Sao Jorge holiday house rental with internet access, balcony/terrace and walking and log fire

The Lemon House

from £65 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 4.5/5

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from £65 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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The Lemon house is surrounded by an organic garden and vineyards

House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 277839

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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Lemon house is perched on the terraced slopes of Arco de Sao Jorge a sleepy village in the north of the island of Madeira. The house nestles in the old vineyards and looks out over wonderful scenery. Situated in Madeira's national park, a world heritage reserve which is the largest surviving area of ancient Laurel forest in the world. An area of ecological importance providing habitats to unique species of flora and fauna. With surrounding views of the sea, ancient forests and mountain slopes, it is a perfect location for those who appreciate peace, tranquility and nature. This is a great location if you are looking for a get away from it all place to escape, relax and unwind. The area has some of the most stunning walks on the island close by with spectacular scenery along mountain paths, through ancient forests, by waterfalls and along coastal cliffs.

The Lemon house is light, airy and spacious, comfortably furnished with high quality natural furnishings and fabrics and is 'eco -friendly.'

We use environmentally friendly household products and supply our guests with our own uniquely beautiful handcrafted natural olive oil soaps. Our surrounding organic garden has many lovely and exotic species of plants including giant tree ferns, birds of paradise flowers, air plants, orchids, jasmine, agapanthus, trumpet trees, and sub- tropical fruit trees including lemons,oranges,bananas,papaya, persimmon,philadendron and passion fruit. The house is accessed by a pathway running through the old vineyard, a wonderful experience in the late summer as the ripening grapes swell on the heavily laden vines ready for the wine making harvest in September.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Nearest beach Machico
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Funchal
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, Sea view
General Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The kitchen and dining area look out over the garden and vineyards with french windows onto the front terrace The kitchen is well equipped for self catering. The cosy living area has french windows looking out onto the garden and vineyards, it is comfortably furnished and has a wood burning stove for the cooler times of year. Bedroom 1 has twin beds and french windows looking out over the vineyards with ocean views. Bedroom 2 has a double bed, own roof terrace,and ensuite bathroom with window opening onto private organic garden. Separate bathroom with walk in shower.

Further details outdoors

The village has an unhurried pace of life with a local restaurant, a small shop and a couple of local bars. There is also an organic restaurant about 25 minutes drive away. A traditional wood fired bakery produces local artisan breads which are available fresh and hot from the oven daily. The museum of wine making tells the story of local grape growing and wine production on the island, genuine Madeira wine and Madeira cake are available. There are beautiful rose gardens open during the spring and summer months. Some of the best walking and most dramatic scenery and coast line are here on the north of Madeira.

Guided walking and whale and dolphin watching trips from the main port and city in Funchal about 45 minutes drive away.

The nearest supermarket is approximately 20 minutes drive away, in the town of Santana..

The house is accessed by a foot path through the vineyard. Parking is available on the road at the front and rear of the property.

We recommend car hire.

Buses run from the village several times daily with a reliable service.

Further details

English, French and Portuguese,speaking representative available to answer questions.

Pick up and drop off at the airport may be arranged please request details.

Housekeeping, shopping and meals can be arranged at extra cost. Please ask for details.

The Madeira Islands region

Madeira is known as 'the floating garden of the Atlantic;' with it's mild, warm climate. The north of the island is a beautiful location for holidays if you enjoy scenery, walking or just relaxing and getting away from busy tourist destinations.

The climate is usually warm in the spring and summer months, and cooler with more rainfall in late autumn, winter and early spring.

Funchal, the city and port has a charming, relaxed atmosphere with a lovely old town with art projects, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Sao Jorge

Arco de Sao Jorge is a great place if you want to experience peace and quiet and appreciate natural surroundings.

Local activities include a visit to the museum of wine making and vineyards, rose gardens, and spectacular coastal walking.

Madeira has a rich maritime history and was known for the production of sugar cane and Madeira wines. Wine making is still an important part of it's culture and there are plenty of wine lodges with opportunities to try and buy Madeira wine.

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1 Sep 2013


"A beautiful house and location"

We had a wonderful time at lemon tree really is a home from home, everything you will need is there,and the village is peaceful and relaxing.

10 Aug 2013


"Very quiet, pretty, and relaxing place"

Everything was perfect: nice house, we appreciate the terrace with a very nice small garden smelling so good with all the flowers! Housekeepers are very friendly and helpful.

1 Aug 2013


"solitude - rejuvenation and glorious views"

I needed a week away from work. This was a perfect choice. I found the house home from home. Clutter free, simple and furnished with the flair of an artist. My priority was a peaceful chemical free week. The garden and house were perfect. Spent my time wandering the organic garden, spying on the butterflies and snoozing on the patio admiring the views. Hardly a car went by and the aroma from the bakery across the road had me pottering across to purchase real home made fresh bread. rejuventing holiday for sure.

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      Calendar last updated:10 Jul 2015

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