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Fabulous holiday villa in Prazeres, Calheta, AC, pool, garden | Cris’s Home

Calheta, Portugal



All operational procedures follow the Portuguese Health Authority and World Health Organisation guidelines

A perfect hidden paradise, Cris's Home is a very welcoming holiday villa in Madeira, great for families and couples alike.

The large covered veranda and solarium wih swimming pool surrounded by the large mature garden are perfect for spending the day or evening and complement the spacious living room and bar and separate open plan kitchen and dining. Refurbished and extended from an old farmers cottage, it still retains many of the character features. The whole front is occupied by a large covered veranda with built-in Madeira barbecue and rustic outdoor dining table and sitting area, perfect for lounging with a book or a drink in the balmy evenings.

The main door opens to the spacious dining room, great for meals or table games, and fully equipped modern kitchen. This leads to the main family bathroom and also to the large sitting room and bar with flat-screen TV with PlayStation, a separate area with table games.

Upstairs are the three bedrooms, the first with double bed, the second with a single bed and the third with two queen sized beds
complemented by the upstairs shower room.
Outside there is a beautiful mature garden with lawn, shrubs and trees and a badminton/volleyball net. The large rectangular swimming pool (optionally heated) is set in the garden surrounded by a solarium,  sun-beds and a further table and chairs under a fixed straw shade.

The owner, Cris, places great emphasis on his guests' satisfaction. His home is equipped with everything guests may wish for in a holiday villa, with a variety of small touches, such as personalised linen. Cris owns and operates three of the highest classified restaurants in Funchal, and so understands the importance of customer satisfaction.

The nearest facilities are in the village of Prazeres, just over 1Km away. The nearest supermarket is 1,5Km away, by the roundabout that provides access to the expressway. Prazeres offers a small selection of country restaurants and cafés.
The tranquil resort of Prazeres has become ever more popular with visitors as is combines warm climate and easy access to the sea (8 Km away) with the tranquillity and beauty of the Madeira countryside. It is a perfect place for walking in Madeira, offering a variety of country walks, and with the famous Levada Nova passing just above the village.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedroom 1, First floor, King size bed, sea-view
Bedroom 2, First floor, King size bed, sea-view
Bedroom 3, First floor, King size bed
Bathroom 1, Ground floor, Family bathroom with double washbasin, toilet and walk-in shower.
Bathroom 2, First floor, single washbasin, toilet and walk-in shower

Sitting area, seating for 8, with flat-screen cable TV, DVD, PlayStation, Bluetooth speaker.
Dining table for 6.
Table and chairs for table games. 

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

Large south facing solarium with swimming pool, sun-beds and sun-umbrella
Covered veranda with built-in Madeira barbecue, outdoor dining table for 8
Garden with lawn and mature trees
Laundry with washing machine and clothes horse

Swimming pool
Type: Rectangular
Length: 8m
Width: 3,5m
Depth: from 0,90m to 1,60m
Swimming pool heating:
Heating is optional and costs 140,00€ per week for 24ºC, paid in cash on arrival.
A supplement of 30,00€ per week applies for each additional degree 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.

Laundry with washing machine, iron and ironing board.
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 villa, including a Wi-Fi point in the pool area.

The nearest facilities (a bakery and café) are a mere 600 metres away, and the village centre (three café/restaurants and the medical centre) is 1,2Km away. 1,5 Km, by the large roundabout that provides access to the expressway and the motorway system, is a supermarket, café/bakery with cashpoint machine, a further café on the petrol station and a further couple of restaurants.
The Levada do Norte passes just above the Village. With the many country walks available in the area, this makes Prazeres a perfect resort for walking in Madeira.
The nearest chemist is in the sleepy village of Estreito da Calheta, only 5 minutes drive away (4 Km).
A few minutes by car will take you to the resort town of Calheta, 6 Km from the Villa. With its man-made golden beaches, it is popular with tourists and locals alike. There is a beautiful marina and a good choice of bars and restaurants, a handful of small shops, a good branded supermarket, a bank and chemist.
Centro das Artes Casa da Mudas is a new centre located at the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea and was built to host superb art exhibitions, musical performances and other events.
15 minutes by car east is Ribeira Brava, the largest town before Funchal, that offers a rocky beach and sea access facilities in addition to a large supermarket and more shops, cafés, and restaurants.
Funchal is an easy 45-minute drive away, and to the airport takes around 55 minutes.

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.

This property has a broadband internet connection with a Wi-Fi point, free for guest's use.
We are happy to send you an internet speedtest if you are coming for work and require high speed broadband.
Contracted speed (Mbps): 100

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

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 21307/AL


Property Type








Lounge Seating


Dining Seating


Floor level


2nd floor

1st floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)


Rural/countryside retreats


Country Walking

Mountain views

Swimming Pool





Kitchen Facilities




Cooking Utensils & Cutlery




Fridge / Freezer

Coffee Machine



Washing Machine


Hair dryer

Towels provided


Separate Kitchen



Beach Towels

Linen provided




Cable/satellite TV

Internet access

Table Football

Wireless Internet

Free Wi-Fi

Table Tennis


Children Television Networks

Air Conditioning/Heating

Air conditioning/heating


Fire Extinguisher

Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required

First Aid Kit

Outdoor Features

Sun Loungers


Private Garden

Outdoor furniture



Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants

Walking Distance to Supermarket








Suitable for children of all ages

No pets allowed

No smoking

Not suitable

No wheelchair access

Parties Not Allowed



Places of Interest



Country Walking


Diving Snorkelling

Tennis courts nearby

Golf course within 30 min drive

Car Requirements

Car Recommended

Secure parking

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:

  • 130
  • Ground Size:

  • 600
  • touristicLicenceLabel

  • 21307/AL
  • Rates

    Start Date Nightly Rate (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay From
    01 Dec 2022 110 4 5+ Nights Flexible
    21 Dec 2022 160 4 5+ Nights Flexible
    04 Jan 2023 128 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    12 Feb 2023 170 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    19 Feb 2023 135 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    01 Apr 2023 190 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    16 Apr 2023 135 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    27 May 2023 170 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    01 Jul 2023 250 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    22 Jul 2023 300 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    03 Sep 2023 250 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    10 Sep 2023 170 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    01 Nov 2023 128 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    01 Dec 2023 110 4 7+ Nights Flexible
    22 Dec 2023 170 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.
    This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 21307/AL


    Booked Provisional Available


    Local Amenities Nearby

    AIRPORT: Funchal Airport - 56 kilometres
    BEACH: Calheta Beach - 8 kilometres
    FERRY: Funchal Port - 39 kilometres
    HIGHWAY: Madeira Expressway - 1.9 kilometres
    BAR: XS Café - 600 metres
    GOLF: Palheiro Golf - 45 kilometres
    RESTAURANT: Saloio - 1.4 kilometres



    10 out of 10
    Chris' home ist ein schönes Haus mit gepflegtem Garten und schönem, beheizbarem Pool und schöner Hanglage mit Blick auf den Atlantik. Die Einrichtung des Hauses ist gut und verströmt den stilistischen Charme der 80iger Jahre. Die Küche ist sehr umfangreich mit Geschirr, Töpfen und Pfannen ausgestattet. Der Pool ist sehr angenehm und dank der Poolheizung auch bei nicht optimalem Wetter gut zu nutzen.


    Armin Thelen   Dec 2022
    Management comment
    Thank you so much for your comments.

    If you want to spend a quiet holiday, the location is great. There are direct neighbors, but we have not heard anything from them in the whole week. In the kitchen and dining area there are, instead of windows, wooden doors that go on the terrace and were also open with us all day long. Due to the pleasant climate, we also took all meals on the covered terrace. It is recommended that you have a rental car, as there is no supermarket in the immediate vicinity.


    Susanne Kleifges   Aug 2022
    Management comment
    Dear Susanne, Thank you for reviewing your stay at Cris's Home. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your time there and the location quiet for your holidays. We look forward to host you again in our properties in Madeira. Kind Regards, António

    Nous avons passé un séjour d'une semaine en famille (6 adultes) Je recommande cette maison, très propre et bonne communication avec l'agence. Petit conseil : prenez une voiture automatique pour vos vacances, que ça soit sur l'île ou pour la maison (grande pente avant de se garer dans la maison)


    Marjorie Hervault   Jul 2022
    Management comment
    Dear Marjorie, Thank you for reviewing your stay at Cris's Home. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed and recommend this property for future holidays and guests. Also, that you found our communication efficient. Yes, a car is essential especially for those who choose to stay outside Funchal and want to make the most of their holidays in Madeira. Kind Regards, António

    La maison est superbe et impeccable. Très bien équipée. Nous avons pu profiter un peu de la piscine mais le temps est encore un peu frais en mai. Nous recommendons!!


    Claudie Mille   Jun 2022
    Management comment
    Dear Claudie, Thank you for your kind words about our property. We are looking forward to welcoming you in the near future. Kind Regards, António

    We just had a wonderful vacation! The house is perfect for families & friends. The house is large, very clean and has everything we needed. We even made pizza in the pizza oven. :) Pool can be heated so we were able to enjoy it even in March. I also loved the beautiful garden and view. We would really love to come back one day. :)

    Arianne Wolff   Mar 2022
    Management comment
    Thank you for your kind words about our property!

    Nice place with amazing terrace!

    Roland Bartella   Mar 2022
    Management comment
    Thank you for your kind words about our property!
    Tolles Haus... für den Sommer
    Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt durchaus genossen. Das Haus ist aufgrund seiner Bauweise, die Sonne (und somit leider auch Licht) möglichst auszusperren im Winter nicht ganz optimal. Auf gut 600m Höhe gelegen kann es da auch mal einige Tage neblig sein. Empfang, Sauberkeit, Garten, Raumaufteilung, Ausstattung, Pool... alles bestens.
    Daniel Balting   Dec 2019
    Management comment

    Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans la villa, la piscine, le barbecue et le four a pizza sont au top ! Je recommande

    Jessica Caldas   Nov 2019
    Management comment

    We had a great time in Cris's home in Calheta. Everything was as described online and the house was very clean. Communication with the agency was very easy and they always responded fast. I highly recommend this place for a holiday on Madeira!

    Sina Zimmerman   Sep 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your feedback. Delighted that everything was to your liking.
    Pleasant Stay

    What can I say about this lovely home, it was pleasant , spacious we were a family of 7 people we enjoyed our stay thoroughly. The warm outside pool made it possible for the young kids aged 4 & 8 to enjoy the pool for most of the day. The kids and adults loved the jacuzzi. The BBQ area was fantastic as most nights we spent playing card games and other games outside and off course not to forget the famous traditional "Espetada" knows as Meat Skewers, all the utilities were provided to make the BBQ. The warm sitting room was so cozy as we had 3 days of over clouded weather. Hence the reason I mentioned the warm pool ������������ I do recommend this lovely home as a holiday especially spent with family. Best wishes to Cris for the hospitality Kind wishes Carla Santos

    Carla   Sep 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your super comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will choose to come again."

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