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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Three Bedroom Villa, Sleeps 8

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.

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, 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 120€ per week for a 24ºC setting payable locally on arrival in cash. For higher temperatures, 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 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.


Cleaning and linen change is provided every 7 days.

All linen and towels are provided, including towels for the swimming pool.

The advertised prices are based on a 4-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.

This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº20470/AL

More Details
Registration Number : 20470/AL

Property Manager
Linda Dias/Norberta Sá
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Arco Da Calheta around the Municipality of Calheta

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Single Bed , 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Single Bed , 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
Having two self-contained studio apartments make it an ideal solution for holidays with family and friends. Beautifully situated in the sunniest area in Madeira


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Modern, tranquil, A/C, heated pool. A balcony over the ocean! | Grayci’s House
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
Shepperton, UK


  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is a super review - thank you very much. See you next October!
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Great place shame about the handover.

  • 3 of 5

Would highly recommend Our Maderia. The team are fantastic and nothing is too much trouble. The speed at which they answer any problems is amazing!

The Villa. On arrival we were not met and the lady met us some hours later and stopped all of 5 mins. The villa is lovely and really good for lots of people as there's plenty of rooms to escape too if you need a break. On the surface everything appeared ok. However we had no hot water. On contacting our handover lady she said she would speak to the cleaner (who lives in the house behind) and get her to come over and help. We NEVER saw her or heard from the rep again! Thankfully my husband found the boiler and sorted it.

We moved the main bedroom around to fit the children in with us. This was an interesting experience. Based on the layer of fluff, dust, dirt and dead cockroaches the bed had clearly not been moved in many years!

The bathroom in the main bathroom flooded and on inspection the drain was blocked with so much hair!

The pool has a filtration cover missing at the deep end and I was somewhat concerned about the safety of this!

The villa is in a beautiful location (if not out of the way) surrounded by Banana plants. This is where the next problem came! Flys all day and cockroaches the minute the sun went down. We couldn't use the patio area after 9 as it was running alive!

Calheta although lovely doesn't have a lot and is limited for restaurants. You need a car too. Beware of the dreaded drive way. A very steep hill which requires a huge amount of engine power and good wishes to ecelarate front standing stop to get up the hill out onto the main road!

Overall: Lovely villa let down by the team that care for it on location and more notice of the potential wildlife due to its location would be helpful.5* to Our Maderia!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Firstly, thank you for taking the time to post your review, and for your complimentary comments regarding the booking support provided by OurMadeira. We are sorry to read about the issues you mention, and assure you that this will be considered immediately. We can only assume there has been a lapse in the normally high standard of service response and cleanliness that our guests expect. In the countryside of a semi-tropical island, and especially in the heat of August, insects can be expected.
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Der pefekt Platz für einen Traumurlaub

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fantastic review. Thank you very much for your kind comments. Hope to welcome you again one day.
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Wonderful stay in Graycie s House

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Lage, Ausstattung, Einrichtung: alles klasse!

  • 5 of 5

Lediglich ein Insektenschutz an den Fenstern wäre aus unserer Sicht noch super.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Madeira is a walkers paradise.

Stonecliff Cottage is only a five minute drive away from the express way which provides access to the Madeiran countryside.


Less than 5 minutes by car (approximately 3 kilometres away) will take you to the resort town of Calheta, which, with its man-made golden beaches, is popular with tourists and locals alike.


Nearest airport - Funchal International Airport, a 55 minute drive

Calheta resort town, less than a 5 minute drive

The capital, Funchal, a 40 minute drive


Calheta is approximately 3 kilometres away

Funchal is approximately 35 Kilometres away

Further Details:

In Calheta you will find a beautiful marina and a good choice of bars and restaurants. There is a handful of boutique shops and a good supermarket.

Ribeira Brava, 10 minutes by car, is the next largest town, and offers a greater election of shops, cafés and restaurants, and a couple of supermarkets.


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