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Stunning Ocean & Mountain views in Arco da Calheta - T 2 Villa Miradouro



Updated: 15-Oct-2016
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Tourism Board inspected and licensed (Alojament Local) – this upmarket yet very affordable property is situated right on the bus route, high up the hillside overlooking the quiet parish of Arco da Calheta, and the Atlantic Ocean. From there comes the name “Miradouro” which means viewpoint.

Easy access from street level means that you do not have to heave luggage up and down stairs. This also makes the property suitable to the elderly and very wheelchair friendly.

Stepping through the front gate you land on a huge veranda that stretches the full width of the front façade and wrap halfway around the sides of the main house. To the left, the BBQ area is directly linked to the kitchen side and to the right an intimate patio links with the lounge. From both these areas as well as the bedrooms, stunning views of the ocean and the wonderful sunsets can be enjoyed, perhaps over a glass of wine?

The sheltered outside entertainment and barbecue area on the veranda, has direct access to the kitchen. The kitchen is bright, roomy and well equipped with all the necessary appliances to make cooking gourmet meals a breeze.

The hallway leads off to the kitchen on the left and a spacious living area to the right with lounge and dining room. The lounge has luxurious genuine leather sofas and a large flat screen TV. Further down are the two sunny bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and private balcony, both with fantastic views.

A flight of stairs down and you are in the spacious communal lock up garage with remote controlled electric gate, roll up door and fully automatic washing machine for your laundry.

The one bedroom apartment can also be accessed from the garage as well as from its own private veranda.

The Villa and the semi detached apartment are rented out separately or together if you are a larger party requiring accommodation for 6 persons. A baby camping cot is available on request.

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If you look at the size of Madeira, you can hardly imagine that this island has so much to offer! From many historical monuments, squares and streets in the capital of Funchal to enchanting gardens, picturesque villages, amazing landscapes, impressive volcanic caves, rugged coast lines, beautiful natural beaches and, last but not least, breathtaking views, there is so much to see that you will soon realize that one visit to Madeira just isn’t enough!

In Calheta's Marina you will find some of the best-equipped boats for big game fishing in the Mid-Atlantic with very experienced crews for your unforgettable fishing trip.

Madeira being ideally located on the migratory routes of big game fish, record size catches of Blue Marlin (with more than 1,000 lbs) and Big Eye Tuna are not uncommon during the season from June to September. Other species to be fished in the bountiful waters of Madeira are Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Spearfish, Swordfish, and Dolphin

Shopping and local climate: Arco da Calheta is a very attractive village which has a social centre, cafes and a number of small supermarkets which sell everything you need.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment T 2 Villa Miradouro, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

This modern, tastefully decorated building is on four levels, and from everywhere you have magnificent views over the ocean. The property is equipped with an alarm system, electronic gate and garage door.

The recently installed alluminium louvres, keep the interior cool during the day and allow a cool breeze at night while maintaining privacy and security.

The top level is an attic, currently used for private storage space by the owner and is not acessable to tennants.

The ground level floor house the villa. Entry is directly from street level via the internal staircase from the double garage

The lower level, house a large self contained apartment and double garage .

The bottom level underneath the house is a tranquil space under the building and a tiny garden - the ideal place to sit and read or relax in the cool breeze, or have a barbeque on the portable Webber

The house and apartment are rented out separately but a special rate apply to a combined booking.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I do not live in Madeira full time yet, but hope to do so after my retirement. In the meantime I enjoy spending summer there and have been doing so since 2008 I love big game fishing and calheta is a wonderful venue to practise this sport.

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Speaks English, Portuguese, Dutch, Afrikaans

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were in Madeira only last month (mid February)! We know the area quite well from previous trips to the island and we quite like to stay in Arco da Calheta itself as we think it has a lot to offer at more affordable prices in comparison to places to stay in Funchal city centre. We were a larger group last time we visited and therefore rented the entire property, both the apartment and the villa. The property is divided in 2 with the 2 bedroom villa above the 1 bedroom apartment! Both the villa and the apartment are spacious and bright as it benefits from large windows all around! The balconies are an added bonus if like us you enjoy eating out in the evenings. The views are fantastic and the caretaker who greets you on arrival is very friendly. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to friends or family and will shortly be going back again (already booked for the end of April) and will go back as many times as we decide to visit Madeira.
Feb 2013
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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful months stay at the Villa. It has everything you could want. Very comfortable for 4 people. The wrap around terrace means you get sun all day and the photos dont do the amazing view any justice. I'm going to miss waking up to that view every morning.

Some advice I think car is essential. Very hilly. I seen some of the bus stops in the area but never used them. One of the neighbours is a taxi driver and it's about 5€ for a trip into the main town of Calheta where the beach is. Overall great value for money. Brilliant owner Kas and a property manager that's happy to help with anything.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad this customer took the time to put pen to paper and do a review which hopefully will assist future visitors considering Villa Miradouro to make an informed decision. It is also just damn nice to hear that our efforts to make the stay of our guests as enjoyable as possible does not go unnoticed. Thank you very much sir, and as per our personal discussion, you will be more than welcome on your next visit to our beautiful island!
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Superb apartment and views.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful apartment, location and views. Just like home everything for a super time.

Definitely need a car.

Christmas time is truly magical on Madeira especially Alco da Calheta.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to know you have enjoyed your stay. Now that I am retired, I cannot wait for the opportunity to experience Christmas is Madeira myself. You have just confirmed what I have been told before about Christmas in Madeira.....Thanks for taking time to do the review
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Wonderful, relaxing stay and amazing value!

  • 5 of 5

From the very first email enquiry, our booking was handled with professionalism and care and it is obvious that Kas (the owner) wants you to enjoy the villa and have a wonderful time on the beautiful island of Madeira. The villa is in a superb location and watching the sunset every evening was the highlight of our day. Kas gave excellent instructions about the property and how to arrive there from the airport, and we were met by the property manager Vanda at a little café in the village. She was extremely helpful on arrival at the villa and explained how everything worked and where to go for provisions etc. She was also on call to help with any queries during our stay. The villa itself is spacious, clean and well stocked with everything you could need, including kitchen equipment for cooking and extra blankets for the colder winter nights. There is plenty of outside space and furniture to have a barbeque, dinner or a drink and to enjoy the views out to sea. We used the double bedroom for our stay and the bed was comfortable and shower in the en-suite was hot and powerful. All you need to do is book, go and enjoy and we would not hesitate to recommend Villa Miradouro to anyone, young or old. As per the previous reviewer, we found the villa to be superb value in a location second to none - thank you Kas and Vanda, we hope to be back again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary, I am humbled by your review and the recognition you have given to the effort that myself and my caretaker Vanda put in to make sure that guests have a good time when staying at either Villa Miradouro or Apartment Miradouro. I think one of the main factors that put our facility in a different class, is that it is NOT purely a commercial holiday rental. I often stay there myself for extended periods, and as I want to be as comfortable as possible myself you might well find that both properties are better equipped than the average rental property. We continiously improve and our latest addition is visco-elastic "toppers" for the double bed mattresses, (which some past guests found to be a bit hard). Well, I have personally slept there since, and what were already good beds, are now shear luxury! You will be most welcome any time in the future.
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Best Value on the Island

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Villa Miradouro in Arco da Calheta for five weeks and found it to be a wonderful experience. While the Villa itself is true to its listing, it is so much more because of its location. Perched above a picturesque town, and overlooking the ocean, we never tired of sitting on one of the many balconies and savoring the warm sun, clean air, and local sounds. Since we had a nice long stay, we were able to explore every part of the island at our leisure and our location in Arco da Calheta positioned us to do that. We walked on many levadas and were thrilled to have one located just above the road from Villa Miradouro. The weekly farmers market in Prazeres was a treat that yielded all the passion fruit we could ever want, fresh vegetables, and delicious home-baked goods. Having a nicely appointed kitchen allowed us to pack picnic lunches for our walks, make some dinners in the evenings, and have coffee and local pastries in the morning. Villa Miradouro has to be the best value on the island! Thank you Kas for sharing your lovely home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words about our establishment. I especially appreciate the fact that you confirmed, and I quote that : "Villa Miradouro has to be the best value on the island!" It will certainly go a long way to bring the fact accross to other, as yet undecided, and future visitors to Madeira, that what we advertise is the truth and that Villa Miradouro (as well as Apartment Miradouro) does indeed offer unsurpassed value for money without compromising on anything...... The other points you have raised, describes exactly why from so many available properties, I chose to buy the specific property that I did...... location, location, location.... I have a feeling that you might be back to Madeira (The island tends to have that effect on people) and you would be more than welcome to use Villa Miradouro again!
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  • 5 of 5

Everything we required for a self catering holiday was available. Fantastic morning sunrises and sea views from the bedroom.

Could not ask for more.

Vanda the caretaker was most helpful with all our queries and especially when we needed to find out about a replacement car after our accident.

We enjoyed the very quiet, relaxing position high above the main square and the friendly welcome at Christmas mass although we are not Catholic.

It made our holiday

One thing the cockerells wake early In the morning, we enjoyed them.

We have no reservations in recommending this holiday apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to hear that our efforts are appreciated. Thanks for taking the trouble to write a review. You will always be welcome back on your next visit to our Island!
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Superb villa in wonderful location !

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing holiday in Madeira this year thanks to fantastic location of the Villa . Appartmant was very clean , well equipped and modern . You just feelt in it like at home . The owner was very helpful and quick in answering our endless questions . The menager Paula was very nice and also very , very helpful . I would reccomend to everyone Villa Miradouroans and Arco di Calheta because this is a very special place ... the rest you should discover yourself ! I am wishing all of you , reading this review , an amazing holiday just like we had ! Ela & Kevin

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, which I will certainly also pass on to Paula. I trust that we will see you back next year, and you would be most welcome.
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From the Owner

During 2008 I visited Madeira (Calheta) for the first time and immediately fell in love with the mild climate, narural beauty and general ambience of the place. I decided there and then that one day, I might want to retire to Madeira and ended up buying this property, after looking at and comparing it to many more, both in this area as well as in different locations on the Island and Funchal. At least in my my mind, and within my budget, it came out tops

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Funchal at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar Americano at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Palheiro Golf at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Via Rapida at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Marina Calheta at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Calheta at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

Founded in 1572, the parish of Arco da Calheta is set between the mountains and got its name from the surrounding hills and its proximity to the parish of Calheta. After the discovery of the island this parish was one of the first to be submitted to huge agricultural explorations, giving origin to extensive lands with noble houses, chapels and cultivated areas. The population in 2001 was 3,241, its density is 129.6/km² and the area is 23 km². Arco da Calheta is the largest parish in Calheta in both population and area.

It is a 40 minute drive to Funchal airport and only 25 minutes to Funchal city. We are surrounded by a variety of levada, mountain and coastal walks and a new golf course if currently under construction a 20 minute drive away.

About 3km away, is a marina and the Calheta beach resort, with imported golden Sahara sand, a sheltered swimming area.

Madeira is known for an excellent climate all year round, breathtaking sceneries and world record size big game fishing.

Other Activities: Marlin fishing, levada walks and regular cultural events and feasts


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
7 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Exit inspect & cleaning £80 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £89
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates are fully inclusive and based on weekly stays. (terms and conditions apply) Should you stay for more than 7 nights extra linen change charges of 40 Euro per change apply
Shorter stays attract the same charges for the meet and greet, final cleaning, laundry etc as a stay of 7 nights
The advertised rate is for the 2 BR Villa only.

On the date of your departure the premises must be vacated at 10am to allow preparation for the next guests
* The unit is equipped with it's own electrical consumption meter and over a long period of time we have determined what is considered fair usage. The cost of usage over and above fair usage will be deducted from your breakage deposit. Full details in our rental agreement.

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From the Owner

You may ask why this property......It has many unique benefits Most important is the location Calheta - and then it's position within Calheta. (It is a well known fact that Calheta has the best climate on the whole island.) It is on the right side of the island to view the most beautiful sunsets and equally beautiful sunrises. The property is very close to the freeway, yet in a nice quiet area with wonderful views. It makes an ideal starting point to explore the rest of the island with day trips. There is ample safe parking and the house and apartment can be combined to sleep up to 7 persons (Even more once work in the attic is finished) It is close to the beach, the marina, and local shopping centres. It is almost next door to the local hospital, so even medical emegencies are well catered for. The apartment itself, although attached to the house by the shared garage, is totally private. For a one bedroom apartment it is very spacious and the large windows create a nice bright and airy atmosphere. As a matter of fact, when the house is rented out during my favourite summer period, I live in the apartment myself!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 85 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, En suite bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Separate Bathroom
  • The bathrooms are both finished with high quality tiles, fittings and fixtures. The large mirrors have dedicated lights. The hot water supply is by way of a storage tank and pressure pump ensuring adequate water pressure. More than enough hot water is produced by the gas geyser system. The on-suite bathroom has a wash hand basin, toilet, bidet and a bathtub with a hand shower in the bathtub. The second bathroom has a wash hand basin, toilet, bidet and large shower enclosure (no bath) The towels provided, may not be removed from the house to be used as beach towels. It gets changed weekly.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Separate bathroom (shower only) bidet, toilet and handbasin
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, En-suite (shower in the bath) bidet, toilet, hand basin
  • The bright airy bedrooms both step out onto private balconies with exquisite views over the ocean The recently installed alluminium louvres can be utilised to increase privacy or keep out the sunlight for those who want to go to bed early. In the summer months it keeps the interior cool. With the windows left open, there is always a cool breeze ventilating the rooms There are ample built in cupboard space (clothes hangers provided) The beds have new very comfortable inner spring mattresses and new quality linen which get changed weekly by our local caretaker lady,. She speaks fluent English and Portuguese. We have a camping cot available for families with very small children (by prior arrangement)


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

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


  • We aim to make your stay as comfortable and hassle free as possible. Upon your arrival at the meeting point, you will be met by our friendly Portuguese and English speaking manageress Paula who will guide you to the house and demonstrate the operation of all the appliances, Wi-fi etc. She will also during your stay, attend to any problems that you may experience. A starter kit of coffee, tea, sugar and milk is provided free, and by prior arrangement other grocery shopping can be done in advance on your behalf. At a small additional charge Paula will show you around the immediate area, where to shop etc. She is also an excellent caterer and can provide snacks, pre-cooked meals etc by request. Should you require the services of a daily cleaning lady, it can be arranged on your behalf.

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