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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

Lovely stay at Blue Ocean

5 of 5
The property lived up to our expectations and very accurately matched the description. Although we experienced some rain it was relaxing to stay in the villa overlooking the ocean. We found the scenery spectacular and managed to see a lot of the island. A welcome relief from the British winter! We hope to return again .
  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

A spacious, well-equipped villa in a quiet, sunny location.

5 of 5
The villa is situated in banana groves about 150m from the road and the shore. Access is via a path which incorporates a lot of steps so not ideal with heavy luggage. Car parking is on the road which is a cul-de-sac so there is very little traffic. The villa is very spacious with large rooms, all of which face south-west towards the sea. The lower floor is open plan with a sitting room and a well-equipped kitchen and dining area. There is also a small toilet. The two bedrooms upstairs have en-suite bathrooms and balconies. Due to the south-west orientation, the afternoon sun shines directly on the balconies and the terrace so they are ideal for sitting and eating or doing a spot of sunbathing. Paul, the manager, is very helpful and gave us a lot of advice on local facilities and excursions. A car is probably essential because the village shop appears to be closed and the nearest supermarket is about 10 minutes away in Calheta. There are, however, a number of restaurants and cafes in the village.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

Great Private Villa

5 of 5
We had a great fortnight, helped by warm weather for the time of year. Luxury villa with a 10 minute thigh-ripping walk down to Calheta, then a taxi to next destination. Beautiful island, particularly the Encumeada Pass. Wonderful pool but obviously too cold for a swim in February. Need a hire car (avoid Goldcar) to sightsee. Beds very comfortable, loads of outdoor furniture. Wifi is full strength unlike home! Zeza very kind and helpful, frequently leaving gifts of fruit and eggs. Would fully recommend.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017