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.
- House1614 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
3 bedroomed house, sleeps 6. Close to beach, Marina & dual carriageway
Mrs Christine Hunter
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 18, 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!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Très bon séjour
La maison est très fonctionnelle et très agréable avec des enfants. De plus, le quartier est très calme. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié de prendre les repas sur la terrasse avec vue sur l'océan.
Sehr schöne Ferienwohnung
Wir hatten trotz des durchwachsenes Wetter eine sehr schöne Zeit in dem Ferienhaus. Die Lage des Hauses bietet sich prima für Wanderungen im Zentrum der Insel sowie im Westen der Insel an. Man ist auch in ca. 30 Minuten in Funchal.
Das Haus war super sauber und aufgeräumt. Es fehlte uns an nichts.
A beautiful house on a beautiful island
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!!!
fantastic holiday home with an amazing sea-view
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.
Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay.
calm, super location, lovely view and well equipped appartment
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.
Simply perfect !
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
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.
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.
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.