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Cedro - a cottage in the mountains of Madeira

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Ribeiro Frio Cottages
Bedroom entrance
Table, chairs, wood burning stove and tv.

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum 
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One of the three Ribeiro Frio Cottages, Cedro is a two storey cottage surrounded by forest and well placed in the mountains of Santana. Its privileged location, allows access to several hikes, including the famous Vereda dos Balcões and an incredible experience in the middle of the Laurissilva forest. When you arrive at the entrance of the property, you will see the cottages on the other side of the valley, and the mountains above them. Take a moment to breath the fresh air while watching that beautiful landscape before you enter the private road up to the cottages. In the middle of the road, you will pass a small bridge with a view to the small seasonal brook that feeds Ribeiro Frio, before arriving at the automatic gate that gives you access to the gardens and the parking space. A s...One of the three Ribeiro Frio Cottages, Cedro is a two storey cottage surrounded by forest and well placed in the mountains of Santana. Its privileged location, allows access to several hikes, including the famous Vereda dos Balcões and an incredible experience in the middle of the Laurissilva forest. When you arrive at the entrance of the property, you will see the cottages on the other side of the valley, and the mountains above them. Take a moment to breath the fresh air while watching that beautiful landscape before you enter the private road up to the cottages. In the middle of the road, you will pass a small bridge with a view to the small seasonal brook that feeds Ribeiro Frio, before arriving at the automatic gate that gives you access to the gardens and the parking space. A small garden on your right along with the small stone path that leads to the picnic area marks the end of the road and beginning of the parking lot just above. Once you arrive to the parking space you will see Cedro, the first cottage and its surroundings, the barbecue is just a few steps after the doorway. Inside the cottage, on your left, you can see the fully prepared kitchen. In the middle, a small space and the stairwell to the second floor. On your left you will find the living room where a wood burning stove and couch welcomes Cedro's guests with a feeling of coziness. Going to the second floor, you can see a window with a beautiful view to the valey and mountains, the bathroom is just on the right side and the bedroom on the left. The bedroom decoration, with soft lights, wooden floor and comfortable beds, create a simple and relaxing atmosphere, suitable to relax after a long day of hikes. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 6752
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Only one visitor is allowed to spend the night.
Bedrooms
2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Rui S
Hosting since March 2017
Languages spoken: English, Portuguese
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsI am available during your stay to help out in whatever I can.

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Reviews (2)
Olga B
Olga B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cottage Cedro
Very beautiful cottage,everything was easy to find and to use and you can heat in the evening if it is cold outside. You are here like in a bewitched forest.
Visited August 2018
Written August 23, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Shelagh B
Shelagh B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Scenic peace and quiet
Beautiful views from cottage surrounded by forest and friendly birds. The cottage was very well equipped and prepared and there are some great walks direct from the door and within an easy drive, with Pico Arieiro only 20 mins away by car. There are two other cottages so you may not be on your own but they are all self-contained and private. Rui , the host was so helpful and has a lovely family. He made our stay memorable, so much so that want to come back already! Cedro is in a great location and hope to visit again some day.
Visited June 2018
Written July 13, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Explorer673584
Explorer673584
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Schönes Haus für zwei, toll gelegen
Ein wunderschöner Platz als Ausgangspunkt für Touren in die Berge, mit dem Auto oder auch direkt zu Fuß vom Cottage aus! Das Haus ist sehr gut ausgestattet, es ist alles vorhanden, was man braucht. Hilfreich war uns der Kamin, als wir nach einer Regentour zurückkamen, aber ohnehin gibt es ja auch eine Heizung im Haus für kühle Tage. Der Eigentümer Rui S. war sehr freundlich und jederzeit ansprechbar. In Erinnerung bleibt uns vor allem der sonnige Frühstücksplatz mit Bergsicht vor dem Haus.
Visited March 2018
Written March 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

BONNEAU P
BONNEAU P
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cosy cottage
Un nid douillet lové dans une superbe vallée. La vue est imprenable (avant que le brouillard ne monte). Les photos du site sont loin de rendre l'atmosphère de ce charmant cottage équipé de tout le confort moderne. Les sentiers de rando sont à portée de semelles et de très bons resto à moins de 5 mn en voiture. Une impression fantastique de bout du monde ... Quant à notre hôte Rui , nous avons passé un très bon moment d'échanges, aussi bien en anglais qu'en français. Il sait être prévenant et de très bon conseil. Merci. A lovely nest coiled in a a beautiful valley with a panoramic view (before the fog arrives). Photos shown on the website are far from making the atmosphere of this charming cottage equipped with all modern comforts. The hiking trails are within reach of soles and very good restaurants within 5 mn by car. A fantastic impression from the end of the world ... In respect of our host Rui, we had a great time of exchanges, in both English and French. He is very obliging and has very good advice. Thanks to you.
Visited May 2017
Written June 5, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trail713332
Trail713332
Thank you Paul and Katherine for your kind words, it was my pleasure to meet and host you at the cottages. You are always welcome here. Best regards. Rui
Written June 7, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Entertainment
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Map
Getting there
Madeira Airport
11.2 km

Porto Santo Airport
63.1 km
Restaurants
Marcel's Bistro
7.8 km

Alta Vista
7.1 km

Jasmin Tea House
7.4 km

Sabores do Curral - Valley Flavours
7.2 km
Attractions
Just Go Tours
7.3 kmOff-Road & ATV Trails

Pico Ruivo
5.9 kmMountains

Levada Caldeirao Verde
5.9 kmHiking Trails

Miradouro Eira do Serrado
7.5 kmLookouts
About the neighbourhood
In the North Eastern area of Madeira Island in just a 35 minutes drive from Funchal, you will find Ribeiro Frio (Cold Brook), a location with a natural park in the municipality of Santana. With several mountains and valleys, Ribeiro Frio natural park has a mix forest of Laurissilva and other european species. It's natural enviroment is suitable for hikes and relaxing vacations away from the stressful day to day. With a mild weather and spectacular views Including the famous vereda dos Balcões, it is visited yealry by thousands of nature lovers and hikers. The nearby rainbow trout farm is also a visiting point to see the breeding tanks of this species that is introduced into Madeira's 'ribeiras' (small river's)
Getting around
The best way to visit this natural park and the area surrounding is by renting a car, since public transportations are very limited in schedules.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
The path from the Airport to Ribeiro Frio Cottages takes at least 37 minutes by car. After leaving the airport towards Funchal, take the first exit and take the ER207 towards Santo António da Serra. When you reach the end of ER207 you will enter ER102 and keep driving until you reach a crossroad with ER202 to Poiso. Take the ER202 to Poiso until you reach the crossroad with ER103, it is easy to spot since there is a Forest Police station on the right before the crossroad. Go right to Ribeiro Frio until you find our sign on the left side of the road. If you've reached the trout farm, you've already passed the entrance, turn back until you find our sign on the right side of the road.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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UPDATED 2024 - Cedro - a cottage in the mountains of Madeira - Holiday Rental in Santana - Tripadvisor