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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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      Villa #1045160
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        Villa #426077
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          Villa #1005641
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            House #1006863
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              Villa #430466
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                Villa #6048059
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                        Villa #406393
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                Villa #1000229
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #803954
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                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      Villa #869794
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                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                            Villa #851822
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                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #1151900
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                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                  Cottage #868430
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                                                                                    Villa #6492863
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                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #803954
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                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                        Villa #684838vb
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                                                                                          House #86750
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              Apartment #431495
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                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                Villa #811414
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                                                                                                  Cottage #6558497
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                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                    Villa #30397
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                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                      Villa #2122627
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                                                                                                      A superb family retreat.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The villa was equipped with everything you could need (big kitchen with plenty of storage, plenty of cutlery, array of pans and cooking trays, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, clothes airer, hair dryers, barbecue, etc). The property boasts large rooms and a very large open plan kitchen/dining room. It is well located in a traditional Madeirian setting within a small village made up mostly of locallers. The property is very secluded allowing for privacy by the pool and has beautiful unhindered sea views. There is a church within 5 minutes walk which is sat next to a handful of the usual shops (bar, post office and village grocery shop). Fresh bread is available daily and the church bells ring traditionally, letting you know the time every quarter of the hour (this did not disrupt our stay and we couldn't hear them at night but they did serve as a very handy tan timer!). The pool was the best we have used. It has steps for access and a handy ledge around its perimeter to stand on instead of hanging onto the edge. The deepest part of the pool was just over 6ft but was about 3/4 along the length of the pool not at the end. It rose back up again towards the end which worked really well for us as we tend to use the pool for ball games rather than swimming lengths so the shallow areas each end of the pool were perfect. Our son would stand on the various steps for his height and the other end of the pool came up to an adults shoulders. There was also a poolside shower room with toilet which was extremely handy. All the beds were very comfy and the house was spotlessly clean. The housekeeper cleaned and changed the bed linen each week and was on hand for anything we needed. One of the window shutters got stuck during our stay and the maintenance man was there within 24 hours, fixing it without any fuss. We hired a car for our stay and explored the island. There was lots to do and Funchal was easy to travel to for the day. (We did it a couple of times). Restaurants are coming out of Madeiras ears! You could easily eat at a different restaurant every night and that doesn't included Funchal. I would highly recommend this villa and totally ignore the bad review previously posted by somebody who I could only assume has a bug stuck somewhere rather uncomfortable!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      A perfect stay in this island paradise!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from a lovely stay at Cara Laurisol and already can't wait to return. The home is extremely comfortable and was perfect for our trip. Situated in Calheta, it made for easy exploration of the island and the many hikes, beaches, restaurants and views. I only wish we could have stayed longer! The grocery store is a few minutes drive away and the kitchen has everything you require so most nights we were happy to return to BBQ and sit on the lovely patio overlooking the sea. The entire home has been recently renovated to a high standard with no detail overlooked. The showers were great, modern smart tv, and what looked like a very cozy fireplace (though we didn't need it as the weather was great!) Finally, your hosts are some of the loveliest people you will meet! The communication was great, check in seamless (they were waiting for us to help with bags, show us around and make sure we were comfortable) and we also really appreciated the high chair and baby cot being setup for us on arrival which made traveling with our 8mo old even easier. Overall, a great stay. Can't wait to return!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Heaven on earth

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our family of four stayed at this wonderful villa in April 2017. The property is absolutely perfect. Beautifully maintained and very tastefully decorated . It was luxurious! Thought and consideration had been put into everything, from the kitchen appliances (both inside and outside), and tablewear to the fluffy towels and cotton wool balls in the bathrooms! The view is stunning and waking every morning to that vista was a gift. The bedrooms were very comfortable and a great size with plenty of wardrobe space. The pool area was just stunning and the icing on the cake was the outside kitchen where we did most of our dining. What made this holiday so special was Cristina herself and her wonderful hospitality! What a welcome we received ! What cakes ! What a warm, genuine host! We are certainly going to return. Thank you Cristina for a truly magical and unforgettable holiday! From the Currie family from Scotland xx
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017