Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Calheta - Casa dos Serrões
Typical Madeiran family house in a quiet location
This property is a typical Madeiran family 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.
- smoking allowed
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
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.
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!