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Villa Ricardo - A luxury villa with HEATED POOL and magnificent SEA VIEWS!

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property
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People
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Porto da Cruz - Villa Ricardo

A Villa with private and heated pool, enjoying uninterrupted panoramic sea view.

The Villa Ricardo is a charming villa located in a beautiful slope above the entrance of Porto da Cruz.

It is a large property with a high level comfortable accommodation in a quiet location, has several terraces enjoying uninterrupted panoramic sea view, and a subtropical garden of exotic fruit trees and small banana trees.

The property owner valued a stylish and friendly environment. The house has 3 double bedrooms, (with the possibility of an extra bed and cradle for baby), all with private bathroom (shower) and TVset. In the winter all the rooms are heated by a device that recovers the heat released by the fireplace, and automatically distributes it to the rooms.

The sitting-room is equipped with TVset, DVD, Stereo System, Computer, Internet WI-FI, Safety Deposit Box, WC, and the kitchen is fully equipped.

Outside you can enjoy the subtropical garden of exotic fruit trees, the heated pool and the sunbathing area with views to the ocean and to the Village. It's a truly magical and relaxing scenario!

In September, wine is made in Villa Ricardo, by a centennial traditional process and our guests are invited to participate in the making of wine!

There is also a historical wine cellar where guests are invited to taste our wines!!

if you are looking for a Villa with a private and heated pool, inserted in the nature and in a quiet environment, the Villa Ricardo is perfect for you!

The Villa Ricardo is the opportuniity to spend your vacations freely, with privacy, close to the sea and even closer to nature...

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Eng. Ricardo Ramos
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 November, 2016
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

Villa Ricardo - A luxury villa with HEATED POOL and magnificent SEA VIEWS!
average rating of 4.742857 based on 35 reviews
4

A villa off the beaten track.

  • 4 of 5

Villa Ricardo was a lovely place for my family to go between Christmas and the New Year. Mr Ricardo and Mrs Betty made us very welcome and looked after all the queries which we had very efficiently and found some good places for us to eat and gave us some useful tips about the Island. The villa is well appointed and the fireplace was great. In the winter it is too cold to swim but it was still lovely to sit by the pool for breakfast when the morning sun shines onto the terrace. Porto da Cruz is an authentic quiet village and a change from the bustle of Funchal and yet an easy car drive from it. It has some spectacular countryside around it and is a perfect base for those keen on walking the levadas or exploring the island.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay at Villa Ricardo

  • 4 of 5

We loved our week in Madeira. Mrs Rubina was waiting to welcome us from the airport and gave us a tour of the villa and lots of interesting information about the island and the festival that was taking place that weekend.

The villa was very clean and had everything we needed. The views are spectacular and we appreciated the fact that we could walk to the village for a meal and sit and watch the waves.

Mrs Rubina takes great pride in the villa and changed bed linen and towels twice during our stay. The pool was heated and the internet good. We enjoyed relaxing at the terrace around the pool and cooling off in the water.

It was easy to explore the island from this location and nice to be somewhere not as busy and touristy as other places. All communication before the holiday was good and any questions answered promptly.

The road noise didn't bother us but we found the beds quite uncomfortable and creaky, especially the double bed, hence four stars not five.

However, the views are stunning and service excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the beautiful words regarding Villa Ricardo! I am sure that we did everything to make your holiday a wonderful time! Regarding the beds, I inform you that every year the mattresses are changed, and the last time was in March (about 6 months). There is no reason to be uncomfortable! We will, however, check that situation! We love to meet you, and wait for you again in Villa Ricardo, in the future!
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5

Very nice. Maison charmante et très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very nice. The view is beautiful and the house very authentic and pleasant. All was goog arranged by Mrs Rubina and the welcome from M.Ricardo very convivial.

A very nice place.

Séjour très agréable. La vue est magnifique et la maison très authentique et agréable. Tout était bien préparé par Mme Rubina et son accueil avec M. Ricardo très convivial.

Un très beau lieu.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Monsieur Pierre Yves, Je vous remercie de votre belle appréciation! Nous nous sentons vraiment heureux, lorsque nos clients apprécient la Villa Ricardo et notre belle île, comme vous avez apprécié! Nous attendons de recevoir à nouveau votre belle famille, à la Villa Ricardo, bientôt à l'avenir! Cordialement, Ricardo Ramos
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

After a warm welcome by Mrs Rubina we have had a wonderful week. The house has a great atmosphere. The property is clean. The service is good. A lot of things to do. Santana, Quieradas, Funchal, Faial, Pico Ruivo, Pico do Areiro, Puerto Moniz etc. The swimming pool of villa Ricardo and the surrounding garden are wonderful. We can recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. Bob, Thank you for your words! We are truly happy that you have enjoyed the Villa Ricardo and our beautiful island! We look forward to receive your beautiful family, soon, at Villa Ricardo again! Best Regards, Ricardo Ramos
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5

Relaxing at Ricardo

  • 5 of 5

The welcome was inviting, the accommodation peaceful and relaxing.

Both Ricardo and Mrs Rubina were very helpful, and as we arrived late due to a flight delay they happily booked us in to Pipa's a local restaurant and ran us down there for a delicious meal. The villa complete with pool was a delight. I would certainly recommend this as an escape.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. Geof, The goal of Villa Ricardo, is to provide our guests a truly relaxing and unique experience, in Madeira Island. We are very pleased to have achieved our goal! We wait for you again, in the future, at Villa Ricardo! Best Regards, Ricardo Ramos
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Relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5

A great location for holiday in Madeira with many facilities is easy walking distance - restaurants, beach, etc. Villa has beautiful views looking across Porto da Cruz and the sea. Mrs Rubina was extremely friendly and helpful, providing suggestions of where to go/what to see. She also kept the property very clean. Sampled some Madeira from Mr Ramos' cellar - very good. Excellent local restaurants: Pipa's, and Restaurant Vila Bela - delicious fish and meat dishes, great coffee in bakery shop. Beach good for swimming and surfing (board rental available). Good location for exploring other parts of the island.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your words! Our goal is to make the holidays of our guests into something memorable! Apparently, we achieved this goal with you! You were great guests, friendly and kind! We wait for you in the future at Villa Ricardo again!
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Madeira
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Dino's Bar
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Funchal
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
expressway
Nearest Restaurant
400 Kilometres
Pipa's
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Lagoa (with surf schools)
Car: recommended

PORTO DA CRUZ VILLAGE

Porto da Cruz is one of the parishes belonging to the Machico council. Its name came from a cross (Cruz) that was placed by the explorers on the bay once used as port (Porto). The attractions of this small parish are hidden and youll have to take a closer look to find them. One of them is the old sugar cane factory, which is still operating, as it was when it started with the sugar production in 1927. It boasts a 26 meter tall tower and when its working you might even see steam coming out!

Not to be missed is also the place known as Penha dÁguia, an imposing rock that separates Porto da Cruz from Faial. Getting up there might be a challenge, as the road is very steep, but the songs of the birds will help you on the way up and once you get there youll be sure it was definitely worth

Porto da Cruz is also famous for its wine. Known as vinho seco americano (dry red wine made of a type of grape called americana), this local product is the theme for a celebration usually happening in September (Festa do Vinho). In Porto da Cruz there are another two wonderful religious celebrations, with great beauty. The first occurs on days 15 and 16 of August, and the second, at the following weekend (Saturday and Sunday). They are celebrations that visitors should not miss!!!

The Porto the Cruz village is on the northeast coast of Madeira and from there you can quickly get to the Airport (12 minutes by car), to the nearest golf course in Santo da Serra (15 minutes by car) and to the neighbouring cities and villages like Machico, Santo da Serra, Santana and Faial, amongst other interesting places you can easily visit.

The Porto da Cruz village has, mini markets, restaurants equipped with several different kitchens, bars, transport services, health services, able to provide to the visitor, the satisfaction of emerging daily needs.

The weather in Madeira Island is generally quite stable and mild throughout the year.

Porto da Cruz has in its extensive and cut coast, two natural beaches of black sand, and a public swimming pool of salt water. The water temperature (22 centigrade) is surprisingly enjoyable in the summer.

MADEIRA´S CAPITAL , FUNCHAL.

Madeira's capital, Funchal, is an enchanting town set on a glittering bay against a background of soaring green mountains. Winding cobbled streets meander between elegant colonial-style buildings, nestling into the shelter of the verdant hillside. Funchals historic core overlooks the harbour and features some fine government buildings and stately 18th-century mansions. Its deep natural harbour attracted early settlers in the 15th century.

What to see. The simple whitewashed Sé Cathedral was built between 1486 and 1514. Inside, its main features are the magnificent mudejar ceiling of Madeira cedar wood and the voluptuous Baroque carving of the golden Sacramento chapel to the right of the main altar. Now a museum, the Quinta das Cruzes on Calçada do Pico is the house where the islands discoverer, João Gonçalves Zarco, once lived. Next door is the pretty 16th century church of Santa Clara where he lies buried. The Old Blandy Wine Lodge occupies part of a former Franciscan friary dating back to the 17th century. Guided visits include a tour of the cellars and a wine-tasting session.

Nearby. Opened to the public in 1960, the Botanical Gardens on the edge of town display plants from all over the world, including desert cacti, rainforest orchids and South African proteas. The famous toboggan ride from Monte to Funchal is an exhilarating experience and takes approximately 20 minutes. Madeiran tobogganing was invented as a form of passenger transport around 1850. Much frequented by Sir Winston Churchill in the 1950s, the pretty fishing village of Câmara de Lobos to the west of Funchal offers spectacular views of the worlds second-highest sea cliff, Cabo Girão (589 m). Also within easy reach of Funchal is the deep valley location of Curral das Freiras (Nuns Refuge) near the centre of the island.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Porto da Cruz, Madeira

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 14 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£738
for 7 nights
£738
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
15 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,092
for 7 nights
£1,092
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
6 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£738
for 7 nights
£738
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£827
for 7 nights
£827
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Hight Season
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,092
for 7 nights
£1,092
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£827
for 7 nights
£827
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£738
for 7 nights
£738
 
 
Christmas & New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,092
for 7 nights
£1,092
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

- The above rates are for 2 guests.
Each additional adult guest costs €105/week.
Each additional children aged between 2 and 12 years old guest costs €52,5/week.
Babies under 2 years old will not be charged.

- Minimum stay demanded of 7 nights

- Normal check in time 15.00hrs
- Normal check out time by 10.00am
These times can be varied to take account of flight times.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Porto da Cruz, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • All the bathrooms have hair dryers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Double - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Double - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Double - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Possibility for extra Bed, cot and baby chair.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Twice a week the house is cleaned, linens are changed and the rooms are provided with fresh towels.

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