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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Canico, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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Jake T
1 review
“Fantastic villa with incredible views over the Atlantic”
Reviewed September 2, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

Wow! What a sensational villa. The 180° views over the Atlantic hit you the moment you walk in the front door and follow you as you descend through the 3 floors of the villa.

All of the rooms are very spacious, especially the living area which is joined with a peaceful reading area and dining area. As well as a bar. This room also has a high ceiling which is over looked by the landing, as well as a sky light which provides constant natural lighting. The living area and kitchen open up onto a large decking area, which has a good sized pool. As well as an outside table, Plenty of comfortable sun loungers and an outdoor sofa (A particular favourite of mine from during my stay) The decking area provides the best views Madeira has to offer over the Atlantic, and over to Funchal as well.

The villa is located in a prime location. Just 15 minutes from the airport, and just 10 minutes from the centre of Funchal. It’s easy to get everywhere. Including a good range of shops, restaurants and bars within a short walking distance.

The bedrooms are very spacious, and all air conditioned. The main bedroom has a lovely balcony with the same amazing views as everywhere else in this amazing villa. It also has a large dressing room area, and large bathroom. The villa also has a games room which is perfect for chilling out in if you have had enough of the sun. The lift which covers the 3 floors of the villa is not something you get everyday and is great if you don’t want to use the stairs.

It is impossible to tire of the amazing views, be it in the day sitting in the pool, or at night gazing at the thousands of stars in the sky, and hundreds of fishing boats on the water. I would recommend this villa very highly to anyone wishing to staying on the amazing island of Madeira.

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Management Response
10 Sep 2018
Another amazing review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Fonte Do Mar 1. Thanks for your recommendation,
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Lollie6
Level 2 Contributor
1 review
“Mrs ”
Reviewed September 1, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

Fabulous villa which is very spacious, clean and up together with an amazing view in a great location. A brilliant 10 days was had and we thoroughly enjoyed everything that this modern villa has to offer, especially its spaciousness and the incredible views both by day and night! Local amenities, beach and local restaurants all within walking distance albeit it very hilly. The city of Funchal is a 10 min drive away where you can find a wider selection of local restaurants and fine dining, most of the restaurants have set menus and wine flight deals, which are usually great value for money and actually the wine tastes pretty good.
Definitely going return in the near future and would highly recommend to anyone looking to renting a villa in Funchal.

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Management Response
10 Sep 2018
A great view. Thank you very much and we look forward to your return visit.
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Tadcatche...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Amazing Villa with Stunning Ocean Views”
Reviewed August 31, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

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.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Sep 2018
Thank you so much for your fantastic comments and stunning review. Very helpful for our future guests. Hope to Welcome you back again one of these days.
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ThomasPop...
Kitzingen, Germany
1 review
“Great Villa in a calm neighborhood but still near Funchal.”
Reviewed July 11, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

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.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jul 2018
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.
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cygnusOnT...
Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2018 for a stay in July 2018
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Management Response
10 Jul 2018
Great comments, thank you so much. Makes all of our efforts worthwhile. Look forward to your return visit.
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