Casinha do Paiol
- Parking available
- Smoking allowed
- Baby cot
|Address||Rua Dr. Semião Sousa e Freitas, 9225 Funchal, Portugal|
|Property type||Holiday home|
|Acceptance rate||< 50%|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||More than half a year ago|
60 square meters
This is a small but pleasant country house has one bedroom with twin beds, a living room with sofa bed, kitchen and a garden.
It is ideal for two adults and two children or three adults and one child.
The house is situated in the center of Porto da Cruz village that's one of the parishes belonging to the Machico council. Its name came from a cross (cruz) that was placed by the explorers on the bay once used as port (porto). Once you arrive you'll probably think there's nothing much to do around here. Life seems to have stopped or only to be moving very slowly in this place. But, the attractions of this small parish are hidden and you'll have to take a closer look to find them. One of them is the old sugar cane factory, which is still operating the same way, as it was when it started with the sugar production in 1927. It boasts a 26 meter tall tower and when it's working you might even see steam coming out! Also not to be missed is the place known as Penha d'Águia, an imposing rock that separates Porto da Cruz from Faial. Getting up there might be a challenge, as the road is very steep, but the songs of the birds will help you on the way up and once you get there you'll be sure it was definitely worth it. The views from Penha d'Águia are absolutely amazing! Porto da Cruz is also famous for its wine. Known as 'vinho seco americano (dry red wine made of a type of grape called americana), this local product is the theme for a celebration usually happening in September (Festa do Vinho).
Sports & Leisure: discovering old traditions in the area.
|Weekly rate for up to 2 guests||£ 223|
|Monthly rate for up to 2 guests||£ 631|
|Price for > 2 guests||£ 5 per guest/night extra|
|Check-in After||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out Before||On arrangement|
Reviews of this property
Unser Beginn in die Flitterwochen im Casita del Paiol war leider nicht sehr einladend ... das Doppelbett (bestehend aus 2 aneinandergeschobenen Betten mit "Gräbele"/ Ritze war sehr sehr hart und die Duschwanne mit großen Rostflecken. Generell war die Wohnung eher dunkel - wenig Atmosphäre zum Entspannen und die Seele baumeln lassen. Für den ein oder anderen Urlauber - vielleicht eine günstige Möglichkeit zum Übernachten. Gegenüber ist ein Busbahnhof - dies brachte durch Motorengeräusche und wartende Fahrgäste wenig Ruhe. Im Ort liegt es zentral - 5 Minuten bis zum Meer. Gute Verkehrsanbindung Richtung Funchal.
Die Schlüsselübergabe hat gut geklappt, obwohl unser Flugzeug 1 Stunde Verspätung hatte. Die Mutter und ihr Partner haben sich rührend um uns gekümmert. Leider gibt es über die Unterkunft einiges Negatives zu berichten.
Ich hatte gedacht, daß in der Küche ein Herd vorhanden ist und nicht nur 2 Elektroplatten. Nach der ersten Nacht in dem Haus und den Betten haben mein Partner und ich unter Rückenschmerzen gelitten. Nachdem wir die Matrazze angehoben hatten, sahen wir den Grund: Es war statt einer Lattenroste nur ein Brett als Unterlage und die Matrazzen waren auch sehr hart. Für Rückgeschädigte nicht geeignet. Das Haus lag ein einer Kreuzung. Gegenüber vom Haus war ein Bus-, LKW- und PKW-Parkplatz. Teilweise standen hier bis zu 7 Busse, die den Motor laufen ließen, damit die Klimaanlage an ist. Die Abgase zogen zum Haus und es war sehr unangenehm, diese einzuatmen.
Nachts war es auch alles andere als still. In der Nachbarschaft hielten sie auf den Terrassen und Höfen deren Hunde auf. Ein einmaliges Konzert von Hundegekläffe ließ einen nicht bei geöffnetem Fenster schlafen. Ab 4 Uhr morgens kam noch von mehreren Hähnen das Hahnengeschrei dazu. Wir waren froh nach 3 Wochen wieder daheim zu sein.
Een prima huisje in het dorp Santo da Cruz. Dagelijks verse broodjes halen op 2 minuten afstand. Leuk plaatsje om door te wandelen.
Het huisje is eenvoudig, zelf koken is beperkt mogelijk. Binnen is het wel erg donker, omdat er weinig tot geen ramen zijn.
Geen zitbank of luie stoelen aanwezig. Je moet op de slaapbank zitten.
Wel leuk terras boven bij slaapvertrek.
Douche en keuken gedateerd.
Uns hat der Aufenthalt in Porto da Cruz sehr gut gefallen. Die Wohnung war sehr schön, sauber und die Übergabe unkompliziert. Alles in allem sehr zu empfehlen!
Kleiner Essenstipp: Pipa :)
Vi havde er rigtig dejlig ophold, huset har en skøn belligenhed midt i byn, gode mulighed for vandreture, vi har anvendt bus det fungerer. Der er en lille købmand i byn ellers er en lille gå tur langs vandet, til nabo byens købman.
Det er et sted vi på det varmeste kan anbefalede andre.
Wir haben uns in dem kleinen gemütlich eingerichteten Haus auf zwei Etagen sehr wohl gefühlt und haben am Abend gerne im oberen Hof gesessen. Die Schlüsselübergabe bei Ankunft und Abreise war sehr entspannt und unkompliziert. Wunderbar war auch, dass wir nur wenige Minuten zur Snack-Bar Pipa und den drei guten Lokalen an der Uferpromenade zu gehen hatten.
Reviews for this host's other properties
I totally agree with all Christin wrote about Haybarn Cottage July 2017.
The place is perfect for all who love natural gardens and animals, especially horses and search for a peaceful place where you feel to be far away from crowded touristic centers but are perfectly near to the main roads to make trips to every place on the island.
In Haybarn Cottage you can have all privacy you wish: especially in the evenings, when the staff is gone, you are completely alone. But anytime you need any help or advice or want to have a nice conversation with someone local, just call Francisco or ask someone of the staff. All people working at the place are extraordinary nice and helpful and Francisco was always ready to give us useful information and good advice for places to see. And he even spent some time with me to answer all my questions about the flowers, trees and other plants of the garden. He speaks English very well.
We were welcomed by Francisco very warmly. He always told us to feel at home at this wonderful place and we really felt like that. When you spent the day near the sea or at sunny and dry places of the island, it is wonderful to come home and find peace and rest in this green little paradise with your own sunny little garden full of its fragrances of flowers.
Don't miss to walk around the area, it is like a big garden with some little gardens inside. You will find a lot of possibilities to sit down and have a rest in beautiful places. You can feel that this piece of land is kept well and looked after with love and understanding of nature.
The view is beautiful, the sky with its scenery of clouds and the atmosphere of light is changing within minutes and you can even see the sea! In the evenings it is impressing to watch the clouds floating up from the sea and sometimes wandering like friendly ghostes through the garden. We made friends with the animals, especially with the cocks and their hens. You can hear them very distant from the Haybarn Cottage, they never woke us up. We slept very well in this cosy little house, surrounded by sounds of nature. Everything was nice and clean and well equipped for the two of us.
As the area is situated in 900m height it is a good idea to bring a Jacket for the evenings and also warm socks or slippers. There is no big problem with mosquitos, but we used an electric mosquito zapper in the nights - you can find it in the supermarket of Jardim da Serra nearby.
In the beginning I was a bit shocked when I saw the steep streets of Madeira, but soon got used to driving there. If you don’t come from f.e. Switzerland and are not used to steep, narrow and often+sharp turned streets, like me, don’t worry: I can assure you, these little cars rented at the airport can do their job very well and it is no problem to go up and down these streets. As soon as you managed to drive your way up to Haybarn Cottage, you have passed the tourist-driver-exam and will be prepared very well for the rest of the island ;-)
The way from the airport is very easy to find, if you leave the express highway at exit 5 and then just follow the signs to "Estreito da camera", "Jardim da Serra" and "Centro Hipico". Google maps might be a good help to find your ways on Madeira, but don't trust it to much, it once told us to go up a stairway....
This is an exceptionally beautiful place on earth and we really felt at home in this cosy cottage with its lovely little, private garden and we also enjoyed very much the surrounding area with all its animals and plants. This place is cared for with such an amount of love and commitment that every single corner seems to contribute to the spirit of this place as if it had a soul of its own. However, we soon realised that the special spirit of this place is inseparable linked to our host Francisco. And in the same manner as he cares for this place, he cares for all its inhabitants. We felt more welcome than a guest could actually feel. Additionally he offered so many times advice and help - each time it was worth gold. He always exactly knew what his guests might be in use of: a supermarket, a place for lunch, a place for dinner, special places to visit etc. He even supplied us with delicoious herbs for cooking from his garden. Especially we loved the evenings in front of our little cottage enjoying the beautiful view and the stars above and just as much having breakfast in the sun - delicious bread was delivered every morning.
The cottage is very cosy, well equipped and comfortable. It is part of a
horse riding school area, with other animals, various lovely gardens and
terraces with mountain- and ocean view. During daytime there we very nice people to take care of the animals (horses, sheep and chicken/birds) but at night we were completely alone on the property, which is 20 minutes walk from the nearest village, Corticeiras.
The owner Fransisco was very welcoming and helpfull: he came to pick us up when we had difficulties finding the address at our arrival. Also on other occasions he
always made sure to make us feel at home.
This 'quinta' is definitely a good choice for people who seek silence, quiet and nature (and comfort at the same time)
Thanks to Francesco we had a great holiday in this Cottage. It is peaceful, very pretty and perfect for two with a child. We found all we need and whenever we had any problem, Francesco was on our side. Next supermarket and restaurants are about five or ten minutes by car. It is some like 20 minutes to Funchal, 40 Minutes to Porto Moniz and 30 minutes to the airport. So it is a good place to discover the island of Madeira. However, in the night you only hear the cicada and the leaves in the eucalyptus forest.
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