About the property
- Villa3013 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Country location walled garden sea views sunsets
This villa is situated above the pretty village of Arco Calheta in Madeira also known as the floating Garden.
The colonel style villa boasts a large garden full of beautiful tropical palms, and plants. Its surrounding gives it an air of peace, and a private atmosphere.
The swimming pool area has a log cabin style club house that houses the self catering unit and entertainment room with all that you would need for a group family holiday.
There is an inside + outside BBQ with lots of room to relax, sunbath, read, listen to music, or just chill out.One of the best things about this property is that it has the sun all day by the pool and that all inportent sunset !
We are only three miles from the sandy beach, marina of Calheta with its bars and restaurants, or a 25 minute drive from the main town Funchal (historic old quarter).
The owner has a 42 feet sports fishing boat licensed to take customers big game fishing, whale and dolphin watching or just enjoy a sunset cruse along the coast.
We are just a short drive to the famous levada or walks in the mountains that is over 2000 feet above sea level.
A few facts about Madeira: It is part of Portugal, located in the Atlantic Ocean about 250 miles west of Casablanca, Moroco.This floating jewel boasts a gentle climate, gleaming sunshine and a warm, welcoming community. friendly CASA /VILLA is situated above the pretty village of Arco Calheta with good sea views. The colonel style villa boasts a large garden full of beautiful palm trees and tropical plants its walled surround gives it an air of peace, and private atmosphere. The swimming area has a self catering unit with bbq with lots of room to relax, sunbath, read, listen to music, or just chill out. We are only 3.0 kilometres from the sandy beach and marina of Calheta with its bars and restaurants, or a 20 minute drive into the main town Funchal, and (historic old quarter). The owner Charlie has a 40 feet sports fishing boat with a licence to take customers fishing, whale and dolphin watching, or just enjoy a sunset cruse along the coast. Calheta is close to the mountains where Madeiras
famous levada walks can be found ,or 35 minutes from two golf courses.
A VILLA TO RENT / ENGLISH/ SPANISH/ PORTUGUESE SPOKEN.
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SPORTS FISHING BY OWNER link www.fishinmadeira.com DISCOUNTS ON ACCOMMODATION WHEN THE BOAT IS CHARTERD FOR SPORTS FISHING FOR MORE THEN ONE DAY www.bigfishmadeira.net package holidays available
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About CHARLIE SMITH
I am a good fun British Guy who is here for the fishing ,and good weather. Love and Light !!!!
CHARLIE SMITH purchased this Villa in 2004
Why CHARLIE SMITH chose Arco Da Calheta
I would like to think that this property has all that it needs for my geusts to have a lovely holiday.
What makes this Villa unique
location !can sleep up to 12, childen friendly
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A really enjoyable villa holiday.
Our family of ten stayed at Arco for a week including this New Year 2017/8.We loved it.
We took a gamble with the weather at this time of year and were fortunate with no rain and temperatures up to 22 degrees C.
This villa is quirky---we do quirky.The four decent bedrooms and a timber kitchen/diner "club" room were used by our family--the large under croft bedroom is best used by fishing parties.
We did not use the super but unheated swimming pool but could imagine it and its surrounds being the centre of the holiday later in the year.
The welcoming host Charlie is available as required and will advise on Levada Walks,Fishing Trips.Supermarkets,Restaurants etc.
Not a luxiary holiday but well recommended by my family.
Winter holidays in Madeira can be a bit of a gamble on the weather ,this year was
really hot for December sun tan material lol !!
We are planing to get the pool heated for off season guests this year .
also my wife now has her diploma for teaching yoga ,so we are planing yoga
holidays at the villa ,with all the beauty of the island to experience .
My family and I, 13 of us altogether stayed at the villa for 3 weeks.
The villa was fantastic with lots of character and a fab rustic cabin/clubhouse by the pool.
There was plenty of room for us all and Charlie and Maria were lovely and always helpful.
Mako the dog was a star and loved all the children.
Car hire is recommended to explore the island although the taxis are reasonable if just traveling locally.
We would definitely return.
Thanks Charlie and Maria for a great holiday!
Always nice to receive a happy family review, Madeira is becoming one of the
most popular short flight holiday destinations in Europe .
Why !because it is a safe, good value ,and a beautiful friendly Island.
With a Wonderful semi tropical climate .
So see you all soon Charlie ,and Maria
We are now offering yoga teachings ,as well as the sports fishing
Lovely comfy rustic villa.
Just got back from a brilliant ten day holiday in this beautiful place. We are a family of five, two adults, a daughter of ten and twin boys aged four. Plus my parents and brother with his partner. It was perfect for us, a great Base to explore the island, a lovely private pool and the quirky cabin kitchen and dining area for the evenings. We felt at home and relaxed straight away when we were met by Charlie who lives at the other side of the house. We hired cars, which is essential here as it is in a village, but also so we could see all the things this beautiful island has to offer. Would definitely recommend the property, the only trouble we found was with this website but as soon as you're put in touch with Charlie then you're in safe hands! Thank you again!
Well it is so rewarding to have had happy guests it means a lot to us .
The children were in seventh heaven here ,and hardly got out of the pool,
needless to say they were reluctant to leave , and a few tears on the going
there was ! great kids !
This villa is situated in a lovely location with the sea in front ,and the mountains
behind with all the graces of a quiet country house .
The website of home and away has been a bit of a problem ! it has become
quite difficult to use both for the guests + myself , But it is still the best ,and the
safest to use ! so stay with it okay .
Best from us in Madeira Charlie and Carminha
Lovely week had by all
We are just back from a week's stay with Charlie and Maria.
We were a mixed family of 8. 2 adults, one OAP , 2 under 12's and 3 teenagers. Charlie's villa was the perfect base for us and offered flexible accommodation to suit our needs. The villa is clean and very spacious. The outside cooking and bar area was a hit and perfectly set off by lovely lights.
Charlie and Maria were great hosts and very helpful. I wasn't going to hire a car but get taxis from the airport but Charlie made it clear we needed a car. Thank god he did as it was essential. I would also recommend a diesel car with a bit power as the roads are steep!
Charlie popped in every evening to make sure we were all good and to give any instructions/suggestions for the next days activities. His hand drawn maps made it easy for us to get about. The waterfalls are a must see but I recommend getting the taxi bus back up the hill to the car park after your walk. At 3 euros it is worth every penny!
We loved our time in the villa. It is a really quirky villa with lots of drift wood and art. It was the perfect villa for outside dinning and evening drinks. There is a local shop and a supermarket near by and a nice beach at the very bottom of the hill with nice cafe's by the beach.
We loved every minute of our week. We also loved our wee mascot Meko who popped in to see us too - Charlie's lovely friendly dog who just adores kids.
The villa is situated in a quiet spot but less than 25 min away from all attractions each way in the car. Funchal shopping was a hit with the teenagers. They spent a fortune on clothes.
Thanks for being such great hosts Charlie and Maria.
PS Maria, I will visit soon for a yoga session or two by the pool :)
Jayne and the gang
Well a good review is always a nice present to us ,and very helpful to are future
My wife Maria will be offering Yoga lessons at the villa at reasonable prices ,and
We have two big game fishing boats for all sea activates .
Love and Light
Enjoyed fishing and staying at the villa
Always good to have feed back from your guests ,to know that they had a nice time
and enjoyed the fishing experience …
Madeira is becoming a very popular hot spot to take holidays now ,and guests are
booking villas much earlier now then in past years ..
Charlie + Maria
Charlie saved our holiday!
What a lovely man and superb villa! After our cruise ship "Black Watch" caught fire in the mid atlantic en-route from The Azores to Madeira we found ourselves stranded in Funchal, with no power on board ship, faced with our cruise holiday being curtailed and being flown home. We were a family of 9, having a really great time up until the fire, only 1 week into our 2 week holiday, and we didn't want our holiday to end so soon. I Googled for a 5-bed villa in Madeira and this is how I found Charlie and his lovely holiday villa. It was perfect for us & available for the few days we needed it. Unable to book online, I found Charlie's phone number, explained our situation and couldn't have hoped for a more helpful person on the other end of the phone! Not only did he arrange to get the villa ready that afternoon for us, he sent a minibus to meet us at the port and take us to a supermarket for valuable supplies on the way to the villa, and when we arrived he even lit the BBQ for us! The villa was perfect for our group, ages ranged from 23 to 61 and we all enjoyed the facilities; especially the pool, feature BBQ, and the well equipped kitchen area in the cabin by the pool with 2 fridges (1 for beers, the other for food! :-). Under unexpected circumstances we found Charlie's villa, but we would definitely return! Thank you Charlie!
Thank you all so much for that lovely review , it really means a lot to us to have a good feed back,
and knowing that the clients had a great holiday ,+ maybe a return to Madeira with us as well .
Thanks again Folks Charlie ,Maria + Mako
ONLY SANDY BEACH IN MADEIRA FISHING BOAT, LEVADA WALKS, BARS \ RESTAURANTS/MARINA
MOUNTAINS 15 MINUTES FOR WATERFALL WONDERLAND.AND FANTASTIC WALKING WITH BREATH TAKING
VIEWS OF THE ISLAND
GREAT FISH FOOD
Other Activities: Sea trips whale and dolphin watching fishing
Golf: There are two golf courses here in Madeira is said be very good
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are based on 6 guests; add £12.00 per night, per additional guest Babys under the age of 2 years are not charge ,and we have 3 cots During summer holidays + christmas /new year the minimum charge is for 6 guests. please ask for a quote. Weekly cleanimg/change of linen,and towels ,wifi for your lap top. A deposit of 25% is requiered to sercure the villa at the time of booking ,with the balance on arrival. Please note that there are no additional charges as tourist taxes to your above prices Please note that if the villa is not rented ,and you make a booking 2 weeks or less befor your stay we can discount the cost to you. just ask ,and we will make an offer ! Please note that late arrivals we can buy food stocks This villa is secure,,and private THE PERFECT HOLIDAY DESTINATION Please note The owner of this villa has an apartment adjoining this properly that has is owen entrance,this is not interfering with the privatesy of the guests. CAR HIRE RECOMMED gide prices on this A ford fiesta 5 door 100% insurance should cost around e 300 per week. a minibus to ,and from the airport +luggage e60 each way only up to 8 pax Please note that pool heating is an extra charge at about 22 Euros per day ! but this will depend on what %C the guests will require at the time of year , as probably nor required in the summer months .