Casa do Calhau - Sapateiro | 70115.3

Renovated cottage comprising two floors, above the rocks of Arco da Calheta, looking out to the sea of Calheta, 30 minutes from the city of Funchal, magnificent sea view, 2 doubles with ensuite shower rooms, 1 guest WC, living room, kitchen, balcony, terrace, garden, BBQ, shared swimming pool, for 2-6 persons, self catering.

2 Total no. of bedrooms
6 Sleeps
70 m2

Villa, Vacation House
Self Catering
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description Description

In Arco da Calheta, above the rocks looking out to the sea of Calheta, 30 km from the city of Funchal, is Calhau Grande, an ideal location for those who appreciate the calmness, the agricultural surroundings and nature. Its name originates from the great rocks of basaltic origin, calhaus, which you find there, some 5 meters high. Here you will find a group of rural self catering cottages, acquired by the current proprietor, in 1995 and reconstructed in 1997 and 2004. The construction was renewed in accordance with the models of the region, with local rock, carefully constructed, in order to protect the surrounding ecology, tracing its original, the harmony and the integration in the landscape. With a panoramic view of 180º on the Atlantic, the property fits in the natural, country environment, in perfect harmony with the typical rustic look of the region, and provides a calm, healthy stay of great pleasure. The property consists of independent houses, with privacy, in a rustic and comfortable environment, framed for the spectacular beauty that the sea view and the energy of the rocks provide to them. Each one of the houses is the ideal place for a family to escape to for a while, to live with tranquillity and to get a taste of the proximity with nature. All of this with private parking, a good choice of gardens, pool, agricultural land with fruit trees, vegetable gardens and aromatic herbs that are of high biological quality.
Property is accessed through electronic security gates (although security is not an issue!) and there is a parking space for each holiday home. The Gouveia family has their own cottage on site and so their daughter Sofia is always available for advice or help.
We would advise that this is not an ideal place for someone who has difficulty in negotiating steps or who has problems with heights. It is as well recommended that children, between two and eight years old, must be always controlled by their parents, because this place has stairs, swimming pool and some balconies in X! But it is exactly the height of this little complex that makes it so spectacular.
This property has an excellent strategic position to discover Madeira - so close to the mountain and still near to the sea. 100 meters from the cottages, there is a café / mini-market with fruit and vegetables produced by local people. The beach of Calheta is only 7 minutes drive, same as restaurants, supermarket and ATM. Several paths for levada walking start nearby.

Sapateiro is the largest of the holiday homes with 2 stories. On the 1st floor, there are 2 double bedrooms with beautiful furniture (beds 1.50x1.95 m), each one with its private bathroom. On the ground floor, there is the living room area with a floor-to-ceiling opening glass wall with stunning views over the sea and a sofa couch for 2 persons, the kitchen and the WC. Outside, the house takes advantage of a private garden, private entrance, barbecue as well as a fantastic view over the ocean. This is the perfect retreat for a small family or two couples wishing to enjoy a holiday together.
Twice a week, there is storage and cleaning of interior and exterior spaces.
Sleeps 2-6 persons, self catering.

kitchen Amenities and facilities

hotel Bedrom

2 Total no. of bedrooms
2 Double beds
1 Double sofa/extra beds

wc Bathroom

2 Shower rooms
1 Guest WC

terrain Outside Facilities

Sea view
Shared swimming pool
Private parking

radio Inside Facilities

Wireless Internet connection
Cable/Satellite TV

kitchen Kitchen Equipment

Coffee machine
Pots pans

priority_high Suitable

Pets not authorized
Smoking permitted
Wheelchair not suitable
Elderly or infirm Not Suitable

rowing Sports and outdoor

Horseback riding
Rock climbing

streetview Sights and attractions

Sight seeing

edit_location Location - Area

Founded in 1572, the parish of Arco da Calheta is set between the mountains and got its name from the surrounding hills and its proximity to the parish of Calheta. After the discovery of the island this parish was one of the first to be submitted to huge agricultural explorations, giving origin to extensive lands with noble houses, chapels and cultivated areas.

The busiest time of the year is the 7th and the 8th of September when the parish celebrates its annual procession and a fair to honour the patron saint São Braz.


Airport distance Funchal (FNC) 45 km
Beach 2 km
Shopping 200 m
Restaurant 3 km
Bar 200 m

date_range Availability

library_books Terms

Minimum rental (days) 3

Payment info

Deposit due 5 Days after booking, Amount 30.00 %
Balance due 35 Days before arrival
Earliest arrival time 14:00:00
Latest departure time 10:00:00

cancel Cancellation terms

35 Days before arrival Deposit + 100 %


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