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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental at Sao Vicente, Madeira Island your home away from home

The small town of Sao Vicente (population 3,439) is on the north coast of Madeira in the North Atlantic Ocean. The town has some amenities including schools, a large parish church, banks and local shops set around the plazas. The red tiled roofs and white washed houses make this a pretty town to choose for a self-catering holiday on Madeira.

Sao Vicente has some lovely sandy beaches which are a big attraction to the area along with the volcanic caves and lava tubes which are over 1000 metres long.

Things to Do at Sao Vicente, Madeira Island

Beaches

Some of the best beaches on Madeira are along the north coast and Sao Vicente is no exception. They offer ideal surfing conditions along with snorkeling, scuba diving, boat trips, sport fishing charters and whale and dolphin spotting.

Enjoy Local Food and Drink

Madeira has some fine local and international restaurants which serve mainly fish and seafood. Bread soup is a local delicacy along with "espada com banana", scabbard fish with baked banana. The Madeira wine makes a wonderful dessert wine to round off any meal.

Walk the Levadas

Madeira is ideal for walking along the levadas which were aqueducts built centuries ago to carry water down to the agricultural areas on the drier south side of the island. They now provide around 600 miles of scenic paved trails with stunning scenery and waterfalls.

Places to Visit Near Sao Vicente, Madeira Island

Santana

A little further along the coast from your Sao Vicente holiday villa is the small town of Santana, best known for its traditional A-framed houses, called "palheiros". These tiny houses are covered with thatched straw roofs and are mostly used for storage nowadays. There is also a cable car at Santana which takes visitors past a waterfall on the journey down the cliffs to the shore below.

Funchal

The main city on Madeira is Funchal and it is located in a natural amphitheatre around the busy port. The compact city centre has plenty of shops and restaurants along with botanical gardens, historic churches and wine cellars for sampling the locally made fortified wine. The old flower market with its exotic blooms is a popular attraction, along with the Cathedral, the Santa Clara Convent and the Sao Lourenco Palace.

Cabo Girao

One of the most popular places to visit from your Sao Vicente villa is the Cabo Girao cliffs. These are some of the world's highest ocean cliffs and offer dizzying views down to the sea 590m (1935 feet) below.

Weather at Sao Vicente, Madeira Island

The island's location, close to the Gulf stream, gives Sao Vicente mild winters and sunny summers, making it a popular destination all year-round for visitors. Daily highs range from 20-25°C (68-77°F) making it ideal for holidays all year round. The area does get rain showers between the sunshine.

Travel to Sao Vicente, Madeira Island

Madeira's only airport is Funchal International (FNC) Airport which is 30km (20 miles) from your Sao Vicente villa. The best way to reach Sao Vicente is by hiring a car and driving along the scenic mountain roads.

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                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                    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