We stayed in Villa Babel in August 2015. The villa was spacious and perfect for our family of 12. Very clean with all amenities nearby. Swimming pool was amazing and much enjoyed..children were particularly happy. We were also very lucky to spot a whale from our balcony! Special holiday indeed..we'll be back again and for a longer holiday! Thanks for having us.
Superbe ! En un seul mot… tout était vraiment super, une magnifique maison avec de grands espaces, une vue imprenable sur l’océan, un accueil chaleureux avec le propriétaire Manuel, toujours a votre service mais invisible…les chambres soignées tout équipées, propre, une magnifique piscine… terrasse, de quoi faire des courses pas trop loin. Nous étions 16 au total avec 5 enfants et c’était parfait. je ne peu que la recommander car nous avons tous passé une excellente semaine …et avec un bon zoom…nous avons même photographié des baleines depuis la terrasse… Merci Manuel pour votre accueil et peut-être à bientôt
Pierre-André et toute la famille .. :o)
A wonderful villa set in Garajou, just 10 minutes from Funchal.
The villa is huge! Plenty of room for our party of 8 adults. Spread over 3 levels, we never felt crowded or on top of one another. In fact, sometimes it was hard to find one another! We each had our own bathroom, and there are two other "communal" ones. The furniture appears very Portuguese and is becoming for the style of villa Babel is. There is a basement room with a pool table, bar and disco lights for when the sun goes down and the views from each of the terraces and balconies are breathtaking. The pool was great for when the afternoon sun got a little too warm.
My only comment ( and it is in no way a criticism) is that the mattresses were perhaps a little hard for our taste, but that is personal preference.
Manuel the owner is lovely and extremely helpful, answering all our questions before arrival, during our stay and arranging our transfers to and from the airport. Whilst he lives on the 4th level of the villa, we barely saw him and it didn't impact on us at all.
It was easy to get around from Garajou even without a car but Madeira is very hilly so be warned! taxis into Funchal were around 20 Euros. The bus is 2.20 Euros.
All in all, we all loved our week in Madeira and at Villa Babel. Would highly recommend it and would happily stay at Babel again if visiting the beautiful island.
My friends and I have enjoyed Villa Babel a lot: the stunning views, the sunset around Funchal, the great swimming pool... Villa Babel was perfectly clean and confortable, Manuel was very kind and friendly, and helped us since the first moment with car rental and places for eating.
If you want to spend a very special and charming holidays on Madeira with your family and friends, choose Villa Babel :)
The property was immaculately decorated and generally just a beautiful villa set in a tranquil and pleasant area. The bedrooms that we used were more than satisfactory and nicely decorated. The open plan living space and games area were lovely and even more spacious than expected. We were, however, unable to use the disco lights and sound system as there were issues with them at the time. This was a shame but we moved the stereo system from the floor above and the lights in the games room were effective enough anyway. The pool and garden was lovely, relaxing and peaceful and the perfect size for me to swim everyday and the view was absolutely breathtaking. I had been surprised to find out, after booking, that the owner, Manuel, lived/would be staying on the top level. There was a separate entrance to each property, and he was a very pleasant man who was pleased to help with any questions or queries, but I felt this should have been mentioned in advance. The reason I booked a villa holiday was in order to have relaxation and privacy but found that I could not fully relax as someone came into the property about 7 or 8 times throughout our two week stay. This was to clean the rooms as each guest left, to clean the pool and also to do gardening. Had we been made aware of this in advance it would not have been an issue but that is my reason for putting it on here, so noone else has a surprise. It is very difficult to tell the owner of the property that you do not want him there. As I said, he was a very nice man but I did find it difficult. In saying that, I still absolutely loved the property, the area, and the holiday as a whole and I would happily go back again now I have the full information. I did book through a different website so it may be that booking on here you would already have the details that I was not given. The local beach was great for scuba diving and the local restaurants were fantastic, especially frango de guiia- tasty, cheap, friendly, clean and with huge portions that meant leftovers which they were happy to box up for us to take home for the next days lunch. Overall I had the most relaxing holiday I have had in years in beautiful surroundings and would do it all again in a shot. Thank you Manuel for a lovely holiday and for your help and lift into town for the boys!
Wir sind eine Gruppe von 7 Männern, die seit 25 Jahren gemeinsam Pfingsten eine Woche wegfahren. Da wir in 2012 etwas Besonderes suchten, sind wir auf die Villa Babel und Manuel gestoßen. Aufgrund unseres Jubiläums haben wir zwei Wochen gebucht.
Nach übereinstimmender Ansicht war das der mit Abstand beste Urlaub in diesen Jahren. Ein großes, freundliches und helles Haus, Swimmingpool, Grill, ‚Spielkeller‘ (seit unserem Aufenthalt auch mit einer Dartscheibe (wir sind alles Steel-Darter)), ein absolut zuvorkommender Manuel (der in der obersten Etage wohnt, den man aber nur zu Gesicht bekommt wenn man das möchte), ein spezieller Hauswein (den wir gerne genommen haben, nicht wahr Manuel :-) – mit einem Wort traumhaft.
Funchal ist mit dem Bus in 20 Minuten erreicht, in der Nähe des Hauses gibt es Einkaufsmöglichkeiten aller Art, einen Kiesstrand, und die abendlichen Sonnenuntergänge vermissen wir jetzt noch.
Dank an Manuel, mal schauen was wir zum 30jährigen so vorhaben ;-)
|Saisonpreis||Minimum Preis||Zusätzliche Nächte||pro Nacht am Wochenende||pro Woche||pro Monat||Event|
7 Nächte Mindestaufenthalt
für 7 Nächte
|Anmerkungen: Preise basieren auf 6 Gästen; pro zusätzlichem Gast werden 29 € pro Nacht berechnet.|
|Departure Cleaning||65 €|
|Erstattbare Kaution||5 €|
|Kurtaxe||5 € pro Nacht, pro Person. Dieser Betrag ist fällig bei Anreise. Für Kinder unter 18 Jahren ist sie nicht zu entrichten.|
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