Date of stay: August 2013
We stayed at Cottage Dragoeiro for nine days and we had a wonderful time. The house is located in a very calm and quiet surrounding, ideal for those who look for absolute relax and peace. On the ground floor the house has a very large kitchen with a dining table, bathroom and bedroom with one double bed. Upstairs, a leisure open space with two extra single beds, a couch and flat sceen tv. Outside there's a nice vegetables garden, two deck chairs with an umbrella if you want to relax, read a book or simply enjoy the sunset while drinking a beer or a glass of wine. The house is equipped with all the necessary facilities: microwave, fridge, oven, dishwasher and washing machine. Moreover the rate included free phone calls to landline phones in many European countries (such as Italy, in our case). Jose, the owner, has been extremely kind, hospitable and punctual in everything. We appreciated a lot the welcome basket with all is needed for a big breakfast (coffee, different kind of fruits, sugar, fuit juice, milk, water, yogourt, bread and salted butter). In Ponta do Pargo there's a little store to buy the essential things for meals, a bigger grocery store is in Calheta (20 min by car). If you stay in Ponta do Pargo is necessary to rent a car to explore the island. The nearest beaches are 20 minutes by car. Funchal is 1 hour far. Cottage Dragoeiro is also a perfect base if you're going to do levadas walks, that we really recommend. Jose has been also very helpful with suggestions and directions. If we ever go back to Madeira we'll definitely stay again at Cottage Dragoeiro!