|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
The apartment has been created from the original 'palheiro' house. The views to the front are over the village rooftops of Arco da Calheta to the Atlantic Ocean. The views are breathtaking!. As the house is positioned almost exactly central in the Arc during the winter months the sunset is central to the property. There is a pool (10m x 5m) available to our guests in the apartment; it is very private. The village of Arco da Calheta is 300m above sea level and about a 30 minute walk down to the yellow sand beaches of Calheta. As the walk back would take considerably longer there is very reasonably priced taxi transport available back to the apartment. There is dedicated parking at the property. It should be noted that this property is probably not suitable for wheelchair users. The house is built into the hillside on four tiered levels which is fairly standard for Madeiran homes.
The gym is an absolute bonus! We have an Eliptical cross trainer by Reebok, a NewFit Vibro plate and a NewFit cycle. We can also arrange a qualified personal trainer for one hour a day for €100 per week. He will put you through your paces, monitor your exercise and be your Mr Motivator!
We are half way between two Golf Courses: If you feel like a relaxing golfing holiday in beautiful surroundings with a mild climate and fine food and wines, then head for Madeira. Golf is available on two courses in Madeira and one in Porto Santo, and whichever course you choose, you can look forward to spectacularly stunning views, exotic flowers and challenging courses. When the new golf course is completed in Ponta do Pargo the apartment will be conveniently placed half way between the Palheiro and Ponta do Pargo courses.
More on island golfing ...: Arco da Calheta is about a 35 minute drive from the famous Palheiro Golf Club - Palheiro Golf Course
As you’re driving up the steep winding road leading to Palheiro Golf course, you may wonder whether you are going golfing or skiing and how on earth they were able to build a golf course up here! But Cabel Robinson, who designed it in 1993, has managed to integrate the 18-hole par 72 course perfectly into the dramatic setting.
Perched 500 meters above Funchal, Madeira’s capital, in the 200-year-old country estate and parkland of the Quinta do Palheiro, the course and Clubhouse's panoramic terrace enjoy stunning views over the Bay and the city of Funchal, and the Desertas Islands.
Fishing BIG and small Game: There is quite a culture of Game Fishing in Madeira and in recent past years have produced some of the worlds largest blue marlin, which is also reflected by the results of the annual July 4.th Blue Marlin World Cup. Madeira was World Cup winner in 1995, 1996, 1997 and narrowly missed the World Cup fish in 2000. The marlin season in Madeira runs from May through to October ,with a fish average of about 700 lbs. About one in every ten is that fish of a lifetime, a grander blue marlin. These huge creatures swim in its predominantly calm blue waters ,with the run to reach these leviathans being practically non - existent. Add to this a pleasant temperate climate in which to fish, and all of this set in a safe, civilised European environment you'll see why if there is a finer Atlantic blue marlin fishery we certainly don't know of it .
BUT if you prefer dangling a rod off the harbour in Paul do Mar and contemplating world peace that is available too!
We are living the dream!
Mrs Jane Chappell purchased this apartment in 2006
Clean air, fresh fruit and vegetables, the ocean on the door-step. Mountains and forests waiting to be explored.
Always fancied travelling to Madeira, and this year, at last, we got around to it. The weather was perfect for us, 24, 25 degrees during the day, possibly high teens at night. The odd splash of rain, but nothing for a Brit to be bothered about. We particularly enjoyed looking out over the Atlantic and watching these isolated storms approach; nice to see the weather coming 45 minutes before it gets to you. The apartment matched our needs perfectly; comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, lovely terrace and garden with beautiful views over the village rooftops out to the Atlantic. Loved the pool to cool off in the evening before dinner.
Peter and Jane were excellent hosts and guides making us feel very welcome, always willing to provide the local knowledge to help us in our holiday plans.
We thoroughly recommend this holiday destination.
Would just like to say a big thank you to Jane and Peter for the lovely week we had at their apartment. It was everything we had hoped for a more. Jane and Peter could not be more helpful and made us feel really welcome and were really helpful with any information we needed. Also Janes secret Aloe Vera recipe for sunburn was brilliant.
Very quiet location which was just what we wanted, amazing views. Thank you again for a lovely week and hope to see you soon at some point. Many thanks Sara & Rob xxx
The studio style apartment is clean, well equipped and nicely decorated. The kitchen was way better equipped than my husband and I required! Big fridge, cooker, toaster etc.
The bed was very comfy and the bed linen crisp and coordinated, lots of towels. Although the apartment is of a high standard, comfortable, pretty and well maintained with Tv, internet and all mod cons, it is the view that makes this venue a special treat. From inside the apartment and from the terrace and lawn, you look out over a very pretty garden to a fabulous sea view and spectacular sunset skies, it is hypnotic, and at night the lights of the village make a very picturesque view.
There is a beach which is in theory walking distance, all very well on the way there but crazy steep for a return journey! I would highly recommend a car for your stay, there is parking. Lots of restaurants and a big supermarket at the local beach also which is handy. Madeira is a beautiful island, quite different from north to south we thought, so it's great to get out and about.
The weather was much like an English summer over Xmas, warm, occasionally hot, little bit of rain.
There is a lovely pool but being December it wasn't warn enough for me, but the pool terrace was great for sunbathing. There is also a gym but we ignored that! The owners, Peter and Jane were welcoming and friendly.
I would recommend this rental wholeheartedly.
Jane and Peter are wonderful hosts. Their annexe is a perfect apartment for two, and a great starting point to explore the whole of Madeira. We had an amazing holiday...there is such a lot to do and explore, the scenery is breathtaking. The apartment was clean, tidy, well laid out and nicely decorated. The kitchen has all that you need for a self catering break. Having a gym and a pool were an added bonus. Above all, Jane and Peter were so friendly and helpful and acted as great tour guides! We would definitely recommend this apartment for future holiday goers.
Apartment has all you need for a very comfortable stay for a couple. Stunning views from sunny patio and pretty garden with Madeiran planting. Peter & Jane were great; leaving us in peace but so welcoming, helpful and fun to be with when we saw them.
Short drive to great variety of levada walks with views of sea and mountains. We have booked our 3rd stay in May 2014
This compact well resourced apartment has it all. The pool is sparkling clean, salt water and there is a gym with great equipment. While we wanted a restful short break, with the swimming and a bit if exercise, plus lazing under the sun after my four day break I felt fully refreshed.
To sit and gaze at that wonderful view with a glass of wine was divine!
Jane and Peter offer good recommendations for walking, restaurants and sights to see.
We will be back!
Free WiFi access! Arco da Calheta is a pretty village in the centre of the Arc. It is a real Madeiran community with small shops, bakers, fruit shops, mini markets a village square with cafes, bars and a church. There are banana plantations surrounding the village on three sides, grapes are grown cooperatively and local wine produced at an acceptably low price!
The drive here from the airport takes approximately 40 minutes. Arco is well placed to use as a base to explore the whole of the island having quick access to the 'Rapido' or motorway system.
Golf: There are two course at Funchal - a 40 minute drive away.
This year we had our first Naturist couple come for a visit; they stayed for a month. They loved their stay, the privacy of the pool and sun bathing decks.
We are happy to take enquiries from other Naturists wanting private sunbathing decks and swimming pool.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 26 2015 - Jun 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 8 2015 - Sep 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
The price quoted is for two, sharing.
We strongly encourage our guests to take out robust travel insurance cover to enable a claim to be made should you need to cancel your holiday arrangements for any reason.
We are available as a support system while you are staying at Casa Aniversario, Garden Apartment, should you need us.
We can accept payment in sterling into a sterling account or euros into the euro bank in Madeira. This is in order for our guests not to get levied heavy bank charges.
We require 20% deposit at the time of booking and the final payment four weeks prior to your arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.