Sonho | 70221

House in Gaula, with magnificent sea view, 5 km from the airport, 15 km from Funchal city centre, 5 km from the water park at Santa Cruz, 26 km from the Madeira Thematic Park in Santana, 200 m to the next café, supermarket and restaurant, 800 m to Gaula’s street market, three floors, lounge with dining area, terrace with spectacular sea view, sun loungers, outside dining possibility, 1 suite with full bathroom, 4 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 cloakroom, fitted kitchen, sleeps 6 adults + 3 children, self catering.

4 Total no. of bedrooms
9 Sleeps

from 71.00 per day
Villa, Vacation House
Self Catering
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description Description

Lovely house in Gaula, enjoying a magnificent sea view an ideally located near everything. It is 5 km from the airport, 15 km from Funchal city centre, 5 km from the water park at Santa Cruz and 26 km from the Madeira Thematic Park in Santana that attracts visitors of all ages. It is 200 m to the next café, as well as to supermarket and restaurant, 800 m to Gaula’s street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with three bars and shops nearby.  A waterpark with great amusement for both children and adults is only 5 minutes drive. 

Spread over three floors, the house comprises a large lounge with dining area with direct access to a good sized terrace with spectacular views of the surroundings and the ocean, with sun loungers and outside dining possibility, 4 bedrooms (1 master room with 2 single beds as a King Size double bed, ensuite bathroom and balcony with sea view, 1 double room with direct sea view, 1 double room with side sea view, 1 room with 3 single beds designed for children as there is no view), 1 full family bathroom with corner bath, 1 cloakroom and a well fitted kitchen with utility room off.

Sleeps 6 adults + 3 children, self catering.

kitchen Amenities and facilities

hotel Bedrom

4 Total no. of bedrooms
2 Double beds
5 Single beds
1 Baby beds
1 Baby highchairs

wc Bathroom

2 Bathrooms
1 Guest WC
1 Rooms with ensuite

terrain Outside Facilities

Mountais view
Sea view
Private parking

radio Inside Facilities

Fire place / Stove
Wireless Internet connection
Cable/Satellite TV

kitchen Kitchen Equipment

Coffee machine
Dish washer
Pots pans
Wash machine

priority_high Suitable

Pets subject to previous aproval
Non smoking property
Wheelchair not suitable
Elderly or infirm Suitable
Children welcome

rowing Sports and outdoor

Horseback riding

streetview Sights and attractions

Theme Park

edit_location Location - Area

Like most of the civil parishes on Madeira Island, Gaula is surrounded by legends. One of them evolves around a novel.

Accounts state that Gaula owes its name to the influence of cavalry Romans, namely from the Amadis de Gaula novel. Throughout its history, the parish has always been the home of noble families, such as Lançarote Teixeira de Gaula. However, amongst the settlers there were Portuguese people, representative of the different social classes of the time: clergy, nobility and commons.

The oldest documents regarding the civil parish of Gaula date back to the year 1509, the time when King D. Manuel granted the creation of the chaplaincy of Santa Maria da Luz. At present, the civil parish has two ecclesiastic parishes: Nossa Senhora da Luz and Achada de Gaula. However, the place only became a civil parish in 1558.

Today, Gaula has about 3 thousand inhabitants, in an area of 707 hectares (1,747 acres). The most important economic activities include handicraft, namely embroidery, wickerwork(made of wicker, belonging to the Salicáceas family, with long thin and flexible branches), heather brooms (plants of the Ericáceas family, spontaneous), carpentry, bread-making, dairy produce, traditional trade and agriculture.

Due to its privileged location, halfway between the sea and the mountain, the parish has grown a lot in the recent years as a residential area. One would say that this is a civil parish with a lot of potential, still open to be explored.

Gaula has a warm summer, with somewhat high temperatures and a mild winter.


Airport distance Funchal (FNC) 5 kms
Beach 15 min
Shopping 200 m
Restaurant 200 m
Bar 200 m
Waterpark 5 km
Golf 4 km

date_range Availability

library_books Terms

Minimum rental (days) 7

Payment info

Deposit due 3 Days after booking, Amount 30.00 %
Balance due 35 Days before arrival
Earliest arrival time 15:00:00
Latest departure time 11:00:00

cancel Cancellation terms

35 Days before arrival Deposit + 100 %

rate_review Reviews


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

December 2016

This is a fantastic place to stay - spacious, well-equipped, homely and clean. The house itself is really big and would easily accommodate a family or mixed group of friends. The facilities are really good and the kitchen has almost everything you could hope for if you enjoy making the most of Madeira's fantastic local produce. However, the best thing about the house is its location. It is up a hill in a quiet area with friendly bars in walking distance and lovely towns a few minutes away in the car. Funchal is about 15 minutes away. From both terraces (master bedroom above and the one on the lower floor) you have a view of the hillside around you and of the airport below, so you can watch the landings and take-offs throughout the day, while being far enough away not to hear anything. Margaret is a lovely host, who was keen to ensure we had everything we needed: she even did some shopping for us because we were landing on Christmas Eve after the shops had closed. We will certainly stay here again if we return to Madeira. Many thanks, Margaret.


Brussels, Belgium

April 2017

Nice hostess, the house is even better than it is presented on the site, it is about 5 minutes from the highway and 15 minutes from the beach, but it is calm, the view on the ocean and mountains from the height of its position is extraordinary. We were happy with our three children and vividly recommend Margot and her house

Mrs Sara

Amadora, Portugal

March 2017

Great house for a big family, with a lot of space, well-preserved.



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