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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, seating 4 people in Calheta, Madeira

Property Manager
Alberto F Gananca
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017


Arco Da Calheta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Quarto 1 - 1 queen
    Quarto 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.4583335 based on 27 reviews

The property is very comfortable with great views over the coast.

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we were met by the owners’ parents who showed us around the spotless and well appointed property. The beds were very comfortable and the bathroom and shower first rate. The heated swimming pool was nice to cool down in after an enjoyable day’s walking. The views over the coast were spectacular from the terrace and living room. A car is absolutely essential. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jhon Ward I am so glad you had a great time in Madeira and that we were able to contribute to your positive experience by providing you with our humble house. I appreciate all your comments and look forward to your return to our lovely Island. Best Regards Alberto Gananca
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Peaceful Perfection

  • 4 of 5

With its simple, elegant design, its heated private pool and its quiet location near the top of Arco da Calheta - one of the sunniest spots on the island - this detached modern villa was everything that we'd hoped it would be.

The villa itself was spotlessly clean and very well appointed – exactly as described and as shown on the website with excellent facilities including good wi-fi. The living room opens onto a small, south-facing patio and garden area with fantastic views over the village and right across the bay – the perfect place to sit with a glass of wine or an evening meal whilst the sun goes down over the Atlantic, right in front of you.

To one side of the villa a short flight of steps leads up to the pool with a further garden and BBQ area beyond (charcoal not provided but easily obtained from local shops). The pool was heated to about 25 degrees at the time of our visit (which was very useful, given the elevation of the villa at 400m above sea level!) and was used at least twice a day throughout our stay. Lighting is provided for use in the evenings.

A few local shops and bars are available within Arco da Calheta and adjoining villages (walkable, if you like steep hills!), but the nearest good-sized supermarket is right down at the bottom of the hill in Calheta itself, about 10 minutes away by car, opposite the Savoy Calheta Beach hotel. A hire car is more or less essential here – both for shopping and to explore the island - but that applies equally to almost everywhere else in Madeira, because of the steep slopes and long, winding roads.

Although Calheta does have a (man-made) sandy beach, with plenty of facilities, we spent most of our time touring further afield and sampling the many interesting walks available, ranging from simple strolls alongside levada channels or along cliff tops, to more challenging walks amongst some of the island’s highest peaks.

We will certainly be visiting Madeira again and would strongly recommend this property.

PS: It is worth noting that the villa is not located quite as shown on the website map. It is slightly further downhill (which is better!) at No. 29B Rua da Cova do Arco. The owner will supply a more precise map and directions, once you have booked.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alan I am so please you had a good time in Madeira. Thank you for you detailed description of you pleasant experience while staying in our vila. All the best Regards Alberto Gananca
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Excellent location and features for those seeking something a bit special

  • 5 of 5

This property has two main aspects, first the location, if you are looking for peace and quiet, outstanding views and a sense of the true Madeira this could be the place for you, situated near the top of Arco da Calheta there is nothing to interrupt your view down to the Atlantic. Surrounded by a mix of Traditional and modern properties there is a small supermarket and a number of cafe/bars in the immediate vicinity, although a trip to Calheta beach will be required for the full shop. A car is not only recommended but essential to enjoy the surroundings and the island generally.

The two bedrooms are at the rear of the villa which has the advantage that the do not get too hot despite the 30+ temperatures. The living and kitchen area can easily cater for 4 although we were only 2 which made it more spacious. A small utility area allows washing to be done so you don't have 'piles' when you return home. The outside had a pleasant veranda area. The pool is a unified depth of 1.5m and large enough for a decent swim. It would be advisable for young children to be supervised.

We were lucky enough to meet the owners, Alberto and his family, when we arrived, and had a personally conducted tour of the house and the area. Other members of the family are responsible for the management and maintenance, but they are just as friendly.

We would have no hesitation in recommending this villa to those looking for a relaxed, trouble free holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi I am glad you had a great time in Madeira. Thank you for your comments, and the time you have taken to truly discribe your experience. Wish you all the best. Regards Alberto Gananca
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A fantastic February holiday

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this property, the view was spectacular and the area is beautifully quiet. We followed the steep path by the side of the house down into the village for an espresso every morning and Calheta beach was about 40 minutes away by foot and the walk is stunning!

The property was great, absolutely spotless and very well appointed. The kitchen in particular was very well stocked and there were plenty of towels and bedding. The owner João was very helpful providing local information and maps annotated with the best places to eat and drink.

We used the BBQ in the garden several times and even managed a swim in the pool, which was refreshing in February but far warmer than home :)

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kathryn Curral It is good to know that you liked our house, it is good news for us, make us very pleased. I really appreciate your comment, thanks for that. We hope to see you soon in our house. Best regards
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A perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is extremely well presented. The pool is heated and is perfect. Our son loved it. The house has great views and has everything you need. Margarida was helpful and the instructions to the house were easy to follow.

We would recommend this house. We will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect. It has everything you need and is very well equipped. The pool is heated to 28 degrees making it lovely and warm. The house is finished to a high standard and is very modern. We have rented a few different properties around Arco Da Calheta and this is one of the nicest we have stayed in. A car is definitely recommended but that would be no different to any other house you stay at in this area. The owner Margarida is friendly and welcoming and very helpful. She is close by should you have any queries. We would stay here again and recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Aeroporto da Madeira
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Praia da Calheta
Car: recommended

Check out our fantastic Madeira Island and enjoy a quiet house with all amenities in a mild climate, taking advantage of this stay and the nature that surrounds it. This house is located in an area overlooking the sea and the mountain.

A 2 min drive is the paragliding track where you can enjoy this magnificent sport, featuring the Costa Verde restaurant with lunch and dinner menus with typical local dishes.

A 5 min drive enjoy a magnificent beach of artificial sand, where you will find restaurants where you can indulge in the typical cuisine of the island.

Housing construction Year 2012


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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•Comunicação de cancelamento: os clientes que desejarem cancelar a reserva, devem fazê-lo por escrito ou por telefone, de forma imediata, para os gestores da propriedade.

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.