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Updated: 22-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 14
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Country location walled garden sea views sunsets

This villa is situated above the pretty village of Arco Calheta in Madeira also known as the floating Garden.

The colonel style villa boasts a large garden full of beautiful tropical palms, and plants. Its surrounding gives it an air of peace, and a private atmosphere.

The swimming pool area has a log cabin style club house that houses the self catering unit and entertainment room with all that you would need for a group family holiday.

There is an inside + outside BBQ with lots of room to relax, sunbath, read, listen to music, or just chill out.One of the best things about this property is that it has the sun all day by the pool and that all inportent sunset !

We are only three miles from the sandy beach, marina of Calheta with its bars and restaurants, or a 25 minute drive from the main town Funchal (historic old quarter).

The owner has a 42 feet sports fishing boat licensed to take customers big game fishing, whale and dolphin watching or just enjoy a sunset cruse along the coast.

We are just a short drive to the famous levada or walks in the mountains that is over 2000 feet above sea level.

A few facts about Madeira: It is part of Portugal, located in the Atlantic Ocean about 250 miles west of Casablanca, Moroco.This floating jewel boasts a gentle climate, gleaming sunshine and a warm, welcoming community. friendly CASA /VILLA is situated above the pretty village of Arco Calheta with good sea views. The colonel style villa boasts a large garden full of beautiful palm trees and tropical plants its walled surround gives it an air of peace, and private atmosphere. The swimming area has a self catering unit with bbq with lots of room to relax, sunbath, read, listen to music, or just chill out. We are only 3.0 kilometres from the sandy beach and marina of Calheta with its bars and restaurants, or a 20 minute drive into the main town Funchal, and (historic old quarter). The owner Charlie has a 40 feet sports fishing boat with a licence to take customers fishing, whale and dolphin watching, or just enjoy a sunset cruse along the coast. Calheta is close to the mountains where Madeiras

famous levada walks can be found ,or 35 minutes from two golf courses.




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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2017


I am a good fun British Guy who is here for the fishing ,and good

weather. Love and Light !!!!

CHARLIE SMITH purchased this villa in 2004

Why CHARLIE SMITH chose Madeira

I would like to think that this property has all that it needs for

my geusts to have a lovely holiday.

What makes this villa unique

location !can sleep up to 14,childen friendly

25 Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

Eight of us arrived to a fine welcome with barbeque and wine which I had pre arranged with the Owner (Charlie). The accommodation was well designed, comfortable and clean.

We had a great holiday the highlight of which being the landing of a 70lb game fish on Charlie's boat (!)

The "den" by the pool is perect for bbq's and chilling out watching the sunset over this beautiful island.

Would we come back?. In an instant.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well guys I look forward to your return!
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Great villa

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed fishing and staying at the villa

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always good to have feed back from your guests ,to know that they had a nice time and enjoyed the fishing experience … Madeira is becoming a very popular hot spot to take holidays now ,and guests are booking villas much earlier now then in past years .. Charlie + Maria
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Charlie saved our holiday!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely man and superb villa! After our cruise ship "Black Watch" caught fire in the mid atlantic en-route from The Azores to Madeira we found ourselves stranded in Funchal, with no power on board ship, faced with our cruise holiday being curtailed and being flown home. We were a family of 9, having a really great time up until the fire, only 1 week into our 2 week holiday, and we didn't want our holiday to end so soon. I Googled for a 5-bed villa in Madeira and this is how I found Charlie and his lovely holiday villa. It was perfect for us & available for the few days we needed it. Unable to book online, I found Charlie's phone number, explained our situation and couldn't have hoped for a more helpful person on the other end of the phone! Not only did he arrange to get the villa ready that afternoon for us, he sent a minibus to meet us at the port and take us to a supermarket for valuable supplies on the way to the villa, and when we arrived he even lit the BBQ for us! The villa was perfect for our group, ages ranged from 23 to 61 and we all enjoyed the facilities; especially the pool, feature BBQ, and the well equipped kitchen area in the cabin by the pool with 2 fridges (1 for beers, the other for food! :-). Under unexpected circumstances we found Charlie's villa, but we would definitely return! Thank you Charlie!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all so much for that lovely review , it really means a lot to us to have a good feed back, and knowing that the clients had a great holiday ,+ maybe a return to Madeira with us as well . Thanks again Folks Charlie ,Maria + Mako
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Chill Out in Madeira

  • 4 of 5

5 of us arrived at this quirky but fantastic villa. The property was enormous, would easily sleep up to 10 and the owner and his dog so friendly. If you want a holiday away from it all, then this is the place to come. Charlie (the owner, not the dog) can organise your group fishing trips or sunset cruises, tailor made. The property was clean and well furnished. As it is away from it all, you would be wise to hire a car if you want to visit the rest of the island. A true chill out place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always good to have a nice review from my guests ,and to know that i must be doing the right things to make them welcome . Madeira is becoming more ,and more popular , as a safe ,and beautiful Island to visit ,,,hope to see you out here .
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Thank you Charlie for a great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just had a 10 night stay at this great villa, would definitely go back again. We were 3 families with teenage children and had enough space for us all. The garden and pool were very relaxing and well used. We particularly liked the club house and cooking area, as all of us love cooking and made the most of the excellent fresh fish and meat available. Although it is only a 5 min walk to the local shop , you really need a car to make the most of the places to see in Madeira. Charlie was very helpful but never intruded on our stay at his beautiful house. Thank you once again Charlie hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this great review Jill ,and friends it all helps + it means a let to me. Hope to see you all again sometime Best from Charlie
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Fishing in Madeira

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I decided to take my father 'Big Game' fishing in Madeira. This was supposed to be a 'one off ' experience but the whole experience, from the fantastic accommodation to the fishing trip itself, which was all provided by the owner Charlie, couldn't have been any better. Fantastic trip with perfect accommodation, can't be rated high enough. We will definitely be going back again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well thanks guys !always good to receive a rated review on a fishing holiday, it is not always posable to deliver the monsters you did catch with us !!!but you did , and thanks for your interest in your return booking next year… Best from Charlie ,and crew
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From the Owner

I would like to think that this property has all that it needs for my geusts to have a lovely holiday.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : FUNCHAL at 40 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : FANCHAL at 28 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 35 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : CALHETA at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Calheta at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended






Other Activities: Sea trips whale and dolphin watching fishing

Golf: There are two golf courses here in Madeira is said be very good

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
11 Sep 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 22.0%

The above rates are for 2 guests.Each additional guest is charged 80 GB per 7 nights.
Babys under the age of 2 years are not charge ,and we have 3 cots

During summer holidays + christmas /new year the minimum charge is for 2 guests.
please ask for a quote.

Weekly cleanimg/change of linen,and towels ,wifi for your lap top.

A deposit of 25% is requiered to sercure the villa at the time of booking ,with the balance on arrival.

Please note that there are no additional charges as tourist taxes to your above prices
Please note that if the villa is not rented ,and you make a booking 2 weeks or less befor your stay we can
discount the cost to you. just ask ,and we will make an offer !

Please note that late arrivals can order a meal to be cooked for them, price on request.or we can buy food stocks

This villa is secure,,and private THE PERFECT HOLIDAY DESTINATION
Please note
The owner of this villa has an apartment adjoining this properly that has is owen entrance,this is not interfering
with the privatesy of the guests.

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a minibus to ,and from the airport +luggage e60 each way only up to 8 pax

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From the Owner

location !can sleep up to 14,childen friendly

Property Type

  • villa

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 280 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • ALL rooms have bathrooms onsuite,but bed 4 has toilet with sink,but there is a inside shower by the pool.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 2 Child Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed
  • Please note bedroom 4 / that there is 3 bedrooms on suite 2 double 1 single with up to 4 beds/then there is a separate fisherman's dormitory that has 4 single beds this is ideal for teenagers or fisherman on a package fishing holidays, but it is under the house so this might not be good for younger children as is a bit dark ,but queky.


  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs


  • Self-catering



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