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Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights



Original Wave House

Amazing close proximity to the sea, views from every room, newly built apartment facing the sea. Contemporary design throughout. Your stress will melt away in paradise!

Unit 1: one bedroom with double bed (excellent view of the sea), open-floor plan fully equipped kitchen and dining area, bathroom with shower, outdoor shower on large balcony overlooking the sea and coastline, free WIFI, laundry facilities.

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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 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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Jardim Do Mar Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom has a double bed and the sofa bed can sleep two as well. We do have a small child/baby bed upon request.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • 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 sqaure - 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 - For levadas/paths/walkings trills starting near by I can send you some information if you request it


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Original Wave House
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

This is where you WANT to spend your holidays

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a good "piece" of peace and tranquility, with romantic view, no TV, radio or other disturbing factors, than you HAVE to go to The Wave house. We stayed in UNIT 1, can't describe how much it meant to us, to have our own "patio" with outdoor shower! The "noise" of the waves calms you every night, and the spectacular view of the sunset on the horizon, is just something you can't wait to see at the end of every day. The only thing we "regret" is taking so much clothes with us, because we realized that this unit has its own washing machine, so we basically haven't got any problems with dirty clothes, and the second thing that we regret is not spending more time just resting on the patio and catching the sunlight. Instead, we just enjoyed our morning (breakfast) and evening (dinner and a glass of wine) routine there. All the rest was just wandering around this magnificent island. And a word about the staff as well: property manager Tozé - he was so nice and showed us everything, gave us some useful info's where to do the grocery, which beach is nice and which is the best wine :) And Susana, lady with which we communicate to for reservation - absolutely the best. And cleaning lady - she maintains cleanliness of the apartment so that we really felt like we are the first guests in the apartment :) The surrounding of Jardim do Mar is so peaceful, so generous, clean and nice, people are so kind and friendly... We wouldn't move there, because it is so perfect, that we want to keep this place for our every years "stress detox" vacation also in the future. A big thank you to everyone who made our staying in The Wave house so special.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wunderschöne Lage direkt am Meer

  • 5 of 5

Die Lage ist einfach traumhaft. Direkt an der autofreien Promenade und am Meer. Das Örtchen ist auch schnuckelig und in einer sehr sonnigen Ecke der Insel. Das einzige, was eventuell jemandem fehlen könnte, ist ein Fernseher. Sonst gibt es nichts zu meckern. Alles vorhanden und sehr sauber, sehr große Terrasse mit tollem Ausblick und nachts hört man nur das Wellenrauschen. Schön auch, dass man in diesem Ort mit nur einem kleinen Hotel und nur einzelnen Ferienwohnungen so mittendrin wohnt. Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen und uns wohl gefühlt.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely view

  • 3 of 5

Plus points:

We spent 3 night in the bottom apartment, the unobstructed view of the sea was wonderful. The patio has modern tiling and was spotless. We had a wind out full awning which was great when the sun got too hot. Its a really private patio, just lovely. The shower was quite powerful and hot. Nice big fridge and a portable fan which was necessary to cool the apartment at night. The village was lovely, must go to Joes for a meal, really good food

Minor Minus points:

Small glasses, no wine glasses, nothing large enough to put a Gin n Tonic in or a large glass of water

Pillows were awful, flat and very lumpy

Settee was tired and stained

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Vacation of Our Lives!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were the best...very modern, well furnished with an unobstructed view of the ocean. We loved going to bed to the sound of the waves and the beds were very comfortable. We had hot water, internet and a well equipped kitchen. You can take pictures from the balcony of the surfers on the waves. I highly recommend The Wave House. One of the best accommodations you will ever have in a magical place.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Lovely stay in Madeira

  • 3 of 5

The location couldn't have been better. Unobstructed views of beautiful, blue water. The apartment was lovely, and had all the necessities to make for a pleasant stay. Tozé, the property manager, met us near the property and showed us around. He was very sweet and helpful. The only problem we had was that by the second day we no longer had hot water for bathing. Unfortunately, it wasn't fixed before we left the morning of the fourth day. Otherwise, we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have spent many of my summer days in this house, or at least close to it, and I have to say it is one of the most relaxing but also thrilling places I have been, and if there were a market for a future sports psychologist in the area I would have no hesitation in moving there.

The combination of the magnificent waves just outside the window, the glorious mountains behind the house and the chilled out decor of the houses is second to none.

I found the waves to be some of the best in the world to surf and Kris a most gracious of hosts, very relaxed and a good laugh.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and would recommend anyone do the same.

J. Camacho

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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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.