Original Wave House Jardim Do Mar

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Vereda da Beira Mar, Jardim Do Mar, Madeira 9370, Portugal

The Space

This is the original Wave House apartment - only 1.5 years old - contemporary minimalist style (solar powered) - we call it unit 1 and it is a 1 bedroom oceanfront - T1 with fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops inside and out on the balcony, bathroom with shower, WIFI, outdoor shower (cool water only) on spacious veranda (2.6 meters by 8 meters), amazing view of ocean from every room, laundry room all in the best village in Madeira!

" THE WAVE HOUSE is designed to maximize the unobstructed panoramic view of the sea and coastline and tastefully blend into the seascape. Boasting the closest proximity to the famous peeling waves marching down the point and soul-soothing sea breezes, both of which are natural remedies for the stress of modern living. Breathe in the fresh salty air and fall asleep to the waves rhythmically crashing on the shore. Premier oceanfront location in picturesque village of Jardim Do Mar (Garden of the Sea) - solitude amidst pristine beauty. "

Being world travelers, there is no better place in all the 35 countries we have visited! The best climate - never too hot or too cold!

Jardim Do Mar is a farming village of 200 people - very safe and peaceful, the apartment has one neighbor on the right side, but they are from Holland and rarely are there. To the left (facing the sea) it is all vineyards, gardens and coastline.

In front of the apartment is the sea and below you have the promenade to walk down to the Portinho about 200 meters for coffee, lunch, dinner or drink. The hotel is 35 meters from the backyard, and it has a nice restaurant and bar too. Joe's Bar is down a pathway from the village center, and it is where lots of locals are to be found watching soccer, having a drink or lunch and dinner. Great place to eat! Tar Mar restaurant is the best seafood restaurant and attracts people from all over the island. It is a short walk just past the central carpark.

There is a small market in the village, and bread trucks come every morning twice a day between 8 to 10 AM. There is a medium size market in the next village (3 kms) and a supermarket at Calheta Beach (7 kms) away. There is an ATM in Paul Do Mar (3 kms). The waves, Portinho sunbathing and swimming area (ask if the waves are safe in the Portinho cafe first) nature walking up to Prazeres are the main attractions in the village, but just strolling through gardens with the meandering waterways is so pleasant and relaxing. There is a great lookout overlooking the village on the trail up to Prazeres, great place for a picnic.

Public transit is minimal - local bus comes a few times a day, taxis can be requested at the hotel just behind us, and we have a friend who provides affordable and excellent tours - by car and boat! There is whale and dolphin watching, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, canyoning, paragliding, paddleboarding, surfing, mountain biking, downhill biking, nature hiking - it is truly an adventure island!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $498 /week
Monthly Price: $1565 /month
Security Deposit: $213
Cleaning Fee: $28
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This is a truly special place to stay. We loved it so much we have booked three weeks for next year. Kris answered all our emails very promptly and is very helpful, as was his agent Toze, who greeted us and showed us in to the apartment. Jardim Do Mar is a delightful, friendly village and Joe's bar is a must for coffee, lunch or supper - or all three! But we liked shopping and eating at home too, watching the sun setting is amazing. The apartment we stayed in (T1) is one of four in this stunning house overlooking the ocean. You wake to the sound and sight of the waves, and the afternoons spent on the sun drenched terrace/balcony included extra entertainment when we were there, as surfers battled to master the amazing waves. What a show! ( and Toze was the best surfer too) The apartment has all the basics you need for cooking with a lovely big fridge freezer and gas cooker. Wifi connection was excellent which was great. As two 'older' visitors we found the walk from the lower car park, along the promenade and up the 30 odd steps to the house easier than the long flight of steps down from the village top car park. But if you are looking for a relaxed Madeira experience...this is it. A wonderful week. Thank you!

    March 2014
  • We spent one month in Kristjan's Original Wave House in the Jardim do Mar. Our stay there was a dream in a paradise.
    The House was the perfect place for us: first holiday and relax, second – we had to do there our work too, there is very good internet connection (Wi-fi). We liked the place – Jardim do Mar is not a tourist location, it's an authentic village, a calm, you can hear only the sea and birds. The weather in Jardim do Mar seems to be sunnier than average Madeira. Surroundings there is very healthy, we left this place after a month healthier, well rested and lucky. This place is very suggestive.
    The pictures on this site are real, everything is as Kristjan writes. When we came to the village, the Kristjan's friend Tozé was waiting us, accompanied us to the house, gave us the keys and explained all about the house and the neighbourhood.
    The house was very clean, good equipped kitchen. The lovely thing is a great view over the sea, the house is only few meter near to the sea promenade. You can watch surfers, sunset and big waves.
    The owners are very friendly, helpful and when you need some help or information they help you as quick as possible in the cooperation with local friends Tozé and Tereza.
    We would definitely go back there, in the same house. We found in Original Wave House our heart's place.
    So if you are looking for a beautifull house in Madeira, choose Kristjan's Original Wave House. And Madeira Island is wonderful!

    March 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay very much. The weather was great and the location good for trips around the Island.

    January 2014
  • This is one of the most beautiful places you can expect to go to, an absolutely excellent location where the waves will make you sleep like a baby! We were five people and had three of the apartments (but two would've been more than enough as there is lots of space), they were all superb, and we couldn't have asked for a better view.

    Communication was excellent, as Kristjan responds immediately. Since Kris and family lives in the States, Tozé and Teresa were our kind hosts and provided us with all the information we needed. A car is needed if you want to get around, but there is a mini-market in town which provides you with the basics. And we also recommend the restaurant in the hotel close to the flats, thanks to the perfect and intelligent bartender/waiter/entertainer Alex who made our stay even more delightful.

    Already dreaming of our return to the beautiful Wave house...!

    December 2013
  • Absolutely an amazing place! Great view from the balcony and an adorable (not too touristy) village. Joe's bar is the best!
    Do not go to Funchal, Riebeira Brava or Calheta. Go to Jardim do Mar!

    November 2013
  • Absolutely amazing! I didn't want to come back! I miss the ocean view! This house is a dream, really!

    October 2013
  • It was a nice stay at your beautiful studio appartment. It is well equipped, with a spacious terrace and a vista to die for. We enjoyed staying at Jardim do Mar, since Madeira isn't that big and you can get everywhere easily by car. Since the weather wasn't that stable it was a real advantage to stay in the South West, where it's still sunny and warm when Funchal is cloudy and chilly.

    September 2013
  • This apartment is truly fantastic (we stayed in unit 2). Super clean, very well designed and furnished, with many large windows opening to the sea. The bed is fabulous: very comfortable and you can look at the sea when waking up in the morning. The view is nice from the balcony too, although it can get a bit hot there in the afternoon during Summer (but this could be fixed with a parasol). At night, you have a nice view of the stars and can hear the incredible sounds of Cory's Shearwaters. Inside it always feels very nice, both day and night.

    The location, just next to the sea, is great. The town itself is beautiful, and has 2-3 good restaurants (we recommend the yellow seafood restaurant and Joe's bar). However, if you like to swim you'd better be used to stone beaches and waves. If you can only swim on sand beaches and calm water don't expect too much. Also, the town is very small and few things are available there so if you don't own a car, plan for eating out every day. If you're into extreme hiking, we recommend the walk to Prazeres (500 m higher) and also to Paul do Mar through the coast (only during low tides: be careful! and make sure you wear very good shoes).

    August 2013
  • Un endroit de rêve : village magnifique, appartement parfait avec une vue imprenable sur la mer... j'en rêve encore !
    Un seul bémol : il manquait quelques indispensables sel / poivre / sucre / produit vaisselle... dommage d'avoir à tout acheter pour 4 jours.

    Sinon, accueil très agréable, je conseille très fortement !

    August 2013
  • We were introduced by Tozé, a friend from the owner. The accomodation (unit 4) has good value for money. Nice little studio with ocean view in the center of Jardim do Mar. We were allowed to use the little patch with selfgrown salads and herbs. Also we were able to wash our laundry with washing machine. In walking distance are two restaurants and a mini market. And if you don't mind a stony walkway, you are able to swim nearby. Overall we were very happy and recommend this place to everyone who are making their way to the western part of Madeira.

    July 2013
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We are a family of seven that loves life and loves being outdoors. We are renting our oceanfront house in beautiful Madeira because our family had to move back to the United States due to our child's medical needs. Our village, Jardim Do Mar, is amazingly beautiful surfing, nature hikes, fishing, swimming etc. all around. The Wave House is the best located property right in front of the waves and surrounded by terraced gardens and vineyards descend towards the sea and surround our house. Please come stay at our house and support our family!
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