Hidden in a lush, green valley in the quiet West of Madeira lies the comfortable holiday home ‘Raposeira de São João’. It is the perfect holiday home with spectacular views over the ocean, the woods and the hills of São João, near Fajã da Ovelha, a village in the municipality of Calheta in the sunniest part of the island. Click on the interactive panorama image below to get the feeling!


The stunningly restored typical Madeiran house is for the best part of the year. Raposeira de São João is a holiday home that really isn’t. It is a lovingly renovated old typical Madeiran farmer’s We have furbished and equipped the house for permanent residence.  It is an ideal holiday home for two, three of four people.  The house is tastefully furbished with a mix of contemporary design – mostly of Dutch origin – antiques and modern art.  The living room has two sofas and a comfortable armchair, a spacious dinner table with comfortable chairs. All images are clickable. you can choose to check them out individually or as a slide show. 

Lovely and airy living room lounging area by night Living room by night

dining area our art nouveau corner the old bread oven, saved from the constructors!

The kitchen is contemporary and has all thinkable comfort like dishwasher, oven, microwave and a four-burner ceramic cooker. Also there are a toaster, an electric kettle and a coffee machine. There is a large fridge-freezer. The kitchen has a separate breakfast table and chairs. Not an equipment you would find in a standard holiday cottage.

de keuken heeft ruime werkvlakken keuken in bedrijf ontbijttafel

On the first floor you will find two comfortable double bedrooms, one double and one twin, each with ensuite facilities. (shower, washbasin and toilet). Both rooms have splendid views over the ocean, the woods and the hills. Exactly the things that make a holiday home stand.

eenvoudige maar geriefllijke badkamers de masterbedroom de masterbedroom2

gastenkamer bed de gastenkamer heeft een eigen zithoek.

There are terraces on three sides of the house, with  an outside dining table next to the kitchen and some light furniture that is easy to move around to find the best sunny or shady spot. 

de oude gevel met bloeiende klimroos de banaan en de canna bloeien! nhet typerende oude terras

het ruime terras bij de keuken een overzicht van de tuin in juni rozen en stokrozen fleuren het huis verder op

en natuurlijk zeezicht! terras met uitzicht op de heuvels

Would you like to look for a cheap flight or tent a car? Or you would like to find out about the bus connections in the island? go to the section ‘transport’ in the menu and use the pull-down menu to find out more. 

Holiday House Fajã da Ovelha