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Stunning Cliff Top Villa With Heated Pool, Panoramic Sea View | Villa Da Falésia

Canico, Portugal



Once a family home, Villa da Falésia (Villa Cliff), has been totally refurbished by it's interior designer owner, and now provides first class holiday accommodation for families and groups of friends. It will be hard to find a better location for a villa holiday in Madeira.

Villa da Falésia (Cliff Villa), one of the handful of villas in Garajau set on the cliff front, has been beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished, and is equipped with absolutely everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Offering complete privacy and an abundance of space, both inside and out, the unique location will guarantee you a truly peaceful and relaxing holiday.

From the minute you enter the villa you will know you have made the right choice. The lounge is in the centre of the villa, with comfortable sofas and chairs, flat screen cable TV and DVD player. With floor to ceiling and wall to wall sliding windows, the lounge is fresh and bright with views that are unforgettable. In the rear corner of the lounge, adjacent to the enormous fully equipped kitchen, is an oval dining table that seats 8. You will probably hardly use this as the temptation of dining alfresco on the terrace or down by the swimming pool will be irresistible.

The bedrooms are all on the ground floor and lead off the lounge, with two on each side, 3 of them with sea views.

Bedrooms and Bathroom

Bedroom 1 Master bedroom - King size double bed, en-suite bathroom, and sea view.
Bedroom 2 King size double bed, which can be separated to single beds if required
Bedroom 3 Double bed with sea view.
Bedroom 4 Two single beds with en-suite shower room
Bathroom 1 Washbasin, toilet, bidet, bath with overhead shower
Bathroom 2 Washbasin, toilet, bidet, shower
Bathroom 3 Washbasin, toilet, shower
Bathroom 4 Guest toilet

Few villas in Madeira have more spectacular panoramic sea-views over the cliff for which the house is named. These can be fully appreciated from the outdoor seating and dining on the front terrace. From here there is a sloping path that leads down through the extensive gardens to the large pool area. There are sun loungers and umbrellas, a barbecue and a large table and comfortable seating area.

Below the swimming pool is a terraced garden, right on the sea cliff with 14 mature palm trees - just to give you an idea of just how much space there is!

Swimming pool dimensions and heating
Shape: Freeform kidney
Length: 10,5m
Width: from 5m to 3m
Depth: from 1,20m to 1,40m
Pool heating is optional and costs 140,00€ per week for a setting of 24ºC, paid in cash on arrival. A supplement of 30,00€ per week applies for each additional degree set up to a maximum of 26ºC
Pool heating 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.

Villa da Falésia is a gated property with a front garden and private shaded parking area.

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.
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 for an Alojamento Local lodging license nº1949/AL

You will be required to pay 1€ per person per night for all guests aged over 18 years old, up to a maximum of 5€ per person. This payment is required in cash at check-in, so please have it ready.


Set in large gardens at the cliff edge, a spacious villa with superb sea-views
Property Type








Lounge Seating


Dining Seating


Floor level


Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)


Mountain views



Swimming Pool





Kitchen Facilities



Cooking Utensils & Cutlery




Fridge / Freezer

Coffee Machine



Washing Machine


Beach Towels


Linen provided



Hair dryer

Towels provided




Separate Kitchen


Cable/satellite TV

Free Wi-Fi

Stereo System

Wireless Internet

DVD Player

Internet access


Children Television Networks

Air Conditioning/Heating

Free standing fans


Smoke Detectores

First Aid Kit

Fire Extinguisher

Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required

Outdoor Features

Sun beds

Private Garden

Exterior Lightning

Outdoor furniture

Roof Terrace


Walking Distance to Beach

Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants








Suitable for children of all ages

No pets allowed

No smoking


Property accessible for wheelchair users

Parties Not Allowed



Places of Interest



Car Requirements

Car Recommended

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:

  • 180
  • Ground Size:

  • 1500
  • touristicLicenceLabel

  • 01949/AL
  • Availability

    Booked Provisional Available


    Funchal Airport : 10 kilometres AIRPORT
    Palheiro Golf : 3 kilometres GOLF
    Beach : 500 metres BEACH
    Bar : 300 metres BAR
    Restaurant/café : 1 kilometres RESTAURANT
    Madeira Expressway : 3 kilometres HIGHWAY
    Funchal Port : 9 kilometres FERRY


    Vue époustouflante
    Merveilleuse maison avec une vue à 180° sur l'océan. Environnement très calme et bien arboré. La maison est confortable et accueillante, la literie est parfaite. Nous y avons passé un séjour formidable et nous y retournerons en été pour profiter de la piscine.
    Anonymous   Jan 2015
    Management comment
    Thank you for your lovely review and we are very happy that you enjoyed the house. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the summer.
    perfect villa, perfect location, perfect view
    We felt like film stars staying in this wonderful villa. Fantastic cliff top location with 180 degree view of the sea. One wall of the lounge was a french window looking out over the sea and opening onto large terrace. On a lower level was the pool , also with sea view. Pool had the sun for most of the day. Lots of loungers . Tables and chairs solid and good quality. Beautiful well laid out and tended terraced gardens. The agapanthus was in bloom while we were there. The outside area was very extensive, which was lovely for us, but I think would be hard work for parents of very small children. The villa was extremely spacious and very well equipped. The kitchen was the largest I've ever seen. We found everything we needed for cooking. Lots of small touches like plenty of tea towels and also a teapot. Nice to find salt and pepper and spices. Excellent coffee machine. Tumble dryer, hurrah. Layout of villa was good with 2 separate sleeping areas which would suit 2 families. Beds comfortable and furnishings good quality, lots of storage space. Bathrooms spotless .Even had a linen basket. Lots of fluffy new towels, including pool towels. It was very relaxing staying in this villa. Location was excellent, being quiet and secluded yet within walking distance of shops and cafes(steep uphill). Also few minutes walk away from cable car to beach. 15 minutes drive from airport and Funchal. Customer service was very good. We were met at the property and shown round. Madeira is a very beautiful place with lots to do and see. We would definitely recommend this property. We hope to come back next year.
    Anonymous   Jul 2015
    Management comment
    Yet another wonderful review. Thanks for taking the time to post it and we certainly looking forward to welcoming you back next year!
    A 5 Star Vacation
    We had a wonderful vacation at the house with the whole family of 8. The house, pool and garden are just wonderful and well kept. The view is magnificent. The furniture, towels, plates, etc. are in good shape but not brand new. That makes the stay easier with 2 grand children age 2 and 5..... It would be great to have some more shade on the terrace and a handle on the inside of the screen door. The screen could be damaged by the little kids when opening the door. The size of the house was just right for our family. We hope to come back in the not too distant future and will definitely book the house again. We will miss the view until we have a chance to come back. We cannot think of a better place to stay. Madeira is just unique and a wonderful place to spend your vacation and the house is the icing on the cake. We can recommend the house to anyone and have already done so to our friends.
    Anonymous   Sep 2015
    Management comment
    Thank you for your super review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the villa and it's location. Your comments regarding the shade and screen door has been noted. Thank you for your recommendations and the house and view is waiting for your return!
    Just perfect
    We had such a great stay in Villa da Falésia. It was just perfect. We all enjoyed our holiday in Madeira and for our 2 little children it was a great home. The house is in easy reach of the airport and Funchal is a very lovely city to stroll around. All in all, we definitely hope to come back some time.
    Linda l   Oct 2015
    Management comment
    Perfection is our aim! Delighted everything was 5 stars for you. Thank you for this super review.
    A fantastic time
    We had a great time at Villa Falesia. The villa was everything we hoped for. Lots of space inside and out; modern facilities and equipment. The pool was lovely. A bit cool in February but it didn't stop us going in every day. The property was well decorated; the kitchen well equipped and the beds very comfortable. We would certainly consider returning
    Damian R   Mar 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you very much. We are pleased that Villa Da Falésia met with your approval and hope to welcome you back again one day.
    Dear Linda + Norberta, We just would like to say that we were very happy about our stay in Villa Falesia two weeks ago. Its really a great house and we are sure that ones a day we will come back again ! Thanks + and kind regards, Anett
    Anett K   Jul 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again one day.
    Wonderful holiday in Villa Da Falésia in Caniço
    In October/November we stayed in Villa Da Falésia with our son and his girlfriend. We have enjoyed the house greatly. The house is very well maintained, the gardens are fabulous and the view on the ocean is fantastic. Although we planned to rent a house in Funchal originally, we were very pleased with the location of Villa Da Falésia. It is in a very quiet area, but the necessary shops are nearby. A rental car is however advisable. The location was excellent for our planned trips: visits to Funchal, the laurel forests, walks on the levada’s and the Madeira wine tour. The service was excellent and we can recommend this property to anyone!
    Els D   Nov 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you kindly for your comments and recommendation. All very much appreciated.
    Enchanting Madeiran Villa
    Villa Da Falésia is an outstanding self-catering property. Its beautiful terraced garden with sweeping views of the ocean make it a special place. The villa is pretty, well-furnished and clean, and offers quiet and privacy. Located in Garajau, it is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, and bus service to Funchal. The owner and the management company made sure my stay ran smoothly. I heartily recommend the villa for a peaceful, relaxing holiday.
    Judy Dearing   Mar 2017
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your super review and recommendation. Very much appreciated.
    Superb quality villa with plenty of space
    This villa was a perfect family base with great facilities and comfortable, clean accommodation. It's very well located for visits to Funchal, mountain walks, golf, snorkeling and other attractions. The 180 degree views are absolutely stunning as you are situated high on the cliff over looking Cristo Rei in Garajau. There are plenty of local shops, cafes and restaurants within a 20 min walk. You can even take the cable car down to the local beach and have a reasonable meal at the beach cafe. We'll be back soon to explore the rest of the island.
    Jerry Osborne   Aug 2017
    Fantastic House
    Truly a great home to stay in. Perfect location and all amenities in and around house are well arranged
    Stanley Pauw   Aug 2017
    Fantastic villa with amazing views
    This villa had everything we needed for a week in Madeira! Beautiful views at the front. The pool was clean, towels were provided and there was plenty of seating both inside and out. We cooked as well as barbecued and there was enough crockery, cooking utensils and glassware for all. It is always useful to have a dishwasher too! We visited Funchal and would recommend a speedy trip down the hill on the tobbogans! We also enjoyed the botanical gardens. A brilliant holiday for a group of friends, thank you for a pleasant stay.
    Emily Campbell   Feb 2018
    Management comment
    Thank you very much indeed for your super comments.
    Tolles Resort
    Top Lage , Pool, Betreuung vor Ort, Abwicklung
    Alexander Leberer   Apr 2018
    Management comment
    Thank you very much!
    Une vue magnifique
    La villa est superbe ! Autant à l’interieur qu’a l’exterieur. Très bien équipée, on y trouve tout ce dont on a besoin (équipement cuisine ou Sdb). Les serviettes de bain sont fournies également. La vue est juste sublime. La villa est bien placée par rapport à l’aeroport Et Funchal. Il y a une boulangerie, une pharmacie et un petit supermarché à proximité. Nous avons passé un excellent séjour.
    Emmanuelle   Aug 2018
    Stunning views
    Absolutely stunning location. Views to die for. Villa is in a quiet cliff top location and is very spacious inside and out with everything you require for a great holiday. Glad we had the pool heated as the weather was not too kind to us. A car is essential as the villa is quite remote and restaurants are not close to the villa.
    Ian Brandon   Aug 2018
    Beautiful and peaceful location
    Lovely villa in peaceful location, Stunning views. The villa is spacious, tastefully decorated and has everything you need for a perfect holiday.
    Karen Brown   Sep 2018
    It is an amazing place with a stunning view.

    It is an amazing place with a stunning view. We love this place!

    Sandra Mathieu   Jan 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much. Great to hear that you loved the villa. Thank you for choosing to stay at VIlla da Falesia
    Ein wundervoller Ort!

    Ein wundervoller Ort! Die Beschreibung trifft voll zu, die Realität übertrifft diese sogar noch. Besonders gefallen hat uns der herzliche Empfang und dass sogar schon alle Grundnahrungsmittel eingekauft waren, was uns einen sofortigen Gang zum Supermarkt nach der anstrengenden Anreise mit mehrstündiger Verspätung erspart hat. Das Haus lässt wirklich keine Wünsche offen. Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder!

    Tanja Seelmeyer   Feb 2019
    Management comment
    Vielan Danke! Thank you very much for your lovely comments and we do hope you will come again.
    Beautiful villa with amazing views

    The villa is just perfect. It has everything you could want inside and outside and is immaculate.The gardens and views are simply stunning. Short walk up the hill to some shops and restaurants and not expensive for a short taxi ride to Funchal. You would need a car or taxi service in hand if you want to get out and about. Owners were extremely helpful as the pool heater had broken but were quick to fix it. We loved spending a week here as a group of six and would definitely want to return.

    Dawn Hussey   Feb 2019
    Management comment
    Thanks for you great comments. Glad the house was to your liking. Hope to welcome you back one day.
    A luxury villa set in a large private and breathtaking garden with amazing views.

    A luxury villa set in a large private and breathtaking garden with amazing views.

    David Holt   Mar 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you!
    Super spacious house with stunning ocean view

    We thoroughly enjoyed our winter break week at La Falasia. The house exceeded our expectations, is very well appointed , comfortable , clean and positioned. It has beautiful teracced gardens in bloom, leading down the cliff face. We spent many hours enjoying the peaceful terrace and were able eat eat breakfast and lunch outside most days. The pool is in a sheltered and secluded position out of the breeze. If you like swimming I would recommend paying the extra to have the pool temperature raised as we did. It was worthwhile for us. You can walk from the house down the zig zag to Garajau beach in about 20 minutes, then take the funicular back up. You can also walk (uphill) into Garajau locality for food supplies and a great bakery for coffee and cake. Good fish and seafood restaurant within a short drive at Canico for evenings. We went on a group organised levada walk and would do that again as it was hard to locate the walks on our own. We explored the lush island by car but were always happy to return to peaceful Falaisa with its stunning views. We were very impressed with the service provided by Our Madeira and the property management company and would recommend. We plan to return for another winter break, next time with friends to fill the house.

    Sylvia Pilkington   Mar 2019
    Management comment
    What a lovely review. Thank you very much. We are very pleased to read that everything was to your liking, including our service. We look forward to your return visit.
    A family reunion in a stunning location

    I was organising a family reunion and was looking for a spacious villa where my guests (old and young) could really enjoy themselves. I made a right choice with Villa da Falesia. It is spacious, stylish, well looked after and in a good location in the southern part of the island. But the big WOW factor is its location on the coast with nothing to impede your views of the endless ocean (we even spotted pasing whales once). There are closeby beach (with cable car and road access), good restaurants and a fabulous bakery nearby. I am so glad that we chose to stay at this vila and will definitely coming back.

    Anna Cole   May 2019
    Magnifique maison avec piscine privée et une vue à couper le souffle.

    Magnifique maison. Très confortable, spacieuse et avec tous les équipements nécessaires. Une vue incroyable et piscine possible de chauffer.

    Stefano Giammarino   Oct 2019
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