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Contemporary villa, heated infinity pool, sea-views | The Designhouse

Arco da Calheta, Portugal



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

Madeira is a walkers paradise. The Designhouse is only a five minute drive away from the express way which provides access to the Madeiran countryside.
Less than 5 minutes by car (approximately 3 kilometres away) will take you to the resort town of Calheta, which, with its man-made golden beaches, is popular with tourists and locals alike.
Funchal International Airport, is a 55 minute drive away; Calheta resort town, less than a 5 minute drive; The capital, Funchal, a 40 minute drive
Calheta is approximately 3 kilometres away
Funchal is approximately 35 Kilometres away

Further Details:
In Calheta you will find a beautiful marina and a selection of bars and restaurants and a good supermarket.
Ribeira Brava, 10 minutes by car, is the next largest town, and offers a greater election of shops, cafés and restaurants, and a couple of supermarkets.

Some seven hundred kilometres west of the African coast, Madeira is a stunning mountainous emerald island, lapped by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. The first island to be discovered by the Portuguese navigators in 1419, Madeira became an important resting place on the long trip to the new world. From these humble beginnings, the holiday trade was formed and this spectacular island, which used to be the favourite place of the rich and famous, is now the preferred choice of all sorts of visitors, from those seeking year-round warm temperatures to nature lovers and sightseers, sports and active enthusiasts of all ages. Culture, history, stunning nature, a myriad of sea and land activities, added to a great foodie scene means Madeira has something for everyone. No matter where you go on the island you are rewarded by fabulous scenery, tiny villages and friendly people. With a population of over 100,000, Funchal is not only the capital, but also the 'heart' of Madeira and home to many of the islanders. This makes it a busy, chic, cosmopolitan and fun city, full of shops, shopping centres, bars, cafés and a great variety of restaurants and entertainment; a vibrant, cosmopolitan town where historic splendour and breath-taking natural beauty combine with a thoroughly modern atmosphere.

Cleaning and linen change is provided every 7 days.
All linen and towels are provided, including towels for the swimming pool.

Swimming pool dimensions and heating
Type: Rectangular infinity pool with waterfall
Length: 10m
Width: 3m
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.

Booking Notes
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 we require a 30% deposit, or the full amount if you are arriving within 8 weeks. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.  

This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 26590/AL


Beautiful contemporary villa set in the midst of a banana plantation
Property Type








Lounge Seating


Dining Seating


Floor level


2nd floor

1st floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)


Country Walking

Mountain views



Rural/countryside retreats

Swimming Pool



Heated Pool

Heated Pool

Kitchen Facilities




Cooking Utensils & Cutlery




Fridge / Freezer

Coffee Machine



Washing Machine


Hair dryer

Towels provided


Linen provided





Beach Towels


Sun roof/roof terrace


Separate Kitchen


Cable/satellite TV

Free Wi-Fi

Internet access


Children Television Networks

DVD Player

Wireless Internet

PS4 Console

Selection of Console Games

Air Conditioning/Heating

Free standing fans


Fire Extinguisher

Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required

First Aid Kit

Outdoor Features

Sun Loungers


Outdoor furniture



Walking Distance to Beach

Walking Distance to Supermarket

Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants

Walking Distance to Town Centre

Suitability - CHILDREN


Suitable for children over 2

Suitability - PETS

No pets allowed


Not suitable for restricted mobility

No wheelchair access

Suitability - SMOKING

No smoking

Suitability - PARTIES

Parties Not Allowed




Hiking trips

Hiking/Walking/Nature Trails

Golf course within 30 min drive

Car Requirements

Car Recommended


Parking space

Private Entrance


Express Check-in

Contactless Check-in

Guest Identification Required

Staff Follow all safety protocols from local authorities

Temperature Checks on staff

Express Check-out

Contactless Check-out

Private Check-in and Check-out

Staff wear personal protective equipment

Cleaning and Sanitization

Enhanced Cleaning Practices

Guest Accommodation cleaning can be avoided on request

Housekeeping Weekly

Linens,towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authorities guidelines

Portugal clean and safe sanitization protocol followed

Guest Accommodation sealed after cleaning

Hand Sanitizer Available

Linen and Towels washed in at least 60ºC/140ºF

Plates, Cutlery, Glasses and other tableware sanitised

Nearest Airport

Funchal Airport

House Size

  • 350
  • Plot Size

  • 1000
  • Touristic Licence

  • 26590/AL
  • Rates

    Start Date Nightly (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay Arrival Day
    25 May 2024 220 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    30 Jun 2024 357 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    13 Jul 2024 452 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    01 Sep 2024 310 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    08 Sep 2024 240 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    01 Nov 2024 175 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    01 Dec 2024 142 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    21 Dec 2024 240 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    28 Dec 2024 260 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    05 Jan 2025 165 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    15 Feb 2025 220 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    23 Feb 2025 182 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    05 Apr 2025 255 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    27 Apr 2025 185 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    24 May 2025 255 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    28 Jun 2025 360 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    12 Jul 2025 455 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    31 Aug 2025 325 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    07 Sep 2025 255 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    02 Nov 2025 185 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    30 Nov 2025 150 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    20 Dec 2025 255 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    28 Dec 2025 275 4 7+ Nights Flexible

    Rental & Booking Information

    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 we require a 30% deposit, or the full amount if you are arriving within 8 weeks. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. 

    Final details for check-in and driving instructions to the property will be sent 7 days prior to arrival. A contact number will be provided, and to be able to access the property, you need to phone this number as you are leaving the airport. It is your responsibility to contact and advise the number provided on the check-in details to advise any delays to the expected check-in time.

    Check-in times - at the property - are between 16H00 and 19H00. For Sunday arrivals and out of hours check-in, alternative arrangements will be made and an additional cost will apply. 

    Check-in and check-out flexibility will be applied where possible, but this will depend on housekeeping schedules and the departure and arrival days of other reservations either side of your stay; a definitive answer can only be provided within 24 hours of your arrival for check-in and your departure for check-out.

    This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 26590/AL


    Unavailable Changeover Short Breaks Discount


    Local Amenities Nearby

    AIRPORT: Funchal Airport - 47 kilometres
    BEACH: Calheta Beach - 3 kilometres
    FERRY: Funchal Port - 25 kilometres
    HIGHWAY: Madeira Expressway - 1 kilometres
    RESTAURANT: Restaurant - 3 kilometres
    BAR: Bar - 3 kilometres
    GOLF: Palheiro Golf - 30 kilometres



    9.7 out of 10
    superbe maison, aussi belle en vrai que sur les photos. on ne s'est pas lassés de la vue sur la mer. très bien équipée, confortable, spacieuse et très propre à l'arrivée. nous étions 4 adultes et 4 enfants. le quartier est plutôt calme, mais peu de commerces à proximité, un véhicule est indispensable. le secteur permet toutefois de se déplacer facilement sur l'ensemble de l'île. vanda a été très réactive et nous a très bien accueillis. le seul défaut de cette maison, c'est qu'on n'a plus envie d'en partir...
    Eric Noury   May 2024
    Management comment
    Thank you, Eric, for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you found our house superb and just as beautiful in real life as in the photos. It's wonderful that you enjoyed the sea view throughout your stay and found the house very well equipped, comfortable, spacious, and clean upon arrival. We're glad the area provided a fairly quiet atmosphere and easy access to explore the whole island, although a vehicle was necessary for nearby shops. We're delighted that Vanda's responsiveness made you feel welcome. It's a great compliment to hear that you didn't want to leave! We'd love to welcome you back for another stay in the future!
    Beautiful house and perfect, private swimming pool. The kitchen is very well equipped and stocked for breakfast upon arrival. The house is nicely decorated, you can tell that the owners put their heart into it and that they use it themselves. The terrace and pool have sun almost the whole day. If you don't like stairs this house isn't for you, but otherwise it is highly recommended.
    Warner Minkema   May 2024
    Management comment
    Warner, thank you for your positive feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the property and found the private swimming pool to be perfect. It's great that you found the kitchen very well equipped for your needs. We strive to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all our guests. Your note about the stairs will be helpful for future guests to consider. We truly appreciate your recommendation and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another wonderful stay in the future!
    Le logement idéalement situé à Calheta est parfait pour un séjour reposant tout en profitant des multiples possibilités de loisirs et visites à Madère. Le jardin tropical au cœur d'une bananeraie est vraiment magnifique! La vila est quand à elle très grande et parfaitement conforme à la description et aux photos. Merci encore pour les soins et aux attentions particulières mises à disposition pour notre arrivée!!


    Vincent Forest   Nov 2023
    Management comment
    Dear Vincent, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that our accommodation in Calheta proved to be an ideal location for your relaxing stay, and that you were able to take advantage of the many leisure and sightseeing opportunities Madeira has to offer. We're delighted that you found our tropical garden, nestled in the heart of a banana plantation, to be truly magnificent. Creating a serene and beautiful environment for our guests is a priority for us, and we're glad it added to your experience. It warms our hearts to know that the villa exceeded your expectations, and that it was both large and perfectly matched the description and photos. Providing accurate and detailed information is important to us, and we're pleased that it contributed to a positive stay for you. Thank you for acknowledging the care and attention you received upon arrival. Ensuring a warm welcome and attentive service is a key part of our commitment to guest satisfaction. It was a pleasure having you as our guest, and we hope to welcome you back for another relaxing and enjoyable stay in the future. If there's anything more we can do for you, please don't hesitate to reach out. Warm regards, António
    Fantastic villa, very well equipped. Thank you.


    Stuart Oxborrow   Jul 2023
    Management comment
    Thank you for your kind words about The Designhouse!
    The house is amazing, especially the outdoor area with the amazing pool and the table next to a banana tree plantation and ocean view. Sun from 8:30a.m. to 6:30 p.m. , so kind of all day. couldn't be any better. kitchen is very well equipped, and there is a weber grill outside. there actually were only 7 appropriate beds. the bedrooms were nice (3 of them with balcony and ocean view) and comfy, the 4th room with a single bed and a desk. the interior design of the living room is a bit 'weird', but the sofa is huge and cosy as well. Huge cupboard with card and table games. also, there are backpacks and water bottles provided for hikes. It's a very quite area. restaurants are not really in a walkable distance. you definitely need a car. we really enjoyed our stay!!!


    Sandra Robert   Jun 2023
    Management comment
    Thank you for your kind words about Designhouse!
    superbe logement


    Patricia Deligeard   Jun 2023
    Management comment
    Thank you for your kind words about the Designhouse!
    Wspaniałe miejsce na rajskie wakacje. Dom jest przepiękny i świetnie wyposażony. Widok z okien i tarasu i śpiew ptaków wystarczy by uznać wakacje za udane. A to dopiero początek cudów.....


    Agata Wyszyńska   Jun 2023
    Management comment
    Thank you for your kind words about Designhouse!
    We had a great time at the Designhouse. The house was clean and the view from the terrace and pool was amazing. Very quiet neighborhood, perfect for a relaxing stay. The kitchen is very well-equipped and the yoga mats as well as the backpacks you can borrow from the house, made a nice addition. We would definitely come back again.


    Laura Bentz   Dec 2022
    Management comment
    Thank you for your kind words about our property!
    Stunning villa in all respects - inside and out. Walking distance Calheta Marina and some great restaurants - plus the beach. A bit of a hill climb back!!


    Jane Maher   Jun 2022
    Management comment
    Dear Jane, Thank you for your time reviewing your stay at the Desinghouse. We are happy to hear that you found it stunning and that hills from Madeira didn't frightened you. We hope we can host you once again in the future. Kind Regards, António

    Great location, perfect view and very nice pool! Communication was good and Vanda was quick in response on a few questions.

    Niels Eenink   May 2022
    Management comment
    Dear Niels, Thank you for your kind words about our property. We are glad that communication was easy and to know that Vanda acted quickly in all matters. Kind Regards, António
    We absolutely loved the Designhouse. The views from each room were spectacular, the home was spacious and clean, and the surrounding area was quiet. We found out that the weather on this part of the island was often sunnier and warmer than the other areas. We paid for the pool heating and were glad we did as some of the April days were on the cool side. We would go back in an instant.
    Martha Marciel   Apr 2022
    Management comment
    Thank you for your kind words about our property!

    The view of the Villa is beautiful. There are only a few neighbors, you nearly only have banana trees and the ocean. The Villa was also perfect for 7 people. Everything is like on the pictures. The communication was also top! Thank you:)


    Verena Straub   Jan 2022
    Management comment
    Thank you!

    Beautiful property in a peaceful location . Fabulous infinity pool overlooking a mass of banana trees and the sea in the distance! The villa was very spacious and well equipped. One piece of advice is to park on the road outside as the driveway is very steep!

    Fiona Barlow   Aug 2021
    Management comment
    Many thanks for your great comments

    Superb Villa and Madeira is one of the best places We have ever been. Everything considering Our Madeira as organizer was perfect. Be advised to read carefully all emails Our Madeira send to You, especially about trip to Villa and Check In. It contains complete and crucial information. We will be happy to return some day to Villa and island.

    Piotr Dziurkowski   Aug 2021
    Management comment
    Many thanks for your comments

    We had an amazing time at the house. It is simply stunning and the view is next level. We would always stay again and really enjoyed our time there.


    Chaka Bachmann   Jun 2021
    Management comment
    Many thanks

    Amazing Villa. It is definitely worth paying for the extra heating if you are going on cold months. Thanks

    Felicitas Naderi   May 2021
    Management comment
    Many thanks
    Lovely house, great location, beautiful pool

    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. 

    Suzie Pollock   Feb 2021
    Management comment
    Many thanks for your great comments

    great place. really nice house

    Tobias Hölle   Jan 2021
    Management comment
    thank you
    Great House with great View

    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.

    Marcel Gredler   Dec 2020
    Management comment
    Many thanks for your comments
    Wir hatten einen super Aufenthalt. Traumhafte Lage des Hauses mit einmaligem Ausblick. Sehr freundliche und zuvorkommende Agentur.
    Maximilian Scheler   Oct 2020
    Management comment
    Vielen danke
    Nice villa with awesome view. Kitchen well equipped

    Nice villa with awesome view. Kitchen well equipped

    Stefan Pieper   Sep 2020

    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.

    Bart Wolters   Sep 2020
    Management comment
    The lights for the pool are on order, and will be replaced very soon. The WiFi signal is because of the location of the house, so the reception in some parts of the house is not the best. However we are contacting the provider to see if this can be improved. We are also replacing the shower heads, so all of your feedback was very useful - thank you very much.

    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!

    Sarah Pope   Aug 2020
    Management comment
    Many thanks for your comments and we are very happy that you had an great time. Sorry about the WiFi. We do have it, but at times the signal can be weak due to the location, but we will look into this as previous guests have not brought this to our attention - thank you :)
    Folgendes können wir berichten ... Leider konnten wir das große Schlafzimmer während des gesamten Aufenthaltes über 2 Wochen nicht nutzen, da dort eine Ungezieferbekämpfung durchgeführt wurde. Uns wurden hierfür die Kosten für die Poolheizung erlassen. Leider heizte der Pool nicht weiter als 21 Grad auf. In der zweiten Woche gab es in der Nachbarschaft ein großes Feuer und der Pool war dann zudem auch noch sehr stark mit Asche verschmutzt. Eine Reinigung erfolgte trotz Bitte leider nicht. Am vorletzen Tag stand der Gärtner ab 9:00 mit der Motorsäge im Garten ... wir wollten sowieso einen Ausflug machen. Es gab öfter mal Ameisen in der Küche. Wenn man nichts offen stehen lässt kommen diese aber nicht mehr zu Besuch. Wir werden der Agentur "Our Madeira" noch ein Schreiben zusenden. Mal sehen ob dort auf Kulanz etwas zurück erstattet wird. Alles in Allem ist das Haus und die Ausstattung von sehr guter Qualität und sehr schön ; könnte allerdings eine Renovierung gebrauchen. Die Lage ist absolut traumhaft !
    Malte Grahl   Jan 2020
    Management comment
    Es war sehr bedauerlich, dass es ein Problem im Haus gab, das die Nutzung des Hauptschlafzimmers nicht erlaubte, und deshalb haben wir Ihnen angeboten, in eine alternative Villa zu ziehen. Da Sie sich für einen Aufenthalt entschieden haben, haben wir angeboten, den Pool kostenlos zu heizen. Dann ist die Poolpumpe in Ihrer zweiten Woche ausgefallen und wir haben sofort den Pooltechniker geschickt, um das Problem zu beheben. Sie haben erst beim Auschecken gemeldet, dass das Wasser nicht die gewünschte Temperatur erreicht hat. Für eine Lösung ist es zu spät. Wir haben auch den Pool gereinigt, um die durch das Feuer verursachte Asche zu beseitigen. Feuerasche kann für einige Tage in der Luft sein, daher können wir nur annehmen, dass dies das Problem war. Wir freuen uns, dass Sie insgesamt Ihren Aufenthalt genossen haben. Leider passieren manchmal Dinge, die sich unserer unmittelbaren Kontrolle entziehen. Vielen Dank für Ihre Kommentare.

    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

    Daria Kuhn   Dec 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your feedback and comments.
    Spectacular villa and location. Off the beaten track which suits us. Wrll equipped, Very special!
    Spectacular and faultless villa. Totally reccommend !! Five stars and more.
    Sandra Abbey   Nov 2019
    Management comment
    Great. Thank you.
    Superschöne Villa in bester Lage
    Wir haben 10 wunderschöne Tage in dieser hervorragend ausgestatteten Villa verbracht. Die Inneneinrichtung ist toll, es fehlt an nichts betreffend Küchengeräten und -Utensilien. Der Aussenbereich bietet genügend Schatten und ist hervorragend und hochwertig möbliert. Gerne wieder!
    Christian Kappes   Nov 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much indeed for your comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back some day.
    A piece of paradise in Madeira
    We considered ourselves very fortunate to be able to rent this beautiful villa. A stunning location within a banana plantation and the ability to pick ripe oranges for our breakfast juice was simply wonderful. Having the pool heated was essential at the time we went and enabled us to enjoy many hours of fun. The view from the villa is quite exceptional, and being blessed with hot sun for our stay made the experience all the more delightful. Close proximity to the seafront and some supermarkets, whilst being nestled in a quiet and picturesque location is not always a balance you can find but this villa ticked all our boxes. We can recommend without reservation!
    Nathan Close   Oct 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your feedback. Your comments are very much appreciated.
    The House complies with the indications and photographs.

    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.

    Moiravvo   Aug 2019
    Vacances en familles
    Très belle villa bien située dans un cadre calme, magnifique et sans vis-à-vis. A noter qu'il manque quelques accessoires comme des tasses à café ou encore un meuble pour poser ses affaires dans la salle de bain du bas. Sinon nous avons passé un très agréable séjour.
    Florian Clivaz   Jul 2019
    Management comment
    Merci Beaucoup.

    Une qualité de service irréprochable

    Marc Platon   Jul 2019
    Management comment
    Merci beaucoup
    Un havre de paix, relaxant au possible

    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.

    Phillippe G   Jun 2019
    Stunning Villa in a beautiful location!

    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.

    Dean Standish   Jun 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you for your comments. Very much appreciated :)
    Every bit as good as the photos

    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!).

    Fiona Christian-Edwards   Apr 2019
    An excellent holiday

    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.

    Honor Schmidt   Mar 2019
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    Thank you for your comments and very useful for future guests. Good to hear that all was good with the car and we certainly hope you choose to come back to the Designhouse.
    Sehr schone

    Sehr schöne Villa, sehr sauber und gepflegt . Küche sehr gut ausgestattet.Unkomplizierter und freundlicher Empfang, Schöne Aussicht. Preisleistung sehr gut.

    Limpach Paul   Jan 2019
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    Thank you for your comments
    It is an amazing place with a stunning view.

    It is an amazing place with a stunning view. 

    Emma Streman   Jan 2019
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    We hope you visit again one day. Thank you.
    Exeptionnel! Difficile de trouver mieux!

    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!

    Laure Rausis   Jan 2019

    We had a lovely time. Great to return. Very interesting house with lots of artistic touches. Memorable.

    Patricia Hornsby   Dec 2018
    Super Ausstattung, viel Platz, großer Pool

    Super Ausstattung, viel Platz, großer Pool

    Claudia HB   Dec 2018
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    Thank you very much for your nice comments
    Excellent house
    Just had everything you need and more defintley coming back location perfect defintley need a car in a one word to describe it PARADISE
    Robert Marsland   Jul 2018
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    Thank you very much. We look forward to your return visit.
    Amazing house in amazing location!
    Travelled for a weeks holiday with my wife and 2 young children. Having been to Madeira before we knew we wanted a villa around Calheta. Our Madeira recommended The Designhouse and we couldnt have found a better house or location. We absoulutely loved it and will definitely use it again in the future. Great for families with all the ammenities you could want, a few minutes drive from the beach & supermarket at Calheta and an easy drive to Funchal or to/from the airport.
    Edward Melim   Jun 2018
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    Thanks so much for your great review. Hope to Welcome you back in the future.
    design housse
    excellent séjour dans cette magnifique villa... idéalement situé pour les visites et le climat... confortable et moderne, je recommande cette location! propriétaire disponible et agréable
    Cindy Chevallier   Jun 2018
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    Merci Beaucoup!
    Perfect Location for a Perfect stay!
    Perfect Location for a Perfect stay!
    Harald Reuter   Dec 2017
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    Thank you!
    Super villa bien entretenue, moderne ,magnifique piscine
    Belle réception et avec quelques marchandises,l'endroit est magnifique, calme, vue sur la mer ,autour d' une plantation de bananes! a manger si elles sont mûres ! nous avons eu un immense plaisir de revenir une 2ème fois dans cette belle villa
    Christiane Imhof   Sep 2017
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    Merci Beaucoup.
    This villa is absolutely fantastic. It has everything you need and the views are just stunning. We would definitely come back for another holiday here!
    Hannah Farmer   Jun 2017
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    Thank you so much and hope you manage to come back again.
    Superbe location

    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

    Karine Costes   Apr 2017
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    Merci Beaucoup! Delighted you enjoyed Designhouse and its location. Thanks also for your kind comments about our company - Our Madeira.
    A beautiful house with a magnificent view.
    A very beautiful, well kept spacious house with a magnificent view the Atlantic ocean amidst a Palmtree estate. You will find a lot of space for six people, a nice and perfectly equipped kitchen and a very clean place. On demand, the pool can be conveniently warmed up. A perfect place for a leisurely time.
    Thomas Saers   Apr 2017
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    Thank you very much for your nice comments.
    You won't be dissapointed
    An absolute gem of a house in a stunning location and Island! This was our first visit to Madeira and we absolutely loved it and will make it our regular place to holiday. So much better and nearer than the Caribbean! The design house was perfect for our stay and the images are a good representation of what you get. It is new, modern, well equipped and set in lovely grounds with stunning sea views and no near neighbours. A car is a must in our opinion as it is not easy to walk to local bars/restaurants although a taxi would suffice. The management company were a delight to deal with and the car booking company they suggested worked out perfectly. Thumbs up from us!
    Ken F   Nov 2016
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    Well that is a great review for Designhouse and your comments about our management company, OurMadeira, is very much appreciated. We are glad that you will be a regular visitor to Madeira. Thank you very much indeed.
    What a great stay!

    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!

    Catherine Fille   Sep 2016
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    Thank you very much.

    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.

    Emma Start   Jul 2016
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    Thank you for your lovely review and kind comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in the Design House.

    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.

    Claire Hamilton   Jul 2016
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    Thank you very much for your super review. This is new to the rental market and so all positve reviews are greatly appreciated. We have to agree in that it really is a super house, great location and very well appointed. Thank you.
    Nice villa with spectacular view!

    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!

    Kim Koenen   Jun 2016
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    Thank you very much for your super review - our first one. This is very important for us as the house has only recently entered the holiday rentals market. We think it is a special house and we are glad that you also thought so. Thank you for your recommendation.

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