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Secluded Sunset Villa set in lush mature gardens with amazing sea view

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

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Villa Miradouro is located in Faja da Ovelha-Calheta south west coast of the Island, an area blessed with stunning unspoilt countryside, bird wild life (binoculars recommended) and quaint villages “Paul and Jardim do Mar”, it is a mere 15 minutes drive from the seaside resort of Calheta. The Villa is south facing with excellent exposure to the sunshine, offering spectacular panoramic views of a lighthouse, countryside, coastline and incredible sunset views. Guaranteed absolute tranquillity and relaxation. Completely renovated in 2004 in modern style with rustic features, tastefully furnished to a high standard. The Villa benefits from a swimming pool 10 x 5 metres with a heated shower, built-in BBQ with a large patio lit up for open-air dining. With an open-plan layout, the villa is spacious and offers maximum natural light, it also offers a furnished veranda and breakfast room both overlooking the sea.

Additional Services: An appointed representative will meet and greet you on arrival to familiarise with the villa and surrounding area, she will be available should you encounter any difficulties.

Guest and information book is available.

Maid service provided three days per week.

Meet and greet at the airport €60.00 (on request).

Although a welcome pack will be provided, groceries shopping can be arranged on request (payable on arrival).

Bookings can be organized for guided walks / excursions / deep-sea fishing / sport activities / typical Madeira nights with folklore / car rental and others independently with our representative.

Main events in the calendar 2006 – # Carnival Festivities 25th Feb # Flower Festival 29th April # Atlantic Festival / Classic Music Concerts, Fireworks Contest, Street entertainment June # Madeira Wine Festival 1st, 2nd and 3rd of Sept # Meeting of the Regional Philharmonic Bands 7h Oct # Christmas exhibitions, Firework display 31st December.

Special Features: For Bird life and Sea life enthusiasts we recommend our guests to pack a pair of binoculars.

Dining room has a log fire for the winter season and additional oil filled radiators throughout.

There is also a window seating area in the dining room looking out onto the entrance garden.

By the pool side there is a heated shower. Outside of the barbecue there is a large lit patio with dining area for eight. The villa is fitted with an alarm system and electric remote control gates. The garden area consists of over 1400sqm and is illuminated throughout. Although the property consists of two floors, only the first floor is available for rental as the the ground floor is being used for storage.

Benefits that adds to your holiday: Garden = A garden in serene order to sit back and take in the atmosphere, forget everything when exploring the views of rolling green countryside in its breathtaking surroundings.

Terrace Views = Lose yourself in imagination whilst snoozing on a hammock with tranquillity and sea view like no other, it really is the Atlantic Jewel. The privacy of the terrace and rear garden selfishly gives you this uniqueness all to one self.

Barbecue = Dining alfresco is the perfect way to dine on your holiday, with a traditional local wood burning oven giving an authentic touch with all amenities to hand. A sitting area within the hut spills out onto open patio looking out to the garden and infinity sea view.

Sunset = Sunset is a major feature at this villa. The exclusiveness of this property shares this view with no other and is truly breathtaking. This with a chilled bottle of Portuguese Rose will add the romance to the atmosphere, be sure to capture these moments in your photos.

More Details

Property Manager
Rui Agriao
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, German, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Mr Castanho,

Just to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Madeira.

Your villa and gardens are beautiful and the best we have ever stayed in, we had a very chilled out holiday. The view and sunsets are magnificent and your swimming pool was excellent, we used the pool most evenings as it was very hot around 6 pm which we found very strange but it was a lovely way to relax after being out during the day.

Your housekeeper Maria keeps your villa spotless and she was very pleasant.

We found Marta to be very helpful and she was very informative when she showed us around your villa, she also gave us lots of informatiion on places to visit.

We will definitely be back, soon I hope.

Many Thanks

The Jones Family.
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Faja Da Ovelha on Municipality of Calheta

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 (large doube bed) has french windows that opens out and leads onto the veranda overlooking the pool and the Atlantic inviting you to read or just relax in the shade of a sunny afternoon. Bedroom 2 (double bed / twin beds when requested) has french windows that opens out and leads into the garden with village views.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Due to the pool and verandas for safety reasons we recommend parental supervision at all times where young children are concerned. Wireless ADSL Broadband is available free of charge. Hairdryer is provided, however we request that guests provide beach towels for the sun beds. Please bring your own DVDs, Cd's. For Bird life and Sea life enthusiasts we recommend our guests to pack a pair of binoculars. For nature lovers the Island has lots to offer, with superb vegetation and hundreds of subtropical plant species. Parts of the Western side of the island has been pronounced a World Heritage protected site and is well worth exploring especially on foot. Madeira’s system of irrigation channels, known as levadas, carry water down from the mountains on gentle gradients providing a ready-made system of trails very popular with visitors who can follow long trails along the islands water courses, altogether 1300 miles from easy to very extreme level.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

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Secluded Sunset Villa set in lush mature gardens with amazing sea view
average rating of 4.939394 based on 34 reviews

quite simply, the most amazing house.....!

  • 5 of 5

What can we say? We're seasoned villa renters across the UK and Europe and Villa Miradouro is without doubt the most amazing house we have ever stayed in.

The house exceeded our expectations and was excellent value. Location is superb - remote but not too isolated with facilities only a short drive away. The spacious design & layout of the house allows natural light through it all day, but the tinted windows and gentle sea breeze keep things cool, even in August.

Kitchen is top spec and had all we needed. Furniture all high quality and very comfortable. All rooms were kept spotless by Maria the friendly & helpful housekeeper. Gardens absolutely beautiful and the BBQ annexe and area is a great chill-out space too.

Swimming pool was lovely and just the right temperature; clean and safe for a (supervised) young family. We also spent hours lazing in the hammock and sun-loungers.

We spent many happy evenings on the balcony enjoying wine and spotting whales and dolphins (take good binoculars though!)

Self-catering is not a chore in this house. We spent every day of our stay at the villa; we just didn't see the need to go out.

Our abiding memories of this house are the amazing seaviews, the space, light and peacefulness of the place.

We cannot recommend it highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Russ, Thank you for submitting a superbly amazing review about your experience at the Villa and for highlighting various key points that make Villa Miradouro an excellent value for money rental property for all holidaymakers. It would be wonderful to have you all staying at the Villa again in the future.
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Potters bar

Wonderful views

  • 4 of 5

The house is in a spectacular setting and very secluded. Maria was there for our arrival and was extremely helpful and friendly. The house was spotlessly clean and was kept that way by Maria who visited every 3 days. There were plenty of clean towels, constant hot water for showers and a well equipped kitchen. Lovely well tended gardens and an amazing pool. Down points were the damp in the dark wood bedroom, my clothes smelly musty and unpleasant which meant I had to leave the wardrobe doors open and could only use the small bedside drawers for storage. The beds and pillows were hard and lumpy, so not the best night sleep and the sunbeds were not the most comfortable I've used. The house is a bit tired and worn in places and could do with a bit of a revamp. However the views from the villa are spectacular, amazing sunsets and one evening we saw some dolphins pass by. Madeira is a spectacular island with so much to see and do, all in all a place well worth visiting.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your opinion. We strive for the best and it is very important for us to hear your feedback. We will take into consideration your valuable insight. We plan to replace the mattresses and refresh the Villa in the end of this month. I am glad that you have still enjoyed your stay at Villa Miradouro. Hope to see you in the near future.
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Stunning isolation

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't really do this property justice. It is very large and the gardens are beautifully maintained. The views from this property are absolutely stunning. From the rear of the property you cannot see any other houses and you have unobstructed views over the see. The rear of the property where the pool and terrace are, is south facing so it is sunny for the majority of the day.

The only negative (and to be honest it really isn't a negative), is that the property is about a 20min drive from any amenities, but this is a villa you go to to relax, not to be in the thick of it. The roads are narrow, winding and often susceptible to small landslides so nervous drivers should take note.

Maria the housekeeper kept the villa spotless.

We would definitely return here- I miss waking up to the amazing ocean views.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect villa

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa in superb position.

The whole booking process and arrival went very smoothly. Nothing to worry about when booking this property.

The villa is as described if not better. Lovely view from the roof terrace. Well equipped kitchen for cooking.

Beautiful views from every window, even the bathrooms.

The best thing for me was the complete quiet and calm. No planes overhead, no traffic, no noisy neighbours. Maria very helpful.

Would be very happy to stay again

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very glad that you have enjoyed your stay at Villa Miradouro. We always endeavour to offer all of our guests the same level of service as we believe in making their stay with us enjoyable and a stress-free experience. Once again thank you for taking the time to submit such a wonderful review and you would be most welcome to stay with us again. All the feedback is appreciated and taken into consideration. Best Regards, Rui Agrião
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North Yorkshire

Madeira 2013

  • 5 of 5

The Villa is beautiful. It's facilities are just as they are described in the details, it is thoughtfully layed out and very well equipped. It is secluded with stunning views, the perfect place for peace, tranquility and relaxation, with just the birds for company! The property is spotlessly clean and Maria the housekeeper takes great pride in looking after it. When she visits whilst you are at the villa, she takes great care not to invade your privacy. The owner is very professional and provides an excellent service from booking through to directions. We would not hesitate to recommend this property for those of you who do not want the high rise hotels, bars and clubs but want to relax by a private pool, cook bbq's and watch the sun go down. The area is very unspoilt, there are some lovely levada walks nearby and it is not far to drive to see any of the beautiful sights Madeira has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Renter, We are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Villa Miradouro and that it delivered on all aspects required to make your holiday perfect and memorable and we are grateful that you would happily recommend our Villa to others as it is always a great satisfaction when guests book on the recommendation of their friends. We always endeavour to offer all of our guests the same level of service as we believe in making their stay with us enjoyable and stress free. Maria has always been a massive asset to the daily running of the Villa and a true gem to the guests with helping them with their needs whilst holidaying. Once again thank you for taking the time to submit such a wonderful review and you would be most welcome to stay with us again.
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Most amazing holiday retreat in the Med

  • 5 of 5

Dear John,

A massive THANK YOU for letting us stay in your beautiful holiday villa on the picturesque island of Madeira with breathtaking views and sunsets as we truly had a fantastic and relaxing holiday. We all felt the villa was brilliant and just what we needed to start the New Year, it certainly made our visit a very memorable experience as it catered for all of our needs.

Maria is a true delight and she was a great help to us all, you are certainly blessed to have her looking after your villa so wonderfully for you!!

We were left breathless with the island landscaping but specially Calheta and the other small harbour villages nearby with such stunning scenery. Very much enjoyed the energetic and vibrant city of Funchal and it's quirky shops but we always looked forward to coming back to the Villa as we were delighted that we had chosen the best part of the Island to spend our holiday as it was very relaxing with friendly locals and found it stimulating watching the wildlife.

We will surely be contacting you shortly to re-book for a longer period once we have planned our work commitments.

Once again thank you ...........

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: February 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Renters, I am so delighted that you have all enjoyed your stay at Villa Miradouro and that you have fallen in love with Madeira. We do always strive to offer all our guests a wonderful and relaxing holiday, I am very happy that it has made a big impact on your holiday as we get an enormous pleasure knowing that guests leave Madeira with great memories and looking forward to returning to the Villa. Maria will be very happy when she reads your review. Thank you and I look forward to welcoming you again.
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Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Funchal International
Nearest Ferry
38 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Madeira described with expressive attributes such as “flower island” and “island of eternal spring” two thirds consists of protected areas with unique and versatile landscapes and nature, abundant with exotic and tropical flowers / fruits due to a mild climate even in midwinter. The villa stands at 50 minutes drive from the airport using express roads and finally through villages with sea view. Express roads with tunnels through mountains and bridges altogether with the recent construction of several new marinas along the coast has increased the popularity of the west side of the island. There are some popular restaurants / bars, mini market and a Bank with ATM nearby with a wider choice in Calheta. The city of Funchal (capital) offers entertaining nightlife, traditional / modern dining and shopping experience in newly built Malls. For Bird life and Sea life enthusiasts we recommend our guests to pack a pair of binoculars.

Other Activities: Levada walking

Golf: Madeira is a golfers paradise because it’s subtropical climate guarantees all year round blue skies and stunning views over the ocean, steep cliffs and most of all, great golf courses. There are 2 excellent golf courses on Madeira, the Santo da Serra Golf Club and Palheiro Golf Club.

Ski: For those who are interested in knowing how the White Rum and Black Honey Cake are made, we recommend a tour of the ‘Engenho da Calheta’ the rum distillery where you can wander around and sample / purchase the produce.

Centro das Artes Casa da Mudas is a new fantastic art centre located in Calheta at the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea.

The capital of the island is Funchal, a very attractive and contemporary town, has numerous restaurants and bars, nightclubs, large marina, excellent variety of individual International shops, several very interesting museums.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Faja Da Ovelha, Portugal

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
1 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 May 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £176.63

Rental rates are for 2 persons. For 3rd and 4th person it is €100 per person per week. Reservations: 30% non-refundable deposit must accompany all bookings to obtain confirmation. Balance of rental is payable eight weeks before arrival date.
Minimum stay is 7 Nights however we will accommodate shorter stays at discounted rates whenever there are odd days available in between already booked dates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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