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lover of the walks is next to levada Prazeres / Calheta or Prazeres / Pongo Parg

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House T1 10 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from levadas.

Casa do Vargas with license AL / 79 was built in general for all types of guests, being they passionate about nature, landscapes, hiking, water sports or just for a relaxing stay in a very quiet, charming and elegant area.

If you are a lover of landscaping it is also a place where we can sunbathe at any time of day or simply to watch one of the best sun sets on the island, as well and perfectly accessible to all kinds of shops, restaurants, bars, museums local and a wonderful sandy beach just a few minutes away not to mention also one of the best preserved and natural places for walks and trails throughout the island of Madeira. 5 minutes from the house there are some of the best recommended pedestrian routes (Levadas and sidewalks) of Madeira Island such as Prazeres-Ponta Pargo-Calheta, 25 fountains rabaçal, Paúl do Mar, among others. Surprise yourself with the Nature of Laurissilva, a World Heritage Site (UNESCO) and considered one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal, where you will see various species of flora and fauna from Madeira, unique in the World.

Registration Number : AL/79

João Nicolau Caires Vargas
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017


Prazeres Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • double bed with mattress (viscoelastic) very comfortable, sofa after turns into a single bed, large clothes.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Canoe
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Any defect that occurs during the stay must be communicated to the owner to make this repair. The deposit will be retained only for damage caused by misuse of the equipment by the customer. In case of damage to the client may choose to bring the goods damaged.


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lover of the walks is next to levada Prazeres / Calheta or Prazeres / Pongo Parg
average rating of 4.521739 based on 24 reviews
Lockerbie, Scotland

Small but every thing is there

  • 5 of 5

I came for a walking holiday and was not disappointed. In the little house a separate room with double bed with a memory foam mattress and a sofa chair and a double wardrobe. Laminate on the floor. And a electric heater. That was very handy as the first few days were quit cold. In the small living room/kitchen a double sofa bed, small table and chairs and a barstool at the breakfast bar. And a very nice wood burning stove with a free supply of firewood. In the kitchen is everything you need. Proper knifes, sieve, hand juicer. Good pots and pans, although a new big frying pan would be good as it is scratched a bit. The shower room is tiny but good enough. Lots of storage space. And a tv for the evening with a very good supply of channels in various languages and sport channels. Outside space is private with a barbecue and washing lines. Table and chairs and foldable sunbed. In storage space also pegs and foldable washing rack. Levada is around the corner. Small supermarket 5 min drive away. Bigger one at Calheta beach. All in all the perfect holiday house. Joao is the perfect host. Very recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much to your stay was Eveline very nice. Greetings.
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Wer Ruhe sucht, findet sie hier!

  • 5 of 5

Das Häuschen liegt abseits vom Tourismus ganz ruhig am Ortsrand. João Vargas hat es ganz schön gerichtet, mit allem, was man braucht. Auch die Terrasse bietet ausreichend Platz, vor allem in der Hängematte lassen sich gemütliche Stunden verbringen.

Zwei der Restaurants in Prazeres sind gut zu Fuß erreichbar, auch Wanderungen kann man von hier aus unternehmen. Aber ein Mietwagen ist unbedingt von Vorteil.

Wir haben uns bei João wohl gefühlt!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir empfehlen diese Gäste, ein sehr schönes Paar Links zu Hause sehr sauber. Vielen Dank für Ihre Zeit. Vargas
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absolut empfehlenswerte, perfekte traumhafe FeWo

  • 5 of 5

Für 2 Personen absolut empfehlenswert! Es ist wirklich ALLES vorhanden, was man benötigt. Die Küche ist perfekt ausgestattet! Viele Töpfe, Pfannen, Kochlöffel, ...; Herdplatte, extra Kontaktgrill, Espresso-Maschine, Kaffeemaschine und eine Waschmaschine!! Sogar das notwendigste wie Spülmittel, Spülschwamm, Putzmittel, sogar Salz, Pfeffer, Essig und Öl, Kaffeepulver, Filtertüten, Klopapier, Waschpulver, Weichspüler waren da. Das Bad ist ausgestattet mit 2 großen Duschtücher, 2 normale Handtücher, 1 Gästetuch, 1 Duschvorleger. Im Schlafzimmer: Bettbezüge, 4 unterschiedl. Kopfkissen, unterschiedl. Decken. Ich hatte noch nie so eine gut ausgestattete FeWo! Die sehr netten, jungen Vermieter wohnen gleich dahinter, wenn etwas sein sollte (bei uns war nichts), kann man einfach klingeln.

Die Wohnung ist klein, genügt aber vollauf. Sie liegt abseits der Tourigegend, unglaublich ruhig und weit oben. auf die Verbindungsstraße zum Hochplatteau sind es nur wenige Meter und man ist in ca. 15 min. auf dem Plateau im Wandergebiet. Gleich unterhalb der Wohnung (ca. 100m) verläuft eine Levada, die man nach links und rechts je 2-3 Std. laufen kann und auch in verschied. Wanderführern (Rother, Kompass) allein und in Kombi mit anderen Touren angegeben wird.

Alles in allem: die perfekte FeWo für Wanderfreunde und solche, die es gemütlich und schön ruhig mögen. Wir würden sofort wieder hinfahren und haben es bereut, nur eine Woche gebucht zu haben. Absolut empfehlenswert!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir hoffen jedoch, dass sie bei Ihrer Reiseplanung weiterhilft.
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Great cosy house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Casa Vargas for seven nights and had a wonderful time. The place was very clean and tidy and got everything we needed:

- four cooking plates

- big fridge

- washing machine

- very good wifi / internet connection

- barbecue

- microwave

- books in multiple languages and many information about the island.

.. and many more!

Joao and his wife were very nice an helpful at any time. The place was very quiet and peaceful.

We are looking forward to coming back to the Casa Vargas and can confidently recommend it to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the detailed description or I could do better. I wish you all good Vargas
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Hübsches kleines Häuschen in ländlicher Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Hübsches kleines Häuschen in ländlicher Umgebung. Genau wie ich es mir vorgestellt hatte.

Für eine Persohn optimal, ich war alleine, und für ein Pärchen wohl auch noch sehr passend.

Mit schöner Terrasse und Grill und blühenden Blumen außenrum. In der Küche ist alles vorhanden was man sonst auch zuhause hat. Die Wohnung war sehr sauber, und Joao immer sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Wir haben uns mit unserem halbwegs brauchbaren Englisch gut durchgewurschtelt. :-) Perfekt fand ich die Terrasse. Herrlich zum morgens und Abend draußen zu sitzen.

Allerdings wird es auf 600m Höhe Abends aber doch auch ein wenig frisch.

Auf dieser Höhe lieber ein Sweat Shirt mehr mitnehmen, und 1 T-Shirt dafür zuhause lassen.

Ich war Anfang Juni für 10 Tage dort, und es war herrlich für den Start von Wanderungen. Im Ort selbst ist ein kleiner Supermarkt mit Bäcker und Bar. Dort habe ich meinen täglichen Milchkaffee genossen.

Mehrere Restaurants sind auch im Ort, die ich aber nie besucht habe.

Also für mich ein perfekter Urlaub. 100% wie ich ihn mir gewünscht und erhofft hatte.

Ich kann das Häuschen von Jao jedem emphehlen, der Urlaub abseits vom Massentourismus sucht. Denn genau das ist es. Etwas abseits davon gelegen.

Aber mit dem Auto ist alles in wenigen Minuten erreichbar. Und die Straße vor dem Haus führte direkt zur Paul da Serra hinauf. Wo ich mehrere (Levada) Wanderungen genoß.

Ein rundum gelungener Urlaub. Und ich würde ihn genauso immer wieder buchen.

Vielen Dank Joao.

Many thanks Joao :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihren Aufenthalt, wenn Sie zurückkehren wollen, ist Wille, große Umarmung John
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Very nice House in a wonderfull location

  • 5 of 5

It was our third visit in casavargas with small dogs in the streets,very nice owner and his wife and his honey is very very good(must have)

Thanks a lot Joao

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay for the third time in our House, we always choose my home, we hope for more visitors. All the best your family. Thank you
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Aeroporto da Madeira
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
700 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
700 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The village of Prazeres is nearby where you can find local cafes and restaurants, a supermarket, and medical center. Only 5 minutres away, the large roundabout which gives access to the system via express highway, there is a supermarket, a cafe / bakery with ATM, plus a coffee at the gas station and another couple of restaurants. The nearest pharmacy is in the sleepy village of Calheta, only 10 minutes by car. Only 10 minute drive will take you to the resort town of Calheta nearby Villa. With its golden beaches man-made, it is popular with tourists and locals alike. There is a beautiful marina and a good choice of bars and restaurants, a handful of small shops, a good brand supermarket, a bank and chemist. Calheta is famous for producing the best white rum "Firewater", a special ingredient of the typical Madeiran drink "Poncha". If you are interested in knowing how the white rum is made, we recommend a tour of "Engenho da Calheta" the rum distillery where you can wander around and sample the produce. Arts Centre House of seedlings is a new center located on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea and was built to accommodate superb art exhibitions, musical performances and other events. Only 20 minutes drive east is Ribeira Brava, the largest city before Funchal, and offers a rocky beach facilities and access to the sea, and a large supermarket and more shops, cafes and restaurants. The capital, Funchal, is an easy 50-minute drive from the motorway. The airport is easy and 60 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

preços decrescentes em função da duração da estadia. preços dependentes do número de pessoas. sinal/entrada ao reservar. Entrega das chaves pelo proprietário

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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