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Modern luxury 4 bed house with large pool and garden and Atlantic views

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 double and 2 twin bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, separate WC, sleeps 8

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.

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Jill Wilshaw
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Jill Wilshaw

We live in Suffolk where we moved to after six years in Moscow. We built Casa Frangipani as our retirement/holiday home but due to work commitments do not spend as much time there as we like so to ensure the villa is used we opened it up to holiday rent in 2011which has been very successful

Jill Wilshaw purchased this villa in 2010

Why Jill Wilshaw chose Estreito da Calheta

We decided to build in Madeira as we had spent many years holidaying on the island so why not buy somewhere there? But we just could not find anywhere we liked so we decided on buying some land and building for ourselves. We chose Calheta area because it is one of the sunniest parts of the island and very quiet

What makes this villa unique

I love this villa because as soon as I walk into it I can feel myself completely relax, it is one of those places where when I close the door I do not want to move from it, apart from to the local hostelry occasionally! It is just so lovely and peaceful there I want people to love it as much as I do (and so far I haven't been disappointed!)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Estreito da Calheta in Municipality of Calheta

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Family Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite Bed 1
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite Bed 2
  • Walk-in shower in family bathroom and master en suite bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
SKY plus sports satellite TV. The house is an exceptionally private and secluded location with magnificent panoramic south-westerly views of the Atlantic Ocean. Computer with headphones and microphone for Skyping is provided


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Modern luxury 4 bed house with large pool and garden and Atlantic views
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Pefectly situated!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay in beautiful Madeira. Spacious, comfortable and surrounded by lovely gardens and great scenery, peaceful location with only the occasional church bell or cockerel crow making it very authentic.

We were met by a very competent and pleasant representative who was able to show us how everything worked within the house and was our contact for the week if necessary.

The house was about an hour from the airport and maybe 10 mins from a small supermarket selling most necessities. You do really need a car to get about (quite hilly).

It was a great place to explore from and spend the evenings unwinding/eating/spending in the pool. Lovely place.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Five star villa

  • 5 of 5

We are fortunate enough to have several overseas villa holidays every year and one of the unfortunate things is that many of the villas are nowhere near as nice as the pictures. Villa Frangipani is NOT one of them as if anything it is nicer than the pictures. The villa is very modern, expensively appointed and furnished and quite a bit larger than one might expect and is probably the nicest villa that we have stayed in out of the 35 plus in the last ten years.

As mentioned before access is down a very steep hill and rather than hire the cheapest 1.2 litre car like we did I would strongly suggest a diesel as the extra low down pulling power will like make life easier not only in accessing and leaving the villa but around Madeira generally.

The other suggestion that I would make is to take a pair of binoculars as the spare land opposite is home to at least three pair of kestrels and there is a group of some kind of buzzards in the vicinity too.

The villa comes highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great villa

  • 4 of 5

Villa was great very modern and well kept, pool was still really cold but we still went in a couple of times. Access road is not for the inexperienced driver and wouldn't attempt in a large car. Views from the villa were fantastic and the garden/sun terrace great. Their is a small local shop 3 min walk and some cafes, 10 minutes walk to a restaurant, but most of time we drove down to the town, 10 minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning location and faultless property

  • 5 of 5

The perfect getaway for the family. Best part of Madeira and the best views from all the bedrooms. Enormous pool and jacuzzi with fresh strawberries to pick in the garden! Completely idyllic and rebooked for next year straight away. Best holiday villa we have stayed in by far

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Island & Property

  • 5 of 5

The property is stunning with everything you need. The pool and gardens are very well maintained. Daniel was amazing and sorted everything out from recommending places to go, helping arrange taxis and car hire and getting us back to the airport.

The island is beautiful and the property is located in a perfect spot on th

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Casa Frangapani

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic location and wonderful place to stay the images on the website do not do it justice and it is jaw droppingly amazing when you arrive. There was eight of us who stayed at CF and we had so much room. So many places to visit on this island but must do's are swim in pools at Porto Moniz, cable ride to Monte at Funchal, little cafe near beach at Jardin do Mar, glass viewpoint near Funchal, caves at San Sebastián and Chicos at Pazares for a great night. Swim pool and TV a godsend and watched England make 20 20 finals beating New Zealand. Locals so friendly and Daniel so helpful

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
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Car: necessary

Estreito da Calheta is a small hamlet to the west of Calheta in Calheta Municipal Region. The area is easily accessed off the main expressway from the airport and Funchal which runs along the south of the island. Calheta marina and beaches are a short distance away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Estreito da Calheta, Madeira

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Apr 2019 - 19 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 May 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover day is flexible
A cash security deposit of £250 or €250 is required upon arrival and will be refunded subject to no damage being sustained.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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