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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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                                                                                                    Beautiful comfortable villa with amazing views.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Recently spent two weeks here and enjoyed it immensely. The villa is light and airy and very comfortable. The view from the terrace is amazing with views over the sea pretty much from east to west and the surrounding hills, and yet the terrace remains quite private. The terrace is south facing so the pool gets the sun all day. With a hire car this was an excellent peaceful base for exploring the island. Towels were supplied and the bed linen changed after a week and the villa tidied through while we were out. I would highly recommend this villa for anyone wanting to combine some sightseeing with plenty of relaxing.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                    Wonderful villa

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The villa was even better than it looked online! The beautiful views,the pool,barbecue,sunsets,everything was really good. The villa was very well equipped and very clean. Miguel was very kind,welcoming and helpful. Our best holiday for ages.We enjoyed Madeira,lovely people,great food,perfect weather! We would definitely go back.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                    Beautiful property in a stunning locations

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                                                                                                    My husband and I stayed for a week at Palheiro Cottage, hosted by Jenny and Graham and had a fantastic time. The cottage itself is beautifully appointed, with spacious living accommodation inside as well as plenty of outside space with the balcony and the roof terrace. We were warmly welcomed by Jenny and Graham, given a tour of the cottage and lots of helpful information about the local village, Calheta and beyond: such as supermarkets, parking tips and places to visit on the island. We felt reassured that we could come to Jenny and Graham with anything and it was lovely to say hello in the morning and stop for a friendly chat. It was the village chapel feast day during our stay and we were able to observe the village procession and the festivities with our hosts. The kitchen was stocked with basics and we very much enjoyed the meal service provided by the hosts; wonderful home cooked food and delicious wine. We had an amazing experience on the boat cruise with Graham on the Gavito, watching dolphins and whales and seeing the stunning coastline of Madeira from the water. Additional thanks to Graham for trying to teach my husband to fish! The boat trip was a truly exceptional experience and we would urge guests to book it! We hired a car during our week long stay to explore the island, taking a hire company recommendation from our hosts. This was essential for us because we like to have the freedom to come and go. We balanced our stay with trips around the island and days at home. For non drivers, there were always taxis available. Whether you are looking for a base from which to explore Madeira fully or if you are looking for a place to relax, soak up the sun and scenery then Palheiro Cottage is the perfect choice for either. This was our first visit to the island and will definitely be coming back to stay at Palheiro Cottage. Our thanks and best wishes to Jenny and Graham for being such fantastic hosts.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016