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"The House of the Mother" - Belfry

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Family House, 3 Bedrooms (3 Beds + 2 Indiv.+ cot) with sea and mountain view

A family vacation home for local accommodation, located in the quiet center of the bell tower near the church! A two-storey country house with herb garden, backyard, balconies equipped with sun loungers and tea table, consisting of common room (flat screen cable TV and free Wi-Fi access), kitchen (electric hob and oven, microwave, refrigerator, electric kettle, electric wand, coffee maker and toaster), three bedrooms with accommodation for eight people [Room no. 1 with a double bed (King Size) with option of Cot for child, included, double and single bed, Room # 3 with a double bed and a single) and two bathrooms. Served bakery, supermarket, restaurant, pharmacy, health center and taxi rank 100 meters! Public transport from "Rodoeste" to the north of the island to the Arc de São Jorge and to the south side to Funchal. It is located 15 minutes from Funchal and 25 minutes from the airport via the motorway. The 15 minutes of "Cabo Girao" the regional road. Pedestrian access 25 minutes to Calhau da Lapa.

Registration Number : 21482/AL

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house on Ribeira Brava on Municipality of Ribeira Brava

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

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"The House of the Mother" - Belfry
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

A hidden jem!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was exactly as advertised and was immaculate inside and out. Spotlessly clean and everything you could need to be at home. Well laid out and with plenty of room for everyone. In all, everything looked as brand new, and we couldn't find anything to fault.

A lovely location looking across the valley and away from the noise and bustle of the tourist areas of Funchal. There are a number of steps down to the property so if you struggle with steps this may not be the place for you

We were met on arrival by the owner who is a charming lady, with a welcoming glass of Madeira wine, who showed us around the property and where everything was.

There are two restaurants a short distance up the valley which we heartily recommend.

To make the most of your visit a car is essential. Driving around the Island is easy and gets you to all the places that organised tours don't touch - very much worth the effort.

We would have no hesitation about using the villa again on our next visit to Madeira.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr Robertson Thank you very much for your comments , they are very much appreciated . Best regards Isabel
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Sylvan Lake, Alberta

Lovely Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This property was as beautiful as the pictures shown. We found the house very well equipped with every convience needed for our month stay. It is situated in a charming and welcoming community with access to groceries and coffee shop directly across the street. Our owners welcomed us on arrival with a toast of Madeira wine and were able to provide us all the information we needed to find our way around. They were very accessible to us during our stay with immediate response to our needs. Maria surprised us several times with baskets of local grown fruits and lettuce form her garden. We loved the location as we were looking for a rural experience and we had rented a car for the duration of our stay. We were happy to discover that most of the tour groups offer a local pick up and the bus stopped in front of our house. The house does not have a central heating system so we did have to adjust to the coolness of the house as we were there in February and March but the beds had lots of comfy blankets available. Thank you ladies for providing us with such a lovely retreat to come home to after our days of exploring Madeira.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, neat, quiet and lovely but slightly isolated

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and well kept house with all the basic amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was as good as its description

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean, modern, well equipped.

Although on the main road of the village it was very quiet at night.

Great little supermarket across the road and a wonderful bakery / cafe selling the most delicious breads and pastries.

Excellent value for money and would recommend it to others however you should hire a car as it is not easy to get around otherwise. But the link onto the main highway is only a minute away and that connects you to the whole island. Funchal only about 25 minutes away and the beaches of Calheta about 20 minute drive

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Views / Wonderful Owner

  • 5 of 5

Maria's home is well kept, clean, spacious, comfortable, and has nice views. Maria and Isabel gave us a lovely greeting on arrival and were there if we needed anything. We were getting ready to leave for the airport and found that our rental car battery was out of juice. Maria stepped right in and helped us get the rental car company out to start the car and got us to the airport in time. We would not have made it without her and she was so sweet about it. I am so appreciative. The house itself was only about 10 minutes by car away from Funchal and it's a nice place at the end of the day to relax on the upper deck with a view of the water and the beautiful flowers she maintains there. When you decide to call it a night, you have a lovely lit up view of a church on the opposite hill from your bed. A nice convenience is the local store and bakery just across the street. I'm glad we chose to stay here.

Most grateful to you Maria!

Wishing you many blessings,


  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

Great value for a lovely home with a fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean, very spacious home , with all the basic cookware and utensils provided in the kitchen for preparing and serving meals . It is convenientky located across from a grocery store. And the view!! It is stunning looking out over the valley from the terrace or living room. Maria was prompt in corresponding and answering questions, friendly and had an English speaking friend meet us to show us around. We vacationed there over Christmas so temperatures were cooler on Maderia that time of year and though we found the house a little cold at times (no heat) as we sat around (the very comfortable roomy plush sofa) in the evenings , we were warm at night in our beds with plenty of blankets provided and lovely soft, flannel sheets. . We noted an A/C in our bedroom so no worries in the summer . The beds were too firm for our American tastes--our only complaint. We felt the house was a very good value for the money!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Aeroporto Madeira (Santa Cruz)
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Pastelaria/Paderia Ponto de Encontro
Nearest Golf
36 Kilometres
Clube de Golf do Santo da Serra
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
140 Metres
Restaurantes: "São Brás" e "Vista Alegre"
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Praia da "Ribeira Brava" ou "Calhau da Lapa"

Family house, located in the village of Campanário, close to several emblematic attractions, such as Cabo Girão (5 minutes by car), walk to the beach of "Calhau da Lapa" (5 minutes by car, 20 minutes walking), Hiking to "Levada do Norte" [Quinta Grande to Ribeira Brava, (5 minutes by Car 2 - 4 hours on foot)], Ribeira Brava Beach (7 minutes by car).

1. Cape Girão:

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3. Levada do Norte (Cape Girão - Ribeira Brava):

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4. Ribeira Brava beach:

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house on Ribeira Brava, Portugal

Rental Basis:
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5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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