Casa Brilho do Sol

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Sleeps: 4 - 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2


Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

This charming villa is situated in the lush mountainside of Pazares on the southwest coast of Madeira, offering outstanding views out over the azure Atlantic. With a quant village on your doorstep as well as the coastal town of Calheta just ten minutes-drive away you will have a variety of amenities close by. And with activities ranging from surfing, canoeing and spectacular hiking all within easy reach you’ll love to embrace the great outdoors.

Accommodating up to six guests this lovely villa offers bright relaxing spaces, all finished in tasteful modern décor. As you enter you will be welcomed by a delightful open-plan living-dining room, bathed in natural light through a bank of glass doors that open onto the terrace. With a comfortable seating area and a large dining table you will love to entertain in this peaceful space, appreciating the stunning sea views.

Upstairs, the three attractive bedrooms are all finished with modern neutral décor with delightful pops of colour. Two of the rooms benefit from those spectacular panoramic views as well as access on to a sun-drenched terrace, ensuring a coffee under the gentle morning sun or a romantic nightcap in the warm evening air are just moments from the luxury of your bed.

The exterior space at Casa Brilho do Sol maximises the wonderful vistas on offer, with panoramic views over the lush countryside down to the azure Ocean below. As you open the glass doors in the living area you will step out onto the fantastic terrace, where you’ll find shady seating areas as well as an inviting outdoor pool where you’ll love to cool off in the hot Madeiran sun. For budding chefs, you’ll love the traditional barbecue where you can cook up some local delights, serving them up to your guests on the stylish dining area where you can enjoy the balmy evenings chatting late into the night.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • A car would be beneficial to appreciate all the activities just a short drive from the villa
  • The location is semi-rural optimising its peaceful setting

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Heating Waterfront

The Villa

if you’re looking for an unassuming and modern 3-bedroom, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside we think Casa Brilho do Sol is the holiday for you!

Ground Floor
- Twin bedroom
- Communal bathroom
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Utility room

First Floor
- Two Double bedrooms, with balconies
- Communal bathroom

- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access (6.75m x 2.75m, with a depth of 1.5m)
- Barbecue
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Pergola
- Poolside shower
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers


About the surrounding area of Casa Brilho do Sol
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The villa is situated just minutes from the village of Prazeres in the relatively rural southwest region of Madeira. This quaint little village is considered one of the most picturesque on the Island surrounded by majestic mountains, lush green valleys and beautiful nature trails. And with a charming little animal farm, herb garden and tea rooms, you and your family will love to while away the day here. Also, within easy reach, is the alluring Jardim do Mar, quite literally the garden of the sea, a scenic coastal area boasting three pebble beaches backed by spectacular scenery. And with access to the best waves on the Island surf is most definitely up!

Just five minutes-drive down the road you can find the livelier village of Calheta. This pretty area is a very popular spot due to its beautiful sandy beaches and crystal-clear water, where many activities from snorkelling and canoeing to surfing and windsurfing are all on offer, ensuring the whole family are kept entertained. The area also boasts wonderful historic churches and a variety of shops bars and restaurants. And for something a little different, the sugar cane museum and working factory is well worth a visit, where you’ll enjoy a slice of delicious traditional honey cake and glass of Poncha on your way round.

42km east you’ll discover Madeira’s historic capital Funchal, amidst banana plantations and wonderful gardens where flowers bloom all year round in the shelter of the verdant mountains. Funchal is a beautiful city, relaxed by day and exciting by night. You’ll love to amble along its picturesque seafront promenade enjoying a drink in one of its many beachfront bars. From here take the cable car to Monte, where you can visit the world-renowned Monte Palace Tropical Garden. And to get back to the Old Town from Monte don’t miss sliding down the steep hill on a traditional wicker toboggan! Once in the old town, be sure to visit some of the fabulous restaurants serving mouth-watering skewered meats, alongside exquisite tapas and heavenly desserts such as honey cake and passion fruit pudding. Football fans will also enjoy a visit to a museum in honour of Madeira’s best loved son Cristiano Ronaldo here.

There are a wide range of activities on offer on the Island, but one of the most breath-taking has to be a glorious hike along some of the 2,092 kilometres of narrow stone irrigation channels known as levadas, criss-crossing Madeira's lush mountainous countryside into the Laurisilva forest. In fact, three stunning trails can be found within easy reach of your villa. And for the adrenaline junkies amongst you, try your hand at the many mountain-bike trails that plunge and ascend this beautiful landscape, or throw yourself into some canyoning, which will have you sliding over cascades and abseiling down waterfalls.

For the more serene, a wine tasting tour is a must. Head to Camara de Lobos, a lovely traditional fishing village 39km east for a free Madeira wine tasting experience at local producer Henriques & Henriques. Or perhaps the black lava bathing pools of Porto Moniz, 26km north, will provide the perfect trip, where the meeting of Atlantic waves and a prehistoric volcanic eruption has formed spiky rings of black lava rock along the waterfront turning it into one of the world's weirdest and most beautiful swimming baths.

However, you like to spend your holiday, Madeira’s year-round climate and stunning natural scenery, from sublime mountain ranges, rugged cliffs, lush forests and delightful flower gardens, will provide you with everything you need to enjoy a wonderful holiday experience. 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Madeira Airport


Nearest Village Prazeres


Nearest Restaurant Restaurante Casa Grelhados Prazeres Rurais


Nearest Bar/Pub Pukiki Tiki Bar


Nearest Beach Praia da Calheta


Nearest Golf Palheiro Golf


Nearest Tennis Campo de Ténis - Ponta do Sol


Nearest Ferry port Funchal Harbour


About the area

About Calheta

Calheta, meaning ‘Small Cove’, is where many tourists flock to in order to indulge in beautiful man-made beaches beaches and striking scenery.

This part of Madeira is formed of several municipalities, each with something unique and special to offer. Calheta Village is an ideal place to start especially if you enjoy a stiff drink! An old sugar cane factory still produces one of the world’s most respected white rums – Aguardente…perhaps you want to leave this part of your holiday till late in the evening!

Jardim do Mar is where you will find many of the locals on dawn patrol, taking to the waves and surfing. The waters can both be heavy and flat, making them ideal for abilities of surfer. Akaw!
For lovers of seafood, you should look no further than Paul do Mar. This is a village where most of the fisherman work out of, so you know you’ll be able to find the catch of the day here.

For those who have travelled to Madeira for its inland beauty, then look no further than Arco da Calheta and Prazeres. Within these locations you won’t only be able find some stunning hiking trails, but you’re also likely to stumble across some traditionally styled Parishes and unforgettable views.

Local Public Holidays

1st January - New Year's Day
40 Days before Easter - Carnival Tuesday
21st March - Good Friday & Easter Sunday
25th April - Liberty Day
1st May - Worker's Day
10th June - Portugal Day
8 weeks after Easter - Fest of Corpus Christi
1st July - Madeira Day
15th August - Our Lady of Assumption Day
5th October - Day of the Republic
1st November - All Saint's Day
1st December - Restoration of Independence Day
8th December - Immaculate Conception Day
25th December - Christmas Day
26th December - Boxing Day

Getting There

Madeira is served by Madeira International Airport Cristiano Ronaldo CR7, Funchal.

From the UK:
Direct flights are available from London on Air Portugal, British Airways, easyJet  and many others. Chartered flights are also available from several other UK airports.


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Casa Brilho do Sol is the perfect villa for any family. They will love the spacious open plan living room with all mod-cons, and a lovely outdoor pool in which to play

A wide variety of activities are on offer in the immediate local area, from snorkelling and canoeing to surfing and windsurfing as well as some beautiful hiking trails

Beaches – There are three quiet beaches in Jardim do Mar as well as a lovely family friendly sandy beach in the more popular Calheta

Santa Maria de Colombo Boat trip - Looking straight out of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ the Santa Maria is a replica of Christopher Colombus’s ship that kids will absolutely love. The boat leaves twice a day for a trip out to sea looking to spot dolphins and whales. In the summer the boat will often drop anchor so you can jump in to the sea to cool off.

Whale Museum, Canical - The whale museum or Museu da Baleia is around 20 minutes-drive past the airport in a sleepy little fishing village. With audio sets (for adults and kids), it’s a great little place for a visit.

Cable Car ride, Funchal – This 20-minute cable car ride is a fantastic way to see the beautiful Island of Madeira from above and children will love spotting things as you travel up the mountain. The Monte Gardens at the top are also a great way to cool off in the Summer as they are so shaded, they also boast some wonderful ornamental gardens.

Toboggan ride, Funchal - If you take the cable car to the top of the main hill in Funchal one of the traditional ways to come back down again is by a wicker toboggan. Children will love this hair-raising activity!

Outdoor pools - Madeira’s outdoor pools are spectacular. The most famous, at Porto Moniz, are a lovely collection of natural swimming pools formed by volcanic lava. There is also a children’s pool here.

The Madeira Theme Park, Santana – This magnificent space is dedicated to the history, science and tradition of the Madeira Islands. A replica of the Monte train, traditional oxcarts and nets, a traditional Santana house, a windmill, a maze and even a lake are some of the Park’s fantastic attractions.

São Vicente Caves - The caves at São Vicente were formed when the lava from the volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago forced the hot liquid through the rock. Now it is possible to walk through some of these passageways which give a fascinating insight in to the geology of the area. There is a great museum and 3D cinema as part of the experience.

The Madeira Skywalk, Cabo Girão - Stand on the glass over 560 metres above the sea for draw-dropping views down the cliffs.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • DVD
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • Welcome Pack Included
  • Grocery Pre-shop Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €200, charged to clients' credit card 48 hours prior to the arrival and refunded in full after departure, subject to full damage inspection
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? €80 to be paid in cash upon arrival
Tax Included in the rental price
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 5 nights
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping is not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Pool heating charge? €35 per day, to be paid in cash upon arrival

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 6, it will cost an additional £25 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 14th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £860 £1,204
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £1,081 £1,514
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 £885 £1,239
Apr 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 £1,131 £1,583
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 13th 2020 £909 £1,273
Jul 13th 2020 - Sep 21st 2020 £1,131 £1,583
Sep 21st 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 £909 £1,273
Dec 21st 2020 - Jan 3rd 2021 £1,131 £1,583
Jan 3rd 2021 - Apr 16th 2021 £909 £1,273

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 6, it will cost an additional €27 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 14th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €941 €1,317
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €1,183 €1,656
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 €968 €1,355
Apr 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 €1,237 €1,731
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 13th 2020 €995 €1,393
Jul 13th 2020 - Sep 21st 2020 €1,237 €1,731
Sep 21st 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 €995 €1,393
Dec 21st 2020 - Jan 3rd 2021 €1,237 €1,731
Jan 3rd 2021 - Apr 16th 2021 €995 €1,393

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 6, it will cost an additional $30 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 14th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $1,038 $1,453
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $1,305 $1,826
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 $1,067 $1,494
Apr 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 $1,364 $1,909
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 13th 2020 $1,097 $1,536
Jul 13th 2020 - Sep 21st 2020 $1,364 $1,909
Sep 21st 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 $1,097 $1,536
Dec 21st 2020 - Jan 3rd 2021 $1,364 $1,909
Jan 3rd 2021 - Apr 16th 2021 $1,097 $1,536

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Wonderful place to stay...

    Posted by Erlend on 19/02/2019

    This Villa has everything you need - Lovely Rooms, Good cooking facilities, pool, BBQ and wonderful views.

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