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Exclusive ocean view villa - private garden and pool

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,927 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

This fantastic home will perfectly suit your Madeira holiday. Recently completely renovated to a very high standard, this villa is outfitted with all the comforts, conveniences and amenities.

With the ability to accommodate up to 8 guests total, allow yourself to be immersed in exquisite island living with enjoyable surroundings and fun, or just relaxing, on-site possibilities.


The ground floor has a lovely open lounge with split level dining room and a huge kitchen, as well as a guest suite. The lounge and the kitchen both have large sliding doors leading directly to the private garden with its delightful swimming pool and barbecue area, providing a perfect setting for entertaining and intimate gatherings.

The gourmet kitchen is a centrepiece of the villa, with beautiful black granite counter tops and back splash, Electrolux appliances including refrigerator/ice maker/water dispenser, dishwasher, microwave, cook top and oven. A regular and EXPRESSO coffee maker, cookware, dishes, utensils and more are all furnished. The gas counter top, two large sinks and spacious area make entertaining delightful and guests will enjoy mingling over a cocktail before sitting down in the dining room, or outside, on the covered patio. Tropical plantings and Madeira’s light enhance the ambiance.

The first floor hosts three large bedrooms and the main bedroom suite is a dream. From this floor, the views of the Atlantic Ocean and the neighbouring Desertas islands are the ideal 'wakeup' view.

Immaculately maintained garden, filled with dozens of plants varieties, and pool area offer total privacy that's perfect for entertaining. Spend a day in the sun enjoying the kids-safe swimming pool, have fun preparing a meal on your own private BBQ grill, or just relax poolside reading a book.

The garage, in contrast to most houses in Madeira, is on the same level as the kitchen with an interior door between the two, which is great for bringing in the groceries.


Balcony, Patio, Ocean View, Terrace, Alarm, Telephone, Free Wi-Fi Internet Access, i-Pod / i-Phone Docking, DVD/CD Player, Satellite Channels, Flat-screen TV, Iron & Ironing Board, Washing Machine, Fireplace, Wardrobe/Closet, Shower, Bath Tub, Jacuzzi, Hair dryer, Barbecue, Alarm Clock, Towels (including Pool/Beach Towels,) Bed Linens.


This beautiful home is located in the exclusive area of Garajau. This quiet village is the preferred island location for sunshine, relaxation and access to activities. Close to the motorway, Garajau is less than 10 minutes to Madeira International Airport (6.8 Km) and charming Funchal (Madeira’s capital and largest city).

The home is within walking distance to Supermarkets, Restaurants, Cafes, Pharmacy, a mouthwatering Bakery, and Fruit and Veg Shop (the best on the island).

Garajau is most famous for its pebble beach. Located on a pristine and spectacular Marine Nature Reserve (first in Portugal), it is THE location for snorkelling and scuba-diving.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2018

About Susana

I'm a traveller at heart and when the opportunity arose to host others on their journey to beautiful Madeira I jumped at it.

Villa Garajau is our piece of paradise, our holiday haven for ten years and we are so happy to share it with you. Garajau is a picturesque village with a pristine safe swimming beach and a selection of fabulous eateries nearby. Madeira it's a perfect place for walking, swimming, nature watch, snorkeling/diving and relaxing. There are two golf courses on the island too. We love the people, food and spectacular, pristine environment of Madeira; this is an amazing place to unwind.

Susana purchased this villa in 2007

Why Susana chose Caniço

We wanted a home built perfect for our family of 4 and ample space to entertain our friends.

We looked at Homes for 9 months on the whole island until we found this gem! It's just amazing. The way this home is laid out with two levels, kitchen, living room and laundry on the main level and our bedrooms on the top so no noise for us. Perfect!! The location is fantastic. It's near all central activities, but remains in a residential area.

What makes this villa unique

Must be seen to be appreciated! Completely modern, updated kitchens and bathrooms, layout, privacy, and location make this home very unique in all of Madeira.

Garajau is a quiet place to relax. Nearby Funchal (8 km) is always a fun trip for a wide variety of food and entertainment. However, two of my top five favourite restaurants anywhere in Madeira are less than 150 meters away. You will be staying in one of a kind property!


Caniço Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2927 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Amazing house in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This house in Madeira was the perfect size for a group of 6 people in the perfect location. While is was slightly outside the city center, it was still extremely accessible to anywhere you wanted to go in Madeira. The layout of the house flowed very nicely- with substantial size rooms and a great kitchen, and family/ living room. The view from the upstairs room was breathtaking and such a surprise to wake up to every morning.

My family and I very much enjoyed spending our holiday in this home away from home and we would certainly rent it again!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation for all. Age range 11-83

  • 4 of 5

Excellent accommodation. All bedrooms were ample sized and the bathrooms were well fitted out either baths and/or shower. The ground floor en-suite bedroom suited our elderly mother. Kitchen is modern and spacious with space to eat in the kitchen or the large dining room table. The veranda and table outside were perfect for breakfast mornings. There we no issues with keeping the Villa room warm as we had separate heaters in all rooms and a wood fireplace in the living room if needed.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Garajau

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa, very well appointed and spotlessly clean. Comfortable beds. Owner very easy to deal with and provided lots of useful information in advance. Nice area with a few restaurants and shops nearby. Beach at Garajau is rocky but nice with a good beach bar/restaurant. Plenty of other things to do on the island.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Merveilleux séjour à Madère

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes 5 amies habituées à prendre 1 semaine de vacances ensemble à l'étranger une fois par an et cette année nous avions choisi Madère un peu au hasard, il faut bien le dire !

Et le hasard a bien fait les choses : Madère est une île magnifique et vaut vraiment le détour; de plus ses habitants se sont toujours montrés très accueillants envers nous, les touristes!

Quant à notre location, nous ne pouvions espérer mieux vraiment ! La villa s'est révélée être encore plus belle dans la réalité qu'elle n'apparait sur les photos du site ( et c'est peu dire !...). Nous nous sommes senties de suite " comme à la maison" car tout est là pour notre confort et notre bien-être.

La localisation de la maison est on ne peut plus pratique . A 5 minutes à pied tout est là: épicerie, boulangerie (fabuleux pour qui aime faire un vrai petit déjeuner au pain frais!), restaurants, pharmacie, location de voitures...

Par ailleurs le quartier est résidentiel et donc calme (seuls les aboiements des chiens nous ont un peu "titillé" parfois !).

Vous l'aurez compris,nous sommes devenues vraiment "fan" de la Villa Garajau et la recommendons fortement à ceux qui veulent passer de bonnes vacances!

Pour terminer, nous voulons saluer içi la propriétaire, Susana, qui s'est toujours montrée réceptive à nos différentes demandes d'informations et ce, avec une grande gentillesse.

Nous reviendrons, c'est sur !!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really lovely and spacious villa in a quiet area.

  • 4 of 5

The property was easy to find in an area with a number of restaurants and other amenities which meant we did not always have to use the car. It was light, spacious and well equipped.

Also important for us was that the villa garden and pool were not directly overlooked.

I would happily recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Entspannter Urlaub für Groß und Klein

  • 5 of 5

Unsere Woche im Juli 2013 in der Villa Garajau war ein wunderschöner Urlaub, perfekt mit eingezäuntem Pool und Garten für unsere kleinen Kinder. Die Aussicht auf das Meer machte das Urlaubsfeeling perfekt. Mit allen Details vollständig und sehr sauber eingerichtet, war das Haus ein schöner Mix aus Charme und modernem Komfort mit viel Platz.

Es ist sehr ruhig, aber auch gleich in der Nähe der Dinge des täglichen Bedarfs gelegen. Ein perfekter Ausgangspunkt für die Strände von den Reis Magos und Machico sowie das Stadtleben in Funchal. Santa Cruz ist auch gleich um die Ecke und lädt zum Bummel auf der Strandpromenade und auf den großen Spielplatz ein.

Wir kommen definitiv wieder!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke! It was a pleasure welcoming you in our villa and we're looking forward to your next visit.
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Madeira International Airport (FNC)
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Café Garajau
Nearest Ferry
11 Kilometres
Funchal Port (Ferry to Porto Santo Island)
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Via Rapida (Madeira Main Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Lareira Portuguesa 2
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Garajau Beach
Car: not necessary

This beautiful home is located in the exclusive area of Garajau. This quiet village is the preferred island location for sunshine, relaxation and access to activities. Close to the motorway, Garajau is less than 15 minutes to Madeira International Airport (12 Km) and charming Funchal (Madeira’s capital and largest city).

Garajau is most famous for its pebble beach. You can take the cable car down the small bay, where you can sit on the pebbled beach in the sun and swim or paddle in the sea. Located on a pristine and spectacular Marine Nature Reserve (first in Portugal), it is THE location for snorkelling and scuba-diving. The water in the nature reserve is stunningly clear. In the summer months you can enjoy visibility of 50 metres, enabling you to see the captivating life that exists beneath the Atlantic’s surface. There is a diving centre/school on the beach.

You can enjoy a slow stroll around Garajau, or you can join one of the walking tours available, taking you across the mountains, hillsides and valleys of Madeira. If you feel like heading somewhere livelier for the day, the island’s capital, Funchal is just a short drive away.

Villa Garajau is less than 2 minutes walk from all the necessary amenities such as the beach, local restaurants, bakers, newsagents, super-market, shops, and bus routes to Funchal (15 min) or in the other direction: towards the airport, Santa Cruz, Machico, Prainha, and Baia d'Abra.

When scheduling tours around the island, you benefit from the Dom Pedro hotel being close by, so booking and logistics (pick-up and drop-off) is facilitated.

And, if you do decide to hire a car (say, for a day or two) there's also an Avis location near by.


Madeira boasts year-round springlike weather. Thus, there is a wide range of opportunities for your leisure requirements. The Atlantic invites you to go sailing, fishing, whale & dolphin spotting, surfing, diving and of course swimming. Sea temperatures vary between 18 to 24 ºC depending on the time of year.

On land there are a many leisure activities available:

- Madeira coach tour to the best parts of the island. See the rugged North and West, the mountainous South and East or just take half a day for the famous Nun's Valley Tour.

- Levada walks in Madeira are some of the best opportunities to get in tune with the nature, landscape and peace of this island.

- Madeira is home to two superb golf courses, both with lovely views and excellent conditions: Palheiro Golf (5 km from the villa) and Santo da Serra Golf Club (17 Km), so there’s plenty of opportunity to perfect your swing with a relaxing round of golf.

- There are several private leisure companies offering horse riding in Madeira, exciting adventure tours and private stables opened to public with horse riding courses.

- Madeira offers excellent conditions for practising outdoor sports throughout the year, and Villa Garajau is perfectly located to provide quick access to all.

Looking for a lifetime fishing experience? Madeira Island is located on the migratory routes of big game fish, record size catches of Blue Marlin (with more than 1,000 lbs) and Big Eye Tuna are not uncommon during the season from June to September. In Funchal’s Marina you will find some of the best-equipped boats for big game fishing in the Mid-Atlantic with very experienced crews for your unforgettable fishing trip.

If you are a water park lover, Madeira has just the place for you. Santa Cruz Aqua Park is a 9 minute ride from the villa. Open only in the summer months it is a viable option for a sunny day during your holiday. Bring all the family and the grown ups can relax in the picnic area whilst the kids take to the slides.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110.72
Refundable damage deposit $524.48

- Prices based on 2 people occupancy.

Villa Garajau is a licensed "Estabelecimento de Alojamento Local".

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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