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Seafront Villa, with Private Pool in the Quiet Coastal Village of Jardim do Mar

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa with Spectacular Uninterrupted Sea View with Sunsets and Moonlight Seascapes

The villa looks out to sea from the edge of the village, it is reached on foot by a 150 m pedestrian path from the village square. The villa is 20 m above sea level with an uninterrupted 180 degree sea view over the Jardim do Mar surf break. Facing South West it enjoys spectacular sunsets and moonlight seascapes. The upper floor provides our own accommodation when we visit Madeira and is not offered for rental. This upper floor will be unoccupied from April to September. The lower floor provides a self-contained guest apartment with one en-suite double bedroom and one en-suite twin bedroom, a lounge looking out over the private pool and garden to the sea and a fully fitted kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There is TV and Wi Fi internet. A third en-suite double bedroom which is accessed from the entrance hall is available at a small extra cost. There is a separate laundry room. The cliff top location and the pool mean that small children will require close supervision. For more information and pictures visit our website by using the link on the Facilities page.

Ray & Margaret Dolman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Ray & Margaret Dolman

We have spent the past 10 winters at Casa Pontinha where we occupy the upper floor. The lower floor provides self contained guest accommodation for our family. From April to September the upper floor is unoccupied, and we offer the lower floor for rent.

Ray & Margaret Dolman purchased this villa in 2004

Why Ray & Margaret Dolman chose Madeira

Jardim do Mar is generally recognized as Madeira's prime location for a quiet relaxed holiday in a traditional Portuguese village. Casa Pontinha enjoys the most spectacular views in this unique village.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I want to say that we had a lovely time once again at Casa Pontinha. Lucia was waiting for us in the square, and made us welcome as usual. The new garden is lovely. Jardim do Mar is a wonderful location and the position of the house absolutely sensational. We have rented houses all over the place but I cannot think of another where everything had been so carefully thought out. Nikki May 2012

I wanted to let you know what an absolutely wonderful time we had. The villa exceeded all expectations and with the stunning location this ranks as one of the best holidays we’ve ever had. We’ll definitely be returning in the future and will tell everyone what a fabulous place it is!! Nicky Aug 2012

We really enjoyed Casa Pontinha, the quiet of the house and the astonishing sunsets. The house was really comfortable, and everything worked perfectly.

We loved Madeira and are planning to come back soon.

Alexandra & Amedeo Jan. 2014
Dec 2008
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Jardim Do Mar Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Each bathroom has WC, bath with shower, bidet, and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two bedrooms have double beds, the third bedroom has twin beds. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and en suite bathrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Guests are requested not to smoke inside the property. A cot and high chair are available if requested in advance. Utility Room: Washing machine, steam iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. The property will be cleaned on vacation.


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(5 traveler reviews)

Seafront Villa, with Private Pool in the Quiet Coastal Village of Jardim do Mar
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Fantastic family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at this lovely villa. The pool and garden were wonderful and made our holiday, one of the best views we have had. Our children had a great time in the pool and at the local beach. Madeira was a great place to visit but would come back just to stay at this villa.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A truly fantastic house in a beautiful location. Spacious and very well maintained. Ray and Margaret were very responsive to email enquiries and exceptionally helpful. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Villa

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa in a stunning location. Just returned from a fantastic holiday in Jardim do Mar, our first visit to Madeira. This villa is great and has everything we wanted for our stay, it is really spacious has a great pool and is situated in probably the best location in this lovely quiet village. There are bars and restaurants within walking distance (all great) and around 15 minutes by car from the supermarket at Calheta.

Also, it was great to have the underground garage to park the hire car out of the heat. The owners run this villa very professionally and communication is excellent - thanks Ray. Already saving up for next year...

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind remarks. We are glad that you enjoyed Jardim do Mar as much as we do. Regards Ray & Margaret
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to enjoy your lovely house and to explore Madeira. When I get frazzled I just shut my eyes and think of that amazing view from your terrace, with the total lack of noise. You have thought of everything to make our stay comfortable

We have completely fallen in love with everything about your house and the island. Such friendly people, crazy language, superb fishing/ swimming/snorkeling - good advice from local people as to the best places for all. Dolphin chasing. Levada walking. Fish and flower market. Cable car, gardens and toboggans. Great food to enjoy in and out.

Absolutely superb. And we would love to come back sometime if you would let us. We feel so rested.

Our very best wishes to you both

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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best of Madeira

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Madeira in February 2014 and stayed in Villa Oceana and Villa Pontinha.

The villas, the location and the service is absolutely sensational.

You will see many tourists in the village en-charmed by the views the best of which is from Villa Pontinha. Rent this villa if you can afford. Villa Atlantica and Oceana are also superb. Satistaction guaranteed. It is a reasonable drive to Funchal courtesy of several tunnels. Some of the star levadas are also close, and the Nick Faldo golf course is soon opening nearby. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The village has pebble beaches suitable for swimming at each end of the promenade. The promenade is accessed directly from the villa by a flight of 80 steps.


Funchal airport and city are 45 mins drive along the new coast road.

Further Details:

The small village of Jardim do Mar looks out to sea at the foot of spectacular cliffs. Just 45 minutes’ drive from the airport on the sunny southwest-facing shore, this tranquil unspoilt village of old stone houses and cobbled footpaths is considered to be one of the most beautiful on the island. It has a small hotel, 2 friendly bars, a restaurant, and a village shop. A new car park at the edge of the village leaves the square largely free of cars, and there is a seafront pedestrian promenade lined with palm trees. The little harbour has a clean pebble beach for swimming and snorkelling, with a shower and beach bar. The next village Calheta (5 min. drive) has a busy marina, a sandy bathing beach, shops and several more restaurants. Whale and dolphin watching or fishing excursions can be arranged from Calheta. Some of the island's finest scenery and walking are within a 20 minute drive into the mountains.


Rates & Availability

Jardim Do Mar Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices are for up to 4 guests using the 2 bedroom guest accommodation on the lower floor.
The third double bedroom is available for a further 2 guests for which an additional charge of £20 per night will be required.
Prices are for the property per night. Minimum stay 7 nights.
We are happy to accept payment in either £ or euros at the current rate of exchange.
The upper floor of the Villa will be unoccupied between May & September.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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