House of the Hortensias"
"Casa das Hortensias" is a
traditional and restored typical Madeiran home set on an apron of
some of the island's most magnificent feast of colour and splendour
on the rugged, vineyard terraced, and gloriously unspoilt greenery
in the almost fairy-tale-like village of Arco de
The idyllic surroundings are ideal for those guests
who wish to spend peaceful holidays, away from noisy city centres,
or busy towns in a rustic, country terrain. The silence and quietness
that reigns upon the house is a powerful invitation to relaxation
Long naps, lazy afternoons, quiet days and even plenty
of time to read that book that you been meaning to finish for so
long can be enjoyed easily and restfully here.
It is also a perfect start to meet the locals and
their ways in Madeira. A way to discover the still authentic and
original culture and traditions of old Madeira. Surrounding it there
are many places to be visited and admired: the village centre of
Arco de São Jorge itself, São Jorge next door, Santana,
Faial, Porto da Cruz, Machico, Boa Ventura, Ponta Delgada, São
Vicente, Seixal and Porto Moniz. Madeira's capital, Funchal, is
only 45 kilometres away.