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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

'Sunny House'

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

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

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

Property Manager
The Owner
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Votre logement nous a parfaitement convenu pour son confort et pour sa situation . Nous avons particulièrement apprécié la qualité de votre accueil et les petites intentions qui facilitent une installation : café, huile, sel , shampoing ...etc.



Nous vous en remercions!



Group of 3 French travellers
Feb 2013
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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:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. CHECK IN is 3pm. If you want check-in AT ANOTHER TIME.. PLEASE PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE 1.1 Flight Number & Arrival time
  • 1.2 Full names of all the persons in the group 1.3 A mobile telephone number 25 EURO PENALTY CHARGE: If you do not communicate arrival at 3pm or any t
  • time of arrival the Managers may charge 25 EUROS for NO TIME OF ARRIVAL AGREED OR COMMUNICATED 2. All ID Cards or Passports must be shown to the HOST\
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , NEW in 2014...ensuite Full Bathroom with Shower
  • The bathroom has a hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , NEW in 2014...ensuite Full Bathroom with Shower
  • Bedroom 1 has a double bed and sleeps 2, Bedroom 2 has an extra large double (King) bed 1.8 m wide and sleeps 2. Bedroom 3 has a single bed and sleeps 1. All bedrooms have either Atlantic Ocean or mountain views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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:
HOUSE RULES 1. CHECK IN is 3pm. If you want check-in AT ANOTHER TIME.. PLEASE PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE 1.1 Flight Number & Arrival time 1.2 Full names of all the persons in the group 1.3 A mobile telephone number 25 EURO PENALTY CHARGE: If you do not communicate arrival at 3pm or any time of arrival the Managers may charge 25 EUROS for NO TIME OF ARRIVAL AGREED OR COMMUNICATED 2. All ID Cards or Passports must be shown to the HOST\MANAGER at Check in under Portuguese Law 3. No smoking inside the property 4. No noise after 11pm 5. Ask for the document called BOOKING FORM with Full Terms and Conditions to see all the House Rules

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

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'Sunny House West'
average rating of 4.804878 based on 53 reviews
5

peaceful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

The house is very well equipped and perfectly located for those seeking a quiet and peaceful vacation. A rental car is a must due to the fairly remote location. We especially enjoyed the ocean views from two of the bedrooms as well as the terrace. The only downside was the temperamental wifi internet which cut out quite often.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "very well equipped" "perfectly located for those seeking a quiet and peaceful vacation” “we especially enjoyed the ocean views from two of the bedrooms as well as the terrace” Dear Olaf thanks for a 5 Star Review! Your review confirms that SUNNY HOUSE EAST Beach House is: "very well equipped" and "perfectly located for those seeking a quiet and peaceful vacation” And that the ocean views are special. You wrote: “We especially enjoyed the ocean views from two of the bedrooms as well as the terrace” A rental car is recommended not because of remoteness but due to the fact that most of Calheta is inside the PARQUE NATURAL DA MADEIRA and that public transport is not permitted into this unique protected zone. As we explained to you at check in a new wifi system had just been installed. We asked you for feedback and as we did not receive any from you during your stay we presumed it was ok. We will now review the coverage of the wifi system again. We hope that you will return to Madeira again soon and consider staying at SUNNY HOUSE EAST Beach House or another property that we manage. Follow us and what´s happening in Madeira on our blog: best of Madeira. Best wishes, Paul & Iva the owners and Managers of SUNNY HOUSE EAST Beach House since 2008
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4

Pleasant, comfortable apartment

  • 4 of 5

The owner / manager was quickly responsive and helpful with any emerging issues.

Due to the changeable weather were we not able to make full use of the roof terrace.

The apartment is generally well equipped.

Within easy walking distance of local bar and good fish restaurant.

Car hire is essential.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent accommodation with great views

  • 5 of 5

Paul and Iva were very welcoming and helpful. We loved the situation of the house in the banana groves, and the great ocean views from the balconies. The house was comfortable and generally well equipped. People in the local reataurants and cafes and the local shop were friendly and helpful. There was lots to explore both in Paul do Mar itself and within a short drive. Our two week stay was not long enough and we look forward to returning to Paul do Mar and staying in Sunny House West again.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Looking forward to going back

  • 5 of 5

Madeira is now right at the top of my list of favorite places to visit and Paul do Mar is in our opinion one of the best places to stay there for a quite holiday in beautiful surroundings with everything you need not too far away. The apartment was ideal for us, three bedrooms and two living rooms and terraces with fabulous views across the banana plantations to the sea from the two main bedrooms, both terraces and the upstairs lounge. We hired a car for whole two weeks of our stay and I would advise that this is essential. Even then, we did not get to do the Island justice and have much to see still and must go back. We were not blessed with good weather unfortunately which meant we did not experience the place to the full. Pleasures such as BBQs on the terrace to watch the sun go down would have been possible but for the wind an rain we brought with us, so we intend to come back and try again as we could see the potential. Paul and Iva were excellent hosts and dealt with a couple of requests for help immediately for us. Really hope to see you again next year - with better weather!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing visit and enjoyed the location of the property. It was ideal to see the ocean and also close to many activities. We hiked and watched dolphins. Read all the information Paul provides and that will help guide to many things to do and see. I especially liked the decks on top of house levels to view the ocean and watch the sunset.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol´s group thanks for another 5 Star Excellent review for the popular SUNNY HOUSE Beach House in the sunniest warmest village in Madeira Paul do Mar since 2008 Merry Xmas ! Paul & Iva the owners & managers of SUNNY HOUSE Beach House in the sunniest warmest village in Madeira Paul do Mar since 2008
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5

Lovely house in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a 7 night stay in Sunny House - simply wonderful! Extremely clean house with everything you need to make this a home from home - hair dryer, washing machine, clothes airer, kitchen hob, BBQ, games etc. Beautiful location overlooking banana fields out to sea and it was a joy to sit on the covered veranda each evening watching the sunset. Paul do Mar is a lovely fishing village and makes a superb base to explore the island by car. We also enjoyed walking from Sunny House along the sea front and through the old street to the little harbour and waterfall at the other end of the village - so peaceful, quaint and not touristy at all. The owners must be congratulated on their attention to detail and excellent customer service. From original enquiry to check out I felt that everything was handled quickly and professionally. When we met them, they shared a wealth of knowledge on the local area and gave us many ideas of the best places to visit which was appreciated. I also noticed that they run the house in an eco friendly manner and are very caring and compassionate towards the local wildlife which was wonderful to see. Thank you for a lovely holiday!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "“Thank you for a lovely holiday!” The hosts “run the house in an eco friendly manner and are very caring and compassionate towards the local wildlife” “Beautiful location overlooking banana fields out to sea” “Paul do Mar is a lovely fishing village and makes a superb base to explore the island by car” “Simply wonderful!” “Extremely clean house” “Everything you need to make this a home from home” “Paul do Mar: so peaceful, quaint and not touristy at all” Hosts: “attention to detail and excellent customer service” Hosts: “shared a wealth of knowledge on the local area and gave us many ideas of the best places to visit” Hosts: “run the house in an eco friendly manner and are very caring and compassionate towards the local wildlife” Dear British travellers Thanks for a 5 Star review for the popular SUNNY HOUSE Beach House since 2008! Your review confirms that the house is: “Simply wonderful!” “Extremely clean” “a home from home” And that the location is: “Beautiful....overlooking banana fields out to sea” And that Paul do Mar is “a lovely fishing village and makes a superb base to explore the island by car.” And recommended for walking. Also, we are very happy that you valued our client care from enquiry stage until checkout. You wrote: “everything was handled quickly and professionally. The hosts “shared a wealth of knowledge on the local area and gave us many ideas of the best places to visit” And that the hosts “run the house in an eco friendly manner and are very caring and compassionate towards the local wildlife” We hope that you return to Madeira again soon and consider staying at SUNNY HOUSE Beach House or another property that we manage in Paul do Mar and Faja da Ovelha. Follow us and what´s happening in Madeira on our blog: best of Madeira ! Best wishes the owners & managers of SUNNY HOUSE Beach House since 2008, Paul & Iva Abbiati"
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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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