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Villa Babel, Large Villa with Private Pool in Madeira

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Last updated: 09/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Privacy, peacefulness and plenty of sunshine. Our Villa in Madeira has an unobstructed Atlantic Ocean view.
Self catering accommodation in Madeira of a very high standard, offered in twin or double rooms with en-suite bathrooms and sea-view balconies, private parking and swimming pool all for a relaxing holiday in Madeira.
A great range of amenities within walking distance and our villa in Madeira, is just 20 mins away from the airport... you can relax as soon as you arrive to Madeira Island. Villa Babel is the ideal choice for those who prefer the calm and privacy of the pool to the noise and crowds of mass tourism. Whether a family or a large group our private villa will undoubtedly impress and satisfy the self-catering traveler who enjoys being in control of his holiday.

Are we near local amenities?: Yes, the Garajau High Road is a short walk away and there you find a variety of small shops and quality, bars, cafes & restaurants supermarkets etc... all working till late to make your stay easy and more enjoyable.

Are there public transports?: Yes, there is a hourly bus service to down town Funchal. The journey takes just over 30mns and the last service is a 11pm. There is also a Taxi service. Just ask for the contact number of one of our recommended taxi drivers.
As in all self catering holidays, car hire makes it all the more comfortable and we may be able to get your a preferred rate from our recommended rent-car-car company. Just ask.

What activities can we enjoy?: Amongst a number of experiences our guests can enjoy we recommend:
Scuba diving (go to Galo Diving Club 10mns drive away)
Dolphin watch (occasionally seen swimming in the sea below the villa)
Toboggan trip (slide downhill in the safe hands of experienced 'carreteiros' - go to Monte)
Levada Walking (fantastic walks in the UNESCO protected forests - see our site for details)
Fishing (daily trips from Funchal Marina - Pre booking Only)
Wine Tasting (go to Madeira Wine Lodges - Funchal)
Half-Day Island Tours (explore the Island's Nature at your own pace - Pls ask for details)
Art Sacra Museum (go to Funchal )
Sandy Beach (check Calheta Beach on the West of the Island )
One day cruise to Porto Santo Island (please ask for details )
If you don't want to go far, just pick a selection from the many Portuguese Wines available at the local supermarket & relax by the poolside


Property Type

  • Villa
  • 650 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 2-14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 6: 1 double, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib

    Family Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Children's room...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 king

    Granny's Room...moreless

  • Quality accommodation. Ample living & dinning area. All rooms ( except the Granny's room ) with 'En-Suite' facilities and sea-view balconies Mesmerizing views over the Ocean....moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Towels and linen are included and are changed every 7 days. The villa is fully cleaned before arrival. The pool is serviced/maintained weekly, normally on Tuesdays. Our guests, are kindly reminded that recycling is compulsory in Madeira. More details available on arrival. The villa is suitable for families with children. No smoking inside the house and no pets. Free wireless broadband ( must bring your own laptop )...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Must bring your own DVD's...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Games Room has a pool table and bar ( drinks not supplied ). There are sofas and a 50' TV....moreless

  • Games:

    Cards & Domino's...moreless

  • Music Library:

    A small selection of CD's is available....moreless

  • Pool Table:

    available in the games room...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Available on the Games room TV...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    One the the Living Area and another in the Games Room...moreless


  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Botanical Garden
  • Forests
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Ample dinning area with seating for up to 114 guests...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking:

    Both on site and street parking free....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Cars can be left either inside or on the street. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully Equipped Kitchen ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Drinks fridge plus fridge freezer with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    All rooms have sea viewing balconies....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Can be hired from the e-bike shop near the Reid's Hotel...moreless

  • Boat:

    Fishing trips can be organised please ask for details...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large Solarium with sun-chairs by the poolside...moreless

  • Golf:

    Palheiro Golf is the nearest Golf Course ( about 15mns by car )....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We have some exotic fruits in the garden namely, Passion Fruit, Figs, Loquats, Goiaba Arassais & Pitangas but if there are no fruits left you can always find more in our Farmers Market down Town....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There's a BBQ on the garden adjacent to the Kitchen...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Large infinity swimming pool...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add €40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit €5
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


Minimum Rental in Low Season: 4 Guests staying 1 week

Minimum Rental in High Season: 8 Guests staying 1 week

Children of up to 8yrs old get a 40% discount each ( Low Season Only ).

A reservation deposit of 20% is required.

Remaining balance payable on arrival.

Large families & groups are welcome and discounted rates may apply.

Quotations available on request.

Extended stays possible. POA

Prices: are per person per week of stay on a 2 guests per room basis.

Minimum occupancy/rental: 4 guests staying 3 nights

Rental includes: One change of bed linen & Bath towels per week, electricity, gas, hot water & Wi-Fi Internet access ( Computer not provided )

Deposit: 20% of rental required to secure the booking

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Last updated: 09/13/2015
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10 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Madeira Airport
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Funchal Harbour
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Palheiro Golf
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
Nearest Beach
Garajau Beach

Car: Recommended

Situated in the Garajau village overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Villa Babel is only a short walk away from the High Road. There you can find a number of quality restaurants, bars & cafes with a good range of local gourmet awaiting to be explored. For seashore swimming just walk down the Garajau Beach just below 'Christ the King' statue; an amazing setting right in the heart of Garajau's Natural Reserve.

We are only 10 mins by car to Funchal, the capital of Madeira. There you can take a dolphin & whale watching boat trip or simply treat yourself to a wine tasting visit to the Madeira Wine Cellars. To complement you holiday, visit the Reid's Hotel for an afternoon tea in the 'good-old' colonial style.

For a good night's entertainment which includes dinner, drinks and a truly professional show try the Pestana Casino in Funchal.

Locally in Garajau there is entertainment nightly in the Don Pedro Hotel.

Otherwise, just bring your favorite music and relax in our ample lounge.

Other Activities: whale & dolphin watching

Golf: Golfers will be pleased to know that the 18-hole Palheiro golf course is no more than a 10minute drive. Classic Madeiran hills, ridges and deep valleys have all been incorporated into the terrain to produce a dramatically interesting course, with stunning views over the Funchal Bay.

The spectacular 27-hole Santo da Serra golf course (also known as Campo de Golfe and home to the Madeira Island Open) is just over 20mns drive away. This is Madeira’s oldest golf course. It sits high up on a plateau and is marvelously scenic with inspirational views back up the mountains and out over the Atlantic below


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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

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Funchal #411591ha

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