We were warmly greeted by Amr who showed us to a well maintained and modern apartment. The views were absolutely stunning from the bedroom and balcony looking across Funchal and its habour. The kitchen was modern and had upto date appliances which all worked. The bathroom was spacious with shower and bath tub. The bedroom had a big bed and lovely comfy mattress and the living area was large and modern with wood burner and a large flatscreen TV.
We visited Palheiro gardens and had tea in Hotel Casa Velha, everyone was so attentive it was really a pleasure. We walked around the village tracks, some stunning views to be had.
I would say you do need a car however, there is a very good bus service outside the village. We did use it a couple of times when we went into Funchal for dinner.
I had been ill and was still recuperating, we could not have picked a better place for this to happen. Thank you Amr. more