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Review submitted by Magali from Lançon Provence (Submitted: 7 May 2013)
We were delighted with our stay at Quim and Emma!
We were 6 adults and 6 children. The house was consistent with the large and spacious announcement: two kitchens, multiple bedrooms and multiple bathrooms, a swimming pool, several balconies with a breathtaking view!
Hosting by Quim was perfect! He was there for our arrival and was very helpful and nice. More from our reservation, Quim and Emma maintained a correspondence with us by email in order to best respond to our needs and requests.
The surroundings are very quiet and very relaxing. There is even a playground for children 3 minutes.
Anyway do not hesitate! And book with Quim and Emma!
Magali and friends.
Review submitted by Alan from Dartmoor Devon U.K. (Submitted: 15 Aug 2012)
Directions to the property were difficult to follow on strange roads with many tunnels. Good welcome from the helpful owner Quinn when we did finally arrive.
Property was described accurately.
Excellent sea fishing opportunities from the harbour were not mentioned but may be important to some people. Locals were very welcoming as were the taxi drivers.
Review submitted by Shahida from East Grinstead (Submitted: 15 Oct 2011)
Thank you Emma and Quim. We had a lovely holiday in your beautiful villa. Emma, you answered my emails very quickly and nothing was too much trouble. Lovely welcome on arrival from Quim. The villa was very clean and spacious. We didnt hire a car as we just wanted a relaxing chill out holiday with a bit of walking in this beautiful country. We got our shopping in the local supermarket who were very friendly and we got to know them. The local people are so friendly and appreciated our basic attempts at Portugeuse e.g hello, goodbye, please, thank you etc. The villa has breathtaking views and we never tired of them. We hope to go back in th future and will be recommending to family and friends.
Review submitted by Nick from Brighton (Submitted: 16 Aug 2011)
For once a website that displays exactly what you get and what to expect. It looks great and it is great! Its also very quiet and unusually un touristy for a summer holiday. All six of us aged 10-78 loved it and all enjoyed the swimming pool, found the bedrooms comfortable and the kitchen perfectly supplied for self catering. The island itself has plenty to offer for all ages and tastes and is small enough that no drive took more than an hour. So glad we did not stay in Funchal which was good to visit but not to stay.
Review submitted by Beverley from Dorking, Surrey (Submitted: 6 Jul 2011)
The property is clean and airy and has fabulous views. It is in a quiet, rural village which is a peaceful oasis from busy normal life! The pool is down steep steps but once there, it is wonderful! The breezes keep the villa cool at all times. Madeira is a most beautiful island and the villa is a perfect base to explore this beauty.
Review submitted by Robert from Liverpool (Submitted: 8 Dec 2010)
First off - Madeira is very nice - different to other destinations with the sharp rugged cliffs and tropical climate.
The villa is clean and comforatble. The view sitting on the balcony is fantastic and sitting there reading with a glass of wine is a good way to spend the evening. The steps down to the pool (2 flights) are a bit of a pain (you have to go out of the property and down stairs at the side off the road) - but the pool itself is large and clean. Given the steps not recommened for small children.
In walking distance - There is a basic bar nearby which is friendly and has sky tv for the football (if your interested) and sells ice creams and sweets and children are welcome. There is a small, very basic shop a bit further in the same direction.
A car is essential - we booked via the hotel Jardim Atlantico - and used a taxi to get there.
We did use taxis other times too and Nelson is very friendly and helpful.
The airport transfer (not Nelson) was a bit mad - very fast driver - bit scary.
The beach at Calheta isnt far (although you need to drive or taxi) is very good, there is a supermarket and other shops and tourist office - we booked whale watching - highly recommended - one of the highlights of the holiday - perhaps as wed never seen a whale before! Other trips Id recommend Sao Vicente and its caves - and although other reviews say it is overprices I thought it good value.
Valette is nice and the cable car and sleigh worth doing - but are expensive.
The water aprk is very cheap - I think I paid more for parking than I did for entry for 1 adult and 2 children. The water park itself is small and the slides are all fairly tame if your used to bigger water parks.
There is a very cheap lido like pool at Porto Moniz which also has an aquarium.
Overall I was happy with Madeira and Casa Vista do Ledo.
Review submitted by Wendy from Sheffield (Submitted: 14 Sep 2010)
We have recently returned from a brilliant weeks stay at Casa Vista de Ledo. We found the villa to be very spacious, comfortably accommodating 4 adults, a 3 year old and a baby. The cot and highchair provided were of a high standard. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped.
Although the pool had to be accessed via a number of outdoor steps we still made plenty of use of it and enjoyed relaxing there taking in the amazing views of the sea and mountains.
The villa is well located only a short drive (or half an hour walk) from Calheta where there is a lovely beach, supermarket and many good eateries. There is also a very reasonable bar just a short walk up the road where beers were less than a euro each and the ponchas (local drink of sugar-cane brandy, honey and lemon juice) were lethal!
The taxi transfers arranged for us to and from the airport were reliable and the local taxi driver Nelson was very helpful although we hired cars for a few days so didnt need to make much use of him.
Overall a fab holiday and would definitely recommend this villa.
Hi Wendy & family,
We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us, its our aim to ensure our guests have happy and enjoyable holidays, so we are really glad you and you family were happy with all the things we provided in the house - particularly the items for your little ones - and that you found the airport taxi transfers to be good and reliable. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of our property. We hope to see you at the Villa again sometime. Best wishes
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 6 Aug 2010)
We came back from Casa do Vista in Calheta a couple of weeks ago and wish we had never had to leave! The villa was lovely - clean, spacious, very well equipped for us and the kids and set in such an amazing location! The views were stunning and so peaceful. Pool area was lovely and relaxing and our two little girls (aged 2&3) loved it. I could have sat on the balcony looking at the views all day every day! The local taxi driver Nelson was fantastic and so helpful. He took us out to eat almost every night and regular trips to the beach and supermarket. Everything is close by, the sandy beach is the only one on the island and the girls loved it. Local cafes along the marina promenade were great and the supermarket stocked everything we needed. Weve been looking for this holiday for years, staying at many differnet villas, this one beats them all! We will definitely be going back as soon as we can! Thank you for a lovely time.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 4 Jul 2010)
Thanks so much for a lovely holiday! Just like to say how amazing the view is from this place! We stayed on the ground level at the Porto Mare in Funchal for the first part of our holiday (although great, we could have been anywhere). The location of this villa gave us a sense of the true Madeira. It is such a peaceful and calm place that we have felt really relaxed as a family. Our 3 year old loved the swimming pool area and we really enjoyed spending time on the sunbeds looking out at the sea. The facilities for our 9 month old were great and all good quality. The local supermarket has nice fresh produce which was handy for lunch but we tended to eat out in the evenings. Will definitely be back!
A.Mitra, Leeds, UK.
Review submitted by Minna from Burntwood (Submitted: 10 Jun 2010)
We were whisked to the house by taxi at break-neck speed from the airport and decided that our decision to do without a car was indeed wise! The house was comfortably furnished and being elevated gave very good views. It was a surprise to find our living space was in fact a floor of a house,at street level,with 2 self-contained apartments below which were not let whilst we were there, so this gave us the sole use of the pool. The pool was sited on the lower floor level, meaning quite a few steps down to it from where we were-not quite as convenient , but it was an excellent pool, very well-maintained.The bed was extremely comfortable, much better than any other holiday! There was a generous supply of towels too. We chose not to have meals in the kitchen though, as it had no view and was rather soul-less. There was an electric kettle supplied and this was not mentioned on the list given on the web page. The owner was very pleasant and friendly and gave us the name of an excellent taxi-driver who really helped us a lot with knowing where to dro p us off for our many levada walks. It would have been helpful to have had a local bus timetable in the information folder at the house,(as this consisted mainly of restaurants), also a local map of the immediate area-though we quite soon did our own research and walked all around the area, getting to know the old walk-ways. The thing we did not like at all was the burning-off of rubble/vegetation by the local plantation-owners-nearly every day there seemed to be smoke from somewhere! The speed of traffic through the area has to be seen to be believed, thankfully the road wasnt too busy. At weekends there were several loud/noisy cannon-fire blasts to mark local community celebrations, a tradition we found rather annoying! Apart from these irritations, we had a lovely time, thoroughly enjoyed our daily walks, lovely flowers everywhere in May/June. The cooking facilities were very good at the house, with high quality pans, china and cutlery,so cooking was no burden-especially as the fresh produce was of such wonderful quality and reasonably-priced. Many thanks.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property. We are happy that you had a good holiday whilst staying with us. The house style is a traditional Madeiran terraced one, being situated on a mountainside. It therefore comprises of three different levels. Our propertys rental accommodation is located at street level and is extremely spacious, as I am sure you appreciated. The pool is located at the lower ground level and all guests are of course guaranteed sole use of the private pool. We are pleased to say that we have now created a lovely dinning area outside for our guests to be able to eat their meals in the lovely Madeiran air. We hope that you will return to our Villa to experience this and the lovely views once again. Best wishes.