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Typical Madeiran House in Calheta, Madeira

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Typical Madeiran house in a quiet location

This property is a typical Madeiran country house that has been completely and faithfully renovated. This picturesque house is very comfortable, spread over three levels, with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 spacious living/dining room and a small, restored wine cellar. We can boast a fully equipped rustic, yet very modern kitchen equipped with stove, oven, washing machine, kettle, toaster and fridge, plus a large kitchen table for everyday meals. You will enjoy a typical “Espetada” (even in rainy days) with the cosy indoor BBQ. On the lower ground floor there is also a garage for two cars.

You can also find a dining room with a unique handmade dining table and a cosy living room with satellite & cable TV channels and also a DVD player and a sound system ready for you to enjoy your favourite movies. Our Internet access service has a Wi-Fi/Wireless system that allows wireless access to the Internet anywhere in the house, in a simple and convenient way. On the first floor’s two guest bedrooms, fully equipped with sheets and blankets, and you can also ask for a baby cot (free of charge).

The main large lounge opens onto a sunny terrace, ideal to sit out with a coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening and simply enjoy the serenity of the place.

If you're travelling in the summer don't forget to try our tasty grapes, selected from the grape varieties planted in Madeira, and enjoy our unique and irresistible passion fruit.

The property is safe for children, and our house has comprehensive safety/security and has been fully inspected by the local authority and tourist office granted an “Alojamento Local” AL (Local accommodation) license.

More Details

Owner
Rafael Nunes
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear interested persons,



first of all: my boyfriend and me (50 years) felt comfortable at "Casa Calheta" and recommend it!



In Sept. 2012 we spent 3 weeks in "Casa Calheta".



This is a charming country house because natural materials were used like stones (the inner walls), wooden beams (ceiling), country-style furnitures in nice colourful hues. 1 great round archer and 2 smaller ones for the fire wood in the kitchen are masoned. At some places they decoraded with traditional Azulejos. You can see colourd modern pictures on the stone walls.

A special is the grill section with a fire place near the cooker in the kitchen.

You can rest on the great terrace which has a rose bed in the middle, on sun loungers between view screens, and one floor above on a smaller one, both looking to the sea. You can also find 2 special resting benches here.

It is suitable for babys because there are fences before downstairs.

The pictures in the Internet describes it accurately but you feel even more comfortable when you enter the house.

The rooms were clean and the owner familiy was very friendly and helpful.



Tip:

If you want to do hiking tours it's better to start early in the morning. Then you are one of the first toursists at your selected destination and the fog will arise until noon so that your view will be affected. Look into the Levadas, you can find different animals in it.



Excursions - our impressions:

- Porto Moniz, the vulcany baths: you are sitting on the boundary to the sea, waiting for the big wave which withdraws you into the water-you can't withstand!

- Sao Vicente, the vulcany caves: the guide leads you among numerous impressing vulcany tubes and a small lake. Afterwards they show you a 3D anmimated film in which you are going like Jules Verne into the middle of the earth.

Sao Laurenco: I thought that this dry landscape has to be boring but I have changed my mind. If you first saw the film of the genesis of Madeira you can recognize the lava columns and flows and different melted rocks in interesting colours.



Have fun and recreation on Madeira!



Angela
Sep 2012
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Amenities

Estreito da Calheta Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Baby cot available if required
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Baby cot available if required
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
The house has several outdoor areas where smoking is permitted.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Typical Madeiran House in Calheta, Madeira
average rating of 4.8 based on 46 reviews
5

Nice Madeiran house

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house, accurate description, fully equipped, clean, large terrace, garage, friendly and informative hosts, welcome pack, in-house BBQ, cosy dining room and table.

Attention point: chimney needs cleaning, ash particles drop down on stove.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good house but not geared up for poor weather.

  • 3 of 5

Good spacious house but as open plan the wind whistled down the chimney in the kitchen and blew through the whole house. Rain also leaked through the kitchen roof. Very little in the way of heating. Had to wear a fleece for fist two days. Much better in improved weather.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. Aiton, Thank you for your comment, I'm realy sorry for the leaked coming from the roof kitchen, it never happened we will check and fix it soon. About the heating in the house as you know we have three heaters in the house, because in Madeira the weather is not to cold so usually we only use these kind of portable heaters when necessary. Best Regards Ana Nunes
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5

Sehr sympathische Vermieter, sehr schönes Haus

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Für zwei Personen ist das Haus großzügig bemessen. Gemütlich und mit Geschmack eingerichtet. Sehr guter Startpunkt für unsere Exkursionen vom Bergwandern bis zum Whale Watching. Alles prima!! Wir kommen gerne wieder.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sehr geehrter Herr. Vielen Dank für Ihren Kommentar. Wir hoffen jedoch, dass sie bei Ihrer Reiseplanung weiterhilft. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Ana und Rafael Nunes
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5

Wonderful holiday location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying at this house - it had everything we needed for our stay. Plenty of room, inside & out and the garage was useful to keep the car cool out of the sun!

Ana was very helpful, right from reserving the house to collecting the keys at the end of our stay.

Madeira is full of lovely places to visit and this is a great base to do it from.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay and relax

  • 4 of 5

This was an excellent property for us. It is nicely situated (back from the tourist coast but easily within reach) and very well appointed and maintained. And for those who haven't been to Madeira before (we hadn't) it is simply beautiful (and very friendly). The only slight downside for the property is the bedroom arrangement (the privacy thereof), which might be inconvenient for two couples.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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The house was lovely

  • 4 of 5

The house was lovely and the views great. The house had everything we needed. The sun shone for us. We had an issue with a constantly barking dog next door, even through the night which seemed to be an issue throughout the Island. Overall good stay

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Calheta Beach

The house is located in a quiet location with shops and cafes close by, in a small rural suburb where you can find beautiful sights of the Atlantic Ocean and mountains. It's also very close to some of the most famous levada walks of Madeira and from the UNESCO-protected Laurisilva Forest (about 10 minutes away by car).

It is only a few minutes' walk from a small mini-market and bar/cafe run by a friendly English speaking owner, where you can taste the most famous and traditional Madeira drinks while enjoying our tropical annual weather.

The golden sandy beach at Calheta is only 5 minutes away by car, where there are plenty of cafes, free Wi-Fi hotpots, restaurants, banks, the marina and a supermarket. This is one of the only sandy beaches on the island and is ideal for the younger bathers, but if you're searching for new experiences, you can always try the Big-game fishing or the whale and dolphin watching activities based in the marina.

Also, with the newly asphalted roads, it is very simple to drive to other towns and villages of Madeira and you can easily go from Calheta to another part of the island without any worries and simply enjoying the beauty of Madeira.

The house is situated in Estreito da Calheta, near the village of Calheta on the south coast of the island:

- 35 minutes drive from Funchal;

- 50 minutes drive from the airport;

- 5 minutes drive to the Vila da Calheta;

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Rates & Availability

Estreito da Calheta Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$58
$408
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$52
$367
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$58
$408
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

• The above rates are for 2 guests. Each additional guest is charged at €10 per day. Arrivals welcome any day of the week. Children under 16 years old stay for free.
• A 25% deposit is payable at the time of booking and the remaining balance of payment is due on arrival.
• Please contact us for special prices for last minute bookings and if you would like to stay for a longer period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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