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Bruno Fontes

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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Super luxury apartment in a very quiet, charming and rural area of Madeira

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Lombo Do Doutor - House Fontes

Studio Flat with 90m2 and esplanade with some amazing views

The 'House Fontes' was designed and constructed in general for all types of clients being them passionate about nature, landscapes, hiking, trekking, water sports or just for a relaxing stay in a very charming and quiet area of Calheta.

Having an area of approximately 90m2 this studio flat has also an esplanade to be the envy of any nature and landscaping lover and also a place where we can sun bath any time of the day or just to assist to one of the best sun sets on the island. The spaces are shared with different combinations of light and environments ranging between modern and rustic styles.

The vineyards with its own wine press and cellar : Being this apartment surrounded by beautiful vineyards to make the famous Madeira Wine and cultivated terraces its geographical location is also perfectly accessible to all kinds of shops, restaurants, bars, local museums and a wonderful sandy beach just a few minutes away not to mention as well one of the best preserved and natural sites for walking and hiking trails in the whole island of Madeira.

Looking for a walk?: As Mountain Guide and native of this fascinating island, I gathered several themes and activities to offer and share with the customer such as: doing private guiding or advising you in doing short or long walking distances in your mountains or famous Levadas, transfers to take and to bring back after the walks, renting a car for one or more days, mountain biking, whale/dolphins or bird watching, jeep expeditions or even a tour around the island. Basically, my mission here is to provide you the most exciting and enjoyable holiday that you can have in Madeira!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Bruno Fontes (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

About Bruno Fontes

I was born and raised in the Madeira and I work as a mountain guide. Being so, I can explain and show to my clients all the best tracks for walking /trekking in this magical Island.

Bruno Fontes purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Bruno Fontes chose Calheta

With all my years of experience working and dealing with people from all Nationalities I decided to put together some ideas and contrasts and come up with ‘House Fontes’. Knowing Madeira almost like the palm of my hands I decided to construct my house here in Calheta because of the easy going style of living, from being preserved from big masses and her rural aspect and surrounding sceneries and views.

What makes this apartment unique

As unique benefit you’ll be able to share and to be part of the rural way of living of this town surrounded with cultivated gardens and a vineyard to make the famous Madeira Wine just in front of the house. Our main host will be our dog called ‘Jakie’ who definitely will come to see you every morning and every afternoon in the garden. In our house you can profit from the swing on the front porch, the pond in the garden with the waterfall and if you like cooking I’ll be able to use the entire aromatic herbs you can from our garden. On the top of it we’re offering you a trip on a jeep through Eucalyptus and Mimosa forests and on the tracks where you’ll never dare to go with a normal car. Just be ready for some sense of adventure and leave the rest for us!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)
Super luxury apartment in a very quiet, charming and rural area of Madeira
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
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Vom Vermieter hängengelassen

  • 1 of 5

Den warmen und freundlichen Worten aus der Emailkonversation ließ der Vermieter leider keine Taten folgen. Weder tauchte er zur verabredeten Zeit am verabredeten Ort auf noch war er telefonisch oder per Email erreichbar. Erst nach fünf Stunden - als der erste Urlaubstag schon längst durch die Unsicherheit und Suche nach einer Ersatzunterkunft verloren war - kontaktierte er uns. Mag ja sein, dass ihm das Handy auf einer Bergwanderung ins Wasser gefallen war. Aber warum genau wandert der Vermieter in den Bergen, wenn wir eine Verabredung hatten? Sein späteres Angebot, die Unterkunft als Schadenersatz gratis zu nutzen, schlugen wir mangels Vertrauen in seine Professionalität aus...

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christian, I’m sending my apologies to you again regarding this unfortunate incident. Since I’ve been renting my house I never ever had any problems or complaints replying to the emails, phone calls or even with our hosts on the arrival day. I've been working as a professional tour guide for almost 15 years and that day I was doing what I like to do best, walking in the mountains with my clients. Unfortunately on that morning my phone felt into the water and from that moment I did panic because there was no possible way for me to contact you or even my wife that was expecting my phone call to go and pick you up in our meeting point. Finally I did manage to get a new phone and your call was exactly at 14:48pm, I try to call you back for the first time at 16:34pm but no answer from you. Then I did send you an SMS at 16:42pm saying that I was very sorry for that and explaining what has happen with my mobile phone and I’ve also suggested you an offer for you to stay in our house for free for the 3 nights but unfortunately you texted me back at 17:30 declining my offer. Our responsibility and professionalism with our clients is always our top priority, unfortunately that was the first time we ever had a problem like this one and I'm very sorry that it actually happen to you. We still learning and improving from our mistakes but it can always happen to anybody, because nobody is perfect. Bruno Fontes
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5

Un excellent choix!!

  • 5 of 5

Très bel appartement, parfaitement équipé (il y a même un ordinateur portable) et très grand (pour 2 personnes bien sur). Il est de plus idéalement situé vous visiter toute la partie ouest et le centre de Madère.

Situé sur la petite route qui relie Calheta à Rabacal, il permet d'atteindre rapidement et très facilement les nombreuses randonnées aux alentours de Rabacal et Paul da Serra. Commerces également très proches en voiture.

Enfin un très grand merci à Bruno, pour son accueil, sa gentillesse et ses conseils pour les randos.

De quoi rendre le séjour encore plus agréable.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A perfect space to relax and enjoy

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day stay with Bruno and were extremely sad to leave Madeira behind. Bruno was so helpful with all the planning of the surprise holiday for my Fiancé's 30th Birthday. The accommodation was a perfect home-from-home to retreat to and relax after exciting days exploring the island, and provided everything we could need. After our arrival Bruno shared some madeira wine with us and set us a fantastic itinerary for the week and also recommended a couple of nice spots to eat. Our favourite day was walking up to Pico Grande - not for the faint hearted! On our last day we enjoyed the thrilling Jeep ride and we always loved saying hello to Jack the lovely small dog.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

I would give this more than 5 stars if I could

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is everything it says on the website, it was an absolute delight, spotlessly clean with fresh decor, furnished to a very high standard and had absolutely everything we needed. It's all you could ever ask for and more in a holiday apartment. It's so close to all the shops, bars, marina and the beach. Bruno is the most helpful person you could wish for, nothing is too much trouble and he provides the best information pack you will ever need and he is always ready to help via email if you have any questions. So if you want a good base for touring or a quiet space to recharge your batteries, surfing, sailing, cycling, walking or doing nothing this really is the place to come. We have never stayed in a place where the minute you walk through the door you feel so at home except here. Our best accommodation experience ever! We're happy to endorse your place, it really is luxurious and we'd be pleased to stay there again. So go on, get booking straight away - book early to avoid disappointment.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

I would give this more than 5 stars if I could

  • 5 of 5

We have used Holiday-Rentals many times over the years and this has been by far the best holiday accomodation we have ever stayed in, the house is spacious and well furnished and the location is pretty good too - 5 minutes drive from the centre, supermarket, shops and restaurants, although you need to go down and up to get there if you take the shortest route. Bruno is the most helpful person you could wish for, nothing is too much trouble and he provides the best information pack you will ever need and he is always ready to help via email if you have any questions. So if you want a good base for touring or a quiet space to recharge your batteries, surfing, sailing, cycling, walking or doing nothing this really is the place to come. We have never stayed in a place where the minute you walk through the door you feel so at home except here.The apartment was an absolute delight, spotlessly clean with fresh decor, furnished to a very high standard and had absolutely everything we needed, the view from the balcony is great and you can sit there for hours enjoying the sun and the views. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone. We will most definitely be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Unschlagbar!

  • 5 of 5

Meine Freundin und ich waren eine Woche bei Bruno und seiner Familie und waren schwer begeistert - sowohl von der Wohnung, als auch von den Gastgebern, die sehr freundliche und offene Menschen sind.

Die Wohnung selber entspricht der Beschreibung - Küche Top, Ausblick super und der Preis dafür echt günstig.

Wir hatten eine schöne Woche hier inklusive kostenloser Jeeptour mit Bruno.

Bei einem erneuten Madeira Urlaub würde ich sofort wieder hier einziehen.

Thank you Bruno! Hope you and your family are doing well.

Grüße aus Deutschland.

Oliver und Sarah

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
52 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
700 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The 'House Fontes' was designed and constructed in general for all types of clients being them passionate about nature, landscapes, hiking, water sports or just for a relaxing stay in a very charming and quiet area of Calheta.

Having an area of approximately 85m2 this studio flat has also an esplanade to be the envy of any nature and landscaping lover and also a place where we can sun bath any time of the day or just to assist to one of the best sun sets on the island. The spaces are shared with different combinations of light and environments ranging between modern and rustic styles.

As Mountain Guide and native of this fascinating island, I gathered several themes and activities to offer and share with the customer such as: doing private guiding or advising you in doing short or long walking distances in your mountains or famous Levadas, transfers to take and to bring back after the walks, renting a car for one or more days, mountain biking, Whale/dolphins or bird watching.

Other Activities: Paragliding, dolphins and whale watching,rum distillery

Golf: They are constructing a golf course only 2km away design by one of the best golfers from all times called Nick Faldo but isn't finished yet, unfortunately. Apart of this one we still have another two golf courses in Madeira where you can have some of the best views in Madeira at the same time you play.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Lombo Do Doutor, Madeira

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£73
for 2 nights
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£37
£255
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Security deposits can be provided.

To protect our clients from any potential damage using they credit cards in the Internet, we prefer that they pay us on the arrival day. It's more secure and also effective.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lombo Do Doutor in Madeira

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Suitable for two persons to have a shower or bath at the same time, both facilities in this bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Very modern with plenty of light throughout the day.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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