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Stunning spacious villa,180* sea view, large heated pool, patios and garden

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 200 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious villa, heated pool, private sunny sheltered patios, west of Funchal

AL 25736

Completed in Feb 2008 to the owners' design and specification,

Casa das Flores (AL25736) is perfectly situated in the centre of the sheltered, south-facing bowl of Arco da Calheta.

Sleeps 6, an additional beds can be provided for children.

Calheta has the reputation of being one of the warmest areas in Madeira.

The villa was designed to maximise from the benefit of its position for its views of the Atlantic Ocean, Arco da Calheta village and the mountains behind.

A top class interior designer was employed to assist with the interior layout and furnishings.

The villa is positioned to maximise the shade in the summer to keep the villa cool and in the winter allow the sun to shine on the south facing windows.

This contemporary, high-spec villa is surrounded by extensive, well maintained gardens, offering luxurious and spacious accommodation with uninterrupted 180º views of the Atlantic Ocean and village.

The open plan living area is designed for maximize use of natural light and for indoor/outdoor living.

The ample Miele-fitted kitchen/diner leads directly out to a large pool terrace with BBQ, outside dining table, loungers and umbrellas.

The pool (11x4m), with its solar cover, is heated to maintain a water temp of approx. 22c, in the Winter, higher temperature in the summer.

Additional heating up to 28c can be provided in the Winter, at an additional charge, please contact the owner for details.

For winter, the lounge has a wood burner, the kitchen and bathrooms have under-floor heating and oil-filled radiators are available for the bedrooms.

All windows are fitted with electrically operated shutters.

WiFi, DVD, CD, games and sky satellite & meo cable TV are available, including Sky Sports 1,2,3,4 and Eurosport.

HDMI cables are supplied to connect computers to the televisions for guests that wish to watch BBC and ITV using a VPN

Casa das Flores is licenced (AL - Alojamento Local- ) and tourist approved, complying with all statutory requirements, is registered for IVA and pays appropriate taxes, so you can rent with confidence.


This Villa is ideal for indoor/outdoor living and you can enjoy meals outside during most of the year, except perhaps Jan-Mar.

The winter sunsets over the ocean are a perfect evening backdrop.

The large terrace, with attractive flower beds, extends along the length of the house and contains a large heated swimming pool, which measures 11 x 4 metres.

The water is heated by using a solar cover and a modern heat pump (backed up with a tubular electric heater when requested).

In summer the water temp is 27c minimum, winter water temp is approx 22c Additional winter heating for the pool can be ordered in advance, at an additional charge.

Adjacent to the pool is a shower room and a BBQ shack (conveniently close to the kitchen) with gas BBQ, a 2-burner gas hob and sink unit.

Plenty of garden furniture is provided, including a dining table for 6, numerous additional chairs, 6 sun loungers and 2 umbrellas.

Awnings provide shelter over the dinning area. Stone steps lead up to the pretty, well-stocked landscaped garden at the upper level behind the house which can also be accessed from the bedroom passage.


Plenty of satellite and cable TV channels are available including Sky Sports 1,2,3,4 and Eurosport and Meo cable TV.

BBC and ITV programmes cannot be received via satellite in Madeira, computer plug in points are available on a TV.

The lounge and kitchen have large 40 ins screens.

There is a DVD/C player in the lounge and a CD player in the office area. Selection of DVDs, CDs,books, games, playing cards provided.

WiFi is available for use.

Funchal - 30 minutes by car.

Local minimart, veg shop and post office 5 minutes' walk, nearest supermarket Calheta 6 minutes by car

Local café/bar 5 minutes walk. Choice of restaurants 6 minutes by car.

see more re above under 'location'....

The Village can be reached by using local paths with direct access from the Villa.

SUITABILITY...: Ideal for those looking for a stylish property in a stunning location with exceptional views - perfect to enjoy a relaxing or an energetic holiday. Children under 10 only by arrangement due to safety issues relating to the swimming pool.

Also, no smoking or pets.

Unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

Whilst a taxi service is available, car hire is recommended for guests who wish to be mobile.

The English-speaking caretaker lives nearby and is on hand if help is needed.

More Details
Registration Number : AL 25736 - 14/12/2010


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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • soap
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , on 2nd floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , Next to pool and BBQ area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , on 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet , on 2nd floor, en-suite with master bedroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Toilet in basement
  • Shower rooms with walk-in showers and underfloor heating are available on the first and second floors. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom fitted with a bath which has a shower with sliding enclosure doors. Underfloor heating here too. An additional walk-in shower is adjacent to the swimming pool and barbecue area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , with balcony and ocean views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 1 cot , with balcony and ocean views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , en-suite, balcony and ocean views
  • Two comfortable guest bedrooms are on the second floor; south facing with superb ocean views. Sliding glass windows with electrically operated shutters lead to a balcony with chairs. The owners' largest en-suite master bedroom with king sized bed. This room is also south-facing, with superb ocean views and sliding glass windows with electrically operated shutters leading to a balcony with chairs.
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The house is reached by a private driveway and secure entrance courtyard with double garage, freezer storage, WC and laundry room with washing machine, dryer (ironing board and steam iron available) and washing line. Internal wooden stairs (and external stone steps) lead up to the large, first floor hallway with office area and fully fitted shower room. The sunny, spacious living room has comfortable seating for 6, a wood burner for winter, wooden floors. The luxury Miele kitchen is fully equipped with extendable dining table for 8, breakfast bar for 4, granite surfaces, tiled floor and underfloor heating for winter. 2 TV arm chairs are provided. Sliding glass doors (with electric shutters) open out from the lounge and kitchen to the terrace, pool and BBQ area. A description of the bedrooms and bathrooms is given separately. From the bedroom passage, glass doors lead to a secluded, well stocked and landscaped garden. Weekly cleaning included. SEE 'FURTHER DETAILS'


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Stunning spacious villa,180* sea view, large heated pool, patios and garden
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning home with beautiful sea views and a great location to explore the Southwest of Madeira. We’ve enjoyed a very relaxing week over Christmas and look forward to returning again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 31/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous villa with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

We've just spent a lovely week in Casa Das Flores. The villa exceeded all expectations. It is within the village but is very private. Supermarket is an easy few minutes up the road in Calheta, just opposite the harbour and open until 10pm every night. Restaurants everywhere. The pool is wonderful and is in the sun most of the day. The views are spectacular, mountains, the sea and Madeiran village life. The first week in October, perfect weather and temperatures in the mid thirties. We would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Maderia, but it won't be our last! A beautiful, peaceful island. We loved the villa. Very high spec with everything you could need. We enjoyed the pool, which is a great size and warmer than most. We never tired of the view, which you can see from every room. The villa doesn't have aircon in the bedrooms, which we assumed it would, but we managed and the lack of aircon wouldn't put us off from returning.

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Casa das Flores was built to maximise the benefit of its position to provide views towards the sea from all rooms. The villa faces southwest with thicker walls than most Villas to maximise insulation and is fitted with electric shutters on all windows . The sun shines mainly on the rear of the property in the summer moths and in the winter onto the front of the villa. With the use of the blackout curtains and shutters the internal temperature can be maintained at circa 20c throughout the year.
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A beautiful Villa, home from home with the added extra of a beautiful swimming pool

  • 5 of 5

Casa das Flores is a stunning Villa. Tastefully decorated, comfortable and spacious rooms and the views out to sea are stunning. Richard's Villa is amazing. Large bedrooms with extremely comfortable beds and plenty of shower facilities. Our family loved the kitchen/diner and outside dining space. I don't think there was anything in the Kitchen we were missing. The lounge is very comfortable and with a young daughter it was nice to have a lounge to retreat to for a film night, choosing from the DVD's in the Villa. The swimming pool is a fantastic size, just right for easy play for children or for a good few lengths swim should you feel inclined to exercise.

Richard's directions from the airport are spot on so we had no stress in finding the Villa which was welcomed as we arrived around 8.30pm. The location is brilliant (we did have a hire care) and the tunnel system means exploring the island is easily accessible.

The Marina is a 5 minute drive and there are various restaurants on the harbour, one favourite of ours was New Era - Fabulous food and very good service. There is also a supermarket there which we used on a regular basis for fresh food. There are a few places that are walkable for a drink and groceries too.

Our family used H2O who are based at the Marina to go out Dolphin and Whale watching, we were really lucky to see both Dolphins and a Whale. An amazing experience with brilliant staff both in the office and on the boat. The boat takes a party of 10 out in total and they have 3 time slots during the day. It is usually a 2 / 2.5 hour trip, worth it.

Funchal and Porta Moniz were amongst our favourite locations, as they offered more for our daughter. Sao Vicente Caves & Volcanism Centre is very informative about the island and the cave tour is quite extraordinary.

As a family we highly recommend Casa das Flores as a holiday Villa, for the villa itself and for the location. Richard and his team communicate very well from booking to returning from holiday. We could not have asked for better. Thank you !! The Potters

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gary and Tracey Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you have enjoyed your holiday. We chose Arco da Calheta as it is away from the busy area of Funchal yet very accessible to all parts of the Island using the fast roads. It also provides access to Porto Moniz on some spectacular routes, on a sunny day, driving over Paul de Serra, just like driving over Exmoor. The alternative route via Ponta da Pargo itself being spectacular with roads lined with Hydrangeas and Agapanthus dépendant on the season. The return journey via St Vincent can be taken on the tunnelled fast roads. Most of our guests then enjoy the heated 11m swimming pool when they return to Casa das Flores. Richard
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Beautiful, spacious villa on the hillside above Calheta with amazing views of the sea

  • 5 of 5

Casa das Flores is a spacious 3 bedroom villa on the hillside about Calheta. Everything is beautifully appointed. The kitchen is well fitted and there is plenty of fridge/freezer space. The pool was brilliant fun for our children and the view over the valley to the sea is amazing. There are local shops in walking distance (if you don't mind some steep hills), but I would recommend having a hire car if you stay here. It's a short drive to the beach and restaurants in Calheta, but too far to walk. Will definitely stay here next time we go to Madeira.

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing holiday here. The villa was perfect, very clean and comfortable. The area was great with local shops, supermarkets and restaurants.

But the best bit was the pool....the warmest we've ever had and with great views over the sea.

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Richard David Yeomans
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french, german, dutch, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Richard David Yeomans

We completed the construction of Casa das Flores in Feb 2008 to our own design.

We enjoy travel, having travelled around the world we were looking for a base outside of the UK to add to our home in Wiltshire. We were looking for a sub tropical climate where we could entertain family and friends. We ended up with a short list of 2 areas - the Bay of Islands in New Zealand and Madeira both have similar climates.

Madeira a 3.5 hour flight from London and most UK regional airports. with flights 7 days a week topped the checklist.

With wine for as little as 2 euros a bottle, good food, wonderful views, flowers throughout the year and friendly people would be very difficult to beat for a relaxing holiday.

Richard David Yeomans purchased this villa in 2008

Why Richard David Yeomans chose Arco Da Calheta

Casa das Flores is situated in the sheltered bowl of Arco da Calheta. Calheta is west of Funchal. The area is renowned as being sheltered from the prevailing north easterly winds.

The nearby village of Ponta da Sol is renowned for being the sunniest village on the Island.

What makes this villa unique

A quite area, all facilities within 4 kms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Words can't describe what a fantastic home this is.

The views were fabulous every morning just reminded us again of how beautiful it is.

There were six of us and the house was perfect for us. We could spread out and enjoy every inch.

Our stay was way to short and all of us would love to come back.

Mauricio (taxi driver) was such a help to us - we loved his stories and how great he took care of us.

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Apr 2014
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Funchal international airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
some village cafés & bars an easy walk away
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
no motorways, only dual carriageway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Calheta Beach
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The perfect holiday destination. Situated 260 metres above sea level with 180* views of the ocean and surrounding hills. The villa is below the banna line and avoids the dampness and cold of higher locations. The villa is accessed by its own private road amongst banana plantations and small holdings, Casa das Flores with its 11 mt tested pool and large private terraces and landscaped gardens, sits on a terrace in the pretty, rural village of Calheta well away from the bustle of Funchal. Thanks to the new road system anywhere on the island is now within easy reach and some of the island's top attractions are only a short drive away. Within 5 minutes' drive you reach Calheta with its beach of golden sand, a large marina offering dolphin/whale watching excursions and deep sea fishing boats for charter, a hotel, supermarket, art gallery and good choice of restaurants; or 15 minutes will bring you to the laurel, levada and waterfall wonderland of Rabaçal and the wide open expanses of the Paul da Serra - fantastic walking terrain. Car hire is necessary to enjoy all that this area has to offer and to explore the beautiful sub tropical island of Madeira.

We have had a number of guests who opted to use taxies who have had a very enjoyable, relaxing holiday.

Other Activities: Calheta Marina houses several superb deep sea fishing and whale dolphin/whale-watching boats , scuba diving is also available -ask for details

Walks; numerous walks of all grades in the area.

Golf: The owners are members at Palheiro golf, a reduced green fee can be obtained for guests.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa on Arco Da Calheta, Portugal

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jasmine Time
5 Jan 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
Early Spring
4 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
25 Mar 2018 - 5 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
Flower Festival
6 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
28 May 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
25 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
2 Sep 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
8 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
Late Autumn
5 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
Christmas / New Year
17 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

My rental rates take account of the booking fee charged to guests booking through the website. Bank transfers are accepted in either sterling or euros at the prevailing rate for a fee of £40.
The above rates for for 2 guests. .
Sorry, no children under 10 years of age, unless parents accept that children are controlled all of the time, due to safety issues relating to the swimming pool and the stairways.
Arrivals welcome any day of the week.

Included: fresh linen, towels and pool towels, weekly linen and towels change.

The swimming pool temperature is approximately 22c in the Winter ( October to May) and up to 28c in the summer. Additional heating can be provide at an additional fee, please contact the owner for details.

Cancellation Policy. Full refund for cancellations 60 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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