Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The three bedroom En suite cottage is a small, intimate, holiday retreat for peace and relaxation. Set in a beautiful location of São Vicente, its surrounded by a beautiful colorful garden with a wide variety of plants and birds.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 6PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $14 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
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The space

North Coast Guesthouse was born from a young couple that searched balance with Nature, combining the pleasure of welcoming people "Hosting guests is our way to travel without leaving home."

The three bedroom En suite cottage is a small, intimate, holiday retreat for peace and relaxation. Set in a beautiful location of São Vicente, its surrounded by a beautiful colorful garden with a wide variety of plants and birds.

You will be grateful by our two dogs, Matias and Xsara who love to bark on your arrival but they will be your best friends when you come inside.

On each bedroom the double beds are supplied with fresh bed linen, goose feather and down duvets and pillows to ensure everyone gets the best night's sleep. Your own private bathroom are functional, equipped with a separate shower cubicle, tiled floor, wash hand basin, w.c. and hair dryer. On the coldest months, an extra blanket and heating is provided.

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Guest access

The living room, dining room and the fully equipped kitchen are on the main house. Fell free to store your food bag in our refrigerator. You are more than welcome to eat your food at the dining room or in patio with a little ocean view.
We will provide a light continental breakfast with fresh fruits and bread, Cereals (oats and muesli), milk, juice, cheese, butter, jam, honey, coffee and tea.

Interaction with guests

We love Madeira and are happy to answer questions and offer suggestions on things to see and to do in this small Paradise. We live on the main house and will do our best to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Please share your experiences, interests and ideas with us and other Guests.

The neighborhood

Neighborhood is very quiet and family friendly.
São Vicente is a pleasant village in the north of the Island set in one of the most beautiful valleys of Madeira. The São Vicente Caves “Grutas de São Vicente” are the best underground channels of lava ever found in Madeira. The result of an eruption that occurred about 400,000 years ago they were first discovered in 1885. Enjoy a guided tour by a specialist through the caves and learn how they were formed.
For other areas of interest visit São Vicente's main church in the centre of the village. Dedicated to Saint Vincent and built in the 17th century it has magnificent ceiling paintings, in one of wich Saint Vincent is blessing the town.

Down the valley by the sea find a small symbolic chapel built in 1694 constructed right on the very spot where it is said Saint Vicente appeared. The town of São Vicente is fast becoming popular with surfers thanks to a pebble beach with excellent conditions where many surfers from all over Europe come to ride the waves.

Getting around

We can arrange to pick you up at Funchal International airport for 40€ máx. two people each way, if you wish us to do so please confirm your travel details 3/4 days before your arrival in Madeira Island.

By Taxi
You can pick up a Taxi in the airport to São Vicente, that will cost approximatly 70€ and take arround 45 minutes.

Public Transports
If you choose a public transport, pick up the aerobus from the airport to Funchal (every 30 minutes and costs approx. 5€). Than get a bus to São Vicente. The Bus numbers are . For more information please check the website of the bus company Rodoeste.

You can park the car on the street in front of the house.

Other things to note

We highly recommend our guests to hire a car. It will be easier to move around, to visit certain places in the mountains and levada walks. Using the buses to move around Madeira can be hard.
You can book with us Surf & SUP board rental, Private Surf & SUP lessons, Guided surfing and outdoor Personal Training.

Our Privileged and quiet location with some enchanting views over the São Vicente mountains and valley makes it easy to access anywhere in Madeira Island by car. Just in 45 minutes drive from the airport, 30 minutes drive from Funchal or in a 10 minutes walk to the Village center you can find some, bars, an ATM machines, Banks, Pharmacy, petrol station and bus station. By the sea, in a 20 minutes walk, you can find a nice bakery, small supermarket and some restaurants where you can eat good and cheap. The São Vicente Caves and the volcanism center are in a 15 minutes walk, the Lime Route in 40 minutes walk and the near by surf spots in 15 minutes walk.

House Rules
No smoking
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 6PM

Please be responsible, respectful, and clean.

Check-in and Check-out
Normal Check-In starts at 3 pm to 7 pm. Upon request, every effort will be made to accommodate earlier or later Check Ins. It is however, allowed to drop off luggage prior to Check-In if desired.
Checkout time is before 12 (midday). Please tell us in advance if you require a later Checkout and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Parking Lot
– Parking is available free of charge for all house guests on the street outside the guesthouse.

– Smoking is completely forbidden inside the house.
– Smoking is permitted outside the house, please use the ashtrays placed in the yard and barbecue area. Do not leave or trow cigarrets to the garden.



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Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

110 Reviews

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Sol User Profile
May 2017
Couldn't ask for more! Beautiful house and stunning garden with amazing views. The area is great if you looking for a relaxing holiday but a car is a must, we rent one and never got tired of drive around the island. Ruben and his family are great ! We will be back for sure

Yoshiko User Profile
May 2017
What a beautiful home!! It is nestled in a gorgeous garden over looking the two giant hills that Sao Vicente is nestled in between. Unfortunately, Ruben and andreia were away for the time I stayed which meant we couldn't do water activities but none the less, I found my own adventures. I felt instantly at home. Everything is very clean, the area is quiet and so peaceful. If you're looking for a retreat away from the main area, this is it!

Christoph User Profile
May 2017
Ruben and his wife Andrea are great hosts! Both are very welcoming, caring and do everthing for their guests to feel like home. The house and the room is furniged with a love to the detail. The breakfast is a perfect start in the day, be it hiking in the mountins, swimming in the ocean or just relaxing in the tropical garden. I highly recommend Ruben and Andrea's lovely place!

Ariane User Profile
April 2017
Wonderful place, with a great view on the mountains, quiet and peaceful but closed to facilities. Ruben is very nice and doing the best to make your stay comfortable and easy. Our best stay in Madeira.

Guy User Profile
April 2017
This is a lovely house in a beautiful location. Ruben was a great host and we had a wonderful weekend.

Mario User Profile
April 2017
We had a great stay and can only recommend the place. Communication was very easy, everything was clean and the kitchen was well equipped. We especially enjoyed the beautiful garden with its great view into the valley. Ruben is very nice and made sure we had everything we needed.

Paul User Profile
April 2017
Ruben is a fantastic host and his home is a great place to stay for visiting the 'real' Madeira. Highly recommended.

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