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Luxury Villa with Heated Pool and Games Room on the Sunny Island of Madeira



Updated: 19-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Ribeira Brava, Nr. Ponta do Sol, Madeira - Sea Views Quiet Setting Close to all Amenities

Casa Faraway is a luxury villa, built in 2009, that is ideally placed for exploring the whole island. This is a fantastic 3 bedroom villa that can comfortably sleep 6 (8 with camp beds), with its own private heated pool situated above the town of Ribeira Brava. The private illuminated heated swimming pool is designed with a shallow round childrens pool connected to the main pool via a shallow water way and available all year round. A solar pool shower is placed at the end of the pool. The living room has a flat screen satellite tv with 5.1 surround sound. There is a DVD player, a selection of DVDs, books maps and guide books for the island. UK or Europenan plug sockets are available for charging all your modern gadgets. Ample seating for 6 people to sit down and watch the TV. Large fully equipped kitchen and laundry room. On the first floor there are 3 large bedrooms (2 with double beds, 1 with 2 single beds) and a large games room with pool table, air hockey,softplay, toys, games table. 2 Childrens cots, high chairs are available. WiFi Parking behind locked gates.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

1 Reviews

4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


July 2015 - 2 weeks

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a great holiday in Madeira, and found Casa Faraway very adequate for our needs. The villa is very spacious, and with the games room and "splash" pool, the odd day that we were in the villa for a full day, our 2 boys had enough space to entertain themselves.

It is unfortunate that the pool is so shallow, and as a result it was used very little by us, as we are a family of good swimmers. We understand now that this villa caters specifically for families with small children, but it was not really obvious to us at the time of booking.

I had 5 minor issues to report:

1. The catch on the large sliding door, from the lounge onto the pool deck, is not secure and was found on the floor one day, which meant the villa was unlocked for a period until I worked out what the issue was.

2. On the second last day, we tried to contact Rosalia (The property manager), as we needed a taxi but could not explain to the firm where the villa was. Unfortunately she did not respond and I had to rush around on our last day and had to take my sister to Rebiera Brava to catch a taxi to her hotel in Santa Cruz.

This was a bit of a disappointment, as if there had been an emergency, she would not have dealt with it.

3. The BBQ is in poor condition and I had to clean it thoroughly before it could be used.

4. The bath shower screen in the en-suite is not fit for purpose.

5. The downstairs shower does not drain adequately and almost overflows, cutting short any long showers.

We did also think that the villa could possibly benefit from ceiling fans as these help with the mosquitoes and obviously provide cooling on those warm nights.

Other than these minor issues, we had a great time and would definitely go back to Madeira in the future, but possibly not to Casa Faraway.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Funchal (santa cruz) Approx 35 minutes at 37 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Short walk local bar and store at 400 Metres Nearest Ferry : Funchal-Porto approx. 20 minutes at 22 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Rapida Junction 1 Ribeira brava at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pizza local/ Ribera Brava varried at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Ribeira Brava Approx 5 minutes at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We have quite a few special interest vacations that can be arranged for you see under Further details. We ourselves offer the 4x4 enthusiast information and guidance on hiring vehicles and exploring the lesser know roads of the island. We supply a separate 4x4 guide and information pack for this activity.


5 mins to beach by car. Protected swimming area, swimming platform, splash pool, sun terraces, boardwalk, cafes/restaurants. The beach at Ribeira Brava is usually only frequented by locals and does not suffer the crowds of other locations on the island.


On a bus route. The island has a good bus and taxi service. Car hire is recommended. Our representative will meet you after you have landed at the arranged meeting point and will take you to the villa and show you around.

Our representative is available by phone during your stay if you have any problems. We can offer direct pick-up and drop-off to or from Funchal airport or ferry terminal (this will incure additional charges but is much cheaper than a taxi).


By car 5 mins Ribeira Brava/beach, 17 mins Funchal, 34 mins airport, 40 mins from the North of the Island. The villa's central position makes it ideally suited for exploring the island.

Further Details:

Local shops, supermarkets, banks/cash machines, sports facilities restaurants, bars. There is a wide selection of activities on the island. Aerial pursuits (hang gliding, paragliding, available). Beaches/coast (pools, sand, views, worlds highest cliffs, 7 cable cars). Bird watching (tours available, bird books, lists provided). Boat trips (half or full day boat trips, coast islands, historic/modern boats). Canoeing (coastal, white water in heavy rain rare). Canyoning (worlds no 1 location for this sport, the world champions train here). Coast (walking, driving, nature). Diving (a popular location for diving fish, wrecks). Driving (open roads fast road/tunnel links or twisty drivers roads, European rally championship event). Events (many all year round, list available). Fishing (one of the worlds best large sea fish resorts, many world records). Four wheel drive (organised or self drive, off tarmac routes, maps, comps, we provide a detailed information pack on this activity for enthusiasts). Gardens (many subtropical gardens, be early in the year for the orchids). Go kart racing (Formula go Kart track). Golf (two very high quality world class golf courses). Hill walking(extensive dramatic hill walking routes to 6000ft). Horse riding (horse riding routes available but limited). Mountain bikes (mountain bike routes). Museums (quite a lot actually from modern art to natural history). Shopping (modern shopping complexes or stroll around the little shops). Space (the high peaks provide crystal clear views of the night sky). Sport centre facilities (full sport centre facilities available). Walking a Levada (approx 2000km of Levada paths very dramatic). Walks near or from the villa (Levada walks, other routes close to villa). Water sports (water sports available). Wild walking (there are many wild walks go prepared). We can book many of the above activities for your holiday

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May June
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 £168.58

Booking Notes:
A non- refundable deposit of 200 Euro, is required within 7 days to secure your requested dates. Remainder is required 6 weeks before the rental dates.
Cancellation refunds (not including deposit)
Up to 6 weeks - no cancellation charge
4-6 weeks - 50% of rental price refunded,2-4 weeks - 25% of rental price refunded,Less than 2 weeks - No refund
If the villa gets rebooked after your canceilation we will refund all of your booking.

Changeover Day:
There is no specific change over day all bookings are flexible. Part week bookings accepted. Arrival time 16:00 and departure time before 10:00. Early or late stay available at no extra charge, if no other guests arriving or leaving.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for 1 week (7days),
Discounts 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.
A refundable security deposit of 200 Euro will be added to the rental price. Refund is made on property check, return of keys and remote control. A weekly maid service is available at an additional cost.
Full support is available if you have any problems during your stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • 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

  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom bath/shower, basin, wc, bidet. Family bathroom large shower, basin, wc, bidet. Downstairs bathroom large shower, basin, wc. All fully tiled and have built in cabinets with mirror, lighting and shaving point. Towels. Hairdryer.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) 2 cots avilable Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 double bed en-suite with balcony Bed 2 double bed balcony. Bed 3 2 single beds (bumpers for infants). 2 cots, 2 futons available Fully sprung mattresses, fitted wardrobes, bedside tables/lamps, chairs and mirror with sea and views


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa was completed in 2009 and is furnished to a high standard throughout. Please note that this is non-smoking villa.The villa is suitable for children (our 5 year old never had any problems), the pool is illuminated and is fenced for your safety, there are locked gates controlled from a remote intercom within the villa for added security. All the bedrooms have views of the sea, watch the spectacular moonlight seascapes while lying in bed. full WiFi 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. The villa is licenced to comply with Portugal's Holiday Villas standards for your peace of mind. Outside: The villa has a private heated illuminated swimming pool with a shallow connecting pool for younger children. The terrace is either tiled or finished in non slip surfaces, and protected by enclosed ornamental railings. Outdoor dining and poolside furniture available for six people, plastic outdoor tableware provided. Utility Room: Large utility room with an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, vacuum cleaner, iron/ironing board and other cleaning products/consumables. There is also a retractable washing line on the terrace with pegs in the laundry room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided (including beach towels). Weekly maid service is available if required (incurring an additional charge). Other: Wooden staircase serves the entrance to the property, the bedrooms, family bathroom and the lounge/dining area. Large pendant light fitting. Two floor to ceiling windows.Large games room, with pool/ games table, air hockey, softplay and chairs.

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