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Close to Nature and Sea, one minute of taken with good location

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Stone house in a village near to the mountains but also 5 minutes from the sea

Casa do Vargas licensed accommodation No: 79 was constructed in general for all kinds of customers, they are passionate about nature, landscapes, hiking, water sports or just a relaxing stay in a very quiet, charming and elegant area. Having an area of ​​approximately 45 m2 this house also has a terrace 15 m2.

If it's landscaping lover is also a place where we can sunbathe at any time of day or simply to watch one of the best sun sets on the island, too, and perfectly accessible to all kinds of shops, restaurants, bars, museums sites and a beautiful sandy beach just minutes away not to mention also one of the best preserved sites and natural paths and trails throughout the island of Madeira. '5 minutes from the house are some of the best walking routes recommended (Taken and footpaths) of Madeira as Prazeres, Ponta do Pargo, Calheta, 25 rabaçal sources, the Paul do Mar path, among others. Surprise yourself with the nature of the Laurel, heritage site (UNESCO) and considered one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal, which will see varied species of flora and fauna of Madeira, unique in the world.

Registration Number : AL/79

João Nicolau Caires Vargas
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017


Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Aeroporto da Madeira
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
700 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
700 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The village of Prazeres is nearby where you can find local cafes and restaurants, a supermarket, and medical center. Only 5 minutres away, the large roundabout which gives access to the system via express highway, there is a supermarket, a cafe / bakery with ATM, plus a coffee at the gas station and another couple of restaurants. The nearest pharmacy is in the sleepy village of Calheta, only 10 minutes by car. Only 10 minute drive will take you to the resort town of Calheta nearby Villa. With its golden beaches man-made, it is popular with tourists and locals alike. There is a beautiful marina and a good choice of bars and restaurants, a handful of small shops, a good brand supermarket, a bank and chemist. Calheta is famous for producing the best white rum "Firewater", a special ingredient of the typical Madeiran drink "Poncha". If you are interested in knowing how the white rum is made, we recommend a tour of "Engenho da Calheta" the rum distillery where you can wander around and sample the produce. Arts Centre House of seedlings is a new center located on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea and was built to accommodate superb art exhibitions, musical performances and other events. Only 20 minutes drive east is Ribeira Brava, the largest city before Funchal, and offers a rocky beach facilities and access to the sea, and a large supermarket and more shops, cafes and restaurants. The capital, Funchal, is an easy 50-minute drive from the motorway. The airport is easy and 60 minutes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Prazeres on Calheta

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet, shower, sink with mirror
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • double bed with mattress (viscoelastic) very comfortable, sofa after turns into a single bed, large clothes.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Canoe
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Any defect that occurs during the stay must be communicated to the owner to make this repair. The deposit will be retained only for damage caused by misuse of the equipment by the customer. In case of damage to the client may choose to bring the goods damaged.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Close to Nature and Sea, one minute of taken with good location
average rating of 4.4761906 based on 22 reviews
Lockerbie, Scotland

Small but every thing is there

  • 5 of 5

I came for a walking holiday and was not disappointed. In the little house a separate room with double bed with a memory foam mattress and a sofa chair and a double wardrobe. Laminate on the floor. And a electric heater. That was very handy as the first few days were quit cold. In the small living room/kitchen a double sofa bed, small table and chairs and a barstool at the breakfast bar. And a very nice wood burning stove with a free supply of firewood. In the kitchen is everything you need. Proper knifes, sieve, hand juicer. Good pots and pans, although a new big frying pan would be good as it is scratched a bit. The shower room is tiny but good enough. Lots of storage space. And a tv for the evening with a very good supply of channels in various languages and sport channels. Outside space is private with a barbecue and washing lines. Table and chairs and foldable sunbed. In storage space also pegs and foldable washing rack. Levada is around the corner. Small supermarket 5 min drive away. Bigger one at Calheta beach. All in all the perfect holiday house. Joao is the perfect host. Very recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much to your stay was Eveline very nice. Greetings.
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Great cosy house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Casa Vargas for seven nights and had a wonderful time. The place was very clean and tidy and got everything we needed:

- four cooking plates

- big fridge

- washing machine

- very good wifi / internet connection

- barbecue

- microwave

- books in multiple languages and many information about the island.

.. and many more!

Joao and his wife were very nice an helpful at any time. The place was very quiet and peaceful.

We are looking forward to coming back to the Casa Vargas and can confidently recommend it to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the detailed description or I could do better. I wish you all good Vargas
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Hübsches kleines Häuschen in ländlicher Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Hübsches kleines Häuschen in ländlicher Umgebung. Genau wie ich es mir vorgestellt hatte.

Für eine Persohn optimal, ich war alleine, und für ein Pärchen wohl auch noch sehr passend.

Mit schöner Terrasse und Grill und blühenden Blumen außenrum. In der Küche ist alles vorhanden was man sonst auch zuhause hat. Die Wohnung war sehr sauber, und Joao immer sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Wir haben uns mit unserem halbwegs brauchbaren Englisch gut durchgewurschtelt. :-) Perfekt fand ich die Terrasse. Herrlich zum morgens und Abend draußen zu sitzen.

Allerdings wird es auf 600m Höhe Abends aber doch auch ein wenig frisch.

Auf dieser Höhe lieber ein Sweat Shirt mehr mitnehmen, und 1 T-Shirt dafür zuhause lassen.

Ich war Anfang Juni für 10 Tage dort, und es war herrlich für den Start von Wanderungen. Im Ort selbst ist ein kleiner Supermarkt mit Bäcker und Bar. Dort habe ich meinen täglichen Milchkaffee genossen.

Mehrere Restaurants sind auch im Ort, die ich aber nie besucht habe.

Also für mich ein perfekter Urlaub. 100% wie ich ihn mir gewünscht und erhofft hatte.

Ich kann das Häuschen von Jao jedem emphehlen, der Urlaub abseits vom Massentourismus sucht. Denn genau das ist es. Etwas abseits davon gelegen.

Aber mit dem Auto ist alles in wenigen Minuten erreichbar. Und die Straße vor dem Haus führte direkt zur Paul da Serra hinauf. Wo ich mehrere (Levada) Wanderungen genoß.

Ein rundum gelungener Urlaub. Und ich würde ihn genauso immer wieder buchen.

Vielen Dank Joao.

Many thanks Joao :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihren Aufenthalt, wenn Sie zurückkehren wollen, ist Wille, große Umarmung John
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Very nice House in a wonderfull location

  • 5 of 5

It was our third visit in casavargas with small dogs in the streets,very nice owner and his wife and his honey is very very good(must have)

Thanks a lot Joao

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay for the third time in our House, we always choose my home, we hope for more visitors. All the best your family. Thank you
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petit paradis à madeire

  • 5 of 5

excellent séjour à PRAZERES chez MR et MME VARGAS, la petite maison est telle que nous pouvons la visualiser sur l'annonce, rien ne manque, et si vous avez la chance comme nous d'avoir le soleil, nous avons vraiment profité essentiellement de la terrasse pour les petits déjeuners et déjeuners, pour les diners pris à l'extérieur le petit village a plusieurs très bonnes adresses, et dans l'ile selon nos visites les petits restau sont toujours au rendez vous.

L'ile est magnifique et ne manque pas de ressources pour des ballades colorées et typiques.

En bref, nous sommes ravis par notre séjour dans lequel la location a participé pour beaucoup.


  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellente heureux que nous avons adoré notre maison tout que nous faisons est avec beaucoup d'amour. Merci pour votre visite adorable, reviennent régulièrement.
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Sehr empfehlenswert

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben zwei Wochen in diesem Ferienhaus verbracht. Die Lage ist für Individualisten ideal, insbesondere für Wanderungen ist hier ein idealer Ausgangspunkt. Fernab vom Tourismus findet man hier Ruhe und Erholung. Hier stehen die Kühe im Vorgarten, Hunde schlafen mitten auf der Straße, der Hahn kräht zum Frühstück. Fussläufig erreicht man eine kleine Bar, zwei typische Restaurants laden zum leckeren Essen ein. Die Vermieter sind super freundlich, um ihre Gäste bemüht, aber niemals aufdringlich (DANKE für den leckeren Honig Ihrer fleißigen Bienen).

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre freundlichen Aufenthalt. immer. João vargas
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on Prazeres, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Época cheia
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

preços decrescentes em função da duração da estadia. preços dependentes do número de pessoas. sinal/entrada ao reservar. Entrega das chaves pelo proprietário

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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