A farmer’s barn converted to a delightful picture-box villa overlooking the sea. Villa Torres is a 3 bedroom coastal villa situated in Calheta, Madeira within a short 30m distance from the local beach and 46 minute drive from the airport of Funchal. Villa Torres is the sister property of Casa Tiago and Casa Xavier.
The owner has decorated the Villa in lovely colors that reflect the old fishing cottages of Madeira. The living area is very light and has full length sliding windowpanes that provide full and direct sea-views and leads to the swimming pool terrace. In addition to the sitting and dining areas, you will find a delightfully decorated open plan kitchen and separate barbecue.
The master Bedroom with en-suite bathroom is on the first floor; the second bedroom is below it and has next to it the family bathroom. The third bedroom and en-suite bathroom is in the loft of what was the barn, and is reached via a separate set of steps.
The living area and all the bedrooms have air-conditioning and there is free Wi-Fi connection throughout the Villa. Villa Torres is secluded, offers complete privacy and off the beaten track. The whole house and grounds is perched on the edge of the land, only 30 metres above the pebble beach and offers dramatic views.
Please note: Due to the narrowness of the track that leads down to these idyllic villas (Casa Tiago, Casa Xavier and Villa Torres), smaller cars are recommended.
Bedroom 1: Double bed, air-conditioning and French doors to a small balcony
Bedroom 2: Beds can be made up as one double bed or two singles beds, air-conditioning and French doors to the pool terrace
Bedroom 3: In the Loft, beds can be made up as one double bed or two singles beds, air conditioning
The front terrace with sunbeds, outdoor shower and built-in barbecue and large table (seating for 16), is comes with a kitchen (fridge, 4-ring hob) and toilet. The access is via a pathway with steps that leads from the level of the three villas (Casa Tiago, Casa Xavier) down to the beach.
Villa Torres is a sister villa of the popular Casa Tiago, which is situated next door and has been the home for many a happy holidaymaker for the past couple of years. Car hire is recommended and secure parking inside the villa grounds is available for one car.
Pool Type: Rectangular, Length: 7,40m, Width: 2,90m, Depth: from 0,75m to 1,50m
Swimming pool heating is optional and costs, 140€ per week for a setting of 24ºC, paid in cash on arrival. A supplement of 20€ per week applies for each additional degree setting up to a maximum of 26ºC. Pool heating can be provided and should be requested at least one week in advance. Should it be requested after arrival at the villa, the minimum charge applicable is one week, which is payable from the time the heating is turned on. Payable locally.
Please note: We do charge a £250 refundable inventory deposit on this villa. This deposit is payable in the UK at balance stage and will be refunded upon your return providing there are no major damages.
Good to know
A few minutes by car will take you to the resort town of Calheta, which, with its man-made golden beaches, is popular with tourists and locals alike. There is a beautiful marina and a good choice of bars and restaurants. There is a handful of boutique shops and a good supermarket.
Calheta is famous for producing the best white rum ‘Aguardente’, a special ingredient of the typical Madeiran drink ‘Poncha’. If you are interested in knowing how the white rum is made, we recommend a tour of the ‘Engenho da Calheta’ the rum distillery where you can wander around and sample the produce.
Centro das Artes Casa da Mudas is a new centre located at the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea and was built to host superb art exhibitions, musical performances and other events.
Madeira is a paradise for those who enjoy walking and hiking, and Arco da Calheta is ideally situated, having easy access to the road network and most places on the island.
Within 15 minutes are the beaches at Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava, the esplanades at Jardim do Mar and Paul do Mar, the Laurasilva forest of Madeira (a UNESCO world heritage site – http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/934) and the moonlike landscape of Paul da Serra (1500 meters). An easy 30 minute drive brings you to the capital, Funchal.
- Coffee machine
- Cot & Highchair Available
- Linen & Towels provided
- Pool/Beach Towels
- Satellite TV
- Washing Machine