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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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This is a beautifully renovated and extended stone property, and it is very comfortable. The kitchen is large and properly equipped for a self catering stay. The house is set in a lovely garden shared with the owners who encourage guests to pick fruit from their trees, which is a treat to someone from England! The area is quiet except for the church bells which fortunately do not chime between 9pm and 8am. The owners are very helpful and friendly whilst not being in any way intrusive. Close to a small town with restaurants.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 04, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017

Even better in person!

5 of 5
I thought that Villa Camacho II looked amazing from the photos and was certainly not disappointed. We travelled as a family of 4 (with 2 kids) and went to the Villa after a quick stop off in Funchal. Miguel (Camacho) the owner was excellent, in addition to being a fountain of local knowledge and information, his pure attention to every detail and by always making himself available, from our initial booking, to whenever we required assistance throughout our stay, Miguel was a fantastic host. The Villa is ideal to relax, a very stylish, modern and contemporary home from home, it was great to be able open the windows & doors, feel the beautiful sea breezes and take in the lovely sea and sunset views. It is a very convenient location for getting out into the rest of the small Calheta town, with the local Beach and all the amenities/facilities that you may need. We spent most of the time on walks or at the Villa and phoned Tony, one of the very helpful and polite taxi drivers for any short trips. We were absolutely fine without a hire car. Fabulous time had by the whole family, I would certainly recommend visiting one of Miguel’s Villas and we look forward to seeing Miguel and Calheta again, as for Villa Camacho II.. it’s even better in person.
  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017