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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

House, Sunniest Warmest Village, Quiet, 50M from beach! - 'Sunny House East'

60 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Paul Do Mar House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 5/6 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Terraces Ocean Mountain Views

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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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
The Owner (Property Manager)
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

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."
Jan 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 60 traveler reviews

'Sunny House East'
average rating of 4.9 based on 71 reviews
4

Spotlessly clean and well equipped house for a relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5

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.

Kind regards,

Beverley and Neil

(2-9th Sept 2016)

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: H Beverley and Neil Thanks for a 4 Star Review and recommending the popular Sunny House Beach House in Paul do Mar. Your review confirms that the House suited your “needs exactly” “away from the main tourist areas” And that the capital town “Calheta (marina and beach) is only 10 minutes away by car” And the weather was “spectacular”in September Also, we are happy that you valued our client care from the enquiry stage until check out. You wrote: “Thank you Iva and Paul for your help and kindness on our recent visit to the Island.” We hope that you will return to Madeira soon and stay at Sunny House again or another property that we manage. Follow us and what is happening in Madeira on our blog! Best wishes Paul & Iva
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5

Fantastic location and fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

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 :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Trine H Thanks for a 5 star, excellent review and recommending the popular Beach House, Sunny House, Paul do Mar! It was a pleasure to meet you and host you. We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you can stay again in 2017 or soon after. Follow us and what´s happening in Madeira by following our blog: best of madeira! Best wishes Paul & Iva
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5

Soleil, confort, accueil chaleureux

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: “We really loved this property.” Thanks for a 5 Star, Excellent review for Sunny House, Paul do Mar and recommending it! Your review confirms that the House is “spotless, comfortable, nothing missing” “Situated a few metres from the sea in the middle of banana trees” offering “a complete and welcome change of scenery.” We are very happy that you valued our client care from the enquiry stage to checkout. You wrote: “Paul and Iva welcome us and we enjoyed all the little details to facilitate our stay, lots of little touches that show they are doing their job with love, for the well-being of their guests.” Also, we hope that you will return one day to escape the cold Winter and we will all smile again in the sun in Madeira! Follow us and what´s happening in Madeira on our blog: best of Madeira. Best wishes Paul & Iva
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4

Nice Legs Shame about the Weather

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: “Very happy with the sunny house” “House was great and Paul very helpful” Dear British couple Thanks for staying and writing: “House was great and Paul very helpful” “Very happy with the sunny house” We do our best for clients with the resources that we have Unfortunately, you had bad luck and the weather was bad high up in the hills and mountains, the lighthouse is the highest in Portugal on spectacular cliffs at 400 metres height famous for spectacular south west sunset views and bird life and for walking! but there was bad visibility not in the zone of the house but, at these high altitudes A tip from us for future stays is to ask experienced professional hosts property managers such as ourselves for tips on things to do when the weather is bad. We could have given you much advice guidance on things to do and events suitable in bad weather so you would have had a better stay, We think you will return again to Madeira ..most travellers do.. and we are happy to host you again on what is still the sunniest warmest location of Madeira according to the weather statistics recorded at the weather station on the south west coast!
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5

Nice costal house between banana trees

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: “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.” Dear Darius thanks for your 5 Star, Excellent review for Sunny House Paul do Mar Madeira Your review confirms that the House is: “a really good house with views to the ocean” “Very good value for moneys paid.” We are very happy that you valued our client service from enquiry stage until checkout. You wrote: “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.” We hope that you return to Madeira again soon and consider staying at Sunny House again in Paul do Mar or another property that we manage. Follow us and Madeira on our blog Best wishes Paul & Iva
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5

FANTASTIC HOUSE, VILLAGE, HOST, PRICE

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Sunny House. It's a really traditional tall. skinny house with TWO balconies as well as a shady courtyard. It was fantastic sleeping with windows and patio doors open in the middle of December to here the massive rollers crashing on the beach just metres below the property.

The property had everything you need to get settled - even a bottle of chilled white wine! Also everything you needed for a decent cup of tea and coffee. Paul was a great source of local information and even went to the trouble to show us the local shop which is at the other end of the village down some picturesque traffic free alleyways.

Paul do Mar is such a quiet, laid back and relaxed little place. It was really interesting to watch the locals harvesting the bananas and stacking them along the road for collection. Sunny House feels very 'unEuropean' because the sitting room and barbecue balcony are up on the third floor it all you can see are the banana plantations and the amazing waves. It feels really tropical and even in the week leading up to Christmas we cooked outdoors and sat out on the balcony in the balmy night-time breeze.

It was a lovely place to stay and I'm glad we found it. Our main criteria was looking for somewhere cheap with an internet connection so that we could do a little work when we were on holiday....we found a gem. In this case, cheap doesn't mean compromise...it's just a fantastic place for a fantastic price. Just press that 'BOOK NOW' button - you won't be disappointed.

Annie & Rob, Outer Hebrides.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Annie & Rob thanks for a 5 Star, Excellent review and reommending Sunny House, Paul do Mar. The last sentence of your review says it all: "it's just a fantastic place for a fantastic price. Just press that 'BOOK NOW' button - you won't be disappointed." Just some of the many reasons which you listed to book Sunny House. We hope that you return to Madeira soon and will stay at Sunny House again or another property that we manage. Keep in touch with what´s happening in Madeira and with us by following our blog. Best wishes Paul & Iva
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Funchal International
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Near slipway (the rampa)
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Port of Funchal
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
After the village of Jardim do Mar
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
'Four Seasons Restaurant' in seafront 4 star hotel
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Paul do Mar Beach
Car: recommended

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

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Rates & Availability

Paul Do Mar House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
LAST MINUTE July-Sept 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$329
$1,316
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
July-Sept 2017 EARLY BIRD
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$383
$1,530
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$308
$1,231
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

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Amenities

Paul Do Mar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Sunny House East has 2 bathrooms. One on the ground floor and one on the second floor. The ground floor bathroom has a hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 has a large double bed and sleeps 2. Bedroom 2 has two single beds and sleeps 2. Bedroom 3 has a double bed and sleeps 2.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
WiFi Fast Internet access is available in both Sunny House East & Sunny House West but clients must bring a portable computer. We have tried to make both houses as comfortable as possible like a private home. So, they include bedlinen, house towels, a hair dryer, some tourist information, a small library of books and DVD films. Change of linen and towels is provided weekly. Welcome pack : on check-in there is tea, coffee, milk, water and a bottle of wine! So that you are comfortable when you check-in. The houses are no smoking so please smoke outside the houses.

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