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Calhau Grande
Reviewed August 8, 2010

We had a really wonderful stay in July 2010 in Casa Calhau Grande (House Sapateiro). The place is so peaceful, charming - you can feel the good vibrations of the old stones and walls there! I can reconmend Casa Calhau Grande very much for all those, who hate faceless hotel-cubes but want to make an individual and independent holiday, where you can feel the "soul" of the country and his history - and you will meet people there, who think the same (Eva at first). Of course these are self catering homes, so there is no "Service", no Breakfast-buffet, no room service, but you have time and space to do all YOU want to do. A great experience!
BY the way: there are defenitely no problems after the storms in february 2010 in Madeira. Well, one or two tine roards are still closed (because washed away and not here) and in Monte/Funchal you can see some damages still. But this does not mean any problems for visitors!!!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 29, 2010

We really enjoyed our visit in Madeira and staying in Casa do Calhau Grande made our stay even more memorable. It was very nice to take a swim in the pool after a day of discovering Madeira and to be able to relax with a nice view on the sea.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank jasdou
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Reviewed June 30, 2010

The situation is such as presented on the photographs: old houses entirely renovated and decorated and furnished with taste. There is a swimming pool in the flowered garden. The hostess accomodates us with kindness. I recommend this place to you without hesitation.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank menruz
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Reviewed June 24, 2010

casa do calho grande is a group of typical madeira-style bungalows scattered in a magnificent tropical garden. there's a pool and a fantastic 180° view on the atlantic.
it is very well located : the place is very nice AND it's a good starting point to visit the island. the owners are very friendly and helpful : they gave us many tips about places to visit, tours and hikes. we recommend ! be careful : a car is absolutely necessary.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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2  Thank francois92210
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Reviewed June 6, 2010

Casa do Calhau Grande is a fantastic place: Quiet and relaxing with a wonderful garden and great sea-view.
We have never been to the same place twice before since there are a lot of wonderful places in the world to discover. Nevertheless this year we are coming back to Madeira to Casa do Calhau Grande.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2010

big pleasure during a week,
eva, nice hospitality,
nice place with many flowers wonderful, swimming-pool for relaxe and stop hot sun
the house is simple and with everything you need
happy to be there.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank bluevalentine29
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Reviewed June 2, 2010

For everyone who want to learn more about the original life in a quiet enviroment of small village in Madeira. You can relax alone in a swimming pole, star to the stars and enjoy colours and essences of the garden. There is the best sunny weather in the whole Madeira. Also good place for starting mountain trips. In the nearest city Calheta you can try perfect sand beach.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank WalkerMadeira
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Address: Caminho Massapez no 10, Arco da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira 9370-077, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Calheta > Arco da Calheta
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Arco da Calheta
Price Range: $98 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Calhau Grande 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! ... more   less 
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Calhau Grande Arco Da Calheta, Madeira

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