|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Located halfway between the leafy hilltop village of Prazeres and the seaside resort of Calheta, the house has outstanding, uninterrupted sea and mountain views. Set in its own large mature gardens, the house has a private, solar heated swimming pool measuring 9 x 5 metres. There are extensive terraces lined with bougainvillea, and a BBQ with outdoor dining area. With a floor area of over 300 sq. m., the house is very spacious, and has been furnished to the highest contemporary standards. The lounge includes widescreen with Cable Tv and 5.1 surround system to play your DVD’s and CD’s on. Wifi Internet is also available. The master bedroom features its own private Jacuzzi, as well as an en-suite bathroom. The villa is ideally located for both Levada walking (signposted walks begin in Prazeres), or swimming at Calheta beach. There is a parking space for two cars.
The health resort of Jardim Atlantico is just 5 minutes away, offering a host of facilities, including swimming, tennis, sauna, gym, games room, vegetarian and whole-food restaurant, and a range of holistic therapies.
There are excellent local restaurants in Prazeres (30 min walk), Jardim do Mar (5 min drive), and Calheta (10 min drive).
The tranquility and beauty of this villa truly justify its name. Villa Zen is a generaously designed house but light and airy with the wonderful views that the island is so blessed with. The garden and pool are very well managed and afford its guest total privacy. The villa's position on a steep, small cul-de-sac means it is entirely secluded from traffic noise or crowds. The nearest village, shops and cafes are a few hundred yards uphill and one needs to have a car to get around. But once one has stocked up with food and drinks for a few days there is really no need to go anywhere if recreation and relaxation is the aim.
Our third visit and again a very enjoyable stay.
The Casa Zen has a bright sunshine and commands a clear and magnificent view on the countryside which is very appreciated in the morning and overall at night when all the little house lights illuminate the sky down to the ocean.
The garden, very flowered splits up in several levels, all full with gorgeous blossoms, cactacea, palm trees, subtropical blooms.
The heated pool is enjoyable. Thank to the solar panels ! The house is very comfortable, well equipped and furnished with a very good and modern taste. Spacious too. The TV satellite, the washing machine and dish washer are OK. The whole house is very clean and the bedding is good (we have liked the blankets at disposal as in June the nights are still cool). The location of the Casa Zen is very convenient because it is not far from the only big supermarket in Calheta on the sea front and from the restaurant« Tar Mar », in Jardim do Mar at 10mn ( very good fresh fish restaurant with homemade ices parfumed with exotic fruit). You will be very warmly welcomed there. And bravo to the local baker who horns each morning to bring you his fresh bread.
We love to walk in the levadas (10mn driving), to swim in the Porto Moniz sea swimming pools and to visit the fantastic Casa das Muda Arts Center high above Calheta (Art deco exhibition and temporaries collections).
Note that there are a modern pharmacy and an hospital at 3,5 km from the casa (Centro de Saude da Calheta in Lombo da Estrela) very useful for small deseases (allergies, cough…).
And we don’t forget the efficient staff of the new holidays rental agency Ays Madeira who are attentive and helpful.
At least, casa Zen is a very good address to rest in quietness. Relaxing and peaceful spot.
We have already book for 2014 !
We had a lovely week in Casa Zen, Prazeres. A beautiful house with (heated) swimming pool and garden.
The house is clean and has a lot of space. Prazeres is a nice little village with a couple of good restaurants.
We liked it very much. The week we were there, they were busy building some houses in the street, but it didn't disturb us. We can truly recommend this house.
The Parish of Prazeres is located 140 meters above sea level in Calheta on the southwest coast of Madeira Island. As the name implies, this place offers many delights to those who love sea views, with mild climate and with a good average temperatures.
With breathtaking views, with apparently distant places, in perfect combination with the ocean, exclusive meeting points between land and sea. In the Parish of Prazeres you can practice some hiking.
Due to weather conditions with mild temperatures, little rigorous winters and hot summers, agriculture is the main support of the majority of the population.
Madeira has a superb subtropical climate, warm and sunny even in midwinter. Its gardens are renowned the world over for their profusion of subtropical blooms. Prazeres is in the south west of the island, famous for its pure air and tranquillity.
Other Activities: levada walking, yoga, sauna, gym, holistic therapies
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Notes about the prices.
The prices above are for 2 people:
• A charge of 55 Euro will be applied per extra person, per week;
• A charge of 22 Euro will be applied per children 7-12 years, per week;
• A charge of 11 Euro will be applied per children 0-6 years, per week;
A 25% deposit is required in order to secure the booking, the remaining amount needs to be settled, when possible, at least 4 weeks prior to the arrival date.
Price includes - cleaning, towels and bed linen. For guests staying 2 weeks or more have mid stays change of bed linen and towels at the end of each week.
Cleaning service during the stay can be provided, please inquiry for costs.
We also provide a welcome pack of the basics (Tea, coffee, sugar, milk, butter and dry toast).