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Luxury villa with HEATED POOL, JACUZZI, GAMES ROOM, BARBECUE, sunny gardens

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

South-facing, with 5 bedrooms, sleeps 10+2children, private and heated pool

Private, luxurious and spacious villa perfectly located in the Ponta do Sol. Equipped with an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, games room and a large terraced area overlooking the beautiful gardens this villa is ideal for up to 10 guests.

Recently completed, the villa has been kept in immaculate condition. The spacious lounge and dining room open onto the BBQ and pool area that, being south-facing, soak up the sun all year round.

Situated on the south coast of Madeira, the villa is near a variety of local amenities including restaurants, pharmacies, banks and supermarkets.

Ponta do Sol is renowned for its sunny climate, rustic architecture and friendly locals. The sunsets are truly magnificent from this picturesque village by the sea.

We are a small, family run business and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please make sure to check out our reviews below.

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Beatriz Noronha
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Beatriz Noronha

Casa do Retiro was created as a Family business. Our passion is to receive travellers all around the world in our villas and welcome them and make them feel they're home! We work hard together to assure our guests have the most luxurius stays in the most idilic places - Madeira Island and Porto Santo Island.

Why Beatriz Noronha chose Portugal

We bought this land because our family grew there. The monument in front of our villa was built by our grand mother in order to honor all women who have breast cancer because herself survived after being diagnosed with breast cancer in a young age.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Luxury villa with HEATED POOL, JACUZZI, GAMES ROOM, BARBECUE, sunny gardens
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

Ideal for relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The quiet location and standard of facilities at the villa enabled us to chill and relax. Ideally placed to travel to most places on the island.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for writing us a review about the villa. It is very important for us to read our guests opinion. We hope to see you again soon! Kindest Regards, Beatriz
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Home from Home

  • 4 of 5

We were in Madeira for Christmas and New Year with our large family including a 15 month old.

The directions given were clear, Beatriz met us upon arrival along with Mrs Garcia (the housekeeper) to go through the house and how everything worked. A nice selection of cake, drinks and snacks were left for us to use.

Casa Do Retiro is a beautiful house set in the hills above Ponta Do Sol, the games room and outside bbq area were constantly in use and meant that the family could all be together having fun. The hot tub was lovely and warm but it was a shame that the pool was too cold to use (maybe we were just not brave enough).

Mrs Garcia was a real trooper and discreet - an absolute star, she kept the house in order for us.

As the house is in quite a remote village, the closely located supermarket, Farmacia and Pizzeria were a godsend and the food was actually very good quality, you can either order a takeaway (have a beer while waiting) or eat in.

Madeira itself is stunning - Café New Era in Calheta is worth a visit along with fishing/whale and dolphin watching boat trip with Franki (located next door). New Years Eve in Funchal is a must if you are visiting at this time of year.

Beatriz, Tito and Christina.... Casa Do Retiro is home from home and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment. You are a lovely family and it was a pleasure to meet you all, because of your hard work and commitment, we all thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas holiday. The Christmas tree and gifts were a real surprise and we will treasure our memories in Madeira.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having your Family in our villa Casa do Retiro. We hope to receive you again! Kindest Regards, Family Noronha | Casa do Retiro, Madeira Island, Homeaway number 468902 | Casa do Retiro Praia, Porto Santo Island, Homeaway number 810290
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Very nice house and garden and splendid good serv.

  • 5 of 5

During the week of easter, we had a lovely time in Casa Do Retiro. We were six adults and four kids and felt there were lot of space in the beautiful house and garden. Everything were perfect and there was everything we needed. The pool was nice and clean and the same with the jacusi. We got an amazing welkome of the owners and speciel thanks to the very nice house keeper who made the stay very easy and comfortable . If we get the possibility once again, we would like to come back. We give our best recommendations to the owners and the house.

Carsten and Else Marie from Denmark

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a second fantastic week in this holiday home. This is the first time we have ever decided to return to the same place on holiday, which I think speaks volumes about this wonderful house. This time we not only went with our 3 children (10,8 and 6) but also my Father and Mother-in-law, who also loved it. There was plenty of space for us all. The pool heating, along with sunny weather let us swim every day in February! The hot tub was a lovely treat after a swim. The gardens are beautiful and relaxing with the birds chirping and gorgeous views down to the sea. The game room provided lots of entertaining games of pool and table football. We enjoyed a barbecue and eating outside, but equally cosy evenings by the log fire, with the Madeira wine and Honey cake which was left for us. Mrs Garcia does a super job of cleaning every day, keeping the villa immaculate. The villa is in a super location for exploring the island - Funchal, the North coast and several walks are all within a half hour's drive. The Pizzaria/takeaway, supermarket, bank and children's play area were all used as they are literally a 2 minute walk away. In fact, the only downside is that we really want to keep this gem of a house secret, so it is available when we next want to book it...

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review on Casa do Retiro. We are really grateful for you taking the time to post this and the effort to write such a genuinely comment. We are delighted to know that you had such an amazing time. We always try to surprise our guests with typical things from Madeira Island as honey cake or Madeira Wine. We will keep working to ensure our guests have a memorable stay! Kindest Regards from Madeira Island, Family Noronha Casa do Retiro, Madeira Island, Homeaway number 468902 Casa do Retiro Praia, Porto Santo Island, Homeaway number 810290
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This property was everything we expected and more!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a most enjoyable sixteen days in Casa do Retiro.

We had carefully selected the villa from a number of villas on different web sites and this one stood out immediately as the one we would like to stay in.

And after also taking into account the glowing reviews the house has received we can only say that our expectations were more than realised.

The house is a large and very comfortable one, with many personal touches of the Noronha family. The family itself, Tito and Christina, were present in person as we arrived, together with M. Graça, who very discreetly cleans the house and does the washing and washing up on a daily basis. They gave us a very warm welcome indeed and showed us round the house in person explaining the history of the family. It was very clear that they were proud to be able to show us their house and share it with us. Christina had also prepared a wonderful bowl of fruit and a bottle of Madeira wine as a welcome. Later on during the first week she also brought us a genuine Madeira home-made bolo de mel cake which was absolutely delicious. She even shared her recipe with us.

The house was in tip-top condition and when we noticed that the kettle was leaking it was replaced the next day!

In the end we counted ourselves lucky that our return flight was delayed by three days, giving us an extra three days in this wonderful villa.

The villa is situated on the south coast of Madeira and is ideally placed to access many interesting places. We especially remember our trip from Sao Vicente to Santana for its absolutely breath-taking scenery along the north coast. The narrow road with its many twists and turns is not for the faint-hearted though!

We have stayed in villas in Crete, Italy, Portugal, Spain and France over the last ten years but this villa was unmatched by any of them.

Thank you Tito, Christina and M. Graça for giving us such a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review about the villa and your holidays. Your opinion means so much for us. We do out best to always receive our guests in person because we really want to meet you, show you our villa and welcome you! Regarding to the recipe it was our pleasure to share it with you. The maid service, at Casa do Retiro, is provided by Mrs. Graça who discreetly cleans the house or anything our guests need and that we believe it is very important to assure that our guests can completly rest and relax during their holidays. We hope to see you soon! Kindest Regards from Madeira Island, Family Noronha Casa do Retiro, Homeaway number 468902 Casa do Retiro Praia, Homeaway number 810290
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Exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

We thought that this rental looked too good to be true - and yet our stay at Casa Do Retiro surpassed our expectations. We are already looking forward to our return visit, having just got home.

It is a challenge to find a relaxing holiday with two young children (one nearly 4, the other almost 18 months) and although opting for a villa was going to provide the flexibility we wanted, we were a little concerned that we would sacrifice on relaxation. We should not have worried - the family did everything possible to prepare the house for our arrival (even getting a couple of new steps for our eldest daughter to access the sinks and toliets), providing a huge array of drinks and fresh, exotic local fruits and setting up cots in a number of bedrooms so we could choose the best space (our daughters loved sharing the pink room). Beatriz even organised a birthday party for my husband, much to the delight of him and our girls, and the amazing themed cake lasted the whole 10 days!

Furthermore, the housekeeper, Mrs Graca, discreetly took care of washing up and washing (our daughters created lots!) as well as cleaning, giving us a proper rest. She even set up a matress and blankets on the floor next to the bed in case our eldest rolled out during the night (but she slept better than she's ever slept before!)

We can honestly say that we have not enjoyed such a relaxing, refreshing holiday since before our children were born. There is plenty to see and do on the island (highlights included cable car in Funchal, long lazy lunch near Santana, agapanthus and eucalyptus forests on the way to the Paul de Serra, pools at Santa Moniz, summit of the second highest mountain), the food is delicious (Apollo in Funchal, pizzas from around the corner, sea food at the beach bars in Ponta Do Sol and Calheta) and the people are welcoming and friendly (making a lovely fuss of the little ones).

The house itself is a privilege to stay in; a very warm place because of the inspiring family history.

It is a testimony to the owners of the house, to Mrs Graca, and to the unspolit natural beauty of Madeira itself that our days were filled with fun and our nights were longer than we could possibly have hoped for. The action-packed days and blackout curtains even gave us a number of long lie-ins. What more could a family with young children ask for!

We would not hesitate in recommending this property - provided that we can still get a booking when we next need to recharge!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It really means so much for us. We just want to assure that our guests have the best holidays' possible with the maximum comfort. We always try to improve the villa for every single person who visit us so we always want to know our guests opinion to ameliorate something. Thank you so much! We are really looking forward to see you again! Kindest Regards from sunny and warm Madeira, Family Noronha Casa do Retiro, Homeaway number 468902 Casa do Retiro Praia, Homeaway number 810290
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Local pub
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Kilometres
Ponta do Sol roundabout
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Ponta do Sol Beach
Car: necessary

Casa do Retiro is located in the South Coast of Madeira Island, in sunny and peaceful village of Canhas, in Ponta do Sol. It is equidistant from everywhere because it is in the middle of South Coast (wich has the best weather of the island) so it is nearby everything! It is located 5 minutes from center of Ponta do Sol with easy access to beaches and restaurants in the area. It's located 12 km from Paúl da Serra, a perfect local for hiking in Calheta's and Ponta do Sol's water courses called 'levadas'. Casa do Retiro is also only 15 minutes from Funchal City and about 40 minutes from Madeira International Airport.

The village of Ponta do Sol has it's own beach. The neighbor village of Calheta has a golden sandy beach.

The villa is very well located and 150 meters from a supermarket, pharmacy, ATM, bank, church, health center, clinical dentist, restaurants and coffees.

On Sundays there is a very intersting local agricultural market with local fresh products from 10 am until 14 pm.

Other Activities: Calheta and Ponta do Sol Levadas (watercourses), Agricultural Market place

Golf: Two championship courses, Palheiro and Santo da Serra, are within 20 minutes drive and offer challenging golfing amongst spectacular scenery.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Limpeza final $53
Tax Rate 5.0%

O aquecimento da piscina permite uma temperatura da água da piscina de 24 ºC. É o único extra da casa e tem um custo de 18,00€/dia.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Madeira Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Brown bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom with ensuite bathroom and 2 twin beds
    Pink room - 2 twin/ single
    Yellow bedroom - 1 queen
    Blue bedroom - 1 double
    Suite with ensuite bathroom - 1 queen , 2 baby crib , Bedroom with double glazed
  • The house has a ground-floor and an upper floor with double glazing. The house has 4 bedrooms on ground floor and a suite. One of the bedrooms and the suite have private bathrooms. The suite also has cable TV, heating and double glazing. Two twin beds, four beds and two cots can be distributed through the rooms and accommodate 10 adults and 2 children berth. - The villa is equipped with an usable fireplace, 3 heaters and 3 blowers. Air conditioning is not required, Madeira temperatures seldom rise above 30 ºC.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 9 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
By the pool side there is a heated shower. Outside of the barbecue there is a large lit patio with dining area for eight. The villa is fitted with an alarm system. The garden area consists of over 1000m2 and is illuminated throughout. For Bird life and Sea life enthusiasts we recommend our guests to pack a pair of binoculars. The games room has a minibar, table football and billiards. You will be delighted with our outside pool and private (7.5 m x 3.5 m): we maintain constant water temperature (25-27 ° C) throughout the year! You will also delight with sunbathing on magnificent loungers around the pool with jacuzzi whose water temperature is always 35 ° C. And remember, we worry about you, out of the pool you will have a hot water shower!

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