Casa Frangipani is an outstanding modern villa standing on a large level site in the hamlet of Estreito da Calheta on the south-west coast of the beautiful sub-tropical island of Madeira. Designed in a contemporary style by Miguel Santos of the renowned Cardus-Decomanos Architect practice in Funchal the property was completed in 2009.
The house has two large double bedrooms (both en-suite facilities), two twin rooms, a main bathroom, a large lounge, fully-equipped kitchen and a computer room. A terrace beside the house overlooks a 12 metre swimming pool. The extensive gardens have been landscaped and planted with grassed areas and many flowers and shrubs.
The house is in an exceptionally private and secluded location with magnificent panoramic south-westerly views over the Atlantic Ocean.
Equipped to the highest standard including all the usual features expected in such a property such as luxury quality furniture, bed linen and towels, computer with free Wi-Fi, Sky satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, sun-loungers, etc.
A hire car (which can be arranged) is necessary for accessing the house and exploring the island.
The house is registered with and certificated by the local Calheta Municipality for local accommodation use (AL–Alojamento Location) - registration number 39
Local Tourist Attractions: Dolphin and whale watching and deep sea fishing excursions available from Calheta marina (3 kilometres). Rabaçal (10 kilometres) is the start point for several of the most popular levada and mountain walks on the island. There are over 1400 kilometres of levada walks in Madeira with many more paths and tracks to explore taking you from 6000ft plus to sea level.
Calheta and the environs: Casa das Mudas Art Centre (2 kilometres) is the third largest cultural venue in Portugal featuring works by Dali and Sir Francis Bacon and where regular theatre, dances and artistic performances are held. It is worth visiting not only for these but also for the architecture and for the fabulous views. Calheta has one of the only two working sugar mills on Madeira, tours are available where you can sample the mill's aguardente (a grape brandy distilled from Vinho Verde grapes and aged in old port wine casks) and molasses.
Funchal: The island's capital, Funchal, (25 kilometres) is a cultural centre for activities on the island. The famous Madeiran wine is made at Blandy's (established 1855) in Funchal where tours are available. Other sites include the Botanical Gardens, cable car to Monte, toboggan rides, the Santa Maria, a replica 15th century galleon, which sails twice a day along the south coast of Madeira, horse riding, two golf courses at Palheiro (18 holes) and Santo da Serra (27 holes), scuba diving, a large sports complex by the airport offers all kinds of sport including tennis and squash, an aqua park. Funchal has an old town, night-life, many restaurants from around the world, harbour, markets, shopping, helicopter flights, etc.