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Traditional Madeira cottage, sea and mountain views plus pool, Arco da Calheta.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4, pool, wireless broadband

Casa da Pedra is a traditional Madeiran house in the village of Arco da Calheta.

The locals reckon that Arco da Calheta has the best micro-climate of all! And it’s a quiet location . The house has two bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom. Downstairs is one big room which provides lounge, dining and kitchen areas. The walls are very thick stone – they are over 150 years old, part of the original cottage. This keeps the house cool in the summer, and warm in the winter.

Outside there is a swimming pool and south facing terrace. The pool is about 5 metres by 8 metres; the depth is about 1.5 metres, solar heated

There are two bedrooms upstairs. Both open on to the balcony, which faces south, giving stunning views over the sea and surrounding mountains. The first bedroom has an en-suite shower room, and there is also a family bathroom.

The shops are a short walk away but in case you arrive late in the day, ask about a welcome pack

There is a garden below the swimming pool, with a wooden house (Casa da Madeira). You are welcome to pick fruit from the trees in the garden - these include: avacado, figs, passion fruit, and some young citrus trees.

Pool refurbishment: The pool was refurbished in December 2008, to give you an even better swimming experience! Professional pool cleaners care for it and make sure the chemicals are as they should be

Previous guests may be pleased to learn that the parking area has been altered to make parking much easier. In addition an electric hob was installed to replace the gas one. For users of the high tech shower who may have experienced a cheeky coolness to the water, happy news. The gas boiler which supplied hot (well almost) has been replaced with a solar water system. This is supported by an electric immersion heater. So, cold showers by choice only, now!

The house has been inspected by the local authority tourist board and is licenced for letting

More Details

Carole Dische
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

Why Carole Dische chose Arco Da Calheta

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What makes this cottage unique

reasonable cost, very near the whale boat marina. Visitors are highly recommended to try this our grandsons, ages 8 to 13 have all snorkelled with the dolphins and would do it everyday if they could. it books up quickly as they do not offer the snorkelling every day

Guestbook comments from the owner

We wish to express our thanks for your contribution to a wonderful holiday we had on the island of Madeira. The house in Arco da Calheta was just perfect. It was very clean and tidy and had everything we needed for a self catering stay. It was an ideal location to base ourselves for exploring the island and the swimming pool was a real bonus. I would also like to thank Ezequiel and his staff for organising the taxi pickup from the port and the car hire. We will have no hesitation recommending your house to anyone wishing to visit Madeira in the future.
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Arco Da Calheta around the Municipality of São Vicente

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    En-suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Off bedroom 1
    Pool loo - Toilet , Near the pool
  • All towels are provided including pool towels. Please do not leave these at the beach. Toiletries are not provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • There is a camp bed and an inflatable bed for children. There is also a travel cot for a baby. All linen is provided. There is a weekly change and clean. if you require more you should ask our agent, Ezekiel (speaks English) or our housekeeper Teresa (no English)
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
The pool has been recently re-furbished. And it now has solar heating for an enhanced bathing experience! There is also a pool cover and roller which does help to keep the heat in. For most effective use please put this on when you are not using the pool. Please try not to damage the cover We have installed wireless broadband which is free to users of the house. NO computer, you will need your own. Internet and Satellite TV


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Traditional Madeira cottage, sea and mountain views plus pool, Arco da Calheta.
average rating of 4.652174 based on 25 reviews

Basic but good

  • 3 of 5

This property has fantastic views and a great pool, along side basic accommodation. it can be a little chilly downstairs (lounge/diner/kitchen) particularly in cool weather. There are no glazed windows downstairs, but only shutters so it can also be dark.

The parking is a tight, and turning the car round was very tricky. The access road is narrow.

Madeira is an amazing island, with stunning scenery. There are lovely walks, particularly if you have a head for heights. The nearest Lavada (Lavada Nova) had a few issues when we were there - the handrail had been knocked down leaving a 100m or so drop.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable home fully equipped for 4 plus people. Lovely heated pool. Neighbours local and v. friendly. Only a few bars within walking distance in the village but good restaurants within 5 minutes by car. Ideal for a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our house. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that everything worked out well for you. We would be delighted to welcome you back.
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Nice house with swimming pool very suitable for a family stay

  • 4 of 5

Spacious house, very suitable for a stay with kids. The swimming pool is great. With a nice view and relatively close by car to calheta beach.

Reception by a local friendly agency, which brought us to the house .

We recommend this house if you want to stay near Calheta on a good location.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and would welcome you and your friends and family back anytime thank you for choosing our house Carole and Geoff
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  • 4 of 5

Well catered for, clean and comfortable. Some niggly minor details, e.g. Hot water switch and cooker operation, could well have been eliminated by caretaker at the start. Our little Opel Corsa did struggle getting up the approach inclines with the full load.

On the whole Carole was very helpful and property is as described!

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we are pleased this guest enjoyed the house. sorry about the cooker and the hot water switch we will add instruction to the house guide. Most guests do not need the hot water switch as the solar generally does a good job. Unfortunately most car hire firms rent out small engine cars which make the Madeira roads with four adults on board a bit of a challenge. the hills are amazing
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Wow, what a location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely old traditional house in the centre of the old village of Arco de Calheta. Both bedrooms have a superb view and a wide balcony with table and chairs. Kitchen has everything provided albeit maybe a little bit of an inconvenient layout. Two doors open onto a patio and gorgeous swimming pool. The agent is really helpful, nothing is too much trouble.

It is beautifully located to explore the far west of Madeira and a number of great restaurants in Calheta, Madelana and Prazeres

We would have no hesitation in returning to this lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we are delighted this guest had a good time in Madeira and especially at our house. we love sitting on the balcony with a cold drink watching the sun go down. magical
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Relaxing Maderia

  • 5 of 5

This holiday was a total rest for us. Casa Pedro had everything we needed and comfortable. Lovely pool and we were blessed with the weather until last two days. Ate out five times, very good pizzeria in village. Excellent food in nearby Calhetta. We did not hire a car, used taxis, very cheap, even gave us a hand of bananas. Neighbour very kind and supplied us with fruit on a daily basis. Ezekiel, the agent very informative and helpful. Thankyou Carole, for letting us stay.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Madeira is a very special place, with very special people. we are delighted that this family have found it. Our house is in a village where real Madeira people live and have always made us feel at home. we hope that this family will return one day
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Ribeiro Brava
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Casa da Pedra is in the village of Arco da Calheta, situated on the south coast of Madeira, about half an hour’s drive from Funchal. The south coast has the most sun and the least rain on the island. The locals reckon that Arco da Calheta has the best micro-climate of all! It’s a quiet location but in the centre of the village. It is a perfect place for taking your rest between lavada walks

Arco da Calheta

9370-047 Arco da Calheta


The village is on a hill over-looking the ocean and with views of the surrounding cliffs and mountains. The hill/mountain to the left of the house is famed as an international paragliding place. Check out this site for more information on this exciting sport. There are local shops and cafes within an easy walk. The village boasts a new leisure centre and children's plaly park. The beach and marina at Calheta is a ten minute drive. The marina offers private hire deep sea fishing. There are several restaurants within easy driving distance

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Funchal and all it has to offer is but a short drive as are two golf courses which offer challenging golf for beginner or professional alike

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Arco Da Calheta,

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2018 - 1 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jul 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We are unable to offer refunds, please make sure your travel insurance covers the rental. You can transfer in euros to our Portuguese bank account, or pay in pounds in the UK at the rate advertised. Extra nights after 7 are charged prorata. The property is licensed by the local tourist board as suitable for holiday let.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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