Sietske and Aurelio da Costa
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About Sietske and Aurelio da Costa
We are a Portuguese/ Dutch couple. Year after year this cottage has been the main holiday destination for us as a family. We love this island, the pleasant climate, the beautiful nature and the friendly people.
Why Sietske and Aurelio da Costa chose Porto da Cruz
The property was remodeled in 1993 by my father-in-law. It became ours in 2000 and in 2012 some friends who visited us gave us the idea to start renting it out to travelers, who love the countryside of Madeira, rather than staying in tourist resorts. We hope that you will enjoy this place as much as we do!
What makes this Cottage unique
What makes this house special to us is the unique location, close to the mountains and to the Ocean. The walls of this cottage are very thick and made out of rocks, as houses were made in the old days. They don't make these kind of houses anymore in Portugal. Inside the cottage there's a lot of pine wood: floors, ceilings, window sills, shutters, stairs, furniture etc.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Comfortable hill-side cottage
Warm welcome from the hosts, who were very helpful with suggestions and even drove in front of us to show us where the local supermarket was. The walking from the village was very good indeed, and we enjoyed exploring Madeira from our base.
We really enjoyed our stay here, the location was fabulous just a short walk from the village with plenty of places to eat and drink. As Maderia is a relatively small island we found that we get everywhere very quickly from Porto da Cruz. Fabulous views from the cottage, dramatic landscape all around and the sea too, would recommend for a stay.
Lovely house in lovely location. Plenty of breathtakingly beautiful scenery to admire
We had a fantastic time at the house and area. The house had everything we needed and was in a great location for exploring the incredible scenery, moutains, levadas, coast and much more. Sietske and Aurelio provided lots of useful information before we travelled (things to see, banks, restaurants, etc.). On arrival they made sure were were fully settled in and showed us to a restaurant before they left us to enjoy the peace and beauty. After that they were only a phone call away if needed. Im sure we shall be back there before too long and would certainly recommend it to friends and family.
Thank you so much for this very kind review!!!
As for us, we really enjoyed meeting the two of you! We hope that you can come again and see more of Madeira!
was a great week, very friendly welcome and helpful info about the region was recieved.
it was lovely
Thank you for your review, as well as for your kind message in the guestbook! It means a lot to us when our guests have a great time in Madeira and in the cottage!
It was a pleasure to meet you and your father!
The hosts?extremely courteous, friendly, helpful and informative, even coming back to rescue us after we had managed to get lost.
The house? Everything any couple would need to spend relaxing week or more, truly a 'home from home' the view from the terrace is delightful, and the sound of Church bells and Cockrels is especially relaxing and watching the surfers is a hoot.
The location? Porto Da Cruz is a charming seaside village with a local shop and plenty of places to eat out at very reasonable rates ( even for vegetarians)
As our first visit to Maderia, things couldn't have been better.
An easy five star rating.
Many thanks for this fantastic review!!! We are very glad that you greatly enjoyed your time in Porto da Cruz and in the cottage! It was a pleasure to meet the two of you and of course you are very welcome to come back!
Rustic comfortable and very welcoming
Lovely position, easy to use ,everything we needed.Could do with a refurbishment of the shower,but good value and owners couldn't have been more helpful
Thank you for your review and for the message you left in the guestbook! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we have taken your advice and done some work on the bathroom! We are always grateful for suggestions from our guests, which allow us to provide a better service.
Kind greetings greetings to both of you!
An ideal place for surfers and those who want to do mountain hiking, levada (mini-canals) walks, fishing, rural tourism... you can also swim at the black sand beach of Porto da Cruz, or from June until September in the open swimming pool next to the ocean. You can visit a rum factory and taste their product, made out of sugar cane.