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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.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Well-presented, luxury villa in a beautiful place

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This villa is a spacious, well-equipped, luxury villa. It includes three bedrooms (one with en-suite), large open-plan living area downstairs (with a well-equipped kitchen including a dishwasher), floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows opening onto an outdoor sitting area, lawn, infinity heated pool, and barbecue area overlooking the Atlantic ocean. The aspect is west-facing, giving views of the sunset on the sea horizon. Calheta is in the region of the coast having the best climate on the island. Miguel Camacho, the owner, is friendly and responsive. He lives locally and is just a text-message away. I would like to return for another holiday on Madeira in the future, and would certainly wish to stay at this property if I did so.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful hideaway!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Quinta Tabareau is very comfortable, clean & homely. The master bedroom bed is wonderful, with good quality linen allowing for a very good night's sleep. We paid a little extra so the pool would be heated for our stay & this was money well spent as we swam before breakfast every day. The pool area is perfect, although the weather was a little cool at times to take full advantage in the evenings. This was not a problem as we made full use of the wood burner & DVD library in the very comfortable living room. We particularly enjoyed revisiting the village of Dibley& its residents!! The Quinta is well equipped and the welcome pack of wine & fresh veg was very appreciated. There was only two of us but it didn't feel too big & yet there was plenty of room for more.... Tabareau is in a residential road with easy access to all the sites. We went whale watching with Lobosonda in Calheta and saw both common dolphins(lots of them) and 5 sperm whales. AMAZING! Lobosonda was a very professional & friendly company we would be very happy to recommend. All in all a lovely holiday and we returned rested & ready for 2017! Thank you Alison for your advice & pre-holiday information, much appreciated. Very quick return of house keeping deposit at the end of the holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful peaceful surroundings but only minutes from bars etc

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My wife and I stayed in the studio apartment here last September. Was the perfect destination for us and wouldn't hesitate to book it again for our next visit. Met on arrival by Paulo who showed us around and was only a phonecall away for info, help etc. The garden was absolutely wonderful. We could lie and read for hours, look down over the village and admire the view or simply sit and enjoy watching the antics of all the beautiful lizards running about. A car is a must and we often took a trip out for breakfast or lunch then spent the afternoon at the villa then down to the excellent local bars and restaurants. Like most of Madeira, Ponta do Sol is built on a hillside down to the sea. Villa Ornelas is situated on one of the lower levels but is still a bit of a climb though it is steps all the way so not too bad. To sum up. Villa Ornellas is easy. We'll definitely be back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016