This year we were looking for a holiday with peace and quiet in mind, together with quality accommodation to relax in. This property delivered both.... in abundance.
This was by far, the best holiday villa we have ever stayed in.
The most wonderful location with uninterrupted and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and hills and mountains to the rear.
The villa itself is beautifully presented and has been intelligently arranged with attention to detail in every way.
When we arrived, we were met by José who was charming, friendly and obviously very proud (and rightly so) to be showing us around his beautiful house
Spacious and perfectly appointed (sorry to sound like an estate agent....but) the way this property is laid out means you have total privacy, with wonderful views from any window, The pool is terraced below the gardens with sunbeds and a little further down the path, a viewing gallery across the Atlantic, all offering a totally different aspect wherever you are within the property.
The village of Ponta do Pargo is a short 3 or 4km drive away or can be walked to in around 30 minutes or so (depending how fit you are!!!).
It has some small shops and an ATM at the bank.
There are a number of really nice restaurants and bars in Ponta do Pargo, all with friendly and cheerful staff.
Food and drink locally is really good and very reasonably priced......but beware of the Poncha..... it is the local rocket fuel and a couple of decent glasses will get you rockin' :-)
For bigger supermarkets, we found a couple in / near Calheta (about 15km away, but a nice drive through the hills, so not a chore)
Suggest you would need a hire car to get around and see the rest of the island.
Funchal, Porto Moniz, São Vicente, Praia da Calheta, Paúl da Serra are all well worth a visit and within easy striking distance for a day out
A walk locally along the, Levada da Ponta do Pargo, is pretty fab also.
If you want mad nightlife and clubs, this wouldn't be the place for you but, If you want an excellent place to stay at a more leisurely and relaxed pace, this will tick all the boxes.
I cannot recommend this holiday property highly enough.
We had a fabulous week, at a beautiful property in a wonderful location, owned by lovely people.
5 Stars all round and can't wait to return
Thank You José :-)
Andy & Pamela