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Beautiful 2 Bedroom Villa with Panoramic Sea and Mountain Views, Full Internet

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Villa with Large Terrace, Balconies and BBQ, Full Internet, Wi-Fi and Cable TV

This beautiful modern well appointed villa is surrounded by fantastic panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean. Spectacular mountain views including the famous plateau complete the majestic scenery. The location is ideal for walkers, nature lovers and those that crave a little peace and quiet among a rural setting.

Breathtaking ocean views from the bedroom balconies add ''a top of the world feeling''. Two large bedrooms: one twin, one double each with a large private bathroom and patio doors open onto a large balcony with easy to use awing and beautiful views to the sea and a well maintained lawn and garden below.

Downstairs a fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons offers patio doors opening onto a spacious terrace complete with stone BBQ. The large living area opens onto the same terrace through airy patio doors. A down stairs WC and a small laundry complete the lower floor. Steps lead from the terrace area down to the garden, at the end of the garden is a beautiful spot: a tiled viewing area under the canopy of an avocado tree offers more sea views; delightful for breakfast.

Villa Murphy is surrounded by the wonderful natural nature that Madeira has to offer. The west of the Isle is the sunniest spot and boasts numerous swimming locations. The famous lava rock pools of Porto Moniz are only a 25 min drive away.

The surrounding local restaurants offer a wonderful selection of typical Madeiran fare. A large fully stocked supermarket in Calheta only a 5 minute drive away has everything you need while the small local shop has a good selection too, with fresh bread delivered daily.

The local people are very friendly and you will realise the difference from rural Madeira compared to the city, although only a 35 min drive away.

Villa Murphy offers you a relaxing comfortable getaway with the luxury of lots of space and surrounding Madeiran nature. While seeming miles from the hustle and bustle of the city you are only minutes from everything you will need. The perfect place to holiday.

A small on site bar/restaurant/supermarket offers friendly facilities, typical local dishes and packed lunches for walkers. Lidio the owner speaks english and is very helpful.

We can facilitate any late arrivals with a shopping basket to get you settled, including breakfast items for the following morning.

The area is a haven for writers, painters and keen photographers surrounded by rural nature; the real Madeira.

Families will enjoy the space and comfort the villa has to offer and indeed the pretty garden. Being closely located to walks, the beach and other fun attractions is a great benefit.

Couples will enjoy the peace and quiet; beautiful views; good restaurants and romantic walks.

Explores and walkers will be delighted with this wonderful location.

Villa Murphy has it all: lots of open space and terraces complete with a pretty garden. A tranquil, beautiful location only minutes from all modern amenities and tourist attractions. The choice is yours: do has much or as little as you want. The perfect choice for your perfect holiday. A great location to explore from.

More Details
Registration Number : 55201

Ciaran & Sarah
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About Ciaran & Sarah

We are living in Madeira for ten years. We have always worked with holiday rentals and tourism and we enjoy it very much. We live in the next village so are on hand should you need any help in finding your feet. We love madeira and know all the very best places to explore. The Island has much to offer.

Ciaran & Sarah purchased this villa in 2006

Why Ciaran & Sarah chose Estreito da Calheta

We built Villa Murphy in 2006; we designed the build ourselves having found lots of other villas for sale quite small and dark. We wanted to offer our quests open space and lots of light. We also wanted nice big balconies from the bedrooms and panoramic views of the ocean. The villa is a beautiful large building with lots of space throughout the property and never fails to impress our guests: hence our reviews.

The village location too is very typical of rural Madeira and is a great base to explore the surrounding nature. The people are very friendly and local bread, vegetable and fish vans still deliver in old Maderian style to your door.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is a large, spacious, bright and airy property with wonderful ocean views. The balconies, bbq terrace and bottom garden patio provide even more space. You can enjoy breakfast on the top balcony; bbq your dinner on the bottom terrace and retire to the garden patio for an evening drink. Perfect. This property easily accommodates up to 4 adults but is also ideal for a couple who like their own bedroom and bathroom with plenty of space.

The location is ideal to get out and about and explore: all the best sites are only a short drive away starting with the marina and beach being a 5 minute drive to the famous rock pools of Porto Moniz only a 25 minute drive away.

This side of the Island is renowned for warmer weather and beautiful levada walks.

The villa is the perfect holiday accommodation; very well appointed and in a great location to explore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Firstly I want to apologize that I didnt write you earlier. I was waiting for my older daughter. She wanted to write you a message, but she was abroad. Martin S. Dear Sarah and Ciaran, thanks a lot for a nice week that we spent in your house at Madeira. We really loved the view on the ocean from the teracce and balcony. Every day we had a breakfast at the terrace. The next think we loved was the levade behind the house. In your house was everything that we need. The only think we missed a little bit was a dishwasher. Otherwise was everything perfect. Madeira is an amazing island. We rent a car and we saw the whole island. We also visit some levadas, for example two levadas near Rabacal (25 fontes,...), Caldeirao Verde and also some small levadas. One day we went to Porto Santo by boat. The weather was erratic, because two times was raining there. On the other side a sun was also shining, but we said that we dont need any sunscreen. It was a big mistake, because we burned a lot, especially me and my father. We were looking like crayfishs. We went also to Pico Ruivo. We started at Encumenada and then we went to Pico do Arieiro. The tour was very hard and exhausting. It took almost 9 hours. But the scenery was very nice and lovely. We like walking of this type. Every year we are visiting Austria and our longer output took us 12 hours. In the annex I will send you a photo of our family in Austria this year. We have visited a lot of beaches. At most we liked the beach in Porto da Cruz. We really liked the nature on Madeira. Sometimes it looked like in Vietnam. Our way home was a little bit complicated. We flew with three planes. We flew right, but we missed one bag in Prague. It stayed in Frankfurt and there were some wines from Barbeito and also wet swimsuit and towels. The bag came after two dayes hopefullly. Thanks a lot for writing us. Best reguards Aneta S (the older daughter) and the whole family
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Estreito da Calheta around the Municipality of Calheta

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We kindly ask our quests to please look after the property as they would their own home. Thank you.
  • Please dispose of all rubbish on your departure. In a warm climate this is crucial. Please do not hang items from the shower curtain. Thank you.
  • Please clean the bbq on your departure. Ash and deprie from the fire can blow about in a light breeze. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Wash hand basin
  • The en suite bathrooms are large rooms with an opening window. The bathroom off the twin bedroom has a large shower with shower doors. Bathroom 3 is down stairs, and also has an opening window. All bathrooms are airy and bright. Lots and lots of space.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Full private bathroom with bath and over head shower
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Full private bathroom with large shower
  • Both bedrooms lead onto a large veranda through french doors overlooking the garden with beautiful sea views. The french doors give the bedrooms a wonderful airy and bright atmosphere. The veranda is large; perfect for sun bathing. Each bedroom is completely private with fitted wardrobes and a full private bathroom. The bedrooms are sea facing and get the sun all day. If you like to holiday with friends and family but still want to enjoy your privacy this is the villa for you. The large private bedrooms with their own private bathrooms are perfect for a little escapism. PLEASE NOTE: *A child's cot and blankets can be arranged: please ask for details.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
*FREE internet and Wi-fi throughout the property. *While no smoking is allowed inside the house, there is plenty of space on the sheltered terrace leading off from both the kitchen and the living room. *Car rental: if you are travelling with lots of bags or just want to relax a taxi will be arranged to do a return pick up to and from the airport, a car can be hired locally and delivered and picked up from your holiday property for no extra charge. We are happy to arrange this for you. Payment is directly to the taxi and to the car company. Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. *Mountain bikes can be arranged for an extra charge if pre-booked, please ask at time of booking.


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Beautiful 2 Bedroom Villa with Panoramic Sea and Mountain Views, Full Internet
average rating of 4.714286 based on 23 reviews

A truly lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa Murphy is exactly as described - maybe even better. It's spotlessly clean, well maintained and really very comfortable.

We particularly enjoyed the balconies, which catch the sun in the evenings. We had some good dinners out there. The views are awesome - stretches of blue sea, apparently endless.

The kitchen is well equipped. The lounge is comfortable and spacious. Upstairs, with both bedrooms having their own bathroom, we all felt we had privacy. Even I found the bed comfortable and I have a dodgy back.

The shop across the road is handy and the owner is pleasant and friendly. We found a local hotel nearby "Quinta Alegre" with a swimming pool. They were quite happy to let us use the pool if we consumed something, which we did, frequently. They did vegetarian food too.

The owners, Sarah and Ciaran, were genuinely concerned that we had a good holiday and were available every time we had a query - which wasn't often. The villa is easy to live in and I envy anyone who is booked in and looking forward to staying there! They won't be disappointed.

We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just What We Had Hoped For

  • 4 of 5

We were two retired couples who stayed at Villa Murphy for 10 days in mid -February. The villa itself suited us prfectly with the two en suite bedrooms set apart and very private. Perhaps we were a little too early in the season to really enjoy the wonderful balconies especially for meals and the villa itself was difficult to keep warm. Nevertheless we were on the sunny side of Madeira so had many beautiful sunny days and lovely sunsets over the ocean.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Fran, Ross, Roy and Maureen thank you for your review. We enjoyed meeting and chatting with you all. You did well to stay upbeat considering your delay of three days to the Island, Roy taking ill on the plane and Maureen getting ill soon on arrival. The weather for sure was not good (worst winter for us in years, and all of Europe) but we are glad that you enjoyed the warmer west side and the space in the house and that we met your expectations. We hope the next time you come all will run smoother for you with your travels. Till then we wish you well and thank you for staying with us..
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Nice house, nice view

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice week in the Villa Murphy. Good size living room and bedrooms, and nice veranda with a good view of the sea. All very clean and well kept, and everything worked perfectly. No dishwasher but we didn't mind that.

There is a little store opposite which we found very useful for basic stuff, including nice bread, whose owner (Llido) will also provide meals in the adjacent small bar/restaurant if you give him advance notice. Only two things offered (steak or fish), but the fish is highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday - perfect villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa was just as described. Sarah was helpful and always available if we needed her. The village location was perfect for us and gave us easy access to the levadas. We are two couples in our 60's who enjoy walking and being away from the tourist areas. The village was beautiful - flowers amazing - locals friendly - the bar/ shop just over the road was perfect for fresh bread and daily shopping. We really enjoyed our week here and would recommend this to anyone who like to be away from the main tourism areas and in a friendly village atmosphere.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic family villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a fantastic week at Villa Murphy with our two young children. I don't often write reviews but Sarah and Ciaran really deserve all the credit they can get for this lovely home.

The villa is in a quiet village, with a beautiful garden and views across the ocean. We arrived late at night and Sarah was very helpful at guiding us in (we took a wrong turn) and it was such a joy to open the door and walk into this lovely villa after a long journey. We knew from the start it would be the perfect holiday.

It had everything we needed and we felt very at home here, having some lovey nights on the patio, cooking on the bbq, eating, drinking, and just relaxing in absolute peace and quiet on most nights.

The little shop across the road has the basics and the owner is very helpful.

We were 5 mins drive from Calheta beach which is great for the kids with crystal clear, calm water and sandy beach, not too big or crowded and safe enough to let them run off and splash in the water. We also visited the caves at Sao Vincente (quite interesting) and then carried onto Porto Moniz, before driving up and over the top for some stunning views of misty valleys and beautiful flowers. The water park just past Funchal airport is good for a day out with the kids, top score for our 9 year old, but the beach was the main attraction for our youngest. For me it was just the peace and quiet and a glass of wine on the patio, looking out at the calm ocean in the distance.

I would recommend this villa without any hesitation and hope that we can return again for another wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Back to a little corner of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I returned in June (2013) to this beautiful villa. We last stayed there in April 2010 (see review Bo and David). We were determined to return as we fell in love with the villa and the area. We were delighted to find a new large bed in one of the bedrooms. Not that we are 'large people' but it is a bonus when the nights are so warm to have that extra space. There is really very little to say as we found everything as enchanting as 2 years ago. Still spotless, a lot of nice 'little decorative touches' added here and there and the young owners as charming and helpful as ever.The garden is looking fantastic as the weather in June was not as scorchingly sunny as usual (cloudier but warm) which seemed to suit the plants and shrubs.

We were delighted to find the content of the library had greatly increased as we both love to read and taking books really does add onto luggage weight. As well as the internet it was good to find we were able to Skype the family back in the UK (nice to know the kids -44!! and 39!! care).

Unfortunately we were only able to stay one week as the weeks either side were booked but the owners had an apartment at Madalena do Mar, only a short drive away. So, with full confidence of our experience with the villa and the owners, we had a week there in a lovely little village. We had a wonderful time there also.

This sunny area of Madeira is such a change from the busy area of Funchal (which we still love also) and we love the peace and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Small local bar/restaurant with handy supermarket
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Local restaurants serving local dishes
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Calheta Beach
Car: necessary

Villa Murphy is situated in a calm rural village area. Panoramic views of the ocean and mountains are simply breathtaking. A 5 min drive away is a lagoon (man made) white sand beach; a fantastic beach location which we highly recommend and love to use ourselves. Here you can take a swim in the calm waters, sit on the rocks watching the boats go by, do a spot of fishing or some paddle boarding, even go for a dive. If you fancy a boat trip, try out one of the many on offer and spot the local dolphins. Of course you may decide to take a ramble or enjoy a leisurely lunch in one of the many delightful local restaurants. There is also a large fully stocked supermarket too.

Jardim Do Mar is also only 5 mins away in the opposite direction and is ideal for surfing lovers. Foodies will enjoy the seafood restaurants. The fishing village of Paul Do Mar is another local spot to visit.

The levadas of Rabacal, Prazares and The Lakes are all only a short drive away. As are many other trails. However there are numerous levada walks on your doorstep should you decide to explore closer to home.

Funchal city is a 30 min drive by car on the newer and well appointed motorways. The airport is another 10 mins after the city.

A fully stocked supermarket and small local restaurant are minutes from your door.

If you crave a little peace and quiet in comfortable surroundings but don't want to be miles from everywhere you've found the villa for you. A great location to relax, but also to explore as all must see attractions are only a short drive away as are numerous good restaurants.

Other Activities:

Deep sea fishing: There are three main marinas on the island; one of which is only a five minute drive away (Calheta Beach) from the house.

Golf: The Island has two well appointed golf courses at present. Palheiro Golf is an 18 hole course; size 6,086m. Santo da Serra is a 27 hole, course; size 2,890m. Clubs, basket and buggy are all available to rent at both sites. More information is available on request.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Estreito da Calheta,

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Sep 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
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5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We do not request a security deposit but kindly ask guests to look after the property as they would their own home: replace any breakages, wash all used dishes, leave the bbq area clean and to put rubbish in the allocated refuse bins. Thank you for your consideration and cooperation for the property and other guests. These simple considerations help ensure the property is maintained to the high standard that we strive to achieve. We provide an attractive, well equipped and very comfortable property to help you experience a relaxing holiday. Please email with any and all questions we are always happy to help and will respond promptly at all times. Please note prices can be flexible depending on availability. Please ask for child prices for 10 years and under. Happy holidays. Thank you and we wish you a great stay.

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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