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Villa Babel, large villa with private pool in Madeira

Bedrooms 7
Space 6,996 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Large villa with private pool to rent for self catering holidays in Madeira

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

More Details
Registration Number : 3055 AL

About Us

Manuel Pereira
Rua Eugenia Brandao de Melo, 242, Garajau
9125-060 Canico
RNT, 3055
Villa Babel
VAT Reg No

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Caniço on Municipality of São Vicente

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6996 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Room 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Room 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Room 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All our rooms have en-suite facilities. There's a WC serving the lounge/dinning area.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Family Room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Children's room
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Granny's Room
  • Quality accommodation. Ample living & dinning area. All rooms ( except the Granny's room ) with 'En-Suite' facilities and sea-view balconies Mesmerizing views over the Ocean.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Towels and linen are included and are changed every 7 days. The villa is fully cleaned before arrival. The pool is serviced/maintained weekly, normally on Tuesdays. Our guests, are kindly reminded that recycling is compulsory in Madeira. More details available on arrival. The villa is suitable for families with children. No smoking inside the house and no pets. Free wireless broadband ( must bring your own laptop )


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Villa Babel, large villa with private pool in Madeira
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 26 reviews

Perfect house to stay with family of 15 persons.

  • 5 of 5

First visit to Madeira: lovely!

Landscape and climate are fine.

Probably we come back in the future

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we look forward to your next visit.
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Excellent location

  • 4 of 5

This villa is in a great location not in the tourist area of funchal but only a short trip in the car .Local restaurants have great food at local prices not like funchal.the view from the villa is something money can't buy.the villa has many stairs as like mist on the island as it's a very hilly place..the villa is also clean and the owner stays on the top floor who is there for any information you need or help.we found Manuel very hospitable and welcoming. If we decide to make a return trip to maderia this will be where we stay.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing villa, great owners, incredible views

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this villa do not do it justice! It's an amazing villa with great facilities and lovely owners. Manuel and his wife were just the best hosts. We were initially apprehensive about the owners living on the top floor but we shouldn't of worried. They were on hand when required and incredibly helpful and nice. The rest of the time they were invisible and we never felt watched in any way. Having them there was a big plus point!

As for the villa, it's all about the views,, worth every penny! It is very hilly around the villa and everywhere in madeira but it wasn't a big issue and all of the children and adults managed fine! Manuel can help sort out taxis if you require them. Funchal is 10 minutes or so from the villa and catching the bus at the top of the hill was easy. Loads to do and the kids loved the entire holiday. I would recommend having the pool heated, especially if you have kids.

All in all a fantastic place and would definitely go back and a massive part of that is down to Manuel and his wife.

This is one of the best villas on the island and you will not be disappointed

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mathew, thank you so much for the kind words. Knowing that you and your family had an amazing time staying at our villa makes our effort all the more worthwhile. We shall be delighted to welcome you all back again. Wishing you the best Manuel & Crew at Villa Babel
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Very good, spacious accommodation reasonably priced.

  • 5 of 5

If you like Madeira and have a large group you really can't go wrong with this property.

Madeira is a unique experience. It is not a beach holiday but I would go back. Weather is temperate for the latitude. Food and entertainment is reasonably priced. Being an Island I expected things to be more.

We went with my family for my 60th birthday, there were 11 of us. We had a great time. Thoroughly recommend this vacation to anybody.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property, we will be back!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Villa Babel in August 2015. The villa was spacious and perfect for our family of 12. Very clean with all amenities nearby. Swimming pool was amazing and much enjoyed..children were particularly happy. We were also very lucky to spot a whale from our balcony! Special holiday indeed..we'll be back again and for a longer holiday! Thanks for having us.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super, superbe la villa Babel...

  • 5 of 5

Superbe ! En un seul mot… tout était vraiment super, une magnifique maison avec de grands espaces, une vue imprenable sur l’océan, un accueil chaleureux avec le propriétaire Manuel, toujours a votre service mais invisible…les chambres soignées tout équipées, propre, une magnifique piscine… terrasse, de quoi faire des courses pas trop loin. Nous étions 16 au total avec 5 enfants et c’était parfait. je ne peu que la recommander car nous avons tous passé une excellente semaine …et avec un bon zoom…nous avons même photographié des baleines depuis la terrasse… Merci Manuel pour votre accueil et peut-être à bientôt

Pierre-André et toute la famille .. :o)

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Babel
Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Madeira Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Funchal Harbour
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
750 Metres
Garajau Beach
Car: recommended

Situated in the Garajau overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Funchal harbour, 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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Caniço, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Departure Cleaning £57.4
Refundable Damage Deposit £4.42
Stay tax £4.42 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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