Superior well equipped villa in Jardim do Mar- great for outdoor dining
David & Liz Hazell
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We had a wonderful weeks stay at this villa. The views are stunning.
We were met at the car park by Lucia who kindly helped us with our luggage.
The walk is approx 10 mins max, but beware there are a number of steps to negotiate. It certainly kept us fit, but it's really not suitable for those with walking difficulties.
Joe's bar is 5 mins walk away (up steps), easy to walk back! The welcome at Joe's is good and food I class as good pub food. There is another nice bar at the far end of the village where we liked to walk for a drink every evening, try their prawns, they are excellent.
No wifi at the villa, but it's a good excuse to go to Joe's every day for free wifi.
Excellent kitchen at the villa, very well equipped. Lovely sitting room upstairs where we liked to spend our evenings looking out at the view.
All in all, a lovely villa and which we hope to return to next year.
Beautifull peace and quiet house
With very pleasant (mail)contact with the owners, we found the house as we expected: clean and well maintained, well furnisched "as at home" (everything you needs is available) and the very nice swimming pool is wellcome after a day walk in the mountains...! The house is good situated for exploring West- and Mid Madeira, however even the village of Jardim do Mar and the very helpfull local people invite you to stay some times "at home" to take avantage of the peacefull atmosphere of the village. We will certainly recommend this villa to our friends... and to ourselves for a next stay in the futur.
Happy memories of Madeira!
This was our first visit to the beautiful island of Madeira and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. We were very pleased we chose this villa. All the information provided was accurate - the villa was in a lovely location, clean, well equipped and very well maintained. The village is lovely but shopping facilities are limited so a car is essential to get to local supermarkets and explore the island. There are a few nice eateries within walking distance. As mentioned in the description you need to be reasonably fit to cope with the walk from the car park, particularly if you are carrying luggage or shopping! Many thanks to Liz and David for your help and all the detailed information. We hope to visit again.
A lovely week in April in Madeira
We had a lovely week in Madeira staying at this beautifully equipped villa on the south west coast of the island. We hadn't been to Madeira before, and had a very limited understanding of what the island would offer; thus we were delighted, and felt very lucky, to have landed in a really lovely village - Jardim del Mar - and in a really great property. The villa stands about 75 feet above the promenade and beach (stones - no sand) at the western end of the village. It has unspoilt views up the coast and out towards the Atlantic, and is extraordinarily peaceful - when the wind blows and the seas get up it is strikingly dramatic.
The house has everything you could want - three good sized bedrooms on the first floor, and a full floor open plan kitchen and lounge area on the level below. From here you can go out onto the pool area which has great sweeping views of the sea. Behind the village the sea cliffs rise nearly 2,000 feet, giving the villa the perfect backdrop.
The village has two bars - Portinho at the eastern end of the promenade is especially good - and unbelievably good value with lovely staff. There is also a hotel and restaurant in the village, as well as a local, and very basic shop.
Madeira offered a lovely week, with a hired car giving us access to the whole island in two days, and the weather good enough for some pool lounging and walks. It is a lovely place - best experienced away from the Funchal 'strip', we thought, and out on the slightly wilder parts. Just perfect!
nicest views of the island
We had a great time in this beautifull villa in Jardim do Mar. We do miss the ocean views, the sounds of the sea and the nice atmosfere of the house and the village very much! We loved the swimming pool ánd the binoculars. Every wave in the sea cán hide al whale or a dolphin!
3rd year of visiting!
Once again we were not disappointed on our third year of visiting, and we shall return in 2015.
The villa is extremely well appointed and the village of Jardim do Mar is delightful. We enjoy a quiet time but that is of our choosing, my husband enjoys deep sea fishing booked in Calhetta , although not so successful this year! We also do a couple of walks. Evenings were quite often spent at Joes Bar in the village, reasonable food and wine, also the world cup on TV!!!
Very much looking forward to our next visit.
Jardim do Mar is 2 km off the main road from the airport 45 minutes away. The village is exceptionally beautiful. The area is very unspoilt and much favoured by discerning walkers; many stay in nearby Prazeres (10 minutes drive) with its levada and road access to the leading walking area of Rabacal . There is a sandy beach, restaurants, marina , boat trips and supermarket in Calheta (10 minutes drive)..Jardim do Mar is known in Madeira for its beauty;It is a historic village where the houses are reached on foot via the lovely square.and pretty pathways.Bananas, grapes and vegetables grow in profusely in many small allotmants. Jardim.do Mar has a hotel,a restaurant and 2 good bars serving food. Its shop sells the essentials - eg bread, water, beer. Jardim There is no road access to the villa; cars are kept in car park about 400m walk away; the last 50m is down steps.The beach below the villa is pebble and difficult to swim from but it is a lovely promenade walk to the jetty which is a swimming spot and is next to an attractive bar