We went to Fonte do Mar mid July 2010 for the first time, recommended by friends of ours. This is the first villa holiday we have ever been on, so were not sure what to expect!
When you go into the villa, the first thing you see is a skyline view of the ocean, which is such a great start to your holiday.
The size of the villa was extraordinary, the pictures do not do it justice! It felt like you were in a hotel, but it was all for you!
All of the rooms, which are on the first floor, were all finished to a very high spec and felt very luxurious. The master room has a flat screen TV, Ipod docking station and even its own dressing room with balcony looking over the pool and across to Funchal. All of the rooms were very spacious, had good storage for clothes etc and all had great views.
There was also a snug/games room on the first floor which had a PS3 in, which went down great with the men with a beer when us girls were getting ready for the evening!
On the first floor, was the kitchen, the utility area, and then the main living area. This is nice and open plan, with a seating area, dining area, bar and then lounge with a flat screen TV, Blue Ray player and amazing Ipod docking station to listen to when you are relaxing by the pool! All of downstairs had sliding doors which opens right out onto the pool area.
The pool area is very spacious, has loads of seating/sun bathing space (handy as we had great weather!!) The pool is the perfect size, and was used a lot to cool down in the day, we even used it in the evenings when staying in having BBQs and watching the sunset!
It is a short walk down to the town, where there are supermarkets, and a few restaturants and bars if you want to wander out of an evening. Also Funchal is only a short drive, which has a lovely harbour and promenade, and good restaurants.
All in all, we had a fantastic week staying here and would definitely recommend to anybody, be it a group of friends, couples or families, as it has something for everyone.
Would definitely go back to this villa again.
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