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NEW! Luxury Modern Villa, Private Pool, Stunning 180° Ocean View

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Updated: 30-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Stunning self contained apartment, king-sized bed, sleeps 2, private veranda

This contemporary new villa, chosen for its perfect location and 180 degree sea view and set amongst the banana and sugar cane fields was completed October 2014. Facing South West you can enjoy all day sunshine, stunning sunsets and moonlight panoramas. Designed for couples seeking both privacy and luxury, the apartment and grounds offer space for you to relax and unwind, or for the more energetic, why not walk the Levada Nova which is close by. Located between Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava and with easy access to the rápida motorway, its central coastal location is perfect if you want to explore the whole island.

The apartment is on the upper floor and provides self-contained accommodation with an en suite king size bedroom and living area. The whole apartment enjoys a spectacular sea and coastline views through large sliding doors that lead out to a private patio with infinity swimming pool below. Guests have exclusive use of the pool and patio on the ground floor to enjoy a swim or a drink after a hard day discovering the island. The open plan sitting, dining room and kitchen is fully equipped with W-iFi and modern appliances for your every need. The back of the villa has a patio with views over the garden and mountain beyond to enjoy the tranquil romantic surroundings. The ground floor provides our own accommodation, we look forward to welcoming you and will be happy to provide any assistance you may need during your stay. Portuguese Tourist Licence No. 4673/AL (Alojamento Local).

Important notes

Guests are requested not to smoke inside the property. A car is advisable for seeing the many pleasures of Madeira although buses and taxis are available. There are two small flights of stairs from parking level to the apartment. Infinity swimming pool, (pool heating of 27° average is optional and available between April to October at €150 per week payable locally, we require one-week prior notice before your arrival to preheat the pool).

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About the Owner

Gary Flint
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Welsh :)
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30 March, 2017

About Gary Flint

Gary and Glenys moved to live on this beautiful island in October 2014 attracted to the moderate climate, stunning scenery and generous friendly people.

Glenys’ career designing ladies knitwear for the fast paced fashion business involved extensive travelling to the Far East. Having always been interested in art I hope to pursue my passion to paint the inspirational flora, fauna and seascapes on the island. There may be some of my pieces hanging on the wall in Bela Vista Villa, I hope you enjoy them?

Gary Flint purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Gary Flint chose Ponta do Sol

It was always our dream to design and build our own luxury modern house. We are more than happy to share the process with you over a drink one evening if you are thinking of doing the same!

What makes this apartment unique

The beautiful views from this location made us decide to build Bela Vista Villa.

37 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)


Fabulous Villa , Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday on this our first visit to Madeira.. The highlight though was the villa itself - we felt like film stars!. The apartment is stylish, spotlessly clean and the view is to die for.

Gary & Glenys were very welcoming and offered lots of advice on where to visit and where to eat.

There were plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from all within a ten minute drive of the villa.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful location and a stunning property

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit and we loved the accommodation and position overlooking the hills and ocean.

It's a bright open apartment with all facilities you would want.

Gary and Glenys (the owners) were helpful and easy to get on with, but were never 'in the way'.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous apartment and brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

We've just had a great time in Madeira staying in this gorgeous apartment. It lives up to its photographs and descriptions - and some!

Clean, comfortable, top quality and stylish - and Glenys and Gary always made sure that we had everything we needed.

The location was perfect for exploring the island - super walking easily accessible, local shopping and good food in Ribeira Brava and just a short drive to Funchal for shops, restaurants, markets, culture, magical gardens - and much more.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best we have ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in January 2017 and can highly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxed and quiet holiday in high quality accommodation set in a beautiful location.

The villa is everything we hoped for and all the fixtures and fittings are first class. We loved the view from the lounge and the patio and we never tired of looking out to sea.

The surrounding are is very quiet and the scenery from every window made the holiday very special.

I suppose we were bit worried before we went that living above the owners might make us feel as if we were intruding on someone's home life but Glenys and Gary are the perfect hosts .

They manage to be both helpful and yet unintrusive and they are clearly suited to the job. They gave us great advice on where to go for a meal, where to walk etc and they couldn't be more helpful.

It was our first visit to Madeira and we hope it won't be our last and we wouldn't hesitate to book the villa again.

Come here if you want to explore Madeira and relax in a beautiful home . Don't come here if you are looking for bars etc on your doorstep. Nearby Ribeira Brava has everything you need . You can get to any part of the island easily enough from here. Enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful apartment in a stunning position

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for peace and quiet with an amazing view then this is the apartment for you. It is immaculate throughout with everything you might need. A great shower, comfy sofa and a huge terrace to sit and enjoy the panoramic view. Gary was very helpful and friendly too.

This is quiet spot so if you are looking for nightlife, it's not the right place. You will need a car too to properly explore the area. However, if a chilled out holiday with peace and tranquillity is what you need, then this is the right place! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both, it was a pleasure having you to stay. Although situated only 7 minutes from the towns of Ribeira Brava and Ponta do Sol, we are blessed with living in a quite, peaceful location. Great having you both, see you in the near future.
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Top-class accommodation in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Previous reviewers have described the positive features of this fantastic villa, and I'm not sure there's much I can add. Based on the photographs and reviews, my wife and I had very high expectations, and we were not disappointed. The accommodation was immaculately clean and tidy on our arrival, and it was also very well-equipped. The view from the terrace was superb. As a keen birdwatcher I had come equipped with a telescope, and with the help of this I managed to see and identify three distant sperm whales from the terrace one evening. Nearer at hand, there were quite a few birds to see around the villa, including Atlantic canaries and plain swifts, which were new for me. Our hosts were friendly and helpful without being intrusive, and we appreciated the accurate maps and directions for finding the villa and visiting local shops. I would recommend this property without hesitation. Diolch yn fawr, Glenys a Gary!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it was great having you to stay!
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From the Owner

It was always our dream to design and build our own luxury modern house. We are more than happy to share the process with you over a drink one evening if you are thinking of doing the same!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Funchal at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : Palheiro Golf - Funchal at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Via Rapida at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lugar de Baixo at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Ribeira Brava at 3.8 Kilometres Car: necessary


Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava are both equidistance from the property, 8 minute drive by car. Both have pebble beaches. Also, 15 minute drive West is Calheta with its man-made golden sand beach and marina.


There are 2 easily accessible golf courses on the island at Palheiro and Santa da Serra.


Just about every hobby, pastime and sport can be catered for on the island including deep sea fishing, dolphin/whale watching charters, horse riding, paragliding, and surfing to name a few.

How to get here

We are a 35 minute drive from the airport via the rápida motorway. A hire car is recommended.

Further Details

Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava (8 minute drive) both offer numerous shops, bars, restaurants, hotels, ATM's, banks, chemists, petrol stations, health centre and dentists. Riviera Brava is the largest town before Funchal and has a large supermarket and two further smaller supermarkets. Ponta do Sol has a smaller convenience supermarket.

We are close to the neighbouring village Lugar de Baixo, a small hamlet which has beachside cafes and restaurants and is a 5 minute drive from the property. Funchal is approx. a 20 minute drive from us via the rápida motorway.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Year 2018
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £173
Tax Rate 5.0%

A security deposit of €200 is required. This must be received within five (5) days of booking the holiday property. The deposit automatically converts to a security/damage deposit upon arrival. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully refundable within fourteen (14) days of departure after checking the condition of the villa. The balance is payable eight (8) weeks before arrival.
Infinity swimming pool (heating is optional, payable locally).

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From the Owner

The beautiful views from this location made us decide to build Bela Vista Villa.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 50 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite The glass panelled enclosed en-suite with walk in shower, wash hand basin with granite surface and large mirror with surround lighting complete the luxury look.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Relax on the king-size bed while enjoying the superb ocean views through large sliding doors that lead to your private veranda. Beautiful linen and soft furnishings compliment the room while a ceiling fan and blackout curtains ensure a restful night’s sleep.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Binoculars, Yoga/Pilates mat, yoga blocks, bricks and strap. Portuguese Tourist Licence No. 4673/AL (Alojamento Local).

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