Completed in Feb 2008 to the owners' design and specification,
Casa das Flores (AL25736) is perfectly situated in the centre of the sheltered, south-facing bowl of Arco da Calheta.
Sleeps 6, an additional beds can be provided for children.
Calheta has the reputation of being one of the warmest areas in Madeira.
The villa was designed to maximise from the benefit of its position for its views of the Atlantic Ocean, Arco da Calheta village and the mountains behind.
A top class interior designer was employed to assist with the interior layout and furnishings.
The villa is positioned to maximise the shade in the summer to keep the villa cool and in the winter allow the sun to shine on the south facing windows.
This contemporary, high-spec villa is surrounded by extensive, well maintained gardens, offering luxurious and spacious accommodation with uninterrupted 180º views of the Atlantic Ocean and village.
The open plan living area is designed for maximize use of natural light and for indoor/outdoor living.
The ample Miele-fitted kitchen/diner leads directly out to a large pool terrace with BBQ, outside dining table, loungers and umbrellas.
The pool (11x4m), with its solar cover, is heated to maintain a water temp of approx. 22c, in the Winter, higher temperature in the summer.
Additional heating up to 28c can be provided in the Winter, at an additional charge, please contact the owner for details.
For winter, the lounge has a wood burner, the kitchen and bathrooms have under-floor heating and oil-filled radiators are available for the bedrooms.
All windows are fitted with electrically operated shutters.
WiFi, DVD, CD, games and sky satellite & meo cable TV are available, including Sky Sports 1,2,3,4 and Eurosport.
HDMI cables are supplied to connect computers to the televisions for guests that wish to watch BBC and ITV using a VPN
Casa das Flores is licenced (AL - Alojamento Local- ) and tourist approved, complying with all statutory requirements, is registered for IVA and pays appropriate taxes, so you can rent with confidence.
INDOOR / OUTDOOR LIVING and the POOL:
This Villa is ideal for indoor/outdoor living and you can enjoy meals outside during most of the year, except perhaps Jan-Mar.
The winter sunsets over the ocean are a perfect evening backdrop.
The large terrace, with attractive flower beds, extends along the length of the house and contains a large heated swimming pool, which measures 11 x 4 metres.
The water is heated by using a solar cover and a modern heat pump (backed up with a tubular electric heater when requested).
In summer the water temp is 27c minimum, winter water temp is approx 22c Additional winter heating for the pool can be ordered in advance, at an additional charge.
Adjacent to the pool is a shower room and a BBQ shack (conveniently close to the kitchen) with gas BBQ, a 2-burner gas hob and sink unit.
Plenty of garden furniture is provided, including a dining table for 6, numerous additional chairs, 6 sun loungers and 2 umbrellas.
Awnings provide shelter over the dinning area. Stone steps lead up to the pretty, well-stocked landscaped garden at the upper level behind the house which can also be accessed from the bedroom passage.
ENTERTAINMENT / LOCAL AMENITIES....:
Plenty of satellite and cable TV channels are available including Sky Sports 1,2,3,4 and Eurosport and Meo cable TV.
BBC and ITV programmes cannot be received via satellite in Madeira, computer plug in points are available on a TV.
The lounge and kitchen have large 40 ins screens.
There is a DVD/C player in the lounge and a CD player in the office area. Selection of DVDs, CDs,books, games, playing cards provided.
WiFi is available for use.
Funchal - 30 minutes by car.
Local minimart, veg shop and post office 5 minutes' walk, nearest supermarket Calheta 6 minutes by car
Local café/bar 5 minutes walk. Choice of restaurants 6 minutes by car.
see more re above under 'location'....
The Village can be reached by using local paths with direct access from the Villa.
SUITABILITY...: Ideal for those looking for a stylish property in a stunning location with exceptional views - perfect to enjoy a relaxing or an energetic holiday. Children under 10 only by arrangement due to safety issues relating to the swimming pool.
Also, no smoking or pets.
Unsuitable for those with limited mobility.
Whilst a taxi service is available, car hire is recommended for guests who wish to be mobile.
The English-speaking caretaker lives nearby and is on hand if help is needed.