Given Madeira’s landscape, it is very important to find the right location to spend your holiday. Casa Serena, which lies at 222 metres ASL (above sea level) still enjoys a mild sub-tropical climate even in the winter months. You can imagine: the higher you go, the colder it gets. Some peeks on the island are more than 1800 metres. In the summer months the apartments are high enough above the ocean to escape any sea mist and enjoy the full heat of the sun
Located close to some of the most beautiful Lavada walks on the island, Casa Serena provides the perfect place to explore this wonderful island.
Local amenities: Only 70 metres up the road we have a view point where you can appreciate this perfect location, in 100 metres there is a local snack bar, and in 200 metres a well-stocked mini market where you can purchase local fresh bread in the morning - except on Sundays.
There is a path which leads down to the local hotel (a 10 minute walk), open to non-residents. You can also walk down to the center of Arco da Calheta (a 15 minute walk) where you will find a post office, a well stocked fruit and vegetable store and a friendly café. If you walk up the hill from the center of Arco, at the junction you will find the local chemist and a variety of shops and coffee bars.
The Beach of Calheta is a lovely area by the sea with one of the two beaches on Madeira with golden sand. Near the beach area are bars, toilets and changing rooms, first-aid services and a big marina with several good restaurants. This beach offers a lot of nautical activities (canoeing, windsurf boards, catamaran rental services, whale- and dolphin watching...).
There are several snack bars in the area. One of the best ponchas on the island you get after a 2 minutes walk from Casa Serena. On the beach are several very good seafood restaurants. And if you would like to try cooking some of the local foods yourself: In our fully equipped kitchens, you will find a regional cook book available and feel free to ask us for freshly caught lapas!
Walking along the levadas is one of the main tourist attractions of Madeira Island, offering a unique and unforgettable experience, with magnificent views and in direct contact with an extraordinarily pure nature. Some of the island's most beautiful trails are close to Casa Serena.
Madeira Shopping (about 25 km away) is the largest shopping centre on the Island. Home to more than 100 shops, Madeira Shopping also offers 17 restaurants and a spectacular panoramic view of the sea as well as over a thousand free parking spaces and a panoramic elevator.
It also holds are also a variety of services to provide our visitors with greater comfort and safety. Near the main access to the center, on the 2nd floor, there is a Post Office, a Laundry, a Pharmacy and several Cafés.