Good Hope Apartments

Magnolia Studio Apartment

"Fresh, cheerful apartments in walking distance to the old zone of Funchal"
Self-Catering only · Santa Maria Maior, Funchal



The magnolia studio apartment is located on the ground floor of the main house. This unit faces the terrace, and leads directly out, to where comfortable garden furniture can be enjoyed to spend time or have a glass of wine outdoors. The shape and space of the apartment leads the visitor to feel they are living almost out in the garden. It has a very strong cottage meditteranean feel and style in terms of its atmosphere and environment. This unit is one of four on the property and each has its own theme. The Magnolia apartment has subtle hues of rose and beige. It enjoys glorious sunny afternoons and is cool inside during the day and warm during the night. Since the main house was built with very thick drywall masonry it has a very climate controlled atmosphere.

Have a look at the photos to get a better idea and feel of what the apartment is all about. It is possible to put a baby cot in the apartment. However, any older child or adult will not be possible. These apartments were developed precisely so as not to have more than two adults and a baby at most residing in them.

This apartment is suitable for the elderly and infirm as most of the passage from the entrance to the property and into the apartment is always on one level. The swimming pool is on a lower terraced level though. But a route is possible to the pool without having to climb or step down on any stairs.

*Please note that there is a separate communal laundry room where guests of any of the four apartments on the poperty can do their own clothes washing and ironing.

The property grows estrelicia flowers along with a few exotic fruit trees. The pitanga fruit tree is a must-try exotic fruit that is like a cross between a a clementine and a strawberry which is excellent in salads!

IMPORTANT: these apartments do sell out quite qucikly and we recommend you book this apartment well in advance.


  • Accommodates
  • CategoryApartment
  • Accommodation TypeSelf-Catering only
  • Location TypeNear City Centre
  • Qty. Similar Units0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights
  • Swimming Poolyes
  • Car requiredUseful
  • Sea ViewYes
  • Check-in14H00
  • Check-out12H00
  • Cancellation policySee house rules
  • Security DepositRequired (please enquire)
  • Size (m²)+/-35 m²

  • 's avatar
    Katie B.

    A perfect haven

    Situated in the heart of the old town, Quinta Esperança is a beautiful property situated in serene and private grounds. Guests are given the run of the property; passion fruits, grapes and other fruits grow in the gardens, which guests can help themselves to. The pool is perfect for cooling off and sun loungers provide the ideal excuse for a spot of sunbathing either by the pool or overlooking the sea. If sunbathing isn’t your thing, the balcony provides a lovely haven in which to escape the heat of the sun and enjoy the spectacular views across Funchal. Later on you can enjoy a barbeque outside your apartment whilst watching the Porto Santo ferry come in to port. The location of the Quinta is ideal; it is less than a 10 min walk away from a great bakery, local convenience stores and bars, the bus to and from town stops right outside the Quinta’s gates and it is also an easy walkable distance from town. Helena and Roberto are the epitome of accommodating, but discrete hosts. They have done everything possible to pre-empt the needs of their guests, but if you should find anything lacking you only need tell them and they’ll do their best to set it right. You really get the feeling that you’re being looked after and that your holiday is of the utmost importance to them. I wish we could have stayed longer and very much hope to go back soon.

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  • 's avatar
    Aureli P.

    Best holidays we have!

    The Quinta and the orchid apartment are so great and wonderful. What a fantastic view on Funchal we really can’t grow tired….
    Thanks a lot Helena and Roberto for your kindness, hospitality and help.
    A non touristic place where it ‘s so good to live. Hope to come back soon.
    All the best from
    Antoine et Aurélie


  • 's avatar
    Filipe F.

    The Good Hope apartments is probably the most tranquiel place I have ever visited. We loved the gardens, the birds, the views.. ...
    Funchal is very fortunate that this wonderful place came into the hands
    of people with such respect for tradition and aesthetic considerations, rather than purely making money.
    We look forward to returning, to see how you progress in taking this lovely place back to its former glory.
    Many times I have set on the terrace and wondered what poets, artists, musicians, etc, of the past came and went.
    The list would probably be more interesting than in Reids.
    Much love Helena and Roberto
    from your new friends,
    Neil and Denise.


    • 's avatar
      Filipe F.


      As you can see, we loved it so much in May, we had to return!!! Words cannot express how we feel about this wonderful little “paradise”. Where do we begin? The apartment “Jasmine” is a little gem, cozy and homely, with a lovely terrace for Al Fresco meals, but we also stayed a few days in “Orchid” and “WOW”...the views are breathtaking.The transformation of this apartment since May,was magnificent well done by Helena and Roberto. The whole ambience at Quinta Esperanca is one of tranquility and relaxation.It was great to see the old pictures of how the Quinta used to be and can only imagine the many different guests who have stayed here. We spend many evenings on the upstairs terrace with a bottle of wine looking over Funchal town and the harbour. JUST FABOULOUS VIEWS!!! The pool is so inviting, always a sunbed! Lovely touches, like the swinging hammock, are great. You can always find a quiet shady corner to relax. BUT, the most important part of this wonderful place, are the fantastic hosts. Helena and Roberto, you are so welcoming, friendly and thoughful…!!! Your hard work is certainly evident and we feel it such a priviledge to stay in your lovely house. Cannot wait to return….again !!! THANK YOU for a lovely holiday…again!!! Love, Julie and Berry xxxx


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