: Small local bar/restaurant with handy supermarket
: Local restaurant serving local dishes
Villa Murphy is situated in a calm rural village area. Panoramic views of the ocean and mountains are simply breathtaking. A 5 min drive away is the marina in Calheta, where the only white sand beach on Madeira resides; a fantastic beach location. Here you can take a swim in the calm waters, sit on the rocks and fish or rent a boat or jet skies. If you fancy a boat trip, try out one of the many on offer and spot the local dolphins. Of course you may decide to take a ramble or enjoy a leisurely lunch in one of the many delightful restaurants. There is also a large fully stocked supermarket too.
Jardim Do Mar is also only 5 mins away in the opposite direction and is ideal for surfing lovers. Foodies will enjoy the seafood restaurants. The fishing village of Paul Do Mar is another local spot to visit.
The levadas of Rabacal, Prazares and The Lakes are all only a short drive away. However there are numerous levada walks on your doorstep should you decide to explore closer to home.
Funchal city is a 25 min drive by car on the newer and well appointed motorways. The airport is another 10 mins after the city.
A fully stocked supermarket and restaurant are minutes from your door.
If you crave a little peace and quiet in comfortable surroundings but don't want to be miles from everywhere you've found the villa for you. A great loctaion to relax, but also to explore as all must see attractions are only a short drive away as are numerous good restaurants.
Deep sea fishing: There are three main marinas on the island; one of which is only a five minute drive away (Calheta Beach) from the house.
Golf: The Island has two well appointed golf courses at present. Palheiro Golf is an 18 hole course; size 6,086m. Santo da Serra is a 27 hole, course; size 2,890m. Clubs, basket and buggy are all available to rent at both sites. More information is available on request.