- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 - 11 nights
Alberto F Gananca
- english, spanish, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 19, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The view from this villa is amazing - with stunning sunsets. Which was entirely what sold this property to us.
The property is light and airy. The kitchen is well equipped.
Be aware if it's an issue for you that there are 18 steep steps down to the property, and a steep drive down to them.
Swimming pool heating was an issue when we were there. The weather was very cold, but even when it warmed up, the swimming pool never reached a 'heated' temperature, despite us messaging for help.
Again appreciating that some days were very cold when we were there, but even when it warmed up, the heating in house was totally inadequate - a couple of tiny oil radiators for spacious rooms. We spent much of the time in the house buried under blankets to keep warm - which was OK until you needed to move.
But - the view - awesome!
The property is very comfortable with great views over the coast.
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.
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.
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.
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
Excellent location and features for those seeking something a bit special
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.
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.
A fantastic February holiday
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 :)
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
A perfect place to stay
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.
Get to know our fantastic Madeira Island and enjoy a quiet villa with all amenities in a mild climate, taking advantage of this stay and the nature that surrounds it. This villa is situated in an area with views of the sea and the mountains.
The 2-minute drive away is the paragliding trail where you can enjoy this magnificent sport, where you will find the Costa Verde restaurant with lunch and dinner menus with typical dishes of the region.
A 5 min drive will take you to a magnificent artificial sand beach, where you will find restaurants where you can enjoy the typical cuisine of the island.
Your imagination will be your limit, with countless activities at your disposal.
Year of construction of the villa 2012
Apprenez à connaître notre fantastique île de Madère et profiter d'une villa tranquille avec toutes les commodités dans a climat doux, in profitant de ce séjour et la nature qui l'entoure. Cette villa is située dans une zone avec sur la mer et les montagnes.
A 2 minutes by car you will find the paraglider to be a profuser of the magnifica sport, or the restaurant of the Green Coast, with a menu of restaurants and restaurants.
A lecteur of 5 minutes vous mènera à une magnifique plage de sable artificielle, où vous trouverez des restaurants où vous pourrez apprécier la cuisine typique de l'île.
Votre imagination will be the limit, avec d'innombrables activités à votre disposition.
Année de construction of the villa 2012
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