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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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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                    Best we have ever stayed in

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We stayed here in January 2017 and can highly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxed and quiet holiday in high quality accommodation set in a beautiful location. The villa is everything we hoped for and all the fixtures and fittings are first class. We loved the view from the lounge and the patio and we never tired of looking out to sea. The surrounding are is very quiet and the scenery from every window made the holiday very special. I suppose we were bit worried before we went that living above the owners might make us feel as if we were intruding on someone's home life but Glenys and Gary are the perfect hosts . They manage to be both helpful and yet unintrusive and they are clearly suited to the job. They gave us great advice on where to go for a meal, where to walk etc and they couldn't be more helpful. It was our first visit to Madeira and we hope it won't be our last and we wouldn't hesitate to book the villa again. Come here if you want to explore Madeira and relax in a beautiful home . Don't come here if you are looking for bars etc on your doorstep. Nearby Ribeira Brava has everything you need . You can get to any part of the island easily enough from here. Enjoy.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                    Beautiful peaceful surroundings but only minutes from bars etc

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    My wife and I stayed in the studio apartment here last September. Was the perfect destination for us and wouldn't hesitate to book it again for our next visit. Met on arrival by Paulo who showed us around and was only a phonecall away for info, help etc. The garden was absolutely wonderful. We could lie and read for hours, look down over the village and admire the view or simply sit and enjoy watching the antics of all the beautiful lizards running about. A car is a must and we often took a trip out for breakfast or lunch then spent the afternoon at the villa then down to the excellent local bars and restaurants. Like most of Madeira, Ponta do Sol is built on a hillside down to the sea. Villa Ornelas is situated on one of the lower levels but is still a bit of a climb though it is steps all the way so not too bad. To sum up. Villa Ornellas is easy. We'll definitely be back.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016