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Modern, tranquil, A/C, heated pool. A balcony over the ocean! | Grayci’s House

Arco da Calheta, Portugal



Ideal for those seeking a contemporary villa with ocean view a southern exposure and a great holiday feel, Grayci's House overlooks the sea and offers everything you might want in a relaxing villa with private heated pool and air conditioning. Ideal for families and friends, it benefits from the main villa being complemented with a self-contained studio apartment with its own kitchenette and shower-room accessed via an exterior staircase.

Located just over a kilometre away from Calheta, reputedly the sunniest and warmest area in Madeira, off the main road and surrounded either side by banana trees, it has the benefit of combining peace and tranquillity with easy access to facilities and to the expressway access. Delightfully decorated, in a contemporary fashion with special personal touches imagined by it's owner, Grayci, the whole front is a superb solarium and heated infinity style swimming pool with sunbeds and outdoor eating facilities set on the edge of the cliff.

The house is divided into two living areas. The main part of the house has two bedrooms, and for larger groups there is the annex studio apartment which has its own entrance, a twin bedroom, shower room and kitchenette. From the parking space, the main door leads straight into the open plan living space. The 6 person dining area and fully equipped kitchen area overlook the lounge, solarium and pool. 5 steps down is the long sitting area with two sofas (one of which opens up as double sofa bed), a large flat-screen TV, telephone for local landline calls, free Wi-Fi signal, and opens via panoramic doors out to the solarium and pool.

A peaceful reading corner is next to the downstairs Master double bedroom with sea-views and en-suite shower room, which again opens onto the solarium. The second bedroom has two single beds, a shower room, a fully equipped kitchenette and opens up onto the back patio. An outdoor staircase accesses the self-contained studio area and third bedroom with twin beds, fully equipped kitchenette, shower-room and terrace with sea-views. Because of the unusual and contemporary layout, Grayci's house is suitable for families and friends alike, especially if you are seeking a little extra privacy.

The whole frontage is a southern exposure solarium with sunbeds and outdoor furniture, an infinity pool of 7m X 4m, outdoor eating facilities and a built in barbecue, all offering that superb sea-view. 

There are many walks around Calheta and easy access to the plateau of Paul da Serra, with its many levada walks, makes this villa perfectly located for walking in Madeira and for enjoying a lovely holiday surrounded by the beautiful Madeira countryside.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Master Bedroom with double bed, en-suite shower room, sea-view, opens to solarium
Bedroom 2 with twin beds, en-suite shower room, kitchenette, opens up to patio
Bedroom 3 (accessible via outside staircase) with twin beds, en-suite shower room, kitchenette
Guest toilet with single washbasin and toilet

Open plan with 4-ring electrical hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, kettle, coffeemaker, toaster

Dining table with 6 seats
Lounge with a 3-seat sofa and a 3-seat sofa bed, large flat-screen cable TV (MEO), Wi-Fi and telephone for local landline calls.

Infinity style outdoor swimming pool with optional pool heating.
Rectangular, 7m X 4m
Depth 1,05m to 1,75m
Pool heating is optional and costs 140€ per week for a 24ºC setting, payable locally on arrival in cash. For higher temperature settings, up to the permitted maximum of 26ºC, a 30€ per week per degree applies.
Pool heating should be requested in advance, at least one week prior to arrival. Should you request the pool to be heated at the last minute or when occupying the villa, the minimum charge is the one week price, paid from the time it is turned on.

Sunbeds, easy chairs, sun umbrellas, hammock, table for 8 with benches and 2 chairs, outdoor shower.

Additional information
There is free Wi-Fi connection in the living space.
Although not essential, as in most villas, a hire car is recommended. Secure parking for 2 cars is available.

This property has a broadband internet connection with a Wi-Fi point, free for guest's use.
We are happy to send you an internet speedtest if you are coming for work and require high speed broadband.
Contracted speed (Mbps): 200

Cleaning and linen change is provided every 7 days.
All linen and towels are provided, including towels for the swimming pool.

Booking Notes
The rental value varies with the number of people occupying the property, so please ensure you enter the correct dates, number of adults, children and infants. Please note that supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
To secure your reservation, a deposit of 150€ is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or 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 and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº20470/AL


Property Type








Lounge Seating


Dining Seating


Floor level


1st floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)


Country Walking



Swimming Pool





Kitchen Facilities




Coffee Machine





Cooking Utensils & Cutlery



Washing Machine


Beach Towels


Sun roof/roof terrace


Separate Kitchen


Hair dryer

Towels provided

Linen provided




Cable/satellite TV

Internet access

Wireless Internet

Free Wi-Fi


Children Television Networks

Air Conditioning/Heating

Air conditioning/heating


Smoke Detectores

First Aid Kit

Fire Extinguisher

Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required

Outdoor Features

Sun beds

Roof Terrace

Outdoor furniture



Walking Distance to Beach

Walking Distance to Supermarket

Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants

Walking Distance to Town Centre








Suitable for children of all ages

No pets allowed

No smoking

Not suitable

No wheelchair access

Parties Not Allowed



Places of Interest


Country Walking



Golf course within 30 min drive

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:

  • 280
  • Ground Size:

  • 950
  • touristicLicenceLabel

  • 20470/AL
  • Availability

    Booked Provisional Available


    Funchal airport : 47 kilometres AIRPORT
    Calheta beach : 3 kilometres BEACH
    Funchal port : 25 kilometres FERRY
    Palheiro Golf : 30 kilometres GOLF
    Madeira expressway : 2 kilometres HIGHWAY


    Wonderful stay in Graycie s House

    Perfect house for our family (2 small children) in beautiful part of Madeira. The place is very special, surrounded by banana trees and 30 metres ahead is a cliff. Only backside is covered by other neigbours houses. We had a great time, more then we ever expected. Pool, view just from a bed and many other things make this place unique. I strongly recommend this property and hope to come back soon.

    Tomas K   Jun 2016
    Management comment
    Thank you very much your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Grayci's House, and look forward to your return visit.
    Der pefekt Platz für einen Traumurlaub
    Wir waren 2 Wochen im Februar zu zweit in Grayci´s House. Es ist, geschmackvoll und modern eingerichtet. Alles ist sauber und neuwertig. Die Küche ist perfekt ausgestattet. Es hat an nichts gefehlt. Das Haus liegt ruhig in einer Sackgasse. Vom Wohnzimmer, Schlafzimmer und dem großen Außenbereich hat man einen phantastischen Blick über den Atlantik. Zum Strand von Calheta ist es nicht weit, obwohl im Frühjahr der beheizte Pool beinahe verlockender ist als das Meer. Für uns der perfekte Platz um einen erholsamen Urlaub zu verbringen. Ein Supermarkt und einige Lokale sind ganz in der Nähe, ein Mietwagen ist trotzdem empfehlenswert um die Wandergebiete und die guten Lokale (z.B. Restaurante Chico in Prazeres, Restaurante Convento Das Vinhas in Calheta, Restaurante Ta Mar in Jardim do Mar) in der näheren Umgebung bequem zu erreichen. Hilfreich wäre es wenn die sehr freundliche Vermieterin außer portugiesisch auch etwas Englisch sprechen würde.
    Gunter & Mia Strobel   Mar 2017
    Management comment
    What a fantastic review. Thank you very much for your kind comments. Hope to welcome you again one day.
    Absolutely stunning villa in an amazing location. Only 45 min easy drive from the airport, we were met by Vanda and Julietta who were great and showed us around the villa. Both were very informative and lovely - the welcome pack was such a lovely touch. The pictures do not do the villa justice. It is a modern, clean place that you can relax into immediately. It is much bigger than what the pictures make it look like. The outside area was brilliant with views over the sea and perfect sunsets. Comfy sun loungers and a clean big pool. We even had a few BBQs int he evenings. Lounge area was lovely and comfy - we pulled the second sofa round so all 6 of us could relax in the evenings watching some tv. Everything you could possibly need int he kitchen and everything is perfect condition - even a coffee machine! Luxury! The bedrooms were so well laid out and beds were very comfy and showers a good pressure - loads of wardrobe space. Loved the fact we could get all of our washing done too int he utility room before coming home. 5 minute walk from the marina with its' restaurants, supermarket and sandy beach - a bit of an uphill walk on the way back! Or a 2 minute drive with plenty of parking. We fell in love with Madeira and Grayci's villa so much so we are re-booking for next year! Thanks again!
    Sally Hargreaves   Oct 2017
    Management comment
    That is a super review - thank you very much. See you next October!
    A wonderful stay in a beautiful villa

    We had a wonderful stay at Graycis house at the beginning of July 2018. The villa is fab, so clean, comfortable and well equipped with lovely views, and the pool is great. Every day we walked down to the marina with a great selection of bars and restaurants and a supermarket for all your shopping needs. A very relaxing break . Little details like the welcome basket and the efficient service from Ourmadeira made it a holiday to remember!

    Debbie   Aug 2018
    Management comment
    Thank you Debbie for such a super review. So glad that you had a wonderful stay in Grayci's.
    Lage, Ausstattung, Einrichtung: alles klasse!
    Lediglich ein Insektenschutz an den Fenstern wäre aus unserer Sicht noch super.
    Jennifer Debarry   Aug 2018
    Fabulous stay at Graycis house
    We had a fabulous stay at Graycis house. Beautifully comfortable, well equipped villa with lovely views and pool. Walking distance to restaurants and shops. Booked through Our Madeira, great service and host was very welcoming we even had a welcome pack with a bottle of wine! Would recommend for a peaceful and relaxing holiday!
    Debbie Chalmers   Aug 2018
    Perfectly equipped, perfectly located on the South side of the island, easy access, nearby to all places we love on the island
    Danail Barnev   Aug 2018

    Das Haus ist großartig, die Investition in einen geheizten Pool im Oktober hat sich gelohnt und wir haben den grandiosen Ausblick aufs Meer mitten in den Bananenpflanzen sehr genossen! Wir werden wiederkommen!

    Dorte Donath   Oct 2018
    Management comment
    Vielen Dank. Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Gegenbesuch.
    Einfach ein tolles Haus

    Wir waren zu viert vom 25.12.18 bis zum 08.01.19 in Graycis House und total begeistert! Allen voran natürlich der beheizte Pool mit dem sagenhaften Blick auf's Meer. Aber auch der Wohnraum, der Essbereich, die Küche und die Schlafräume waren top ausgestattet und haben unsere Erwartungen voll erfüllt. Wenn es überhaupt etwas zu bemängeln gibt, dann dass es leider nur einen Fön vor Ort gibt. Ein zweiter wäre von Vorteil. Wir kommen Weihnachten / Sylvester 2019 auf alle Fälle wieder!l Liebe Grüße Claudia, Katia, Karin und Bernd aus Hamburg

    Claudia H   Jan 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your great review and your comment about the hairdryer has been noted.
    Fabulous villa!!

    We really enjoyed our stay at graycies, would definitely go back!!!

    Barry Miller   Apr 2019
    We loved our time at Gracyi’s House

    We loved our time at Gracyi's House. The villa was ideal for our family of 5, with 3 young children. The location and view is breathtakingly beautiful. We particularly liked the privacy and had a hard time keeping the kids out of the pool again which was very private. The villa itself is modern, clean, well laid out and fully equipped. Like most places in Madeira we would recommend hiring a car. The only slight negative would be the temperature of the pool. We paid extra for it to be heated to 24 degrees which was temperamental at times. Saying that it didn't take away from our enjoyment or use. We would definitely recommend staying at Grayci's house & would book again with out hesitation.

    Beenash Mohay   Apr 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Grayci's House.
    WOW - really, just WOW!!!

    We loved our stay in Grayci's house. It's a fantastic place: very clean, large, well-equipped and with a marvellous view! We were sad to leave, but hope to be back one day. :-) We totally recommend this place! Ibrahim, Reema, Renee and little Natalie (2)

    Renne Lohman   Apr 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you. We certainly hope you visit again.
    tres bien
    Masami Mizusawa   Feb 2020
    Management comment
    Einfach ein tolles Haus
    Wir waren zu viert vom 25.12.18 bis zum 08.01.19 in Graycis House und total begeistert! Allen voran natürlich der beheizte Pool mit dem sagenhaften Blick auf's Meer. Aber auch der Wohnraum, der Essbereich, die Küche und die Schlafräume waren top ausgestattet und haben unsere Erwartungen voll erfüllt. Wenn es überhaupt etwas zu bemängeln gibt, dann dass es leider nur einen Fön vor Ort gibt. Ein zweiter wäre von Vorteil. Wir kommen Weihnachten / Sylvester 2019 auf alle Fälle wieder!l Liebe Grüße Claudia, Katia, Karin und Bernd aus Hamburg
    Claudia Horstmann   Jan 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you very much for your great review and your comment about the hairdryer has been noted.

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