About the property
- Cottage1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Amazing country side self catering cottages in Madeira Island
In Madeira Island, in the verdant parish of Camacha you can find some charming cottages, true jewels of Rural Tourism, located in an ancient agricultural property in Vale Paraíso.
Casas Valleparaízo invite all the family to experience the authenticity of country life in an environment surrounded by orchards, gardens, birds and farm animals.
Any nature-loving visitor will feel at home with us, whether he is thinking of having restful vacations or having ones filled with physical activity.
Casas Valleparaízo, which were, in their early years, supporting houses for the local agriculture, and whose construction goes back to two hundred years ago, were, in the late nineties, put to use for tourist exploration, offering its guests the genuine experience of being in the midst of country nature.
Casas Valleparaízo are composed of nine cottages, charmingly inserted in an idyllic atmosphere full of fruit trees, flowers and animals, and located at Vale Paraíso, in Camacha Village.
This rural tourism gemstone promises a pleasant experience of privacy and quietness, an escape from labour turmoil and everyday life to all nature lovers.
For those who covet a fruitful family journey, the lodge offers all sorts of fun for the whole family, with its pretty gardens and farm animals, which will undoubtedly be a source of entertainment for the children.
Casas Valleparaízo invite the whole family to experience the authenticity of country life in an environment surrounded by orchards, gardens, birds and farm animals, and we remind our guests that pets are allowed.
In a general way, the lodge is equipped with a hair dryer, lantern, refrigerator, microwave oven, electric cooker (Eira, Palheirinho, Levadinha and Campo), gas-stove (Alho, Vaquinha, Pinhas and Maçã), kettle, toaster, individual beds, bath tub and shower, electrical towel-rack, electric heating in rooms and living-rooms, and the Lodge also offers delightful garden, furnished with a table, chairs and chaise-longue for the leisure moments.
The wood for the fireplace is already available to our guests and could be paid for directly in the house. To our visiting guest families, a crib and a babies’ high chair is made available and we also provide babysitting services.
Our guests can also count on our cleaning service twice a week, the towel change twice a week and the bed linen changing once a week.
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- english, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Sofia Câmara
My name is Sofia. I am 46 years old and have three kids. I toke my degree in business and administration in Lisbon. I love my work, managing this family property, contacting with all the clients and having some calm and serenity for my own family (husband and kids).
Why Sofia Câmara chose Camacha
I mange together with my brother Gonçalo this property that we inherited from our father. My brother lives in the main house (previous country house of my parents) and i live in Funchal, but am always driving backwards and forwards. our clients have a permanent support.
What makes this Cottage unique
This property, now 80.000 meters, is a beautiful botanical garden with flowers and trees all over. All cottages are split around with such a privacy that is difficult any where else.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful tranquil house located in botanical garden
Sofia's house was simply dream come true. It is located in very well maintained botanical garden, away from any city sounds. You'll be awakened by the bird's songs and nice sun. You can spend the evening with friends around the fireplace with some wine and sit around during the day in the gardens or the levada walks that start just 25m away from your doorstep!
Very nice cottage
We (two adults and a 14-year old boy) spent two very agreeable weeks in this cottage. It sits in a wild (and beautiful) garden, offering perfect privacy. Inside we found everything clean and convenient. There's a supermarket at 2 kilometers. Great base for a walking vacation.
"An address to keep preciously"
We spent 15 wonderful days in our small hourse "Palheirinho". This charming house surrounded by a private garden offers all as a traveler in search of comfort research. Casas Valleparaizo is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation closer to nature. The house spread out over a very large area offer plenty of privacy and independence. We enjoyed the little touches of Leonor et Sofia and their extremely warm welcome.
The situation Casas Valleparaizo in Camacha is ideal. It's easy to stock in Supermarket and the small farmers' market on the village square. It's also easy to visit the island from Camache and very nice to be only 15 minutes from the pleasant capital Funchal.
House with an impresive garden to enjoy nature
We have been at Casa Vaquinha for one month, in August, 2015. We are a couple with two children (4 and 6 years old). The house is very well equipped: 4 electric hobs, oven, fridge, micro-wave, toaster, coffee machine, hair drier, hand blender, fireplace, … There is no washer machine but you can use the one at the main house facility. We had everything we needed. It has two bedrooms at the upper floor, both with twin beds (quite comfortable) and two bathrooms (one of them with a bath at the upper floor and the other one with a shower at the main floor). The kitchen and the living room are at the main floor too. The house is surrounded by a private garden full of trees and flowers. The garden is a paradise!! There is a barbeque outside, garden furniture, and they even set a small pool for the children. We enjoyed a lot at the garden. Every morning we woke up with the rooster crowing and a peacock visited us some days. Sofia and Leornor (the housekeeper) are really friendly and helpful. They cleaned the house every two days. She even brought us fresh bread every Saturday morning. There are many trails and “levadas” nearby. Wifi signal was good. Parking is at the main house parking lot which is next to our house. We had a wonderful stay there so we recommended.
De superbes vacances chez Sofia
Nous avons passé 2 semaines très agréables à Camacha. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié le cadre de vie, l'accueil et la gentillesse de Sofia, les attentions et services de Léonor. La localisation est idéale pour sillonner Madère de long en large et profiter également de Funchal. De plus Camacha est une commune très active avec un festival la semaine du 15/8 et l'on partage vraiment la vie des madériens. Le soir, il est très agréable de se retrouver dans un cadre très verdoyant et au calme. Nous y reviendrions bien volontiers. A recommander.
Dear Sylvie and family, it was ever so nice to have you with us! I do hope to have you another time in Casas Valleparaizo. Thank you so much for your kind review! Wish you all, all the best! Regards, Sofia Camara
Camacha, a small village in the eastern area of Madeira can be found at just a few miles distance from Funchal. The number of its inhabitants reaches up to ten thousand, approximately.
The climate is mild but quite fresh and the average temperature varies from fifteen to twenty degrees above zero.
Famous for its Festa da Maçã (Apple Fest), Camacha is also the centre of the Madeiran Wickerwork Industry, where all sorts of furniture, baskets, hats, decoration items and kitchen utensils are manufactured. All this local craft work can be found at the Village centre, in Café Relógio. Catering and hotel management, along with the catering trade are the other relevant economical activities.
As a curiosity, it was in this parish that football was first played in Portugal, more specifically in Largo da Achada, in 1875.
This region presents, to nature lovers and those who enjoy a good walk, several proposals of walk abouts along the various levadas, that way the visitor can come across many breathtaking Madeira Island sceneries, while he is walking through the Island's ancient water courses. Since Levada da Serra passes right through the estate, we suggest a walk about towards Santo da Serra, which would represent a less than one-hour walk to the centre of Camacha Village.
A walk towards Funchal is another option, one which would represent a four/five hours walk to Monte; firstly one walks until the end of Levada do Vale Paraíso, then one should go down until we reach Levada dos Tornos, which goes all the way to Monte. From Monte one can descend to Funchal by another of the island's tourist attractions, the wickerwork sledge or by the cable car. The route back to Camacha can be comfortably made by regional bus nr 129.
Other Activities: badminton, ping-pong
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Note: The rates on the board are aplicable for 1 bedroom cottages. We also have 2&3 bedroom cottages in our property with other rates. Please contact us for information. Cancellation fee: 50% of the stay in case of cancelling thirty days or less prior to the arrival Complete stay in case of no-show On request: Continental Breakfast: €6,50 per person per day/ €13,00 per couple per day The ingredients will be left at the kitchen on a weekly basis, in which case our guests will have to cook for themselves. Fresh bread is delivered every morning. Still another option is requesting only for the bread delivery.