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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.

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    • 1 BA
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    Apartment #1382143
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      • 1 BA
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      House #1883178
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        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Cottage #6506048
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          House #6560908
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            Excellent! 4.4/5
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Apartment #6773144
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
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              House #8240532
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #1475518a
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  House #2454643
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
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                    House #8176007
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Chateau / Country House #1767404
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Villa #8349360
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (29 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
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                          Apartment #1744018
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Apartment #496154
                            24
                            Viewed 117 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (22 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Villa #1985482
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (33 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 4 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Villa #406393
                                33
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (26 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #1876212
                                  26
                                  Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (32 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #1172196
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                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (19 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      House #3888514
                                      19
                                      Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (37 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Villa #1504248
                                        37
                                        Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (62 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Villa #1005641
                                          62
                                          Viewed 92 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (16 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Chateau / Country House #1931605
                                            16
                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (14 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #1891988
                                              14
                                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (27 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Multiple rentals House #1128960
                                                27
                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  House #6805017
                                                  14
                                                  Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (45 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Apartment #1676398
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                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (23 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Apartment #807623
                                                      23
                                                      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                        (37 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #443154
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                                                        Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (23 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                          Apartment #430851
                                                          23
                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                            (40 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #1040168
                                                            40
                                                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                              (59 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Villa #1045160
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                                                              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                (14 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                Villa #491064
                                                                14
                                                                Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (27 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #434559
                                                                  27
                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #6811377
                                                                    7
                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (26 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Cottage #1056047
                                                                      26
                                                                      Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                        (31 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Villa #1027388
                                                                        31
                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (28 reviews)
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Multiple rentals House #1128960
                                                                          28
                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (19 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #1890532
                                                                            19
                                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                              (20 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              House #1015816
                                                                              20
                                                                              Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (21 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                House #860784
                                                                                21
                                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (33 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #50288
                                                                                  33
                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (30 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Villa #1755351
                                                                                    30
                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #2555798
                                                                                      8
                                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (14 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        House #1947710
                                                                                        14
                                                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (21 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          House #6177234
                                                                                          21
                                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (25 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            House #1100543
                                                                                            25
                                                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (28 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Villa #1000231
                                                                                              28
                                                                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1151900
                                                                                                30
                                                                                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (18 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Apartment #8035024
                                                                                                  18
                                                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours

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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Ultimate family getaway

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We are a family of four: two hard working parents and two teenage boys. Sun and Moon was the perfect spot for us to unwind and enjoy just being a family. Christina was marvellous ! The perfect mix between respect for privacy and nice attentions such as the fabulous meal when we arrived en the cooking in between. The best summer house we ever rented.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                  Third time we have stayed and love the place

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  The apartment is very spacious with everything we needed for a brilliant holiday. Balcony enormous with great views of the pool, sea and cliffs. Airport bus direct to the door. Bus service from road above apartment good. Can walk easily to the beach and nice walk along the coast to Camara de Lobos. Pool great and sea just over the wall. Tempted not to tell how good it is so that we can have it for ourselves. Great place to stay.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017