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Marilyn and Marc

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Penthouse with stunning views and beautiful accommodation.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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1 Bedroom, sleeps 2

Romantico Cabo Vista is situated on the warm South-West coast of Madeira. 25 minutes from Funchal and 5 minutes by car from Calheta's yellow sandy beach; supermarket; restaurants; marina; bank & cafes. This apartment has spectacular, unobstructed views of the ocean and surrounding mountains. There is a large balcony as well as a private garden area where you can relax, soak up the sun and BBQ. The apartment is created in a loft style conversion and is very spacious, bright and cosy.

Arco da Calheta village shops are a minute away by car or at a walkable distance. There is a mini-supermarket, bars, small clothing shops, etc It is central to Levada walks, restaurants.

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marilyn and Marc (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Marilyn and Marc

The owners, Marc and Marilyn, are from Cape Town, South Africa. They moved to the UK in 2003 but decided that they needed to find a place that reminded them a little more of where they came from. After their first visit to Madeira in 2008 they decided this was it! The moved permanently to Madeira in 2010 and bought this a year later.

Marilyn and Marc purchased this apartment in 2011

What makes this apartment unique

The South West coast is the warmest part of the island and offers a more rural and outdoor life-style. Quiet, peaceful & rural setting but close to all facilities.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)
Penthouse with stunning views and beautiful accommodation.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews

Spacious, comfortable and wow what a view!

  • 4 of 5

You will feel on top of the world in this spacious and comfortable apartment

high in the hills outside the hustle and traffic of Funchal. The deck looks out over a beautiful community and the sea. Everything you need can be found within walking distance with a choice of local restaurants, bars and shops.

Easy levada walking in both directions is close by - turn inland for more challenging walking. Mark and Marilyn will point you in the right direction, no matter what you want to do. You should be fit - there are stairs climbing to the apartment and hills in every direction, as there are in most communities.

Keep in mind that it is cooler the higher you go, so you might be surprised by the heat at sea level and the cool wind at apartment height. If the clouds descend, try a misty levada walk - It is magical.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your time in Madeira. Hope to see you again.
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Lovely apartment in arco de calheta

  • 5 of 5

Marilyn and Marc are lovely hosts, very helpful. They welcomed us with a bottle of wine which was nice.

You must have a car to go there and to enjoy the neighborhood, which is beautiful.

We had everything we needed in the house!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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wonderful location to discover the island

  • 5 of 5

All what you need to have a comfortable stay you will find here. Amazing view over Arco da Calheta to the Atlantic Ocean from the balcony. Lovely Marilyn and Marc if you ever need an advice or help, great hospitality!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you there. Hope to see you again one day.
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Perfect, relax and enjoy the view

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely place to spend a relaxing holiday and a great base from which to explore the island. The apartment was equipped with everything we needed and Marilyn & Marc were fabulous hosts. They did everything to make us feel at home. The best place of the apartment is the balcony, where we had breakfast with the first sunbeams, and enjoyed a glass of wine during the sunset. In the meantime we had a beautiful view over Arco da Calheta and the ocean. Romantico Cabo Vista is a perfect accommodation for 2, right in the middle of a peaceful and quite village, so you can experience a bit of local life. From the balcony you’ll see and hear cows, goats, cocks and chickens, birds and dogs. Next to the balcony there is a garden with fruit trees and a BBQ. Levada walks start only a few minutes from the apartment, Funchal and other major tourist activities can be reached within half an hour. So we can only recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review and we hope to show you some more secret places next time you come to visit.
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Beautiful views and excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

"We loved the apartment and had a very enjoyable holiday there. The view from the balcony, garden and lounge is fantastic and Marilyn and Marc are very friendly and helpful."

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We hope you will come and visit Madeira again.
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Manchester, United Kingdom

A wonderful Christmas in Madeira!

  • 5 of 5

Our Madeiran Christmas lived up to all our expectations!

Marilyn and Marc struck a good balance between attentiveness and giving us our own space.

The apartment was one of the best we have stayed in. Simply but tastefully furnished, had everything we needed (even some Christmas decorations had been put up for us!).

One of its main assets was the amount of light that came in off the terrace. We had a rain-free fortnight and ate nearly all our meals outside, which was wonderful.

Calheta is a small hamlet on a hillside and the driving, initally, takes some getting used to, but the uninterrupted view of the sea is magical.

There is a well-stocked supermarket 10 mins drive away, and Calheta beach is lovely for a swim - one of only two sandy beaches on Madeira.

The slow pace of life on Madeira made us stop and relax, which is what we needed. We normally come back from frenetic city breaks exhausted and in need of a holiday; this time we truly did stop and read some books in between a few walks and drives to a few places.

We would heartily recommend this property for its location, its quality and its friendly owners. And we hope to visit again for another quiet Christmas when circumstances allow.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf Funchal
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Via Rapida
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Engenho Velho
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Calheta yellow sandy beach
Car: recommended

This is a well proportioned 1 bedroom penthouse above the owners house. It is situated in a mixture of rural small holdings as well as suburban houses. If walking is your passion, there are many routes directly from the penthouse, or just hop in the car and take a drive up to the top of the mountain where you can simply hike for hours or find various levada walks. If you want to chill out and relax, this is the place to do it!


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Arco da Calheta Apartment Rental Rates

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We also offer a minimum 3 night stay at €40 per night.

The apartment is available from between12 noon and 2pm on your day of arrival. Departure time is 10am. We are flexible with your departure time depending on our next guest arrival.

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Madeira Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 61 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Beach towels and bath sheets are supplied.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • A hair dryer is available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This property has a D energy rating. It also has a Tourist License known locally as Alojamento Local.

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