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Enjoy Madeira's unspoiled countryside from a perfect base

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Three-bedroom modern villa with pool and all the facilities

Villa Verde is one of three villas situated at Quintinha au Sol, TV's 'My Place in the Sun'. They are newly built and privately owned. Quintinha au Sol is a small rural property located in Gaula which is about 300 metres directly above Santa Cruz and less than 10 minutes from the airport. There are spectacular views over the bay of Abra, towards the Deserta Islands and to Ponto Sao Lorenço, the eastern tip of Madeira. At the same time Gaula is only twenty minutes from the centre of Funchal.

The villa is ideally situated for walkers and golfers - the Gaula levada, which is at the eastern end of the 'Levada dos Tornos', is less than 5 kilometres away and the two internationally famous golf courses, Palheiro and Santa da Serra, are both less than15 minutes by car.

With large balconies, terraced areas and mature gardens surrounding the villa, there is ample choice of seating and relaxing areas.............ideal for al fresco dreaming, drinking and dining!

Villa Verde is licensed for tourism under the strictly-regulated Madeiran 'Alojemente Locale' scheme (AL). The scheme requires holiday villas to conform to high safety, quality, service and insurance standards. For example, in the interests of safety, the villas only have electric equipment; there are no gas appliances. Mosquito nets are fitted to all bedroom windows. There is a WiFi internet connection and Satellite TV with 200+ channels

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Madeira Island Direct
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Madeira Island Direct

Madeira Island Direct have been managing holiday rental properties on the island of Madeira since 2006. We only look after apartments that meet the most exacting standards - most of which we have looked after on behalf of private owners for a number of years.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We picked the three bedroomed villa which proved to be superb accommodation. An attractive pool contained within the patio was very popular with all the family. We also had wonderful sea views across the bay. The nearby Championship Golf Course proved to be the icing on the cake. Overall a terrific holiday!
Aug 2012
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We picked the three bedroomed villa which proved to be superb accommodation. An attractive pool contained within the patio was very popular with all the family. We also had wonderful sea views across the bay. The nearby Championship Golf Course proved to be the icing on the cake. Overall a terrific holiday!
Aug 2012
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10 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place! We stayed with or children. The house was very well catered and the view was great!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay. The views are memorable - everybody says that!
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4

Great villa

  • 4 of 5

Villa Verde is a lovely place for those who really want to get away from it all. It's iydillic location offers panoramic views & the peace & quiet of a countryside retreat. The villa has everything you will need such as washing machine, dish washer & a modern fully fitted kitchen. It has a God sized pool & sun terrace . Our only negative really was the very hard bed which we were not used to but that's our preference.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious and well prepared

  • 5 of 5

We were completely content with this villa, which had more than enough space for our large party. Lots of space outside as well as a large pool, deep at one end.

Everything was exactly as promised and the agent gave us some really useful tips on hiring a car, together with directions to the nearest supermarkets. Maria, the housekeeper, was also very friendly and had prepared very well. Everything was exactly like the advert.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Lovely villa, lovely location, lovely service

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the villa for a week in June 2016. With a family of 6, the 3 bedrooms were more than sufficient and the living space and kitchen were a great size. There is a huge amount of outside space, surrounded by gardens and, most impressively, a delightful view across the ocean. A car is certainly recommended due to the terrain but we had a great time just using taxis which were cheap and very friendly and allowed us to enjoy the local wine and beer 

Everything in the villa was in great order, very clean, and the pool was great. The outdoor stone BBQ make for ideal evenings. The owners were nearby during our visit and were amazingly hospitable, providing lots of information and help whenever needed - they even have numbers for very friendly and reasonable taxis. Additionally, upon arrival the owners had provided a complimentary bottle of wine, fruit, bread, and a number of basics. Very highly recommended and I wouldn’t consider staying anywhere else should I return to Madeira! Thanks a lot Mervyn and Margaret and Peter. Best, Nathan

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay - and the local wine and beer!!
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5

Villa Verde mid-February 2016

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Verde for one week and found the property to be ideal for 4-6 people. The accommodation is spacious, elegant and well equipped particularly the kitchen. Own drive and dedicated parking, pool with spacious terrace and ample loungers and a delightful, secluded garden with a burgeoning avocado tree made for a v. pleasant stay. Our arrival was made particularly enjoyable by the warm welcome from Peter and Fiona Marsland from Madeira Island Direct, local agents for the property. Grocery essentials, a detailed tour of the villa, location of local supermarkets and to crown it all, a bottle of quality Madeira to get into the spirit of this paradise of an island! Particularly useful advice was to be selectively critical of all-Europe satnav device recommendations regarding routes. We quickly learnt to stick to main "ER" roads rather than narrow, often steep shortcuts.

Walking levadas and the high routes around Pico Arieiro/Ruivo was stupendous, especially after a rare, overnight snowfall above 4000ft that had local people out in boots and ski clothes throwing snowballs and building bonnet-top snowmen at the weekend. The Sao Laorenco Peninsula walk is close by and a superb walk with unrivalled views and volcanic, desert-like vegetation. We will definitely stay at this villa again in the future as we have been bitten by the Madeira bug.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure accommodating you - and thank you for the positive feedback!
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5

Fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

We were looking forward to this desperately needed holiday and it really did live up to the expectations. Steep approach so used the car a lot of the time, but easy enough to walk out to local cafes. Villa was spotless and the housekeeper very friendly and helpful. Couldn't fault anything really, but the views of the headland out beyond the airport is what we will remember.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you enjoyed your stay - the views are very special!
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Funchal, Madeira at 5 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Various local bars/cafes at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Santo da Serra at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Various at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Santa Cruz at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

A considerable amount of investment has recently been made in the sea-front areas in Machico (15 mins by car), Santa Cruz (7 mins by car), Canical (20 mins by car) and Canico de Baixo (10 mins by car). All provide excellent swimming and sea front facilities for holiday makers; throughout the winter, the sea temperatures (18-22 degrees) are often 2-4 degrees higher than the air temperature. Costs for refreshments and lunch at these centres, are very reasonable by European standards, even in Funchal a lunch (dish of the day and pudding with a glass of wine and a coffee) can be had for €5.50. A 30 minute coast walk can be enjoyed at Santa Cruz where there is also an impressive modern aquaparque near Sao Pedro.

If you enjoy walking, you will be spellbound by the unique experience of the famous Levada walks, a number of which can be found in the area. There are excellent walking alternatives on this enchanting island - most are accompanied by a vital element; water, and an ancient Forest which has survived from the tertiary era; the Laurissilva Forest (UNESCO World Heritage site). These factors make walking on Madeira island totally unique and the hillsides in this locality are an excellent place to start.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early summer 2017
16 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£505
for 5 nights
From
£101
£665
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£568
for 5 nights
From
£114
£733
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 170 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Downstairs Cloakroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet, En-suite Beds 1&2
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, House bathroom

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed

Outside

  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

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Portable wifi hotspot