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Outstanding Luxury Villa With Private Heated Pool and Games Room, WiFi

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,960 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Beautiful 3 bedroom villa to sleep 6 on the sunny south coast of Madeira

Casa Faraway is a private 3 bedroom luxury villa,which can comfortably sleep 6, with its own private heated pool situated above the town of Ribeira Brava. Licenced as a Portuguese Holiday Villa to the local standards for your peace of mind. Holiday The villa has an extensive 160 degree uninterrupted views of the sea. Built in 2009, the property consists of a large lounge dining room which opens via large glass sliding doors onto the pool terrace. The private illuminated swimming pool is designed with a shallow round childrens pool connected to the main pool via a shallow water way. The pool is heated and available all year round. There is a solar pool shower to one end of the pool. The living room has a flat screen satellite tv with 5.1 surround sound. There is a DVD with a selection of modern DVDs. there is a shelving unit containing books maps and guide book for the island. There is also an area with UK or Europenan plug sockets for charging all your modern gadgets. There is ample comfortable seating for 6 people to sit down and watch the TV. WiFi Next to the living area is a large granite surfaced fully equipped kitchen, (toaster, microwave, oven, hob kettle, coffeemaker, etc). there is a large laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. On the second floor there are three large bedrooms with built in wardrobes the master bedroom being en-suite with its own enclosed fully tiled bathroom. there is also one large family bathroom and a cloakroom with shower. Large shaped private illuminated heated swimming pool with a shallow children pool. Large play room, pool table, air hocky,softplay, toys, games table. Facilites for younger children cot, high chair, shallow pool, toys. The villa is situated in one of the sunniest parts of Island with private parking behind locked gates. Its central position makes it ideally suited for exploring the island. Sit and watch the sun go down and the nightly moonscapes over the sea or stroll the local levada walks.

There are many local paths (most of which are lit at night) around the villa that you can explore.

There are full amenities five minutes away by car in the town of Ribeira Brava. There are some local shops and cafe within walking distance.

Discounts available for longer rentals or if pool heating is not required.

More Details

Owner
John Melhuish
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Arabic, Finnish, Turkish, Mandarin, email. English only by phone
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We would like to thank you for the use of your villa for the last nine days. We had a great holiday. The weather was absolutely superb up until the final morning. We left for the airport at 7.30 a.m. and it was completely clouded over, damp and cold! It was really interesting to see the way the crops are grown in the terraces under Casa Faraway and around the whole island. We run an allotment in our village and rely on our own water supply so it was a real education to see what happens on the island.
Jul 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Ribeira Brava on Madeira

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located downstairs allowing access for the living area/pool.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Large en-suite bathroom,mirror lights shaving sockets,dryer
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Large Family bathroom, mirror lights, shaving sockets
  • All bathrooms are large,fully tiled with built in cabinets with light mirrors, lighting, hand basin, shaving points seat and towel rails. There is a hair dryer available.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , En Suite, Balcony, Full sea view.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Cot available,bumpers for infants available for beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Opens onto balcony, full sea wiew
  • All bed/bedrooms have fully sprung mattresses, large fitted wardrobes, bedside tables/lamps, chairs and mirrors and fantastic sea views. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have their own private balcony with full dramatic sea view.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Welcome pack also provided - There will be essentials in the house on arrival, water, coffee, tea, sugar, bread, biscuits, milk in the fridge and provisions to make a small meal. Outdoor dining table and chairs are available for 6 people with plastic tableware and large parasol provided.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Outstanding Luxury Villa With Private Heated Pool and Games Room, WiFi
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 14 reviews
4

Lovely villa in peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Faraway. The décor wasn't to our taste and a little oppressive, but other than that, the villa had pretty much everything we could have wanted.

Positives: Amazingly beautiful views and peaceful location, well equipped (and very clean) villa with plenty of space

Negatives: Pool is very shallow - not really for swimming (this wasn't a problem for us, but might be for others); there is no air conditioning which would have been a plus although there is always a breeze.

We didn't hire a car and managed very well with the help of the wonderful Horgio - his contact details are in the information book - who turned up as and when required.

Overall, a very good location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. The pool is limited by the constructional foundations and drainage system of the villa. We do have another villa advertised on HomeAway Ref 450670, which has a much bigger pool suitable for those who want to swim up and down. Mr Mrs JM Melhuish
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5

lovely villa, good location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in Casa Faraway, the villa was very clean and in a good location. Riberia Brava is a lovely little town, with all the facilities you need, and Funchal is a short drive away. We experienced 2 issues during our stay, the washing machine leaked and blew the electrics, and the ironing board is broken. We reported the washing machine to the owners representative, Rosalia twice, but we recieved no response. Despite these issues we enjoyed our stay, particularly the view.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. Without feedback we are unable to maintain the villas high standards and it is good to have guests who actually report a fault, as unless we are told we cannot repair/replace items that have reached the end of there life. Most guests never notify us of items that no longer work and it is impossible to check everything. Mr Mrs JM Melhuish
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5

Fantastic spacious Villa in peaceful area

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa with a nice pool. Very spacious villa and the kids enjoyed the pool for cooling off during the sunshine. Rosalia the property manager was very helpful and met us at the car park at Campanario as the transfer company did not know the villa location. We had an issue with no water but a call to Rosalia and 10 minutes later it was resolved.

The villa itself is very spacious and has a bathroom on each floor as well as an en-suite in the master bedroom. The games room is a nice touch and well kitted out if the weather were such that you needed to stay indoors. We were lucky and didn't need to make use of it as there was plenty to do.

The owner does say a car is required and I would tend to agree, but it depends on how confident your are driving abroad. Personally we found a very nice local taxi driver called Carlos and he was brilliant. Always turned up when he said and his prices were reasonable.

All in all we were very happy with our stay and the villa itself. The island is beautiful and there is something there for everyone. I would happily recommend the villa to anyone as you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Comfortable Villa with stunning views near Ribeira Brava.

  • 4 of 5

Me & my wife had an excellent stay in Casa Faraway. Villa is in quiet neighborhood, very spacious & has stunning views of the ocean/hill. It’s was a perfect property for relaxing break.

Villa location is ideal and provides easy access to Funchal and other attractions on the island.

Pool is shallow and was ideal for soaking which we wanted.

There are few grocery options within less than 5 min drive to Campanario & supermarkets in Riberira Brava. There are many good restaurants in Riberira Brava and everywhere on the island. Cafe by the car park meeting point with the property Manager when we arrived serves very tasty snacks.

Rosalia (The property manager) is very helpful & gave us very detailed briefing of all the things/amenities in the villa. She was available whenever we phoned her

One minor issue during our stay was with en-suite bath shower screen which wasn’t staying in place.

Overall, very good villa, good location, stunning views & comfortable stay. Would recommend to anyone thinking of renting it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for nice review. We know about the bathroom screen and there is a new one in the store to be out up next time we are out there. Mr Mrs JM Melhuish
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4

Large spacious villa ideal for families

  • 4 of 5

Lovely holiday - we visited in winter and the pool could of been warmer and it felt slightly damp in some rooms but that said the owners were lovely, were prompt to rectify any issues. View is stunning and it's so quiet. Funchal is about 25 mins by taxi but local towns 10 mins away. Great place to stay .

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

October break

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home for the perfect relaxing break!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you
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Location

Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Funchal (Santa Cruz) Approx 35 minutes
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Short Walk
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Funchal Port Approx 20 minutes
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Balanical Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Junction 1 (Ribeira Brava) approx 3 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ribeira Brava/local pizza
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Ribeira Brava Approx 5 minutes
Car: recommended

Casa Faraway is located in a quiet rural environment, overlooking the Atlantic ocean (where the odd whale can be viewed). The villa is situated in the Southern middle region of the island (35 minutes Airport) which is a perfect location to explore the island by bus, foot, or car, be it the coast or some of the island highest mountains. Airport transfer is available and for your peace of mind you have representative support during your stay should you require help. Pricing includes heated pool (optional). The Villa is close to local shops cafes and bars. All amenities are available in Ribeira Brava which is 5 minutes away by car. It is close to one of the islands longest Levadas. (Levada da Nord). The island has many activities and attractions to offer.(listed in the villa info pack), from horse riding to 4x4s (4x4 routes maps available from us). There are many museums, historic houses/churches, gardens, 8 cable cars (including the worlds steepest), beaches, sea pools, diving, walking, worlds highest cliffs, sports facilities, canyoning (world site), golf (3 courses), shopping, fantastic scenery, waterfalls, etc. We can suggest many things to do and see that are not in the tourist books.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Ribeira Brava, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
July - August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£609
for 5 nights
£852
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£480
for 5 nights
£673
 
 
November-December 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£282
for 4 nights
£493
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£673
for 7 nights
£673
 
 
January-March 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£282
for 4 nights
£493
 
 
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£384
for 4 nights
£673
 
 
May-June 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£334
for 4 nights
From
£83
£583
 
 
July-August 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£487
for 4 nights
£852
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£384
for 4 nights
£673
 
 
October-December 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£282
for 4 nights
£493
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£673
for 7 nights
£673
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£378
for 5 nights
£529
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £179.37

If you wish to make an enquiry or booking, please email us.
Prices are per week (7 days),
Discount available if you do not want the pool heated or two guests only
Whilst staying at the villa our representative is available should you have any problems
Free additional camp beds and cot are available maximum occupation 8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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