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Luxurious villa by the beach with barbecue and terrace overlooking the sea

Bedrooms 4
Space 300 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, seating six adults and two children; 100 meters from the beach

Whether you're looking for a family beach holidays, a romantic get away, a wonderful retreat or secluded beachside paradise, Villa Retiro Praia is the right place for you! It has DIRECT and PRIVATE ACCESS to a BEACH with golden, fine sand and blue flag!

Villa Retiro Praia is located in a private luxury condominium with doorman completely fenced.

The minimalist, modern and comfortable decor invites you to rest. The 4 bedrooms are spacious and two of them have en-suite bathroom.

The house is equipped with two cribs and a baby stroller. We also have four bicycles at your disposal during your stay.

We suggest you to relax in the comfortable loungers on the terrace sunbathing or under a sun umbrella or watching the sky full of stars at night! Or you can go to Praia do Ribeiro Salgado with blue flag, 100 meters from the house, through a private grove of palm trees. Our guests have special prices on On Water Academy, where all the family can have fun doing activities as paddle surf, surf, kite surf or windsurf!

The kitchen is superbly equipped with electrical appliances of high quality so that nothing is missing. There is a barbecue. There is garden furniture so you can rest or spend time with family fun. There is a garage with storage room for one car and four bicycles with baby/children's seat for your use.

There are public transports along the road that you can easily use if you don't want to rent a car. A bicycle path initiates near the villa and travels along the coast allowing you to have walks or ride a bicycle.

Your holidays will be UNFORGETTABLE!

Retiro Praia is the ultimate in Porto Santo self catering accommodation. This magnificent villa accommodates up to 6 people and is situated at 100m from the superb 9 Km golden beach, 300m from restaurants, coffees and ATM, 1750m from the golf course and 2,5 Km distance from the city centre.

Here, our guests become our friends and return every year.

Direct flights to Porto Santo:

From Lisbon, Portugal - TAP Air Portugal (

From London, UK - Thomson Airways (

From Paris, France - Enter Air (

From Alicante, Spain - TAP Air Portugal (

From Madrid, Spain - SATA International ( / TAP Air Portugal (

From Las Palmas, Spain - SATA International ( / Air Europa (

From Milan, Italy - Neos Air (

From Lille, France - Air France (

From Zurich, Switzerland - Air Berlin (

Direct flights to Porto Santo change regularly based on demand. For a more up to date list contact directly the airlines or your travel operator.

There are also regular flights from several companies around the world that fly directly to Madeira island, from where you can then connect to Porto Santo easily.

Madeira to Porto Santo connection:

Daily flight connection with a 20 minutes journey - SATA Air Açores (

Daily ferry connection with a 2 hours and 30 minutes journey - Porto Santo Line (

More Details

Beatriz Noronha
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Beatriz Noronha

The villa was inicially built for our Family holidays. Casa do Retiro Praia was created as a Family business. Our passion is to receive travellers all around the world in our villas and welcome them and make them feel they're home! We work hard together to assure our guests have the most luxurius stays in the most idilic places - Madeira Island and Porto Santo Island.

Beatriz Noronha purchased this house in 2010


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Campo De Baixo, Portugal

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • mobile phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Suite amarela com casa de banho privativa - 1 large double bed , Quarto com casa-de-banho privativa
    Quarto rosa - 1 single bed
    Quarto azul - 1 single bed
    Suite verde com casa-de-banho privativa - 2 single bed , Quarto com casa-de--banho privativa
  • Single floored house with a suite with double bed and private bathroom. The other suite has two single beds and another private bathroom. The remaining two rooms have both a double bed. All rooms are equipped with spacious wardrobe. Pure cotton sheets and bath towels and beach and a hairdryer are provided free of charge. Very comfortable beds with orthopedic mattresses.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Housekeeper
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The dining area has easy access to the kitchen and is equipped with dining table and chairs for 8. There is also an outdoor table with chairs for 8 and a large parasol. The house has excellent and large outdoor areas with lawns and parking. The terrace has a panoramic balcony where you can sunbathe or enjoy the view over a barren landscape of palm trees during the day and a black and starry sky at night. The house has a private outdoor parking and also a private and closed garage. We provide four bicycles during your holidays (two of them with baby chairs).


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Luxurious villa by the beach with barbecue and terrace overlooking the sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Ankeny, IA USA

Wonderful property, ideal location, highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in Porto Santo, and the foundation of our vacation was a stay at Villa Retiro Praia. The home looked exactly as it did in photos, had great outdoor and indoor spaces, perfect for our traveling party of 6 to spread out. It's a few minutes to the beach, where we experienced great weather every day and uncrowded space to relax and enjoy the warm water.

The entire home is well-appointed, from kitchen to bedrooms to garage; bikes are available, the washer is high-capacity, clotheslines make drying easy, outdoor seating is perfect for enjoying the evening weather. Housekeeper Claudia provided a great overview of the property and had answers to any questions about the property.

The location is great, a short walk to not only the beach, but several great restaurants; a convenient takeaway is a few minutes away, as is a mini-market sufficient for most needs. The city center is a 20-minute walk that's easy to make or a 4 Euro taxi ride.

We look forward to visiting Porto Santo, and staying at this home, again in the future.

- Brian

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian, thank you so much for your amazing review and for coming from so far away to visit the beautiful and peaceful island of Porto Santo. We were delighted to welcome you and feel so happy you enjoyed the villa and that you will visit us again in the future! We really hope you had a nice flight back home and are looking forward to welcome you again! Kindest Regards, Family Noronha
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Beautiful property, beautifully decorated and with all the commodities as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Porto Santo and would like to thank the Noronha family for their warm welcome into their property . Beautifully decorated and safe. Very close to all the amenities and most of all very close to the beautiful sandy beach. A restful place away from the stress of London, really what we needed! We are looking forward to return soon with the rest of our family as the house fulfills all our needs. Peaceful, clean, private and most of all very private . Thank you Mr Noronha and family .

Warmest regards ,

Ana and Paulo Moreira

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! Thank you so much for your review about our villa and for taking the time to write it. It was a pleasure for us to receive you in our home! We are looking forward to meet the rest of your Family! Kindest Regards, Tito, Cristina and Beatriz Noronha
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A very special place for a wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely holiday at Casa do Retiro in Porto Santo and would like to thank you sharing your beautiful house with us. We had excellent weather and spent a lot of time on the beach, as well as exploring the island. We had some good meals in the local restaurants and so I didn't have to cook - a real holiday for me. My mother was very grateful for the chair you provided which we took to the beach and she also enjoyed relaxing at the villa. Your house is absolutely wonderful and is very elegantly furnished - but also feels very welcoming and homely. The surroundings are so peaceful and the neighbours we met were very friendly. In fact everyone we met on the island was friendly and happy to see us. We don't speak Portuguese but this was never a problem. The facilities and equipment at the villa are first class and Claudia looked after us very well - welcoming us on arrival and providing housekeeping for us during the week. We also bought some tasty bread from the man who delivers it to the door. This was our second time of visiting the island - we stayed in a hotel the first time - but your villa and everything that it offers made for a much more enjoyable and relaxing holiday. Our party was 3 generations- a 20 year old, two 50 somethings and an an active 88 year old grandmother. We all loved it and all took advantage of the beautiful beach and warm sea - and for anyone reading this review - yes, it really is as gorgeousl as it looks! Thanks once again to the Noronha family for sharing their home - we hope to be able to return again soon. Sue

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your experience. It is really so meaningful for us to know your opinion. Thank you so much. Kindest Regards, Family Noronha Casa do Retiro, Madeira Island, Homeaway number 468902 Casa do Retiro Praia, Porto Santo Island, Homeaway number 810290
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Perfect holidays in a perfect house!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to stay in your house on Porto Santo Island! We love the beach and the way to the beach between the palm trees! We visit many restaurants and beach bars, our favorite restaurant is Pé na Água. It was wonderful to sit there with a cool drink and good food watching the kids playing in the sand...

Porto Santo is a very beautiful, small island with a wonderful, clean beach. There are only a few people on the beach, the water was always clear and blue... We have never seen such a clean beach in the south of Europe!

Vila Baleira is a nice small city where we found all we need: a good supermarket, small bars and good restaurants.

Also the four bikes in your house fit perfectly, so we cycled along the cycle way a lot.

The flight to Hamburg is not very difficult, the Condor flight only takes approximately 4 hours from Funchal to Hamburg - so it is an easy journey for people from Germany as well!

Thanks a lot again to you and your parents, it was a pleasure to met them!

  • Review Submitted: 14/07/2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your coment. It is really very important for us to know your opinion. We are delighted that you enjoyed Casa do Retiro Praia and Porto Santo Island so much. Our goal is to provide a dream house in a paradisiac island for our guests. We will keep improving the house and ameliorating everything to assure the most exclusive holidays possible. We hope to see you again soon!, Kind Regards, Family Cabral de Noronha
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Belle maison. Bien située. Près de la plage

  • 5 of 5

Maison bien aménagée, on se sent comme chez soi. Beau jardin. Lotissement privé très calme et on a un accès direct à la plage. Séjour très agréable

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire. Il est très important pour nous! Sincères salutations, Famille Noronha
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Das Haus ist große Klasse, Super ruhige Lage, der Fluglärm der paar Flugzeuge ist nicht störend.

  • 5 of 5

Sehr netter Kontakt per Mail und vor Ort. Es war an alles gedacht.Früchtekorb, Frühstück und Kaffee waren bereitgestellt. Alles bestens, nur zu empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Porto Santo Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
5.9 Kilometres
Porto Santo harbor
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Porto Santo Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Restaurant Casa d'Avó
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Porto Santo Beach
Car: recommended

Porto Santo is one long beach with a bit of an island attached. Along its nine kilometres of soft white sands, you’ll find just a handful of hotels and restaurants, making Porto Santo one of the last ‘undiscovered’ resorts in Europe.

Part of the Portuguese archipelago that includes the island of Madeira – in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Africa – Porto Santo offers a superb chance to get away from it all. Its volcanic sands have long been held to have curative powers for all manner of aches and ills (carbonate sand rich in magnesium and strontium).

Yet ‘getting away from it all’ doesn't necessarily mean ‘doing nothing at all’. The island boasts a first-rate international golf course; the rugged interior is a fine setting for energetic walks, and there’s horse-riding, diving, game-fishing the diving, sailing, boating, jet skiing, windsurfing, kite surfing, tennis, hiking in the mountains, biking, jeep safaris, paragliding, SPA, thalassotherapy and all manner of other diversions to be found. There’s an intriguing touch of history, too, as Porto Santo's capital, Vila Baleira was once home to none other than Christopher Columbus. And it is easy to get to, either by ferry from Madeira, or by plane through flights from Lisbon and other European capitals to its newly enlarged international airport.

Porto Santo is the smallest habited island of the archipelago. It is a natural paradise evidenced by the extensive beach of golden and thin sand, with about 9 km traveled throughout the south coast, bathed by a sea of calm and crystalline waters with temperatures around 22 degrees in summer and 17 degrees in winter . The island's total area covers approximately 42.17 km2 and its population is estimated at 4,474 habitants.

The climate of Porto Santo is dry and stable, with little variation in temperature between seasons, so it is normal to go to the beach throughout the year.

2012 Charters for Porto Santo:

Brussels: from 28th May until 25th September 2012

Gatwick: from 7th May until 22nd October 2012

Manchester: from 7th May until 22nd October 2012

Warsaw: from 29th May until 2nd October 2012

Paris: from 8th April until 21st October 2012


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$78.49
Pet Fee AU$109.88

Incluído neste preço: 2 bicicletas com cadeira de bebé, 2 bicicletas para crianças, internet por wireless, roupas de cama de algodão e toalhas de banho e de praia. Limpeza antes e depois da sua estadia. Limpezas adicionais têm um custo de 15,00€ por dia.
Eletricidade, gás e água incluídos no preço.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.