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Banda Do Sol - Rosemary Cottage

House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Gulf Stream waters lap the shores of Madeira resulting in fantastic summers and mild winters making the island an exquisite holiday destination all year round. Our spacious cottages enjoy a privileged location in Estreito da Calheta which is to be found on the sunny west coast of this idyllic island. The accommodation is within easy travelling distance (7 minutes by car) to Vila Calheta - a lovely area with an outstanding sandy beach, a big marina, a well stocked supermarket, great coffee bars and some good restaurants serving local specialities, to be sampled with cold white wine or a 'shandy'.

Each villa has its own private terrace and the panoramic views are spectacular! All the windows and glass doors are double glazed with comfort in mind. If you need to check in on the real world you can do so by scrolling through any of the news channels included in the TV programme menu or by connecting to our wireless broadband internet facilities. Within walking distance there is a mini market, a cafe, pharmacy and health centre. And if walking is what you enjoy then this area offers some of the finest levada walking on Madeira!

Rosemary cottage is the smaller of our two recently built villas and is perfect for your island holiday! The living area with its vaulted ceiling comprises a well equipped open plan kitchen and comfortable dining area. There is a wonderful flow between this and the glass fronted, comfortably furnished lounge area which opens onto a private terrace; ideal for alfresco dining. And for those occasional chilly days or evenings there is a cosy wood burning stove fireplace central to the living area.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Calheta 3 km
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Funchal 52 km, Nearest railway: N/a
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
General TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

The bedroom is extremely spacious and well equipped and is fitted with an overhead fan for those still sultry nights. The sliding glass doors that lead out to the garden can be shuttered in the traditional way for extra privacy or for those sensible afternoon siestas.

There is a stunning swimming pool area landscaped into the fully enclosed garden. No better place could be found for those days when doing very little but relaxing and sunbathing is what you are after.

Further details outdoors

The cottages are serviced once a week.

There is a separate utilities room with a washer, dryer and ironing facilities.

There is excellent road access with remote controlled gates as well as a separate lock-up garage.

There is secure off street parking serving the guests and the owners adjacent property.

A generous supply of hot water to the bathrooms and kitchens is supplied from solar heating.

The swimming pool area is equipped with loungers and an umbrella.

Further details

A refundable reservation deposit of €150 is charged.

This becomes your security/damage deposit and will be refunded after checkout once the final cleaning and inventory check is complete.

Full payment for your holiday is required no later than 90 days before check-in.

The Madeira region

As you approach Madeira by air or sea, you may look at the mountainous terrain and conclude that walking the island is perhaps only for the fit, young and adventurous. We tell you that this is not so! You really have not seen Madeira if you haven't experienced the wondrous and thrilling landscapes of the island. And they are all so accessible, so easy to find and often effortless to walk.

A mild climate all year round, water temperatures of 18 to 23°C, depending on the season, crystal clear waters and the likelihood of viewing species like barracudas, monkfish, dolphins, rays and even mantas are the main reasons why lovers of scuba diving consider the island of Madeira more and more for their diving holidays.


One of the pleasures of an island holiday is that the ocean is never too far away! Spend your days exploring the coastline of majestic cliffs, pebbled beaches and natural rock pools that attest to the island’s volcanic origins, or take a ferry or flight to Porto Santo and enjoy miles of golden beaches. Blessed with an almost perfect climate, visitors will soon realise that one trip to Madeira is simply not enough!

Calheta is a lovely area by the sea with a nice man-made beach with golden sand, bars, toilets and changing rooms, first-aid facilities and a big marina. This beach offers a wide variety of nautical activities (canoeing, windsurf boards and catamaran rental services) and crystal clear waters. The yellow sand was brought mainly from Morocco, but also from Figueira da Foz (mainland Portugal).

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Review 1-5 of 5

16 Jul 2014


"I did not believe the perfect location existed until I found Banda do Sol."

Spending 2 weeks in Rosemary Cottage in June was just a joy! After some lazy hazy days, our host, Heather, suggested several options to explore the lovely area around Banda do Sol. We took her advic… More

24 Apr 2014


"Perfect Hosts and Lovely Views"

We have just returned from our second three week visit to this idyillic cottage with its kind, thoughtful and attentive owners ready at hand with helpful advice. The new addition of a glazed patio extension (on both properties) enabled us to maximise the Spring sunshine and the all round superb coastal views. The property gives easy access to delightful locations such as Jardim do Mar and Rabacal but equally is a good base in a quiet area giving ready access to all areas of the island. We have already booked again for a third visit to enjoy the varied island scenery and walks.

21 Nov 2013


"Du bonheur, rien que du bonheur....."

Un accueil et un lieu inoubliables : une propriétaire aux petits soins dès votre arrivée...tout est pensé pour votre bien-être. La maison est très bien équipée avec tout ce qu'un vacancie… More

19 May 2013


"Absolutely first class ~ pefect base from which to explore the island ~ caring, helpful and attentive owners"

Probably a more tranquil part of this bonnie island but nonetheless only half an hours drive to Funchal. Spotless, immaculately presented & comfy cottage. Friendly, attentive and most helpful owners o… More

10 Jan 2013


"Special House in Garden with Magnificent Sea Views."

We stayed for three weeks over Christmas and New Year 2012 into January 2013. Generous, friendly host full of information and local insight. Friendly and inclusive...we were included in festive gath… More

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Calendar last updated:20 Aug 2014

Based in Portugal

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