Villa Casa Henrique




7 night price

Property Description

Casa Henrique is a stunning modern villa with breathtaking views looking out over the amazing terraced garden and infinity pool to the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Close to the town of Caniço on the south east of the island, with accommodation across two levels this five bedroomed villa is a special place for a family holiday for ten or time spent making memories with good friends.

As you enter into the living space, you will immediately be drawn to the bank of glass doors leading out to the covered terrace and the views beyond. The fabulous terrace has lots comfortable seating, loungers and a large outside dining area and the most incredible view of the garden and the infinity pool

The indoor space is no less wonderful, on this ground floor level is the spacious open plan lounge with large comfortable sofas and side tables, the indoor dining area under a clever design feature which bathes the table in natural light, and at the other side of the room several enormous bean bags and a billiard table, I’m sure the competition will be fierce! The elegant fully fitted kitchen and fifth bedroom are also on this level.

The four large ensuite bedrooms on the upper floor are simply and elegantly furnished, each fitted with a mosquito net should you wish to have the windows open to sleep under the stars listening to the sound of the waves and the chirping of the crickets. Three have breathtaking views over the terraced garden, pool and ocean. They also access the upper terrace for you to enjoy the end of your day or the start of a new one.

The terraced garden is simply stunning, steps take you down through levels of exotic flowers and trees to the poolside terrace with its large comfortable loungers, parasols and side tables, the whole experience of the stroll from the villa down through the garden is topped off by the incredible infinity pool edged with two magnificent palm trees providing some welcome dappled shade.
The garden space holds further delights, a secure play area for children with sandpit and toys a safe distance from the pool, and, a snug, a secret space for two among the palm trees for some special time out, the view from here almost surpasses that from the terrace as you look onto the magnificent Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ on the headland of Ponta do Garajau.

What you should know…

  • Be aware of the terraced design of this property for anyone who finds steps difficult


The Villa

Casa Henrique is a modern luxury villa with breathtaking views of the ocean, and located right by the coast. It is generously laid out with comfortably furnished rooms providing a total living space of 500m².

Ground Floor
– Large living room with comfortable sofas, satellite TV and access to the terrace
– Open plan dining area for 6 people
– Fully equipped kitchen with dining area, breakfast bar, refrigerator, microwave, oven, freezer, dishwasher, dishes/cutlery, kitchen utensils, coffee Machine, frying pan and toaster and access to the terrace
– Guest toilet
– Bedroom with double bed and access to the terrace

First Floor
– Bedroom with double bed, access to a terrace and en-suite bathroom
– Bedroom with two single beds, access to a terrace and en-suite bathroom
– Bedroom with double bed and access to a terrace
– Shower room

Exterior Grounds
– Private heated fenced swimming pool (extra cost, see T&Cs)
– Large patio and garden area
– Covered terrace
– Outdoor dining
– Various sun loungers
– Garden furniture
– Various parasols
– Private parking
– Barbecue

Additional Facilities
– Wi-Fi connection
– Central heating
– DVD Player
– Flat Screen TV
– Cot Available
– High chair available
– Washing machine
– Tumble dryer
– Hair dryer
– Safe box

Touristic Registration Number: 27941/AL

Close to the small town of Caniço a quiet coastal community and only a 10 minute drive from Funchal the islands capital, Casa Henrique is perfectly situated for easy access across the whole island.

The villa is only a 5 minute walk from a local supermarket, bakery and cafés. From Garajau you can take a cable car down to the pebbled beach where there is a restaurant, what a cool way to go to eat out! Garajau’s pebbled beach is special as it is the centre for Europe’s first underwater nature reserve which was created to protect a very special area of the seabed. No fishing is allowed in this area to conserve existing species and to encourage regeneration of the natural habitat, all of this makes for wonderful diving and snorkelling opportunities for all abilities.

Although you can see the Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ from your villa it is still worth getting close to appreciate it and enjoy the wonderful view across to Funchal and Caniço de Baxia from a different perspective.

Nearby are the two local beaches, Prainha is that of Madeiran black volcanic sand, hidden in a beautiful cove accessible by coastal path, and Praia de Ribeira Natal most notable for the poems inscribed on the walls of the beach bar.

This southernmost area is much more arid than towards the north, the cliffs not so high and without the hillsides terraced with vineyards and banana plantations.  Leaving here you are not too far from Ponta de São Lourenço, one of the last untouched parts of the Island. a long thin peninsula with spectacular views and a fabulous spot from which to watch the sunset.

If a family day out is on the agenda a visit to a sandy beach is always welcomed. Machico which you will have passed on your drive in from the airport used to be Madeira’s capitol city has one of only two golden sandy beaches on the island. The city itself is very beautiful, legend has it that it dates to 14th century.  Activities here are very much biased towards the sea with pedal boats, SUP’s and snorkeling gear available to hire, the local boat owners offer whale watching cruises. Walking is another great reason to come to Madeira on holiday you can join the many hundred of miles of the Levada starting here in Machico.  Levadas were originally built to carry water down the mountains to irrigate the plantations on the hillsides, now they form the basis for over 800 miles of walking taking in some breathtaking views of the island, incredible when you think Madeira is only 35 miles long.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Madeira Airport(12 km)
Nearest Ferry Port Porto Santo Ferry Port(12 km)
Nearest Village Canico(3 km)
Nearest Town/City Funchal(10 km)
Nearest Restaurant Frango da Guiia(1 km)
Nearest Bar/Pub Bar Teleferico(2 km)
Nearest Supermarket Super Tradicional(850 m)
Nearest Beach Garajau Beach(3 km)
Nearest Golf Palheiro Golf Course(6 km)
Nearest Tennis Dr. Pita Tennis Club(12 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages

Casa Henrique offers fantastic living space for children to enjoy safely although the bedroom downstairs would perhaps be more suitable for younger ones.  While the pool area is perhaps best suited for children who are confident in the the water, within the garden is a secure area with a sand pit and toys for younger children, and which grown up doesn’t like a sandcastle competition?  Madeira itself has so much to offer on a family holiday. Taking the cable car down to the beach at Garajau Bay just minutes from the villa is great fun, kids who are good swimmers will love to snorkel, the Marine life is abundant here as this coastline is part of the Garajau Natural Partial Reserve. If it is a sandy beach you are after the more family friendly Machico beach with its beautiful golden sand which has been imported from north Africa is only a short distance away.

A very short distance from Casa Henrique in Caniçal is the fantastic Whale Museum, it is one of the most innovative of its kind in the world with full size models of whales and dolphins, the curators promote it as an open door for knowledge and a window to the sea. It is that and much more, truly remarkable.  Should you have chosen to take one of the whale watching tours this will be of even more interest.

Another family trip could be to The Aquapark, I’m sure the children will spy it on the run from the airport. The slides and flumes are varied there are nice ones for small kids and others for older teenagers and adults. Try the black hole it’s a fast slide in complete darkness, great fun and listening to the screams is half the fun.

For those who enjoy heights and an adrenalin rush, be sure to check out the Madeira Skywalk, the highest cape in Europe. Located at Cabo Girão, standing at 580 metres above sea level, the glass skywalk offers breathtaking views of the cliffs below. If heights are not for you there is a shop and cafe here to relax in. To enhance the thrill seeking day why not take the cable car that runs to the beach below? It is well worth taking the time to do this. If you are the adult that opted out and had a coffee instead of taking the Skywalk, you now have time for a second cup!

Eating out is always a great treat for children on holiday the Portuguese food will be quite and adventure for them. At home fruit and veg can be boring, not so here as you will find on a visit to the local shops, there are apples that taste like custard, something that looks like a sort of pineapple but tastes of bananas and the sweetest of tomatoes, tomarilho, which grow high in the mountains. Bananas here are tiny and most delicious and used in many dishes. The local speciality is black scabbard fish served with bananas, perhaps have this for dinner before heading to the market in Funchal, they will not believe something so tasty could come from something so ugly.


  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)


  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages


  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD

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.

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 £41 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 26th 2023 – Apr 1st 2023 £1,774 £2,483
Apr 1st 2023 – Jun 1st 2023 £2,027 £2,837
Jun 1st 2023 – Jul 1st 2023 £1,774 £2,483
Jul 1st 2023 – Oct 1st 2023 £2,280 £3,192
Oct 1st 2023 – Dec 23rd 2023 £1,926 £2,696
Dec 23rd 2023 – Jan 3rd 2024 £2,280 £3,192
Jan 3rd 2024 – Apr 1st 2024 £2,027 £2,837
Apr 1st 2024 – Jun 1st 2024 £2,179 £3,050
Jun 1st 2024 – Jul 1st 2024 £2,027 £2,837
Jul 1st 2024 – Aug 29th 2024 £2,534 £3,547

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 Credit card details might be ask as guarantee.
Arrival time Between 4 – 10 pm, late arrival between 22h – 00h will have a penatly charge of €20, after 00h there will be a penalty charge of €40, to be paid in cash on arrival.
Departure time 10 am
End of stay cleaning included? Not included in the rental price, extra €160, to be paid with the balance to OT. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 5 nights
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Pool heating charge? For those who require pool heating, there will be an additional charge of €45 per night; a minimum of 5 days is required (to be paid with the balance to SVE). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax Eco Tourist Tax up to €5 per pax is not included in the rental price and will need to be paid locally in cash on arrival.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
  • Features
    Private Pool – Wifi – Golf Nearby – Air Con – BBQ – Heating – Beach Nearby – Walk to Restaurant