Contemporary villa, heated infinity pool, sea-views | The Designhouse84
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Perfectly located amidst banana trees, close to the sunny resort of Calheta, with superb panoramic views of the sea, The Designhouse is a fabulous contemporary villa beautifully designed as the perfect holiday home. Thought has been put into every detail, making this the perfect option for a great family holiday, or for a get away break for one or more couples.
To benefit from the views and tranquillity, The Designhouse has an upside down layout. From the driveway, the main entrance opens to a hall with stairs leading down to the bedroom floor and then to the living area and sun terrace with heated infinity pool. The Cubist architecture of the villa is complemented by a Le Corbusier chaise longue and glass table and chairs, Wassily chairs, EGE carpets and Paul Henningsen lamps in the living area. Spacious and fully open-plan, the uninterrupted panoramic floor to ceiling sliding picture windows display the wonderful views over the banana treetops to the sea. The contemporary feel continues into the red themed fully equipped kitchen with central island, off of which is the laundry.
Both lead to the wonderful southern exposure sun terrace, which runs the whole length of the villa and features a beautiful heated 10m long infinity pool with waterfall. To take full advantage of outdoor living, a large comfortable sofa and outdoor dining table sits under a covered area for provides greater comfort in hot sunny days and balmy evenings.
The Master bedroom with double bed, en-suite shower room is on the first floor, features panoramic sea-views when lying on the bed, and leads to both a private balcony and the shared balcony. The second bedroom also features a double bed from which you can contemplate the ocean, and leads to the shared balcony. The third bedroom has two single beds and also leads to the shared balcony. A study with desk it's the 4th bedroom, with its own private balcony, for those that wish to ally business with pleasure, has 2 single beds, that can also be made as a double.
The Designhouse offers the best of all worlds; although it is located in a tranquil position on a street with no exit, it is also only 3 Km from the village resort of Calheta with all its facilities, and only 1 Km away from the expressway that takes you all over the island. Funchal is only 30 minutes away and the airport a further 10 minutes drive. There are many walks around Calheta and easy access to the plateau of Paul da Serra, with its many levada walks, makes this villa perfectly located for walking in Madeira and for enjoying a lovely holiday surrounded by the beautiful Madeira countryside.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedroom 1, first floor, one double bed, built-in wardrobe, leads to private front balcony, sea-view
Bedroom 2, first floor, one double bed, built-in cupboard, leads to front balcony, sea-view
Bedroom 3, first floor, two single beds, built-in cupboard, leads to front balcony, sea-view
Bedroom 4, study room on the first floor, two single beds that can be made as a double, private bacolny
Bathroom 1, first floor, single washbasin, toilet, bidet, walk-in shower
Bathroom 2, first floor, single washbasin, toilet, bidet, bath with overhead shower
Bathroom 3, ground floor, single washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower
Fully equipped kitchen with island, 4-ring induction electric cooker, built-in electric double oven, microwave, under-counter fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, food processor, hand held liquidizer.
Sitting area with designer furniture, seating for 8, flat screen cable TV, MEO digital box, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, PS4, leading through large glass windows to the front sun terrace and pool. Variety of table games.
Le Corbusier designer Glass Dining table for 8.
Study on the first floor with designer desk and chair, private side balcony
Variety of table games, reading material, maps, guidebooks, and reference books on Madeira.
High quality Weber barbecue (coal)
Laundry with washing machine, iron and ironing board, clotheshorse.
There is secure parking facilities for up to 2 cars. Although not essential, as in most villas, a hire car is recommended.
There is free Wi-Fi connection throughout the living area
Cleaning and linen change is provided every 7 days.
All linen and towels are provided, including towels for the swimming pool.
dimensions and heating
Type: Rectangular infinity pool with waterfall
Depth: from 1m to 1,80m
Pool heating is optional and costs 140,00€ per week for a setting of 24ºC, paid in cash on arrival.
A supplement of 30,00€ per week applies for each additional degree setting up to a maximum of 26ºC
Pool heating can be provided and should be requested at least one week in advance. Should it be requested after arrival at the villa, the minimum charge applicable is one week, which is payable from the time the heating is turned on.
The rental value varies with the number of people occupying the property, so please ensure you enter the correct dates, number of adults, children and infants. Please note that supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
To secure your reservation, a deposit of 200€ is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival. Should you cancel up to 8 weeks prior to arrival only the deposit is non-refundable, and within this period the full amount.
This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 26590/AL
Long-term stays (Over 1 month)
Cooking Utensils & Cutlery
Fridge / Freezer
Sun roof/roof terrace
Children Television Networks
Selection of Console Games
Free standing fans
First Aid Kit
Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required
Walking Distance to Beach
Walking Distance to Supermarket
Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants
Walking Distance to Town Centre
RESTRICTED MOBILITY -
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS -
Suitable for children over 5
No pets allowed
No wheelchair access
Parties Not Allowed
Golf course within 30 min drive
Guest Identification Required
Social Distancinging following guidelines from local authorities
Staff wear personal protective equipment
Private Check-in and Check-out
Staff Follow all safety protocols from local authorities
Temperature Checks on staff
|Cleaning and Sanitization||
Cleaning produtcs against covid-19
Enhanced Cleaning Practices
Guest Accommodation cleaning can be avoided on request
High Touch Surfaces Desinfected
Linen and Towels washed in at least 60ºC/140ºF
Plates, Cutlery, Glasses and other tableware sanitised
Desinfectants used for cleaning
Guest Accommodation sealed after cleaning
Hand Sanitizer Available
Linens,towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authorities guidelines
Portugal clean and safe sanitization protocol followed
Calheta Beach : 3 kilometres BEACH
Funchal Port : 25 kilometres FERRY
Madeira Expressway : 1 kilometres HIGHWAY
Restaurant : 3 kilometres RESTAURANT
Bar : 3 kilometres BAR
Palheiro Golf : 30 kilometres GOLF
What a view! Really nice place to stay, lovely pool with perfect view and a everything you need for a nice holiday is there. Too bad the first few days our wifi and television were broken and the pool lights were broken for the whole week. Also the crane showers have seen better days. Nevertheless we absolutely enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place on Madeira.
Our overall impression is GREAT and more than word can say. Close to the airport and all facilities, the house is really comfortable, very clean and well equipped. Due to its location, you are pretty close to all main sites to visit in Madeira. The pool will be really appreciated by everybody (2 adults & 3 children) specially after a long walk in the Levadas. Don't hesitate to rent this house for your holidays!
The villa is about 20 mins walk away from Calheta, which is a lovely harbour with a good supermarket and a hand full of nice and very friendly restaurants. The villa itself is superb: very well specced out (it had absolutely everything you could think of!) and hugely spacious. A lot of the equipment is brand new and the villa itself is only a few years old. The outside space and pool are fantastic with really comfortable sunbeds and outdoor furniture. We have stayed in a lot of villas and this is by far the best we've stayed in and will definitely be back. We have already recommended the villa to at least 3 other couples in the 6 days we've been back home.
Super Ausstattung, viel Platz, großer Pool
The house is very bright and beautiful. From nearly every room and from the terrace you have an awesome view over the sea. When the pool is heated, you can enjoy it even in December. The house is located in a quite protected area on the hill so that even in December it is very warm on the terrace and one can sit outside until late in the evening. It is also a good starting point for hikes. And it is very quiet at night. We really enjoyed our stay at the house
Stunning Villa in a beautiful location, very quiet and peaceful but close to the resort and beach in Calheta. The villa is very spacious and tastefully finished throughout. The views are just unbelievable looking out over the ocean. 6 of us stayed for a week in the villa and we loved it. I would definitely recommend hiring a car, and the whale and dolphin watching boat trip from the harbour is a must :) The hosts couldn't have been more helpful throughout, all in all a great holiday in an amazing villa.
We have just had two wonderful weeks in the design house. The villa itself is just gorgeous, from nearly every window you can see the sea! Really comfortable and modern with everything you need and more. It is exactly as it looks in the photos. From booking the villa to arriving, everything was made easy and effortless by the staff involved. The pool is beautiful and my children loved splashing around in it. A car is definitely needed, you can walk to the beach but you would need to be super fit as the hill back to the villa is immense!! We booked a car through the management company which was great. The car company picked us up from the airport and drove us a short distance away to their offices where we picked up our car. I would highly recommend the service. The Island is so beautiful that having car will allow you to explore the amazing things there are to see, of which there are many. The only thing I would suggest that could improve the villa is air con in the bedrooms or at least fans. It does get very hot! We have had a wonderful holiday and will most definitely return to the little piece of heaven that is the design house.
It is an amazing place with a stunning view.
We have just returned from a 10 day stay at the Design House and really enjoyed our time there. The villa was very comfortable, clean and every bit as good as the photos depict (if we uploaded photos, they would look pretty much the same). Arco da Calheta is a lovely place to be and on Madeira's sunny side and is very conveniently placed for levada walking, etc. Note to self: if/when we return, the size of car we hire should be smaller than a Renault Megane which we nearly grounded when trying to drive down the very steep short driveway (we did not repeat this experience!).
Everything was great about this villa: location, cleanliness, pool, facilities, bedrooms, the villa itself. It is in a banana plantation and so peaceful and beautiful. The pool was fabulous and we spent lots of time there and relaxing on the sunbeds. We visited local beaches and swam in the sea. (NB, you do need sea shoes to walk over the pebbles into the sea.) There is a very good local supermarket a few minutes drive away and good restaurants and ice cream parlour at the marina. It was our first visit to Madeira and we found it restful and quiet. Roads were well-maintained and easy to navigate. It was easy to organise this whole experience and definitely use the carhire recommended by the manager. We had a brilliant holiday in the Designhouse and would love to come back.
Location conforme aux annonces : propre, spacieuse, bien située. Proche des sentiers de randonnée, des bateaux pour se balader avec les dauphins et d'Helmut et ses parapentes. Nous avons passé 10 jours à 6 sans soucis. Un merci à l'équipe de Our Madeira pour sa réactivité et ses réponses pertinentes à toutes nos questions
Nice villa with plenty of space and modern interior. The main attractions are the view and nice infinity pool. The villa has everything you need: complete kitchen, games, books and a playstation... we have never seen anything like it. Also within a few minutes you are in Calheta to buy your groceries or visit a restaurant or the beach. Would recommend it anytime!
Cette maison est un paradis. La vue est a coupé le souffle avec aucun vis à vis, au milieu des bananes et en plus une vue incroyable sur l'océan. La maison est très grande avec toutes les commodités! La piscine est parfaite et demander le supplément pour la chauffer à été une bonne idée. On était en plein hiver et on se sentait en plein été, piscine et bronzette possible! Magique! Caletha n'est pas loin pour y faire des courses et boire un verre et manger.( 20 min à pied ou 3 min en voiture).Je recommande vivement cette adresse. Merci à toute l'équipe!
Sehr schöne Villa, sehr sauber und gepflegt . Küche sehr gut ausgestattet.Unkomplizierter und freundlicher Empfang, Schöne Aussicht. Preisleistung sehr gut.
Une qualité de service irréprochable
The House complies with the indications and photographs. Immersed in a banana tree forest, silent, spacious and relaxing. It is equipped with every comfort and the kitchen is also perfectly equipped. The pool is relaxing and allows excellent ocean views. Calheta, as seen, is one of the quietest and sunniest areas of the island. Perfect the Host. Recommended experience.
We had a lovely time. Great to return. Very interesting house with lots of artistic touches. Memorable.
The DesignHouse présente bien des atouts. Sa situation géographique, pour commencer : elle permet d'organiser à la journée des excursions dans toutes les directions de l'ile, en privilégiant les petites routes à l'aller et les voies rapides au retour : aucune fatigue. Et des allers/retours faciles à Funchal, pour une découverte de la capitale en plusieurs étapes. Son environnement : elle est fort agréablement située à l'écart de toute agitation (sans être isolée, mais sans vis à vis), offre une très agréable vue sur l'océan et la végétation environnante. Le soleil accompagne petits déjeuners et apéritifs en terrasse, au calme : de purs moments de bonheur. Son confort : parfaitement équipée, à tout point de vue. Décoration très agréable. Un supplément à régler pour le chauffage de la piscine : un rien, comparé au plaisir d'une séance de natation dans une eau à 29° en cette période de l'année. D'excellentes directives écrites pour s'y rendre (peut-être faudrait-il juste préciser à l'arrivée qu'il faut prendre, au dernier rond-point, la voie pourtant indiquée sans issue), un excellent accueil et une bonne assistance immédiate par téléphone (un petit problème avec le compteur un matin). Des commerces et des restaurants à proximité. Un séjour idéal : nous ne pouvons que recommander cette location, que se soit pour des couples d'amis ou pour une famille.
A fantastic villa with everything you could possibly need. Amazing amenities and positioned in a great location. The view from the pool is unbelievable, we had such a great time here. The agent was very helpful with quick response times. The only down side would be that there was no WiFi but we didn't let that spoil our trip!
Nice villa with awesome view. Kitchen well equipped
The house is amazing, high class, with an amazing view and a stunning infinite pool. We spent two weeks with five friends there and we had a great time. We recommend it to our friends. Linda is the prefect host.
great place. really nice house
We had to unexpectedly extend our stay in Madeira due to the flight situation and we booked The Design House until we were able to return home. The house it's self is really comfortable and feels very homely. The kitchen is well equipped and the location is great. There were only 2 of us but the house would comfortably sleep 6 adults and a couple of children without feeling like you were on top of each other. There is easily enough seating/dining/sunbathing space to accommodate those numbers and board games/PS4 are provided. Only the TV could be upgraded to a more modern smart TV but if you're on vacation, you wouldn't be wanting to watch the TV too much. The view over the banana plantation to the sea beyond is beautiful and the house is located at the end of a no through road so it is very quiet. It's within relatively easy walking distance and a 2 minute drive to Calheta beach/marina where you will find some lovely restaurants and general grocery shopping etc. It's also 2 mins from the highway where you can reach Funchal within 25 minutes. The pool was great, we paid for the heating which was reasonably priced and it was comfortably warm enough to swim even in January. In other homes we had rented before this one, the pools were not heated and ranged in temp between 12 and 16 degrees...... Vanda the house keeper was very nice and available on WhatsApp if we needed anything.