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Marilyn House, Faja da Ovelha - Marilyn House, Faja da Ovelha

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Property

Updated: 11-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Marilyn House, Faja da Ovelha

Marilyn House, a Private house in the Rural paradise of Faja da Ovelha: One of Madeira´s best kept secrets! on Madeira´s sunniest, warmest south west Calheta coast!

Top Features:

Spectacular unbroken Sunset Ocean Rural views! from the 2 bedrooms on the First Floor with Private balconies

Spectacular unbroken Sunset Ocean Rural views! from the Living, Dining, Lounge open plan ground floor zone.

Tranquility and Seclusion of the Rural location

Walker´s Paradise!

Top 10 walks can be reached on foot from the House including:

-The ancient LADEIRA workmens walk down to the ocean

-Levada Nova coastal walk to Ponta do Pargo lighthouse, the highest in Portugal!

-Forest walks to Prazeres and continue to the UNESCO protected Laurisilva zones of Rabacal and Paul da Serra

Houses were specially designed for travellers

Private grounds & Private drive

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About the property

Marilyn House, Faja da Ovelha

Summer 2015 review published and verified:

"The house was great. Fantastic location as well as breathtaking ocean view. Warm and friendly welcome from the host including a bottle of wine:). We really appreciate detailed guidance about place to visit which helped us a lot. We spent fantastic week and definitely recommend it to everyone." Family of 3 from Ukraine.

2 NEW identical Private houses with Private patios and Gardens in the Rural paradise of Faja da Ovelha: One of Madeira´s best kept secrets! on Madeira´s sunniest, warmest south west Calheta coast!

Top Features:

Spectacular unbroken Sunset Ocean Rural views! from the 2 bedrooms on the First Floor with Private balconies

Spectacular unbroken Sunset Ocean Rural views! from the Living, Dining, Lounge open plan ground floor zone.

Tranquility and Seclusion of the Rural location

Walker´s Paradise!

Top 10 walks can be reached on foot from the House including:

-The ancient LADEIRA workmens walk down to the ocean

-Levada Nova coastal walk to Ponta do Pargo lighthouse, the highest in Portugal!

-Forest walks to Prazeres and continue to the UNESCO protected Laurisilva zones of Rabacal and Paul da Serra

Houses were specially designed for travellers

Private grounds with gardens and relax zones

Private drive for clients only

State of the art insulation. House always cool on hot days and warm on cold nights!

Child friendly and child safe with gate and railings all around the House.

Location and connections

Good road connections: close to main road with bus stops. 15 minutes by car to Prazeres. 20 minutes by car to Calheta Town, the capital of the region. Buses to Funchal and Porto Moniz.

Faja da Ovelha has a village shop and bar next to the Church and a Restaurant, Cafe, Bar at the top of the Mountain Road down to the ocean.

There is a bakery with shop about 10 minutes by car on the road to the village of Amparo.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Manager

paul abbiati
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

June 2015 review published and verified: "The house was great. Fantastic location as well as breathtaking ocean view. Warm and friendly welcome from the host including a bottle of wine:). We really appreciate detailed guidance about place to visit which helped us a lot. We spent fantastic week and definitely recommend it to everyone." Family of 3 from Ukraine. Managers reply: Hi Alex Thanks for your great review and definitely recommending Marilyn House to everyone! Your review confirms that the House has: A “fantastic location as well as breathtaking ocean view! We are very happy that you appreciated our client care from enquiry stage until after checkout. You wrote: “Warm and friendly welcome from the host including a bottle of wine:). We really appreciate detailed guidance about place to visit which helped us a lot. We spent fantastic week and definitely recommend it to everyone.” We hope that you return to Madeira soon and stay at Marilyn House or another property that we manage on Madeira´s sunniest, warmest south west Calheta coast! Best wishes The sole managers, Paul & Iva June 2015
Jun 2015
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Guestbook comments from the manager

June 2015 review published and verified: "The house was great. Fantastic location as well as breathtaking ocean view. Warm and friendly welcome from the host including a bottle of wine:). We really appreciate detailed guidance about place to visit which helped us a lot. We spent fantastic week and definitely recommend it to everyone." Family of 3 from Ukraine. Managers reply: Hi Alex Thanks for your great review and definitely recommending Marilyn House to everyone! Your review confirms that the House has: A “fantastic location as well as breathtaking ocean view! We are very happy that you appreciated our client care from enquiry stage until after checkout. You wrote: “Warm and friendly welcome from the host including a bottle of wine:). We really appreciate detailed guidance about place to visit which helped us a lot. We spent fantastic week and definitely recommend it to everyone.” We hope that you return to Madeira soon and stay at Marilyn House or another property that we manage on Madeira´s sunniest, warmest south west Calheta coast! Best wishes The sole managers, Paul & Iva June 2015
Jun 2015
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Available Rentals

6 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

5

Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a good time in this lovely house. Everything was as described in the details . Paul and Iva were very helpful. You do need a car to go out to eat in the evenings but this is compensated for by eating at the house and watching glorious sunsets and the stars coming out at night.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: “We had a good time in this lovely house” Dear Janet thanks for a 5 Star Excellent review for a stay at Marilyn House in Faja da Ovelha! Your review confirms that the house was: “as described in the details “ We are very happy that you enjoyed watching the famous south west coast “glorious sunsets” and “the stars coming out at night.” And that you valued our client care from the enquiry stage until checkout. You wrote that: “Paul and Iva were very helpful” We hope that you return to Madeira soon and consider staying again at Marilyn House in Faja da Ovelha or another property that we manage on the sunniest, warmest south west Madeira coast! Keep in touch with us and what´s happening in Madeira by following our blog on Madeira! Best of Madeira. Best wishes,. the sole Managers of Marilyn House Paul & Iva
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brighton
5

Relaxing walking holiday in new accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 1 week at Marilyn House and then 1 wek at the sister house grace house. The interiors are the same..but, the large outdoor zones with railings and walls around them are different. Both have superb views over the ocean and amazing sunset views. The houses were clean and spacious with private parking and a private drive.. Paul the manager gave us much valuable info at check in partiucarly on walks and shopping. He also lent us books on marine birds and butterflies. Although it rained a few days we swam once at the harbour at the fishing village about 10 minutes by car and at the white sand beaches. Although it was raining the sea water was ok quite warm..Overall the houses are a great base for a peaceful walking holiday and watersports.The rates were value for money and we are hoping to return in 2017. Big thanks to Paul & Iva and we recommend the 2 houses.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: “great base for a peaceful walking holiday and watersports” “superb views over the ocean and amazing sunset views” “large outdoor zones” British travellers thanks for 5 Star, Excellent reviews for both Marilyn and Grace Houses in Faja da Ovelha and recommending the houses! Your review confirms that the Houses are -“a great base for a peaceful walking holiday and watersports” -“clean and spacious with private parking and a private drive.” with -“large outdoor zones” -“superb views over the ocean and amazing sunset views.” We are very happy that you valued our client care from the enquiry stage, during the stay and until checkout. You wrote: Paul the manager gave us much valuable info at check in partiucarly on walks and shopping. He also lent us books on walking marine birds and butterflies! We hope that you will return to Madeira in 2017 and stay at Marilyn and..or Grace Houses again or another property that we manage. Follow us and what is happening in Madeira on our blog! Best wishes Paul & Iva
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5

prachtig huisje, rustige omgeving.

  • 5 of 5

Prachtig huisje in een rustige omgeving met een heerlijke grote tuin. De woning is erg netjes en schoon. Comfortabele bedden. Heerlijke grote goed ingerichte keuken. Ruimvoldoende badhanddoeken en lakens. Wij hebben genoten! Zeer vriendelijke en gastvrije eigenaren.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dutch Family thanks for a 5 Star, Excellent review for Marilyn House in Faja da Ovelha! Your review confirms that the Villa is "beautiful" "in a quiet area" "very neat and clean" has a "lovely garden" "Comfortable beds" "Lovely large well equipped kitchen" "More than Sufficient towels and sheets" Also we are very happy that you valued our client care from enquiry stage until checkout You wrote "We have enjoyed! Very friendly and welcoming owners." We hope that you will return to Madeira soon and stay at Country Dream Beach Villa or another property that we manage. Follow us and what is happening in Madeira on our blog! Best wishes Paul & Iva
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5

excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

" Thank you for all your help last week. We had a brilliant time in Madeira, and the Marilyn house was a very beautiful place to stay. The facilities were second to none, very clean and Eva was a mind if information. The terrace was very private and the kitchen had every facility that you would need. We will definitely come back again to Madeira "

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: “a very beautiful place to stay” Dear Travellers Thanks for a 5 Star, Excellent review for Marilyn House, Faja da Ovelha Your review confirms that Marilyn House is: “a very beautiful place to stay” “The facilities were second to none” “ very clean” .”The terrace was very private” and “the kitchen had every facility that you would need” Also, we are happy that you valued our customer service from Enquiry Stage to Checkout. You wrote that: “Iva was a mine of information” We are happy that you wrote that; “We will definitely come back again to Madeira " So, we look forward to your return and hearing from you. We hope that you consider staying again at Marilyn House in Faja da Ovelha or another property that we manage in Madeira. Best wishes Paul & Iva
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5

Great Walking Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we have stayed in Madeira.

The house was new, clean. The light in the house is great because it has large sliding window doors. The ground floor is open plan and very spacious with spectacular ocean views even from the indoor dining area. Also, we loved the new kitchen!

We enjoyed sitting and eating outside in the grounds of the house to watch the famous south west coast sunsets over the most south western point of Portugal!

We made many walks from the House along the coast, down the cliffpaths and into the forests through Prazeres and to the lighthouse.

Also, a couple of times we walked to the village general store next to the Church and had coffees there. And we had a couple of meals at Precipice restaurant. Once there was one of the dolphinwatch companies looking for whales through high powered binoculars on the balcony of the restaurant and we met mountain bikers several times.

Paul & Iva gave us a great introduction at check in and told us where all the shops where and eating places.

We hope to return and recommend the house.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear British travellers thanks for a 5 Star, Excellent review for Marilyn House, Faja da Ovelha and recommending the house and location! Your review confirms that the House is: -new -clean -bright with "spectacular ocean views even from the indoor dining área" We are happy that you "loved the new kitchen" and "famous south west coast sunsets over the most south western point of Portugal!" Also, your review confirms that Marilyn House and Faja da Ovelha is a great base for coastal, cliff and forest walks. We are happy that you valued the spoken and written information we gave you at check in including where all the shops where and eating places are. We look forward to hearing from you and your return to Madeira. We hope that you stay at Marilyn House again or another property that we manage. Best wishes Paul & Iva
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4

Maison moderne et très agréable

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine à Marylin House. Elle est très récente et rien ne manque au confort. Parfait avec de jeunes enfants. D'autant que l'endroit est vraiment très calme.

J'aurais aimé plus de fleurs, surtout à Madère. Mais c'est compliqué pour une maidon de vacances. Sinon c'était parfait. Merci pour toutes vos bonnes adresses et informations.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: “great week at Marilyn House” “very new and lacks nothing in comfort” “Perfect with young children. Especially since the place is very quiet.” Dear French Family Thanks for a 4 Star Review and recommending Marilyn House, Faja da Ovelha Your review confirms that the House “very new and lacks nothing in comfort” “Perfect with young children. Especially since the place is very quiet.” We are very happy that you valued our client care from enquiry stage until checkout. You wrote: “Thank you for all your favorite places and information.” The best time to see flower on th floating garden of the Atlantic: Madeira is in Spring. Consider returning again when there is the FLOWER FESTIVAL We hope that you return again to Madeira soon and consider staying again at Marilyn House or another property that we manage. Keep in touch with us and what´s happening in Madeira on our blog: best of Madeira Best wishes Paul & Iva
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Funchal International at 55 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : 'Precipicio Restaurant & Bar' at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Port of Funchal at 40 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Massapez/Maloeira at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : 'Precipicio Restaurant & Bar' at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Paul do Mar Beach at 3 Kilometres Car: necessary

Raw, beautiful, natural scenery!

Faja da Ovelha is raw, beautiful, natural scenery including:

dramatic coastlines, soaring mountain ranges, waterfalls, craggy valleys and beautiful forests and flora including eucalyptus and laurel trees

The south west coast is far less populated than the more populated built up east coast, and during summer a far more pleasant climate than the wetter and colder north.

Contrary to popular perception, Madeira can be rainy and windy with occasional fog during the winter months – there is a reason why the Island is so verdant!

Bird watching: is good with owls, buzzards and other birds of prey easy to observe and rare marine birds including the Cagarra- the Cory Shearwater.

Calheta region has the most forest in Madeira and includes UNESCO protected ancient Laurisilva forest.

Also, Faja da Ovelha is a base for visiting the nature and official walks including:

-Rabacal including ‘25 Fontes’ and ‘Risco’ waterfalls

-Paul da Serra

-Levada Nova

Calheta Town is approximately 15 minutes drive away with FREE white sand beaches, large supermarket open until 10pm, marina with fishing and whale dolphin watching boats and restaurants, bars and shops, plus the international award winning MUDAS ART Centre with permanent and temporary exhibitions and performances and one of the last remaining RUM FACTORIES with museum ENGENHOS DA CALHETA.

In the village of PRAZERES there are 5 or 6 restaurants some rated as excellent by XXXXX including the restaurant of the 4 star Hotel Jardim Atlantico and a FREE cultural art centre Quinta Pedagogica including a small zoo, 2 art galleries and tea and cider houses.

Views: breathtaking views of the south west coast sunsets..Madeira’s hottest and sunniest south west coast, mountains and the Atlantic Ocean of course!

45 minutes from Funchal City

55 minutes from Funchal International Airport

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
November 16- Jan 17 PROMOTION
10 Nov 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
£240
for 6 nights
From
£40
£279
£1,118
 
 
July-September 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£346
for 7 nights
£346
£1,385
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£303
for 7 nights
£303
£1,212
 

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

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

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 214 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Toilet with handbasin Ground Floor
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, 1 Full Bathroom, Bath & Shower First Floor next 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms -1 Full Bathroom, Bath & Shower on First Floor -1 Toilet with handbasin Ground Floor

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 2 single beds which can be pushed together, Private balcony
  • 2 Bedrooms: -Bedroom 1 Double Bed, Private Balcony sleeps 2 -Bedroom 2, 2 single beds which can be pushed together, Private Balcony sleeps 2

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Raw, beautiful, natural scenery! Faja da Ovelha is raw, beautiful, natural scenery including: dramatic coastlines, soaring mountain ranges, waterfalls, craggy valleys and beautiful forests and flora including eucalyptus and laurel trees The south west coast is far less populated than the more populated built up east coast, and during summer a far more pleasant climate than the wetter and colder north. Contrary to popular perception, Madeira can be rainy and windy with occasional fog during the winter months – there is a reason why the Island is so verdant! Bird watching: is good with owls, buzzards and other birds of prey easy to observe and rare marine birds including the Cagarra- the Cory Shearwater. Calheta region has the most forest in Madeira and includes UNESCO protected ancient Laurisilva forest. Also, Faja da Ovelha is a base for visiting the nature and official walks including: -Rabacal including ‘25 Fontes’ and ‘Risco’ waterfalls

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