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 temp is usually between 19 to 23 degrees in summer . Temperatures remain high throughout the Autumn and are usually between 19 and 21 ( all depending on hours of sunshine) .
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 sit room has a single bed and a double bed 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.
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***