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Enjoy Madeira's unspoiled countryside from a perfect base

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


About the property

Three-bedroom modern villa with pool and all the facilities

Villa Verde is one of three villas situated at Quintinha au Sol, TV's 'My Place in the Sun'. They are newly built and privately owned. Quintinha au Sol is a small rural property located in Gaula which is about 300 metres directly above Santa Cruz and less than 10 minutes from the airport. There are spectacular views over the bay of Abra, towards the Deserta Islands and to Ponto Sao Lorenço, the eastern tip of Madeira. At the same time Gaula is only twenty minutes from the centre of Funchal.

The villa is ideally situated for walkers and golfers - the Gaula levada, which is at the eastern end of the 'Levada dos Tornos', is less than 5 kilometres away and the two internationally famous golf courses, Palheiro and Santa da Serra, are both less than15 minutes by car.

With large balconies, terraced areas and mature gardens surrounding the villa, there is ample choice of seating and relaxing areas.............ideal for al fresco dreaming, drinking and dining!

Villa Verde is licensed for tourism under the strictly-regulated Madeiran 'Alojemente Locale' scheme (AL). The scheme requires holiday villas to conform to high safety, quality, service and insurance standards. For example, in the interests of safety, the villas only have electric equipment; there are no gas appliances. Mosquito nets are fitted to all bedroom windows. There is a WiFi internet connection and Satellite TV with 200+ channels

More Details

Property Manager
Madeira Island Direct
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Madeira Island Direct

Madeira Island Direct have been managing holiday rental properties on the island of Madeira since 2006. We only look after apartments that meet the most exacting standards - most of which we have looked after on behalf of private owners for a number of years.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We picked the three bedroomed villa which proved to be superb accommodation. An attractive pool contained within the patio was very popular with all the family. We also had wonderful sea views across the bay. The nearby Championship Golf Course proved to be the icing on the cake. Overall a terrific holiday!
Aug 2012
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Gaula Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Downstairs Cloakroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , En-suite Beds 1&2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , House bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Enjoy Madeira's unspoiled countryside from a perfect base
average rating of 4.785714 based on 17 reviews

Holiday in Madeira

  • 5 of 5

A very enjoyable family holiday. The accomodation was excellent - spacious, clean and comfortable. Maria, the housekeeper, and her husband were more than helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that enjoyed your stay. Maria always makes an effort!
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Great stay. Definitely recommended

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodation, beautifully situated and the owners were fantastic!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear such positive feedback - thank you.
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Just wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Verde had excellent facilities, genial and helpful hosts. The location is hidden and up several steep hills, but follow the directions given by the owners and you will find the villa.

The trip up the hills is worth it as views are breath taking from the property. Although we did not spot any whales in the bay we did see many swifts, gisnt orange butterflies and lizards! The pool is very well maintained and we enjoyed daily swims.

We would definitely recommend Villa Verde!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your recommendation. The views are amazing! Pleased our directions work - we sometimes have problems dissuading people from using SatNav.
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Great central location

  • 4 of 5

Can only say good things clean well kept great views friendly and helpful support staff just a few mins to airport or Funchal but quiet location high up from main roads.nice touch welcoming bottle of madiera wine. Would certainly recommend it to friends family island is wonderful,the capital is amazing and scenery stunning. only in Bavaria have I seen such overall cleanliness with every one seeming to take great pride in their houses gardens and island. The whole island is easy to get to though car rental is mandatory to really see the whole island. Too bad pool isn't heated so wasnt warm. Enough at this time of year to use.would I stay there again certainly without a doubt.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It would be a different price with a heated pool unfortunately! Some are hardy enough to swim all year round, and our pool-man maintains it 52 weeks a year round. Otherwise pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely place! We stayed with or children. The house was very well catered and the view was great!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay. The views are memorable - everybody says that!
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Great villa

  • 4 of 5

Villa Verde is a lovely place for those who really want to get away from it all. It's iydillic location offers panoramic views & the peace & quiet of a countryside retreat. The villa has everything you will need such as washing machine, dish washer & a modern fully fitted kitchen. It has a God sized pool & sun terrace . Our only negative really was the very hard bed which we were not used to but that's our preference.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are afraid all beds in Portugal are hard - no idea why! We are just beginning to import mattress-toppers from the UK.
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Funchal, Madeira
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Various local bars/cafes
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Santo da Serra
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Santa Cruz
Car: recommended

A considerable amount of investment has recently been made in the sea-front areas in Machico (15 mins by car), Santa Cruz (7 mins by car), Canical (20 mins by car) and Canico de Baixo (10 mins by car). All provide excellent swimming and sea front facilities for holiday makers; throughout the winter, the sea temperatures (18-22 degrees) are often 2-4 degrees higher than the air temperature. Costs for refreshments and lunch at these centres, are very reasonable by European standards, even in Funchal a lunch (dish of the day and pudding with a glass of wine and a coffee) can be had for €5.50. A 30 minute coast walk can be enjoyed at Santa Cruz where there is also an impressive modern aquaparque near Sao Pedro.

If you enjoy walking, you will be spellbound by the unique experience of the famous Levada walks, a number of which can be found in the area. There are excellent walking alternatives on this enchanting island - most are accompanied by a vital element; water, and an ancient Forest which has survived from the tertiary era; the Laurissilva Forest (UNESCO World Heritage site). These factors make walking on Madeira island totally unique and the hillsides in this locality are an excellent place to start.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $36.92

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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