Summerplace Guesthouse is a small boutique B&B in a picturesque valley-top hamlet in south west Madeira. Explore the majestic mountain ranges, rugged valleys and stunning beaches of this magical part of the island, where quaint villages, miles of walking paths and hundreds of species of flora and fauna are there for you to discover. Owner managed, your hosts will provide a wealth of information on the area and this intimate guesthouse is the perfect place to unwind; enjoy a sundowner by the infinity pool and breathtaking views over the valley before retiring to one of 5 beautifully decorated rooms, all luxuriously furnished with a mix of contemporary fittings and antiques. This luxurious bolthole is for adults only, so enjoy the peace and tranquility on a romantic getaway, or explore the quieter side of Madeira with friends, while Funchal is just 40-minutes away. The entire guesthouse is also available for exclusive rental on a self-catering basis.
Summerplace Guesthouse is a place for relaxation, and a pleasant day can be spent by the infinity pool in the pretty landscaped gardens soaking up the sun. Just minutes from thic chic retreat, you can join one of the levada walking paths that leads all the way to the Madeira Nature Reserve where you can spot a wide variety of birds and enjoy mountains, forests, waterfalls, refreshing streams and the scent of eucalyptus trees carried on the breeze. This natural paradise is perfect for adventure sports too, such as abseiling, climbing and hiking. Also ideal for a beach break, Summerplace is a 10 minute drive to the sandy Calheta Beach and 15 minutes from the rugged coastline of Ponta do Pargo. In season, you can go whale and dolphin watching or try snorkeling. Escape from the tourist trails and enjoy the breathtaking southwestern scenery - while the bustling Funchal with its vibrant nightlife and great selection of restaurants is just 40 minutes away.
Breakfast is a lavish affair, with freshly-baked breads, muffins, quiches, yoghurts, jams, fresh fruit salad, cold cuts, regional cheeses, cereals and a full English and omelette of your choice. Dietary requirements are happily catered for. Enjoy the buffet with your fellow guests at the communal dining table or out on the pool deck. For a little romance, why not enjoy a candle-lit 3-course dinner from the table d'hote menu which is served every other evening with a variety of dishes such as oven-baked courado in a wine marinade, tarte bocage with apple, onion & curry filling and a linzer-style home-made tart or perhaps a crème brulee for dessert. There are also some fine local restaurants just a 5-minute drive away or have your hosts pack up a picnic box for a day out walking.
There are 5 individually-decorated rooms at Summerplace Guesthouse, all with twin beds which can be used as doubles, fitted with crisp white percale linens and plenty of plump pillows. Antiques and objet d'art have been sourced from around the world, picked up on the owners' travels, and each room is wonderfully appointed with Satellite flat screen TVs with DVD players, tea & coffee making facilities, complimentary WiFi and some extra touches to make your stay special such as the fully-stocked Martini cabinet and fridge. The cosy, well-appointed en-suite bathrooms have showers, luxury bath products, waffle-weave bathrobes and towels. In addition to the standard rooms, the deluxe rooms each have a private terrace with garden furniture, direct access to the garden and afford wonderful sea or mountain views.
How to get there?
BY CAR: From the airport take the via rapida towards Funchal. Continue along the highway past the Funchal off-ramps and on towards Ribeira Brava. Before encountering Ribeira Brava the highway splits - left lane to Sao Vicente and right lane to Ribeira Brava. Keep in the right lane and take the Ribeira Brava split, and continue along the off-ramp south. At the roundabout take the 1st exit right towards Ribeira Brava town centre. The road becomes a dual carriageway. At the 2nd roundabout exit 1st right into the tunnel and follow the signboards to Ponta do Sol and Calheta. You will pass the marina at Lugar de Baixo, Ponta do Sol, Madalena do Mar, Arco da Calheta, and Calheta. Follow the signs towards Prazeres / Faja da Ovelha. Once past the Prazeres offramp continue along the via espresso through another two tunnels and at the roundabout (which marks the end of the highway), take 1st exit right. Approach a T-junction 50m ahead. Turn left and continue along this road for about 500m. It makes a sharp bend right, left and right again into a hairpin bend. At this hairpin bend slow down and before completing it make a sharp right into a country lane called Caminho 2a Lombada dos Cedros. Continue up the hill for 200m. The Summerplace guesthouse and parking is on the right-hand side. Full driving duration is about 55 minutes. Our co-ordinates are: 32deg 46,4minN, 17deg 12,9minW. We highly recommend that you hire a car for the duration of your stay.
A deposit of EUR 100 is required to confirm the booking. 50% of the deposit will be retained if reservations are cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival. 100% will be retained if the reservation is cancelled within 14 days of arrival.
Rates at Summerplace Guesthouse are per room per night and include Continental and English breakfasts, all taxes and WiFi. A minimum stay of 3 nights applies. Discounts apply on longer stays. For exclusive rental, a maximum of 10 guests can be accommodated for a minimum stay of 7 nights.