“The best Villa EVER” From the first communication with Amanda to being waved off by Solanda everything was perfect.
The attention to detail within the Villa is fantastic, the quality of the fixtures and fittings, fabulous art work, the luxury, oh so comfortable beds, loungers and sofas, the huge fluffy towels and all of the added extras that are included in your stay can not be faulted.
The infinity pool is magnificent, the grounds are wonderfully maintained by charming Nelson who is so proud to show you the plants, herbs and fruits that are grown there.
The walk down to the shops, cafes and marina offers lovely views and takes approx. 10 mins. Coming back is steep and you can double that time however a taxi is only 4 or 5 euros so with shopping perhaps it's worth doing that.
There are some nice cafes at the marina, a great gelato place, my personal favourite, with good food. Boat trips can be organised on this small strip, the spa at the Savoy hotel was wonderful, there is black sand beach, a yellow sand beach, a small aqua inflatable and a couple of small shops. We took a trip to Funchal and a walk along a Levada. All in all an easy week of activity and relaxation. All 6 adults in our group agreed we could have easily spent 2 weeks in Calheta.
Amanda, Noel, Solanda and Nelson go above and beyond to make you feel at home without ever being intrusive. How they manage that perfect balance is testament to their genuine hospitality skills. We will miss you all and plan to return one day. A final mention to our new best friend Zulu the dog who stayed up late to came to dinner!!!!
Trust the reviews and book this Villa.....you too will fall in love.
“Superb apartment, beautiful garden and the most hospitable hosts” Situated just below the Botanical Gardens ,in the area of Bom Sucesso ,with wonderful views of the harbour and Funchal. 20 mins walk downhill to Funchal centre, buses stop right outside the Quinta if you do not want to walk back uphill, very reasonably priced as are the taxis.
Wonderful fresh fruit,vegetables and eggs are available from the garden. Bakery , pharmacy,supermarket florist and green grocery around the corner.
Wonderful hosts. We cannot thank them enough
We will be back
“Restful Haven” In 2011 after touring around Europe we decided to have a few quite days before the long journey home back to Oz. We were able to get some much needed rest in a FAB villa in Calheta Maderia. It was just what we needed, private, clean with the most magnificent view that we took in while lounging by the most scrumptious pool. Looking forward to getting back there on our next travels.