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Rafael Nunes

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese

Typical Madeiran House in Calheta, Madeira

34 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Calheta - Casa dos Serrões

Typical Madeiran house in a quiet location

This property is a typical Madeiran country house that has been completely and faithfully renovated. This picturesque house is very comfortable, spread over three levels, with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 spacious living/dining room and a small, restored wine cellar. We can boast a fully equipped rustic, yet very modern kitchen equipped with stove, oven, washing machine, kettle, toaster and fridge, plus a large kitchen table for everyday meals. You will enjoy a typical “Espetada” (even in rainy days) with the cosy indoor BBQ. On the lower ground floor there is also a garage for two cars.

You can also find a dining room with a unique handmade dining table and a cosy living room with satellite & cable TV channels and also a DVD player and a sound system ready for you to enjoy your favourite movies. Our Internet access service has a Wi-Fi/Wireless system that allows wireless access to the Internet anywhere in the house, in a simple and convenient way. On the first floor’s two guest bedrooms, fully equipped with sheets and blankets, and you can also ask for a baby cot (free of charge).

The main large lounge opens onto a sunny terrace, ideal to sit out with a coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening and simply enjoy the serenity of the place.

If you're travelling in the summer don't forget to try our tasty grapes, selected from the grape varieties planted in Madeira, and enjoy our unique and irresistible passion fruit.

The property is safe for children, and our house has comprehensive safety/security and has been fully inspected by the local authority and tourist office granted an “Alojamento Local” AL (Local accommodation) license.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rafael Nunes (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear interested persons,



first of all: my boyfriend and me (50 years) felt comfortable at "Casa Calheta" and recommend it!



In Sept. 2012 we spent 3 weeks in "Casa Calheta".



This is a charming country house because natural materials were used like stones (the inner walls), wooden beams (ceiling), country-style furnitures in nice colourful hues. 1 great round archer and 2 smaller ones for the fire wood in the kitchen are masoned. At some places they decoraded with traditional Azulejos. You can see colourd modern pictures on the stone walls.

A special is the grill section with a fire place near the cooker in the kitchen.

You can rest on the great terrace which has a rose bed in the middle, on sun loungers between view screens, and one floor above on a smaller one, both looking to the sea. You can also find 2 special resting benches here.

It is suitable for babys because there are fences before downstairs.

The pictures in the Internet describes it accurately but you feel even more comfortable when you enter the house.

The rooms were clean and the owner familiy was very friendly and helpful.



Tip:

If you want to do hiking tours it's better to start early in the morning. Then you are one of the first toursists at your selected destination and the fog will arise until noon so that your view will be affected. Look into the Levadas, you can find different animals in it.



Excursions - our impressions:

- Porto Moniz, the vulcany baths: you are sitting on the boundary to the sea, waiting for the big wave which withdraws you into the water-you can't withstand!

- Sao Vicente, the vulcany caves: the guide leads you among numerous impressing vulcany tubes and a small lake. Afterwards they show you a 3D anmimated film in which you are going like Jules Verne into the middle of the earth.

Sao Laurenco: I thought that this dry landscape has to be boring but I have changed my mind. If you first saw the film of the genesis of Madeira you can recognize the lava columns and flows and different melted rocks in interesting colours.



Have fun and recreation on Madeira!



Angela
Sep 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 34 holidaymaker reviews

Typical Madeiran House in Calheta, Madeira
average rating of 4.882353 based on 35 reviews
5

A wee slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Ana and Rafael met us at the airport which was especially helpful of them.the easy drive to Calheta was magical with amazing views the whole way.the house is wonderful with lots of room and bright open areas. It was lovely to have the balcony are right outside the bedroom and the big patio out of the kitchen and sitting room doors. The local market and the big supermarket are very close with a few nice wee bars a close walk to the house. We were greeted in the house with a bottle of madeira wine (our first try) which was a lovely touch and couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay on our first of I'm sure many trips to madeira.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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A great holiday home base

  • 4 of 5

The Casa dos Serroes is a lovely holiday home to have as a Madeiran touring base. It's near the south west coast and benefits from the best of variable Madeiran weather on the day and, like any other place, is central to most parts of the island. There is a local shop and bar around the corner which has almost everything you will need.

We loved the basement garage and the patio and got used to the downstairs bathroom.

Recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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5

Lots of room; lots of character

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house with big kitchen, large dining area, living room, and bonus wine tasting room. All of this is very tastefully done and spotless clean! For the kids there is a large enclosed patio area and toys for them to ride on! Other useful features include wifi, large attached garage, and washing machine.

We found this to be a great location for exploring the island.

We would definitely stay here again if we make it back to Madeira.

Ana and Rafael were also great--even meeting us at the airport car rental to lead us to the house!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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5

Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, with everything we needed. Ana, the host, was lovely and accommodated us very last minute. The wine room was a nice unusual feature and the sitting area was incredibly pretty and comfortable. Nothing at all we needed. Thanks for a great stay. Would definitely stay here again. :)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Absolutely FAN-TAS-TIC !

  • 5 of 5

truly magnificent house, in addition - owners kind and friendly.

in real looks even better than in pictures !

very clean, spacious, fully equipped, you can find everything what you can possibly think of during your holiday stay.

we definitely recommend !

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Amazing !!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we stay here. Year after year it only gets better. The hosts are,as usual, very friendly and caring and do their utmost to make us comfortable. The house was very clean and there was a nice bottle of Madeira waiting for us.

On one of the reviews above,I noticed that someone mentioned the church bells and I must add that after staying here three years in a row I never got bothered by the bells...They are not loud enough to keep anyone up...I already booked them for my next vacation! if you are looking for a nice ,clean welcoming house that is good for families with young and older children ,this is the place to go to!

Thank you for fitting us in your busy agenda and for welcoming us in so nicely!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Funchal Port
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Calheta Beach

The house is located in a quiet location with shops and cafes close by, in a small rural suburb where you can find beautiful sights of the Atlantic Ocean and mountains. It's also very close to some of the most famous levada walks of Madeira and from the UNESCO-protected Laurisilva Forest (about 10 minutes away by car).

It is only a few minutes' walk from a small mini-market and bar/cafe run by a friendly English speaking owner, where you can taste the most famous and traditional Madeira drinks while enjoying our tropical annual weather.

The golden sandy beach at Calheta is only 5 minutes away by car, where there are plenty of cafes, free Wi-Fi hotpots, restaurants, banks, the marina and a supermarket. This is one of the only sandy beaches on the island and is ideal for the younger bathers, but if you're searching for new experiences, you can always try the Big-game fishing or the whale and dolphin watching activities based in the marina.

Also, with the newly asphalted roads, it is very simple to drive to other towns and villages of Madeira and you can easily go from Calheta to another part of the island without any worries and simply enjoying the beauty of Madeira.

The house is situated in Estreito da Calheta, near the village of Calheta on the south coast of the island:

- 35 minutes drive from Funchal;

- 50 minutes drive from the airport;

- 5 minutes drive to the Vila da Calheta;

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Calheta, Madeira

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Spring
1 Jan 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
4 night minimum stay
£152
for 4 nights
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£38
£266
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
£167
for 4 nights
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£42
£292
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 1 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£152
for 4 nights
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£38
£266
 
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Winter Special
2 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£137
for 4 nights
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£34
£239
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

• The above rates are for 2 guests. Each additional guest is charged at €10 per day. Arrivals welcome any day of the week. Children under 16 years old stay for free.
• A 25% deposit is payable at the time of booking and the remaining balance of payment is due on arrival.
• Please contact us for special prices for last minute bookings and if you would like to stay for a longer period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Calheta in Madeira

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Baby cot available if required
    Second Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Baby cot available if required
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
The house has several outdoor areas where smoking is permitted.

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