We are a family of 3: I am Patrícia (51), my husband is Fernando (54) and our son is João (27). We live in a rural area in the mountains of Madeira Island in Portugal. We have 2 friendly dogs.
We are friendly, open-minded and enjoy meeting new people. We speak English, Portuguese and also a bit of French.
Help around the house
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Although it is small, Madeira is rich in majestic scenery and rare beauty. Go and explore the charms and delights of this floating garden!
The main places to visit in the Madeira Islands are Funchal, the capital of the archipelago, Caniço, the east coast (Santa Cruz and Machico), the west coast (Câmara de Lobos, Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol and Calheta), the north coast (Porto Moniz; São Vicente and Santana) and Porto Santo.
Delight yourself with the countless views, on an island of such outstanding natural beauty!
We are currently in the process of cleaning the garden and doing some repairing inside and outside the house. So, we need 2 helpers who could do some general gardening,
In exchange for accommodation and food (to be cooked by you), we would like 5 hours of help per day for 5 days a week, with plenty of time off too which can be organized flexibly according to our respective needs.
In our garden there is a small cottage that we usually rent, where the helpers can stay. It has Wi-Fi available, a room ensuite and a small kitchen.
We are looking for 2 persons who can share the cottage during their stay
The island of Madeira has a surface area of 459 square miles (741 km2), (35 miles long and 13 miles wide).
Thanks to their excellent geographical location and mountainous relief, these islands have surprisingly balmy weather, with moderate humidity and pleasant average temperatures of 25ºC in the summer and 17ºC in the winter.
The sea temperature is also very mild, thanks to the influence of the warm Gulf Stream, averaging 22ºC in the summer and 18ºC in the winter.
Currently, tourism is the main driver and the biggest source of revenue of Madeira’s economy. In agriculture, banana production directed primarily at regional and national consumption, the flowers and the famous Madeira wine, also constitute an important contribution toward the regional economy.
The parish of Santo António da Serra has about 1,000 inhabitants and lies in a very picturesque area of 1,477 hectares. Santo António da Serra is the only parish in Madeira which has split in two, with one part belonging to the municipality of Santa Cruz and the other to Machico.
The name of the parish is dedicated to Santo António, its patron saint, but is traditionally known as “Santo da Serra”. Its popularity is mainly due to the natural environment of romantic inspiration, provided by the lush greenery, the beautiful villages and farms and the mild weather that is felt during the summer, thereby attracting many visitors.
Here you can find high quality restaurants, traditional hotel units and houses of rural tourism.
In this parish we find the Santo da Serra Golf Club, which is considered one of the most spectacular golf courses in Europe, with unbelievable mountain views and waterfront. Built in 1937, the Santo da Serra Golf was redesigned by Robert Trent Jones in 1991, and is within walking distance of Funchal and less than 15 minutes away from the Madeira International Airport. This golf course has 27 holes available for play, all with generous fairways and greens and a choice of tee positions, which favours all abilities.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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