Great location if you're interested in touring the island as well as hiking.
The house is spacious. Lots of safe areas for children to play. Great BBQ area.
Away from the main roads so very quiet.
The hosts Ema (speaks English) and her mother are available at all times should you need anything.
Several supermarkets within easy driving distance. The main supermarket, Continente is about 8 miles away. If coming from Funchal airport you pass it on your way here. A smaller supermarket approx 2-3 miles stocks most things too.
A good variety of restaurants in Sao Vicente if you don't feel like cooking. Loads of snack bars all over the island
What a beautiful place. Ema is a superb , host , answering our queries immediately and accurately. We stayed for a week , enjoying the wonderful gardens, barbecue pit. There is a belveder where you can sit and enjoy the sea view while sipping sundowners. There are two bedrooms with queen size bed, a very well equipped kitchen and a large lounge with four futons for extra guests. The wifi is very fast. 38 down and 12 up.
The village is a five minute walk away and there's a nice little restaurant about three minutes walk away. The town has a small supermarket and you will pass two others on the way from the airport. Stop at the big Continente at the zona commercial in Ribeiro Brava on the way in to stock up.
This is an ideal base for the north coast and walking holidays. Book with confidence. We will be back.
I have enjoyed everything from the surrounding to the house itself and I can guarantee you that its the best place you can go during any season. I have been there during the summer as well as during the winter and I loved this little paradise! Close to everything you need and still far way so you are close to nature being able to listen to birds and the water running near the garden. Also the people who rent the place are very lovely since they make you feel just as if you were home. If you ever have the chance stay in Refugio!