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  • 2 bathrooms

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Perched on the hills of Arco Da Calheta, this home perfectly embodies the laid-back ambience of its coastal setting. And with views across the surrounding countryside and toward the sea, this is the perfect location for an idyllic island retreat. Set across one floor, every detail of this space has been thoughtfully designed to fill your stay with comfort and ease. From the natural hues and tones to the minimalist styling, there’s a wonderful sense of simplicity here. It’s the kind of space that invites you to slow down and savour the magic of coastal living. Step through the doors and you’ll find the terrace sets the tone for a truly rejuvenating stay. From serene mornings lounging by the pool to dreamy sunset drinks and al fresco dining, there’s everything you could need to feel connected to the beauty of this environment. Outside, you’ll find a minimarket within walking distance, while the shimmering coastline and beaches of Madeira are only a short drive away. There’s also easy access to the spectacular walking trails through the Rabaçal nature reserve and its majestic waterfalls – less than a thirty-minute drive.


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What to expect


Highlights

Discover the majestic coastline of Madeira from hills of Arco Da Calheta

Discover the majestic coastline of Madeira from hills of Arco Da Calheta

Enjoy a wonderful sense of lightness from this calming home

Enjoy a wonderful sense of lightness from this calming home

Step outside and savour the refreshing views from the pool

Step outside and savour the refreshing views from the pool

Spend magical days at the beach or hiking across the spectacular landscape

Spend magical days at the beach or hiking across the spectacular landscape

Light the barbecue and gather around the table for beautiful meals as the sun sets

Light the barbecue and gather around the table for beautiful meals as the sun sets

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Home truths

    Due to the location of this home, we recommend hiring a car to get the most out of your stay

    There is parking for one car in the garage as well as an additional two cars on the drive

    For those with reduced mobility, there's a ramp leading from the street level to the front door

    At full occupancy, two guests will be sleeping on the sofa bed in the living area

    Your host can provide a cot for free upon request

    Children will need to be supervised around the pool at all times

    The nearest amenities are 700 metres away from this home

    You'll need to bring your own toiletries with you to use during your stay

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Washing machine

Private outdoor heated pool

Garden

Bedrooms & bathrooms

3 bedrooms, 4 beds

2 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Cab booking

Additional fees

  • The swimming pool can be heated for an additional €140 per stay – please notify your host in advance if you would like the pool to be heated

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Calheta

That first glimpse of Calheta, presiding over Madeira's southern coastline, is an image that leaves you instantly hooked. The historic old town is a delight – there's the 15th-century parish church boasting ornate wooden ceilings, one of the island's two surviving sugar cane mills and Casa das Artes showcasing Portuguese modern art. Better still, Calheta is home to one of the island's rare sandy beaches, where you can sunbathe on...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Dine at A Taberna Madalena

Dine at A Taberna Madalena

Enjoy amazing views, friendly staff, and superbly prepared food. Big portions, great taste, and good prices make it a perfect value. Sit inside, outside, or on the beach for a cool vibe.

9 min
Dine at Sol e Cantinho da Madalena

Dine at Sol e Cantinho da Madalena

Enjoy superb Portuguese dishes, including fresh Pargo fish steaks and francesinha, with excellent staff and reasonable prices. A hidden gem by the sea.

9 min
Dine at Engenho Velho Hotel Restaurant

Dine at Engenho Velho Hotel Restaurant

Enjoy amazing food with stunning views of Calheta and the ocean at this friendly and exceptional restaurant. The extensive menu features delicious steaks, espetatadas, and a great selection of starters, accompanied by a wide range of wines.

12 min
Try the Tasty Tapas at The Old Pharmacy

Try the Tasty Tapas at The Old Pharmacy

This charming bar-restaurant offers a delicious selection of vegetarian tapas and pinchos. With friendly service and a beautiful indoor and outdoor seating area, it's a great choice for food lovers.

18 min
Explore the Banana Museum of Madeira

Explore the Banana Museum of Madeira

Discover the modern and interactive exhibits at this small yet impressive museum. Learn about the life cycle and history of bananas, enjoy a personal tour, and indulge in delicious banana delicacies at the on-site cafe.

18 min
Dine at Fontes do Horácio

Dine at Fontes do Horácio

A hidden gem off the beaten track, this spacious restaurant offers well-prepared and fresh food. Friendly staff and reasonable prices make it a must-try for locals and tourists alike.

15 min
Discover Madeira's Culture at the Museum of Ethnography

Discover Madeira's Culture at the Museum of Ethnography

Dive into the history and culture of Madeira at this small yet well-curated museum. Learn about the island's water system, local traditions, and life before modern times. Accessible with ramps and lift.

28 min
Take in the breathtaking views at Bica da Cana pinnacle

Take in the breathtaking views at Bica da Cana pinnacle

A short hike leads to this beautiful viewpoint overlooking the Ribeira Brava valley. Perfect for sunset and sunrise, it offers stunning natural beauty and a peaceful atmosphere. Don't miss this hidden gem in Madeira.

26 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

No pets

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by António

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Island native António and his team know how important finding the right holiday home is. Bringing a wealth of experience and local knowledge, they source the best getaways on the island just for you, and are there to give local recommendations and advice so you can have the best stay possible.

Registration or licence number: 125594/AL.

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