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Make holiday rental accommodation or a rental villa in Madeira your home away from home

Madeira Archipelago, 1,000 km off the coast of Portugal, consists of two inhabited islands, Madeira Island and Porto Santo, and two groups of uninhabited rock formations. Having been an important coaling station for cross Atlantic ships, Madeira quickly became a holiday paradise retreat for those on cruise ships. Madeira Island has become one of the world’s favourite island paradises, where visitors can sit back and relax in the tranquillity and charm of a Madeira holiday villa.

Places to holiday in Madeira, Portugal

The capital, Funchal, is a charming city which climbs the rocky hills from the harbour. The sights and sounds of Funchal are all accessible on foot from any self catering Madeira apartment. There are many sights to see in Funchal, but much of your time here will be spent in a café or restaurant sampling the cakes and fine sweet wines of Madeira.

The famous port of Calheta is best known for its yachts, although in my mind it should be known for its stunning natural beauty. A sailing holiday to Madeira would hugely benefit from a Madeira holiday rental in Calheta.

Santa Cruz is a magnificent destination for a Madeira holiday rental. Set in one of the most rural parts of Madeira Island, it has a variety of magnificent secluded beaches to enjoy.

Things to do in Madeira, Portugal

On arriving at your Madeira villa, you will notice that the pace of life is not blistering! A Madeira holiday does however have the advantage of a magnificent climate and blissful surroundings, so there are many leisure activities to be enjoyed if you can tear yourself away from the Madeira beaches. Madeira is such a small island, it is hard to imagine just how much there is to see and do on a family holiday to Madeira, but one trip will certainly not be enough! Fine beaches, picturesque villages, huge volcanic caves, awe-inspiring views, fine wines, magnificent walking and superb deep sae fishing are all regular features on a Madeira holiday.

Walking in Madeira along the waterways or ‘levadas’ provides a remarkable experience. The countryside is spectacular, and the walking is not to strenuous. Public facilities for tennis, squash and many sports are available at Quinta Magnolia.

The deep sea fishing in Madeira is second to none. From June until September the best fishermen in the world arrive looking for blue marlin and blue fin tuna. Most fishing trips will take you past Cabo Girao, the highest cliffs in Europe.

Golf in Madeira is great. There are two main courses, but be warned, playing a round of golf in Madeira will test your fitness! Weekends in Madeira however should be spent sampling a local festa. Local music, food and dancing at these festas occur every weekend throughout the summer.

A family holiday can also take advantage of Madeira Theme Park, Santa CruzAqua Park and the Island tours on offer. Whale watching, surfing, scuba diving and balloon rides are also available, so there is certainly no shortage of entertainment from a Madeira holiday villa!

Weather in Madeira, Portugal

Madeira has a magnificent climate. Summers are warm, but not scorching, with average temperatures of around 24°C, peaking around 33°C. Winters can be wet, but temperatures only drop 4°C from summer temperatures, so a holiday to Madeira is perfect for a summer break or if you are searching for a villa bathed in winter sun.

Travel to Madeira, Portugal

Madeira Airport (FNC) on the eastern side of the Island, is about half an hour from Funchal. There are many cheap flights to Madeira from the UK, some direct, others may have to change on the Portuguese mainland. For cheap flights to Madeira, try looking at seasonal deals or offers from British Airways.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        Villa #1985482
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              Villa #1005641
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                House #6805017
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                  Villa #1504248
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                    Villa #406393
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                      Multiple rentals House #1128960
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                        Apartment #1172196
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                          Apartment #807623
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                            Apartment #443154
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                              Apartment #430851
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                                Apartment #1891988
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                                  Apartment #1040168
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                                    Villa #1045160
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                                      Villa #491064
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                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        Chateau / Country House #1931605
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                                          Apartment #434559
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                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            Villa #426077
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                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                              Cottage #1056047
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                                                Villa #1027388
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                                                  Apartment #6811377
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                                                    Multiple rentals House #1128960
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                                                      Villa #1755351
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                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1890532
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                                                          Villa #6048059
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                                                              House #2555798
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                                                                House #1015816
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                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #50288
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                                                                        Villa #1000229
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                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #1151900
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                                                                              House #1100543
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                Villa #1000231
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                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                  Villa #1888222
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                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                    Apartment #8035024
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                                                                                      House #1168381
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                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                        House #858826
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                                                                                          House #868729
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                                                                                            House #6348555
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                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                              House #1726638
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                                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1890532
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                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                                  Cottage #3558078
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                                    House #3698570
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                                                                      House #1669046
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      The apartment was has described first class in our opinion would certainly recomend it ,

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We hired a car to see the island motorway very easy to drive on abit hilly when on minor roads visit to Monte with a tabbogan run is a must very reasonable to eat out ,the apartment was excellent the agent peter was excellent gave us directions from airport easy 15minutes and straightforward the owner also excellent and very easy going supplied a few basics items when we arrive. Garajau is good base to see the island
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      What a setting

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Jardim do Mar must be the most attractive village on the South Coast and this property is supremely situated overlooking the rocky beach. Unlike many houses in Jardim you can drive right up to it and It has its own garage. The villa is very well equipped although a couple of extra mugs would be welcome. The situation of the pool is to die for. Behind the property in the hills you can watch the farmers harvesting bananas grapes and other fruit/veg. There is a cafe/bar just in front of the house, although there is very little noise and it closes by 11:00. However on one night noisy young men were shouting down by the jetty for a couple of hours in the middle of the night, but I don't know whether we were just a bit unlucky, and obviously not something the owner can do anything about. Communication with Andre was excellent, although we did not meet him. His very friendly mother and grandmother welcomed us to the house and showed us around. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017