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What Oliver loves…
- Stunning setting on hill overlooking the beach at Calheta, with the villa enjoying both countryside and sea views
- Offering plenty of space and light are the villa’s beautifully furnished rooms
- The games room with pool table provides hours of fun and entertainment
- Panoramic views can be enjoyed from the terrace that wraps around the villa, with areas to relax, dine and swim
Sitting in the hills above Calheta beach in Madeira is Villa Petrel, a holiday home that blends the traditional with the modern to beautiful effect. It boasts a spectacular position with panoramic views of both the sea and the surrounding countryside. The outside space truly makes the most of these views, with a terrace that wraps around the entire villa.
Featuring both contemporary and antique pieces of furniture, there’s a touch of luxury and elegance in every room. The colours and furnishings used are restful and natural, making Villa Petrel the perfect place for a relaxing stay.
The ground-floor, open-plan living space is bright and airy, with numerous windows and glass sliding doors that flood the whole area with light. The doors also open directly onto the terrace with its wonderful views. In the lounge space is a sofa and armchairs, with focal points being the stunning fireplace and flat screen television. Adjacent to this is the games room with a pool table for working up an appetite before dinner. Meals are served in the dining room next door, at a stylish table that seats up to six people. The kitchen is well-equipped, which makes preparing and cooking meals a breeze. There’s also a laundry for additional convenience.
All four bedrooms are on to the first floor. The master bedroom features a double bed, dressing area, ensuite bathroom and clear sea views. Another bedroom has a double bed and enjoys both sea and hillside views. The two remaining bedrooms both feature two single beds each. Also on this floor is where you’ll find the lovely family bathroom.
The terrace that surrounds the villa is extensive and features several different areas. Wherever you decide to relax, socialise or dine, the sea views are breathtaking and you feel as if you’re right above the water. Dotted around the terrace are charming seating and dining areas. The large, private infinity pool offers the very best views over the sea. It’s surrounded by an area with sun loungers, which you can relax on as you watch boats sail by. There’s also a covered barbecue area with built-in barbecue, outdoor kitchen and a dining table for enjoying al fresco meals.
What you should know…
- Take extra care with younger children around the infinity pool, as it is unfenced
- Not all bedrooms have ensuite facilities, but all guests have use of the luxurious bathroom
- The swimming pool can be heated for an additional cost if requested in advance
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!
Offering outstanding 360º panoramic views of the sea and mountains, Villa Petrel is a traditional Madeiran house wonderfully located on a bluff overlooking Calheta beach, yet very private and tranquil. The owner has furnished it beautifully combing contemporary furniture with some antique pieces.
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, TV, fireplace and access to a terrace
- Dining area for 6 people and access to a terrace
- Well equipped kitchen with dining area
- Games room with pool table and access to a terrace
- Utility roomq with washing machine
- Guest toilet
- Master bedroom with double bed, dressing area and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds
- Bedroom with two single beds
- Bedroom with double bed
- Shower room
- Private heated infinity swimming pool (6.20 - 3.30 m; depth 0.90 - 1.40 m)
- Large terrace and garden area
- Various sun loungers
- Outdoor dining
- Covered terrace
- Garden furniture
- Private parking
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Cot and highg chair
- Coffee machine
- Hair dryer
Tourist License: 29935/AL
Villa Petrel is ideally located for evening meals out in particular; with a restaurant just a few minutes’ walk away. There’s also another restaurant, a bakery and a couple of cafés within a 10-minute walk or five-minute drive. Head down to the waterfront and marina and Calheta and you’ll find an even greater choice of places to enjoy drinks and meals. You can stroll right down to this area in around 30 minutes if you’re feeling active!
Reward yourself with a leisurely afternoon spent on the sandy beach. It’s one of the few of its kind in Madeira, as the island’s beaches are naturally volcanic. The sand was brought in from Morocco, with Calheta being the first town to get a golden, sandy stretch to enjoy. It’s not just swimming that the sea is ideal for, you can also try a range of watersports. Popular activities include windsurfing, canoeing, waterskiing and scuba diving.
Also close to the marina is the clifftop museum, Casa das Mudas, which showcases great Portuguese contemporary art. Another place that’s well worth visiting is Engenho da Calheta, a working sugar cane factory. Here you can see how Maderia rum is made and even try a few drinks yourself. Another popular thing to do in Calheta is to hike through the lush hills, following trails to beautiful waterfalls and areas of stunning natural beauty. These trails and Levadas a few kilometres away and up the mountains and behind Calheta.
Just a 40-minute drive away is the city of Funchal, Madeira’s capital. Here you can ride the cable car up a mountain and stroll around beautiful botanical gardens. There’s also an old town area that history lovers in particular will enjoy exploring.
|Nearest Ferry Port||
Madeira Ferry Port
Lombo Do Doutor
As Fontes do Horacio
Palheiro Golf Course
Arco da Calheta Tennis Club
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!
Enjoy both quiet time and quality family time at Villa Petrel. Older children in particular will enjoy the games room with pool table and the outside terrace for some independence. Children of all ages will love splashing around and swimming in the infinity pool and enjoying al fresco meals cooked on the barbecue.
Less than a five-minute drive from the villa is Calheta’s lovely marina. Boats regularly leave from here on dolphin and whale-watching trips, so you can be jumping onboard for a family day out in no time at all. Species that you could spot include pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins. The crew are happy to help with any questions you might have and offer a relaxed and family-friendly overall experience.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Heated Pool
- Indoor Games
- Fenced Grounds
- 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 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!
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||Credit card details are required 2 weeks prior to departure for pre-authorisation.|
|Arrival time||4 pm|
|Departure time||10 am|
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in the rental price.|
|Heating costs included?||Yes, included in the rental price.|
|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.|
|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 €140 per week for a setting of 24C and a supplement of €30 for each additional degree (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.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 8, it will cost an additional £18 per person per night.
|Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 4th 2023||£1,777|
|Nov 4th 2023 - Dec 2nd 2023||£1,336|
|Dec 2nd 2023 - Dec 16th 2023||£1,143|
|Dec 16th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023||£1,231|
|Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 5th 2024||£1,802|
|Jan 5th 2024 - Feb 10th 2024||£1,097|
|Feb 10th 2024 - Feb 25th 2024||£1,236|
|Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024||£1,159|
|Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 14th 2024||£1,777|
|Apr 14th 2024 - May 25th 2024||£1,236|
|May 25th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024||£1,700|
|Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024||£2,163|
|Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024||£2,858|
|Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 8th 2024||£2,163|
|Sep 8th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024||£1,545|
|Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024||£1,159|
|Dec 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024||£1,043|
|Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 28th 2024||£1,700|
|Dec 28th 2024 - Apr 3rd 2025||£1,777|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 8, it will cost an additional €19 per person per night.
|Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 4th 2023||€1,924|
|Nov 4th 2023 - Dec 2nd 2023||€1,446|
|Dec 2nd 2023 - Dec 16th 2023||€1,237|
|Dec 16th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023||€1,332|
|Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 5th 2024||€1,951|
|Jan 5th 2024 - Feb 10th 2024||€1,188|
|Feb 10th 2024 - Feb 25th 2024||€1,338|
|Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024||€1,255|
|Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 14th 2024||€1,924|
|Apr 14th 2024 - May 25th 2024||€1,338|
|May 25th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024||€1,840|
|Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024||€2,342|
|Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024||€3,094|
|Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 8th 2024||€2,342|
|Sep 8th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024||€1,673|
|Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024||€1,255|
|Dec 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024||€1,129|
|Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 28th 2024||€1,840|
|Dec 28th 2024 - Apr 3rd 2025||€1,924|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 8, it will cost an additional $20 per person per night.
|Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 4th 2023||$2,035|
|Nov 4th 2023 - Dec 2nd 2023||$1,530|
|Dec 2nd 2023 - Dec 16th 2023||$1,308|
|Dec 16th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023||$1,410|
|Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 5th 2024||$2,064|
|Jan 5th 2024 - Feb 10th 2024||$1,257|
|Feb 10th 2024 - Feb 25th 2024||$1,416|
|Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024||$1,327|
|Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 14th 2024||$2,035|
|Apr 14th 2024 - May 25th 2024||$1,416|
|May 25th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024||$1,947|
|Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024||$2,477|
|Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024||$3,274|
|Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 8th 2024||$2,477|
|Sep 8th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024||$1,770|
|Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024||$1,327|
|Dec 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024||$1,195|
|Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 28th 2024||$1,947|
|Dec 28th 2024 - Apr 3rd 2025||$2,035|
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.
The stay in Villa Petrel was perfect, villa is great with amazing view! Great contact with the host!
Sehr schönes Haus
Sehr schönes Haus, optimal gepflegt, mit schöner Aussicht auf das Meer und guter Lage. Wir werden gerne wiederkommen.
Better than in pics!
Beautiful house. Lovely owners. The photos don't fully do it justice. The house is very well designed and finished beautifully. Lots of amenities with well fitted out kitchen. Plenty of indoor and outdoor areas to sit in both shade and sun. The house is kept very clean. Mecia was very pleasant and accommodating as our flight was delayed. We had a fabulous week. We had the pool heated and definitely worth it. The location is a nice quieter spot. I would recommend the restaurant at the bottom of the hill, approx 200m away. Also as Madeira is very hilly make sure to get a car with enough power.
Wonderful house in a wonderful location!
Very spacious house, tastefully furnished and decorated, and equipped with everything that one needs. We enjoyed the pool, the sun terrace, the patio with the barbecue, the billiard table etc. The views are stunning, and the location is great because of the proximity of Calheta beach and the short drive to Funchal and other places on the south coast.
Perfect villa to spend your vacation! There were plenty of room for of us(7)! And what a view to the ocen! Would come back! Thank you!
This place is fabulous!
This place is fabulous! We came with 6 people from the age of 25-90 and we all really enjoyed staying here. The villa is huge and very pretty, on the outside and the inside. There's plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the views of the sea and the mountains, and relax by the pool, play some pool, eat outside and explore the island. Our whole experience was great and we felt very welcome; definitely a superhost!
The Villa was really beautiful and had everything you need for a relaxing holiday. My mum walks with a stick so parts of the patio were really difficult for her to negotiate, especially by the pool which is accessed by a steep ramp or narrow steps. Other that that she was fine. The villa is very comfortable and the hosts are very helpful. They had left provisions in the fridge for when we arrived which was lovely after a long journey. The driveway up to the property is very steep and narrow and takes a little getting used to!! The views from the patio are beautiful and we had some lovely sunsets when we were there. There are lots of outdoor areas, some under cover and we even made Paella in the giant pan on the barbecue outside!! Overall we had a very relaxing time and would definitely recommend this property to others.
Highly recommended property
A very comfortable and very beautiful property. Gorgeous views and great outdoor areas.
A beautiful villa that is fully equipped in a quiet area. The infinity pool merges into the ocean and enhances the view. An exotic stay! Especially when we visit the surrounding corners!
Lovely house with stunning views
We had a wonderful relaxing stay at Villa Petrel. The house is high up on the hill, with views of the sea, and the terrace gets sun all day. The house is well equipped, comfortable and beautifully clean. Calheta is a short drive away, with a supermarket and restaurants. Thank you so much, we really enjoyed our stay.
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