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Casa Helena

Blick auf das Dorf

Indie flat with glamour

Comfortable modern holiday apartment in the middle of the village - hardly one hundred mtrs. away from the sea side. Ponta do Sol is said to be one of the most beautiful places on the south west coast of Madeira.

Ponta do Sol is said to be one of the most beautiful places on the southwest coast of Madeira.

Ponta do Sol - the most stable Madeira Sun

The focus of Ponta do Sol is one of the oldest villages in the island. The place is situated in a narrow valley at the mouth of a brook which grows very rarely to a strong river. Steep rock walls protect small and big houses to the east and to the west. To the south the pebble beach and the old quai that was built above a line of diversified rocks in the sea. To the north - behind the country road - is the new Ponta do Sol with a tiny shopping centre and further shops (small supermarket,baker's,bank, pharmacy, petrol station, wine merchant, restaurantes).

Casa Helena in Summer Time

Often happens that people of the city jungle decide to make holidays in the country side because they need to get out. After a short time they feel jittery. Ponta do Sol has the blue see, bars, winding alleys. There are as well all summer long (June to October) open air indie concerts in intimate atmosphere. For further information see

In autumn you have moreover a Micro Film Festival with amusing parties in the ancient art nouveau cinema of the village. The concerts normally happen between 10 and 1 a.m. During these hours locals and holiday guest can hardly sleep. It's better joining the concerts. Appointment online.

Casa Helena in Winter Time

Facing the winter in a dreamy village at the sea front with a glass of wine or a galao (café-au-lait) in one of the nice bars, the sun glancing on your face, the wide sea shines blue. Till the end of December you can go simming in the pebble beach. Reading and relaxing in the chairs on the terrace next to the home, preparing the fish of the day or good meat and a choice of Madeiran vegetables or fruits in the well equipped kitchen. When Middle Europe suffers from wind and cold, the sun village offers a pleasant contrast. In case of a storm from the west, the high waves and the tremendous force of nature will thrill you. 

Description of the home

Casa Helena is the above flat of a carefully restored two-storey house in the old village. It consists in a bed room (divan 195 x 160 cm), a small room with a sofa-bed (190 x 115 cm) and a small radio/CD-tuner, the modern furnitured and equipped kitchen (micro wave, oven and induction cooker, fridge and freezer, washing machine and dryer, two amazing bath rooms (one with shower, WC, bidet, the other one bathtub with massage jet, WC, bidet) and a small WC for guests, living room with TV (Portuguese and English/American programmes) as well as a open air terrace with a large sun shade, garden furniture and movabel barbecue. Sea View from the small room with the sofa bed. Free  Wifi.

The home has a climate/heating function.

To the sea side it is three minutes to walk, along the John dos Passos culture centre and some bars. Further bars and restaurants in the bay. The bay is protected against high waves by a breakwater. Closed slippers are recommended to avoid damages on your feet or legs.

Three minutes to walk into the other direction to arrive at the supermarket. For a car the home provides a separate parking space.

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