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Calhau Grande

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Calhau Grande

I was enjoying the setting sun by the edge of a nine-metre-long swimming pool, catching my breath after an afternoon of shopping in Funchal, when I suddenly heard footsteps behind me. It was Eva, the owner of Calhau Grande, working her vegetable garden. She is very passionate about nature and obviously has green fingers. With a heart of gold, she truly goes the extra mile to please me and the other guests.

Truth be told, it didn’t take much because Calhau Grande is so unique, it does most of the heavy lifting. Just the location alone: surrounded by nature, perched on a mountain at 300 metres above sea level! Whether you look left or right; there is always a spectacular sea view. Combined with the gorgeous garden filled with fruit trees, colourful, fragrant flowers and utter peace and quiet, this place is absolutely perfect and unique. The nearest village is called Arco da Calheta. It is part of the town of Calheta where you'll also find the beach. From the comfort of my lounger, I was observing the sailors out on the water and the tricks they were pulling to keep their boats going in the right direction. What a sight. For the next couple of days, I rented a bicycle to explore the area by myself. I rode by the coast, made a long tour through the rugged mountains and saw flowers everywhere!

My final morning would be all about helping Eva in her vegetable garden. I caught myself enjoying it more and more, took a deep sigh and realised I would be missing all of this very much...

What can you expect from this address?
  • Stylish holiday cottages
  • Swimming pool with a magnificent view
  • Enjoy the barbecue
  • Sunbathing in the private garden

Room type

2-room apartment (1 bedroom) type A
for 2 to 4 persons
  • number of beds: 3
  • terrace with outdoor furniture: chairs, table
  • private garden
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate (2 burners)
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • television
  • radio
  • (living) room(s): sleeps 1 (1 x one person sleeping couch)
  • mezzanine(s):1 mezzanine:1st mezzanine: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • bathroom 1: shower, sink, toilet, hair dryer
2-room apartment (1 bedroom) type B
for 2 to 4 persons
  • number of beds: 3
  • terrace with outdoor furniture: chairs, table
  • private garden
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate (2 burners)
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • television
  • radio
  • (living) room(s): sleeps 1 (1 x one person sleeping couch)
  • mezzanine(s):1 mezzanine:1st mezzanine: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • bathroom 1: shower, sink, toilet, hair dryer
2-room apartment (1 bedroom) type C
for 2 to 4 persons
  • number of beds: 3
  • terrace with outdoor furniture: chairs, table
  • private garden
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate (2 burners)
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • television
  • radio
  • (living) room(s): sleeps 1 (1 x one person sleeping couch)
  • mezzanine(s):1 mezzanine:1st mezzanine: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • bathroom 1: shower, sink, toilet, hair dryer
3-room apartment (2 bedrooms) type A
for 2 to 4 persons
  • number of beds: 4
  • terrace with outdoor furniture: chairs, table
  • private garden: chairs, table
  • kitchen
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate (3 burners)
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • television
  • radio
  • bedroom(s): 2 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed), second floor
  • 2nd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed), second floor
  • bathroom(s): 2 bathrooms
  • bathroom 2: shower, sink, toilet, hair dryer
3-room apartment (2 bedrooms) type B
for 2 to 4 persons
  • number of beds: 4
  • terrace with outdoor furniture: chairs, table
  • private garden: chairs, table
  • kitchen
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate (3 burners)
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • television
  • radio
  • bedroom(s): 2 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed), second floor
  • 2nd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed), second floor
  • bathroom(s): 2 bathrooms
  • bathroom 2: shower, sink, toilet, hair dryer
studio type A
for 1 to 2 persons
  • number of beds: 3
  • balcony with outdoor furniture: chairs, table
  • terrace with outdoor furniture: chairs
  • private garden: chairs, table
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate (2 burners)
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • television
  • radio
  • bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: sleeps 3 (1 x one person sleeping couch; 1 x double bed)
  • bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • bathroom 1: shower, sink, toilet, hair dryer
studio type B
for 1 to 2 persons
  • number of beds: 3
  • balcony with outdoor furniture: chairs, table
  • terrace with outdoor furniture: chairs
  • private garden: chairs, table
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate (2 burners)
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • television
  • radio
  • bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: sleeps 3 (1 x one person sleeping couch; 1 x double bed)
  • bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • bathroom 1: shower, sink, toilet, hair dryer
studio type C
for 1 to 2 persons
  • number of beds: 3
  • balcony with outdoor furniture: chairs, table
  • terrace with outdoor furniture: chairs
  • private garden: chairs, table
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate (2 burners)
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • television
  • radio
  • bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: sleeps 3 (1 x one person sleeping couch; 1 x double bed)
  • bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • bathroom 1: shower, sink, toilet, hair dryer

Mealplan

Self catering

Facilities

General
  • total number of rooms:
  • authentic accommodation
  • parking
  • wireless internet internet in public area (free of charge), in the room (free of charge)
  • bed linen included change 1 time per week
  • bath towels included change: 2 times per week
  • cleaning room 2 times per week
  • pets not allowed
Pools
  • outdoor swimming pool(sunbeds (free of charge) )
Sport facilities
  • bicycle hire
Children
  • cot
  • children's chair (not available)

It's possible at the time of booking due to Covid-19, services and facilities are different than when your holiday begins. As the services and facilities mentioned are subject to change, no rights can be derived from this.

In the area

distance to beach approx. 4 kilometres (rock beach)
distance to airport approx. 45 kilometres
nearest (mini) supermarket approx. 1 kilometres
nearest restaurant approx. 1 kilometres
located quietly
on a steep road

Madeira is known for

  • Go on a hiking holiday, enjoy the rugged cliffs and explore the island of flowers
  • Visit the cosiest towns and meet the sweetest locals
  • Taste the typically Madeiran dishes

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