This property is a typical Madeiran country house that has been completely and faithfully renovated. This picturesque house is very comfortable, spread over three levels, with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 spacious living/dining room and a small, restored wine cellar. We can boast a fully equipped rustic, yet very modern kitchen equipped with stove, oven, washing machine, kettle, toaster and fridge, plus a large kitchen table for everyday meals. You will enjoy a typical “Espetada” (even in rainy days) with the cosy indoor BBQ. On the lower ground floor there is also a garage for two cars.
You can also find a dining room with a unique handmade dining table and a cosy living room with satellite & cable TV channels and also a DVD player and a sound system ready for you to enjoy your favourite movies. Our Internet access service has a Wi-Fi/Wireless system that allows wireless access to the Internet anywhere in the house, in a simple and convenient way. On the first floor’s two guest bedrooms, fully equipped with sheets and blankets, and you can also ask for a baby cot (free of charge).
The main large lounge opens onto a sunny terrace, ideal to sit out with a coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening and simply enjoy the serenity of the place.
If you're travelling in the summer don't forget to try our tasty grapes, selected from the grape varieties planted in Madeira, and enjoy our unique and irresistible passion fruit.
The property is safe for children, and our house has comprehensive safety/security and has been fully inspected by the local authority and tourist office granted an “Alojamento Local” AL (Local accommodation) license.
Dear interested persons,
first of all: my boyfriend and me (50 years) felt comfortable at "Casa Calheta" and recommend it!
In Sept. 2012 we spent 3 weeks in "Casa Calheta".
This is a charming country house because natural materials were used like stones (the inner walls), wooden beams (ceiling), country-style furnitures in nice colourful hues. 1 great round archer and 2 smaller ones for the fire wood in the kitchen are masoned. At some places they decoraded with traditional Azulejos. You can see colourd modern pictures on the stone walls.
A special is the grill section with a fire place near the cooker in the kitchen.
You can rest on the great terrace which has a rose bed in the middle, on sun loungers between view screens, and one floor above on a smaller one, both looking to the sea. You can also find 2 special resting benches here.
It is suitable for babys because there are fences before downstairs.
The pictures in the Internet describes it accurately but you feel even more comfortable when you enter the house.
The rooms were clean and the owner familiy was very friendly and helpful.
If you want to do hiking tours it's better to start early in the morning. Then you are one of the first toursists at your selected destination and the fog will arise until noon so that your view will be affected. Look into the Levadas, you can find different animals in it.
Excursions - our impressions:
- Porto Moniz, the vulcany baths: you are sitting on the boundary to the sea, waiting for the big wave which withdraws you into the water-you can't withstand!
- Sao Vicente, the vulcany caves: the guide leads you among numerous impressing vulcany tubes and a small lake. Afterwards they show you a 3D anmimated film in which you are going like Jules Verne into the middle of the earth.
Sao Laurenco: I thought that this dry landscape has to be boring but I have changed my mind. If you first saw the film of the genesis of Madeira you can recognize the lava columns and flows and different melted rocks in interesting colours.
Have fun and recreation on Madeira!
Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Für zwei Personen ist das Haus großzügig bemessen. Gemütlich und mit Geschmack eingerichtet. Sehr guter Startpunkt für unsere Exkursionen vom Bergwandern bis zum Whale Watching. Alles prima!! Wir kommen gerne wieder.
We had a fantastic time staying at this house - it had everything we needed for our stay. Plenty of room, inside & out and the garage was useful to keep the car cool out of the sun!
Ana was very helpful, right from reserving the house to collecting the keys at the end of our stay.
Madeira is full of lovely places to visit and this is a great base to do it from.
This was an excellent property for us. It is nicely situated (back from the tourist coast but easily within reach) and very well appointed and maintained. And for those who haven't been to Madeira before (we hadn't) it is simply beautiful (and very friendly). The only slight downside for the property is the bedroom arrangement (the privacy thereof), which might be inconvenient for two couples.
The house was lovely and the views great. The house had everything we needed. The sun shone for us. We had an issue with a constantly barking dog next door, even through the night which seemed to be an issue throughout the Island. Overall good stay
What a wonderful place.
Madeira is glorious, and this house was just perfect for our needs. A great location and easy to find following Ana's instructions.
Ana and Rafael were waiting for us and showed us round the house which was very clean and comfortable. They also suggested various places to visit and advised us on local restaurants and shopping facilities.
There were just the two of us, so we had plenty of space, and enjoyed the bottle of wine left for us.There is also a wine cellar which Ana and Rafael have kindly stocked with wine that you can purchase.
The downstairs garage was a great bonus for the hire car - keeping it safe and cool, and to be honest that was the only entrance we used as the steps lead right up into the kitchen.
The upstairs terrace was lovely to sit in the sunshine and have breakfast, lunch, dinner.....etc...!!
The pictures give a very good description of the property, although it may be helpful to know that the second bedroom is reached via the first, the stairs are quite steep, and the bathroom is at the back of the kitchen. None of this caused us any problem, but it may be helpful to know.
The location was generally quiet, other than music on the Saturday of our arrival, which did stop before midnight, and local dogs who enjoy barking to each other last thing at night, and first thing in the morning.
A five minute drive gets you down to the seafront where there is a sandy beach, and several seafront restaurants. You can also get boats from here for fishing and whale/dolphin watching.
It's easy to drive into Funchal - a multi story car park by the cable car station charges just over 5 Euros for the day. Do the round trip via two cable cars to the botanical gardens, but personally I'd give the Monte toboggans a miss as they only get you halfway back to your starting point, so you need a taxi to complete the journey.
We'd certainly recommend this property, and Madeira as a whole, and hope to return in the future.
Ana and Rafael met us at the airport which was especially helpful of them.the easy drive to Calheta was magical with amazing views the whole way.the house is wonderful with lots of room and bright open areas. It was lovely to have the balcony are right outside the bedroom and the big patio out of the kitchen and sitting room doors. The local market and the big supermarket are very close with a few nice wee bars a close walk to the house. We were greeted in the house with a bottle of madeira wine (our first try) which was a lovely touch and couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay on our first of I'm sure many trips to madeira.
The house is located in a quiet location with shops and cafes close by, in a small rural suburb where you can find beautiful sights of the Atlantic Ocean and mountains. It's also very close to some of the most famous levada walks of Madeira and from the UNESCO-protected Laurisilva Forest (about 10 minutes away by car).
It is only a few minutes' walk from a small mini-market and bar/cafe run by a friendly English speaking owner, where you can taste the most famous and traditional Madeira drinks while enjoying our tropical annual weather.
The golden sandy beach at Calheta is only 5 minutes away by car, where there are plenty of cafes, free Wi-Fi hotpots, restaurants, banks, the marina and a supermarket. This is one of the only sandy beaches on the island and is ideal for the younger bathers, but if you're searching for new experiences, you can always try the Big-game fishing or the whale and dolphin watching activities based in the marina.
Also, with the newly asphalted roads, it is very simple to drive to other towns and villages of Madeira and you can easily go from Calheta to another part of the island without any worries and simply enjoying the beauty of Madeira.
The house is situated in Estreito da Calheta, near the village of Calheta on the south coast of the island:
- 35 minutes drive from Funchal;
- 50 minutes drive from the airport;
- 5 minutes drive to the Vila da Calheta;
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
• The above rates are for 2 guests. Each additional guest is charged at €10 per day. Arrivals welcome any day of the week. Children under 16 years old stay for free.
• A 25% deposit is payable at the time of booking and the remaining balance of payment is due on arrival.
• Please contact us for special prices for last minute bookings and if you would like to stay for a longer period.