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Enjoy your vacation in our traditional country Quinta/Farmhouse - Apartment (AL)

People2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Modern Open Plan Apartment with private entrance, terrace, gardens, Miradouro

An open plan and modern studio in a traditional Quinta set in the sunny village of Ponta do Sol. The studio boasts fabulous views of the sea to the front, mountains to the rear and vineyards and banana plantations. It is a superb location for those who want a quiet, romantic or relaxing holiday but also is within a short distance to most amenities to cater for those who want a bit more 'life'!

We hold an Alojamento Local License (AL)

Staying at our Quinta will give you the ultimate holiday experience living among the bananas and countryside whilst enjoying typical Madeiran village life. The house has had a colourful history and is a landmark in the area. Once a sugar cane plantation and major supplier in the area, then school, boot makers, village shop and complete with resident ghost, this property has loads of charm!

It was purchased 18 years ago in a derelict state and has undergone many changes to upgrade the property keeping its identity but with a more modern and comfortable stature.

In January this year (2017) another upgrade was started on the property with an addition of another apartment in the storage area. At the same time, this advertised accommodation also benefitted with an upgrade too. A brand new and larger kitchen, a completely new refitted bathroom with Jacuzzi shower and a new wall to provide extra privacy to the sleeping area.

Staying at our traditional Quinta: We welcome all our guests and invite them to stay at our traditional 150 - 200 year old Quinta. The studio is at the far end of the property, has its own separate entrance and parking. The Studio is of bright and modern design and was renovated late 2008. The seated view point and garden terrace has been screened separately from the garden so that guests can enjoy their own privacy but are also welcome to share the garden as well. In our gardens, we have an assortment of fruit trees (Mango, Nespra, Peach, Guava, Banana, Avocado and Anonis) and encourage our guests to pick the fruits when in season.

We are situated above the village boasting fantastic views of the village and ocean, have our own village shop, bar and restaurant with an easy two minute walk. There are plenty of walks and levadas in the area, banana plantations and vineyards.

Things to do and places to see: A car is recommended and will facilitate you to enjoy the stunning views of the areas surrounding Ponta do Sol.

In our area we have activities such as Paragliding, surfing, swimming, deep sea fishing, boat trips, whale and dolphin watching, mountain walks and levada walks and much more.

On Madeira we have a theme park, volcanic centre and caves, a science museum, aquarium, nature reserves, plenty of museums and historical places to visit.

Tradition and Culture: One of the perks of our village and where we are situated is that although we have all the modern facilities and amenities on our doorstep we also have local culture too! As we are situated in a semi agricultural area, local life can be laid back but interesting too. Whilst you visit us you may see the locals harvesting the bananas and grapes and our ubundance of produce in the area. One can also sample many of the fruits and vegetables that you will not see in your supermarkets at home! The fish, meat and grocery vans make their rounds in our neighborhood where you can buy freshly caught/grown and local produce from outside your front door! At varying times of the year our village and those that surround it host many religious feasts and festivals which are fun and great opportunity to mingle with the locals and sample some of the cultural aspects of their celebrations as well as the gastronomy and different types of traditional drinks. There is so much to do and see from Ponta do Sol.

We have several Levada walks in the area, a beach in the village, several shops, banks, bars and restaurants. The nearest grocery shop and bar from the house is a 2 minute walk down the hill and we have 2 wonderful restaurants within a 5 minute walk from the house. A small supermarket into the village and petrol station.

In October, we host our local festa which is a 100 meters from the house. During the summer months every neighbourhood hosts their own party, so something is always going on!

Other events include: Carnival in February, Flower festival usually in April, Festival of the Atlantic in June, Jazz festival in July, Wine festival in September ect For information on events currently held in the month you want to book, please email.

More Details

Owner
Samantha Cox
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Basic Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Samantha Cox

I moved to Madeira from the UK in 1999 and purchased a dilapidated traditional Quinta. My children grew up here and I used to own and run an English Island Newspaper. As this has been my home for the last 17+ years, I am well informed with island activities, news and what is going on and try to keep 'my finger on the pulse'.!

Samantha Cox purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Samantha Cox chose Ponta do Sol

Personally I like old and traditional buildings and when I was looking to buy a home, fell in love with the Quinta. At the time it hadn't been lived in for over 8 years, parts of the roof were missing, and I couldn't find the boundary as the garden was a forest! Over the years I have spent a lot of time and money renovating the 200 year old plus property, making it my home but also a relaxing place for guests to enjoy amid the village and area as much as I do. The house has a unique and interesting history, is built of Solid stone and is a landmark in the area. It's name Quinta da Palmeira, was given when it housed one of the biggest palm trees on the island, but sadly in 2012 the tree had to be removed as it was attacked by a beetle. (A blight that has attacked many of them here). As a property that has standing within the community for a couple of centuries, it was a main producer of sugar cane in the area, as well as a village shop and a bootmakers, eventually it became home to a prominent doctor before falling into disrepair - until it found me - a new loving owner!

What makes this apartment unique

As Ponta do Sol is a well loved area by the local community, steeped in traditions and a relaxed and friendly pace of life, staying at Quinta da Palmeira gives our visitors the feeling of being at home and a part of the community. Our property is fairly unique in the area, as it is the only Quinta in our location. A Quinta is a farmhouse or stately home for the wealthy land owner/producer and although the surrounding land was parcelled off many years ago, the integrity of the property is still staunchly valued and is a land mark within the community. It is situated in a peaceful part of the village surrounded by banana plantations, vineyards and agriculture. Sitting on the Miradouro sipping a glass of wine at sunset whilst looking at the glistening ocean or mountains is a relaxing experience, or sunbathing in the garden under the avocado tree or under a canopy of grapes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed very much the stay at your Quinta Palmeira, especially having our aperatif on the sunny terrace, watching the sunset... and palying with your two dogs. We spent a very relaxed time here on the island and discovering all the different landscapes. We will for sure recommend your really nice apartment! Thanks for everything and all the best for the future.
Oct 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ponta Do Sol in Madeira

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The studio has been designed for and accomodates two people Satellite TV is available - UK Free view, and Europe Free view Internet connection via wi fi.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This apartment is an open plan studio on the first floor of a traditional Quinta/farmhouse with fantastic views of the sea, village and mountains to the rear. There is parking for up to 5 cars in the top garden. The lower garden is shared with the owners who live on site but a separate garden terraced area and seated view point has been enclosed from the communal garden to give our guests their own privacy should they need it.

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Enjoy your vacation in our traditional country Quinta/Farmhouse - Apartment (AL)
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5

Excellent apartment.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th visit to the Island and the first time in an apartment. Just a short car drive from Ponta do Sol centre; a car is recommended for convenience but there is a bus stop a short walk down the hill. A well appointed spacious and airy suite on the first floor of the splendid Quinta, good views and a nice patio to sit and catch the sun. We are returning early October. Thank you Samantha. Maureen & Phil.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you both and so glad you enjoyed your holiday at my Quinta. Thank you for booking again, I really am looking forward to seeing you again in October! I will make you some traditional poncha for your return!
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4

Lovely views

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable apartment for two. Light and airy with lovely views in all directions from the numerous windows, seaward over rooftops and upwards to the hills inland. Everything that one needs for self catering was supplied although we tended to eat out mostly. We enjoyed many meals in the local restaurant a steep walk downwards from the apartment, and a slightly longer walk (but easier on the knees and lungs) meandering back upwards via the road. We liked the fact that the restaurant is used by local people as well as visitors and was reasonably priced with good service.

The local shop just a couple of minutes down from the apartment was useful for bread, longlife milk etc. for breakfasts and snacks.

The apartment is well positioned to access the local levadas, the small resort of Ponta do Sol (where we frequently enjoyed a late afternoon drink at the seafront restaurant on our way back 'home' at the end of a day) and the main VE3 road with quick access to most parts of the beautiful Island by car.

A very enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Paris, France
5

Best ever!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation in a rental apartment and it turned out to be one of our best holidays ever. Everything is exactly as described. The apartment is cozy, clean, romantic, comfortable, a real home! We’ve spent our nights watching movies and our mornings watching the sea and the Olympic Games while eating exotic fruits! The position is magnificent: 5 minutes from the sea by car, but up on a hill so cool in the evening, and the “via Rapida” is only about 10 minutes away…so that we could reach every coin of the island pretty easily. The terrace is amazing…and the maracujas absolutely yummy! The two dogs Mudley and Pissy are sweet and funny! Samantha is an amazing guest, she welcomed us and made us feel at home, she gave us great advices for our visits on the island and always fulfilled our needs as guests and as tourists! Even if we didn’t go paragliding with her (may be next time...) we had the greatest time on the whale-watching trip she organized for us!

I’m struggling to find at least one “negative” thing to make this review a little more serious…but everything was so perfect!!!! Thank you Sam!

C’était notre première expérience en appartement de location…et au final ça a été l’une de meilleures vacances de notre vie ! Tout est exactement comme décrit : L’appartement est accueillant, propre, romantique, confortable…comme si on était chez soi ! On a passé nos soirées à regarder des films sur le canapé et nos matins à regarder la mer et le JO en mangeant des fruits exotiques ! La position est impeccable : à 5 minutes de voiture de la plage, mais sur une colline bien ventilée et fraiche le soir ; en plus la « Via Rapida » n’est qu’à 10 minutes de voiture, donc on a pu rejoindre tous les coins de l’ile très aisément. La terrasse est magnifique…et les maracujas très appétissants !! Les deux chiens Mudley et Pissy sont sympa et adorent les câlins ! Samantha nous a accueilli et nous a fait sentir chez nous, elle nous a donné des conseils précieux pour nos visites de l’ile et a toujours su répondre à nos besoins en tant que locataires et en tant que touristes : même si on n’a pas fait du parachutisme avec elle (la prochaine fois peut être…) on a adoré la sortie whale-watching qu’elle a organisée pour nous !

J’essaye de trouver au moins une remarque « négative » pour rendre cette revue un peu plus sérieuse, mais tout a été tellement parfait ! Merci Sam !!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tommaso and Chiara I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday here at Quinta da Palmeira, you were both wonderful guests! Thank you, so much and I look forward to seeing you both again on a future visit to Madeira. Regards Samantha
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Paris, France
5

Best ever!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation in a rental apartment and it turned out to be one of our best holidays ever. Everything is exactly as described. The apartment is cozy, clean, romantic, comfortable, a real home! We’ve spent our nights watching movies and our mornings watching the sea and the Olympic Games while eating exotic fruits! The position is magnificent: 5 minutes from the sea by car, but up on a hill so cool in the evening, and the “via Rapida” is only about 10 minutes away…so that we could reach every coin of the island pretty easily. The terrace is amazing…and the maracujas absolutely yummy! The two dogs Mudley and Pissy are sweet and funny! Samantha is an amazing guest, she welcomed us and made us feel at home, she gave us great advices for our visits on the island and always fulfilled our needs as guests and as tourists! Even if we didn’t go paragliding with her (may be next time...) we had the greatest time on the whale-watching trip she organized for us!

I’m struggling to find at least one “negative” thing to make this review a little more serious…but everything was so perfect!!!! Thank you Sam!

C’était notre première expérience en appartement de location…et au final ça a été l’une de meilleures vacances de notre vie ! Tout est exactement comme décrit : L’appartement est accueillant, propre, romantique, confortable…comme si on était chez soi ! On a passé nos soirées à regarder des films sur le canapé et nos matins à regarder la mer et le JO en mangeant des fruits exotiques ! La position est impeccable : à 5 minutes de voiture de la plage, mais sur une colline bien ventilée et fraiche le soir ; en plus la « Via Rapida » n’est qu’à 10 minutes de voiture, donc on a pu rejoindre tous les coins de l’ile très aisément. La terrasse est magnifique…et les maracujas très appétissants !! Les deux chiens Mudley et Pissy sont sympa et adorent les câlins ! Samantha nous a accueilli et nous a fait sentir chez nous, elle nous a donné des conseils précieux pour nos visites de l’ile et a toujours su répondre à nos besoins en tant que locataires et en tant que touristes : même si on n’a pas fait du parachutisme avec elle (la prochaine fois peut être…) on a adoré la sortie whale-watching qu’elle a organisée pour nous !

J’essaye de trouver au moins une remarque « négative » pour rendre cette revue un peu plus sérieuse, mais tout a été tellement parfait ! Merci Sam !!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Germany
4

Perfect place for active tourists

  • 4 of 5

We had a great holiday and it was a good choice to pick Samantha's quinta for staying on Madaira. Thanks to its benefical location on the island in combination with our car we could manage to see alot of the island. The preetiest part of the island is definitely the north cost which can easily be reached within an hour.

The property was in good condition and Samantha always provided us with valuable information about hiking trails, sight seeing stuff, and other activities. The facility has a very nice patio excelent for enjoying the evening after a day packed with activities. We always liked to have a drink while watching the sunset.

I would definitly recomend Smanthas quinta for people who want to discover the island.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Zurich
5

Christmast/New Year on Madeira

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 days in this nice apartment. Everything we needed was there from kitchen equipment over Wireless to avocados in the garden. The accommodation was spacious and modern.

The location is about 5 minutes (by car) from exit of the motorway to Funchal. We could reach every point on the island quite fast.

So we can definitely recommend this holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Christiano Ronaldo/Funchal
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Ribeira Brava
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Ponta do Sol
Car: recommended

Ponta do Sol is a popular village with the locals and tourists alike, due to it's pretty and ambient setting and of course fantastic weather (Ponta do Sol means Point of the sun)!

It is has its own beach with 'safe' swimming area, loads of bars, restaurants and a couple of hotels. There is a small shopping centre, pizzaria, post office, chemist and quite a few banks so, all in all and for a quiet and small village we pretty much have everything!

There are supermarkets in the neighbouring villages of Ribeira Brava and Calheta and the village is ideally located with in easy access of Funchal via the Rapida, Ribeira brava, Calheta, Sao Vicente, the mountains and the rest of the island in both directions.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ponta Do Sol, Madeira

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
2 May 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£265
for 5 nights
From
£53
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£221
for 5 nights
From
£44
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We do not charge a breakages deposit or for a final cleaning fee, as we trust our guests to respect the apartment as they would their own home.
Towels and linen are provided. (Also Towels for the beach). Please make a request if you need anything extra.
DVD player also provided with a selection of DVD's
Satellite TV (Free-sat UK and Free-sat Europe)
WiFi on site

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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