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Overlooking Calheta Beach, quality private villa, heated pool | Casa Do Julio

Calheta, Portugal



Offering outstanding 360º panoramic views of the sea and mountains, Casa do Julio is a traditional Madeiran house wonderfully located on a bluff overlooking Calheta beach, yet very private and tranquil. The owner has furnished it beautifully combing contemporary furniture with some antique pieces.

The outstanding feature of this villa is the surrounding outside terrace that circles the house, a true balcony over the sea and beach. At one end is the lovely infinity heated pool and surrounding sun lounger area, from where you can enjoy watching the boats sailing out from the Marina; at the other is the large traditional built-in covered barbecue and outdoor dining table with the views of the ocean and mountains. In the middle is a bench and a delightful stone table and chairs where you can while away the balmy evenings with a drink in your hand while benefitting from those outstanding views. The living area is all open space is very spacious.

The comfortable lounge leads past panoramic windows to the games room with the pool table, and onwards to the dining room and to the kitchen and laundry. From every living space there is access to the terrace outside, and all have direct sea-views. All bedrooms are on the first floor.

The Master bedroom is very large, with a large double bed, spacious dressing area and an en-suite shower room, and sea-views from all three windows. Bedroom 2 features a large double bed and a window with direct sea-view and a second window with views to the mountains. There are two further bedrooms, each with two single beds.

Casa do Julio is the perfect choice for those that wish to experience those lovely Calheta temperatures, a little of Madeiran tradition, tranquillity and privacy, and easy access to the Madeiran mountains. 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


Double bed, dressing area, en-suite bathroom, double aspect sea-view

Bedroom 2


Double bed, sea-view

Bedroom 3


Twin beds

Bedroom 4


Twin beds




Bathroom 1


En-suite to Master Bedroom, single washbasin, walk-in shower, toilet, bidet

Bathroom 2


Family bathroom, single washbasin, bath with overhead shower, toilet, bidet

Guest Toilet


Single washbasin, toilet

Fully equipped kitchen. 4-ring induction electric cooker, built-in electric oven and microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Delta coffee machine, kettle, toaster, toasted sandwich maker, hand held liquidizer.

Sitting area, seating for 6, with flatscreen cable TV, Playstation 2 with games, Bluetooth speaker.
Dining table for 6.

Laundry with washing machine, iron and ironing board.
There is secure parking facilities for up to 2 cars. As in most villas, a hire car is recommended.
There is free Wi-Fi connection throughout the living area

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

Swimming pool dimensions
Type: Rectangular, infinity type
Length: 6,20m
Width: from 2,80m to 3,30m
Depth: from 0,90m to 1,40m
Swimming pool heating:
Pool heating is optional and costs 140,00€ per week for setting of 24ºC, paid in cash on arrival.
A supplement of 30,00€ per week applies for each additional degree setting up to a maximum of 26ºC
Pool heating can be provided and should be requested at least one week in advance. Should it be requested after arrival at the villa, the minimum charge applicable is one week, which is payable from the time the heating is turned on.

The owner owns a motor yacht for charter, the Gringo. It can be chartered for half or full days along the coast

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. 
To secure your reservation, a deposit of 150€ 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 an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 29935/AL


Experience a traditional Madeira house with superb views overlooking Calheta Beach
Property Type








Lounge Seating


Dining Seating


Floor level


1st floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)

Beach or lakeside

Country Walking



Mountain views

Swimming Pool






Kitchen Facilities



Cooking Utensils & Cutlery




Fridge / Freezer

Coffee Machine



Washing Machine


Hair dryer

Towels provided

Game room





Beach Towels


Linen provided


Separate Kitchen


Cable/satellite TV

Internet access

PS2 Console

Selection of DVD's

Wireless Internet

Free Wi-Fi

Pool Table

Selection of Console Games


Children Television Networks

Air Conditioning/Heating

Free standing fans


Smoke Detectores

First Aid Kit

Fire Extinguisher

Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required

Outdoor Features

Sun beds

Outdoor furniture

Exterior Lightning


Walking Distance to Beach

Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants








Suitable for children of all ages

Please contact the owner/manager

No smoking

Not suitable

No wheelchair access

Parties Not Allowed



Places of Interest


Golf course within 30 min drive


Diving Snorkelling


Country Walking

Car Requirements

Car Recommended

Private Entrance


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:

  • 500
  • Ground Size:

  • 1200
  • touristicLicenceLabel

  • 29935/AL
  • Rates

    Start Date End Date Nightly Rate (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay From To
    13 Sep 2020 31 Oct 2020 142 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    01 Nov 2020 30 Nov 2020 142 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    01 Dec 2020 18 Dec 2020 110 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    19 Dec 2020 26 Dec 2020 165 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    27 Dec 2020 03 Jan 2021 175 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    04 Jan 2021 12 Feb 2021 128 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    13 Feb 2021 20 Feb 2021 142 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    21 Feb 2021 26 Mar 2021 128 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    27 Mar 2021 10 Apr 2021 200 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    11 Apr 2021 28 May 2021 142 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    29 May 2021 30 Jun 2021 172 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    01 Jul 2021 22 Jul 2021 302 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    23 Jul 2021 28 Aug 2021 372 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    29 Aug 2021 11 Sep 2021 302 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    12 Sep 2021 31 Oct 2021 180 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    01 Nov 2021 30 Nov 2021 142 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    01 Dec 2021 17 Dec 2021 110 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    18 Dec 2021 25 Dec 2021 165 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
    26 Dec 2021 02 Jan 2022 175 4 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. 
    To secure your reservation, a deposit of 150€ 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 an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 29935/AL


    Booked Provisional Available


    Funchal Airport : 57 kilometres AIRPORT
    Calheta Beach : 1 kilometres BEACH
    Funchal Port : 44 kilometres FERRY
    Madeira Expressway : 1 kilometres HIGHWAY
    Convento da Vila : 200 metres BAR
    Convento da Vila : 200 metres RESTAURANT
    Palheiro Golf : 39 kilometres GOLF



    9.7 out of 10

    A stunning place, with a wonderful host. I cannot recommend highly enough!

    Kris Cawood   Dec 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much

    A beautiful house and location. Diana and Mercia were great hosts especially Mercia who went out of her way to help us when the airport transfer driver got lost. The accommodation was much larger than we thought it would be and was well equipped with just about everything that you could want and more. The walk to the villa from the beach is long and steep and so isn't really suitable for elderly people or those who are unfit but a taxi is always an option.

    Brenda Gannaway   Jul 2019
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    Thank you very much for your lovely comments.
    Our one week stay at Casa Do Julio was exactly what we were looking for to finish off our two week Madeiran vacation. The property matched the AirBnB description to a tee. We have a 2.5 and 5.5 year old and it fit our family perfectly! It was very well equipped with all the necessary amenities needed for a young family. The property is very beautiful, spacious, clean and felt private. The views from the terrace and infiniti pool are stunning and vast. The pictures of the house and views posted do not do the property justice. The flowers alone are amazing. Having a billiards table also helped pass the time over a glass of wine while the children slept. The location of this apartment is ideal for exploring the southern coast from west to east. Within one minute you are on the main highway and Funchal is about a 30 mins drive. One great convenience was the Convento das Vinhas restaurant located about a 5 mins walk down the road. We simply called down to place our order and then picked it up 20 mins later. For takeaway they had outstanding meats and food. The property hosts prior to our arrival were through a property management company. The information provided was very prompt and helpful. They were very informative and assisted us with a few things. Initially they made dinner arrangements in Funchal for the weekly fireworks show during the month of June. They also suggested the Saccharum Spa in the Savoy hotel which my wife enjoyed on two different occasions. She walked down to the Spa for her first treatment. Although it was steep she enjoyed the quick walk. For her second treatment the kids and I swam in the roof top kiddie pool only for her to join us in the roof top infinity pool at sunset after her treatments. It was a lovely way to end one of our last days together as a family on vacation. The company also connected us with an amazing photographer, Lapis Lazuli, who was able to come by the house and take family photos all over the property. The photographer was very professional, funny and amazing with our children. We were very pleased with the final product because he was able to capture images of our family with the beauty of the property and the stunning views in the background. On our arrival we were greeted by the property owner who was very thorough and kind. All communication from this point on (during our stay) was done through the property owner's family which again was very prompt and helpful. They truly are the sweetest family. Overall Casa Do Julio is a great place to spend any type of vacation. Definitely worth every dollar. Cheers and thank you again for everything. P.s. although we're a family of swimmers from Toronto we requested they bump up the water temperature in the pool. We could've easily handled the 20 degree temperature especially because the pool and its surrounding area is almost always in the sun. However, its the breeze coming up the hill that was a tiny bit chilly for our little ones. We feel bumping up the heat and paying the difference made the overall vacation simply amazing.
    Our Madeira
    Nick Loutskou   Jun 2019
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    Wow what fantastic comments. On behalf of everyone involved in your booking/stay - Thank you very much.

    Fantastisk hus

    Bjarne Mogelhoj   May 2019
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    Casa Do Julio is the perfect sunshine getaway!! I visited Calheta with my wife and our best friends in May 2018... and the property was the ultimate base for us. Everything about the house was absolutely perfect... well appointed... immaculate and we all loved every minute of it. Casa Do Julio was enormous and had plenty of space for all of us to not get under each others toes. Not to mention the stunning surroundings, views and location. We will all definitely return and enjoy the house again!! Thank you!

    Marc James   May 2018
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    Thank you

    We stayed here for ten days and I have to say Madeira is on top of covid. Tested on arrival at the airport was very organised although we waited 12hours for the result,meaning we couldn't leave the villa until all tested negative. Maria the villa owner offered to get some supply's in for us so we could enjoy our first night and even organised a restaurant to delivery us a meal. The villa is nice and spacious and very clean with the most amazing views and a great pool. The only fault I would say is the water for showers sometimes is cold. I would suggest a bigger fridge freezer for the amount of people. Other than that our stay was great and the madieran people are just lovely. Would return again.

    Nicola Oneill   Oct 2020
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    Thank you for your comments
    le cadre , Madere en particulier est magnifique

    le cadre , Madere en particulier est magnifique

    Algeroma imrane   Aug 2020
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    The villa was excellent like you can see on photos
    The home is excellent. The owner very kind show all house and be with us in contact all the time. The view is amazing With honest heart I can recommend that place, villa and staff from website (you was very helpful)
    Agnieszka S   Nov 2016
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    Thank you very much for your lovely comments and recommendation. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and were happy with the service of
    Wohlfühl-Oase mit traumhaftem Ausblick
    Großzügige und geschmackvoll eingerichtete Villa, sehr individueller Zuschnitt der Räumlichkeiten. Für einen perfekten Urlaub ist alles an Bord, bis zum herrlichen Barbecue-Platz.
    Micato   Nov 2016
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    Vielen Dank für Ihre 5-Sterne-Bewertung.
    Perfect Holiday Villa
    The villa was excellent, it far surpassed our expectations, one of the nicest villas we have ever stayed at. Beautifully furnished, fantastic views and well worth a visit. We will definitely be booking it again in the near future.
    Anonymous   Nov 2016
    Beautiful villa with a great view
    Casa do Julio was a beautiful quality villa and much bigger than we thought. We were met by the lovely owner who showed us round and gave us an information booklet. The villa has great views all around and the patio area is completely private. The restaurant below the villa is excellent but our favourite was New Era on the marina front. You do need a car and the steep driveway takes a bit of getting used to but once we realised it was easier to go around the block and approach it downhill then it was much easier. We went to Funchal and the cable car is definitely worth the trip, we wished we hadn't bought a return and had come down on the toboggans. We also drove to Sao Vincent and along the North Coast which is stunning but our favourite place was Jardim do Mar which is right next to Calheta. We would definitely recommend this villa. It was really easy to book via Our Maderia and we were impressed with the efficient service and driving instructions etc. That together with the lovely welcome we received makes such a difference to your holiday. Many thanks to the owner and Our Madeira for a lovely holiday.
    Karen B   Nov 2016
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    Thank you very much for your super review and your kind comments in reference to the owner and our service. Much appreciated.
    A fantastic holiday villa
    6 adults stayed for a long holiday. There was excellent support from the family- directions from the airport were accurate, we were met at the villa and shown around, the owners were attentive to our needs eg brought logs for the wood burner and sorted out internet problems on the same day. The villa has super views across both valley and beach/ coastline. Outdoor space is very well organised and equipped with tables, chairs, recliners and BBQ with table and chairs (that we used for breakfast). The villa was really clean and well looked after by maids. The kitchen was friendly to use. It was good to have a games room. The dining room was spacious and well equipped. We would certainly stay again. The restaurant at the bottom of the drive is excellent. The bars and restaurants on the marina below are excellent also- good food and lovely staff. There is a good supermarket there as well. There are plenty of coffee shops/ bakeries up the hill in the village also. We had not visited the west of the island before and were very impressed with coastal villages including Jardim do Mar and those between Calheta and Funchal. The description is right- you do need a car. Watch the entrance to the drive. We had a large vehicle and we really had to pull mirrors in, and approach the drive from uphill in order to avoid damaging the vehicle. We had two small problems with kitchen electrics- I only mention these as the family sorted them out on the same day.
    David Miller   Mar 2017
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    Thank you very much for posting your 5 star review - very much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed the house and the Calheta área. Thank you!
    Fabulous villa, our best yet.
    Mecia the villa owner met us on arrival and showed us around her lovely villa. My wife, daughter, son in law and I had a great week. The villa is set high above the village of Calheta, with a long frontage facing South over the sea with mountain views. The village is an easy 30 minute drive from the Madeiran capital, Funchal. The local area is very pretty, green with running streams. The large 4 bed villa had everything, including a pool table which got very good use and an infinity pool. I'm sure we'll be going back.
    Gordon Campbell   Apr 2017
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    A great review. Thank you very much!
    Wonderful everything you could possibly want.
    The love that the owner has for this house is so obvious it was perfect in every way. Thank you so much from the entire family we loved our stay thanks to your beautiful house.
    Maureen Reeve   Apr 2017
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    Thank you so much for your stunning review!
    Beautiful house,immaculately clean,well equipped with stunning views.
    Loved this house,with is gorgeous infinity pool and stunning views.Really well equipped,pool table was fun,barbecue area great and all the time stunning views of the sea.Great location,easy access to everywhere on the island.The only note of caution I would maybe add is the driveway up to the house is not for the faint hearted,pretty steep ,but hey so is most of Madeira!
    Suzannah Colloff   May 2017
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    Thank you very much for your super review. Very much appreciated.
    Vue mer époustouflante
    Superbe location à Calheta en position stratégique sur la côte sud ouest de Madère La villa est superbement entretenue et respecte en tous points le descriptif Une voiture de location est nécessaire pour se déplacer car la villa se situe sur les hauteurs Je ne recommande pas cette villa pour les personnes handicapées et les familles avec de jeunes enfants. N'hésite plus c'est à la Casa Julio que vous passerez des moments inoubliables..
    Sabrina Filiak   Sep 2017
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    Merci Beaucoup!
    Amazing house!
    Our holiday in casa do Julio was amazing. The house is even better than on the pictures. Hope we can come back one day.
    Katrin Schunhhotz   Oct 2017
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    Thank you. You are welcome anytime!
    Wonderful week!
    Beautiful villa with stunning views. Access road to property a little narrow if you have a large vehicle. Tastefully furnished but lacking in parts, no wardrobe or drawers in small bedroom and no mirror in another double. furnishings more like collectors antiques rather than suitable holiday home, I would have worried if small children were staying. Outside areas stunning and beautifully maintained. It would have been nice if certain provisions had been provided as part of welcome pack, coals for bbc and bin bags rather than being asked to provide them ourselves. We arrived late evening and although bread juice and fruit left, no milk. However, on the whole a beautiful villa in stunning area.
    Diane Blakeley   Apr 2018
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    Thank you for your comments. We have had lots of families in the past and children love the house, so nothing to be concerned about. Sorry about the milk, it must have been an oversight.
    Lovely house with stunning views
    We had a wonderful relaxing stay at Casa do Julio. The house is high up on the hill, with views of the sea, and the terrace gets sun all day. The house is well equipped, comfortable and beautifully clean. Calheta is a short drive away, with a supermarket and restaurants. Thank you so much, we really enjoyed our stay.
    Dorothy Rudrum   May 2018
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    Thank you very much for your 5 bubble review. Delighted you enjoyed the house and area.
    Accueil chaleureux et villa magnifique qui surplombe Calheta !
    Magnifique villa tout équipé, quartier calme, la piscine a débordement vu sur l’océan pour agrémenter le tout. Un séjour plus que dépaysant ! Surtout quant on visite les coins environnants ! Conseil fortement
    Jonathan Garcia   Jul 2018
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    Merci Beaucoup!
    Magnifique villa ,rien ne manque l ile de Madere est vraiment une destination a découvrir et je vous conseille a tous de reserver votre séjour a la villa CASA DO JULIO VRAIMENT envie de revenir
    Christian Loquet   Sep 2018
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    Merci Beaucoup.
    Une tres belle location ... un tres bon accueil, vous pouvez reserver les yeux fermes, non les yeux grands ouverts. Merci pour tout
    Lenadant Arnaud   Sep 2018
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    Merci Beaucoup.
    Highly recommended property

    A very comfortable and very beautiful property. Gorgeous views and great outdoor areas.

    Daniel Hendriksen   Nov 2018
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    Thank you very much. We are delighted that everything was to your liking.
    Best airbnb house we have ever stayed in

    Casa Julio - the house is much bigger than we expected. Pool table. Swimming pool. Very large verandha. Best airbnb house we have ever stayed in. Host Diana is very nice. Portuguese people are very friendly. Madeira island is a very well organised tourist island. We went on trips for Levada walking, Porto Moniz, Nuns valley, Funchal and they were all very interesting. Recommend in particular tobaggan ride in Funchal, Levada walking and trip to the North of the island. Casa Julio - the house is so great that we are hoping to go there as a whole family for another holiday in Calheta, Madeira." 

    Tom Matko   Dec 2018
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    Thank you very much for your kind comments. We would love to have you back.
    Great house, tastefully designed with great amenities.

    Great house, tastefully designed with great amenities. The pool (with heating) was fabulous for the kids, already in the beginning of March. Thank you for your great hospitality. The house was GREAT especially the pool and the view!

    Dennis Morgenstern   Mar 2019
    Merveilleux !

    Accueil parfait Vue à couper le souffle Maison parfait équipée

    Sophie Rogers   Mar 2019
    Wonderful property, great view

    The house is located on a hill in a quiet residential area, just 5 min. from Calheta waterfront/marina and 1 hour from Funchal Airport. Three terraces offer fantastic views overlooking the sea or mountain side . We very much enjoyed the tranquility and the easy access to the majority of the hiking areas. The local supermarket offers a quite wide range of fresh fish and all we needed during our stay. There's a restaurant in walking distance and some in Calheta (waterfront/marina or uphill) . This property is very well kept and equipped, it met all our expectations. We enjoyed the spaciousness (2 adults only), the outside barbecue area and used the heated pool extensively. The agency as well as the owner provided excellent service, we received all relevant information in advance and a warm welcome upon arrival. Both were approachable at any time and very helpful. Many thanks. We'd love to come back !

    Reiner Schell   Mar 2019
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    Thank you for all of your nice comments. We are glad all was to your liking.
    The Villa was really beautiful and had everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

    The Villa was really beautiful and had everything you need for a relaxing holiday. My mum walks with a stick so parts of the patio were really difficult for her to negotiate, especially by the pool which is accessed by a steep ramp or narrow steps. Other that that she was fine. The villa is very comfortable and the hosts are very helpful. They had left provisions in the fridge for when we arrived which was lovely after a long journey. Our Madeira arranged everything for us including the transfers from the airport and arranged to have our hire car delivered the next day to the villa. The driveway up to the property is very steep and narrow and takes a little getting used to!! The views from the patio are beautiful and we had some lovely sunsets when we were there. There are lots of outdoor areas, some under cover and we even made Paella in the giant pan on the barbecue outside!! Overall we had a very relaxing time and would definitely recommend this property to others.

    Joan McCabe   Mar 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you so much for you comments and recommendation for future guests.
    So schön können Ferienhäuser sein

    Die Realität hat die Werbung übertroffen. Wir (4Personen) haben ein Feriendomizil vorgefunden, das in seiner Lage und Großzügigkeit bemerkenswert war. Geschmackvoll und mit Detailliebe eingerichtet, fehlte es uns an nichts. Das Raumangebot ist üppig und die Raumaufteilung lässt selbst bei Vollbelegung zu, dass man bei Bedarf eine "ruhige Ecke" für sich findet. Das gilt auch für den Außenbereich mit mehreren Ruhezonen. Alles sehr sauber und makellos.

    Horst Krimpelbein   Apr 2019
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    Vielen Danke
    This place is fabulous!

    This place is fabulous! We came with 6 people from the age of 25-90 and we all really enjoyed staying here. The villa is huge and very pretty, on the outside and the inside. There's plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the views of the sea and the mountains, and relax by the pool, play some pool, eat outside and explore the island. Our whole experience was great and we felt very welcome; definitely a superhost!

    Anne-Mieke   Apr 2019
    Superbe maison

    Superbe maison très bien entretenue avec une magnifique vue sur la plage de Calheta et sur l'océan.

    Bertrand Camalbide   May 2019
    Management comment
    Merci Beaucoup!

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