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Casa das Flores,(AL) Madeira, heated pool, stunning views and gardens

R David Yeomans

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

R David Yeomans

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Casa das Flores,(AL) Madeira, heated pool, stunning views and gardens

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Calheta Villa Rental Photos and Description

Spacious, luxurious 3 bed/3 bath villa nr Calheta beach 30 mins west of Funchal,

Completed in Feb 2008 to the owners' specification, Casa das Flores is perfectly situated in the centre of the sheltered, south-facing bowl of Arco da Calheta. This contemporary, high-spec villa is surrounded by extensive, well maintained gardens, offering luxurious and spacious accommodation with uninterrupted 180º views of the Atlantic Ocean and village. The open plan living area is designed for maximize use of natural light and for indoor/outdoor living. The ample Miele-fitted kitchen/diner leads directly out to a large pool terrace with BBQ, outside dining table, loungers and umbrellas. The pool (11x4m) is heated to maintain a water temp of 22c minimum all year. For winter, the lounge has a wood burner, the kitchen and bathrooms have under-floor heating and oil-filled radiators are available for the bedrooms. All windows are fitted with electrically operated shutters. WiFi, DVD, CD, games and sky satellite & meo cable TV are available, including Sky Sports 1,2,3,4 and Eurosport.

Casa das Flores is licenced (AL - Alojamento Local- ) and tourist approved, so you can rent with confidence.

INDOOR / OUTDOOR LIVING and the POOL: This villa is ideal for indoor/outdoor living and you can enjoy meals outside during most of the year, except perhaps Jan-Mar. The winter sunsets over the ocean are a perfect evening backdrop. The large terrace, with attractive flower beds, extends along the length of the house and contains a large heated swimming pool, which measures 11 x 4 metres. The water is heated by solar tubes and an electric heat exchanger (backed up with a tubular electric heater when requested). In summer the water temp is 27c minimum, winter water temp is 22c minimum. Additional winter heating for the pool can be ordered in advance, at an additional charge.

Adjacent to the pool is a shower room and a BBQ shack (conveniently close to the kitchen) with gas BBQ, a 2-burner gas hob and sink unit. Plenty of garden furniture is provided, including a dining table for 6, 6 several basket chairs, 6 sun loungers and 2 umbrellas. Awnings provide shelter over the dinning area. Stone steps lead up to the pretty, well-stocked landscaped garden at the upper level behind the house which can also be accessed from the bedroom passage.

ENTERTAINMENT / LOCAL AMENITIES....: Plenty of satellite and cable TV channels are available including Sky Sports 1,2,3,4 and Eurosport and Meo cable TV. BBC and ITV programmes cannot be received via satellite in Madeira, computer plug in points are available on a TV. The lounge and kitchen have large 40ins screens.

There is a DVD/C player in the lounge and a CD player in the office area. Selection of DVDs, CDs,books, games, playing cards provided.

WiFi is available for use with your own laptop.

Funchal - 30 minutes by car.

Local minimart, veg shop and post office 5 minutes' walk, nearest supermarket Calheta 6 minutes by car

Local café/bar 5 minutes walk. Choice of restaurants 6 minutes by car.

see more re above under 'location'....

SUITABILITY...: Ideal for those looking for a stylish property in a stunning location with exceptional views - perfect to enjoy a relaxing or an energetic holiday. No children under 10 unless by arrangement due to safety issues relating to the swimming pool. Also, no smoking or pets. Unsuitable for those with limited mobility. Car hire necessary. The English-speaking caretaker lives nearby and is on hand if needed.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
R David Yeomans (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Words can't describe what a fantastic home this is.

The views were fabulous every morning just reminded us again of how beautiful it is.

There were six of us and the house was perfect for us. We could spread out and enjoy every inch.

Our stay was way to short and all of us would love to come back.

Mauricio (taxi driver) was such a help to us - we loved his stories and how great he took care of us.

Guests from USA
Apr 2014
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Casa das Flores,(AL) Madeira, heated pool, stunning views and gardens
average rating of 4.818182 based on 64 reviews

First class villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable time at Casa Das Flores. The views are stunning, the villa elegantly furnished with all mod cons and situated in a quiet neighbourhood. The villa looks gorgeous in the photos; in reality it is even nicer. Everything is done to ensure an enjoyable holiday. The villa, gardens and pool are immaculately maintained; there is even hi-speed wifi and SkySports! All in all the perfect venue for exploring this beautiful island.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I stayed at Casa Das Flores for 11 nights in June 2014, with our 7 month old Daughter and Friends.

On behalf of my Family & Friends, I'd like to thank Richard, Vanda and Josep for such a great first experience of Madeira.

Every whim and question we had was addressed clearly and promptly, from doing everything to make sure we would have coverage of the World Cup, supplying a cot and highchair for our Daughter to fulfilling our request of having a whole piglet delivered to the villa to spit-roast on Fathers Day!

Both Richard and Vanda were always available whenever we needed them.

The villa is amazing with stunning views out across the Atlantic Ocean. The kitchen has been installed to such a high standard, with every accessory you could need. And with the massive gas bbq outside, there is nothing you couldn't prepare and cook.

The whole villa was extremely clean and well presented, with very comfortable beds.

We did venture out to Funchal, Punto Do Sol, & Ribeira Brava, but mostly spent our time relaxing at the villa. If you are organised and can get your sight-seeing and food and drink shopping all done in the mornings, you won't miss much of the sun - due to the way the villa is situated on the cliff and the way the sun hits the beautiful swimming pool from 12 noon all the way to 9pm! However, if you are a complete sun-worshiper you could instead use the flower garden on the upper level in the mornings aswell!

Overall, we had an amazing time and have made many great memories at Casa Das Flores. Thanks once again to Richard and his team for such a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

Against our better judgement to keep this little paradise all to our selves, we have already recommended this villa to friends and family of varying age groups.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark and guests. As a das Flores and the sheltered bowl of Arco da Calheta offers our guests the opportunity of either a restful holiday or an active one. Beautiful seaside villages of Ponta da Sol and Jardine de Mar. Wonderful walks on Paul de Serra and the sandy man made beaches of Calheta are all within a ten minute drive of Casa das Flores. For the city lovers Funchal is only a 30 minute drive. Richard Yeomans

Lovely week

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes restés une semaine dans la villa. Une semaine qui a passé trop vite, tellement nous nous sentions comme chez nous. Cuisine très bien équipée, rien ne manque. TV (satellite) dans salon et SAM. Barbecue au bord de la piscine, que du bonheur. En arrivant, bieres fraiches, vin blanc et rouge nous attendaient, le petit plus qui fait la difference. Si nous revenons sur l'ile, c'est sans hésiter que nous relouerons cette villa.

F Soler

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We endeavour to make Casa das Flores a home from home. We offer UK satellite TV and Meo cable TV so that we can cater for all nationalities.

Wonderful house with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week with friends and we had a fantastic time. Weather was fair and we managed to do some lovely walks. Rabacal is great for a levada walk.

The Villa is stunning with a wonderful kitchen. Excellent views, lovely swimming pool although we didn't actually use. Plenty of chairs, sunbeds etc for outdoor use.

BBQ each night with produce bought from an excellent local supermarket in Calheta.

Would love to return one day.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you fMenna for your kind remarks about Casa das Flores. Together with our team of Vanda, Josie and Manuel we strive to make the holiday experience of our visitors second to none. It was a pleasure looking after you and your guests. Richard Yeomans

Fabulous fortnight at Casa das Flores

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a fantastic couple of weeks at Casa das Flores - our second stay at this beautiful villa in Arco do Calheta. The villa and pool are all one could wish for, and our second stay was enhanced by booking the master bedroom, which has the biggest, most comfortable bed I've ever experienced in 20 years of villa holidays! The location and views are stunning, and the island as beautiful as we remembered it. The owner and his representatives are very friendly and helpful, the villa feels very comfortable and secure, and the whole experience was positive and very enjoyable. Our family are growing up, but everyone enjoyed our stay, and we'd very much like to return one day soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, to our guests from Scotland, for their kind remarks. We try and make sure that our guests are not disappointed in any way. Casa das Flores is our home and is presented as such, internal decorations are kept up to a high standard.

The Good! The Bad! and The Ugly

  • 3 of 5

Good - Villa has stunning uninterrupted ocean and hillside views, benefits from being south facing so harnesses the sun all day. The villa looks impressive; surrounded by beautiful flowers, and has a good size heated swimming pool.

Bad – we found it difficult to relax in the evenings. The seating in the lounge was cramped and uncomfortable. The sofa has a low back with minimal back cushion support. The TV is small and very cumbersome to operate. (4 remote controls). It had UK terrestrial channels, however programmes were continually interrupted with poor signal quality. The freeview box needed to be rebooted as we lost both picture and sound.

A second larger LED TV was in the kitchen and provided a limited SKY package but did offer SKY Sports 1, 2 and 3. However, the signal quality was poor and programmes were regularly interrupted with interference. The original TV was faulty and had to be replaced but this did not remedy the poor signal quality of some channels. We used the TV in the kitchen mostly (because of the SKY package) this was not ideal or comfortable as we were sitting on dining chairs.

The Ugly - we were infested by ants in the kitchen, lounge, downstairs bathroom and twin bedroom. Although this was reported to the Agents, we initially felt that we were being given the brush off and we didn’t care for the condescending manner in which it was initially managed. Eventually Pest Control sprayed the property both inside and out on two occasions.

The villa is functional; the kitchen is well-appointed with all mod cons but lacks adequate storage space. In fact all living areas are functional but not 'luxurious' as described. We were disappointed with the lack of overall cleanliness of the villa, as we found it to be generally dusty, the tiles in the bathroom grimy and crumbs in the kitchen. The cleaner attended the villa once a week and she only gave it a cursory clean, which included linen and towel change and a sink wipe down.

Not mentioned on the website - had to ensure the shutters were closed if it rained. This is because water had penetrated under the sliding doors previously. Not ideal if it rained during the day.

External doors are poorly fitted (leading to draughts) and the locking system on the sliding doors was also fiddly.

Be careful of walking bare foot as there are some sharp edges on the wooden flooring both on the stairs and the upstairs corridor.

Has potential to be a quality and comfortable villa!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This property has been rented out for the last three years and this is the first adverse review on it: everyone else loves its position, outlook, beautiful kitchen, underfloor heating, open fire and a swimming pool heated to minimum 25ºC, even in midwinter. This response is written by the letting agents who live next door. The TV system receives both satellite and terrestrial channels, hence the need for three controls (the fourth is for the lights!). Problems with TV reception were reported on Boxing Day and the following morning our local expert established that the fault lay with the monitor, not the reception. A new monitor was installed that afternoon. Madeira is a sub-tropical island – caterpillars, gheckos, cockroaches, ants etc are part of the way of life. On arrival the guests were told that if insects were intrusive, they should apply spray and powder which was supplied; if these were not effective they were asked to let us know. Guests turned the heating up to 30º; very attractive to ants. On first learning there was a problem we were in the house within five minutes. Only a slight evidence of ants could be found, because the ant powder had been used very successfully, and there was little else we could do at that time. On hearing of further problems – on Christmas Eve – we had the house professionally de-infested at the first opportunity. The kitchen was designed, fitted and equipped by Miele – a kitchen manufacturer whose name is as synonymous with quality and excellence as Rolls-Royce. There is a mass of storage space, two fridges and a huge freezer. Our cleaner cleaned the house twice during their stay, firstly for four hours, secondly for three. The comment that she only changed beds and wiped down of sinks – but then charged for seven hours of labour – is not taken seriously. A possible need for the window shutters to be closed during heavy rain was mentioned, but no rain fell during their stay. An adverse comment on a situation which might happen, but never did, again is not taken seriously. The care of rental guests and properties is our first priority, but it is inevitable that guests will sometimes identify faults in a property before we do. The vast majority accept breakdowns and inconveniences with equanimity - and as long as they know that they are being addressed. In this case these guests have chosen to carp unjustifiably and belittle the swift and effective actions which were taken to remedy their concerns.


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Funchal international airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
some village cafés & bars an easy walk away
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
no motorways, only dual carriageway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Engenho Velho
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The perfect holiday destination. Situated 260 metres above sea level and accessed by its own private road amongst banana plantations and small holdings, Casa das Flores sits on a terrace in the pretty, rural village of Calheta well away from the bustle of Funchal. Thanks to the new road system anywhere on the island is now within easy reach and some of the island's top attractions are only a short drive away. Within 5 minutes' drive you reach Calheta with its protected beach of golden sand, a large marina offering dolphin/whale watching excursions and deep sea fishing boats for charter, a hotel, supermarket, art gallery and good choice of restaurants; or 15 minutes will bring you to the laurel, levada and waterfall wonderland of Rabaçal and the wide open expanses of the Paul da Serra - fantastic walking terrain. Car hire is necessary to enjoy all that this area has to offer and to explore the beautiful sub tropical island of Madeira.

Other Activities: Calheta Marina houses several superb deep sea fishing and whale dolphin/whale-watching boats , scuba diving is also available -ask for details

Golf: The owners are members at Palheiro golf, a reduced green fee can be obtained for guests.


Rates & Availability

From £630 Per week

Calheta Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rates for 2 guests. See notes
Mar 21 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rates for 2 guests, see notes
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
AUTUMN Rate for 2 guests
Sep 14 2015 - Oct 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late Autumn Rate for 2 guests
Oct 19 2015 - Nov 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
CHRISTMAS Rate for 2 guests
Nov 2 2015 - Dec 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2 guests
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
Rates for 2 guests. See notes
Jan 9 2016 - Jan 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Rates for 2 guests. See notes
Jan 30 2016 - Mar 25 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes The above rates for for 2 guests. Each additional guest costs £60
Sorry, no children under 10 unless by arrangement due to safety issues relating to the swimming pool and stairways.
Arrivals welcome any day of the week.

Included: fresh linen, towels and pool towels, weekly linen and to els change.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Calheta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , on 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , on 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , on 2nd floor, en-suite with master bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Next to pool and BBQ area
  • Shower rooms with walk-in showers and underfloor heating are available on the first and second floors. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom fitted with a bath which has a hand-held shower fixture. Underfloor heating here too. An additional walk-in shower is adjacent to the swimming pool and barbecue area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with balcony and ocean views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , with balcony and ocean views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , en-suite, balcony and ocean views
  • Two comfortable guest bedrooms are on the second floor; south facing with superb ocean views. Sliding glass windows with electrically operated shutters lead to a balcony with chairs. The owners' largest en-suite master bedroom with king sized bed. This room is also south-facing, with superb ocean views and sliding glass windows with electrically operated shutters leading to a balcony with chairs.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The house is reached by a private driveway and secure entrance courtyard with double garage, freezer storage, WC and laundry room with washing machine, dryer (ironing board and steam iron available) and washing line. Internal wooden stairs (and external stone steps) lead up to the large, first floor hallway with office area and fully fitted shower room. The sunny, spacious living room has comfortable seating for 6, a wood burner for winter, wooden floors. The luxury Miele kitchen is fully equipped with extendable dining table for 8, breakfast bar for 4, granite surfaces, tiled floor and underfloor heating for winter. 2 TV arm chairs are provided. Sliding glass doors (with electric shutters) open out from the lounge and kitchen to the terrace, pool and BBQ area. A description of the bedrooms and bathrooms is given separately. From the bedroom passage, glass doors lead to a secluded, well stocked and landscaped garden. Weekly cleaning included. SEE 'FURTHER DETAILS'

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