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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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                                                                                                      Calheta Holiday Homes & Villas (300+)

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      Beautiful, spacious villa on the hillside above Calheta with amazing views of the sea

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                                                                                                      Casa das Flores is a spacious 3 bedroom villa on the hillside about Calheta. Everything is beautifully appointed. The kitchen is well fitted and there is plenty of fridge/freezer space. The pool was brilliant fun for our children and the view over the valley to the sea is amazing. There are local shops in walking distance (if you don't mind some steep hills), but I would recommend having a hire car if you stay here. It's a short drive to the beach and restaurants in Calheta, but too far to walk. Will definitely stay here next time we go to Madeira.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      All you need for a relaxing holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This holiday home is extremely welcoming, with lots of space and well thought out. It is positioned at the quieter, more sunny and less windy side of the island with spectacular sunsets every day. It is well located to enjoy what the island has to offer. The house is very well laid out with two double large bedrooms with an ensuite shower room each coming off the main living area. The two kitchens (yes, two kitchens - one inside the house, and one by the BBQ/Pool area) have all the modcon appliances between them. Thumbs up for the house cleaning - it was spotless with good quality bedding too. A hired car is a must to be able to enjoy Madeira. The hilly and winding roads require skilled drivers to take on this role though! We went all round the island plus some inland mountain walks in a week and still had time to enjoy the pool most days. Eating out is a treat, the portions and quality are very good value for money.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017