Casa das Videiras is a cottage near the beach - it take you not more than 3 minutes to reach the sandy beach from the house. The house was a typical home from the late 18th century – 1792. It is restored twice, in 1995 and in 2013.
Casa das Videiras means the house of the wine plant. This is a motif repeating itself in the hand painted special made tiles that decorate the front of the house. The design of these tiles was inspired in old Madeiran prints and made by the artist Agostinho Duarte, Don Duarte Azulejaria. A staircase is leading up to the impressive entrance door, opening into the hall and the chapel. The chapel's old altar comes from the north of Portugal, and the ceiling is decorated with china plates from the 18th century. To the left you have the library, filled with new and rare old books. Here you will also have a display of antique dolls. Outside the library there is a big terrace for enjoying the calm evenings. In this part of the building, a twin bed room is found with a separate bath room. The other side of the building has 3 bed double bed rooms with in suite bath rooms. Outside this you have the upper lounge. Down the stairs is the main lounge characterized with its old stone walls. A fire place is found here, just for the coziness. A part is reserved for TV. The dining area has old oak furniture. Hand painted tiles and silk damask is decorating the walls. From this lower part you can go straight into the front patio.
The whole house is made to commemorate the romantic period, architecture, furniture and decoration. This is a place to visit, a place where modern times should not be dominating. Fall asleep to the sound of the sea, and wake up to the call of the chicken. You are relaxing in a monumental village house near the beach.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Madeira 84 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Madeira is the flower island, the island of eternal spring, the island where it never gets really cold or too warm. The island is truly blessed with beauty, fantastic mountains fall into the Atlantic blue sea. The flowers are abundant all the year and the forests are old and eternal green. It is a safe place, beautiful place with pleasant temperatures, lost in the middle of the ocean and still cosmopolite. It really deserves its partaking of the name Macaronesia – the happy islands.
The north of Madeira has the Laurisilva forest going almost to the ocean. It is a majestic sight, the ocean and the green mountains. A lot of rivers and waterfalls spoil its water into the sea. You have cliffs, rocks, natural pools, pebble beaches and some black sand beaches. Here you will find the sea for swimming, fishing and surfing. In the rivers you can do canyoning and in the forest you have hiking paths and levadas for walks.
Seixal is a agricultural village between Porto Moniz and São Vicente. In the valley above the village the peasants are cultivating the land. Here there is a production of vegetables and potatoes the whole year. In September there is the wine harvest and the local wine is both sold as table wine and fortified Madeira Wine.
The village has a church, several restaurants and bars, small supermarkets and a butcher. It is nice to take a stroll along the narrow streets and paths. You have two sand beaches in Seixal, one next to the local port and the other at the opposite side of the village. There also are two natural sea pools, one near each of the beaches. The Clube Naval has a lot of arrangements, especially in the summer weekends.