About this listing
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!
Prices are for 2 people or small families. If there are additional people please contact us for new quotes. Also please do not smoke inside the house and please have a wonderful time!