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If you are looking for a cozy and quiet house this is your place. The view is gorgeous and the house very nice and well equipped. We simply loved it.
Beautiful house with great view. In a quite town. The house has all facilities you need.
A very relaxing peaceful house to stay in. it was well equipped, spacious, clean and tidy. compared to many self catering houses I have rented this was better equipped than most...softer pillows would make a more comfortable nights sleep in my opinion. the shower was particularly good and nice to know the water was heated by solar power. for the majority of the time this was the most peaceful place I have ever stayed with hardly any local traffic, very little neighbor noise or anything else....there is a local church close by which has bells ringing regularly, but after a while I found I filter out the sound of them so they didn't really intrude.
Thanks for staying in Casa da ovelha, it was amazing comfortable place, very cozy, with the best sunsets!
Absolutely beautiful spot. If you’re thinking of booking this place, do it! Ideal location, close to so many special places/hikes/towns. Beautiful view, beautiful sunset each night, every amenity you need, comfortable bed .. our stay was amazing!
The views from Julien' s place were absolutely incredible! We loved how quiet and idyllic the setting was and the church bells in the distance was great for the ambiance. Julien, although not in the country was an amazing host, super friendly and quickly responded to our messages and have us loads of helpful information! You definitely need a car as the location is pretty remote but we explored the whole island really easily. We parked a little up the way as parking a largish car was pretty challenging! We can recommend Restaurante O'Forno about a 15 minute drive away. Food and staff were excellent! Julien' s home was spotless and well equipped and we would definitely recommend. Price was amazing value for money, simply stunning!
We spent six wonderful days at the Casa da Ovelha and enjoyed every minute of it. It is a quiet place and beside the bells of the church you almost hear just the sound of nature. The house has an open view over the Atlantic ocean and I guess the best view from the shower I ever had up to now. The large veranda offers some parts with shade and some open areas and sitting outside, watching the endless sea, the change of the light and enjoying the evenings, is like to be out of time. Although the house is quite a couple of years old and the years left their traces, it was very clean, very well equipped. The bed was comfortable. After returning from long hikes the house was like an oasis to us.
Great location, a hawk nest in the sky. The view is simply amazing.
If you are looking for a cosy and quiet house this is your place. The view is gorgeous and the house very nice and well equipped. We simply loved it.
This place is just magical, the views for one I can’t fault and I barely heard a vehicle. It’s quite serene and is a home away from home. It is quite far from places like Funchal and as others have said a car is needed. We would take day trips and head home to watch the sunset from the garden. We also appreciated Hely’s help throughout our stay. Will definitely make another trip in the near future!
Great place, great house, great area. Big thumbs up.
This property is in a stunning location, with the most amazing and inspiring views over the ocean. The rooms are large, well equipped, comfortable and easy to live in. The amenities are great, washing machine, dryer, coffee machine, toaster, oven, microwave, TV with English channels, good shower room. The outside terraces are also terrific, not only because of the views but because of the chairs and tables where you can sit and relax. A quiet neighborhood (apart from barking dogs) with a tiny bar in the village, where we often sat and drank a cup of tea and coffee. Julien (owner) has regular communication with you prior to arrival and his agent was waiting for us when we arrived, with a warm welcome and tour of the house.
We stayed in the house during Christmas and it was wonderful! The house is really perfect: A large living room and kitchen (equipped with everything you need plus extras like a dishwasher), two bedrooms with superb view over the Atlantic and a large veranda. A quiet and nice place to rest and calm down.
Julien was very kind and helpful, providing us with all information and even organized an extra baby bed and baby chair for our little son!
We did not meet him personally, but were welcomed from charming Lucia who lives nearby and helps in case of any problems.
Thanks for your hospitality - we can highly recommend this wonderful place. Cheers!
The house was situated in the most relaxing and beautiful area. Photos do not do it justice! We had everything we needed in the house and it was the perfect base to explore some of the beautiful walks on the island. I would love to visit again in the summer so I can enjoy the terrace a bit more! Highly recommend if you want to unwind and escape. Thanks for having us Julian!
Our first experience with Madeira and it was great. The first thing we did notice when arriving at the house is the amazing view over the ocean and the relaxing atmosphere of the neighborhood. Julien himself was not on Madeira, but he arranged Hely, who welcomed us. Hely explained everything clear and we could contact him during our stay if it was necessary. We did have an amazing time here, unwind from the daily routine, and we would suggest this place to anyone who would visit Madeira.
Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt in Julien's Haus. Ausser Kirchenglocken und Hundegebell ist es erholsam ruhig. Das Wetter meinte es gut mit uns und so konnte ich auch ab und zu die Hängematte geniessen . Die Ausstattung ist hervorragend und man fühlt sich sofort wohl in dem gemütlich und geschmackvoll eingerichtetem Häusschen. Falls es nochmals nach Madeira geht - dann gerne nochmals in dieses Haus.
Dies war unser zweiter Urlaub bei Julien. Buchung und check-in waren super einfach und unkompliziert. Wir lieben die ruhige Lage des Hauses und die Sonnen- Terrasse. Wir haben uns dort fabelhaft entspannt. Gerne würden wir nächstes Jahr wieder kommen.
This house is a fantastic place to stay - the view is unbelievable and the house has everything that is needed to enjoy the stay. We have stayed in the house in 18 days and have enjoyed every minute. I´m sure that this house and its location must be the best place to stay in Madeira. But be sure to rent a car - that is necessary. We where met by Lucia which is the one that looks after the house - she was very informative about the place, where to shop and where to eat if we wanted to eat out. We also meet with Julien who is the owner of the house - he was also very nice and told us all about the place and the nearest interesting places to visit. The house has all facilities like a washing machine, a dryer, a dishwasher and even an espresso machine. If your are looking for peace and quiet this is the place. We will for sure stay here again the next time we visit Madeira.
Nous avons passé une semaine extra dans la maison de Julien avec nos 4 enfants. Avec une vue fantastique sur la mer, dans un petit village au calme, maison très fonctionnelle avec un jardin. Un endroit au top sur la côte ouest qui nécessite d avoir une voiture si on veut visiter l île.
We realy enjoyed staying in Casa da Ovelha, it's a great place in a beautiful location. I'm sure me and my friends will recommend Casa to others intending to visit Madeira. Thank You for efficient cooperation.
Cette maison est parfaite et très bien équipée: cuisine totalement équipée, lave vaisselle, lave linge, sèche linge, barbecue, 2 WC, pièces spacieuses, mais surtout jardin, plusieurs terrasses et équipements extérieurs (plusieurs tables et chaises, transats, hamac et surtout "canapé" face à la mer) L'emplacement est fabuleux: absolument pas touristique, pas de voisins proches ni de vis à vis et surtout vue merveilleuse sur l'océan (de toutes les pièces de la maison) La communication est parfaite avec l'hôte (hormis un petit détail de précision): rapide et très précise notamment pour les informations nécessaires à l'arrivée. Hely, la personne qui nous accueille à l'arrivée est également parfait: textos avant l'arrivée et le départ, accueille à la maison à notre arrivée. Il parle très bien français et répond à toutes nos questions; il reste disponible si besoin durant le séjour. Merci pour votre gentillesse! Il y a une toute petite épicerie à quelques centaines de mètres de la maison. On trouve également une petit supermarché et 2 bons restaurants à une dizaine de minutes en voiture. Le logement est à une petite heure de l'aéroport. Une voiture est vraiment nécessaire à cet endroit de l'île. Rapport qualité/prix parfait, vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés.
Our stay at Julien's house was simply lovely. All communication with Julien prior to arriving was superb and even when we got a bit lost he was texting me to help me out! He is s very kind host. The house is very private but you can walk up to the little town square and grab coffee, drinks and some grocery items. Everything you need to cook is at the house, even an espresso machine. The coffee is so great in Madeira--the little bar in town makes beautiful coffee! Julien's house is peaceful, very well decorated and stylish, clean and the beds are very comfortable. He has a washing machine if you need it and for our little one he had a high chair which was very helpful. Julien does not live nearby but he responds so quickly you will never have a problem!
La maison correspond au descriptif : nous avons profité du calme, de la vue sur l'océan exceptionnelle, de l'aménagement et équipement très récents de la maison (très bonne literie, cuisine pratique, canapé confort... ) et de la simplicité des lieux. Nous avons trouvé facilement la maison, et la personne qui nous a fait la remise des clés s'est déplacée malgré notre arrivée tardive après 21h. La situation est idéale pour ceux qui préfèrent rester à l'écart des villes et des touristes, le village est typique et proche de nombreuses randonnées.
We really enjoyed our stay in that lovely house. Beautifully equipped, located in a quiet rural area, surrounded by banana plants with a fantastic sea view. Very friendly neighbors – they welcome us like friends and not like tourists.
Beautiful view, very quiet place, awesome! This house is perfect for relax holidays. The rooms are clean and everything you need is there (as wifi, new bathroom, nice kitchen, etc.) I like this place!
Tolle Ausstattung und super Lage des Ferienhauses. Es ist wirklich alles vorhanden, was man für einen schönen Urlaub in einer Ferienwohnung benötigt und der Blick auf das Meer ist einfach unschlagbar. Das Haus ist sauber und gepflegt, verfügt über Hängematte, Liegestühle und einen Grill. Innerhalb von 5 Minuten erreicht man einen Supermarkt und auch im näheren Umfeld der Wohnung gibt es kleinere Märkte und Restaurants. Der Kontakt mit dem Vermieter im Vorfeld der Reise war sehr freundlich und zuverlässig und auch während des Aufenthaltes haben wir uns durch das Housemanagement gut betreut gefühlt. Wir würden jederzeit wieder kommen!
Nous avons passé une semaine magnifique à la Casa da Ovelha. La situation de la maison et du village nous ont beaucoup plu. Il est vrai que le jour de notre arrivée, le temps était venteux et humide. Au moment de notre arrivée, cela se ressentait un peu à l'intérieur mais il y avait tout le matériel nécessaire dans la maison pour créer une atmosphère agréable. Nous avons fait de nombreuses randonnées. Comme nous rentrions en fin de journée et que la nuit tombait vers 19h30, nous n'avons pas beaucoup utilisé la terrasse et pas du tout le grill. Nous reviendrions volontiers profiter de longues soirées d'été! La maison est très bien équipée. Les contacts avec votre agent sur place ont été excellents. Nous n'avons pas eu recours à ses services durant la semaine mais lors de notre arrivée et de notre départ, il s'est montré ponctuel et serviable. Je tiens à vous remercier encore une fois pour les contacts, à la fois agréables, simples et très efficaces, que nous avons eus depuis mon premier mail. Ils contribuent assurément à l'excellent souvenir que nous gardons de ces vacances.
Das Haus war einfach nur zum Wohlfühlen! Mein Lieblingsplatz war das Sofa auf der überdachten Terrasse bei Regen. :-) Das war abends ab und zu der Fall.
Séjour très agréable dans cet endroit d’où l’on jouit d’une magnifique vue sur la mer. Le site est un peu à l’écart au centre d’un petit village typique de l’île accroché à son coteau. Le descriptif correspond bien à la maison avec cette petite remarque sur un escalier en colimaçon qui pourrait peut-être indisposer les personnes en difficulté. Hely est un très charmant hôte qui parle parfaitement le Français et l’Anglais… toujours attentif et serviable.. il pourra vous enseigner tout ce que vous voulez savoir sur l’île. Endroit à recommander pour les amoureux de la nature et des marches en montagnes comme le long des Levadas si célèbres ici.
We stayed for 8 nights at Julien's. The place offers perfect intimacy and beautiful panoramic view to the ocean. Great advantage are the sun drenched terraces making an excellent place for various daily activities (resting, dining, working, reading or yoga:)) Very well equipped kitchen gave us a real comfort in preparing locally bought specialties. Rooms and especially living room are spacious and nicely decorated. We felt like home and appreciated the coziness a lot. This location makes a great starting point to explore the whole island too. Thank you for your hospitality. We would definitely come back again!
Julien's comms were very good and his rep on the island let us into the property and collected the keys at the end of the stay. The view from the house is stupendous. You can see the ocean stretching to the horizon. The sunsets are a marvellous light show. One day through binoculars we saw a pod of dolphins frolicking in the se and some evenings a raptor soared on the air currents high in the sky before swooping down on his prey. All this without leaving the house and sitting on the sofa on the covered shady verandah. We did not use the barbie as there were only two of us but the wifi was great with a strong signal for dealing with intrusive work emails and keeping up with family. The beds were comfortable the shower was good and hot and with a more than adequate water pressure. The standard of furnishing was excellent and there were some nice touches like the candles and the espresso machine. Lots of patio furniture on the various terraces. We all travel for various reasons and for me this was exactly what the doctor ordered at exactly the right time. Calheta is approx ten mins on the fast road and has a Pingo Doce supermarket on the marina and two golden sandy beaches where you can rent sunbeds for 2 euro for the day. The sea was lukewarm bath temperature and you can float on your back looking up at the cliffs. There are some inexpensive cafe/brasserie places in the marina. You can also access the Levada Nova quite easily just below the Prazeres road junction and have lovely walks in both directions. Porto Moniz is worth a visit for the sea side pool and the spine road to the Encumeada viewpoint takes you across the top of the island at cloud level. Such a great house, helpful host, stupendous view for a quiet relaxing stay on a sun kissed island which for us ticks as many of the boxes as you could reasonably wish for and then some.
We stayed in the house for 10 days and it was great, it lived up to our expectations. The house is situated in a quiet village, great for relaxing, with a nice view over the ocean and a lot of terraces you can choose from. It's well equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, BBQ, WIFI, parking space etc. Thanks Julien for hosting us!
Only one word is needed - wonderful! The house of Julien situated in the small village Faja da Ovelha, the local surroundings and of course Madeira make it very easy for us to relax and forget our stressful daily routine. The lovely house is equipped with everything you need - and even more..;). So you will find here for example a dishwasher, washing machine , dryer, stove and oven. Everthing is a great mix of a modern and personal touch. But the most impressive thing of Juliens home is the overall presence of an incredible sea-viewing (even from the shower and your bed...;)). You can choose between several terraces. My haunt outside was the couch placed in the veranda, where you can sit and read, look to the sea - whatever the weather is. A car is absolutely recommendable - a big supermarket (Calheta) reachable in 15 minutes. And also helpful because of the slim and often challenging streets of Madeira you have a own parcing space in front oft he house. And we loved the silence oft he house and the local environment – only the bells oft the nearby church are present. If you want you can start your hiking tours direct from the house – there is a nice walk to the fishing village Paul do Mar, where you can also take a bath. For those who are nature-raring Madeira ist he right place to relax. But also the big city Funchal is reachable within 45min… Although we didn`t met our host Julien personally, the contact per mail and telephone was very friendly – he responds very fast (and also speaks German very well). On Madeira we were received from Hely (the caretaker) – he is also very nice and you can contact him whenever you need. To sum up – thank you very much Julien for your fantastic house and also the correspondence! For us who were travelled the first time with airbnb the reliance of Julien was very supportive. He contacted also us immediately when our flight was deflected due tot he initial bad weather on madeira and we were forced to spent the first night on fuerteventura. But the next try on the following day was successful and we could luckily land on Madeira (and survived also as fear-flyers…;))
We arrived just after sunset with a warm welcome from Julien's agent who had Casa Da Ovelha lit beautifully with candlelight. We had a wonderful week and only wished we could stay longer. Julien's place is the perfect getaway if you are looking for peace and tranquility. All the amenities you need with terraces to watch the sunset while enjoying a tasty local port wine. The neighbourhood is quiet and the view is exceptional. Based on our experience, we will definitely be back. Would highly recommend!
We had a lovely stay at the house - the place lived up to expectations and it was great that there was a kids bed, high chair and bath :-) We loved it -- enjoyed looking at the ocean :-)