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Lovingly restored old villa, heated pool, garden, sea views | Quinta Girassol

79
Ponta do Sol, Portugal
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Sleep
8

Description

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Quinta Girassol is a beautiful restored old farmhouse, with large gardens, heated swimming pool and direct sea-view, tucked into the hillside above the south coast village of Ponta do Sol, known as one of the sunniest places on the island. It is without doubt the perfect holiday retreat and gives you the beauty and tranquillity of the Madeiran countryside, yet only a 25 minute drive to the hustle and bustle of the capital, Funchal.

A wealthy American-Madeiran family had the Quinta Girassol built around 1920. The manor house was built as a summer house next to the much older stable in the middle of a banana plantation. Decades later the Dutchman van Baaren, who had come to Madeira from the colonies in Sigapur, acquired the property from the Madeiran family. His daughter, the interior designer Jade van Baaren renovated the buildings and the property in the 2000s. The banana grove was transformed into a small park and a nice free-style pool was integrated. The furnishing of the villa, a mixture of antiques, English style furniture and traditional Madeirian wooden furniture, give the house its incomparable charm. The garden, which is crossed by a real levada, is planted with a variety of subtropical and tropical plants. Along the old levada, a rocky path leads up to the stone water tank, on which a newly designed sun deck invites you to enjoy a sundowner. From there you can enjoy an incomparable view of the ocean, the mountains and the old town of Ponta do Sol. In March 2020 the German actress Angelika Fanai-Nimmesgern and the photographer Stefan Nimmesgern acquired the Quinta Girasssol. The two artists, who live part of the year in their house on Lake Starnberg, have created a second home in Madeira. Both immediately fell in love with the old quinta and went out of their way to acquire it. The Quinta Girassol is managed in the interests of its previous owners and offered to special guests as a holiday home.


Entrance is via a large covered hacienda with dining table and chairs for dining al-fresco, and comfy wicker chairs for relaxing
with a glass of wine. On the ground floor you have the traditionally furnished lounge with comfortable sofa, armchairs, plasma TV with several european channels including german and DVD player. The well-equipped kitchen with adjoining dining area opens  directly onto the front terrace. Upstairs are the three bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom, two of which have French windows opening out to a large balcony and stunning ocean views. The third bedroom is set on two levels with a one single bed on thethe lower level and the other in the loft, connected by a staircase, and share the family bathroom.

The heated freeform swimming pool occupies the south facing sun terrace with sea-views. Surrounding the pool terrace and to the
side of Quinta Girassol are large mature gardens with lawns and trees. Through them runs a real working typical Madeira levada (irrigation channel).
An additional sun terrace with sun beds sits above the garden with outstanding views to the sea.

Swimming Pool
Type:  Freeform
Length: 9m
Width: 4m to 6m
Depth: from 0,8m to 1,5m
Pool heating is optional and costs €120 for a setting of 24ºC, payable in cash on arrival. For higher temperatures, there is an added supplement of 30€ per week per degree C setting above 24ºC, up to a maximum of 26ºC.Please note that pool heating should be requested at least one week prior to arrival to ensure the correct water temperature; if requested at the last minute or after arrival, the minimum amount is the price for one week, due from the time pool heating is turned on.

The Quinta Girassol is located in the beautiful and sunny Ponta do Sol at exactly 100 meters above sea level. Directly opposite the Caminho das Terças, a steep old stairway, leads to the middle of the old town and the beach. It is only 500 meters to drink a fresh poncha in one of the bars or restaurants, enjoy an espada or immerse yourself in the blue Atlantic.  By car, the way to the old town is of course more comfortable and can be done in less than 5 minutes. The property and the carport of Quinta Girassol are located directly on Estrada Regional 222 and can therefore be reached without any effort.

Ponta do Sol resort, at sea level, 5 minutes by car (2,9 Km) away, is very popular for Villas in Madeira, and offers restaurants and cafés (and three small hotels), as well as a couple of trendy bars and 2km from the beach. Before reaching the town, you will find, on the roundabout that provides access to the motorway network, a small shopping centre with a row of shops and cafés and the nearest supermarket. Ponta do Sol is known as the sunniest place in Madeira, and the whole town front is a rocky beach with access to the sea.

There are walks around the hills of Ponta do Sol and easy access to the plateau of Paul da Serra, with its many levada walks, makes this villa perfectly located for walking in Madeira and for enjoying a lovely holiday surrounded by the beautiful Madeira countryside. 

Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedroom 1, 1st floor, King double bed, en-suite shower room, sea-view, doors opening to balcony.
Bedroom 2, 1st floor, King double bed, sea-view, doors opening to balcony.
Bedroom 3, 1st floor, One Single Bed, view over the garden, 2nd floor One Single Bed, connected by a staircase.
Bathroom 1, 1st floor, Single washbasin, walk-in shower, toilet.
Bathroom 2, floor, Single washbasin, whirlpool bath, walk-in shower, toilet.
Guest toilet, Ground floor, single washbasin, toilet. 

The 7th and 8th persons are accomodated in the separate and self-contained Cabana Africana annexe located at the bottom of the the garden. Please refer to the description below.
The Cabana will only be made avialble for the 7th and 8th persons. For saftey reasons, the Cabana is only available to accomodate adults and children are not permitted. A supplement applies for the use of the Cabana.

Kitchen/Dining
Fully equipped kitchen. 4-ring electric cooker, built-in electric oven and microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, kettle, toaster, hand held liquidizer.
Dining table for 6.

Lounge
Sitting area, seating for 6, with flat screen cable TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker.

Other
Washing machine, iron and ironing board.
There is secure parking facilities for 1 car. Although not essential, as in most villas, a hire car is recommended.

Exterior
There is a 50 sqm sun-deck on top of the old water tank with sun beds and a beautiful view to the sea.
The way up to the deck is "rocky" and a little bit like a levada walk. Walking the path is at your own risk!
Lounge furniture, a parasol and sun-beds are available on the sun deck.
From there the view is breathtaking. 

Internet
This property has a broadband internet connection with a Wi-Fi point, free for guest's use.
We are happy to send you an internet speedtest if you are coming for work and require high speed broadband.
Contracted speed (Mbps): 500

Cabana Africana Annexe
The 6th and 7th persons are accomodated in the self-contained cabana annexe located at the bottom of the the garden.
On the ground floor is the dinging table, kitchenette and shower room, and this opens to the south garden area.
The living area and a double bed are located on the first floor, with access to the pool area. Floors are connected by a spiral staircase.
The Cabana will only be made avialble for the 7th and 8th persons. For saftey reasons, the Cabana is only available to accomodate adults and children are not permitted. A supplement applies for the use of the Cabana.

Nearby
The town of Ponta do Sol at sea level, 5 minutes by car (2,9 Km) away, offers additional restaurants and cafés (and three small hotels), as well as a couple of trendy bars. Before reaching the town, you will find, on the roundabout that provides access to the motorway network, a small shopping centre with a row of shops and cafés. Ponta do Sol is known as the sunniest place in Madeira, and the whole town front is a rocky beach with access to the sea.
The village of Canhas is 4,700 metres away, where you can find a chemist, bank, medical centre, cafés and a couple of restaurants. The main road up to the plateau of Paul da Serra, which offers some of the best walks in Madeira, starts close by. 10 minutes by car east is Ribeira Brava, the largest town before Funchal, and that offers another rocky beach and sea access facilities in addition to a large supermarket and more shops, cafés, and restaurants. 10 minutes by car west is the resort of Calheta with its man-made golden beaches, a marina and a further choice of supermarket, restaurants and bars.
The capital, Funchal, is an easy 25 minute drive away on the motorway, and it only takes 40 minutes to reach the airport.

Madeira
Some seven hundred kilometres west of the African coast, Madeira is a stunning mountainous emerald island, lapped by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. The first island to be discovered by the Portuguese navigators in 1419, Madeira became an important resting place on the long trip to the new world. From these humble beginnings, the holiday trade was formed and this spectacular island, which used to be the favourite place of the rich and famous, is now the preferred choice of all sorts of visitors, from those seeking year-round warm temperatures to nature lovers and sightseers, sports and active enthusiasts of all ages. Culture, history, stunning nature, a myriad of sea and land activities, added to a great foodie scene means Madeira has something for everyone. No matter where you go on the island you are rewarded by fabulous scenery, tiny villages and friendly people. With a population of over 100,000, Funchal is not only the capital, but also the 'heart' of Madeira and home to many of the islanders. This makes it a busy, chic, cosmopolitan and fun city, full of shops, shopping centres, bars, cafés and a great variety of restaurants and entertainment; a vibrant, cosmopolitan town where historic splendour and breath-taking natural beauty combine with a thoroughly modern atmosphere.

Cleaning
Cleaning and linen change is provided every 7 days.
All linen and towels are provided, including towels for the swimming pool.

Booking notes
The rental value varies with the number of people occupying the property, so please ensure you enter the correct dates, number of adults, children and infants. Please note that supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
The Cabana will only be made avialble for the 7th and 8th persons. For saftey reasons, the Cabana is only available to accomodate adults and children are not permitted. A supplement applies for the use of the Cabana.
To secure your reservation we require a 30% deposit, or the full amount if you are arriving within 8 weeks. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
A security deposit of 200€ is required, charged in advance to a credit card.

This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 111563/AL

Amenities

Character Madeira villa with spacious garden
Property Type

Villa

Bedrooms

4

Bathrooms

3

Sleeps

8

Lounge Seating

8

Dining Seating

8

Floor level

Ground

1st floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)

Beach

Country Walking

Mountain views

Family

Quiet

Rural/countryside retreats

Swimming Pool

Pool

Private

Heated

Heated

Kitchen Facilities

kitchen

Oven

Dishwasher

Cooking Utensils & Cutlery

Toaster

Cooker

Microwave

Fridge / Freezer

Coffee Machine

Kettle

Amenities

Washing Machine

BBQ

Hair dryer

Towels provided

Patio

Linen provided

Highchair

Villa

Iron

Balcony

Beach Towels

Heating

Terrace

Cot

Separate Kitchen

Entertainment

Cable/satellite TV

Free Wi-Fi

Smart Tv

Wireless Internet

Netflix streaming service - requires own account

DVD Player

Internet access

TV

Children Television Networks

Air Conditioning/Heating

Free standing fans

Safety

Fire Extinguisher

Safe Deposit

First Aid Kit

Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required

Outdoor Features

Sun Loungers

Garden

Terrace

Private Garden

Outdoor furniture

Veranda

Balcony

Roof Terrace

Suitability

CHILDREN -

PETS -

SMOKING -

RESTRICTED MOBILITY -

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS -

PARTIES

Suitable for children of all ages

No pets allowed

No smoking

Not suitable

No wheelchair access

Parties Not Allowed

Activities

Beach

Hiking/Walking

Country Walking

Places of Interest

Golf course within 30 min drive

Car Requirements

Car Recommended

Private Entrance

Secure parking

Check-in/Check-out

Express Check-in

Contactless Check-in

Guest Identification Required

Staff Follow all safety protocols from local authorities

Temperature Checks on staff

Express Check-out

Contactless Check-out

Private Check-in and Check-out

Staff wear personal protective equipment

Cleaning and Sanitization

Enhanced Cleaning Practices

Guest Accommodation cleaning can be avoided on request

Housekeeping Weekly

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

Portugal clean and safe sanitization protocol followed

Guest Accommodation sealed after cleaning

Hand Sanitizer Available

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

Plates, Cutlery, Glasses and other tableware sanitised

Nearest Airport

Funchal Airport

House Size:

  • 180
  • Ground Size:

  • 1100
  • touristicLicenceLabel

  • 111563/AL
  • Rates

    Start Date Nightly Rate (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay From
    11 Sep 2022 304 6 7+ Nights Flexible
    01 Nov 2022 224 6 7+ Nights Flexible
    01 Dec 2022 184 6 7+ Nights Flexible
    21 Dec 2022 324 6 7+ Nights Flexible
    04 Jan 2023 250 6 7+ Nights Flexible
    12 Feb 2023 280 6 7+ Nights Flexible
    19 Feb 2023 260 6 7+ Nights Flexible
    01 Apr 2023 375 6 7+ Nights Flexible
    16 Apr 2023 300 6 7+ Nights Flexible
    27 May 2023 350 6 7+ Nights Flexible
    01 Jul 2023 500 6 7+ Nights Flexible
    22 Jul 2023 575 6 7+ Nights Flexible
    03 Sep 2023 500 6 7+ Nights Flexible
    10 Sep 2023 350 6 7+ Nights Flexible
    01 Nov 2023 260 6 7+ Nights Flexible
    01 Dec 2023 230 6 7+ Nights Flexible
    22 Dec 2023 375 6 7+ Nights Flexible

    Rental & Booking Information

    The rental value varies with the number of people occupying the property, so please ensure you enter the correct dates, number of adults, children and infants. Please note that supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
    To secure your reservation we require a 30% deposit, or the full amount if you are arriving within 8 weeks. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
    A security deposit of 200€ is required, charged in advance to a credit card.
    This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 111563/AL

    Availability

    Booked Provisional Available

    Map

    Local Amenities Nearby

    AIRPORT: Funchal Airport - 35 kilometres
    BEACH: Ponta Do Sol Beach - 2 kilometres
    HIGHWAY: Madeira Expressway - 1 kilometres
    BAR: Bar - 500 metres
    RESTAURANT: Restaurant/café - 500 metres
    FERRY: Funchal Port - 25 kilometres
    GOLF: Palheiro Golf - 30 kilometres

    Reviews

    Lovely property and good location. The pool is great and very useful to have the option to have it heated. The beds are comfy and the house is quiet and peaceful. The kitchen is well designed and the fridge has the option for cubed or crushed ice, which is a winner for us! We will book again to stay here next visit. Thank you.

    Mary De Villiers   May 2022
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    Thank you for your kind words about our property!

    Incredible place! We had wonderful time there, I really recommend it.

     

    Tommi Pirttiniemi   Dec 2021
    Management comment
    Thank you!

    EIne sehr schöne Villa, mit guter Einrichtung, mit voll ausgestattete Küche, Grill, Pool, super Aussicht usw.. Wir waren 4 Personen (2 Erw., 2 Kinder 12 + 16 Jahre), haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.

    Kazimieras Kaminskas   Jul 2021
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    Danke
    Lovely Stay in nice villa

    This was a lovely stay in the very nice villa with 5 persons. The road is quite near to the ground, though parking in with a large car is a bit challenging. We ordered a heated pool, but it seams to be a bit cold. The kitchen is a dream, if you want to cook a lot as we did. Breakfast was always outside, we enjoyed the stay very much. Walking downtown is not far away, but a bit steep, be aware of this. Fully said, it was a wonderful stay

    Thomas Kaiser   Dec 2020
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    Thank you for your nice comments

    Maximal empfehlenswert! Die Villa ist ein absoluter Traum! Hätte ich nen Goldesel zuhause, würde ich sie mir nach unserem einwöchigen Aufenthalt sofort kaufen & einziehen. Pure Wohlfühloase mit atemberaubenden Blick aufs Meer

    Lola Weippert   Aug 2020
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    Vielen Dank für Ihre tollen Kommentare. Wir freuen uns, dass Sie Ihren Aufenthalt im Quinta Girassol genossen haben.
    Beautiful house

    Beautifully restored and maintained house. Well equipped with comfortable gathering areas inside and out and many thoughtful touches. Only downside is blind entrance/exit from parking area onto sharp curve - we always had someone stand across road to let us know when it was safe to back out! Short (but steep!) walk to town for restaurants.

    Jonatan Jarkia   Jan 2020
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    Thank you for your comments
    Nice villa with a nice view to the ocean

    If you decided to stay here, you'll definitely have to rent a car. Because there's no bus that go directly to (or from) this villa. The location is a bit tricky to find but once you found it, then it's not a problem anymore. Overall it was a nice villa with a nice view to the ocean. It's clean. It has 3 bedrooms (one kingsize bed, one queensize bed (both are connected by the balcony) and two single beds), two nice bathroom (one with a view and ine with jacuzzi). One restroom downstairs. Towels and bedsheets are all clean. The kitchen has a complete cooking utensils. The wifi is unfortunately only available downstairs. The pool was nice and clean. We had luck that it's still warm in November, so we didn't need it to be warmed. But it could be warmed by request. It has a garden and a gardener comes once a week. The lady who manage this house was very nice and helpful. They provided you the basic needs (bread, milk, cheese) as you arrive and just for one time. You could buy your daily needs on the supermarket located on the petrol station. Funchal is around 30 minutes car drives and the airport around 45 minutes.

    Pius Stachel   Nov 2019
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    Thank you very much for taking the time to share your opinion

    An absolutely perfect holiday destination tucked away in the beautiful hills of Ponta Do Sol. There are fantastic local restaurants nearby, beautiful views from the Villa, and I would love to go back. I'd recommend the natural swimming pools in the Northwest of the island at Porto Moniz, and visiting the 3rd highest point on the island Pico do Arieiro to watch the sunrise. A car is a must in Madeira, and the villa has its own private gated parking space. The pool is beautiful not overlooked and feels very private, the villa is beautifully decorated and kept. Highly recommended to all and would definitely stay here again without hesitation.

    Ben Martin-Richmond   Oct 2019
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    Great comments.Thank you very much indeed.
    Amazing
    Amazing villa and location could not have asked for more. Smooth process fro start to finish. Thank you
    Charles De Jesus   Sep 2019
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    Thank you very much.
    Lovely villa with fantastic views

    Lovely villa with fantastic views. Perfect base to explore the paradise of Madeira

    Stuart Mayers   Aug 2019
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    Thank you. Glad you liked it
    It was a very peaceful and relaxing place with stunning views.

    We very much enjoyed our stay, it was a very peaceful and relaxing place with stunning views. The villa was beautiful and clean. The only point we would recommend is to hire a car as the supermarket is at the bottom of the hill and the public transport isn't easy to work out.

    Jane Woodall   May 2019
    Sehr gut ausgestattet, sauber und gemütlich. Wir haben uns dort sehr wohlgefühlt.

    Sehr gut ausgestattet, sauber und gemütlich. Wir haben uns dort sehr wohlgefühlt.

    Uwe Schaulies   May 2019
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    Thank you very much for your nice comments

    Quinta Girassol is a lovely place. The view and area is amazingly beautiful and the pool is great. It was just not what we expected from the pictures. It is a great airbnb and the pool really hightens the value. The green area and the inside of the house is not as luxurious and spacious as we thought though. The house is really cold and doesnt come with many heating options and the furnitures are not very comfy. So the place was definitely at is best in sunny weather where we could stay outside and enjoy the pool.

    Anne Sofie Hoj Nielsen   Apr 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry you found the house cold. HAd you asked we would have gladly supplied you with additional heating.
    Exceeded expectations

    Property is one of the best we have stayed in. Like every property it has its minor niggles and annoyances however go beyond that and you find a wonderful holiday home. The kitchen is well equipped, albeit a knife sharpener would be a welcome addition. The bedrooms are airy and spacious and the bathrooms are both excellent. The lounge we didn't really use as we liked the kitchen/dining area or either of the two terraces. The property is south facing. In the morning the sun is on your left allowing early sun bathing or, in the afternoon, the sun is to the right to do more. The swimming pool is neither very big nor very deep but it is lovely to simply slip into to cool off. When fitting the pool cover in the evening, ensure the winding wheel is to the house side of the pool and it is placed across from the semi-circular steps. The house is really easy to find.... Once you know where it is! From Funchall airport as you arrive into Ponta do Sol there is a roundabout with a BP garage on the left. Take the 3rd exit up a hill and over three or four speed bumps with chequer board markings to a roundabout where, again, you take the 3rd exit up another hill. A garage with a green door will come to you on the left. Slow down and prepare to pull onto a short concrete driveway around a right hand corner and just before a zebra crossing. If you go over the crossing, you've gone too far. The name Girassola is on a plaque on a wall to the right hand side of a green metal sliding door. There is no doubt we will do this again in the same quinta. Thank you.

    Peter Bradley   Apr 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your comments. Hope you come to stay again.
    Lovely villa, stunning views

    A very nice, high standard villa. Beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms with comfortable beds. Cosy traditional living room. Well equipped kitchen. Outside, it was a pleasure to sit on the veranda and admire the view out to sea. It's walking distance, uphill, to the village. We didn't walk down to Punto do Sol, but it's an easy 5min drive. Our only complaint, is that there's a problem with ants in the kitchen and nothing could be left out on the units. We think the problem is that there's a leak under the sink somewhere as it did have a strong damp smell. This wouldn't put us off in staying again, but is something that needs looking at. All in all, a beautiful villa.

    Menna Hughes   Mar 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your comments. I think the ants were a one off, as we have been keeping an eagle eye but haven't seen any. We would love to welcome you back again."
    Beautiful home, great antiques, lovely grounds

    The house is beautifully cared for and well equipped. The information book left by the owner was very complete and quite helpful. We enjoyed the porch at all times of the day and found the location perfect for exploring levadas on all parts of the island.

    Melody Mcfate   Mar 2019
    Our perfect winter getaway

    Despite the pictures we were unprepared for the stunning setting and superb property. We needed nothing more for our perfect winter sun holiday. The position is excellent for a Madeiran experience. Close to all amenities but not too close. ( We hired a car for the duration and explored the island. The car parking arrangement is a bit of an "adventure" until you get used to it) The walk up from Ponta do Sol is not for the faint hearted but Nelson Lala provides an excellent taxi service 24 hours a day. The infinity pool was great, yes even in February! The house was well equipped for us to cook if we wanted with inside and outside seating options but there is plenty of choice locally to dine out.

    Philip Tidey   Feb 2019
    Super Unterkunft, sehr zuverlässige Informationen und freundliche hilfreiche Begleitung vor Ort.

    Ausgezeichnete Ausstattung, toller Pool. Wir haben uns sofort heimisch und wohl gefühlt.

    Georg Dregger   Oct 2018
    Luxurious, spacious villa in incredible setting!

    From the photographs online and reviews we had read, we had great expectations of Quinta Girassol and we are happy to report the reality did not disappoint! The setting is just idyllic - high up above the town with breathtaking views. A few reviews commented that the road was noisy, but we didn't find this at all as the villa is set above road level so it really wasn't a problem. The villa itself is stunning and well equipped with everything you could need. Tastefully decorated and furnished with luxurious bed linen, the villa interiors are beautiful. That being said we spent most of our time outdoors, as the gardens of the villa are stunning; the ground floor terrace provides shade and is a perfect place to dine, the upper floor terrace offers incredible views and the pool offers a welcome cool off from the glorious sun! Madeira itself is also a revelation - this was our first time on the island and it has so much to offer that we feel like we only just scratched the surface - mainly due to the fact we loved the Villa so much that we didn't want to leave. We will definitely be back and look forward to spending more time at Quinta Girassol and exploring Madeira.

    Danny H   Aug 2018
    Management comment
    What a super review - thank you very much indeed. We look forward to welcoming you back to Quinta Girassol
    Super Urlaub
    Das Haus war ein Traum, so wie unser ganzer Urlaub. Ein netter, persönlicher Empfang mit den wichtigsten Lebensmitteln für den ersten Tag. Der Ausblick auf das Meer mit den Delphinen und der Pool genial. Freundliche Nachbarn, saubere große Zimmer und ein voll ausgestattete Küche. Wir kommen bestimmt mal wieder.
    Thomas Heinzig   Jul 2018
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    Einige tolle Kommentare. Danke vielmals

    Wir hatten einen tollen Urlaub. Das Haus ist genauso, wie es angeboten wird, super ausgestattet, sehr sauber , einfach das richtige für einen schönen Urlaub. Allerdings ist die Straße darunter etwas laut. Wir würden sofort wieder buchen

    Claudia Rohrmüller   Jul 2018
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    Danke
    Great views and so comfortable
    This is a well equipped, clean and comfortable home. We loved the week we spent here. It is closed to towns, restaurants and shopping. We enjoyed dinners on the porch and many of the local restaurants. It's central location makes it easy to explore the island. I would definately rent here again.
    Anne Stevens   Jun 2018
    Wunderschöne Villa mit Traumblick

    Wir haben im April 2018 zehn herrliche Urlaubstage in dieser wunderschönen Villa mit einem traumhaften Blick auf das Meer und umgeben von Bananengärten verbracht und wären gerne länger geblieben. Das Haus ist sauber und sehr gut ausgestattet. Bis zum Meer, der Tankstelle mit Lebensmittelmarkt und Bäcker sind es nur wenige Minuten bergab. Der Empfang mit Schlüsselübergabe und die gesamte Abwicklung war sehr nett und umkompliziert. Danke und wir kommen bestimmt mal wieder.

    Thomas   May 2018
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    Vielen Dank für Ihre Meinung und freundliche Kommentare. Wir freuen uns, Sie wieder zu begrüßen. Thank your very much for your review and kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back.
    A lovely secluded villa with a great view.
    Quinta Girassol is a very attractive villa set high up, with a beautiful view of the garden and pool, and the ocean beyond. We had a very relaxing holiday there. We hired a car to travel around the island, as the villa is quite secluded.
    Dorothy Rudrum   Mar 2017
    Management comment
    Thank you for your 5 star review. Very much appreciated!
    Geweldig...
    Wat een mooi huis....alles erop en eraan... met een prachtig uitzicht...mooie tuin...en een heerlijk zwembad... we komen zeker terug hier....!
    Lia Beijer   Feb 2017
    Management comment
    A lovely, lovely review. Thank you. We very much look forward to your return visit.
    Terrific stay, lovely house & gardens
    We had a super time here, great house, well equipped with stunning views. We enjoyed our evenings with such views, pool is heated and the gardens are beautiful. Would love to return in a summer soon! Great restaurant at the nearby hotel in Ponta do Sol. Highly recommend this house.
    Jenny Banbury   Feb 2017
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    Great that you had a super time and great that you have posted a super review! Thank you very much indeed. We very much look forward to your next visit.
    Terrific stay, lovely house & gardens
    We had a super time here, great house, well equipped with stunning views. We enjoyed our evenings with such views, pool is heated and the gardens are beautiful. Would love to return in a summer soon! Great restaurant at the nearby hotel in Ponta do Sol. Highly recommend this house.
    Nigel Hill   Feb 2017
    Management comment
    Great that you had a super time and great that you have posted a super review! Thank you very much indeed. We very much look forward to your next visit.
    A magical spot with stunning gardens!
    We rented this house with our two children. The house its self was fantastic. It was so nice to stay in a traditional plantation home. The house was decorated beautifully with French doors in every room facing the sea. The house is located in ponta do sol, and where Funchal was often cloudy, we would always find the sun waiting for us when we got home in ponta do sol (point of the sun). The infinity pool was amazing and a favorite spot of mine was just resting on the pool wall looking out onto the great Atlantic sea. The gardens where wonderful, with fruit trees and lush grass with a levada running right through the property. The kids had a wonderful time playing in the garden that was all gated in. In the back of the house there where many strolling levada paths, that the children and I had a great time exploring. We could also walk down into town, but you have to climb those step all the way back up. My six-year-old could do it, so there is still hope for us. I loved reading the guest book and there was a wonderful artist who stayed here and drew a picture of the house. It was just perfect. I know that Madeira is a Volcanic island, so I was prepared for all the house to be build into the mountain and road running all over it. In Ponta do Sol you can drive through the old road right along the cliffs edge and drive through a water fall, amazing! I would recommend this house to and beg you to take me with you!
    Jade V   Nov 2016
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    Thank you very much for your super review. Delighted that you enjoyed the house and the location and hope you return one day.
    A magical spot with stunning gardens!
    We rented this house with our two children. The house its self was fantastic. It was so nice to stay in a traditional plantation home. The house was decorated beautifully with French doors in every room facing the sea. The house is located in ponta do sol, and where Funchal was often cloudy, we would always find the sun waiting for us when we got home in ponta do sol (point of the sun). The infinity pool was amazing and a favorite spot of mine was just resting on the pool wall looking out onto the great Atlantic sea. The gardens where wonderful, with fruit trees and lush grass with a levada running right through the property. The kids had a wonderful time playing in the garden that was all gated in. In the back of the house there where many strolling levada paths, that the children and I had a great time exploring. We could also walk down into town, but you have to climb those step all the way back up. My six-year-old could do it, so there is still hope for us. I loved reading the guest book and there was a wonderful artist who stayed here and drew a picture of the house. It was just perfect. I know that Madeira is a Volcanic island, so I was prepared for all the house to be build into the mountain and road running all over it. In Ponta do Sol you can drive through the old road right along the cliffs edge and drive through a water fall, amazing! I would recommend this house to and beg you to take me with you!
    Jane Robertson   Nov 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your super review. Delighted that you enjoyed the house and the location and hope you return one day.
    Beautiful, relaxing, very special place.

    We found the house to be very beautiful, with a stunning, commanding view of the ocean. The house itself is very well equipped and decorated beautifully with taste! I read a review here about noise but for us we were not bothered by this, wherever you are in Madeira you can hear some cars, we have been coming to Madeira for 9 years and for us this place is the best we have rented to date, you can't beat its location, the pool, the outside dining area and the exquisite gardens. Beds are quality and linens too which is important to me! Would recommend the Whale watching in Calheta and of course the numerous Levada walks.

    Peter Davies   Nov 2016
    Management comment
    We have to agree with your comments and thank you for sharing these. Quinta Girassol has been a favourite rental property for a good few years now and we frequently have returning guests. Reading your comments I think you will be another one! See you next time.
    Wonderful Villa & Location

    This was our first time in Madeira, so decided to stay in Ponta do Sol, which we think was a good move as the weather seems to be always much better there. We had a great stay at this Villa, it was far better equipped than expected, everything you need is there, even blenders, juice makers etc etc. It is beautifully furnished and the gardens for us were the best part, landscaped and with stunning views over the sea. Vanda and the Managers were super helpful throughout, so would highly recommend staying in Ponta do Sol and this wonderful Villa!

    Nicky Vitayev   Aug 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your kind comments and recomendation. We are pleased to have exceeded your expectations!
    Thank you for you very nice review and recommendation.

    This villa was top notch and perfect for our week long stay. Amazing views, private, and quiet are always the best boxes to check and they all are here and then some. The beds were very comfortable and with quality linens. Since our visit was in March, we didn't really get to enjoy the pool, as it was a bit too cool outside most of the time to use. But is a lovely infinity pool and the water is kept at a nice temperature. The gourmet kitchen was fantastic and had everything one would need while cooking. We did not have the same problems with plumbing as mentioned before, so maybe some things were repaired. We were also surprised there were not more reviews, but were told that although this villa has had a long standing 5 star rating, but a new property management was recently hired, and all of the old reviews were lost in the process...so don't let the lack of reviews sway a decision - the place is excellent and I would highly recommend it a stay in it while exploring this beautiful island!

    Hannah Mancini   Mar 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review, and your positive comments and recommendation is certainly very much appreciated. We recently took over the reservation control and management of Quinta Girassol, but unfortunately Homeaway do not allow reviews to be carried over from management company to another. I can confirm that Quinta Girassol consistently received 5 star reviews and we hope that yours is the first of many. Thank you once again. Linda, Norberta & Ricardo - The team from OurMadeira.
    The Villa was great
    We had a great week long stay at Quinta Girassol. The property was lovely and well positioned, amazing views, the local town Ponta Do Sol was really nice too with all the amenities we needed. The refurbishment and decoration were excellent with some really nice pieces and curios. The kitchen was well provided, the bed and linen was excellent. There was damp in some of the kitchen cupboards and the plumbing left a bit to be desired, leaking fridge, leaking wash basin, a shower we could not use and the TV instructions did not work. However none of these stopped our enjoyment and other elements of the property made up for these shortfalls, Vanda the housekeeper was always available and helpful and the welcome pack was unexpected and good.
    Ben Hillson   Mar 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Quinta Girassol. We are surprised you encountered some small maintenance issues, as the owner takes particular care to ensure that everything is kept perfectly maintained. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we will ensure that these are taken care of immediately.

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