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Stunning Ocean & Mountain views in Arco da Calheta - T1 Apartment Miradouro

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Dec-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 T1 Apartment Miradouro, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

This modern, tastefully decorated building is on four levels, and from everywhere you have magnificent views over the ocean. Although crime is not a problem in Madeira the property is equipped with an alarm system.

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 lower level, house a bright and roomy totally private self contained one bedroom apartment with its own entrance and access to the double garage and small garden at the bottom level.

This apartment is the ideal accommodation for the small family, couple or single who wants affordable yet clean & comfortable accommodation

The bottom level 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 for a combined booking a special rate appply

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • 1 of 2

25 Reviews

4.5
based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

Fort St. John, BC Canada
5

Beautiful place, will be back!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the dark, which contributed to the magic. The hills were lit up and we instantly knew the view would be beautiful in the morning! The apartment was perfectly clean and had everything we needed for our stay. A nice bottle of wine was waiting for us, which we needed after driving the hills with a standard car from the airport. We were able to explore the whole island from this location driving both around the eastern point and across to Saint Vincent. Madeira is simply enchanting and a perfect place to holiday for the outdoorsy! We did have to use a heater on occasion to ward off the chill and humidity, as temperature in April was a little fresh.

We walked the levadas, tried the canyoning, and hiked between Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo (an absolute must for those that want to test their endurance and face their fears of heights). Everything was accessible from this location. Try the restaurant at the hotel which is adjacent to the beach in Calheta, we dined there twice and were pleased both times.

Don't forget to visit the Sugar Mill in Calheta and buy locally made Rum or Molasses. Lots to see and do, we will have to be back!

Olga and Bob, BC, Canada

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to do this review. Reviews like this is important to provide credibility to our own advertising and goes a long way to assist your fellow travellers when trying to decide which accommodation to book. Myself and Vanda hope to host you again on your return visit! ( Madeira gets under your skin and I am sure you will be back for more 😀)
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5

Our stay in the Miradouro in Calheta da arco from 21.2. to 5.3.2016

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfull stay in Arco da Calheta. But you should have a car.

A nice young women met us at the meeting point and tooked us to the apartment miradouro. The name of the appartement was perfect , the view to the ocean is fantastic.

It´s a wonderful house, the flat, were we lived has an open kitchen in the living room, a bedroom and a bathroom. All rooms were clean and good equipped.

When we arrived, there were bread and butter, wine, jam and coffee for the first breakfast waiting for us.

But in not more than 5 minutes you can arrive the big supermarket in Calheta by car, where you can buy everything you need for self-sufficiency (every day, also on sunday) Unfortunately we were most of our time on road, to walk or to get to know the island and we used the nice flat only in the morning and in the evening.

One tip for those who make in the winter holiday there: don´t forget a warm sweeter or a flece-jacket. Although it is in the daytime summery warm, in the morning and evening time, when the sun has set, it´s a little cold.

Thank you for a very nice stay in your house !!! We can recommend this house warmly.

Kristin and Hannes Jacobi from Rostock

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review your stay. These reviews help a lot to let other possible guests make a decision. You will be welcome on your next visit to lovely Madeira
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Hampshire
4

Perfect base for a hiking holiday!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful, wonderful time in Madeira, and will most certainly be back.

We loved the location of the apartment in Arco da Calheta, approx. 45 minutes drive from Funchal, as we prefer to be out in the country a bit more. The view from the balcony is absolutely stunning, and we spent many a content late afternoon out there with a cup of coffee, enjoying the sunset.

As for infrastructure, there are a supermarket and a pharmacy about 10minutes' drive away in Calheta, and there are a few restaurants/bars on the seafront and in the neighbouring villages (though we didn't try any of them).

We found our location a good one for exploring all corners of the island - you do need a car, but there are very reasonably priced hire cars to be had.

The apartment mostly has everything you need; I expect most people will eat out. We cooked ourselves every night and, apart from a chopping board (which we have bought and left behind), there was everything we required to do that.

We were there mid-February - it did get chilly in the apartment once the sun had gone down, as it is geared up for hot weather with its tiled floors; but there was a little radiator which was sufficient to make the bedroom reasonably comfortable in temperature.

Check-in was smooth; the local manager of the apartment explained all the appliances etc to us and was available for queries/help had we needed it, which we didn't.

We had a brilliant time, and will most certainly be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We wish to thank this anonymous guest for this review. You have said it all...... there is nothing to add to this very accurate review. I am sure possible future visitors will attach value to this assesment of our offering. When you do make it back, you are more than welcome to book with us again. Should you want more space and comfort for a little more money, look at Villa Miradouro too....
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4

Great holidays

  • 4 of 5

Very nice apartment. Good location. If I wanted to go back to Madeira, I'm sure I would choose it again. However, the furnishings need to be replaced.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Because we take our guest reviews very serious, I personally contacted this guest immediately after receiving this quite confusing review, which I believe misrepresents our establishment, before I wrote this reply. ( Why would you choose an establishment again if you want the furnishings replaced? ) It needs to be understood that almost all the furniture come to Madeira come in kit form, and it seems that the bed, (which by the way is brand new) made some noise :) Well there could be many reasons ........but we are having it checked out. (I was in Madeira at the time, and if reported to me,I would have dealt with it straight away.) As for the rest and I quote from his e-mail to me "the furniture we did not like. This is our opinion. " While the furniture on offer can impossibly suit all tastes and "likes" it is all of good quality as can be seen in the pictures. As a matter of fact during this guest's stay I was in Madeira myself and while there, I replaced the dining table and chairs as well as the couch, not because there is something wrong with it but purely because furniture of such light colour gets soiled too easily to be used in a rental property. That very same furniture is now in my private den on the top floor. I also used the opportunity to replace all the patio furniture for the Villa above. Fortunately, this property, including the furnishings, which has been available for rent since 2009 has clearly been found comfortable, well equipped and good value for money by 99% of previous visitors. Guests wanting more space, luxury and comfort, should consider renting the slightly more expensive Villa Miradouro above
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice apartment with all of the amenities necessary for self-catering in Madeira. Beautiful view of the ocean from up in Arco. Five minutes to good supermarket and to the nicest beach on Madeira in Calheta. Good base for sight-seeing everywhere on the island. Comfortable apartment. The upstairs rental was empty, so we had the place to ourselves. Spent seven nights. Would recommend to anyone. Would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry thanks for taking the time to do the review. I am sure that it will be of assistance to future guests when they have to decide upon which place to rent. Since your visit, the long awaited new lounge furniture has also arrived so on your next visit you might find the facilities even better!
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4

Good rental

  • 4 of 5

From welcome to departure, all was fine. The relationship with the woman that manage the rental was friendly and very good.

Don't be affraid to rent this house.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Autumn 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
£80
for 1 night
From
£23
From
£31
Fri,Sat,Sun
£217
£545
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
£84
for 1 night
From
£27
From
£32
Fri,Sat,Sun
£244
£704
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER
16 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£84
for 1 night
From
£27
From
£35
Fri,Sat,Sun
£244
£704
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£84
for 1 night
From
£27
From
£35
Fri,Sat,Sun
£244
£704
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£84
for 1 night
From
£27
From
£35
Fri,Sat,Sun
£244
£704
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £84
Exit inspext & cleaning £55 + Tax
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 cleaning and linen change charges of 30 euros 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 1 Br apartment 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

General

  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Onsite Services

  • Car Optional

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

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

Attractions

  • 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

  • 57 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The bathroom is luxuriously finished in a black and white theme and offers a quality shower enclosure, toilet, bidet and wash hand basin. Ample hot water is provided by it's own dedicated electric geyser

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The bright airy double bedroom is roomy, tastefully furnished with brand new furniture and bedding and offer a lovely uninterrupted view over the ocean. In exceptional cases we can make available, at an additional charge, bedding to convert the sofa in the lounge into sleeping space for a small child or provide a camping cot. The recently installed alluminium louvres, keep the interior cool during the day and allow a cool breeze at night while maintaining privacy and security should you wish to sleep with the windows open.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • The washing machine is in the garage and both that, and the garage itself is shared with the main house. Private access to the apartment is down a fairly steep driveway which is accessible with a wheelchair. I would however not recommend the apartment for physically handicapped people as the driveway may prove to be too steep A starter kit of coffee, tea, sugar, milk and basic spices is available on arrival. We offer a basic meet-and-greet service by our caretaker Paula during which she will take care of the formalities, receive the breakage deposit and demonstrate the operation of all the appliances etc . At a small additional charge she will show you around the immediate area, where to shop etc. Paula is also an excellent caterer and can provide snacks, pre-cooked meals etc by request. Should you require the services of a daily cleaning ladey, it can be arranged on your behalf.

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