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.
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.
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.
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. The infinity pool was amazing and a favourite spot of mine was just resting on the pool wall looking out onto the great Atlantic sea. The gardens where wonderful full fruit tress and lush grass with levada running all through the property. The kids had a wonderful time playing in the garden that was all gated. We could 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 and drew a picture of the house. It was just perfect.