Jardim Do Mar is a magical place, we loved and enjoyed the wonderful view from the House, the pool and the nice terraces. Kitchen was well equiped, beds confortables, hamac and sunchairs were used a lot, as well as the inflatable chairs put at our disposition by André.
The village is splendid, you can take some walks up the Hills and enjoy the scenary (do plan appropriate shoes).
We had a bit of bad luck with our timing, as there has been some construction the whole week on the sea entrance just below, so that it was noisy during the day, but i guess that when it’s over, there will be better possibility to swim in the Ocean, making the stay in this House even more enjoyable.
The snack bar just below the House is very good for a drink or a snack, but be aware that the smell of fried Fish can be overwelming when the Kitchen is busy during the week-end as the fumes land on the House terrace . So do plan a Trip on saturdays/sundays instead of staying Home if you are sensitive to smell :).
At night, you can enjoy the roar of the ocean, the sky is unbelievable, stars are shining like diamonds and the milky way is like a 3D Movie.
So, all in all, we loved our stay and will be happy to go back when in Madeira.
Jardim Do Mar is a lovely village with a homely feel to it. The house is situated on the edge of the village and overlooks both the sea and the village - it is overlooked by the huge cliffs to the rear. The house was brilliant - a real gem. It was clean, spacious and comfortable and the views were breath taking. Travel from the airport is around 50 mins to 1 hour and made much easier with the tunnels, although you do miss out on the scenery and hair raising roads. Will definitely return next year.
We had a great stay at the House where the mountain meets the sea.
The house is designed as a holiday let and has everything you could want to feel “at home” in Madeira.
Waking up to see the sea over the infinity pool is a delight.
The restaurant just below the house, Portinho, was fab and saved us cooking most nights.
We’d recommend it for anyone wanting to explore the island and be somewhere quiet with a local feel.
We spent a month at this place. All our wishes (and ever far more) was fullfilled. We will go back as soon as we can, moreover we decided to do so every year from now on.
During one month, we could explore the island, and I can tell you, that we could not find a better place to stay....
Beautiful villa in a fab sea location. Everything you want for a perfect holiday. Only problem was that you get charged extra for cleaning. It states 'you clean the apartment and you don't pay'. We left it spotless but didn't get our refund. Emails ignored. Shame as everything else was five star.