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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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Excellent! 4.4/5
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House #2454643
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  • 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(28 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Viewed 118 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(22 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Apartment #1876212
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Exceptional! 5/5
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Villa #1005641
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Excellent! 4.6/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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House #6805017
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Exceptional! 5/5
(36 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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Villa #1504248
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(33 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 4 BA
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  • Sleeps 6
Villa #406393
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Multiple rentals House #1128960
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Excellent! 4.6/5
(31 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Apartment #1172196
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(23 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #430851
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Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Apartment #1891988
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Very Good! 4.2/5
(39 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Apartment #1040168
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Excellent! 4.6/5
(37 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #443154
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Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #491064
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(45 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #1676398
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Chateau / Country House #1931605
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Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #434559
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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  • 1 BR
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Cottage #1056047
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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 60 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(31 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1027388
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Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(28 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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Multiple rentals House #1128960
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Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Villa #1755351
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Multiple rentals Apartment #1890532
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Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Apartment #6811377
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Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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House #2555798
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Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(20 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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House #1015816
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Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(33 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Multiple rentals Apartment #50288
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Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #1947710
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Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(35 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1000229
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Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(21 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6177234
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #1151900
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Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(25 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #1100543
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Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #1000231
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Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(23 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6577853
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Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(20 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Villa #1888222
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Santana Holiday Apartments & Homes (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Relaxation with the utmost quality

5 of 5
The apartment is the utmost in quality. We chose this appartment after a lot of reseach as we wanted some relaxation and the opportunity to chill. We were not disappointed. It is nicely located above a couple of resorts ( 10 minute drive). Funchal is also easily reached. We did a fair bit of walking along the Levadas and coast. Gary and Glenys (hosts) were unobtrusive but always at hand to answer our questions. As long as you're prepare to drive there can't be many better apartments on the whole of the Island. We will return.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Beautiful apartment

5 of 5
Beautiful apartment very clean, modern and very well equipped. Only criticism is air conditioning would be a great asset as it was really warm at nights which made sleeping uncomfortable. We opened windows but ended up covered in bites ( even using bug spray) and one of the local houses had dogs which barked 24/7. Swimming pool was really clean and maintained well and the onsite gym looks great. Also picture shown is view from balcony not the actual apartment. Bus stop right outside so access to town was easy. The man who looks after property was so helpful even collected us and took us back to airport.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017