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Villa with pool, large garden and stunning sea view

Bedrooms 3
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Accommodates 4 comfortably, sleeps up to 6

The villa and property has 180 degrees sea view. The 100 year old stone house was rebuilt and modernized in 2007, while retaining its simplicity and modesty. NB The Google map satellite picture was taken before the rebuilding. Upstairs the house has a joint living room/dining room/kitchen, a bathroom and a large bedroom, and downstairs two small bedrooms. All rooms have sea view and lead out to terraces. There is a stereo, dvd player, several films and a monitor. Linen and towels provided. The pool is 3 by 6 meters, not heated. There are several terraces for dining and sunbathing: a roofed one outside the kitchen, one old and one new outside upper bedroom, one under grapevine outside lower bedrooms, and one around the pool. The surroundings consist of farming terraces and flower gardens. The road is reached by private stairs (60 steps). Parking on road about 100 metres away from top of stairs. The inside of the house is rustic and functional, while the outside is spacious and private with many semi-tropical plants.

Jan (the Norwegian owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, portuguese, swedish, danish, norwegian, Indondesian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Since 2 weeks we are back from our holiday in Madeira. I must not forget to tell you how beautiful it was in your House in Fajã da ovelha. We have been warmly received by Jose and Maria. We have spent unique and beautiful days even if the weather was not so great. After a short time we have felt us as zuhaus at home and at the end of the week I would have phoned almost you, to extend one week. But we have kept us there on our plan. Thanks again and we will come back next year safely. Warm regards from Hamburg! Klaus and Andrea :) glücklich
Sep 2012
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Faja Da Ovelha Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed (lower 125cm, upper 80 cm)
  • One bedroom has a bunk bed with an open staircase to living room. The floorboards are thin and all sounds within the house carry easily. On the positive side, there are few outdoor sounds, very quiet.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Pool and several open terraces with little railing so small children must be supervised very carefully. Long stairs (60 steps) leading to house so not suitable for people with walking difficulties.


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Villa with pool, large garden and stunning sea view
average rating of 4.266667 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful views in a quiet and secluded location

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 week family holiday here in mid-August. The best thing about this place is the location. It is beautifully secluded with a view of hundreds and hundreds of miles of sea, The sunsets are spectacular. There is not even a hint of tourism in the locality, yet a twenty minute drive to Calheta gets you to a beach, water sports, restaurants, supermarkets etc .

The walks from the property are steep and beautiful. Within ten or fifteen minutes you can have climbed high up through the small villages to the local bakery and coffees shop, or dropped over a kilometre down towards the stunning coastline with more breathtaking views.

Outside the property the secluded pool was a welcome break from the mid day sun, and remained warm enough to swim in even late at night. The various terraces make taking meals at home even more tempting than eating out.

If your priority is a quiet holiday, in a secluded location, with a pool and breathtaking scenery then you’ll enjoy this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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In need of redecoration

  • 1 of 5

There is no doubt that the views are beautiful and the swimming pool is an added bonus, very clean and well looked after. The setting is perfect, very quiet and peaceful. Unfortunately, the interior decoration and furnishings are in desperate need of updating and replacing. The outside furniture was, overall, uncomfortable. The inside furniture and furnishings were, sadly, old and worn. The shutters on to the old terrace could not be opened as they were rusted shut and didn't want to force them in case they broke. This was obviously a charming and rustic property about 5 years ago but has now become tired and unloved.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Family circumstances has prevented us from visiting our house since July of last year. Coupled with many guests lately this certainly accounts for the neglected furniture. We will be going there in two weeks time and will then replace and renew all the furnishings. That said, I am surprised by your very low rating, which I would not expect by someone who writes '...views are beautiful...setting is perfect, very quiet and peaceful..'. Too bad you did not enjoy it.
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  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice vacation villa

  • 4 of 5

The villa is a quiet location to chill out. After awaking we could directly go out into the pool, rolls were brought every morning by the bakery car and breakfast outside on the covered terrace were even possible in windy weather. We used the villa as a hiking base and there was everything we needed. The caretakers were very nice and there are cute, very interested cats in the neighbourhood. We had a nice stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excelent positioned for a quiet holiday

  • 4 of 5

We were very much surprised by the quiet location and the spectacular view. A most pleasant surprise. We would love to come back. The villa has all the things you will need for a nice holiday. If you are looking for discos or many people you are at the wrong place!!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. It's a very quite and comfortable place with a great view over the ocean and beautiful sunsets, set in the middle of a small village away from the main route. The pictures match exactly the setting, even the water in the pool looked absolutely clean and fresh, - but we didn't use it because of the overall temperatures.

The small shop in the village provides all emergency stuff, but to survive you need a car to go shopping in a supermarket, - p.e. in Prazeeres only a 10 minutes drive away and open every day 7:00 - 23:00.

The support of the owner could not have been better and we can recommend this place to anybody who is searching for a place on their own in a small village, far away from big hotels and noisy streets.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Funchal harbour
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Paul do Mar
Car: recommended

Located on the sunny side of the island, Faja da Ovelha is a small village 15 minutes West of Calheta and its beach. Several famous levada hikes easily accessible from the villa. Very peaceful surroundings with 180 degree sea view and surrounded by farming terraces. Private stairs (60 steps) from villa to road and parking. 2 restaurants within 20 minutes lovely walk (2mins drive) and a small bar and shop next to church in the village. 10 minutes drive to the nearest fishing village. Easy access to the mountains and the North of the Island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Price based on 4 persons. Supplement of 10€ for every extra person.
Discount for longer stays. Pool cleaning included.
Price includes all linen and towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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