Faja dos Padres - MadeiraAddress: Estrada Padre Antonio Dinis Henriques, Nº 1,, Camara de Lobos
This property is set on a biological farm intended for nature lovers, comprising of 5 villas located on a narrow, thirteen acre stretch of land between an enormous cliff to the north and the huge, expansive sea to the south on the southern coast of Madeira island. Access to the property is done exclusively by an incredible panoramic lift that takes you 250m down the huge cliff to Faja dos Padres (188 steps down from the top of the cliff to the lift and 181 from the lift to the bottom).
The sea is right in front of the house, and Faja dos Padres exclusive pebble beach is some steps away. A small pier and a solarium help having a comfortable swim in the Madeira mild and transparent waters.
Nice walks can be made inside the grounds of the property, through old alleys opened along exquisite tropical fruit trees, and below trellises of Malvasia wine vineyards.
Guests can freely use the lift whenever they want to go out to explore Madeira, visiting the nearest villages, trying out a levada walk, or having a thrilling experience of a sea trip to watch the whale and dolphins.
Located on the beach in a private area, Faja dos Padres is 28.5 kms from the airport, about 10 km from Funchal and less than 6 km from Ribeira Brava.
The environment is relaxed, and even when the occupation rate is close to its limit it is the peacefulness of the surrounding landscape that prevails.
From the airport, Funchal city or Ribeira Brava, follow VR1 and exit at Km 6, on exit number 3 indicating Cabo Girao/Quinta Grande.
Turn left, heading south, and go straight ahead until the end of Padre Antonio Dinis Henriques road. An arrow just after the highway exit will point to Faja dos Padres.
To access the lift you have to go down some steps.
Guests should leave their luggage on the road level, and call the lift operator to take care of them. Luggage goes down in the cargo lift, and if possible, is delivered directly to the cottage.