Small Bay Villa
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What Oliver loves…
- Beautiful hillside setting with spectacular views over the sea and Calheta town
- The bright and spacious rooms throughout, most of which offer sea views
- The fantastic leisure room with its range of games and fitness equipment
- Sea-facing terrace with private pool, outdoor seating and barbecue
Small Bay Villa is peacefully set into the rugged, green hills overlooking the sea in the town of Calheta on Madeira’s southwest coast. This contemporary holiday home is bright and airy, with almost every room offering beautiful views across the water.
The layout of Small Bay Villa has been designed to maximise its location so close to the sea. Sliding doors in many of the rooms open straight onto the main terrace or balcony, which really brings the outside in.
On the ground floor is a lovely, light open-plan living/dining space with patio doors that lead you out onto the terrace. There’s a large sofa for enjoying family nights watching films on the flat screen television and a dining table that seats up to six people for meals. The kitchen is fully-fitted and well-equipped with all the amenities you could need. A convenient feature is the separate laundry room with washing machine, ironing board and iron.
Also on this floor is the master bedroom, which features a king-size bed, television, ensuite bathroom and terrace access. The most impressive room of all on the ground floor is the spacious games/leisure room. Here you’ll find a casual seating area with television, a table tennis table, table games, an exercise bike and some yoga mats.
Upstairs are the remaining two bedrooms, with both being of a good size. One has a king-size bed, television and private balcony with seating and stunning views. The other bedroom features two single beds and a television. Also on this floor is a well-appointed family bathroom.
The entirety of the outside space is sea-facing and therefore makes the very best of the picturesque surrounding scenery. The terrace is home to a private swimming pool, a selection of sun loungers, a seating area and a portable barbecue. It’s the perfect place to end evenings unwinding with a drink as the sun sets over the sea.
What you should know…
- The pool is unfenced, so take extra care with younger children
- Despite not all bedrooms having ensuite facilities, there’s a beautiful family bathroom for all guests to use
- Other properties are nearby, but you aren’t overlooked
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!
Small Bay Villa is a 3-bedroom villa that has direct views over Calheta. With a private swimming pool and modern facilities, this is an excellent choice for a family holiday.
- King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Utility Room
- King bedroom, with balcony
- Twin bedroom
- Communal bathroom
- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access (7mx3m, with a depth of 0.9m to 1.36m)
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers
Enjoying such a privileged position within the small town of Calheta means that amenities are on your doorstep at Small Bay Villa. Within a five-minute drive are restaurants, bars and cafés, with the choice increasing the closer you get to the waterfront area.
Drive five minutes down to the coast and you’ll find one of the few sandy beaches on the island. The sand here was brought in from Morocco, with Calheta being the first place in Madeira to have an artificial beach. The beach is protected by sea walls, making it a laidback place to relax and to go swimming in the calm water. As well as relaxing on a sun lounger and simply listening to the sea lapping the shore, you can also try a variety of watersports. Popular activities include canoeing, scuba diving, waterskiing and windsurfing. Meanwhile, the marina is where you can head out on dolphin and whale-watching boat trips.
Other points of interest close to the seafront include Casa das Mudas, a clifftop museum that showcases some impressive contemporary art. Another fascinating museum can be enjoyed when you visit Engenho da Calheta, a working sugar cane factory that shows you how Madeira rum is made. Hiking is another great activity in this area, with the lush, green hills full of trails to follow. You’ll come across beautiful waterfalls and all sorts of colourful plants that the island is famous for.
Madeira’s capital, Funchal, is just a 40-minute drive away. The highlights here include taking the cable car right to the top of a mountain, strolling around stunning botanical gardens and exploring the city’s old town area.
Campo de Ténis - Ponta do Sol
|Nearest Ferry Port||
Calheta, meaning ‘Small Cove’, is where many tourists flock to in order to indulge in beautiful man-made beaches 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.
Prior to Booking
Please be aware that Madeira is an island nation that experiences weather patterns dictated by the North Atlantic Ocean. This sub-tropical rainforest type climate can result in the island experiencing erractic weather patterns. When thinking about booking your holiday to Madeira, please consult Foreign travel advice for more information.
Tourists who are British Citizens will not require a visa and upon arrival and Departure Tax is included in most flight costs. Please check Entry Requirements before departure.
2020 Local Public Holidays
1st January - New Year's Day
40 Days before Easter - Carnival Tuesday
10th April - Good Friday & Easter Sunday
25th April - Liberty Day
1st May - Labour Day
10th June - Portugal Day
11th June - Fest of Corpus Christi
1st July - Madeira Day
15th August - Our Lady of Assumption Day
5th October - Day of the Republic
1st November - All Saint's Day
1st December - Restoration of Independence Day
8th December - Immaculate Conception Day
25th December - Christmas Day
26th December - Boxing Day
Madeira is served by Madeira International Airport Cristiano Ronaldo CR7, Funchal.
From the UK:
Direct flights are available from London on Air Portugal, British Airways, easyJet and many others. Chartered flights are also available from several other UK airports.
Small Bay Villa is a great place to call home during your holiday in this beautiful part of Madeira. The villa has a very family-friendly layout, and the games/leisure room is sure to be popular with children of any age. As is the swimming pool for splashing about and having fun.
One thing you must do when staying in Calheta is to go on a dolphin and whale-watching trip, which the children will absolutely love. It’s just a five-minute drive down to the marina from where you can jump on a boat and set sail. The crew are friendly and knowledgeable and will point out all the different types of animals along the way. These might include pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- Walk to Restaurant
- <1hr to Airport
- Tennis Nearby
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Heated Pool
- Table Tennis
- Maid Service Available
- Maid Service 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!
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€200 to be paid in cash upon arrival|
|Arrival time||4.00 p.m.|
|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?||Included in the rental price|
|Tax||Included in the rental price|
|Minimum stay||7 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?||Please request - Pool Temperature of 24ºC is €120 per week, 25ºC is €150 per week & 26ºC is €180 per week. To be paid in cash on upon arrival.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Parties are not permitted at this villa|
|Other 2||Cot & High Chair available upon request|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 6, it will cost an additional £80 per person per night.
|May 24th 2022 - May 28th 2022||£761|
|May 28th 2022 - Jul 1st 2022||£962|
|Jul 1st 2022 - Jul 23rd 2022||£1,282|
|Jul 23rd 2022 - Aug 28th 2022||£1,522|
|Aug 28th 2022 - Sep 11th 2022||£1,282|
|Sep 11th 2022 - Nov 1st 2022||£1,138|
|Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 1st 2022||£761|
|Dec 1st 2022 - Dec 21st 2022||£721|
|Dec 21st 2022 - Jan 2nd 2023||£962|
|Jan 2nd 2023 - Feb 11th 2023||£721|
|Feb 11th 2023 - Feb 19th 2023||£801|
|Feb 19th 2023 - Apr 8th 2023||£761|
|Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 23rd 2023||£1,138|
|Apr 23rd 2023 - May 27th 2023||£761|
|May 27th 2023 - Jun 30th 2023||£962|
|Jun 30th 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023||£1,282|
|Jul 22nd 2023 - Aug 27th 2023||£1,522|
|Aug 27th 2023 - Sep 10th 2023||£1,282|
|Sep 10th 2023 - Oct 31st 2023||£1,138|
|Oct 31st 2023 - Nov 25th 2023||£761|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 6, it will cost an additional €89 per person per night.
|May 24th 2022 - May 28th 2022||€842|
|May 28th 2022 - Jul 1st 2022||€1,063|
|Jul 1st 2022 - Jul 23rd 2022||€1,417|
|Jul 23rd 2022 - Aug 28th 2022||€1,683|
|Aug 28th 2022 - Sep 11th 2022||€1,417|
|Sep 11th 2022 - Nov 1st 2022||€1,258|
|Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 1st 2022||€842|
|Dec 1st 2022 - Dec 21st 2022||€797|
|Dec 21st 2022 - Jan 2nd 2023||€1,063|
|Jan 2nd 2023 - Feb 11th 2023||€797|
|Feb 11th 2023 - Feb 19th 2023||€886|
|Feb 19th 2023 - Apr 8th 2023||€842|
|Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 23rd 2023||€1,258|
|Apr 23rd 2023 - May 27th 2023||€842|
|May 27th 2023 - Jun 30th 2023||€1,063|
|Jun 30th 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023||€1,417|
|Jul 22nd 2023 - Aug 27th 2023||€1,683|
|Aug 27th 2023 - Sep 10th 2023||€1,417|
|Sep 10th 2023 - Oct 31st 2023||€1,258|
|Oct 31st 2023 - Nov 25th 2023||€842|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 6, it will cost an additional $94 per person per night.
|May 24th 2022 - May 28th 2022||$898|
|May 28th 2022 - Jul 1st 2022||$1,134|
|Jul 1st 2022 - Jul 23rd 2022||$1,512|
|Jul 23rd 2022 - Aug 28th 2022||$1,795|
|Aug 28th 2022 - Sep 11th 2022||$1,512|
|Sep 11th 2022 - Nov 1st 2022||$1,342|
|Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 1st 2022||$898|
|Dec 1st 2022 - Dec 21st 2022||$851|
|Dec 21st 2022 - Jan 2nd 2023||$1,134|
|Jan 2nd 2023 - Feb 11th 2023||$851|
|Feb 11th 2023 - Feb 19th 2023||$945|
|Feb 19th 2023 - Apr 8th 2023||$898|
|Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 23rd 2023||$1,342|
|Apr 23rd 2023 - May 27th 2023||$898|
|May 27th 2023 - Jun 30th 2023||$1,134|
|Jun 30th 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023||$1,512|
|Jul 22nd 2023 - Aug 27th 2023||$1,795|
|Aug 27th 2023 - Sep 10th 2023||$1,512|
|Sep 10th 2023 - Oct 31st 2023||$1,342|
|Oct 31st 2023 - Nov 25th 2023||$898|
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.
This is is great villa furnished to a very high standard
This is is great villa furnished to a very high standard with new big beds and lots of space inside, the table tennis/games room was great and so was constant hot water. The villa is plenty big enough for 6 people. However, we found the outside space a bit small and doesn't get any sun until 2-3 in the afternoon. We had a bit of an issue with next doors BBQ that is right on the wall boundary, it was running for an afternoon/next morning as a wood burner cooking meat, we were totally smoked out and had to go out until they were finished. The host is great though, lovely lady and quick response should you need it. Funchal is around 45 mins away, car is essential
A great family option
Small Bay Villa is a really charming holiday home. We found it had everything we needed for a great stay. The kitchen has everything you need and there is a utility room where the owner kindly supplied us with washing powders. The highlight for us were the views from the poolside. At night you can see so many stars and during the morning, you can see a stunning sunrise.
We found it really useful having a car during our stay. The villa is accessed up a steep and winding road, but there is a good-sized private parking space.
Calheta and the rest of the Island is really really pretty!
Amazing views! *****
Stunning views from the bedrooms and balcony.
The kitchen is completely equipped and the villa was very clean!
It feels very private between the bedrooms on the top floor and bottom floor, very comfy beds as well!
The heated pool was an added bonus for the March weather.
It was such a nice stay
It was such a nice stay:) The house was clean, the ocean view is insane and you can chill out in the pool. We are very glad we found this place!
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