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Funchal Beach hotel 2 bedroom apartment with swimming pool, fantastic sea-views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,388 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

Funchal large apartment 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4, swimming-pool, beach.

Funchal - Large hotel apartment direct beach location waterfront resort down from FORUM MADEIRA Shopping Centre on the beach promenade with direct sea access and with swimming-pool, children-pool, pool-bar and restaurants. On the 4th floor a large 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms apartment with modern fully equipped kitchen, living room with Cable TV incl. Sky, BBC, CNN with DVD player HI-FI, CD, MP3, Bluetooth. Free WI-FI Internet in the apartment. 2 big balconies on the 4th floor overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and downstairs garden with direct access to the sea promenade. Two Lifts/elevators up to the apartment. Quit location with no traffic. Large car park in front of hotel reception free of charge. In the area many restaurants, bars, German bakery and large supermarket in Forum shopping. Within 1km radius over 100 restaurants and 100 shops. Unique location !

Hotel reception 24-7. Maid service cleaning every week with new towels, linen, soap and toilet paper.

Perfect holiday beach apartment and good value !

More Details
Registration Number : 23403/AL

Property Manager
Jan Hansen
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Jan Hansen

Jan Hansen Property owner

Jan Hansen purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Jan Hansen chose São Martinho

Location, Location beach front property - Hotel apartment located right on the beach and best in Funchal. Unique in Madeira - The ONLY place in Funchal you can stay in a private apartment on a beach.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Guest wrote 13th april 2006 -

Thank you for helping to make our stay in Madeira a very enjoyable one. We really appreciated your help before and during our stay. Your apartment was very well fitted out and maintained which made our stay very enjoyable. I don`t know whether we can record our comments anywhere as a testimony for others to see and read but if so please let me know and I will be glad to oblige.

Best of luck and thanks again !

Vince McClave. UK.
Nov 2007
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São Martinho Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1388 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Holiday Resort
  • Luxury
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • apt.408 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    apt.508 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Hotel has swimming pool and childrens pool area. Direct access to beach 30 meters and subtropical gardens.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • apt.408 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    apt.508 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • 1 double, 1 twin
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We also have a Madeira airport minibus transfer service and it cost for 2 persons + luggage 25 euros and for 4 persons + luggage 35 euros each way. For car-hire try


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Funchal Beach hotel 2 bedroom apartment with swimming pool, fantastic sea-views
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 18 reviews

Nice apartment, great host.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with my family at the apartment for 10 days in April-May. The apartment is very well equipped, you almost feel like at home. The pictures match the reality 100%! We enjoyed our breakfast at the balcony with a great sea view. The beach is just few steps from the building. Unfortunately the promenade was washed away by the storm recently and it was quite an adventure to go down to the ocean. The only annoying thing was bidet which is more English style as European.

Special thanks to Jan for his tips regarding cafes and bars he gave us. We would eagerly come back at Madeira to the same place.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi again ! Thank you very much for your SUPER 5 STAR REVIEW ! We really appreciate it ! and we are so happy that you liked our beach apartment that much ! and thank you for mention me ! We are looking forward to your next booking with us ! Thanks again and kind regards Jan
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Hiking trip to Madeira during 'helmet' month

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I spent a week at the apartment at the beginning of June the locals call it the 'helmet' month as there are low level clouds that hit the peaks most of the day. It is still pleasantly warm and if you climb high enough the views are stunning.

The apartment was a great base of operations for our trips out into Madeira, and it had pretty much everything you need in a self catering apartment.

The Aerobus from to airport stop directly outside the apartment block (it is at the end of the line so you cannot miss it).

Buses into Funchal are a 5 minute walk away as well as the local greengrocer. A larger supermarket in a shopping complex is a 20 minute walk down the promenade. Note: When we were there the local authorities were still repairing the promenade after storm damage in early 2018.

Jan was great as he answered all questions fast and left us to our holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi again ! Thank you for your nice review and we are glad you liked our beach apartment and you are welcome back at any other month here in sunny Madeira ! Today SUN all day and not a cloud in the sky ! Thanks again and kind regards Jan
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A very good week

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I had a very good week at this property and would recommend it to anyone who values their time away from work and independence.

Ideally situated yards from the beach and with access to its own pool, the apartment is generously proportioned and has every facility you could want for. And if there are problems, Jan is a telephone call away and can solve any issues.

5 mins by car from Funchal and within easy reach of supermarkets and shopping centres, it is difficult to think how it could be bettered.

Hope to return in the future and thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Graham ! Thank you very much for your super 5 star review I really appreciate it and I'm happy you liked our beach apartment so much and I hope many future guests will read your review and understand what a fantastic and unique place we have here on the beach in Funchal. Please come again you are welcome any time ! Thanks again and kind regards Jan Hansen
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Excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and spacious apartment, with great facilities, and views to the Atlantic Ocean. Very well equipped kitchen with all the required utensils to prepare any meal. The apartment comprises of a double bedroom with two single beds, a huge Master bedroom with a on suite and direct access to one of the two balconies, another bathroom a fully functional kitchen and a comfortable lounge, accessing the other large balcony.

Although the apartment is a few miles from Funchal city centre, a taxi would cost you around €11.00, however as I was driving didn’t notice too much problems, again the apartment is stated on the promenade and is a nice walk, going through a extraordinary tunnel giving access to a nice restaurant, keep walking and you get to Forum Madeira and some other nice esplanades for some rest and a refreshing drink. No doubts that I will be back, so I do not have any hesitations to recommend it, last but no means least, a word for the owner, Jan Hansen, somewhat invisible but 10 minutes away from a call, he is a wonderful landlord, which gives you all the assistance as necessary.

THANKS Jan for the wonderful time

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi again Vitor ! Thank you very much for your super 5 star review and we really appreciate that you took the time to explain our future guests what a wonderful beach apartment we have and I hope many people will read your review and understand that this apartment is very special and unique. You are welcome back at any time ! Thanks again and kind regards Jan
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Very nice apartment.

  • 4 of 5

We found this apartment to be all we required for our visit to Funchal. Once you have bought all your groceries, you could if you wished, just stay in the apartment, which has everything that you need as a home from home, and take advantage of the private pool and games facilities during the day, and use the in house bar at night. The pool is excellent, and is cleaned daily, and the pool side area is spotless. There is a coded entry/exit gate from the pool area straight on to the beach. Although the apartment is located just on the edge of Funchal, you could walk to the town centre in about ten to fifteen minutes, or get a cab from reception which will cost around €8. All the cabs in Madeira are strictly regulated, and cheap, and we found all of the drivers very friendly and helpful. We took advantage of the mini bus service from the airport to the apartment, which cost just €30 between four of us. We were met at reception by our host Jan, who took us to our fully equipped apartment, and showed us around, and told us about the area etc etc, he gave us his phone number just in case we had any apartment problems. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and will certainly go back again

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi again ! Thank you very much for your fantastic review of our hotel apartment and I'm glad you and your family liked staying with us and also that you mentioned that the apartment has everything you need to feel at home and the the resort was clean and with facilities like pool and pool bar. I hope many future guests will read your review and understand what a fantastic place we have. Please come again ! Thanks again and kind regards Jan Hansen
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A lovely property for a wonderful stay on Madeira

  • 5 of 5

The property is very spacious, light and airy and extremely well equipped. In very good condition with flat screen satellite TV, DVD player, CD player and Jan even provided us with an espresso maker. Two very large balconies, one for eating on and one with sun loungers and both facing south overlooking the beach and the ocean. Proper kitchen with everything you could possibly need and more. We spent a wonderful 3 weeks here and will be coming back without question. We fully recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris ! Thank you for your fantastic 5 star review and we really appreciate it and hope many future guests will read it and understand what a unique and terrific apartment we have here on the beach front in Funchal. You are welcome back at any time, please book well in advance. Thanks again and kind regards Jan
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Madeira International airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Pool Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Ferry from Funchal to Portugal and Canarias.
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Restaurant By the sea
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
The apartment is ON the beach.
Car: not necessary

The location of the Madeira hotel apartment is in the West Funchal after Lido in front of Shopping Centre FORUM MADEIRA down on the beach. The resort has direct beach access from the swimming pool. You can walk a long the beach Promenade with several bars / restaurants and a German bakery. In the area from a radius of 1 km more than 100 shops and 100 restaurants. One of the ONLY locations with private owned beach apartments in Funchal.

A Unique location !

Local bus near by and taxi's from hotel reception.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Minimum bookings 7 days. Maximum 3 months.
The special Christmas & New Year a minimum of 2 weeks rentals at summer rate.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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