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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.
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.
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.
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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Mar 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
» 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.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.