A comfortable and inviting bungalow, located in the beautiful Faja dos Padres, a biological farm over the beach in Madeira Island
The bungallow is located in Fajã dos Padres, a very special place in the south coast of Madeira island.
Fajã dos Padres is a small piece of land by the sea, at the bottom of a cliff approximately 250 meters high.
The house is part a small set of ancient houses that were rebuilt over the last years, and is set within a organic farm producing several tropical fruits as well as the famous Madeira wine. The property has also a restaurant, which serves a selection of dishes with origins in the traditional Madeira cuisine.
Rebuilt in 2008 from a previous property wharehouse, Faja dos Padres bungalow is a stone house with a nice exterior patio, and incredible views.
Adventure starts on arrival
Fajã dos Padres can only be reached by sea, or by means of a modern scenic lift.
The lift trip starts at Quinta Grande, and entails approximately 250 meters, experienced in a 4-minute downward travel, along the coast of the huge cliff down to Fajã dos Padres.
Notice that from the road, there are 180 steps down from the top of the cliff to the lift and 180 steps from the lift to the bottom.
Through the lift’s panoramic window, visitors can enjoy each minute of the descent, admire the southern coast of Madeira all the way to Ponta do Sol, the small bay of Fajã which gets nearer every second or, simply, enjoy the view of the sea as far as the sight beholds.
And once arrived to Fajã, guests will benefit from the absence of vehicles in the whole property, and take advantage of the walks in old alleys opened along tropical fruit orchards.
Faja dos Padres bungalow is a cosy little house set in the middle of Faja dos Padres sub-tropical plantation.
Guests will feel surrounded by the magnificence of nature.
Fajã dos Padres exclusive pebble beach is some steps away from the house. A small pier and a solarium help having a comfortable swim in the Madeira mild and transparent waters.
Nice walks can be taken inside the property, trough old alleys opened along the fruit trees, and below a trellis of malmsey vine.
Guests can freely use the access lift whenever they want to go out to explore Madeira Island, visiting the nearest villages, trying out a levada walk, or having a thrilling experience of whale and dolphin watching.
We had a great time staying at Faja Dos Padres. It is in an amazing location and setting and very easy to get to from the airport with a hire car. It was only a 10 minuit drive from Funchal the main town/city so you could easily sight see but stay in more remote area of Madeira. The accommodation was nice and was kept clean. We felt very welcome and all our needs were seen to or helped and all the staff working there were very friendly.
We would love to go back again and bring our families with us as well, it was indescribable, we felt like we had our own private beach when the lift closed to the public at 6pm. There was also a resturante down on the fruit farm that served delicious food at a reasonable price, which could also be delivered to your accommodation.
It is the perfect place to go to if you want to relax and be by the sea or for a little adventure in Madiera.
Begg from Edinburgh
Stayed Mar 2012
If you wish to get away from the tourists this is the place. A secluded little gem, set in its own organic farm we were hardly disterbed by a soul except for all the friendly animals. During the day the restaruant gets a healthy visit a clientel and serves great, fresh local food. As it is so secluded I thought not having a car would be a problem but because everyone who works there is so friendly we were able to move from town to town fairly easily. Also the availability of the lift was very easy to use, being free to come and go as you please. The bungalow was just perfect for the two of us with great views, cooking facilities and dinning area outside.
We will definatly go back.
Mathilde from London
Faja dos Padres is a unique location, set up on a patch of land down a 250 m cliff - the only access is by a panoramic elevator or by sea.
The bungalow is set up among banana, mangoes and avocadoes plantations(grown organically). There are only about 10 accomodations for rent, apart from each other, all nicely furnished and decorated. Everything you need for a comfortable stay is there. Note that the bungalow is the smallest of all and does not have a see view from the terrasse- however, its perfect for 2 people and great value for money - you have a little terrasse to take your meals outside and enjoy the sun, but also access to a big garden, with many flowers and an amazing sea view (perfect for a BBQ watching the sun set!)- and you are only 2 minutes away from the black sand beach or a big sun deck on the sea!
We received a very warm welcome and had the most relaxing 5 days ever, due to the secluded location, the setting, the easy access to the sea, and the warmth of the people.
There is a small restaurant open from 10 AM till 6 PM every day, serving excellent food, very fresh and tasty.
We are already planning our next visit there!