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R David Yeomans

Member since: 2008
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Casa das Flores,(AL) Madeira, heated pool, stunning views and gardens

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Arco Da Calheta - Casa das Flores. AL

Spacious, luxurious 3 bed/3 bath villa nr Calheta beach 30 mins west of Funchal,

Completed in Feb 2008 to the owners' specification, Casa das Flores is perfectly situated in the centre of the sheltered, south-facing bowl of Arco da Calheta. 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) is heated to maintain a water temp of 22c minimum all year. 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.

Casa das Flores is licenced (AL - Alojamento Local- ) and tourist approved, 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 solar tubes and an electric heat exchanger (backed up with a tubular electric heater when requested). In summer the water temp is 27c minimum, winter water temp is 22c minimum. 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, 6 several basket 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 40ins 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 with your own laptop.

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'....

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. No children under 10 unless by arrangement due to safety issues relating to the swimming pool. Also, no smoking or pets. Unsuitable for those with limited mobility. Car hire necessary. The English-speaking caretaker lives nearby and is on hand if needed.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
R David Yeomans (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Words can't describe what a fantastic home this is.

The views were fabulous every morning just reminded us again of how beautiful it is.

There were six of us and the house was perfect for us. We could spread out and enjoy every inch.

Our stay was way to short and all of us would love to come back.

Mauricio (taxi driver) was such a help to us - we loved his stories and how great he took care of us.

Guests from USA
Apr 2014
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Casa das Flores,(AL) Madeira, heated pool, stunning views and gardens
average rating of 4.909091 based on 75 reviews

Beautiful villa in perfect location - couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Casa das Flores - the villa was spotless and had everything you could need. The pool and sun lounger area was perfect and has the sun all day long - we were very lucky to have gorgeous weather all week. Vanda was lovely and really helpful and brought gifts of wine and Madeira cake which was a really lovely touch.

The local village of Calheta was ideal as had the beach which my 3 year old niece adored and there is an Italian restaurant along the harbour front (I can't remember what it's called) which was absolutely fantastic and we went twice within the week!

We would absolutely love to return one day and will defintely be booking longer than a week - it went much too fast!

Thank you for a lovely stay in your perfect home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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A beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

This is the best villa I have ever stayed in. Very spacious, very well equipped, and comfortable. The pool was exceptional, warm and a good length for swimming, and the water was salty rather than chlorinated which was a plus. The flowers around the terrace and the gardens were as lovely as in the photos. We hired a car and saw most of the island. We tried several restaurants but our favourite was the New Era in Calheta next to the marina, with good food, friendly service and also showed the Euros football in an inside room for those who were interested.

Richard was very helpful to us in any queries we had. The only problem we experienced was noise from a nearby building site which prevented us from enjoying the terrace and pool on weekdays, so we had to go out in the car a lot more than we had planned to avoid the noise. This was very unfortunate as otherwise this would have been the perfect holiday destination. Once that building is finished I am sure it will become quiet and peaceful again.

Madeira is a lovely green, beautiful and mountainous island, and I can thoroughly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was disturbed to hear of the problem of noise from a building site. A Villa, circa 500 meters from Casa das Flores has been under construction since February 2016. Previous guests have not commented about the works.I spent the second week of June at the Villa and noise from the site was not obtrusive, being no worse that the noise from a passing car. The construction in the middle of June had reached roof level.
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

The whole experience was very very good, directions to property were spot on. Vanda the property manager met us at the Villa and welcomed us to Madeira, she gave us a brief but In formative guide to the property and surrounding area all that was needed after a long day travelling.

The property is very well appointed obviously used as a family home when not rented out all fixtures and fittings are a very high standard.

We had intended to dine out a lot during the course of our stay, but with the excellent kitchen and barbaque area we dined at the villa nearly every day, the local supermarket in Calheta supplied all our requirements very good fresh meat counter.

If anyone considers this property a car is essential as it is 4K from Calheta centre, though there is few local shops and bars for small essentials.

I would recommend this Villa to anyone who wants a ice quiet relaxing holiday

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Casa das Flores is a great Villa for a 'chill out, holiday. with private terraces and a 11m heated pool reaching circa 27c in sunny June.
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Fantastic Villa For 2nd Year

  • 5 of 5

For a second year a fantastic holiday in this beautiful property. Casa Flores offers it all, stunning views wherever you look, beautiful surroundings inside and out, heated pool, clean modern, comfortable and homely accommodation, privacy and and a host that cares. Lovely housekeeping team ensuring all needs and queries catered for.

My son loved his daily pool time and the colourful gardens offers lots of places to relax in the Madeira sunshine, with shade if needed. My Dad loved being able to still his cricket thanks to Sky Sport also being provided.

Local attractions too many to list but the dolphin and whale watching from Calheta Marina was magical and the New Era Restaurant at the Marina provided some fabulous family meals out. Lookall Beach Cafe is great for lunch and local to the well stocked supermarket. (Calheta)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angie, we enjoyed meeting you all again. I will pass on to our team your kind comment. Our team has now worked for us for over 8 years and work hard to try and make sure the Villa is presented in pristine condition.
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  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I had two relaxing and enjoyable weeks stay at the Casa da Flores in Arco da Calheta Madeira in May ...The villa was spacious , clean & bright . The decor pleasing and comfortable . Well equipped with all you could possibly need . The pool and terrace area with beautiful flora was a delight to see each day . The village and locale residents very friendly and helpful . A must for shopping is a place called Maderia Shopping and Funchal the capital . We liked it so much that we have booked two weeks for 2017 ... Can't wait to return 😀򐀽򐈀 ... !!!!! Stan & Rita Watford , Hertfordshire .

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stanley for your review, we look forward to welcoming you back to Casa das Flores in 2017. Funchal is approximately 30 mins by car from the rural, peaceful bowl of Arco da Calheta, on good roads with easy access and parking in most areas of the vibrant city. Richard
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Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Casa das Flores is a very spacious and comfortable villa and we spent a very pleasant week here in early March. The weather was warm and sunny most days and we even swam in the heated pool on a few occasions. The villa is very clean and well equipped and Vanda the housekeeper was there to meet us and show us around when we arrived. You need a car to get around the island and some of the roads are quite challenging! It was our first visit to Madeira and we would return again possibly later in the year when all the flowers that grow in profusion are in bloom.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary. Unlike the Portuguese mainland Madeira is sub tropical. The result is lots of flowers throughout the year. With day time temperatures ranging from 19 to 25 c throughout the year and a heated 11 meter swimming pool Casa das Flores is a 52 week holiday retreat.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Funchal international airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
some village cafés & bars an easy walk away
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
no motorways, only dual carriageway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Engenho Velho
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The perfect holiday destination. Situated 260 metres above sea level and accessed by its own private road amongst banana plantations and small holdings, Casa das Flores sits on a terrace in the pretty, rural village of Calheta well away from the bustle of Funchal. Thanks to the new road system anywhere on the island is now within easy reach and some of the island's top attractions are only a short drive away. Within 5 minutes' drive you reach Calheta with its protected beach of golden sand, a large marina offering dolphin/whale watching excursions and deep sea fishing boats for charter, a hotel, supermarket, art gallery and good choice of restaurants; or 15 minutes will bring you to the laurel, levada and waterfall wonderland of Rabaçal and the wide open expanses of the Paul da Serra - fantastic walking terrain. Car hire is necessary to enjoy all that this area has to offer and to explore the beautiful sub tropical island of Madeira.

Other Activities: Calheta Marina houses several superb deep sea fishing and whale dolphin/whale-watching boats , scuba diving is also available -ask for details

Golf: The owners are members at Palheiro golf, a reduced green fee can be obtained for guests.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Arco Da Calheta, Madeira

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer - 2 guests
8 Jul 2016 - 12 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Late summer- 2 guests
13 Sep 2016 - 1 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Autumn - 2 guests
2 Oct 2016 - 7 Nov 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Pre Christmas - 2 guests
8 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year - 2 guests
19 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Winter, rate -2 guests
9 Jan 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Spring -2 guests
26 Mar 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Summer-2 guests
25 Jun 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 5.0%

My rental rates take account of the booking fee charged to guests booking through the website. Bank transfers are accepted in either sterling or euros at the prevailing rate for a fee of £40.
The above rates for for 2 guests. Each additional guest costs £70 per week.
Sorry, no children under 10 years of age, unless parents accept that children are controlled all of the time, due to safety issues relating to the swimming pool and the stairways.
Arrivals welcome any day of the week.

Included: fresh linen, towels and pool towels, weekly linen and to els change.

Cancellation Policy. Full refund for cancellations 60 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Arco Da Calheta, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , on 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , on 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , on 2nd floor, en-suite with master bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Next to pool and BBQ area
  • Shower rooms with walk-in showers and underfloor heating are available on the first and second floors. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom fitted with a bath which has a hand-held shower fixture. Underfloor heating here too. An additional walk-in shower is adjacent to the swimming pool and barbecue area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , with balcony and ocean views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , with balcony and ocean views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , en-suite, balcony and ocean views
  • Two comfortable guest bedrooms are on the second floor; south facing with superb ocean views. Sliding glass windows with electrically operated shutters lead to a balcony with chairs. The owners' largest en-suite master bedroom with king sized bed. This room is also south-facing, with superb ocean views and sliding glass windows with electrically operated shutters leading to a balcony with chairs.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The house is reached by a private driveway and secure entrance courtyard with double garage, freezer storage, WC and laundry room with washing machine, dryer (ironing board and steam iron available) and washing line. Internal wooden stairs (and external stone steps) lead up to the large, first floor hallway with office area and fully fitted shower room. The sunny, spacious living room has comfortable seating for 6, a wood burner for winter, wooden floors. The luxury Miele kitchen is fully equipped with extendable dining table for 8, breakfast bar for 4, granite surfaces, tiled floor and underfloor heating for winter. 2 TV arm chairs are provided. Sliding glass doors (with electric shutters) open out from the lounge and kitchen to the terrace, pool and BBQ area. A description of the bedrooms and bathrooms is given separately. From the bedroom passage, glass doors lead to a secluded, well stocked and landscaped garden. Weekly cleaning included. SEE 'FURTHER DETAILS'

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