|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
We would like to invite you to spend a relaxing holiday enjoying the views of the sea and countryside of Ponta do Sol.
The apartment has two south facing private verandas were you can enjoy spectacular sunrises, warm sunshine and relaxing evenings.
Located just above the picturesque village of Ponta do Sol the apartment has been designed to give you both privacy and luxury and offers you space to unwind whilst taking in the fresh countryside air.
The upper level of two floors has a private entrance leading to the sun room for those quiet moments to read or relax with stunning views of the countryside. Double sliding doors lead onto the top veranda where you can sunbath or sit with a book or aperitif.
The open plan lounge-bedroom on the lower level has double sliding doors leading onto a veranda where you can take in the views during breakfast or lunch. For your convenience there is Satellite and internet TV coupled with Wi-Fi.
A fully equipped kitchen with all modern amenities including Microwave, Gas Cooker, Electric Oven, Fridge-Freezer, Toaster, Washing machine and Dishwasher are provided for your every need.
The shower room has a large shower cubicle and all modern conveniences including toilet and wash basin unit.
Should you need to buy those last minute items there is a mini-market, bar and bakery within easy walking distance of the apartment.
For those invigorating walks in the mountains two Levadas, 'Moinho' and 'Nova' are approximately 500m further up the hillside.
The village of Ponta do Sol has it's own pebble beach, shopping centre, petrol station and many restaurants from outdoor coffee shops, Pizzerias to enchanting restaurants for that special evening meal for two.
To the East of Ponta do Sol the small town of Ribeira Brava has a large supermarket with two smaller supermarkets plus many varied shops and restaurants.
West of Ponta do Sol is the village Madelena do Mar for a pleasant walk along the promenade and 5kms further west is the sandy beach of Calheta Beach and Marina.
Ponta do Sol undoubtedly has the most sunshine of anywhere in Madeira. Situated to the South West of the city of Funchal we are within easy distance of Levadas, seaside, fishing, boat trips, swimming, mountain walks or general lazing around the small villages and towns.
Helen and John would like to welcome you to your Holiday Apartment
John Daley purchased this apartment in 2007
Our House is situated along a quiet country lane with friendly neighbours who will always give a welcome wave and greeting.
Completed in 2007 to our design and specifications the house is situated approximately halfway along the lane
hello , we do not succeed in completing the reveiw so we wrote it here : Our stay in Ponta do Sol, Madeira. From 20/07 to 03/08/2015 Nice apartment et welcome very kindly by John and Helen. Clean and well maintained. Good advices from John very helpul to find a car for us or to show us nice places to visit. We made good walks on Levadas ( 25 foutains, Caldeiro Verde, Lauris sylvae, Monia near the apartmentment). Thanks to John for the good and simple restaurants in the villlage (on the rock) and good tapas bar (the old farmacy). We hope we go back to Madeira. Caroline and Christian. > Message du 09/08/15 05:21
Thank you Christian and Caroline.
It was a pleasure to meet you and that you enjoyed your holiday in Madeira. Christian went home with an excellent tan from all those beaches you both visited. We would be more than happy to see you once again should you wish to visit madeira
Really nice, well maintained and clean Apartement with very friendly hosts. The first sight in the morning is wonderfull: still laying in bed you only have to rise your head to see sun and ocean. We enjoyed our stay very much and every time we came back from our trips we felt "at home".
Lovely, comfortable apartment, spotlessly clean, with great views over the bananas to the sea and 2 sun terraces! It is on split levels, there is plenty of space for a couple. Great value, we got far more than we expected. This was perfect for us as we wanted a base for walking and exploring the Island. A car is essential due to location, though some of the smaller roads and local drivers make driving an 'interesting' experience. John, the owner, was very helpful, responding quickly to my messages before our arrival and very knowledgeable on the history and sights of the Island. Madeira is a beautiful Island with lots to see and do. We will be back!
We arrived in Ponta do Sol late at night, it was dark so we did not see much. When we awoke the following morning a fantastic panorama opened up from our bed, the only thing we could see was the blue Atlantic ocean and the blue sky. What a sight! The apartment is situated amongst thousands of banana trees. This area is the main area in Madeira for growing bananas. The apartment is very nice, with tho floors, two verandas, a fairly spacious bathroom, a well equipped kitchen and two rooms to relax and have good meals. The apartment was very clean all over. John, the host, is very kind, helpful and most generous. He also knows a lot of facts about Madeira than will be useful for visiting guests. He was also kind enough to drive us to Funchal when we should pick up a rent car and collect us there after we dropped it off. This we naturally appreciated a lot.
We would have liked a wi-fi that´s more effective and stabile and can be used throughout the apartment. As is it is, it´s only functional in the bedroom on the first floor of the apartment. But this is the only minus in our book.
Ponta do Sol is a nice little village with som good restaurants and small bars. The Old Pharmacy with the generous hosts, Marisa and Feliciano, became our personal favourite.
We can recommend this apartment in Ponta do Sol to all future guests. It´s located up the hill in Pico do Melro, a location which give you a good exercise both going down and up again, especially up :-).
So don´t hesitate, book this apartment for your next trip to Madeira!
We have had a great time. John was a very good host, frendly and helpfull with tips. Very clean place and we wil defenitely come back and recommand this to our friends.
Mia & Fred
We had the pleasure of staying in this appartment as the first renters ever. We loved it. If you want to stay in Madeira as a couple who is planning to discover the Island by car(a rented car is a must), look no further and stay at this appartment.
There is a private parking spot above the appartment. When you arrive, following the detailed instructions send in advance by John, you walk over a small bridge to a private entry. On the pictures it might look as if it is part of a larger complex, this is not the case, the building is free and overlooks the complete valley and has a 120 angle view on the sea from both balconies.
John took care of some water and refreshments when we arrived. This was very convenient as the plane arrived late. Then we started our day with a cup of coffee in the sun on the lower balcony and ended our day on the other side of the building in the sun with a drink. The bed is firm, bedroom is dark, cool if windows are kept open during the evening, quit when the windows are closed during the night. Kitchen is exellently equipped with working dishwasher, whashing machine and cooking stuff. Salt, pepper paper towels, dishwasher blocks are available. Shower, warm, and tons of water.
John is a former hygiëne employer, this means the house was spot clean and all windows have a fly screen.
In summary if you like to discover the Island by car and like a clean, tidy appartment with this is the place to stay.
Dear John, We have recommend the property to friends and family and maybe untill next time.
We stayed in Helen and John`s apartment for 14 days, and it was a pleasure.
The very nice apartment was very clean, and there was some refreshments ready for us, when we arrived.
John was so kind to pick us up in the airport.
The apartment is fantastic for two people, everything is alright, lots of space, and then there is the great view from both balconies.
The island Madeira was a wonderful place to walk and drive around.
We will be back in 2018.
Kirsten og Carsten Langkjær.
Our house was completed in 2007 and is located in an area of Ponta do Sol called 'Lombada' with our lane having the quaint name of 'Pico do Melro'.
Translated: 'Hill of the Blackbird'.
The picturesque village of Ponta do Sol and the area around it has been recorded as being the warmest part of Madeira with the village lying on the South West coast of the island.
The Apartment has two levels. The first or upper level has a Sun room for those quiet moments to read or relax in two easy chairs. There is a dining table for dining in style with panoramic views of the countryside. You can enjoy sunbathing to your hearts content on the walled veranda or take in the views under the shade of an umbrella
The second level comprises: Bedroom and Lounge, Veranda, Fully equipped Kitchen, and Shower room including Toilet and Wash basin cabinet.
The Bedroom/Lounge has a large comfortable double bed, settee and stool, small coffee table and chairs.
For those rainy nights in we have Satellite or Internet TV and WI FI.
Through the large sliding doors is the second veranda with a table and chairs for breakfast, lunch, evening meals. Once again there are panoramic views of the sea and countryside with banana fields all around the property.
The Kitchen contains all you should need to enable you to enjoy making breakfast or that sumptuous evening meal.
You will quickly appreciate the lovely views from both levels of the apartment and you are welcome to browse in the gardens or in the lower garden admire at close hand the bananas, fruit trees and vegetables we grow.
There is a Bakery, open usually early morning, for those fresh rolls or loaves.
A Bar is approximately 200m along the lane with a small General Store further on run by Manuel and his wife who speak English. The store is handy for those items we all seem to forget on shopping trips to the supermarket.
We live on the lower levels of the property so if you require help or advise please ask and we will be more than happy to assist.
Rental cars are available locally should you wish to be collected at the airport.
Please enquire with us for current rates and availability.
Travelling time is usually about 45 minutes mainly along the 'Via Rapida' (Motorway).
If arranging your own rental hire we will provide easy directions for you when booking your holiday.
Holiday literature should be provided in your room for those out of the way places to explore, visit museums exotic restaurants. Enjoy the many mountain or Levada walks to admire the flora and fauna or generally sightsee our beautiful island.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|