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Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



Deluxe Oceanfront Flat

Spacious open space, fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops and large fridge and freezer, unobstructed views of the sea and coastline from every room, bathroom with shower, free Wifi and flatscreen cable TV, large oceanfront balcony, laundry facility, backyard with ocean view, organic garden with fruit and herbs, eating/sitting area, surrounded by vineyards and gardens and the sea - the stress will just melt away!

About the property

The Wave House

Designed to maximize the panoramic oceanfront view and tastefully blend into the seascape. Boasting the closest proximity to soul-soothing sea breezes and the famous waves marching down the point, 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.

We have FOUR separate apartments, and each are different sizes so please note that there is a range of prices - from 45 euros to 65 euros a night. They all have large balconies with an amazing panoramic oceanfront view!!

More Details

Property Manager
Kris and Andrea Higdon
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 September, 2017

About Kris and Andrea Higdon

We came to Jardim Do Mar from the coastside south of San Francisco California, and we fell in love with the quaint small village from the start. The meandering waterways feeding every garden and vineyard, the cascading terraces of homes and gardens making their way to the sea. We bought our place and spent a few years to rebuild our dream home. Having always been people who appreciate nature and a simple lifestyle, we felt at home while we lived in Jardim Do Mar. Sadly we have had to move back to the San Francisco area, but we grew strong bonds with many locals. We will always have Jardim Do Mar in our hearts, and hopefully will return one day!

Why Kris and Andrea Higdon chose Madeira

Very few homes have the feeling that the living space naturally blends into the seascape. Since leaving Jardim Do Mar (we lived in Unit 3 when we first finished it ), my wife has said she misses all the kisses! :) I would wake up and just be amazed at the sunrises that poke around the mountain to the left of our house. Then it would be the beautiful lines of waves marching down the point. Then it would be the rhythmic sound of the water trickling into the gardens next door. Then it would be the most amazing sunsets. Everything seems to be the way it should be, if you love natural beauty, modern amenities such as free WIFI, fully equipped kitchens, an organic garden.

What makes this apartment unique

When i first came to Jardim Do Mar, this was the specific property i wanted. It was an old fishermen house at that time, but it is situated perfectly to maximize views of sunrises, waves, the coastline, sunsets. AND it is uniquely sheltered from the predominant wind in winter which comes from the west northwest. All of the other oceanfront homes do not have this benefit! Other benefits - organic garden, fully equipped kitchens with large fridges, large oceanfront balconies, FREE WIFI in all 4 units.

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Accommodation and facilities for Deluxe Oceanfront Flaton Jardim Do Mar on Calheta

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , We have a bunk bed for kids and baby bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , small bedroom for one person, child or baby
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
- If you need to go shopping basic items you may find a small grocery in Jardim do Mar, near to the square - For other items , before get in Jardim do Mar, you may stop in Calheta, near to the sand beach in a supermarket called Pingo Doce. It´s open until 10pm - For restaurants and bars you have some options in Jardim do Mar and can easily reach them walking for only a couple of minutes from the house. You have, for example, the hotel´s restaurant, the Joe´s Bar and the restaurant in Pontinha, near to the beach. - For levadas/paths/walkings trills starting near by I can send you some information if you request it.


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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Nice place in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay, with a special mention for the living room / kitchen and terrace. We enjoyed the place a lot despite strong winds and frequent showers.

Rest of the flat is strangely arranged with one very large room (1 double and 2 single beds) and a very small one (1 single bed).

Don't forget to ask for enough plates and glasses.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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stunning sea views

  • 4 of 5

Good Bits - Great part of the Island and nice central location in a lovely town. Apartment was well equipped and comfortable. Nice outside space and not overlooked (top floor studio). A king-size bed would be a good investment for the future. A hire car is essential to see the best of Madeira's sights.

Not so good - This pretty town is over-run with far too many cats; the odour of cat pee is everywhere (I appreciate this no fault of yours). The local council need to take some action. The piece of land at the side of your building (chicken plot) is sadly unsightly and smelly. I appreciate that this is nothing to do with your building but any responsible owner should take more pride in his town!

Overall we had a very nice time and will definitely return to this part of Madeira again soon.

many thanks and I hope I have been constructive with my comments.

Tony Donoghue

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A hidden gem in the south coast of Madeira

  • 5 of 5

The apartment where we stayed in Jardim do Mar is a brand new open-space studio, recently built at the top of the Wave House, with a big veranda and an astonishing ocean-front view all along the shore between Jardim and Paul do Mar.

I can say that everything was clean, brand new, perfectly refined, and tastefully furnished with everything that you could need! We’re a couple and we could never imagine anything better for us than this precious nest in the heart of the sunniest side of Madeira…

At the beginning we contacted the owner to rent the Wave House: it was fully booked but it was a fortune, in a way, because we discoverd the possibility to stay in this other apartment! (downstairs there are also two other places beeing built right now, with the same view… My suggestion is to always contact the owner if you want to know more, he’s a really really helpful and kind one!)

The studio has a private entrance and is perfectly structured in two parts: the inside is a big open area with a wonderful wooden ceiling, fully equipped kitchen (excellent cooking stove, refrigerator, freezer, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, and also a charcoal barbecue!) and an extremly comfortable double bed with two bedside tables, a chest of drawers and a closet, with bed linien and towels already there.

Finally, there is a separate bathroom, with a very big shower!

I must underline that the laundry place and the washing machine are placed in a big separate area devoted to this use, with a different entrance right beside the main door of the house. And that means that you really have lots of space and everything at its place!

To separate the inside from the outside there is a wonderful full-lenght window (with dark courtains, of course!) and a glass-door that leads to the outside, where the veranda with dekchairs, a table and a sun umbrella welcomes you with the most amazing and unobstructed view of the ocean.

Moreover, the structure of the house itself protects you from beeing seen from others because there are two wings, on both sides of the veranda, with other big storage spaces inside! They provide you complete privacy without affecting the view at all!

Living in this house you can enjoy life in Madeira at its best… You can easly reach everything you need if you want to surf, swim in the natural pools, hike on the mountains, go snorkeling or just chill out on the sea side or sunbath in the veranda…I strongly recommend this wonderful place if you are a true ocean lover!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

When you arrive at the International Airport of Madiera (East Area) you are about 50 kilometers from Jardim do Mar (South-West, which is the warmest and sunniest area of Madeira). It is about an hour drive. You take the highway that will take you from the airport until Ribeira Brava. Then you continue in the so-called 'Express Road' (mainly by the sea and in tunnels) from Ribeira Brava until Estreito da Calheta. Here you find a kind of roundabout, get out to the right, keep in the round about, turn left and then cross the road carefully and take a 4 km road down to Jardim do Mar.

Best micro-climate on the island - never too hot, never too cold.

Friendly rural folk walking to and from their gardens make you feel you have traveled back in time where a slower pace of life is enjoyed.

We have surfboard rentals, surf tours or lesson, boat tours available and contacts for Jeep tours through the mountains, paragliding, levada hiking, or bird watching tours.

Quite a few ex-pats also call Jardim Do Mar home for at least the winter months.

Pedestrian cobblestone pathways lined with levadas (irrigation channels) meander past quaint homes overflowing with flowers and often separated by garden plots and vineyards providing leisure exploration and new discoveries each day of your stay.

Hike past terraced gardens and levadas climbing the mountainside leads to a BBQ area with a lovely vista overlooking this pristine coastline.

More adventurous hikers could carry on to Prazeres on the mountain plateau above and on through the waterfall gorge winding down to the picturesque fishing village of Paul Do Mar. If you time the low tide, one can continue the hike along the

cobblestone coastline skirting the colorful cliffs on the way back to Jardim Do Mar.

Surf the famous waves of Jardim Do Mar and Ponta Pequena, or sit back and enjoy their power and beauty.

Sunbath and swim at the port, enjoying some freshly picked lapas (limpets) or povo (octapus) at the cafe afterwards.

Joe's bar or the Portinha are perfect for drinking a cold beer or some village wine, while catching a football or rugby match.