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Caminho Massapez no 10, Arco da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira 9370-077 Portugal
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#1 of 18 Specialty lodging in Arco da Calheta
Calhau Grande is a group of rural self catering cottages located in Arco da Calheta with panoramic views over the ocean.The cottages were careful and eco-friendly restored, fitting in the natural and country environment, framed by the beauty of the sea view and the energy of the stones.It´s familiar, romantic, cozy and peaceful!You can also find the gardens, relax by the swimming pool, enjoy the agricultural land with fruit trees, vegetable gardens and aromatic herbs.Live this Madeira experience with us! You will be warmly welcomed!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Walking tours
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Street parking
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Dining area
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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David wrote a review Aug 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands10 contributions3 helpful votes
We had booked cottage Sol for 10 days. The cottage was pleasant and the beds, shower and facilities were quite okay. The terrace at the cottage had a fantastic view and there is nothing that can beat having a cup of coffee and staring to the ocean when you wake up. It is very nice to eat on the terrace and we often had dinner there in the evening and were able to use the BBQ. The pool at Calhau Grande was very beautiful. Everything is super well cared for and you see that a lot of love and care is put into the cottages, the garden and the swimming pool. The pool is clean, the sun loungers are very comfortable and the view on the ocean s magnificent. Sofia and her family are very friendly people who take a lot of time for you, give you good tips and they were very hospitable. During our stay the cottage was cleaned a few times by the cleaning lady was very pleasant. If you go to Calhau Grande you definitely need a car and it might be handy to have some experience with driving uphill. And please note that it takes some steps uphill to walk from the parking to the cottage. But the tranquility, the beautiful views and the privacy are more than worth it. All in all, we had a fantastic time at Calhau Grande and hope to come back someday.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Sofia Gouveia, Owner at Calhau Grande
Responded Dec 10, 2020
Hello David, boa tarde! Thanks for your frindly words! You have well described our Calhau Grande :) You are correct, as the island is very hilly, driving in Madeira is a wonderful challenge. But we always find amazing spots with amazing views and every corner is unique and special. Adventure and relax is something that can be expected in our island. We are waiting for another visit! Lots of places are still here to discover! Warm regards Sofia and Family Calhau Grande
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MintAVO wrote a review Jun 2017
Cambridge, United Kingdom19 contributions10 helpful votes
I can't rate our stay highly enough! This is not for people looking for a typical resort type holiday, or for anyone with an aversion to steps (Although I promise the views are worth it!). This is for people who want to be able to do things in there own time, and to enjoy the island for what it really is. Stunning! The rural location is a challenge if you're not a confident driver (make sure you follow Sofia's map. DO NOT TAKE THE ROAD BEHIND THE COTTAGES) but we got the hang of it pretty quickly. The moment we turned up, Sofia was able to calm our nerves after the drive, and was so welcoming. She showed us around the herb garden, and told us what makes the best teas. There's also a little honesty box area where the locals bring up fruit and veg for you. We had some corn, sweet potatoes and bananas, but they had all sorts. The pool was extremely quite during the day, and we often had it to ourselves. The view from our room (and I think from all of them) was beautiful. I could have sat out on our terrace all day watching the busy bees on the roses, and looking out to the vastness of the sea. When you go out of the town to the busy tourist areas you really appreciate the uniqueness of what they have created here. It's so relaxed and welcoming, and one of the best holidays we have had in a long time. I was very sad to leave it behind, but we are sure to go back.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Emilie V wrote a review Nov 2016
Grenoble, France5 contributions
We spent 4 days in Calhau Grande, from the warm welcome to the end of our stay it was a four-star experience! The location is perfect for discovering the west cost, the quality of the accommodation exceptional and the view on the ocean, during breakfast and dinner: amazing ;)! By walking 20min distance you can find a nice supermarket with fresh vegetables and fruits, delicious traditional bread..very convenient!
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Date of stay: November 2016
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Erik_Klop wrote a review Sep 2016
Groningen, The Netherlands24 contributions17 helpful votes
We booked the Calhau Grande Cottage for one week and were extremely pleased with it. The cottages have lots of character and are nestled in the hills near Arco de Calheta, where they provide a good base to explore the western side of the island. Our cottage was very comfortable with two bathrooms (one upstairs and one next to the living room) and a well equipped kitchen. The owner Sofia has clearly paid much attention to every detail. The garden gives a great view over the ocean and there's even a nice outdoor kitchen! All in all, very much recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Traveled with family
Georges D wrote a review Jun 2016
Paris, France13 contributions23 helpful votes
Calhau Grande is very well located, in a part of the island where the weather is sunny. The ocean view is just amazing. This place is very quite, clean, charming and maintained. Rooms are fully renovated and equipped with all you need in holidays. The pool is perfect. I don't want to forget Sofia and her mum for their hospitality and kindness :-)
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$97 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Calhau Grande
Which popular attractions are close to Calhau Grande?
Nearby attractions include Rocha Mar Lounge Bar (0.6 miles), Tennis Club - Arco Da Calheta (0.7 miles), and Igreja De Arco Da Calheta (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Calhau Grande?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Calhau Grande?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Calhau Grande?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Calhau Grande?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Calhau Grande?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manifattura Di Gelato, Pizzeria Ristorante Naye, and Salgadinho Restaurante Snack Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Calhau Grande?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Calhau Grande?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Calhau Grande?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Does Calhau Grande have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.