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Lovingly resorted, Sunny Area, Views of Country & Ocean | Casa Das Orquideas

Calheta, Portugal



Set on the tranquil sunny hills above Calheta, and close to amenities, the present owner, Elisabeth, sympathetically restored and refurbished her great grandmothers cottages to create this lovely character air-conditioned villa. Relaxing by the tranquil pool and large barbecue area you will appreciate its traditional traits and views.

The very large living space with two seating areas, dining and fully equipped kitchen are all contemporary furnished and a delight to enjoy. All bedrooms are large and benefit from en-suite bathrooms. The air-conditioned large living space runs the whole of the ground floor, and includes two separate seating areas, each with its own flat screen cable TV, a dining table for 6 and a fully equipped contemporary open-plan kitchen and features the beautiful original wood stove and oven. All doors open to the front terrace that affords wonderful views of the countryside and ocean, and includes a herb garden for guests use. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and the same wonderful views.

Accessed via one set of steps, the self-contained double bedroom is spacious and accesses via the hall, and what used to be the front door the rear of the property. The second staircase leads to the bedroom hall (which also has a door to the rear of the property) and the second double bedroom and twin bedroom.

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.


Bedroom 1, King double bed (160x195), ens-suite, ocean-views, air conditioning, access to the rear
Bedroom 2, Double bed (140x195), en-suite, ocean-views, air conditioning
Bedroom 3, two single beds (95X195), en-suite, ocean-views, air conditioning

On the lower ground floor, the large pool is surrounded by a deck with sun loungers, the lawn and a small kitchen garden as well as a large covered and built-in traditional barbecue (with sink and electric 4-ring hob and fully equipped) and seating area, perfect for those balmy evenings.

Pool style and dimensions:
Length 8m
Width 4m
Depth 0,80m to 1,70m

You will find a laundry room next to the barbecue.

Free cot available.

Guests are free to use the herbs from the herb garden and vegetables and fruit from the kitchen garden.
Bread van passes daily by the front door.

Cleaning and linen change is provided every 7 days. There is a cleaning fee per reservation of 66€
All linen and towels are provided, including towels for the swimming pool.

The thick original walls guarantee the living area is always cool and fresh. The old wine press has been rebuilt by the entrance to the villa.

There is free Wi-Fi connection throughout the Villa
Bedrooms and the ground floor living area is air-conditioned.
Secure parking is available for one car.
Although not essential, as in most villas, a hire car is recommended.

Shorter stays are possible, subject to request.

A mini-market and café are only 70m away.

You can place an order from the bread delivery van passes daily by the front door.
The nearest centre (Estrela da Calheta) is 600m away, where you can find café/restaurants, petrol station, ATM cashpoint, bank, pharmacy and medical centre.
The resort of Calheta, with its man-made yellow beach, is 3Km away. In addition to a greater choice of cafés and restaurants, you will find a branded supermarket and the marina from where diving and sailing trips are available. Points of interest include the Casa das Mudas Museum and the old sugar cane mill.
Levada walking is only 6,4Km away and a paragliding teake-off point is 5,2Km away.
The capital, Funchal, is an easy 35 minute drive away, and to reach the airport takes around 45 minutes.

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.
Cleaning fee of 66€ per reservation.
To secure your reservation, a deposit of 150€ 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 a local lodging license as a "Casa de Campo" (5127).


Property Type








Lounge Seating


Dining Seating


Floor level


Lower ground floor

1st floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)


Mountain views


Country Walking

Swimming Pool



Unheated outdoor pool

Kitchen Facilities



Cooking Utensils & Cutlery




Fridge / Freezer

Coffee Machine



Washing Machine


Beach Towels


Linen provided




Hair dryer

Towels provided



Separate Kitchen


Cable/satellite TV

Free Wi-Fi


Children Television Networks

DVD Player

Internet access

Wireless Internet

Air Conditioning/Heating

Air conditioning/heating


Smoke Detectores

First Aid Kit

Fire Extinguisher

Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required

Outdoor Features

Sun beds

Private Garden

Outdoor furniture

Exterior Lightning








Suitable for children over 5

No pets allowed

No smoking

Not suitable

No wheelchair access

Parties Not Allowed


Places of Interest



Golf course within 30 min drive

Car Requirements

Car Recommended

Private Entrance

Secure parking


Express Check-in

Contactless Check-in

Guest Identification Required

Social Distancinging following guidelines from local authorities

Staff wear personal protective equipment

Express Check-out

Contactless Check-out

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

Housekeeping Weekly

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

Portugal clean and safe sanitization protocol followed

Nearest Airport

Funchal Airport

House Size:

  • 180
  • Ground Size:

  • 650
  • touristicLicenceLabel

  • 5127
  • Rates

    Rental & Booking Information

    The advertised prices are based on a 4-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
    Cleaning fee of 66€ per reservation.
    To secure your reservation, a deposit of 150€ 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 a local lodging license as a "Casa de Campo" (5127).


    Booked Provisional Available


    Funchal Airport : 48 kilometres AIRPORT
    Funchal Port : 35 kilometres FERRY
    Madeira Expressway : 2 kilometres HIGHWAY
    Estrela Bar : 300 metres BAR
    Palheiro Golf : 40 kilometres GOLF
    Estrela Restaurant : 300 metres RESTAURANT
    Calheta Beach : 4 kilometres BEACH


    Stunning Villa with beautiful views.

    What can we say, this is an absolutely stunning villa. Beautiful bedrooms with exceptional en-suites. Everything you could need has been provided including a well stocked fridge and larder. Elizabeth is a wonderful hostess, welcoming you to her villa and ensuring your stay is as memorable as the villa itself. The views of the Atlantic are breathtaking and can be enjoyed while relaxing by the lovely pool. Enjoy cooking outside and then relax in the hammock. Cannot speak highly enough of our stay at Casa Das Orquideas. Thank you so much!

    Helen Hume   Jul 2015
    Management comment
    What a super review and thank you for taking the time to post it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again one day.
    One of the best villas we have ever stayed in

    This is a lovely villa. We were welcomed by the owner, and found an excellent range of food, milk and even beer in the fridge left for us. The pool area is lovely with full day sun and plenty of shade. The house is very clean, modern and has a lovely garden with herbs, strawberries and vegetables. Madeira is an interesting, mountainous island where driving is difficult.There is plenty of attractions, plenty of walks, but we enjoyed relaxing by the pool best. We would certainly recommend the villa.We loved our stay.

    David Emanuel   Jul 2015
    Management comment
    Another super review which is fantastic. So pleased you enjoyed all that the villa had to offer: The owner is very thoughtful in the preparation of the villa for her guests and your enjoyment is very important to her. Thank you.
    Simply stunning

    Casa das Orquideas is simply the most beautiful house we've ever seen! Staying for 9 nights we would highly recommend this property. It's setting in the beautiful Calheta is breathtaking. The home is modern yet traditional. The owner Elizabeth has thought of every detail (even pool toys for our little boy) which makes your stay even more enjoyable. The herb garden and pick your own strawberries were a hit with the family. With easy walking access to the local shops and restaurants and a 5 minute drive to the marina, Casa das Orquideas is perfectly placed. Whether laying beside your pool or napping in the hammock you are guaranteed to become the definition of relaxed in this outstanding property.

    Rebecca Meredith   Jul 2015
    Management comment
    A wonderful review. Thank you so much for taking the time to post it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return one day.
    Beautiful house, beautiful area and wonderful host

    We had an amazing time staying in this beautiful house. Elizabeth welcomed us wonderfully, thinking about all the smallest things to help make our stay comfortable and easy especially with our little one. The house was very well equipped, it had everything you could need. The garden was lovely and the veg and herbs were a bonus. We found the location was superb for exploring by the island. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and very much hope to be back. We would highly recommend. Thank you Elizabeth.

    Jemima Richardson   Nov 2015
    Management comment
    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return visit. Thank you very much for a super review.
    very stylish, very clean, nice oceanview

    Elisabeth was patiently waiting for us while we were searching the villa after 8p.m. She did welcome us very friendly. The villa was cosy and so we felt good at once. The rooms were very stylish furnished, very clean and well-maintained. On the whole we enjoyed every hour being in this very nice villa and want recommend it to our friends. Breathtaking beautiful :-)

    Martina Heizmann   Feb 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your kind comments and recommendation.
    marvellous house

    Warm welcome, breakfast provided on tht first day. Clean and tasty furnished house. More than everything you need . Nice outdoorkitchen, lovely pool. Outstanding location. Car absolutely needed

    Susanne Nettler   Apr 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you for your lovely comments and we a re pleased that everything was to your liking.
    Quiet location, superb views,lovely house

    The property has been lovingly restored, well maintained in a quiet location. Ideal if you have extended family staying with you. We had a lovely time relaxing by the pool and on the numerous patios/outdoor seating areas. The house is well equipped and plenty of room for 6 people, did not feel crowded.

    Karen Coates   Apr 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you found the house and location to your liking.

    This was a fabulous villa in which to spend a holiday. The directions to the villa were excellent and we were met by the owner when we arrived. The owner made us very welcome and took us on a tour of the villa, and we were greeted with some food and drink in the fridge. The villa was spotless and very well equipped. The pool was also kept very clean and maintained regularly although we never saw it being maintained. The view from the villa was superb. The surrounding area was very quiet. However any visitors need to be aware that the road to the villa is very narrow and steep. A car is essential if you want to enjoy the island. We would recommend the villa.

    Trevor Bull   Sep 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you very much. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your recommendation.
    Stunning villa with beautiful views

    The information given in the listing was accurate, and it is as beautiful as the photos suggest! The property was clean and well maintained. The owner was very welcoming. Would certainly recommend this property. It is a good idea to have a car as it is a long walk up from the marina at Calheta (though there are taxis around).

    David Fletcher   Nov 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you.
    Fantastic villa in a beautiful part of Madeira. Will definitely return.
    We had a fabulous holiday in Casa Das Orquideas. Everything was exactly as described and Elizabeth is the perfect host. Calheta is a beautiful part of Madeira. Very peaceful but with lovely bars and restaurants down by the harbour. Exactly what we wanted for a wonderfully relaxed stay. Thank you Elizabeth for providing the perfect home from home in your lovely villa and we hope to see again soon.
    Stephen Monks   Jun 2017
    Management comment
    Thank you very much and we look forward to your return visit.

    Das Haus befindet sich in einer sehr guten Lage, zum Strand und Ort ist es nicht weit und auch die weiteren Teile der Insel sind schnell zu erreichen, vor allem das Wandergebiet Rabacal. Das Haus hat eine wirklich schöne und moderne Innenausstattung. Das Babypaket war super, es gab sogar ein Tipi und jede Menge Spielzeug. Der Weg zum Haus führt stetig bergauf durch relativ enge Straßen und ist etwas abenteuerlich, aber gut machbar.

    Kathrin Speckenheuer   Jul 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you for your comments
    Tolles Haus und tolle, zuverlässige Eigentümerin. An- u. Abreise unkompliziert.

    Tolles Haus und tolle, zuverlässige Eigentümerin. An- u. Abreise unkompliziert.

    Ingo Reifgerste   Aug 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you
    Tolles Ferienhaus. Sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet ebenso die Außenanlagen mit dem Pool.
    Die Vermietetin ist sehr herzlich und zuvorkommend. Sehr guter Ausgangspunkt zu einigen tollen Levadarwanderungen
    Rainer Bleidt   Nov 2018
    Management comment
    Thank you kindly for your comments.
    Liebevoll restauriertes Haus

    Sehr liebevoll gestaltetes Haus. Jedes der drei Schlafzimmer verfügt über ein eigenes Bad, Küche, Wohnzimmer und Essbereich sind sehr schön eingerichtet und gut ausgestattet. Bei unserer Ankunft standen einige Einkäufe bereit und sogar eine kleine Spielecke für unsere Tochter war vorbereitet. Der Pool und der kleine Garten sind sehr schön und bieten Raum für Entspannung und Abkühlung nach Wanderungen oder anderen Aktivitäten. Die Besitzerin ist sehr freundlich und hat auf jede kleine Anfrage sofort reagiert. Die Aussicht auf den Atlantik ist sehr schön und der Strand von Calheta ist mit dem Auto schnell zu erreichen. Gute Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind ebenfalls in der Nähe. Insgesamt ein sehr schönes Haus um einen entspannten Urlaub zu verbringen.

    A Berghoff   Oct 2020
    Management comment
    Vielen Danke

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