Lovingly resorted, Sunny Area, Views of Country & Ocean | Casa Das Orquideas - 26

Lovingly restored and transformed from an old traditional house and wine press, south-facing, air-conditioned, close to amenities

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:
Rectangular
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 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 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to 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

Villa

Bedrooms

3

Bathrooms

3

Sleeps

6

Lounge Seating

8

Dining Seating

8

Floor level

Ground

Lower ground floor

1st floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)

Quiet

Mountain views

Family

Country Walking

Swimming Pool

Pool

Private

Unheated outdoor pool

Kitchen Facilities

Cooker

Microwave

Fridge / Freezer

Coffee Machine

Kettle

Oven

Dishwasher

Cooking Utensils & Cutlery

Toaster

Amenities

Washing Machine

BBQ

Beach Towels

Telephone

Linen provided

Highchair

Iron

Hair dryer

Towels provided

Heating

Cot

Separate Kitchen

Entertainment

DVD Player

Cable/satellite TV

Free Wi-Fi

Internet access

TV

Climatizing

Air conditioning

Safety

Smoke Detectores

Outdoor Features

Sun beds

Garden

Outdoor furniture

Private Garden

Suitability

CHILDREN -

PETS -

SMOKING -

RESTRICTED MOBILITY -

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS -

Suitable for children over 5

No pets allowed

No smoking

Not suitable

Please contact the owner/manager

Activities

Places of Interest

Marina

Hiking/Walking

Golf course within 30 min drive

Car Requirements

Car Recommended

Secure parking

Nearest Airport

Funchal Airport

Bedroom 1 on the first floor, king double bed (160x195) with en-suite shower room, air conditioning, ocean views, opening to rear.
Bedroom 2 on the first floor, double bed (140x195) with en-suite shower room, air conditioning, ocean views
Bedroom 3 on the first floor, two single beds (95x195) with en-suite shower room, air conditioning, ocean views
Bathroom 1 Washbasin, bidet, toilet, walk-in shower
Bathroom 2 Washbasin, bidet, toilet, walk-in shower
Bathroom 3 Washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower
Toilet Washbasin, toilet
Toilet Washbasin, toilet
Separate Kitchen
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

Location Description:

Special interest holidays: The Villa is ideally placed for many activities. Levada walking and country walking are within easy access Diving, boat trips and big game fishing are available in the resort of Calheta (3Km away) Paragliding is popular in this area (5,2Km away) Coast/Beach: The resort of Calheta with its man-made yellow sand beach and marina is only 3Km away. Travel: The capital, Funchal, is an easy 30 minutes drive. The ferry from Porto Santo starts from the harbour. The airport is around 45 minutes drive (15 minutes the other side of Funchal) Distances: A mini-market and café are only 70m away. A bread delivery van passes daily by the front door. The nearest centre is 600m away with café/restaurants, petrol station, ATM cash point, bank, pharmacy and medical centre. A greater choice of cafés & restaurants, a branded supermarket and the marina are found in Calheta, 3Km away. The cosmopolitan town of Funchal, is 35 minutes by car, with full amenities and facilities, including museums. Further Details: Only 70m from the Villa is a mini-market and café, perfect for your basic requirements. A bread delivery van passes daily and you can place an order for daily delivery of delicious fresh bread.
Start Date End Date Nightly Rate (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay From To
02 Jan 2019 16 Apr 2019 90 3 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
17 Apr 2019 23 Apr 2019 107 3 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
24 Apr 2019 30 Jun 2019 118 3 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
01 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 189 3 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
01 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019 140 3 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
01 Oct 2019 30 Nov 2019 90 3 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
01 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 78 3 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
22 Dec 2019 01 Jan 2020 107 3 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
02 Jan 2020 07 Apr 2020 90 3 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
08 Apr 2020 14 Apr 2020 107 3 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
15 Apr 2020 30 Jun 2020 118 3 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
01 Jul 2020 31 Aug 2020 189 3 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
01 Sep 2020 30 Sep 2020 140 3 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
01 Oct 2020 30 Nov 2020 90 3 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
01 Dec 2020 21 Dec 2020 78 3 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
22 Dec 2020 01 Jan 2021 107 3 7+ nights Flexible Flexible

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 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to 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).

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.
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).
  Nov 2016
Management comment
Thank you.
Fabulous
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 B   Sep 2016
Management comment
Thank you very much. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your recommendation.
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 C   Apr 2016
Management comment
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you found the house and location to your liking.
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 N   Apr 2016
Management comment
Thank you for your lovely comments and we a re pleased that everything was to your liking.
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 H   Feb 2016
Management comment
Thank you very much for your kind comments and recommendation.
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 R   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.
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 M   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.
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   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.
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 H   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.