About the property
- Villa2960 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 25, 2018
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Unfortunately due to the collapse of monarch airlines we were unable to make our stay at this villa.
However Mr & Mrs MelHuish were incredibly understanding and helpful.
If I get the chance to visit madeira again there's no where else I'd rather stay.
Beautiful spot lovely people we shall definitely come again
Beautiful island, friendly people, amazing things to do
Upon arrival we was amazed on how beautiful the island was and on banana city, lots of things to do for adults and kids, the locals that did speak English were very helpful and gave up a fascinating insight to the island, outstanding views from the mountains, we will be returning
Wonderful holiday in a great villa
Just returned from a wonderful week at casa Faraway.
Comfortably sized villa for 6 (we were 3 adults and 2 children aged 4 and 8).
The playroom is very well stocked with toys (the air hockey was a particular hit) which was great for the children. Also a well stocked DVD and book library. Not that we were inside much as we had fabulous weather.
The views are absolutely stunning and it is a great base for days out.
We had a problem on arrival - no water in some rooms - but this was fixed (the pump wasn't working) very quickly.
The pool is very shallow (I did know this in advance from a previous review) but hadn't appreciated quite how shallow - great for a plunge but not for swimming.
Overall a great base for a great holiday. Thank you.
Large spacious, well-equipped villa
Very impressed with the villa and the pool. Rosalia was very welcoming and the local taxi drivers were fantastic. Local shops were limited but people were helpful and friendly. The supermarket in Ribeira Brava was very good, as were the cafes and restaurants. Quiet, peaceful location except for the 'farmyard dawn chorus' which was very entertaining! An enjoyable holiday and the view from the villa was to die for.
Thank you for your very nice review. The dawn chorus is typical of rural soutyh Europe.
Lovely villa in peaceful location
We had a wonderful stay at Casa Faraway. The décor wasn't to our taste and a little oppressive, but other than that, the villa had pretty much everything we could have wanted.
Positives: Amazingly beautiful views and peaceful location, well equipped (and very clean) villa with plenty of space
Negatives: Pool is very shallow - not really for swimming (this wasn't a problem for us, but might be for others); there is no air conditioning which would have been a plus although there is always a breeze.
We didn't hire a car and managed very well with the help of the wonderful Horgio - his contact details are in the information book - who turned up as and when required.
Overall, a very good location.
Thank you for your nice review.
The pool is limited by the constructional foundations and drainage system of the villa. We do have another villa advertised on HomeAway Ref 450670, which has a much bigger pool suitable for those who want to swim up and down.
Mr Mrs JM Melhuish
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
Additional information about rental rates
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