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Brian Meldrum

Member since: 2005
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Speaks English

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

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Madeira

1 Bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

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

New 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.

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Details for holiday apartment Apartment 1A, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Brian Meldrum (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks English

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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based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Apartment 1A
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 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: Feb 23, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Feb 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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This has the WOW factor!!!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this apartment for almost a month. From the moment you drive up the hill to this immaculate place and then walk into the apartment it just is amazing!! You have everything you need there, the owners have made sure that you are comfortable, they have put their heart and soul into this place and they are also the friendliest people too. We would HIGHLY recommend the apartment and it has such a gorgeous view of the ocean, along with seeing the paragliders, even saw Dolphins ( with binoculars). there is a lovely village within walking distance if you need any groceries, coffee bars and also if you walk up to the viewing platform which is about 100 metres away with a glass of wine you can watch the sunset. It was nice to come back to after a day's outing, and we felt like it was a home away from home. Thanks to Brian and Catherine for such a memorable place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi S & J , Thank you for this wonderful review, this gives us the feeling of a job well done, because we feel that in this busy World we need to give our guests the best place to relax and enjoy there holiday
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United Kingdom Nottingham

Immaculate, spacious accommodation, stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Casa Serena was a delight to relax in or return to after a day of activity. It was fully equipped and spotlessly clean. The balcony was accessible from the living or bedroom areas and was a lovely place to sit and enjoy the view.

The Wisteria clad garden was a delightful spot for an al fresco lunch. The popular Rabacal walks were within a 15 minute drive, and other levadas even closer. We especially enjoyed the variety of scenery and wildflowers on the walk from Ponta del Pargo via Cabo. The chocolate cake at Fio Mio afterwards was an added bonus! The shop/cafe in Loretto was a good place to drink a coffee, purchase fresh bread and observe local life. The friendly, English speaking staff at the restaurant at the top of the hill cooked us delicious, fresh fish.

Our grateful thanks go to Brian and Catherine for their prompt response to all our queries both on-line and while we were staying

Our only slight niggle was the lack of on site access to the internet. However, sitting in the car with the laptop, outside the social centre, was a novel experience!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Judy & John, Thank you so much for your review,it is a perfect end for us to hear your lovely comments about your holiday you have just spent at Casa Serena,this helps others who are reassured by your experience. We are glad you fund the apartment very central for those lavada walks,of which you managed quiet a few and also returning to relax on the balcony with that fantastic sea view. P.S we are glad of all the comments and we are working on access to the internet for the apartments Best wishes B&C
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North Devon, England.

November holiday & first holiday in Madeira.

  • 5 of 5

Everything exceeded any expectations we may have had. The apartment was spacious, very clean and exactly as described. Thank you to Brian & the warm welcome along with the introductory fruit and wine.

The location was ideal for non city folk, although a visit to Funchal was easy via the express way and was all the better because we had this base and its surroundings to come back to.

The ocean view was as good as portrayed. The access for touring and Levada walking was also excellent. Local amenities were as listed & all Madeiran people we met were friendly and welcoming. The weather was fantastic through out our stay. Take courage and use the old roads to see the best of Madeira.

This was our first time on Madeira and would not hesitate to come again and to come back to Casa Serena. We would gladly recommend both to our friends and family.

Congratulations also to this website - easy to use, loads of information.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Moira & Keith for your comments, it was so nice to meet you and see your enthusiasm to explore this wonderful island and I am so please that you found the right location for your first holiday in Madeira. I appreciate all your comments and I know you found the reviews on this site very helpful on deciding where to spent your holiday. Many thanks Brian & Catherine
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Casa Serena

  • 5 of 5

Casa Serena was a fantastic choice for exploring all parts of Madeira. We enjoyed many long lazy breakfasts and evening meals with wine on the balcony watching the sun set. Casa Serena provided the perfect base for a relaxing break. Brian and Catherine were perfect hosts, and the wine, water and fruit on arrival certainly set us up for our holiday!

We recommend exploring Porto Moniz, Funchal, Levada walks as well as local Calheta, with a lovely sandy beach, supermarket and fine restaurants.

We have recommended Casa Serena to all our family and friends and if you are looking for a relaxing holiday, amongst the peaceful Madeiran life then chose Casa Serena, it truly was an amazing place to stay.

Thank you Brian and Catherine for making our stay a memorable one.

Heena & Ben

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heena & Ben, It is always nice to know that our guests have enjoyed the experience of staying at Casa Serena, that balcony with a fantastic view both from the lounge or the bedroom, where you can just totally relax and marvel at the spectacular senery, these spacious apartments are a real home from home. Best wishes Brian & Catherine
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Warwickshire. UK

Our wonderful 'Casa Serena' holiday (Sept 08)

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to Madeira couldn't have been nicer. The location, apartment and view were all that one could wish for, posing the difficult decision as to whether to remain on the balcony all day with the customary 'red' or 'white', or to risk a tan on Calheta's superb beach.

The weather was excellent during the two weeks and nothing was too much trouble for Catherine and Brian when any help or advice was required; the perfect hosts. Thanks again for everything.

Pam & Ray

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pam & Ray, It was our pleasure to welcome you to Casa Serena and Madeira for the first time, sorry to hear you had to make some difficult decisions between the golden sand beach in Calheta or enjoying a glass of wine on the balcony . Casa Serena is located close to the beach, also close to some superb walks
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Ribeira Brava
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
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; also across the road from the coffee bar there is a fruit and 200m from a well-stocked mini market where you can purchase local fresh bread in the morning and again at 4pm in the afternoon.

Located below Casa Serena is a hotel which is open to non- residences there is a path way down to the hotel, around 10 minute walk, 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 new 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.


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Prices for this holiday apartment in Calheta, Madeira

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The price is for two sharing special price for long stay holidays.
Payment can be made in Euro or Pounds

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 apartment on Madeira, Portugal

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • 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
  • pets not allowed
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • 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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