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Cliff Top Villa With Magnificent Views Of The Atlantic Ocean | Villa Aquarela

Caniço, Portugal



Located in a peaceful residential area of Garajau, yet within easy walking distance to all amenities - supermarkets, bakery, restaurants and bars, Villa Aquarela was totally refurbished to a very high standard in 2012. The end result is a stunning 3 bedroom villa in Madeira, with 627 square metres on living space, beautifully furnished and equipped to a very high standard.

Of the villas in Madeira, this one occupies one of the finest premium ocean front positions, with sensational 180º far reaching views. With a private heated swimming pool, garden, sea view terraces, games room, newly fitted fitness room, air-conditioning in bedrooms and two wood burning fires for cooler winter evenings.

On the first floor is a bright, spacious open plan lounge, with leather sofas, flat screen television and wood burning fire. Adjacent to this is the dining area and fully equipped kitchen and separate laundry room. There is a additional sun-room with wood burner and surrounding views of the sea, pool and garden below. Patio doors from both lounges open onto the south facing terraces.

Also on this level are two of the bedrooms, a twin with separate shower room and the Master Double Bedroom with en-suite bathroom and sea view balcony. On the lower level is the third double bedroom with en-suite shower room and direct access to the terrace, patios and swimming pool. All bedrooms have individually controlled air conditioning units.

The very large lower floor are provides a playstation 4 corener with flat screen monitor, a pool table, ping pong table and table football - so plenty to keep the children (and adults) amused at any time of the day! The new fitness room features a multifunction fitness machine, eleiptical cross-trainer, bicycle, wights and yoga mats, has the paricular benefit of direct sea-view.

There is plenty of outdoor space with a variety of patios for you to relax and enjoy your days in the sunshine. There is a large wooden dining table and chairs by the built in barbecue, and just below, perched above the sea cliff, is the swimming pool, sun loungers and shower and tropical garden, all with 180º views of the ocean.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Bedroom 1 Master Bedroom - King size bed, en-suite bathroom, balcony, sea view, air conditioning
Berdoom 2 Double Bedroom - King size bed, en-suite shower room, sea view, direct access to terrace.
Bedroom 3 Two single beds

Bathroom 1 Half bath, walk-in shower, washbasin
Bathroom 2 Hand basin, toilet, washbasin
Bathroom 3 Ensuite to Double, Shower, hand basin, toilet

Swimming pool dimensions and heating
Shape: Freeform
Length: 6,30m
Width: 5m
Depth: from 1,10m to 1,90m
Pool heating is optional and costs 140,00€ per week for a setting of 24ºC, paid in cash on arrival. A supplement of 30,00€ per week applies for each additional degree set up to a maximum of 26ºC
Pool heating should be requested at least one week in advance. Should it be requested after arrival at the villa, the minimum charge applicable is one week, which is payable from the time the heating is turned on. 

The location of the villa is peaceful and private, yet with the benefits of having everything on your door step. You can take the local pathways down to the headland where you have the 'Cristo Rei' - Statue of Christ, and below it the pebble beach of Garajau, which is accessed by cable car and offers sea bathing, changing rooms and a lovely sea front bar and restaurant. Just a few minutes' walk is the bus stop with a regular service to the capital Funchal, only 10 minutes away. The Palheiro Golf Course is also close by, just 10 minutes by car.

The villa has secure electronic gated parking and free Wi-Fi.

Booking notes
The advertised prices are based on a 4-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
To secure your reservation, a deposit of 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Should you cancel up to 8 weeks prior to arrival only the deposit is non-refundable, and within this period the full amount.
A security deposit of 300€ is required by credit card up to 48h before your check-in. 

This property is registered for an Alojamento Local lodging license nº1934/AL

You will be required to pay 1€ per person per night for all guests aged over 18 years old, up to a maximum of 5€ per person. This payment is required in cash at check-in, so please have it ready.


With a cliff edge location and superb sea-views, a great family holiday villa with games room
Property Type








Lounge Seating


Dining Seating


Floor level


Lower ground floor

1st floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)




Swimming Pool





Kitchen Facilities



Cooking Utensils & Cutlery




Fridge / Freezer

Coffee Machine



Washing Machine


Fire Place

Beach Towels




Game room




Hair dryer

Towels provided

Fitness room/equipment

Linen provided


Separate Kitchen


Cable/satellite TV

Free Wi-Fi

Table Tennis

PS4 Console

Table Football

Wireless Internet

Dart Board

DVD Player

Internet access

Pool Table

Stereo System


Children Television Networks

Air Conditioning/Heating

Air conditioning/heating


Smoke Detectores

First Aid Kit

Fire Extinguisher

Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required

Outdoor Features

Sun beds


Exterior Lightning

Outdoor furniture

Private Garden


Walking Distance to Beach

Walking Distance to Supermarket

Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants








Suitable for children of all ages

No pets allowed

No smoking

Not suitable

No wheelchair access

Parties Not Allowed



Places of Interest

Golf course within 30 min drive



Car Requirements

Car Not Necessary

Secure parking

Parking space

Private Entrance


Express Check-in

Contactless Check-in

Guest Identification Required

Social Distancinging following guidelines from local authorities

Staff wear personal protective equipment

Express Check-out

Contactless Check-out

Private Check-in and Check-out

Staff Follow all safety protocols from local authorities

Temperature Checks on staff

Cleaning and Sanitization

Cleaning produtcs against covid-19

Enhanced Cleaning Practices

Guest Accommodation cleaning can be avoided on request

High Touch Surfaces Desinfected

Linen and Towels washed in at least 60ºC/140ºF

Plates, Cutlery, Glasses and other tableware sanitised

Desinfectants used for cleaning

Guest Accommodation sealed after cleaning

Hand Sanitizer Available

Housekeeping Weekly

Linens,towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authorities guidelines

Portugal clean and safe sanitization protocol followed

Nearest Airport

Funchal Airport

House Size: 200
Ground Size: 500
Touristic Licence: 01934/AL


Start Date End Date Nightly Rate (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay From To
13 Sep 2020 31 Oct 2020 200 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Nov 2020 30 Nov 2020 155 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Dec 2020 18 Dec 2020 142 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
19 Dec 2020 26 Dec 2020 200 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
27 Dec 2020 04 Jan 2021 215 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
05 Jan 2021 12 Feb 2021 150 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
13 Feb 2021 26 Mar 2021 155 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
27 Mar 2021 10 Apr 2021 215 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
11 Apr 2021 28 May 2021 155 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
29 May 2021 30 Jun 2021 200 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Jul 2021 17 Jul 2021 300 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
18 Jul 2021 29 Aug 2021 350 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
30 Aug 2021 12 Sep 2021 280 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
13 Sep 2021 31 Oct 2021 200 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Nov 2021 30 Nov 2021 160 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Dec 2021 17 Dec 2021 142 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
18 Dec 2021 25 Dec 2021 210 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
26 Dec 2021 02 Jan 2022 220 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible

Rental & Booking Information

The advertised prices are based on a 4-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time. To secure your reservation, a deposit of 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Should you cancel up to 8 weeks prior to arrival only the deposit is non-refundable, and within this period the full amount.
A security deposit of 300€ is required by credit card up to 48h before your check-in.
This property is registered for an Alojamento Local lodging license nº1934/AL



Booked Provisional Available


Funchal Airport : 10 kilometres AIRPORT
Palheiro Golf : 3 kilometres GOLF
Beach : 1 kilometres BEACH
Restaurant/café : 500 metres BAR
Restaurant : 500 metres RESTAURANT
Funchal Port : 15 kilometres FERRY



Aquarela was perfect; location, amenities, space, views, - I could go on and on. Norberta at check-in was helpful and available for questions throughout our stay. There are restaurants and shops within walking distance and a full-service mercado just a short drive. Don't miss out on this gem. You won't be disappointed.

Anne Daniel   Oct 2019
Management comment
Thank you very much for your comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for sharing.
A great villa on a beautiful island.
A fabulous villa, clean,tidy and well maintained with everything you could possibly need provided for you. Positioned with an easy walk into the local shops and restaurants, so although we had a car we seldom used it on an evening. Would definitely recommend this villa.
Sandra S   Dec 2015
Management comment
Thank you for your 5 star review and recommendation, very much appreciated.
Perfect house in a good location
The house was even better and bigger, than we expected from the pictures. We were 6 adults, we used and enjoyed every corner of the spacy house. Preheated pool was a must for us, and it worked perfectly. Linda, who meet us at the house, was very kind and helpful. Big sunny barbeque area. Everything just modern and in good condition. Highly recommended.
Dorte Jarnbak J   Jan 2016
Management comment
Thank you so much for your super 5 star review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the house, and hope to welcome you back again at some point in the future.
Villa Aquarella
Bonjour, Voilà maintenant près d'une semaine que nous sommes rentrés sans encombre chez nous et je voudrais vous remercier pour la qualité des prestations que votre agence nous a fournies. En effet que ce soit pour le transfert de l'aéroport, la mise à disposition à une heure tardive de la maison très confortable, la propreté dans laquelle nous l'avons trouvée, la parfaite concordance avec la description et les images sur le site internet, la réactivité à régler au plus vite les petits problèmes constatés, la facilité de location du véhicule et son prix tout compris, tout a été parfait. Merci encore et bonne continuation Bien cordialement, G.André
Gilles A   May 2016
Management comment
Merci Beaucoup! Thank you for your lovely comments. We would love to welcome you back again one day.
Wonderful villa with great view
We had a perfect week in this wonderful and very well equipped villa. We loved the great view from all rooms onto the Atlantic Ocean and we liked the balconys , terraces , we very much enjoyed the pool! The children liked the games room. The villa Aquarela is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday! We would highly recommend it!
Timan Rhode   Dec 2017
Management comment
Thank you very much for your recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed the villa and the location.
Tolle Aussicht
Da das Haus am Ende der Zufahrtsstrasse steht gibt es keinen Verkehrslärm. Es ist gut eingerichtet und genügend Platz zum Entspannen. Bei Fragen war Linda sehr hilfsbereit. Störend war nur, dass in jedem andern Haus Hunde sind, die bis Abends spät und in der Nacht bellen. Die Insel selber ist sehr schön und interessant, speziell der Wechsel innerhalb kurzer Distanz von Sonne zu Regen.
Heinz Brandner   May 2018
Management comment
"Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. Madeira has lots of dogs and I am sorry if they disturbed you. Usually they are not a problem for Villa Aquarela.
Fantastic House
A really great place to stay with the best views of the Atlantic. The service from the team at Our Madeira team was excellent.
Anonymous   Sep 2018
Management comment
Thank you!
Superb views

Lovely villa and amazing holiday. Superb views. Would recommend and definitely plan to return in the future.

Catarina N   Sep 2018
A perfect holiday home.

We were two couples so villa size was a little overwhelming. For a family with kids it would be magical. Sadly weather not warm enough to use pool since we are wimps! Our absolute joy was the outside space and the glorious view and sunsets over the ocean. Location was good, mainly quiet area apart from the dog choir at night ! We only ever managed to get the bus once to Funchal it was really scary ! Taxis from outside hotel Dom Pedro and the whole island were very reasonable and a great way to see the island. Eating out locally was good. The villa was spotless & well managed, transfers excellent, contact with team easy and effective. Would definitely return. Thank you

Jan Brightmore   Feb 2019
Management comment
Thank you very much for your comments. Glad everything was to your liking.
Storslået udsigt og skønt hus

Fantastisk beliggenhed, fredeligt, men samtidig i gå afstand til restauranter. Meget stor og flot villa, rent og pænt og med dejlig pool, udekøkken og skøn terrasse med storslået udsigt over havet.

Jannie Andersen   Feb 2019
Management comment
Great comments. Thank you very much.

This Villa is amazing been here for 3 days now and 4 days left, This is one,if not the most stunning beautiful villas we have stayed in all you can wish for the views are something else that we only dream about The owner you meet on arrival is lovely welcome pack left even when we hadn't ordered one Villa is well equipped and spotlessly clean when we arrived we highly recommend this villa

Grainger/ Emery   Aug 2019

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