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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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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Superb villa with breath taking views

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                                                                                                    This villa is great for a family holiday. A beautiful, quite location, yet close enough to drive to all the tourist attractions. It is exceptionally clean and comfortable and very spacious for us and our 2 boys aged 11 and 13. The pool area and the balconies make you feel like a Hollywood 'A' lister !!! Great photo opportunities !! The owner, Bill, is very helpful and includes lots of info about the villa and Madeira when booking. The local restaurant, Naye Pizza, does great food and the pizzas are out of this world. There is also a small supermarket just down the road. Walking up the road to the little café for coffee and ice creams will keep you fit - the roads are steep in Madeira !! You will not regret booking this villa for your next holiday.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                    Fantastic spacious House,decorated with great taste with wonderful pool area and sea view

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                                                                                                    Over the past years we have stayed in some very nice villas , but this house exceeded all our expectations. The house is very spacious and decorated with great taste. Kitchen area is very well equipped with quality pots ,pans , glasses, cutlery, glasses etc unlike many rentals there is an abundance of everything! Highlight of the Kitchen for us was the great fire place which we used almost daily to Barbecue with the wood provide by Zeza(owner). The living room has got a great Samsung TV with satellite system although we didn't use it , good W.I.F.I reception throughout the property and outside ( very helpful with making plans to explore this beautiful Island) . Both double bedrooms are very spacious and beautifully decorated and have good working air condition. in the bathroom and separate additional toilet downstairs we found abundance supply of fluffy white towels , again usually in limited supply in other rentals. There is a good working washing machine available in separate room which we used daily. The outside area with large pool, quality furniture and view on the Atlantic Ocean is simply stunning and left us speechless on our arrival. The house is located in quiet area with excellent supermarket and beach within 10 minutes drive, a good base to explore the Island. Final words of the review of the wonderful holiday house are reserved for Zeza Filipe (owner), Zeza lives next door, is never intrusive but very helpful in making the most of your stay. On arrival the house was spotlessly clean and there was a welcome pack ( nice personal touch) , we stayed two weeks and Zeza cleaned the whole house after the first week and bed linen was changed all as part of the service. We would recommend this house without hesitation, you will have a great holiday!! Alison & Peter
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                    wonderful villa

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                                                                                                    Lovely villa, in a quiet location which is exactly what we were looking for. The villa has a luxurious feel to it, very clean and finished and furnished to a high specification. The outside and pool area is beautiful and the views are breath taking! In summary, we had a lovely relaxing stay and Jeorge was a wonderful host. thanks!
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                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2016