What a privilege it has been to stay at Vila do Vale! The Vila is spacious, very clean, nicely decorated, has good matrasses (although we realize not everybody has the same preference as we do), fine bedding, a safe and even a walking closet, Never ever before we rented a villa which was better equipped than this one: plenty of dishes, glasses, cutlery, containers, serving bowls, electric citrus press, coasters, handblender, (Nespresso) coffeemaker and plenty of other 'tools' which make you feel just like at home and definitely not give you the idea 'you're camping in a house'! The pool was fantastic and the jacuzzi an added bonus. It was very much appreciated that they also supply beach towels. btw, did we already mention that there also is a cooler, table football, some fitness equipment, an ironing board and iron?! We'd our meals in the arbour overlooking the pool and the beautiful, well maintained (fenced) garden.
WiFi functioned very well (even outdoors).
The pictures on the internet really represent what you'll get!
A small supermarket as well as a bakery shop are within walking distance, whereas you'll find a large supermarket within 2 km. The airport can be reached within 15 minutes, which also holds for Madeira's capital Funchal. Although there are plenty of busses as well as taxis on the island, we recommend to rent a car in case one plans to explore the island.
Communication with MHM was excellent. They really want you to mention 'what's wrong/missing/broken', as their goal is to keep this accommodation top notch.
Future tenants, keep this gem as neat as it is now (including cleaning of the barbecue cooking grate) and enjoy it as much as we did!