VILLA RICARDO - A LUXURY VILLA WITH HEATED POOL AND MAGNIFICENT SEA VIEWS!

Eng. Ricardo Ramos

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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VILLA RICARDO - A LUXURY VILLA WITH HEATED POOL AND MAGNIFICENT SEA VIEWS!

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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:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Eng. Ricardo Ramos

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Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Villa Ricardo - A luxury villa with HEATED POOL and magnificent SEA VIEWS!
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews
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Machico Madeira
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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.
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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MAISON CONFORTABLE ET TRÈS PROPRE

  • 4 of 5
Nous avons passé des vacances agréables à la villa Ricardo, même si, en février ce n'est pas la meilleure période pour la météo (mais nous avons quand même utilisé une fois la piscine).
Le village est sympathique et tranquille et plus typique que la côte sud.
La maison est confortable et très propre. La cuisine est un peu petite et manque de plans de travail
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Leighton Buzzard
5

WONDERFUL VILLA, GREAT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from a fantastic two weeks in Madeira staying at Villa Ricardo.
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welocme and at home. We were greeted by the owner Mr Ramos and the housekeeper Rubina. After an extensive tour of the house we were treated to some home made Madeira wine and Brandy fresh from the cask! This care and hospitality from our hosts continued throughout our stay. Rubina is a mine of information about the Island as well as a diligant housekeeper who ensures the very high standards of cleanliness are maintained throughout your stay(Villa cleaned 3 times a week - including bedding!). Furthermore, she takes real pride in her work, the villa and her home island.
The Villa is spacious and has an amazing sub-tropical garden (mangoes, bananas, oranges etc) which is just the forground to stunning views in all directions. The pool is warm and well maintained - it was very well used throughout our stay and we suggest swimming at night with the pool lights on.
The Villa is well situated to explore the rest of the Island. 15 minutes from the Airport, 25 minutes from the wonderful capital city Funchal and close to numerous Levada walks and places of interest. Not having visited Madeira before we considered oursleves lucky that we choose this location as we could have easliy been isolated in a different part of the island.
There are many things to keep you occupied and inspired on Madeira. Some highlights for us were Dolphin and Whale spotting, the botanical gardens, swimming in the outdoor polls at Porto Moniz(one of the best in the world!), Levada walks(there are many of various difficulties - but come prepared with suitable footwear), Sao Vincent and the Volcano Centre, Funchal(shopping, cable cars, restaurants, afternoon tea at Reids), the Nuns Valley and associated view points along the way.
We will be returning to the Villa Ricardo to visit many of the places on this amazing Island we didn't have time for during this two week stay. I have no hesitation in recommending this property to family or friends. The best Villa my family have visited run by two of the most hospitable people you could wish to meet. Fantastic!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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GREAT STAY IN PORTO DA CRUZ

  • 4 of 5
We had a great stay in Villa Ricardo. On arrival we were hospitable welcomed by Ricardo and Rubina and had a nice taste of the winecellar.
The villa offers many bedrooms and the poolsite is great although the water temperature could be a bit higher. The views from the terrace are terrific. The villa is especially nicely situated if you want to discover the north of Madeira, while also Funchal is only 20 minutes away.
Absolutely recommended!!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful words! We are very happy you've loved to spend your holiday in Villa Ricardo! We always make an effort to make our guests feel at home! It seems that once again we made it! ;) The pool water that was heated and was around 25 degrees as indicated in the thermometer! On hot days, when the sun goes high, we feel that the water is colder ... is normal because our bodies when exposed to the sun for too long, they get very hot!! You should have tried a few night dives ... gonna love it ... and would feel the pool water warmer than the outside temperature! The baths at night with only starlight in Villa Ricardo, is a fascinating experience! We will be waiting for you in the future! ;) Thanks a lot!
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Saint Petersburg, Russia
5

VILLA RICARDO-THE BEST PLACE IN MADEIRA ISLAND!

  • 5 of 5
We were very pleased with relaxing stay in the wonderful Villa Ricardo and beautiful island Madeira.
Description of the Villa on the site coincides with what we seen. I would like to note town Porto da Cruz.Were we would not have traveled to the island and what would the weather was not good in other areas of the island, coming back we always find the good weather .There is very good fish restaurant in the heart of Porto da Cruz with tasty tradition food.
The Villa is cleaned twice a week and how this makes Rubina-the highest class! She always ready to help.
We were at villa like at home and will be happy to come back here again.
I recommend all of this Villa.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mrs. Larisa, I hope your return to Russia has gone very well!
The goal of Villa Ricardo, is turning the holiday of our guests, truly unforgettable! I hope we have succeeded!
You were amazing guests! Thanks for everything!
The Villa Ricardo awaits you in an upcoming visit to Madeira!

A big hug to St. Petersburg!
Ricardo
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WE LOVED OUR STAY ON VILLA RICARDO.

  • 5 of 5
We recommend Villa Ricardo. The setting of the villa is very good, with views and easy access to the village which has a shop and several restaurants. The villa is very clean and well-equipped, and Rubina and Ricardo went out of their way to make us welcome on arrival and look after us during our stay. The island is beautiful, sunny and warm in December, as we had hoped! The heated poll is excelent! The log fire in the sitting room, and the electric radiators in the bedrooms kept us cosy on the cold nights. There are local buses but you would probably need a hire car to make the most of the island. Highly recommended! We loved our stay!
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Madeira
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Funchal
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
expressway
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Lagoa (with surf schools)
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Dino's Bar
Nearest Restaurant
400 Kilometres
Pipa's
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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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Hight Season
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 14 2014
7 night minimum stay
€875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

- A 30% deposit is due at the time of booking with the balance due on check-in.

- POOL HEATING - months October to May inclusive 21/22 ºC. Summer in excess of 24 ºC.
Additional heating [24/25 ºC] can be ordered in advance in the Winter at an additional charge.

- INTERNET PACK - The access to the computer of the house, and to the wifi internet, is an extra.
Notes - 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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Amenities

Machico Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Family
General:
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Firewood
  • PC
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sunbed
  • Local Maps
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Linens Provided
  • Computer Available
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • All the bathrooms have hair dryers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Double - 1 double , 1 child bed
    Double - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Double - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Possibility for extra Bed, cot and baby chair.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Game Room
  • Television
  • Books
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • paragliding
Notes:
Twice a week the house is cleaned, linen is changed and the rooms are provided with fresh towels.
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