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A large Property With Beautiful Mountain And Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedroomed house, sleeps 6. Close to beach, Marina & dual carriageway

If you desire an idyllic holiday in the sun, Madeira with its stunning scenery, is for you. 38D Banana Grove, a south facing, semi-detached, fully furnished house, is in a peaceful, romantic setting, in the village of Estreito da Calheta. This is on the west coast of Madeira and is favoured for its beautiful weather and fantastic sunsets. It is only 150m above sea level and has spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and mountains, which twinkle with thousands of lights from the houses, at night time. There is a private garden and patio area, with garden furniture and a BBQ. Ample private parking, with remote controlled gates and a security phone system. The house sleeps 6 having 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom (with en-suite) upstairs and one double bedroom (with shower en-suite) downstairs, making it suitable for the less physically able. There is only one low step into the house, making it wheelchair accessible. The lounge is comfortable and the kitchen is modern and fully equipped. All the bathrooms and shower rooms have underfloor heating. The village has its own café/bars, a general stores and chemist. The neighbouring village of Estrela, with banks, shops, café/bars, hospital and restaurants, is only 6 minutes drive away. 4 minutes by car will get you to Calheta's Marina, supermarket, waterside cafés/restaurants and sandy beach. It takes approximately 25 minutes to drive to the main bustling town of Funchal and 45 minutes to the airport.

Mrs Christine Hunter
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Mrs Christine Hunter

In 1976, when my children were young, I went into teaching. I left full time teaching in 2001 and went into the property business, much to the disbelief of my husband, family and friends. I bought a large 4 storey Victorian building on the Isle of Wight and converted it into 8 luxury flats, which I sold. I am still involved in the property business and love it.

Mrs Christine Hunter purchased this house in 2008

Why Mrs Christine Hunter chose Estreito da Calheta

I started travelling to Madeira about 15 years ago and fell in love with the island and the people. I bought a large piece of land in 2004 and had 5 lovely houses built, which were completed in 2008, just in time for the 'financial slump'! Four of the houses I have now sold. and the 5th is being kept for for holiday lets. I particularly liked this piece of land because it was fairly flat, only 150m above sea level and had stunning views. I had the houses built because I didn't want a 'time-share'. I wanted something that I owned for as long as I wanted and didn't have to give back at the end of a certain period and I don't regret it at all.

What makes this house unique

With its easy access to the dual carriageway, I have the best of both worlds, being able to get easily to Funchal, if I want the bustle of a large city, or out into the beautiful country side for a walk but also to be able to spend my evenings on the patio or balcony of the house, listening to the crickets singing, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean and watching the twinkling lights appear on the mountainside in the evening light, truly magic!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love your house and we really enjoyed our stay here. The view from the house is beautiful. We have everything we need in Calheta.

A perfect place with our friends and our baby.

Madeira is a fantastic place to be.

Thank you.
Jul 2013
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Estreito da Calheta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , This is for bedroom 1 downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , This is a separate room next to bedroom 2 upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , This is the en-suite bathroom for bedroom 3 upstairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bidet , This is a separate guest toilet downstairs
  • All the bathrooms/shower rooms have underfloor heating. Hand and bath towels are provided at the beginning of the stay. If the holiday is over 7 days fresh towels will be provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This is downstairs and has a shower en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs and next to toilet and shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This twin room also has a bath/shower en-suite
  • All beds are made up ready for the guests arrival and if the stay is over one week fresh linen is supplied.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Madeira, which is Portuguese, is known as 'the floating garden' and is a lush, fertile, tropical paradise, boasting beautiful scenery, hospitable people and gleaming sunshine. It owes its warm, pleasant climate to the fact that it is only 350km from the coast of Africa, but 750km from mainland Portugal. It was officially discovered in 1415 by Joao Goncalves Zarco and this quaint 'old world' masterpiece of nature is a canvas alive with folklore and time honoured tradition, with charming, pristine villages decorating the island. The exports include bananas, sugar cane, Madeira wine, honey cake and poncha ( a locally made drink). The currency is the euro. Throughout the year there are festivals and the main ones for 2016 are:-The Carnivals in February. The Flower Festival in April. The Atlantic Festival in June. The Jazz Festival in July. The Wine Festival in August/September and of course the spectacular Fire Work Display at New Year.


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A large Property With Beautiful Mountain And Sea Views
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews

A beautiful house on a beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, and all the rooms were of very good quality. We were welcomed by the neighbour, who was very friendly. We had a beautiful view on the ocean and on the mountains.

The road from the airport to the house was easy to ride in approximately 1 hour.

We made a lot of road trips, wanderings, we went to the Dolphins by a catamaran, we visited Funchal, the caves in Sao Vicente.

So we had an excellent vacation on Madeira!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic holiday home with an amazing sea-view

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice time in this great holiday home. The house is very well equipped and the view from the terrace and from many of the windows to the sea is a dream. We can highly recommend this holiday home and would love to come back. Thank you very much for everything.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Christine
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calm, super location, lovely view and well equipped appartment

  • 5 of 5

A perfect appartment, each room has its toilet and shower, kitchen well equipped with all you need. Nice garden and terrace with a beautiful view on the sea. A perfect appartment to pass some relaxing holydays and explore the Madeira Island.

Do not miss a visit in the Pukiki bar which is 150 m away.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Simply perfect !

  • 4 of 5


We had a very nice journey in Madeira. The property is exactly as described and really pleasant with superb views on the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other side. The house is very spacious, comfortable and quiet. Supermarkets and restaurants at 5 mns by car. Ideal for a family.

Madeira is a fantastic Island especially for people enjoying nature with a lot of ballades and excursions to do . No doubt if we have the chance to come back, we will stay here again !

Eddy and Helene

From France

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eddy and Helene I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Madeira and that you found my house comfortable. Thank you for your review and maybe you will return again one day. Kind regards Christine
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We'll be back again there...

  • 5 of 5

We have been on Madeira for the third time and this house was for us a very good choice. The house is big and well equipped. Even if the place is very very quiet and there is no traffic, the private parking gives an additional comfort. Supermarket and restaurants are within 5 minutes with the car. It's a very good location for the walkers.

Most important is the local microclimate. This house is just beside the viilage Jardim do Mar which is the most sunny and warm place on Madeira, so you can be almost sure to take your breakfast outside under the sky. When we return to Madeira, we'll probably take this accommodation again.

Vera & Dariusz

from Belgium

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your response Dariusz. I am so glad that you had a good time and I look forward to welcoming you again. Christine
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Funchal International
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Porto do Funchal
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Palherio Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Estreito da Calheta (101)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Several by Calheta Marina
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Calheta is ideally set on the SW coast of Madeira, in one of the sunniest and warmest parts of the island. The sandy beach and Marina, with its waterside cafés and bars make it an ideal location for families and individuals alike. Easy access to the dual carriageway means that within 30 minutes you could either be in the bustling town of Funchal, with its harbour, casino, theatre, numerous bars, restaurants and night-life or in the tranquil area of Paul do Serra, for one of the many levada walks through the most beautiful, picturesque scenery. The amazing abundance of flowers, throughout the year, the wine and flower festivals and the friendly people make Madeira a truly wonderful experience.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 'Booking Deposit' of 25% is required to reserve the booking. The balance must be paid 30 days before arrival. If the visit is to be made within a 30 day period, the full amount must be paid upon booking,

A 200 euro REFUNDABLE, 'Security Deposit' cheque/cash, will be collected on arrival, to cover against breakages/damages. This will be returned before departure and after inspection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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