ENJOY YOUR VACATION IN OUR TRADITIONAL COUNTRY QUINTA/FARMHOUSE - APARTMENT

Samantha Cox

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Bedrooms Studio
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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ENJOY YOUR VACATION IN OUR TRADITIONAL COUNTRY QUINTA/FARMHOUSE - APARTMENT

Ponto do Sol Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Modern Open Plan Apartment with private entrance, terrace, gardens, Miradouro

An open plan and modern studio in a traditional Quinta set in the sunny village of Ponta do Sol. The studio boasts fabulous views of the sea to the front, mountains to the rear and vineyards and banana plantations. It is a superb location for those who want a quiet, romantic or relaxing holiday but also is within a short distance to most amenities to cater for those who want a bit more 'life'!

Staying at our Quinta will give you the ultimate holiday experience living among the bananas and countryside whilst enjoying typical Madeiran village life. The house has had a colourful history and is a landmark in the area. Once a sugar cane plantation and major supplier in the area, then school, boot makers, village shop and complete with resident ghost, this property has loads of charm!

It was purchased 13 years ago in a derelict state and has undergone many changes to upgrade the property keeping its identity but with a more modern and comfortable stature.

Staying at our traditional Quinta: We welcome all our guests and invite them to stay at our traditional 150 - 200 year old Quinta. The studio is at the far end of the property, has its own separate entrance and parking. The Studio is of bright and modern design and was renovated late 2008. The seated view point and garden terrace has been screened separately from the garden so that guests can enjoy their own privacy but are also welcome to share the garden as well. In our gardens, we have an assortment of fruit trees (Mango, Nespra, Peach, Guava, Banana, Avocado and Anonis) and encourage our guests to pick the fruits when in season.

We are situated above the village boasting fantastic views of the village and ocean, have our own village shop, bar and restaurant with an easy two minute walk. There are plenty of walks and levadas in the area, banana plantations and vineyards.

Things to do and places to see: A car is recommended and will facilitate you to enjoy the stunning views of the areas surrounding Ponta do Sol.

In our area we have activities such as Paragliding, surfing, swimming, deep sea fishing, boat trips, whale and dolphin watching, mountain walks and levada walks and much more.

On Madeira we have a theme park, volcanic centre and caves, a science museum, aquarium, nature reserves, plenty of museums and historical places to visit.

Tradition and Culture: One of the perks of our village and where we are situated is that although we have all the modern facilities and amenities on our doorstep we also have local culture too! As we are situated in a semi agricultural area, local life can be laid back but interesting too. Whilst you visit us you may see the locals harvesting the bananas and grapes and our ubundance of produce in the area. One can also sample many of the fruits and vegetables that you will not see in your supermarkets at home! The fish, meat and grocery vans make their rounds in our neighborhood where you can buy freshly caught/grown and local produce from outside your front door! At varying times of the year our village and those that surround it host many religious feasts and festivals which are fun and great opportunity to mingle with the locals and sample some of the cultural aspects of their celebrations as well as the gastronomy and different types of traditional drinks. There is so much to do and see from Ponta do Sol.

We have several Levada walks in the area, a beach in the village, several shops, banks, bars and restaurants. The nearest grocery shop and bar from the house is a 2 minute walk down the hill and we have 2 wonderful restaurants within a 5 minute walk from the house. A small supermarket into the village and petrol station.

In October, we host our local festa which is a 100 meters from the house. During the summer months every neighbourhood hosts their own party, so something is always going on!

Other events include: Carnival in February, Flower festival usually in April, Festival of the Atlantic in June, Jazz festival in July, Wine festival in September ect For information on events currently held in the month you want to book, please email.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We enjoyed very much the stay at your Quinta Palmeira, especially having our aperatif on the sunny terrace, watching the sunset... and palying with your two dogs. We spent a very relaxed time here on the island and discovering all the different landscapes. We will for sure recommend your really nice apartment! Thanks for everything and all the best for the future.
Oct 2010
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Samantha Cox

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Speaks english
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.7
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BEST EVER!!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first vacation in a rental apartment and it turned out to be one of our best holidays ever. Everything is exactly as described. The apartment is cozy, clean, romantic, comfortable, a real home! We’ve spent our nights watching movies and our mornings watching the sea and the Olympic Games while eating exotic fruits! The position is magnificent: 5 minutes from the sea by car, but up on a hill so cool in the evening, and the “via Rapida” is only about 10 minutes away…so that we could reach every coin of the island pretty easily. The terrace is amazing…and the maracujas absolutely yummy! The two dogs Mudley and Pissy are sweet and funny! Samantha is an amazing guest, she welcomed us and made us feel at home, she gave us great advices for our visits on the island and always fulfilled our needs as guests and as tourists! Even if we didn’t go paragliding with her (may be next time...) we had the greatest time on the whale-watching trip she organized for us!
I’m struggling to find at least one “negative” thing to make this review a little more serious…but everything was so perfect!!!! Thank you Sam!

C’était notre première expérience en appartement de location…et au final ça a été l’une de meilleures vacances de notre vie ! Tout est exactement comme décrit : L’appartement est accueillant, propre, romantique, confortable…comme si on était chez soi ! On a passé nos soirées à regarder des films sur le canapé et nos matins à regarder la mer et le JO en mangeant des fruits exotiques ! La position est impeccable : à 5 minutes de voiture de la plage, mais sur une colline bien ventilée et fraiche le soir ; en plus la « Via Rapida » n’est qu’à 10 minutes de voiture, donc on a pu rejoindre tous les coins de l’ile très aisément. La terrasse est magnifique…et les maracujas très appétissants !! Les deux chiens Mudley et Pissy sont sympa et adorent les câlins ! Samantha nous a accueilli et nous a fait sentir chez nous, elle nous a donné des conseils précieux pour nos visites de l’ile et a toujours su répondre à nos besoins en tant que locataires et en tant que touristes : même si on n’a pas fait du parachutisme avec elle (la prochaine fois peut être…) on a adoré la sortie whale-watching qu’elle a organisée pour nous !
J’essaye de trouver au moins une remarque « négative » pour rendre cette revue un peu plus sérieuse, mais tout a été tellement parfait ! Merci Sam !!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tommaso and Chiara

I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday here at Quinta da Palmeira, you were both wonderful guests! Thank you, so much and I look forward to seeing you both again on a future visit to Madeira. Regards Samantha
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Enjoy your vacation in our traditional country Quinta/Farmhouse - Apartment
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Ponto do Sol Madeira
Paris, France
5

BEST EVER!!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first vacation in a rental apartment and it turned out to be one of our best holidays ever. Everything is exactly as described. The apartment is cozy, clean, romantic, comfortable, a real home! We’ve spent our nights watching movies and our mornings watching the sea and the Olympic Games while eating exotic fruits! The position is magnificent: 5 minutes from the sea by car, but up on a hill so cool in the evening, and the “via Rapida” is only about 10 minutes away…so that we could reach every coin of the island pretty easily. The terrace is amazing…and the maracujas absolutely yummy! The two dogs Mudley and Pissy are sweet and funny! Samantha is an amazing guest, she welcomed us and made us feel at home, she gave us great advices for our visits on the island and always fulfilled our needs as guests and as tourists! Even if we didn’t go paragliding with her (may be next time...) we had the greatest time on the whale-watching trip she organized for us!
I’m struggling to find at least one “negative” thing to make this review a little more serious…but everything was so perfect!!!! Thank you Sam!

C’était notre première expérience en appartement de location…et au final ça a été l’une de meilleures vacances de notre vie ! Tout est exactement comme décrit : L’appartement est accueillant, propre, romantique, confortable…comme si on était chez soi ! On a passé nos soirées à regarder des films sur le canapé et nos matins à regarder la mer et le JO en mangeant des fruits exotiques ! La position est impeccable : à 5 minutes de voiture de la plage, mais sur une colline bien ventilée et fraiche le soir ; en plus la « Via Rapida » n’est qu’à 10 minutes de voiture, donc on a pu rejoindre tous les coins de l’ile très aisément. La terrasse est magnifique…et les maracujas très appétissants !! Les deux chiens Mudley et Pissy sont sympa et adorent les câlins ! Samantha nous a accueilli et nous a fait sentir chez nous, elle nous a donné des conseils précieux pour nos visites de l’ile et a toujours su répondre à nos besoins en tant que locataires et en tant que touristes : même si on n’a pas fait du parachutisme avec elle (la prochaine fois peut être…) on a adoré la sortie whale-watching qu’elle a organisée pour nous !
J’essaye de trouver au moins une remarque « négative » pour rendre cette revue un peu plus sérieuse, mais tout a été tellement parfait ! Merci Sam !!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Germany
4

PERFECT PLACE FOR ACTIVE TOURISTS

  • 4 of 5
We had a great holiday and it was a good choice to pick Samantha's quinta for staying on Madaira. Thanks to its benefical location on the island in combination with our car we could manage to see alot of the island. The preetiest part of the island is definitely the north cost which can easily be reached within an hour.

The property was in good condition and Samantha always provided us with valuable information about hiking trails, sight seeing stuff, and other activities. The facility has a very nice patio excelent for enjoying the evening after a day packed with activities. We always liked to have a drink while watching the sunset.

I would definitly recomend Smanthas quinta for people who want to discover the island.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Ponto do Sol Madeira
Zurich
5

CHRISTMAST/NEW YEAR ON MADEIRA

  • 5 of 5
We spent 8 days in this nice apartment. Everything we needed was there from kitchen equipment over Wireless to avocados in the garden. The accommodation was spacious and modern.

The location is about 5 minutes (by car) from exit of the motorway to Funchal. We could reach every point on the island quite fast.

So we can definitely recommend this holiday home.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
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4

A NICE WEEK IN PUNTA DO SOL

  • 4 of 5
After a cold and rainy week on the north coast we found a sunny place in Punta do Sol and the very well situated Quinta da Palmeira. It is close to a lot of famous and nice walking places and is not far from places like Funchal. Every day we went by car to some walking trail, and when we came home, we liked sitting on the sunny and warm terrace besides the enormous palm tree, looking down to the sea, or walk down to the beach and climb up the challenging way back to the Quinta, announced from far by its palm tree. When the evening became cool or windy (first week in May), we had our meals in our room as well as the breakfasts, prepared by ourselves in the well equipped kitchenette. All this in a warm and heartily private atmosphere created by Samantha and Colin. They had just the right way: neither did they gossip for hours and hours nor were they unfriendly, but offered a little chat then and now or whenever we wanted to have one. We keep a very good memory to Samantha's.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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5

A GOOD ADDRESS

  • 5 of 5
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié cette location d'appartement autant par sa situation sur l'Ile que pour la localisation dans le village (vues superbes sur la mer et son environnement). L'accueil était très chaleureux, et cela a contribué largement à la réussite de nos vacances.
L'appartement est lumineux, garde la fraicheur en été, et est décoré avec gôut. C'est une excellente adresse.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Santa Cruz
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Ribeira Brava
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Ponta do Sol
Car: recommended

Ponta do Sol is a popular village with the locals and tourists alike, due to it's pretty and ambient setting and of course fantastic weather (Ponta do Sol means Point of the sun)!

It is has its own beach with 'safe' swimming area, loads of bars, restaurants and a couple of hotels. There is a small shopping centre, pizzaria, post office, chemist and quite a few banks so, all in all and for a quiet and small village we pretty much have everything!

There are supermarkets in the neighbouring villages of Ribeira Brava and Calheta and the village is ideally located with in easy access of Funchal via the Rapida, Ribeira brava, Calheta, Sao Vicente, the mountains and the rest of the island in both directions.

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Ponto do Sol Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€325
 
 
Autumn
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
€295
 

Notes

  • 25% of rental fee required as a non returnable deposit upon booking. Full rate payable if booked less than 4 weeks in advance of trip.
    Deposit is non-refundable if guest cancels the booking no less than 16 weeks in advance of stay.
    We do not charge a breakages deposit or for a final cleaning fee, as we trust our guests to respect the apartment as they would their own home.
  • Towels and linen are provided. (Also Towels for the beach). Please make a request if you need anything extra.
    DVD player also provided with a selection of DVD's
    Satellite TV (Free-sat UK and Free-sat Europe)
    WiFi on site
    A free WiFi service is also available at the beach further into the village.
  • Welcome pack is available at time of booking for a small fee and includes sundries such as bread, milk, eggs ect.
    We are always around to advise you about where to go and what to see and can help you to book trips etc.

Amenities

Ponto do Sol Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
General:
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • PC
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The studio has been designed for and accomodates two people Satellite TV is available - UK Free view, and Europe Free view Internet connection via wi fi.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
This apartment is an open plan studio on the first floor of a traditional Quinta/farmhouse with fantastic views of the sea, village and mountains to the rear. There is parking for up to 5 cars in the top garden. The lower garden is shared with the owners who live on site but a separate garden terraced area and seated view point has been enclosed from the communal garden to give our guests their own privacy should they need it.

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