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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Calheta, Madeira your home away from home

Situated on the south-west coast of the beautiful island of Madeira, Calheta is the island’s most important agricultural centre, growing copious bananas, sugar cane and grapes for making Madeira’s finest wines. The region is characterised by mountains, lush valleys and excellent beaches, and of course, the region’s famous sugar cane rum, Aguardente.

Things to do on holiday in Calheta, Madeira

Calheta holiday villas are perfect for those who want to spend time relaxing on stunning beaches with dramatic backdrops, away from the tourist hordes. Although the region is very popular, you never get the sense of being crowded in Calheta, especially when you take the privacy and space of a villa in Calheta. There are fine sandy beaches everywhere, and if you love the beach, you will love Calheta. There are plenty of water sports to enjoy too. Windsurfing is a particular favourite, and exploring the coastline from a canoe is a great way to explore.

Fishing is an important occupation for the locals, and you can organise a fishing trip easily from Calheta Marina, and go out into the turquoise waters which surround the island and try to catch one of the trophy fish which surround the island.

The wild interior of Calheta is perfect for hiking. The mountains are perfect for treks off all lengths and difficulties, and the jewel of Calheta’s walking crown is the breathtaking, towering Risco Waterfall.

Places to holiday in Calheta, Madeira

You will fly into Madeira’s capital, Funchal, which is a beautiful city, well worth investigation for a few hours before setting off for your villa in Calheta. The whole city, including the stunning hills which surround the urban centre are accessible on foot, and there are some charming cafes to rest in after a morning’s exploration.

Weather in Calheta, Madeira

Even during winter, you will be basking in average temperatures of around 17°C in January and February, and by July, the beaches become a real asset to Calheta villas, as temperatures soar to around 23°C.

Flights to Calheta, Madeira

To reach your self catering Calheta holiday villa, you must take a flight to Funchal International Airport (FNC), taking under four hours. Flights are provided by Thomsonfly, among others, flying from London, Manchester (MAN) and Glasgow (GLA).

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          Multiple rentals Apartment #803954
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            Villa #1000229
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                    Villa #426077
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                        House #1006863
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                              House #6348555
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                                                                                      Cottage #868430
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                                                                                        Villa #685399vb
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                                                                                          Villa #869794
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                                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #50288
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                                                                                              Villa #30397
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                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Bungalow #2064489
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                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Villa #2064489
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                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #2064489
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Well-presented, luxury villa in a beautiful place

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This villa is a spacious, well-equipped, luxury villa. It includes three bedrooms (one with en-suite), large open-plan living area downstairs (with a well-equipped kitchen including a dishwasher), floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows opening onto an outdoor sitting area, lawn, infinity heated pool, and barbecue area overlooking the Atlantic ocean. The aspect is west-facing, giving views of the sunset on the sea horizon. Calheta is in the region of the coast having the best climate on the island. Miguel Camacho, the owner, is friendly and responsive. He lives locally and is just a text-message away. I would like to return for another holiday on Madeira in the future, and would certainly wish to stay at this property if I did so.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful hideaway!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Quinta Tabareau is very comfortable, clean & homely. The master bedroom bed is wonderful, with good quality linen allowing for a very good night's sleep. We paid a little extra so the pool would be heated for our stay & this was money well spent as we swam before breakfast every day. The pool area is perfect, although the weather was a little cool at times to take full advantage in the evenings. This was not a problem as we made full use of the wood burner & DVD library in the very comfortable living room. We particularly enjoyed revisiting the village of Dibley& its residents!! The Quinta is well equipped and the welcome pack of wine & fresh veg was very appreciated. There was only two of us but it didn't feel too big & yet there was plenty of room for more.... Tabareau is in a residential road with easy access to all the sites. We went whale watching with Lobosonda in Calheta and saw both common dolphins(lots of them) and 5 sperm whales. AMAZING! Lobosonda was a very professional & friendly company we would be very happy to recommend. All in all a lovely holiday and we returned rested & ready for 2017! Thank you Alison for your advice & pre-holiday information, much appreciated. Very quick return of house keeping deposit at the end of the holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Astonishing and mad :)

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      'We left the Airport to immediately hit the wild Madeira landscape, roads and tunnel chain. The views and the driving experience getting hotter. By the time we found Albino's bar I was sweating behind the wheel as it is not the usual daily driving experience to work. A steep very narrow street with traffic going both ways. The owners were great, they immediately led us to the villa. If we thought that it was difficult drive to Albino's bar, we discovered more work was required. When we got to the top of the world we were thrilled. Not for those with heart problems. And I've gathered driving experience all over Europe. Then, up and down the hills every day you get used to it. The villa is great, cozy interior, fireplace to help the mood, all the modern needs, TV with hundreds of channels, internet. Everything someone needs in a house. We found local bananas (very tasty) and oranges plus a Madeira wine waiting for us. Nice gesture really! THE VIEW EXQUISITE !!! One of the best in the world. But you have to work hard driving for it :). On the negative side I would mention the wind that blew very hard during the night and quite noisy in the bedrooms upstairs. A few days needed to get used to it. There were no garbage bags. Otherwise, all there and plus. The beach in Calheta is a 20 mins drive down. A nice walk goes up towards the mountains right from the villa which is the last one in the village. So very quiet, lots of fresh air. Except for the wind. The island is fantastic. We would recommend a tour of the island, coast and the mountains in the middle. Breathtaking..... Thank you Rosa and Rosa :)'
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016