Arco da Moradia

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Sleeps: 4 - 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5


Pool Modern
Great Value
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

Set amongst lush banana plantations, perched above the glistening Atlantic Ocean, in the beautiful Calheta region of Madeira this charming villa provides guests with stylish living spaces in which to relax and enjoy the spectacular views. With the historic village of Calheta and its lovely sandy beach just 4km away you’ll have plenty to keep the whole family happy. Boasting historic churches, museums and a wide range of sporting activities including surfing, hiking and paragliding you will have plenty to explore right on your doorstep.

Emerging from the hillside, through a picturesque landscape, this lovely villa will ensure guests are immersed in the nature that surrounds them. Step inside and you’ll will be met with a wonderful open plan living space boasting classic designer seating, a large wooden dining table and many glass doors out onto a terraced area, maximising those fantastic sea views and drenching the room with natural light. Decorated with elegant modern touches, with statement wallpaper, and stylish design pieces, you’ll feel truly at home here yet spoilt by its attention to detail. You will also find a well-equipped kitchen through from the living area, providing all the mod cons you’ll need to cook up a Madeiran feast.

The four bright spacious en-suite bedrooms here at Arco da Moradia continue the lovely contemporary feel of the villa, with stylish yet homely touches that will make you look forward to retreating here after a long day exploring the Island. You can appreciate stunning views out across the inviting Atlantic from the comfort of your bed, but with doors out onto a private sunny terrace you won’t have a problem getting out of it in the morning.  

The outside space here will enrich your soul with its closeness to the nature that abounds here. From the smell of local flora blooming in the year-round Madeira sun to the lullaby of birdsong, it is the perfect arena in which to relax and unwind. The terrace adjacent to the villa provides a fantastic area in which to enjoy dining al fresco on those long balmy evenings. Head down through shady palms and you’ll discover a lower terrace where a refreshing outdoor pool resides, an idyllic spot surrounded by lush scenery where you’ll love to cool off in as you gaze out over panoramic vistas.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • A car would be beneficial to appreciate all the activities just a short drive from the villa
  • There are steps to navigate both within the villa and in the grounds
  • The location is semi-rural optimising its peaceful setting

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Waterfront

The Villa

Arco da Moradia is surrounded by banana plantations and has been seamlessly sculptured into the Calheta landscape. With 4-bedrooms, this is particularly well suited to a family holiday in the sun.

Ground Floor
- Double bedroom, with en-suite bathroom & balcony
- Twin bedroom, with en-suite bathroom & balcony

Lower Ground Floor
- Communal bathroom
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Utility room

- Twin bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms & balconies

- Private swimming pool, with ladder access (9mx4m, with a depth of 1.4m)
- Barbecue
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Parasols
- Poolside shower
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers


About the surrounding area of Arco da Moradia
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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One of the oldest parishes on the Island, the beautiful village of Calheta sits in a picturesque bay on the southwest of the Island of Madeira. This pretty area is a very popular spot due to its beautiful sandy beaches and crystal-clear water, where many activities from snorkelling and canoeing to surfing and windsurfing are all on offer, ensuring the whole family are kept entertained. The area also boasts wonderful historic churches and access to stunning levada trails. And for something a little different, the sugar cane museum and working factory is well worth a visit, where you’ll enjoy a slice of delicious traditional honey cake and glass of Poncha on your way round.

38km east you’ll discover Madeira’s historic capital Funchal, amidst banana plantations and wonderful gardens where flowers bloom all year round in the shelter of the verdant mountains. Funchal is a beautiful city, relaxed by day and exciting by night. You’ll love to amble along its picturesque seafront promenade enjoying a drink in one of its many beachfront bars. From here take the cable car to Monte, where you can visit the world-renowned Monte Palace Tropical Garden. And to get back to the Old Town from Monte don’t miss sliding down the steep hill on a traditional wicker toboggan! Once in the old town, be sure to visit some of the fabulous restaurants serving mouth-watering skewered meats, alongside exquisite tapas and heavenly desserts such as honey cake and passion fruit pudding. Football fans will also enjoy a visit to a museum in honour of Madeira’s best loved son Cristiano Ronaldo here.

There are a wide range of activities on offer on the Island, but one of the most breath-taking has to be a glorious hike along some of the 2,092 kilometres of narrow stone irrigation channels known as levadas, criss-crossing Madeira's lush mountainous countryside into the Laurisilva forest. In fact there are three stunning trails within easy reach of the villa. And for the adrenaline junkies amongst you, try your hand at the many mountain-bike trails that plunge and ascend this beautiful landscape, or throw yourself into some canyoning, which will have you sliding over cascades and abseiling down waterfalls.

For the more serene, a wine tasting tour is a must. Head to Camara de Lobos, a lovely traditional fishing village 24km east for a free Madeira wine tasting experience at local producer Henriques & Henriques. Or perhaps the black lava bathing pools of Porto Moniz, 47km north, will provide the perfect day trip, where the meeting of Atlantic waves and a prehistoric volcanic eruption has formed spiky rings of black lava rock along the waterfront turning it into one of the world's weirdest and most beautiful swimming baths.

However, you like to spend your holiday, Madeira’s year-round climate and stunning natural scenery, from majestic mountains, rugged cliffs, lush forests and delightful flower gardens, will provide you with everything you need to enjoy a wonderful holiday experience. 

Read more about Calheta

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Madeira Airport


Nearest Village Calheta


Nearest Restaurant Restaurante Costa Verde


Nearest Bar/Pub Bar Macebo


Nearest Beach Praia da Calheta


Nearest Golf Palheiro Golf


Nearest Tennis Campo de Ténis - Ponta do Sol


Nearest Ferry Port Funchal Harbour



Please be aware that the location tab shown on the website is not based on the property's exact location; therefore, all location amenities are an approx of facilities, restaurants, and villages/towns you might find around the property. The property's exact location will be provided to you before arrival and might come along with some recommendations about the area and what to visit.


Calheta, meaning ‘Small Cove’, is where many tourists flock to in order to indulge in beautiful man-made beaches and striking scenery.

This part of Madeira is formed of several municipalities, each with something unique and special to offer. Calheta Village is an ideal place to start especially if you enjoy a stiff drink! An old sugar cane factory still produces one of the world’s most respected white rums – Aguardente…perhaps you want to leave this part of your holiday till late in the evening!

Jardim do Mar is where you will find many of the locals on dawn patrol, taking to the waves and surfing. The waters can both be heavy and flat, making them ideal for abilities of surfer. Akaw!
For lovers of seafood, you should look no further than Paul do Mar. This is a village where most of the fisherman work out of, so you know you’ll be able to find the catch of the day here.

For those who have travelled to Madeira for its inland beauty, then look no further than Arco da Calheta and Prazeres. Within these locations you won’t only be able find some stunning hiking trails, but you’re also likely to stumble across some traditionally styled Parishes and unforgettable views.


The island of Madeira can be found south west of mainland Portugal, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Due to the island’s location, its is considered to have a Mediterranean climate that serves locals and visitors all year round – making it an ideal escape from reality at any point in the year.

What we love Madeira for is its seemingly ongoing festivals! Madeirans have found an excuse to celebrate most things; including film, their natural surroundings and key patron saints. This means that planning a visit during these days and even weeks of commemoration is well worth it (scroll down to see some key dates).

Madeira is divided into several municipals, each with a special offering to those who visit this island. Our favourite two communities are Funchal and Calheta and these are where you will find most of our beautiful villas.

Madeira’s landscape extends much more than a striking coastline. Make sure you pack some hiking boots and venture inland during your stay. With mountainous trails along Vereda do Arieiro, or more countryside appropriate paths like Levada do Risco and waterfall chasing treks like Levada do Caldeirao Verde – this archipelago has everything a keen outdoors person requires.

For those who enjoy either playing or watching sports, you’ll be happy to know Madeira offers so much selection. Madeira is also home to three notable football clubs, so if you’re visiting during the football season and want to see a good quality of football, you have every chance to. Porto Santo Golfe is the island’s renowned golf course. With an 18-hole course (Par 72) overlooking a Galapagos-like backdrop, golf enthusiasts will certainly want a ‘slice’ of the action! Surfers can access some great beaches like Jardim do Mar, Ponta Pequena, Paul do Mar, and Fajã da Ovelha in order to find some swell. Or, if you’re simply looking to recline on a sun lounger and soak up some rays, whilst listening to crystal clear waves break as they hit the shores, you will find plenty of man-made beaches & Lidos created for your leisure!

With a superb climate, close proximity to the coastline, wonderful cuisine, charming locals and astonishing scenery – this is a fabulous holiday choice for families & friends.

But while you're enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Madeira, you may well want to take some time out from all that sun worship to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we've put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

Download our Madeira travel guide >>


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Arco da Moradia is the perfect villa for any family. They will love the spacious open plan living room with all mod-cons, and a fantastic outdoor pool in which to play

The proximity to picturesque Calheta means a variety of activities are on offer from snorkelling and canoeing to surfing and windsurfing as well as some beautiful hiking trails

A fantastic lido can be found in Funchal, providing safe swimming opportunities for kids of any age

Beaches – Calheta boasts a lovely man-made sandy beach, ideal for families

Santa Maria de Colombo Boat trip - Looking straight out of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ the Santa Maria is a replica of Christopher Colombus’s ship that kids will absolutely love. The boat leaves twice a day for a trip out to sea looking to spot dolphins and whales. In the summer the boat will often drop anchor so you can jump in to the sea to cool off.

Whale Museum, Canical - The whale museum or Museu da Baleia is around 20 minutes-drive past the airport in a sleepy little fishing village. With audio sets (for adults and kids), it’s a great little place for a visit.

Cable Car ride, Funchal – This 20-minute cable car ride is a fantastic way to see the beautiful Island of Madeira from above and children will love spotting things as you travel up the mountain. The Monte Gardens at the top are also a great way to cool off in the Summer as they are so shaded, they also boast some wonderful ornamental gardens.

Toboggan ride, Funchal - If you take the cable car to the top of the main hill in Funchal one of the traditional ways to come back down again is by a wicker toboggan. Children will love this hair-raising activity!

Outdoor pools - Madeira’s outdoor pools are spectacular. The most famous, at Porto Moniz, are a lovely collection of natural swimming pools formed by volcanic lava. There is also a children’s pool here.

The Madeira Theme Park, Santana – This magnificent space is dedicated to the history, science and tradition of the Madeira Islands. A replica of the Monte train, traditional oxcarts and nets, a traditional Santana house, a windmill, a maze and even a lake are some of the Park’s fantastic attractions.

São Vicente Caves - The caves at São Vicente were formed when the lava from the volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago forced the hot liquid through the rock. Now it is possible to walk through some of these passageways which give a fascinating insight in to the geology of the area. There is a great museum and 3D cinema as part of the experience.

The Madeira Skywalk, Cabo Girão - Stand on the glass over 560 metres above the sea for draw-dropping views down the cliffs.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • DVD
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • Welcome Pack Included
  • Grocery Pre-shop Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €200, charged to clients' credit card 48 hours prior to the arrival and refunded in full after departure, subject to full damage inspection
Arrival time Between 4 - 10 pm, late arrival between 22h - 00h will have a penatly charge of €20, after 00h there will be a penalty charge of €40, to be paid in cash on arrival.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Not included in the rental price, extra €160 to be paid with the balance to OT. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Tax Included in the rental price
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 5 nights
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping is not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Pool heating charge? For those who require pool heating, there will be an additional charge of €45 per night; a minimum of 5 days is required (to be paid with the balance to OT). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 8, it will cost an additional £49 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 3rd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 £1,977 £2,767
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £2,076 £2,906
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 8th 2024 £2,224 £3,113
Jul 8th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £2,718 £3,805
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £1,977 £2,767
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £2,965 £4,151
Dec 23rd 2024 - Sep 4th 2025 £2,965 £4,151

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 8, it will cost an additional €54 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 3rd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 €2,151 €3,010
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €2,258 €3,161
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 8th 2024 €2,419 €3,387
Jul 8th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €2,957 €4,139
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €2,151 €3,010
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €3,226 €4,515
Dec 23rd 2024 - Sep 4th 2025 €3,226 €4,515

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 8, it will cost an additional $58 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 3rd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 $2,332 $3,265
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $2,449 $3,428
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 8th 2024 $2,624 $3,673
Jul 8th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $3,207 $4,489
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $2,332 $3,265
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $3,498 $4,897
Dec 23rd 2024 - Sep 4th 2025 $3,498 $4,897

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • A Dream Vacation!

    on 07/10/2019

    A magnificent place and a breathtaking view of the cliffs and the ocean, a comfortable and very well-appointed house surrounded by banana trees, everything is there for a successful stay!

  • It's a damned fine villa!

    on 05/03/2019

    We really like Arco da Moradia, we have stayed there three years running in February. The recent change of ownership has brought some nice improvements, with more contemporary furniture, a better living area layout, a modernised kitchen and most importantly heating for the swimming pool. There's a choice of areas to sit outside, and the garden is lovely.

  • Very good accomodation with stunning view over the ocean

    on 19/02/2019

    We liked the quietness, the swimming pool, the terrace, the views, the rooms and everything really...

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