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Villas in Madeira

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Madeira villa holidays

Madeira, an island located off the west coast of Morocco, holds host to stunning scenery, dramatic coastlines, quaint mountain villages and exquisite gardens. The island is well known for its excellent green spaces and outstanding landscapes, whilst the cosmopolitan and vibrant town of Funchal combines historic splendor and breathtaking natural beauty with a thoroughly modern atmosphere; varying from historical monuments and pebble beaches to great bars and restaurants. Madeira is a unique destination, offering a full range of activities and water sports for all ages, whilst those looking for a relaxing break can enjoy the range of natural parks to explore at your own pace. With a subtropical climate, the island’s weather is pleasant all year round, with hot summers and mild winters, making Madeira the perfect holiday location.

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  • Funchal

    Funchal

    Funchal, the capital of Madeira, is a natural amphitheatre edged with mountains. Its streets are paved with black and white mosaics and lined with jacaranda trees. A truly aromatic city of scents and colours.

    13 villas 15mins Funchal
  • Palheiro Golf Resort Holiday Resort

    Palheiro Golf Resort, Funchal

    Set on a beautiful hillside location, with stunning views of the city of Funchal and its harbour, Palheiro is a fantastic golf and spa resort on the island of Madeira.

    11 villas 15mins Funchal
  • Arco da Calheta

    Arco da Calheta

    Set inland and surrounded by mountain peaks, sloping valleys and lush vegetation, Arco da Calheta is a truly individual and quite stunning location for a villa holiday.

    10 villas 45mins Funchal
  • Garajau

    Garajau

    Near Funchal, Garajau is a small resort situated along the southern cliffs with spectacular ocean views - perfect for those looking for the activities of the capital but some peace and quiet by the sea.

    4 villas 10mins Funchal
  • Canico de Baixo

    Canico de Baixo, Canico

    Made up of traditional cobbled streets, and with a handful of bars and restaurants; the charming village of Canico de Baixo is the perfect destination for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

    2 villas 15mins Funchal
  • Estreito da Calheta

    Estreito da Calheta

    Estreito da Calheta is a lovely little hamlet, set slightly inland to the west of Calheta itself. Ideal for those who enjoy scenic walks and peaceful days with a small choice of local bars and restaurants to offer.

    2 villas 45mins Funchal
  • Faja da Ovelha

    Faja da Ovelha

    Located on the sunny south-west coast of Madeira; the small, peaceful village of Faja da Ovelha is centered around a small chapel that sits on top of a rock.

    2 villas 55mins Funchal
  • Calheta

    Calheta

    Calheta is a beautiful coastal resort, featuring Madeira’s only golden sandy beach where you will find a choice of very nice bars and restaurants, as well as a beautiful marina ideal for an evening stroll.

    1 villa 45mins Funchal
  • Gaula

    Gaula

    Ideally located within a ten minute drive of the airport, the lush hillside village of Gaula benefits from scenic views over the local countryside and out to sea.

    1 villa 10mins Funchal
  • Raposeira

    Raposeira

    Across the island from Funchal you will find Raposeira; a calm and unspoilt village, popular with keen walkers and nature enthusiasts providing the perfect place to get away from it all.

    1 villa 50mins Funchal
  • Ribeira Brava

    Ribeira Brava

    Named after the wild river that used to run through it, Ribeira Brava is a small town located on the south-western coast of Madeira. A perfect place to go to enjoy good food, relaxation and plenty of sunshine!

    1 villa 35mins Funchal
  • Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz is a charming resort set on the east coast of Madeira, only a few kilometres from the airport and a 15 minute drive into the capital; Funchal, which is well worth a visit.

    1 villa 10mins Funchal

Madeira Villa Selection

We have chosen a selection of 20 villas from our full list of properties in Madeira. Find the perfect villa below:

  • Best of James
    Aquarela
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Advised

    Aquarela

    Garajau, Madeira

    5 out of 5
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  • Casa da Faja
    Sleeps 8
    4 Bedrooms
    4 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Car Essential

    Casa da Faja

    Arco da Calheta, Madeira

    3.7 out of 5
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  • Villa Albatroz
    Sleeps 8
    4 Bedrooms
    4 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Advised

    Villa Albatroz

    Canico de Baixo, Madeira

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  • Casa da Pinheira
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Car Advised

    Casa da Pinheira

    Funchal, Madeira

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  • Figo
    Sleeps 8
    4 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Car Essential

    Figo

    Estreito da Calheta, Madeira

    4.5 out of 5
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  • Best of James
    Gold
    Sleeps 8
    4 Bedrooms
    4 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Gold

    Funchal, Madeira

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  • Solvivo
    Sleeps 8
    4 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Car Essential

    Solvivo

    Santa Cruz, Madeira

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  • Mariela
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Car Essential

    Mariela

    Arco da Calheta, Madeira

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  • Lugarinho
    Sleeps 8
    4 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Car Essential

    Lugarinho

    Raposeira, Madeira

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  • Best of James
    Elegance
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Elegance

    Funchal, Madeira

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  • Green
    Sleeps 8
    4 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Car Essential

    Green

    Arco da Calheta, Madeira

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  • Amaro Mar
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Car Essential

    Amaro Mar

    Arco da Calheta, Madeira

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  • Blue
    Sleeps 7
    4 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Blue

    Arco da Calheta, Madeira

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  • Best of James
    Palheiro Garden Villa
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Shared
    Heated Pool
    Car Essential

    Palheiro Garden Villa

    Palheiro Golf Resort, Madeira

    5 out of 5
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  • Best of James
    Fonte Do Mar 4
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Advised

    Fonte Do Mar 4

    Garajau, Madeira

    4.7 out of 5
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  • Tropical
    Sleeps 7
    4 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Car Essential

    Tropical

    Arco da Calheta, Madeira

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  • Casa Laura
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Casa Laura

    Ribeira Brava, Madeira

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  • Casa da Achada
    Sleeps 3
    1 Bedrooms
    1 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Car Advised

    Casa da Achada

    Funchal, Madeira

    5 out of 5
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  • Sun
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Car Essential

    Sun

    Faja da Ovelha, Madeira

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  • Mar y Sol
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Car Essential

    Mar y Sol

    Palheiro Golf Resort, Madeira

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About Madeira

Outdoor pursuits in Madeira

Madeira has an immense range of activities and facilities available for a packed holiday itinerary, the most popular being a number of watersports on offer. Some of these include scuba diving, surfing, sailing, water skiing, whale and dolphin spotting and many more. The island is great for trekking and walking enthusiasts – the levadas (water irrigation channels) make up a 500 mile network of spectacular walks. Other popular activities include mountain biking, golf, fishing, plus a theme park and aqua park, which are open to visitors in the summer months.

Local cuisine in Madeira

Madeira has a wide range of restaurants abundantly spread all over the capital city and the rest of the island. There are a huge variety of restaurants offering local and international cuisine, and as with most island nations, fish is one of the most popular dishes, along with espetada - succulent pieces of beef on a skewer cooked over coals. Madeira cake is renowned all over the world, so it is no surprise that the island and its locals love their cakes and pastries. Nearly every café and restaurant has a selection of pastries and cakes to suit everyone. Why not also try the island’s Madeira wine…

Retail therapy in Madeira

Madeira is a shopper’s heaven with a great choice of outlets, ranging from shopping malls to miniature boutiques and local markets (fish & fruit/vegetable/flowers). The capital of the island, Funchal, is home to the largest shopping mall, Madeira Shopping, whilst in the tourist area of the town centre you will find several other malls including Dolce Vita and Maderia Forum. Most villages and towns have regular weekly markets where traditional Madeiran goods and handcrafts can be purchased. Leather goods, including shoes, rugs, Madeiran embroidery and Madeira wine can also be found all over the island.

Hints of history in Madeira

With amazing views, outstanding landscapes and historic buildings and monuments, Madeira bursts with unique history and culture. Whether you are on the lookout or not, you will come across some amazing historic parts of the island. Visit the capital resort and wander down its white-washed streets and through beautiful gardens, and see the fifteenth and sixteenth century buildings that still stand today. Madeira has a range of museums situated in a number of resorts, detailing every inch of the islands history and culture.

James recommends
  • Visit the Volcanic Centre & Caves of Sao Vicente
  • Explore one of the many Natural Reserves on the island, from the seashore to the highest mountain peaks
  • Jump aboard one of the daily cruises along Madeira’s beautiful south coast or try one of the catamarans and enjoy whale & dolphin watching
  • Take a helicopter flight and experience a spectacular bird’s eye view of the island.
  • Experience a ride on one of the island’s cable cars and elevators to find remote areas and exceptionally beautiful views
  • Take a day out and visit the Madeira theme park, offering many activities, covering an area of 17 acres
  • From Funchal, take a day trip to the neighbouring island of Porto Santo, in just two hours by ferry
  • Visit some of the beautiful gardens, in particular the Botanical Gardens, Palheiro Gardens and Monte Palace Gardens
  • Visit the natural rock pools on the north of the island in Porto Moniz
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James Recommends

Sometimes even the best of us need a little inspiration. Here are some recommendations from us to help you find your perfect holiday

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Beaches

Finding the perfect beach in which to unwind is not easy. Let us help point the way with our interactive map:

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Ponta do Sol Beach, Arco da Calheta

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Public transport available, Accessed via Ramp
Parking: Beach front, Chargeable

Beach type:

Public beach, beach is in a cove, 500m - 1km long, Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Facilities:

Free facilities: Toilets, Disabled toilets, Showers
ATM within 5 minute walk

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 16 Jul 2013

Madalena do Mar, Arco da Calheta

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Public transport available, accessed by less than 15 Steps, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Ramp, Pavement
Parking: Beach front, Free

Beach type:

Public beach, Straight beach, 1 - 2km long, Secluded/quiet beach, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Facilities:

ATM within 5 minute walk

Food/Drink:

Walking distance: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine

Other:

Volleyball
Information updated 17 Jul 2013

Calheta Beach, Calheta

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Public transport available, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Pavement
Parking: Beach front, Chargeable

Beach type:

Golden sand, Public beach, beach is in a cove, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Beach safety:

Awarded blue flag

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion, Showers
Free facilities: Toilets, Disabled toilets
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk, ATM within 5 minute walk

Activities for hire:

Wind surfing

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 19 Jul 2013

Reis Magos, Canico

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Public transport available, Easy walk from resort centre, accessed by more than than 15 Steps, Accessed via Pavement
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Chargeable

Beach type:

Public beach, beach is in a cove, less than 500m long, Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Beach safety:

Awarded blue flag

Facilities:

Free facilities: Toilets, Showers
ATM within 5 minute walk

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Cafe, Bar
Walking distance: Kiosk, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 18 Jul 2013

Jardim do Mar, Estreito da Calheta

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Public transport available, accessed by more than than 15 Steps
Parking: Beach front, Chargeable

Beach type:

Public beach, Semi circular beach, 500m - 1km long, Secluded/quiet beach, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Facilities:

Free facilities: Toilets
ATM within 5 minute walk

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 18 Jul 2013

Praia Formosa, Funchal

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Public transport available, Easy walk from resort centre, Accessed via Pavement
Parking: Beach front, Free

Beach type:

Sandy beach, Rock, Public beach, Straight beach, 500m - 1km long, Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Beach safety:

Awarded blue flag

Facilities:

Free facilities: Toilets, Showers
ATM within 5 minute walk

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Kiosk, Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 19 Jul 2013

Prainha, Funchal

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, accessed by more than than 15 Steps
Parking: Free

Beach type:

Black sand, Public beach, beach is in a cove, less than 500m long, Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Facilities:

Free facilities: Parasol, Toilets

Food/Drink:

Walking distance: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 25 Jun 2013

Garajau Beach, Garajau

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, accessed by less than 15 Steps, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Ramp
Parking: Beach front, Free

Beach type:

Public beach, beach is in a cove, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Cafe, Bar
Information updated 07 Feb 2014

Ribeira Brava Beach, Ribeira Brava

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, accessed by less than 15 Steps
Parking: Beach front, Chargeable

Beach type:

Black sand, Shingle beach, Rock, Public beach, Straight beach, 500m - 1km long, Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Beach safety:

Awarded blue flag

Facilities:

Free facilities: Toilets
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk, ATM within 5 minute walk

Food/Drink:

Walking distance: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 18 Jul 2013

Machico, Santa Cruz

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Public transport available, accessed by less than 15 Steps, Accessed via Ramp
Parking: Beach front, Chargeable

Beach type:

Golden sand, Public beach, beach is in a cove, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Beach safety:

Awarded blue flag

Facilities:

Free facilities: Toilets
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk, ATM within 5 minute walk

Activities for hire:

Jet Ski, Pedaloes

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 25 Jun 2013

Praia das Palmeiras, Santa Cruz

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Public transport available, Accessed via Pavement
Parking: Beach front, Chargeable

Beach type:

Public beach, Straight beach, 1 - 2km long, Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Beach safety:

Awarded blue flag

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Toilets, Disabled toilets, Showers
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk, ATM within 5 minute walk

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 18 Jul 2013

Sao Vicente, Sao Vicente

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Public transport available, accessed by more than than 15 Steps, Accessed via Pavement
Parking: Beach front, Chargeable

Beach type:

Public beach, Straight beach, 500m - 1km long, Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Facilities:

ATM within 5 minute walk

Activities for hire:

Wind surfing

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 18 Jul 2013
 
 

Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

*Whilst wheelchair / disabled access is deemed good in our opinion, it may not be compliant to Disability and Discrimination Act standards - for more detailed information we suggest that you contact the local tourist board.

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