We really liked the appartment. It was very spacious and had great light in living room from both balconies. The 2. Bedroom does have a Window, which opens to a storage room, which has some air coming in from hallway window. So, that bedroom is a bit dark, but one can get some airflow. Our visitor who slept in that bedroom, was fine, since we spent all day outside or in livingroom, or on balcony.
Some things are a bit dated, but that doesn't affect the appartment and its purpose. The kitchen was very well stocked with pots, pans etc. Everything very usuable. I cooked a few times a week. We stayed 4 weeks and after each week a cleaning lady arrived and did an excellent job with cleaning, changing linen and towels, washing dishtowels etc. She was very pleasant, thorough and very clean.
We had to call the landlord to figure out the washing machine. He responded promptly and explained it, had no troubles using it.
Views from living room, bedroom and balconies are stunning. Pool got cleaned daily, there is nice garden atoung property, going over to next door hotel. Road is a dead end road at the hotel, so not too much traffic. The aerobus stops at the side of appartment. Goes all the way to airport, which takes an hour. One way is 5 Euro. A short walk to steps leading up to the road, where one can catch other cheaper buses. There is also a bakery where one can eat BF, lunch, dinner. Also a small grocery store up there and a store with some nice Madeiran gifts. On that road one can also walk to the city, or to the board walk to Lidl area, it's about another 10 min to get to the board walk. Where the board walk start, there is also a german bakery in that little mall. That area is about 5 in from the Forum.
Other excellent option is to walk beside the apartment to the ocean for swimming, was wonderful in Februar/March. It is not comfortable to walk on the stones. One can walk a little bit on the road to get to the next street turning left, which leads to the boardwalk in the other direction. There are about 4-5 Restaurants on this boardwalk, about 5 min walk. The boardwalk leads all the way to the next village, Camara de Lobos. Very nice walk.
It was a wonderful stay and we will be back.
Jan was an excellent host, we checked out some of his other appartments. Very happy with everything. Thanks so much!