Probably a more tranquil part of this bonnie island but nonetheless only half an hours drive to Funchal. Spotless, immaculately presented & comfy cottage. Friendly, attentive and most helpful owners on hand if required. Great access to levada walks and to nearby towns of Jardim do Mar (5mins), Calheta, Paul do Mar, Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava. The delightful town of Sao Vicente on the (less sheltered) north coast is only 45 mins drive. All in all a fantastic experience staying in Madeira ... but the base/living quarters have to be right to ensure everything else can follow; and it was!