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

Arco da Calheta, Portugal




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 and accessed via a narrow steep driveway. 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.

There are many walks around Calheta and easy access to the plateau of Paul da Serra, with its many levada walks, makes this villa perfectly located for walking in Madeira and for enjoying a lovely holiday surrounded by the beautiful Madeira countryside.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

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.

The house has air conditioning (lounge and bedrooms) and free Wi-Fi internet connection.

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.
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.

The beautiful Madalena do Mar is the nearest village along the coast. Known for its long bay, wonderful climate and for producing the best bananas on the island, it has a selection of cafés and restaurants, a lovely promenade and partially sandy beach.

Calheta with its man-made golden beaches is popular with tourists and locals alike. The marina is the atsrting point for many sea activities. There is a good choice of bars and restaurants, and other faciltiis such as a bank, pharmacy and branded supermarket.
Calheta is famous for producing the best white rum 'Aguadente', 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.
An easy 30 minute drive brings you to the capital, Funchal.

Booking Notes
The advertised prices are based on a 4-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time. 
A security deposit of 200€ or £200 is payable on arrival in cash. This is returned should there be no breakages or damage to the property.
To secure your reservation, a deposit of 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Should you cancel up to 8 weeks prior to arrival only the deposit is non-refundable, and within this period the full amount. 

This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº23763/AL


Property Type








Lounge Seating


Dining Seating


Floor level


1st floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)


Mountain views



Swimming Pool




Kitchen Facilities



Cooking Utensils & Cutlery




Fridge / Freezer

Coffee Machine



Washing Machine


Hair dryer

Towels provided


Linen provided





Beach Towels




Separate Kitchen


Cable/satellite TV

Internet access

Wireless Internet

Free Wi-Fi


Air Conditioning/Heating

Air conditioning/heating


Smoke Detectores

First Aid Kit

Fire Extinguisher

Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required

Outdoor Features

Sun beds


Exterior Lightning

Outdoor furniture

Private Garden


Walking Distance to Beach








Suitable for children of all ages

Please contact the owner/manager

No smoking

Not suitable

No wheelchair access

Parties Not Allowed



Diving Snorkelling


Places of Interest


Car Requirements

Car Necessary

Secure parking

Parking space

Private Entrance


Express Check-in

Contactless Check-in

Guest Identification Required

Social Distancinging following guidelines from local authorities

Staff wear personal protective equipment

Express Check-out

Contactless Check-out

Private Check-in and Check-out

Staff Follow all safety protocols from local authorities

Temperature Checks on staff

Cleaning and Sanitization

Cleaning produtcs against covid-19

Enhanced Cleaning Practices

Guest Accommodation cleaning can be avoided on request

High Touch Surfaces Desinfected

Linen and Towels washed in at least 60ºC/140ºF

Plates, Cutlery, Glasses and other tableware sanitised

Desinfectants used for cleaning

Guest Accommodation sealed after cleaning

Hand Sanitizer Available

Housekeeping Weekly

Linens,towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authorities guidelines

Portugal clean and safe sanitization protocol followed

Nearest Airport

Funchal Airport

House Size: 239
Ground Size: 321
Touristic Licence: 23763/AL


Start Date End Date Nightly Rate (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay From To
19 Jul 2020 29 Aug 2020 310 6 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
30 Aug 2020 12 Sep 2020 255 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
13 Sep 2020 31 Oct 2020 180 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Nov 2020 30 Nov 2020 157 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Dec 2020 18 Dec 2020 114 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
19 Dec 2020 26 Dec 2020 160 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
27 Dec 2020 02 Jan 2021 190 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
03 Jan 2021 12 Feb 2021 128 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
13 Feb 2021 20 Feb 2021 155 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
21 Feb 2021 26 Mar 2021 142 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
27 Mar 2021 10 Apr 2021 200 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
11 Apr 2021 28 May 2021 162 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
29 May 2021 30 Jun 2021 185 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Jul 2021 22 Jul 2021 270 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
23 Jul 2021 28 Aug 2021 350 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
29 Aug 2021 11 Sep 2021 270 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
12 Sep 2021 31 Oct 2021 180 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Nov 2021 30 Nov 2021 157 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Dec 2021 17 Dec 2021 114 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
18 Dec 2021 25 Dec 2021 170 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
26 Dec 2021 02 Jan 2022 200 4 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible

Rental & Booking Information

The advertised prices are based on a 4-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time. 

A security deposit of 200€ or £200 is payable on arrival in cash. This is returned should there be no breakages or damage to the property.
To secure your reservation, a deposit of 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Should you cancel up to 8 weeks prior to arrival only the deposit is non-refundable, and within this period the full amount. 

This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº23763/AL


Booked Provisional Available


Funchal Airport : 47 kilometres AIRPORT
Beach below villa : 50 metres BEACH
Bar : 2 kilometres BAR
Palheiro Golf : 30 kilometres GOLF
Restaurant : 2 kilometres RESTAURANT


Clean, well designed villa with spectacular views!
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.
Pete N   Aug 2015
Management comment
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.
A wonderful, quiet house near the sea
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
Christine S   Apr 2016
Management comment
Thank you very much and we look forward to your return visit.
wir hatten einen wunderschönen Urlaub
Herrlich gelegene Ferienvilla mit 3 Schlafzimmern inkl. Bad-en-Suite. Gut ausgestattete Küche und schön möblierten Zimmern. Liegen und Sonnenschirme am Pool vorhanden. Grundstück ist komplett umzäunt und der Mietwagen kann auf dem Grundstück abgestellt werden. Zur Villa gehört noch ein Strandhaus, dass über einen separaten Treppenzugang mitgenutzt werden kann. Strand wie auf Madeira üblich ist ein "Steinstrand". Zufahrt zur Villa etwas abenteuerlich, aber auch daran gewöhnt man sich recht schnell. Betreuung vor Ort durch Rodrigues (Mitarbeiter des Eigentümers) sehr gut. Insgesamt ist dieses Ferienhaus absolut zu empfehlen und wir haben unsere 2 Wochen Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Zumal die Villa auch verkehrstechnisch recht gut liegt und man sehr schnell auf der Autobahn ist bzw. auch die umliegenden Supermärkte in Calheta oder Ribeiro Brava ansteuern kann.
Iris E   Sep 2016
Management comment
Vielen Dank/Thank you very much.
Perfekter Urlaub
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.
Dietmar E   Sep 2016
Management comment
Vielen Dank für Ihre große Kritik. Thank you very much
What a lovely surprise!
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!
Daisy, Loupi, Tim & Ad   Oct 2016
Management comment
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).
Well equipped property with a stunning view
My wife and I spent 10 days at this property with our 3 children and everybody loved it. The house is very comfortable, well equipped and offers direct access to a private beach. The swimming pool was large enough for us all and we certainly made the most of it. If you are after a quiet property with beautiful views out to the sea then this could be the one for you :)
Oliver Tubant   May 2017
Management comment
Thank you very much:)
Tolles Haus
Ein wunderbarer Ort. Panorama, Meeresrauschen, Sonne, Pool, Ruhe. Die Zufahrt ist schon die Reise wert! Und nicht vergessen, alle anderen haben es auch geschafft. Das Auto sollte aber einen ordentlichen Motor haben.
Tobias Meyer   Jun 2017
Management comment
Thank You
Superbes vacances
Nous tenons à remercier l'agence locale Our Madeira pour les conseils ainsi que le propriétaire et M. Acacio sur place qui nous ont réservé un acceuil formidable pour ces vacances superbes. La maison Villa do Mar II est en tout point identique au descriptif, avec en prime des conseils et des prix sur les visites. Un accompagnement en or tout en restant discrets. Chapeau ! Attention tout de même à l'accés final jusqu'à la maison qui est un peu périlleux en voitures ! Mais il est toujours possible de laisser sa voiture en haut et puis, c'est un peu le cas de toute l'île !! Le coin de Calheta est le plus ensoleillé de l'île et les couchers de soleil garantis chaque soir. Les commerces sont à 10min en voiture et les plus éloignés des sites de visite à moins d'une heure. Pour la saison, cette fin d'avril était douce mais c'est le tout début de la floraison. Privilégier peut-être juin pour profiter de toutes les couleurs. Prévoir de bonnes chaussures, ne pas avoir le vertige pour les randonnées (ne pas les prendre à la légère même sans dénivelé !), ne pas oublier le coupe vent pour les hauteurs souvent chargées. C'est une île magnifique où il y a toujours quelque chose à voir et la Villa Do Mar II est idéale pour cela avec sa piscine pour le soir !! A refaire.
Yannick Penchenat   May 2018
Traumvilla in spektakulärer Lage
Wir haben im Juni eine wunderschöne Woche in der Villa do Mar II verbracht. Es war alles perfekt: die wundervolle Aussicht aufs Meer, das beruhigende Rauschen der Wellen, die Ausstattung der Villa. Das Schlafzimmer hat ein Bullauge aufs Meer, sodass man sich wie auf einem Schiff vorkommt, zusätzlich noch ein Dachfenster zum Sternegucken! Die Betten sind sehr bequem. Das Wohnzimmer mit Küche und Essplatz ist modern eingerichtet, besonders haben uns die fröhlichen Farben gefallen. Der Außenbereich ist mit schönen Möbeln ausgestattet, der Pool ist ein Traum und die Bepflanzung sehr tropisch. Senhor Acacio hat uns sehr freundlich und gut betreut. Es lief alles völlig problemlos ab. Vielen Dank an den Besitzer für die Einladung in sein Restaurant Vila do Peixe. Wir haben das gute Essen in nettem Ambiente sehr genossen. Wir freuen uns schon auf das nächste Mal!
Jurgen Falkner   Jul 2018
Management comment
Was für wundervolle Kommentare - danke. Wir freuen uns sehr auf Ihren Gegenbesuch.

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