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large luxury villa with pool / rooms, en suite tourist licence+insu

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.




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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017


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 14,childen friendly


Arco Da Calheta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 1
  • Non smoking only ...
  • rubbish to be removed daily
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • ALL rooms have bathrooms onsuite,but bed 4 has toilet with sink,but there is a inside shower by the pool.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Please note bedroom 4 / that there is 3 bedrooms on suite 2 double 1 single with up to 4 beds/then there is a separate fisherman's dormitory that has 4 single beds this is ideal for teenagers or fisherman on a package fishing holidays, but it is under the house so this might not be good for younger children as is a bit dark ,but queky.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(29 traveler reviews)

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large luxury villa with pool / rooms, en suite tourist licence+insu
average rating of 4.4827585 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Lovely comfy rustic villa.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Lovely week had by all

  • 4 of 5

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 :)

Best wishes

Jayne and the gang

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well a good review is always a nice present to us ,and very helpful to are future guests . 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
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Great villa

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed fishing and staying at the villa

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Charlie saved our holiday!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Chill Out in Madeira

  • 4 of 5

5 of us arrived at this quirky but fantastic villa. The property was enormous, would easily sleep up to 10 and the owner and his dog so friendly. If you want a holiday away from it all, then this is the place to come. Charlie (the owner, not the dog) can organise your group fishing trips or sunset cruises, tailor made. The property was clean and well furnished. As it is away from it all, you would be wise to hire a car if you want to visit the rest of the island. A true chill out place.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always good to have a nice review from my guests ,and to know that i must be doing the right things to make them welcome . Madeira is becoming more ,and more popular , as a safe ,and beautiful Island to visit ,,,hope to see you out here .
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
28 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended






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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 22.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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