|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
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Location: the sunniest, warmest village in Madeira: Paul do Mar between banana fields, 50 metres from the ocean front!
Views: ocean, mountain and banana fields from the 2 sun terraces.
2 Semi-detached completely private houses with private sun terraces with barbecues
SUNNY HOUSE WEST: 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5, 2 bathrooms
NEW in 2014!
1. Bedroom with Sliding Sun terrace door
2. 2 Full Bathrooms with Showers-1 ensuite
3. New flooring and lighting systems.
2 double bedrooms on First floor open onto sun terrace with sunbeds and chairs
On the top of the house the third single bedroom with mountain views is next to a Second lounge with ocean views.
The second lounge opens onto a second sun terrace with a traditional barbecue & both mountain & ocean views.
SUNNY HOUSE EAST: 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms
NEW in 2014! Master Bedroom with Sliding Sun terrace door!
First floor has 2 double bedrooms sleeping 4 with ocean and mountain views & a full bathroom close by.
Master bedroom has Sliding Sun terrace door opening on to sun terrace with sunbeds.
On the Top Floor there is an open plan lounge with again ocean & mountain views. The lounge opens onto a second terrace with a traditional barbecue and roof for protection against rain showers. The Ground Floor has a third double bedroom and full bathroom.
Couple/small group & Family friendly accommodation! Read the many 5 Star Reviews
Perfect accommodation for either complete relaxation or an Activity Holiday with famous walks through the village connecting to levada walks such as Levada Nova, and the UNESCO zone Rabacal and Paul da Serra walks.
Easy to move around: one of the flattest villages with kilometres of ocean front and much Free Parking!
A historic fishing village with 2 world class surfspots watersports plus opportunities for Free watersports from swimming and surfing to fishing
Located in the Calheta district of Madeira with the most Laurisilva forest protected by UNESCO and is on the route of famous walks such as the PR19 Paul do Mar and connects to Prazeres, Levada Nova, Rabacal/Paul da Serra walks including those to 'The 25 Springs' & 'Risco' Waterfalls.
'New' wireless internet access & hire car or not?
'New' wireless internet access is available.
Hire car or not? We recommend a hire car and to collect when you arrive at the airport. The village has FREE Parking.
Airport transfer: but, some of our clients do not want a hire-car for the whole holiday or to drive. One solution is we can pick 3 people up at the airport and return clients to the airport for 45 Euros each transfer. Also, we can offer lifts to some of the attractions including the white sand beaches at Calheta and other places such as the start of walks for a reasonable fee per kilometre.
Paul do Mar plenty to do: The village has a mini market, a bakery, patisserie, bank, medical centre, bars/cafes & restaurants. Popular activities in and around the village are: levada forest walks, fishing, swimming, snorkelling and surfing. There are many festas (festivals) & the streets are alive with different languages as the locals return from abroad for a well-earnt holiday with family and friends!
Free swimming is easy from certain points including the lagoon next to the harbour and the white sand beaches in Calheta town -10 minutes drive away.
From Calheta marina dolphin whale watching big game fishing boats operate.
Also in Calheta town area there are the Free white sand beaches, the international art centre Casa das Mudas, a Rum Museum, small shopping centres and a supermarket.
Prazeres village has a small zoo, art galleries & restaurants.
Please read the REVIEWS or contact us for further information as to why the Sunny Houses have been a great choice since 2008!
Paul & Iva Abbiati
Group of 5 University students based in Lisbon wrote in the Sunny House Guestbook:
"Paul do Mar is really beautiful. It was always sunny! Bananas were awesome. You can explore nature and see the nicest sunsets.
Sunny House is amazing. It was nice and clean. It is big and comfortable. We liked terrace the most! Amazing just to sit there and watch the sea, waves and sun.
We recommend Sunny House to everyone who is traveling to Madeira to spend a nice holiday there."
This property was ideal for the time of year and weather. The house is very comfortable and well equipped but the highlight for us was the top floor with its balcony sheltered from both the rain and the prevailing winds. We were able to sit out in the sun even when one of the many squally showers were taking place.
We had a very warm welcome from Iva and a thorough briefing of both the house and the area. Many extras have been included in the house including an excellent book on walking the levadas, walking poles and even a pair of binoculars.
Although we mainly shopped in the supermarket in Calheta we were able to buy basics in the village shop and enjoyed buying fresh bread each day from the bakers van. We were tempted on more than one occasion by the excellent coffee and cakes at the Villa Amore on the top road.
Thank you Iva and Paul for your help and kindness on our recent visit to the Island.
We found the house suited our needs exactly, away from the main tourist areas although within easy reach. We particularly loved Calheta (marina and beach) which is only 10 minutes away by car. The weather was spectacular. We relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property and location to others.
Beverley and Neil
(2-9th Sept 2016)
We spend 14 days in this wonderful place in Paol do Mar.
The house is surrounded by bananatrees, with a view over the ocean to one side and a view to the mountains to the other side.
The owners are very nice, helpful and informative.
The house was clean, with all that is needed for a good holiday.
We had some great levada walks, all in different beautiful landscapes.
We went to the beach several times, and had a swim in the clear water, watching nice an colourful small fish.
We relaxed in the house, enjoyed the sunset in the evening.
We went to the restaurant Sol el Mar several times, to enjoy the nice food and nice staff. Don't forget to try lapas :-)
We recommend renting a car. We picked up the car at the airport and returned it to the same place, without any problems.
We would off course recommend this house to everyone, who wants to discover this beautiful and luxuriant island.
We hope to come back :-)
Nous avons réellement adoré cette propriété.
Située un peu en retrait du bord de mer au milieu des bananiers, elle offre un dépaysement total et bienvenu.
La maison est d'une propreté impeccable, confortable, rien ne manque. Paul et Iva nous ont accueillis chaleureusement et nous avons apprécié tous les petits détails destinés à faciliter notre séjour, beaucoup de petites attentions qui montrent qu'ils font leur travail avec amour, pour le bien-être de leurs hôtes.
Nous ne pouvons que recommander les hébergements de ce couple, ils font vraiment un excellent job !
Nous espérons y retourner un jour, lorsqu'il fera froid chez nous et que nous serons certains de retrouver le soleil de Madère, ainsi que les sourires de Paul et Iva également bienvenus !
Merci de tout coeur à eux pour leur générosité !
Françoise et André
House was great and Paul very helpful showing us around on arrival. Unfortunately the weather was not good so didnt get out to walk or see much of the island. Managed a trip to nearby lighthouse - probably about 10 miles away but took over 30 minutes in car. Once up in the hills visibility was less than 50 yards - total white out in the clouds. Also did Funchal but again went up to the clouds. Very happy with the sunny house, just could have done with a bit more sun!
We are very happy that we stayed in this house. It was cheap, but really good house with view to ocean..Very good value for moneys paid. There were everything you might need on your holiday stay. Even there were bottle of wine, tee and coffee, which was very good as we arrived very late and had no chance to buy it. In the house there were a lot of information about activities on Madeira Island and Paul with Iva were very enthusiastic to provide even more information.
Close to nature: still a centre for fishing and agriculture with a new fishing harbour and many banana fields 'Paul' is now more famous for ‘the feel-good factor’ – peace and relaxation in the country on the hottest Madeiran coastline with the most sunshine. This means that all can relax, swim and walk in these sunnier and hotter climes all year round! Popular amongst walkers, fishermen and swimmers with several safe swimming areas and closeness to famous mountain and levada walks PR 6 and the 'Rabacal/25 fountains' PR 19 walk. Attractions include white sand beaches next to Calheta Marina 10 minutes drive, a rum factory Engenhos with a museum, Prazeres village with 17th century church, fruit and vegetable market and ‘Quinta Pedagogica’ - a free animal park, art gallery and cider house! Plus, there is the award-winning international art centre: ‘Casa das Mudas’ & UNESCO-protected Ancient Laurisilva Forest. Whale/dolphin-watching and big-game fishing boats operate from Calheta marina.
Other Activities: Levada and forest walks