|Space||968 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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!
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
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.
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!
The apartment is beautifully clean and well equipped. It is a very good location for exploring the west side of Madeira as the beautiful high mountainous regions are just up (the very steep but easily drivable) road the house is on. A car is essential. Calheta also has a lovely man- made beach, which is the only place we found on the island where the sea was easily accessable; and I love to swim in the sea. The picture of the sunset is exactly as you'll see it from the pretty, small sheltered garden, which is a fantastic place to relax at any time of day.
We had 3 weeks in Madeira from 9th to 31st December and loved the Country. We stayed in 3 different parts of the island. This was our last stop. The views were excellent from the property. Marie even came to meet us on the first day. The weather was great for walking so all in all excellent end to the overall holiday. I would just add that the apartment could do with being decorated as its looking tired in place but once this is achieved it will be a wonderful spot to enjoy Western Madeira. Bruno & Marie are lovely hosts who just leave you to enjoy your holiday but you know they are around if needed.
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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.
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.
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.
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Security deposits can be provided.