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Traditional Villa near the Best 'Levada' walks in Madeira


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Speaks: english, portuguese
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Traditional Villa near the Best 'Levada' walks in Madeira

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Machico Villa Rental Photos and Description

Spectacular location, so good that it is a stopping off point for Island tours

Traditional Madeiran Villa There is a balcony the full width of the Villa with Fantastic Sea & Mountain Views...

The Villa is located in Porto da Cruz, which in our opinion the Best Location on Madeira Island, it has choice of Authentic Restaurants, everyone will make you very welcome & feel part of the local community. Much more pleasant than the over developed resorts where it does not have the same atmosphere as our Village... To the rear of the property there is another patio with views of the mountains.. At any time of the day you can find shade or a place in the sun...

Has fully fitted modern Kitchen, a BBQ & Patios front and back It has a real wood burning fire,,, There are 2 bedrooms, sleeping 5, one with a double Bed and the Other has both a Double Bed and a Single Bed. Bedrooms have fitted wardrobes..

With a nearby Sandy Beach & Pool, The Villa provides a convenient location for exploring this incredible Island.. see our website for Guided Walks.

Best Service in helping you plan your holiday: We strive to provide the best possible service to our guests at all times...

We will do our best to answer any questions you might have about the villa & Madeira prior to your arrival. As we live in the Island we can make some recommendations that might make your holiday more enjoyable...

We can cater for group bookings, Contact Us for details...

We also have arrangements with a Local Walking Tour provider who can pick-up from the Villa and take you on Guided Walks, Contact Us for details...

If you like Golfing, we have made arrangements with the local Golf Course who may provide special group rates for our guests (depending upon the group size.)

Free wireless internet available at local bar.

We have a TV satellite and dvd player and many dvds.

Check out our Website for More Photos: Please ask us for a Link...

Our website will give much more detail about the Villa and also provides some useful information about the local area and about Madeira Island...

We have just updated our Website with some local walks you can try on your own & with Guided Walks you can book, picking up from the Villa....Ask Us for a Link.

Offering the Best Location and Accommodation : Our Villas are located on the Sub-Tropical Island of Madeira - Portugal, Offering the Best Location and Accommodation for.....

Walkers and Walking...

Family Holidays...

Golfers and Golfing Holidays...

Relaxing Breaks...

Away from it All...

Guided Levada Walks...

An Enjoyable, stress Free Holiday Experience !...

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elisabete (Property Manager)
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About Elisabete

We are a British family with two young children. We live in the UK.

We love Madeira and our holiday home with its great location, and we hope you will love it as much as we do!

Elisabete purchased this villa in 2005

Why Elisabete chose Machico

We fell in love with Porto da Cruz from our first visit and having found this precious building that was the village school parts of it being 150 years old and the most magnificent sea view, breathtaking mountains that suround it and the imposing rock that is Penha D'Aguia, we decided that this was to be our holiday home project !

(after many years we still love it and since have built 2 more villas, so if you, like us think of coming to live in this beautiful Island and need help, information, builders, architect etc, we are happy to share our experiences with you!)

What makes this villa unique

Located only 15 minutes by car from the airport and main city of

Machico, with various fantastic walks right on its doorstep, fantastic views, a nice cafe/bar next door with the best Coffee, &

Poncha (traditional drink) on the island and a grocery shop only a minutes walk from the villa, great!.

There is a bus stop close by the house providing a reliable

and efficient service to places of interest on the Island.

The Lido complex in Porto da Cruz,1km,15 minutes walk or 5 minutes by car from the villa is open during summer months and is the largest natural pool on the island, having a massive sea water pool and a childrens pool and sunbathing decks.

The Village itself has a small sandy beach in a small cove,

where surfing is popular, several restaurants and a night bar. Only 10 minutes by car there is also a Fantastic Golden Sandy Beach in Nearby Machico and bigger supermarkets and the water park in Santa Cruz, a favourite with our boys. Our villa offers Fantastic location, relaxing, resting or hiking it does not get any better!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Happy New Year Elisabete!

Thank you so much for your email, we had a great time in Casa Cruz and found the local people so friendly. Jose and Fatima were fantastic and helped us with everything, we were so grateful to them. The house was beautiful and in a great position for views etc...we had a fantastic break and again thank you for an easy transaction.Happy New Year to you both.
Dec 2014
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Traditional Villa near the Best 'Levada' walks in Madeira
average rating of 4.3125 based on 20 reviews

Everything was great!

  • 5 of 5

The house we had in Cruz, Porto da Cruz was great! It has a nice view over the valley and the sea and the mountains were all around. It is close to a levada which is very very beautiful "Levada do casteljo". The house was clean and had everything that we needed! It has a lot of space!

But it´s good if you have a car so you can go to the cities easily! There are buses very close to the house which is great, because they go to Funchal, but it costs much if you want to go there everyday.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely people with some nice words about the Villa, it really has a great location, with some great walks literally on the doorstep !

A great holiday

  • 4 of 5

The villa was wonderful, clean and was fully equipped with everything we needed to make our holiday great. It had TV with English channels, the kitchen had everything you would need and there was ample space for us to move around.

The villa was 25-30 minutes from the airport which is great. Also if you have a car you can travel around the island very easy, as the villa is close to motorways. Also the views from the villa are exquisite and the balconies are a lovely sun trap.

I would definitely recommend anyone to go and stay here. I will definitely be returning very soon!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to our guests for their review. Casa Cruz is a detached house and you get the whole house to yourself with utility bills and maid service included in this great weekly price! We look forward to welcoming you to!
Wigan, UK

Madeira Magic!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Cruz was quite simply the perfect holiday place for my family. The villa itself was spotlessly clean and equipped with every amenity to make our stay comfortable and relaxed. The service before and during our visit was excellent. All emails were dealt with promptly and ensured we had all the information we needed. The owners arranged our taxi transfers and organised everything we needed prior to our visit.

The vlla itself is in a perfect location. It is located just 15/20 minutes from the airport but away from anything remotely too touristy. It has spectacular views of Porta du Cruz and the surrounding mountains and there are some superb levada walks quite literally on the doorstep. The locals were incredibly friendly - they even cooked meals for us and shared their fabulous home-made wines. There is a bus stop close by and a regular bus service to Macchico, Funchal and Santana. We were also able to hire a car in Macchico, at a very reasonable rate, and toured the whole island during the week we were there. Its a beautiful place, full of beautiful people. I just wish we had more time but we will be back!

I would have no hesitation in recommending Casa Cruz to my friends and family - in fact I've done exactly that. Today I have been discussing arranging a visit with my sister and her husband........

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

A brilliant holiday at Casa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

We had such a good holiday here. It is in a fantastic spot if you like walking, there are levada walks right on the doorstep. You don't need a car(unless you have young children) and the bus service is good. You can get a taxi from the airport to the cottage. Elisabete will organize this for you. The cottage was clean and comfortable with a very well equipped kitchen if you didn't want to eat out.The views were fabulous and the locals very friendly.The people who run both bars are very kind and helpful. We wouldn't hesitate to go back again, Madeira is so lovely if you like the outdoors and walking.

Elisabete was very helpful and we thought the cottage was very good value for money.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! Thank You. Casa Cruz is full of character with wonderful views! Must visit!

Magical Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4- 2 adults and 2 children aged 3 and 6. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Casa Cruz. The villa was very clean and comfortable with wonderful views all around. The owners , Mark and Elisabete were very helpful and gave us useful tips . Casa Cruz was well maintained and had all the things as described . The beds were very comfortable with crisp ,clean linen. The villa is located in a small village . We hired a car to see the island and good supermarkets were only a 5-10mins drive away.Porto da Cruz has good traditional restaurants. Our children thoroughly enjoyed the stay and we can't wait to get back for another holiday

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Casa Cruz is a lovely traditional villa with stunning views. Our cleaner lady takes pride in presenting this villa to our guests and we are lucky to have her working for us so we can provide you with a comfortable and happy stay! Visit us and you will find a welcome gift awaiting for you!

Perfect villa for two amongst the locals

  • 5 of 5

I would like to say that despite wanting to visit Madeira for many years and researching it thoroughly before we went, it still managed to easily surpass our expectations. Consequently, we will definitely be visiting again.

The villa was exactly as described and can easily accommodate 5 people, with one large bedroom with a double bed and an even bigger bedroom with a double bed and a single (spaced well apart).

There was ample storage and also plenty of hangers (unlike many hotels - I hate it when I can't hang ALL of my clothes up).

The villa was clean and well maintained with everything you need to cater for a small family or 4 adults, although being just the two of us, we only did breakfasts and one evening meal (eating out was soooo good)!

Having car hire we explored much of the island (final tally 995 km) and decided that we had made the best choice of location. A nice, strung-out village with no tourists and local people who were extremely warm and welcoming. The people at the bar next door treated us like family and we had a 'barbecue for two' at the next bar along which was fantastic and unbelievably inexpensive.

Access to the 'Rapido' is literally 2 minutes away making it very quick to get anywhere. Once you get used to the roads, the following times including getting parked, are realistic (driving safely):

Airport: 15 minutes

Machito beach: 10-12 minutes

Santana (supermarket): 5-7 minutes

Down to Porta da Cruz itself: 5 minutes (winding road)

Nuns Valley (Rapido and country road): 40-45 minutes

Pico do Arieiro: 40 minutes (2nd visit - the first visit you're stopping all the time to take in the neverending views)

Being in the NE (at the end of April) we had a fair bit of cloud at times although the afternoons were generally sunny. However, Madeira can have '3 seasons in one day' and a 10-15 minute drive to the South pretty much always delivered the sun.

If you don't want car hire, there is a bus stop almost opposite and we were aware that the busses were frequent in both directions (not because of noise but because we used to see them while playing cards on the balcony - the villa is actually set back from the road, not directly on it).

When we return, it will definitely be to Cruz, staying in this villa with its wonderful view down the valley.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to our guests for their comments! To book our villa is very easy, quick and smoth, you can do so by email or phone and we reply to you within the hour of your enquiry. We pride ourselves in providing a good personal service helping you with any information that you might need to make your holiday a memorable one! At a great price this traditional villa is confortable and is situated in a fantastic setting with beautiful sea and mountain views. Madeira is an all year around holiday destination with temperatures between 14 and 23 degrees celcius. If you like walking there are many beautiful levadas walks just commencing by the front door, “Referta”, Levada do Casteleijo” “Penha D’Aguia” and others. If you like partying then book with us form July to September and you will endulge yourself with lots of festivals around the Island where food, drink, live music and friendly people await to welcome you!


Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Adega da Cruz
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Porto Da Cruz
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Porto da Cruz
Car: not necessary

Porto Da Cruz is Located on one of the most beautiful coasts in Madeira Island. It is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes; you can enjoy the beauty of the sea, the volcanic mountains and the view of the majestic Penha' Águia.. The Village has a small sandy Beach & a massive Salt Water Lido Pool, with a shallow pool for small children. A large Beach with Golden Sand is only 10 mins away.Porto Da Cruz has a good choice of Bars and Restaurants, whilst still maintaining its idyllic charm.The sea and the mountains provide a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, turning this into an ideal place for relaxing, dining and walking.Our Villa is located on the hillside overlooking Porto Da Cruz, only 1km walk into town or there is a regular bus passing close-by.Taxis are also cheap and readily available.But to enjoy great views&the best Wine&Poncha on the Island,you only need to visit the quiet bar next door.


Rates & Availability

From £220 Per week

Machico Villa Rental Rates

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High Season
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
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7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes We do accept payment in Euros.
A damage fully refundable security deposit of £100/100€ is requested per booking.
We request 25% upon reservation and the balance plus the security deposit 60 days prior to your arrival.
Rates are for 2 people but villa Cruz accommodates up to 5 guests, pls add £5 pp/pn

Cancellation Policy

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Machico Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , and sink
  • Shower fitted with Thermostatic Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Cot provided
  • Wake up to the most fantastic views on the Island... Bedrooms with fitted wardrobes . .. Both have access to a shared balcony running the width of the Villa... A Cot Bed is provided for young Children.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our Fantastic Villa is a great base for your holiday... The Villa is right next to two of the most stunning Levada walks on the Island, the start of Levada Do Castelejo e Referta is literally 1 minute from the front door of the Villa and is simply stunning, 90 minutes walk will take you to a small rock pool where you can swim at the bottom of a gentle waterfall, if you visit early you might not need your swimming costume! .. Next door to the Villa is a Café/Bar which is famous on the Island for it's home-made wine and Poncha!.. and at the top of the Road you will find a small groceries shop. Easy access to the highway which will take you to Machico in 10 minutes & to Funchal in 25 minutes.. There is fantastic salt water pool in the village that is open during the summer months or just 10 minutes away is a Golden Sandy Beach... The local bus service stops right outside... For Young Children,High Chair&Cot are provide,we also have Satellite TV and Dvds to keep everyone entertained

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