Perfectly located amidst banana trees, close to the sunny resort of Calheta, with superb panoramic views of the sea, The Designhouse is a fabulous contemporary villa beautifully designed by a British architect as the perfect holiday home. Thought has been put into every detail, making this the perfect option for a great family holiday, or for a get away break for one or more couples.
To benefit from the views and tranquillity, The Designhouse has an upside down layout. From the driveway, the main entrance opens to a hall with stairs leading down to the bedroom floor and then to the living area and sun terrace with heated infinity pool.
The Cubist architecture of the villa is complemented by a Le Corbusier chaise longue and glass table and chairs, Wassily chairs, EGE carpets and Paul Henningsen lamps in the living area. Spacious and fully open-plan, the uninterrupted panoramic floor to ceiling sliding picture windows display the wonderful views over the banana treetops to the sea.
The contemporary feel continues into the red themed fully equipped kitchen with central island, off of which is the laundry.
Both lead to the wonderful southern exposure sun terrace, which runs the whole length of the villa and features a beautiful heated 10m long infinity pool with waterfall. To take full advantage of outdoor living, a large comfortable sofa and outdoor dining table sits under a covered area for provides greater comfort in hot sunny days and balmy evenings.
The Master bedroom with double bed, en-suite shower room is on the first floor, features panoramic sea-views when lying on the bed, and leads to both a private balcony and the shared balcony. The second bedroom also features a double bed from which you can contemplate the ocean, and leads to the shared balcony. The third bedroom has two single beds and also leads to the shared balcony. A study with desk, and its own private balcony, for those that wish to ally business with pleasure, can be used to place up two extra beds.
The Designhouse offers the best of all worlds; although it is located in a tranquil position on a street with no exit, it is also only 3 Km from the village resort of Calheta with all its facilities, and only 1 Km away from the expressway that takes you all over the island. Funchal is only 30 minutes away and the airport a further 10 minutes drive.
There are many walks around Calheta and easy access to the plateau of Paul da Serra, with its many levada walks, makes this villa perfectly located for walking in Madeira and for enjoying a lovely holiday surrounded by the beautiful Madeira countryside.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedroom 1, first floor, one double bed, built-in wardrobe, leads to private front balcony, sea-view
Bedroom 2, first floor, one double bed, built-in cupboard, leads to front balcony, sea-view
Bedroom 3, first floor, two single beds, built-in cupboard, leads to front balcony, sea-view
Up to 2 extra beds may be placed in the study
Bathroom 1, first floor, single washbasin, toilet, bidet, walk-in shower
Bathroom 2, first floor, single washbasin, toilet, bidet, bath with overhead shower
Bathroom 3, ground floor, single washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower
Fully equipped kitchen with island, 4-ring induction electric cooker, built-in electric double oven, microwave, under-counter fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, food processor, hand held liquidizer.
Sitting area with designer furniture, seating for 8, flat screen cable TV, MEO digital box, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, PS4, leading through large glass windows to the front sun terrace and pool. Variety of table games.
Le Corbusier designer Glass Dining table for 8.
Study on the first floor with designer desk and chair, private side balcony
Variety of table games, reading material, maps, guidebooks, and reference books on Madeira.
High quality Weber barbecue (coal)
Laundry with washing machine, iron and ironing board, clotheshorse.
There is secure parking facilities for up to 2 cars. Although not essential, as in most villas, a hire car is recommended.
There is free Wi-Fi connection throughout the living area
Cleaning and linen change is provided every 7 days.
All linen and towels are provided, including towels for the swimming pool.
Swimming pool dimensions and heating
Type: Rectangular infinity pool with waterfall
Depth: from 1m to 1,80m
Pool heating is optional and costs 140,00€ per week for a setting of 24ºC, paid in cash on arrival.
A supplement of 30,00€ per week applies for each additional degree setting up to a maximum of 26ºC
Pool heating can be provided and should be requested at least one week in advance. Should it be requested after arrival at the villa, the minimum charge applicable is one week, which is payable from the time the heating is turned on.
The advertised prices are based on a 4-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
To secure your reservation, a deposit of 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Should you cancel up to 8 weeks prior to arrival only the deposit is non-refundable, and within this period the full amount.
Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2018.
This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 26590/AL