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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Calheta, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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NorthStar...
1 review
“Lovely house, rural”
Reviewed July 13, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

Couldn’t ask for a better host, Emanuel is welcoming, helpful and friendly. Even helped when our car broke down, Emanuel called a friend who arranged to come and pick me up with all my groceries and take me back to the house, whilst my husband waited for the car hire recovery. This was an absolute godsend.
Nice comfortable house, serviced half way through to a high standard. Pool area is lovely, fantastic views and great sunsets. Kitchen well equipped. Best supermarket Pingo Doce is in Calheta about 15 minutes drive. Down side of Madeira is that they don’t cater for vegetarian’s very well, except in Funchal where there are a couple of very good veggie restaurants.
If you are looking for quiet and total privacy, then this is a perfect retreat. Thank You Emanuel.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Jul 2018
Dear Clair and Chris, Thank you for taking the time to submit such a superbly amazing review about your experience at the Villa, it is mostly appreciated. We do always strive to offer all our guests a wonderful and relaxing holiday, I am very happy that it has made a big impact on your holiday as we get an enormous pleasure knowing that guests leave Madeira with great memories. Kind regards and I hope to welcome you back as soon as possible.
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davidnchr...
1 review
“Lovely accommodation”
Reviewed February 5, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

Had a fabulous time in your beautiful house. We enjoyed exploring your lovely island. Thank you for all your help and the firewood which kept us warm on chilly evenings.

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Management Response
9 Feb 2018
Thank you for a great review, it is always a pleasure for us at the end of each stay to know that our guests have received the level of enjoyment, satisfaction and care that we always endeavour to deliver. Hope to see you back to my house
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Jonathan...
2 reviews
“Thebaida do Massapez”
Reviewed October 28, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

This is a lovely villa with a marvellous surrounding garden with exotic south american fruit trees and stunning views of the ocean and sunsets. It has a wonderful separate barbecue outhouse and a really nice pool. The villa is just under an hour from Funchal, in a small village in the southwest clinging like much of Madeira to the side of a mountain. Calheta is 15 minutes away and has a good small Pingo Doce supermarket with great fresh fish and meat for the barbecue. Theres a good bakery within 10 minutes drive, and a baker's van will visit daily if you want. Porto Moniz and Seixal on the north coast are less than an hour away, while Rabacal in the mountains is about 40 minutes away, all are worth a visit for swimming or walking. This is a really memorable place, but you need a decent car and a some confidence to tackle the hills - and you have to ignore some of the satnav suggestions, since it appears to ignore gradients, which are a pretty big thing in Madeira. We loved our stay and the weather was good all week.

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Management Response
29 Oct 2017
Dear Guests. I am so delighted that you have all enjoyed your stay at Villa "Thebaida do Massapez" and that you have fallen in love with Madeira.
We do always strive to offer all our guests a wonderful and relaxing holiday, I am very happy that it has made a big impact on your holiday as we get an enormous pleasure knowing that guests leave Madeira with great memories and looking forward to returning to the Villa.
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Sarah C
Dorset, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A gem of a home”
Reviewed September 9, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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From our very first communication ,Emmanuel was helpful friendly with fantastic English (we had no Portuguese).
The house is a gem, lovely quiet location in a very sunny part of madeira. Stunning views to the sea, we watched plenty of wild birds swifts / swallow and buzzard? Right from our front door.
The house has everything you could need towels linen hairdryer , coffee machine, iron ( if you want it!), binnoculors. Well equipped kitchen including fridge freezer. Lots of external tables chairs and parasols (not shown in official photos) plus plenty of comfortable sun beds.

The photos don't do the house justice it is very spacious and delightful cool in high summer heat but has real fireplace for winter and plenty of logs. Set in a lovely mixed orchard and Emmanuel said we could help ourselves to produce, we enjoyed baked figs thankyou very much.

The bbbq house is superb too fully equipped.

Wifi is excellent important for two kids and hubby all online no problems.
Highly recommend a diesel car ( we had Peugeot 208d) easily made it up the drive which is steep, but so is madeira!

House was serviced half way through our stay, Which was done to a very high standard.

The kids LOVED the pool, its larger than average with massive pool deck in sunshine all day so a lovely temperature.
We enjoyed a delightful, restful stay and if we are returning to Madeira in the future we would look to stay again. No hesitation to recommend this home.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Sep 2017
Thank you for taking the time to submit such a superbly amazing review about your experience at the Villa "Thebaida do Massapez", it is always a pleasure for us at the end of each stay to know that our guests have received the level of enjoyment, satisfaction and care that we always endeavour to deliver.
Kind regards and I hope to welcome you back soon at the Villa
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
traceykbk...
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Absolutely Great!”
Reviewed June 25, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

I would say this area is the best side of the Island, always sunny. The location of the Villa is perfect, a hire car essential. The Villa has everything you could possibly need, a very well equipped kitchen, bath towels, pool towels, if there was anything else you needed, the owner, Emanuel will go to great lengths to ensure your stay is nothing less than perfect, an extremely kind person.Top tips from Emanuel on where to eat and drink where fantastic. A warm welcome with provisions awaited us. Plenty of sun loungers for around the pool and the whole pool area was quiet and a sun trap. This was the place to watch the most amazing sunsets. The Villa was very spacious and clean with wonderful surroundings. An excellent place to stay to explore the island but also a home away from home for chilling next to the pool.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Jun 2017
Thank you for a great review, it is always a pleasure for us at the end of each stay to know that our guests have received the level of enjoyment, satisfaction and care that we always endeavour to deliver. Car hire is a must anywhere in Madeira as there is so much to explore throughout the island. I hope you can return as soon as possible.
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MrEdUK
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic Location, friendly owner”
Reviewed June 18, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We stayed in the villa for a week, four adults and a little one. We had a great time. Emanuel was great from the start. Answered any questions we had quickly and gave us information before we arrived. The location is so peaceful but not far by car to shops and the beach at Calheta. The pool was lovely and we used it everyday, it is in a fenced area so safe for children. The villa had all the facilities we needed including wifi. If you thinking of booking don't hesitate I am sure you won't be disappointed. We hope to return.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Jun 2017
I am so delighted that you have all enjoyed your stay at Villa "Thebaida do Massapez" and that you have fallen in love with Madeira. We do always strive to offer all our guests a wonderful and relaxing holiday, I am very happy that it has made a big impact on your holiday as we get an enormous pleasure knowing that guests leave Madeira with great memories and looking forward to returning to the Villa.
At all I thank you. See you soon
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
colinshee...
Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Views were amazing, garden wonderful, villa very comfortable.”
Reviewed February 2, 2017 for a stay in October 2016

Emauel , thank you for a lovely stay and all the help you gave us when our car broke down and sorting it out for us. Loved this place, although the roads were scary. would do it all again. A wonderful week , meeting lovely people that welcomed you to there home. Our Villa was clean and had an arrival package of ham, cheese, eggs, milk and bread, tea, coffee, sugar a lovely gesture when you arrive late. The sea views and sunsets were amazing. Even saw whales and an oil rig being towed. Not many people can say that were they are staying on holiday.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Feb 2017
Dear Guest, We are delighted that you all enjoyed Madeira and your stay at our Villa, I am glad you were very satisfied with our services and that we helped you enjoy and making it a memorable holiday on such a special occasion and we look forward to welcoming you all back again soon.
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