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The Dock House is unique beach vacations at Madeira Island!

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Get away to beautiful landscapes by the sea See reviews on Tripadvisor!

The 19th century building, restored and adapted for holidays, Which is its wonderful situation, based on an islet off the coast where we only cam across through a wooden bridge, served as a warehouse for wine casks, Which Were afterwards transported by sea in the When team paths between settlements Were made by foot.

Located on the magnificent north shore the islet undergone several transformations turning the dock of Seixal one of the most visited nowadays.

The house Arises from the recovery of the old building, from Which the structure was kept, with respect for its surroundings and being incorporated in the new mezzanine floor Which provided a unique modern architecture to the building, Unlike the traditional typologies.

Seixal is a village in the municipality of Porto Moniz, Characterized by breathtaking landscapes and excellent microclimates, Which makes agriculture and fishing its main activities.

It has various tourist attractions, including, natural pools, beaches, varied water falls (being the "Bride's Veil", one of the most famous of the island), taken walks and on top the beautiful Laurel National Park declared world heritage by UNESCO.

There are restaurants, bars, some place commerce And Also the privileged Possibility of buying in the same dock delicious fishes directly from the fishermen newly arrived from the sea.

At your service there are two floors, at the top you have 2 double bedrooms in mezzanine with magnificent views, and toilet, underneath you have the social areas in an open space, a cozy living room, the dining room, and a fully equipped kitchen with a kitchen island.

The house is in the public and majestic dock so be advise que there is in the private backyard.

Also you may enjoy many natural public pools, one just behind the house and two more, 5 minutes from the house. And yes the swimming pools are really beautiful and enjoyable to swim in, as a beautiful black sand beach.

More Details

About Us

Manuel Pinto
Rua das Maravilhas 1, Apartamentos Ilhéus 7ºE
9000-177 Funchal
AL, 48936
Alojamento Local
VAT Reg No107010070

Owner
Joana Pinto
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Municipality of Porto Moniz around the Madeira Region

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexível / Check-out: Flexível
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • diving
  • caving
Notes:
See reviews on Tripadvisor!

Reviews

3.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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The Dock House is unique beach vacations at Madeira Island!
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 6 reviews
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Not For Us

  • 2 of 5

DO NOT PAY ATTENTION TO THE "I LOVE IT" AT THE TOP OF THIS review. I opened this VRBO review page in three different browsers and none would let me click on "Not Really." As advertised the house is in a public area - what we weren't expecting is that people would walk right in. Not relaxing! We had three nights booked and left after one night. There are two bedrooms - one with a double bed big enough for one adult, and two tiny sagging single beds. I moved one single bed to plug in a reading light and floor was filthy. The bathroom in between the bedrooms smelled "funky."

The living area is serviceable with everything with everything you need, and nicely laid out, but everything is dated.

The area is beautiful - right beside protected ocean pools and gorgeous views! But the parking lot right outside the house fills up quickly in the morning (start of October) and then it's nothing but people.

The owner and manager (who gave us a house orientation) are both very kind, and I feel bad leaving a less that positive review because they were both such nice people. Perhaps more adventurous travelers would fare better here - it just simply wasn't to our tastes.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Kathleen, we're sorry to hear the house didn't fit your expectations, we try to be as transparent as we can in the description and photos of the house. The beds are the average European tradicional house bed, as the photos show, and we've never had any complains. Hygiene is something we take very seriously, and If there was in fact any problem with hygiene we would have appreciated if you had informed us immediately so we could understand what happened with our housekeeper and send her right away to take care of it. We will see that this never happens again. Best regards, Joana
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5

A great experience in this unique rental

  • 5 of 5

We spent two nights at the Dock House and loved it! Such incredible views and hearing the ocean waves as we fell asleep was really nice. Sofia and Georgina could not have been nicer and made us fell right at home. We really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we really hope to see you again! Kind regards, Joana
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Hamburg, Germany
5

An amazing place to be....

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in the Dockhouse and enjoyed the time. Though it was end of October/beginning November we had fairy weather and the possibility to sit every mornig in front of the house. As you heared - maybe - of the other guests there are a lot of tourists, who seem to belive the dockhouse to be a pub or another facility. But the most of the people keep away and after one or two days you get used to the questions and we had several nice contacts, because the most people do realize very quickly, that they made a mistake and afterwards they are very polite. The rest ist good for human stuidies :)

The house itself is well equiped, I liked the furniture and its atmosphere. All together it is a special, but very comfortable location with a lot of nice opportunities to relax and feel fine.

Best regards

Michael an Imke from Hamburg

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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1

Außen hui, innen... sehr, sehr enttäuschend

  • 1 of 5

Ist das Geld nicht wert!!!

Die Lage ist einmalig und das Häuschen mit der Palme davor von außen ein wirklich pittoreskes Fotomotiv, deswegen muss man ab Mittag mit vielen Besuchern rechnen. Innen ist es vor allem im Wohn-/Essbereich nicht wirklich gemütlich, weil darin auch jede Menge Unnützes (Gartenschlauch?) und die Möbel für draußen untergebracht sind. Insgesamt ist es innen auf einem Stand von vor 40 Jahren (Badausstattung, Herd, Möbel). Leider hat das die Sachen und das Haus nicht charmanter gemacht. Sondern zeigte, wie der vergilbte Duschvorhang der rostende Kühlschrank, die defekte Mikrowelle und die kaputte Klappe am Herd das völlige Desinteresse des Vermieters an Gast und Haus. Sehr Schade und enttäuschend. Mehr als enttäuschend sondern regelrecht ekelig war der hygienische Zustand insbesondere der Küche. Müll im Mülleimer, völlig verdreckter, rostender Kühlschrank, mit Essensresten verdreckte Mikrowelle, unsaubere Gläser und Teller.....Immerhin, Putzmittel gab es in Hülle und Fülle. Alles Putzen half aber auch nicht gegen die im Haus offenbar vorhandenen Riesenschaben, wer's mag...

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Thomas, we're sorry to hear the house didn't fit your expectations, we try to be as transparent as we can in the description and photos of the house. We never had this kind of complaint before, however we will see that this never happens again. Hygiene is something we take very seriously, and If there was in fact any problem with hygiene we would have appreciated if you had informed us immediately so we could understand what happened with our housekeeper and send her right away to take care of it, the same goes for the broken equipment. As for the cockroaches, I can only explain that this is an Island and as much as I would like I can't control them, Nature has these insects and sometimes they make their way into the houses. Best regards, Landlord
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5

Grandios!

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schönes Haus wirklich an der Küste gelegen mit Superaussicht!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! Hope to see you soon at our special little corner by the sea in Madeira! Kind regards, Joana
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Stuttgart
4

Schönes Ferienhäuschen – Traumlage

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben hier drei Nächte verbracht und haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt, von den Vermietern wurden wir zu unserem Hochzeitstag mit einem tollen Obstkorb verwöhnt.

Das Häuschen selbst ist am Hafen von Seixal gelegen, von dort aus kann man direkt am Sandstrand oder im Lavapool direkt hinter dem Haus baden gehen.

Die Einrichtung ist etwas rustikal, es passt super zusammen und es ist alles da was man braucht.

Direkt vor dem Haus ist ein Parkplatz auf dem – einziger Wehrmutstropfen – dann doch mal der ein oder andere Touri-Bus hält. Das Gelände ums Haus ist öffentlich und wird aufgrund der tollen Lage auch ausgiebig bestaunt. Zu Beginn hatten wir den ein oder anderen Neugierigen, der unsere Unterkunft für ein Café hielt und die Bestellung aufgeben wollte – es ist ja auch wunderschön dort.

Man kann sich aber super abhelfen, in dem man z.B. den Wäscheständer rausstellt.

Morgens und abends ist man dafür aber ganz für sich, kann dem Meeresrauschen lauschen und tolle Sonnenaufgänge erleben.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, we really hope to see you again! Kind regards, Joana
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Location

Car: recommended

Take Bus 139 (Rodoeste)

OR

Take the highway from the airport to Funchal (15 min), Then to continue to Ribeira Brava (10 min.), And When You reach the end of the highway instead of going to Ribeira Brava, stay on your left hand towards São Vicente (15 min). In São Vicente you will start seeing signs to Seixal (7 min.), Where you'll see one of the most beautiful coast roads.

When in Seixal, just before the bridge near the church turn right and go all the way down to the dock and park.

Welcome to the Dock House.

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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