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
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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.
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.
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.
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!

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.
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

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
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Thank you very much for your feedback and comments.
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
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Thank you for your comments. Very much appreciated :)
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.

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.
It is an amazing place with a stunning view.

It is an amazing place with a stunning view. 

Emma Streman   Jan 2019
Management comment
We hope you visit again one day. Thank you.
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
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
Management comment
Thank you so much and hope you manage to come back again.
Perfect Location for a Perfect stay!
Perfect Location for a Perfect stay!
Harald Reuter   Dec 2017
Management comment
Thank you!
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
Management comment
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.
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.
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
Management comment
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.
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.
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
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
Management comment
Thank you for your comments

Une qualité de service irréprochable

Marc Platon   Jul 2019
Management comment
Merci beaucoup
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

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

Patricia Hornsby   Dec 2018
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
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.

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 :)
Nice villa with awesome view. Kitchen well equipped

Nice villa with awesome view. Kitchen well equipped

Stefan Pieper   Sep 2020
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.
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.
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
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Merci Beaucoup.
Wir hatten einen super Aufenthalt. Traumhafte Lage des Hauses mit einmaligem Ausblick. Sehr freundliche und zuvorkommende Agentur.
Maximilian Scheler   Oct 2020
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Vielen danke
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.
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.
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
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Great. 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

great place. really nice house

Tobias Hölle   Jan 2021
Management comment
thank you
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
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Many thanks for your great comments