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"The House of the Mother" - Belfry

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

A family vacation home for local accommodation, located in the quiet center of the bell tower near the church! A rural two-story house with garden of herbs, garden, terraces equipped with deck chairs and tea table, consisting of lounge (TV screen cable TV and free Wi-Fi access), kitchen (hob and oven, microwave, fridge, kettle), three bedrooms sleeping accommodation for eight people (one bedroom with a double bed, a room with two double beds and a room with twin beds) 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.

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexível / Check-out: Flexível
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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"The House of the Mother" - Belfry
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

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: May 31, 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: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sauberes Haus, schöne Lage und gut gelegen für alle möglichen Ausflüge.

  • 5 of 5

Sehr hilfsbereite und aufgeschlossene Vermieterin. Selbst eine sehr späte Anreise war kein Problem, sie haben sich Zeit genommen das haus ausführlich zu erklären.

In der sehr schönen und modern Küche fehlen lediglich scharfe Messer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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St-Jérome, Québec

Maison et terrasse spacieuses

  • 5 of 5

Très propre, fonctionnelle, tranquille. Lors de notre séjour, nous avons bénéficié d'un dépaysement total avec une fête portugaise au village. Nous avons dîné au son des musiques typiques. Près de tout.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Simplement parfait - Just perfect !

  • 5 of 5

Un accueil des plus chaleureux avec un petit apéritif local, une maison très bien aménagée, propre et proche des commodités. La terrasse est grande et donne une vue imprenable sur la mère et les montagnes, on ne s'en lasse pas.

Je recommande sans modération, en cas de retour à Madère nous reviendrons sans hésiter !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Schönes Domizil im Herzen Madeiras

  • 4 of 5

Wir reisten zu Zweit und hatten das Haus quasi komplett für uns. Die Ausstattung ist teilweise hochwertig (Küche, Böden, Möbel, Flachnild TV mit ein paar deutschen Sendern) und absolut ausreichend. Die Betten bzw. Matratzen sind aber gewöhnungsbedürftig (das einzige Doppelbett im "Master Bedroom" ist sehr schmal und nicht für große Menschen geeignet). Wir haben uns beholfen, indem wir im anderen Zimmer zwei wackelige und in die Jahre gekommenen Einzelbetten zusammengeschoben haben. Es gab aber genügend Decken und Kissen oder Handtücher (falls benötigt)

Die Fenster sind schallisoliert, das braucht man nachts auch, da die Frösche an den Tümpeln quaken. Die Kirche im Dorf spielt alle viertel Stunde 1/4 eines Liedes, zur vollen Stunde spielt sie das Lied ganz. Kann man nicht komplett ausblenden, hängt aber auch von jedem Einzelnen ab, wie sensibel man da ist.

Maria, die Vermieterin, ist sehr lieb und nett und hat das Haus liebevoll eingerichtet. Einmal brachte sie uns einen selbstgebackenen Kuchen vorbei. Unser Aufenthalt war sehr schön und das Haus ist sehr geräumig. Der Ort Campanario ist gut gelegen, für alle Ausflüge gen Westen oder Osten. Im Ort ist allerdings nicht viel geboten - die Bäckerei gegenüber ist allererste Sahne und alle sind sehr nett. Wir wünschen Maria alles Gute und weiterhin viel Erfolg!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, 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
Restaurante São Brás
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Praia da Ribeira Brava


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £22.84 per person per night

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.