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Peaceful, rural location with stunning sea and valley views.

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

One bedroom, traditional stone house. Peaceful location. Comfortable. WiFi

Tucked in a rural valley with sea and valley views, this lovely old building was recently renovated to a very high standard , completed July 2016.

Open plan upper floor with modern kitchen, dining table and chairs, sofa, TV, WiFi and log burner. Views down valley to sea.

Ground floor: modern bathroom with shower and washing machine and double bedroom with sea views and doors onto the large terrace.

2 terraces , one shaded by an old plum tree with a small barbeque for warm evenings

Situated in the sunny south-west of the island .Easily accessible on safe roads, 45 minutes from airport.

Small shop and bar 7 minutes on foot from house.

Local supermarket and cafe , cash machine and other small shops/cafes 4 minutes by car from house.

Ideally placed for walking the levadas . One levada accessible on foot from the house. Others , including the well-known Rabacal and 25 Fontes routes easily accessible by car .

Whale and dolphin watching trips from nearby Calheta marina with our friends at Lobosonda Whalewatching.

More Details
Registration Number : 49200/AL

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

Why Karen chose Arco Da Calheta

I bought this piece of land with two old stone buildings that had been abandoned for twenty years, because of the rural location and lovely sea views.

The beauty of the island, the climate and the friendliness and generosity of the Madeiran people make this a perfect destination.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Arco Da Calheta on Municipality of Calheta

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern bathroom with shower cubicle. Washing machine provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom with double bed. 1 double or 2 single duvets as requested. Clothes hanging rail, chest of drawers, 2 bedside cabinets. French doors to terrace. Sea views.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(23 traveller reviews)

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Peaceful, rural location with stunning sea and valley views.
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews

What a place to celebrate your 70th birthday!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our needs. That combined with glorious weather, great walks and a friendly welcome from those lucky enough to live in this beautiful island, made it a holiday we won't forget. Thank you to Karen for making it all so easy for us. We're now confined to base as it has been snowing heavily but at least we still have our lovely memories and photos to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased that you liked the property and had an enjoyable holiday. The friendliness of the Madeiran people is one of the joys of the island. Also I know you were impressed with the Christmas lights in Funchal. Thank you for your review.
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Lovely cottage, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, such a lovely cottage! Very well equipped and very useful advice.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at our property.
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Charming and recently revenovated cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming and recently revenovated cottage located just 10 minutes drive from the beach and local amenities. It is located is a small hamlet of houses surrounded by locals tending to their home grown crops. 

The cottage has been restored to a very high standard throughout and has great views of the sea and surrounding area. The open plan kitchen/lounge is spacious and has everything you need to have a great stay. The sundeck is large with a well kept raised garden to the front,  sun loungers and a bbq are also available.

The communication from the owner has been excellent from the time of booking and throughout our stay. This is our second trip to Madeira and we certainly recommend staying at this property and plan to do so again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location for our walking holiday

  • 5 of 5

The house description proved to be 100% accurate and it was an ideal base for our walks which covered the central and the south west coastal areas.

A large number of guide books (walking and general) and maps were provided at the house which would be useful if you haven't brought your own and need some ideas. Would particularly recommend those published by Discovery Walking Guides and the house owner also recommended their guides and there are copies in the house.

Didn't use the terrace very much dues to the shorter days and that we were out walking every day but looks like it would be a very pleasant and sheltered sun trap.

All communications with the owner were very friendly and our queries answered quickly.

Would certainly recommend the house (and Madeira!) to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I 'm pleased you found the property well located for the levada walks you wanted to do.
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Lovely house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

A clean, spacious, well equipped house in a pretty village. There was also plenty of outdoor space which isn't apparent from the photos. Good communication & directions from the owner. The local shop / bar was very quirky & just a few minutes walk. A levada can also be accessed in a few minutes walk. We found the local supermarket well stocked & their coffee & custard tarts were delicious ! The nearby restaurant on the road to Rabacal was fantastic. Whale & dolphin watching in Calheta is a must although we preferred the beach at Ponta do Sol. The house is ideal for those who prefer to be away from the tourist resorts but is within easy reach of all parts of the island.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I believe the restaurant you mention is Requinte do Rochao. Excellent traditional Madeiran cooking. This restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesday's.
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Wunderschönes traditionell restauriertes Häuschen in ruhiger Lage mit tollem Blick über die Südküste

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben alles wie in den Fotos ersichtlich vorgefunden. Die Couch ist nicht als Schlafcouch ausziehbar. Der kleine eiserne Ofen heizt sehr gut und schaffte eine behagliche Atmosphäre an den kühleren Abenden im Februar. Brennholz wurde von Karen zur Verfügung gestellt und zwischenzeitlich 1x unaufgefordert ergänzt. Wer nicht mit dem Ofen heizen möchte, kann den Raum mittels elektrischem Radiator heizen. Wir haben ihn nicht benutzt und einige gemütliche Abende mit Blick auf den Sonnenuntergang über dem Meer in der Nähe des kuschelig warmen Ofens verbracht.

Die Natursteinwände des Hauses bieten einen schönen Kontrast zur Holzdecke und zur Holz-Küche. Die Fensterlaibungen sind glatt verputzt und gehen dann scharfkantig in die Steinwand über, was wirklich toll aussieht.

Parterre findet sich ein geschmackvolles Badezimmer mit ausreichend großer Dusche. Hier findet sich auch die Waschmaschine. Das Badezimmer hat kein Fenster, wird jedoch mittels einer Abluftanlage gut entlüftet.

Das Bad war, wie auch die übrige Wohnung sehr sauber, Handtücher und Handwaschmittel waren bereit für uns. Im gesamten Haus fanden wir keinen Schimmel.

Das Schlafzimmer ist gut für 2 Personen, es finden sich Nachttischchen mit Schubladen, eine Kommode und ein Kleiderständer mit vielen stabilen Bügeln. Das mittelbreite Doppelbett und die Matratze haben wir ebenfalls als gut empfunden.

Wir fanden vielfältiges Informationsmaterial wie eine Wanderkarte (gesamte Insel – auch für die Touren mit dem PKW gut geeignet), einige Reiseführer (englisch), den Rother Bergführer (englisch) und auch eine kleine Dokumentation über die Restauration des Hauses.

Direkt vor dem Haus läuft eine nicht sehr frequentierte, sehr steile kleine Straße. Parken kann man auf einer Nebenstraße direkt vor dem Haus.

Einige hundert Schritte abwärts ist ein Bushaltepunkt, den wir aber nie benutzt haben, da wir einen PKW gemietet hatten. Ich halte den PKW für dringlich erforderlich um flexibel zu sein. Wir sind sehr viel gewandert und würden nicht auf den PKW verzichten wollen.

Karen war immer hilfsbereit (auch in Fragen die nicht die Unterkunft betrafen), sie hat sich sehr um unser Wohlergehen bemüht, die Kommunikation per E-Mail war immer unkompliziert und zügig.

Zusammenfassend möchten wir sagen, dass wir uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt haben. Wir hoffen, dass sich die Gelegenheit bietet noch einmal dort zu wohnen und Karen vielleicht einmal persönlich kennen zu lernen.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for going to so much effort to write us such a thorough and complimentary review. Should you want to return to Madeira we would love to welcome you again.
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Access to levada 15 minutes walk from property.

Whale and dolphin watching trips with Lobosonda Whalewatching from Calheta marina, 10 minutes by car from house


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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