This is a lovely, brand new, spacious and modern apartment with panoramic views.. It is very comfortable and relaxing. As keen walkers, we found it to be very conveniently placed for levada walks, whilst enjoying the downhill walk to Calheta Beach, too.
The apartment is close to the bus stop and, if travelling by bus to Funchal, it is advised to take the 'rapido' bus which is inexpensive. There is a supermarket, coffee bars, bank and Italian pizzeria restaurant within the village of Loreto. Other good restaurants in the locality are accessible by car or taxi. We particularly liked having our toastie or empanada and coffee for breakfast at the Bar Africano which attracts tourists and is a focal point for locals who are friendly and welcoming, having enjoyed a:drink in their company.
The proprietors of the apartment (and Bar Africano), Josef and Lurdes, were always warm and friendly and went out of their way to make us feel at home. Nothing was too much trouble for them to make our stay comfortable. We look forward to returning to the apartment Mao Cheia in 2017.