Holiday apartment in Madalena do Mar, South Madeira

Madalena do Mar, South Madeira

Madalena do Mar, South Madeira

Less than 500 people live in this pretty village so it's really peaceful. It is one of the warmest spots on the island and along with two other communities boasts more sunshine than anywhere else on Madeira

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 1

Both bedrooms are spacious, bright and airy with twin beds and fully fitted wardrobes. The master bedroom is en-suite and has a private balcony

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 2

The second bedroom has a shower room immediately opposite and looks out onto a small river.

Dining

Dining

The kitchen is bright and well lit with ample cupboard space and granite work surfaces. It has an electric oven, gas hob, vented extractor hood, fridge freezer and washing machine. A door opens onto a large rear balcony.

Living room

Living room

The south facing lounge diner is large and bright and opens onto a balcony with the most spectacular views of the sea. There are two sofas, storage cupboards, TV and a video recorder. The dining table seats six comfortably.

Beach

Beach

The beach in the village is just a five minutes walk from the apartment and is made up of pebbles with stretches of black sand.

Balcony

Balcony

a balcony with the most spectacular views of the sea

The apartment in a small block surrounded by banana plantations with wonderful sea views. At the hub of the village, a restaurant and less than 5 minutes walk to the sea.

 

Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

 

This large, well appointed apartment is situated at the heart of a tranquil village within a few minutes walk of a long pebble beach. This is the real Madeira. Life is slow and relaxed with a happy buzz about it and the people friendly and generous. There is a small shop and several bars and restaurants all within easy walking distance; the restaurant Preia Mar, a superb fish restaurant, is right under the apartment. A modern system of roads connects the village to local towns, tourist attractions, scenic spots and a wealth of fantastic walks. A perfect location from where this stunning island can be explored end enjoyed by families and people of all ages.

 

Bedrooms:
Both bedrooms are spacious, bright and airy with twin beds and fully fitted wardrobes. The master bedroom is en-suite and has a private balcony. The second bedroom has a shower room immediately opposite and looks out onto a small river.

Bathrooms:
The en-suite bathroom has a toilet, bidet, hand basin and bath with shower. The second has a toilet, hand basin and shower. Both are spacious with windows.

Kitchen:
The kitchen is bright and well lit with ample cupboard space and granite work surfaces. It has an electric oven, gas hob, vented extractor hood, fridge freezer and washing machine. A door opens onto a large rear balcony.

Living Rooms:
The south facing lounge diner is large and bright and opens onto a balcony with the most spectacular views of the sea. There are two sofas, storage cupboards, TV and a video recorder. The dining table seats six comfortably.

Other:
There is an office area with desk and internet connection. There is another lovely apartment on the same floor available for rent which may suit large families or groups of friends.

 

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
Towels, beach towels, linen and blankets are included. Cleaning and linen changes can be arranged when booking.

 

Amenities/Facilities:
Barbecue, Parking, Garden.

Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Oven, Washing Machine. Internet Access, TV.

 

Accessibility
The apartment building is modern and has doors wide enough for access to wheelchair users. There is a lift to all floors. The rooms in the apartment are all spacious but regretfully there are no aids for disabled such as wet rooms and disabled toilets.

 

Outside
There is a large, secluded communal patio to the rear of the apartment which can be very useful when the weather is very hot. Guests are welcome to take the apartment's outside furniture and barbecue down here. There is also a small communal garden to the rear of the property.

 

 

About the area

Coast/Beach
The beach in the village is just a five minutes walk from the apartment and is made up of pebbles with stretches of black sand. At the western end there is a long promenade with lots of picnic spots, a cafe with a play ground for children and a super restaurant. A man made beach of golden sand can be found at Calheta Beach which is a drive of only 10 minutes and there are several lovely natural sea pools around the island the nearest of which is at Porto Moniz - just 45 minutes by car.

 

Golf
There are two lovely golf course north east of Funchal - just 45 minutes by car. There are also two fantastic courses on the island of Porto Santo - a two hour ferry crossing from Funchal.

 

How to get there
Funchal airport is 45 minutes by car. There is a limited bus service to and from the village which combined with taxis can be a sensible option for guests who just want to relax. However, for those wishing to explore all this stunning island has to offer hiring a car is recommended. Cars can also be hired by the day locally.

Distances
Via modern roads small towns to the east, west and north can be reached by car in just ten minutes. There is a good choice of supermarkets, independent shops and farmer's markets close by and an even greater choice of restaurants. From Calheta Beach there are boats trips to see dolphins, whales and turtles as well as boats for game fishing. Even the smallest towns have interesting churches and museums. Madeira is a walkers paradise and numerous walks with glorious views fan out in all directions

Further Details
Despite the fact that Madalena do Mar is a village it is well served by restaurants. There are four very different places to eat and all serve locally caught seafood and a variety of regional specialities. In addition to the four restaurants there is an outside restaurant where freshly baked bread and barbecued chicken can be purchased; eaten in house or taken away. It's quite unique and well worth trying.