Villa in Estreito Da Calheta, South West, South West, Madeira - Peaceful Location Beach and Lavada Walks Nearby
About Ishbel McClung
We are people who enjoy a quiet comfortable holiday setting, we enjoy our privacy and our villa reflects this. We like comfort and tasteful surroundings and have very good relationships with our Madeiran neighbours who are helpful and considerate as we are towards them.
Ishbel McClung purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Ishbel McClung chose Estreito da Calheta
We love this quiet unspoiled area of Madeira, it is cheap to eat out and we love the lavada walks. Our property has extensive terraces and a very large pool. We would be willing to do a villa exchange with other owners at our convenience. Bookings can only be made directly with the Owners through e mail or phone 07889513361
What makes this Villa unique
Shops, restaurants amenities nearby, many locals speak English and are very helpful. Our property is well equipped as we live here all winter, we have internet,wifi, gym library and a self contained studio for larger parties, or to accommodate teenagers in the family. We always get excellent feedback from our guests re. The villa, our agent and cleaning/pool staff.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Great location and villa
The villa is very spacious and the pool and barbecue areas superb. The games room is a real bonus and the views are great.
It’s our first trip to Madeira but hopefully the first of many.
Thank you for your great review so glad you enjoyed your holiday in our lovely property look forward to having you back at some point x
Very spacious villa. Loved the family room and the balcony the best
Really enjoyed our stay here. Pool area is lovely. The weather was a bit hit and miss this summer so we didn't manage to use the pool much because the water was really quite cold..nice private place to chill out though. Plenty seating and sunbeds. Nice area although there were quite a lot of barking dogs in the area and it seams to echo around so sometimes it disturbed all of us. Can't hear them down in the family room though. Good location for travelling around with your car and plenty of room to park. There's a good little cafe/ supermarket across the road serving fabulously inexpensive snacks...loved the food. Don't like to say it but the beds weren't very comfortable for us although other people might find them Ok.
We all loved the family room and playing pool mainly.
Owner provided plenty of towels etc which was great and the shower was great 😊�
Although the villa is in a beautiful setting, we felt that the interior was a bit tired looking. Unfortunately, we missed out on our first night's stay as our plane had to be diverted to Faro and we weren't offered any form of compensation from the owner. Also, the week we were there, Calheta was in the midst of a raging forest fire - very close to the property. During this time, there was no contact from the owner, nor, from any other persons who managed the property. The pool and outside area was covered with ash from the fires. We had to clean the pool and patio areas as best we could to enable us to use them.
We can only express disappointment that your visit was spoiled and shortened by this unique situation, caused by a very dry winter and spring followed by a exceptionally hot summer. At the time my husband and I were sailing on the west coast of Scotland outwith wifi range and did not receive your email for a few days. Nor in fact did we know about the fires until we returned.I contacted our pool maintenance man who assured me he would go round and check out the pool. We do not compensate guests for air flight delays nor do any other owners we know . Very surprised that you say the villa is tired, this is contrary to the feed back received from the guests who followed you, who emailed me to book the same 2 weeks next year. I can only apologise if you had to clean the pool, the pool mans telephone number is in the villa notes, if you had contacted him I'm sure he would have come down immediately. Our agent Albino is just along the road and Has not indicated to me that you are unhappy about the ash, he is always very helpful with guests and any problems are immediately felt with. I always get very positive feedback fro guests about his support.
Our favourite place
This was our second year in a row to this fantastic villa. It was equally as impressive on our second visit. The accommodation is very well kept and caters for everything we look for. The outdoor space is outstanding and is great for a family vacation. We have got to know Albino who looks after the villa while you are there and he is invaluable. Always willing to help and a really friendly guy. On departure from the villa our flights were cancelled due to high winds and it was very reassuring to have Albino's number. He arranged taxi's to pick us up and helped to find accommodation. We have already booked to go back again to this beautiful island and villa.
Thanks Ishbel for all your help too.
We once again had a wonderful holiday at Vivenda das Vinhas. The villa is beautiful and the setting glorious. many thanks again to Albie for looking after us and for the relaxing evenings spent at his bar. We love Madeira and will return as soon as we can.
Many thanks for your wonderful review, we really appreciate your return visit and enjoyment of our lovely Madeira home and the value you place on the wonderful service of our Madeiran agent Albino , he is an absolute saint, hope to see you again.
Kind regards Ishbel and Bob McClung
Special interest holidays:
Surfing, swimming, walking, fishing, paragliding, diving and painting.
Calheta Beach (sandy) 5 mins drive. Jardin Do Mar (surfing and swimming) 5 mins drive. Calheta Marina (fishing) 5 mins drive.
Motorway access- 1 min drive. Funchal Airport 40km.
Funchal is only 30 minutes away.
Sunny south Madeira has only recently been opened up to tourism. Madeira's famous lavada system offers a tranquil walking experience through breathtaking scenery with a spectacular mountain backdrop. The Calheta area gives a taste of the real Madeira and its friendly people. Eating out is very affordable with quality food and local wines, there is a huge selection of superb local restaurants. A short drive takes you up onto the Paul De Serra where there are more lavada walks and climbs with amazing vistas. Funchal is quickly accessed by car and is one of the most attractive cultured cities in the world. Its shopping centres are first class with extensive parking available. James villas (luxury class letting) wanted to advertise our villa at great cost but we prefer to stick with Owners Direct and have total control of letting at a cheaper rate for our guests.