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.