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Luxury apartments with stunning views, right on the sea - Casa Nenufar

Bedrooms Studio
Space 65 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights



Casa Nenufar

Casa Nenufar, which means water lily, is the eastern of the two apartments. It got its name from the small pond near the front door, where water lilies bloom.

About the property

Quinta Golfinho

Luxury apartments in Calheta, Madeira, Portugal

Stop, unwind, relax and enjoy.

Just the faint rustle of wind in the banana trees, the sound of the sea and the birds singing can be heard at this very special place.

Both the newly built apartments (built in 2013) are located in the midst of a huge banana plantation in the most exclusive locations in Madeira. Facing the sea, at an altitude of 30 metres, no through traffic disturbs the total relaxation. Enjoy the mild climate year-round on one of the sunniest spots in the southwest of the island. Take a refreshing dip in the deep blue pool, enjoy the sun, or read a book under the shades of the lush green banana plants.

The lavishly designed suites feature luxurious interior, large windows open out fully to the sea and the boundary between inside and outside disappears.

The apartments designed by a German lighting designer and an ambitious architect from Madeira are intelligently and comfortably made. Due to the staggered arrangement, each unit has required amount of privacy. A large open area with space for lounge chairs, a cosy barbecue and a spacious swimming pool invites you to relax. The other sides of the apartments are surrounded by gardens. The layout of the ground floor with living room, patio and open kitchen is ideal. A large open staircase opens out to the upper floor with bedroom and bathroom with a mini spa. Everything is high quality and modern but at the same time comfortably and thoughtfully carried out. Ideally 2 adults will find an oasis of well-being and relaxation; if more space is required, the sofa can also be expanded as a sofa bed in the living room.

Recently after we saw a school of dolphins swimming by first time from the patio, we knew what to do. The entire complex has a natural energy balance; we produce all our hot water with solar heating and our electricity with clean photovoltaics.

Despite the spectacular location you can reach Calheta Villa in just 3 minutes, where in addition to the two free golden sandy beaches (the only sandy beaches on the island) a marina, a cultural centre, a supermarket and some wide-ranging restaurants provide the necessary infrastructure.

With the central location on the southwest coast you have the perfect starting point for your island explorations. In less than half an hour you can reach the high plateau Paul da Serra, the UNESCO World Heritage Site with the protected laurel forest, Sao Vicente on the northern side of the island, the hiking paradise Rabacal and the new golf course in Ponta do Pargo in the west of the island. In 10 minutes you arrive at the first of the famous Levada walks, the airport is about 50 minutes away, the drive to the island's capital Funchal takes about 35 minutes.

A word from us: Our house is located just a few metres away from the apartments. We would be glad to assist you for the duration of your stay with any advises and insider information to make your holiday on this beautiful island an unforgettable experience.

When may we welcome you as our guests with a glass of Madeira wine?

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Alexander Schultze
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, german, portuguese
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About Alexander Schultze

Natives of Germany, we live and work since 2007 on the beautiful island of Madeira. My wife runs a dental lab and I work as a lighting designer in the field of architecture. Our house is located just a few metres away from both the apartments. We are available during your stay for any advise and insider information.

Alexander Schultze purchased this bungalow in 2013

Why Alexander Schultze chose Madeira

It is quite difficult to find such special properties on Madeira, especially for non-residents. Whoever has such a gem, rarely lets it go, and with the limited number of such properties the demand is naturally high. We discovered the land with 60 metres of sea front in 2004 from paragliding and were able to purchase it through a chain of fortunate circumstances. However, it took six full years to get a building permit, because the authorities in charge of such privileged locations place high standards for the approval process.

What makes this bungalow unique

Madeira has numerous micro-climatic zones. The two apartments are located on the sunniest part of the island, while the direct vicinity of the sea acts as a large temperature store. Experienced Madeira visitors know that in a house, just 1 km away, at 300 metres altitude, it can be quite cold and wet in the winter. In addition to the climatic conditions, it is mostly the location, which makes it charming. Although only 3 minutes away from Calheta and any urban centre, the apartments are at the end of an access road without any through traffic in the middle of a lush, evergreen banana plantation. This location, the spectacular view and the quality of furnishing make the facility so unique.

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Die angegebenen Preise verstehen sich als Endpreise, inkl. aller Steuern und lokaler Abgaben, die Endreinigung ist enthalten.

Die angegebenen Preise gelten für Belegung mit 2 Personen. Belegung mit 3 oder 4 Personen gegen Aufpreis, bitte fordern Sie unser Angebot an.

Free WIFI / kostenloser Internetzugang enthalten !

Wunschtermin belegt ? Schauen Sie doch einfach mal bei Casa Frangipani rein !


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Arco Da Calheta, Portugal

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The bathroom is bright and full of light, designed entirely with glass and provides fantastic views amidst the surrounding bananas.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • On request there is another fold-out sofa bed available in the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

Casa Nenufar
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
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Excellent, clean, well-equipped, private, scenic, helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here in Madeira. Lovely climate, lots of history, scenic, good food, friendly people.

The property was very new, well-designed and in perfect condition. As advertized. Our hosts live on-site and were very helpful.

No regrets, we would return!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, thanks a lot for your stay and also for your positive feedback ! Hope, to see you soon again !
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  • 5 of 5

Wir durften 2 Wochen im Casa Nenufar zu Gast sein.

Es war für uns von der ersten Minute an ein traumhafter und sehr erholsamer Urlaub.

Tagsüber konnten wir zahlreiche Ausflüge mit immer neuen Eindrücken erleben. Unsere Gastgeber gaben uns hierfür zahlreiche Tipps. Am Nachmittag nahmen wir dann ein abkühlendes Bad im immer gepflegten Pool. Abends hörte man die lustigen Rufe des Gelbschnabel-Sturmtauchers und die Brandung des Atlantiks. Vom Bett aus sah man Mond und Sterne und beim Aufwachen das Meer. Wenn man Glück hat, kann man von der Terrasse aus sogar mit dem Fernglas Delfine oder Wale beobachten.

Wir waren zu dritt im Haus. Das Zustellbett unterhalb der Treppe hat nicht gestört. Wenn man keine allzu unterschiedlichen Schlafenszeiten hat, ist das überhaupt kein Problem.

Die Anlage ist sehr modern, super gepflegt und von einem tollen Garten umgeben.

Man sollte sicherlich ein Auto gemietet haben, da sich die beiden Häuser am Rand von Calheta befinden. In Ort selbst gibt es einen Supermarkt, der an allen Tagen geöffnet hat und wo man sich mit allem notwendigen versorgen kann. Am Hafen gibt es außerdem einige gute Restaurants. Es ist ein ruhiger und beschaulicher Ort. Wer Trubel braucht, sollte eher in Funchal und Umgebung eine Bleibe suchen.

Wir wünschen unseren Gastgebern weiterhin viel Erfolg mit der Vermietung der beiden exclusiven Häuser. Für uns hat sich die Zeit angefühlt wie ein Urlaub unter Freunden. Von daher empfehlen wir dieses Urlaubsdomizil uneingeschränkt weiter.

Jens, Petra & Nick K. aus Leverkusen

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wirklich schönes Appartement mit traumhaften Blick

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten 14 wunderbare Tage auf der Blumeninsel Madeira und unsere Ferienunterkunft in Calheta Quinta Golfinho war von Anfang an die richtige Wahl. Wir möchten uns an dieser Stelle bei unseren freundlichen Vermietern bedanken. Das Appartment ist geschmackvoll und modern, sehr sauber und für zwei Personen Luxus pur. Fünf Sterne und einen Zusatzstern für unsere Vermieter. Wir empfehlen die Quinta Golfinho für einen Aufenthalt auf der Insel Madeira.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Modern wohnen mit herrlicher Sicht übers Meer

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren für 12 Tage hier in Calheta und haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Apartment ist modern und hell und die Vermieter kümmern sich sehr darum, dass Wünsche erfüllt werden. Wir danken sehr herzlich für die freundliche Beherbergung. K.S. und R.P.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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War wunderbar, im nächsten Jahr gleich wieder

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben fünf Nächte in der Casa Nenufar verbracht. Leider waren wir beide erkältet, sodass unser Aktionsradius auf Madeira ziemlich eingeschränkt war. Umso mehr konnten wir das schöne Haus genießen mit einfacher, lichter und heller Architektur und einem tollen Blick auf den Atlantik. In der kleinen Gartenecke kann man sehr gut für sich sein, bei den Liegen am Pool war aber auch nie viel los.

Frau Heinrich und Herr Schultze haben sich sehr gut gekümmert und uns immer weiter geholfen. Auch bei einem Buchungsproblem von Fewo haben wir von ihnen großzügige Hilfestellung erhalten.

Wir kommen im nächsten Jahr für 10 Tage wieder. Dann hoffentlich gesund und mit mehr Zeit zum Wandern.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Wirklich sehr zu empfehlen!

  • 5 of 5

Alles sehr sehr schön und stimmig!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Calheta Villa
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Calheta Beach
Car: recommended


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