Casa Ruben is set on the tranquil south facing sunny hills above Calheta in Madeira. This tastefully renovated 3 bedroom cottage located within walking distance of the town centre of Calheta (also known as Estrela da Calheta). The capital of the island, Funchal, is an easy 35 minute drive away and to reach the airport takes around 45 minutes.
Although the villa has air-conditioning throughout due to the thick, original walls the living area provides cool and fresh shelter during the hot summer months.
The spacious living space with two separate seating areas each with its own flat screen cable TV, dining table for 6 and fully equipped open-plan kitchen are all contemporary in style and joyfully decorated. At the same area, you can also find the beautiful, traditional rustic wood stove and oven. From this living area, all the doors open to the front terrace.
Each of the nicely decorated bedrooms come with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, spectacular views to the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding scenery.
Bedroom 1: King double bed (160×195), en-suite, ocean-views, air conditioning, access to the rear
Bedroom 2: Double bed (140×195), en-suite, ocean-views, air conditioning
Bedroom 3: Two single beds (95X195), en-suite, ocean-views, air conditioning
Accessed via one set of steps, the double bedroom is accessed via the hall. The first OPEN staircase leads from the first bedroom down to the lounge. The second staircase leads to the bedroom hall (which also has a door to the rear of the property) and the second double bedroom and twin bedroom.
On the lower ground floor, the private (8m x 4m) swimming pool with roman steps is surrounded by a deck with sun loungers. The green lawn, a small kitchen garden and the large, covered outdoor barbecue area with a brick-built barbecue, sink, electric 4-ring hob and seating area, perfect for those balmy family evenings. The children can easily be supervised from this barbecue area due to the proximity of the pool.
You will find the laundry room next to the barbecue. The old wine press has been rebuilt by the entrance to the villa.
Good to know:
*Secure parking is available for one car.
*Guests are free to use the herbs from the herb garden and vegetables and fruit from the kitchen garden.
*Although not essential, a car hire is recommended.
*A mini-market and café are only 70m away.
*You can place an order from the bread delivery van that passes daily by the front door.
*The nearest centre (Estrela da Calheta) is 600m away, where you can find café/restaurants, petrol station, ATM cashpoint, bank, pharmacy and medical centre.
*The resort of Calheta, with its man-made yellow beach, is 3Km away. In addition to a greater choice of cafés and restaurants, you will find a branded supermarket and the marina from where diving and sailing trips are available. Points of interest include the Casa das Mudas Museum and the old sugar cane mill.
*Levada walking is only 6,4Km away and a paragliding take-off point is 5,2Km away.
The capital, Funchal, is an easy 35 minute drive away, and to reach the airport takes around 45 minutes.
- Coffee machine
- Cot & Highchair Available
- DVD player
- Linen & Towels provided
- Pool/Beach Towels
- Satellite TV
- Washing Machine
- Bedrooms and the ground floor living area are air-conditioned
- A complimentary cot is available, please request when booking
- A (refundable) security deposit of £250 is required with any booking to this property, payable at balance stage