About the property
- Villa1937 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
3- bedroom villa near Ponta do Sol, only a short distance to the sea front and r
Quinta Girassol is a beautiful restored old quinta, with large gardens, heated swimming pool and direct sea-view, tucked into the hillside above the south coast village of Ponta do Sol, known as one of the sunniest places on the island. It is without doubt the perfect holiday retreat and gives you the beauty and tranquillity of the Madeiran countryside, yet only a 25 minute drive to the hustle and bustle of the capital, Funchal.
Entrance is via a large covered hacienda with dining table and chairs for dining al-fresco, and comfy wicker chairs for relaxing with a glass of wine. On the ground floor you have the traditionally furnished lounge with comfortable sofa, armchairs, plasma TV and DVD player. The well-equipped kitchen with adjoining dining area opens directly onto the front terrace.
Upstairs are the three bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom, two of which have French windows opening out to a large balcony and stunning ocean views. The third bedroom overlooks the large garden and shares the family bathroom.
The heated freeform swimming pool occupies the south facing sun terrace with sea-views.
Surrounding the pool terrace and to the side of Quinta Girassol are large mature gardens with lawns and trees. Through them runs a real working typical Madeira levada (irrigation channel).
Width: 4m to 6m
Depth: from 0,8m to 1,50m
Pool heating is optional and costs €120 for a setting of 24ºC, payable in cash on arrival. For higher temperatures, there is an added supplement of 30€ per week per degree C setting above 24ºC, up to a maximum of 26ºC.
Please note that pool heating should be requested at least one week prior to arrival to ensure the correct water temperature; if requested at the last minute or after arrival, the minimum amount is the price for one week, due from the time pool heating is turned on.
The town of Ponta do Sol at sea level, 5 minutes by car (2,9 Km) away, is known for its offers additional restaurants and cafés (and three small hotels), as well as a couple of trendy bars. Before reaching the town, you will find, on the roundabout that provides access to the motorway network, a small shopping centre with a row of shops and cafés and the nearest supermarket. Ponta do Sol is known as the sunniest place in Madeira, and the whole town front is a rocky beach with access to the sea.
The capital, Funchal, is an easy 25 minute drive away on the motorway.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedroom 1, 1st floor, King double bed, en-suite shower room, sea-view, doors opening to balcony.
Bedroom 2, 1st floor, King double bed, sea-view, doors opening to balcony.
Bedroom 3, 1st floor, Two Single Beds, view over the garden.
Bathroom 1, 1st floor, Single washbasin, walk-in shower, toilet.
Bathroom 2, floor, Single washbasin, whirlpool bath, walk-in shower, toilet.
Guest toilet, Ground floor, single washbasin, toilet.
Fully equipped kitchen. 4-ring electric cooker, built-in electric oven and microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, kettle, toaster, hand held liquidizer.
Dining table for 6.
Sitting area, seating for 6, with flat screen cable TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker.
Washing machine, iron and ironing board.
There is secure parking facilities for 1 car. Although not essential, as in most villas, a hire car is recommended.
There is free Wi-Fi connection throughout the living area
This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 10489/AL
Cleaning and linen change is provided every 7 days.
All linen and towels are provided, including towels for the swimming pool.
Linda Dias/Norberta Sá
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- English, Spanish, Portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
Pool / Spa
Terrific stay, lovely house & gardens
We had a super time here, great house, well equipped with stunning views. We enjoyed our evenings with such views, pool is heated and the gardens are beautiful. Would love to return in a summer soon! Great restaurant at the nearby hotel in Ponta do Sol. Highly recommend this house.
Great that you had a super time and great that you have posted a super review! Thank you very much indeed. We very much look forward to your next visit.
A magical spot with stunning gardens!
We rented this house with our two children. The house its self was fantastic. It was so nice to stay in a traditional plantation home. The house was decorated beautifully with French doors in every room facing the sea. The house is located in ponta do sol, and where Funchal was often cloudy, we would always find the sun waiting for us when we got home in ponta do sol (point of the sun). The infinity pool was amazing and a favorite spot of mine was just resting on the pool wall looking out onto the great Atlantic sea. The gardens where wonderful, with fruit trees and lush grass with a levada running right through the property. The kids had a wonderful time playing in the garden that was all gated in. In the back of the house there where many strolling levada paths, that the children and I had a great time exploring. We could also walk down into town, but you have to climb those step all the way back up. My six-year-old could do it, so there is still hope for us. I loved reading the guest book and there was a wonderful artist who stayed here and drew a picture of the house. It was just perfect. I know that Madeira is a Volcanic island, so I was prepared for all the house to be build into the mountain and road running all over it. In Ponta do Sol you can drive through the old road right along the cliffs edge and drive through a water fall, amazing! I would recommend this house to and beg you to take me with you!
Thank you very much for your super review. Delighted that you enjoyed the house and the location and hope you return one day.
Beautiful, relaxing, very special place.
We found the house to be very beautiful, with a stunning, commanding view of the ocean. The house itself is very well equipped and decorated beautifully with taste! I read a review here about noise but for us we were not bothered by this, wherever you are in Madeira you can hear some cars, we have been coming to Madeira for 9 years and for us this place is the best we have rented to date, you can't beat its location, the pool, the outside dining area and the exquisite gardens. Beds are quality and linens too which is important to me! Would recommend the Whale watching in Calheta and of course the numerous Levada walks.
We have to agree with your comments and thank you for sharing these. Quinta Girassol has been a favourite rental property for a good few years now and we frequently have returning guests. Reading your comments I think you will be another one! See you next time.
A little bit of paradise.
Just as described, if not better. Well maintained and very clean. Great facilities. Wonderful location. Local area was a dream. Followed instructions to local restaurants and shops. Coming back next time for Dolphin watching X
Thank you very much for posting your review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return visit.
Wonderful Villa & Location
This was our first time in Madeira, so decided to stay in Ponta do Sol, which we think was a good move as the weather seems to be always much better there. We had a great stay at this Villa, it was far better equipped than expected, everything you need is there, even blenders, juice makers etc etc. It is beautifully furnished and the gardens for us were the best part, landscaped and with stunning views over the sea. Vanda and the Managers were super helpful throughout, so would highly recommend staying in Ponta do Sol and this wonderful Villa!
Thank you very much for your kind comments and recomendation. We are pleased to have exceeded your expectations!
This villa was top notch and perfect for our week long stay. Amazing views, private, and quiet are always the best boxes to check and they all are here and then some. The beds were very comfortable and with quality linens. Since our visit was in March, we didn't really get to enjoy the pool, as it was a bit too cool outside most of the time to use. But is a lovely infinity pool and the water is kept at a nice temperature. The gourmet kitchen was fantastic and had everything one would need while cooking. We did not have the same problems with plumbing as mentioned before, so maybe some things were repaired. We were also surprised there were not more reviews, but were told that although this villa has had a long standing 5 star rating, but a new property management was recently hired, and all of the old reviews were lost in the process...so don't let the lack of reviews sway a decision - the place is excellent and I would highly recommend it a stay in it while exploring this beautiful island!
Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review, and your positive comments and recommendation is certainly very much appreciated. We recently took over the reservation control and management of Quinta Girassol, but unfortunately Homeaway do not allow reviews to be carried over from management company to another. I can confirm that Quinta Girassol consistently received 5 star reviews and we hope that yours is the first of many. Thank you once again. Linda, Norberta & Ricardo - The team from OurMadeira.
The town of Ponta do Sol at sea level, just s few minutes by car offers a selection of restaurants and cafés (and three small hotels), as well as a couple of trendy bars. Before reaching the town, you will find, on the roundabout that provides access to the motorway network, a small shopping centre with a row of shops and cafés. Ponta do Sol is known as the sunniest place in Madeira, and the whole town front is a rocky beach with access to the sea.
10 minutes by car east is Ribeira Brava, the largest town before Funchal, and that offers another rocky beach and sea access facilities in addition to a large supermarket and more shops, cafés, and restaurants.
10 minutes by car west is the resort of Calheta with its man-made golden beaches, a marina and a further choice of supermarket, restaurants and bars.