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Luxury clifftop villa, panoramic seaview, A/C | Fonte Do Mar 1

Caniço, Portugal



This luxury contemporary villa in Garajau, designed and equipped to the highest specification, sits on the cliff edge and will appeal to the most discerning client. Unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean and Funchal, spacious and with elevator and central air-conditioning it is only a 5 minute walk to a number of excellent restaurants, bars and cafes, fruit and vegetable shop and branded supermarkets.

A truly great choice for villas in Madeira, in a superb location, only a 10 minute drive away from Funchal.

The huge open plan living/dining with double height ceiling with two seating areas, L-shaped sofas and comfortable armchairs, bar, 8-seat dining tahble and wall to wall glass opens out onto the south facing terrace where you will find the swimming pool and outdoor seating and dining. There is a bar area and feature fireplace with seating area beyond. The luxuriously equipped kitchen has everything you could want including a breakfast table and also leads to the pool deck.

The south facing solarium is certainly the place of choice to spend your days, being private and featuring outdoor furniture and dining and direct view over the sea.  All four bedrooms are on the first floor (two with en-suites), and all are air-conditioned. The Master bedroom is particularly spacious and includes an additonal seating/dressing area. The games room with PlayStation 4 is also on this level.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Bedroom 1, King size double bed (160X200), en-suite bathroom, air conditioning/heating, sea-view
Bedroom 2, King size double bed (160X200), en-suite bathroom, air conditioning/heating, sea-view
Bedroom 3, Two single beds (0,95X200), air conditioning/heating, sea-view, opens to side garden
Bedroom 4, Two single beds (0,95X200), air conditioning/heating, opens to side garden
Bathroom 1, En-suite to Master Bedroom, single washbasin, walk-in shower, bath, toilet
Bathroom 2, En-suite to Bedroom 2, single washbasin, bath with overhead shower, toilet
Bathroom 3, Family shower room, single washbasin, bath with overhead shower, toilet

Fully equipped kitchen. 4-ring electric induction cooker, built-in electric oven, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, kettle, toaster, juicer, hand held liquidizer, breakfast table. Patio doors to pool deck.

Open plan Lounge/Dining
Double height ceiling, two sitting areas, cable flat-screen cable TV, DVD, portable Bluetooth speaker, central air-conditioning/heating, sea-view, opens to pool deck.
Dining table for 8.

Games room
There is a separate games room with TV and Playstation, leather sofas and beanbags to chill out and a double sofa bed, suited to 1 adult or 2 children.

South facing deck with freshwater swimming pool, sunbeds, sun umbrella, outdoor dining table for 8, portable barbecue and rattan 3-piece suite with sun umbrella.
Garden and parking area.

Swimming pool
Type: Rectangular
Length: 8m
Width: 3m
Depth: from 1,20m to 1,40m
Access: via large
Swimming pool heating:
Pool heating is optional and costs 120,00€ per week for 24ºC, paid in cash on arrival.
A supplement of 30,00€ per week applies for each additional degree up to a maximum of 26ºC
Pool heating can be provided and 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. 

Storeroom with washing machine, iron and ironing board.
There is free Wi-Fi connection throughout the living area.
There is secure parking facilities for up to 1 car. A car is not essential if you simply want a relaxing holiday with good restaurants and a large supermarket within a 5 minute walk.
There is a bus stop close to the villa and great taxi services if you want to go to Funchal for shopping or for boat trips from the Port.
One free cot and high chair is available on request

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 200€ is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or 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 nº58584/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.


Premium contemporary villa, only a 5 minute walk to amenities
Property Type








Lounge Seating


Dining Seating


Floor level


Lower ground floor

1st floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)


Mountain views



Swimming Pool




Kitchen Facilities



Cooking Utensils & Cutlery




American Style Fridge / Freezer

Coffee Machine



Washing Machine



Hair dryer

Towels provided



Game room


Separate Kitchen


Central Heating

Fire Place

Beach Towels


Linen provided





Bluray Player

Free Wi-Fi

PS4 Console

Selection of DVD's


Children Television Networks

Cable/satellite TV

Internet access

Selection of Console Games

Smart Tv

Wireless Internet

Streaming service - Netflix

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



Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants

Walking Distance to Supermarket








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

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:

  • 400
  • Ground Size:

  • 700
  • touristicLicenceLabel

  • 58584/AL
  • Rates

    Start Date End Date Nightly Rate (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay From To
    13 Sep 2020 31 Oct 2020 185 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    01 Nov 2020 30 Nov 2020 142 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    01 Dec 2020 18 Dec 2020 128 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    19 Dec 2020 02 Jan 2021 335 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    03 Jan 2021 12 Feb 2021 142 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    13 Feb 2021 20 Feb 2021 200 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    21 Feb 2021 26 Mar 2021 160 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    27 Mar 2021 11 Apr 2021 280 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    12 Apr 2021 28 May 2021 165 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    29 May 2021 30 Jun 2021 260 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    01 Jul 2021 22 Jul 2021 350 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    23 Jul 2021 28 Aug 2021 385 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    29 Aug 2021 11 Sep 2021 310 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    12 Sep 2021 31 Oct 2021 270 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    01 Nov 2021 30 Nov 2021 195 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    01 Dec 2021 17 Dec 2021 127 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    18 Dec 2021 02 Jan 2022 335 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 200€ is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or 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 nº58584/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.


    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


    Thanks for the great visit! Villa was amazing and we really enjoyed our visit at Madeira!

    Ida Myntt   Feb 2020
    Management comment
    Perfect. Thank you.

    A beautiful villa in a great location, with loads of living space, very comfortable bedrooms and great outdoor space. Very clean, well decorated and with stunning views. When we arrived we really thought we'd arrived in paradise. However, we noticed after a couple of days that things were going wrong. The dishwasher wasn't getting things clean, and eventually stopped working altogether after we got up one morning to find it had been running all night. In attempting to fix the problem the agency sent an engineer, who turned off the stopcock but failed to turn it on again afterwards, resulting in us struggling with the washing machine for much of the next day. The freezer's ice maker didn't work. And the swimming pool never got up to the temperature we had paid to have it heated to (25C). When we reported this to the agency they said it was hard to get it to that temperature when the weather wasn't great, though they had already taken our money for it. Individually these issues aren't a big deal, but they combined to create a level of inconvenience and annoyance that wasn't conducive to a relaxing holiday. But what made it worse was the agency's response . Credit where it's due, they did respond to individual issues when we pointed them out. But when we complained at the end of the week about the combined impact of all the problems and asked to be compensated they were intransigent. The fact that the three broken amenities were due to worn out parts, which couldn't be replaced or repaired during our stay, suggested to us a general lack of maintenance but the agency rejected this, pointing out that the outside decking had just been replaced. Their view seemed to be that because the villa was very nice, which it is, that should be compensation for some of the advertised amenities not being available. In a similar vein they rejected our request for compensation because they were refunding the money for the pool heating. But that was money we specifically paid on top of the basic rent for a service that they were unable to deliver. I totally accept that sometimes things go wrong, and that things are never perfect. What I find such a pity is that the agency had an opportunity to acknowledge that they had not provided an adequate service. Even more than financial recompense, that would have really made a difference, and would have avoided our holiday being left with something of a tarnish. I would advise fellow holidaymakers to avoid renting properties from Our Madeira agency, at least until they have rethought their approach to customer service.

    Kieran Devlin   Apr 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you for your comments. To assure our future guests, the villa is in a very good condition and is well maintained. Regrettably we can never foresee when appliances will fail, and unfortunately for this customer, towards the end of their stay the electric board of the dishwasher caused it to stop working, and there was a problem with the ice maker. As it was the weekend it was impossible to fix either of these before they left. The swimming pool water was at 25 degrees on arrival. Disappointingly the weather was not very good for their entire stay, and when it was reported that they felt the water was not at the correct temperature, a few days before their departure, our comments were that on cooler days, the water temperature will feel colder than it actually is. However, we went to check this on the same day, only to find that the pool pump had stopped working. Because of this we refunded the full cost of the pool heating. We are sorry that the customer felt we lacked customer service, but assure others that service is always our priority and will continue to be so.
    Traumhaft und paradiesisch
    Unglaubliche Ferienwohnung mit mehr als man erwarten kann. Wir kommen gerne wieder. Super schöne Einrichtung und tolle Aussicht auf das Meer und die Cristo Statue. Ansprechpartner vor Ort war unglaublich nett und sympathisch. So sollten Ferienwohnungen sein :-)
    Emmi Kankkunen   Jul 2018
    Management comment
    Great comments, thank you so much. Makes all of our efforts worthwhile. Look forward to your return visit.
    Great Villa in a calm neighborhood
    We are a group of 7 people from Germany and lived in the Villa Fonte do Mar for a week. It's a Great Villa with a stunning ocean view in a beautiful and calm neighborhood. We were also impressed by the scale of the house. 3 floors, a big “loft like” living room and a private elevator are features you don't find every day. Linda welcomed us at the Villa when we arrived and showed us around. She's a lovely person and very dedicated to make your stay the best experience possible. Thanks again to her for making us feel “at home” instantly. The pictures on the website are pretty much on point and resemble the Villa perfectly. It offers more then enough space for a luxury stay with up to 8 people. In the outside areas there is maybe some room for improvements such as the plants around the Villa that might need some more care or the upper balcony which might need a small paint job. But that's really nitpicking and shouldn’t distract from the overall great experience. So if you are looking for a great relaxing stay with a small group… don’t look any further. You just found one of the greatest options in Madeira.
    Thomas   Jul 2018
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for you lovely comments. I am pleased to confirm that since there has been a change of local management, which literally happened just before you arrived, the garden has had a complete makeover, we have a brand-new garden sofá and chairs, and what a huge difference it has made. We do need to take care of the paintwork in some areas, but as the house is fully booked all summer it will have to wait until towards the end of this year. You were great guests and left the house in tip top condition - thank you.
    Amazing Villa with Stunning Ocean Views
    Wow, the panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean from this villa hit you from the second you walk through the front door and gaze through the 5m long panoramic window on the top floor. They are also just as good from the middle level where the bedrooms are and from the lower level where you reach the kitchen and vast sitting room, which then open out onto a large deck and garden with the pool which also looks out over the vast Atlantic. The villa is incredibly spacious and every room is large and well proportioned. It is situated on the South Coast of the island on the edge of the capital Funchal, with stunning unrestricted 180 degree views to the South from 250 m above the ocean as the villa is positioned at the top of a cliff in the upmarket Funchal suburb of Canico. We never tired of the views, whether it was opening the curtains in the morning, sitting in the pool or gazing at the stars over the ocean at night. The villa is incredibly spacious as I have said above and very well appointed, including having a lift to take you up and down the three floors if you don't want to use the stairs. The main bedroom has a dressing room and balcony, again with the same stunning views. There is everything you need to have a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable holiday, as we did. I would highly recommend this villa as to anyone wanting to stay in self catering accommodation in Madeira, it is only 15 minutes from the airport, it has good bars, shops and restaurants within close walking distance, but it is also is close to the centre of Funchal. The villa itself is of a very high standard and is very well equipped, as well as being very large and air conditioned throughout. The views though are incredible from every level and made our stay very special indeed. We have stayed in some stunning places all over the world, but this is at the top of the list in terms of everything it offers and the views rival anywhere we have been.
    Keith Tadhunter   Aug 2018
    Sehr schönes luxuriöses Ferienhaus mit traumhaften Blick auf den Atlantic

    Sehr schönes luxuriöses Ferienhaus mit traumhaften Blick auf den Atlantic. Sehr großes Wohnzimmer und große Außenterrasse mit Pool. Für bis zu 8 Personen bestens geeignet. Das Haus liegt sehr ruhig aber trotzdem sehr verkehrsgünstig - bis zur Autobahnauffahrt sind es zwei Minuten.

    Axel Winkel   Jan 2019
    Management comment
    Vielen Dank für Ihre Kommentare. Wir freuen uns, dass Ihnen die Villa Fonte Do Mar I gefallen hat.
    Great and spacious villa for a New Year break in Madeira

    We really enjoyed this Villa, clean and tidy and lots of space. Short drive to Funchal and a decent supermarket close by. Smaller shops and a range of good restaurants within walking distance too.

    Bruce Warnes   Apr 2019

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