House with terrace and garden in the western part of the island of Madeira
- English, French, Portuguese
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Lovely authentic base in semi-rural location
Authentic Madeiran feel; good access for Calheta (where we got whale-watching trips), levada (2 minutes walk away), and mountains. Funchal only takes an hour.
Comfortable bed and well-equipped kitchen (although no oven [except microwave] or dishwasher [not that important with 2 people])
Quiet location, nice sitting area with view of the ocean. We had meals outside at end of October.
Spacious fridge/freezer. Shower and toilet facility small but fine. There is a wood-fired stove that we planned to use to roast the sweet chestnuts we found but didn’t get around to it. Nice feature though.
Enjoyed being at the western side of the island. Prazeres seems to have preserved the traditional Madeiran lifestyle.
We were very pleased to receive a box of home-grown fruit and vegetables on arrival which lasted the week. And a pot of the owner’s honey!
Small but every thing is there
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.
Thank you very much to your stay was Eveline very nice.
Gite très agréable , complet et une literie confortable , dommage de n'avoir pas pu échanger quelques mots avec le propriétaire ;
Randonnée à proximité , Un resto tout près ou nous avons apprécier le poulpe grillé .
De woning is zeer geschikt als uitvalsbasis voor wandelingen en om andere plaatsen te bezoeken.
Wij hebben in deze weken 200 km gelopen en erg genoten van de prachtige natuur. Erg goed geslapen op een nieuw breed bed. Zeer prettige verhuurder. Wij kunnen dit huisje aanbevelen.
Gemütlich, freundlich, zuverlässig
Wir waren 10 Tage dort und es hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Aufgrund der Lage ist ein (Miet-)Auto fasst schon ein Muss. Die Natur drum herum ist sehr beeindruckend und die Ausstattung der Wohnung selbst super!
Une petite maisonnette très agréable et à l'écart des touristes. Les propriétaires sont supers, à disposition si on a besoin et sont de bons conseils :)
On recommande !
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.