If you'd like to experience falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean and crickets, and absolutely nothing else, then get up in the morning to a stunning ocean view, this place is for you. It is situated in a dead end street just a stone's throw above the miradouro (viewpoint) of São Cristovão - but hey, the view from the house is even better! At the miradouro, there is a nice restaurant, frequented by day trippers, but very calm in the evening - super convenient if you don't feel like cooking.
The house is modern, bright, clean and spacious, with a very well equipped open kitchen. If you like cocktails - the fridge has an ice maker, yay! Outside you can find a big smoke house, equally well equipped - just begging you to make your own espetada's. Although there's ample sitting space in the house to enjoy your meal, you'll probably find yourself sitting on the terrace with that gorgeous view most of the time. During the day, you may see sparrowhawks hovering over the fields and vineyards nearby. Just after sunset, you can hear the weird sounds of Cory's shearwater birds flying on and off to their nests (in the breeding season).
The living room has wifi, and a modern TV (Sony Brava), so you can watch the pictures/video's you made during the day on a big screen.
All the bedrooms have a private balcony with a splendid ocean view. The two bathrooms are roomy and excellently equipped. The owners are very friendly and helpful.
As the location is in one of the quitest areas of Madeira's north coast, make sure you stock up before driving there. The nearest mini market is in Ponta Delgada and there's a slightly bigger one in São Vicente, but big supermarkets are 30-40 minutes away, in Santana or Ribeira Brava.
This house is not for everyone: if you want to be smack in the middle of the tourist industry, don't come. However, if you enjoy tranquility, it is absolutely amazing.
All in all, staying in this house is a unique experience which you will remember for many years to come!