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House 'Casa Velha Escola' comfortable with flair, wireless Internet, SAT. TV

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Rustic atmosphere, modern furniture, well-kept garden with barbecue

Checked and approved by MADEIRA - TOURISMO

'Casa Escola Velha' was, as the name implies, the old schoolhouse of the small town Loreto.

Loreto is famous for its many regional festivals with flower-covered roads and the grilled over an open fire skewers 'Espedata' a specialty of the island of Madeira.

The building, formerly a school house of Loreto, was adapted as a holiday home and renovated with great attention to detail.

It was thus possible to bring that special flair of the old stone house with a modern design and contemporary technology in line.

The stone construction creates a special room climate inside the house

pleasantly cool in summer and warm in winter.

Special attention was paid to a high level of comfort and functional furniture.

Whether a week or a day, a stay at 'Casa Velha Escola' is a feel-good holiday!

If during the winter months an evening once be cooler, the house of course has an electric heater!

On the ground floor, a well equipped kitchen with gas / electric cooker, fridge / freezer, microwave / grill, coffee maker, toaster, kettle and dishwasher.

In the living room a cozy sitting area, a comfortable sofa with a reading corner, international cable TV, German channels via satellite. DVD player and free unlimited Wi-Fi.

From the living room a staircase leads to the first Floor, here you will find a beautifully furnished bedroom with a double bed and a view over the endless Atlantic.

A dressing table and plenty of space for your clothes are Off course.

Furthermore, on the first floor a spacious bathroom with bath, separate shower, washing machine, dryer and heated towel rail.

Also from the bedroom, a second staircase leads down to the garden protected by Solandra and Buganvilla.

Rienstrelizien, palm trees, protea, many flowers, bananas and cactuses as well as a herb bed with fresh herbs of the season.

A well equipped barbecue, garden furniture, parasol and sun - beds are standard.

A private parking for 2 cars is located directly behind the house.

The house is situated in a quiet location just a 1-minute walk from the village center with bar, cafe, pizzeria / Italian restaurant, mini market / bakery, bank, and taxi rank. Depending on the catch is served each morning fresh fish from local fishermen. Only about 7 minutes' drive of the main town Calheta is with 'Calheta Beach' the most beautiful beach of the island, a supermarket, restaurants, seafood restaurants and a promenade with bars, shops and the possibility for boat trips and whale watching along the stunning south coast of Madeira.

Next visit, the museum Casa das Mudas with great architecture and art - exhibitions, such as the old rum factory, once a year, a typical island Aquardente here is made from sugar cane around

Ideal is 'Casa Velha Escola' for hiking tours, the next Levada walking trail crosses the road to the plateau Paul da Serra about 1 km above the house and is also walking distance in the shortest time achievable. The plateau itself is to achieve as a starting point for many hikes by car in about 10 minutes.. Next on beacon and Ribeira da Janela the road leads through laurel forests to Porto Moniz the most northwestern point of Madeira. From here, continue along the old road to the lighthouse of Ponta Pargo the most westerly point. From here, a new highway along the places Faja da Calheta and Prazeres leads back to Calheta.

more information, visit www. madeira holidays. at

you are not answered any questions, please contact me at the email address Zmelík @ aon. at

More Details

Alexander Koebrunner
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


Arco Da Calheta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexibel / Check-out: Flexibel
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badezimmer 1 -
  • The spacious bathroom with bath and shower, a washing machine is a drying rack and a towel dryer. The bathroom is of course also to heat.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 king
  • The master bedroom with comfortable double bed also has a direct exit to the garden. A cot can be added is, furthermore is a convertible sofa in the living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The house is furnished for a longer stay of several months and also has an electric heater for cooler days. The spacious living room, satellite TV with all the Austrian / German channels via satellite Astra, DVD player ect. The kitchen with gas / electric hob, extractor, kettle, toaster, microwave with grill, fridge freezer, dishwasher and a cozy dining area. The comfortable bedroom has a comfortable double bed and a fantastic view over the endless Atlantic The garden with bananas, birds of paradise, bougainvillea, palm trees and a garden Calla piece suite with a large umbrella in front of the barbecue, sunbeds. A herb with the herbs of the season is at your disposal Behind the house is a private parking for 2 cars


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House 'Casa Velha Escola' comfortable with flair, wireless Internet, SAT. TV
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 38 reviews

Very good

  • 4 of 5

The house is very nice, and well located close to some shops for everyday needs. However it is not easy to get there by car. More detailed directions would have made things easier when we first arrived. We did not understand the television arrangements and the instructions in English were not the same as the ones in German, and we gave up on the TV. The wireless network worked well. The instructions in English about paying for the networking were misleading and out of date. The good news is that you do not have to pay for it.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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tolles Haus mit Flair - können wir nur bestätigen!

  • 5 of 5

Die Beschreibung stimmt rundherum. Die Lage war perfekt, die Atmosphäre erst recht. Ein gemütliches Haus, das alles zu bieten hat, was man im Urlaub braucht - inkl. sehr netter Betreuung, wenn von Nöten. Auch die Abwicklung hätten wir uns einfacher nicht vorstellen können. Unser Fazit: jederzeit wieder!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful find on a wonderful island. It is always difficult to see exactly what somewhere will be like until you arrive, but there is no doubt that Casa Velha Escola is a beautiful and cosy cottage in probably one of the best parts of the island. We were very comfortable in the cottage and the garden was delightful. The cottage was very well equipped and It was a great bonus having the washing machine. With a very short time you can be walking along one of the many levadas or venturing further to the 25 Fontes and the Risco waterfall. The cottage was very well maintained and very clean and we received a very warm welcome. We hope to return here very soon and see more of this lovely island and Casa Velha Escola would be the perfect place for this visit.

Pieter & Carol

Shropshire, UK

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review, I am happy when my guests can enjoy a pleasant and comfortable holiday on Madeira ! I am looking forward to see you again in Casa Escola Velha Madeira
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Sehr schöne und saubere Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren im Februar 2017 in der Casa Escola Velha. Das Häuschen ist schön gelegen und für zwei Personen absolut ausreichend. Wir waren schon oft auf der Insel, aber bisher immer in Häusern weiter im recht menschenleeren Westen. Das war uns auf die Dauer doch zu einsam. Die Casa Escola Velha ist da ein guter Kompromiss. Im kleinen Garten vor dem Haus gibt es Liegen und einen Ofen. W-Lan und Sat-Fernsehen funktionieren gut, so dass man praktisch nichts vermisst. Kleiner Supermarkt mit Café ist fußläufig in wenigen Minuten, die Marina in Calheta in ca. 5 Minuten mit dem Auto zu erreichen. Bei Fragen oder Problemen hilft die englischsprachige Ansprechpartnerin vor Ort schnell und kompliziert. Einzige Challenge ist der Parkplatz hinter dem Haus. Dort gilt es, behutsam und mit starkem Lenkeinschlag auf der bergabwärts verlaufenden Straße zurückzusetzen. Funktionierte aber letztlich mit unserem VW Polo problemlos. Zuletzt noch der Tipp unseres Vermieters, den wir so auch bestätigen können: das Restaurant Salgadinho an der Marina in Calheta ist sehr zu empfehlen. Gute Küche und herzlicher Service.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung, freut mich das Sie mit dem Haus und Loreto zufrieden waren ! Es würde mich sehr freuen wenn Sie mein Haus auch Ihren Freunden weiter empfehlen, vielleicht bis zu nächsten Mal mit den besten Grüßen W. Zmelik
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Viereinhalb Sterne

  • 4 of 5

Folgende Nachricht haben wir an Herrn Zmelik geschickt:

Hallo Herr Zmelik,

leider kommen wir erst heute dazu, Ihnen zu schreiben, dass es uns in

Ihrem Haus in Loreto sehr gut gefallen hat. Dies betrifft sowohl die

Ausstattung als auch die Helligkeit. Auch die Beleuchtung war im

Vergleich zu anderen Ferienwohnungen, die wir bereits bereits gemietet

haben, sehr gut. Der Garten ist sehr schön und durch die z.T.

reichhaltig blühenden Pflanzen nach außen geschützt. Auch ist es trotz

der zentralen Lage ruhig. Sehr schön ist auch der Blick aus dem oberen

Stockwerk zum Meer.

Leider hatten wir nicht so viel Glück mit dem Wetter. Wir konnten zwar

bis auf 2 Tage, an denen es sehr heftig regnete, jeden Tag etwas

unternehmen, konnten den Garten aber nur an 3 Tagen nutzen. Ansonsten

hatten wir aber von innen den schönen Blick auf ihn.

Bei unserem nächsten Madeira-Aufenthalt würden wir gerne wieder in Ihrem

Haus, das auch ein guter Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen ist, wohnen.

Unser einziger Kritikpunkt ist das Sofa im Wohnzimmer - es löst sich

allmählich auf.

Viele Grüße

Manfred Duensing und Carola Herter.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihr Review, freut mich das Ihnen das Haus und Madeira gut gefallen haben ! Ein neues Sofa ist schon in Auftrag !!
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Wunderschöner Aufenthalt in tollem Ferienhaus

  • 5 of 5

Wir durften eine Woche im Oktober dort verbringen. Das Haus ist von außen sehr schön restauriert, der Außenbereich ist sehr gepflegt und lädt zum sonnen ein.

Innen ist alles top, angefangen bei der Küche, über das Wohn- und Schlafzimmer bis hin zum modernen Bad. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Madeira Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Funchal Hafen
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Palheiro Funchal
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Arco da Calheta
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Calheta Beach
Car: recommended

The Old School House 'Casa Velha Escola' in the picturesque and peaceful place Loreto with rural character and many amenities. Trails along the levadas (artificial watercourses) almost on the doorstep.

8 min drive to the sandy beach and the port of Calheta Beach with bars, restaurants and a large, very well-stocked supermarket with fresh fish, meat department and rich fruits and vegetables offer.

Wal - dolphin watching are in daily Boots - trips from the marina of Calheta possible. There is also the possibility for big game fishing.

30 min by car to Funchal, with its rich culture, restaurants, shopping in the 'Dolce Vita Center', a lively beach promenade with palm trees, a beer house and brewery and nice bars, botanical gardens, take the cable car to Monte and much, much more !

10 minutes by car to Ponto do Sol, a cozy place with a Mediterranean flair, 15 minutes by car to Ribeira Brava with plenty of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. For particularly sporty wave surfing in Jardim do Mar is a short drive of about 15 minutes. possible. 45 min drive along the Atlantic coast to the airport.

Casa Velha Escola offers the perfect opportunity to get to know the real Madeira with green hills, eucalyptus and Lorbeerurwäldern, majestic mountains and magnificent valleys.

more INFO on www. madeira holidays. at




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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