About this listing
The Lemon House is situated in the middle of old vineyards in an unspoiled coastal village on the north of Madeira island. The house stands in an organically cultivated garden, brimming with exotic and fragrant flowers including air plants, jasmine, giant tree ferns,orchids, 'Birds of Paradise' and fruit trees including orange trees, lemons, papaya, persimmons and bananas. Our home is well presented, using natural fabrics and quality furnishings. Undoubtedly this is the perfect place for guests who want a location away from the usual tourist spots. If you appreciate nature and beautiful scenery with peace and quiet this is for you. The house is 'eco friendly,' we use natural household products only and supply our lovely handcrafted natural olive oil soaps to our guests. Surrounded by lush greenery and old vineyards the house looks out over mountain slopes and forests and is situated in a UNESCO world heritage, the largest surviving area of ancient Laurel forests. There are views of the sea from the terraces. The house is available to rent with 2 double bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with twin beds. The kitchen dining room is well equipped with a washing machine, cooker, microwave, fridge, toaster, coffee maker, juicer.etc. WiFi internet access is available. There is traditional wood fired bakery where freshly baked bread is available hot from the ovens daily. The museum of wine making sits in the middle of a large area of vineyards in front of the house. The village has beautiful rose garden with an international collection of roses.
Madeira is a walkers paradise with stunning and dramatic scenery. The house is close to some of the most spectacular levada walks on the island.
Interaction with Guests
I interact with guests by email as much as necessary. I respond very quickly to messages.
Beautiful scenery, peace and tranquility, clean air, the best walking, friendly local people.
A reliable bus service to the city of Funchal leaves the village several times a day.
Not suitable for young children
Not suitable for disabled
Het huisje ligt in het mooiste deel van het eiland. (Noorden). Een waar paradijs met wijngaarden, fluitende vogels, prachtig uitzichten over de oceaan en de bergen. Een plek om tot rust te komen. Ver weg van alles. Bij de bakker voor het huis was brood te verkrijgen (s'avonds van 20u tot 22u), voor andere inkopen moet je wel tot Santana (20' rijden). Dus je hebt zeker een huurauto nodig.
We had a couple of great days in the lemon house. The wonderful view, ocean to the north, massive mountain to the south, make the patio a great place to relax. The garden is a dreamy little wilderness, filled with the humming of bumblebees and the rustling of lizards fleeing from your steps. The bakery just across the street supplied us with freshly baked bread in the evening. It's a great base for discovering the northern side of the island.
The house is very well equipped and there are a lot of suggestions for trips.
We didn't get to meet Gaynor, but she still was a great host and was very quick to answer whenever we had questions. Her directions to find the house were extrordinary. Thanks for a great time!
Lemon house was a perfect refuge for a relaxing holiday on Madeira. It is situated in a quiet, non touristic area and it is a good starting point for getting around the Island. The house is fully equiped and everything is very tidy.
Gaynor was very helpfull and responsive when we asked some questions before making our reservation. We also got a file with directions to the house starting from the airport and some helpfull tips about the area. The housekeepers where we had to go and collect the keys for Lemon house were very warm and friendly people despite the Portuguese-English language barrier.
It was wonderful! The lemon house is a little corner of paradise! We had a lovely time there! People are so nice! I loved it! Thank you very much Gaynor.
We had a perfect stay at the lemon house. It's well equipped, embedded within a picture perfect scenery in a quiet area. There is a mini-market within 100m and fresh fruits are sold nearby at the road. All in all, we can recommend staying at the lemon nouse! The beds might be a bit hard in the first night.
Es ist ein wunderbares Haus in einem prächtigen Garten mit mehreren Terassen - zum Wohlfühlen. Ideal als Ausgangspunkt für zahlreiche Wanderungen.
Die Beschreibung war sehr genau, der housekeeper hat schon auf uns gewartet.
We enjoyed our stay at the Lemon house very much. It's a beautiful house situated nicely in the vineyards. It's well equipped and offers a wonderful garden. It's perfect to spent some quiet and relaxing days, sitting in the sun and listening to the waves of the ocean. The village itself is mostly undisturbed by tourism. A lot of possibilities for hiking are nearby.
The bakery across the street was an added bonus: they offer daily fresh bread and cookies.
About the Host, Gaynor
I currently live and work in UK as a Naturopath. I love the outdoors, beautiful scenery and clean air.
I enjoy travelling, gardening, cycling, teaching, different cultures, languages and food.