Villa Cante



Property ID SVECCM

7 night price

Property Description

Situated on a lush hillside, looking out across the glorious Atlantic Ocean, this lovely villa benefits from its proximity to the beautiful Jardim do Mar in the Prazeres area of Madeira, considered one of the most picturesque bays on the Island. Providing up to ten guests with contemporary living spaces in which to relax, Casa Canteiro is a fantastic choice for those wanting to enjoy a charming coastal village and beautiful countryside right on their doorstep.  With many beautiful Levada trails just minutes from the villa, three pretty pebble beaches backed by majestic mountains, a sandy beach, and access to the best surf on the Island, the wonderful outdoors is right there for you to explore.

With its beautiful pastel exterior, guests will be drawn to this attractive villa, surrounded by natural beauty. Once inside you will appreciate its vast open-plan living area, immediately comforted by the sunshine streaming in through its wall of glass doors, through which you can appreciate that stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. With sleek wooden floors, comfortable stylish furniture and a lovely modern kitchen, you’ll love to relax and entertain here.

The five bright double bedrooms are all finished with attractive neutral décor and delightful pops of colour. Each enjoy wonderful sea views, and some even boast access onto a sun-drenched balcony, ensuring that a morning coffee under the warm Madeiran sun is a must. All four attractive bathrooms here continue the contemporary feel of the villa, some of which enjoy the luxury of being en-suite.

The outside space here maximises the wonderful vistas on offer, with panoramic views over the lush countryside down to the azure Ocean below. The terrace boasts two shaded seating areas, on which you can while away the afternoons reading your favourite book with a glass of Poncha, the traditional Madeiran tipple. You will also have a barbecue at your disposal, so cooking some locally caught fish should be a breeze, before dining al fresco as the sun begins to fade and the warm evenings draw in. Beyond the shaded terrace the patio extends to encompass a lovely outdoor pool in which to cool off in as you gaze out over your scenic surroundings.

What you should know…

  • A car would be beneficial to appreciate all the activities just a short drive from the villa
  • The location is semi-rural optimising its peaceful setting

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!


The Villa

Casa Canteiro is a modern 5-bedroom villa, which is spread over 2-storeys. Guests will enjoy the poolside decking where breakfast & evening meals will provide great views.

Ground Floor
– King bedroom
– Communal bathroom
– Dining & living area
– Fully equipped kitchen
– Utility room

First Floor
– Two King bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms
– Two Twin bedrooms
– Communal bathroom

– Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access (7mx3m, with a depth of 1m to 1.4m)
– Barbecue
– Outdoor dining & furniture
– Parasols
– Pergola
– Poolside shower
– Private Parking
– Sun loungers

The villa is situated just minutes from the village of Prazeres in the relatively rural southwest region of Madeira. This quaint little village is considered one of the most picturesque on the Island surrounded by majestic mountains, lush green valleys and beautiful nature trails. And with a charming little animal farm, herb garden and tea rooms, you and your family will love to while away the day here. Also, within easy reach, is the alluring Jardim do Mar, quite literally the garden of the sea, a scenic coastal area boasting three pebble beaches backed by spectacular scenery. And with access to the best waves on the Island surf is most definitely up!

Just five minutes-drive down the road you can find the livelier town of Calheta. This pretty area is a very popular spot due to its beautiful sandy beaches and crystal-clear water, where many activities from snorkelling and canoeing to surfing and windsurfing are all on offer, ensuring the whole family are kept entertained. The area also boasts wonderful historic churches and a variety of shops bars and restaurants. And for something a little different, the sugar cane museum and working factory is well worth a visit, where you’ll enjoy a slice of delicious traditional honey cake and glass of Poncha on your way round.

42km east you’ll discover Madeira’s historic capital Funchal, amidst banana plantations and wonderful gardens where flowers bloom all year round in the shelter of the verdant mountains. Funchal is a beautiful city, relaxed by day and exciting by night. You’ll love to amble along its picturesque seafront promenade enjoying a drink in one of its many beachfront bars. From here take the cable car to Monte, where you can visit the world-renowned Monte Palace Tropical Garden. And to get back to the Old Town from Monte don’t miss sliding down the steep hill on a traditional wicker toboggan! Once in the old town, be sure to visit some of the fabulous restaurants serving mouth-watering skewered meats, alongside exquisite tapas and heavenly desserts such as honey cake and passion fruit pudding. Football fans will also enjoy a visit to a museum in honour of Madeira’s best loved son Cristiano Ronaldo here.

There are a wide range of activities on offer on the Island, but one of the most breath-taking has to be a glorious hike along some of the 2,092 kilometres of narrow stone irrigation channels known as levadas, criss-crossing Madeira’s lush mountainous countryside into the Laurisilva forest. In fact, three stunning trails can be found within easy reach of your villa. And for the adrenaline junkies amongst you, try your hand at the many mountain-bike trails that plunge and ascend this beautiful landscape, or throw yourself into some canyoning, which will have you sliding over cascades and abseiling down waterfalls.

For the more serene, a wine tasting tour is a must. Head to Camara de Lobos, a lovely traditional fishing village 39km east for a free Madeira wine tasting experience at local producer Henriques & Henriques. Or perhaps the black lava bathing pools of Porto Moniz, 26km north, will provide the perfect trip, where the meeting of Atlantic waves and a prehistoric volcanic eruption has formed spiky rings of black lava rock along the waterfront turning it into one of the world’s weirdest and most beautiful swimming baths.

However, you like to spend your holiday, Madeira’s year-round climate and stunning natural scenery, from sublime mountain ranges, rugged cliffs, lush forests and delightful flower gardens, will provide you with everything you need to enjoy a wonderful holiday experience.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Madeira Airport(57.8km)
Nearest Village Prazeres(2km)
Nearest Restaurant Restaurante & Cafe A Pedreira(8.6km)
Nearest Bar/Pub Joe’s Bar(9.6km)
Nearest Beach Praia da Calheta(10km)
Nearest Golf Palheiro Golf(46.6km)
Nearest Tennis Campo de Ténis – Ponta do Sol(18.2km)
Nearest Ferry Port Funchal Harbour(40.6km)


Calheta, meaning ‘Small Cove’, is where many tourists flock to in order to indulge in beautiful man-made beaches and striking scenery.

This part of Madeira is formed of several municipalities, each with something unique and special to offer. Calheta Village is an ideal place to start especially if you enjoy a stiff drink! An old sugar cane factory still produces one of the world’s most respected white rums – Aguardente…perhaps you want to leave this part of your holiday till late in the evening!

Jardim do Mar is where you will find many of the locals on dawn patrol, taking to the waves and surfing. The waters can both be heavy and flat, making them ideal for abilities of surfer. Akaw!

For lovers of seafood, you should look no further than Paul do Mar. This is a village where most of the fisherman work out of, so you know you’ll be able to find the catch of the day here.

For those who have travelled to Madeira for its inland beauty, then look no further than Arco da Calheta and Prazeres. Within these locations you won’t only be able find some stunning hiking trails, but you’re also likely to stumble across some traditionally styled Parishes and unforgettable views.


The island of Madeira can be found south west of mainland Portugal, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Due to the island’s location, its is considered to have a Mediterranean climate that serves locals and visitors all year round – making it an ideal escape from reality at any point in the year.

What we love Madeira for is its seemingly ongoing festivals! Madeirans have found an excuse to celebrate most things; including film, their natural surroundings and key patron saints. This means that planning a visit during these days and even weeks of commemoration is well worth it (scroll down to see some key dates).

Madeira is divided into several municipals, each with a special offering to those who visit this island. Our favourite two communities are Funchal and Calheta and these are where you will find most of our beautiful villas.

Madeira’s landscape extends much more than a striking coastline. Make sure you pack some hiking boots and venture inland during your stay. With mountainous trails along Vereda do Arieiro, or more countryside appropriate paths like Levada do Risco and waterfall chasing treks like Levada do Caldeirao Verde – this archipelago has everything a keen outdoors person requires.

For those who enjoy either playing or watching sports, you’ll be happy to know Madeira offers so much selection. Madeira is also home to three notable football clubs, so if you’re visiting during the football season and want to see a good quality of football, you have every chance to. Porto Santo Golfe is the island’s renowned golf course. With an 18-hole course (Par 72) overlooking a Galapagos-like backdrop, golf enthusiasts will certainly want a ‘slice’ of the action! Surfers can access some great beaches like Jardim do Mar, Ponta Pequena, Paul do Mar, and Fajã da Ovelha in order to find some swell. Or, if you’re simply looking to recline on a sun lounger and soak up some rays, whilst listening to crystal clear waves break as they hit the shores, you will find plenty of man-made beaches & Lidos created for your leisure!

With a superb climate, close proximity to the coastline, wonderful cuisine, charming locals and astonishing scenery – this is a fabulous holiday choice for families & friends.


Best Suited For: All Ages

Casa Canteiro is the perfect villa for any family. They will love the spacious open plan living room with all mod-cons, and a lovely outdoor pool in which to play

A wide variety of activities are on offer in the immediate local area, from snorkelling and canoeing to surfing and windsurfing as well as some beautiful hiking trails

Beaches – There are three quiet beaches in Jardim do Mar as well as a lovely family friendly sandy beach in the more popular Calheta

Santa Maria de Colombo Boat trip – Looking straight out of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ the Santa Maria is a replica of Christopher Colombus’s ship that kids will absolutely love. The boat leaves twice a day for a trip out to sea looking to spot dolphins and whales. In the summer the boat will often drop anchor so you can jump in to the sea to cool off.

Whale Museum, Canical – The whale museum or Museu da Baleia is around 20 minutes-drive past the airport in a sleepy little fishing village. With audio sets (for adults and kids), it’s a great little place for a visit.

Cable Car ride, Funchal – This 20-minute cable car ride is a fantastic way to see the beautiful Island of Madeira from above and children will love spotting things as you travel up the mountain. The Monte Gardens at the top are also a great way to cool off in the Summer as they are so shaded, they also boast some wonderful ornamental gardens.

Toboggan ride, Funchal – If you take the cable car to the top of the main hill in Funchal one of the traditional ways to come back down again is by a wicker toboggan. Children will love this hair-raising activity!

Outdoor pools – Madeira’s outdoor pools are spectacular. The most famous, at Porto Moniz, are a lovely collection of natural swimming pools formed by volcanic lava. There is also a children’s pool here.

The Madeira Theme Park, Santana – This magnificent space is dedicated to the history, science and tradition of the Madeira Islands. A replica of the Monte train, traditional oxcarts and nets, a traditional Santana house, a windmill, a maze and even a lake are some of the Park’s fantastic attractions.

São Vicente Caves – The caves at São Vicente were formed when the lava from the volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago forced the hot liquid through the rock. Now it is possible to walk through some of these passageways which give a fascinating insight in to the geology of the area. There is a great museum and 3D cinema as part of the experience.

The Madeira Skywalk, Cabo Girão – Stand on the glass over 560 metres above the sea for draw-dropping views down the cliffs.


  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites


  • Heated Pool
  • DVD
  • Waterfront


  • Maid Service Available

At Sun Villa Escapes we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday.

  • Welcome Pack included

We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

– Maid service/extra cleaning
– Private chef/cook/catering
– Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
– Local day-trips or tours
– Airport pick-up/drop-off
– Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 10, it will cost an additional £26 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 14th 2022 – Dec 24th 2022 £1,056 £1,478
Dec 24th 2022 – Jan 4th 2023 £1,320 £1,848
Jan 4th 2023 – Mar 1st 2023 £1,056 £1,478
Mar 1st 2023 – May 1st 2023 £1,214 £1,700
May 1st 2023 – Jul 1st 2023 £1,425 £1,995
Jul 1st 2023 – Sep 1st 2023 £1,637 £2,291
Sep 1st 2023 – Oct 1st 2023 £1,452 £2,032
Oct 1st 2023 – Dec 16th 2023 £1,214 £1,700
Dec 16th 2023 – Jan 3rd 2024 £1,637 £2,291
Jan 3rd 2024 – May 17th 2024 £1,531 £2,143

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €200, charged to clients’ credit card 48 hours prior to the arrival and refunded in full after departure, subject to full damage inspection
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? €140 to be paid in cash upon arrival
Tax Included in the rental price
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 5 nights
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping is not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Pool heating charge? €35 per day, to be paid in cash upon arrival
  • Features
    Private Pool – Wifi – Beach Nearby – Air Con – BBQ – Waterfront – Golf Nearby