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Contemporary luxury home in a romantic, quirky, picturesque coastal village

Bedrooms 1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Spacious bright and airy one bedroom bespoke property with awesome ocean views

Located in Jardim do Mar (Garden of the Sea) on the very sunny south side of Madeira, The Architect's Beach Cottage showcases a stunning, unrivalled frontline position with spectacular uninterrupted views to the Atlantic Ocean, awesome mountain backdrops and vibrant sunsets too. With superb architecture, furnishings to the highest standard and designed to take advantage of its unique position on a cliff edge, it’s the perfect holiday hideaway! The property offers spacious open-plan ground floor accommodation which incorporates a bright and airy contemporary lounge, dining and fully-equipped kitchen area. The enormous floor-to-ceiling aluminium sliding patio doors provide access to a large sun terrace offering the most exceptional sea views and there is also a guest cloakroom incorporating a WC and wash hand basin.

An impressive stairway to the first floor accommodation leads onto the delightful master bedroom, again with floor-to-ceiling aluminium sliding patio doors. Imagine waking up to a panoramic view of the ocean every morning! There are two double built-in wardrobes providing ample storage space and the en-suite bathroom has a superior finish incorporating double shower enclosure, vanity unit and WC.

The perimeter of the property is enclosed by a traditional Madeiran stone wall and contemporary glass screening and access is via a steel gate with steps down to the house. The private sun terrace is a suntrap for sun lovers by day and a peaceful haven by night for those who delight in watching the sun go down….

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Registration Number : 111/09

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Jardim Do Mar on Madeira Region

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Contemporary luxury home in a romantic, quirky, picturesque coastal village
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Amazing villa in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

This villa is one of those locations where the photos really don't do it justice. It's perched up on the hillside with outstanding ocean views from the stunning picture windows and veranda.

Jardim do Mar is a quiet, whitewashed village with a couple of lovely bars, a rocky, windswept cove and not much else. It's the perfect place to retreat to after a day spent walking/driving through the dramatic scenery. If you're looking for something a bit different to the tourist hustle of Funchal, I would highly recommend Jardim do Mar and the premium location this villa offers (I'm sure you'll notice a few admiring/envious glances from the people below as you enjoy the evening sunshine on the balcony...).

Many thanks to Joe for his genuine hospitality, warm welcome and local knowledge.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

Cannot fault the location, property, booking process, meeting up, just a great great place for a holiday.

The property was clean and tidy with all the things we needed. Views from both floors are outstanding, great to have a private balcony which you can use all day long, eating out on this was first class. Even though the property is so private you are located in the middle of the village, which is a lovely place. Joes Bar for food and drinks is great.

Will be back,

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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It got even better than what we were expecting

  • 5 of 5

It was as prefect as it can get.

Located within a fast walk from the parking (the village is car free) and everything really.

The house is small but full of charm, the upstairs 1 bedroom is well separated to the downstairs living area. Very clean in general, just some things can be improved with small renovations. And The View!!! we end up just takeaway @ Joe's cafe every night and eat at the terrace, which is better view than any other restaurants. not mentioning the privacy we have from the house.

If we will ever go back to Madeira we will for sure come back to the house without questions. We love the house and Love Jardim do Mar! The best part of our trip.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of your stay at the Architect's Beach Cottage. I hope it will be a happy memory always and a reminder of the good times that life can bring!
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Das ist Urlaub pur

  • 5 of 5

Eine absolut umwerfende Unterkunft. Nicht viele Menschen werden ein schöneres zu Hause haben. Der kleine Ort Jardim do Mar ist verkehrsfrei und damit absolut ruhig. Heißt aber auch, dass das Gepäck etwa 2-300m zum Haus getragen bzw. gezogen werden muss. Was einen aber dann erwartet, ist jede Anstrengung wert. Über den Klippen gelegen, mit nicht einsehbarer großer Terrasse und einem unverbaubaren Blick auf das Meer. Die gleiche Aussicht bietet sich aus dem Bett. Die abgebildeten Fotos geben den Eindruck ungeschönt wieder. Wir waren begeistert! Da spielte es auch keine Rolle, dass die Sicherung beim Warmwassergebrauch gelegentlich heraussprang. Die Küche verfügt über einen Induktionsherd, vielleicht wäre die Anschaffung einer Mikrowelle empfehlenswert. Das tut dem Haus aber nicht den geringsten Abbruch. Die Buchung verlief unkompliziert und Anfragen wurden vom Vermieter prompt beantwortet. Fazit: Eine traumhafte Unterkunft.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, beautiful house, very friendly people, nice service

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Traumhafter Ausblick

  • 5 of 5

Ein schönes kleines Haus mit einem traumhaften Ausblick. Wir würden es nochmal buchen. Auch der Eigentümer ist nett und freundlich.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Joe's Bar
Nearest Ferry
7.5 Kilometres
Vila da Calheta
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Santo da Serra
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Kilometres
Estreito da Calheta
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Joe's Bar
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Jardim do Mar

The small village of Jardim do Mar, meaning 'Garden of the Sea' is situated on Madeira’s stunning sunny west coast looking out to sea at the foot of spectacular cliffs. This tranquil unspoilt village of old stone houses, narrow cobbled streets and lush gardens is widely considered by both tourists and Madeirans to be one of the most beautiful on the island.

The area is noted for its world class surfing and has two friendly bars, one of which, 'Joe's Bar' offers delicious great value authentic Madeiran cuisine freshly made to order. In addition, there is a large restaurant, a village shop and a library offering free internet access. The car park at the edge of the village has enabled it to be largely pedestrianised, with a 1km long seafront traffic free promenade lined with palm trees. The little harbour has a slipway for small boats, a clean pebble beach for swimming and snorkelling, and a beach bar.

Within a short drive, nearby Calheta has a sandy bathing beach, shops, several restaurants and a marina where whale and dolphin watching or fishing excursions can be arranged. Some of the island's finest scenery and walking areas are within a 20 minute drive!


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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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