Shearwaters is prepared for two people, has wonderful views and is located in a privileged site of Funchal. It is an open space with all the amenities, and the furniture is arranged so as to allow the privacy of the sleeping area.
It is a very cozy studio where you can listen to the sounds of the sea and watch fabulous sunsets every day, within walking distance of the beach (about 5 minutes) and the city center. It is located in a private condominium with swimming pool, tennis court, mini golf and garden. Guests can also use the free parking inside the condo which is a plus since there are no free parking lots outside. The apartment has a balcony, facing the Atlantic Ocean, with a table and 2 chairs where you can dine and enjoy the magnificent views; this is probably one of the best areas of Funchal to enjoy the sunset.
As Shearwaters is on the seventh floor, it has a privileged view, thus contributing to a calm and relaxing holiday.
The studio is very well equipped with everything needed for a pleasant stay. All the facilities you would expect are available and everything is new. It has a very comfortable double bed with a capacity for 2 people. It has a kitchenette with a hob, a fridge with a separate freezer, an oven / microwave, a dishwasher, a washing machine, a coffee machine and a toaster. Dishes are more than enough; providing guests could enjoy preparing their meals, there was a concern in equipping the kitchen with pots and pans.
A full set of bed linen and towels is provided, including pool and kitchen towels. There are large wardrobes with drawers and hangers are available.
There is also a comfortable sofa, a dining table and a TV, as well as Internet access.
The curtains, completed with "blackout", completely darken the room, thus allowing a restful sleep; when they are open, given the good area of the windows, allow the entrance of light and the sun.
The bathroom is complete. The shower area is large. A water heater allows guests to have heated water throughout the day.
An iron and ironing board are available.
As a safety precaution there is a first aid box, a fire extinguisher and a fire blanket.
There is also a division on the second floor of the building, with containers for the collection of general trash and the selected garbage.
For stays longer than seven days, we make a weekly cleaning, at no extra cost, and change the bed linen and towels.
The building has all the conditions for the movement of wheelchairs given that there is an access ramp outside and a hoist lift. The corridors are large and bright.
The building is in a modern residential area, very quiet, with all the conditions for a good stay. This area is served by various establishments, namely bakeries, restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacy, hairdresser and shops; there is a taxi rank nearby. About 800 meters away is a shopping center - the Madeira Forum.
Estrada Monumental is a wide, tree-lined avenue with a cycle path, very close to Praia Formosa, the best beach in Funchal.
The apartment is outside the center of Funchal, but this is not a problem as there are frequent buses (about 10 minutes) that stop right outside the building, as well as the airport shuttle and the panoramic bus. Pass the bus 48 that goes to the parish of Monte (about 45 minutes), where there is a very beautiful view over the city; if there are, an option is to get off the cable car. The route of the 48 is very interesting and gives a perspective of the city different from the one of the tourist circuits.
Near the apartment (50 meters) there is an access to the seafront. If you walk west, you will find some restaurants by the sea, and a 30-minute walk will take you along the coast to the bay of Câmara de Lobos, a nearby fishing village. It is a very pleasant walk that should not be missed.
It is very easy to get to the apartment from the airport; you can take the airbus (5 euros / person) that will leave you right next to the building; when you finish your stay, have, again at the door, the airbus that will take you back to the airport. Alternatively, you can also take a taxi at the airport. The cost is around 40 euros.Get the full listing »