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Typical Madeiran House in Calheta, Madeira

Rafael Nunes

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Rafael Nunes

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2015
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Typical Madeiran House in Calheta, Madeira

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Calheta - Casa dos Serrões

Typical Madeiran house in a quiet location

This property is a typical Madeiran country house that has been completely and faithfully renovated. This picturesque house is very comfortable, spread over three levels, with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 spacious living/dining room and a small, restored wine cellar. We can boast a fully equipped rustic, yet very modern kitchen equipped with stove, oven, washing machine, kettle, toaster and fridge, plus a large kitchen table for everyday meals. You will enjoy a typical “Espetada” (even in rainy days) with the cosy indoor BBQ. On the lower ground floor there is also a garage for two cars.

You can also find a dining room with a unique handmade dining table and a cosy living room with satellite & cable TV channels and also a DVD player and a sound system ready for you to enjoy your favourite movies. Our Internet access service has a Wi-Fi/Wireless system that allows wireless access to the Internet anywhere in the house, in a simple and convenient way. On the first floor’s two guest bedrooms, fully equipped with sheets and blankets, and you can also ask for a baby cot (free of charge).

The main large lounge opens onto a sunny terrace, ideal to sit out with a coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening and simply enjoy the serenity of the place.

If you're travelling in the summer don't forget to try our tasty grapes, selected from the grape varieties planted in Madeira, and enjoy our unique and irresistible passion fruit.

The property is safe for children, and our house has comprehensive safety/security and has been fully inspected by the local authority and tourist office granted an “Alojamento Local” AL (Local accommodation) license.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rafael Nunes (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear interested persons,



first of all: my boyfriend and me (50 years) felt comfortable at "Casa Calheta" and recommend it!



In Sept. 2012 we spent 3 weeks in "Casa Calheta".



This is a charming country house because natural materials were used like stones (the inner walls), wooden beams (ceiling), country-style furnitures in nice colourful hues. 1 great round archer and 2 smaller ones for the fire wood in the kitchen are masoned. At some places they decoraded with traditional Azulejos. You can see colourd modern pictures on the stone walls.

A special is the grill section with a fire place near the cooker in the kitchen.

You can rest on the great terrace which has a rose bed in the middle, on sun loungers between view screens, and one floor above on a smaller one, both looking to the sea. You can also find 2 special resting benches here.

It is suitable for babys because there are fences before downstairs.

The pictures in the Internet describes it accurately but you feel even more comfortable when you enter the house.

The rooms were clean and the owner familiy was very friendly and helpful.



Tip:

If you want to do hiking tours it's better to start early in the morning. Then you are one of the first toursists at your selected destination and the fog will arise until noon so that your view will be affected. Look into the Levadas, you can find different animals in it.



Excursions - our impressions:

- Porto Moniz, the vulcany baths: you are sitting on the boundary to the sea, waiting for the big wave which withdraws you into the water-you can't withstand!

- Sao Vicente, the vulcany caves: the guide leads you among numerous impressing vulcany tubes and a small lake. Afterwards they show you a 3D anmimated film in which you are going like Jules Verne into the middle of the earth.

Sao Laurenco: I thought that this dry landscape has to be boring but I have changed my mind. If you first saw the film of the genesis of Madeira you can recognize the lava columns and flows and different melted rocks in interesting colours.



Have fun and recreation on Madeira!



Angela
Sep 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

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Typical Madeiran House in Calheta, Madeira
average rating of 4.904762 based on 22 reviews
5

Great home, beautiful island!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this great home! It looks very cosy and we had everything we needed. We had a baby with us and he had a good bed and chair, and there were even a quad and a motorcycle for on the terrass. The Island itself is beautiful. And the location is perfect, because it is the most Sunny part of the Island. Even Sunny in Februar. Thanks for the bottle of Madeira.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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5

Great home, beautiful island!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very good time at this home near Calheta. It is very cosy and the terrass was perfect. We had a baby with us and that was no problem at all. He had a great time with the quad and motorcycle on the terrass and the babybed and chair were perfect too. The location of the house is very good, because it is the more Sunny side of the island. Thanks for the bottle of Madeira! We had a great time on this beautiful Island, even in Februar!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Lovely property clean and well maintained

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay, owners very friendly and helpful. Good place to star exploring the island from.

Would go again

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Home from home.

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed by the owners on arrival and given a through tour of the house plus useful information about the local area and Madeira itself.

This place feels like home from home. With 2 young children there was plenty of room inside and outside for them to play and just a short walk away there was a playground which they both enjoyed.

The beach down in Calheta is only a short drive away - approx 5-10mins and although we were there during school holidays the beach was never packed. We also had a go on the floating water park which was great fun.

There was a festival on in the village whilst we were there which was great fun. Delicious BBQ food, local Poncha and entertainment.

This was our first visit to Madeira and we loved every minute.

We hired a car and travelled around the island. Another hit with us and the kids were the sea pools which are great value and allow you to enjoy the sea in safety whilst appreciating the beautiful scenery.

This is probably one of the best holidays we've had in a long time.

Thank you so much Ana Nunes and Rafael Nunes for providing us with a beautiful place from which to enjoy this magnificent island.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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5

Charming and excellent Madeiran House

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely holiday in Madeira and this was made all the more better by staying at Ana's lovely house. The house was ideal, with plenty of room, well maintained and very clean. It had everything we needed including the internet access for the kids and a small shop/café just down the road. After a long day travelling around the island it was very nice to come home to a comfortable and relaxing home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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4

Delightful, well maintained and equipped property,

  • 4 of 5

We had a truly wonderful stay at this house. It provided all the amenities that we needed. The kitchen was spacious and had an indoor BBQ. It was lovely to have a large terrace where we could relax and enjoy a view of the sea. It was great to have TV and Internet provided. The house had a lot of character and was located well. We enjoyed early morning walks around the local area. The beach and a supermarket were a 5 minute drive away. Ana was very welcoming and the process of booking this accommodation was very smooth. When we arrived Ana and Rafael were waiting for us, they had provided a large bowl of fruit and a bottle of Madeira wine. This was a really nice touch. If there was to be a negative, the stairs to the bedrooms were quite steep, this may be difficult for older people or those with mobility problems and you have to walk through one bedroom to get to the other. However, it really was a dream stay in Casa Calheta. We would recommend it to anyone and hope to go back one day.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Calheta Beach

The house is located in a quiet location with shops and cafes close by, in a small rural suburb where you can find beautiful sights of the Atlantic Ocean and mountains. It's also very close to some of the most famous levada walks of Madeira and from the UNESCO-protected Laurisilva Forest (about 10 minutes away by car).

It is only a few minutes' walk from a small mini-market and bar/cafe run by a friendly English speaking owner, where you can taste the most famous and traditional Madeira drinks while enjoying our tropical annual weather.

The golden sandy beach at Calheta is only 5 minutes away by car, where there are plenty of cafes, free Wi-Fi hotpots, restaurants, banks, the marina and a supermarket. This is one of the only sandy beaches on the island and is ideal for the younger bathers, but if you're searching for new experiences, you can always try the Big-game fishing or the whale and dolphin watching activities based in the marina.

Also, with the newly asphalted roads, it is very simple to drive to other towns and villages of Madeira and you can easily go from Calheta to another part of the island without any worries and simply enjoying the beauty of Madeira.

The house is situated in Estreito da Calheta, near the village of Calheta on the south coast of the island:

- 35 minutes drive from Funchal;

- 50 minutes drive from the airport;

- 5 minutes drive to the Vila da Calheta;

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Prices & Availability

From €45 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Calheta, Madeira

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Spring
1 Feb 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
4 night minimum stay
€200
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€350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
€220
for 4 nights
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€385
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
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1 Nov 2015 - 1 Dec 2015
4 night minimum stay
€200
for 4 nights
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€350
 
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2 Dec 2015 - 16 Dec 2015
4 night minimum stay
€180
for 4 nights
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€315
 
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4 night minimum stay
€200
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€350
 
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes • The above rates are for 2 guests. Each additional guest is charged at €10 per day. Arrivals welcome any day of the week. Children under 16 years old stay for free.
• A 25% deposit is payable at the time of booking and the remaining balance of payment is due on arrival.
• Please contact us for special prices for last minute bookings and if you would like to stay for a longer period.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Calheta in Madeira

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Baby cot available if required
    Second Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Baby cot available if required
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
The house has several outdoor areas where smoking is permitted.

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