|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The Villa Ricardo is the opportunity to spend your vacations freely, with privacy, close to the sea and even closer to nature…
The Villa Ricardo is located in a beautiful slope above the entrance of Porto da Cruz. It is a large property with a high level comfortable accommodation in a quiet location, has several terraces enjoying uninterrupted panoramic sea view, and a subtropical garden of exotic fruit trees and small banana trees. The property owner valued a stylish and friendly environment.
Outside you can enjoy the private pool and the sunbathing area with views to the ocean and the Village. In September, wine is made in Villa Ricardo, by a centennial traditional process. There is also a historical wine cellar.
Property owner valued a stylish and friendly ambiance. The house has 3 double bedrooms, (chance of extra bed and cradle for baby), all with private bathroom (shower) and TVsat. In the winter all the rooms are heated by a device that recovers the heat released by the fireplace, and automatically distributes to the rooms. The sitting-room is equipped with TVset, DVD, Stereo System, a Computer, Internet Wi-Fi, Safety Deposit Box, WC, and the kitchen is fully equipped.
CHILDREN: 0 to 2 years old its free,
aged between 2 and 12 years old pay 50% of the adult rate and aged more than 12 years old is considered an Adult.
More than 7 nights - discount of 15%.
We had a lovely stay in Villa Ricardo at the end of October. We especially appreciated the warm welcome from Ricardo and Mrs Rubina on arrival at the villa (including wine, cake, bananas and grapes!!).
The villa is very well located for exploring the island and is an easy walk to restaurants, beach and sea pool. It is only a 15 minute drive from the airport and easy to find. We especially enjoyed the cable car at Santana, the walk to Pico Ruivo and the beaches at Machico and Porto da Cruz. There are four very nice restaurants that you can walk to and all are reasonably priced. Bar Pipa was our favourite for atmosphere, but they are all nice.
There is a very small grocery store in the village, but you will need to drive to Machico or Santana for the main shop (Continente).
The house is well equipped with wifi and lots of space in all the rooms (except the kitchen). The pool area is especially nice for sitting around and having lunch/breakfast. The children did find the pool a bit cold, but that may be because it didn't get enough sun?
Mrs Rubina is lovely and wonderfully helpful (she is there to help 24 hours a day!). The house is cleaned twice a week which is a real luxury.
We would love to return to Villa Ricardo one day in the future! Thank you!
"Excellent accomodation. Very well kept, and clean, with all necessary amenities in place. Beautiful viwes on the ocean and the mountains from the house. Very comfortable and a pleasant stay. Special thanks to the owner of the villa Mr. Ricardo and the houskeeper Betty who was extremely friendly and helpful in everything. Beautiful surroundings, easy access to the ocean and the beach. Overall imperession is extremely good. Villa Ricardo made our holidays in Madeira unforgettable!"
La maison est très agréable, propre et possède tout le confort nécessaire pour un beau séjour. Le jardin est très beau. Le propriétaire ainsi que la dame qui nous accueillent sont très serviables et nous ont donné de nombreux conseils. Porto da Cruz n'est qu'à 30 min de Funchal par la voie rapide, ce qui fait que l'on peut rayonner dans toutes les parties de l'île en revennat au calme le soir.
Villa très agréable, bien équipée, bien située, très beau jardin, piscine chauffée mais un peu fraiche en hiver tout de même.
Accueil très agréable sur place.
Seul bémol : cette partie de l'Ile est assez souvent dans les nuages en hiver.
"Excellent séjour sur cette magnifique île. La Villa Ricardo, idéalement située loin des zones touristiques, la villa offre tout le confort moderne et R. et R. nous ont merveilleusement accueillis . Il faut absolument y aller !!! Merci"
"Tres belles vacances . sur cette ile merveilleuse,la maison etait conforme à notre attente...trés calme, un gros plus avec la pisicine et un tres bon acceuil..Nous ne pouvons que recommander cette location ,de plus avec une une vue magnifique et trés facile d''accés."
- Some instructions to arrive by car to Villa Ricardo leaving the airport: Leaving the airport by car, take the motorway in the direction of Machico. Continuing on the expressway, following the signs that lead you to Porto da Cruz. Leave the expressway on the exit with the sign that says “Porto da Cruz”. There, you will find a roundabout and you will take the second exit. Now it is only moving forward on that road to find a crossing with a bridge. The Vila Ricardo is quite visible from the road. The trip from the airport to Porto da Cruz lasts from 12 to 17 minutes.
Porto da Cruz is one of the parishes belonging to the Machico council. Its name came from a cross (cruz) that was placed by the explorers on the bay once used as port (porto). Once you arrive you'll probably think there's nothing much to do around here. Life seems to have stopped or only to be moving very slowly in this place. But, the attractions of this small parish are hidden and you'll have to take a closer look to find them. One of them is the old sugar cane factory, which is still operating the same way, as it was when it started with the sugar production in 1927. It boasts a 26 meter tall tower and when it's working you might even see steam coming out! Also not to be missed is the place known as Penha d'Águia, an imposing rock that separates Porto da Cruz from Faial. Getting up there might be a challenge, as the road is very steep, but the songs of the birds will help you on the way up and once you get there you'll be sure it was definitely worth it. The views from Penha d'Águia are absolutely amazing!
Porto da Cruz is also famous for its wine. Known as 'vinho seco americano' (dry red wine made of a type of grape called americana), this local product is the theme for a celebration usually happening in September (Festa do Vinho). In Porto da Cruz there are another two wonderful religious celebrations, with great beauty. The first occurs on days 15 and 16 of August, and the second, at the following weekend (Saturday and Sunday). They are celebrations that visitors should not miss!!!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
tarifas decrecientes en función de la duración, tarifa en función del número de personas, arras/deposito de reserva