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NEW! Luxury Modern Villa, Private Pool, Stunning 180° Ocean View

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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Ponta Do Sol Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Stunning self contained apartment, king-sized bed, sleeps 2, private veranda

This contemporary new villa, chosen for its perfect location and 180 degree sea view and set amongst the banana and sugar cane fields was completed October 2014. Facing South West you can enjoy all day sunshine, stunning sunsets and moonlight panoramas. Designed for couples seeking both privacy and luxury, the apartment and grounds offer space for you to relax and unwind, or for the more energetic, why not walk the Levada Nova which is close by. Located between Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava and with easy access to the rápida motorway, its central coastal location is perfect if you want to explore the whole island.

The apartment is on the upper floor and provides self-contained accommodation with an en suite king size bedroom and living area. The whole apartment enjoys a spectacular sea and coastline views through large sliding doors that lead out to a private patio with infinity swimming pool below. Guests have exclusive use of the pool and patio on the ground floor to enjoy a swim or a drink after a hard day discovering the island. The open plan sitting, dining room and kitchen is fully equipped with W-iFi and modern appliances for your every need. The back of the villa has a patio with views over the garden and mountain beyond to enjoy the tranquil romantic surroundings. The ground floor provides our own accommodation, we look forward to welcoming you and will be happy to provide any assistance you may need during your stay.

Important notes

Guests are requested not to smoke inside the property. A car is advisable for seeing the many pleasures of Madeira although buses and taxis are available. There are two small flights of stairs from parking level to the apartment. Infinity swimming pool, (pool heating of 27° average is optional and available between April to October at €150 per week payable locally, we require one-week prior notice before your arrival to preheat the pool).

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gary Flint
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Welsh :)
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Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2016
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About Gary Flint

Gary and Glenys moved to live on this beautiful island in October 2014 attracted to the moderate climate, stunning scenery and generous friendly people.

Glenys’ career designing ladies knitwear for the fast paced fashion business involved extensive travelling to the Far East. Having always been interested in art I hope to pursue my passion to paint the inspirational flora, fauna and seascapes on the island. There may be some of my pieces hanging on the wall in Bela Vista Villa, I hope you enjoy them?

Gary Flint purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Gary Flint chose Ponto do Sol

It was always our dream to design and build our own luxury modern house. We are more than happy to share the process with you over a drink one evening if you are thinking of doing the same!

What makes this apartment unique

The beautiful views from this location made us decide to build Bela Vista Villa.


based on 27 traveler reviews

NEW! Luxury Modern Villa, Private Pool, Stunning 180° Ocean View
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Exemptional accommodation

  • 5 of 5

This property is certainly 5 star accommodation, every small detail has been taken care of. It was definitely as described, in fact in reality it is even better. The view from the apartment is beautiful. It was spotlessly clean and maintained to a very high standard. Glenys and Gary are very welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. I would most definitely recommend this property to anybody who enjoys self catering and enjoys high quality accommodation. I would say a car is really needed although the bus does stop at the end of the road. We spent3 wonderful weeks and saw a lot of this beautiful island. Supermarkets are less expensive than the U.K. Coffees, wine, beers, pastries and eating out are very inexpensive.

Ribeira Brava has a lovely museum, shops, restaurants, public swimming pool, there is a safe sea bathing area with all facilities, one supermarket in town and two on the outskirts.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Bela Vista Villa is Exceptional

  • 5 of 5

So much has already been said by previous guests - all of which we completely agree with.

To add a couple of new points:

The build standard (quality) of the villa and apartment is superb!

The high ceilings give an added feeling of space.

Also, do ask to see Glenys' paintings - they are VERY good!

We did the big cable car at Funchal and were lucky enough to have a clear day - check for clouds before you go.

Yes, we did the toboggan down - well worth it!

(If you are braver than us, try the cable car at Achadas da Cruz - pretty well vertical drop for 450 metres!)

The Botanical Gardens have suffered a bit this year from the fires but are still well worth a visit.

The volcanic caves at Sao Vicente are a good day out - go on to the North coast and have some lunch afterwards.

The entire island is stunning - we are amazed how different each quadrant is.

Do get a diesel car - some of those mountain roads are seriously steep!

We will say it again, the hosts Gary, Glenys (and, of course, Louie) were perfect.

Thank you SO MUCH for a lovely holiday.

Sue and Richard (Cotswolds UK)

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Stunning Villa!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is fantastic and a real credit to Gary & Glenys! The attention to detail and having everything you could possibly want in a holiday villa is amazing.

The villa is even better than the photos and spotlessly clean. Having stayed at many villas over the years this is one of the very best.

We would not hesitate to recommend this villa to anyone.

Thanks Gary , Glenys & Louis, we had a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Best holiday in a very long time

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant location, fantastic property and lovely owners.

If you want a totally relaxing holiday I fully recommend you go here .............. We will be back 😊

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We have just spent 10 days in this stunning apartment. We were given a very warm welcome by Gary & Glenys who continued to be there if needed,without being intrusive, for the entire holiday. Glenys you make a very good Poncha! The apartment has everything you could possibly wish for to make your stay comfortable & it is immaculate. You definitely need a car but Ribeira Brava & Ponta do Sol are only 10 mins drive away for restaurants & bars. We should also give a mention to the star of the show, Louis the schnauzer, who stole my heart.We would not hesitate in recommending Bella Vista..Ruth & Richard.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Stunning property with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Just as described the apartment is an amazing well designed property with all you could need. The view from the terrace is stunning whatever the weather! The owners are helpful and around for advice and generally make your stay relaxing and comfortable. We would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf - Funchal
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Via Rapida
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Lugar de Baixo
Nearest Beach
3.8 Kilometres
Ribeira Brava
Car: necessary


Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava are both equidistance from the property, 8 minute drive by car. Both have pebble beaches. Also, 15 minute drive West is Calheta with its man-made golden sand beach and marina.


There are 2 easily accessible golf courses on the island at Palheiro and Santa da Serra.


Just about every hobby, pastime and sport can be catered for on the island including deep sea fishing, dolphin/whale watching charters, horse riding, paragliding, and surfing to name a few.

How to get here

We are a 35 minute drive from the airport via the rápida motorway. A hire car is recommended.

Further Details

Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava (8 minute drive) both offer numerous shops, bars, restaurants, hotels, ATM's, banks, chemists, petrol stations, health centre and dentists. Riviera Brava is the largest town before Funchal and has a large supermarket and two further smaller supermarkets. Ponta do Sol has a smaller convenience supermarket.

We are close to the neighbouring village Lugar de Baixo, a small hamlet which has beachside cafes and restaurants and is a 5 minute drive from the property. Funchal is approx. a 20 minute drive from us via the rápida motorway.


Rates & Availability

Ponta Do Sol Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2017
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
January Special 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Feb 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2018
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $218
Tax Rate 5.0%

A security deposit of €200 is required. This must be received within five (5) days of booking the holiday property. The deposit automatically converts to a security/damage deposit upon arrival. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully refundable within fourteen (14) days of departure after checking the condition of the villa. The balance is payable eight (8) weeks before arrival.
Infinity swimming pool (heating is optional, payable locally).

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Ponta Do Sol Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite The glass panelled enclosed en-suite with walk in shower, wash hand basin with granite surface and large mirror with surround lighting complete the luxury look.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Relax on the king-size bed while enjoying the superb ocean views through large sliding doors that lead to your private veranda. Beautiful linen and soft furnishings compliment the room while a ceiling fan and blackout curtains ensure a restful night’s sleep.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Binoculars, Yoga/Pilates mat, yoga blocks, bricks and strap. Madeira Tourist Licence approved.

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