Casa Grata

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Sleeps: 2 - 3 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 2


Hot Tub Walk to Village Not for little ones

Small yet perfectly formed’ is the phrase that aptly describes this beautiful two-bedroom villa situated in the heart of Calheta. Offering everything you need to enjoy a relaxing and memorable stay, Casa Grata is a charming and beautiful bolthole nestled in an elevated position overlooking the shimmering beauty of the Atlantic.

The ideal romantic hideaway for couples or a quiet retreat for friends or family, this pretty villa is split over two floors and has a light and neutral decor throughout, featuring accents of rich wood in the ceiling beams and handsomely-crafted furniture, along with beautiful, colourful furnishings. The entire villa is bright and fresh, with plenty of windows and doors that flood this charming home-from-home with fresh air and natural light. Despite its small stature, Casa Grata is packed full of character, including an adorable winding staircase, cosy seating areas for entertaining, and rustic-style dining areas.

The ground floor offers two small lounge areas, as well as a well-equipped kitchen that features high-end appliances, crockery and utensils - perfect for rustling up something delicious for you and your guests to enjoy during your stay.

Both of the villa’s bedrooms offer a calm and tranquil space, with light decor, stylish furnishings and, of course, showcasing those beautiful ocean views. Large, comfortable double beds promise a relaxing and restful night’s sleep, and the rooms even feature a pretty balcony - perfect for enjoying a morning cuppa as you look out over the Atlantic. The villa has two modern bathrooms with shower facilities for your convenience, ideal if two couples or a family are holidaying together.

Casa Grata features a well-appointed and charming outdoor space, consisting of a furnished terrace to sit and watch the world go by, a hammock for relaxing, and even a jacuzzi hot tub for winding down after a long day of exploring the local area. The villa also has a barbecue area for cooking alfresco, making this little holiday home-from-home the ideal place for enjoying the company of those you love, with good food and good conversation in incredible surroundings.

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What you should know…

  • Casa Grata is smaller than some two-bedroom villas on the island, so it might not be suitable for those looking for something particularly spacious
  • There is no pool at Casa Grata
  • The open winding staircase in the villa could pose a hazard to very small children who are not confident with steps
  • A cot and highchair are available on request

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Not for little ones Seaview

The Villa

Here you will truly feel in a cozy nest in Calheta. Casa Grata is small but with everything you need to spend a peaceful holiday. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this accommodation is split over 2 floors.

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, satellite TV and access to the terrace
- Open plan dining area for 4 people and access to the terrace
- Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine
- Shower room
- Second living area used as a bedrooms with a sofa bed

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed, independent entrnce, access to a balcony and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Ample terrace area
- Various sun loungers
- Outdoor dining
- Covered terrace
- Garden furniture
- Private parking
- Barbecue
- Jacuzzi

Additional Facilites
- Wi-Fi connection
- Washing machine
- Cot and high chair

Registration Number: 29828/AL




About the surrounding area of Casa Grata
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Casa Grata is located in beautiful Calheta, a seaside town that is famous for being one of Madeira’s most idyllic and historic areas. The area is famous for its banana and sugar cane plantations and its vineyards, as well as for having one of the only golden sandy beaches on the island - making it a go-to place for tourists. The area features a modern marina and is popular with those who love outdoor pursuits, including hiking, biking, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, scuba diving and paragliding. It’s also one of the most fantastic spots on the island for whale and dolphin-spotting, and you’ll find plenty of places offering whale-watching tours and boat trips along the marina.

Once you’ve had your fill of sun, sea and sand, we recommend heading to one of the town’s unique bars or cafes, which include the Pukiki Bar, the very instagrammable Sem Idade Cafe - famous for its rooftop pool, and Maktub Pub, which features a relaxed atmosphere and well-priced and delicious cocktails. Eating in Calheta is sure to be an experience you’ll never forget, as it is a region that prides itself on its agriculture, and as such, the restaurants here offer plenty of fresh, local produce. There are some fantastic restaurants in the area, all mainly specialising in Portuguese meat and fish dishes. Delicacies include Espetada (meat-on-a-stick), Frango Assado (a roast chicken dish), spare ribs, marinated octopus, scabbard fish with banana, shellfish, and grilled tuna. Tropical fruit salads and other fruit dishes made with fresh produce grown in the area are served in most eateries in Calheta  - with passionfruit pudding being a particular favourite.

We recommend that art lovers pay a visit to the Mudas Museum in Calheta, where you’ll find a collection of contemporary Portuguese art dating from the 1960s to the present, or perhaps the Sugar Cane Mill and museum - especially as entry is free! The museum houses machinery that was once used to process sugar cane, as well as a working mill which is still used to produce sugar cane honey today.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Madeira Airport

(48 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Funchal Ferry Port

(31 km)

Nearest Village Madalena do Mar

(5 km)

Nearest Town/City Arco da Calheta

(1 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurante Costa Verde

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar Corujeira

(1 km)

Nearest Supermarket Amanhecer

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Madalena do Mar Beach

(4 km)

Nearest Golf Palheiro Golf Course

(37 km)

Nearest Tennis Ponta do Sol Tennis Court

(9 km)


Please be aware that the location tab shown on the website is not based on the property's exact location; therefore, all location amenities are an approx of facilities, restaurants, and villages/towns you might find around the property. The property's exact location will be provided to you before arrival and might come along with some recommendations about the area and what to visit.


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.

But while you're enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Madeira, you may well want to take some time out from all that sun worship to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we've put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

Download our Madeira travel guide >>


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Families who enjoy peaceful and idyllic surroundings will find that Casa Grata ticks all their boxes with a pretty outdoor space for relaxation, bright, cosy rooms, and stunning views. Children are sure to enjoy exploring the villa’s small and quirky garden, as well as trying out the hammock and jacuzzi! Very small children will need to be well supervised in several areas of the villa, in particular, the barbecue area and the stairs within the villa. The staircase is winding and open, so it might not be easy for the little ones to navigate. Having said that, Casa Grata has a sweet, family-friendly vibe, and the addition of a cot and highchair on request means that even the very little ones can enjoy their holiday in comfort.

Calheta is a popular area with families as it is home to one of the island’s only sandy beaches, so a day spent here with the kids is going to be a day to remember. This large, beautiful, man-made beach can get fairly crowded in the summer months, largely down to its soft sands and easy accessibility, but you’ll all enjoy the family-friendly vibe and the fact that the kids can paddle and swim in safety thanks to the barrier that creates an enclosed swimming area and prevents the larger waves from spoiling the fun! There are some great amenities available, including ample parking, parasol hire, grocery stores and a fantastic beachside cafe that serves fruit platters and great coffee at very reasonable prices. The cafe plays music during the day and even has WiFi that reaches down to the beach, so be sure to get the password when you’re in there buying refreshments!  

Younger children will enjoy spending time at Calheta’s famous playground, which is situated right on the beach and features a pirate ship climbing frame, as well as swings and bouncers for younger children. The region also offers a wide range of watersports and activities to enjoy, as well as courses in scuba diving and snorkelling. Whale-watching tours are popular here, so for the chance to do something unique with the children during your holiday, it’s well worth heading to the marina and seeing what boat trips are available. 

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages


At Oliver’s Travels 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. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. 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

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit Credit card details are required 2 weeks prior to departure for pre-authorisation.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Not available in this property.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? No.
End of stay cleaning included? Not included in the rental price, extra €90 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.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 5 nights.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Not available in this property.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people: For every additional guest up to 3, it will cost an additional £15 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 28th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 £598 £836
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £548 £767
Jul 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £697 £976
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 £498 £697
Dec 19th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £747 £1,045
Mar 30th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £598 £836
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £548 £767
Jun 29th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 £697 £976
Sep 29th 2024 - Nov 28th 2024 £498 £697

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people: For every additional guest up to 3, it will cost an additional €16 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 28th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 €646 €903
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €592 €828
Jul 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €753 €1,054
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 €538 €753
Dec 19th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €807 €1,129
Mar 30th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €646 €903
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €592 €828
Jun 29th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 €753 €1,054
Sep 29th 2024 - Nov 28th 2024 €538 €753

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people: For every additional guest up to 3, it will cost an additional $17 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 28th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 $693 $970
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $635 $889
Jul 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $808 $1,131
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 $577 $808
Dec 19th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $866 $1,212
Mar 30th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $693 $970
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $635 $889
Jun 29th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 $808 $1,131
Sep 29th 2024 - Nov 28th 2024 $577 $808

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.

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