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Stunning spacious villa, large patio and heated pool, 180* views, mature gardens

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 200 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious, luxurious 3 bed/3 bath villa nr Calheta beach 30 mins 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

R David Yeomans
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french, german, dutch, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About R 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.

R David Yeomans purchased this villa in 2008

Why R David Yeomans chose Madeira

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.

Guests from USA
Apr 2014
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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
  • 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, large patio and heated pool, 180* views, mature gardens
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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: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a lovely property with views to die for

  • 5 of 5

Had a great 10 days weather was good villa lovely and you felt at home met some nice local people that made you welcome thanks Richard

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful, relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Casa das Flores is a dream Villa. It has wonderful views from all of the rooms, looking out to the sea. The village of Arco da Calheta is in a bowl which is sheltered from the Islands prevailing winds. The village has available a wide range of facilities and is not overrun with tourists. The locals were very welcoming.

The major tourist centre of Funchal is 25 mins by car on a very adequate road.

The villa is very nicely and comfortably furnished and unlike a lot of rental properties has a fully equipped kitchen with enough utensils, china and glassware to satisfy any professional cook! A very good barbeque area was well used to cook supper.

The villa is surrounded by lovely garden and lives up to its name -'The house of flowers'

The 11 meter heated swimming pool was great for both the serious swimmers and those that like to wallow!

Arco da Calheta is well placed for spectacular walks, with the 24 square kilometre Paul de Serra and the seaside village of Jardine de Mar all within a few minutes drive of the Villa. Close by are the 2 man made beaches of Calheta and the marina where dolphine and whale watching trips and deep sea fishing are available.

So much to see and do - we look forward to returning.

Graham, Barbara. Guildford.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A superb family retreat.

  • 5 of 5

The villa was equipped with everything you could need (big kitchen with plenty of storage, plenty of cutlery, array of pans and cooking trays, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, clothes airer, hair dryers, barbecue, etc). The property boasts large rooms and a very large open plan kitchen/dining room. It is well located in a traditional Madeirian setting within a small village made up mostly of locallers. The property is very secluded allowing for privacy by the pool and has beautiful unhindered sea views. There is a church within 5 minutes walk which is sat next to a handful of the usual shops (bar, post office and village grocery shop). Fresh bread is available daily and the church bells ring traditionally, letting you know the time every quarter of the hour (this did not disrupt our stay and we couldn't hear them at night but they did serve as a very handy tan timer!). The pool was the best we have used. It has steps for access and a handy ledge around its perimeter to stand on instead of hanging onto the edge. The deepest part of the pool was just over 6ft but was about 3/4 along the length of the pool not at the end. It rose back up again towards the end which worked really well for us as we tend to use the pool for ball games rather than swimming lengths so the shallow areas each end of the pool were perfect. Our son would stand on the various steps for his height and the other end of the pool came up to an adults shoulders. There was also a poolside shower room with toilet which was extremely handy.

All the beds were very comfy and the house was spotlessly clean. The housekeeper cleaned and changed the bed linen each week and was on hand for anything we needed. One of the window shutters got stuck during our stay and the maintenance man was there within 24 hours, fixing it without any fuss.

We hired a car for our stay and explored the island. There was lots to do and Funchal was easy to travel to for the day. (We did it a couple of times). Restaurants are coming out of Madeiras ears! You could easily eat at a different restaurant every night and that doesn't included Funchal. I would highly recommend this villa and totally ignore the bad review previously posted by somebody who I could only assume has a bug stuck somewhere rather uncomfortable!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The village church clock is silenced from 22.00hrs and 07.00hrs. The pool was designed for serious swimmers as well as those that like to 'wallow' or play ball sports. We chose Arco da Calheta for our home in Madeira because, whilst it had not been spoilt by tourism it had easy access to Funchal, whilst offering beautiful countryside and seaside villages on its doorstep.
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Beautiful villa in a lovely setting with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Casa das Flores is a great villa to stay in. It is beautifully furnished and equipped with great attention to detail. It felt like a real home from home and we had a wonderful time. There was nothing we would fault and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ian. We are currently spending 10 days at Casa das Flores which gives us the opportunity to make sure the maintenance is completely up to date. New heat pump fitted for the pool to make sure we maintain at least a temperature of 22c throughout the Winter ( additional pool heating is available on request) Paintwork being thoroughly checked etc etc .
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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 and accessed by its own private road amongst banana plantations and small holdings, Casa das Flores 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 protected 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.

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

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee A$16.23 per person per night

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. Each additional guest costs £70 per week.
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 canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.