All sorted. Spent the afternoon wandering around Funchal, trying to figure out how I'd manage in the unfurnished apartment until my stuff arrives. Distracted myself with pretty flowers.
Then by sheer fluke I off-roaded away from the town, wandered into a shopping centre that didn’t look promising, went in because there was a paper shop (and I love stationery), browsed in the window of a tiny estate agents, and decided to go in.
Within an hour I'd seen the perfect place: plenty of room, amazing view, currently furnished but the landlord will move stuff out as mine arrives. There's an English couple next door, and a friendly feel to the place.
It's a great end to the week.