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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
Villa Petrel is a 3-bedroom villa along the sloping hills of Calheta. The villa has a private swimming pool and a large veranda.
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Utility room
- King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom
- Two Twin bedrooms
- Communal bathroom
- Private infinity swimming pool, with Roman steps access (6.2mx3.3m, with a depth of 0.9m to 1.4m)
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers
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.
As Fontes do Horácio
D'ALMA - Wine Bar
Praia da Calheta
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.
Local Public Holidays
1st January - New Year's Day
40 Days before Easter - Carnival Tuesday
21st March - Good Friday & Easter Sunday
25th April - Liberty Day
1st May - Worker's Day
10th June - Portugal Day
8 weeks after Easter - 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.
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
- <1hr to Airport
- Tennis Nearby
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Heated Pool
- 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||€300 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 €140 per week, 25ºC is €170 per week & 26ºC is €220 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 8, it will cost an additional £16 per person per night.
|Oct 14th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019||£1,457|
|Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 1st 2019||£1,150|
|Dec 1st 2019 - Dec 22nd 2019||£891|
|Dec 22nd 2019 - Dec 29th 2019||£1,336|
|Dec 29th 2019 - Jan 5th 2020||£1,417|
|Jan 5th 2020 - Feb 15th 2020||£1,036|
|Feb 15th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020||£1,093|
|Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 19th 2020||£1,376|
|Apr 19th 2020 - May 23rd 2020||£1,174|
|May 23rd 2020 - Jul 1st 2020||£1,295|
|Jul 1st 2020 - Jul 18th 2020||£2,105|
|Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020||£2,631|
|Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 13th 2020||£2,105|
|Sep 13th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020||£1,457|
|Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 1st 2020||£1,150|
|Dec 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020||£891|
|Dec 19th 2020 - Dec 27th 2020||£1,336|
|Dec 27th 2020 - Jan 5th 2021||£1,417|
|Jan 5th 2021 - Apr 16th 2021||£1,036|
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 14th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019||€1,594|
|Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 1st 2019||€1,258|
|Dec 1st 2019 - Dec 22nd 2019||€974|
|Dec 22nd 2019 - Dec 29th 2019||€1,461|
|Dec 29th 2019 - Jan 5th 2020||€1,550|
|Jan 5th 2020 - Feb 15th 2020||€1,134|
|Feb 15th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020||€1,196|
|Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 19th 2020||€1,505|
|Apr 19th 2020 - May 23rd 2020||€1,284|
|May 23rd 2020 - Jul 1st 2020||€1,417|
|Jul 1st 2020 - Jul 18th 2020||€2,302|
|Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020||€2,878|
|Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 13th 2020||€2,302|
|Sep 13th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020||€1,594|
|Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 1st 2020||€1,258|
|Dec 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020||€974|
|Dec 19th 2020 - Dec 27th 2020||€1,461|
|Dec 27th 2020 - Jan 5th 2021||€1,550|
|Jan 5th 2021 - Apr 16th 2021||€1,134|
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 14th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019||$1,758|
|Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 1st 2019||$1,387|
|Dec 1st 2019 - Dec 22nd 2019||$1,074|
|Dec 22nd 2019 - Dec 29th 2019||$1,611|
|Dec 29th 2019 - Jan 5th 2020||$1,709|
|Jan 5th 2020 - Feb 15th 2020||$1,250|
|Feb 15th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020||$1,318|
|Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 19th 2020||$1,660|
|Apr 19th 2020 - May 23rd 2020||$1,416|
|May 23rd 2020 - Jul 1st 2020||$1,563|
|Jul 1st 2020 - Jul 18th 2020||$2,539|
|Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020||$3,173|
|Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 13th 2020||$2,539|
|Sep 13th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020||$1,758|
|Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 1st 2020||$1,387|
|Dec 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020||$1,074|
|Dec 19th 2020 - Dec 27th 2020||$1,611|
|Dec 27th 2020 - Jan 5th 2021||$1,709|
|Jan 5th 2021 - Apr 16th 2021||$1,250|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
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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