SUNNY SEA VIEW APARTMENT WITH POOL IN GARAJAU

Steve and Barbara

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SUNNY SEA VIEW APARTMENT WITH POOL IN GARAJAU

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Self catering apartment close to beach, restaurants and buses

Luz do Sol is a self catering apartment, with a Tourist Licence, in the sunny village of Garajau, between Canico and Funchal. It commands superb ocean views over lush, mature gardens and is ideal for a couple seeking a relaxing holiday with or without a car. Located in a secure, private complex with lifts, Luz do Sol enjoys the benefits of a large garden, sunbathing terrace and a 15m oval pool, whilst having direct access to all the facilities of the village, buses and taxis. Within a short, easy walk from the apartment you can hire a car, dine in quality restaurants, buy excellent take-away meals or just have a drink in one of the friendly cafes. Freshly baked bread, vegetables and fruit, morning papers, general supplies and banking facilities are all at your doorstep. A short stroll or a cable car ride takes you to Garajau's secluded beach where you can dip your toes in the warm Atlantic Ocean.

Levada and Mountain Walking: Madeira's centre consists of rugged mountain peaks rising to a mile above sea level. These give way to forests of juniper, pine, eucalyptus, mimosa and laurel as you descend towards the sea. The dry lower slopes are used for farming, mainly vegetables for the table, but areas are also devoted to the cultivation of vines (for the famous Madeira Wine), sugar cane, chestnuts and bananas. Irrigation of the farming areas is provided by a network of water channels (Levadas) radiating from the mountains. This unique irrigation system offers walkers an unrivalled experience in that, besides having breathtaking and exhilarating mountain and coastal trails to explore, they can walk along beside these levadas from village to village and gain a deep insight into the lives and culture of the Madeiran people.

Eating Out and Entertainment: Garajau has several good restaurants offering local and international cuisine and a wide range of take-away food is also available, all these within a short walking distance of the apartment. Some restaurants further afield will even lay on transport from your doorstep. A memorable evening can be had by taking the cable car down to Garajau beach and eating delicious seafood under the stars at the oceanside restaurant. Music and dancing are available nightly in the hotels of nearby Canico de Baixo. Funchal, a fifteen minute bus ride away, offers a very wide range of restaurants, a casino, theatre and many open air events throughout the year to keep you entertained.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
Notre séjour à été très agréable, votre appartement est bien situé et bien équipé. Remerciez beaucoup Brian pour son accueil et le temps qu'il nous a consacré. Je n'ai pas pu le contacter le jour de notre départ. il a pu comprendre mon "anglais "!!

Madère est très fleurie en cette saison et les habitants sont accueillants.

Ma femme à beaucoup aimé les taies d'oreiller brodées.
Jun 2014
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Steve and Barbara

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We fell in love with Madeira about 20 years ago. When we retired we made it our second home and we now have many friends here. The climate is superb, the people are gentle and there is so much to see and do.

Steve and Barbara purchased this apartment in 2008

We chose to live in Garajau because it has a community based around a handful of shops, friendly cafe/bars and restaurants.

Garajau is such a good base for exploring the island and has easy access to Funchal. Being keen walkers we enjoy strolling out to nearby beaches without taking the car, although if we want to drive anywhere the access to the Via Rapida (motorway) is only a minute or two away from Luz do Sol.

The apartment complex is centrally located in Garajau, well constructed and spacious. It is mainly home to professionals who work in the city.

Our apartment has a tourist licence, which means that it has been inspected by the Portuguese authorities and meets their standards of safety and hygene.

Luz do Sol is our home and is equipped and furnished accordingly so that both we and our guests can relax and enjoy this beautiful tropical island.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Sunny Sea View Apartment with Pool in Garajau
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
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Sunny Sea View Apartment with Pool in Garajau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406178
+44 (0)7796878775
Canico Madeira
Lancashire
5

LOCATION LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was spacious, clean and tidy and had everything we needed for our holiday to get off to a good start.
We were met at the airport as arranged by Barbara & Steve by Sharon who was lovely both to & from the airport.
Brian met us outside Garajau Terrace on arrival with the key to show us the apartment he was very helpful & friendly.
We chose not to rent a car and went on both the East and West trips with a firm called the Pride of Madeira great trips amazing scenery and some nice little villages along the way.
The guides were friendly, throughout they are amazing speaking in many different languages, meeting everyone's needs. Also best price and worth booking on line or by email as this is reduced further. Other trips we used the local buses no problems.
The Central restaurant in Canico is a must food is excellent, Neptuno in Garajau is also good, though food in general was great.
Visits to the local bakery is a must daily. Excellent holiday thanks to Barbara & Steve for all the good communication throughout the whole process.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of your stay in Garajau. We are so pleased that you had a good time, and it was nice of you to praise our on site team, who always try to make our clients feel welcome and at home.
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Sunny Sea View Apartment with Pool in Garajau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406178
+44 (0)7796878775
Canico Madeira
5

A COMFORTABLE APARTMENT IN A QUIET LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful holiday in Garajau and were very busy exploring lots of interesting places.However, after an exciting day we liked to come back to "our" apartment.
The apartment is very well equipped, we found there everything we needed.Its location is excellent, only a short distance to Via Rapida.
I can recommend to stay in "Luz da Sol" for couples that like to be independent
and want to spend their holiday in a quiet and peaceful place.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you had a wonderful holiday. One of the reasons we chose Garajau is because it is well situated for exploring the island; and our apartment is ideally placed to enjoy its range of café/bars and restaurants.
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Sunny Sea View Apartment with Pool in Garajau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406178
+44 (0)7796878775
Canico Madeira
5

OUR HONEYMOON

  • 5 of 5
we stayed at the apartment for our mini honeymoon and what a joy it was.Its wonderfully appointed in a quiet location,just what we were looking for.We were meet by the local agent ,Brian,who was extremely helpful.
Lovely resturants nearby(walking distance),easy access to Funchal by local bus.
would recommend apartment to anyone looking for a peaceful break.
Thank you
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are always pleased to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay. We are so lucky to have such dependable friends in Brian and Carmo. We can rely on them totally to make our guests comfortable.
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Sunny Sea View Apartment with Pool in Garajau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406178
+44 (0)7796878775
Canico Madeira
5

STYLISH APARTMENT WITH ALL YOU NEED!

  • 5 of 5
We are so glad that we chose this particular apartment as our holiday base. My partner has been to Madeira several times before, as it is her favourite place in the world. Garajau is a lovely spot, so convenient for shops, restaurants and the bus stop which takes you to Funchal in about 15 minutes - really useful when you want to get out and about.

The apartment was sufficiently set back and elevated to give peace and quiet. The spacious garden and sun terrace around the pool were restful and bathed in sunshine for most of the day. The apartment was stylishly furnished and so comfortable it felt like home, but of course, with lovely sea views.

We have stayed in a few villas and holiday apartments over the years, but this is by far the best. The bed was very comfortable, over the window there were curtains and blinds, so you could choose the amount of light you wanted while you sleep. The kitchen was so well equiped (it's always a nightmare when you are searching for a corkscrew that doesn't exist!) with everything you could possibly need, even cling film! We stayed in during some of the evenings and there were lots of different books to read and DVDs as well as a multichannel TV to watch.

Having a flexible changeover day is a great idea as this enabled us to fly on days when the flights were cheapest.

Thankyou - We really loved our stay and are looking forward to our third visit to this apartment next year!

Marley from Yorkshire

Stayed: November 2010 and July 2011
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Marley,

Thank you so much for your positive review! I am glad you found the apartment to be so well appointed and convenient in terms of location and utility. We look forward to having you back for a third time next year.
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Sunny Sea View Apartment with Pool in Garajau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406178
+44 (0)7796878775
Canico Madeira
London
5

TWO WEEKS OF RELAXATION

  • 5 of 5
I have no qualms in recommending this very well apointed apartment to anyone thinking of staying in Madeira. If like me you prefer to be independent, this apartment is just the ticket!

The the apartment has every mod con you can imagine with a lovely terrace where you can listen to the crickets in the evening while enjoying a nice glass of wine.

The village has everything you would require, bakery, coffee shops, small supermarket all situated within walking distance.

Funchal is a 10min bus ride away every half an hour.

Robin is a great person to deal with and looked after us in a very proffesional manner.

All in all, we had a very relaxing two weeks which recharged the batteries!

Thank you Robin

All the best.

Joe Lucas
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Joe,

Thank you for your very positive review. I am glad you had a good time in the apartment; it certainly seems that you made the most of your stay and relaxed and recharged your batteries.

It was good that you did not need it but perhaps worth noting for readers of the review that the village also has a very good pharmacy.

The (blue flag) beach of Garajau is a few hundred metres beyond the village and is a great place to relax as it is never very busy and has great facilities as well as a really nice seafood restaurant. The water is warm and it is the best diving spot in Portugal (not only because it is the first marine nature reserve in Portugal).

I look forward to welcoming you again sometime soon.
Best wishes,
Robin
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Sunny Sea View Apartment with Pool in Garajau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406178
+44 (0)7796878775
Canico Madeira
London, UK
5

EMILIA & KONRAD POLAND

Emilia & Konrad Poland
  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing week exploring beautiful Madeira. The ocean view apartment had everything we we could wish for. It was very peacful, very well-maintained with all the facilities we needed.. and more. We'd recommend this property for couples looking for a romantic getaway or couple like ourselves that love sightseeing as Garajau is very close to all major tourist attractions (Funchal, Monte, Botanical gardens, Pico Ruivo, etc..)
We are definitely coming back!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Madeira International
Nearest Ferry
11 Kilometres
Funchal
Nearest Motorway
800 Metres
Motorway to Funchal or the Airport
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Garajau
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Car: not necessary

Garajau is a cosmopolitan village noted for its impressive cliff top statue, Cristo Rei. English is widely spoken and the village provides everything the independent traveller could want. It is on a main bus route to Funchal.

Within 15 minutes' journey from Luz do Sol you can be enjoying a round of golf on one of the two top quality courses, walking a levada, going on a whale watching excursion, riding on the cable car up to Monte, visiting the beautiful Botanical Gardens and experiencing the charm of Funchal.

We can organise your transport to and from the airport if you wish.

Other Activities: Diving in the Atlantic's major marine conservation area, Deep sea fishing, Whale watching, Gardens, Helicopter flights, Ferry to Porto Santo

Golf: Madeira possesses two, beautifully located international golf courses. Palheiro Golf (18 hole) is situated above the capital in an extensive garden with over twenty species of plant native to Madeira. The course has a breathtaking view out over Funchal and its bay. Santo da Serra (27 hole) plays host to the Madeira Open and is one of the most spectacular courses in Europe with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Madeira's rugged mountain scenery.

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2014
Mar 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£39
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£273
 

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Notes » A deposit of 35% is required upon reservation. The remaining 65% is required 6 weeks before the date of arrival. Payment may be by cheque or bank transfer. The owner is happy to accept payment in euros.

» Please enquire about our discounts for stays of longer than two weeks.
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Amenities

Canico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator
  • Basic Soaps
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Washbasin
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has large built in wardrobes and has a view to the ocean. There is a dressing table with a large mirror for your convenience.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
  • water parks
  • museums
  • winery tours
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Luz do Sol has a Tourist Licence and is exceptionally well equipped. It is ideally suited to the independent traveller. The complex has a lovely, peaceful atmosphere and a feeling of space. The comfortable lounge is equipped with a multi-channel TV and a DVD player. A range of books, CDs and DVDs is available for guests to enjoy. The sunny balcony has a table and two chairs for your relaxation and dining al fresco. The large pool has sunbeds and showers - please bring your own beach/ pool towels. There is plenty of drying space in the apartment 's utility room for your laundry. Cash machines at the local Barclays Bank branch are 2 minutes' walk away. Parking is safe, free, easy, and very near to Luz do Sol.
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