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“Beautiful place in a vineyard”
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Welcome to the Stable! Nice place to eat outside. Stair up to the terrace and bedroom number 1.
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Welcome to the Stable! Nice place to eat outside. Stair up to the terrace and bedroom number 1.
Upstairs terrace and door to bedroom number 1. Upstairs terrace and door to bedroom number 1.
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Welcome to the Stable! Nice place to eat outside. Stair up to the terrace and bedroom number 1.
Upstairs terrace and door to bedroom number 1.
Upstairs terrace and door to bedroom number 1.
Welcome to the Stable! Nice rural setting with vines and vegetables.
Park your car in the shade under the vines.
Easy access to kitchen and living room downstairs.
Bedroom number 1. Double bed, cupboards, chested drawers and mirror. Door outside and to bedroom 2.
Bedroom number 1. Double bed, cupboards, chested drawers and mirror. Door outside and to bedroom 2.
Bedroom number 1. Double bed, cupboards, chested drawers and mirror. Door outside and to bedroom 2.
Bedroom number 2. Double bed, cupboards, chested drawers and mirror. Door to bedr. 2 and stairs down
Bedroom number 2. Double bed, cupboards, chested drawers and mirror. Door to bedr. 2 and stairs down
Bedroom number 2. Double bed, cupboards, chested drawers and mirror. Door to bedr. 2 and stairs down
Bedroom number 2. Double bed, cupboards, chested drawers and mirror. Door to bedr. 2 and stairs down
Bedroom number 2. Double bed, cupboards, chested drawers and mirror. Door to bedr. 2 and stairs down
Living room with pull out sofa bed that sleeps two. Stair upstairs to bedroom 2.
Living room with pull out sofa bed that sleeps two. Stair upstairs to bedroom 2.
Fully equipped kitchen!
Fully equipped kitchen!
Fully equipped kitchen!
Kitchen and laundry
Kitchen and laundry
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Calheta Beach only 3 minutes drive away. Supermarket and restaurants.
The village Jardim do Mar only 5 minutes drive away. Walk the promenade and a drink at Joes bar!
In October it is time to harvest the grapes.
Stamping the grapes
Walk from Pico Arreiro to Pico Ruivo. 6 hours total, but worth it! (Starts above Funchal)
Walk from Pico Arreiro to Pico Ruivo. 6 hours total, but worth it! (Starts above Funchal)
Nearby vilage Paul do Mar only 5 minutes drive away. Walk up the mountain to Prezeres! (45-60 min)
Nearby vilage Paul do Mar only 5 minutes drive away. Walk up the mountain to Prezeres! (45-60 min)
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Estreito da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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floris83
The Hague, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful place in a vineyard”
Reviewed September 27, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We stayed at The Stable for a short week in September 2014. The Stable is a lovely clean house with a nice small porch with a view on the garden and atlantic ocean. The owner Maria is a very sweet woman who gave us delicious fruit and veg from her garden and banana plantation. Her english is good. Although the owners live in the house next door, you have a lot of privacy.
We loved her bananas! Especially since we back in Holland and have to eat the pale oversized 'factory' produced bananas. Since the grapes were fully ripe we could eat them almost unlimitedly from the adjacient vineyard. Paradise!
The house itself has a fully equipped kitchen, a nice bathroom, washing machine and small living room downstairs, and 2 beautiful bedrooms upstairs. It is perfect house for couples and small families.
It takes a 5-10min drive to Calheta where you find restaurants and a supermarket. There are also 2 nearby minimarkets (walking distance, but steep roads!) that sell some basics. Don't forget to drink a poncha on the terrasse at sunset at the minimarket/bar located downhill.

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Liked best: Very friendly owners, beautiful place, nice bedroom
Liked least: downstairs it is a little dark, not much direct sunlight, but not a dealbreaker
Traveling group: Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Leslie Ca...
Haslev, Denmark
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“Once you've got there, you don't want to go home!”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Believe me, you don't want to leave this house!
We've just returned from a super holiday in The Stable. The house is ideal for a family and can also work for two couples who know each other very well .Privacy is slightly limited. Extra matresses are available and there is plenty of cupboard space in the one bedroom and drawers in the other.
The house stands at the edge of Caminho Girau de Ca, on a small property owned by an elderly, very hard working, couple who , if asked, can't do enough for you. Maria was very helpful, raiding her kitchen for bits and pieces that we needed. Here in August, the weather has been incredible, the beach and water temp. at Calheta Beach, very inviting, al fresco eating at the house peaceful, either upstairs with the view, or downstairs in the shade of the vines. You wake up to the sound of running water, just like a chuckling brook. This is the irrigation channel right outside the house, that is opened for water at 7.a.m. A lovely sound.
You hear no other sounds than cicades, the rustling of tiny lizards in the vines, and the occasional neighbour greeting each other.There has been some annoyance from dogs barking at night, but this is being taken care of. Just like the other guests at The Stable, we have been met with friendliness and warmth. A car is very necessary if you want to get around, there are 32 tunnels to drive through between the airport and the house!!!! If anyone reading this would like to see extra photos, then I can be contacted through Gjertrud..
The island is so incredibly beautiful, that it is breathtaking, either you come for a long stay or keep coming back! Best wishes from Leslie & Leif Rydén.

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Liked best: The beautiful surroundings and peacefulness. A lovely holiday property.
Liked least: Being used to very large double beds, we would have preferred two singles in each room.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 7, 2013
Thank you for your review! And for the kind words about Maria & Jose :) We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and we wish you welcome back anytime!
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 5, 2013 for a stay in November 2012
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Liked best: Hospitality, friendliness, and a lovely place to stay
Liked least: All good
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 7, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Liked best: Great views and lovely fresh vegetables
Liked least: nothing to complain of, we had a fantastic stay.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Watford
Reviewed April 24, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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Liked best: The wonderful views
Liked least: The beds
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 12, 2012 for a stay in December 2011
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Liked best: opening the door to the terrace in the morning and looking out to sea from my bed!
Liked least: can't think of anything
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 8, 2013
Thank you for the kind words. It is written that you can sit in bed and watch the nice view. It is not so easy to see the nice view from the bed, really :) But from the terrace/balcony or even the bedroom window it is possible!
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NeilDArms...
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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“A beautiful cottage on a beautiful island - all you could want and more!”
Reviewed July 26, 2011 for a stay in July 2011

We arrived on Madeira later than expected due to minor flight delays, so as a consequence arrived later than originally expected at 'The Stables' but were met with broad smiles and the wide open arms of the property owners. The property was exactly as described, it was clean and tidy and had everything you could want. When we booked there was no mention of a television or iron in the property description but in fact both were there and ready to use (the television hooked up to an international satellite decoder/dish). The property's location demands a car as it's slightly away from from the nearest town of Calheta, but The Stables does have off road parking right outside the front door under the shade of beautiful vines. If you visit during the month of September you will even be able to help harvest the grapes (of which there are thousands!!). The hosts are some of the nicest people you'll ever be lucky enough to meet and supplied us with copious amounts of fresh grown potatoes, onions, herbs and even bananas. Our hosts really helped make a good holiday in to a fantastic holiday, and by reading the comments made by the previous guests in the comments book everyone has had exactly the same experience as ours. We thank you for your kind and welcoming smile Ascencao, and we thank you Jose for your endless stories.

Neil, Karen & Luke (12yrs)

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