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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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                                                                                                    Great apartment, great location.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    My wife and I stayed here for four weeks in January/February this year, and it was our first visit to Madeira. We searched various sites on the internet and came across this apartment. It really did live up to expectations. When we arrived the owner had left us a huge bowl of fruit, a delicious traditional sugar cane cake and some biscuits. Nice touch. Modern and well equipped, and it very soon became like home from home. It is perfect for self catering, and a perfect base with a bus stop 5 minutes walk away. The location is great too, with a fruit and veg shop, which sells much much more including wine and beer, only about 3 minutes walk away. If we return to Madeira, and I'm sure we will, we will have no hesitation in staying in this apartment again. Thanks again to the owner and the manager.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                    Spacious apartment in perfect location

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                                                                                                    This is a very spacious one bedroom apartment in the perfect location for access to the old town, restaurants, shops and seafront in Funchal. The car park, which is within the apartment block, is also a real bonus, as is the free wifi. The apartment also has a lovely balcony offering great views, exactly like the photo in the advert. We enjoyed breakfast out here every day and often had dinner there too. There's information in the apartment for tourist attractions, transport etc. Communication with the owner before and on arrival was very prompt and reliable. We were met by a friendly and helpful manager who showed us around the property and gave us useful advice. The apartment is excellent value for money. We would definitely recommend it and would stay here again if we return to Madeira. Many thanks for everything - we had a great holiday!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                    Lovely stay at Blue Ocean

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The property lived up to our expectations and very accurately matched the description. Although we experienced some rain it was relaxing to stay in the villa overlooking the ocean. We found the scenery spectacular and managed to see a lot of the island. A welcome relief from the British winter! We hope to return again .
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Feb 2017