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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! 5.0/5
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    Villa #6559877
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      House #65566
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        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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        • 3 BR
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        Villa #1040167
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 2 BR
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          Apartment #1550029
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 2 BR
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            Villa #1746630
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 2 BA
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              Apartment #1930457
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                • 4 BR
                • 3 BA
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                • Sleeps 6
                House #1959878
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  • 9 BR
                  • 9 BA
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                  Villa #416928
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
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                    Villa #1790007
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
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                      House #1749622
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                        • 2 BR
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                        Apartment #6784952
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                          Villa #1946515
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                              • 2 BA
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                              House #6798477
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                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Apartment #1541875
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  House #1744810
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                                    House #6875610
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                                      House #6814245
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                                        House #1740247
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                                          House #2307613
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                                            • 4 BR
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                                            House #2579570
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 3 BA
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                                              House #2495650
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Apartment #2484167
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  Apartment #2486460
                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                    Apartment #2489427
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Apartment #1744018
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Apartment #496154
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
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                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          House #858826
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                            Apartment #1876212
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                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                              Apartment #1891988
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                                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                Apartment #1040168
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                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                  Villa #1888222
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                                                                  Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Apartment #1682596
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      Chateau / Country House #1931605
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                        Apartment #1172196
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                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                          Cottage #1079557
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                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            Villa #1755351
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                                              Apartment #1676398
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                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Apartment #1386752
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                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                  Multiple rentals House #1128960
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                                                                                  Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                    Apartment #443154
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                                                                                      Apartment #1990596
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                                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                                                        Villa #6067039
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                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                                          Apartment #1573101
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                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (14 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #1890532
                                                                                            14
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                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (32 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Apartment #637165a
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                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Apartment #434733
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (24 reviews)
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                                                                                                  Multiple rentals House #1128960
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                                    Cottage #3558078
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                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (25 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1213817
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beach holiday

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Read the other reviews and can agree totally with a number of them that describe this as being as near to a beach holiday that you can find a Madeira. Spacious and functional. Recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic house nice quiet area

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      First time in Maderia, could not have chosen a more perfect location cannot recommend highly enough, Did not have any problems at all, congratulations Karen and Mike for making everything go so smoothly. John and Brenda Robb
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Best we have ever stayed in

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed here in January 2017 and can highly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxed and quiet holiday in high quality accommodation set in a beautiful location. The villa is everything we hoped for and all the fixtures and fittings are first class. We loved the view from the lounge and the patio and we never tired of looking out to sea. The surrounding are is very quiet and the scenery from every window made the holiday very special. I suppose we were bit worried before we went that living above the owners might make us feel as if we were intruding on someone's home life but Glenys and Gary are the perfect hosts . They manage to be both helpful and yet unintrusive and they are clearly suited to the job. They gave us great advice on where to go for a meal, where to walk etc and they couldn't be more helpful. It was our first visit to Madeira and we hope it won't be our last and we wouldn't hesitate to book the villa again. Come here if you want to explore Madeira and relax in a beautiful home . Don't come here if you are looking for bars etc on your doorstep. Nearby Ribeira Brava has everything you need . You can get to any part of the island easily enough from here. Enjoy.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017