Graham Watson

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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ARRAN

Porto Santo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Accommodation for 4-6 in a 2 bedroom apartment 5 minutes from the beach.

Arran and Barra are newly completed apartments within very easy walking distance of the beach, shops, and restaurants. Within the development is a soft surface children play area with swings, a slide and other play equipment. The apartments are comprehensively equipped including a full range of kitchen equipment, bed linen and towels, with a small safe for the storage of valuables during your stay. The apartments are an ideal base for a golfing holiday playing Porto Santo Golfe which hosted the EURO PGA Madeira Open from 2009 to 2011.

Beach: There is much more to Porto Santo than its beach, but it is an impressive feature. Stretching over 5 miles along the south east coastline, from the port in the north, to Calheta in the South, the beach is one long strand of beautiful golden sands. Even during the summer months there is enough room for everyone, and you will always be able to find a quiet spot if that is your preference. The torquoise seas are shallow and safe for swimming. There are a number of beach bars and cafes dotted along the beach line for convenient refreshments.

Health Spas: The golden sands of Porto Santo have proven health benefits, and a number of hotels (all within 5 - 15 minutes walk from the apartment) have developed spas offering a wide range of health and well-being treatments, and which are open to non-residents. At the Thalassotherapy Centre at Vila Baleira Hotel you can enjoy seawater treatments in a variety of pools and tubs, and also a wide range of massage and beauty treatments. The Magic Garden Spa at the Pestana Porto Santo Hotel has a complete selection of facilities and treatments for your well being. The spa offers a sauna, steam bath, Turkish bath, power showers, jacuzzi and an indoor pool with a circuit of different jet streams, as well as a wide range of massages and exotic treatments. A new spa has just been completed at Hotel Porto Santo. As well as a full range of saunas, pools and a Turkish bath they also offer sand treatments involving full body submersion in baths of warmed therapeutic Porto Santo sand.

Flights: There are direct flights to Porto Santo from Gatwick and Manchester in the UK from May to October. There are also many flights from the UK to Madeira and up to 4 connecting flights from Madeira to Porto Santo each day. Easyjet offers daily flights from London Gatwick, and TAP and Thomson also fly from Gatwick. There are also several flights from regional airports, including Thomson from Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, East Midlands, Cardiff, Luton, Bournemouth and Exeter. Thomas Cook and First Choice also fly from Manchester, and Easyjet from Bristol. The flights from Madeira to Porto Santo (15 minutes) are operated by SATA. The Porto Santo Line also operates a daily passenger and car ferry (the Lobo Marinho) to and from Madeira. The passage time is approximately two and a half hours. The ferry usually leaves the port in Funchal, Madeira at 8am, and departs Porto Santo at 6pm for the return passage.

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Details for Arran 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Arran is on 2 floors. The accommodation on the ground floor is an open plan kitchen, dining area and living room (with double sofa bed) and a toilet/shower room. Upstairs there is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, and a bathroom with toilet, bidet and bath/shower. There is a small balcony off the twin bedroom. Outside there is a large terrace area including a built in barbecue and preparation/wash-up area. On the terrace is a large dining table and bench seating for 6, a small table and two chairs, two sunbeds and a parasol.
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We spent some lovely days here! Most of the time we stayed at the beach bathing or walking to Calheta and Vila Baleira. Weather was fine and we enjoyed our stay here!
Sep 2010
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Graham Watson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Arran
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Arran
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Porto Santo Madeira
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
5

A TREAT TO STAY IN A SPOTLESSLY CLEAN APARTMENT.

  • 5 of 5
Porto Santo is a lovely gem of an Island. It welcomes you with a pristine Blue flag beach of golden sand and warm hearted people who are just so chilled.

The apartment was a real treat, very clean with such attention to detail for the required needs of guests. There is even a beach bag, sun hats and a wind shelter to mention just a few of those special extras to enjoy should you wish. It is also fully equiped i.e washing machine, large fridge and freezer, cooker, dowstairs toilet and shower, (full bathroom upstairs) all fitted to a very high standard. The two upstairs bedrooms having fitted robes with full length mirrors were spacious, having a lovely view of Pico de Ana Ferreira (283m), a conical volcanic peak.
Ok too good to be true!, the apartment is tastefully situated in a block of four, there are more blocks of the same construction, not a problem for us. If I have to make a gripe then the only thing was that there were no pillowcases on any of the beds, again not a problem as had brought our own. The owner had sent full details of how to contact the housekeeper but we chose not to.

GETTING THERE

We arrived via the Porto Santo ferry :- an excellent service, this time we paid 22 euros extra for two adults to travel first class and our four year old was free, well worth it as you are provided with breakfast. WOULD NOT recommend first class for your maiden sail as the vessel has so much to offer.


WHAT DID WE DO

Long lunches :-
Gel burger, with outside tables spawling on to the main square beneath palm trees.
Mar e Sol, just 400m from the apartment, this place has a very good location with terrace right on the beach front. The Maderian owner with a Londen accent is very happy to spend time with you.

Played on the beach most days.Walked to many interesting places. one to try for the fit and able is Camacha and Fonte da Areia, although you can take a bus to Camacha, and the trail takes you steeply down to a wave-battered beach, a totally different contrast to the other side.
There are so many things to tell you about Porto Santo but you need to expreience for yourself it's spectacular qualities in every form.
I would like to thank the owners of this property who made it so easy to book, and provided excellent accomodation.
We will return with out doubt, Obribgado.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Arran
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419792?uni_id=1062385
+44 01463731352
Porto Santo Madeira
Hamburg, Germany
5

PORTO SANTO - A DREAM

  • 5 of 5
Excellent in terms of accomodation and location related to the rental rates. Very proper and clean. Nice view to the West, because there were no further buildings. Calm area, because we were the only ones there at that time. Very nice support by the owner and the housekeeper.

Others:
Perfect island for calming down if wanted. Well equipped supermarket close to the appartment, fresh fish daily available in supermarked Vila Baleira close to the gas station. Used the kitchen rather than visiting restaurants. Next year we might return if possible
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Arran
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+44 01463731352
Porto Santo Madeira
5

PORTO SANTO - GERNE WIEDER

  • 5 of 5
Unser fünfwöchiger Urlaub übertraf unsere Erwartungen. Wegen der Nebensaison war alles sehr entspannt. Am Strand, in den Restaurants und auf den Bergen waren wir allein.
Das Haus "Arran" sowie die Lage und Ausstattung entsprachen voll den Angaben des Vermieters. Es war funktional eingerichtet und neuwertig. Das Haus verfügt über eine große Küche mit allen wichtigen Geräten, insbesondere die Waschmaschine mit ihrem Kurzprogramm (25 min). Angenehm waren die 2 Schlafzimmer sowie die zusätzliche Dusche im Erdgeschoß.
Wegen des durchgehend tollen Wetters nutzten wir hauptsächlich die voll ausgestattete Terrasse mit Grill.
Die mit gemieteten Fahrräder leisteten uns gute Dienste, insbesondere beim Einkauf im Supermarkt Pingo Doce in Vila Baleira. Wir haben immer gut gespeist zum Teil zu Hause und auch in den diversen Lokalen, sehr zu emfpehlen das Strandlokal Mar e Sol (Fragateira und Espetada).
Mindestens 1 mal täglich waren wir an dem nahe gelegenen Strand (3-4 min) beim Baden bzw. ausgedehnte Spaziergänge. Perfekt waren die zum Haus gehörigen Strandutensilien wie Windschutz, Sonnenschirm, Strandspiele etc.
Doch nicht nur der Strand auch das Hinterland war sehr sehenswert. Wir fuhren mit den Fahrrädern zu den diversen Bergen und wanderten dort zu den Gipfeln. bzw. von der Steilküste hinunter ans Meer. Es waren beeindruckende Erlebnisse.

Deshalb können wir die Insel sowie das Haus nur empfehlen.
Vielen Dank für die schöne Zeit, gerne mal wieder
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Porto Santo Madeira
Lisboa
4

MY HOLLIDAYS IN PORTO SANTO

  • 4 of 5
Chegámos a Porto Santo no dia 9 de Junho e gostámos imediatamente da casa que alugámos, era espaçosa, limpa e arrumada e com um espaço exterior bastante agradável. Primava pela simplicidade e bom-gosto. Cá fora o barbeque e a area de lazer foram muito úteis e apreciadas. Pena que em termos de entretenimento só existiam livros em inglês e alemão e não havia TV. Foi mesmo pra o "dolce fare niente".
A praia encontrava-se próxima e a distancia ao centro da vila permitiram um exercício fisico regular e agradável.
O tempo atmosférico não ajudou muito mas quanto a isso nada a fazer!
Concerteza voltaremos!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Porto Santo
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Porto Santo
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
beach
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

About 25 miles North East of Madeira, the island of Porto Santo is only about 8 miles long by 4 miles wide, and dominated by a 5 mile golden sandy beach along its south eastern coastline. Average daily temperatures range between 18 and 25 degrees Celsius, only occasionally dropping below 16 or 17 in the winter, or rising higher than 28 or 30 during the summer.

The apartment is located in a very convenient area with shops, bank, bars, restaurants, tennis club and the beach within 5 minutes walk. All of the many other facilities of Porto Santo are within easy reach, including the golf course which is a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride away.

The main town of Vila Baleira offers shops, museums, churches and a small market, and is a leisurely 20 minute walk away, or an even more relaxing stroll along the beach. There are numerous walking opportunities around the island, with many interesting geological features to explore.

Other Activities: karting, health spas

Golf: The Porto Santo Golf Course, designed by Seve Ballesteros, was opened in 2004 and hosted the Madeira Open, a round of the European PGA Championship, from 2009 to 2011. The 18 hole course is a par 72, comprising six par 3's, six par 4's, and six par 5's, with championship, medal, yellow and ladies tees.

The first nine holes are American in style, with a number of lakes and other water features, and a stunning outlook over the south coast bay and beach. The back nine extends up to the high cliffs of the northern coastline and combines undulating fairways, typical of British links courses, with even more spectacular scenery.

Amongst the most impressive holes are the 13th, 14th and 15th, running along the cliff top and giving players magnificent views over the jagged shoreline far below.

The 14th is probably the course's signature hole. It is a dog leg right across the cliffs, with a tempting shot direct to the green for big hitters. Or perhaps it's the 10th, another par-5 where you may decide to manage the water hazards by playing a nine iron second shot before a long iron approach to the green.

As well as the championship course, there is a 9 hole par-3 course, a driving range, putting green, chipping area, and a magnificent clubhouse with a pro shop, bars, restaurant, jacuzzi and sauna facilities.

9 hole, 18 hole and multiple round tickets are available, as well as club, trolley and buggy hire.

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Porto Santo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July - September
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
October - November
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
€100
€590
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €8 per night, per additional guest
 
December - February
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€75
€440
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance is payable not later than 8 weeks before the arrival date.
Special rates may be available for lets of 4 weeks or more.
Notes The rates include transfers between the airport or ferry port and the apartment at the start and end of your stay.
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Amenities

Porto Santo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Activities Guide
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Maps
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Local Activities Guide
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Balcony
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double sofa bed
  • Large fitted wardrobe with full length mirrored doors in each bedroom. There is a small balcony off the twin bedroom. We have a travel cot (and high chair) available for hire if your group includes a baby.
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Clubs
  • Bicycles
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • bay/sound
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • paragliding
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • surfing
Notes:
Our rental rates include free transfers between the airport or ferry port and the apartment at the start and end of your stay, and two bicycles (with helmets and bike locks) for the duration of your stay. The golf clubs, travel cot and high chair are optional items available for hire during your stay.
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