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Traditional stone house .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

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

Why Karen chose Madeira

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 Calheta

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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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(14 traveller reviews)

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Traditional stone house .Rural location with stunning sea and valley views.
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

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: May 25, 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: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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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Traumhaftes Häuschen!!!

  • 5 of 5

Hallo Karen,

sie haben ein wunderschönes Haus und wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt! Das Haus ist sehr gut und geschmackvoll ausgestattet. Wer Ruhe sucht ist hier genau richtig. Guter Ausgangspunkt für verschiedenste Aktivitäten. Wir werden es weiter empfehlen.

Danke, Georg und Edith

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. As you say the house is in a peaceful location.
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Schönes Ferienhaus für Zwei fernab vom rummel

  • 5 of 5

Das Häuschen liegt an einem Hang oberhalb der Bucht von Calheta in einem ursprünglichen Dorf. Wir lebten hier auf zwei Stockwerken. Das Haus ist in den Hang gebaut. Unten Schlafzimmer und Bad, oben ein großer Raum mit Küchenzeile, von dort Ausgang zur Straße. Die Einrichtung: viel rotes natürliches Holz, schöner Kontrast zu den Natursteinwänden, die den ursprünglichen Charakter dieses alten, hervorragend restaurierten Gebäudes betonen. Die portugiesischen Nachbarn sind liebenswürdige Leute. Die englischen Vermieterin Karen, die einige Tage vor Ort war, ist ein richtiger Schatz: zugewandt und hilfsbereit. Wir waren im April 2017 hier und haben unsere Tage genossen. Restaurants sind in der Nähe. Ein kleiner Laden ist im Ort, da kriegt man fast alles.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are pleased you like the house . We tried to renovate it in a way that showed the original stonework , while still being modern and comfortable for guests.
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Romantisches kleines Steinhäuschen für Zwei

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren sehr erfreut, das wir aufgrund der genauen Beschreibung von Karen das Steinhäuschen sehr schnell gefunden haben. Wir hatten die Telefonnummer von Hilda als Ansprechpartnerin vor Ort, die wir aber nicht nutzen mussten weil alles perfekt vorbereitet war. In Wirklichkeit ist das Haus noch schöner als auf den Fotos, besonders fasziniert waren wir von den Blumen und der Bepflanzung bei der Terrasse. Das Haus liegt ruhig und wir haben die Abende auf der Terrasse sehr genossen.

Das Innenleben des Hauses war wie beschrieben und lies keine Wünsche offen. Das Haus ist liebevoll eingerichtet, selbst das Geschirr und die Untersetzer, alles passt zum Haus. Danke für die schöne Unterkunft die unseren Urlaub noch schöner machte.

An zwei Tagen mussten wir wegen des Wetters im Haus frühstücken. Den Tisch haben wir dafür vor das Fenster gestellt und konnten mit Blick auf die Blumen und auf das Meer den Tag beginnen.

Mit unserer Woche auf Madeira konnten wir uns ein Bild von der Insel machen und sind sehr begeistert. Unser nächster Urlaub auf Madeira wird auf alle Fälle länger ausfallen. Das Haus war für uns perfekt und wir hoffen, das wir bei unserem nächsten Urlaub wieder in dem Haus wohnen dürfen.

Leider waren wir nur eine Woche auf der Insel und konnten den Holzofen und den Grill am Haus nicht nutzen. Bei unserem nächsten Urlaub werden wir uns bei Hilda schlau machen woher wir Holz bekommen und dann den Holzofen und den Grill geniesen.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review., Madeira is an excellent destination for anyone who likes flowers.There is a supply of wood under the barbecue that can be used on the log burner. We would be delighted if you wanted to stay at our property 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.
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