BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED OLD VILLA, PRIVATE HEATED POOL, TERRACE, GARDEN, SEA VIEWS

Tony Hughes-Lewis

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED OLD VILLA, PRIVATE HEATED POOL, TERRACE, GARDEN, SEA VIEWS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Ponta do Sol Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Bed/2 bath, sleeps 4, new on market January 2010, overlooking Ponta do Sol

Tucked into the hillside above the south coast village of Ponta do Sol, only 20 minutes' drive west of Funchal, this beautifully restored old Quinta offers a peaceful holiday retreat for its owners and for discerning holidaymakers. Entrance is via a large covered hacienda with dining table and chairs for outside eating and comfy rattan chairs for relaxing. Inside the ground floor contains a traditionally furnished lounge with plasma TV & DVD player, a well-equipped kitchen with dining area and, beyond, a WC. Stairs lead up from the large hallway to two en-suite bedrooms, each with a double bed and French windows opening out to a large balcony. All rooms are south facing with stunning ocean views. Upstairs there is a study too,with WiFi and a sofa-bed. Outside there is a heated pool, a BBQ terrace, gardens & private parking. Ideal for 4 adults in great comfort and an extra guest in the study on a sofabed if required. Sorry no children under 12 yrs and unsuitable for the elderly.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tony Hughes-Lewis (Property Manager)
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Guestbook comments from the manager

It was so hard for us to say goodbye to Quinta Girassol and Madeira. The villa is full of character and charm and everything was perfect. We felt very well! And Madeira is such a wonderful island: we enjoyed the gigantic nature, the levada walks, the wonderful flowers and the friendly people. We will cerntainly come back soon and hope that we can stay again in Quinta Girassol.

Tony, thank you so much for this beautiful holiday.

Kind regards,

Gudrun, Axel and friends

from Germany
May 2012
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Beautifully restored old villa, private heated pool, terrace, garden, sea views
average rating of 4.5 based on 20 reviews
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Beautifully restored old villa, private heated pool, terrace, garden, sea views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444615
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Ponta do Sol Ponto do Sol
4

Lovely villa in a great location

  • 4 of 5
We spent an incredibly relaxing week at Quinta Girassol. While the weather was very changeable, we made the most of the outside areas, sitting on the porch every day and night - The views are stunning and the pool was lovely to swim in (very warm considering the time of year) and not at all overlooked.

The villa was perfect for us - comfy beds with nice linen and a well-equipped kitchen as well as a gas BBQ.

Tony was very helpful before and during our stay. Our only disappointment was that Paula's meal was not waiting for us upon arrival and we happened to time our stay with a festival for the Blessed Virgin Mary - this went on for four days, with music blaring across the hill in the afternoon and lots of loud partying into the early hours so be warned if you are there in early October!

We really liked Ponta do Sol - one of the nicest towns we visited on the island. It's very easy to walk down from the villa (steep but well-lit) - the local BP is excellent for groceries and coffee/cake (amazingly! Full of locals so must be good). Recommend eating at Do Caix/Sol Poente for a simple bite to eat or Estalagem do Sol for something a bit more upmarket. Both have magnificent views.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully restored old villa, private heated pool, terrace, garden, sea views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444615
+351 -914850454
Ponta do Sol Ponto do Sol
England
5

Magnificent and magnetic; you won't want to leave

Magnificent and magnetic; you won't want to leave
  • 5 of 5
For our second trip to Madeira this year we chose Quinta Girassol for three main reasons. The manager of this holiday property is really efficient and he makes the booking process so easy it is a real pleasure booking a holiday with him. Second, the service continues, with excellent instructions for locating the property on arrival and a warm and friendly greeting from Vanda to show us around. Thanks to her again. Third, the pictures on the web-site looked good although in truth the reality exceeded our expectation by a fair distance.

The house is lovely. It has a wonderful upstairs balcony and downstairs patio area that are both a joy to sit and relax in. The interior with its discreet rooms and shuttered windows is beautifully furnished with all kinds of exquisite objects contributing to the comfortable surroundings. The gardens are superb with lots and lots of wonderful flowers. Apologies for picking just a few heads to decorate a foamy bath in the roll-top with its stunning view over the balcony. It was decadent but irresistible. The crowning glory has to be the heated pool of which much use was made.

The house, grounds and pool are well maintained and the pool-guy came on the Saturday as promised by Vanda to check all was OK. Nothing was wrong anywhere with the property but is was a nice feeling that should there have been there was always help at hand.

We know a bit about Madeira from previous visits and all the great things the island has to offer but our week in July was always going to be about staying in a nice property and doing as little as possible in really great surroundings. Quinta Girassol provided more than enough magnetic attraction to keep us there most of the time apart from the odd local foray for supplies. Use it as a base by all means because it is well located to explore the island but also spend time at the property and wrap yourself in its charm and comfort - its great.

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  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this stunning review on Quinta Girassol. The owners, Vanda and I (Tony, the manager) really appreciate you taking the time and effort to paint such a genuinely glowing picture for anyone considering booking this villa. Delighted you had a very happy holiday and glad you like the way we handle bookings and look after the property too!
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Beautifully restored old villa, private heated pool, terrace, garden, sea views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444615
+351 -914850454
Ponta do Sol Ponto do Sol
5

Sad to say goodbye.....

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastically beautiful Villa Quinta Girassol is. Especially the heated pool!

We were met by Vanda , who was lovely and helpful and also brought along the meals we had pre ordered through Tony. Which were perfect meals to get us through the first day and night before we went off exploring local resturants.

We hired a car, which I would highly recommend for getting around Madeira. We stayed at the Villa alot of the time as the weather was gorgeous.

The villa provided us with a perfect weeks holiday, exactly what we were looking for. Everyone is lovely and helpful and Tony provides great information and recommendations.

Couldn't rate this high enough.

Russ and Fiona
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so good to receive such happy and appreciative comments from guests such as yourselves! Thank you Russ and Fiona. Best wishes, Tony
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Beautifully restored old villa, private heated pool, terrace, garden, sea views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444615
+351 -914850454
Ponta do Sol Ponto do Sol
5

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5
Well appointed villa with good views to the sea and surrounding village. On arrival we were met by vanda who settled us in well. Rooms were very comfortable especially the living room which isn't always the case. We sampled restaurants nearby which were good and a 10 to 15 min walk from villa. We also ordered the meals made by Pauline which were so good that as soon as i got home i went out to buy the ingredients for a spinach filo pie. Really appreciated all the supplies already there such as soap, washing up liquid etc as these things can mount up at a trip to the supermarket. Information supplied by Tony pre-holiday was extremely useful and we used the car hire he recommended which was super efficient. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this appreciative review. We're delighted you enjoyed Quinta Girassol so much -and the various services we offer too! Tony
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Beautifully restored old villa, private heated pool, terrace, garden, sea views
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Ponta do Sol Ponto do Sol
Beckenham, Kent
5

Quinta Girassol - sheer bliss!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first visit to Madeira and we are determined it won’t be our last! When we return, our first choice for accomodation will be Quinta Girassol – what an amazing house! We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay – it had everything we needed for a very comfortable and relaxing holiday. The first thing we said when we saw it was 'wow' and the house certainly lived up to our first impressions.
The house is furnished to a very high standard and is extremely well maintained. It is clean, tidy and spacious, with a very well equipped kitchen, and the garden is beautiful. We spent a great deal of time sitting outside on the veranda, eating breakfast while enjoying the view out over the ocean or relaxing with a glass of wine watching the sun set behind the cliffs – sheer bliss!
Ponto do Sol is a quiet village most of the time, but when they celebrated a festival on our last Saturday evening, the whole place came alive and we were treated to a spectacular firework display – we had the best viewing point in the town from the upstairs balcony. When eating out we found that the food is good and very reasonably priced. We enjoyed sampling the fare in the restaurants in the village but also made use of the barbeque in the house a few of times.
A visit to Funchal is a must and we enjoyed our visits to Ribeira Brava too, but as we were there in a ‘heatwave’ we were quite content to laze by the pool and cool off in the whirlpool most afternoons. We also visited both golf courses on the island and played in the evenings at Santo de Serra a couple of times, finding it very good value. A car is essential both for exploring the island and for shopping.
We would highly recommend Madeira, Ponta do Sol and Quinta Girassol to anyone seeking a peaceful and relaxing holiday.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed Madeira and Quinta Girassol so much. Many thanks and hope to see you again.
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Beautifully restored old villa, private heated pool, terrace, garden, sea views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444615
+351 -914850454
Ponta do Sol Ponto do Sol
Netherlands
4

A very pleasant stay at Quinta Girassol

  • 4 of 5
Our stay at Quinta Girassol has been a pleasant one.

The description in the listing is sure accurate.
We're always very critical about the accommodations where we stay, we like real comfort, plenty privacy and we like it clean.
We were not disappointed at all. Quinta Girassol is all you can expect from a property like this.

We were lucky to have beautifull weather all the time during our stay. That made that we didn't spend much time inside the house. We didn't really use the kitchen but it was wel equipped so was the living room.

The two bedrooms are small but nice with doors to the upstairs terrace overlooking the ocean. We slept in a bed almost as comfortable as our own and it's been nice waking up in a room with ocean view.

We spended most of our time at the pool area and enjoyed that very much. We found the pool water a bit cold but that might be a matter of taste. The jacuzzi by the pool is definitily much to cold, a jacuzzi is supposed to be warm that was not the case at all.

It is advised to rent a car, you do need it to get around. Rent a small one, the roads are very narrow.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. The word ‘jacuzzi’ is indeed misleading. This part of the pool is simply an add-on to the existing pool, using the same water, and there is no additional heating to the water in this area, which most people would expect of a Jacuzzi. To ensure that future guests do not get the wrong impression, we removed the word from the websites a few months ago.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Funchal international airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Local bar/café
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Funchal
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf or Santo da Serra Golf
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Ponta do Sol roundabout on main coastal road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Quinta da Rochinha, on bluff overlooking the ocean
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Ponta do Sol pebbled beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €840 Per week

Ponta do Sol Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Price for 2 guests, see notes
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,015
 
 
Price for 2 guests, see notes
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 17 2014
7 night minimum stay
€889
 
 
Price for 2 guests, see notes
Dec 18 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,050
 
 
CHEAPEST PRICE, see notes
Jan 5 2015 - Jan 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€840
 
 
Price for 2 guests, see notes
Feb 1 2015 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
€910
 
 
Price for 2 guests, see notes
Mar 28 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
€980
 
 
Price for 2 guests, see notes
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,155
 
 
Price for 2 guests, see notes
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,064
 

Notes

  • RATES are for 2 guests. Each additional guest is charged at €70 per week.
    Sorry, we do not feel this property is suitable for children under 12 years or anyone with mobility difficulty.
    INCLUDED IN RATES
    pool heating (water temp approx 22ºc in winter, much higher in summer), bed linen, towels and pool towels. Weekly cleaning and change of linen and towels. Wifi internet access.
    PAYMENTS
    Payments are accepted by bank transfer in euros (or equivalent in pounds sterling) OR by credit card via PayPal. A 30% deposit must be paid at the time of booking with the balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival. If a booking is made within 6 weeks of arrival, full payment is required at the time of booking.
    DISCLAIMER
    We handle rental enquiries and bookings in good faith and ensure the provision of the rental service as advertised. We do not accept liability for unforeseen circumstances leading to cancellation or disappointment and WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU TAKE OUT HOLIDAY INSURANCE.
  • TERMS & CONDITIONS
    You must be over 18 years and have read our booking procedures and terms and conditions before making a booking with us.
    You are normally requested to arrive no earlier than 15.00h at the start of your holiday and depart no later than 10.00h when vacating. We will do our best to accommodate different timings providing we have agreed these with you in advance in writing. We ask you to leave the property in a clean and tidy condition and to be responsible for any damages, loss or breakages that might occur.
    Keys will be delivered and collected by arrangement.
    The number of guests occupying the property must be as agreed at the time of booking or six weeks prior to your arrival.
    We and the owners of properties accept no responsibility for accidents to guests or to loss or damage to guests' property.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY
    We require notice of cancellation by email or letter.
    If your notice is received 90 days or more before your arrival date you are entitled to full refund of any payment made. Alternatively, you can change your booking dates at the same property within a six month period, subject to availability.
    If your notice is received at least 42 days prior to your arrival date, we will retain your 30% deposit or refund 70% of your rental fee if you have paid in full.
    If your notice is received within 42 days prior to your arrival date, we have the right to retain your rental fee in full. Having said this, we will always do our best to find other occupants for the period that you have cancelled.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ponta do Sol Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 in main house - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite, with heate towel rail
    Bathroom 2 in main house - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , jacuzzi bath and heate towel rail
    WC in downstairs - toilet , bidet
  • All bathrooms are equipped to a very high standard. A supply of toilet paper is provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en-suite, with large balcony and ocean views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , en-suite, with large balcony and ocean views
    Study - 1 sleep sofa /futon , suitable for one extra guest
  • Duvets and pillows are of synthetic material. Crisp cotton bedlinen and plenty of towels (including pool towels) are provided and changed weekly. A hair dryer is provided. The sofa-bed in the study opens out into a small double bed suitable for aone extra guest however, this room has no hanging or drawer space.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Air conditioning is not required in this climate, our temperatures seldom rise above 30ºC. 2 portable, electric radiators are available for chilly winter evenings.

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