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Calheta Sunset - Luxury Holiday Apartment With Swimming Pool & Great Ocean views

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1bedroom apartment located on the sunny south west of Island

Modern, self-catering penthouse apartment situated amongst the quiet banana groves of Calheta, with magnificent views of the sea,beach, Marina, and the hills.Overlooking the center of Vila da Calheta with its beautiful golden sandy beaches,this apartment is in a few minutes walking distance to bakers, café, the Modern Art museum complex,restaurants, gym and other activities to do such: water skiing, paragliding, mountain walks, boat fishing trips, canoeing,beach and many others. This apartment is equipped with all the facilities necessary to have a wonderful holiday,

The Madeira Region: Here in the Atlantic Ocean, not too far from the centre of Europe, we find the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo.

The archipelago is famous for its friendly people, exceptional natural beauty and mild climate

Madeira Islands are just a short trip from Europe, to a destination where you can combine holidays on the beach, in the mountains or in the city.

Madeira and Porto Santo are the ideal places to relax and restore the balance of mind and body that you need to face the stress of daily life.

Madeira (Wood) is a beautiful verdant island. It is Portugal's 'Jewel in the Atlantic'. The island is a haven for anyone who enjoys walking, whether your taste runs to gentle strolls or hard core hiking.

Madeira’s system of irrigation channels, known as levadas, carry water down from the mountains on gentle gradients. These levadas provide a ready-made system of trails. There are 1300 miles of them, criss-crossing the island.

Calheta: Calheta is a lovely, unspoiled village from the hills to the sea front, can go on a levada wakl or on a boat trip. Only 40 minutes drive from Funchal and 50 minutes from the airport. 2 of the main golf course such as: Palheiro Golf and Santo da Serra Gold are less then an hours drive away.

Madeira’s greatest attraction has to be the subtropical climate, sometimes known as “the island of eternal spring”. Even in winter the temperature rarely falls below 17C, and rarely exceeds 23C in high summer.

How to get there: Transfer to and from the airport can be arranged by us. Once you have cleared customs & collected your luggage, you will be met by your driver in the arrivals hall. Payment can be made direct to the driver. The charge is €55.00 each way.

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Property Manager
Cecilia Lewington
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wir hatten einen zweimonatigen Aufenthalt im Januar und Februar 2016 auf Madeira geplant und wollten gerne in Calheta wohnen. Nach langer Suche im Internet hatten wir uns für dieses Apartment in zentraler Lage von Calheta entschieden und waren wirklich sehr zufrieden. Das Apartment, das ganze Haus inklusive Tiefgarage, Außenanlagen und Pool waren in Top-Zustand und sehr gepflegt. Am Abend haben wir nach langen Wanderungen die Gemütlichkeit und Ruhe sehr genossen. Durch die zentrale Lage konnten wir sogar zu Fuß den Strand und die Marina-Restaurants erreichen. Der Weg bietet zwar einiges an Steigung, aber nach ein paar Tagen ‚Trainingswiederholungen‘ kam es uns mehr wie ein Spaziergang vor. Das Apartment bot alles, was man für einen angenehmen Aufenthalt braucht, modern und ohne überladenen Schnick-Schnack, Lesestoff in Englisch und Deutsch, TV und DVD für Regentage, von denen wir in zwei Monaten allerdings nur einen hatten. Unser Fazit: Jederzeit wieder!
Jan 2016
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Estrela da Calheta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • wheelchair accessible
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Free Internet & TV with 110 channels


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Calheta Sunset - Luxury Holiday Apartment With Swimming Pool & Great Ocean views
average rating of 4.8125 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful apartment with incredible views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment during our ten day stay on the island and were thoroughly thrilled. The view from the apartment is absolutely stunning and the balcony receives a good deal of sunlight in the morning - perfect for breakfast. The apartment was spacious, clean, and well equipped with everything one could possibly need. The WiFi was also very fast and reliable. There is a cafe within a minute's walk that serves very decent coffee and pastries at a fantastic price (we enjoyed many breakfasts here) as well as several high quality restaurants within a leisurely walking distance. The pool is a great addition and is simply perfect for cooling off in after a levada walk, or for lounging around if you prefer a more tranquil alternative to the beaches down the road. The main express-way is easily accessible from the apartment and allows for quick access to the entire island, making this apartment a perfect base for exploring this unique island. Overall this apartment is ideal for those looking for a clean, comfortable stay in Madeira and it offers great views in a fantastic setting.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect apartment for a great holiday in Madeira

  • 5 of 5

Visiting in August from damp and cold UK, we had a fantastic holiday in this little slice of heaven. The apartment is modern, very well situated and without fault. Spacious and bright, well decorated and maintained and with a lovely balcony giving fantastic views over the ocean and surrounding hills. The balcony is perfect for breakfast and post walk or pre-dinner drinks. The apartment has everything you need to make it an extremely comfortable base and makes self-catering easy. It was spotlessly clean on arrival and the instructions on how to get there were easy to follow. The wifi was useful for planning and booking expeditions (paragliding and whale watching) on the island.

There are lots of places to eat locally. Our favourite for breakfast was Casa tua, a 3 minute walk away. Fantastic coffee and pastry and very reasonably priced. The Convento das Vinhas restaurant on the road down to Calheta is a short but worthwhile walk. Great fresh fish and steaks with lovely views and an amazing sunset on the evening we went.

There is so much to do in Madeira and if you like walking, as we do, Calheta Plaza is a great base to explore from with some superb levada walking available only a very short car drive away.

We would thoroughly recommend this apartment and Madeira itself for a sunny, relaxed and memorable holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Location in Calheta

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation at Madeira and were indeed very satisfied with the appartment, which fulfilled our needs and wishes. We rented a car and its just perfect that the garage is in the same building and makes access so easy and keeps the car cool when parked.

We enjoyed having breakfast every morning at the balcony, with a fabulous view over the valley and the atlantic ocean. The pool were perfect for a swin in the morning and another one when coming home after walking levadas or shopping.

Service and information before and during the stay were flawless and supported the great vacation.

We enjoyed very much the local gym, next to the school, and the local cafe, up one street, which both are within short walking distance and were you meet kind Madeirain people.

Recommendation is also to visit the museum "casa das mudas", which is in international class. The restaurant "just one street below" the appartment is really good, having a big varity of delicious food and a fantastic wine selection, a bit expensive compared to many Madeira local restaurants, but you get what you pay for - good food and service!

We look forward to come back and hope it will be possibile to find a free slot, despite this positive feedback :-)

Mads Jespersen

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful holidays in Calheta

  • 5 of 5

Sitting at the computer in rainy Germany our holiday on the beautiful island of Madeira seems to have been a dream- but it wasn't! We miss the breathtaking view of the Arlantic Ocean and the lovely hills- best with a glass of vinho verde.

The flat was a good place to relax for our family with two children, aged 20 and 16. It is spacious, clean, well-furnished and decorated.

There is everything in the kitchen for preparing your own meals, but you shouldn't miss the pizzas in the little restaurant opposite the museum ( worth visiting as well). We can also recommend a fish restaurant in Calheta beach ( Roche de mar). Don't forget to get your fresh rolls or a nice cup of coffee in the cafe 'Casa tua' just 5 minutes up the hill from Calheta Plaza.

There are many places to swim on Madeira, but we appreciated the sandy beach in Calheta, perfect for a lazy day. Before you go home to the flat you can do the shopping in a good supermarket there.

Calheta Plaza is a quiet building, there are many flowers and next to the wonderful pool you can watch the bananas growing!

We can highly recommend the flat to other tourists- we'll come back some day.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, thank you for your feedback and information on local places of interest which is always welcome for future guests. We look forward to seeing away in the future.
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Magnificent appartment and surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is fantastic and you have a fantastic view of the Atlantic Sea from the balcony. A very modern apartment with all needed equipment for the household incl. dishwasher. From the lovely garden and the pool area you also have a beautiful view of the sea and mountains. The surroundings are magnificent – hills and mountains for lovely levada walks, a very nice and nearby local café, a good local gym and The Museum of Modern Art is really worth a visit, also in walking distance from the apartment. Calheta has it all, a good supermarket with everything for the self caterer, also good restaurants and bars and a lovely beach. In all, a wonderful decorated, clean, very well equipped and modern apartment on a magnificent Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comment about the apartment and the island. We hope to see you again sometime in the future.
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Perfect apartment

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent a wonderful week in the apartment. There was everything we needed - modern design, all the household items, perfect view for breakfast in the balcony, good DVDs for the calm evenings and enticing swimming pool that we couldn't use because of bad weather. The price and quality ratio was more than good. I would definitely recommend the place.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ilma, thank you for your comment and we hope to see you again sometime in the future. Kind regards
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Rates & Availability

Estrela da Calheta Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Mar 21 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The prices above is in Euro and is for 2 people:

A charge of 55 Euro will be applied per extra person, per week;
A charge of 22 Euro will be applied per children 7-12 years, per week;
A charge of 11 Euro will be applied per children 0-6 years,per week.

We also provide a welcome pack of the basics.(Tea, coffee,sugar, milk and biscuits)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Aeroporto da Madeira
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Porto do Funchal
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Calheta is a coastal town with 2 golden sandy beaches. The apartment is approximately 45 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from Funchal.

The self catering apartment in Madeira is in within easy reach of many of the islands attractions.

The area is an excellent place to experience Levada walks. These can either be self guided or arranged as part of a group excursion. Rabacal is an area which is popular with walkers but rarely crowded. To get to Rabacal guests need to drive about 10 minutes to the top of Paul du Serra.

For those who would like to visit the regions capital, Funchal, this is within easy reach.

Golf: Golfers will be pleased to know that the new 18-hole Palheiro golf course is no more than a 20 minute drive. Classic Madeiran hills, ridges and deep valleys have all been incorporated into the terrain to produce a dramatically interesting course, with stunning views. The spectacular 27-hole Santo da Serra golf course (also known as Campo de Golfe and home to the Madeira Island Open) is also within easy reach. This is Madeira’s oldest golf course. It sits high up on a plateau and is marvellous scenic with inspirational views back up the mountains and out over the Atlantic below.


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