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CASA DO SOL: Heated pool, indoor hot tub & sauna, ideal location, amazing views



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
heated pool + hot tub (6/7 people) + sauna + barbecue + air conditioning/heating


A new house (completed in May 2013) designed to meet the requirements of the most discerning tourists, Casa do Sol offers facilities that few other tourist homes can match: heated swimming pool, indoor “hot tub” for 6-7 people, IFR sauna, covered barbecue area and central air conditioning/heating. And all this with breathtaking sea and mountain views in all directions, unobstructed by electricity or telephone wires.

Casa do Sol is set in a cul-de-sac in a quiet “urbanization” in the centre of Arco da Calheta, one of the most prized locations on the island of Madeira due to its setting, its favourable micro-climate and its convenience for innumerable excursions – including several challenging hikes beginning from the house itself (to the Levada Nova and beyond), for those so inclined. Situated at the end of a row of houses, and sheltered by a wall made of local Madeira stone (basalt), Casa do Sol offers a high degree of privacy, both outside and within.

Post office, cafés, ATM machine, small shops, hairdresser, etc. are just a short walk away, via the system of veredas, largely bypassing roads with cars. The owners live adjacent to the property and are happy to provide personalized guidance on local hiking and walks, for those who wish to take advantage of the extraordinary possibilities that Madeira offers.

The house itself is of a modern design, tastefully decorated, with an “open plan” kitchen/dining/lounge. On the main level there are three bedrooms, two having direct access to the pool deck. A second lounge area, on the lower level, can be converted into a completely independent fourth bedroom when the house is occupied by more than 6 people. All four bedrooms offer extra-long (2 meter) beds with extremely comfortable memory-foam mattresses. The kitchen is very well equipped and comes with all of the essentials you'll likely need (including olive oil and spices).

For those not wishing to rent a car, we offer a “free” shopping service from the supermarket in Calheta (3.5 km away).

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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38 Reviews

based on 38 holidaymaker reviews

United Kingdom

An amazing villa with warm and welcoming owners.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in the last three years at Casa Do Sol and we arrived with our six children with very high expectations from our first stay in 2014 and it really didn't disappoint and in fact surpassed them.

Sadly our holiday was very soon after the terrible fires that devastated the islands forests and parts of the capital. But great communication from David and his lovely wife meant they reassured us that the villa would be ready and we would still have a wonder holiday. They were right on both counts.

The villa is modern and spotlessly clean and has every conceivable convenience. From fast reliable broadband that even a family of 8 Ipads can't slow down to wonderfully effective air conditioning that at times in the night threatened to give family members hyperthermia if they failed to switch them off before falling asleep even on the hottest nights.

The beds where large and dreamily comfortable. So much so I took photos of the manufacture labels and we now have them in our house. The massive kitchen had every gadget and utensil a budding chef could ever want. The three bathrooms were large and everyone loved the huge wet room shower. The water was always hot and the pressure high.

Then there was the views. I would quite happily retire here and while away the remaining years of my life with a ice cold drink in one hand looking out across this wonderful cliff side sea view. You know it's stunning when even the photos on a mobile phone do it justice without even trying.

As you can probably read from the review we were and still are completely smitten with this villa, its position on the cliffs and the island itself.

A stunning holiday made even more magically by the villa we chose to stay in and the warm attentive owners that allowed us to use it.

Thanks David and Beatriz see you very soon. (next time we visit I'm buying it :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Casa do sol..everything about the villa was just perfect...including the amazing view. The owners David and Beatriz greeted us when we arrived and showed us around the villa, they are very friendly and made us feel really welcome, they even gave us a huge bowl of various fruits which we enjoyed throughout the week. The villa was spotlessly clean with quality fixtures and fittings. The pool and pool area were great as was the hot tub. David gave us some ideas on places to visit and we hired a local taxi driver 'Antonio' who spoke very good English to drive us around, my teenage son and his girlfriend particularly liked the lava pools at Porto Moniz..well worth a visit. We tried most of the local restaurants at Calheta Beach our favourite being Onda Azul. Calheta is a lovely area and a good base to explore others parts of Madeira, we had one of our best holidays here and hope to return to Casa do sol again..we are quite fussy people but could not fault this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Casa do Sol, a little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Where do i start what a fantastic place, we were greeted by David and Beatriz as soon as we arrived. We were shown all around the villa and were absolutely gobsmacked with the beauty of it and the amazing views it had to offer. I can't speak highly enough of both Casa do Sol or David and Beatriz, we had the most amazing two weeks visiting Funchal, dolphin watching, walking down to the marina (beautiful but like a session at the gym) and also walking through the Levadas at the top of the mountain which was suggested by David and throughly enjoyed by us all.

It was my mum's birthday while we were there and Beatriz brought around the most beautiful scrumptous cake which made her day and we all thought was extremely kind.

Casa do Sol is as beautiful and stunning as it looks in the pictures everything is spotlessly clean and both living rooms and bedrooms were very comfortable and relaxing with air conditioning which was very welcome. We enjoyed a dip in the hot tub every night which added to the luxurious experience Casa do Sol had to offer. The kitchen was fantastic and contained everything you could ever need with all mod cons the induction hob was great as we have one in our own kitchen so it felt even more homely, with more than enough pots, pans and utensils. We also used the bbq which was wonderful and offered a great outdoor social eating experience.

The pool was amazing and by the time we came home our children had developed webbed feet, they loved the inflatables and the use of towels for our holiday made such a difference to our suitcases.

We ate out quite a few times and can certainly recommend the New Era restaurant which is situated at the marina and offered wonderful food, try the scabbard fish it looks very ugly and not very appealing but tastes absolutely delicious.

We have had the most amazing holiday and are gutted to be home. I can't recommend Casa do Sol highly enough and hope we are lucky enough to be able to visit here again sometime thank you so much David, Beatriz and Tito for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant house - lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at Casa do Sol with our 3 children (10, 7 and 4). The house is immaculate and cannot be faulted in any way. We found it to be far better equipped than our own home. The hot tub was brilliant for us as the weather wasn't so great for the week we visited.

Beatriz and David looked after us incredibly well and provided all those little extras that you wouldn't normally expect (olive oil, black pepper, tea, coffee, a lovely cake and huge basket of fruit on arrival). Whilst we knew where to find them if we needed them, they left us alone for the week - only appearing when needed or to bring treats for the children.

We would definitely return to Madeira and to this property. It is in a great location with lots to explore nearby and I doubt you could find a nicer property for your holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay - perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

Based on the description and the other reviews, our expectations to this property was very high, and in no way were we dissapointed.

Everything was just perfect, and the owner was very helpful!

We highly recommend this property.

Christian & Camilla

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many properties both in Europe and further afield but there has always seemed to be something not quite right or lacking.Not so with Casa do Sol!

From the moment we stepped through the door we knew we'd made an excellent choice. The villa is well equipped with plenty of pots,pans and cooking utensils and all fixtures,fittings and furnishings are of a high quality and beautifully clean.

There was a generous supply of towels,loo rolls,washing powders,charcoal for the barbecue,in fact everything you could possibly need on holiday---and more!

The views from this house are to die for.I loved getting up in the morning when it was still dark,to gaze down on the houses on the hillside below and watch dawn break and the lights go out.

The pool and surrounds are beautifully kept and sometimes it was an effort to drag ourselves away to go exploring in the car.It was always a delight to return to this peaceful haven though.

When out and about we particularly liked Porto Moniz,Seixal,Risco waterfall walk,Jardim do Mar and Paul do Mar.

Arco da Calheta itself is a lovely little place and we enjoyed eating at Manifatturo di Gelati.The food is good and the staff are very friendly.

It really is so lovely here and I would not hesitate in recommending it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Funchal Airport at 50 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Calheta Beach at 35 Kilometres Car: recommended

Madeira is a paradise for those who enjoy walking and hiking, and Arco da Calheta is ideally situated. Calheta Beach is just 5 minutes away, and within 15 minutes are the beaches at Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava, the esplanades at Jardim do Mar and Paul do Mar, the laurasilva forest of Madeira (a UNESCO world heritage site - http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/934) and the moonlike landscape of Paul da Serra (1500 meters).


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
19 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016/17
31 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2016 / New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 9 Jan 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016/17
10 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
24 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 5.0%

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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 250 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, ensuite to Bedroom 1
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet paper and soap included.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 160 x 200 cm
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 90 x 200 cm
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 160 x 200 cm
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, 90 x 200 cm
  • 4th bedroom available for parties of more than 6 people.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

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