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Modern luxury 4 bed house with large pool and garden and Atlantic views



Updated: 07-Dec-2016
2 double and 2 twin bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, separate WC, sleeps 8

Casa Frangipani is an outstanding modern villa standing on a large level site in the hamlet of Estreito da Calheta on the south-west coast of the beautiful sub-tropical island of Madeira. Designed in a contemporary style by Miguel Santos of the renowned Cardus-Decomanos Architect practice in Funchal the property was completed in 2009.

The house has two large double bedrooms (both en-suite facilities), two twin rooms, a main bathroom, a large lounge, fully-equipped kitchen and a computer room. A terrace beside the house overlooks a 12 metre swimming pool. The extensive gardens have been landscaped and planted with grassed areas and many flowers and shrubs.

The house is in an exceptionally private and secluded location with magnificent panoramic south-westerly views over the Atlantic Ocean.

Equipped to the highest standard including all the usual features expected in such a property such as luxury quality furniture, bed linen and towels, computer with free Wi-Fi, Sky satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, sun-loungers, etc.

A hire car (which can be arranged) is necessary for accessing the house and exploring the island.

The house is registered with and certificated by the local Calheta Municipality for local accommodation use (AL–Alojamento Location) - registration number 39

Local Tourist Attractions: Dolphin and whale watching and deep sea fishing excursions available from Calheta marina (3 kilometres). Rabaçal (10 kilometres) is the start point for several of the most popular levada and mountain walks on the island. There are over 1400 kilometres of levada walks in Madeira with many more paths and tracks to explore taking you from 6000ft plus to sea level.

Calheta and the environs: Casa das Mudas Art Centre (2 kilometres) is the third largest cultural venue in Portugal featuring works by Dali and Sir Francis Bacon and where regular theatre, dances and artistic performances are held. It is worth visiting not only for these but also for the architecture and for the fabulous views. Calheta has one of the only two working sugar mills on Madeira, tours are available where you can sample the mill's aguardente (a grape brandy distilled from Vinho Verde grapes and aged in old port wine casks) and molasses.

Funchal: The island's capital, Funchal, (25 kilometres) is a cultural centre for activities on the island. The famous Madeiran wine is made at Blandy's (established 1855) in Funchal where tours are available. Other sites include the Botanical Gardens, cable car to Monte, toboggan rides, the Santa Maria, a replica 15th century galleon, which sails twice a day along the south coast of Madeira, horse riding, two golf courses at Palheiro (18 holes) and Santo da Serra (27 holes), scuba diving, a large sports complex by the airport offers all kinds of sport including tennis and squash, an aqua park, old town, night-life, many restaurants from around the world, harbour, markets, shopping, helicopter flights,

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in Suffolk where we moved to after six years in Moscow. We built Casa Frangipani as our retirement/holiday home but due to work commitments do not spend as much time there as we like so to ensure the villa is used we opened it up to holiday rent in 2011which has been very successful

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Speaks English, Portuguese

6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Stunning location and faultless property

  • 5 of 5

The perfect getaway for the family. Best part of Madeira and the best views from all the bedrooms. Enormous pool and jacuzzi with fresh strawberries to pick in the garden! Completely idyllic and rebooked for next year straight away. Best holiday villa we have stayed in by far

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Island & Property

  • 5 of 5

The property is stunning with everything you need. The pool and gardens are very well maintained. Daniel was amazing and sorted everything out from recommending places to go, helping arrange taxis and car hire and getting us back to the airport.

The island is beautiful and the property is located in a perfect spot on th

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Casa Frangapani

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic location and wonderful place to stay the images on the website do not do it justice and it is jaw droppingly amazing when you arrive. There was eight of us who stayed at CF and we had so much room. So many places to visit on this island but must do's are swim in pools at Porto Moniz, cable ride to Monte at Funchal, little cafe near beach at Jardin do Mar, glass viewpoint near Funchal, caves at San Sebastián and Chicos at Pazares for a great night. Swim pool and TV a godsend and watched England make 20 20 finals beating New Zealand. Locals so friendly and Daniel so helpful

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply superb; could not have asked for any more!

  • 5 of 5

Superb, luxury villa. Fully equipped and extremely private and quiet. Daniel, the local representative, was very helpful. Excellent local dining at Poita (Madalena do Mar), Pizza Restaurant (Loreto) and Chico's (Prazeres). Further afield the Restaurant Central in Canico is great for pichanha. Enjoyed the swimming at Jardim do Mar and in the pools at Porto Moniz.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fab Villa - The Desmonds

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this fabulous villa with our adult children for a week in July. It was a real home from home even down to the corkscrew. Very modern and spacious with a beautiful pool and garden. The Sky TV was really appreciated as the Ashes were on and to have a PC all set up was a great bonus as we purchased tickets for a sporting event whilst there. Daniel was extremely helpful, even showing us the local supermarket and restaurants. The road leading to the villa was a bit hairy the first time however once mastered was not a problem. We can thoroughly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jeff G & Jennifer W

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at Casa Frangipani & immediately fell in love with the place. It is modern, very well fitted out, has wonderful views a lovely garden & the bed was even more comfy than ours at home! We wanted for nothing as Daniel our host upon our arrival fulfilled our every need which was virtually nil. There is also a well stocked, reasonably priced supermarket in Calheta harbour & Daniel even showed us it's location. We have used the private rental sector four times now after using two of the well known commercial companies for years & this villa, host & the property owners are up there with the best. I would never use the commercial rental sector ever again. The only negative I would point out is the access road to the property, which is steep & narrow, but I soon became used to negotiating it after a couple of trips out; it's an exciting 'doddle'! Do not let this discourage you from renting Casa Frangipani as you will be amazed. We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

We decided to build in Madeira as we had spent many years holidaying on the island so why not buy somewhere there? But we just could not find anywhere we liked so we decided on buying some land and building for ourselves. We chose Calheta area because it is one of the sunniest parts of the island and very quiet

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : at 3 Kilometres Car: necessary

Estreito da Calheta is a small hamlet to the west of Calheta in Calheta Municipal Region. The area is easily accessed off the main expressway from the airport and Funchal which runs along the south of the island. Calheta marina and beaches are a short distance away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
26 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Jan 2017 - 9 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Jun 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover day is flexible
A cash security deposit of £250 or €250 is required upon arrival and will be refunded subject to no damage being sustained.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

I love this villa because as soon as I walk into it I can feel myself completely relax, it is one of those places where when I close the door I do not want to move from it, apart from to the local hostelry occasionally! It is just so lovely and peaceful there I want people to love it as much as I do (and so far I haven't been disappointed!)

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Luxury


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


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


  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 300 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Family Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Ensuite Bed 1
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite Bed 2
  • Walk-in shower in family bathroom and master en suite bathroom.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • SKY plus sports satellite TV. The house is an exceptionally private and secluded location with magnificent panoramic south-westerly views of the Atlantic Ocean. Computer with headphones and microphone for Skyping is provided

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