Villa Nayara

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Villa Nayara, like much of Madeira, is perched on a dramatic hillside, surrounded by vibrantly coloured flowers overlooking sparkling ocean views. This opulent stand-alone home is finessed in ochre and coral tones, with creamy pillars and colonial style architecture. 

Set within stunningly elegant Italianate-style gardens and pillared verandas, this two storey dwelling offers sumptuous accommodation for eight, boasting stylish terraces and far-reaching views of ocean panoramas, while additional touches such as the sauna and beautiful dining pergolas lend a note of luxury. 

The wrought-iron balustrades and manicured shrubs add a hint of grandeur to this elegant abode, while stepping inside, guests are greeted with airy and breezy interiors, full of natural daylight and dazzling views. 

The open-plan living space is finished with buttery yellow tones, an enormous L shaped sofa and flag-tile flooring together with original open fireplace for cosy and home-like appeal. A vibrant and light-filled kitchen with top-grade appliances and splashy modern art sets the scene for lively group meal preparation, while the upbeat feel of this home lends an optimistic air.

The bedrooms are finessed with polish and refined charm, each with its own touches of character, from marina blues with writing desk and chair, to the mint green room with white washed timber furnishing to the candy pink room complete with lime lamp shades.

Set just moments from the amenities of Palheiro Village and the surrounding coast, Villa Nayara is a feel-good home with generous proportions, vivid colour for a local twist and chic outdoor living potential, with panoramic Atlantic views.

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What you should know…

  • Set within a wider resort complex meaning this dwelling sits alongside other similar properties rather than offering rural seclusion 
  • The gardens are courtyard gardens, complete with pool and dining terraces, but no grassy lawns
  • There are hard steps and surfaces externally and the pool is unfenced, so toddlers will need monitoring 

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Indoor Pool Shared Pool Wi-Fi/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 3-bedroom villa not only has special views, but guests have the use of the famous Palheiro facilities.

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

Lower Floor

- Master 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 Canoeing/Kayaking 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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Villa Nayara is perched in Palheiro Village set on the hills above Funchal, offering a resort environment, with all the amenities and convenience this entails, while being moments from beautiful beaches and wild natural trails that Madeira is known for.

The Palheiro estate has an 18 hole golf course, a spa, gym and array of restaurants, while within ten minutes guests can be in the centre of Funchal, Madeira’s capital. Funchal is a historical city, known for its 16th century Gothic cathedral and bustling local life. The Farmers' Market is a colourful affair, wether everything from exotic fruits to traditional delights such as bolo de mel (honey cake), jostling alongside craft shops, flower sellers in traditional costume and lively fishmongers’ stalls.

Just 9 kilometres from Funchal, a visit to the village of Camacha, will provide an intriguing insight to local wicker crafts and folklore. A highlight is the traditional dance of the region - the animated Bailinho da Madeira. Most restaurants offer live performances, along with local specialties like kebabs on bay sticks with fried maize.

Madeira is known for its dramatic scenery and botanic gardens, offering a hikers’ paradise, through sun dappled mimosa-clad landscapes and volcanic soil, fertile with brightly sprouting blossom.  

Walkers have no shortage of choice, with a year-round temperate client, criss-crossing the island are hundreds of miles of trails, following the routes of the ancient ‘levadas’  (irrigation channels dug to bring rainwater to Madeira’s farmland on the drier parts of the island.) The densely forested mountainous interior is filled with jungle style treks, while the coastal paths are known for their wild flowers and pretty scenery. At the heart of Madeira is the volcanic landscape and the Unesco World Heritage site of the Laurisilva forest.

With so much on offer, from boat trips to the golden island of Porto Santo for wreck diving or the Christopher Columbus Museum to whale and dolphin spotting, to snorkelling to enjoying fine local wines and gastronomy, to enjoying the unparalleled flora and fauna the island is known for, Madeira is sure to leave lasting memories.

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.

Prior to Booking

Please be aware that Madeira is an island nation that experiences weather patterns dictated by the North Atlantic Ocean. This sub-tropical rainforest type climate can result in the island experiencing erractic weather patterns. When thinking about booking your holiday to Madeira, please consult Foreign travel advice for more information.

Entry Requirements

Tourists who are British Citizens will not require a visa and upon arrival and Departure Tax is included in most flight costs. Please check Entry Requirements before departure.

2020 Local Public Holidays

1st January - New Year's Day
40 Days before Easter - Carnival Tuesday
10th April - Good Friday & Easter Sunday
25th April - Liberty Day
1st May - Labour Day
10th June - Portugal Day
11th June - 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 Ideal for Xmas/NY

Villa Nayara is impeccably set up for the needs of a family, with stylish outdoor living spaces, pool and parking, making for a seamless stay with little ones. The Palheiro Village estate is a safe and family-friendly setting, with beaches and amenities on this home’s doorstep.

A ten minute drive will take guests to Funchal, Madeira’s capital, where children can enjoy the lido, or spend an enjoyable afternoon at the toy museum.

When walking through Funchal with children, visitors can enjoy looking out for the painted doors in the old part of the city. The stories, characters and scenes will stay with them, and at the end of the day, taking a cable car up to the gardens at Monte will see them in a magical, enchanted space to remember. 

The destination is not the only important thing (although the gardens like something out of a fairy tale), as the trip up is fun for little ones. For older kids, enjoying the trip back down on traditional wicker mountain carts will get their adrenaline pumping!

The natural volcanic pools in Porto Moniz offer something a little different, while dolphin spotting, boat trips and museum visits are all on offer.

The Madeira Theme Park at Santana is 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 will keep them entertained and intrigued, while offering insight to the island's cultural heritage.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • 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

  • Transfers Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Security guard
  • Welcome Food Pack Available
  • Access to Palheiro Golf Course & Palheiro Gardens Available
  • Spa Access 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
Feb 20th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 £893 £1,210 £1,527 £2,082
Mar 28th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 £905 £1,226 £1,548 £2,110
Apr 29th 2020 - Jul 14th 2020 £890 £1,206 £1,522 £2,075
Jul 14th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 £1,007 £1,366 £1,724 £2,350
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 £890 £1,206 £1,522 £2,075
Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 24th 2020 £893 £1,210 £1,527 £2,082
Dec 24th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 - - £2,238 £3,133
Jan 1st 2021 - Mar 27th 2021 £893 £1,210 £1,527 £2,082
Mar 27th 2021 - Apr 28th 2021 £905 £1,226 £1,548 £2,110
Apr 28th 2021 - Jul 13th 2021 £890 £1,206 £1,522 £2,075
Jul 13th 2021 - Aug 23rd 2021 £1,007 £1,366 £1,724 £2,350

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 20th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 €1,002 €1,319 €1,636 €2,337
Mar 28th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 €1,016 €1,337 €1,659 €2,369
Apr 29th 2020 - Jul 14th 2020 €999 €1,315 €1,631 €2,329
Jul 14th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 €1,131 €1,489 €1,847 €2,638
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 €999 €1,315 €1,631 €2,329
Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 24th 2020 €1,002 €1,319 €1,636 €2,337
Dec 24th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 - - €2,513 €3,517
Jan 1st 2021 - Mar 27th 2021 €1,002 €1,319 €1,636 €2,337
Mar 27th 2021 - Apr 28th 2021 €1,016 €1,337 €1,659 €2,369
Apr 28th 2021 - Jul 13th 2021 €999 €1,315 €1,631 €2,329
Jul 13th 2021 - Aug 23rd 2021 €1,131 €1,489 €1,847 €2,638

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 20th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 $1,083 $1,401 $1,718 $2,527
Mar 28th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 $1,098 $1,420 $1,741 $2,561
Apr 29th 2020 - Jul 14th 2020 $1,080 $1,396 $1,712 $2,518
Jul 14th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 $1,223 $1,581 $1,939 $2,853
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 $1,080 $1,396 $1,712 $2,518
Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 24th 2020 $1,083 $1,401 $1,718 $2,527
Dec 24th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 - - $2,717 $3,803
Jan 1st 2021 - Mar 27th 2021 $1,083 $1,401 $1,718 $2,527
Mar 27th 2021 - Apr 28th 2021 $1,098 $1,420 $1,741 $2,561
Apr 28th 2021 - Jul 13th 2021 $1,080 $1,396 $1,712 $2,518
Jul 13th 2021 - Aug 23rd 2021 $1,223 $1,581 $1,939 $2,853

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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