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Beautiful house situated between sea and mountains in Madeira's sunniest climate

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House with 3 double bedrooms, wi-fi, terraces and private pool.

Tourism registry number for this property: 24329 AL

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This lovely Madeiran home is set in its own safe and secure grounds in the peaceful Arco da Calheta hamlet of Ledo and has its own private pool. The house is built in the traditional style and still has lots of original features. The main one being the traditional wine press which was used to produce wine up until 2007.

There are three double bedrooms, 1 en-suite, a large fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar seating up to 8 people, family bathroom and lounge/dinning room. In addition to this the original bread oven room has been opened up to overlook the pool area. This oven has been kept as a feature of the original property.

To the front of the property is a garden with trees and plants, the feature here being a stone statue of Bacchus the Roman god of wine. To the back of the property is a heated pool with seating area for loungers and chairs. There is also a built in barbeque and table and chairs seating 6 people. The property also has Wi-FI in all rooms, CD bluetooth player, DVD player and MEO TV. There are beautiful views of the vast ocean to the front and of the scenic mountains and forests to the rear.

Within walking distance is the newly opened modern sports and leisure centre with children's playground and cafe. Two golden sandy beaches, a marina and the internationally renowned Casa da Mudas art gallery are 5 minutes drive away.

This area benefits from the warm temperatures of Calheta with it's own sunny micro-climate ********

More Details
Registration Number : 24329 AL

Property Manager
Ezekiel
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a really lovely holiday. The house was great, really comfortable and well equipped. The pool was lush. Madeira is beautiful, we all loved it, everything about our holiday was lovely. Thank you !!
Apr 2013
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful house situated between sea and mountains in Madeira's sunniest climate
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews
5

Wonderful stay at the Mad House

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Calheta and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at the Mad House. Ezekiel welcomed us to the house after our drive from the airport and gave us very useful information about things to see and do in the local area. Rose had left us a welcoming pack including some lovely local flowers. The villa is in a beautiful location, clean, well equipped and well maintained. Arco da Calheta is a quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of Funchal so a car is essential to get to local restaurants, supermarkets and the two beaches. This was the perfect location from which to explore the west of Madeira although we did go into Funchal a couple of times for some retail shopping therapy. We undertook a nice local levada walk from Prazeras to Calheta which was not too difficult for the children although we did stop for a picnic at the half way stage. Next time we may try a more demanding walk.

We visited the white sand beaces of Calheta (which are about 3 miles away) on two occasions as it was very sunny during our stay and whilst there we ate at the New Era restaurant by the marina and the Onder Azul both of which we thoroughly enjoyed. When we weren't at the beach, we lay by the pool and caught up on a couple of books, whilst the children swam.

We have decided to come back to the Mad House in two years time to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary which we are already looking forward to.

Many thanks

Keith and Sheryl

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Keith and Sheryl -Thank you for your review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your holiday at the Mad House and you will be more than welcome to return for your special anniversary in two years time.
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5

The best villa we've stayed in

  • 5 of 5

This is the best villa we've ever stayed in. We had an absolutely brilliant holiday which exceeded all our expectations. The villa is first class accommodation with everything you need. We were very comfortable and immediately felt very much at home. The location could not be better. A short walk to Arco which is a lovely little village with a beautiful church.

It is also a great place to base yourself for walking. There are many superb walks near the villa or you're only a short drive from the mountains and all the walks are very well signposted. The 25 fountain walk was our favourite. After a day’s walking there is nowhere nicer to return than this villa and a dip in the pool, then spend the evening relaxing.

An absolutely stunning place to stay. Perfect location, wonderful views and total privacy. We stayed for one week but wished we could have stayed for longer. The property was very well presented on our arrival.

The swimming pool was lovely and we used it most days as the weather was hot and sunny. The kitchen at the house was large and had everything we needed.

All in all, a perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The best villa we've stayed in

  • 5 of 5

This is the best villa we've ever stayed in. We had an absolutely brilliant holiday which exceeded all our expectations. The villa is first class accommodation with everything you need. We were very comfortable and soon felt very much at home. The location could not be better. A short walk to Arco which is a lovely little village with a beautiful church.

It is also a great place to base yourself for walking. There are many superb walks near the villa or you're only a short drive from the mountains and all the walks are very well signposted. The 25 fountain walk was our favourite. After a day’s walking there is nowhere nicer to return than this villa and a dip in the pool, then spend the evening relaxing.

An absolutely stunning place to stay. Perfect location, wonderful views and total privacy. We stayed for one week but wished we could have stayed for longer. The property was very well presented on arrival.

The swimming pool was lovely and we used it most days as the weather was hot and sunny. The kitchen at the house was large and had everything we needed.

All in all, a perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had such a lovely time at our house and are pleased that you enjoyed some of the local nature walks. Should you wish to return again you will be most welcome. Kind Regards Stephen and Lorraine
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5

LOVELY HOUSE IN A QUIET SCENIC LOCATION.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable 2 weeks at the mad house,the pool was used every day and the house was equipped with everything you could possible need.The house was spotlessly clean and the staff at ETC were welcoming and friendly.We hired a car and visited numerous places,the highlights being Funchal (especially the old town),Whale and dolphin watching,levada walking,Nuns valley(with hair raising bus ride) and the mountain scenery.The area was quiet and peaceful but with a village a short walk away,Calheta Beach was about 10 mins drive away .We would highly recommend this villa for anyone wishing to holiday in Madeira.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased that you enjoyed your fortnight's stay at the Mad House. Sounds like you had a really enjoyable holiday.Hopefully you will return one day, you will be most welcome.
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very nice stay in arco de calheta and mad house

  • 4 of 5

nice peaceful village with banana fields and levadas around, nice restaurant just nearby.

Swimming pool is great even in march. Miss some tables outside.

Nice house very big kitchen, nice bedrooms. In march the house is a little wet and cold but this may be an advantage in summer. Clean, well furnished.

We have been there twice and each time we wish we would have a welcome kit (salt, pepper, oil vinegar, ...) in the kitchen with milk an bread for the first breakfast. If we arrive late in the afternoon we have to hurry to the supermarket to buy every thing for the breakfast instead of resting after the trip to madera.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your second holiday rental of the Mad House. Nice to see you are coming for the third year running.
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We wish we could live here permanently

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful holiday at the Mad House in June 2014. We absolutely loved the location and the house was very private, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The views from the house are breath-taking and the area around the house was lovely and tranquil but when stopping here you do need a car if you want to get out and see more of the area as public transport is limited.

The weather was nice and sunny during our stay and we spent lots of time in the swimming pool. We walked up the road to the sports centre on three occasions and the staff were very welcoming. We did a couple of local levada walks during our stay and they were lovely. We walked the Prazeres to Calheta walk and the 25 fountains walk which was really spectacular.

Despite the hot weather the house remained cool inside so we had no trouble sleeping at night. We did use the outdoor barbecue once but given the price of food in the restaurants and cafes in the nearby marina we tended to eat there more often as it was easier and cheaper than cooking for ourselves.

We are already planning to return to Calheta in 2015 to celebrate our anniversary and will look to stop again in the Mad House if we can.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay in the Mad house and we are pleased that you got to see some of the local attractions in Calheta. Let us know your dates for 2015 and we will make sure the property is reserved for you.
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Funchal
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Arco da Calheta
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Palheiro
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Ribeira Brava
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Engenho Velho
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Calheta
Car: recommended

The Mad House is only a 25 minute drive from Funchal on excellent modern roads. The property is situated next to lush banana groves in the peaceful and tranquil hamlet of Ledo and enjoys magnificent panoramic views of both mountains and sea. The local hotel/restaurant (Engenho Velho) is a 3 minute walk away and the village of Arco da Calheta is just a short 10 min walk. Here you will find bars, shops, a historic church and lovely children's play area.

Within a 5 minute drive there are 2 sand beaches, several restaurants and a marina from which dolphin / whale watching trips and deep sea fishing trips depart daily. The stunning Casa das Mudas Art Gallery which has displayed works by Picasso, Salvador Dali and Francis Bacon is also within a 5 minute drive

To get to Ledo from Funchal you need to take the freeway towards Ribeira Brava. Then take the Estrada Regional 101 regional road in the direction of Calheta. After that, just follow the signpost for Arco Calheta then Ledo.

Other Activities: Art Gallery - Casa das Mudas

Golf: Madeira has 3 golf courses, the closest to the house is Palheiro Golf. .

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Arco Da Calheta, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
JULY / AUG / 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£751
for 7 nights
£751
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
SEPTEMBER 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£618
for 7 nights
£618
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
OCT / NOV 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£512
for 7 nights
£512
£1,696
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £88.32

THE ABOVE PRICES ARE FOR TWO PEOPLE IN THE PROPERTY.
BOOKINGS FOR MORE THAN 2 PEOPLE IN THE PROPERTY ARE CHARGED 15 EUROS EXTRA PER NIGHT PER PERSON.
IF YOU REQUIRE THE POOL TO BE HEATED IT CAN BE HEATED TO 26 DEGREES CENTIGRADE FOR 70 EUROS PER WEEK. PLEASE CAN THIS BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.


THERE IS A REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT OF 100 EUROS PER RENTAL. THIS IS PAYABLE UPON THE RECEIPT OF KEYS TO THE PROPERTY AND REFUNDABLE AT THE END OF THE RENTAL PERIOD FOLLOWING THE CHECK OF THE PROPERTY.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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