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Country House, Terrace, Quiet and Sea View 101

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Stone duplex apartment with 2 beds, 1 sofa bed, 1 bathroom and kitchenette

The Casal São João Cottages is a typical Madeiran stone house located in the west of the Madeira Island in Fajã da Ovelha - Calheta, about 58 km from the airport of Santa Cruz and 42 km from the city of Funchal. This construction is dated from the year of 1930 and composed by 6 independent apartments. The apartment 101 is a duplex equipped, ground floor with kitchenette, dining room and sofa bed and upper floor composed 2 single beds and bathroom. It's available in the shared social area one jacuzzi with natural water, gym, solarium, barbecue. In a perfect and quiet place with excellent exposure across the sea ideal for yoga, bird watching and astronomy.

It’s recommended to use car so you can explore the various attractions, not only in the locality as well as other area attractions. Nature turism and hiking ("Levadas") are one of the strengths of this region and Fajã da Ovelha is part of many hiking routes. Less than 2 km you will find mini-market or restaurant. The nearest beach is in Paul do Mar, about 8 km away. In the center of Calheta, about 15 km you will find all the facilities and services offered by supermarkets, pharmacys, banks, medical center, traditional shops, restaurants, hairdressers, sandy beach and promenade.

More Details

Property Manager
João Bento
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About João Bento

My name is João was born in Lisbon. I have a passion for foreign culture, hence my need to travel and meet new locations, having already known four continents, in several ways (plane, boat and car).

I'm a person usually cheerful and fun, and I like to talk and laugh.

I have many passions, including foreign cultures, music, travel, sports, gastronomy, science and art.

I am at your disposal to give you the best information about the activities and accommodation during your holidays.

João Bento purchased this chateau / country house in 1970


Faja Da Ovelha Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(2 traveler reviews)

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Country House, Terrace, Quiet and Sea View 101
average rating of 3.0 based on 2 reviews

Boas vistas, local sossegado e bom alojamento

  • 5 of 5

Eu e o meu marido gostamos muito como fomos atendidos pelo Sr. João, ele foi muito atencioso connosco e deu boas sugestões e ainda fizemos uma boa caminhada! Foi um bom fim de semana dos namorados que passamos na sua casa, embora tivesse mais hospedes noutros apartamentos, tivemos total privacidade dentro do nosso apartamento. Pena realmente que o jacuzzi não estivesse a trabalhar, mas fomos avisados quando fizemos a nossa reserva. Pelo menos tinha acesso internet wifi...para o meu marido se distrair! A casa não tinha muitos utensílios de cozinha, mas tinha o básico para fazer uma refeição para dois. Gostei muito do local e da vizinha atenciosa...não me importaria de voltar!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Agradeço o seu comentario quanto ao jacuzzi esta indicado agua natural e ja recebi a peça em falta de Itália .Esta semana estara em funcionamento. Agradeço o seu comentário e conto voltara receber numa das minhas casas
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lovely location,poor facilities

  • 1 of 5

Difficult to find,it would be very helpful to be met at,say,the village church,and to be led for the last bit.We were met at the property,not by the manager but by a non-english speaking older lady.The fittings etc.were very basic;only two of everything-plates, cutlery etc.if you broke anything you would be in trouble.

The jaccuzzi did not work,we had no hot water and could not access the internet.We phoned the manager with all these problems but he did not come until the sunday morning,3 days into our holiday.He was unable to fix the jaccuzizi and it was not available for the whole of our stay.He replaced the gas bottle but the water was no better than warm for the whole of our stay.

We only had breakfast table and chairs in our room,the "day/living room"was down many steps through the garden.It had tv music centre etc.and easy chairs and sofa,but no heating and so was no use in the cold evenings.

All-in-all the place was a disappointment

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Santa Cruz
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Next to local church
Nearest Ferry
42 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf Funchal
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Regional Road ER101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Paul do Mar
Car: necessary

The property is located in a very calm and quiet place that has a fantastic view to the sea and mountains. It's the perfect place to do birdwatching, photography, hiking or walk through our famous local paths (levadas). There is more to do in this remote area of Madeira. In Prazeres, 4 km away, the traveller can find a small zoo. The closest natural beach is in Paul do Mar, 8 km away. In Calheta, 15 km away, find another beach, both rental or both rides, supermarket, police office, banks, post office, medical services and other facilities. This area is also known for Paragliding and fishing. The GPS coordinates of the property are: 32.775262, -17.237801.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Tax $24.61

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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