That was really good

We liked it very much. First of all we were impressed by the fact that the villa were even better than it appeared on photos. We admired very much kind and warm attitude of the owners and management. Compliment wine, wonderful evening in the restaurant, all that was very kind. Thank you!

Andrey Genchick   May 2015
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Thank you very much for your super 5 star review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again one day.
Hidden paradise in South Madeira

Great stay and warm welcome from the owner and Manager. Wonderful location with an amazing garden and pool. The property with Madeira style is very well decorated with a gorgeous view on sea. Very easy and confortable access to the pebble beach. Good place for snorkeling

Robin Kurfurst   Aug 2016
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Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your 5 star review,
A wonderful home
Everything at the villa was perfect: the house, the pool, the view, the service.... Our stay in Madeira was a great experience with the beautiful nature and the climate. But the weather... unfortunately we had much of rain and storm. That was bad luck. We are happy to be back next year...
Carsten S   Oct 2016
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Thank you for your review. you were very unlucky with the weather. We hope to see you next year!
Villa do Mar I
Wir verbrachten zu zweit zwei Wochen in der Villa Do Mar auf Madeira. Die Villa und der Garten sind wie auf den Bildern zu sehen. Der Platz war natürlich mit der geringen Belegung mehr als ausreichend. Die besondere Lage der Villa auf Madeira mit vorderseitig dem Meer und rückseitig der Felswand führt zu sehr angenehmen Temperaturen auch im Januar. Die Temperaturen fielen nachts gefühlt nie unter 18 - 20 Grad und waren sicher einige Grade höher als zur gleichen Zeit in Funchal oder Calheta. Besonders hervorzuheben ist die Unterstützung vor Ort durch die Ansprechpartner (Alberto als Besitzer und Rodrigues als dessen rechte Hand). Eine derartige hervorragende Unterstützung in allen Belangen habe ich bisher in noch keinem Urlaub erlebt. Die Anfahrt zur Villa ist schon besonders, sehr eng und sehr steil - selbst für Madeiraverhältnisse. Nach ein paar Fahrten hat man sich aber daran gewöhnt. Hier ein kleiner Tipp: vor dem Losfahren einmal kurz hupen, damit eventueller Gegenverkehr auch ein Signal geben kann. Man fährt erst los, wenn der Weg wieder frei ist (zweimaliges Hupen des Fahrers sobald man angekommen ist). Umdrehen oder rückwärts Fahren ist auf keinen Fall anzuraten. Auf Anfrage war es möglich unseren kleinen Hund mitzunehmen, aber Vorsicht, es ist Rattengift im Garten ausgelegt. Der Pool wird jeden Tag vom Besitzer früh am morgen akribisch gereinigt, hat uns nie gestört. Poolheizung hatten wir verwendet - dadurch schöne Badetemperatur, wenn auch 24 Grad sicher nur knapp am Mittag und bei Sonneneinstrahlung erreicht werden. Die Küche ist ausreichend aber nicht sehr gut mit Grundzutaten ausgestattet. Alle Gewürze oder Spülmaschinentabs etc. sind selbst zu besorgen - hier wäre etwas mehr schön. Einkaufen ist in Caletha in wenigen Minuten Fahrzeit möglich. Die Restaurants des Besitzers sind auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen, wir wurden vom Besitzer auch jedesmal sehr nett persönlich begrüßt. Der Transport zu den beiden Lokalen (einmal Fisch und einmal Fleisch) wird organisiert - bei Anmeldung am frühen Nachmittag, allerdings ist die Villa etwa 30 Minuten Fahrzeit von den Restaurants entfernt.
Jurgen Schneider   Feb 2017
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Thank you very much for your kind comments and recommendation.
Perfect location, great for family holiday, amazing heated and illuminated pool, stunning view
We spent a very relaxing week with our 12 year old daughter in this amazing place. The villa has everything you need, the heated and illuminated pool was the best we ever had, the property is a beautiful tropical garden, the view absolutely amazing. We actually didn't really want to leave this paradise to buy some groceries or do some sightseeing. Our daily adventure was the steep and narrow path from the main street to the house. Nothing for the faint-hearted and only recommended for self confident drivers. We highly recommend a small and nimble car. Very friendly owner who passes by every other day to clean the pool himself and always left some freshly picked fruits from the garden at the doorstep. The Barbeque is weatherproof and the table beside it has a roof. And there is even a special device to prepare espetadas and serve them at the table. A small pathway leads from the villa to the beach with a lovely beach-house. To make a long story short: It couldn't have been any better!
Claudia Schwabe   Dec 2017
Wunderbarer Ort zum Urlaub machen

Wunderbarer Ort zum Urlaub machen

da passt einfach alles - wir waren rundum zufrieden

Michael Beiermeister   Aug 2019
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Vielen Danke
What a dream place !

Perfect garden ... Barbecue outside

Sven Barten   Oct 2019
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Thank you for your comments
Absolutely stunning

Absolutely stunning place with a beautiful garden. The pool and the Beach house are better than the pictures. We will come again! Thanks a lot.

Andre Schwarz   Oct 2020
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Thank you for your comments

Beautiful Villa, stunning location, the photos do not do it justice. However you would need to be a highly experienced driver to manage the very steep road to and from the villa.

Amanda Callaghan   Jul 2019
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Thank you for your comments. Just to clarify we do mention that the access road is steep and narrow and that a small car is recommended.

Me and my friends had an amazing week in Madeira. Villa Do Mar I takes your breath away. The pool, the views, the daily sun, the house itself... Everything was where it was supposed to be; the rooms had all the comfort you might need. The villa is located in a very quiet area, so the only things you hear are the waves. Sometimes workers come for the banana trees or for the new constructions, but it's still quiet. Even though the acces was indeed steep and narrow, that wasn't a problem at all. After a few times, you get used to it. But at the end of this road, you truly find a piece of heaven. The island it's so beautiful, more beautiful than expected. We rented a car (which is a must- Our Madeira helped with that) and visited the entire island. North, South, East and West, as much as we could. But a lot of things still left "untouched". We already think about next year and plan the next trip to Madeira and to Villa do Mar I, which we'll love to have again. We also loved that the house has around a family of cats with kittens, which made our holiday even more beautiful and made us feel like home (we are animal lovers and have pets as well). We bought some cat food for them and we truly hope that the others to come, will do the same and feed the souls that live there. We have to take care of one another. See you next time and thank you for everything!

Penny Wise   Sep 2019
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What lovely comments - thank you very much indeed. We are delighted that you fel in love with the villa and Madeira. We were also happy to assist with your hire car rental. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Beautiful sunsets, surrounded by nature and a fabulous welcome. Thank you for allowing us to stay in this little bit of paradise.

Ditta Rose   Dec 2019
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Thank you. It was our pleasure.

Wir können diese Villa nur empfehlen, ein unglaublich besonderer Ort mit tollen Möglichkeiten. ...Allein der Ausblick morgens beim Frühstück!! Wir haben uns wirklich sehr wohlgefühlt und es genossen. Allerdings waren wir auch nur zu zweit und man muss wissen, dass es ein sehr helles freundliches Schlafzimmer gibt und die anderen eher dunkler sind, muss man dann untereinander auslosen wer, in das helle darf....Die Kommunikation mit Bruno war sehr freundlich und zuverlässig. Ein wirklich besonderer magischer Ort!

Steph Wirth   Oct 2020
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Vielen danke
Schöne Villa

Sehr schönes Haus mit wunderbarem Garten, Pool und Aussicht aufs Meer. Strandhaus und eigener Zugang zum Strand. Nicht von den Steinen abschrecken lassen, das Wasser ist herrlich. Die Fahrt von der Straße über den Privatweg zum Haus ist nichts für Fahranfänger ( steil und eng ). Wir haben eine wunderbare Woche verbracht, danke auch an Bruno. Unbedingt die Restautants des Eigentümers besuchen,es lohnt sich.

Jorg Nicklaus   Oct 2020
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Vielen danke
Nice place
Super pool
uwe riegger   Feb 2020
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thanks
Stunning
Marvelous property and very nice, charming house at the sunniest spot on the island! Owner was very helpful and responsive when a problem occurred. The house and garden are even more beautiful than you would expect from the pictures.
Marco Hardmeier   Apr 2015
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The location of Villa do Mar I is very special, as is the house. Thank you for your 5 star review.
Just a perfect retreat
We love hidden places nestled amidst nature and this house is a dream. The garden is even prettier than on the photos and you can choose between a bunch of different corners to stretch out, eat or enjoy the surroundings. Don't miss the little barbecue house right on the beach! We invited friends and had a wonderful time; we also tried the restaurant of the owner in Camara do Lobos and it was very good, nice view towards ocean and town. What you need to know: - the restaurant indicated as meeting point is right on the road facing the ocean, but its name is only written on shaky flags and if it's windy you don't see that. Take the number of the contact person with you, so you can call him if you have problems to find the meeting spot. - the road to the house itself is very steep and narrow, but you get used to do it with a car, even at night. - you have to be careful to not lock yourself out, as the front door can't be opened from outside with a handle. So once the keys are in the house, everybody is out and the wind shuts the door you have a problem (it didn't happen to us, but it's easy to happen). - pets are allowed and we appreciated that very much; please respect house and garden if you travel with a dog, so they don't change this rule... - you need to bring or buy tablets for the dishwasher, wastepaper bags and the basics for the kitchen (salt/pepper/sugar, oil/vinegar); there will be some bread, butter and jam upon arrival but the rest you need to buy and you can't reach a shop walking (a car is needed), so better buy groceries before you get there. - be careful roasting things in the kitchen, the fire alarm goes off very easily. There is a frame on the wall next to the alarm system that tells you how to switch it off, but once you are stressed you might not see that... the alarm is VERY noisy.
Florina Saladin   Jan 2017
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Thank you for your comments
A wonderful home
Everything at the villa was perfect: the house, the pool, the view, the service.... Our stay in Madeira was a great experience with the beautiful nature and the climate. But the weather... unfortunately we had much of rain and storm. That was bad luck. We are happy to be back next year...
Kerstin Schacht   Oct 2016
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Thank you for your review. you were very unlucky with the weather. We hope to see you next year!
Großartige Villa und Ausblick

Absolut wundervoller Blick aufs Meer. Villa ist sauber und sehr geräumig. Der Pool ist riesig und hat einen traumhaften Blick auf das Meer. Ich kann die Villa absolut weiterempfehlen. WLAN und Ausstattung waren ebenfalls super. Zur Villa gehört zudem ein kleines Strandhaus mit privatem Zugang. Der Eigentümer war sehr nett und gut erreichbar. Wir kommen auf jedenfall gerne wieder.

Enrico Beilecke   Jan 2021
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Vielen Danke