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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Santana, Madeira your home away from home

Santana is an attractive village in the hills on the northeast side of the island of Madeira. The small town is well-endowed with amenities for those choosing to stay in Santana holiday cottages or gites. There is a local church, pharmacy, post office, supermarket and several restaurants making it a great base for exploring Madeira.

Things to Do in Santana, Madeira

Visit the Palheiros, which are distinctive triangular-shaped houses with thatched roofs which reach down to the ground. These colourful buildings were traditional homes in this area and were used as stables or for storing grain. Holiday rentals in Santana are very popular for those wanting to enjoy a walking holiday in Madeira. Close by are a number of pleasant trails with stunning mountain scenery. Many walks follow the levadas – small channels built to carry water down the mountains and they are all next to paved service paths. The Levada do Cantinho is one of the most popular in the Santana area. Boat and catamaran trips from Funchal are ideal for dolphin spotting and snorkeling. In the summer whales may also be seen. The area hosts a Folk Festival during July with traditional dance, national costumes, food and music.

Places to Visit Around Santana, Madeira

The Parque Natural da Madeira and the rare Laurissilva Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are close to Santana. The Madeira Theme Park is also just a stone’s throw from your Santana holiday rental home. It offers a voyage of discovery about the island’s history and culture in a park-garden landscape. There is a restored watermill, maze, boating lake and a play area for children. Cabo Girau is a high viewpoint above a steep sheer cliff down to the crashing sea below. It is the second highest sea cliff in the world at around 500m high. The capital city of Funchal has a harbour and waterfront, wine tasting centres and a buzzing flower market.

Weather in Santana, Madeira

Holiday rental homes in the Santana area enjoy hot dry summers with average temperatures reaching around 25°C (77°F) during the day. The area is very pleasant in the winter with temperatures generally above 18°C (65°F) from January to March. There is no frost but more rainfall is likely.

Travel to Santana, Madeira

The nearest airport serving Santana holiday rentals is the Funchal (FNC) Airport which is about 14 km drive away. Due to the mountainous terrain the runway extends out in a curve over the sea, supported on columns and has won many awards for its design. Many budget airlines serve Madeira Airport including easyJet, Jet2, Monarch and Thomson Airways, making it a cheap and easy destination to get to. A hire car is essential for exploring the island and can be picked up from the airport.

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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      Apartment #496154
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                        Villa #1985482
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                            House #858826
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                                  Apartment #1891988
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                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #803954
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                                        Villa #1000229
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                                                                          Cottage #898940
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                                                                            Multiple rentals House #1128960
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                                                                              Apartment #443154
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                                                                                Cottage #1913136
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                                                                                    Villa #1045160
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                                                                                      Villa #6067039
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                                                                                        Apartment #1573101
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                                                                                          Apartment #637165a
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                                                                                            House #1100543
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                                                                                              Apartment #434733
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                                                                                                  Multiple rentals House #1128960
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                                                                                                    House #6177234
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                                                                                                      Cottage #3558078
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beach holiday

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Read the other reviews and can agree totally with a number of them that describe this as being as near to a beach holiday that you can find a Madeira. Spacious and functional. Recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      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