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3 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Calheta, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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Claudia S
1 review
“Perfect location, great for family holiday, amazing heated and illuminated pool, stunning view”
Reviewed 28 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017

We spent a very relaxing week with our 12 year old daughter in this amazing place. The villa has everything you need, the heated and illuminated pool was the best we ever had, the property is a beautiful tropical garden, the view absolutely amazing. We actually didn't really want to leave this paradise to buy some groceries or do some sightseeing. Our daily adventure was the steep and narrow path from the main street to the house. Nothing for the faint-hearted and only recommended for self confident drivers. We highly recommend a small and nimble car.
Very friendly owner who passes by every other day to clean the pool himself and always left some freshly picked fruits from the garden at the doorstep.
The Barbeque is weatherproof and the table beside it has a roof. And there is even a special device to prepare espetadas and serve them at the table.
A small pathway leads from the villa to the beach with a lovely beach-house.
To make a long story short: It couldn't have been any better!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Dec 2017
Thank you very much. A great review that also 'couldn't be any better!'
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youknowme...
oxford england
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lovely property and grounds, shame about the access/”
Reviewed 13 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We had a very nice stay at Villa do Mar 1, the house is ideal for a large family or even 2 families sharing, it can easily sleep 8, 10 at a push, the garden is fantastic with a very special pool, you will get a out door cook house, with a large BBQ, all utilities, seperate sink with hot and cold and even a pizza oven with enough fire wood to feed a town hot pizzas. Comfy loungers by the pool and even a large hammock.
You will also get keys to the private access to your own beach, you do have to share with the other visitors to the other villas and the keen locals who are willing to find the hard way down, most I saw was on the Saturday when about 20 locals made their way down.
So what is not to like, well, the drive down to the villa is via a 400mtr long, narrow, twisty lane with what I would guess is a 4 in 1 25% gradient, there are no places to pull in and let others pass, on my first run down I managed to hit the metal fencing with the near side of our car and scratch the 2 doors and pull the bumper part way off, cost to Avis on car return, !020 Euro's, make sure you take out excess insurance on the hire car, first time going back up, I had to reverse 300mtrs back down as a van was coming the other way and the way it is, the vehicle going up, has to give way to the one going down.
The property has quite a serious ant problem, the kitchen has tiny ants getting every where, even in the kettle, the lounge has larger ants to feast on you while you watch TV. Lizards live inside as well as out, we saw the picture on the wall move and on closer investigation found 2 lizards behind it getting it on. At least the noises in the night can be explained.
You will find Dishwasher, washing machine, etc but you will not have any tablets or instructions for the machines, so you will have to buy a box of at least 40 tabs for 7 day stay.
Do not get me wrong, book it and your holiday will be superb but it is not utopia, I would not recommend it to my best freind because I think 1500 Euro's could be better spent but if there are 8 of you, well give it a go.

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Liked best: Outdoor facilities
Liked least: Drive in
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
17 Jun 2016
Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay in Villa Do Mar I.
To have a villa in such a private, isolated, amazing location, especially with an almost private beach, then the steep road is the only option, but it's worth it.
Ants can be an issue in Madeira, and this is why we have pest control every 3 months, so thank you for bringing this to our attention and we will act on this right away.
Madeira is a sub-tropical island and lizards are very common. They are part of the island!
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Frogfisch...
Gersthofen, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Feb 2017
Thank you very much for your kind comments and recommendation.
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A7exandra...
Wolfsburg, Germany
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Management Response
9 Nov 2015
Vielen Dank f�r Ihren Beitrag und wir freuen uns, dass Sie das Haus und Ihren Aufenthalt genie�en.
Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed the house and your stay.
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