Quinta Girassol is a beautifully-restored rural retreat, overlooking the sunny south coast of Madeira.

This delightful ocean-view home is ideal for families and groups of friends, with it’s spacious gardens, outdoor swimming pool and expansive sea views.

A shaded terrace across the front of the quinta is ideal for al-fresco dining, and relaxing evenings with a glass of local Madeiran wine. Indoors, a homely lounge leads to a well-equipped kitchen with direct access to the dining terrace. There are three bedrooms on the first floor – two double rooms (one of which is en-suite) and one twin room – with two of the rooms opening onto a large sea view balcony. There are also two additional shared bathrooms.

Quinta Girassol’s outdoor pool occupies the south facing sea view terrace, surrounded by its beautiful gardens. Unique among our self-catering quintas on the island, Girassol’s garden also has it’s own working levada – Madeira’s famous man-made water channels, which transport rainwater from inland sources high in the mountains and distributed it across the coastal towns and villages.

We’ll usually recommend including a hire car during your stay, and the south coast village of Ponta do Sol is a five-minute drive away – home to some of our favourite restaurants and café bars. To the east, it’s a twenty-minute drive along the coast to the capital Funchal, and the high peaks and seacliffs of the north coast are a short drive away.


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