Louise Allison

Speaks portuguese, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Contact the Owner

Louise Allison

Speaks portuguese, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Nº1

Calheta Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Accept Visa/Master Card, King beds, Wi-fi, Beach, Walk, Nature, Amazing Views!

The Docks is all about location, absolute ocean front it is one of the oldest houses in Paul do Mar & has just undergone a complete restoration to create 3 stunning apartments. The emphases is on comfort & quality with each property comprising of an open plan kitchen/dining, living area, bathroom & 2 very spacious bedrooms. Everyroom has the most incredible ocean views, beautifully decorated to a very high standard & each with a slightly individual feel. Outside guests have access to their own terrace, here you can relax, have dinner or watch the amazing sunsets that Paul do mar is famous for! Each property has cable TV, free wi-fi internet, alarm & a complete guide about the facilities, the local area & things to do. There is free parking & this accommodation works really well for couples, families or groups.

Details for Nº1 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Apartment Nº1 is on the ground floor, it´s spacious, light & beautifully furnished with high ceilings, carefully restored stone walls & wooden floors throughout. Nº1 also benefits from being on the same level as the terrace where you can relax, have dinner & watch the world go by. Both bedrooms have glass doors that open out to the terrace with stunning ocean views. There is cable TV with channels in several languages, Air Conditioning/Heating, IPod speakers, free Wi-fi internet, books, maps & and a complete guide about the property & local area with free parking outside. Book a 2 location holiday & stay in Funchal also, see rental properties 416249 & 805065 for more details.
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Louise Allison

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks portuguese, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number

Born in Norfolk UK, i met my Husband in Australia and after getting Married in 2002 we moved to Madeira where my husband is originally from. We really enjoy living on this beautiful little Island. Our passion is renovating properties, turning something old and run down into a new stylish home to rent or sell!

Louise Allison purchased this apartment in 2011

The Docks just spoke to us when we first found it in 2008. A ruin that was literally crumbling away & desperately in need of some love & attention. At one time it was the tallest stone house in Madeira & one of the first houses to be built in this little harbour village. Finally after a few years we returned to Paul do Mar & managed to locate the owner, some how it was meant to be ours, it has been a wonderful project restoring the house & bringing it back to life again.

Every room in this property has amazing ocean views, it´s light, spacious & has so much character. The location next to the small harbour & beach is really unique & the scenery is beathtaking. The benefits of staying in an area like this mean you are close to nature, walking & really getting to experience what Madeira is all about. it´s also a great base to explore the rest of the Island or just chill out on the terrace by the sea. We have really focussed on things like, comfy beds & sofas, quality fixtures & fittings & fantastic showers with lots of hot water after all those Levada walks! Our philosophy is that we do not expect our guests to stay anywhere that we wouldn´t really enjoy ourselves!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Nº1
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
business
Nº1
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p805062
+351 912345455
Calheta Madeira
5

Superb Apartment and Views

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have just come back from 12 nights in apartment number 3 on the docks. The apartment is absolutely superb and the views of the docks and sea are stunning. Paul do Mar is a little out the way and a car is needed, but a perfect place for relaxing or a great place to come back to at the end of the day.

Most mornings and evenings when we ate at the apartment, we sat at the table on the terrace and enjoyed the sounds of the sea, the sunset and the view of docks.

The two coffee bars 50 meters up the road were a great place to drink and we did have a few snacks there which were all very reasonably priced.

Louise was super-helpful and helped make our stay a lovely holiday.

Overall a great holiday and a perfect place to relax and use as a base to explore.

Ian Partridge
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Nº1
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p805062
+351 912345455
Calheta Madeira
5

Pleasant and quiet

  • 5 of 5
This is a very pleasant appartment with a lovely view of the harbour. Beds and bedrooms are large and comfortable, kitchen is fully equipped, all multimedia available incl. Wifi. This is an excellent spot for people who like a quiet place in a laid-back village. All the basic needs are just a few meters away, but a car is very handy for sightseeing and larger shopping needs.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and your comments about The Docks apartment, we are very glad you enjoyed the accommodation and the surroundings of the village and harbour in Paul do Mar, thanks again for choosing our property for your holiday, Best Wishes Louise.
business
Nº1
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p805062
+351 912345455
Calheta Madeira
5

Amazing holiday on Madeira

  • 5 of 5
Wonderfull holiday in stunning apartment near the see. You can hear the watterfall and waves during the night:-) Louise was very friendly and always helpful.
I can recommend this accomodation to everyone who wants to relax or just do some trips. Hope that we will get the opportunity to visit this place again!
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jolana

Thank you so much for your review, it´s great that you enjoyed The Docks and the fantastic scenery, thank you so much for choosing our property, hope to see you again one day! Best Regards, Louise.
business
Nº1
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p805062
+351 912345455
Calheta Madeira
5

Super location

  • 5 of 5
Well cleaned and prepared, well greeted by Louise, and very nice everything - furniture, layout, very spacious, awesome view - it feels a bit like staying on/in a relaxed tourist attraction with the tiny fishing harbour, wave surfing, waterfall and levada right behind or in front.

A minor snafu was the wifi didn't work, when I was there. I am told, it works now.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, much appreciated!
Once again apologies for the Wi-fi not working, the company we use changed their provider & failed to inform us that they have no signal in that area. I am happy to say we have now changed to Vodafone here and the service is excellent, sorry it was not working for you!
Best Regards & thank you again, Louise.
business
Nº1
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p805062
+351 912345455
Calheta Madeira
5

Outstanding Apartment

  • 5 of 5
Excellent accommodation & a superb location. We had a great & relaxing week and hope to return sometime soon.
The owner (Louise), was very helpful, friendly and efficient
  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, really appreciate your coments and i am very happy you had such a great time!
business
Nº1
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p805062
+351 912345455
Calheta Madeira
5

Fabulous - highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in top floor Apartment of The Docks with our two children aged 7 and 5, for a week at the beginning of the Easter holidays, and had a fabulous time.

The building has been completely refurbished only recently and has been done very tastefully, and to a very high standard. The main rooms were spacious (our apartment had high ceilings too), beautifully furnished and were topped of by great direct sea views all round. The bathroom is large too, and had an excellent shower. We had everything we needed and couldn't fault it in anyway.

As other reviewers have noted, car hire is essential, as Paul do Mar itself doesn't have many places to eat and is not otherwise accessible. We found driving around the island pretty straightforward, although we had been upgraded to quite a decent car which helped for some of the steeper parts! The village is nice though, and you can walk quite a long way along the seafront promenade - there's a bar at the far end called the Maktub, which apparently has large reggae gigs sometimes, but was just a small friendly bar when we were there! We ate out mainly in Calheta, Jardim do Mar, and Prazeres, all of which are a reasonably short drive from the apartment.

Madeira is well known for it's walks and levadas, and we managed to do four of these during our week, together with the children. One of these is very close to the The Docks next to a waterfall, up a steep cliff face to Prazeres. We'd assumed it would be too difficult for our 5 year old, but he was adamant that he wanted to try and sure enough managed to go both up to the top, and back down, with a stop for lunch in between. After that, the other walks seemed pretty easy....

In summary we had a great time, and loved the apartment. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of The Docks, this is really informative for our future guests. We really enjoy to have families stay with us, i am glad to hear you felt there was plenty of space for the four of you and that you enjoyed the shower too! I was most impressed that your children did the Paul to Prazers walk, i think if you take your time like you did it´s fairly manageable, stopping at the hotel at the top for lunch is a great idea too and yes it makes all the other walks seem very easy! Thank you again & we wish you all many more happy holidays!
Email Owner Contact Me

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Funchal Airport
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Funchal
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Paul do Mar
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Bayside
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Car: recommended

Paul do Mar is on the south west coast, famous for it´s year round warm sunny climate & beautiful sunsets it is located at the foot of the cliffs, this unique landscape surrounded by banana plantations & quaint little streets has plenty to explore & at one time you could only get there by boat, today thanks to the new roads it can be easily accessed & is just a short drive from the villages of Jardim do Mar & Calheta. This Historical house has uninterrupted views of the ocean & is only a few steps from the beach & harbour where it´s safe to swim in the sea. There is a Levada walk that starts just around the corner & takes you up along the original paths to the village of Prazers, the views are breathtaking! You can also walk for several km along the ocean front, admire the waves & watch the surfers! There´s a handful of cafés, restaurants, a small grocery store, a bank & in nearby Calheta there is a sandy beach & Marina, you can go Game fishing, dolphin & whale watching or visit Casa das Mudas art gallery along with more restaurants and a supermarket. This area offers fantastic scenery, nature, walking & generally getting away from it all & it´s a great winter escape too for some warm sunny relaxation by the sea. Access to the main roads is just a short drive so you can still be in Funchal within half an hour by car & explore the rest that Madeira has to offer.

Email Owner Contact Me

Photos

Photos

Email Owner Contact Me

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Calheta Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Based on 2 People
Sep 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€595
 
 
Based on 2 People
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€665
 
 
Based on 2 People
Oct 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
€595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes We Accept Visa & Master Card or Payment by Bank Transfer
30% at Booking & 70% Balance 6 weeks before you arrive
Rates Based on 3 to 4 People
01 September 2014 - 30 April 2015 - €95 a night
01 May 2015 - 30 September 2015 - €105 a night
01 October 2015 - 30 April 2016 - €95 a night

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Email Owner Contact Me

Amenities

Amenities

Calheta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has 2 basins with a marble vanity unit & a wooden bench underneath for storage. A large walk-in shower with plenty of piping hot water (great after all those levada walks) heated towel & hairdryer. All towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 180 x 2.00
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 95 x 200
  • Bedroom 1 is very spacious with large doors that open out towards the terrace so you can lay in bed and look out to the ocean & harbour. Very comfortable Kingsize bed, 2 bedside tables & lamps a rug, chair, dressing table & mirror & a large built in wardrobe. Ironing board & iron in the wardrobe. Bedroom 2 is also spacious with 2 single beds, 2 bedside tables with lamps, a wardrobe & doors that open out to the terrace. All bed linen is provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
The Docks has a wonderful outdoor terrace great for relaxing, dining outdoors & watching those amazing sunsets! The Beach is just opposite the Docks where you can swim & sunbathe. Free Parking is in the immediate area next to the harbour. All necessary equipment is provided to maintain the property. People traveling with a baby may request a travel cot & highchair. Cleaning can be arranged at an extra charge.
Email Owner Contact Me