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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
A 19th century building, restored and adapted for holidays, which for its wonderful situation, based on an islet off the coast where we only came across through a wooden bridge, served as a warehouse for wine casks, which were afterwards transported by sea in a time when paths between settlements were made by foot. Located on the magnificent north shore the islet undergone several transformations turning the dock of Seixal one of the most visited nowadays. The house arises from the recovery of the old building, from which the structure was kept, with respect for its surroundings and being incorporated a new floor in mezzanine which provided a unique modern architecture to the building, unlike the traditional typologies. At your service there are two floors, at the top you have 2 double...A 19th century building, restored and adapted for holidays, which for its wonderful situation, based on an islet off the coast where we only came across through a wooden bridge, served as a warehouse for wine casks, which were afterwards transported by sea in a time when paths between settlements were made by foot. Located on the magnificent north shore the islet undergone several transformations turning the dock of Seixal one of the most visited nowadays. The house arises from the recovery of the old building, from which the structure was kept, with respect for its surroundings and being incorporated a new floor in mezzanine which provided a unique modern architecture to the building, unlike the traditional typologies. At your service there are two floors, at the top you have 2 double bedrooms in mezzanine with magnificent views, and toilet, underneath you have the social areas in an open space, a cozy living room, a dining room, and a fully equipped kitchen with a kitchen island. The house is in a public and majestic dock so be advise that there is no private backyard. Seixal is a village in the municipality of Porto Moniz, characterized by breathtaking landscapes and excellent microclimates, which makes agriculture and fishing its main activities. It has various tourist attractions, including, natural pools, beaches, varied water falls (being the “Bride's Veil”, one of the most famous of the island), levada walks and on top the beautiful Laurissilva National Park declared world heritage by UNESCO. There are restaurants, bars, some local commerce and also the privileged possibility of buying in the same dock delicious fishes directly from the fishermen newly arrived from the sea. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 48936/AL
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendly
Check with ownerSmoking allowed
Treat this special place as if your own! (:
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Joana P
Hosting since August 2013
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsFor any clarification or doubts, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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haim b
haim b
Kfar Saba, Israel1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Not as expected
Joana communicated easily. Ernesto welcomed us warmly and showed us around the house which was furnished tastefully and exactly as described. The views are indeed spectacular. It became immediately clear to us that the sentence declaring that there is no private backyard means that you are surrounded 360 degrees by a lot of people churning around as they go to and from the beach, the tidal pool, and the jetty/water break. The house is in the parking lot for these 3 attractions. When you open the big doors for air (there are no other windows downstairs and the ones upstairs are small and at the top of the wall), people try to come in because it looks like an interesting place - maybe a restaurant or shop or museum. In the evening it empties out but it is a dark and secluded parking lot and very inviting for people who don't want to be seen. We sat outside in the evening and watched the sea in relative quiet. I went inside and my wife came in a few minutes later quite shaken after discovering a man who had been sitting in the shadows watching her. So we bailed on the rest of our reservation, and took the hit on the cost. The pictures of the outside of the property do not represent the true status of the daytime traffic (human and automotive), and "no private backyard" should read "house is situated in middle of a public sidewalk bordering a parking lot for 30 cars" There are a few reviews that mentioned this, so bad on us for not reading enough.
Visited July 2019
Written 12 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your review Mr. Haim! The location is as described very public, It's a shame it didn't fit you're expectations. Also take some time to study the culture you are visiting, for example in the Netherlands they have huge windows facing the sidewalk and it doesn't mean people will stare. Kind regards, Joana
Written 29 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

André F
André F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Most likely the best place of the north coast of Madeira
Fantastic setting and gorgeous, super clean and heartwarming lodge! The unbelivable "jurassic park" mountain scenario this priceless sence of cozyness at this place, where the serenity of the sea will just let you float away.
Visited September 2018
Written 12 February 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

HilarioSousa
HilarioSousa
Funchal, Portugal1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best in the island
An awesome place and a must to visit. Life is built on experiences and this is one of the best so far. Where the moutains kiss the sea with a very cosy beach, with an Epic sunset sunrise and moonlight that will let you rest and recharge your energies and soul! The host is 5 stars! Thank you for everything!
Visited September 2018
Written 28 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vitor Hugo
Vitor Hugo
Madeira, Portugal16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Um deleite na costa norte madeirense.
Uma agradável surpresa. Quando se abre as portas para este histórico alojamento, super eficiente e muito bem compactado, aconchegado por um inesgotável mar, cedo nos apercebemos que uma inevitável aventura está prestes a começar. Deslumbrado pelas magníficas montanhas e quedas de água, que vão desaguar num mar e piscinas naturais muito convidativos, constatamos o quão privilegiado é este sítio e não só a nível de conforto físico, mas também pela envolvente que deixa saudades e margem para sonhar com aventuras e descoberta além montanhas e vales. Ficam as memórias, as pessoas e os momentos. Obrigado Joana e obrigado Seixal.
Visited September 2018
Written 26 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Muito obrigada Vitor pelas maravilhosas palavras! Ficamos extremamente satisfeitos quando as outras pessoas entendem a magia da costa Norte, especialmente do Seixal! Até à próxima! Cumprimentos, Joana
Written 28 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Natacha M
Natacha M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
O melhor sítio para fazer férias cá dentro!
A dois passos da praia, seja para o lado direito, piscina natural sem igual, seja para o esquerdo, mar de cortar a respiração, esta casa é a melhor da Madeira para passar um fim de semana encantado com tudo o que é preciso. Bares, restaurantes, muito perto e sempre com lugar para estacionar. Acreditem, adormecer a ouvir o mar é de sonho. E a casa é lindissima!
Visited September 2018
Written 26 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

joaohfrodrigues
joaohfrodrigues
Funchal, Portugal1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect spot!
Absolutely brilliant location, with fantastic views and great energy! A very nice house in a very nice village, perfect to stay some days to relax and get inspired by the mind blowing landscape, the sea and the mountains. The people were always very nice, the stay was awesome and I absolutely look forward to come back. For sure one of the great spots of the island so far.
Visited February 2018
Written 19 March 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Silke R
Silke R
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sturm im Dockhouse
Leider hatten wir sehr viel Pech mit unserem Aufenthalt im Dockhouse. Es steht völlig frei und weil wir sehr starken Wind hatten konnten wir keine Nacht schlafen. Es war wirklich gruselig. Die Fenster und Türen sind nicht dicht und der Wind bläst durch das ganze Haus...Man kann auch am Tag die Fensterläden nicht öffnen wenn es windig ist und somit sitzt man komplett im Dunkeln.An einem Tag hatten wir besseres Wetter und öffneten die Fenster und Türen....da stand ein völlig fremder Tourist im Haus hinter mir.das Haus wird viel fotografiert und die Leute kapieren nicht dass es privat ist.....eingerichtet ist das Haus ziemlich rustikal...Der Nachbar Ernesto und sein Hund Cakao sind sehr sympatisch und liebenswert .wir haben des öfteren bei ihm gegessen und es tat uns leid vorzeitig abzureisen wegen ihm.er kümmert sich sehr und hat uns den Aufenthalt angenehmer gemacht. Auch Joana die wir nur per Whats App kennen kümmert sich sehr und ist super sympatisch....dennoch sind wir zwei Tage zuvor abgereist....bei schönem Wetter und wenig oder keinem Wind mag es gehen....aber so für uns unmöglich.dennoch Danke an Ernesto und Joana.
Visited March 2018
Written 9 March 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Silke, I'm afraid it was indeed a really difficult weather, but we're trying to take care of that right away. Hope to see you again! Kind regards, Joana
Written 21 March 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Levi G
Levi G
Funchal, Portugal2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a unique stay
I simply loved to stay over. The location is absolutely great for a awesome and calm retreat. The 2 step away beautiful beach, the landscape, those sound of the waves, the local food and north coast of Madeira trip makes this propriety unique for rental to have so. Definitely so recommend the Dock house.
Visited September 2017
Written 7 March 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Margot d
Margot d
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a nice place!
A very cozy house with fantastic views over the north coast. Close to the sea and the mountains, is a fantastic retreat to end the days of island tours. Hope to return soon.
Visited September 2017
Written 4 March 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Georgina F
Georgina F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Unforgettable
Is on the 1st place on my "dream places where i've been" list. <3 The house is amazing, the location wonderful, and in august the weather... magnific. = ) Good luck
Visited August 2016
Written 28 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
Outdoor amenities
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • City getaway
Parking
  • Parking available

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About the neighbourhood
Located on the magnificent north shore the islet undergone several transformations turning the dock of Seixal one of the most visited nowadays. Seixal is a village in the municipality of Porto Moniz, characterized by breathtaking landscapes and excellent microclimates, which makes agriculture and fishing its main activities.
Getting around
It has various tourist attractions, including, natural pools, beaches, varied water falls (being the “Bride's Veil”, one of the most famous of the island), levada walks and on top the beautiful Laurissilva National Park declared world heritage by UNESCO. There are restaurants, bars, some local commerce and also the privileged possibility of buying in the same dock delicious fishes directly from the fishermen newly arrived from the sea.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Take the highway from the airport to Funchal (15 min), then continue to Ribeira Brava (10 min.), and when you reach the end of the highway instead of going to Ribeira Brava, stay on your left hand towards São Vicente (15 min). In São Vicente you will start seeing signs to Seixal (7 min.), where you'll see one of the most beautiful coast roads. When in Seixal, just before the bridge near the church turn right and go all the way down to the dock and park. OR Take Bus 139 (Rodoeste) Welcome to the Dock House.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dock House

The Dock House is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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