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CASA ROCHINHA, A 3 BED/2 BATH HOUSE IN HILLS ABOVE CALHETA, SOLAR HEATED POOL

Tony Hughes-Lewis

Speaks English, French, some French and German
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CASA ROCHINHA, A 3 BED/2 BATH HOUSE IN HILLS ABOVE CALHETA, SOLAR HEATED POOL

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Calheta - Casa Rochinha

Sleeps 2-8, spacious & peaceful, BBQ terrace + loungers, log fire for winter

Standing proudly in the hills above Arco da Calheta, this single storey stone-built house called offers masses of space, comfort and an exceptional opportunity to soak in purified air, marvel at cries of soaring buzzards and wonder at glorious views and sunsets. The house is L-shaped, one end consisting of a huge open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room with extensive windows/glass doors offering superb views to the south and east and access to the garden, veranda, barbecue area & pool. The three south-facing bedrooms also lead out to the veranda, pool and garden. Pine trees cover the hills behind and a 'levada' (irrigation channel with footpath) runs below, inviting you to stroll east or west for as much as 20 km in either direction if you like! Please note that this house stands at an altitude of 600 metres and the pool, which is solar heated, will be cooler in the winter months than pools at lower altitudes.

REASONS FOR CHOOSING MADEIRA AND CASA ROCHINHA: For nature lovers, Madeira has plenty to offer, with superb vegetation, and hundreds of subtropical plants to keep the most enthusiastic gardener occupied. Peter and Jeanne, the owners of Casa Rochinha, have established a lovely garden full of interesting plants. Part of the island has been pronounced a World Heritage protected site, this is the area of the Laurisilva forests located 15 minutes' drive away and well worth exploring, especially on foot. Walking the island has become very popular with visitors who can follow long trails along the islands water courses, locally known as levadas. For golfers there are two excellent golf courses and for those seeking sea swimming, you can pop down to the sandy beach at Calheta. The capital of the island is of course Funchal, 30 minutes' drive away. As well as being very attractive and spotlessly clean, it has interesting museums, Madeira wine lodges, an excellent variety of shops and many restaurants for all tastes and budgets.....

GUESTS COMMENTS : END MAY 2007: GRAHAM FAMILY + FRIENDS from UK

This has been a 10/10 holiday. The villa felt like home from day one and we have found it faultless; facilities and equipment have met our every need. The pool has been used most days, warming from a chilly 17ºC to a beautiful 27º today. The location of the villa is simply magical with different themes of the same view every morning and evening. The levada walks are just as good now as they were 18 years ago when we last visited Madeira and the views from the tops have been amazing. The kids have had a fantastic week & they should be pround of their achievement taking on the hard walks their Mums & Dads have done! Having said this they loved the beach at Calheta where they could enjoy a few hours of 'sand & sea'! Boat trips from Funchal to see fish/dophins were great. Rock pools for swimming at Porto Moniz also great. (Note from Charlie: I loved playing football on the sandy beach, swimming, the food and the glass bottom boat.)

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
Nous avons eu deux semaines superbes. La maison est magnifique, la piscine est très agréable, la vue panoramique est très belle et le quartier est paisible. Nous avons passé un séjour très relaxant.



(and in English... We have had two superb weeks. The house is magnificent, the swimming pool is very agreeable, the panoramic view is very beautiful and the area is peaceful. We have had a relaxing time.)



Anna, Fabrice et Caroline
Sep 2012
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Tony Hughes-Lewis

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Speaks English, French, some French and German
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Casa Rochinha, a 3 bed/2 bath house in hills above Calheta, solar heated pool
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Calheta Madeira
NL
5

What a week in casa Rochinha!

  • 5 out of 5
We spent with our family a week in casa Rochinha (16-23 oct. 2009) we enjoyed the beautiful house, the island and the food. The house(villa) is very well equipt and very luxury. The island is beautiful en we recommend the house for other families. The pool has a telescopic cover and can be used anytime. The garden looks perfect and there is plenty of room for everyone.
If you want a holiday with everything you need: casa Rochinha
  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this wonderful review which will be helpful to anyone thinking of booking Casa Rochinha in future.
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Casa Rochinha, a 3 bed/2 bath house in hills above Calheta, solar heated pool
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Calheta Madeira
Hannover
5

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 out of 5
Thanks for a wonderful stay in Casa Rochinha from April 24th to May 8th 2014.
We were given a warm welcome by Vanda who supplied us with alot of information about the house and its surroundings
Everything is perfectly decorated, we lacked of nothing here. The location of the house is unbeatable with the fantastic views of the coast and was a perfect starting point for our extensive hikes.
Altogether a great holiday with best weather conditions and pleasant temperatures.
A very nice walk in the vicinity is through the tunnel to 25 fontes. Take the old cobble road from Calheta to Paul da Serra and park at the roadhouse.
Do not forget flashlights - you will need them as the tunnel is 800 meters long and very dark. On the way back you can take the steep but worthwile
descent to the lower Levada da Roche Vermelha, where you may enjoy the impressive landscape without a steady stream of tourists.
Unfortunatley most old costal roads along ER101 have been closed, but the ones still in service are an exciting drive with tremendous views.
The road between Boca de Encumeada and Paul da Serra was still closed tue to rock fall several weeks back.
We tried Rocha Mar based on a recommendation in the guestbook and were very satsified with food and price relationship.
  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nadine and thank you for your kind comments. We are very happy that you all had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed Casa Rochinha so much. You obviously had some super hiking too! Very best wishes from Tony, Vanda and from Peter and Jeanne (the owners of Casa Rochinha).
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Calheta Madeira
5

Wundervolle Casa Rochinha, wir lieben dich...

  • 5 out of 5
Zwei Berliner hatten einen tollen Urlaub. Diese Villa ist grandios. Unser Urlaub auf Madeira war mit der Casa Rochinha perfekt. Lage und Ausstattung sind genau das, was wir gesucht haben. Wir können sie nur weiterempfehlen und bedanken uns herzlichst bei Tony und Vanda, für die unkomplizierte Kommunikation.
Danni&Steffen aus Germany
  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Danni and Steffen, and we wish you a happy Christmas! Tony.
Here's a translation in English....
Two "Berliners" had a great holiday. This villa is terrific. Our holiday in Madeira was perfect with the Casa Rochinha. Location and amenities are exactly what we were looking for. We can only recommend it and thank you sincerely at Tony and Vanda, for easy communication. Danni & Steffen from Germany
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Calheta Madeira
North Wales
5

Mountains, coastline, forest - all just perfect!

  • 5 out of 5
Had an amazing week in Madeira made all the more enjoyable by staying in Casa Rochinha. The villa was very spacious, clean and well equipped, with an excellent collection of music to listen to. Although the weather during our weeks stay was changeable, the pool was used every day both for early morning swims and late night dips. We also made good use of the BBQ and outside table. With views of the valley below and sea beyond, the evenings that we were able to sit outside, were perfect. .

Unfortunately, during our stay the cloud cover was an issue and, at times, the views disappeared! However that did not deter us. We toured most of the island and were able to get in two excellent walks. One from Rabacal, a levada and forest walk and the second, a more aggressive peninsular walk, "Vereda de Ponta de Sao Lourenco". Had the weather been slightly better I am sure we would have done more - the island is a walker’s paradise.

The temperature was always warmer the closer to the coast we were and the sun always seemed to shine in Funchal. Monte and the cable car trip to the Botanical Gardens is a brilliant way to spend a relaxing few hours!

We enjoyed Funchal with one of the highlights being a tour around Blandy’s, which was excellent.

Can recommend the local Pizza Restaurant - the service was extremely good.

A holiday to remember..............
  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Calheta Madeira
Powys, Wales, UK
4

Wonderful Rural Retreat

  • 4 out of 5
Having done our research thoroughly, Casa Rochinha was exactly what we'd hoped for ... a fantastic rural setting in the mountains with great views and access directly onto the Levada Nova with miles of potential walking. It is extremely spacious with a lovely garden.

We came for peace and quiet and the walking -However, if you want to do lots of sunbathing and have the ability to walk to shops / restaurants, then this villa would not be a good choice as at 600m it can be quite cool and cloudy in the winter months and it is a 10 minute drive to the nearest village / town.

Although the villa was generally clean and tidy inside it was a little disapointing to find the bathroom bins had not been emptied, and the BBQ / lounge fireplace had not been cleared from the previous occupants. Also, there were quite a few mice inhabiting the villa with us - but I suspect they hadn't booked!!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments. We're delighted that you enjoyed Casa Rochinha and that it suited your needs so well.
Regarding cleanliness etc, the cleaner is briefed not to empty out all the ash in the fireplace: the fire burns only wood and a bed of ash increases warmth and helps to keep the fire going. The dustbins were an oversight. The house is very rural and unoccupied when not rented out, and there is therefore no-one permanently on the premises to act as a deterrent to the ingress of mice. However, there has never been any evidence of mice on the premises and this is the first time they have been mentioned. The cleaner has been briefed to be vigilant in the removal of foodstuffs when the property is unoccupied.
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Calheta Madeira
Manchester, England
5

Fantastic Villa - Brilliant holiday!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a fantastic 2 weeks holiday at Casa Rochinha. The weather was mixed but the accommodation was so relaxing and comfortable. Being situated alongside the levada was a bonus. We really enjoyed our walks although in some parts it was a bit dangerous I felt. Depends I suppose on if you can cope with heights or not! We were unfortunately 'in the clouds' for some of the time when the sun was shining brightly lower down the hill but this didn't spoil our holiday at all. We had no satellite tv (problem with location of the dish) but we don't go on holiday to watch television, it's a holiday after all! The shop down in Calheta is adequate for your shopping although we did travel to Ribeira on a few occasions for some items not available in the Calheta store. Having a cover on the pool was a bonus as when it did rain and was cooler, we were able to use the pool with the cover on. (The cover was actually faulty whilst we were there and couldn't be opened fully anyway - would assume this has been fixed now) We had been to Madeira before and will certainly visit again (maybe next year). I would definately recommend this villa!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Funchal
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Funchal ferry to neighbouring island, Porto Santo
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Arco da Calheta
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Calheta
Car: necessary

Florenças is approximately 8km north west of Arco da Calheta, a pretty village on the south coast of Madeira. It is the perfect holiday destination if you want to be 'away from it all'. Thanks to the new coastal road system everywhere on the island is now within easy reach, including the bustling capital city of Funchal. Some of the island's top attractions are only a short drive away: on your doorstep you have magnificent levada walking and within ten minutes you can be on Madeira's only golden sandy beach at Calheta. Here there is also a large marina offering dolphin and whale watching boat trips and deep sea fishing excurions. Fifteen minutes' drive will bring you to the laurel, levada and waterfall wonderland of Rabaçal and the wide open expanses of the Paul da Serra.

Other Activities: Calheta beach, 10 kms away, is the only beach with golden sand on the island. Deep sea fishing is available from the new marina next to the beach.

Ski: JULY 2007: MR & MRS ORR from Stenhousemuir, Scotland

We have had a superb holiday - great weather, fantastic views, lovely places to visit and eat. The Casa is beautiful, spacious and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Although we ate out quite a bit it was a pleasure to cook in the kitchen! We were surprised by the relatively low cost of food in the supermarket in Calheta, the fillet steaks were a treat. There are plenty of excellent restaurants - we enjoyed the espada at Calheta Beach Hotel with the passion fruit sauce adding that extra 'zing'! We have travelled the length and breadth of the island and it was great to return in the late afternoon and have a swim in the pool. Temps were between 25º-28ºC, just perfect! The fact that the casa is 'off the beaten track' and in a real rural area adds to the sense of peace and tranquility and has ensured we are returning home relaxed and refreshed!

MORE GUEST COMMENTS CAN BE FOUND ON 'EXTRA PAGE'......

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Rate for 4 guests, see notes
28 Jun 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
€840
 
 
Rate for 4 guests, see notes
6 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€770
 
 
Rate for 4 guests, see notes
1 Nov 2014 - 17 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€595
 
 
Rate for 4 guests, see notes
18 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€840
 
 
CHEAPEST PRICE, see notes
5 Jan 2015 - 31 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€560
 
 
Rate for 4 guests, see notes
1 Feb 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
€630
 
 
Rate for 4 guests, see notes
28 Mar 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€756
 
 
Rate for 4 guests, see notes
27 Jun 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€875
 
 
Rate for 4 guests, see notes
5 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€805
 

Notes

  • RATES are for up to 4 guests. Additional guests are charged at €56 per person per week (max 8 guests).
    INCLUDED: Bed linen, towels and weekly cleaning. Wifi internet access. Baby cot + high chair on request.
    NOT INCLUDED: Pool towels. Fire logs, charged at €30 per week . The pool's permanent cover retains the solar heating and there is no additional heating so it can be chilly in winter months.
    PAYMENTS
    Payments are accepted by bank transfer in euros (or equivalent in pounds sterling) OR by credit card via PayPal. A 30% deposit must be paid at the time of booking with the balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival. If a booking is made within 6 weeks of arrival, full payment is required at the time of booking.
    DISCLAIMER
    We handle rental enquiries and bookings in good faith and ensure the provision of the rental service as advertised. We do not accept liability for unforeseen circumstances leading to cancellation or disappointment and WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU TAKE OUT HOLIDAY INSU
  • TERMS & CONDITIONS
    You must be over 18 years and have read our booking procedures and terms and conditions before making a booking with us.
    You are normally requested to arrive no earlier than 15.00h at the start of your holiday and depart no later than 10.00h when vacating. We will do our best to accommodate different timings providing we have agreed these with you in advance in writing. We ask you to leave the property in a clean and tidy condition and to be responsible for any damages, loss or breakages that might occur.
    Keys will be delivered and collected by arrangement.
    The number of guests occupying the property must be as agreed at the time of booking or six weeks prior to your arrival.
    We and the owners of properties accept no responsibility for accidents to guests or to loss or damage to guests' property.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY
    We require notice of cancellation by email or letter.
    If your notice is received 90 days or more before your arrival date you are entitled to full refund of any payment made. Alternatively, you can change your booking dates at the same property within a six month period, subject to availability.
    If your notice is received at least 42 days prior to your arrival date, we will retain your 30% deposit or refund 70% of your rental fee if you have paid in full.
    If your notice is received within 42 days prior to your arrival date, we have the right to retain your rental fee in full. Having said this, we will always do our best to find other occupants for the period that you have cancelled.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Calheta in Madeira

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 190 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Safe
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • En-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , with 'His & Hers' basins
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Shared
    Guest WC - Toilet , next to front door
    Pool shower - Outdoor Shower
  • The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower, WC, bidet & 'his and hers' basins. The second bathroom has a corner bath + overhead shower, basin, WC and bidet. Separate guest WC wtith hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Ensuite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Large double + single beds
    No 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Double + single beds
    No 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 2 single beds + room for additional mattress if required
  • All the bedrooms are large with French windows leading out to the veranda and pool area. The master en-suite bedroom has a king size bed and single bed; bedroom 2 has a double bed and single bed; bedroom 3 has twin beds. The sofa bed in the living area will sleep an extra adult or 2 young children and a spare mattress is available if all other beds are in use. Cot & high chair available. The double beds have electric blankets for winter months and some hot water bottles are available, although seldom required! A hairdryer is provided.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
KITCHEN: Fridge/freezer, electric hob and oven, microwave, toaster, kettle and dishwasher. Laundry area with washer, tumble dryer, drying rack, iron and ironing board. GENERAL: Linen and towels and weekly cleaning provided, bring your own pool towels. A charge is made for firewood. ENTERTAINMENT: TV, DVD player, radio/CD player, plenty of DVDs, CDs, books & games. Broadband access, bring your own laptop. OUTSIDE: Garden all round house, pool (11x5 metres), shower, sun terrace, veranda and BBQ area, all south facing. Sun loungers, garden dining table & chairs. Garage as well as driveway for private parking. PLEASE NOTE: This house sits at an altitude of 600 metres. The pool is solar heated and has a solid cover, but in winter months the water temperature may well not rise above 20 degrees. SUITABILITY: Ideal for romatic couples, families and those with limited mobility. Smoking outside only. SEE 'FURTHER DETAILS'...