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Make a holiday rental home or cottage in Gaula, Portugal your home away from home

Gaula is a small parish that is located just a few kilometres south of the city of Santa Cruz, in the south-east corner of the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira. The island is well-known for its laid-back pace of life, and Gaula is a perfect example of this, being a sleepy village that is situated out in the middle of the countryside. Self-catering accommodation options in Gaula are mainly rural cottages and houses – making the most of these unspoilt surroundings.

Things to do in Gaula, Portugal

Agriculture has long been the most important industry in Gaula, and this is evident by the sheer number of fruit orchards dotted around the parish. In fact, the entire surrounding area consists of countryside and unspoilt scenery, with mountains to be found to the north-west and the Atlantic Ocean to the south-east, meaning Gaula is a great place to visit for a relaxing, ‘get away from it all’ holiday. In Gaula, fishing is also a mainstay of the local economy, and a great fish market can be found along the sea front, on the way to Santa Cruz.

With its great scenery, mountainous terrain and fantastic weather, Madeira is almost designed for walking and hiking. There are an abundance of walks to be found around Gaula, ranging from beginner-level to those that will challenge even the seasoned hiker. Outdoor sports lovers will also be pleased to find that several golf courses can be found in and around the parish.

Within the centre of the village are all of the amenities you require to enjoy a self-catering vacation in Gaula, including several food shops and small restaurants. If you are looking for more vibrant evening entertainment you can make the short journey into the city of Santa Cruz.

Places to visit on holiday in Gaula, Portugal

Santa Cruz is the nearest place to head if you are seeking busier tourist facilities such as large supermarkets, busy restaurants and cafe-bars. Funchal, the islands capital city, steps things up another level, and has by far the biggest array of attractions, amenities and sites of interest in the island. Though you may prefer the serenity of Gaula as a base, no visit to Madeira is complete without a visit to Funchal.

Weather in Gaula, Portugal

The geographical position of Madeira results in a year-round warm climate. August and September are the hottest months in which to visit Gaula, with a daily average temperature of 26°C, and little in the way of rain. Even the ‘coldest’ months, which are found at the beginning of the year, often receive temperatures above 20°C, though rainfall does increase significantly during this period.

Flights to Gaula, Portugal

Madeira Airport (FNC), also known as Funchal Airport, is just a few short kilometres from Gaula, and receives a number of flights from the UK, particularly during summer months. The cheapest prices are usually found through easyJet, but it is worth checking every operator, as there are often special offers to be taken advantage of.

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    Exceptional! 5/5
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    Villa #6559877
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      Villa #1040167
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        Apartment #1550029
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          Villa #1746630
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            Apartment #1930457
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              House #1959878
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                Villa #416928
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                  Villa #1790007
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                    House #65566
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                      Apartment #6784952
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                House #6365783
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                                      House #1740247
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                                        House #6814245
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                                          House #2307613
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                                              House #2495650
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                                                Apartment #2484167
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                                                  Apartment #2486460
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                                                    Apartment #2489427
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        Apartment #496154
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                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                          Cottage #1079557
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                            Apartment #1876212
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                                                              Apartment #1891988
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                                                                Apartment #1040168
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                    Apartment #1682596
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      Apartment #1676398
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                        Villa #1755351
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                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                          Multiple rentals House #1128960
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                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                            Apartment #443154
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                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                              Apartment #1172196
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1890532
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  Apartment #807623
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                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                    House #803184
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                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals House #1128960
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                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                        Villa #1888222
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                                                                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                                          Cottage #3558078
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            Chateau / Country House #1931605
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                              Apartment #434559
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                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                Apartment #1728356
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                                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                  Apartment #430851
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                                    Apartment #1386752
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                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                      Apartment #1573101
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                                                                                                      Lovely apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just returned from our first holiday in Madeira staying at this lovely apartment in Funchal. The apartment is very spacious and clean and feels more like a home than a holiday let and has a nice balcony with great views over the town and out to sea and the Marina. Manuel collected us from the airport (about 20 minutes drive) and was very friendly and informative about the Island, and dropped us off at the apartment where we met Rita the cleaner who gave us a tour of the apartment and building which was very helpful. The pool area is lovely and quiet too and a real bonus. It is just a 5-10 minute walk to both the old and new town areas. The only downside is the steep hill back to the apartment but you cant have everything and it did help with some much needed exercise after eating at the many excellent restaurants close by, particularly in the Old Town. We would recommend this apartment and Madeira in general. Five stars!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Stunning villa with everything you could ever need for an amazing holiday.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The beautiful villa is situated in the old town of Funchal with amazing sea views. It has been refurbished to a very high standard and is equipped with everything you could ever wish for. We were also introduced to Louis who met us at the airport so transferring to the villa was very easy. Numerous bars and restaurants are a stones throw away from the villa which we were more than happy with as we didn't hire a car. An amazing week in an amazing villa.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Well-positioned property for walkers and sightseeing

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The property was immaculately clean on our arrival and the collection of keys was a smooth operation. Maria (who greeted us) was lovely and very helpful. Overall the property was ideal for our needs (proximity to the main roads to the mountains and main artery roads). The property would benefit from the addition of a Nespresso type coffee machine (I missed the proper cup of coffee experience with my breakfast!!) Highly recommended, and would be happy stay here again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017