Country location walled garden sea views sunsets my wife is a Yoga teacher
- English, Portuguese
About CHARLIE SMITH
I am a good fun British Guy who is here for the fishing ,and good weather. Love and Light !!!!
CHARLIE SMITH purchased this Villa in 2004
Why CHARLIE SMITH chose Arco Da Calheta
I would like to think that this property has all that it needs for my geusts to have a lovely holiday.
What makes this Villa unique
location !can sleep up to 12, childen friendly
Pool / Spa
Minimum age of primary renter:1
Max guests:14 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
rubbish to be removed daily
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fantastic stay in a wonderful villa
We had a wonderful stay in the property. Maria is a nice and very friendly host and gave us helpful tipps for the surroundings. The pool is great ! The kitchen is well equipped . The living room is furnished fantastic and awesome !! We felt smashing all the time ! Thank you Maria !! Love 😘
Hello dear guest ! Thank you for the wonderful review. I always strive to provide a pleasant space for my clients and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay here at the villa .
Hope you’ll come back soon!
A really enjoyable villa holiday.
Our family of ten stayed at Arco for a week including this New Year 2017/8.We loved it.
We took a gamble with the weather at this time of year and were fortunate with no rain and temperatures up to 22 degrees C.
This villa is quirky---we do quirky.The four decent bedrooms and a timber kitchen/diner "club" room were used by our family--the large under croft bedroom is best used by fishing parties.
We did not use the super but unheated swimming pool but could imagine it and its surrounds being the centre of the holiday later in the year.
The welcoming host Charlie is available as required and will advise on Levada Walks,Fishing Trips.Supermarkets,Restaurants etc.
Not a luxiary holiday but well recommended by my family.
Winter holidays in Madeira can be a bit of a gamble on the weather ,this year was
really hot for December sun tan material lol !!
We are planing to get the pool heated for off season guests this year .
also my wife now has her diploma for teaching yoga ,so we are planing yoga
holidays at the villa ,with all the beauty of the island to experience .
My family and I, 13 of us altogether stayed at the villa for 3 weeks.
The villa was fantastic with lots of character and a fab rustic cabin/clubhouse by the pool.
There was plenty of room for us all and Charlie and Maria were lovely and always helpful.
Mako the dog was a star and loved all the children.
Car hire is recommended to explore the island although the taxis are reasonable if just traveling locally.
We would definitely return.
Thanks Charlie and Maria for a great holiday!
Always nice to receive a happy family review, Madeira is becoming one of the
most popular short flight holiday destinations in Europe .
Why !because it is a safe, good value ,and a beautiful friendly Island.
With a Wonderful semi tropical climate .
So see you all soon Charlie ,and Maria
We are now offering yoga teachings ,as well as the sports fishing
Lovely comfy rustic villa.
Just got back from a brilliant ten day holiday in this beautiful place. We are a family of five, two adults, a daughter of ten and twin boys aged four. Plus my parents and brother with his partner. It was perfect for us, a great Base to explore the island, a lovely private pool and the quirky cabin kitchen and dining area for the evenings. We felt at home and relaxed straight away when we were met by Charlie who lives at the other side of the house. We hired cars, which is essential here as it is in a village, but also so we could see all the things this beautiful island has to offer. Would definitely recommend the property, the only trouble we found was with this website but as soon as you're put in touch with Charlie then you're in safe hands! Thank you again!
Well it is so rewarding to have had happy guests it means a lot to us .
The children were in seventh heaven here ,and hardly got out of the pool,
needless to say they were reluctant to leave , and a few tears on the going
there was ! great kids !
This villa is situated in a lovely location with the sea in front ,and the mountains
behind with all the graces of a quiet country house .
The website of home and away has been a bit of a problem ! it has become
quite difficult to use both for the guests + myself , But it is still the best ,and the
safest to use ! so stay with it okay .
Best from us in Madeira Charlie and Carminha
Lovely week had by all
We are just back from a week's stay with Charlie and Maria.
We were a mixed family of 8. 2 adults, one OAP , 2 under 12's and 3 teenagers. Charlie's villa was the perfect base for us and offered flexible accommodation to suit our needs. The villa is clean and very spacious. The outside cooking and bar area was a hit and perfectly set off by lovely lights.
Charlie and Maria were great hosts and very helpful. I wasn't going to hire a car but get taxis from the airport but Charlie made it clear we needed a car. Thank god he did as it was essential. I would also recommend a diesel car with a bit power as the roads are steep!
Charlie popped in every evening to make sure we were all good and to give any instructions/suggestions for the next days activities. His hand drawn maps made it easy for us to get about. The waterfalls are a must see but I recommend getting the taxi bus back up the hill to the car park after your walk. At 3 euros it is worth every penny!
We loved our time in the villa. It is a really quirky villa with lots of drift wood and art. It was the perfect villa for outside dinning and evening drinks. There is a local shop and a supermarket near by and a nice beach at the very bottom of the hill with nice cafe's by the beach.
We loved every minute of our week. We also loved our wee mascot Meko who popped in to see us too - Charlie's lovely friendly dog who just adores kids.
The villa is situated in a quiet spot but less than 25 min away from all attractions each way in the car. Funchal shopping was a hit with the teenagers. They spent a fortune on clothes.
Thanks for being such great hosts Charlie and Maria.
PS Maria, I will visit soon for a yoga session or two by the pool :)
Jayne and the gang
Well a good review is always a nice present to us ,and very helpful to are future
My wife Maria will be offering Yoga lessons at the villa at reasonable prices ,and
We have two big game fishing boats for all sea activates .
Love and Light
Enjoyed fishing and staying at the villa
Always good to have feed back from your guests ,to know that they had a nice time
and enjoyed the fishing experience …
Madeira is becoming a very popular hot spot to take holidays now ,and guests are
booking villas much earlier now then in past years ..
Charlie + Maria
ONLY SANDY BEACH IN MADEIRA FISHING BOAT, LEVADA WALKS, BARS \ RESTAURANTS/MARINA
MOUNTAINS 15 MINUTES FOR WATERFALL WONDERLAND.AND FANTASTIC WALKING WITH BREATH TAKING
VIEWS OF THE ISLAND
GREAT FISH FOOD
Other Activities: Sea trips whale and dolphin watching fishing
Golf: There are two golf courses here in Madeira is said be very good