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Luxury Villa with private pool and heated, beautiful ocean views and mountain

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 6 people stocking in Calheta, near the beach and the mountain.

Pilrão's House is located in a quiet and pleasant camp area, with an excellent panoramic view over the sea and mountains. Features private swimming pool (11x7m) heated to maintain a minimum temperature of 22 º C, with careful monitoring of water quality, solarium with outside dining table, lounge chairs and sun umbrellas, outdoor shower and barbecue area with a wood-fired oven where you can cook your grilled dishes. The living room has a fireplace ideal for winter. The kitchen is fully equipped with toaster, microwave, Blender, Toaster, coffee machine, dishwasher. Offers radio, Cable Tv, and wi-fi internet. Pilrão's House is fully furnished and equipped with bed linen and toilets so you can spend unforgettable holidays.

About Us

Fernanda/Pedro Alves
rua dr gaspar frutuoso nº 32-3
9050-078 funchal
Alojamento Local, 47649/AL
VAT Reg No217106749

Pedro Alves
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Lombo Do Doutor around the Municipality of Calheta

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Casa de banho 1 - Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Casa de banho 2 - Bath with Shower , Bidet , banheira
    Casa de banho 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Quarto 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Quarto 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Quarto 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(23 traveller reviews)

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Luxury Villa with private pool and heated, beautiful ocean views and mountain
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful location with exceptional views. Excellent location away from the crowds.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here, excellent location for exploring the rest of the island which we did and saw much of the exceptional scenery Madeira offers, We did hire a car and used it!

The villa was beautiful and we loved the pool and facilities, we made full use of barbecue, eating alfresco every day! Calheta offers a range of restaurants, a supermarket and bank and opportunities for Whale watching and fishing trips and swimming from the two beaches. We really enjoyed our stay in Madeira and so good to meet Pedro and his father who made us feel very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed our house and our Island. Pedro Alves
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A great Find

  • 5 of 5

The house is fresh and clean, just as the pictures show, with everything you could want . The pool is a great size as is the area around it.

The location is great for exploring the island and many levada walks.

There are several good restaurants, within a 15 minute walk down a steep path that is well lt, we also enjoyed the stroll back up. If you prefer it is a 5 minute drive to Calheta.

Pedro and his father gave us a warm welcome on arrival and showed us around before leaving us to enjoy their home.

We had a great holiday, and would highly recommend this holiday home.

We look forward to returning. Thank you very much

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for your lovely review. We are very delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at our house. We hope that you came soon. Pedro and family
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at this wonderful house. Pedro and his parents were brilliant hosts. We could not recommend it highly enough. Great house; great pool; great location; great island. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are very delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at "Casa do Pilrão". Thank you for recommend a holiday in Madeira and especially in our House. We hope see you soon. Pedro and Fernanda Alves
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Very happy to go back there

  • 5 of 5

Really good villa in a nice spot. The photos are representative and the owner was helpful. Really good value holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am happy that you had a good value holidays in Madeira and my House. Fernanda
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Fantastic - the perfect house in Madeira

  • 5 of 5

Even looking back almost 1 year after our stay, I can only write the absolute best about Casa do Pilrao, Fernanda and her Family. We have been searching very thoroughly for our house to rent: we wanted it to have a fantastic view and a good atmosphere, be in a quiet yet not off-the-grid area, and offer complete privacy. The photos and description here are absolutely accurate, I even checked the property on different satellite services before booking - so we pretty much knew what we were getting into. But reality surpassed by far every expectation we had:

- Fernanda and her Family were very helpful, quick to reply to any questions we had, and generally nice people to have interesting conversations with about life in Madeira (we’ve met her husband and son).

- The house is built in traditional Madeira style with a very good taste (so it's not overdone) - it has soul, you feel part of the island. We have looked at many minimalistic, uber-luxury houses with fantastic photos before booking this one - we’ve had a peek in some of them during our stay, and they were all a letdown compared to their photos and to Pilrao (they seemed out of place, could have been anywhere on the planet).

- The villa is above and next to a banana plantation, way above the public street, neighboring houses are conveniently far, the mountain it’s built on is very steep. So the only ones who might have any sort of view at the pool and grounds are those who visit the one and only house "directly" (20+ m) above Pilrao - but they don’t rent out theirs and are rarely there (only for 1 night during our 10 night stay).

- WiFi and all appliances worked fine throughout the grounds, the bed in the master bedroom is very comfy, house and pool was immaculately clean.

- Price/value ratio of Casa do Pilrao is exceptional. Do keep it like that :)

- Do NOT worry about potential noises from the hotel down the valley by the ocean - there are none (and we’re very sensitive). The construction is complete (as of summer 2015), sounds from the rooftop bars and pools do not reach the house. Complete silence.

- DO rent a car (small and fast)! You WILL need it to get your groceries (5 mins in Calheta down by the ocean) and basically to get to ANYWHERE on the island :) It IS a must.

- Madeira is fantastic. People generally are friendly and relaxed, food is good, nature is simply BREATHTAKING almost anywhere you go

Probably our best vacation so far. Thank you again, Fernanda & Family! :)

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much. I hope that you and your family could come again visit us. Fernanda
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Beautiful view, Great Pool, Lovely villa!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Pirao is a lovely, comfortable house with an amazing view of the ocean and hills, and a delicious heated pool. Fernanda is a generous and caring hostess who is very present for her guests but not intrusive. Although the house is not completely isolated, it feels like it is because of the way it is situated. From the pool you don't even see the neighboring houses and it feels like you are on a deserted island with only sea and mountains around you. We did not hear any noise from the hotel under construction and we found the beds comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and the outdoor fireplace fun to cook in. It was quite chilly while we were there and the house is cool in the evening because there is no heating, but there were plenty of blankets to keep warm. If the steep driveway intimidates you, you can just park at the bottom on the street as we did and walk up. The house is ideally located for exploring the island, sort of right in the center making it easy to go in any direction. Even though we had bad weather, we were able to go in the pool whenever the sun came out for more than an hour, and my guess is that the house is even more delightful when it is sunny and warm. We were just unlucky with unusual amounts of cloudiness. But when the sun came out it was gorgeous. The island itself is extremely beautiful and worth exploring. Our only warning would be that the wifi is only a little device that you put on your computer to bring in a 3G signal, and it only worked outside in one small area. So if you are on a working holiday, as we were, it can make it very difficult to get your work done as it cut in and out all the time and you can't really Skype well on it. And our iPads didn't work at all for Skype. But other than that we would highly recommend this rental for either a couple on a romantic getaway, or a family who want to hang out by the pool and hike and explore. It is a magical place.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank's for staying and to like our house. We hope see you again sometime.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
aeroporto do funchal
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
marina da calheta
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Ligação Porto Santo
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
palheiro golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Luxury Villa with private heated pool, beautiful sea and mountain views. Is located 1 km away from the Village of Calheta, with a small shopping area, supermarket, restaurants, where is situated a marina and, where we can find one of the few sand beaches on the island. The House of Pilrão is about 30 minutes from Funchal and 45 minutes from the airport.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Lombo Do Doutor,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Natal e Fim de Ano
16 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £88.76

- As reservas são tratadas pelo proprietário.
- As tarifas são baseadas em 2 hóspede(s); adicione 20€ por noite, por hóspede adicional adulto e 10€ criança .
-A estadia mínima é de 7 noites. No entanto, podemos admitir estadias mais curtas, sempre que houver disponibilidade.
- A casa e a piscina são para uso exclusivo de quem a alugue.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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