We spent two weeks at the Stone House in Calheta, the pictures don't do the house justice it is absolutely stunning. The owner of the apartments João, was so helpful with all the tips and help he provided during our stay.
The Stone House is on a secluded location with 4 other properties around, it overlooks the sea and has spectacular views of the coast and also looking down onto the port of Calheta.
The use of the vegetables from the communal garden were a nice touch, and great fruit for breakfast.
The island of Madeira has so much to see and do that a car is definitely recommended, it is also a big benefit for the location of the house being at the top of a cliff. We did walk into Calheta a few times, it is a nice walk going down, but a good climb getting back up.
Within Calheta there are numerous water sports that you can enjoy, we swam with dolphins and went whale watching. There is also a very handy local supermarket which João gave us a discount card for, very handy to get bargains.
The only negative point of the accommodation, is the path leading down to the house from the road, it is in need of attention and anyone unsteady on there feet might have difficulty with this.
But, that aside I can not praise this accommodation or the owner enough.
John & Pedro
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