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CASA DO SOL: Heated pool, indoor hot tub & sauna, ideal location, amazing views

Arco Da Calheta, Portugal
  • Villa2690 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 14 nights

heated pool + hot tub (6/7 people) + sauna + barbecue + air conditioning/heating

ALOJAMENTO LOCAL Registo nº 25080/AL


A new house (completed in May 2013 and freshly repainted) designed to meet the requirements of the most discerning tourists, Casa do Sol offers facilities that few other tourist homes can match: heated swimming pool, indoor “hot tub” for 6-7 people, IFR sauna, covered barbecue area and central air conditioning/heating. And all this with breathtaking sea and mountain views in all directions, unobstructed by electricity or telephone wires.

Casa do Sol is set in a cul-de-sac in a quiet “urbanization” in the centre of Arco da Calheta, one of the most prized locations on the island of Madeira due to its setting, its favourable micro-climate and its convenience for innumerable excursions – including several challenging hikes beginning from the house itself (to the Levada Nova and beyond), for those so inclined. Situated at the end of a row of houses, and sheltered by a wall made of local Madeira stone (basalt), Casa do Sol offers a high degree of privacy, both outside and within.

Post office, cafés, ATM machine, small shops, hairdresser, etc. are just a short walk away, via the system of veredas, largely bypassing roads with cars. The owners live adjacent to the property and are happy to provide personalized guidance on local hiking and walks, for those who wish to take advantage of the extraordinary possibilities that Madeira offers.

The house itself is of a modern design, tastefully decorated, with an “open plan” kitchen/dining/lounge. On the main level there are three bedrooms, two having direct access to the pool deck. A second lounge area, on the lower level, can be converted into a completely independent fourth bedroom when the house is occupied by more than 6 people. All four bedrooms offer extra-long (2 meter) beds with extremely comfortable memory-foam mattresses. The kitchen is very well equipped and comes with all of the essentials you'll likely need (including olive oil and spices).

Free Wifi


Beatriz Botero/David Brodsky

Member Since 2013
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english, french, spanish, portuguese, German (written)
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 160 x 200 cm
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, 90 x 200 cm
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 160 x 200 cm
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, 90 x 200 cm
      • 4th bedroom available for parties of more than 6 people.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, ensuite to Bedroom 1
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • Toilet paper and soap included.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
        • Rural
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Parking
                      Private off-street parking for 2 cars.
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Free Wifi + 6 Ethernet connection points. A printer/copier/scanner is also available.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Bed linens changed after one week for multi-week stays.
                    • Living Room
                      Large open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area.
                    • Baby Gate
                    • Printer
                    • Scanner
                    • Telephone
                      Outgoing calls charged at PT (Portugal Telecom) rates. Landline calls to Portugal free from 2100-0900 and on weekends.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath, hand and face towels provided, as well as beach towels.
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                      9kg washing load; laundry soap and fabric conditioner provided.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Plenty of dishes for 8 people and all the kitchen utensils you will need.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Dishwasher soap tablets provided.
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                          with Grill plus Dual Grill (grill with microwave ) functions. There is a 2nd microwave/grill in the barbecue area.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil, tabasco sauce, generous collection of spices (incl. basil, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, curry powder, garlic, nutmeg, oregano, tarragon, thyme). Paper towels.
                        • Refrigerator
                          2nd refrigerator in barbecue area on lower level.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining inside, outside on terrace, and on covered terrace on lower level (adjacent to barbecue). All with great sea views.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Selection of books in English, French, Spanish and German. Also a number of travel and hiking/walking guides to Madeira.
                                • DVD Player
                                  Both televisions have DVDs (of which 1 is a Blu-ray player)
                                • Games
                                  Scrabble (English & French versions), Monopoly, chess, GO, etc.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Satellite TV & Radio (with free-to-air English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian stations + classical music)
                                • Stereo
                                  Docking speaker with Bluetooth wireless music streaming from iPod/iPhone/iPad. Cable available to connect to Android devices.
                                • Television
                                  2 HD LED TVs
                                • Video Library
                                  Small (35 or so) but high-quality DVD library, including complete (original) series of The Twilight Zone and The Prisoner. List available on request.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large terrace facing pool and in front of lounge/dining/kitchen area -- with splendid views in all directions.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Enclosed 'churrasco' (barbecue) with adjoining sheltered terrace.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Indoor hot tub for 6-7 people (Beachcomber 350)
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Large pool with built-in steps.
                                            • Sauna
                                              Infrared Sauna for 3 people


                                                • forests
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • waterfalls
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              50 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfektes Haus

                                                              Die Villa ist noch schöner, als im Internet abgebildet. Der Blick auf die Küste und das Meer ist unbeschreiblich schön. Das Haus ist in einem perfekten Zustand. Wir waren schon in vielen Ländern und wohnen immer in privaten Häusern. Wir haben noch kein Haus gesehen, dass so sauber und hervorragend ausgestattet war. Selbst Gewürze aller Art und die Holzkohle für den Grill waren schon vorhanden.

                                                              Die warmherzigen Gastgeber sind immer für einen da, aber auf sehr angenehme, unaufdringliche Art.Wir haben uns wie zu Hause gefühlt und werden sicherlich einmal wiederkommen. Vielen Dank Beatriz und David!

                                                              Summary in English:

                                                              A perfect house in a perfect setting with very nice, cordial and helpful owners. Perfect equipment. The views are stunning. We will come back! Thank you very much Beatriz and David!

                                                              Stunning villa and fantastic hosts

                                                              Helen S.

                                                              We had the most lovely week in Madeira and could not have been more pleased with Casa do Sol. The photos barely do it justice and certainly don’t manage to capture the attention to detail and care that David and Beatriz have put into every aspect of it. With two young children they took a great deal of stress out of our trip with cot, high chair, changing mat and stair gate all provided and set up for our arrival. They even left treats for the kids and toys for them to play with which was so kind and much appreciated. Everything you could possibly need for your stay is provided in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry and the amount of towels and bed linen was great. David and Beatriz were so welcoming and available whenever we needed - even checking our flight was on time before we set off for the airport! They really could not have been more accommodating whilst also leaving us in peace to enjoy the villa, the view and the fantastic pool! I would recommend without reservation for anyone looking for a fantastic holiday in beautiful Madeira

                                                              Our 40th Wedding Anniversary Family Holiday

                                                              Kevin L.

                                                              The villa was beautiful. The villa provided excellent accommodation. All the facilities you could wish for. The pictures are what you get, the facilities are exactly as described. It was easy to locate and only 40 minutes by car from the airport. The views down to the sea were fantastic and the villa was not overlooked in any way. The location was peaceful and relaxing.

                                                              David and Beatriz were our hosts and they were very welcoming and helpful.

                                                              We would strongly recommend the villa to our friends and family.

                                                              An amazing villa with warm and welcoming owners.

                                                              Wood FamilyUnited Kingdom

                                                              This was our second stay in the last three years at Casa Do Sol and we arrived with our six children with very high expectations from our first stay in 2014 and it really didn't disappoint and in fact surpassed them.

                                                              Sadly our holiday was very soon after the terrible fires that devastated the islands forests and parts of the capital. But great communication from David and his lovely wife meant they reassured us that the villa would be ready and we would still have a wonder holiday. They were right on both counts.

                                                              The villa is modern and spotlessly clean and has every conceivable convenience. From fast reliable broadband that even a family of 8 Ipads can't slow down to wonderfully effective air conditioning that at times in the night threatened to give family members hyperthermia if they failed to switch them off before falling asleep even on the hottest nights.

                                                              The beds where large and dreamily comfortable. So much so I took photos of the manufacture labels and we now have them in our house. The massive kitchen had every gadget and utensil a budding chef could ever want. The three bathrooms were large and everyone loved the huge wet room shower. The water was always hot and the pressure high.

                                                              Then there was the views. I would quite happily retire here and while away the remaining years of my life with a ice cold drink in one hand looking out across this wonderful cliff side sea view. You know it's stunning when even the photos on a mobile phone do it justice without even trying.

                                                              As you can probably read from the review we were and still are completely smitten with this villa, its position on the cliffs and the island itself.

                                                              A stunning holiday made even more magically by the villa we chose to stay in and the warm attentive owners that allowed us to use it.

                                                              Thanks David and Beatriz see you very soon. (next time we visit I'm buying it :)

                                                              Amazing views!

                                                              Tracy H.

                                                              We had a great week at Casa do sol..everything about the villa was just perfect...including the amazing view. The owners David and Beatriz greeted us when we arrived and showed us around the villa, they are very friendly and made us feel really welcome, they even gave us a huge bowl of various fruits which we enjoyed throughout the week. The villa was spotlessly clean with quality fixtures and fittings. The pool and pool area were great as was the hot tub. David gave us some ideas on places to visit and we hired a local taxi driver 'Antonio' who spoke very good English to drive us around, my teenage son and his girlfriend particularly liked the lava pools at Porto Moniz..well worth a visit. We tried most of the local restaurants at Calheta Beach our favourite being Onda Azul. Calheta is a lovely area and a good base to explore others parts of Madeira, we had one of our best holidays here and hope to return to Casa do sol again..we are quite fussy people but could not fault this villa.

                                                              Casa do Sol, a little piece of heaven

                                                              Becky C.

                                                              Where do i start what a fantastic place, we were greeted by David and Beatriz as soon as we arrived. We were shown all around the villa and were absolutely gobsmacked with the beauty of it and the amazing views it had to offer. I can't speak highly enough of both Casa do Sol or David and Beatriz, we had the most amazing two weeks visiting Funchal, dolphin watching, walking down to the marina (beautiful but like a session at the gym) and also walking through the Levadas at the top of the mountain which was suggested by David and throughly enjoyed by us all.

                                                              It was my mum's birthday while we were there and Beatriz brought around the most beautiful scrumptous cake which made her day and we all thought was extremely kind.

                                                              Casa do Sol is as beautiful and stunning as it looks in the pictures everything is spotlessly clean and both living rooms and bedrooms were very comfortable and relaxing with air conditioning which was very welcome. We enjoyed a dip in the hot tub every night which added to the luxurious experience Casa do Sol had to offer. The kitchen was fantastic and contained everything you could ever need with all mod cons the induction hob was great as we have one in our own kitchen so it felt even more homely, with more than enough pots, pans and utensils. We also used the bbq which was wonderful and offered a great outdoor social eating experience.

                                                              The pool was amazing and by the time we came home our children had developed webbed feet, they loved the inflatables and the use of towels for our holiday made such a difference to our suitcases.

                                                              We ate out quite a few times and can certainly recommend the New Era restaurant which is situated at the marina and offered wonderful food, try the scabbard fish it looks very ugly and not very appealing but tastes absolutely delicious.

                                                              We have had the most amazing holiday and are gutted to be home. I can't recommend Casa do Sol highly enough and hope we are lucky enough to be able to visit here again sometime thank you so much David, Beatriz and Tito for your hospitality.


                                                              Arco Da Calheta, Portugal

                                                              Madeira is a paradise for those who enjoy walking and hiking, and Arco da Calheta is ideally situated. Calheta Beach is just 5 minutes away, and within 15 minutes are the beaches at Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava, the esplanades at Jardim do Mar and Paul do Mar, the laurasilva forest of Madeira (a UNESCO world heritage site - http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/934) and the moonlike landscape of Paul da Serra (1500 meters).

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