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Calhau Grande

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Caminho do Massapez no 10, Arco da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira 9370-077, Portugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Everything was good. Very friendly and helpful staff. Wonderful view from window. Very relaxing place. There is a market about 300 meters from the cottages and the supermarket is a 10 minute drive. Funchal is a 30 min drive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stayed at Calhau Grande for three nights and it was really different from big impersonal hotels, there are about six small studio villas, one two bedroom villa and Eira where we stayed has an upstairs bedroom. All have a terrace with beautiful views overlooking the sea and barbeque which we used everynight, a supermarket which sells fresh fish, meat,... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our visit to Calhau Grande was fantastic. The wonderful accommodation with unbelievable views and beautiful swimming pool was a real treat. The owners went out of their way to ensure our stay was a happy one which it was, in fact it is impossible to improve, we are delighted with the choice that we made. It was perfect. We certainly... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Such a beautiful place where waking up is something you love to do. You can even do a barbecue if you want. If I have to be critical I would advice Sofia to install some ventilation because it can be really hot

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed in calhau Grande in November and it really was amazing. Sofia and her mum Eva made us very welcome and the eira villa was just beautiful. We had our own private garden with a panoramic view of the ocean. Can't help but relax when yr here. Definitely recommend a stay here.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We stayed at Calhau Grande for 1 week in the cottage called "Eira". We were warmly greeted by Mrs Gouveia (Sofia's Mum) who showed around the grounds. Even though it was night time we could see that the gardens and pool area were very well maintained. The cottage was tastefully decorated, with traditional wood furniture made by Mr Gouveia. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stood at Calhau Grande for one week simply to relax. Sofia, the landlord's daughter, who is also managing the cottages, welcomed us warmly and showed us around the pool (which we didn't use) and the garden (having fresh herbs we were allowed to pick) before she led us to our cottage "Eira". Eira is sort of a maisonette with... More 

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nateva47, Gerente at Calhau Grande, responded to this review

Hello from Calhau Grande! Many thanks for your review. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Madeira Island always has a lot to discover and you are welcome. We are waiting for you! The cottage Eira is the most recent house and we have already planted a wine tree for the shade, but meanwhile... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We had a lovley stay at Calhau Grande during our vacation on Madeira. Sofia made us feel very welcome from the first minute to the last and was always there to help us. Cottage Tenda is just perfect...to wake up ervery morning to that view is very special...to relax at the beautiful pool are in the afternoon...and to watch the... More 

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nateva47, Gerente at Calhau Grande, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing Calhau Grande. It is with a big smile and great happiness that we know that you really liked your holidays in Calhau Grande. We are waiting for your next visit and we will always try our best to give you what Madeira means: friendship, quiet, natural gardens and peace! Thank you for all! Regards... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

If you are looking for somewhere to experience authentic Madeira at its best this is the place. It is about half an hour outside the capital Funchal in the hills above Calheta. It is a great base for exploring the island. You need a car and a confident driver is recommended to negociate the hills and bends but boy is... More 

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nateva47, Gerente at Calhau Grande, responded to this review

Many thanks for reviewing Calhau Grande. It is a real description of what we are. :) Once again thanks for staying with us! We are waiting for you next time. Kind regards from Madeira. More 

Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Difficult to find words to explain what is paradise... but sure it s in Calhau Grande where all is perfect to have an unforgeatable moment of pleasure and serenity. wonderful garden and cottage with sea like a daily peaceful friend. Madeira is wonderful and still typical place to meet with real people so kind. Many things to do and to... More 

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nateva47, Gerente at Calhau Grande, responded to this review

Hello! Many thanks for your review. It was a pleasure having you here with us in Calhau Grande. Calhau Grande is indeed a calm place to relax and if someones loves tranquility, can find it here. Kind regards from Calhau Grande, Madeira Island. More 

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