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Madeira Self Catering Holidays,Hillside Location with Sea and Mountain Views - Apartment 1A

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Apartment 1A

Spacious fully equipped 1 bedroom apartment, with a stunning view over the Arco valley.Located 100m from nearest shop/ coffee bar,mini market 250m away and local hotel open to non residence 10 minute walk,it is a 5 minute drive to Calheta Village with shops ,restaurants ,hotel, supermarket, beach and marina complex

About the property

Magicial view from the balcony

Two spacious fully equipped self-catering holiday apartments, located on the sunny south west of the Island, with a fantastic sea and mountain view.

The apartments have a open plan lounge and kitchen with patio doors leading out onto the balcony, double bedroom also with exit to the balcony and a fantastic view to waken up to every morning, bathroom with shower over bath, a private laundry room and a garden

Owners Brian & Catherine stay on site and will be there to welcome you to Casa Serena and give details of the apartment, welcome pack, local amenities and information on what Madeira has to offer.

Casa Serena Apartments are licensed and tourist approved so you can rent with confidence

Fully furnished spacious one bedroom apartment situated on the sunny south west of the island, hillside location with superb mountain and sea view. The fully equipped open plan kitchen has a microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, coffee maker, kettle and granite top breakfast bar. The spacious open plan lounge has a corner suite with folding out bed, cable TV DVD CD player and the large patio doors give access to the balcony with table and chairs where you can enjoy a meal, surrounded by a stunning view over the Arco valley. The bedroom has twin beds, fitted wardrobe, chair unit and mirror, the balcony can also be accessed from the bedroom patio doors. There is a laundry room with washing machine, iron, iron board and drying frame. The bathroom has a shower over bath, mirror with power points for a shaver and hairdryer. Under cover parking right at the door, with automated gate at the end of the drive. We have books / DVD of interest about the island.

Casa Serena was built in 2003 - 2004 to provide a high standard of accommodation and is personally supervised by the owners.

More Details
Registration Number : 24477/AL

About Us

Brian Meldrum
Casa Serena Apartments, Rua Dr Rocha Gaouveia N113
9370-075 Arco da Calheta
Alojamento Local, 24477/AL
Tourist apartment rentals in Madeira Island Portugal
VAT Reg No242665560

Brian Meldrum
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Absolutely fantastic, you have been so very kind and helpful, will go home with lovely memories of Madeira, Paula Clark England.

We have been absolutely spoilt, thank you so much Best Wishes Kay Page England. Perfect, perfect, perfect we enjoyed our holidays in Arco Da Calheta, the view from the house is very pleasant Matos Family France. Lovely apartment to return to after a days walking Helen & Kevin Woodward. Wonderful apartment, wonderful view, wonderful hosts Pete Clarkson USA. We really loved the apartment and the view was fantastic Carol & Brian Christie Scotland. Excellent, well appointed apartment, kind and helpful host and stunning views Mike & Sandy Lambert England.
Nov 2007
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The price is for two sharing special price for long stay holidays.
Payment can be made in Euro or Pounds


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment on Arco Da Calheta on Municipality of Calheta

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Small garden with sun beds and swing seat available, non-smoking in the apartment, but you are welcome to smoke on the balcony.


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Apartment 1A
average rating of 4.97561 based on 42 reviews

Serenity at Casa Serena

  • 5 of 5

Casa Serena provided the perfect base for our holiday. The property was exactly as described and was immaculate clean. The owners are superb hosts and make a special effort to make you feel welcome: fruit and wine is waiting for you as is a very hospitable welcome on your arrival. I would have no hesitation recommending Casa Serena to anyone and this is definitely a place we will return to.

Arco da Calheta is ideally placed on the SW of the island: Calheta itself is easy to reach and has a super hotel (the Calheta Beach) where excellent meals are available at reasonable prices); there is also a supermarket and other small shops. Travel is easy to anywhere on the island - even travelling to Funchal only takes 45 minutes if following the express roads.

Casa Serena provided us with the perfect base for walking and driving excursions and enabled us to see the great variety the island has to offer.

This was an excellent property to stay in and offers everything needed for a long or short break.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: February 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jan & Phil, What a pleasure, to have you stay at Casa Serena, we are delighted that you found the perfect place to stay and explore the island and that what you see on the brochure is what you get, you can rent the tourist approved apartments at Casa Serena with confidence . Many thanks and hope to meet up in the future Best Wishes Brian & Catherine
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Green Cove Springs, Florida

Awesome experience

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and the view. The owner was great to work with and very accommodating. Madeira has so much to offer and we took full advantage of it. It was a little cool when we were there by our standards. It would have been nice if there was heat in the apartment, but otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed it! Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view from balcony

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed appartment and helpful hosts. The fruit and wine were very welcome on arrival.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Victoria, we are glad you both enjoyed your time at Casa Serena Best wishes Briann & Catherine
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Immaculate apartment with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in July 2017 immediately following a week in Funchal. Brian and Catherine, the owners, live at the property and Brian met us when we arrived to show us round the bottom flat. He was very welcoming and informative about the accommodation and the area. There was a bowl of fruit and a bottle of wine waiting for us. We met Catherine later and she was also very friendly and helpful. The flat is very spacious, modern and clean. The balcony is large (bigger than the 2 flats above) and looks down over local houses and crops and also out to sea. It is quite high up, so the views are lovely. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the lights go on in the evenings.

The apartment has masses of storage and all you need to do your own catering. There is a washing machine in an outhouse and a drying rack. Our towels were changed mid-week. There aren't many restaurants within walking distance and you do need a car to get around. You can park on the road outside the house which is fairly quiet. You don't need to drive far to get to stunning views and high mountains. We loved the levada walks and the gardens. There is a supermarket and pharmacy in Calheta, about 10 minutes in the car, and a small fruit and veg shop, cafe and post office in Arco.

We loved this place and would love to return someday.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul & Jo, Many thanks for your 5 star review, it was a pleasure meeting up with you both at Casa Serena,hopefully our paths will cross in the future. Best Wishes Brian & Catherine
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Wonderful Apartment with a magnificent sea view

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful flat, very spacious and very comfortable- a real home from home. Catherine, the landlady is a very friendly and helpful person. There are lots of shops, restaurants and a great beach nearby as well as easy access to Funchal and roads to all parts of the island. However the highlight of our holiday must be sitting on the balcony after a relaxing day watching the sun go down with a glass of Madeira.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks guy`s glad to hear you had such a great time at Casa Serena. This helps our future guests, book with confidence. Look forward to your return Best wishes Catherine & Brian
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The most spectacular apartment we've ever stayed

  • 5 of 5

Amazing! Very spacious apartment with all facilities. Large kitchen/diner, bedroom we want to transport home! Views from the wide balcony are stunning - ocean to the right, mountains to the left - sunrise and sunset are spectacular.

Brian and Catherine are very friendly, helpful and gave us plenty of tips on what to see,

where to go.

Centrally placed for the sandy beaches at Calheta and Madalena do Mar and levada walks in the mountains.

We couldn't recommend a stay at Casa Serena more highly and if Trip Advisor would allow, this would be a 6 star property!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris,Thank you so much, we are please that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Serena. Glad you found Casa Serena the prefect place to stay and explore the island . We are always trying to improve,so six stars I will take any day Best wishes Brian & Catherine
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Ribeira Brava
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

These two tourist approved spacious fully equipped holiday rental apartments, in the sunny south west of Madeira, located on the hillside with a fantastic view of the sea and the village of Arco da Calheta with its many banana plantations The apartments are 70m from a local viewpoint, 100m away from the nearest coffee bar.Located above is the village of Loreto with a well- stocked supermarket and a Italian restaurant , the village of Arco da Calheta is a 15 minute walk where you will find a post office, cafe bars, chemist and varies shops.A five minute drive will take you to the village of Calheta with its golden sand beaches and a marina. You can take a boat trip to see the dolphins and whales, or fish, swim, sail, enjoy the local cuisine.

The village of Calheta has a large supermarket ( open 7 days a week),with with a good variety of eating places.