CASA VELHA DOS CORREIOS, BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED IN LUSH SUB-TROPICAL GARDENS

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CASA VELHA DOS CORREIOS, BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED IN LUSH SUB-TROPICAL GARDENS

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Original renovated village shop and house in a typical Madeira village

This beautiful cottage style villa has been converted from the former Post Office and Village Shop. The house is filled with original and traditional Madeiran features and has been sympathetically renovated to provide a base for a perfect holiday. If you like the idea of living within a typical Madeiran community while relaxing in the quiet haven of the substantial tropical gardens, you will love this house. With three sun terraces for al fresco dining for 8, and a sun deck area in the garden - in full sun all day – and a wood BBQ the villa lends itself to a very social holiday.Upstairs: two double bedrooms both with access to the south-facing sun terrace benefiting from fabulous sea and mountain views, large family bathroom and study room.

Downstairs: two double bedrooms and bathroom. Two lovely sitting rooms – one with original bread oven.Large kitchen and dining area converted from the original shop and still retaining the shop counter and cupboards.

kitchen: Large kitchen and dining area converted from the original shop and still retaining the shop counter and cupboards. The kitchen is fully equipped for those who enjoy cooking and entertaining at home with the opportunity to experiment using exotic fruits from the garden. The refectory table seats 8 people.

The upstairs: The pretty hallway with original parquet floor and original painted walls in pastel colours leads the length of the house opening onto a terrace either end. The main bathroom with parquet floor and central bath with shower attachment toilet and bidet is half tiled with local tiles.

The two double bedrooms decorated in pastel shades each have two windows – one each opening onto the east-facing terrace. One bedroom has a 140/190cms double bed and hanging space for clothes. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans. The second bedroom is “pink” with the second window looking out over the garden and hills. A 160/200cms double bed in this room comes with hanging space for clothes, colourful bed linen and summer and winter duvets for all bedrooms are provided. Towels (but not beach towels) extra pillows and bed linen are also provided for guests.

The upstairs terraces : The upstairs terraces are reached via the house or an exterior staircase. Find locally commissioned sun-loungers, table and chairs so you can enjoy breakfast in the morning sun or just a relaxing read, or spend your time gazing out to sea. Part shaded by the vines, part exposed to direct sun, you can idle the hours away here in comfort.

Outside the west-facing terrace also has an exterior staircase leading from the upstairs hallway down to the main terrace.

An original Portuguese seating bench, a dining table and chairs offer “al fresco” eating under the grape-vines. The original outside cookhouse has been converted into a BBQ room with the original outside stone sinks.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Ezekiel

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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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Casa Velha dos Correios, beautifully presented in lush sub-tropical gardens
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
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Casa Velha dos Correios, beautifully presented in lush sub-tropical gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96699
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Calheta Madeira
London
5

A very relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
We had a lovely time staying at the old post office, it's a charming and stylish character property with the additional modern trappings one might hope for whilst relaxing abroad. Luxuriant bathroom, TV room with large DVD collection for a cosy film night, study area, roof terraces with calming views, BBQ house for cooking and eating alfresco, and a great fun kitchen to cook in if you want to eat indoors beside the genuine original shop counter now dividing the kitchen / diner. In addition of course there was a lovely garden with a large variety of fruits and flowers, many of which I was not familiar with but enjoyed studying nevertheless.
The surrounding area was also a pleasant surprise, and the house provided a good base from which to pootle off and explore nearby villages and towns, also luckily with the islands only two sandy beaches a couple of mins roll downhill in the car, we always had an option to swim in the sea or eat at the local marina for lunch or dinner if we fancied it.

We have subsequently recommended the house to two sets of friends both of which told us they had a great time, one colleague of mine stayed for the second week of his honeymoon after staying in a luxury hotel in Funchal and said he had a great time with the BBQ hut and it made their trip.

We are planning on returning next year to the Island with some friends and would be more than happy to stay at the old post office again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
business
Casa Velha dos Correios, beautifully presented in lush sub-tropical gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96699
+351 968 189810
Calheta Madeira
5

Perfect winter break to unwind

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Our winter break couldn't have been better spent than in this stylish and well-maintained, well-equipped cottage with tropical garden.

During the day enjoying the sun (21°C on New Year's Day!!) on one of the roof terraces or in the garden, reading (the owners have a great selection of books), eating freshly picked avocados, bananas and custard apples while listening to the birds ... what more do you want?!
If you prefer a little bit more action: Funchal is only a 25 min. drive away (stunning scenery) and is a fascinating, charming town. Love it!

During the evening, taking your time for preparing a nice meal in the spacious kitchen and lying comfortably on a sofa in one of the two (!) sitting rooms, watching dvd's, listenig to music (a broad selection of dvd's, cd's is available & free, fast and reliable WIFI) or relaxing in the most beautiful bathroom you can imagine!!

We stayed 9 days - and our holiday cottage felt like 'a home'.
We hope to be back next winter!

Our regards to Ezekiel and Ernesto 'the local taxidriver'!

Danielle & Nigel
Antwerp, Belgium
Owner's Response: Danielle and Nigel

We are delighted you had a great holiday and appreciated the house and garden as a home from home. We hope you can make it again next year.

Many thanks, Karen and Edward
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Casa Velha dos Correios, beautifully presented in lush sub-tropical gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96699
+351 968 189810
Calheta Madeira
5

Fairy tale cottage with lovely tropical garden

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
We stayed in this beautiful cottage during our holiday in Madeira. It is furnished in typical madeiran style. You can enjoy the sun and a stunning view from the upper terrace.
The garden is nice and big with a big variety of tropical fruit trees. (bananas, passion fruit, avocados...) We really enjoyed using the barbecue room on some of the evenings.
The cottage has a great location. There is a lovely sand beach nearby, a good choice of restaurants and whale watching trips.
We really enjoyed staying in this fairy tale cottage and would highly recommend it for anyone planning a holiday in Madeira.

Andrea and Daniel
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrea and Daniel. We're delighted you enjoyed the holiday and appreciated the style of the house and sampled some of the fruits in the garden. Madeira is a great place for getting to do and see a lot in a week; it sounds like that's what you did.

Many thanks

Karen and Edward
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Casa Velha dos Correios, beautifully presented in lush sub-tropical gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96699
+351 968 189810
Calheta Madeira
5

Great place to stay for young family

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
We had a fabulous stay in Madeira - it was a great time of year to go (late October / early November) - weather was still warm and it felt like we had the place to ourselves!
Casa Velha dos Correios was the perfect place for us to stay. We are a young family (2 pre school children) and we had a great time exploring the house and the garden with all the home comforts available to us (cot / high chair / cutlery / dishes etc etc) and the beach was just a short drive away.
We would love to go back!
Owner's Response: Many thanks Margaret. I'm really pleased you had a good time. We always feel the house and the area are particularly suitable for young families, or larger family groups with different generations holidaying together, as the house is larger enough so that they won't get under each others' feet.

We look forward to your next visit, maybe in the Spring or Summer when the fruits in the garden will be different from those you had in the Autumn, and the flowers will be spectacular.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Casa Velha dos Correios, beautifully presented in lush sub-tropical gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96699
+351 968 189810
Calheta Madeira
Nederland
4

Een romantische woning in een oud postkantoor.

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: May 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
Wij (ouders, kinderen en kleinkinderen)hebben enorm genoten van dit oude postkantoor. Het is in stijl ingericht en de functie van de diverse ruimtes zoals deze vroeger gebruikt werden is nog zichtbaar.
De locatie is in het centrum van het dorp langs een weg (bergopwaarts) waar hart gereden wordt. Het huis en tuin hebben veel terrassen waar je van de zon kan genieten of onder de schaduw van de vele vrucht en banana bomen kan zitten. De mensen op Madeira zijn gastvrij de natuur is schitterend en je kan er heerlijk eten in de vele restaurants. Kortom dit is een ideale en betrouwbare keuze voor een vakantie.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Funchal
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Via rapida
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
beach
Car: not necessary

The house is perfectly placed to experience the many festivals and religious ceremonies of the Maderian village calendar. Close to all local amenities, modern and traditional coffee bars it’s an easy walk to pharamacy, small supermarkets and Post Office. Situated in the sunniest area of Madeira on the south coast, Arco da Calheta sits above the coastal village of Calheta with easy connections to the airport and Funchal. Calheta is just 2 kilometres away and has the island’s only sandy beach and with other nearby coastal villages is a great place for sea activities, big game fishing, whale watching and wind surfing. There are also many restaurants and a large supermarket. Well placed as a starting off point for further island explorations including the famous Levada walks and laurel-silva forests, botanical gardens, and the renowned fish, vegetable and flower markets of Funchal..

Golf: 3 Golf courses

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Availability & Rates

Calheta Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • Weekly rate of 400 euros is for 2 persons. For each additional person there is a charge of 50 euros per week to a maximum of 700 euros.

Amenities

Calheta Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Firewood
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • As an option for large groups downstairs has 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom. The larger bedroom has a king-size bed.and ample space to store your clothes. A baby cot, bouncer and travel cot are kept here. A ceiling fan keeps the room comfortable when the temperature is hot and 2 French doors open onto the front terrace. The second downstairs bedroom is smaller with a smaller size double bed, fitted wardrobe and a ceiling fan. Both these bedrooms share the original but fully modernised bathroom with the original tiled floor and bath but with new toilet, bidet and shower fittings. A door leads out from the bathroom onto the south facing terrace. Upstairs has two double bedrooms sharing a bathroom Both bedrooms have access to the east facing terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • waterfalls
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
*** Tumble dryer, microwave/grill, 4 ring is gas with stove and oven. *** Two Living rooms: Seating for 8 people *** Outside there are loungers in the terraces *** Children and babies welcome cot and travel cot available