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Villa Azul, Santa Cruz

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious, modern villa with spectacular views. Ideal base to explore the island.

Fully licensed as tourist accommodation, Villa Azul is one of just three buildings situated at Quintinha au Sol - there are two newly built and privately let villas together with the central restored “Quinta” belonging to the owners. Villa Azul is the slightly smaller two bedroom/two bathroom villa, slightly elevated so quite private with fantastic views of the Desertas Islands in the distance. All the villas have their own private space – so you don’t really see anybody else. The villa is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including heating, air conditioning, cable TV and free Wi-Fi. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a dishwasher and a washing machine. Lounge doors open directly onto a south-facing balcony that surrounds two sides of the villa, with fantastic views to both Ponto da Sao Lorenco and the Desertas Islands. The villa enjoys sunshine all day.

Quintinha au Sol is in the village of Gaula which is about 300 metres directly above Santa Cruz and less than ten minutes from the airport. There are spectacular ocean views through 180 degrees and rural mountain views inland. Very often, on clear days, the neighbouring island of Porto Santo can be seen over and beyond Ponta Sao Lorenco, which is the eastern tip of the island. Gaula is only twenty minutes from the centre of Funchal. Villa Azul provide a perfect base to explore the island – and there is a tremendous variety of things to do – from lounging on the beach to walking along the levadas, playing golf, discovering the old-town in Funchal, visiting the high mountains. It is a quiet and peaceful location but at the same time you are on the motorway within a few minutes (with the capital Funchal only 15 minutes away) and the local village (Santa Cruz) just 5 minutes. The perfect sandy beach at Machico is less than 10 minutes (with yet more good restaurants and cafes).

Villa Azul is licensed for tourism under the strictly-regulated Madeiran 'Alojemente Locale' scheme (AL). The scheme requires holiday villas to conform to the highest safety, quality, service and insurance standards. For example, in the interests of safety, the villas only have electric equipment; there are no gas appliances. Mosquito nets are fitted to all bedroom windows. There is a WiFi internet connection and Satellite TV with 200+ channels

More Details

Property Manager
Madeira Island Direct
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2017

About Madeira Island Direct

Madeira Island Direct have been managing holiday rental properties on the island of Madeira since 2006. We only look after apartments that meet the most exacting standards - most of which we have looked after on behalf of private owners for a number of years.

Madeira Island Direct purchased this villa in 2010

Why Madeira Island Direct chose Santa Cruz

Modern and comfortable villa situated in an elevated position with the most dramatic of views. Spacious and fully equipped as a base for exploring the island.

What makes this villa unique

The views from the south-facing, sunny balconies

Location

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Madeira
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Lots of choice
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Santo da Serra
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Rapida
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Lots of choice
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Santa Cruz
Car: recommended

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gaula in Madeira

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • House bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    En-suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Master bedroom (en suite), with private balcony - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Villa Azul, Santa Cruz
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews
5

Great base for touring the island

  • 5 of 5

Everything was well presented when we arrived, and the housekeeper very friendly and informative. There was nothing missing in the villa, which was exactly the same as your advert.

The views were simply amazing (we had great weather) and from this location we were able to explore the whole island in just one week. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

Like other guests we will never forget the views out to the end of the island from this villa. Everything was very clean and well presented and the housekeeper Maria is a delight. Everything is is the same as the advert. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent value

  • 5 of 5

The villa was meticulously prepared and the housekeeper who met us was very friendly (her husband is a taxi-driver). Communication with the agent prior to arriving was very thorough - so we had directions to the nearest supermarkets and so on. One of the restaurants we planned to visit had closed, which was disappointing, but there are lots of others around.

When you divide the cost by the four of us I think it worked out at a tenth of the cost of staying in a hotel and we had lots of space, bathrooms etc The views from the villa are memorable, and we are planning on returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Well-positioned property for walkers and sightseeing

  • 4 of 5

The property was immaculately clean on our arrival and the collection of keys was a smooth operation.

Maria (who greeted us) was lovely and very helpful.

Overall the property was ideal for our needs (proximity to the main roads to the mountains and main artery roads).

The property would benefit from the addition of a Nespresso type coffee machine (I missed the proper cup of coffee experience with my breakfast!!)

Highly recommended, and would be happy stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Unforgettable views

  • 5 of 5

Very well presented villa at a very affordable price. Everything exactly as per the ad. Brilliant views o the Desertas Islands and out and the eastern peninsula. Lovely little village of Santa Cruz is only a few minutes away with lots of good cafes and restaurants and a nice seafront. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The property was spacious, well equipped with a lovely view.

The property manager went out of his way to help us. We are already planning a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Everybody remembers the view!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gaula, Madeira

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
19 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£330
for 5 nights
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£62
£396
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Late summer 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£308
for 5 nights
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£57
£369
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2017
31 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£286
for 5 nights
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£53
£356
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas & New Year 2017/18
18 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£374
for 5 nights
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£70
£462
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£308
for 5 nights
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£57
£391
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 24 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£308
for 5 nights
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£57
£391
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £21.99
Additional Guest Fee £8.8 per person per night

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