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NEW Private House Walkers Paradise Spectacular Sunset Ocean Views - Grace House, Faja da Ovelha

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Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Grace House, Faja da Ovelha

Grace 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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About the Manager

paul abbiati
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Family wrote these comments in the Grace House, Faja da Ovelha Guest Book:

July

“spectacular views”

“well appointed”

“quiet location”

“new house”

“spacious for a party of four adults”
Jul 2015
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Family wrote these comments in the Grace House, Faja da Ovelha Guest Book:

July

“spectacular views”

“well appointed”

“quiet location”

“new house”

“spacious for a party of four adults”
Jul 2015
  • 1 of 2

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Notes

CREDIT CARD Payments accepted

The Rates are for 3 people sharing the accommodation.

There is a supplement of €6, per person, per night for more than 3 persons

Payment in Euros or British Pounds by bank to bank transfer to a Portuguese or UK account.

Deposit of 30% within 5 days to secure a booking and the balance 6 weeks before Checkin

Full Terms and Conditions under English Law

6 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

4

Grace House

  • 4 of 5

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Grace House. There were minor issues with the boiler which Paul and Iva sorted out quickly.

Paul showed imparted his local knowledge to us which was very useful as well as leaving a walking book in the house.

In all a very enjoyable stay.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Very enjoyable stay!" Dear UK family thanks for a 4 Star, Good Review! Your review confirms that Grace House and the location of Faja da Ovelha in Calheta makes for a Very enjoyable stay!" Also, we are happy that you valued our client care from enquiry stage until checkout. You wrote: "There were minor issues with the boiler which Paul and Iva sorted out quickly. Paul showed imparted his local knowledge to us which was very useful as well as leaving a walking book in the house." We hope that you return and will consider staying again in this private house or another property that we manage Follow us and what is happening in Madeira on our blog! Best of Madeira Best wishes Paul & Iva sole managers of Grace House Faja da Ovelha Madeira
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5

Peaceful amazing sunsets great outdoor area!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 1 week at Grace House after 1 week at Marilyn house the sister house next doorThe 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 walking 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 both houses.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 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 House 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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4

Clean, well maintained with beautiful location.

  • 4 of 5

Grace House provided excellent holiday accommodation, with all needs catered for. The location was beautiful but a car was absolutely essential. The island of Madeira was a lovely place to visit, even though the roads were worthy of a prior warning. We left with lots of lovely memories, not least of which was the basket ride in Funchal!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "The location was beautiful -Excellent holiday accommodation -Clean -well maintained" Dear British Travellers thanks for a 4 Star, Good Review! Your review confirms that Grace House in the rural paradise of Faja da Ovelha is "-excellent holiday accommodation -well maintained -with a beautiful location -with all needs catered for" We are happy that you left "with lots of lovely memories" We hope that you will return to Madeira soon. We hope that you consider staying again at Grace House or at or other accommodation we manage. All the properties that we manage in Faja da Ovelha, Paul do Mar, Prazeres and in Funchal City on our microsite: http://www.homeaway.co.uk/pm/Paul-do-Mar-Madeira-Holiday-Rentals-64347u Follow us and what´s happening in Madeira on our blog! Best wishes Paul & Iva Abbiati
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5

Excellent accomodation with spectacular views.

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for something out of the ordinary and away from the beaten track, then Grace House is perfect. The house, set in a quiet location with spectacular views, is well appointed and felt brand new to us. It was certainly big enough for a party of four adults. Iva and Paul will make you feel most welcome and are particularly helpful when it comes to advice about walking and places to visit. The Ladeira cliff path walk to Paul do Mar, starts 5 minutes from the house, appropriate footwear and plenty of water are called for, as well as going at the right time of the day. The reward is more breath-taking views. A car is essential to make the most of this location.

Madeira is a beautiful island with plenty to occupy even the most adventurous family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: “something out of the ordinary and away from the beaten track” “quiet location” “spectacular views” “well appointed” “felt brand new” “big enough for a party of four adults” Hi UK Family thanks for a 5 Star, Excellent review for Grace House in Faja da Ovelha Your review confirms that Grace House is: “something out of the ordinary and away from the beaten track” “quiet location” “spectacular views” “well appointed” “felt brand new” “big enough for a party of four adults” Also, your review confirms that Walks including the ancient Ladeira walk to the fishing village, surf spot Paul do Mar and the Levada Nova are within a few minutes walk from the house We are very happy that you valued our client caref from enquiry stage until checkout.. You wrote “Iva and Paul will make you feel most welcome and are particularly helpful when it comes to advice about walking and places to visit.” Finally, Faja da Ovelha is one of Madeira´s unmissables. As you wrote: “Madeira is a beautiful island with plenty to occupy even the most adventurous family.” We hope that you return to Madeira soon and stay at Grace House again or another property that we manage on Madeira´s sunniest warmest south west Calheta coast. Follow us and Madeira on our blog! Best wishes Paul & Iva
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5

Walking Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first stay in Madeira and we wanted to make walks along the coast and in the forests and we were not disappointed. We made many walks from Faja da Ovelha and Prazeres. Paul gave us much information at check in ..much of it was in writing in a folder and Paul even gave us a walking stick and lent us a heater as it was cool some nights! The house is new and was only built a couple of years ago and was clean and well equipped. It was great value for money. We loved sitting in the large grounds of the house and watching the famous south west coast sunsets with a glass of wine! We hope to return to madeera again soon and recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: “Walking Paradise!” “Great value for money” Dear Travellers Thanks for the 5 Star, Excellent review and recommending the New Marilyn House in Faja da Ovelha. Your review confirms that the House is: -a great base for “walks along the coast and in the forests” -“clean & well-equipped” -great for watching “the famous south west coast sunsets” We are happy that you valued our service from the enquiry stage right through until check out. You wrote: “Paul gave us much information at check in ..much of it was in writing in a folder and Paul even gave us a walking stick and lent us a heater as it was cool some nights!” We hope that you return to Madeira soon and consider staying at Marilyn House or another property that we manage in Faja da Ovelha, Paul do Mar or Prazeres We look forward to hearing from you! Best wishes Paul & Iva
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5

quiet, relaxing and spacious

  • 5 of 5

A fabulously peaceful and relaxing location with plenty of space and a large outdoors are in which to enjoy meals and the stars at night.

(Small!) car needed.

Nice for a combination of daytime hikes and an evening swim at the mole at Paul do Mar.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Austrian travellers thanks for a 5 Star, Excellent review for Grace House, Faja da Ovelha Your review confirms that the House is in a “fabulously peaceful and a relaxing location” with “plenty of space and a large outdoors area in which to enjoy meals and the stars at night. “ And a great location for: “a combination of daytime hikes” and “swims at Paul do Mar.” We hope that you will return to Madeira soon and consider staying at Grace House again or another property that we manage. Follow 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

Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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

  • 200 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, One Full Bathroom with Bath and Shower in the Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bidet, One Half Bathroom with Toilet and Bidet and Washbasin
  • One Full Bathroom with Bath and Shower in the Bath One Half Bathroom with Toilet and Handbasin

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Bedroom with Double Bed and Private Balcony
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Bedroom 2 with 2 Single Beds and a Private Balcony
  • 2 Bedrooms: -1 Bedroom with Double Bed and Private Balcony -1 Bedroom with 2 Single Beds that can be pushed together and a Private Balcony

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • HOUSE RULES 1. CHECK IN is 3pm. If you want check-in AT ANOTHER TIME.. PLEASE PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE 1.1 Flight Number & Arrival time 1.2 Full names of all the persons in the group 1.3 A mobile telephone number 25 EURO PENALTY CHARGE: If you do not communicate arrival at 3pm or any time of arrival the Managers may charge 25 EUROS for NO TIME OF ARRIVAL AGREED OR COMMUNICATED 2. All ID Cards or Passports must be shown to the HOST\MANAGER at Check in under Portuguese Law 3. No smoking inside the property 4. No noise after 11pm 5. Ask for the document called BOOKING FORM with Full Terms and Conditions to see all the House Rules

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