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Quinta Falcoes, luxury villa, sleeps 8, stunning sea views, heated pool

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,121 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

4 bedroom villa, sleeps 8, private heated swimming pool, stunning sea view

The villa has stunning views of the sea and mountains. It was built to a luxury specification and the architect has done a wonderful job, taking advantage of the views by designing a 4 bedroom villa which fits perfectly in the land entitled ' Sitio dos Falcoes' (site of the falcons) and creating all 'rooms with a view'. The villa has 3 double rooms & 1 twin with comfortable beds and pillows, duvets, blankets, built in wardrobes and wonderful views of the sea. The villa has 4 bathrooms, two are en-suite, one family bathroom and an additional w/c room. The villa has a sociable open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room area with amazing views of the sea. The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, fridge/freezer (incl. ice-maker), hob and electric fan oven. On the veranda is a large eight seater table and a large BBQ. The Cinema / Games Room provides either a haven to escape from the sun, entertainment on rainy days or a venue for after-dinner contests.

On the pool veranda you are surrounded by tropical plants while the kestrels, buzzards and falcons that gave the villa its name circle and hunt. At night the starry skies are amazing. The villa has internet access / WiFi.

Within 20-30 minutes drive you can be at a sandy beach or hiking along a levada in the rainforests, taking a whale and dolphin viewing trip at sea or game fishing. While there are great restaurants a short drive away, we think the best view is from our dining tables and the huge, well equipped BBQ is great for cooking local fish or skewered steak (the local speciality of espetada).

More Details
Registration Number : AL 23874 Reg. 21/09/2014

Virginia Martin
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Virginia Martin

The photos of our family is taken on our favourite day out in Madeira - Whale and Dolphin watching - On this particular day we saw a pod of 6 sperm whales and even managed to film them underwater with a go-pro. We recommend to all our visitors that if you have time to go whale watching as it is an amazing experience to see these animals in the wild.

Virginia Martin purchased this villa in 2008

Why Virginia Martin chose Faja Da Ovelha

We purchased the land because of the view. We then designed a house that took advantage of this view. It is spacious and all rooms have magnificent views over the sea. We designed the villa with all doors and windows higher than normal (2.2m), so Jon doesn't have to duck but with the added benefit of maximising the views.

From our location 300m above sea level you can see 70km out to sea on a clear day and if you are lucky you might sea whales and dolphins below.

What makes this villa unique

The warmest pool on the island (probably) - we don't like swimming in cold pools and so try to keep our pool around 27-29 degrees all year round - it can get up to 32 in the summer!

Guests have given feedback that our description does not give the views enough emphasis. In short, they are stunning, from 300m elevation you can see for miles and miles out to sea - next stop Central America. The sunsets are glorious, the ravine fascinating for wildlife watching and the starry skies immense.

By day, the small road that runs on the far side of the quiet and isolated pool area has only a few cars every day - it is a loop that only serves the houses on Rua do Massapez.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Faja Da Ovelha on Municipality of Calheta

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3121 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No candles please - not in or out of the house as the area is susceptible to forest fires. Thank you.
  • Quinta Falcoes is our home - we request that you treat it as if it was yours.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Shared between bedrooms 2 and 3, comprising of two rooms
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 comprises two rooms; the furthest has a bath, toilet and bidet with a lockable door leading back to a double sink area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite double sink with shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Balcony overlooking the sea
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Fantastic views over sea
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite with shower and private patio with seating area
  • All bedrooms have fantastic views of the sea, access to balcony or patio and ample storage space in built-in wardrobes. Wooden floors throughout the bedroom areas. The beds are made up with sheets and lightweight duvets with lots of pillows. Silent ceiling fans with bedside remote controls. Some hair dryers in villa and UK/Portugal plug adaptors.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large games room with table tennis, home cinema with DVD and blu-ray, library children's games and puzzles


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Quinta Falcoes, luxury villa, sleeps 8, stunning sea views, heated pool
average rating of 4.925373 based on 67 reviews
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Quinta Falcoes for 11 days while we explored Madeira and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The views from the house inside and out were incredible. If it were too cool to sit outside, we could sit inside and see the ocean as well. View is very important to me and this house satisfied that need for me magnificently. The house was clean and the bed was comfortable. Since it was just the two of us, we only used a small portion of the house, but it felt very cozy and warm. The house was a great base for exploring the western and middle sections of Madeira, but the eastern portion of the island seemed a little far. The main roads were actually great, but when you got off the main highways, getting around was a much slower process. We love to hike and there were tons of hikes within an hours drive of the house. We cooked a lot of our meals at the house and the kitchen was very well equipped to do that. We loved our time in Madeira and the house played a significant role in making our time so enjoyable. Thank you so much for opening your house to us - we so appreciated it.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great feedback - you were wonderful guests and we’d always welcome you back. Best wishes Virginia and Jon
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Beautiful villa

  • 4 of 5

This villa had fantastic views and was so spacious for the five of us. The pool was a lovely temperature. It was nice to sit outside or inside and have the stunning views. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely location,Beautiful property, fantastic pool

  • 5 of 5

We took two adults with disabilities with us and we found that the people of Madeira were very welcoming. We would all highly recommend that everyone goes on the safari that covers parts of the island very interesting and guide fantastic. We did a lot during our week stay, cable car, caves, buggies, safari, boat trip. All very good. Two things that would of made our holiday easier was directions to Vila need updating and a small welcoming pack would be of use as arrived when shops had closed. Other than that fantastic holiday had by all and hope to return again soon thank you so much xx

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you had a great time. When you come back, if you let us know you are arriving late, we do offer to provide a small first shop if you send a shopping list. Thank you again.
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Absolutely superb villa, wonderful views. Lovely holiday had by us all.

  • 5 of 5

Villa very spacious and comfortable. The owners are very helpful, nothing too much trouble. We all had a fantastic and happy holiday. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Heaven on earth !

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place ! Just what you want from a holiday home ..... Perfect !!

Will definitely be back !

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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I want to keep a secret

  • 5 of 5

I do not want to tell you how absolutely fabulous is Quinta Falcoes.

I want to keep this home a secret but I think the owners would not be too happy if I did not share my thoughts.

The floor to ceiling windows, I should hate to clean them, letting in perfect views; everything thought of to make your stay complete;

a spotlessly clean home; super comfy beds; soft towels; pristine linen; great pool.

A night time secret of clear dark skies, meteor showers, stars glistening.

The home that Virginia and Jon have created is quite lovely, so please do not take all the available dates as we must go back.

A massive thank you for letting us share such a super home

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - you are always welcome back.
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Lobosonda - Madeira Whale Watching
One of several whale and dolphin watching tours
Jardim Do Mar
One of the most beautiful seaside villages in Madeira with several great restaurants.
Gazebo Rabaçal
Park at the top of the hill and then minibus or walk down. Then follow the levada to magnifi...
Hotel Jardim Atlantico
Great barefoot walk - children love it.
Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Faja Da Ovelha
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Funchal Harbour
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Located on the sunny side of the island, Faja da Ovelha is a small village 15 minutes West of Calheta and its beach. Levadas easily accessible from the villa with one walk taking you to the end of the island at Ponta do Pargo. Very peaceful surroundings with 180 degree sea views and a bird spotter's paradise with the villa overlooking a ravine with kestrels and buzzards nesting within sight. 2 restaurants within 20 minutes lovely walk (2mins drive) and a small bar and shop 10 minutes walk up into the village. 10 minutes drive to the nearest fishing village. Easy access to the mountains and the North of the Island. 40 minutes to Funchal and 50 minutes to the Airport.

NB. The current GoogleEarth view was taken in Feb 2008 while the house was being built. House now fully built; diggers gone!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Faja Da Ovelha, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer 2018
27 May 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Autumn/Winter 2018
7 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Christmas / New Year 2018/19
15 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Spring / early Summer 2019
2 Jan 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring
16 Mar 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
High Summer
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
Autumn / Winter 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £133.58

Price includes linen / towels (house & pool), pooling heating ALL YEAR ROUND (Typically about 26/27/28C) & villa cleaning at beginning and end of stay (with a mid-way clean if booking for fortnight).

Price is for 4 persons. Extra guests are charged at 15€ per night. Airport meet & great 50€ paid locally.

Payments can be made in Euros / Pounds via BACS, cheque or Euros by credit/debit card online

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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