I highly recommend to stay at Madeiran Northcoast Guest House! Ruben and Andreia are excellent hosts, very kind and energetic persons, ready to show all the beauty of Sao Vicente and help you with everything!
Although I contacted them at very last minute (just few hours before my arrival), they accepted me to stay over during the busy weekend of Sao Vicente Festival at the end of August 2013.
They and their dog, Mathias welcomed me with kindness and it seems that I just arrived at the best moment because they were organizing a homemade pizza dinner! When I arrived, there was already great atmosphere in the kitchen, and together with other guests and friends we prepared the pizzas with veggies from the organic garden and we baked them in wood fired oven. I immediately got to know their very good friend-neighbour, Goncalo who has great life stories and with whom we had interesting discussions about culture, politics, arts and a little bit of everything!
The guest house itself is great, furnished and decorated with very good taste and with big and comfortable beds! the breakfast is offered with local bread and fruits and yummy home made jam! There is a big living room and a lovely kitchen which is equipped with everything and where we could share great moments while cooking together chicken paprikas with spatzle and drinking madeiran red wine from the neighbourhood!
The house is very well situated,surrounded with mountains (great view in the morning when we open the curtain!) and it takes only 10 minutes to walk to the ocean or to the center of Sao Vicente!
During the weekend Ruben and Andreia even gave me a lift to the nearby mountains so I was able to do the Levada de Faja do Rodriguez which is an amazing walk with beautiful flora, waterfalls and few very long tunnels towards the end!
All together I spent an amazing weekend in Sao Vicente and shared great moments with Ruben and Andreia and I hope I could return there again one day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Madeira North Coast Guesthouse was born from a young couple that searched balance with Nature, combining the pleasure of welcoming people "Receiving people is our way to travel without leaving home." A Country House, surrounded by a colorful garden, located in a magical and quiet place. Double room with private bathroom and breakfast included. Good indoor and outdoor areas in a special, relaxed and familiar ambience. It's a place for backpackers, surfers... Perfect for spontaneous and relaxed people who want to be in contact with Nature and Madeira culture with local people. Our house is composed of 3 double bedrooms with private bathrooms, living room, fully equipped kitchen. It allows our guests to prepare their own meals using some vegetables or herbs from our garden, have a quiet good night sleep, to do the laundry, watch TV or DVD, 24H free Wi-Fi access or simply relax enjoying the view and the silence. We also offer outdoor Personal Training, Boot Camps (for groups only), Surfboard rental, Private surf lessons, and Guide surfing. The two friendly hosts Andreia and Ruben are there to welcome you and offer you an excellent stay...English and Portuguese spoken. Our Privileged and quiet location overlooking the Sao Vicente mountains and valley makes it easy to access the nearby surf spots, Sao Vicente Caves and the Volcanism center, and the Lime Route. In a 10 minutes walk to the Village center you can find some, bars, an ATM machines, Banks, Pharmacy, petrol station and bus station. By the sea you can find a nice backery, small supermarket and some restaurants where you can eat good and cheap. It’s quiet easy tro travell arround the Island from Sao Vicente. The surrounding environment allows acquire or regain healthy lifestyle habits through practice Exercise and healthy eating, with some organic produce from our small garden. The proposed activities are these cultural or sports, sea or mountain are diverse and are always related to Nature and Well being. The Surf, outdoor training, walks taken by the observation of various plants or birds are some of the ways to explore the North Coast of Madeira Island. It's your House! Feel as if you were at home. We want you to be as comfortable as possible. Enjoy and share your life experience, gastronomy, knowledge, interests and ideas, with us and other Guests. We want this experience to be as much enjoyable as possible. Good memories, peacefull and nice feelings, after all to remember later, or to come back when you need a break. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- North Coast Guest House Madeira Islands/Sao Vicente