Villa Girao

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Sleeps: 4 - 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5


Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

A homely and spacious villa based just a short drive away from the riveting region of Calheta, Villa Girao is an amazing property for those who are in desperate need of a truly relaxing break. As you approach the exterior of this property, you will come across a large stretch of emerald-green grass that seems to span as far as the eye can see. This property is also home to a considerable swimming pool, giving guests a chance to either take a dip in the refreshingly cool water or sunbathe on the soft grass whenever they please. In turn, guests will not struggle to occupy their time throughout their stay on this impeccable property. Guests are also encouraged to make use of the many spectacular outdoor terraces found on-site. Therefore, guests can enjoy a series of immaculate al fresco dining experiences as they appreciate the tremendous views that surround them.
Travelling inside, this villa is well decorated with a selection of characteristic decor. Therefore, guests now have the chance to revel in a truly stunning and stylish holiday home. The living room showcases an extremely large sofa that allows guests to truly lounge and relax in whichever way they please. As such, guests can use this space to catch up with their favourite shows using the flatscreen TV that sits at the back of the room. Opposite the living area is the dining area, a space that collates a wealth of attractive furnishing to help build a charming environment. In turn, guests can delve into a selection of daily meals whilst using the slim light wooden table and accompanying set of blush pink chairs. Moving on to the kitchen, guests will be taken aback by the pure white cupboards and sleek granite surfaces that help to truly accentuate this space. Therefore, guests are free to prepare and serve a collection of irresistible meals throughout the duration of their spellbinding trip. The ground floor is also home to two beautiful bedrooms. Both of these rooms contain luxurious double beds, making them ideal for those who may find it difficult to climb stairs.
The first floor also includes an additional two bedrooms. These rooms also make good use of double beds to ensure that guests can achieve a deeply restful night’s sleep.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The fireplace is not available for use as it is considered to be a decorative piece
  • Pets are forbidden on this property
  • There are no handrails leading into the pool so children must be supervised
  • A cot and a highchair are provided on arrival

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Coffee Machine Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Parking Space

The Villa

Villa Girao follows the traditional lines of the Madeiran architecture combining it with modern decor to give you greater comfort and up-to-dateness. Incredible views are what await you at our house.

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, TV and access to the garden
- Open plan dining area for 8 people and access to the garden
- Well equipped kitchen with access to the garden
- Guest toilet
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed, access to a balcony and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room

- Games room with access to the garden

Exterior Grounds
- Private heated swimming pool
- Ample terrace area
- Covered terrace
- Various sun loungers
- Outdoor dining
- Garden furniture
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Washing machine
- Cot and high chair
- Hair dryer

Tourist Registration Number: 132837/AL


About the surrounding area of Villa Girao
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Girao can be found just a short 5-minute drive away from the centre of Calheta, offering guests the opportunity to explore this thought-provoking region in a stress-free manner. One of Calheta’s most prominent commodities is its wine, which can be found scattered throughout the many bars and restaurants throughout this region. Thus, guests are encouraged to explore each of these establishments in full, taking in the delicious taste of the artisan wine as well as the energetic atmosphere that surrounds them. If you wish to take a closer look at this production, you can embark on a guided tour of the Madeira Wine Institute. Here, guests will learn more about the crucial art of winemaking as well as how it has managed to boost the region’s entire economy. The Madeira Wine Institute can be found just over 40 minutes away from the villa.
Casa du Mudas is an incredibly striking art gallery that can be found at the very top of a looming cliff. Thus, this attraction is able to offer awe-inspiring views of the local area as well as a wealth of remarkable contemporary art pieces. This establishment is filled to the brim with enticing pieces, including those crafted by geniuses such as Dali and Miro. Guests must explore every aspect of this bustling hub of culture, observing the nuances of the deeply eccentric European contemporary art scene. Casa du Mudas is located just over 5 minutes away from Villa Girao.
Since this region is well recognised for its rich biodiversity, a boat trip is a must-do activity for adventurous tourists. A majority of these tours depart from the local marina, which is situated around 10 minutes away from the villa. From here, guests will be taken to a series of remote and secluded bays, where they will be able to observe a collection of remarkable dolphins as they leap in and out of the peaceful water. Once you return back to the marina, make sure that you delve into the range of seafood dishes that can be found here. In turn, guests are free to enjoy delicacies such as fresh fish served with artisan olive oil and parsley as they watch the small boats float along the clear water.

Read more about Calheta

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Madeira Airport

(52 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Porto Santo Ferry Port

(35 km)

Nearest Village Prazeres

(6 km)

Nearest Town/City Calheta

(3 km)

Nearest Restaurant Ilidio's Restaurant

(950 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub D'Alma Wine Bar

(2 km)

Nearest Supermarket Merchan Mini market

(550 m)

Nearest Beach Calheta Beach

(4 km)

Nearest Golf Palheiro Golf Course

(41 km)

Nearest Tennis Arco da Calheta Tennis Club

(7 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

Calheta is often commended for its wealth of fascinating landmarks and insightful attractions, making it a perfect place to visit if you have incredibly inquisitive children. The Sugar Cane Mill and Museum is a deeply alluring establishment that celebrates the lifecycle and versatility of this humble crop. Inside, you will have the chance to marvel at a vast array of machinery and artefacts, offering children a deeper understanding of agriculture and how it impacts this lively town. Throughout the festive period, this museum showcases a unique Nativity scene that has been crafted with an elevated sense of care and detail. The Sugar Cane Mill and Museum can be found just over 5 minutes away from Villa Girao.
If you are travelling with older children who are keen to embark on a much more thrilling adventure, a scuba diving excursion is a real treat. Calheta Diving Centre is a deeply prized organisation that pairs guests with a trained instructor to ensure that they fully understand the basic elements of this sport. Thus, children will feel entirely safe and secure throughout the duration of their dive. Once they have submerged themselves under the sapphire-blue sea, guests will be able to marvel at an assortment of marine creatures from a unique and intimate perspective. In turn, this is a great activity for those who are eager to complete a truly unforgettable experience during their time in this spellbinding region. Calheta Diving Centre is based around 10 minutes away from the villa.
This region is often celebrated for its wide array of flawless beaches, such as the stunning Praia da Calheta, which is situated a little over 5 minutes away from Villa Girao. This beach is most noted for its abundance of imported sand, a majority of which is derived from North Africa. Thus, guests can sink their toes in this soft golden sand as they learn to become more mindful of the soothing sounds and scents that amplify the sheer beauty of this area. Guests must also take a short walk into the local town and experience the variety of bars and restaurants on offer. Thus, guests can delve into a delicious meal before returning back to the beach to relax some more.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football


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 services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. 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 client’s credit card by the owner before/upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm; late arrival between 10 pm - 12 am will have a supplement of €20, and after midnight €40, to be paid in cash on arrival.
Departure time 10 am
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? No.
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.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 5 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 €45 per night (to be paid to OT prior to travel). 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 rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of 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 8, it will cost an additional £25 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 29th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 £1,190 £1,665
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 3rd 2024 £1,586 £2,220
Jan 3rd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 £1,090 £1,526
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £1,437 £2,012
Jul 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £1,685 £2,359
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £1,289 £1,804
Dec 21st 2024 - Jun 1st 2025 £1,685 £2,359

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 8, it will cost an additional €27 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 29th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 €1,290 €1,806
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 3rd 2024 €1,720 €2,408
Jan 3rd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 €1,183 €1,656
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €1,559 €2,183
Jul 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €1,828 €2,559
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €1,398 €1,957
Dec 21st 2024 - Jun 1st 2025 €1,828 €2,559

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 8, it will cost an additional $30 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 29th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 $1,420 $1,988
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 3rd 2024 $1,894 $2,651
Jan 3rd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 $1,302 $1,823
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $1,716 $2,402
Jul 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $2,012 $2,816
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $1,539 $2,154
Dec 21st 2024 - Jun 1st 2025 $2,012 $2,816

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.


  • Very spacious and comfortable

    on 08/07/2022

    A lot of space, comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen, easy parking, very quiet area

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