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Outstanding Luxury Villa With Private Heated Pool and Games Room, WiFi

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,960 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful 3 bedroom villa to sleep 6 on the sunny south coast of Madeira

Casa Faraway is a private 3 bedroom luxury villa,which can comfortably sleep 6, with its own private heated pool situated above the town of Ribeira Brava. Licenced as a Portuguese Holiday Villa to the local standards for your peace of mind. Holiday The villa has an extensive 160 degree uninterrupted views of the sea. Built in 2009, the property consists of a large lounge dining room which opens via large glass sliding doors onto the pool terrace. The private illuminated swimming pool is designed with a shallow round childrens pool connected to the main pool via a shallow water way. The pool is heated and available all year round. There is a solar pool shower to one end of the pool. The living room has a flat screen satellite tv with 5.1 surround sound. There is a DVD with a selection of modern DVDs. there is a shelving unit containing books maps and guide book for the island. There is also an area with UK or Europenan plug sockets for charging all your modern gadgets. There is ample comfortable seating for 6 people to sit down and watch the TV. WiFi Next to the living area is a large granite surfaced fully equipped kitchen, (toaster, microwave, oven, hob kettle, coffeemaker, etc). there is a large laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. On the second floor there are three large bedrooms with built in wardrobes the master bedroom being en-suite with its own enclosed fully tiled bathroom. there is also one large family bathroom and a cloakroom with shower. Large shaped private illuminated heated swimming pool with a shallow children pool. Large play room, pool table, air hocky,softplay, toys, games table. Facilites for younger children cot, high chair, shallow pool, toys. The villa is situated in one of the sunniest parts of Island with private parking behind locked gates. Its central position makes it ideally suited for exploring the island. Sit and watch the sun go down and the nightly moonscapes over the sea or stroll the local levada walks.

There are many local paths (most of which are lit at night) around the villa that you can explore.

There are full amenities five minutes away by car in the town of Ribeira Brava. There are some local shops and cafe within walking distance.

Discounts available for longer rentals or if pool heating is not required.

More Details

John Melhuish
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin, email. English only by phone
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We would like to thank you for the use of your villa for the last nine days. We had a great holiday. The weather was absolutely superb up until the final morning. We left for the airport at 7.30 a.m. and it was completely clouded over, damp and cold! It was really interesting to see the way the crops are grown in the terraces under Casa Faraway and around the whole island. We run an allotment in our village and rely on our own water supply so it was a real education to see what happens on the island.
Jul 2010
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Ribeira Brava Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located downstairs allowing access for the living area/pool.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Large en-suite bathroom,mirror lights shaving sockets,dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Large Family bathroom, mirror lights, shaving sockets
  • All bathrooms are large,fully tiled with built in cabinets with light mirrors, lighting, hand basin, shaving points seat and towel rails. There is a hair dryer available.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , En Suite, Balcony, Full sea view.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Cot available,bumpers for infants available for beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Opens onto balcony, full sea wiew
  • All bed/bedrooms have fully sprung mattresses, large fitted wardrobes, bedside tables/lamps, chairs and mirrors and fantastic sea views. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have their own private balcony with full dramatic sea view.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Welcome pack also provided - There will be essentials in the house on arrival, water, coffee, tea, sugar, bread, biscuits, milk in the fridge and provisions to make a small meal. Outdoor dining table and chairs are available for 6 people with plastic tableware and large parasol provided.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Outstanding Luxury Villa With Private Heated Pool and Games Room, WiFi
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic spacious Villa in peaceful area

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa with a nice pool. Very spacious villa and the kids enjoyed the pool for cooling off during the sunshine. Rosalia the property manager was very helpful and met us at the car park at Campanario as the transfer company did not know the villa location. We had an issue with no water but a call to Rosalia and 10 minutes later it was resolved.

The villa itself is very spacious and has a bathroom on each floor as well as an en-suite in the master bedroom. The games room is a nice touch and well kitted out if the weather were such that you needed to stay indoors. We were lucky and didn't need to make use of it as there was plenty to do.

The owner does say a car is required and I would tend to agree, but it depends on how confident your are driving abroad. Personally we found a very nice local taxi driver called Carlos and he was brilliant. Always turned up when he said and his prices were reasonable.

All in all we were very happy with our stay and the villa itself. The island is beautiful and there is something there for everyone. I would happily recommend the villa to anyone as you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Villa with stunning views near Ribeira Brava.

  • 4 of 5

Me & my wife had an excellent stay in Casa Faraway. Villa is in quiet neighborhood, very spacious & has stunning views of the ocean/hill. It’s was a perfect property for relaxing break.

Villa location is ideal and provides easy access to Funchal and other attractions on the island.

Pool is shallow and was ideal for soaking which we wanted.

There are few grocery options within less than 5 min drive to Campanario & supermarkets in Riberira Brava. There are many good restaurants in Riberira Brava and everywhere on the island. Cafe by the car park meeting point with the property Manager when we arrived serves very tasty snacks.

Rosalia (The property manager) is very helpful & gave us very detailed briefing of all the things/amenities in the villa. She was available whenever we phoned her

One minor issue during our stay was with en-suite bath shower screen which wasn’t staying in place.

Overall, very good villa, good location, stunning views & comfortable stay. Would recommend to anyone thinking of renting it.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for nice review. We know about the bathroom screen and there is a new one in the store to be out up next time we are out there. Mr Mrs JM Melhuish
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Large spacious villa ideal for families

  • 4 of 5

Lovely holiday - we visited in winter and the pool could of been warmer and it felt slightly damp in some rooms but that said the owners were lovely, were prompt to rectify any issues. View is stunning and it's so quiet. Funchal is about 25 mins by taxi but local towns 10 mins away. Great place to stay .

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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October break

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home for the perfect relaxing break!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you
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July 2015 - 2 weeks

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a great holiday in Madeira, and found Casa Faraway very adequate for our needs. The villa is very spacious, and with the games room and "splash" pool, the odd day that we were in the villa for a full day, our 2 boys had enough space to entertain themselves.

It is unfortunate that the pool is so shallow, and as a result it was used very little by us, as we are a family of good swimmers. We understand now that this villa caters specifically for families with small children, but it was not really obvious to us at the time of booking.

I had 5 minor issues to report:

1. The catch on the large sliding door, from the lounge onto the pool deck, is not secure and was found on the floor one day, which meant the villa was unlocked for a period until I worked out what the issue was.

2. On the second last day, we tried to contact Rosalia (The property manager), as we needed a taxi but could not explain to the firm where the villa was. Unfortunately she did not respond and I had to rush around on our last day and had to take my sister to Rebiera Brava to catch a taxi to her hotel in Santa Cruz.

This was a bit of a disappointment, as if there had been an emergency, she would not have dealt with it.

3. The BBQ is in poor condition and I had to clean it thoroughly before it could be used.

4. The bath shower screen in the en-suite is not fit for purpose.

5. The downstairs shower does not drain adequately and almost overflows, cutting short any long showers.

We did also think that the villa could possibly benefit from ceiling fans as these help with the mosquitoes and obviously provide cooling on those warm nights.

Other than these minor issues, we had a great time and would definitely go back to Madeira in the future, but not necessarily to Casa Faraway.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The pool has a detailed description on the web site. The minor faults are all the usual. The Catch breaks on the door if they are slip shut fast sorry here it is usually children to blame. Rosalia our representative is usually available on the phone but doe have her own life to live. The BBQ this is an item that gets abused by a number of renters, who should clean it after use. With a turnaround time between guests in summer of around 4 hours it is impossible to check all the items please report anything you find to Rosalia. The bath shower screen is a glass side panel that can be moved guests should make sure it is positioned on the bath edge. Unless this is broken and not been reported. We will check. The shower downstairs will be checked as this is the first we have heard of this.
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Casa Faraway

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I had an excellent stay in Casa Faraway. What struck us initially was the size of the villa, it is very spacious and the two of us rattled around in it like two peas in a can! It would suit two couples or two couples and two children, with more than enough room and space to accommodate these. The recent addition of the games room with pool, table hockey etc. was very welcome for the occsion when the weather was not so good. The location above Ribiera Brava is perfect and provides easy access to the dual carriageway and to the Funchal and the rest of the island. There is a pasta / pizza restaurant about 1/2 mile up the hill that we found absotuely excellent. It was frequented for lunch by the local workmen: always a good sign of value for money! We hired a car although the bus goes by the villa. It was very relaxing, excellent restaurants and lots to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Funchal (Santa Cruz) Approx 35 minutes
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Short Walk
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Funchal Port Approx 20 minutes
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Balanical Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Junction 1 (Ribeira Brava) approx 3 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ribeira Brava/local pizza
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Ribeira Brava Approx 5 minutes
Car: recommended

Casa Faraway is located in a quiet rural environment, overlooking the Atlantic ocean (where the odd whale can be viewed). The villa is situated in the Southern middle region of the island (35 minutes Airport) which is a perfect location to explore the island by bus, foot, or car, be it the coast or some of the island highest mountains. Airport transfer is available and for your peace of mind you have representative support during your stay should you require help. Pricing includes heated pool (optional). The Villa is close to local shops cafes and bars. All amenities are available in Ribeira Brava which is 5 minutes away by car. It is close to one of the islands longest Levadas. (Levada da Nord). The island has many activities and attractions to offer.(listed in the villa info pack), from horse riding to 4x4s (4x4 routes maps available from us). There are many museums, historic houses/churches, gardens, 8 cable cars (including the worlds steepest), beaches, sea pools, diving, walking, worlds highest cliffs, sports facilities, canyoning (world site), golf (3 courses), shopping, fantastic scenery, waterfalls, etc. We can suggest many things to do and see that are not in the tourist books.


Rates & Availability

Ribeira Brava Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
July - August
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $217.89

If you wish to make an enquiry or booking, please email us.
Prices are per week (7 days),
Discount available if you do not want the pool heated or two guests only
Whilst staying at the villa our representative is available should you have any problems
Free additional camp beds and cot are available maximum occupation 8

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