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Ideally located villa right above the ocean

Bedrooms 9
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

Villa and apartments located on the sea side, facing the Atlantic Ocean

The villa is situated near Santa Cruz city, about 15 km away from Funchal, the main city of Madeira Island.

It is the perfect luxurious alternative to big hotels and provides you with a familiar and intimate home environment.

The four-storey structure comprises the house with four bedrooms, a large three bedroom flat on the third floor, another stunning two bedroom flat on the second floor, and a sea-level bedroom flat on the first one.

From each balcony you can enjoy a wonderful sea view and look straight out to the Desertas islands. There you are offered the chance to watch the rising sun on the horizon or feel a spell of dry weather from the African Continent.

The lovely blue Atlantic ocean is but 10 metres away from your bedroom window.

Enjoy taking sunbaths, diving in our large swimming pool, or dip in the Atlantic ocean. The host will be at the Villa waiting for you and will supply you the key. You can do the check in any time

Additional Details: The apartments have big balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and you have direct access to the sea.

A maid service is provided once per week.

If you are interested in playing golf, there are two golf courses less than 20 minutes drive away.

Upon confirmation of your reservation you will receive an e-mailed attached document with all the instructions you may require to fulfil your holiday, including driving directions - by taxi or car rental, and map.

Madeira Island: Madeira’s legendary beauty and exceptional climate have long made this small Atlantic island a popular tourist destination. Enjoy a tropical Eden-like landscape and climate packed with exotic flowers and wildlife.

Verdant and with varied and stunning scenery, it is definitely worth exploring the island, and the recent network of roads and tunnels make it so easy now.

Some more reasons to visit Madeira:

- Moderate climate during all year, normally around 20°C-24°C

- Wonderfully warm local people

- Superb landscape and “levadas” (unique irrigation canals that offer the chance of trekking everywhere on the island)

- the famous semi-tropical forest 'the Laurissilva' (witch is unique to Madeira and is a protected World Heritage Site)

- Three beautiful 18-hole golf courses

- Premier fishing location, with its waters home to a wide variety of species

- Boat trips and whale and dolphin spotting

- World famous New Year's Eve fireworks

- Flower Festival

- Funchal's Christmas lights

More Details

Property Manager
Joao Sousa
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gaula in Madeira

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms 1 and 2 belong to the 3rd floor apartment. Bathrooms 3 and 4 belong to the 2nd floor apartment. Bathroom 5 belong to the 1st floor apartment. Bathrooms 6, 7 and 8 belong to main house. The main house and all the apartments are independent of each other.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 belong to the 3rd floor apartment. Bedrooms 4, and 5 belong to the 2nd floor apartment. Bedroom 6 belong to the 1st floor apartment. Bedrooms 7, 8 and 9 belong to main house. It is possible to put an extra bed for child or a cot. The main house and all the apartments are independent of each other. The apartments and the main house are all quite large and were purposefully designed not to have a sofa-bed in the living room, to ensure guests enjoy higher quality accommodation with more space and less congestion for guests.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • marina
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Ideally located villa right above the ocean
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Unique and enjoyable place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic ocean views, welcoming owners and comfortable accommodation. Short walk to Santa Cruz village for cafes, shops, town square and easy drive to Funchal. Excellent fish restaurant Mar e alta on the seafront in Machico. Overlooks airport landing strip to left but all adds to sights! Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were extremely pleased when guests leave satisfied with our Villa. We are always at your disposal, thanks very much.
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Great for large groups & families!

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from 2 weeks staying in the villa. We hired the whole complex (3 apartments & the main house) for our family, (2 babies, 6 children & 14 adults) and this property was perfect for what we needed.

Conveniently located close to the airport, and a short drive away from Funchal, this property is a great choice. The pool is much bigger than the photos would suggest and the views from the decking were stunning, we enjoyed our sunrise swims every morning! The property itself is very spacious and provides all the essential facilities.

We thoroughly enjoyed the water park, levada treks and also took a tour of the island to the caves and lava pools. However much of this we needed to research ourselves, therefore my only recommendation would be to provide more information about services in the area such as bus timetables, taxis, supermarkets and attractions.

p.s. the kids (and adults) loved watching the planes landing!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This hidden gem has it all!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a villa with stunning oceanfront views, a pool, and is within walking distance of a thriving town with shops and restaurants stop looking and book this property.

We were an extended family of 15 and rented the main house and two additional apartments. We loved that everyone could get together at the pool or one of the terraces or escape to their own private fully functioning residence. This made everyone extremely comfortable. Ocean access is available directly from the villa but it can be locked off if you have small children. The waterpark is minutes away by foot and is surprisingly inexpensive. Santa Cruz is a charming town with many shops and restaurants and we enjoyed daily walks there for cappuccino, the (somewhat rocky) beaches, or just an evening stroll along the ocean.

Island touring or trips to Funchal require a car or public transit. We thoroughly enjoyed this villa and would definitely book again on our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gina & family, thank you so much for your fantastic review of our villa! I hope you can return again soon. Best regards, Joao
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A totally amazing beautiful place stay

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family hired all the main house and all the apartments. What a beautiful place to stay the view over the Atlantic ocean is truly amazing watching the sun set and rise was truly wonderful. 2 weeks wasn't long eniugh.The owner Joao was really welcoming and is always available if needed. The large swimming pool and terraces for sunbathing made lazy days at the villa delightful weather was amazing. Thankyou Joao for having us xxx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! We love having you as guests and hope that you come back again in a near future :-) Best regards.
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Великолепное место для отдыха

  • 5 of 5

Мы с мужем отдыхали неделю в этих прекрасных апартаментах. Нам очень понравилось все. Прекрасное расположение, великолепные виды, бассейн. Всем кто ищет спокойного места - всем сюда :))).

Описание соответствует действительности, в апаратментах все было чисто никаких претензий быть не может.

Очень отзывчивые хозяева, мы прилетали очень поздно, но никаких проблем с заселением не возникло! Ко всем нашим просьбам и вопросам относились очень внимательно и старались помочь.

В пешпй доступности находится рынок, магазинчики в Санта-Круз, а так же рестораны и кафе. Санат-Круз, это тоже очень спокойное место.

Мы были на машине, проблем с парковкой не было, до Фуншала на машине 15 минут.

Много прекрасных мест на Мадейре, которые можно посетить!

Спасибо за прекрасный отдых!

Лариса, Константин

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful week on the beautiful island!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week with a group of friends and had an amazing time. The views from the roof terrace and appartments needs to be seen to be believed and we even managed to see dolphins in the distance (with the aid of binoculars). The villa is well situated, a 10 minute walk from santa cruz where there are bars, restaurants and a market. There is also a bus stop within a 2 minute walk. A massive thank you to the owners for a really memorable holiday and we hope other people enjoy the views with the binoculars we left. Make sure you go to central restaurant in canico for some suberb meat

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review! We are delighted that you've enjoyed your time at our villa. All the best for you and hope to see you soon in Madeira.
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Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Funchal Harbour
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Freeway VR1
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: recommended

Here in the Atlantic Ocean, not too far from the centre of Europe, we find the island of Madeira, famous for its friendly people, exceptional natural beauty and mild climate.

Madeira Islands are just a short trip from Europe, to a destination where you can combine holidays on the beach, in the mountains or in the city.

It's the ideal place to relax and restore the balance of mind and body that you need to face the stress of daily life.

Madeira is also very famous for its natural environment, where the most important feature is the Laurissilva Forest, a relic of the Tertiary Age, which has been classified by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site. It is no less well known for its year-round outdoor sports.

The island’s mild climate and a water temperature that never goes below 17ºC mean that you can be on the go all the time. Its traditions and customs, visible in its old buildings, museums and churches and even in regional products like its wine and embroidery.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gaula, Santa Cruz

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
January & February
4 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
March, April and May
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
July & August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
September & October
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
November & December
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Christmas and New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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Internet access is available for an extra cost.

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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