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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Calheta, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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Mjrobert
1 review
“Awesome place, a great escape.”
Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We (myself and 2 friends) stayed here just after New Year after having Funchal as a base. We chose Thebaida do Massapez from its great reviews, photos and the view that it apparently had. It has all of those, plus, Emanuel was a great host!

We absolutely loved the setting of the house within the sloping garden and the pool, which we did try despite being absolutely freezing!

If you visit in the winter then you will be glad to know that a massive supply of logs can be found in the out-building. We have fond memories of sitting in the lounge with the fire burning and attempting to get the grill going outside. The house itself is great and well-appointed, beds comfortable and all bathrooms looked like they were newly installed.

This house was a good choice. I hope you enjoy it too, whether you are a family or a small group friends looking for a quieter getaway! Thanks Emanuel!

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
9 Sep 2015
Thank you very much for a great review, it is always a pleasure for us at the end of each stay to know that our guests have received the level of enjoyment, satisfaction and care that we always endeavour to deliver. I am so delighted that you have all enjoyed your stay at Villa "Thebaida do Massapez" and that you have fallen in love with Madeira.
We do always strive to offer all our guests a wonderful and relaxing holiday, I am very happy that it has made a big impact on your holiday as we get an enormous pleasure knowing that guests leave Madeira with great memories and looking forward to returning to the Villa.
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jo m
1 review
“Fantastic location, lovely house, garden and pool, rural and peaceful”
Reviewed 15 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Emanuel was welcoming, friendly and helpful. The house is located in a very quiet, peaceful and rural location. The neighbours are far away and the nearest shop is a few kilometres drive away. Very lovely gardens with views over the ocean which are great, the outdoor cooking hut was an amazing feature, and the pool and large terrace were lovely. The house is clean and tidy and there are ensuite bathrooms which is a bonus. We had a lovely relaxing week here, all you can hear are the birds and the occasional goat. The roads to the house are very steep and we would recommend hiring a car with a large engine, our little car struggled a lot with the roads.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
16 Mar 2015
Thank you for expressing your satisfaction with the Villa high standards and all it's surrounding amenities, the birds, the goats and sometimes the frogs and the crickets. We are very happy that you were able to relax instantly. We strive to offer all our guests a stress free holiday and with lots of fun. Madeira has an amazingly captivating scenery with fantastic exploring opportunities. About the car. I always recomend a diesel car. Is the best. We look forward to welcome you back in the future. I wish you all the best
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Trish S
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect Setting”
Reviewed 9 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

T & T Squires 27th Feb-6th Mar.
Our week here was memorable for several reasons, firstly because it was our first time in madiera and then to have found "thebaida do massapez " to spend the week in was a bonus, the house has everything you need for a holiday, both in household facilities and scenery, the view of the ocean from the terrace is stunning and the sunsets breathtaking. the owner is very welcoming and the fruit garden we found fascinating, so many unusual fruits to try.
A very nice well kept house in a good location.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
10 Mar 2015
Dear Mr and Mrs Squires
Thank you very much for such a nice review. I am delighted that you have enjoyed Madeira and your stay at Villa "Thebaida do Massapez", I am glad you were very satisfied with our services and that we helped you enjoy and making it a memorable holiday on such a special occasion. I hope to see you here back soon.
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Mandy W
Norfolk, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Peace and quiet and all home comforts”
Reviewed 15 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We stayed at Thebaida do Massapez in February and were very impressed by the location and the standard of the accommodation. The house was by far the most peaceful place we have ever stayed. To look out on the ocean every day was wonderful and to hear nothing but the birds was amazing.

The house is very well appointed with everything you need to make your stay comfortable and the fire in the evenings was very cosy.

We spent our time walking and found that there were two good walks that could be done without taking the car out and another five within a short drive of the house. This was our first trip to Madeira but we are planning to come back.

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Liked best: the location
Liked least: our rental car was under powered and the drive to the property was too steep for it. We will hire a more powerful car next time.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
16 Feb 2015
Thank you for such a wonderful review and we are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at our Villa and all it's amenities and that you felt very well.In fact Villa "Thebaida do Massapez" offers a wonderful environment for those seeking tranquillity, privacy and the opportunity to indulge on the surrounding panoramic views and memorable sunsets. Look forward to welcome you back again in the near future. I wish you all the best.
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floris83
The Hague, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Incredible location and very spacious”
Reviewed 22 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We had an amazing time at Thebaida do Massapez. We stayed there for four nights in Sept. 14 and enjoyed every single bit of it. One of the best features of the house is its location: the house is located at the end of a road near the coast. So it's very quiet and because the hill is quite steep you have a full view on the Atlantic ocean (including stunning sunsets).
The pool is very nice and is located on a lower level next to house and next to the big garden full of fig trees. We picked this house also because of its outside kitchen: next to the house you'll find a nice small cooking shed with all the equipment you need to cook a good meal. We basically used it every day to cook fresh dorades from the market on the wood fire. The house itself is spacious, has 2 bedroom en suite (with bathrooms). It's decorated in a homey kind of way, in such sense that it has a lot of character but doesn't feel too much someone elses house, which is a good and rare to find quality. I would definitely recommend it others (although I wouldn't mind to keep this hidden gem for myself and friends).
Although unfortunately we didn't meet the owner in real life, he was very polite and helpful over both email and phone.

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Liked best: Overwhelming view, what a location!
Liked least: Steep driveway. No deal for Class A rental cars.
Travelling group: Partner
Your age range 25-34
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