Vista Atlantico looks over the pretty village of Arco da Calheta with spectacular open vistas over the Atlantic Ocean. It has excellent road access to its own garage with electronically operated doors. It provides spacious and elegant accommodation with satellite TV and its balcony and terrace offer unparalleled views of the ocean, the village centre and church and the arc of mountains which embraces the village. Bring your binoculars and you may be lucky to spot whales and dolphins. Mini-markets, a pizzeria, cafes, a health centre and a pharmacy are only steps away. Across the road is a friendly snack bar with a range of drinks, ice creams and snacks at modest prices and free internet access for its customers. Within minutes driving there are two beaches, one sandy, a marina, numerous fine restaurants and supermarkets. This sunny corner of Madeira is a fine all-year holiday destination. See our video tour at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjHMm6mQCoU
A hair dryer is also provided. Outside there is a small garden area to the side of the house. Café tables and chairs provide dining facilities on the lower terrace and there are sun loungers and a sun umbrella. For children there is an inflatable paddling pool and two buckets and spades for the beach. A CD/mp3 player and radio is provided and there is satellite television which can receive all main UK channels and a selection of European channels as well as two Portuguese channels if required. A DVD player and a generous selection of DVDs is provided. There is a small library of books in English and German.
The snack bar El Chino across the road provides free internet access to its customers when open.
To see a video tour of Vista Atlantico copy this address into your browser's address window: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjHMm6mQCoU
We are a retired couple living in Northumberland. We bought Vista Atlantico as our holiday home and spend as much time there as our young grandchildren will allow.
We loved Madeira from our first visit and stayed in this southwest corner several times before deciding this was the area for us. The views are incomparable and the weather just perfect - most of the time.