|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Quinta Tabareu is our delightful family home, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It's a traditional Madeiran stone Quinta set on a banana farm in beautiful tropical gardens, 5 minutes from Calheta beach and 30 minutes from Funchal. Sympathetically modernized and retaining the original character, creating a stunning mix of traditional Madeiran and contemporary, with the addition of a large modern patio/entertaining area with pool, outside kitchen with barbecue and gas hob. The original features of the old house remain, including exposed stone walls, beams, wooden floors, casement windows and the original bread oven in the kitchen. Decorated with antiques and vintage finds the Quinta has all mod cons, Wi-Fi in all rooms and on the patio. There is one king size bedroom with en suite shower room which opens onto the patio and pool, a family bathroom with bath and over head shower, a twin single bedroom that can also be made into a super-king sized bed, and double bedroom upstairs on the 2nd floor with patio balcony and fabulous garden, mountain and sea views.The large, modern patio area is the perfect entertaining or relaxing area, with a covered porch, locally hand made chestnut dining table and 6 chairs, 6 loungers for sun bathing. Surrounded by a high, curved traditional volcanic stone wall the patio and tropical gardens have views of the sea and the mountains all around. A lush mix of tropical palms, hibiscus, geraniums, hydrangea and cool lawns make up the pretty garden. The banana farm includes an organic vegetable patch with fruit trees and though out of bounds to visitors a complimentary basket of seasonal vegetables and fruit is provided on arrival and throughout your stay. Facilities include local Meo cable TV, DVD with a selection of English films, WiFi in all rooms, wood burner in the sitting room for winter evenings and several radiators/heaters for the bedrooms. The pool has a solar cover, if guests want to heat the pool in cooler months we charge £70 per week. There are a few steps into the garden and house plus stairs within the house making it unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues, there are also some low beams between the bedrooms, kitchen and sun room, this is all part of the character of an old house. Quinta Tabareu is a real family affair, a lovely local family help us run the Quinta, Joao (who also speaks Spanish) maintains the garden, vegetable patch along with the bananas, his wife Rosa is our wonderful housekeeper and their daughter Susana and her husband Marcio (both speak perfect English) are on hand to do the key and help out when we are not available.
We fell in love with Quinta Tabareu at first sight. The previous owner had renovated the old stone house in keeping with the typical Madeiran style, retaining the original charm. We added the large patio area, pool, outside kitchen, sun room leading to the covered dining area, and wi-fi in all rooms. The Quinta is our family home, we feel part of the village and local community, who are warm and friendly. It is ideally situated for a relaxing holiday and for touring the island, it's just a 5 minute drive to the sandy beach and harbour at Calheta with a choice of bars, restaurants and the local supermarket.
The Quinta is a charming Madeira stone family house full of character, offering great views, decorated with antiques and vintage finds, a wood burner in the sitting room takes the chill off cooler winter evenings. With the addition of a large patio area, swimming pool that can also be heated in winter for an extra fee, and outside kitchen barbeque surrounded by lush tropical gardens full of bird song. A great mix of contemporary and traditional. The mountain, village and sea views are stunning. One of the added bonuses of the house is the small banana farm and vegetable patch, which is tended by Joao, the husband of our housekeeper Rosa. We love picking fruit and veg for the table, it's one of the things we love most about staying here, fresh seasonal fruit and veg is also available to guests though the farm and vegetable area are out of bounds, Joao will keep the kitchen stocked up. The top bedroom has a large patio with great views and a table for 4, a perfect spot for coffee in the morning or a romantic evening setting. The porch by the patio provides a covered dining area with a large hand made chestnut table and 6 chairs, the perfect spot for relaxing day or evening. Claheta beach is just 5 minutes drive away. It's in the sunniest part of the island, and a perfect base for exploring the whole of Madeira at any time of year.
Quinta Tabareau is very comfortable, clean & homely. The master bedroom bed is wonderful, with good quality linen allowing for a very good night's sleep. We paid a little extra so the pool would be heated for our stay & this was money well spent as we swam before breakfast every day. The pool area is perfect, although the weather was a little cool at times to take full advantage in the evenings. This was not a problem as we made full use of the wood burner & DVD library in the very comfortable living room. We particularly enjoyed revisiting the village of Dibley& its residents!! The Quinta is well equipped and the welcome pack of wine & fresh veg was very appreciated. There was only two of us but it didn't feel too big & yet there was plenty of room for more.... Tabareau is in a residential road with easy access to all the sites. We went whale watching with Lobosonda in Calheta and saw both common dolphins(lots of them) and 5 sperm whales. AMAZING! Lobosonda was a very professional & friendly company we would be very happy to recommend. All in all a lovely holiday and we returned rested & ready for 2017! Thank you Alison for your advice & pre-holiday information, much appreciated. Very quick return of house keeping deposit at the end of the holiday.
We are a family of four including two teenage children. The house was ideal as there was plenty of space inside and out and the pool was perfect.
House was in good decorative order and immaculately clean.
The beds were extremely comfy.
The bathrooms were fine, possibly a little dated, which really wasn't an issue.
The kitchen was well equipped and we really appreciated the fresh veg/fruit from the garden and the fact we were given bread, butter etc.on arrival.
The property was really easy to find which helped prevent the usual family row in the car.
The area of Calheta is very quiet, but it has a perfectly good supermarket and some friendly bars and cafes.
Alison, the owner, clearly takes great pride in her property and so the whole process of booking the villa etc. was very straight forward and stress free.
When we come back to Madeira we will definitely stay here again as I don't think you could find a better property.
This Villa was fantastic big pool spacious living lovely lounge great kitchen but what we loved was the big out side table not shown in the pictures of the villa and a big undercover outside kitchen with BBQ we would all sit outside till late at night relaxing with views to die for we found a fantastic taxi driver called Antonio who would take you to the Harbour then pick u back up when you were ready for a very reasonable rate.The owner is a lovely lady called Alison and nothing is two much trouble this is definitely a place I will want to return to if you are thinking of going to Madeira then this is the villa to stay at . Martin from Southport.
Our visit to Alison and Graham in their lovely house , Quinta Tabareu , in Arco Da Calheta has been a wonderful experience .
The house was the setting for a lovely family holiday for us. Everything worked and the house was in perfect condition . Everything was as described and shown in the pictures . We were very excited for the house.
Old Style , no boring glass and concrete . Just the thing for us.
We also used the house as a base for many wonderful excursions to the lovely Maidera and main city Funchal .
It is very easy to get around Maidere by car , so even if the house is not located near Funchal , it was no problem at all .
When we visit Maidera again, we will certainly consider using the house again .
Thanks, Alison and Graham
Just had a very enjoyable stay at this excellent villa. Delightful view in a very pretty setting.
Had a wonderful holiday at the beautiful Quinta Tabareu. It is located in a peaceful spot 5 mins drive from Calheta. The house has everything you would need for a relaxing holiday, including plenty of books, games, DVDs and a gorgeous heated pool. The kitchen is well equipped and the bed was very comfortable. The garden is lovely and we made full use of the BBQ area. The location is quiet and perfect for exploring the island and Madeira really should be explored as it is simply stunning. I liked everything about Quinta Tabareu and hope to return.
Quinta Tabareu is located in a village on the sunniest part of the island, the perfect base for exploring, a car is necessary to capture all the charms this beautiful island has to offer. If you fancy lunch or dinner Calheta beach and harbour is just a 5 minute drive away with bars and restaurants. There is a sports centre with gym facilities and playground 5 minutes up the road, where they also have a bar serving coffee, beer and cold drinks. At Calheta harbour there is also fishing and whale/dolphin watching trips, 2 large hotels with restaurants, bars and a spa, a large supermarket and a sandy man made beach plus numerous restaurants and bars selling local and international dishes. A little further up the road is a stunning modern museum and art gallery, Casa Das Mudas. You can pick up levada walks close to the house or take a walk on the country roads and enjoy the local scenery including mountains and coastal roads. The island has a wealth of beautiful levada walks and stunning mountain and coastal scenery to explore, with different flora and fauna in the varying micro climates found on the island.. Guided tours are available of the more rugged parts of the island, details at the Quinta. The Quinta is 30 minutes drive from Funchal, a bustling town with cobbled streets, a huge choice of restaurants and bars, shops, museums. Golf is available at Palheiro above Funchal and also at Santo do Serra near the airport, there are tennis courts in Arco. You can do paragliding from the top of the mountain in Arco, near the bar Costa Verde, or just sit on the patio by the pool watching them gliding around the thermals over the village. There is a small supermarket in Loreto selling basics and more, a pharmacy in Arco plus another little supermarket, bakery, hairdressers, post office, a couple of bars and a lovely church.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Rates are for 2 people, extra visitors charged at £10 each per day. Not suitable for the elderly, children are welcome but under constant supervision due to the stairs and pool. Pool heating is an extra £70 per week. No pets allowed.
All bed linen & bath, pool towels included, weekly change of linens & cleaning stays of 8 days or more, WiFi in all rooms, seasonal vegetables & fruit from banana farm.
Payment required in full if booking less than 60 days from check-in date.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.