Villa Nayara

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


Wedding Venue Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

Located on a prime hilltop site in Palheiro Village, overlooking Funchal, Villa Nayara provides everything guests need to relax in absolute tranquillity. With fantastic views of Funchal and the sparkling Madeira sea, Villa Nayara is a beautiful and stylishly designed holiday home, ideal for family holidays, friends, and couples. Villa Nayara combines contemporary living with a traditional rustic style. Sleeping up to eight guests, this four-bedroom villa is the perfect home away from home for those looking to switch off and spend some time with loved ones.

Villa Nayara is spacious, luxurious and superbly furnished. Each bedroom has been stylishly decorated, and all offer specular views of the sea. The bathrooms are also well-equipped and finished to a high standard. The lovely kitchen features plenty of prep space and state-of-the-art appliances; whether you are an experienced chef or a novice beginner, the kitchen will suit everyone. There is also a spacious living room with a flat screen television and DVD player, perfect for a movie night.

The superb private pool provides the perfect setting for a fun-filled day, where both kids and adults can have fun, followed by a lovely al fresco meal under the clear blue or starry skies. The hillside views at Villa Nayara are simply divine; every window guests look out from provides unparalleled views of Funchal and the glistening sea. Guests can sit in the gorgeous outdoor area after a delicious meal and enjoy a glass or two of wine whilst watching the sun set on another day in paradise.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner.
  • A car is recommended, as it is fairly remote, and one would need a car to go to supermarket, restaurants, the beach or to simply explore the stunning countryside

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Indoor Pool Shared Pool Internet All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Spa/Massage Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Pool/Snooker DVD Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

The Villa

Villa Nayara is perched on the side of the Palheiro Hilltop, overlooking the North Atlantic Ocean. This 4-bedroom villa not only has special views, but guests have the use of the famous Palheiro facilities.

Upper Floor
- Double bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Terrace
- Utility room

Lower Floor

- Master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Twin bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Terrace

- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access
- Communal toilet
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Parasols
- Private Parking
- Sauna
- Sun loungers


About the surrounding area of Villa Nayara
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Situated in the family-friendly Palheiro Village just a stone’s throw from the country’s vibrant capital Funchal, guests will love the plethora of activities on their doorstep. Within the Palheiro Village itself, there are a variety of dining options including the estate's gourmet restaurant Relais & Chateaux, the Garden Tea House and Palheiro Clubhouse. The onsite Palheiro Spa also offers beauty treatments and specialised therapies, at an extra fee. The Spa also features an indoor and outdoor pool, a Turkish bath and a sauna.

The centre of Funchal, Madeira’s capital city, is just moments away. This port city is full of cosmopolitan charm and centuries of history, with everything being within really easy walking distance. The old town area is where you can stroll through narrow, cobbled streets and take in the beauty of all the historic buildings found among them. Many of them date back to the 15th century and there are plenty of picturesque churches to spot. Ride the cable car up to Monte, close to where the villa is, for some truly breathtaking views of the botanical garden and across the sea. From surfing and snorkelling to scenic hikes and a round or two of golf, there is plenty to keep the whole family amused.

Also less than a 10-minute journey by car is the coastal town of Caniço. The most famous attraction here is the Christ the King statue that sits on a viewpoint by the Garajau Marine Reserve. The views from here across the sea are beautiful and get even more impressive if you continue walking to the tip of the peninsula. Make sure you visit the lovely pebbled beach down below too. There are plenty of great overall walking opportunities here, whether it’s along the tops of cliffs or through the lush hills. Mountain biking, snorkelling and diving are also very popular activities in Caniço.

There is a wide range of activities on offer on the Island, but one of the most breathtaking has to be a glorious hike along some of the 2,092 kilometres of narrow stone irrigation channels known as levadas, crisscrossing Madeira's lush mountainous countryside into the Laurisilva forest. One of the most scenics is the Levada do Caldeirao Verde, which meanders four miles past leafy glades and plunging ocean views before emerging into a picturesque clearing sprinkled by a 91-meter waterfall. Just spectacular! And for the adrenaline junkies amongst you, try your hand at the many mountain-bike trails that plunge and ascend this beautiful landscape, or throw yourself into some canyoning, which will have you sliding over cascades and abseiling down waterfalls.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Madeira Airport


Nearest Town/City Funchal


Nearest Restaurant On-site

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub On-site

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Beach Praia do Garajau


Nearest Golf On-site

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Tennis On-site

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Ferry port Funchal Harbour


About the area

About Palheiro Village

A Brief History

The Palheiro Estate dates back to the early 1800’s, where the first Count of Carvalhal, João Esmeraldo, had visions of this 120-hectare plot being accessed by the upper Echelon’s to be used primarily as a hunting lodge & summer retreat.

The Hilltop Folly is considered to be the nucleus of Palheiro Estate and much of the original buildings are themed on a neo-classical design. During the next century, Palheiro experienced an expansion and more lodgings were erected. However, it was the gardens that received really special treatment, as many exports were introduced into its gardens, including - Liriodendrons, Metrosideros, Proteas and trees’.

The Estate was passed from generation-to-generation, which always saw an exciting induction of new aspects, but the identity never changed. In 1924, Alan Lethbridge recalls his time spent in Palheiro -

Through the lodge gates that takes one back to an English country house, up a more intimate drive boxed in with camellias of every known shade and behold, the is said that in the days of Portuguese ownership the steward was told to go and count the camellia trees and on being asked how he got on, answered, "Sir, I have counted 9000 and I am tired, there are many more, so let us say that there are 10,000.

Modern Day Palheiro Estate

During the 1930’s Graham & Mildred Ernest made the gardens available for public use, which saw Palheiro gain widespread popularity. In 1993 the Golf Course and the Hotel & Palheiro Village were built by the current Chairman, Adam. His wife, Christina, tends to their impressive Botanical Gardens and son & daughter, Jonathan and Louisa, look after; the Golf Course, Hotel & Leisure activities and Palheiro Village.

The family continued to gather momentum and Palheiro has been accredited with several notable honours, including the five-star Casa Velha becoming a member of the respected Relais & Châteaux Association, in 2001.

Amenities & Facilities

Golf at Palheiro Village - Today, guests are welcome to use a host of amenities, which have all been made easily accessible not only within the Village, but also within Madeira. The inspired Casa Velha do Palheiro - a Relais & Châteaux property - the 18-hole, par 72 Championship Golf Course, considered to be one of Europe's most beautiful golf courses, was designed by golf architect Cabell B. Robinson.

Outdoors at Palheiro Village - Guests have the opportunity to Hike, Run, Cycle & Bird Watch all within the 130-hectare Palheiro Nature Estate, which us 500 meters above sea level. Visitors will be introduced to a significant reforestation programme along with views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Desertas Islands, the bay of Funchal and the mountains of Madeira, which has created one of the most striking spectacles on the island.

Spa Treatment at Palheiro Village - Palheiro’s Spa includes an indoor & outdoor swimming pool, Finnish sauna and Turkish steam baths and treatments provided by professionally qualified staff, involving the use of Pevonia Botanica and Caci products. The treatments include body massages, face treatments, reflexology and finishing treatments.

Dining at Palheiro Village - Within the Estate you are lucky enough to have the use of The Clubhouse Restaurant, Casa de Chá - The Tea House and The Casa Velha Dining Room. All of these sites focus on one of the three core meals of the day and offer a different dining experience each time.

Fishing at Palheiro Village - Palheiro’s very own private sport-fishing vessel is moored at Funchal Marina. Balancal is for the private use of Palheiro’s guests, so if you’re into your Big Game Fishing, you’ll have every opportunity experience it in the Atlantic Ocean. 

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

Getting There

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.


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Nayara is the perfect villa for any family. They will love the spacious open-plan living and a fantastic outdoor pool where they can play all day. The proximity to vibrant Funchal means a variety of amenities and activities are right on your doorstep, perfect for keeping kids entertained! If the kids get tired of the private pool, there is a fantastic Lido in Funchal, providing fun and safe swimming opportunities for kids of any age.

Madeira’s has a range of spectacular outdoor pools. The most famous, at Porto Moniz, is a lovely collection of natural swimming pools formed by volcanic lava. There is also a children’s pool here.

Santa Maria de Colombo Boat trip - Looking straight out of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ the Santa Maria is a replica of Christopher Colombus’s ship that kids will absolutely love. The boat leaves twice a day for a trip out to sea looking to spot dolphins and whales. In the summer the boat will often drop anchor so you can jump into the sea to cool off.

Whale Museum, Canical - The whale museum or Museu da Baleia is around 20 minutes-drive past the airport in a sleepy little fishing village. It is a fantastic and educational place to visit.

Cable Car ride, Funchal – This 20-minute cable car ride is a fantastic way to see the beautiful Island of Madeira from above and children will love spotting things as you travel up the mountain. The Monte Gardens at the top are also a great way to cool off in the Summer as they are so shaded, they also boast some wonderful ornamental gardens.

Toboggan ride, Funchal - If you take the cable car to the top of the main hill in Funchal one of the traditional ways to come back down again is by a wicker toboggan. Children will love this hair-raising activity!

The Madeira Theme Park, Santana – This magnificent space is dedicated to the history, science and tradition of the Madeira Islands. A replica of the Monte train, traditional oxcarts and nets, a traditional Santana house, a windmill, a maze and even a lake are some of the Park’s fantastic attractions.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Maid Service Included


Oliver's Extras

  • Breakfast Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Security guard
  • Welcome Food Pack Available
  • Access to Palheiro Golf Course & Palheiro Gardens 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!

Event information

Palheiro Village invites guests to celebrate their Weddings within their famous Palheiro Gardens. The Ceremony commences within the 200-year old Chapel and festivities are proceeded in Casa Velha do Palheiro, where beautiful Dining & Service is provided for the party. Please contact our Wedding Consultant for more information.

Terms & Conditions

Villa Conditions
- Villa availability is structured on a Request Basis, so please enquire with our Consultants when booking a Holiday.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Credit cards details requested as guarantee
Arrival time 2.00 p.m.
Departure time 12.00 Noon
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
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 5 nights between 26/12 - 02/01. Otherwise, 3 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? €250 per week, to be paid upon arrival
Other Ts and Cs Cot & High Chair available upon request

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 £973 £1,289 £1,605 £2,270
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 26th 2019 £976 £1,294 £1,611 £2,278
Dec 26th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 - - £2,449 £3,428
Jan 3rd 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 £976 £1,294 £1,611 £2,278
Mar 28th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 £990 £1,311 £1,633 £2,309
Apr 29th 2020 - Jul 14th 2020 £973 £1,289 £1,605 £2,270
Jul 14th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 £1,102 £1,460 £1,818 £2,571
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 £973 £1,289 £1,605 £2,270
Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 24th 2020 £976 £1,294 £1,611 £2,278
Dec 24th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 - - £2,449 £3,428
Jan 1st 2021 - Mar 24th 2021 £976 £1,294 £1,611 £2,278

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 €1,054 €1,370 €1,686 €2,459
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 26th 2019 €1,058 €1,375 €1,692 €2,467
Dec 26th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 - - €2,652 €3,713
Jan 3rd 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 €1,058 €1,375 €1,692 €2,467
Mar 28th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 €1,072 €1,393 €1,715 €2,500
Apr 29th 2020 - Jul 14th 2020 €1,054 €1,370 €1,686 €2,459
Jul 14th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 €1,194 €1,552 €1,910 €2,785
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 €1,054 €1,370 €1,686 €2,459
Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 24th 2020 €1,058 €1,375 €1,692 €2,467
Dec 24th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 - - €2,652 €3,713
Jan 1st 2021 - Mar 24th 2021 €1,058 €1,375 €1,692 €2,467

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 $1,161 $1,478 $1,794 $2,709
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 26th 2019 $1,165 $1,483 $1,800 $2,719
Dec 26th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 - - $2,923 $4,091
Jan 3rd 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 $1,165 $1,483 $1,800 $2,719
Mar 28th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 $1,181 $1,503 $1,824 $2,755
Apr 29th 2020 - Jul 14th 2020 $1,161 $1,478 $1,794 $2,709
Jul 14th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 $1,315 $1,673 $2,032 $3,069
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 $1,161 $1,478 $1,794 $2,709
Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 24th 2020 $1,165 $1,483 $1,800 $2,719
Dec 24th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 - - $2,923 $4,091
Jan 1st 2021 - Mar 24th 2021 $1,165 $1,483 $1,800 $2,719

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Spectacular views

    Posted by Sarah on 25/02/2019

    The villa was beautiful. Decorated to a high standard with everything we needed. The pool was perfect, we are so pleased we paid the extra for it to be heated. What can I say about those views, in one word....spectacular.

    We hired a car so got to see around the island too which is so beautiful. Very sad to be leaving.

  • Exceptional

    Posted by June on 22/02/2019

    Everything else was great. Easy location for exploring the island and very nice amenities. The pool was awesome. The Valentine's Day dinner was superb and wait staff couldn't have been more attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed Palheiro Village.

  • Perfect holiday villa

    Posted by Grace on 19/07/2018

    The property was amaZing, a beautiful villa with so much space and the most breathtaking views over Funchal and the ocean. We wish we could have stayed longer.

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