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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
(11 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6559877
11
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1040167
10
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(40 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1550029
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 9 BR
  • 9 BA
  • Sleeps 22
Villa #416928
19
Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #1959878
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
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  • Studio
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1930457
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
House #65566
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 3
House #6798477
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #1749622
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1790007
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Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1541875
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #1946595
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #6365783
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #2307613
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #1744810
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #2484167
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2486460
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2489427
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #2495650
  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #1740247
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6814245
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #6875610
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #2579570
  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #8232414
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
(22 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #496154
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Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.2/5
(18 reviews)
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  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1079557
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Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1891988
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Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(24 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1876212
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Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(42 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1676398
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Viewed 13 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 24 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(35 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #443154
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Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(23 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #430851
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Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(25 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals House #1128960
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1172196
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #434559
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Very Good! 4.2/5
(38 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1040168
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Viewed 13 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 16 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(29 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #1755351
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals House #1128960
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Viewed 17 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
19
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Chateau / Country House #1931605
12
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #858826
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Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Apartment #1890532
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #6352996
14
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Villa #1888222
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Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #3558078
24
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #491064
14
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #801174
3
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #637165a
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Gaula Holiday Apartments & Homes (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Excellent accomodation

5 of 5
Our third visit to Madeira and by far the best place we have stayed. The accomodation is excellent. Was extremely clean and very well maintained. It is in a brilliant location. So easy to walk into the town and with supermarket in the same building. We also used Americo's services as our airport taxi driver and also as our driver/guide for a day trip to the east side of the island. Lovely and friendly man. Thanks also to Ivone for purchasing our tickets for seats at the flower festival. We will be back to Madeira and we will look no further than staying here. Would have no hesitation is recommending to anyone wanting to visit Madeira to stay here. Thank you for helping make our holiday memorable
  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

I am in Love with Madeira! I love every single moment of my stay in Porta da Sol

4 of 5
I love our room / hause. I enjoyed view from our patio and hospitality. Madeira has many atraction to discover. 7 day was not enough. Cooperation with Mr Faritas was very well, I appreciate his patience:) as I was so exited that I kept forgetting to update him about our plans and he still was able to be polite and professional. Thank you and all the best!!! In my opinion only boiler was too retro:( and we stragle with hot water which was too hot.
  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017