Brian Meldrum

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APARTMENT 1B

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1 Bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3

Two spacious fully equipped self-catering holiday apartments, located on the sunny south west of the Island, with a fantastic sea and mountain view.

The apartments have a open plan lounge and kitchen with patio doors leading out onto the balcony, double bedroom also with exit to the balcony and a fantastic view to waken up to every morning, bathroom with shower over bath, a private laundry room and a garden

Owners Brian & Catherine stay on site and will be there to welcome you to Casa Serena and give details of the apartment, welcome pack, local amenities and information on what Madeira has to offer.

Casa Serena Apartments are licensed and tourist approved so you can rent with confidence

New fully furnished spacious one bedroom apartment situated on the sunny south west of the island, hillside location with superb mountain and sea view. The fully equipped open plan kitchen has a microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, coffee maker, kettle and granite top breakfast bar. The spacious open plan lounge has a corner suite with folding out bed, cable TV DVD CD player and the large patio doors give access to the balcony with table and chairs where you can enjoy a meal, surrounded by a stunning view over the Arco valley. The bedroom has twin beds, fitted wardrobe, chair unit and mirror, the balcony can also be accessed from the bedroom patio doors. There is a laundry room with washing machine, iron, iron board and drying frame. The bathroom has a shower over bath, mirror with power points for a shaver and hairdryer. Under cover parking right at the door, with automated gate at the end of the drive. We have books / DVD of interest about the island.

Casa Serena was built in 2003 - 2004 to provide a high standard of accommodation and is personally supervised by the owners.

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Details for Apartment 1B 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

The tourist approved spacious apartment has a fully equipped open plan kitchen with a microwave, fridge / freezer and coffee maker The spacious open plan lounge has a corner style suite with a folding out bed, cable TV dvd/cd player and the large patio doors give access to the balcony with sun bed, table and chairs where you can enjoy a meal, surrounded by a stunning view over the village of Arco.The bedroom has twin beds, fitted wardrobe, unit and mirror; the balcony can also be accessed from the bedroom patio doors. There is a laundry room, with washing machine, drying frame, iron and ironing board. The fully fitted bathroom has a shower, mirror with power points for shaver and hairdryer. Under cover parking right at the door, with automated gate at end of drive.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Brian Meldrum

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Speaks english
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Apartment 1B
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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Apartment 1B
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Calheta Madeira
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5

COMMENTS FROM OWNER GUESTBOOK

Absolutely fantastic, you have been so very kind and helpful, will go home with lovely memories of Madeira, Paula Clark England.
We have been absolutely spoilt, thank you so much Best Wishes Kay Page England. Perfect, perfect, perfect we enjoyed our holidays in Arco Da Calheta, the view from the house is very pleasant Matos Family France. Lovely apartment to return to after a days walking Helen & Kevin Woodward. Wonderful apartment, wonderful view, wonderful hosts Pete Clarkson USA. We really loved the apartment and the view was fantastic Carol & Brian Christie Scotland. Excellent, well appointed apartment, kind and helpful host and stunning views Mike & Sandy Lambert England.
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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Calheta Madeira
Dunstable
5

EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS!

  • 5 of 5
Casa Serena really lives up to it's name and the photos can't convey just how lovely the accommodation and the setting are. On arrival we were given a truly warm welcome by Brian and Catherine. Although they live on site they are not intrusive and always ready with advice and information, nothing was too much trouble and one gets the impression that they sincerely enjoy what they do. The facilities were immaculate, I have often had to clean holiday accommodation before I felt comfortable, but not so here! The kitchen has enough equipment for the dedicated cook. The view from the balcony was stunning and so breakfast each morning was taken there. It was thrilling to watch buzzards wheeling and to hear an amazing dawn chorus accompanied by the cockerels! There is a well-stocked supermarket in Calheta, just a short drive away. Take a phrase book as the locals appreciate attempts with some Portuguese and a few of the shop assistants spoke no English. There is also a little local shop within walking distance. We were left wine and fruit as a welcome pack and Brian and Catherine had gone the "extra mile" by getting some basic items of shopping at our request. We hired a car which we felt was essential to seeing as much of the island as we wanted to in our limited time. The roads can be hair-raising but just take care and allow plenty of room on the bends! If you make the journey to Sao Vicente then the Restaurante Cavello does an amazing omelette, chips and salad for a very reasonable price. We went twice! If it's chilly, eat upstairs and enjoy the view. I can't recommend this accommodation and location highly enough and Brian and Catherine are to be commended for their attention to detail. I hope we can return one day.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Sue,
Thank you so much for your comments on the standard of your accommodation at Casa Serena and some of the interesting places you visited while on holiday in Madeira..
It is the icing on the cake when people return home and take the time to comment on there experience while staying at Casa Serena, the one important thing for us,is that our guest are leaving after a enjoyable holiday.
Many thanks for your review and I am sure this helps others to make the right choice when booking a holiday
Best wishes
Brian & Catherine
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Calheta Madeira
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5

LOVELY APARTMENT, VERY HELPFUL OWNERS

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for three weeks at Casa Serena, Jan 17th to February 6th.
The apartment was superb, very clean and well equipped. Brian and Catherine were extremely helpful with local knowledge. The weather was poor and around us several landslides cut off the main routes to Funchal resulting in having to use the mountain roads, a bit hair-raising at times. Absolutely essential to have a hire car but make certain you check it our before driving off, especially tyre pressures.
We love levada walking but this was also a bit tricky with slippery conditions and mud slides.

We enjoyed good local resaurants,( make a point of going to the "look-out point" just outside Arco Calheta, best coffee on the island, and stunning views.

If you are planning a trip to Madeira we would heartily recommend Casa Serena as a base for exploring the island.

All in all we enjoyed ourselves, but if we returned we would probably opt for March/April.

Mike and Carol Langstaff
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike & Carol, for your lovely comments about the apartment.
We are glad you came to escape the very cold winter weather in the UK. Here the weather was a bit mixed ,but there was always some sunshine around for you to enjoy a little relaxation in the garden,(18-21C ).
When in Madeira over the winter, if you choose the higher lavada walks it will be cooler as they get up to 1800m ASL, so best to use the lower lavadas which provide some fantastic walks with scenery to complement whole experience.
We have another main road opening soon this will give you a choice of four different ways to travel round the island or go to Funchal, but you can not beat the old roads ,which are very quiet, to get the feel of the island
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Calheta Madeira
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5

REVIEW OF CASA DE CALHETA

  • 5 of 5
Calheta is an ideal place for exploring the West and North of Madeira. It is an altogether different experience than Funchal. The people are still friendly, visitors are still a rarity in some villages, and the walking can be superb.

The apartment is spacious and there are excellent views from the terrace. A hire car is essential to get to local places of interest and get down to Calheta for supermarket shopping and restaurants. Mobile phone signals are very strong at the apartment (and throughout the island) for calls to mainland Europe. There is satellite TV and a DVD player but the lighting is a bit subdued for reading in the evening. The kitchen and clothes washing facilities are excellent although, as usual, previous renters have stripped the "non-stick" off all the frying pans!

There are a number of restauraunts in Calheta. We enjoyed Roche del Mar on the cliff-side of the road where some of the staff have lived for years in South Africa and speak great English (and Afrikaans). Previous experience in Madeira suggests that beef and chicken are the best buys as espada is an aquired taste.

There are many walks on the island but we found that a visit to Encumeada provides a stunning levada and also one of the longest trails. The drive there is spectacular either by Ribeira Brava or by the back-door route from the apartment via Paul de Serra.

This is not a base for Funchal but it is OK to make a day trip there although the nature of the roads (and the driving)suggests a return before it gets dark!
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alan & Hillary it was a pleasure having you stay at Casa Serena
We are located close to some of Madeira’s best lavada walks and close to Vila da Calheta with its beach, marina, shops and restaurants.
P.S we have now installed a reading light in the lounge of the apartment, thanks for the tip, I gather you managed to get threw quite a few books from our apartment library.
Best Wishes
Brian & Catherine
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Calheta Madeira
Hungary
4

WONDERFUL VIEW

  • 4 of 5
We had a wonderful honeymoon in the appartment. The view from the property is just wonderful. The apartment is very clean and well furbished. We can recommend it to everyone!

Dear Brian, dear Catherine, thank you for the friendly welcome, we hope to see you soon.

Hajnalka and Zoltan from Hungary
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hajnalka and Zelman for spending your honeymoon at Casa Serena where people of all ages can enjoy this romantic setting ,the view from the apartment balcony is unforgettable
Best wishes and have a long and happy life together
Catherine & Brian
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Calheta Madeira
5

GREAT VIEW , PERFECT SITUATED , VERY NICE HOSTS

  • 5 of 5
the view from the balcony is like we saw on the picture. We stayed 8 days in this wunderful appartment of Brian and Catherine, who were very helpful. We enjoyed every day - we did a lot of walkingtours and to return in the appartment and relax on the balcony - it was really great ! We would recommend this adress in any case to our friends !.
It's not far to the next supermarket in Calheta (10 minutes by car) , to go to Funchal - it takes ca. 25 minutes.
The restaurant just below the appartment : Engenho Velho - we enjoy the dinner there - it is not really cheap, but it's worth. We tried also the restaurant at the Calheta-beach Hotel - perhaps we order the "wrong" meals (chicken and Madeira fish soup) or the cook had a "bad" day - anyway , it was rather disappointing and for the qualitiy too expensive.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Funchal
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Funchal
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Ribeira Brava
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Calheta
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Car: recommended

These two tourist approved spacious fully equipped holiday rental apartments, in the sunny south west of Madeira, located on the hillside with a fantastic view of the sea and the village of Arco da Calheta with its many banana plantations The apartments are 70m from a local viewpoint, 100m away from the nearest coffee bar; also across the road from the coffee bar there is a fruit and 200m from a well-stocked mini market where you can purchase local fresh bread in the morning and again at 4pm in the afternoon.

Located below Casa Serena is a hotel which is open to non- residences there is a path way down to the hotel, around 10 minute walk, the village of Arco da Calheta is a 15 minute walk where you will find a post office, cafe bars, chemist and varies shops.A five minute drive will take you to the village of Calheta with its new golden sand beaches and a marina. You can take a boat trip to see the dolphins and whales, or fish, swim, sail, enjoy the local cuisine.

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Amenities

Calheta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The apartment is non-smoking , but guests are welcome to smoke on the balcony
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