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Porto da Cruz Holiday Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 613 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A holiday cottage for rent in a village, 1 km from the Atlantic Ocean, on the north coast of Madeira.

An ideal place for surfers and those who want to do mountain hiking, levada (mini-canals) walks, fishing, rural tourism... It's on the slope of a 590m high mountain called Penha d'Aguia. From the house, you can see the sea and green mountains, and you can hear the brook at night...

This cottage has 2 bedrooms (one double and one single), a living room with satellite TV, an equipped kitchen/dining room, a shower and WC downstairs and another WC upstairs. Washing machine available. There's Wi-Fi internet. In the garden there is parking space for a car, and a typical Madeiran sitting area with stone benches or plastic chairs that you can take outside.

More Details

Sietske and Orelio da Costa
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, portuguese, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Sietske and Orelio da Costa

Year after year this cottage has been the main holiday destination for us as a family. I love this island, the pleasant climate, the beautiful nature and the friendly people.

Why Sietske and Orelio da Costa chose Madeira

The property was remodeled in 1993 by my father-in-law. It became ours in 2000 and in 2012 some friends who visited us gave us the idea to start renting it out to people, who love the countryside of Madeira, rather than being in tourist resorts.

We hope that you will enjoy this place as much as we do!

What makes this cottage unique

What makes this house special to us is the unique location, close to the mountains and to the Ocean. The walls of this cottage are very thick and made out of rocks, as houses were made in the old days. They don't make these kind of houses anymore in Portugal. Inside the cottage there's a lot of wood: floors, ceilings, window sills, shutters, stairs, furniture etc.


Porto da Cruz Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 613 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bidet , This is upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This is downstairs
  • Both have a washbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , A room for 1 person only
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Room for a couple
  • Bedroom 1 has a double bed, 2 nightstands, a big cupboard and a little table Bedroom 2 has a single bed, a night stand, a big cupboard and a little table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
This holiday cottage has been approved by the local council of Machico. AL (Alojamento Local) stands for: Tourist Board Approval.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Porto da Cruz Holiday Cottage
average rating of 4.3913045 based on 23 reviews

Rustic comfortable and very welcoming

  • 4 of 5

Lovely position, easy to use ,everything we needed.Could do with a refurbishment of the shower,but good value and owners couldn't have been more helpful

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Old Cottage in Friendly Porta da Cruz

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for somewhere with character in a really pleasant, relaxed location, then this cottage in Porta da Cruz is perfect. The village itself is a million miles away from the tourist bedlam of Funchal while simultaneously being a short drive from Madeira's capital! It's a great place to kick back and enjoy the genuine Madeiran way of life; our favourite restaurant, the snack bar A Pipa, was a great place to sample Madeiran foods such as scabbard fish and espedata, not to mention the fearsome cocktail Poncha, two of which sorted out the sore throat I had when we arrived.

The cottage is lovely, on a hillside down a quiet road, surrounded by peace, tranquility and the odd confused cockerel crowing in the wee hours of the morning. The only negative thing I have to say about the place is that the road up there is rather scary, but if you can find anywhere in Madeira worth visiting that isn't down a terrifying road, you're doing pretty well! It's a perfect, basic cottage rental with everything you'd need for a week of relaxing, including free wi-fi (Which was more reliable than most places in London). Furnishings are basic, the kitchen is well stocked and Sietske and Orelio were incredibly helpful with communications and providing information on the local area. The caretaker was also wonderfully helpful when we arrived and, like everyone else in Madeira, extremely kind and friendly.

As a base, Porta da Cruz is great - you can get to Funchal by blasting down the main road, taking the bus or driving down the adrenaline-soaked mountain route, with some stand-out hikes and scenery just a short distance away. When we return to Madeira we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this very kind and detailed review. It's a big pity we didn't meet you personally because we were travelling. Thanks also for your comment on the wifi connection, I'm thrilled to know it's better that some places in London :) I totally agree with you concerning the restaurant you mentioned in Porto da Cruz, it's the best one in town and their poncha is definitely excellent! We hope to meet you next time you come to Madeira, and we should celebrate that with a poncha! Warm greetings from sunny Madeira
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Very nice!!! You should go there.

  • 4 of 5

The days in the cottage were very relaxed. Maybe because this house used to be a pub where everybody came to have fun (I hope :) is that the reason why the atmosphere is SO nice. We really enjoyed being there and felt at home. We absolutely would love to go back there.

De dagen in dit huisje waren heerlijk ontspannen. Misschien omdat het vroeger een kroeg is geweest waar een iedereen voor zijn plezier kwam (hoop ik :) ), dat er daarom zo'n fijne sfeer in dit huisje is. Wij hebben ons er in ieder geval erg in thuis gevoeld. We zouden er absoluut nog eens naar terug willen gaan.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this lovely bilingual review ! We're happy to know that you had a relaxing holiday and that you're hoping to come back... We hope so too !
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The friendly hospitality cottage Porta da Cruz.

  • 5 of 5

For the second time we have really enjoyed our stay in the cottage in Porto da Cruz. On the day of arrival we were welcomed by Sietske and Aurelio. The cottage was nice and tidy it felt a bit like coming home. They also gave us some useful information about wat to see and about the restaurants. We certainly would recommend this property to friends .

We hebben heel erg genoten van de vakantie in de cottage in Porto da Cruz en van de vriendelijke gastvrijheid van Sietske en Aurelio, die ons bij aankomst hebben verwelkomd. het voelde als een beetje thuiskomen ook al omdat we er al eens eerder een paar weken hadden gelogeerd. Ze hebben ons ook goede tips gegeven wat te gaan zien en betreffende restaurants.

Het is een eenvoudig huisje dat goed verzorgd en schoon is.

Wie weet gaan we nog eens naar het mooie eiland Madeira.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alsnog hartelijk dank voor beide keren dat jullie ons vakantiehuisje hebben geboekt en voor deze aanbeveling op de website. Bedankt ook nog dat jullie enkele vrienden naar ons huis verwezen. We hopen dat jullie het allebei goed maken. Groetjes vanuit Madeira !
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gîte très agréable, remarquable séjour.

  • 5 of 5

j'ai beaucoup aimé le gîte, très confortable, ainsi que l'accueil de la propriétaire. L'île est magnifique tout comme ses randonnées maritimes ou montagneuses. Ses villes et villages sont très attachants et ses jardins botaniques très riches. A vivre absolument.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre commentaire sympathique sur ce site. Madère est effectivement une expérience unique ! Vous avez été un hôte idéal, nous gardons de bons souvenirs de votre passage. Salutations de Madère !
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Gezellig huisje

  • 3 of 5

Gezellig huisje, goede prijs-kwaliteit verhouding, inrichting compleet, hartelijke verhuurders

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hartelijk dank nog voor jullie vriendelijke aanbeveling. Het was fijn jullie te ontmoeten!
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Aeroporto da Madeira
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Snack Bar A Pipa
Nearest Ferry
38 Kilometres
the port of Funchal
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Santo da Serra
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Snack bar / Restaurante A Pipa
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Praia da Alagoa, Porto da Cruz
Car: recommended

An ideal place for surfers and those who want to do mountain hiking, levada (mini-canals) walks, fishing, rural tourism... you can also swim at the black sand beach of Porto da Cruz, or from June until September in the open swimming pool next to the ocean. You can visit a rum factory and taste their product, made out of sugar cane.


Rates & Availability

Porto da Cruz Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are based on 2 guests. If you're intending to bring a child we request that you contact us before booking. This cottage is not suitable for children under 10 years of age. Prices might change slightly throughout the year. There are no cleaning charges to be paid by our guests.
We are flexible with arrival and departure times, unless there are other guests arriving the day of your departure. In that case we request that you leave the house by 11 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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