Casa do Calhau - Calhau | 70115.4

Renovated cottage in Arco da Calheta comprising two floors, above the rocks looking out to the sea of Calheta, 30 minutes from the city of Funchal, magnificent sea view, 2 bedrooms, 1 shower room, living room, kitchenette, balcony, garden, BBQ, shared swimming pool, sleeps 2-4 persons, self catering.

2 Total no. of bedrooms
4 Sleeps
65 m2

Villa, Vacation House
Self Catering
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description Description

Above the rocks looking out to the sea of Calheta, 30 minutes from the city of Funchal, is Casa do Calhau Grande, an ideal location for those who appreciate the calmness, the agricultural surroundings and nature.  Its name, Casa do Calhau Grande (House of the Great Pebble), originates from the great rocks of basaltic origin, calhaus, which you find there, some 5 meters high, a place that locals are still finding older rocks.
You will find old houses in madeirense traditional style, 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.
Casa do Calhau Grande, with a panoramic view of 180º on the Atlantic, 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 4 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.
Properties are accessed through electronic security gates (although security is not an issue!) and there is a parking space for each holiday home. The Gouveia family have their own cottage on site and so are 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, as well is to recommend 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.

Calhau is the perfect place for a small family (a couple with two children). This house has two floors. On the ground floor there is one big ample sitting room, equipped kitchen and guest WC. On the first floor there are 1 shower room and 2 bedrooms. One has two single beds and other has one couple bed and a balcony. Outside, there is a private barbecue, garden, great sea views and private entrance.
Sleeps 2-4 persons, self catering.

Baby corb & high chair available.

kitchen Amenities and facilities

hotel Bedrom

2 Total no. of bedrooms
1 Double beds
2 Single beds

wc Bathroom

1 Shower rooms

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
Children welcome

rowing Sports and outdoor

Horseback riding

streetview Sights and attractions

Sight seeing

edit_location Location - Area

One of the first colonised areas

The configuration of the hills in a semi-circle, reminding of an arch, ended up by motivating the first settlers to call Arco da Calheta (Calheta arch) to this civil parish in the Calheta municipality. Arco da Calheta civil parish was one of the first places in Madeira Island being colonised and having the first farms established after the island was discovered.
The settlement, manly from Portuguese, took place between 1425 and 1461.

Located by the sea, between Ledo and Luairão streams, Arco da Calheta is circumscribed between the civil parishes of Madalena do Mar, Canhas and Calheta.

Arco da Calheta, separated from Calheta in 1472, established its headquarters at the chapel of S. Brás. The mother church was rebuilt in 1744.

Arco da Calheta has currently around 4,000 inhabitants. Its economic activities include agriculture and cattle breeding, wood sawing, carpentry, blacksmith's workshops, bread making, blocks manufacture, trade and services.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. 
In terms of climate, the summer is very hot, but the winter is somewhat harsher.

How to Get There

To get to Arco da Calheta from Funchal you need to take the freeway towards Ribeira Brava (Funchal-Ribeira Brava). Then take the Estrada Regional 101 (regional road) in the direction of Calheta. After that, just follow the signposts.


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

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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 15:00:00
Latest departure time 10:00:00

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35 Days before arrival Deposit + 100 %


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