Madeira Holiday Home

Holiday home in Madeira? Undoubtedly, these were the words you typed into your browser in order to find us. Welcome to our website! Our lovingly and beautifully renovated typically Madeiran farmhouse is for rent for your Madeira holiday, when we are not here but sailing the seven seas in our yacht Heerenleed.

The beautiful side terrace with the bougainvillea in full flower and of course the stunning ocean view.
We extended the Madeira holiday home, but left the beautiful facade intact.
The roses are blooming and lend the house a friendly caracter.

directly from us

You rent the house directly from us. Not via an agent or other go-betweens that only push up the price. Many who look for a holiday home in Madeira end up with an agency and easily pay 30 to 35% more than the price we ask.

Our house is not your typical holiday rental house. It is not part of a rental compound and certainly not situated in a residential estate. Our house is a detached house in a hamlet of a handful of farmhouses, like our house used to be as well. It is situated in the middle of nature in the quiet West of Madeira

The house is a real home. Furnished and equipped for permanent occupation. So no cheap and low quality interior, but our own high quality furniture, of high end contemporary design, combined with some family antiques and – mostly contemporary – art. We had to bring everything from the Netherlands, as the Madeira average taste is a far cry from what we think a home should look like.

where in Madeira is our house situated?

Our house is situated in a small hamlet in rural Southwest Madeira, far from mass tourism, a little hidden, but still easy to reach. Its name is ‘Raposeira de São João’. It is a delightful house, for winter (when we are here ourselves) and for summer. Its elevated position ensures a spectacular seaview, or, rather, a wide view over the Atlantic Ocean, and a view over the woods and hills of São João and São Lourenço, neighbourhoods of the village of Fajã da Ovelha, that in its turn belongs to the council of Calheta on the sunny South side of the Island.

That same elevated position ensures pleasant cool night temperatures in summer for a good night’s sleep! If our are looking for a holiday home in Madeira, you have found the right spot. It is perfectly located for sun seekers, but also for hiking – the Madeiran Levadas are famous for their hiking possibilities. An ideal sport for those who seek quiet and nature lovers alike. The house is for rent at any time that we are not here ourselves to enjoy it.

locatie van het vakantiehuis op Madeira

you need a car

Looking at the map, you will see that we are not in the Funchal agglomeration. Therefore, you need a car to get to the house. Buses in our area are few and far between. You can use them to get you to a starting point for a walk, but it is not practical to try them to get there from the airport. We have created a page about the tips and tricks of car hire in Madeira. Do consult it before you decide on a rental car.

Our Madeira holiday house: peace and quiet.
Our hamlet Soalheira de Baixo
A Madeira Holiday Home needs a seaview. Ours is spectacular.

Holiday Home? Or rather not a Holiday Home?

Our house is not just a holiday rental house or cottage. It really isn’t a holiday home at all. It is an authentic Madeiran house of which there aren’t all that many left that survived the urge for modernisation. We have renovated it and brought it back to ist former glory. We did extend it somewhat, in style though, to allow for a modern kitchen and a second bedroom with ensuite facilities. Still, it has remained a typical Madeiran house, meant and furbished for permanent residency. Therefore, it really has all modern comfort you can expect from a real home. It is suitable for up to 4 people.

authentic with contemporary mod-cons

When we first found the house, it was not habitable and in decay. We have lovingly restored it to its former beauty and transformed it into what it is now: a light and comfortable but still authentic home, typical for Madeira, with beautiful old elements, but with an airy and contemporary interior. And, of course, not only suitable as a Madeira holiday home, but our home when we spend the winter months in this stunning island.

In the margin to the left, you can see the pictograms for our Facebook, Instagram and YouTube pages. On Facebook and Instagram we often share interesting or funny moments we encounter in or around the house or anywhere else in Madeira. On our YouTube channel we share videos we make when hiking the Island in company of our circle of friends. Feel free and check it all out, to get a feel of waht our lives and our house in Madeira really look like.

not easy

The road to the house as it is now has not been easy. We wanted a house in Madeira, that we could rent out in summer when we aren’t here. What we bought wasn’t a ruin, but it was not a habitable house either. The images of the old house as it wa when we found it, of its utter destruction and its rebuilding you can see in the page ‘then and now’ The images of the house as it is now you can see in the page ‘picture book‘.

Click here to go to the complete description of the house.

If you have any questions? Use our contact details to get in touch with us.

This page wasa last updated on November 24, 2020

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