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Five-star apartment with fantastic views over Madeira's south coast

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Estrela da Calheta Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Absolutely nothing is missing from this three-bed accommodation

The apartment is located in Estrella, a short distance from the centre of Calheta, occupying an elevated position which commands the most incredible ocean views. There are most amenities nearby - cafes, shops, restaurants and a fuel station. No expense had been spared on the quality of the fittings and furnishings, taking the apartment to the very highest standard - the most discerning guest will not be disappointed!

The property is to a certain extent built around the view and the very large balcony facing the ocean - ideal obviously for the views, but also for maximum exposure to the sun. The en-suite master bedroom is opulence itself, with a queen-sized bed, Italian marble fittings and private access to the balcony, whilst the 'house' bathroom is huge! The second double bedroom is very spacious, whilst the third has two single beds. The kitchen and dining room have every facility you could wish for, whilst there is a large utlilty room with full laundry facilities. The lounge has satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and a built-in bar. There is a shared pool.

This apartment is fully licensed with the local authority as "AL" tourist accommodation. The scheme requires holiday accommodation to conform to the very highest safety, quality, service and insurance standards.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Madeira Island Direct
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2016

About Madeira Island Direct

Madeira Island Direct have been managing holiday rental properties on the island of Madeira since 2006. We only look after apartments that meet the most exacting standards - most of which we have looked after on behalf of private owners for a number of years.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"You cannot really believe the views from the south-facing balcony here - wall to wall sunny blue ocean below you. Great location, but a stiff walk back up from Calheta - good exercise! Hire car is recommended - particularly because the taxi transfer from the airport is €70 in each direction so it works out not much more for the week - and there is so much to see. The apartment is spacious and impeccable - too much almost!"
Sep 2012
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based on 17 traveler reviews

Five-star apartment with fantastic views over Madeira's south coast
average rating of 4.647059 based on 18 reviews

Lovely spacious clean apartment in good location

  • 4 of 5

We were met at the apartment by the cleaner who showed us around which took some time as it is very large plenty of room for just the 2 of us.

It was very well equipped all cooking things you you could need.

However there was no internet or TV. But when we got in touch with house keeper she sorted out internet over night and arranged for tv people to come on Monday to fix. We had to wait in for them and when they left showed us how to work every thing and all was ok until we got back in evening and TVs didn't work and stayed like that for our stay, this was a bit annoying as the Euro football was on at time. Use of the pool wasnt always possible as you needed a key to get to it and we couldn't find one

Just up the road is a lovely cafe serving great pizzas and cheap beer

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 3 of 5

The only disappointment was that we picked the apartment for the pool and found nearly every day the door to reach it was locked and on the day it was open for use the pool needed a good clean to be honest. Our party was very disappointed. Apartment was very spacious though but had a terrible ant problem in the kitchen which seemed to be historical as we found ant spray had been provided. They got into our food and we had to pull out the fridge-freezer to get to where they seemed to be coming from. Other than this it was a beautiful apartment with fantastic views....

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Great elevated location with fantastic views. Very large apartment with loads of space and everything you could wish for, and very well prepared - spotlessly clean. Great base for exploring the island. Would love to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Sunny apartment

  • 5 of 5

Clean and bright apartment which is highly recommended. Lots of space inside and outside, with great views. Good cafes and restaurants nearby. Funchal only 20 minutes drive, but Calheta altogether more relaxed and peaceful. Will return.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Owner's Response: We are always pleased when guests have enjoyed their stay!
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Spacious and sunny.

  • 5 of 5

Huge apartment that we positively rattled around in! Great aspect, with a balcony for breakfast and another for sunbathing. The agent who handled the booking was very helpful and having a local housekeeper was useful. Car hire is recommended, although there were good local restaurants within walking distance for the evening. We will return.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Owner's Response: Yes - it is very generously proportioned, and the housekeeper is a star! See other reviews for restaurant recommendations - all good. Look forward to seeing you again!
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Best Choice for relaxing holidays

  • 5 of 5

We arrieved tired and hungry in funchal. Everything was forgotten as we arrieved in calheta and meet Catharina ( our house Keeper ) at the Appartement.

She was very endeavours to make our holidays perfekt. The Appartement is completly fittet out. Nothing is missing. The seaview is breathtaking. The quarter is quiet nice and the Beach in Calheta is a good Place to be.

I think a rental Car is absolutly nessesary.

Ein unglaublich schönes Appartement in Calheta. Wir kamen müde und hungrig in funchal an, aber als wir in Calheta auf Catharina trafen, die Ansprechpartnerin vor Ort, war alles vergessen. Sie ist unglaublich, hat uns mit dem nötigen Fingerspitzengefühl alles erklärt, jedoch ohne uns noch an diesem Abend über die Maßen zu strapazieren.

Auch in den folgenden Tagen war sie immer für uns da. Das Appartement ist sehr sauber und es fehlt an nichts.

Wir machen jedes Jahr Urlaub in diversen Appartements, allerdings hebt sich dieses erheblich vom Standart ab.

Die Aussicht ist atemberaubend und das Wohngebiet sehr ruhig.

Ein Auto ist allerdings unbedingt erforderlich.

Supermarkt ist am Strand von Calheta ein Großer, die Straße hoch ist ein kleiner Tante Emma Laden. Zwei Bäckereien in unmittelbarer Nähe. ( günstig auch im Preis...)

Für unseren 11 jährigem Sohn war es natürlich toll, dass das Appartement über WLAN verfügt. Ist schon praktisch, wenn man mal schnell das Wetter checken kann, oder die Öffnungszeiten des Aqualand, das im übrigen auf jeden Fall einen Besuch wert ist.( Santa Cruz)

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay! Wir freuen uns, Sie bei Ihrer Reiseplanung!
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Various within
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Calheta - a byword for peace and relaxation in the country on the warmest Madeiran coastline with the most hours of sunshine. This means that you can relax, swim and walk in these sunnier and hotter climes all year round! Popular amongst walkers, fishermen and swimmers with several safe swimming areas and closeness to famous mountain and levada walks. Attractions include white sand beaches next to Calheta Marina 2 minutes drive, a rum factory Engenhos with a museum, Prazeres village with 17th century church, fruit and vegetable market and ‘Quinta Pedagogica’ - a free animal park, art gallery and cider house! Plus, there is the award-winning international art centre: ‘Casa das Mudas’ & UNESCO-protected Ancient Laurisilva Forest. Whale/dolphin-watching and big-game fishing boats operate from Calheta marina.


Rates & Availability

Estrela da Calheta Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late summer
Sep 27 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Xmas & New Year
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
Early summer 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A non refundable 25% deposit is required when making your reservation with the remaining 75% due 45 days prior to departure. The remaining 75% balance payment can only be refunded for cancellations received within no less than 60 days

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.
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Estrela da Calheta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , House bathroom
  • The house bathroom is enormous!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom is en-suite with Italian marble fittings and private access to the ocean-facing balcony. The other two bedrooms have access to another large east-facing balcony which is ideal for breakfast and morning sunshine.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The apartment is a private complex with it's own car park - there is an allocated position near the main entrance. The beach at Calheta just a short distance away and beach towels can be supplied at a small additional charge. Mobile broadband 'dongles' are also available for hire.

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