Villa Vega

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

Around 15 minutes’ drive from Ponta do Sol and 35 minutes from the capital, Funchal, Villa Vega is situated in Arco da Calheta. Enjoying an ocean-view location on Madeira’s southern coast, this 3-bedroom property features an outdoor pool and sun terrace.

Villa Vega is a well-appointed villa with exceptional views. The outdoor space really makes the most of them, with a large pool and adjacent sun deck, a barbecue and furnished balcony terraces. The pool can be heated if required.

You can be sure of enjoying Arco da Calheta’s reliably mild and pleasant climate here, while the island’s sunniest spot, Ponta do Sol, is only a short drive away. The golden sands of Calheta Beach are only five minutes from the villa – this is one of the few beaches of this type on the island.

Directly accessible from the pool area, the lounge is equipped with sofa seating and an attractive dining area with seating for six. Your kitchen has an oven, large fridge freezer, dishwasher and many more essentials, as well as another dining table and chairs.

Your three bedrooms provide accommodation for up to six guests, with a large double bed in the master bedroom which enjoys a wonderful view. The other two bedrooms each feature two single beds. Two attractive bathrooms with bath or shower add to the comfort and convenience. The whole house also benefits from free Wi-Fi.

You will find useful local amenities and several bars and restaurants within a few minutes of the villa, with a larger supermarket about 10 minutes’ drive away. You will be in a great position to explore the natural beauty of Madeira, with many of the highlights easily accessible from Arco da Calheta. Landmarks such as the São Vicente Caves, the Cabo Girão skywalk and the beautiful natural pools of Porto Moniz are 30-50 minutes from Villa Vega.

The island’s mountainous interior is well worth exploring too, along with Funchal. This city is brimming with wonderful gardens, great places to eat and excellent shopping and entertainment. Be sure to take the cable car up to Monte to see the place at its best.

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What you should know…

  • The upper floor is accessible via stairs only.
  • Heating of the pool incurs an additional cost and needs to be requested at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Pets are allowed by arrangement but may incur extra charges.

Property Features

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

The Villa

The villa is extremely comfortable and spacious and boasts contemporary furnishings, an extremely light and airy feel, gorgeous outside space and the highlight is the phenomenal panoramic view from the terrace. Looking down over the beautiful hillside to the deep blue sea is just sensational. The sunsets are extraordinary!

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable sofas, satellite TV and access to the patio
- Open plan dining area for 6 people and access to the patio
- Well equipped kitchen with dining for 4 people and access to the patio
- Guest toilette

First Floor
- Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shoer room
- Bedroom with two single beds pushed together
- Bedroom with two single beds pushed together
- Family bathroom with bathtub and shower over head

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Large patio area
- Various sun loungers
- Outdoor dining
- Covered terrace
- Various parasols
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Satellite TV
- Washing machine
- Hair dryer
- Safe box


About the surrounding area of Villa Vega
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Seafront
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The southern coast of Madeira includes some fine destinations. Working east from Arco da Calheto, you have the calm Madelena do Mar beach, a good place for swimming, and the popular Ponta do Sol area. Apparently, there is more sunshine here than anywhere else on the island.

Also along this route is Câmara de Lobos, and it’s near this village you will find the mighty cliffs of Cabo Girão. A glass skywalk allows the brave to walk over the edge and witness the drop below. It’s quite a sight!

Madeira’s historic capital, Funchal is just a little further on. Be sure to explore the Old Town area which extends down to the waterfront. Among the highlights are the Mercado dos Lavradores, a traditional market which is big on fish and other fresh produce.

Don’t miss out on a cable car ride from the harbour to the hilltop district of Monte. Here, the Monte Palace Tropical Gardens with its Japanese theme, and the Botanical Gardens, are both worth visiting. The views from Monte are amazing, as they are from the cable car. If you so wish, you can make your way down again, at least partly, by taking a 2-man toboggan contraption. Not an experience you have every day, for sure.

When you’re back down on the waterfront, you might wish to take a look at CR7 Museu – a museum dedicated to local legend, Cristiano Ronaldo and his football trophies. The island’s airport is named after him, so you might spot a tribute to him there too.

Another visitor favourite will tell you all you need to know about Madeira’s famous wine. Blandy’s Wine Lodge, on the busy Avenida Arriaga, is the place to go. This city centre attraction offers guided tours with samples provided, and there’s a shop where you can stock up.

Outside Funchal, Madeira has even more to offer, and you will soon discover why it has a reputation as a great hiking spot. It’s a mountainous island with some notable peaks like Pico Ruivo and Pico del Arieiro, but you won’t need to scale the heights to appreciate the stunning countryside. A guided walk along the levadas (irrigation channels) is a popular way to see the island – take a look for an organised tour so you’ll know what you’re taking on.

Up in Porto Moniz, it’s the beautiful natural pools and the volcanic landscape that’s the big draw – it’s well worth a trip to the north-western corner of Madeira to experience them. On a similar theme, the São Vicente Caves are spectacular too. Also in the north, they are around 30km from Arco da Calheta.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Madeira Aiport

(50 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Porto Santo

(32 km)

Nearest Village Arco de Calheta

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Madalena do Mar

(6 km)

Nearest Restaurant Engenho Velho Hotel Restaurant

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar Corujeira

(2 km)

Nearest Supermarket Your Groceries

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Madalena do Mar Beach

(6 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

The kids are sure to love Madeira, and Villa Vega. The incredible ocean views are just the start, with a lovely pool and terrace for chilled out days. The golden Calheta Beach is just a short distance away, and the house comes equipped with satellite TV, Wi-Fi and superbly comfy bedrooms.

All over the island, there is fun to be had. In Funchal, take a cable car ride up to Monte, and a toboggan ride back down. Both unforgettable journeys for different reasons. Sports fans can also check out the Cristiano Ronaldo football museum, CR7, or perhaps they would prefer kicking back in the city’s parks or taking a walk down on the waterfront.

Another family favourite, a replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria, can be found down at the harbour in Funchal. There are twice-daily tours, looking out for whales and dolphins. If that’s their sort of thing, they may also enjoy the Whale Museum at Canical on the eastern coast. It isn’t all fun and games there, with some less desirable subjects covered, but the life-size models, boats and 3D movies are sure to impress.

Funchal is a great city for shopping, with malls like Forum Madeira and the huge MadeiraShopping complex containing hundreds of stores. Food courts, movie theatres and regular children’s entertainment are all part of the action, and Forum also has a rooftop garden with ocean views.

On the northern coast in Santanta, you can enjoy a charming day out at the Madeira Theme Park. You won’t find adrenaline-fuelled rides – the theme of this park is the history, science and tradition of the Madeira Islands. There are four multimedia pavilions covering different aspects, miniature buildings, a replica of the Monte train and a boating lake.

Porto Moniz, in the far north-west of the island, is famed for its natural outdoor pools formed by volcanic lava. As well as a children’s pool, Porto Moniz is home to a Living Science Centre with interactive games and exhibitions, and a small aquarium. Down the coast, the São Vicente Caves are another geological sight of note, and can be experienced on a guided tour.
Back on the south coast, the spectacular skywalk at Cabo Girão is an experience they won’t forget. These cliffs are amongst the highest in Europe, so stepping onto a glass platform which extends from the cliffs over a 580m drop is not for the faint-hearted.

As an artificial beach, Calheta features imported, golden sand – something you won’t find very often on Madeira, where most beaches tend to be black sand or pebble beaches. That means, if they really want a traditional beach holiday, this is the place to be. The waters are clean and there are lots of facilities nearby too.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds
  • Waterfront


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 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 Credit card details might be ask as guranatee.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accomodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning , laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal 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.
Minimum stay
Changeover day
Pets welcome? Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in posession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 6th 2022 - Oct 20th 2022 £4,194
Oct 20th 2022 - Jan 2nd 2023 £6,290
Jan 2nd 2023 - Apr 30th 2023 £4,194
Apr 30th 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 £5,452
Jun 30th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £6,290
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 19th 2023 £4,194
Oct 19th 2023 - Apr 8th 2024 £6,290

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 6th 2022 - Oct 20th 2022 €4,515
Oct 20th 2022 - Jan 2nd 2023 €6,773
Jan 2nd 2023 - Apr 30th 2023 €4,515
Apr 30th 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 €5,870
Jun 30th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €6,773
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 19th 2023 €4,515
Oct 19th 2023 - Apr 8th 2024 €6,773

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 6th 2022 - Oct 20th 2022 $4,505
Oct 20th 2022 - Jan 2nd 2023 $6,757
Jan 2nd 2023 - Apr 30th 2023 $4,505
Apr 30th 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 $5,856
Jun 30th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $6,757
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 19th 2023 $4,505
Oct 19th 2023 - Apr 8th 2024 $6,757

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.

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