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1-bed Garden Apartment in beautiful character Babosas Village Apartments

Funchal, Portugal



Beautifully refurbished spacious 1-bedroomed apartments in a character property in the heart of romantic Monte surrounded by the world renown gardens, with easy access to Funchal.

Located amongst the famous gardens of Monte, in the heart of this romantic and lush village in the hills above Funchal, Babosas Village is a beautifully furnished character property with eight spacious 1-bedroom apartments, a restaurant, bar and reception, complemented by personal service from its attentive team led by Ricardo and Sónia.

Once a 19th century hotel which then became a special needs school and has been long closed, the full rebuild and refurbishment, which combines traditional architecture with a contemporary style, has resulted in  spacious  lovely apartments, all with a lounge and kitchenette, separate bedroom, shower-room, air-conditioning/heating and veranda.

The charming Páteo das Babosas restaurant and coffee shop features an indoor section with wood-burner, a large front terrace with views to Funchal and the sea and a separate beautiful traditional covered veranda. Open from 09H00 to 22H00 (last orders at 21H00), it serves breakfast, snacks and hot dishes all day, afternoon teas, and an à la carte evening meal menu.

Perfect for a quiet read or contemplation, there is a large common terrace for guests, with some sun-loungers and seating area and views to Funchal and the sea.

A small reception is there to welcome you on arrival.

Situated on the quaint and narrow street that leads from the Babosas square past the gardens, the famous church and wicker toboggans to the old square, Babosas Village is perfectly located for visiting the Monte gardens and for the surrounding walks, yet with easy access to the capital Funchal via the cable car or public transport.

Garden Apartment, sitting area (sofa and one armchair, dining table and 4 chairs, cable flat-screen TV), kitchenette (2-ring hob, microwave oven, under-counter fridge with ice compartment), separate bedroom (two singles beds or double king bed), wardrobe area, en-suite shower room (single washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower), shared veranda with table and chairs. Air-conditioning, telephone and free Wi-Fi.
The two single beds can be made up as one super-king double.

Restaurant (open 09H00 to 22H00)
Elevator (serving Ground to -3 floors, but not the Loft Suite or Loft Bedroom)
Parking for 10 cars
Laundry facilities

Minimum stay: 03 nights

The village of Monte, high above the Funchal hills, has long been a favourite for wealthy Madeirans. It was the choice for the first (and only) funicular railway in Madeira, and now for the cable car from Funchal and the famous toboggans. It's lush vegetation, character streets, world renown gardens and timeless old world Quintas makes it appealing to those seeking a more relaxed and slower paced holiday. With a population of over 150,000, Funchal is not only the capital, but also the 'heart' of Madeira and home to many of the islanders. This makes it a busy, chic, cosmopolitan and fun city, full of shops, shopping centres, bars, cafés and a great variety of restaurants and entertainment; a vibrant, cosmopolitan town where historic splendour and breath-taking natural beauty combine with a thoroughly modern atmosphere. It also boasts a colourful covered market, numerous stately old buildings, including an imposing cathedral and a lovely theatre. The city has grown over the years, ascending higher and higher up the mountainsides, resulting in a beautiful display of sparkling white buildings by day and a myriad of glittering lights at night.

Some seven hundred kilometres west of the African coast, Madeira is a stunning mountainous emerald island, lapped by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. The first island to be discovered by the Portuguese navigators in 1419, Madeira became an important resting place on the long trip to the new world. From these humble beginnings, the holiday trade was formed and this spectacular island, which used to be the favourite place of the rich and famous, is now the preferred choice of all sorts of visitors, from those seeking year-round warm temperatures to nature lovers and sightseers, sports and active enthusiasts of all ages. Culture, history, stunning nature, a myriad of sea and land activities, added to a great foodie scene means Madeira has something for everyone. No matter where you go on the island you are rewarded by fabulous scenery, tiny villages and friendly people. With a population of over 100,000, Funchal is not only the capital, but also the 'heart' of Madeira and home to many of the islanders. This makes it a busy, chic, cosmopolitan and fun city, full of shops, shopping centres, bars, cafés and a great variety of restaurants and entertainment; a vibrant, cosmopolitan town where historic splendour and breath-taking natural beauty combine with a thoroughly modern atmosphere.

Cleaning and linen change is provided twice a week.
All linen and towels are provided.

Booking Notes
The advertised prices are based on a 2-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
To secure your reservation we require a 30% deposit, or the full amount if you are arriving within 8 weeks. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
A security deposit of 200€ or £200 is payable on arrival in cash. This is returned should there be no breakages or damage to the property.
This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 88356/AL


Beautifully furnished character apartment in the midst of beautiful Monte
Property Type








Lounge Seating


Dining Seating


Floor level

-3 Floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)

City getaway

Country Walking



Rural/countryside retreats

Kitchen Facilities



Under counter fridge, ice compartment

Cooking Utensils & Cutlery


2-ring Hob


Hair dryer

Linen provided

Housekeeping included


Towels provided




Cable/satellite TV

Wireless Internet


Children Television Networks

Free Wi-Fi

Internet access

Smart Tv

Air Conditioning/Heating

Air conditioning/heating


Fire Extinguisher

Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required

First Aid Kit

Outdoor Features

Sun Loungers


Outdoor furniture


Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants

Walking Distance to Town Centre

Suitability - CHILDREN


Suitable for children of all ages

Suitability - PETS

No pets allowed


Suitable, and has elevator access

Property accessible for wheelchair users

Suitability - SMOKING

No smoking

Suitability - PARTIES

Parties Not Allowed


Hiking/Walking/Nature Trails


Hiking trips

Botanical Gardens

Golf course within 30 min drive

Car Requirements

Car Recommended


Parking space

Parking limited spaces available


Express Check-in

Contactless Check-in

Guest ID required on Check-in

Private Check-in and Check-out

Staff wear personal protective equipment

Express Check-out

Contactless Check-out

Guest Identification Required

Staff Follow all safety protocols from local authorities

Temperature Checks on staff

Cleaning and Sanitization

Enhanced Cleaning Practices

Guest Accommodation cleaning can be avoided on request

Housekeeping Weekly

Linens,towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authorities guidelines

Portugal clean and safe sanitization protocol followed

Guest Accommodation sealed after cleaning

Hand Sanitizer Available

Linen and Towels washed in at least 60ºC/140ºF

Plates, Cutlery, Glasses and other tableware sanitised

Nearest Airport

Funchal Airport

House Size

  • 58
  • Plot Size

  • 785
  • Touristic Licence

  • 88356/AL
  • Rates

    Start Date Nightly (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay Arrival Day
    14 Apr 2024 73.80 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    05 May 2024 85.50 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    10 May 2024 71.10 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Jun 2024 83.70 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Jul 2024 88.20 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    08 Sep 2024 83.70 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Nov 2024 65.70 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Dec 2024 58.50 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    21 Dec 2024 99 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    28 Dec 2024 117 2 3+ Nights Flexible

    Rental & Booking Information

    The rental value varies with the number of people occupying the property, so please ensure you enter the correct dates, number of adults, children and infants. Please note that supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
    To secure your reservation we require a 30% deposit, or the full amount if you are arriving within 8 weeks. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
    A security deposit of 200€ or £200 is payable on arrival in cash. This is returned should there be no breakages or damage to the property.
    This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 88356/AL


    Unavailable Changeover Short Breaks Discount


    Local Amenities Nearby

    AIRPORT: Funchal Airport - 19 kilometres
    BEACH: Barreirinha Lido - 5 kilometres
    FERRY: Funchal Port - 7 kilometres
    HIGHWAY: Expressway - 2 kilometres
    BAR: Pateo das Babosas - 0 metres
    RESTAURANT: Pateo das Babosas - 0 metres
    GOLF: Palheiro Golf - 8 kilometres



    9.7 out of 10
    Well worth what we paid! High above the city of Funchal. Literally right next door to the cable car that will take you to the city center. The breakfast was to die for, with the kindest employees. Room was very clean, spacious, and more than enough room for the 2 of us. Felt like a diamond in the rough. Highly recommend. Side note, renting a car here is a MUST! The hills getting to and from the different towns are the steepest in what feels like the world. Be prepared for some interesting driving.


    Logan Gerling   Apr 2024
    Management comment
    It sounds like you had an exceptional experience, and we're thrilled that it was well worth what you paid! The unique location high above Funchal, next to the cable car for easy access to the city center, certainly adds a special touch to your stay. We're glad you enjoyed the breakfast and were impressed by the kindness of our employees. It's great to hear that your room met all your expectations in terms of cleanliness, space, and comfort, making your stay feel like a 'diamond in the rough.' Thank you for your high recommendation and for the valuable side note about renting a car. Indeed, navigating the steep hills around Funchal and the surrounding towns can be quite an adventure and is something future guests will appreciate knowing in advance. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for another memorable stay. Your kind words and recommendations mean a lot to us!

    Babosas Village was een heerlijke locatie! De kamer was zeer aangenaam, rustig en schoon en een heerlijke plek om elke avond weer 'thuis te komen'. De mensen waren ongelofelijk vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Met de kabelbaan letterlijk naast de deur was het elke dag heerlijk ontspannen om in Funchal te komen. Wij hebben genoten! Obrigado!!

    Marc Kappers   Mar 2024
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    Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Babosas Village. It's fantastic to know that you found the location lovely and that the room provided a pleasant, quiet, and clean space for you to relax in each night. We're glad to hear that the people were friendly and helpful, adding to your overall experience. With the convenience of the cable car next door, we're thrilled that you found getting to Funchal each day wonderfully relaxing. Your enjoyment is our priority, and we're grateful for your kind words. Obrigado! If you ever find yourself back in the area, we'd love to welcome you again!

    very beautiful and nice place, well organized and with nice atmosphere and very welcoming hospitality. recommended!


    Sraya Louis   Sep 2022
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    Thank you for your comments

    We had an incredible stay! The location is great with a beautiful view. Perfect if you like a more quiet and calm environment. The personal and service was beyond our expectations, at a 5 star hotel level. We highly recommend.


    Alice Maximin   Sep 2022
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    Dear Alice, Thank you for your kind words about your stay at Babosas Village. We are happy to hear that your expectations were exceeded and that everything was perfect. Kind Regards, António

    Wonderful apartment, breathtaking views, great pool area. We are definitely going to visit this place again!


    Anne-Laure Duval   Jul 2022
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    Dear Anne-Laure, Thank you for your kind word about Babosas Village. Kind Regards, António

    Tout était parfait


    Baptiste de Maria   Jul 2022
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    Dear Baptiste, Thank you for your kind words about your stay at Babosas Village. Kind Regards, Antonio

    Wir hatten einen wunderbaren Aufenthalt. Die Unterkunft war sauber und super ausgestattet. Wir bekamen ein leckeres Lunch-Paket, da wir nicht am Frühstück teilnehmen konnten. Das gesamte Personal war zuvorkommend, aufmerksam und sehr nett! Das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis war super. Zwar ist die Unterkunft nicht nähe Stadtzentrum, aber es gibt eine gute Busanbindung. Wir können es zu 100% weiterempfehlen. Vielen Dank :)


    Vanessa Wittmän   Jun 2022
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    Dear Vanessa, Thank you for your time reviewing your stay at Babosas Village. We are happy to know that you had an wonderful stay, as the apartment was well kept and equipped and the staff and food were great. We look forward to have you with us once again. Kind regards, António

    This is an incredible place to stay, the hospitality is brilliant, the views amazing and the apartment is very clean and spacious. We had a lovely welcome pack of Madeira wine, cake a fruit. The breakfast which you can have delivered to your apartment is like a high tea for breakfast, huge in portion and very hearty, colourful and delicious. The Monte Palace Gardens church and the toboggan rides are right on the doorstep and so is the cable car to the Botanical Gardens. We would have no hesitation in highly recommending this outstanding apartment

    Linda Ridley   Mar 2022
    Management comment
    Thank you for your kind words about our property!

    Wszystko git. Polecam. Dobrze skomunikowane z centrum Funchal, cicha spokojna okolica. Dobra restauracja na miejscu ����

    Piotr Motrenko   Mar 2022
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    Thank you for your kind words about our property!

    Clean and cozy apartment located in a lovely area of Monte. This place has a great restaurant and amazing views. Staff was helpful and friendly, we really enjoyed staying there !

    Vlad Kozloz   Mar 2022
    Management comment
    Thank you for your kind words about our property!
    Séjour très agréable mais un peu éloigné du centre ville.

    Le petit-déjeuner était très bon et très copieux.
    brigitte guillot   Sep 2021
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    Adorámos a estadia passada, desde a localização, apartamento, alimentação e Staff. Certamente a repetir e a recomendar para quem deseja visitar a Madeira! Serviço 5*

    Joao Tagarrinha   Jul 2021
    Management comment
    Muito obrigada :)
    Fantastic place to relax

    All was great. The rooms, the quiet space, good to rest, great food, a spectacular breakfast. And the best staff ever, always giving their best to help us.

    Susana Abreu   Feb 2021
    Management comment
    Many thanks for your great comments
    Super séjour, appartement neuf et spacieux

    Les appartements Le personnel Les petits déjeuner L'emplacement

    Elodie FRIC   Mar 2020
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    Wunderschön! Absolut empfehlenswert und perfekt

    Die Gastgeber/das Servicepersonal, das Appartement und auch die komplette Anlage ist einfach grandios! Wir haben hier einen wunderschönen Urlaub verbracht; es wird auf jeden Wunsch eingegangen, das Frühstück war das beste, dass wir jemals in einem Hotel bekommen haben ! (serviert bekommt man direkt am Tisch: frisches Obst, Brötchen, frisch-gepressten Orangensaft, Käse/Schinken Mozzarella und selbst gebackenen Kuchen). Man bekommt auch die Möglichkeit einen Teil des Frühstücks mitzunehmen (falls es zu viel ist). Also alles in einem; wir waren absolut überrascht so eine tolle Unterkunft gefunden zu haben, alle Bilder stimmen überein, die Sauberkeit, die liebevolle Einrichtung und vor allem die Gastfreundlichkeit - wir kommen definitiv wieder :-) Danke für den tollen Aufenthalt!

    Meike Kristin Auer   Mar 2020
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    Eine in jeglicher Hinsicht sehr außergewöhnlich schöne Unterkunft mit ausschließlich freundlichem und kompetentem Personal. Sehr leckeres Frühstück und anderweitige köstliche Verpflegungsmöglichkeiten.

    Daniela Wiest   Dec 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you.
    Great place where to stay out of the centre

    Banana cake at breakfast was great, as was the breakfast as a whole! The room was great, always clean and bed was really comfy to sleep in. Flats are well equipped in the kitchen, bathroom modern and clean. They have private parking for the car. The staff at the hotel is really friendly and helpful all the time. You have some hiking trails behind the hotel (Pico Alto and one Levada). Funicular is very close and an easy way to get to city, but the bus leaving outside the hotel is cheaper.

    Alessandro Michele Devoto Montejo   Nov 2019
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    Thank you for your comments.
    I'll be back.

    The breakfast was really superb The food is an experiment. I'm so glad that I booked Babosas and not some fancy hotel in the city, as the climate of Monte region was so freshening after a busy day. The staffs of the hotel are amazing, Hugo is cool and very helpful. Being a solo traveler I was really looked after.

    Katalin Rapai   Jul 2019
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    Thank you very much. We look forward to your return visit.
    Fantastische plek, geweldig personeel

    -vriendelijk personeel -heerlijk eten -super prijs/kwaliteit

    Vincent Verbiest   Jun 2019
    Management comment
    Dank je.
    Todo perfecto

    La estancia ha sido inmejorable.....buena situacion, tranquilidad, habitacion confortable y limpia, buen desayuno, buen restaurante y personal atento, amable y se puede pedir mas, volveremos.

    Management comment
    Muchas gracias
    Perfekter Traumurlaub auf Madeira

    Wir waren zu zweit für 11 Nächte von Mitte bis Ende Februar im Babosas Village und hatten einen großartigen Urlaub. Ausschlaggebend für unsere Wahl waren die bereits ausgzeichneten Bewertungen anderer Gäste, welche wir nur bestätigen können. Die Lage im ruhigen Monte oberhalb von Funchal, direkt neben den beiden Bergstationen der Seilbahnen sowie dem tropischen Garten und den Korbschlittenfahrern, war ideal, um einige der Top Sehenswürdigkeiten und Aktivitäten direkt vor der Haustür zu erleben. Unsere Ferienwohnung im Babosas Village war sehr neu und modern eingerichtet, mit Wohnküche (alles vorhanden), Schlafzimmer mit großem Bett und modernem Badezimmer mit begehbarer Regenwalddusche. Das gesamte Personal war von Beginn an überaus freundlich und hilfsbereit, half zum Beispiel beim Koffer tragen oder gab uns Tipps und Material für Wanderungen, so dass wir uns die ganze Zeit über wie zuhause fühlten. Selbst die Zimmer wurden jeden Tag gereinigt, Betten gemacht und Geschirr gespült, was über die inklusiven Leistungen hinausging. Wir hatten das Frühstück gebucht, das wir an sonnigen Morgen auf der Terrasse mit Blick aufs Meer eingenommen haben. Und da es so praktisch und lecker war, haben wir auch das Abendessen fast jeden Tag im Patio Restaurant (im selben Gebäude) genossen. Das Angebot ist sehr groß (selbst für uns als Fisch essende Vegetarier), die Qualität hervorragend, man fühlt sich wie im Sternerestaurant (es gibt auch einen gemütlichen Kamin), und das zu ausgesprochen günstigen Preisen. Wer wie wir nur zu Fuß oder mit dem öffentlichen Nahverkehr unterwegs ist, kann direkt vor dem Hotel den Bus nehmen, der auch spät abends noch fährt, oder bis zum frühen Abend die Seilbahn (allerdings recht teuer). Alternative wäre ein Taxi, um in die Stadt oder wieder zurück zu kommen. Geldautomaten oder Supermärkte haben wir in Monte nicht gefunden.

    Michael Müller   Mar 2019
    Management comment
    Vielen Dank, dass Sie unseren zukünftigen Gästen eine so wundervolle und detaillierte Bewertung gegeben haben. Wir hoffen, dass Sie eines Tages wiederkommen können

    Sehr schönes und gepflegts Apartment, geschmaklich toll eingerichtet. Wir wurden sehr herzlich empfangen und haben uns unglaublich wohl gefühlt. Das Frühstück wird im Restaurant oder auf der Terrasse serviert und ist vollkommen ausreichend. Die Lage ist sehr ruhig aber steil oberhalb von Funchal im Gebiet Monte gelegen, eine Busverbindung und Seilbahn sind vor der Haustüre vorhanden. Der Ausblick auf Funchsl und das Meer sind unglaublich schön. Wenn man sich ein Auto mietet wäre ein größerer Motor empfehlenswert, da die Steigungen bis zu 30 / 40% betragen. Wir waren rundum sehr zufrieden und würden sofort wieder kpmmen. Vielen herzlichen Dank an das gesamte Team!

    Beti Jurcic   Mar 2019
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    Vielen Danke!

    Sehr gut, toller Blick über Funchal. Perfekt gelegen zwischen den Seilbahn-Stationen Funchal-Monte Monte-Botanischer Garten. Direkter Anschluss an einen Levada-Wanderweg.

    Florian Kaiser   Jan 2019
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    Vielen Dank
    Lovely quiet accommodation with amazing views over Funchal.

    Warm welcome, lovely staff, excellent food, comfortable apartment, high standard bedding and towels, complimentary wine and cake on arrival was a nice touch too.

    SANDRA SALMON   Nov 2018
    Management comment
    Thank you very much indeed.
    Just the thing

    Staff very helpful with everything we asked. Very friendly ,making you feel valued.

    Julie Roberts   Oct 2018
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    Thank you very much.
    One of the most welcoming places anywhere
    It is hard to remain understated when commenting on Babosas Village. Simply put, it was one of the most welcoming places I ever stayed at, anywhere, and I do travel quite a bit. We spent 4 nights in December 2017 there, and the apartment was much better than shown by the already quite impressive pictures. First of all, the place is huge: large bathroom, generous dorm, a kitchen with everything in it (plates, glasses, cups, fridge, 2 electric stoves, kettle, etc), and a truly large living room, which is the one you enter the apartment coming from the terrace. Many a couple living in Manhattan, Tokyo or Sao Paulo would love to call such a generous place their home! As we had a relatively short stay, we didn't use the kitchen much and never cooked, but I couldn't imagine a better place to spend a couple of weeks in: it so much feels like your own apartment and not like a hotel, plus you can save money by cooking at home at times. Then, there's the quality of furnishings and the spotless cleanness: high-quality mattress neither too soft nor overly stiff, numerous good pillows and a lovely bathroom with rain shower. The floors, made of a stone which might be granite (unsure though) are lovely to walk on barefoot, both in the bathroom and in the rest of the apartment, and probably keep you nicely cool in summer. There is AC, which we didn't use as we were there in December. We did sleep with open windows though, and appreciated both the privacy of the place and the lack of any traffic at night. Above all, however, there's the sheer friendliness of the staff! Which comes across as natural and not studied. We arrived around midnight after a delayed flight; Ricardo was there expecting us with a smile, a glas of Madeira wine, and showed us around. A small complimentary bottle of Madeira expected us in the apartment. We had daily breakfasts and also ate two nights there - and thus, next to Ricardo, also befriended Hugo, who serves in the restaurant (both breakfast and dinner, btw, are highly recommended - possibly the best octopus I ever had was served by Hugo, and I do travel each summer to Greece). One night we came late from town, the restaurant had closed already, but Hugo and Ricardo were still there, so they brought out the leftover poncha (local cocktail) and served it to us for free, while exchanging stories about the island. This was certainly not a business strategy, but genuine friendliness and interest. Drawbacks? I guess the place is a bit remote from the city and there's no alternative for dinner or breakfast around; not that you'd need one. Although there's the cable car right outside the hotel and also a bus going to Funchal, the cable car stops in the evening, and I'm not sure how late the bus is running. For flexibility, and also to easily reach the levadas, renting a car (as we had) might be a good idea. Due to the steepness and narrowness of Madeira roads, a small car (Peugeot 208 or alike) with a diesel engine seems the best choice. All in all, a lovely base for exploring a lovely island. Obrigado.
    Vlad Coroama   Aug 2018

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