The accommodation is extremely spacious and well equipped
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A perfect week!
The weather was perfect
The accommodation was perfect
Madeira is perfect
We will be back!
We had the most fabulous stay at this beautiful cottage. The accommodation is absolutely lovely - comfortable, clean and of extremely good quality. The owner and her family were most welcoming and so very helpful. It is situated in a very peaceful spot - high up with spectacular views and gorgeous gardens. We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage and we are looking forward to a return visit next year!
We stayed in Rosemary cottage for 3 weeks in March. It was our first visit to the beautiful island if Madeira. We walked through the most superb scenery which ranged from levadas and coastal walks to mountain peaks and ridges. The waterfalls and the forests and laurisilva were superb. We have booked already to visit next year as we found our accommodation location such a good base.
We really enjoyed Rosemary cottage and very much appreciated the welcome and practical help from Ken, Faye and Heather. The view from the cottage is superb, the cottage is well equipped and very comfortable.
A Small Paradise!
Heather, Faye and Ken have created a small paradise at the bottom left hand corner of Madeira! Easily accessible from the airport through the fantastic network of tunnels, Banda do Sol provides a perfect 'getaway' from the stresses and strains of modern life. Sit and have breakfast on the lovely terrace, overlooking the swimming pool and garden, and beyond that the endless sea, with only the rushing noise of the levada to disturb you. Later, drive a few miles up the road and then walk through the gorgeous woodlands, alongside another levada, on the level all the way. Stop in the next village for refreshment, and wander back at your own pace! Later go down to the seaside and relax in a fabulous little bar, until it's time to choose between many different restaurants for an evening meal. Or of course you could bar-b-que back at Banda do Sol, or cook in the superb kitchen. There is everything you could possibly need for a fantastic (non-beach) holiday on Madeira, when staying at Banda do Sol. Hire a car and drive all round the island. It doesn't take long today on the superb new roads, but make sure you take time to go along some of the old highways and byways - it's well worth the effort. If you get the chance to stay at Banda do Sol - grab it with both hands and look forward to a fantastic holiday in the sun. We will be back!
Perfect place for couples and families
Rosemary Cottage is perfect place for couples, who love first-class villa, peaceful environment and spectaculous view.
Estreito da Calheta and Banda Do Sol is excellent place for exploring Madeira Island. We spent all days travelling around the island by car. It was so nice to come back to relax in our Cottage. There were all we needed; spacy carage, fully equipped kitchen, beautiful living room, good beds in sleeping room and terrace to enjoy beautiful scenery. Unfortunately water in swimming pool was a bit too cold even for Finns but summertime it undoubtedly is perfect. Heather, Faye and Ken, thank you: We came as strangers but left as friends. We hope we will meet again.
Sirkka and Jouko from Finland
Vacation at its best
We had the good fortune to find this excellent holiday location on the internet. During our stay we enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of Heather and her parents for two weeks. The cottage is fully equipped and situated in nice, quiet surroundings; but a car is a must. Beautiful view over the Atlantic! Warm and sunny even in November. Good restaurants and supermarket in downtown Calheta. Internet connection a big plus. The website gives an accurate description of facilities etc. Warmly recommended!
Barbara and Jens
Estreito da Calheta is on the west coast of this idyllic island. Gulf Stream waters lap the shores of Madeira resulting in fantastic summers and mild winters making the island an exquisite holiday destination all year round. The accommodation is within easy travelling distance (7 minutes by car) to Vila Calheta - a lovely area with an outstanding sandy beach, a big marina, a well stocked supermarket, great coffee bars and some good restaurants serving local specialities, to be sampled with cold white wine or a 'shandy'.