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Madalena Do Mar: Ancient house by the sea, in a subtropical ambient

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Ideally located, by the sea, near of various interess locals such as the Marina da Calheta, the Centro de Artes Casa das Mudas, nomeated in 2005 to MIES VANDER ROHE prize of architecture.

Madalena do Mar has a nice promenade along the beach.

Miguel Baptista
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Madalena do Mar in Municipality of Ponta do Sol

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Historic
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • diving


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

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Madalena Do Mar: Ancient house by the sea, in a subtropical ambient
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is a house where you from the first sight have "home-feelings" !

The welcoming of the guestwife, who is doing anything possible to make your stayment a success ,

is hearthwarming. Before and during the whole trip we received advices and information about what could be interesting to visit and where to go.

The house is a pearl in a tropical garden, in a very quiet but centrallayed village, from where it is very easy to start daytrips to all the beautiful nature- and historical corners of the island.

ers of the island. It's a pleasure to sit in the little so well restaurated tower of the house with open windows listening to the ocean ( at night you receive a concert of the lokal frogs who are living in an undeep waterpool:-)

You can enjoy the amazing fruit and flowers of the garden, and because of the really wellness-climat you can spent long evenings sitting

outside, reading in the lot of books with historical and art information.

Within you have all the comfort of a large livingroom, two beautifull kitchens, bathrooms, many sunny sleepingrooms,...

On a few minutes driving you found a shopp where you can do the all day courses and where they have very nice pattisserie :-)

On the whole island they have been very hard working to make the traffic easy,and an amazing systems of chunnels brings you even to the highest mountaintop or your startplace of wandering.

Whatever you want to do on Madeira, you 'll find it : a place to enjoy the sun and the ocean, very good restaurants (even in the environment of the house), historical monuments and buildings in lovely towns, and an embarassing

lot of wanderpaths who brings you to highlights of the nature of the island.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very happy that you enjoyed, our goal is that anyone who visits us feel at home, enjoying everything the House has to offer. Your opinion is very important so we can always improve and meet the expectations of those who visit us. Thank you Come again!!
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A gem not to be missed!

  • 5 of 5

If you like getting away from the tourist centres, being in a house that's got oodles of character and charm, offers comfort, space, great location, and a delightful garden, go and stay in this property, you won't be disappointed.

Huge thanks to our lovely hosts who were both very helpful and welcoming, while being very discrete. We really appreciated all the lovely extra touches: fresh cut flowers from the garden, food provisions to get us going, Madeira wine waiting on the side board, fresh exotic fruit ready to pick in the garden, and eggs directly from the hens out at the back.

The location, half way along the southern coast, is ideal for exploring all over the island and sunnier than many other parts.

Go and enjoy it!

Huge thanks to Maria and Miguel.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your comment, we were very glad you have enjoyed Our goal is that people feel good and enjoy the House as much as we like. We hope to be able to receive you again in Madalena do Mar.
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Second trip to Casa da Madalena

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a fantastic holiday in this fabulous house. The owners are friendly and helpful and they had even put up a Christmas tree for our holiday over Christmas and New Year's Eve. The house has been lovingly restored and is very well decorated. The rooms are all spacious and well equipped. I would recommend this property to anyone visiting Madeira. It is especially well suited to young families, with its fully enclosed courtyard and garden.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"A wonderful property, ve...

  • 5 of 5

"A wonderful property, very spacious and well appointed. Everything was exactly as described and we were very happy with our holiday in Madalena Do Mar. We hope to return soon."

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Everything was like the ...

  • 5 of 5

"Everything was like the describtion."

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"The was absolutely nothi...

  • 5 of 5

"The was absolutely nothing that we would not like about the property and its location. Everything we had we also wanted and appreciated.

This beautiful property, set only meters from the ocean amid banana groves in Madalena do Mar could hardly be more welcoming. In particular it will appeal to the poetic, romantic, nature and/or sports and yoga minded holiday maker, whether families or good friends. It definitely conveys the dignified spirit of authentic Madeiran home and life (do have a look at the great book on Madeiran architecture in the huge cosy living room), without being falsely nostalgic or kitchy.

The house is very spatious and comfortable, well equipped with everything one might reasonably need on a self-catering holiday, and certainly well-kept and very clean.

The views are not "spectacular" or "stunning", as the house is almost at the sea level. But we never got tired of admiring the quaint privacy of the gardens, the beauty of the house itself, the rock faces behind the house (complete with small waterfalls... very zen!), the banana groves, and of listening to the ocean. The ocean is best and very romantically admired from the mirador over the front gate, where we had most breakfasts.

PARAGLIDERS, attention - you can land on the beach right in front of the house! The house indeed offers first-class paragliding holidays. The non-flying entourage won''t be bored either.

To be honest, some people might find it unpleasant that there is a road between the house and the beach. We did not find it a problem. The property is well protected. We never got woken up by traffic. It is however advisable to have someone give the driver the indications about the situation on the road while getting the car out of the garage.

MADALENA DO MAR is a nice, real, extended seafront settlement, among the sunniest on the island. We enjoyed the immediate presence of the ocean and the local scene very much. Very close to the house is the "Taberna" (nice and fun both during the day and vibrant nights) and the more refined of the two fish restaurants. We, however, preferred its rougher genuine counterpart up the road, well within walking distance. Madalena is not too far from Funchal, and is a great point of departure for trips around most of the island. In fact, after having seen most of the island, we concluded we wouldn''t want to stay anywhere else."

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: February 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

From the airport, take the motorway following directions: Funchal=> Câmara de Lobos => Ribeira Brava => Ponta do Sol => Madalena do Mar

(Text automatically translated) Arts Centre Casa das Mudas (Nomee in 2005 at a price of Architecture MIES VAN DER ROHE) Jonh Casa Museu dos Passos, Marina da Calheta, Floresta Laurisilva (World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, 2200 km of old channels like many tourists.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Madalena do Mar, Madeira

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

tarif dégressif en fonction de la durée, tarif en fonction du nombre de personnes, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire. Enfants moins de 4 ans ne paient pas, et de 4 à 13 ans vieux paye 50 %.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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