Welkom bij Calhau Grande

More than a set of rocks, Calhau Grande is our lifestyle!

Calhau Grande [The Big Rock] is a group of typical self-catering cottages in Arco da Calheta [west side of Madeira Island] with breath-taking panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean. The rustic cottages, which have been carefully and eco-friendly restored, suit the natural environment. Every little space of this paradise is framed by the lovely ocean view and by the energy of the stones. It is familiar, romantic, cosy and peaceful! You can fill the smell of the gardens, relax in the swimming pool, enjoy wonderful sunsets, discover our agricultural land with fruit trees, vegetables and aromatic herbs.

Live this Madeira experience with us!
You will be warmly welcomed!


All different, but with the same respect for the nature. Choose the cottage that fits within your personality!



A house near the sky, with an extraordinary view. You will feel like the king of the world!



Surprising views and breathtakingly evenings contemplating the sunset. An experience to be savoured!



The most recent house of Calhau Grande. Combines new and antique with an adventurous spirit.



A very special, cosy and charming place with comfortable living areas. The romantic gateway.



A house over the green vegetation and the warm sunsets. Embrace yourself with the nature.



A pure connection with the Mother Nature. Feel the contrast between the blue ocean and the green environment.



The perfect retreat to spend a good family holiday. A shelter in the middle of nature.



Calhau Grande’s heart. It was here that everything started.

About Us

Share this Madeira experience with us!

Close to the Ocean and still near the verdant mountain, Calhau Grande is the perfect location to spend a great holiday time in Madeira Island. Deployed on terraces, each cottage has its own private exterior area, which take advantage of beautiful wide views and warm climate. The hilly landscape and the ocean front will certainly provide to all guests different natural and cultural activities. We, Family Gouveia, are always available to introduce you to our wonderful island. We will be your hosts in Calhau Grande.

Eva, Eleutério, Sofia, Fábio, Catarina and Pedro. You will meet at least one of us during your stay in Calhau Grande - Madeira Islands. Get to know us and become part of our history!


Discover our History


How we love Madeira

Swimming Pool

180º Ocean View

Gardens and Orchards

Find a little Paradise