Camélia! Enjoy nature in the mountains of Madeira!


Entire chalet hosted by Rui

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Surrounded by forest and located up high in the mountains, Camélia is the ideal choice for nature lovers, who seek peace and unique moments in the comfort of a well-equipped cottage.

Its privileged location within the natural park of Ribeiro Frio, allows access to many "Veredas" and "Levadas", and reveals up close the beauty of the Laurissilva forest.

Come, and enjoy a unique and romantic stay in this atlantic paradise!

The space
One of three cottages located at the Natural Park of Ribeiro Frio, Camélia is surrounded by forest and is well placed in the mountains of Santana.

Due to its privileged location, it allows access to several hikes, including the famous Vereda dos Balcões and an incredible experience in the middle of the Laurissilva forest.

When you arrive at the entrance of the property, you will see the cottages on the other side of the valley, and the mountains above them.
Take a moment to breath the fresh air while watching that beautiful landscape before you enter the private road up to the cottages.

In the middle of the road, you will pass a small bridge with a view to the small seasonal brook that feeds Ribeiro Frio, before arriving at the automatic gate that gives you access to the gardens and the parking space.

A small garden on your right along with the small stone path that leads to the picnic area marks the end of the road and beginning of the parking space just above.

Once in the parking space you will see the valley of Ribeiro Frio and the surrounding mountains and forest. A stone path that leads to Camélia starts in front of Cedro cottage, and after passing Cedro's doorway, the common barbecue on your right and the orange tiles of Camélia's roof are revealed.

At the end of the path there are patches of hortensias and urzes and a small stone stairwell under a plum tree into Camélia's patio. Place your luggage on the bench and absorb the moment, the view and the mountain air. It's worth it and you have arrived!

Inside the cottage on your left, you can see the couch near the wood burning stove and the hallway that leads to the bedroom.

The wooden floor is soft and smooth and the light decoration makes it cozy and simple at the same time.

On your right you see the table and chairs before going into the well equipped kitchen, take a moment to open the cabinets and see everything that you can use to prepare your meals during your stay.

The bedroom also has a simple decoration and it's soft light welcomes you to it's comfortable beds.

Make yourself comfortable and enjoy the view to the valley from the window.

Where you'll sleep

2 single beds

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Santana, Portugal

The cottage is located in a secluded place surrounded by mountains and a mixed forest, making it the ideal place for retreats and romantic getaways, the only houses around are the other two cottages and the restaurant down bellow.

Hosted by Rui

  1. Joined in March 2017
  • 537 Reviews
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Hi my name is Rui, and I work at Funchal in the local University as an IT technician. Besides some videogames, I enjoy hiking, photography, good food, and nice conversations :-)

During your stay

I do not live at the cottages, but I live at Funchal 30 to 35 minutes away if anything is needed.
Contact me immediately by airbnb message or by phone if anything is missing, wrong, malfunctioning or broken.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: Flexible
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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