Mansarda dos Aranhas
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Penthouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Mansarda dos Aranhas is a boutique style, fully certified holiday penthouse. It has all the comfort and highest standards in equipment. This recently refurbished apartment is on the last two floors of a building (with lift) located in one of the oldest streets in Funchal.
Downstairs there is the living/dining room and the kitchen, as well as a small terrace with lots of sunshine and a nice view.
Upstairs there is the master bedroom; a small and quaint bedroom suitable for a child; the bathroom; a reading area (with a selection of books) and a sitting nook.
The master bedroom is nicely decorated and spacious with a queen size bed and a balcony with mountain and castle views. Although the wheater in Madeira is usually gentle, the bedroom is equiped with air conditioning.
The bathroom has a tub with a shower, hair dryer and amenities.
The living /dining room has a LED TV (with USB port) with cable channels and a DVD player (as well as a selection of films), a cosy sofa and a dining area. You can also dine al fresco enjoying a nice Portuguese wine in the balcony.
The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing and drying machine, microwave/oven, fridge, utensils and cookware.
Complimentary Wi-Fi internet is available throughout the apartment.
Towels and bed linen are provided. The apartment is cleaned for incoming guests and once a week thereafter (for longer stays), with change of bed linen and towels.
NB: The apartment is suited for two adults and a child.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Madeira region
Funchal, the capital city of Madeira, is a vibrant town with a rich history and culture closely connected with the Portuguese Age of Discoveries. Funchal offers many museums where you can explore the history of the island, all within walking distance from Mansarda dos Aranhas. Funchal is also renowned for its green areas, most notably Parque de Santa Catarina and Jardim Municipal. You can reach both by foot from Mansarda dos Aranhas in less than 5 minutes. Another highlight is the Old Town and its quaint narrow streets, that can be reached after a gentle 15 minute stroll across the centre. If you like castles and fortresses, you should visit Forte de São Tiago in the old Town, Palácio de São Lourenço, near the Cathedral, and Fortaleza de São João Baptista, which overlooks Funchal and offers spectacular views of the bay.
There are a number of activities to be enjoyed in Madeira, which include mountain and levada walks in the Laurissilva, Madeira's UNESCO World Heritage forest, "an outstanding relict of a previously widespread laurel forest type". Laurissilva is a forest that originated about 20 million years ago, and which once occupied the whole of what was later to become the Mediterranean Bay. The subsequent Ice Ages led to the extiction of this primeavel forest across Europe, having survived in the Macaronesian islands of the Atlantic Ocean. The largest and most well-preserved area of this forest is found in the highlands of Madeira and there are about 30 officially certified footpaths that will allow you to discover Laurissilva in its purest form. Of these walks, the path between Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo is by many considered one of the best moutain hikes in the world.
You can also enjoy scuba diving in Madeira's marine reserve of Garajau, famous for the very large groupers that inhabit it. There is a number of scuba-diving companies in Funchal's Marina (5 minute walk from Mansarda dos Aranhas) that can help you organize a dive.
Whale watching, big game fishing and sea trips in Columbus' Nau de Santa Maria replica can also be enjoyed. Many of these sea trips depart from the Marina of Funchal and they provide a good opportunity to sea dipping in the deep blue waters of Madeira.
If you're into golf, you'll find out why Madeira is considered a paradise for golfers that atracts many high-level and professional players. There are two golf courses in Madeira Island: Palheiro Golf and the course of Santo da Serra's Golf Club. A third golf course can be found in the neighbour island of Porto Santo, which you can reach by ferry boat (2,5 hours away, daily departures).
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5 Jun 2014
Lots of only good things to say about this lovely little apartment;-Location is the biggest plus, smack in the middle of the old town.-2 sizeable balconies - one with morning sun, the other with after… More
26 May 2014
"Best vacation rental we've ever had!"
This apartment has everything you could possibly want. It has a great location in Funchal, proximity to shops and restaurants, close to transportation (buses and taxis) - but at the same time, it'… More
25 Apr 2014
Little to add from previous comments. Very close to the drop-off from the airport bus and other buses. There was a problem with the wifi which Pedro fixed brilliantly within 24 hours. The hot water (a… More
11 Apr 2014
"A "home" in Funchal."
I reviewed this property last year after my first visit, but since then I've been back and cannot speak highly enough about the property or the warmth and generosity of the owners. It really doe… More
18 Mar 2014
"Ideal apartment for two in the centre of Funchal"
The apartment was very clean and well equipped with everything one could need - including a welcome pack of milk, tea, coffee, wine and biscuits! also Berta was there to welcome us. We really enjoye… More
11 Mar 2014
"Perfect in every way...."
.... and it's not often you can say that without having one niggle or another. But this apartment truly met all our expectations, everything provided and in a superb location for exploring Funch… More
7 Mar 2014
A lot of good words were said about this apartment and owner Mrs.Berta Helena. And everything is 100 % true!! Super clean, cozy, bright, sunny apartment with all utensils and kitchen equipment. Excel… More
27 Feb 2014
Everything as advertised with lots of nice little touches. Welcome pack of wine, butter, cheese, cookies, etc. was very welcome. Excellent location and a handy supermarket across the road. Would love … More
19 Jan 2014
"Comfortable, clean, quiet apartment in superb central location"
Superb location: close to the marina, a five minutes walk to Funchal centre - and with restaurants, bars and supermarket on the doorstep. Third floor apartment with sunny balcony in a quiet, traffic f… More
9 Dec 2013
"Lovely, bright central apartment"
Just back from an all too brief stay, Friday to Monday. We were greeted by Berta at the apartment and shown around, very kindly we were allowed in at 11.30. Everything you would want on holiday is i… More
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