OUTSTANDING LUXURY VILLA WITH PRIVATE HEATED POOL AND GAMES ROOM

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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OUTSTANDING LUXURY VILLA WITH PRIVATE HEATED POOL AND GAMES ROOM

Ribeira Brava Villa Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful 3 bedroom villa to sleep 6 on the sunny south coast of Madeira

Casa Faraway is a private 3 bedroom luxury villa,which can comfortably sleep 6, with its own private heated pool situated above the town of Ribeira Brava. The villa has an extensive 160 degree uninterrupted views of the sea. Built in 2009, the property consists of a large lounge dining room which opens via large glass sliding doors onto the pool terrace. The private illuminated swimming pool is designed with a shallow round childrens pool connected to the main pool via a shallow water way. The pool is heated and available all year round. There is a solar pool shower to one end of the pool. The living room has a flat screen satellite tv with 5.1 surround sound. There is a DVD with a selection of modern DVDs. there is a shelving unit containing books maps and guide book for the island. There is also an area with UK or Europenan plug sockets for charging all your modern gadgets. There is ample comfortable seating for 6 people to sit down and watch the TV. Next to the living area is a large granite surfaced fully equipped kitchen, (toaster, microwave, oven, hob kettle, coffeemaker, etc). there is a large laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. On the second floor there are three large bedrooms with built in wardrobes the master bedroom being en-suite with its own enclosed fully tiled bathroom. there is also one large family bathroom and a cloakroom with shower. Large shaped private illuminated heated swimming pool with a shallow children pool. Large play room, pool table, air hocky,softplay, toys, games table. Facilites for younger children cot, high chair, shallow pool, toys. The villa is situated in one of the sunniest parts of Island with private parking behind locked gates. Its central position makes it ideally suited for exploring the island. Sit and watch the sun go down and the nightly moonscapes over the sea or stroll the local levada walks.

There are many local paths (most of which are lit at night) around the villa that you can explore.

There are full amenities five minutes away by car in the town of Ribeira Brava. There are some local shops and cafe within walking distance.

Discounts available for longer rentals or if pool heating is not required.

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

John Melhuish

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english, french, german, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin, email. English only by phone
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Outstanding Luxury Villa With Private Heated Pool and Games Room
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
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Outstanding Luxury Villa With Private Heated Pool and Games Room
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Ribeira Brava Madeira
Stroud, England
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Casa Faraway

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
My wife and I had an excellent stay in Casa Faraway. What struck us initially was the size of the villa, it is very spacious and the two of us rattled around in it like two peas in a can! It would suit two couples or two couples and two children, with more than enough room and space to accommodate these. The recent addition of the games room with pool, table hockey etc. was very welcome for the occsion when the weather was not so good. The location above Ribiera Brava is perfect and provides easy access to the dual carriageway and to the Funchal and the rest of the island. There is a pasta / pizza restaurant about 1/2 mile up the hill that we found absotuely excellent. It was frequented for lunch by the local workmen: always a good sign of value for money! We hired a car although the bus goes by the villa. It was very relaxing, excellent restaurants and lots to do.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Outstanding Luxury Villa With Private Heated Pool and Games Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450670
+0044 (0)1633 412328
Ribeira Brava Madeira
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Dear Mr and Mrs Melhuish

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
We would like to thank you for the use of your villa for the last nine days. We had a great holiday. The weather was absolutely superb up until the final morning. We left for the airport at 7.30 a.m. and it was completely clouded over, damp and cold! It was really interesting to see the way the crops are grown in the terraces under Casa Faraway and around the whole island. We run an allotment in our village and rely on our own water supply so it was a real education to see what happens on the island.
Helpful votes: 1/2
business
Outstanding Luxury Villa With Private Heated Pool and Games Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450670
+0044 (0)1633 412328
Ribeira Brava Madeira
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Dear Mr & Mrs Melhuish

Dear Mr & Mrs Melhuish
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
We had a lovely week staying at your beautiful villa thank you
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Outstanding Luxury Villa With Private Heated Pool and Games Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450670
+0044 (0)1633 412328
Ribeira Brava Madeira
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Dear Mr and Mrs Mellhuish

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
Thank you for good holidays in Madeira. As you probably know I placed my feedback in Home-Away - the villa was very good, Ms Rosalia very helpful, we returned safely. I also made some comments in visitor's book and left a few books and maps of Madeira, some other guests may find useful.

I will be happy to recommend thew villa as the superb place for Madeitra holidays to my friends in Poland (Madeira becomes very fashionable in Poland now) and company colleagues in the UK and all over Europe .
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Outstanding Luxury Villa With Private Heated Pool and Games Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450670
+0044 (0)1633 412328
Ribeira Brava Madeira
Warsaw/Poland
4

Real luxury in the midst of a village

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
The facilities of the villa were really very good, sometimes above expectations. The only exception was the internet access that proved more complicated that we had expected - ask before if you care. All in all you have everything you need for a very comfortable stay for up to 6-7 people. The pool is fairly shallow, only little kids may swim, the others should rather enjoy lying with a glass of scotch, but still pools at villas in Madeira are rare.
The location - on the one hand is very good - good starting point for touring Madeira, especially into the most interesting Northern and Western parts. On the other hand, it is in the middle of the relatively densely populated village of Sao Joao, no garden (just a big terrace), typical but not idyllic agricultural landscape around. Sea view - yes, it is real and nice.
The nearest beach at Ribeira Brava (7-8 min of curvy drive down) is a typical public beach, the Calheta Beach (Madeira's best) is relatively close (20-25 min) but crowded - well if want a really nice and empty beach you do not choose Madeira, you go to Porto Santo (60 km from Madeira) or stay in Poland.
Madeira is great for nature lovers but the first impression of the southern part of the island is that it is one big, infinite chains of villages & towns. It was very disappointing, until we visited the Northern, Western and Central parts of Madeira, which are very nice. And for doing this Ribeira Brava is absolutely much better than overcrowded and urbanized Funchal area.
Restaurants are good nearby as well as in the whole island, wherever you pay no less than 10 Eur for the main course and take fish you can be sure it will be a good meal. The villa gives great opportunities for "cook-it-yourself" - the Madeiran dishes have simple recipes and all is available in any supermarket.
Shopping near the villa is not easy if you do not have a car - there are 2 small shops 500 m upwards - demanding morning walk. With a car is easier - 3 min drive down towards Campanario or a few supermarkets in Ribeira. If you have no car - you may use taxis, they relatively cheap.
Apart a pack of nice pictures of beautiful landscapes, the Madeira wine is the only thing worth taking out. Other souvenirs are so shoddy and trashy and they insist on putting the word "Madeira" on everything.
Sum up: very good villa, good location with some problems.

Madeira itself nice but not that ideal - I preferred nearby La Palma - better views and 10 times fewer people.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Map

Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Funchal (Santa Cruz) Approx 35 minutes
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Funchal Port Approx 20 minutes
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Junction 1 (Ribeira Brava) approx 3 minutes
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Ribeira Brava Approx 5 minutes
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Short Walk
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Balanical Palheiro Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ribeira Brava/local pizza
Car: recommended

Casa Faraway is located in a quiet rural environment, overlooking the Atlantic ocean (where the odd whale can be viewed). The villa is situated in the Southern middle region of the island (35 minutes Airport) which is a perfect location to explore the island by bus, foot, or car, be it the coast or some of the island highest mountains. Airport transfer is available and for your peace of mind you have representative support during your stay should you require help. Pricing includes heated pool (optional). The Villa is close to local shops cafes and bars. All amenities are available in Ribeira Brava which is 5 minutes away by car. It is close to one of the islands longest Levadas. (Levada da Nord). The island has many activities and attractions to offer.(listed in the villa info pack), from horse riding to 4x4s (4x4 routes maps available from us). There are many museums, historic houses/churches, gardens, 8 cable cars (including the worlds steepest), beaches, sea pools, diving, walking, worlds highest cliffs, sports facilities, canyoning (world site), golf (3 courses), shopping, fantastic scenery, waterfalls, etc. We can suggest many things to do and see that are not in the tourist books.

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Availability & Rates

Ribeira Brava Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
April - June
Apr 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
€800
5 nights
 
 
July - August
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
€1,000
5 nights
 
 
September - October
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€800
5 nights
 
 
November - December
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
€750
5 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 2 2015
€850
7 nights
 
 
January
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 31 2015
€700
5 nights
 
 
February - March
Feb 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
€750
5 nights
 
 
April - June
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
€800
5 nights
 
 
July - August
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
€1,000
5 nights
 
 
September - October
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
€800
5 nights
 
 
November - December
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
€750
5 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 3 2016
€850
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €200.00
Notes If you wish to make an enquiry or booking, please email us.
Prices are per week (7 days),
Discount available if you do not want the pool heated or two guests only
Whilst staying at the villa our representative is available should you have any problems
Free additional camp beds and cot are available maximum occupation 8

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Ribeira Brava Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 275 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Beach
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Stove ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located downstairs allowing access for the living area/pool.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Large en-suite bathroom,mirror lights shaving sockets,dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Large Family bathroom, mirror lights, shaving sockets
  • All bathrooms are large,fully tiled with built in cabinets with light mirrors, lighting, hand basin, shaving points seat and towel rails. There is a hair dryer available.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , En Suite, Balcony, Full sea view.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Cot available,bumpers for infants available for beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Opens onto balcony, full sea wiew
  • All bed/bedrooms have fully sprung mattresses, large fitted wardrobes, bedside tables/lamps, chairs and mirrors and fantastic sea views. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have their own private balcony with full dramatic sea view.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • caves
  • theme parks
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • whale watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
Welcome pack also provided - There will be essentials in the house on arrival, water, coffee, tea, sugar, bread, biscuits, milk in the fridge and provisions to make a small meal. Outdoor dining table and chairs are available for 6 people with plastic tableware and large parasol provided.
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