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'Breakfast with a view' Luxury Apartment, Beautiful views of Sea and Countryside

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2. 1 Bedroom. 1 Bathroom.

We would like to invite you to spend a relaxing holiday enjoying the views of the sea and countryside of Ponta do Sol.

The apartment has two south facing private verandas were you can enjoy spectacular sunrises, warm sunshine and relaxing evenings.

Located just above the picturesque village of Ponta do Sol the apartment has been designed to give you both privacy and luxury and offers you space to unwind whilst taking in the fresh countryside air.

The upper level of two floors has a private entrance leading to the sun room for those quiet moments to read or relax with stunning views of the countryside. Double sliding doors lead onto the top veranda where you can sunbath or sit with a book or aperitif.

The open plan lounge-bedroom on the lower level has double sliding doors leading onto a veranda where you can take in the views during breakfast or lunch. For your convenience there is Satellite and internet TV coupled with Wi-Fi.

A fully equipped kitchen with all modern amenities including Microwave, Gas Cooker, Electric Oven, Fridge-Freezer, Toaster, Washing machine and Dishwasher are provided for your every need.

The shower room has a large shower cubicle and all modern conveniences including toilet and wash basin unit.

Should you need to buy those last minute items there is a mini-market, bar and bakery within easy walking distance of the apartment.

For those invigorating walks in the mountains two Levadas, 'Moinho' and 'Nova' are approximately 500m further up the hillside.

The village of Ponta do Sol has it's own pebble beach, shopping centre, petrol station and many restaurants from outdoor coffee shops, Pizzerias to enchanting restaurants for that special evening meal for two.

To the East of Ponta do Sol the small town of Ribeira Brava has a large supermarket with two smaller supermarkets plus many varied shops and restaurants.

West of Ponta do Sol is the village Madelena do Mar for a pleasant walk along the promenade and 5kms further west is the sandy beach of Calheta Beach and Marina.

Ponta do Sol undoubtedly has the most sunshine of anywhere in Madeira. Situated to the South West of the city of Funchal we are within easy distance of Levadas, seaside, fishing, boat trips, swimming, mountain walks or general lazing around the small villages and towns.

More Details
Registration Number : 7365\AL

John Daley
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Um pouco de Portugues. Ein Bishen Deutsch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About John Daley

Helen and John would like to welcome you to your Holiday Apartment

John Daley purchased this apartment in 2007

What makes this apartment unique

Our House is situated along a quiet country lane with friendly neighbours who will always give a welcome wave and greeting.

Completed in 2007 to our design and specifications the house is situated approximately halfway along the lane

Guestbook comments from the owner

hello , we do not succeed in completing the reveiw so we wrote it here : Our stay in Ponta do Sol, Madeira. From 20/07 to 03/08/2015 Nice apartment et welcome very kindly by John and Helen. Clean and well maintained. Good advices from John very helpul to find a car for us or to show us nice places to visit. We made good walks on Levadas ( 25 foutains, Caldeiro Verde, Lauris sylvae, Monia near the apartmentment). Thanks to John for the good and simple restaurants in the villlage (on the rock) and good tapas bar (the old farmacy). We hope we go back to Madeira. Caroline and Christian. > Message du 09/08/15 05:21

Thank you Christian and Caroline.

It was a pleasure to meet you and that you enjoyed your holiday in Madeira. Christian went home with an excellent tan from all those beaches you both visited. We would be more than happy to see you once again should you wish to visit madeira
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ponta Do Sol in Municipality of Ponta do Sol

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wash basin Cabinet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
A First Class Health Centre is 1 km in Ponta do Sol. Chemists can be found in Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava. Whale/Dolphin boat trips in Funchal or Calheta. Every Pastime, sport, hobby can be catered for on the island including deep sea diving, sailing surfing to name just a few.


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'Breakfast with a view' Luxury Apartment, Beautiful views of Sea and Countryside
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation, beautiful views, wonderful hospitality and welcome from the owners.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful piece of tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Breakfast with a view. The apartment was very well furnished on two levels and the views from both balconies absolutely stunning. John and Helen were excellent hosts and live below the appartment, always available for advice but otherwise left us to enjoy our holiday. I had read a review about poor WiFi but our experience was excellent - the only place where it was not obtainable was on the outside balcony which is hardly a problem. Otherwise it was fast and efficient. The apartment is wonderfully positioned for Ponta do Sol and Ribeiro Brava with an excellent supermarket about a mile away. There are two levada walks in the village and the apartment is positioned brilliantly for easy access to the rapide to Funchal, and to the northern coastline. My only suggestion would be to hire a small car as streets are small and local drivers can be challenging! Thank you John and Helen for a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brent and Peta. Thank you for your kind review of your holiday with us here at Ponta do Sol. I agree that some of the drivers over here can be challenging to say the least. We enjoyed your company very much and would welcome you back to Madeira anytime to enjoy the peace and tranquility of Madeira
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nowhere else I'd rather be!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Very well furnished and equipped with an outstanding aspect! what more could you want!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for enjoying your holiday with us here in Madeira. It is always good to see happy smiling faces after a day visiting the many sights of the island.
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Well-equipped, comfortable and clean apartment with wonderful views to the sea and mountains.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in John and Helen's apartment. It was very well-equipped, comfortable and clean. The view from either of the two balconies is gorgeous and we enjoyed taking a leisurely breakfast overlooking the mountains and the sea. John and Helen are very friendly and available to answer questions. Although they live in the apartment they allow their guests privacy. They were very kind and helpful to us when we had some problems with our departure.

We would definitely want to stay with John and Helen again! Ponta do Sol is a great location- levada walks further up the hill, fairly central for visiting the island, and probably the sunniest spot in Madeira.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Teresa, Chris. Thank you for your review of our holiday home. It is a pleasure to know you enjoyed the scenery of our lovely island and the view from your verandas. It can be quite breathtaking seeing the scenery of Ponta do Sol for the first time when you walk out onto the veranda. Thank you for choosing us for your stay and the happy memories of your visit. John
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Apartement in wich you wish to stay all the year

  • 5 of 5

Really nice, well maintained and clean Apartement with very friendly hosts. The first sight in the morning is wonderfull: still laying in bed you only have to rise your head to see sun and ocean. We enjoyed our stay very much and every time we came back from our trips we felt "at home".

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ingrid. Thank you for your review of our apartment and that you enjoyed the view first thing in the morning. It would be a pleasure to see you again should you wish to return to our lovely island. John
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, comfortable apartment, spotlessly clean, with great views over the bananas to the sea and 2 sun terraces! It is on split levels, there is plenty of space for a couple. Great value, we got far more than we expected. This was perfect for us as we wanted a base for walking and exploring the Island. A car is essential due to location, though some of the smaller roads and local drivers make driving an 'interesting' experience. John, the owner, was very helpful, responding quickly to my messages before our arrival and very knowledgeable on the history and sights of the Island. Madeira is a beautiful Island with lots to see and do. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ann. Thank you so much for your review of our holiday apartment and to the holiday you both obviously enjoyed. The roads in some areas are, as you mention, a little narrow with twisty bends that can excite the most experienced driver to say the least! The scenery of the island can be breathtaking to most visitors with wonderful views over the hills and mountains. As a couple who enjoyed walking most days I say thank you for admiring our island and I hope you took many pictures for your photo albums. John
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Pico do melro
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf Funchal
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Ribeira Brava
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Ponta do Sol
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Ponta do Sol
Car: recommended

Our house was completed in 2007 and is located in an area of Ponta do Sol called 'Lombada' with our lane having the quaint name of 'Pico do Melro'.

Translated: 'Hill of the Blackbird'.

The picturesque village of Ponta do Sol and the area around it has been recorded as being the warmest part of Madeira with the village lying on the South West coast of the island.

The Apartment has two levels. The first or upper level has a Sun room for those quiet moments to read or relax in two easy chairs. There is a dining table for dining in style with panoramic views of the countryside. You can enjoy sunbathing to your hearts content on the walled veranda or take in the views under the shade of an umbrella

The second level comprises: Bedroom and Lounge, Veranda, Fully equipped Kitchen, and Shower room including Toilet and Wash basin cabinet.

The Bedroom/Lounge has a large comfortable double bed, settee and stool, small coffee table and chairs.

For those rainy nights in we have Satellite or Internet TV and WI FI.

Through the large sliding doors is the second veranda with a table and chairs for breakfast, lunch, evening meals. Once again there are panoramic views of the sea and countryside with banana fields all around the property.

The Kitchen contains all you should need to enable you to enjoy making breakfast or that sumptuous evening meal.

You will quickly appreciate the lovely views from both levels of the apartment and you are welcome to browse in the gardens or in the lower garden admire at close hand the bananas, fruit trees and vegetables we grow.

There is a Bakery, open usually early morning, for those fresh rolls or loaves.

A Bar is approximately 200m along the lane with a small General Store further on run by Manuel and his wife who speak English. The store is handy for those items we all seem to forget on shopping trips to the supermarket.

We live on the lower levels of the property so if you require help or advise please ask and we will be more than happy to assist.

Rental cars are available locally should you wish to be collected at the airport.

Please enquire with us for current rates and availability.

Travelling time is usually about 45 minutes mainly along the 'Via Rapida' (Motorway).

If arranging your own rental hire we will provide easy directions for you when booking your holiday.

Holiday literature should be provided in your room for those out of the way places to explore, visit museums exotic restaurants. Enjoy the many mountain or Levada walks to admire the flora and fauna or generally sightsee our beautiful island.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ponta Do Sol, Madeira

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
YEAR 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 1 Apr 2019
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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