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Large Luxury Villa, Heated Pool, Sea and Mountain Views, WiFi

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms sleeps 6 in a quiet rural setting close to all amenities

This fantastic luxury 3 bedroom villa is furnished to a high standard throughout, centrally placed to explore the whole island. Located in a calm and pleasant area near the town of Ribeira Brava with panoramic sea and mountain views. The Villa has a large heated private swimming pool on its own separate terrace which is suitable for children, All bedrooms have views of the sea and mountains. Watch the spectacular moonlight sea scapes while lying in bed. WiFi available. The villa is licenced to meet the Portuguese Holiday rental standard for your peace of mind.

Local Amenities/Activities/Pursuits/4x4: Local shops, supermarkets, banks/cash machines, sports facilities restaurants cafes bars. there is a wide selection of activities on the Island.

Aerial Pursuits (Hang gliding, paragliding available)

Beaches/Coast (Pools, sand , views, worlds highest cliffs, 7 cable cars)

Bird Watching (Tours available, bird books, lists provided)

Boat Trips (Half or full day boat trips, coast Islands, historic/modern boats)

Canoeing (Coastal, white water in heavy rain)

Canyoning (Worlds No1 location for this sport, the champions train here)

Coast (walk, driving, nature)

Diving (A popular location for diving)

Fishing (One of the worlds best large fish resorts, many world records)

Local Ameneties/Activities/Persuites con'd: Gardens (Many subtropical gardens be early in the year for the orchids)

Driving (Open roads fast road/tunnel links or twisty drivers roads)

Events (All Year Round, list available)

Four Wheel Dive (Organized or self drive, off tarmac routes, maps, competitions)

We can provide an additional guide for those who wish to hire a four wheel drive to explore the wilder parts of the Island. With routes and maps. Some off tarmac driving experience recommended.

Go Kart Racing (Formula go Kart track)

Golf (Two very high quality world class golf courses)

Hill Walking (Extensive dramatic hill walking routes to 6000ft)

Horse Riding (Horse riding routes available)

Mountain Bikes (Mountain bike routes)

Museums (Quite a lot from modern art to natural history)

Shopping (Modern shopping complexes or stroll around the little shops)

Space (The high peaks provide crystal clear views of the night sky)

Sport Centre facilities (Full sport centre facilities available)

Local Amenities/Activities/Pursuits cont'd: Walking a Levada (approx 2000Km of Levada paths very dramatic)

Walks near or from the Villa (Levada walks, other routes close to Villa)

Water Sports (Water sports available)

Wild Walking (There are many wild walks, go prepared)

We can book many of the activities above for your Holiday Please contact us. (Many are obviously dependent on local conditions).

More Details

Mr John Melhuish
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Arabic, Finnish, Turkish, Mandarin, e-mail unless english please.
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just to let you know we enjoyed our stay in your villa in Madeira,lots to do and places to visit, the villa was very comfortable and spacious. Many thanks,
May 2010
  • 1 of 5


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Ribeira Brava on Municipality of Ribeira Brava

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • The family bathroom with a large walk in shower (with room for all the family). All bathrooms are fully tiled with built in cabinets with mirrors, lighting, shaving points and towel rails. The family bathroom has a hairdryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Infant Cot or Bumpers available on single beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Large bedroom en suite with bath shower, dressing area.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large bedroom.
  • All bed/bedrooms have fully sprung mattresses, large fitted wardrobes, bedside tables/lamps, chairs and mirrors sea and mountain views. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are with connecting terrace with outside seating and table, for relaxing.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Welcome pack - There will be essentials in the house on arrival, water, coffee, tea, sugar,bread, biscuits, milk in the fridge and provisions to make a small meal. Outside Outdoor dining table and chairs are available for 6 people with plastic tableware and large parasol provided. Full outdoor lighting on all terraces. Accessibility The outside of the villa is built on three terraces. There are approximately 8 steps down to the pool terrace and a further 6 steps down to the lower pool terrace. Both with large sitting areas for sunbathing. There are approximately six steps down from the road while walking to the front door or you can use the sloped driveway. Internally there is a wide two tier staircase to the bedrooms.


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Large Luxury Villa, Heated Pool, Sea and Mountain Views, WiFi
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 11 reviews

Luxurious, very spacious, nicely furnished nice pool area. Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need. Renting this property you need a vehicle although taxi and bus service is available. Be aware the driveway is very steep. 300m down the road is Mr Pizza. Rosa and Peter are very friendly and even cooked us Portugese chicken one night. Just ask the day before. A 4x4 outing with the Green Devils and Hugo as guide is a fantastic experience. Rivera Brava is a lovely small town for a browse. A great place to eat and very good food is Borda d'Agua with very friendly staff aswell.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for review. Mr Pizza is great and good value for the pizzas you get. They also have a shop on the site.
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Stunning villa with amazing views.

  • 4 of 5

The pictures on the website do not do justice to this property. It is an amazing villa and very spacious, it has all the amenities that you should expect from a luxury villa. The view from the terraces are spectacular and we never tired of sitting there and looking out across the Atlantic.

The local area although remote was beautiful and the local people were so friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a couple of fun nights at Mr Pizza about 300m from the property. We also enjoyed a couple of days out in Ribeira Brava and Funchal, with not hiring a car we were dependent on the local Taxi service which was clean, reliable, value for money and very friendly. A return trip to Funchal was just 52 Euros for 7 people which we booked via the friendly staff at Mr Pizza.

A week we will never forget and would not hesitate re booking the same villa if we decide to spend our holiday on the stunning island of Madeira again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Zuilichem, Holland

Praktische indeling. Vrij snel bereikbaar met auto zodra je de weg weet. Aardige ontvangstmevrouw.

  • 4 of 5

Zwembad niet warm te krijgen. Beetje kil in huis; alleen een paar elektrische kacheltjes. Wij waren in de winter. Beetje koele emailuitwisseling met eigenaar. Vlakbij start levadawandeling. Hele steile toerit naar woning maar wel te doen met sterke auto. Attent met kerstboom door eigenaar. Goede beschrijving "wat te doen". Huis staat beetje in de schaduw, zon komt pas laat.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. With regards to internet contact re arrival all instructions were sent to you 7 days before you departed but for some reason you did not view them. If there are problems you are instructed to to tell us so that we can help you. Extra heaters were available on request etc.
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N'y allez pas !

  • 1 of 5

La maison :

annoncée pour 8, il n'y a que 6 lits et le lit d'appoint est très inconfortable

les débits eau chaude/froide sont irréguliers ; il n'y a parfois plus d'eau chaude si on laisse sur "solar", mais personne ne nous l'a expliqué avant(il faut passer sur "elec" au tableau électrique)

la piscine n'est pas du tout chauffée

l'environnement de la maison :

il y a une multitude de chiens aux alentours qui aboient sans cesse, y compris la nuit, c'est INSUPPORTABLE

On ne conseille pas ce lieu !

Quant à l'accueil, on ne nous attendait que le lendemain de la date prévue depuis 6 mois ! Heureusement que Rosalia s'est démenée pour rattraper le coup !

De plus, le propriétaire n'indiquant pas le lieu exact de sa maison, on est obligé d'attendre Rosalia à l'arrivée ; il suffirait d'indiquer les coordonnées GPS pour tout simplifier !

Dommage, le site et la vue sont bien

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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A fuir par mauvais temps !

  • 1 of 5

Cette maison fut le gros point noir de notre séjour très pluvieux ! Personne ne peut prévoir la météo, mais quand on loue une maison, il faut qu'elle soit habitable par tous temps !

-pas de vrai système de chauffage. On nous a fourni des radiateurs, ce qui a permis de maintenir la maison à 15°C le matin et 18 le soir.... Très agréable quand on rentre trempé de la journée...

-Il fallait arrêter les radiateurs si on voulait faire chauffer le four ou embarquer un lave linge ou lave vaisselle.

-pas de ventilation : maison remplie de moisi (plafonds et murs des chambres et salles de bains).

-Piscine peut être chauffée... mais sans doute par temps ensoleillée... Nous aurions pu en profiter 2 ou 3 fois où le soleil était de la partie impossible car la température devait avoisiner les 15°C. Si nous avions réservé une maison avec piscine chauffée, ce n'était pas que pour la décoration. Nous comptions en profiter même si le temps était gris... Nos enfants pas frileux pourtant, n'ont pas pu se baigner ! Donc annonce mensongère sur ce point !

-Seulement quelques doses produits pour le lave vaisselle et le lave linge sont fournies... On a préféré faire la vaisselle à la main, cela nous évitait de couper le chauffage...

-Les lits ont des protèges matelas en PVC : très agréable dans une maison où l'humidité est permanente, sans parler du bruit quand on se retourne dans le lit... Pourquoi ne pas utiliser le polyuréthane doublé coton, qui a l'avantage d'être respirant ??

-Maison bien située, spacieuse, propre, (excepté le moisi bien entendu), Road book précis. Vue magnifique.

En résumé, la maison doit être très agréable par beau temps, quand on n'a pas besoin de chauffage mais cela est un vrai cauchemar par temps pluvieux et froid ....

Dommage pour la piscine inutilisable malgré l'annonce qui mentionnait une piscine chauffée.

Nous ne recommanderions pas cette location à des amis.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. This is the first unfavourable review we have had for our villa. It seems you decided to blame our villa for the bad weather you had during your stay. The weather was very unseasonal for this time of year (April) and if fact far anytime in Maderia. (we have had clients using this pool over the Christmas period 2015) The weather was very wet with high winds and very cold for the island. Thus the house was surprisingly "damp". Madeira is a subtropical island with a mild humid climate few if any houses on the island have central heating as you would find in Northern Europe. The villas are not designed for such cold weather. You asked and were provided with extra heaters. Downstairs 4000Kw and each bedroom 100Kw heaters. Most of the swimming pools on the island are heated via heat exchangers these will only work if the outside temperature is above 12 degrees. If you wanted an electrically heated pool then you need to pay 3000+ Euro/week and it will not be an outdoor pool. You were also instructed to cover the pool at night. There are enough basic supplies in the villa on arrival for a couple of days use after that you could have bought more soap, powder etc. for the dishwasher and washing machine at the local supermarket. These guests even admit that the weather during their stay was really bad - something even we have no control over. The visitor’s book in the villa, available to anyone is only full of praise for our villa. This is a very nice villa with very high standards at a very competitive price for the facilities available.
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une villa idéale pour profiter de madère

  • 5 of 5

cette villa est très confortable, fonctionnelle et très bien équipée. Elle est bien orientée pour profiter des couchers de soleil sur la terrasse et au bord de la piscine chauffée.

la situation est idéale pour visiter l'ile et profiter de funchal qui est proche.

M et Mme Melhuish ont bien organisé notre arrivée et Rosalia est très agréable est disponible.

A recommander

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Funchal (Santa cruz)
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Short Walk (with a shop)
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Funchal Port (Capital)
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Balanical Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Junction 1 (Ribeira Brava)
Nearest Restaurant
1000 Metres
Ribeira Brava/local pizza
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Ribeira Brava
Car: recommended

Located in calm and pleasant area near the town of Ribeira Brava, Madeira, it has all the amenities you need, Ribeira Brava is only 5 mins from the villa and has many local cafes, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, bank/cash machines, shopping (modern shopping complexes or stroll around little shops) and a sports centre. Ribeira Brava also hosts a protected swimming area, swimming platform, splash pool, sun terraces and boardwalk. Its central position is also ideally suited to explore the whole island. The villa is on a bus route, the island has a good bus and taxi service.

Golf: There are two golf courses on the island. Even if you are not interested in golf they are worth a visit to see how they have been fitted into the mountains of Madeira. Both offer golf training courses. These are 35 mins away.

Santa da Sierra (27 hole)

The Madeira open is played on this golf course in Feb - Mar. Santa da Sierra is a dramatically sited golf course approx. 1.5 km from the village of Santo Antonio da Serra on the far Eastern side of the island.The club house provides fantastic views over the Desertas Islands and towards the eastern tip of the island of Madeira.

Balanical Palheiro Golf (18 hole)

This is one of Europe's most dramatically sited Golf course, with its odd shaped greens


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Ribeira Brava, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May-June 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
July-August 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
October-December 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2018-19
22 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.65

If you wish to make an enquiry or booking, please email us.
Prices are per week (7 days),
Discount available if you do not want the pool heated or two guests only
Whilst staying at the villa our representative is available should you have any problems
Free additional camp beds and cot are available maximum occupation 8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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