Wonderful quaint small cottage oozing with character and situated on a secondary road in Estreito da Calheta The cottage is set over two floors, the ground floor consists of a kitchen and lounge area in open plan. One bedroom on the floor above with a shower for three!! Small parking space. Built in closets. Partial views. Storage room. Ideal for a small holiday home or cottage in the countryside.
The characteristic aspect of the area, which looks like a canyon or a deep valley, made the first settlers call this place, located on the western side of Madeira Island, Estreito da Calheta (estreito means 'narrow valley')
The climate is very mild, just like the rest of the Island.
Alojamento Local letting licences
A new law was introduced in March 2008 affecting holiday letting in Madeira, Portugal. All holiday home owners who rent out their property in Portugal to paying guests should be aware of the regulations below .
Holiday accommodation in Portugal is now split into two main categories, classed as either an Empreendimento Turístico (tourist establishment - where the complex is solely used for tourism purposes and people cannot buy property such as hotels, campsites), or an Estabelecimento de Alojamento Local (Local Lodging Establishment - guesthouses, apartment complexes and holiday villages)
Any property built from 1951 onwards as a habitable dwelling must by law have a Licença de Habitabilidade. If the property was built before 1951, you must have a certificate from local authorities stating this. If a property built before 1951 is then renovated, an application for a Licença de Habitabilidade must be made.
It provides temporary accommodation to paying guests
Properties with an Alojamento Local licence must:
Be in good order externally and internally.
Be connected to mains water (or bore hole).
Be connected to mains sewer (or septic tank).
Have hot and cold running water.
Have adequately furnished rooms.
Have sufficient ventilation.
Have a system in place to block natural light when necessary (blinds/curtains).
Have suitable locks for security and privacy
Have at least one bathroom for every three bedrooms, with toilet, sink and bath (or shower).
Have sufficient fire extinguishers and blankets for the size of the property as well as first aid equipment and instruction manuals for all appliances.
Display the international emergency phone number 112 in a prominent position.
Be regularly cleaned with towels and linen changed at least once per week.
Have an official complaints book.