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Private Pool and Modern Villa with Traditional Charm (children 8 years and over)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,506 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms and 1 bedsit , all en-suite, mountain and sea views.

The ideal home from home to explore this beautiful island. 2 bedrooms + bedsit.

-Superb location at altitude of 280 metres offering good views without being in the clouds. Close to beach and all local attractions.

-Very well equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher, allowing you to cook up and serve good meals. Granite tops , large fridge /freezer, ample crockery and cooking utensils.

-Free fast Wi-Fi and over 200 TV channels included.

- Super comfy large family size sofa

-Underfloor heating for winter months ( although seldom needed)

-Windows are double glazed ensuring comfortable temperature .

-Pool is salt chlorinated offering very soft water.

-Level parking area (unlike some properties where you have to tackle steep gradients while parking)

-Mature interesting garden with herbs and fruit.

-Local bars and shops within 5 min walk.

- Stone clad house has a very comfortable temperature all year round

-Interior has had fresh painting done in 2018.

- the property previously got 30 reviews averaging 4.7 out of 5 stars on this site but as new owners we have had to start our site from scratch again.

-The video on this site shows the house before internal new decoration was done , so the photos are more accurate.

Casa Margarida is conveniently located - set back from the village road to Arco da Calheta, above two short flights of steps, with gardens and a superb sea view. Accessed from a level parking area . The pool is in a sunny position beside the house with shower accessible from the poolside. The pool has partial solar heating enabling it to reach a up to 26 degrees C in the Summer. Temperatures remain high throughout the Autumn and are usually between 19 and 22 .The 40' flat-screen HD TV, receives over 200 channels including news, films, football, music and documentaries in English, and other European languages. The traditional Portuguese tiled kitchen and breakfast bar is separate from the sitting-room. House has a superb location just minutes from the motorway and 5 minutes by car to the beach. Village shops and bar and beautiful church only 5 min walk away.

The main bedroom upstairs a balcony overlooking the sea and the village. The en-suite shower room has a large walk-in power shower, and the bedroom dressing area has two additional washbasins. The second bedroom upstairs has twin beds which can be made up as a double, en-suite with bath/shower, and the balcony with sea view. On the ground floor, the bed sitting room has a single bed and a bed settee and en-suite shower room.

There is free broadband WiFi throughout the property. There is off-road private parking.

We are sorry that we are not able to accept bookings for children under the age of 8 years due to safety issues relating to the swimming pool and stairways.

.Car: recommended

Arco-da-Calheta is about 30 min from picturesque small city of Funchal and the airport is 50 min away which is to the east of Funchal. The house is 280 metres above sea-level and enjoys a warm climate with sea and countryside views across the banana plantations. There is a range of small shops, bars and cafés in the village, and a gym, taxi rank, cash machine, post office, health centre and pharmacy. There is also a small hotel with a restaurant on the edge of the village.

Calheta beach, 5 minutes drive away, has a well-stocked supermarket, a bank, a selection of restaurants, including a hotel with restaurant and bars and entertainment. The bay is partly enclosed, with a sandy beach on each side, and is good for snorkeling and sea swimming.

In the Marina whale and dolphin-watching boat-trips and sea-fishing boat trips are available.

Calheta has a sugar-cane factory with a bar where sugar-cane products may be sampled. High above Calheta beach is the Casa das Mudas with a range of art and other exhibitions.

Driving up above Arco, you will reach Paul da Serra, a high plateau surrounded by mountains. Here you will find the ancient laurisilva forest with levada walks and waterfalls. Unless you are experienced it is strongly recommended to book a guided levada walk as the levadas vary greatly in degree of difficulty. Other non-levada walks, have stunning views and ever-changing cloud patterns in the many valleys.

The North coast is very pretty with several small towns and villages and a rose garden in Arco São Jorge. Palheiro golf course is east of Funchal, and there is a new golf course due to open to the west of Arco da Calheta, in Ponta do Pargo.

Car hire is strongly recommended.

***This property previously got more than 30 reviews averaging 4.7 /5 stars***

More Details
Registration Number : 23311/AL

Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Portuguese, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018

About The Owner

owners Michelle and Richard Serradinho

The Owner purchased this villa in 2017

Why The Owner chose Arco Da Calheta

We love the traditional yet modern feel of this property

it is just the right size. My father was born just a few hundred metres away and although he immigrated away 65 yrs ago we feel our roots are firmly here and want to start a new history chapter.

We purchased it in September 2017 from the couple who built it 8 years ago and ran it on this site for 2 years and achieved 30 average 4.7/5 star reviews. everything is going to remain exactly the same, rates , furniture and staff who manage the property.

What makes this villa unique

The property has a perfect location in a village close to all the best bits of arco da Calheta .The village usually enjoys very good weather even when other parts of Madeira are cloudy.

It is very easily reached from the motorway and it is set on a level section of parking / stopping area, not many other properties enjoy a nice level stopping area.

The gardens are mature and have been thoughtfully arranged, lovely fruit trees/ flowers/ herb sections.

The house feels very private although it is not at all isolated.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , opens into 3rd bedroom ,off kitchen, also opens to pool
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , this is downstairs off kitchen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Private Pool and Modern Villa with Traditional Charm (children 8 years and over)
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

A lovely holiday in a well kept property in a good location

  • 5 of 5

We found the villa to be well equipped and very comfortable for our family of four. The pool and gardens were well maintained and from the patio area, great views over Arco Da Calheta and the sea. One of several Levada walks we enjoyed can be reached on foot from the hill behind the villa. Madeira Island has some spectacular scenery and this villa was an ideal touring base for us.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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24 Five star reviews speak for themselves

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely villa in a beautiful location. We know because we had it built to our specification, and lived in it for four years before offering it for holiday rental. During the time that we let it, it was awarded twenty-four five-star reviews, and was managed for us by the much praised Teva. Now that the property has been sold to new owners, Teva continues to mange it and to ensure that the previous standards are maintained. For now you can see our reviews by searching HomeAway for property no. 1027388, but this review from guests who arrived on 29 July 2017 is our favourite.

"Just returned from a fabulous week at this gorgeous villa in a beautiful location. We were met at the villa by Teva who made us feel immediately very welcome and gave us lots of tips and advice on the island and area, despite it being quite a late arrival nothing was too much trouble. The welcome snacks and bottle of wine were very appreciated! The villa is just gorgeous and photos are very accurate. We arrived in the dark, so when we opened the shutters in the morning, the views of the ocean just took our breath away, it was so beautiful and we spent many happy evenings and breakasts on the upper balcony. The villa is very private. The weather was great, no searing heat ala Spain, just warm sunshine, fresh breezes and no mosquitos - bliss! The pool and patio were very clean with comfy sunbeds, beach towels, inflatables, outdoor grill and reclining chairs provided. The living area was cool, bright and comfy and the kitchen was very authentic and well equipped with a lovely ocean view and the gardens had beautiful plants and flowers everywhere. Didnt need aircon as fans fine. Everywhere was really clean and modern, comfy bed, lovely dressing area & bathroom with wet room and power shower. Calheta is a nice beach resort which would be good for families (although we are a couple). There are plenty of cheap and good snack bars in the day, but only 2 restaurants open at night which close at 11, so no late nights out! However, we found Ponta do Sol a short drive away which was gorgeous and easily taxi-able if you do want a night out and not as far as Funchal. We also ate at the restaurant in Madalena do Mar on the front (only one) which does amazing espatadas (those steak skewers) and the seafood looked amazing. Madeira is an amazing place - we just loved it and can't wait to go back (hopefully to this villa!). Paradise found" Philip and Kate.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Foi muito agradável a estadia,moradia muito acolhedora,prática,com tudo que precisamos para as nossas férias.

Agradecemos aos proprietários e principalmente á Sra. Teva,que nos recebeu de forma tão simpática e gentil!

Recomendamos que aluguem um carro para aproveitarem toda a ilha.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
in Arco village
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Palheiro golf
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
main motorway ve3/er101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
village cafes /arco village/arco beach/madelena
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
calheta beach
Car: necessary

Calheta beach is only easy 5 min drive away , ample parking , affordable snacks , only 5 euro for 2 sun loungers and parasol. Very calm water for swimming .


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £5 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner'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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