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Holiday rentals in Madeira

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  1. Private room
  2. Funchal
Beautiful and relaxing apartment. Great gardens

This spacious sea view apartament with free wi-fi dinning/ kitchen/living room and ends on the very light conservatory and an open space balcón where you can relax and enjoy the views and the sun . Beautiful exotic gardens with big tres and bushes and tradicional flowers.

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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Porto da Cruz
Terrano Apartment

Modern T1 in a quiet street in the beautiful rural town Porto da Cruz. Five minutes walk from surfing beach, tidal swimming pool and restaurants, supermarket and bakery. Perfect for digital nomads and long stay guests, for walkers, surfers and country lovers. This apartment has a fully fitted kitchen complete with washing machine, living/dining area plus dedicated work station. Fibre optic internet. Separate bedroom and modern shower room. Use of roof terrace with loungers and bbq.

  1. Private room
  2. Caniço
Bedroom with double bed and private WC

Bedroom with double bed and private WC Nice and modern living room, with table that can be used as a work desk, kitchen and garden. 75" TV with Netlfix and HBO and cable TV channels. View to the ocean. 15 minutes drive from Funchal, 5 minutes walk from restaurants, car rental, ATM machine, bus stop, pharmacy, supermarket and beach. 1 - the house is shared with the host 2 - Apart from the room and the WC, the living room can also be exclusive to the guest.

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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Funchal
Apartamento da Maria
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Funchal
Braganza Apartment
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Funchal
Citylife Apartment
  1. Entire apartment
  2. Funchal
Lovely apartment studio for two people.
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Funchal
Private room with balcony and sea view in Funchal
SUPERHOST
  1. Casa particular
  2. Funchal
Playin Home I
  1. Entire apartment
  2. Funchal
Apartment with sea view
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Funchal
Room with a VIEW
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Funchal
AGNELO COMFORT - QTº 1
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Ribeira Brava
Sebastião's House
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Funchal
BINIS apartment
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Funchal
A room near town center and near the beach

Your guide to Madeira

All About Madeira

The Madeira archipelago is part of Portugal, yet it’s over 1,000 kilometres from the European mainland and just half that distance from the African coast. Most of its population lives on two main islands — Madeira and Porto Santo — while Sevagens and Desertas remain uninhabited. Known for astounding scenery, abundant green vegetation, and diverse native wildlife, the islands draw people seeking adventure as much as those in search of tranquillity.

Hikers head to Madeira to wend their way up mountain passes, under waterfalls, and through blueberry patches. Water-lovers take a two-hour ferry from Madeira to Porto Santo’s seven kilometres of sand beaches for a refreshing dip or some sea kayaking. Funchal, Madeira’s capital city, is home to the tile-adorned Mercado dos Lavradores — whose immaculate displays of fresh fruit draw the eye — and geometric displays of bright blooms at the Madeira Botanical Garden.


How do I get around Madeira?

Madeira Airport (FNC), 20 minutes from Funchal, is the main access point to the islands. There are regular connections to major European airports, and flights to Lisbon take 1.5 hours. Porto Santo also has an airport (PXO), with connections to Funchal and Lisbon and seasonal flights to other European destinations. A shuttle bus service takes new arrivals from Madeira Airport to nearby Funchal. From Funchal, public transport connects the rest of the island.

A rental car is recommended for getting around Madeira, but it is possible to navigate the island with the local bus service, and the best way to get from Funchal to Monte is by cable car. If you’re heading to the beaches of Porto Santo, you can hop aboard the ferry. As a volcanic island, Madeira is very hilly, which is great for hiking but not so accessible for those with limited mobility.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Madeira?

Madeira enjoys fairly consistent weather year-round, with nearly 250 days of sunshine each year — with the exception of June, which can be cloudy. Villas in Madeira are very popular in the peak months of July and August, and you’ll need plenty of sun protection if you’re exploring at this time of year. Many cruise ships stop by during summer, delivering a steady stream of visitors and maintaining a lively buzz. As August turns to September, the islands’ wine festival celebrates the grape harvest with traditional music, tastings, and open-air performances. Visit in April or May for the weeks-long Madeira Flower Festival, which traditionally takes place four weeks after Easter and is a joyous, colourful celebration of Madeiran culture and wildlife. Traditional Madeira cottages with cosy thatched roofs are also a charming choice for the Christmas holidays.


What are the top things to do in Madeira?

Wineries

Madeira’s wines are world-famous, and there are plenty of opportunities to explore the island’s verdant vineyards and wineries. From wine walking routes around Funchal to commercially operated tours of the island, epicureans will enjoy sampling the fruits of the island’s fertile soil.

Funchal-Monte Cable Car

The cable car that shuttles you between Funchal Monte Cable Car may only be a 20-minute journey, but it offers panoramic views of the lush island. Once you’ve ascended to the peaceful suburb of Monte, you can explore the Monte Palace Tropical Gardens, and then, if you’re up for an equally memorable trip back to the capital, you can descend in a wicker toboggan, whizzing down winding roads at speeds of up to 30 mph.

Pico do Ariero to Pico Ruivo

Not for the faint-hearted, this is a challenging 11-kilometre hike on the third-highest peak in Madeira. A thousand metres of incline take you along narrow pathways, up and down tricky staircases, and through dark tunnels. The four-hour round trip rewards brave adventurers with astounding views and a well-deserved sense of achievement.