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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.

Wonderful! 4.9/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6559877
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Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
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Villa #1040167
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 9 BR
  • 9 BA
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(40 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
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  • Sleeps 6
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Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Villa #8265363
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
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  • 1 BA
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
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  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
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  • 2 BR
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  • Sleeps 4
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6814245
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2489427
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1744018
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(24 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Viewed 127 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(25 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1876212
25
Viewed 104 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(23 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #807623
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Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(43 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Excellent! 4.6/5
(37 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #443154
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Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(23 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
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Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Chateau / Country House #1931605
15
Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals House #1128960
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Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.2/5
(39 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1040168
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Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #1755351
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Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals House #1128960
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(28 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #858826
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Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #491064
14
Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(29 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6387393
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Apartment #1890532
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Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #801174
4
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6811377
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Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(37 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #637165a
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Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Villa #1888222
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Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Apartment #1890532
14
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(22 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours

Gaula Holiday Apartments & Homes (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Wonderful apartment and owner!

5 of 5
Can't fault this apartment! We arrived late due to delays and the owner was waiting to meet us. She had left us lovely bowl fresh fruit, local cake and cookies and was charming. The apartment is lovely with lots of space outside to relax. The terrace is extremely private and the views are amazing. Not far from airport but far enough not to hear or see and planes. Easy to get around and the local shops cater for all needs. Madeira Island direct were brilliant and answered all questions we had. A truly relaxing holiday and great find!
  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Great base for touring the island

5 of 5
Everything was well presented when we arrived, and the housekeeper very friendly and informative. There was nothing missing in the villa, which was exactly the same as your advert. The views were simply amazing (we had great weather) and from this location we were able to explore the whole island in just one week. Highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017