Offering outstanding 360º panoramic views of the sea and mountains, Casa do Julio is a traditional Madeiran house wonderfully located on a bluff overlooking Calheta beach, yet very private and tranquil. In Calheta you will find a good choice of bars and restaurants. The closest is the Convento das Vinhas, only a three minute walk away. There is a handful of boutique shops and a good supermarket. The owner has furnished it beautifully combining contemporary furniture with some antique pieces. The outstanding feature of this villa is the surrounding outside terrace that circles the house, a true balcony over the sea and beach. At one end is the lovely infinity heated pool and surrounding sun lounger area, from where you can enjoy watching the boats sailing out from the Marina.
At the other is the large traditional built-in covered barbecue and outdoor dining table with the views of the ocean and mountains. In the middle is a bench and a delightful stone table and chairs where you can while away the balmy evenings with a drink in your hand while benefiting from those outstanding views. The living area is all open space is very spacious. The comfortable lounge leads past panoramic windows to the games room with the pool table, and onwards to the dining room and to the kitchen and laundry.
From every living space there is access to the terrace outside, and all have direct sea-views. All bedrooms are on the first floor. The Master bedroom is very large, with a large double bed, spacious dressing area and an en-suite shower room, and sea-views from all three windows. Bedroom 2 features a large double bed and a window with direct sea-view and a second window with views to the mountains. There are two further bedrooms, each with two single beds. Casa do Julio is the perfect choice for those that wish to experience those lovely Calheta temperatures, a little of Madeiran tradition, tranquillity and privacy, and easy access to the Madeiran mountains. Ribeira Brava, 10 minutes by car, is the next largest town, and offers a greater selection of shops, cafés and restaurants, and a couple of supermarkets.
Less than 3 minutes by car (approximately 1,2 kilometres away) is the resort town of Calheta, which, with its man-made golden beaches, is popular with tourists and locals alike.
Next to the beach is Calheta Marina where such activities as sailing, diving, big-game fishing are based. This area is also known for its sugar cane production and mill, the oldest of which has been changed into a museum as you descend into town; you may wish to visit and purchase some of the quality local rum. The most contemporary and principal art museum in Madeira is the Casa das Mudas, less than 800m from your villa.
In Calheta you will find a good choice of bars and restaurants. The closest is the Convento das Vinhas, only a three minute walk away. There is a handful of boutique shops and a good supermarket.
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