Villa Canico

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Sleeps: 2 - 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Modern Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village


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Tucked into the hillside in Canico on the sunny south coast of Madeira, this bright three-bedroom property is a wonderfully relaxing space.

Overlooking the ocean and just 350 yards from Cristo Rei Beach, this villa is simply a perfect destination for a family or group.

Rooms are split over three levels, and are all light and breezy with wood-panelled flooring throughout. On the lower ground floor, there’s a splendid self-contained unit that is perfect for guests wanting their own space. Furnished in neutral tones and stylishly comfortable, the room features plenty of modern day appliances including a Smart TV and WiFi. It’s a pleasant place to kick back with a double bed and private balcony overlooking the endless ocean views. There’s also a well-furnished lounge, and neat kitchen with sleek breakfast bar and bathroom with shower.

The ground floor is equally light and breezy with glass panelled doors and soft furnishings creating a sense of comfortable splendour. The open-plan lounge has plenty of sociable spaces from the dining table that seats four to the plump sofa and TV. There’s a fireplace here too, to keep things cosy on cooler nights. But when the sun’s out you’ll want to open the balcony doors, pull up a seat and gaze at the vistas that stretch from the mountainous Cristo Rei summit out to the endless blue ocean.

Back inside and off from the lounge, is the granite-topped kitchen equipped with an array of modern appliances including dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave. Eat at the dining table, or if you prefer, sit outside on the balcony where there’s a table and chairs.

A staircase sweeps up the top floor where you’ll find two generously sized bedrooms featuring a mix of double and single beds. The furnishings are pleasant and homely touches include framed prints, ambient lighting and a TV in one room so you can watch a film while lounging on your super comfy bed. Each room also has its own bathroom with shower. But the balcony with sweeping sea views is the real bonus. Accessed from both bedrooms, you’ll want to start the day by stepping outside to feel the sun on your face. It’s a charming spot to watch the sunrise or simply take it easy and top up your tan on one of the loungers.

Outside there’s a decked terrace dotted with loungers and on a separate terrace you’ll find a glorious sea-facing infinity pool that’s just waiting to be enjoyed.

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What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms is on the lower ground floor and features it’s own kitchen and lounge, making it perfect for friends or extra family members wanting their own space
  • The infinity pool is accessed via steps and located on its own, separate decked terrace
  • There is a sunny decked terrace in front of the villa but no garden space

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Waterfront

The Villa

Tucked into the hillside in Canico on the sunny south coast of Madeira, this bright three-bedroom property is a wonderfully relaxing space. Overlooking the ocean and just 350 yards from Cristo Rei Beach, this villa is simply a perfect destination for a family or group.

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable sofas, reading area, fireplace, satellite TV and access to a terrace with sea views
- Open plan dining area for 6 people
- Well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, small dining for 4 people, access to the terrace, refrigerator, microwave, oven, freezer, dishwasher, dishes/cutlery, kitchen utensils, coffee machine and toaster
- Guest toilet

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

- Ample living room with comfortable sofas and satellite TV
- Small open plan dining area for 2 people
- Well equipped american kitchen with breakfast bar
- Bedroom with double bed
- Shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Large terraced area
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Various loungers
- Terrace furniture
- Various parasol
- Private parking

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Flat Screen TV
- Cot Available
- High chair available
- Washing machine

Touristic Registration Number: 118934/AL


About the surrounding area of Villa Canico
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Seafront
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Villa Canico is located on the mountainous hillside in the charming village of Canico and reached via windy roads and one-way streets. The surrounding area is quiet and offers fabulous coastal views, good beaches and plenty of nearby restaurants.

From the villa, it’s a 15-minute walk to Cristo Rei do Garajau, a stunning viewing platform overlooking the Garajau Marine Reserve and the expansive Atlantic Ocean. The statue of Christ, similar to the one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil overlooks the area and it’s a charming spot to sit and soak up the sea views. For even better views, carry on to the tip of the peninsula where you’ll be able to see the Bay of Funchal and the city’s red-tiled roofs tucked into the slopes.

In the foothills of Garajau is a lovely pebble beach that can be reached by car or cable car from Cristo Rei. Dip your toes in the sea, or enjoy a swim if the water is calm enough. Afterwards, relax at the beach bar and soak up the sun from its terrace.  

Also worth a visit is Praia dos Reis Magos, a popular pebble beach with safe swimming areas. It’s an 8-minute drive east and has a lovely seaside promenade and a selection of restaurants and bars. It’s also a good spot for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Canico is full of hiking and levada trails but for a casual stroll head inland, and you’ll find one of Madeira’s finest gardens, the Palheiro Gardens. A private garden and part of an estate owned by the winemaking Blandy family, it’s a serene spot with a bewildering number of tropical flowers, exotic trees and stunning array of plants. While here, golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round at the 18-hole Palheiro golf course. Regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful courses, you may find it hard to decide whether to play golf or simply stop and stare at the spectacular views from the greens.

Ten minutes into the hills above Canico, and you’ll come to the small village of Camacha. Most of the wicker products sold on the island are made here. Watch wicker-weavers at work on their doorsteps and in workshops and afterwards browse the local shops selling everything from wicker bedsteads to baskets and ornaments.  

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Madeira Airport

(12 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Porto Santo Ferry Port

(13 km)

Nearest Village Canico

(4 km)

Nearest Town/City Funchal

(13 km)

Nearest Restaurant La Carbonara Garajau

(800 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar Teleferico

(500 m)

Nearest Supermarket Super Tradicional

(800 m)

Nearest Beach Reis Magos Beach

(4 km)

Nearest Golf Palheiro Golf Course

(6 km)

Nearest Tennis Dr. Pita Tennis Club

(13 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.


Funchal is the largest city on the island of Madeira and is encapsulated by Pico Ruivo and its neighbouring mountains, which look as if they have been seamlessly carved into the skyline by a Lusitanian God.

There is no better spot to start your holiday than in the Old Town, which illustrates its personality though street art, architecture and busy local businesses. There are many fine eateries, botanical gardens, a cathedral and impressive museums. Perhaps hop on the Madeira Cable Car as one of your first activities, as this will give you a great idea of the islands size.

Many flock Funchal in order to enjoy the Atlantic Coastline. This is home to its prominent harbour, where hundreds of boats and yachts, some of which enable visitors to embark on a magical sea voyage, can be found. Funchal really is a destination for lovers of the sea; as there are renowned surfing points, as well as being a great place to spot some whales.

Madeirans are also notorious for their elaborate festivals. If you’re travelling during the New Year, you will be treated to one of the world’s biggest Firework Festivals…a dazzling sight! During late February & early Mrach, you are able to witness Carnival and the streets of Funchal are lit with parades and festivities. If that’s not enough for you; the Atlantic Festival International Fireworks Competition, Wine Festival and Christmas are all noteworthy dates for anyone visiting Funchal.

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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!

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Children will love the spacious living area and mix of double and single bedrooms at Villa Canico. One of the upstairs bedrooms has twin beds and its own TV so kids can watch a film while lounging on the bed. The ground floor is also a superb self-contained unit with it’s own lounge, sofa, WiFi and TV. The kids will love kicking back in this space while watching a film. But on hot afternoons they will probably want to spend most of their time splashing in the infinity pool or soaking up the sun on the decked terrace.

There’s also a nearby pebble beach that is small but a good spot for a swim or snorkel. It can be accessed by car but children can enjoy a cable car ride from the Cristo Rei lookout down to the shore. The beachside restaurant has a great terrace and offers plenty of snacks and meals too. For a wider range of water sports including diving and kayaking, head to the nearby beach of Praia dos Reis Magos. It has open waters for strong swimmers and an enclosed lagoon area making the waters safe for younger children.

Those who want to explore the island’s marine life further can hop aboard a boat or catamaran at Funchal Marina, a 15-minute drive from the villa. Spend an informative and fun afternoon spotting Loggerhead Turtles, Bottlenose Dolphins, Pilot Whales and more in the crystal clear waters. Also on the waterfront is the Cristiano Ronaldo museum, CR7. Football fans can stop here and admire the achievements of Madeira’s most famous son along with his medals, trophies and signed shirts.

Other fun to be had in the capital includes the cable car ride up the mountain to Monte, and the hair-raising toboggan ride back down. A 12-minute drive in the other direction from the villa is the Santa Cruz Aquapark. With water slides, swimming pools and a lazy river, it’s a fun day out for the whole family. After exhausting the park’s activities, children can relax in the shade and watch the bird and reptile show featuring colourful parrots and lizards.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • 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 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 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.
Departure time 10 am
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.
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.
Tax Eco Tourist Tax up to €5 per pax is not included in the rental price and will need to be paid locally in cash on arrival.
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
Feb 23rd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 £692 £969
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £816 £1,142
Jul 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £989 £1,384
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £742 £1,038
Dec 21st 2024 - Aug 26th 2025 £1,087 £1,522

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
Feb 23rd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 €753 €1,054
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €887 €1,242
Jul 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €1,076 €1,505
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €807 €1,129
Dec 21st 2024 - Aug 26th 2025 €1,183 €1,656

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people: For every additional guest up to 6, it will cost an additional $35 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 $815 $1,141
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $960 $1,344
Jul 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $1,164 $1,629
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $873 $1,222
Dec 21st 2024 - Aug 26th 2025 $1,280 $1,792

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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