Photos and Description of this holiday bungalow in Calheta - Quinta Golfinho
Luxurious living on 2 storeys, amidst greenery and by the sea
Luxury apartments in Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
Stop, unwind, relax and enjoy.
Just the faint rustle of wind in the banana trees, the sound of the sea and the birds singing can be heard at this very special place.
Both the newly built apartments (built in 2013) are located in the midst of a huge banana plantation in the most exclusive locations in Madeira. Facing the sea, at an altitude of 30 metres, no through traffic disturbs the total relaxation. Enjoy the mild climate year-round on one of the sunniest spots in the southwest of the island. Take a refreshing dip in the deep blue pool, enjoy the sun, or read a book under the shades of the lush green banana plants.
The lavishly designed suites feature luxurious interior, large windows open out fully to the sea and the boundary between inside and outside disappears.
The apartments designed by a German lighting designer and an ambitious architect from Madeira are intelligently and comfortably made. Due to the staggered arrangement, each unit has required amount of privacy. A large open area with space for lounge chairs, a cosy barbecue and a spacious swimming pool invites you to relax. The other sides of the apartments are surrounded by gardens. The layout of the ground floor with living room, patio and open kitchen is ideal. A large open staircase opens out to the upper floor with bedroom and bathroom with a mini spa. Everything is high quality and modern but at the same time comfortably and thoughtfully carried out. Ideally 2 adults will find an oasis of well-being and relaxation; if more space is required, the sofa can also be expanded as a sofa bed in the living room.
Recently after we saw a school of dolphins swimming by first time from the patio, we knew what to do. The entire complex has a natural energy balance; we produce all our hot water with solar heating and our electricity with clean photovoltaics.
Despite the spectacular location you can reach Calheta Villa in just 3 minutes, where in addition to the two free golden sandy beaches (the only sandy beaches on the island) a marina, a cultural centre, a supermarket and some wide-ranging restaurants provide the necessary infrastructure.
With the central location on the southwest coast you have the perfect starting point for your island explorations. In less than half an hour you can reach the high plateau Paul da Serra, the UNESCO World Heritage Site with the protected laurel forest, Sao Vicente on the northern side of the island, the hiking paradise Rabacal and the new golf course in Ponta do Pargo in the west of the island. In 10 minutes you arrive at the first of the famous Levada walks, the airport is about 50 minutes away, the drive to the island's capital Funchal takes about 35 minutes.
A word from us: Our house is located just a few metres away from the apartments. We would be glad to assist you for the duration of your stay with any advises and insider information to make your holiday on this beautiful island an unforgettable experience.
When may we welcome you as our guests with a glass of Madeira wine?
Details for holiday bungalow Casa Frangipani, Studio, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
Natives of Germany, we live and work since 2007 on the beautiful island of Madeira. My wife runs a dental lab and I work as a lighting designer in the field of architecture. Our house is located just a few metres away from both the apartments. We are available during your stay for any advise and insider information.
It is quite difficult to find such special properties on Madeira, especially for non-residents. Whoever has such a gem, rarely lets it go, and with the limited number of such properties the demand is naturally high. We discovered the land with 60 metres of sea front in 2004 from paragliding and were able to purchase it through a chain of fortunate circumstances. However, it took six full years to get a building permit, because the authorities in charge of such privileged locations place high standards for the approval process.
Madeira has numerous micro-climatic zones. The two apartments are located on the sunniest part of the island, while the direct vicinity of the sea acts as a large temperature store. Experienced Madeira visitors know that in a house, just 1 km away, at 300 metres altitude, it can be quite cold and wet in the winter. In addition to the climatic conditions, it is mostly the location, which makes it charming. Although only 3 minutes away from Calheta and any urban centre, the apartments are at the end of an access road without any through traffic in the middle of a lush, evergreen banana plantation. This location, the spectacular view and the quality of furnishing make the facility so unique.