Small Bay Villa

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Sleeps: 4 - 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Parking Space


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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.

Oliver Approved

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!

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool BBQ Coffee Machine Hairdryer Satellite TV TV Parking Space Seaview

The Villa

Small Bay Villa is the perfect choice if you are seeking a well-furnished welcoming villa with sea-views for a family holiday, or as a base for exploring Madeira. Being located in Calheta, you will experience the best weather in Madeira. Located on the cliff above the Calheta beach and resort, sea-views are possible from all rooms and the solarium.

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, TV and access to a terrace
- Games room with comfortable seating, TV, tennis table, exercise bike and access to a side terrace
- Open plan dining area for 6 people
- Well equipped kitchen with dining area and access to the terrace
- Laundry room with washing machine
- Guest toilet
- Bedroom with double bed, access to the terrace and en-suite bathroom

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed and access to a balcony
- Bedroom with two single beds
- Family bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private heated swimming pool (7 x 3 m; depth 0.90 - 1.36 m)
- Ample terrace and garden area
- Various sun loungers
- Outdoor dining
- Covered terrace
- Garden furniture
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Cot and highg chair
- Coffee machine
- Hair dryer

Tourist License: 87859/AL


About the surrounding area of Small Bay Villa
<1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Tourist Towns & Villages Seafront
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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.

Read more about Calheta

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Funchal Airport

(50 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Madeira Ferry Port

(32 km)

Nearest Village Lombo do Doutor

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Calheta

(2 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurante Convento das Vinhas

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Sociedade dos Engenhos da Calheta

(4 km)

Nearest Supermarket Pingo Doce

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Calheta Beach

(2 km)

Nearest Golf Palheiro Golf Course

(38 km)

Nearest Tennis Arco da Calheta Tennis Court

(5 km)


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 Teens

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

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services 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

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 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 16:00 - 19:00
Departure time 10:00
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Not available on this property.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? For those who require pool heating, there will be an additional charge of €120 per week for a setting of 24C and a supplement of €30 for each additional degree up to a amaximum of 26C. (to be paid locally in cash on arrival). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax Tourist Tax not applicable
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 6, it will cost an additional £11 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 £659 £922
Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 14th 2024 - £1,344
Apr 14th 2024 - May 25th 2024 - £960
May 25th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 - £1,344
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - £1,421
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - £1,805
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 8th 2024 - £1,383
Sep 8th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - £1,268
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 - £922
Dec 21st 2024 - Aug 28th 2025 - £1,383

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 6, it will cost an additional €12 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 €717 €1,004
Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 14th 2024 - €1,464
Apr 14th 2024 - May 25th 2024 - €1,046
May 25th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 - €1,464
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - €1,547
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - €1,965
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 8th 2024 - €1,505
Sep 8th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - €1,380
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 - €1,004
Dec 21st 2024 - Aug 28th 2025 - €1,505

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 6, it will cost an additional $13 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 $777 $1,087
Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 14th 2024 - $1,585
Apr 14th 2024 - May 25th 2024 - $1,133
May 25th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 - $1,585
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - $1,676
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - $2,129
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 8th 2024 - $1,631
Sep 8th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - $1,495
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 - $1,087
Dec 21st 2024 - Aug 28th 2025 - $1,631

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.


  • Small Bay Villa

    on 10/03/2023

    Das Haus hat unsere Erwartungen deutlich übertroffen. Gerne sofort wieder:)

  • Fantastic Villa

    on 18/12/2022

    Cinc dias fantastics excursions, menjar i bonas carreteras.

  • Un séjour de rêve

    on 27/10/2022

    Madère est une île merveilleuse les habitants sont charmants Calheta est le village à privilégier pour le climat et cette maison est juste l'endroit où passer un séjour de rêve

  • Lovely

    on 01/10/2022

    Lovely place and excellent host.

  • Modern but homely

    on 12/09/2022

    This place is amazing, exactly as advertised, it's a great size, location, it's modern but homely, the pool, the sunset, the facilities absolutely perfect! We stayed here as a couple looking for a nice private affordable place for our honeymoon, we bought our one year old girl who had endless fun in the pool! The house was very safe for her having just learnt to walk she was pattering about most of the holiday and no injuries, phew! The location is great, close to town without being on busy noisey roads, you also don't feel overlooked at all, the house feels very private. 100% recommend, lovely place and really easy, helpful hosts!

  • Tolles Haus

    on 29/05/2022

    Tolles Haus mit tollem Blick aufs Meer und Pool. Sehr schön eingerichtetes Haus, sehr sauber und stillvolle. Die Räume sind sehr groß und es ist alles da, was man für einen schönen Urlaub benötigt. Einkaufszentrum , Strand gleich um die Ecke.

  • Super emplacement

    on 15/03/2022

    Super emplacement, belle vue, bonne literie, très propre, bel accueil.

  • This is is great villa furnished to a very high standard

    on 28/04/2019

    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

    on 12/03/2019

    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! *****

    on 04/03/2019

    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

    on 05/02/2019

    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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