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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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                                                                                                    Very nice and spacious property

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    The house manager Jorge and wife were extremely helpful. On arrival in Calheta we were a little bit lost for exact location of house, this was quickly addressed with phone call to Jorge who arranged for his wife to quickly meet us and take us to the property. 1st impression was vey good and remained as such throuout our stay. The house had everything needed for self catering . The TV was ok but their was a lack of English based programmes. Location and view from property was nice overlooking the Atlantic, their was some local noise from neighbouring properties making house repairs, but not a problem. I would recommend the property to anyone wanting a quiet location and as sai very helpful house manager. Regards Michaylo Fedyk
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Stunning

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    A beautiful property, spacious and very easy to keep clean. The most wonderful view of the ocean and hills. We saw dolphins and (we think) whales from one of the balconies. The icing on the cake was the huge swimming pool which is truly for swimming, unlike most advertised. Kitchen fully equipped, with oven, microwave,fridge,freezer,wipe-clean hob made our stay really relaxing as we didn't need to eat out every day. Rose the caretaker was easy to get in contact with if we needed her (we didn't!).Bill gave us easy instructions and a map, also invaluable advice about Madeirans and their driving! A very friendly village, relaxed yet functional with a few small shops and locals who are more than happy to take time to help. This is definitely not our last trip to Madeira.We thoroughly recommend this property, and hope to come back in the future. Well done Bill.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Wow and Amazing.

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                                                                                                    We’ve been self-catering abroad for many many years and this was the most stunning villa/apartment for the price that we have ever stayed in. We just wanted rest and relaxation after a hectic summer and that’s what we got a plenty. We had a bit of a struggle finding it as others have said. The VR1 to where it meets the VE3 is straight forward from the airport as that is a motorway with no roundabouts. However once you get on the VE3 you’re going through tunnels and coming to roundabouts. One of the tunnels is under repair and so there is a diversion along the coast to the next tunnel. Be aware that there are several Calhetas and we ended up at Arco da Calheta. Just keep finding the tunnels on the VE3 until you come to the Calheta roundabout with a petrol station directly on your right. Take the first road off the roundabout, away from the coast, keeping the petrol station on your right. Keep going up up, down down and round bends, keeping right at all junctions until the final decent where you’ll see it up on the right (yellow). All that said it’s so well worth the effort when you get there. As others have said Zeza was so kind and welcoming. There’s everything you need and more in the villa. Plenty of left over condiments etc. from previous visitors and a great indoor BBQ in the kitchen with a store of wood for use. We cooked fish, steak, chicken and pork. All from the well-stocked supermarket in the town. For the energetic there is a pathway down to the town with its few bars, and restaurants. It is very steep. We made it down, but although quite fit for our age 60+ when we started walking back we soon gave up and got a taxi (only 7euros). You definitely need a car. Patricia & Howard
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016