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5 reviews
A view of the house
The downstairs sun catching varanda
a well equipped kitchen diner
Spacious Lounge with french doors leading onto Verandah
Lounge with Smart TV, electric fire and wi fi
Master Bedroom leading to balcony with fabulous sea views
En suite Bathroom to Master bedroom
This is a triple bedroom with three single beds
Arriving to Airport at Santa Cruz
Sea Views across rural farmland
Santa Cruz promenade
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Gaula, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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Very good - based on 5 reviews
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carol o
Fort William, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great house with everything you need, away from the hustle and bustle of Funchal”
Reviewed 17 May 2016 for a stay in March 2016

It's hard to say anything negative about Margot and her home as they were so lovely, Margot is a real gem. The photos don't do the house justice, it is spacious and well decorated with absolutely everything you need. We loved the view of the bay and the airport and loved sitting on the huge balcony watching the planes trying to land on a windy day!Gaula is about 20-30 minutes from Funchal which is great if you don't want to stay in the city however most of the trips ( boats etc) are in Funchal, some of them will come and pick you up but you will probably have to meet them at the shop down the hill.
There are buses at the bottom of the hill which runs down from Margot's house but be warned the hill is steep and if you bus it you have to be prepared to hike up and down! Which is fine but it puts popping down to the shop for wine on the ' let's draw straws' list!
The buses can take you most places but they can take you on the old roads through the town's which can eat into your day. If you want to see the lava caves or the lava pools you will need transport, you can hire a car ( the roads are steep!) Or you can taxi it, we used a local driver and we were good to him and to be fair he was friendly and accommodating BUT he still ripped us off and that really hacked me off, a tendency to switch the meter on when he left the rank so by the time he reached us the fare was already at 7-8 euros! Not all the drivers done this but there is an eagerness bordering on rudeness from some drivers and restaurants to get your money, be aware.
I would recommend Margot's for large groups of adults that drive as it is away from the main city Funchal and can be awkward if travelling with young kids, especially after a long day and then trying to persuade them up 'the hill'. I found the bed too hard and I wasn't alone! However that's about preference! Could do with new pillows and the bath leaks in the master bedroom.
I feel these are petty gripes but you want a good sleep on holiday!
Had a good time but Don't know if I would rock back to Madeira with young kids! Maybe if I was walking with my hubby it would be different.

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Liked best: The view and the house was spacious and clean, Margot is more than lovely
Liked least: Bit awkward to get to but only if you are not driving and have young kids.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
17 May 2016
Thank you for your review Carol. I am sorry you found the mattresses hard I specifically chose them all as orthopedic as I was advised this is the best. As for pillows I replace these all regularly so thank you for the tip will do so again now. I do agree it is advisable to hire a car or use a regular driver who will stick with you for the main of your stay. I really liked you all and glad you had great fun. Margot
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Bernard G
Brierley Hill
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic Holiday”
Reviewed 22 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We stayed here in April 2015 and had a fantastic holiday. The house was in a nice quiet location with superb sea views. It was spacious, immaculately clean, beautifully furnished, had comfortable beds, and was very well equipped. The photos on the web site don't do it justice!
The owner, Margot, is very friendly and helpful with lots of local knowledge should you need any advice. I can highly recommend this house.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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AMoss50
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very well situated, comfortable villas with lovely views over the sea.”
Reviewed 7 February 2015 for a stay in October 2014
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Large and comfortably furnished property with extensive balcony, offering wonderful views over the sea. We had a very pleasant stay there.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SergeiMos...
Moscow, Russia
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Exceeding all expectations”
Reviewed 29 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

The house is true toits name - Dream House. Very spacious, tastefully decorated, enjoys stunning views, has everything one can ask for. Margot looked after us with great care and tact, she was so helpful and attentive! I can highly recommend this house and my family will definitely stay in it again if we return to Madeira

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Liked best: Space. Views. Margot
Liked least: That we had to move out at the end of our rental
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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