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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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                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      An outstanding villa with dreamlike qualities - a week is not long enough!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed here at the end of March 2017 - a family of parents, two sons, daughter and daughter in law. The villa had everything that we could have wished for - plenty of space, great games room, barbecue, pool and a fabulous view with an ever changing sky. Having only six days it was always going to be a tussle between making the most of the villa and the most of the island of Madeira. The villa was very spacious and well equipped and our chef son thoroughly enjoyed preparing our suppers and using the barbecue while we all absorbed the glorious sunsets. The location was ideally suited for us. We enjoyed walking up and down the hills to the supermarket and bars. The supermarket had good basic foods and drinks and the veranda behind the bar was a great place for a beer or coffee and nata - and another great view. We visited the pizzeria a couple of times - very welcoming staff. For the fresh meat and fish, the supermarket in Calheta was excellent and very good value. Everyone has different ideas for a good holiday - for us Funchal was not that inspiring - it has to cater for all the cruise ships. We enjoyed seeing the botanical gardens and the views over the city. We couldn't find parking so drove up to the gardens and more by luck found free parking down a side road just near where the taxis park by the exit from the gardens. We then did the cable car rides in reverse - up to Monte, down to the city and back up and down to the gardens. One of our most enjoyable days out was driving and wandering round the north coast - we particularly liked Seixal which was quiet and had a lovely restaurant up in the village with simple but delicious fish dishes. Another day we visited Santana and later walked along the levada in Queimadas. Lunch in the large restaurant just a little way up from the traditional thatched cottages was also excellent. Everywhere we went we experienced nothing but friendly and courteous people. One of the best things about the villa was its location - well away from tourist hot spots. Peaceful, local, unsophisticated - just the sort of place our family likes. The supermarket is the stopping off place for tour groups needing the loo and picnic items before they start the levada walks at Rabacal which is up on the top if you continue past the villa; but as quickly as they all pile in, they leave again and peace returns!!! We all recommend this villa - we just wish we could have slowed down Old Father Time whilst there - thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017