sandy beaches and a large pebbled beach. The water quality is certified by the ‘Blue Flag’ and a team of lifeguards is watching over the safety of the bathers.The eastern end of Praia Formosa has a series of semi-artifical rock pools that offer public swimming. The fish restaurant Doca do Cavacas nearby the pools has fantastic ocean views and is highly recommended.
The new shopping centre MADEIRA FORUM with many shops and restaurants is only in 15 min walking distance.
Convenient connection to city centre by free courtesy bus or public buses.
Attention!!! The area around Atlantic Gardens isn't affected by the floods which hit Madeira in February,2010.
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31 Jul 2013
"A few issues but generally a good stay"
We had a nice time at the accommodation but did have a few problems. One of the days we were there, there was no water at all. When I phoned Filipa, she told me to go downstairs to the Reception to ask about this. I told her that I couldn't speak Portuguese and I was not dressed, due to not being able to shower and wondered if she could phone. Although she did this, I felt she was slightly peeved that I had bothered her. She did however phone and the problem was sorted out later that day.
Also we stayed for 10 days and did not get fresh bedding at all while we were there. I kept thinking that someone would come in and change the sheets but when I realised this wasn't going to happen, it seemed pointless complaining! I could have washed them myself (as there are facilities in the apartment) but they would not have dried in time.
Apart from these two issues, we did have a nice stay. The apartment is quite large and is well equipped - it was most things including a washing machine and diswasher, but not a 'cool box' for days out - this would be useful. It is slightly further out and I would recommend a car. We saw some beautiful places in the car because we were able to get out and about.
On the last day we realised that we were able to go next door to the Pescana and use their pool and facilities, however be careful - the Pescana is an all inclusive resort. When I purchased 3 halves of lager it cost a whooping Euro 10! So don't purchase from the bar - take your own!
There are places to eat closeby however it was also pleasant to walk to other restaurants and bars, the exercise felt good.
I would stay here again but I would ensure that I knew when cleaning day was.
20 Jul 2013
"perfect location very well equipped and comfortable"
this 1st floor apartment is in a great location, its conveniently placed for nipping to and fro the lovely pool and the pebbly beach both of which it overlooks. It is well maintained and very well e… More
30 Aug 2012
we had a lovely week in this apatment, it was very clean and really spacious, there would be ample room for two couples, the views were fantastic, very quiet area, if your looking for somewhere that hasn't been spoilt by tourists this is the place.
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