|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Privacy, peacefulness and plenty of sunshine. Our Villa in Madeira has an unobstructed Atlantic Ocean view.
Self catering accommodation in Madeira of a very high standard, offered in twin or double rooms with en-suite bathrooms and sea-view balconies, private parking and swimming pool all for a relaxing holiday in Madeira.
A great range of amenities within walking distance and our villa in Madeira, is just 20 mins away from the airport... you can relax as soon as you arrive to Madeira Island. Villa Babel is the ideal choice for those who prefer the calm and privacy of the pool to the noise and crowds of mass tourism. Whether a family or a large group our private villa will undoubtedly impress and satisfy the self-catering traveler who enjoys being in control of his holiday.
Are we near local amenities?: Yes, the Garajau High Road is a short walk away and there you find a variety of small shops and quality, bars, cafes & restaurants supermarkets etc... all working till late to make your stay easy and more enjoyable.
Are there public transports?: Yes, there is a hourly bus service to down town Funchal. The journey takes just over 30mns and the last service is a 11pm. There is also a Taxi service. Just ask for the contact number of one of our recommended taxi drivers.
As in all self catering holidays, car hire makes it all the more comfortable and we may be able to get your a preferred rate from our recommended rent-car-car company. Just ask.
What activities can we enjoy?: Amongst a number of experiences our guests can enjoy we recommend:
Scuba diving (go to Galo Diving Club 10mns drive away)
Dolphin watch (occasionally seen swimming in the sea below the villa)
Toboggan trip (slide downhill in the safe hands of experienced 'carreteiros' - go to Monte)
Levada Walking (fantastic walks in the UNESCO protected forests - see our site for details)
Fishing (daily trips from Funchal Marina - Pre booking Only)
Wine Tasting (go to Madeira Wine Lodges - Funchal)
Half-Day Island Tours (explore the Island's Nature at your own pace - Pls ask for details)
Art Sacra Museum (go to Funchal )
Sandy Beach (check Calheta Beach on the West of the Island )
One day cruise to Porto Santo Island (please ask for details )
If you don't want to go far, just pick a selection from the many Portuguese Wines available at the local supermarket & relax by the poolside
Min familie og jeg (12 personer) havde en pragtful uge 42/2012 i Villa Babel. Der er masser af plads og udstyr og en stor swimmingpool. Poolbordet i underetagen blev brugt flittigt om aftenen. Boerneboernene (16 - 22 år) betegnede huset som det bedste vi har haft i de 12 år, vi har lejet hus i efteraarsferien rundt om i verden. Man faar rigtig meget for pengene, når man lejer Villa Babel.
A wonderful villa set in Garajou, just 10 minutes from Funchal.
The villa is huge! Plenty of room for our party of 8 adults. Spread over 3 levels, we never felt crowded or on top of one another. In fact, sometimes it was hard to find one another! We each had our own bathroom, and there are two other "communal" ones. The furniture appears very Portuguese and is becoming for the style of villa Babel is. There is a basement room with a pool table, bar and disco lights for when the sun goes down and the views from each of the terraces and balconies are breathtaking. The pool was great for when the afternoon sun got a little too warm.
My only comment ( and it is in no way a criticism) is that the mattresses were perhaps a little hard for our taste, but that is personal preference.
Manuel the owner is lovely and extremely helpful, answering all our questions before arrival, during our stay and arranging our transfers to and from the airport. Whilst he lives on the 4th level of the villa, we barely saw him and it didn't impact on us at all.
It was easy to get around from Garajou even without a car but Madeira is very hilly so be warned! taxis into Funchal were around 20 Euros. The bus is 2.20 Euros.
All in all, we all loved our week in Madeira and at Villa Babel. Would highly recommend it and would happily stay at Babel again if visiting the beautiful island.
My friends and I have enjoyed Villa Babel a lot: the stunning views, the sunset around Funchal, the great swimming pool... Villa Babel was perfectly clean and confortable, Manuel was very kind and friendly, and helped us since the first moment with car rental and places for eating.
If you want to spend a very special and charming holidays on Madeira with your family and friends, choose Villa Babel :)
The property was immaculately decorated and generally just a beautiful villa set in a tranquil and pleasant area. The bedrooms that we used were more than satisfactory and nicely decorated. The open plan living space and games area were lovely and even more spacious than expected. We were, however, unable to use the disco lights and sound system as there were issues with them at the time. This was a shame but we moved the stereo system from the floor above and the lights in the games room were effective enough anyway. The pool and garden was lovely, relaxing and peaceful and the perfect size for me to swim everyday and the view was absolutely breathtaking. I had been surprised to find out, after booking, that the owner, Manuel, lived/would be staying on the top level. There was a separate entrance to each property, and he was a very pleasant man who was pleased to help with any questions or queries, but I felt this should have been mentioned in advance. The reason I booked a villa holiday was in order to have relaxation and privacy but found that I could not fully relax as someone came into the property about 7 or 8 times throughout our two week stay. This was to clean the rooms as each guest left, to clean the pool and also to do gardening. Had we been made aware of this in advance it would not have been an issue but that is my reason for putting it on here, so noone else has a surprise. It is very difficult to tell the owner of the property that you do not want him there. As I said, he was a very nice man but I did find it difficult. In saying that, I still absolutely loved the property, the area, and the holiday as a whole and I would happily go back again now I have the full information. I did book through a different website so it may be that booking on here you would already have the details that I was not given. The local beach was great for scuba diving and the local restaurants were fantastic, especially frango de guiia- tasty, cheap, friendly, clean and with huge portions that meant leftovers which they were happy to box up for us to take home for the next days lunch. Overall I had the most relaxing holiday I have had in years in beautiful surroundings and would do it all again in a shot. Thank you Manuel for a lovely holiday and for your help and lift into town for the boys!
Wir sind eine Gruppe von 7 Männern, die seit 25 Jahren gemeinsam Pfingsten eine Woche wegfahren. Da wir in 2012 etwas Besonderes suchten, sind wir auf die Villa Babel und Manuel gestoßen. Aufgrund unseres Jubiläums haben wir zwei Wochen gebucht.
Nach übereinstimmender Ansicht war das der mit Abstand beste Urlaub in diesen Jahren. Ein großes, freundliches und helles Haus, Swimmingpool, Grill, ‚Spielkeller‘ (seit unserem Aufenthalt auch mit einer Dartscheibe (wir sind alles Steel-Darter)), ein absolut zuvorkommender Manuel (der in der obersten Etage wohnt, den man aber nur zu Gesicht bekommt wenn man das möchte), ein spezieller Hauswein (den wir gerne genommen haben, nicht wahr Manuel :-) – mit einem Wort traumhaft.
Funchal ist mit dem Bus in 20 Minuten erreicht, in der Nähe des Hauses gibt es Einkaufsmöglichkeiten aller Art, einen Kiesstrand, und die abendlichen Sonnenuntergänge vermissen wir jetzt noch.
Dank an Manuel, mal schauen was wir zum 30jährigen so vorhaben ;-)
Vi kom til Madeira med fly sent søndag kveld 15. Juli 2012 for et 2-ukers opphold i Villa BABEL. Selv om vi kom noen timer forsinket grunnet kansellert fly, ble vi tatt i mot på veien utenfor villaen av verten. Vi fikk en hjertelig velkomst med omvisning i huset. Minstemann på 18 måneder hadde sovnet før vi kom fram, men også det gikk fint.
Villa Babel viste seg å holde det som var lovet på nettsidene. God plass i oppholdsrommene, rimelig store soverom og godt utstyrt kjøkken (og vaskerom). Vi hadde godt sommervær og høye temperaturer mens vi var der, og bassenget var godt å ty til for avkjøling både for de minste og for oss eldre.
Hust var preget av renhold og orden, og det tror jeg vi nordmenn setter pris på.
Så ble det 2 uker med strandliv, turer rundt på øya, fjellturer og litt byliv. Vi hadde nok mest glede av turene i fjellet, og turer fra Pico de Arreiro anbefales for alle som besøker Madeira. (NB! Derfra er det mulig å gå så langt eller kort som den enkelte ønsker!)
Nettsidene sier at en kan klare seg uten bil under oppholdet, og det er for så vidt rett. Vil likevel anbefale å leie bil, for det gir en helt annen mulighet til å komme rundt og oppleve ulike deler av øya.
Førsteinntrykket er viktig, og det gode inntrykket av vertskapet den kvelden vi kom til Madeira ble videreført gjennom hele oppholdet. Alltid villig til å gi råd og tips når det var noe vi lurte på, og dette uten på noen måte å være påtrengende for oss i vårt ferieliv.
Wir hatten uns lange Zeit genommen um für 9 Personen eine schöne Ferienwohnung zu suchen - es hat sich gelohnt!
Unsere bereits erwachsenen Kinder und ihre FreundInnen waren sehr erfreut, da alle Zimmer einen Balkon mit Meerblick haben. Das Haus liegt an einem steilen Gelände mit atemberaubendem Meerblick, der auch vom großzügigen Wohnzimmer aus genossen werden kann.
Der Pool ist sehr gepflegt mit ausreichender Wassertiefe bis ca. 2,20 Meter und
natürlich auch zum Meer ausgerichtet.
Für den Abend bietet der Partyraum mit Ledermöbeln und Billardtisch genügend Möglichkeit für unterhaltsame Stunden.
Die Eigentümer sind sehr hilfsbereit und freundlich - das Haus, Terrasse und Pool sind sehr sauber und werden unter der Woche regelmäßig gepflegt. Der einzige Wermutstropfen- die Matratzen könnten etwas weicher sein.
Für Ausflüge ist das Haus günstig gelegen, da es sich im Süden in der Mitte der Insel befindet - ca. 20 km nach allen Himmelsrichtungen. Restaurants gibt es genügend in unmittelbarer Umgebung - auch der Bäcker ist nicht weit (ca. 10 min Gehweg). Ein Supermarkt ca. 2 Min mit Auto bietet alles, was für das tägliche Leben benötigt wird.
Eintrittspreise und Lebensmittel sind sehr günstig!
Kurzum - ein Haus zum Wiederkommen! Wir würden 4 1/2 Sterne geben!
Situated in the Garajau village overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Villa Babel is only a short walk away from the High Road. There you can find a number of quality restaurants, bars & cafes with a good range of local gourmet awaiting to be explored. For seashore swimming just walk down the Garajau Beach just below 'Christ the King' statue; an amazing setting right in the heart of Garajau's Natural Reserve.
We are only 10 mins by car to Funchal, the capital of Madeira. There you can take a dolphin & whale watching boat trip or simply treat yourself to a wine tasting visit to the Madeira Wine Cellars. To complement you holiday, visit the Reid's Hotel for an afternoon tea in the 'good-old' colonial style.
For a good night's entertainment which includes dinner, drinks and a truly professional show try the Pestana Casino in Funchal.
Locally in Garajau there is entertainment nightly in the Don Pedro Hotel.
Otherwise, just bring your favorite music and relax in our ample lounge.
Other Activities: whale & dolphin watching
Golf: Golfers will be pleased to know that the 18-hole Palheiro golf course is no more than a 10minute drive. Classic Madeiran hills, ridges and deep valleys have all been incorporated into the terrain to produce a dramatically interesting course, with stunning views over the Funchal Bay.
The spectacular 27-hole Santo da Serra golf course (also known as Campo de Golfe and home to the Madeira Island Open) is just over 20mns drive away. This is Madeira’s oldest golf course. It sits high up on a plateau and is marvelously scenic with inspirational views back up the mountains and out over the Atlantic below
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||€5|
Minimum Rental in Low Season: 4 Guests staying 1 week
Minimum Rental in High Season: 8 Guests staying 1 week
Children of up to 8yrs old get a 40% discount each ( Low Season Only ).
A reservation deposit of 20% is required.
Remaining balance payable on arrival.
Large families & groups are welcome and discounted rates may apply.
Quotations available on request.
Extended stays possible. POA
Prices: are per person per week of stay on a 2 guests per room basis.
Minimum occupancy/rental: 4 guests staying 3 nights
Rental includes: One change of bed linen & Bath towels per week, electricity, gas, hot water & Wi-Fi Internet access ( Computer not provided )
Deposit: 20% of rental required to secure the booking
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (EUR), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.
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