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Between the Mountains & the Sea

  • 6 guests

  • 3 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

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This sleek and modern villa is beautifully designed to help you make the most of your Portuguese holiday, with its own private pool and alfresco dining area. Enjoy good food prepared in the fully-equipped kitchen or on the barbecue as you enjoy the expansive views of the surrounding mountains and distant sea horizon, and work on that perfectly bronze holiday tan on the sun loungers by the calm waters. In the evening, the living space is perfect for gathering on the sofa for a movie night while the sun sets outside and the stars blanket the sky. In the morning, you'll be able to open the blinds to stunning views from all three bedrooms, letting the sunlight bathe the whole home in natural light. The Calheta village centre is just a short drive away, where you can grab a coffee at the local cafe and soak up the local culture. Nature lovers and those looking to get active on their trip will enjoy scenic walks through the breathtaking Madeiran mountains, accessible right from Arco da Calheta. Drive into the resort of Calheta with its manmade sandy beaches and fantastic local restaurants and shops, or drive a little further to the larger town of Ribeira Brava. The island capital of Funchal is easily accessible by car for those who want a day in the city. At the end of the day, return to your little patch of paradise and watch the sunset over a glass of wine.


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What to expect


Highlights

Drive to the nearby shoreline of Arco da Calheta and go whale and dolphin watching

Drive to the nearby shoreline of Arco da Calheta and go whale and dolphin watching

Dine alfresco by the pool and admire stunning sea views

Dine alfresco by the pool and admire stunning sea views

Catch some sun on the sun loungers by the pool, and work on that perfect holiday tan

Catch some sun on the sun loungers by the pool, and work on that perfect holiday tan

Fire up the barbecue and enjoy a hearty grilled meal and drinks in the evening

Fire up the barbecue and enjoy a hearty grilled meal and drinks in the evening

Wake up to gorgeous views outside the French doors in the bedrooms, and step out onto the terrace

Wake up to gorgeous views outside the French doors in the bedrooms, and step out onto the terrace

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Home truths

    There is a secure parking space for one car here – due to the location of this home, we recommend hiring a car to get the most out of your stay

    This home is on a single level, so is suited for guests with limited mobility

    One free cot and high chair are available on request if you're travelling with little ones

    There's a chance you may hear some noise from neighbours during your stay

    You'll have your own private entrance here

    You may want to bring your own toiletries to use at this home

    Bed linens and towels are provided here, including pool towels, and are changed weekly

    There isn't a dedicated desk at this home, but the dining table can double as a laptop-friendly workspace

    The nearest airport is 48 kilometres away

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Washing machine

Private outdoor heated pool

Garden

Bedrooms & bathrooms

3 bedrooms, 3 beds

2 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Fridge fills

Additional fees

  • The swimming pool can be heated to 24ºC for an additional €150 per week, paid in cash on arrival – if you'd like it to be heated to a maximum of 26ºC, you'll need to pay a further supplement of €30 per degree per week, to be requested in advance of your stay

  • Your host can help you arrange various methods of transport for an additional fee, including airport transfers by limousine and minibus, private limousine and minibus hire as well as car hire

  • Your host can help arrange a private chef and catering for an additional fee

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.

7 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.

7 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.

13 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.

16 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.

16 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.

12 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.

25 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.

27 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

No parties or events

No pets

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: 77008/AL.

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