|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
'Far from the madding crowd' ....
Old 17th century manor house! The basement consists of a self-contained apartment, with 3bedrooms, lounge and open space kitchen. This house was totally renovated to its original form,using local materials. The whole house is decorated with antique Portuguese and English furniture, along with Portuguese contemporary art. It stands on an area of privileged views, with a spacious, beautiful garden, offering good conditions for rest and leisure.
The 1st and 2nd floors are used by the owner as his private accommodation. The apartment has direct access to the gardens.
A stay at Casa da Ribeira Seca is like travelling in time. You can easily imagine what this wonderfully restored and maintained house looked like a century ago. Add all modern amenities, impeccable taste and an incredible collection of art, historic and modern. All this could be intimidating but has the warm feel of a lived-in family home. The owner Francisco is the most caring, charming and discreet host you can wish for.
You can choose between three very different bedrooms, all with squeaky-clean and beautiful ensuite bathrooms. Comfy beds, at night it´s very, very quiet.
If you look for a quiet place on Madeira, away from the crowd, then this is it. You will never tire of the beautiful and stunning mountain view. It´s a short drive to the beautiful North coast. Try swimming in the Piscinas Naturais in Porto Moniz or take the teleferico in Achadaz da Cruz for a stunning ride. Wonderful restaurant in Seixal, Solmar - try the beefsteak! If you don´t want to go out for meals there is a bar / restaurant across the street from Casa da Ribeira Seca with local cuisine and excellent Poncha.
We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed sitting out in the garden, watching the scenery, relaxing and trying to figure out what the very special magic of this place might be. Maybe you will find out when you´ll stay there and it will put a spell on you, too. We will certainly come again.
We`ve been at "Casa da Ribeira Seca" for 5 days and enjoyed our stay a lot.
We want to thank Francisco for his warm welcome and for the hospitality which definitely contributed to making our stay even nicer and to feeling like home.
In fact, the apartment is perfect, the photographs hooked us and the reality is even better: sophisticated environment, wonderful views, very well decorated with charming antique furniture.
To conclude, if you are looking for a quiet place to stay in Madeira, this is the one, and Francisco is the most charming, caring host you could wish to meet.
We hope to come back soon.
Thank you for everything.
Warm regards XX
Such a beautiful house and amazing surroundings.We enjoyed the silence and the view as well as the confort and house decoration.Very cosy and clean. I would certainly recommend it to a friend as I already did !
Once leaving the airport,take theVR1,following the directions to Funchal.Staying on the VR1,you will maintain your route,following the directions to Ribeira Brava. Once reaching the tunnel to Ribeira Brava, chose the left lane In order to exit taking the Express Way (VE4) towards São Vicente. There is one last tunnel (Encumeada), bringing you down to Rosário, stay on the main road until reaching the next roundabout,take the second exit; 200metres up the road,on the left, you will find Casa da Ribeira Seca.
The tourist attractions, i.e. the São Vicente Caves, Levada walks, Water Falls (Véu da Noiva). Casa da Ribeira Seca has its own history and is surrounded by the most spectacular views of the mountains.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Aug 25 2014 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
DAILY RATES 30€ per person,minimum 2people,maximum 6people.
Minimum stay 4nights @240€ for 2.
'far from the madding crowd' peaceful relaxation... spectacular views
Based on occupation from two up to six people for the months of January To September
Weekly,forthnightly,monthly rates will be exclusively quoted upon prior consultation with the property owner through
There is no booking fee,we kindly request that the payment for the whole stay is paid in full upon arrival.The rates for children under 12years of age are worked out as follows:FIRST CHILD UNDER 12YEARS OF AGE STAYS FOR FREE,SECOND OR MORE CHILDREN UNDER 12 WILL PAY A DAILY RATE OF 15EUROS.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.