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Ideally located villa right above the ocean

Bedrooms 9
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa and apartments located on the sea side, facing the Atlantic Ocean

The villa is situated near Santa Cruz city, about 15 km away from Funchal, the main city of Madeira Island.

It is the perfect luxurious alternative to big hotels and provides you with a familiar and intimate home environment.

The four-storey structure comprises the house with four bedrooms, a large three bedroom flat on the third floor, another stunning two bedroom flat on the second floor, and a sea-level bedroom flat on the first one.

From each balcony you can enjoy a wonderful sea view and look straight out to the Desertas islands. There you are offered the chance to watch the rising sun on the horizon or feel a spell of dry weather from the African Continent.

The lovely blue Atlantic ocean is but 10 metres away from your bedroom window.

Enjoy taking sunbaths, diving in our large swimming pool, or dip in the Atlantic ocean. The host will be at the Villa waiting for you and will supply you the key. You can do the check in any time

Additional Details: The apartments have big balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and you have direct access to the sea.

A maid service is provided once per week.

If you are interested in playing golf, there are two golf courses less than 20 minutes drive away.

Upon confirmation of your reservation you will receive an e-mailed attached document with all the instructions you may require to fulfil your holiday, including driving directions - by taxi or car rental, and map.

Madeira Island: Madeira’s legendary beauty and exceptional climate have long made this small Atlantic island a popular tourist destination. Enjoy a tropical Eden-like landscape and climate packed with exotic flowers and wildlife.

Verdant and with varied and stunning scenery, it is definitely worth exploring the island, and the recent network of roads and tunnels make it so easy now.

Some more reasons to visit Madeira:

- Moderate climate during all year, normally around 20°C-24°C

- Wonderfully warm local people

- Superb landscape and “levadas” (unique irrigation canals that offer the chance of trekking everywhere on the island)

- the famous semi-tropical forest 'the Laurissilva' (witch is unique to Madeira and is a protected World Heritage Site)

- Three beautiful 18-hole golf courses

- Premier fishing location, with its waters home to a wide variety of species

- Boat trips and whale and dolphin spotting

- World famous New Year's Eve fireworks

- Flower Festival

- Funchal's Christmas lights

More Details

Property Manager
Joao Sousa
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2017


Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Funchal Harbour
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Freeway VR1
Car: recommended

Here in the Atlantic Ocean, not too far from the centre of Europe, we find the island of Madeira, famous for its friendly people, exceptional natural beauty and mild climate.

Madeira Islands are just a short trip from Europe, to a destination where you can combine holidays on the beach, in the mountains or in the city.

It's the ideal place to relax and restore the balance of mind and body that you need to face the stress of daily life.

Madeira is also very famous for its natural environment, where the most important feature is the Laurissilva Forest, a relic of the Tertiary Age, which has been classified by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site. It is no less well known for its year-round outdoor sports.

The island’s mild climate and a water temperature that never goes below 17ºC mean that you can be on the go all the time. Its traditions and customs, visible in its old buildings, museums and churches and even in regional products like its wine and embroidery.


Gaula Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms 1 and 2 belong to the 3rd floor apartment. Bathrooms 3 and 4 belong to the 2nd floor apartment. Bathroom 5 belong to the 1st floor apartment. Bathrooms 6, 7 and 8 belong to main house. The main house and all the apartments are independent of each other.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 belong to the 3rd floor apartment. Bedrooms 4, and 5 belong to the 2nd floor apartment. Bedroom 6 belong to the 1st floor apartment. Bedrooms 7, 8 and 9 belong to main house. It is possible to put an extra bed for child or a cot. The main house and all the apartments are independent of each other. The apartments and the main house are all quite large and were purposefully designed not to have a sofa-bed in the living room, to ensure guests enjoy higher quality accommodation with more space and less congestion for guests.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • marina
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Ideally located villa right above the ocean
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
Norton, MA


  • 5 of 5

Stunning home, apartments and views. We were awe struck with the location and views. We rented the entire home and all apartments for a group of 14. We could easily walk into Santa Cruz where there were many restaurants and shops to choose from. Loved our stay and the help from owners. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lauren, thank you for sharing such a wonderful review. We are delighted to read that your family enjoyed your stay in our villa. We hope to see you soon again! Best Regards, Joao
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Wonderful spacious house

  • 4 of 5

Nice place - good facilities om a Nice setting.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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fantastic property, very clean and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

12 of my family stayed for 1 week at the villa, it was very comfortable and in an amazing location by the sea. Would have liked to have stayed another week. Would love to go back in the future. Fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this lovely review. We're really glad you've enjoyed the villa and hope to welcome you again in a near future! Best Regards, Joao
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Great for large groups & families!

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from 2 weeks staying in the villa. We hired the whole complex (3 apartments & the main house) for our family, (2 babies, 6 children & 14 adults) and this property was perfect for what we needed.

Conveniently located close to the airport, and a short drive away from Funchal, this property is a great choice. The pool is much bigger than the photos would suggest and the views from the decking were stunning, we enjoyed our sunrise swims every morning! The property itself is very spacious and provides all the essential facilities.

We thoroughly enjoyed the water park, levada treks and also took a tour of the island to the caves and lava pools. However much of this we needed to research ourselves, therefore my only recommendation would be to provide more information about services in the area such as bus timetables, taxis, supermarkets and attractions.

p.s. the kids (and adults) loved watching the planes landing!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This hidden gem has it all!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a villa with stunning oceanfront views, a pool, and is within walking distance of a thriving town with shops and restaurants stop looking and book this property.

We were an extended family of 15 and rented the main house and two additional apartments. We loved that everyone could get together at the pool or one of the terraces or escape to their own private fully functioning residence. This made everyone extremely comfortable. Ocean access is available directly from the villa but it can be locked off if you have small children. The waterpark is minutes away by foot and is surprisingly inexpensive. Santa Cruz is a charming town with many shops and restaurants and we enjoyed daily walks there for cappuccino, the (somewhat rocky) beaches, or just an evening stroll along the ocean.

Island touring or trips to Funchal require a car or public transit. We thoroughly enjoyed this villa and would definitely book again on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gina & family, thank you so much for your fantastic review of our villa! I hope you can return again soon. Best regards, Joao
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A totally amazing beautiful place stay

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family hired all the main house and all the apartments. What a beautiful place to stay the view over the Atlantic ocean is truly amazing watching the sun set and rise was truly wonderful. 2 weeks wasn't long eniugh.The owner Joao was really welcoming and is always available if needed. The large swimming pool and terraces for sunbathing made lazy days at the villa delightful weather was amazing. Thankyou Joao for having us xxx

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! We love having you as guests and hope that you come back again in a near future :-) Best regards.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $47.13
Refundable damage deposit $294.57

The availability calendar is not updated on this website. Please contact the owner for more information.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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