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'Casa do Gabriel' spacious Madeirian villa with private garden and ocean view

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,120 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with ocean view close to the beach

Casa do Gabriel is situated in a calm rural village area in the hamlet of Estreito da Calheta on the south-west coast of the beautiful sub-tropical island of Madeira.

The house is located within a 40 minute drive from the airport and is in a quiet, private and secluded location with spectacular panoramic south-westerly views over the Atlantic Ocean with the beautiful mountains behind.

The house has one level and includes two double bedrooms, two bathrooms (one has the bath tub and the second is equipped with shower stall), living room, dining area and kitchen. The kitchen is bright, roomy and well equipped with all the necessary appliances for cooking. There is a separate laundry room with washer, freezer, sink, vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board.

For your comfort the property is equipped with all the usual features, such as bed linen and towels, free Wi-Fi, landline telephone, DVD movies collection, TV (135 channels, many in English), washing machine, dishwasher, sun-loungers, Ping-Pong table, etc.

There is an upstairs terrace with the floating bed (swing) and an amazing view of the ocean.

A patio around the house overlooks a private garden with walking paths. In the garden you will find avocado tree, orange tree, and guava along with numerous exotic flowers and shrubs. Fruits are available for our guests in season.

The only sandy beach on the island is in Calheta and it is 5 minute drive from the house as well as the supermarket Pingo Doce, ATM, marina with lots of restaurants. Dolphin and whale watching and deep sea fishing excursions are available from there. The levadas (irrigation channels) and mountain walks of Rabaçal (10 kilometres) Prazeres are all only a short drive away.

Property is wheelchair accessible.

The house is registered with and licensed by the local Calheta Municipality for local accommodation use (AL–Alojamento Local No. 168).

Normally sleeping four persons in two double bedrooms. The fifth person could sleep in the hide-a-bed in the living room if required.

More Details

Property Manager
David E. Graves
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, portuguese, russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

What makes this house unique

We bought this house because we fell in love with the view and location away from the big cities.


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Madeira airport in Santa Cruz near Funchal
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Navalnica Bar (Sr. Albino's Bar)
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf, East Funchal
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Via Expresso
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Quinta Alegre
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Calheta Beach with white sand
Car: necessary

The only sandy beach on the island is in Calheta and it is 5 minute drive from the house as well as the supermarket Pingo Doce, ATM, marina with lots of restaurants. Dolphin and whale watching and deep sea fishing excursions are available from there. The levadas (irrigation channels) and mountain walks of Rabaçal (10 kilometres) Prazeres are all only a short drive away.


Estreito da Calheta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2120 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The ensuite bathroom off the master bedroom has a tub with shower, toilet, bidet, and heater. The second bathroom has a shower, toilet, bidet, and heater.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Spacious master bedroom with a Queen size bed and double bed in the spare bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming


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'Casa do Gabriel' spacious Madeirian villa with private garden and ocean view
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

had a great holiday in this spacious property. well located for trips out to north or south of island. kitchen is well equipped, lovely garden and great sea views.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clare, So glad you enjoyed your holiday in our house. regards, David and Irina
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all ok , wonderfull palace to stay

  • 5 of 5

all ok

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What A Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

After following probably the best directions we've ever come across, we arrived at Casa do Gabriel and is everything and more that it claimed to be. The location is simply beautiful and the views from the rooftop were simply amazing. We had everything we needed and our hosts' recommendations, maps, etc. were extremely helpful. Thank you for making this a spectacular trip!

Ken & Claire

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ken & Claire, Thanks you for your kind note and so glad you enjoyed your vacation at our house. We often recall how beautiful it is there and do look forward to returning ourselves. Your welcomed back anytime. D & I
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for four nights at Caso do Gabriel and were very pleased with our accommodations. The setting is just as described. There is only one house to the right of the back patio where you will spend most of your time gazing out at the ocean. The house in front is lower so it does not intrude with the panorama. There is no house to the left ... only a big valley/fold in the earth. It is extremely peaceful, quiet, without issues. We loved the levado walks, visits to neighboring towns, and just relaxing. The north side is vastly different and worth visiting, but the south side is definitely the place to be. Casa do Gabriel fits the bill with a large kitchen, plenty of space for a couple to be and not in each other's way (two bathrooms), a great patio downstairs and a place to dine outdoors as well as indoors. Washer/dishwasher/oven/coffee maker. We did have a challenge with the microwave which is Russian. But I'm sure the owners can remedy this very slight inconvenience (if you are micro prone). The biggest challenge is the driveway which is quite steep and a bit unnerving. Would not recommend doing this at night. The drive from airport was very easy...took us about 45 minutes. Directions were excellent. There is a supermarket in neighboring town about 10 minutes. A closer small mercado about three minutes. The hot water sometimes did vary when taking a shower which elicited a few "eeks" from shower participants as it vacillated from hot to cold and back. But the view and the ambiance overwhelms any negatives. The restaurant Quinta Alegre was excellent. And you use the signs to find your that makes it even more convenient. The owner gives excellent printed out directions to find your place along with the code to get in making it very convenient. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christine and friend, So glad you enjoyed your stay at our house and your kind words. On the microwave we have English instructions with photos in our welcome binder on the coffee table which makes the operation easy. Perhaps you missed seeing them. The driveway is steep like so much of the Island and amazed at how local delivery trucks just back down but does take some getting used to and why we recommend approaching it from the other direction as in our instructions we send along. Glad you found your way around the Island and definitely our side of the island is the place to be. Always sunny and beautiful. Thank you for recommending us. Best regards, David and Irina
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Très jolie maison calme avec vue magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Maison très joliment décorée, spacieuse, avec une vue magnifique sur l'océan et cette partie de l'île. Très propre et très calme. Très bonne literie également et maison très bien équipée. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié les petites attentions laissées pour notre arrivée. En revanche, nous avons eu un peu de difficulté à trouver la maison, mais nous sommes arrivés de nuit. Il faudrait peut-être l'indiquer par un panneau en haut du chemin, à droite de la route.

Je recommande ce coin de l'île, qui est moins urbain, mais pas trop isolé non plus.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ENGLISH TRANSLATION: House beautifully decorated, spacious, with a beautiful view of the ocean and this part of the island. Very clean and very quiet. Also very good bedding and home very well equipped. We enjoyed the little touches left for our arrival. However, we had a little difficulty finding the house, but we arrived at night. It might be specified by a top sign along the way, to the right of the road. I recommend this corner of the island, which is less urban, but not too isolated either. Nadine, Glad you enjoyed your stay on the island and our house. Thank you for your recommendation about a sign at the top of our road, although the printed directions have very clear photos and instructions that may be easier to read in daylight. But glad you made your way and enjoyed your stay. You are most welcomed to stay again in the future. best regards, David and Irina
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Charmante und ruhige Basis am Meer

  • 5 of 5

Ein herrliches, sehr ruhig gelegenes Haus für alle die einen erholsamen Urlaub verbringen möchten.. Das Haus ist eine gute Basis für die Erkundung der Insel. Im Februar konnten wir draußen frühstücken. Wenn wir von unseren Wanderungen zurückkamen, haben wir oft einen Sundowner im Garten genossen. Ein Plus waren zu dieser Jahreszeit reifen Avocados im Garten. Das Haus liegt unterhalb einer ruhigen Straße und ist absolut ruhig gelegen. Restaurants sind sehr schnell (Quinta Allegre zu Fuß, ist für einen Drink mit herrlicher Aussicht oder am Kamin sehr zu empfehlen) mit dem Auto in wenigen Minuten zu erreichen, ebenso wie ein sehr gut sortierten Supermarkt in ca. 3 km in Calheta. Wir fanden das "Mare Alta" in Ponta do Sol wegen seiner Location sehr gut, man sitzt direkt am Wasser und das Essen schmeckt nicht schlecht. Der Kontakt zu den Vermietern war im Vorfeld und während des Aufenthaltes sehr gut. Vor Ort gibt es eine ständig erreichbare Ansprechpartnerin. Wir können das Haus sehr empfehlen. - Claudia und Christian

A wonderful and charming house which is very well situated for a relaxed vacation. The house is a good base for exploring the island. We stayed in February and enjoyed breakfast on the terrasse with a view. When we came back from our hiking tours we often had a sundowner in the garden. A nice plus at that time of the year were avocados from the garden.The house is situated very quiet. Restaurants are accessible within a few minutes drive . We loved the "Mare Alta" restaurant in Ponta do Sol close to the waterline for its great location and good food for reasonable prizes . A supermarket is only about 3 km away . Contact to the owner was always efficient. During your stay there will be always a person of contact available.

We will recommend the house to our friends!

Claudia and Christian

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Claudia and Christian, We are so glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the property. You are welcomed back anytime. regards, David and Irina
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates for Christmas and New Years may change.

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.