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Luxury Villa with Private Heated Pool, Continous Sea and Mountain View. WiFi

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Villa in Ribeira Brava, Madeira - Quiet Rural Setting Close to all Amenities, Local restaurant less than 5 minute walk.

Crista da Aguia is a fantastic 3 bedroom luxury villa with private heated pool. WiFi. Licenced to Portugals holiday villa standards for your peace of mind. It is furnished to a high standard throughout and ideally placed to explore the whole island. Located in peaceful and pleasant area near the town Ribeira Brava. The villa is light and airy with panoramic views of the sea along the coast to Ponta da Sol and mountains towards the plateau of Paul da Serra. Suitable for Couples, or families with children. Travel cot and high chair, additional camp bed available on request. Our friendly representative is available by phone during your stay if you have any problems. Welcome pack -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.

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mrs and Mr Melhuish,

We enjoyed staying at your villa very much. The sight was even better than it looked on internet.

Felix. Heidd 28 aug-12 sept 2010.

Just wanted to start by saying your villa is absolutely gorgeous and the surrounding countryside is magnificent. It was a brilliant base for our holiday last week

We would like to just say a big thank you, as thanks to your beautiful home we had one of the best holidays ever and after the rocky start everything was fab!

Thank you once more

Sian. Davey 24 july – 31 july 2010

Dear Mr Melhuish,

Just to let you know we enjoyed our stay in your villa in Madeira,lots to do and places to visit, the villa was very comfortable and spacious. Many thanks,

Martin . Griffin 27 may-10 June 2010.

Hello Mr. Mrs. JM Melhuish,

first of all we want to thank you -it is a beautiful house and we

enjoyed our holiday very much.

Especially because the weather was better in our second week as we were

in your house.

Helmut Prosch
Aug 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Ribeira Brava, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • En-suite bathroom bath/shower, basin, wc, bidet. Family bathroom large walk in shower, basin, wc, bidet. Downstairs cloakroom basin, wc. All are fully tiled and have built in cabinets with mirror, lighting and shaving point. Towel rails. Hairdryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 3 Bedroms, Sleeps 6; cots and camp beds available Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 double bed en-suite. Bed 2 double bed with balcony. Bed 3 2 single beds (bumpers available for infants) with balcony. All have fully sprung mattresses, large fitted wardrobes, bedside tables/lamps, chairs and mirror. Sea and mountain views
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Built in 2009 the villa is furnished to a high interior design standard throughout. For those who wish to come to the island for Christmas and the world beating New Year fireworks, or the walking festival January or the Carnival February. Please note that this is a non-smoking villa.The villa is suitable for children (our 5 year old never had any problems), the pool terrace are fenced for your safety, there are locked gates controlled from a remote intercom within the villa for added security. But there is little crime to worry about on the island, all the bedrooms have views of the sea and mountains, watch the spectacular moonlight seascapes while lying in bed. Our friendly representative will meet you at the arranged meeting point and will take you to the villa and show you around and is available by phone during your stay if you have any problems - for your peace of mind. The villa is Licenced to Portugal's Holiday villa standards for your peace of mind. Outside: The villa has a large 4x7m heated private swimming pool which is located on its own terrace close to the villa. the pool is available for use all year round. All terraces are either tiled or finished in non slip surfaces, and protected by enclosed ornamental railings. Outdoor teak dining table with 6 chairs and large umbrella. Poolside loungers available for six people, plastic outdoor tableware provided. Outside Barbecue available. There are planted borders of tropical plants, consisting of, ferns, flowering shrubs, various bird of paradise plants (large and small), yuccas and traditioal Madeiran plants. Utility Room: Large utility room with an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, vacuum cleaner, iron/ironing board and other cleaning products/consumables. Mobile barbecue, beach towels. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, beach towels and linen are provided. Weekly maid service is available if required. Airport tranfers available €30. Our representative will meet and show you the villa. She will be available to help if you have any problems. Other: Large Dramatic Staircase in Red Granite and Wood, with Large Landing that Serves the Three Bedrooms and Family Bathroom. Large Art Deco Painting With Large Chandelier. Two Floor To Ceiling Windows.


4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


clean and well equipped villa with good views and nice pool but a bit isolated.

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The villa is well appointed, comfortable and clean inside. Pool was well used, and a decent size and depth for kids. gets sun from 10am for rest of day. Not sure it is heated but was warm enough in august. View is wonderful, but this is a villa that is well outside the urban areas, just down from village of boa morte. Drawback despite the views is feeling a little isolated, but this is perhaps a tradeoff. Lots of dogs around the area, lots of barking, and that included from other buildings just behind the villa which barked every time we walked past, so this may affect some people's decision to stay but not a big issue overall.

Ideally a car is necessary but this is expensive at peak times, especially if you need a 7 seater: the cost of this will exceed the cost of the villa itself for a week. There is however a local bus service (rodoeste company, timetable on internet, look for bus from boa morte to riviera brava) from just outside the villa down to the town of riviera brava which is about 4km down the hill; this is not walkable at all, but the bus only takes 15-20 minutes and costs 1.30 euros per adult each way. One has to plan however due to infrequent buses, especially at the weekend, where they are only a few running and only in the morning. Without the bus we would have struggled to stay in this villa.

The villa has a decent collection of DVDs and a table football. kitchen is well appointed and there is a fridge with small freezer. For self catering, there is a small but well supplied supermarket (pingo doce) in riviera brava. Very little choice of food in 2 local and rather run down stores attached to bars within walking distance.

Day trips are a must, 120-140 euros for the day for a 7-8 seater taxi, cheaper for that number than renting your own car and companies are flexible), and lots to see, really beautiful island, highlights were porto moniz and funchal itself, which is a lovely town.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect villa for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful villa was perfect for our family holiday with two teenagers. It was very spacious and airy, and very well equipped. The views were breathtaking, I couldn't wait to get up every morning to stare out at the scenery. The villa was spotlessly clean and the beds were very comfortable and the DVD collection came in very handy. Although the weather wasn't blisteringly hot we swam in the pool most days which was very pleasant. We walked up the hill a few times to walk along the Levada do Norte; spectacular through the forest and pretty easy walking. Mr Pizza down the road was adequate, but Muralha Grill down in Ribeira Brava is thoroughly recommended. It's an easy drive to Funchal, the cable car is really good fun, we also drove to Queimadas which was quite a long drive (we'd recommend driving past Funchal for a quicker but less dramatic route)but worth it and you need a car with a powerful engine to get up the hills, particularly the extremely steep driveway to the villa!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Sept-Oct 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £168.44

Booking Notes:
For all booking requirements or any questions please contact owner by telephone, or email. Deposit of 150 Euros required within seven days of booking request. Full payment required 6 weeks before departure. There is a refundable 200 Euros breakage deposit. We are flexible on bookings. We will accommodate short notice bookings within reason and availability.

Changeover Day:
Part week bookings accepted (minimum charge 5 days) Flexible arrival times any day to match your flights. The Villa is usually available from 16:00 on arrival, departure by 10:00 if there is a follow on booking, flexible if no follow on booking.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week (7 days), Discount available if you do not want the pool heated or for two guests only
Additional camp beds and cot are available no extra charge, maximum occupation 8.
Costs in other currencies are per daily exchange rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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