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Superb Villa in a Stunning, Private, Peaceful Location | Villa Do Mar II

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,572 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

A Delightful 3 Bedroom Modern Villa W/ Pool Perched 30m Above The Pebble Beach


The owner has decorated the Villa in lovely colours that reflect the old fishing cottages of Madeira.

The living area is full of light and has full length sliding windowpanes that provide full and direct sea-views and leads to the swimming pool terrace. In addition to the sitting and dining areas, you will find a delightfully decorated open plan kitchen and separate barbecue.

The Master Bedroom with en-suite bathroom is on the first floor; the second bedroom is below it and has next to it the family bathroom. The third bedroom and en-suite bathroom is in the loft of what was the barn, and is reached via a separate set of steps.

The living area and all the bedrooms have air-conditioning.

There is free Wi-Fi connection throughout the Villa.

The Villa is secluded and very private and off the beaten track.

The whole house and grounds is perched on the edge of land, only 30 metres above the pebble beach, and affords astounding views - you feel as one with the ocean.

Bedroom 1 Double bed, air-conditioning and French doors to a small balcony

Bedroom 2 Beds can be made up as one double bed or two singles beds, air-conditioning and French doors to the pool terrace

Bedroom 3 In the Loft, beds can be made up as one double bed or two singles beds, air conditioning

A lovely little beach hut is located right on the rocky beach 30 metres below, and shared by, the three Villas do Mar.

A front terrace with sunbeds, outdoor shower and built-in barbecue and large table (seating for 16), is complemented with a kitchen (fridge, 4-ring hob) and toilet.

Access is via a pathway with steps that leads from the level of the Villas do Mar down to the beach.

Vila do Mar II is a sister villa to the popular Villa do Mar I, which is situated next door which has been the home for many a happy holidaymaker for the past couple of years.

Car hire is essential as the villa is located just above sea-level at the bottom of the cliff. As the access is narrow and steep, for your comfort you should hire a smaller size car.

For larger groups, please see Villa do Mar I on this this website or property number 1544748 on the Homeaway website.

Swimming pool dimensions and heating

Type: Rectangular

Length: 7,40m

Width: 2,90m

Depth: from 0,75m to 1,50m

Swimming pool heating is optional and costs, 140€ per week for a setting of 24ºC, paid in cash on arrival. A supplement of 20€ per week applies for each additional degree setting up to a maximum of 26ºC

Pool heating can be provided and should be requested at least one week in advance. Should it be requested after arrival at the villa, the minimum charge applicable is one week, which is payable from the time the heating is turned on.

Cleaning and linen change is provided every 7 days.

All linen and towels are provided, including towels for the swimming pool.

A few minutes by car will take you to the resort town of Calheta, which, with its man-made golden beaches, is popular with tourists and locals alike. There is a beautiful marina and a good choice of bars and restaurants. There is a handful of boutique shops and a good supermarket.

Calheta is famous for producing the best white rum 'Aguardente', a special ingredient of the typical Madeiran drink 'Poncha'. If you are interested in knowing how the white rum is made, we recommend a tour of the 'Engenho da Calheta' the rum distillery where you can wander around and sample the produce.

Centro das Artes Casa da Mudas is a new centre located at the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea and was built to host superb art exhibitions, musical performances and other events.

Madeira is a paradise for those who enjoy walking and hiking, and Arco da Calheta is ideally situated, having easy access to the road network and most places on the island.

Within 15 minutes are the beaches at Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava, the esplanades at Jardim do Mar and Paul do Mar, the laurasilva forest of Madeira (a UNESCO world heritage si

More Details

Property Manager
Linda Dias/Norberta Sá
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are happy we could spend our holidays in this wonderful house.

Villa do Mar II offers everything to fell comfortable.

The tranquility and the view are unique and the sound of the sea rocked us into our sleep.

Thank you to the owner and Acácio for everything.
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Municipality of Calheta on Madeira

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 2572 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - Beds can be made up as one double bed or two singles beds, a
    Bedroom 3 - In the Loft, beds can be made up as one double bed or two si
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , With double bed, air-conditioning and with French doors to a
  • All bedrooms are air conditioned.
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • diving
For large groups it is possible to rent Villa Do Mar I which can sleep up to 8 people. Please see property 1544748 on this website.


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Superb Villa in a Stunning, Private, Peaceful Location | Villa Do Mar II
average rating of 4.9 based on 12 reviews

Vila do mar is a extremly lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

We have already been several times to Madeira, this time we could afford a little "more" for the place to sleep, eat and "live" - so Vila do mar was the very right choice. It is situated that spectacular, you nearly can't imagine even if you look at the pictures. However the house is renovated and decorated with so much care and the special look for lovely details - each corner has something special. The same about the garden and the surrounding! Palms and plants are now grown up - and the roses were flowering even in December. Special thanks to the owner for having created such a beautiful place!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you chose Villa Do Mar II for your stay in Madeira, and are delighted that you love it as much as we do. Thank you very much for your comments.
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Teddington, Middlesex, UK.

What a lovely surprise!

  • 4 of 5

What a fantastic stunning villa! Madeira was a lovely surprise too. We never expected it to be so diverse and pretty. Loved exploring the island - down by the sea and way, way up in the mountains above the clouds. We loved the terraced terrain, so interesting and stunning flowers all around.

The villa has the most amazing views of the sea (it's almost ON the sea) and to hear the crashing waves constantly is a unique bonus. The sunsets were the best we've ever seen. The villa itself is so pretty and has everything you'd need for a relaxing holiday - apart from the road down which is terrifying and daunting (and we are not easily scared - one star has been taken off for it!).

I'd have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Our Madeira who were always helpful and quick with their responses. Mr Rodriquez was always on the end of the phone even when we had queries non-villa related (our telescope tripod broke so he advised us where to go to get a replacement).

Our complimentary dinner at Vila do Peixe in Camara de Lobos was really delicious - and very kind of the owner.

We were very lucky to have had fantastic weather for our two week holiday and found Madeira interesting in every way and recommend that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. Always lovely when guests are delighted with the villa and the destination. Thank you also for your kind comments about servcie (Our Madeira).
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Perfekter Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Die Villa überzeugt sowohl von der Architektur, Lage als auch Einrichtung und entspricht den gezeigten Bildern. Wir haben die 14 Tage sehr genossen. Der Blick direkt auf den Atlantik ist unbeschreiblich. Einzig die letzten 200m Anfahrt sind etwas abenteuerlich, da eine steile Stichstraße zum Haus führt. Aber daran gewöhnt man sich recht schnell. Supermärkte finden Sie 5 bzw. 15 Minuten vom Haus entfernt. Gleichwohl es sehr viele gute Restaurants auf Madeira gibt. Wir haben die Villa genutzt um ganz Madeira zu erkunden und würden jederzeit die Villa wieder mieten.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre große Kritik. Thank you very much.
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A wonderful, quiet house near the sea

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist wundervoll direkt am Meer gelegen.

Der Blick ist fantastisch. Wir waren zu Zweit in der Villa, es war perfekt, die Ausstattung ist sehr gut. Wir kommen wieder!

Christine und Thomas

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much and we look forward to your return visit.
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Clean, well designed villa with spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from 12 days at the self-catering Villa do Mar II and we loved it so much we did not want to leave! This is a totally private villa nestled on the side of a cliff overlooking a private beach with spectacular views of the unlimited expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. The sea is almost within a stone's throw of the property. Looking out of the windows in several of the rooms makes it feel like you're on a cruise ship because all you can see is the ocean!

The swimming pool was perfect for pre-teen children - one end deep enough for an adult to stand in, the other end very shallow, and large enough to play and swim in. The weather in Madeira in high season is so pleasantly warm and humid that the pool was essential to cool off!

The facilities of this recently new property were very well designed and immaculately clean. The modern well equipped kitchen was a joy to use (but keep it clean to avoid ants), and it was also great fun to cook in the BBQ (effectively an outdoor wood oven). It really helped having free wifi in the villa also. Did I mention that you can see the sea from inside? - I have never seen such an amazing view from a kitchen anywhere else!

We loved the way the villa has been thoughtfully, carefully and colourfully decorated - even the colourful chimney above the outdoor brick fire! It really is a bright and happy place.

It was great to have access to the private beach (shared with the other local properties) literally directly below the villa, accessed via a nearly vertical wooden staircase down to a series of stone steps. This included use of the reasonably equipped beach house. This grey pebble beach was great but the waves can be very strong so take care when paddling as the waves can easily carry pebbles in them. (There is a man-made sandy beach in nearby Calheta).

The villa is close to the resort of Calheta - great for dolphin watching trips, restaurants, shopping and the Pingo Doce supermarket.

This was our first visit to the stunning island of Madeira, and we definitely want to return and stay in this property again. The section of track down to the villa from the road is certainly narrow and very steep, but we quickly got used to it - tip: keep your car in 1st gear all the way down as well as up it; a small car with less powerful engine could stall in 1st gear up this hill unless you keep the revs high enough.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What absolutely amazing comments. Reviews are always so important for our future guests. As this villa is new for summer 2015 reviews are even more important. We couldn't have asked for a nicer one. We are delighted that you loved the villa, the location and that you fell in love with the island. Come back soon - we will be waiting for you. Thank you.
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Fabulous villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The villa excelled expectations in every way. The view was stunning and the villa itself was perfect. The location is very peaceful indeed and ensures a totally relaxing stay. A very slight downside was the approach road which, if you are a nervous driver may be a little daunting but I'm sure if you have a hire car and are willing to drive abroad, it wouldn't pose a problem. The villa isn't cheap but I guess you get what you pay for. The property manager was really helpful and at the end of the phone if need be. All in all a perfect place to escape but not too far from reality to explore the rest of the beautiful island.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post your lovely review. We are delighted that the villa exceeded your expectations and that you enjoued the villa, its amazing location and of course the island.Hope to welcome you back again one day.
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Car: necessary

Perched on a tranquil fajã (a piece of land at the foot of a cliff) in the sunny Calheta area. A few minutes by car will take you to the resort town of Calheta, which, with its man-made golden beaches, is popular with tourists and locals alike. There is a beautiful marina and a good choice of bars and restaurants. There is a handful of boutique shops and a good supermarket.


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