Villa Achada

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Sleeps: 2 - 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

Perched on the hillside in the quiet village of Sitio Ladeira das Voltas on the south coast of the island, this stunning property with private pool, parking and three spacious bedrooms is an idyllic base for a holiday for six in Madeira. You will love this stylish property, although very new it sits perfectly with the houses that have been there for so many years, its whitewashed walls and red tiled roof meld into the terraced hillside. The accommodation is set over two levels with private parking one level below.

Inside, the villa is far from traditional, the ground floor open plan lounge and dining area is so welcoming with its neutral décor and lime green accessories picking the green from the foliage of the plants on the terrace, the large sofa is set looking out to the furnished terrace one way and over the village to the Atlantic Ocean the other. The beautiful dining area sits six around a very smart table and chairs, another of the eye catching features is the lovely wood burning stove you may wish to use if you were to take your holiday early or late in the season.  For ease of access the kitchen opens directly onto the BBQ and outside dining area, for the days you arrive home from market with an armful of ingredients for dinner.

The three large bedrooms are all on the upper level, the master bedroom is particularly stunning, simply furnished in neutral tones with access to the terrace for that first coffee of the morning or to watch Madeira go to sleep at the end of the day. The absolute WOW factor is the bathroom, a large bath, big enough for two, right in front of a window overlooking the bay, be assured none can see you, one of the perks of this terraced location.  The second double bedroom also has access to a terrace, and a magnificent whirlpool bath/shower, just not in front of the window.  There is a further bedroom furnished with two single beds.

The poolside terrace, accessible through the lounge, has the very best sunny aspect to encourage you to relax, read your favourite book or dry off after a swim.  The terrace is furnished with comfortable sofas, loungers and smaller side tables should you wish to sit at the terrace edge for the best of the views. The mosaic tiled pool can be heated by prior arrangement should you so wish.  

These most excellent facilities and the stunning view from the terrace make Villa Achada a first class base for your family holiday or a break away with friends in Madeira.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The terraced style of this property means there are quite a few steps to be negotiated
  • You can request that the pool is heated before your arrival

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Satellite TV DVD Heating

The Villa

Villa Achada is simply unique, offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, from both within the house and out on the deck. In addition to the breath taking views, guests can enjoy the villa’s outdoor space, tastefully decorated with decking, great outdoor dinning area, a wonderful relaxing sitting area, as well as having a heated pool at one´s disposal

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable sofa, arm chairs, satellite TV and access to the terrace
- Open plan dining area for 6 people and electric fireplace
- Well equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, oven, dishwasher, dishes/cutlery, kitchen utensils, coffee machine, toaster and kettle
- Guest toilet

First Floor
- Master bedroom with double bed, access to a terrace and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds
- Bedroom with double bed
- Family bathroom
- Guest toilet

Exterior Grounds
- Private heated sea salt-water swimming pool (extra cost, see T&Cs) (5.7m x 3.4m, max depth 1.6 m, min depth 1.2 m)
- Large terraced area
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Various sun loungers
- Garden furniture
- Various parasols
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Electric heating
- Flat Screen TV
- DVD player
- Cot Available
- High chair available
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair dryer

Touristic Registration Number: 23001/AL


About the surrounding area of Villa Achada
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Sitio Ladeira das Voltasis a small traditional village with several restaurants, cafes and shops sits on the hillside on the outskirts of Calheta surrounded by banana plantations and vineyards. This particular part of the coastline is formed like a natural amphitheatre and seems to have a microclimate all of its own, with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures. It is also perfectly placed with easy access across the island as one of the main routes to the west is only a short distance away.  

Because of its volcanic origins only around one third of the land mass of Madeira is inhabited, and most of that is of course around the coast meaning you are never too far from the next village or small town. Calheta heading towards the north of the island is the main centre for sugar cane production, the exquisite Engenho da Calheta, one of the island’s two surviving sugar mills is now a museum, the mill uses locally produced sugar cane to make honey and a potent firewater known as aguardente from distilled cane syrup.

There is a man made beach here in Calheta but a much better experience can be had at Porto Moniz, a charming little town on the north west tip of the island, the main attraction here is the natural swimming pools, incredible lava rock tidal pools where you can swim, explore and snorkel.  If you are confident in the water on a calm day there is much to explore underwater on the seaward side of the natural pools.  Another thrill for the experienced swimmer is the 3m high diving board from the natural pools into the ocean.  

Walking in Madeira is a thoroughly unique experience, there are many trails marked along the Levadas which run along the mountainside.  These man made waterways were built as an irrigation system for the plantations nearer the coast.  There are some 860 miles of these, incredible on an island only 35 miles long, the walking is as spectacular as it is varied.

A trip to the Funchal, the capitol of the island is a must, a beautiful, vibrant city with a very laid back atmosphere. The Madeiran people are so proud of their small island whatever you do whether it be shopping, eating or visiting some of the fabulous church building you are assured of a very warm and courteous reception. One particularly special thing to do is to take the cable car from the old town up to the hillside village of Monte. From here the views are spectacular, and the trip back down will be the most fun you will have had all day. Climb into a wicker basket driven by two carreiros and scream to your hearts content as they hurtle you down through the cobbled streets in half the time it took to go up.     

Eating out all along this east coast is an absolute delight, the fish and fruit in particular so fresh, and the cooking style very adventurous, one of the (delicious) specialities being scabbard fish with banana!

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Madeira Airport

(50 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Porto Santo Ferry Port

(32 km)

Nearest Village Arco de Calheta

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Calheta

(6 km)

Nearest Restaurant Costa Verde Restaurant

(500 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar La Fronteira

(3 km)

Nearest Supermarket Meu Super Canhas

(7 km)

Nearest Beach Madalena do Mar Beach

(5 km)

Nearest Golf Palheiro Golf Course

(38 km)

Nearest Tennis Arco de Calheta Tennis Club

(2 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 Kids Ideal for Teens

Children will love Villa Achada, whether it be little ones running around the poolside or older ones enjoying the pool and the lounging around afterwards.  There is of course wi-fi so that they don’t lose touch with the outside world whilst on holiday. 

Children love a trip to the beach, despite its volcanic origins there are so many to choose from, they’re just a bit different to those at home. The beach at Ponta do Sol (point of the sun) only a few miles away, is a lovely little spot with a palm lined promenade fronting the pebble beach. It is well protected from the waves by the promontory which gives this quaint place its name making it ideal for some swimming or snorkeling.

If you were to take the trip to the Lava pools at Porto Moniz you might like to take them to Madeira's aquarium, it adds to the day out and keeps them out of the sun for a little while whilst they learn more about the local marine life.

São Vicente Caves would be another great stop, driving this way cuts across the island back to the villa. The caves were formed when the lava from the volcanic eruptions thousands of years forcing 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.

A great day out in Funchal can be had by all, one of the most popular museums is the CR7 beside the Ocean Liner terminal. The Madeiran people are so proud on their most famous son Cristiano Ronaldo who was born here in the city, this museum is dedicated to his achievements and houses his many trophies and strips. At a visit to the farmers market they will be horrified to see the black scabbard fish they tasted earlier in your stay, perhaps the ugliest fish they will ever see. And of course, there’s the thrill of the ride in the cable car heading up to Monte as they see the city getting smaller and smaller as you glide over the rooftops below. 

Madeira as a family holiday destination has so much to offer and Villa Achada is perfect to return to at the end of a busy day out.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • 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

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds


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 transfers
- 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 Credit card details might be ask as guarantee.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure 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.
End of stay cleaning included? Not included in the rental price, extra €140 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.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 5 nights
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
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.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the renal price.
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 2 people: For every additional guest up to 6, it will cost an additional £30 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 5th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £1,330 £1,862
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 £1,527 £2,138
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £1,355 £1,896
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 £1,133 £1,586
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 3rd 2024 £1,478 £2,069
Jan 3rd 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 £838 £1,172
Mar 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 £1,133 £1,586
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £1,330 £1,862
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £1,527 £2,138
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £1,355 £1,896
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 6th 2024 £1,133 £1,586

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people: For every additional guest up to 6, it will cost an additional €32 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 5th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €1,452 €2,032
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 €1,667 €2,333
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €1,479 €2,070
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 €1,237 €1,731
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 3rd 2024 €1,613 €2,258
Jan 3rd 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 €914 €1,280
Mar 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 €1,237 €1,731
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €1,452 €2,032
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €1,667 €2,333
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €1,479 €2,070
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 6th 2024 €1,237 €1,731

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people: For every additional guest up to 6, it will cost an additional $34 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 5th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $1,552 $2,173
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 $1,782 $2,495
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $1,581 $2,213
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 $1,323 $1,851
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 3rd 2024 $1,725 $2,415
Jan 3rd 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 $978 $1,368
Mar 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 $1,323 $1,851
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $1,552 $2,173
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $1,782 $2,495
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $1,581 $2,213
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 6th 2024 $1,323 $1,851

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.


  • Amazing!!!

    on 15/09/2021

    House is Fantastic, the view is stunning, the temperature is always pleasant to enjoy the pool and sunset.... The attention of the staff and service 5 *.

  • Fabulous villa with wonderful views

    on 11/08/2019

    Spacious, tastefully furnished and very well-equipped. The management team were very helpful and polite and could always be contacted when needed.

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