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Luxury penthouse apartment with superb ocean views, private roof terrace

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,926 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Self catering large 2 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms, accommodates 4 people

A luxurious & spacious 173.6 square meter private apartment, on the sunny, dry southern coast, in the fashionable district of Garajau. Spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from the 30ft x 40 ft south facing private roof terrace, perfect for a lazy day spent sunbathing & relaxing. An ideal setting for al fresco dining. There is a further west facing balcony off the double bedroom and lounge. The accommodation is open plan. The lounge, dining area and kitchen to the south, the bedrooms and bathrooms to the north.

In Garajau, there are several restaurants, bars, bakery & coffee shops, ice cream parlours and a few patisserie, 2 hypermarkets and a medium sized well stocked supermarket with ATM outside.

Golfers will be pleased to know that the new 18-hole Palheiro golf course with stunning views is no more than a 20 minute drive. The spectacular 27-hole Santo da Serra golf course home to the Madeira Island Open is also within easy reach. Indoor & outdoor pool at nearby hotel.

Golf: Golfers will be pleased to know that the new 18-hole Palheiro golf course is no more than a 20 minute drive. Classic Madeiran hills, ridges and deep valleys have all been incorporated into the terrain to produce a dramatically interesting course, with stunning views.

The spectacular 27-hole Santo da Serra golf course [also known as Campo de Golfe and home to the Madeira Island Open ] is also within easy reach. This is Madeira’s oldest golf course. It sits high up on a plateau and is marvelously scenic with inspirational views back up the mountains and out over the Atlantic below.

Hiking & Walking : Garajau is a good location from where one can hike and walk the islands amazing levada irrigation system spanning 2,500 kilometres, which meander round the mountains. We recommend you use Turitrans (please, contact us for link with further information). They do trips in small groups of 8, using mini-buses.

Entertainment: Locally in Garajau there is entertainment nightly in the Don Pedro Hotel. It is worth just popping in there and picking up their program for the week, then on route from a restaurant in the evening you can pop in, if something takes your fancy, or just for a night cap.

More Details

Property Manager
Connie G. Penn
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Connie G. Penn

I am self employed and the intention was to move to Madeira when I retired. Unexpectedly I am still working.

Connie G. Penn purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Connie G. Penn chose Portugal

As a future home I needed a property that would be big enough to live in all year round, but also want to be able to lock it up and go away. Apart from the fantastic space, the main attraction is the panoramic sea views. One can see the sea from every room.

What makes this apartment unique

We absolutely love the space, the large private terrace, panoramic views of sea from every room, from both conservatories and from the south facing terrace and west facing balcony.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Connie,

The apartment was very comfortable, the kitchen was wonderfully equiped and everything was pristine clean and in good working order and we enjoyed it. The pick up by Susie was very convenient and helpful. The booking process was efficient and clear.

We thoroughly enjoyed the views from the balcony. It was a wonderful base from which to start our tours around the island.

We shall certainly plan another visit!


Jan & Rita van Waning
Nov 2007
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Portugal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1926 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Very large walk in shower in the en suite bathroom. Shower over bath in main bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 double bed in Bedroom 1 and twin beds in bedroom 2.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Regretfully, because the apartment is on the 5th floor & the terrace is such a large area it is not easy to supervise children, so we prefer not to accommodate young children needing constant supervision. The terrace is totally private, so sun loungers can be used all day, every day. There is also a conservatory, which is useful if the weather is inclement. The apartment is on one level and is serviced by two lifts. The kitchen has everything one should need, as we have equipped it for our own private use as much as for rental. Towels, bed linen and hair dryer also provided. However, we request that you provide your own beach towels for the sun loungers. The apartment is in a small development of 32, mainly residential, apartments. Taxis and Buses are available within walking distance - bus stop outside apartment, taxi rank in next street. We would respectfully request you do not smoke in the apartment. You can smoke on the terrace


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Luxury penthouse apartment with superb ocean views, private roof terrace
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Excellent apartment

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debra, Delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to send your thoughts Connie
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Wow factor terrace

  • 5 of 5

Everything is as described on the website. Excellent communication from the original enquiry through to being dropped off at the airport on the way home. Connie made the whole process very simple and the arrangement with Susy for taking you to the apartment ensures you can start relaxing straight away.

The apartment has everything you need for a comfortable stay and you will be blown away with the terrace and the fantastic views. I have no hesitation in highly recommending the apartment and would definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent apartment. Very well equipped All you could need. Huge patio but just a shame we could not use it as the weather was not that good. It did not stop us from doing anything at all. Did some great Lavada walk and coastal paths. Hired a car which was great as we had parking space and lift to apartment Very well located and easy to get around Island. Spotlessly clean. Very good take away near by and supermarket just up the road. Would definitely recommend staying here. Thank you very much for a wonderful time

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth thank you for your very nice review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the island. Hope you return to Madeira again soon. Connie
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Spacious and well appointed apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is at the top of a small block in the suburban town of Garajau. It's not really a tourist hot-spot. There's a hotel on the High Street but most people around are local and the shops sell local produce at everyday prices - great if you want to use the well-equipied kitchen to self-cater as we did. The town is well placed to visit Funchal by bus or car and is close to the expressway giving quick access to other areas of the island. We did a lot of walks all over the east of the island and found the apartment to be the perfect base. The apartment itself is very spacious and clean with great sea views from the terrace. Connie, the owner, was very helpful throughout, especially when our flight was cancelled and we had to extend our stay. She even helped us take care of things back home and made what could have been a stressful three day delay into an extension of the holiday. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I was delighted to help. Glad it turned out well in the end and that you got the extra few days holiday. Connie
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Lovely time in Madeira

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and very well-equipped apartment in quiet residential block with the most amazing sun terrace - incredible size and views out to sea. Good range of local shops and restaurants within 5 - 10 minutes walk and bus stop to Funchal right outside - don't miss out on the fun of high speed local Madeiran transport round most bendy roads known to man! Excellent pre-arrival information provided and really grateful to Connie and Suzy for flexibility and help when return flight delayed for 24 hours.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words
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For a ral holliday

  • 5 of 5

We where there from 16 till 23 oktober 2008. We live in N

Holland and we feel like miljonairs. Good beds, nice room ( we did n't used it!) also the rest of the appartment is very good. For what we get, was the rent all ight.Early up for the sunrice! The penthouse is central situated. We rent a car by Guerin( world ticket center).Tip: take an automatic!!!! For a real diner, cheap and very good: 3 minutes from the appartment is Vista Mar. Also the owner Connie tells everything what you need and what you can do. We go back there in spingtime.Henny and friends

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2008
  • Stayed: October 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Garajau named after the black-headed sea birds, terns, rest in the cliffs. Just below Garajau is a 200m high headland - Ponta do Garajau with a fine miradouro - a statue of Christ with outstretched arms, similar to the larger statues in Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon. It was erected in 1927. This is a wonderful spot to watch the sun go down and it has great views west to the Bay of Funchal. The beach area was upgraded in 2007 and includes a restaurant. A cable car provides access to the beach. The coastline here at Garajau is also a conservation area and was one of Europe's first underwater nature reserves, providing sanctuary for whales, dolphins and seals. Along the coast to the east is Canico, the nearest large town and in front Canico de Baixo the costal holiday resort.

Other Activities: A good location from where to hike and walk the islands amazing levada irrigation system

Golf: The 18-hole Palheiro golf course is used primarily by the English ex pats living on the Island. There is a very nice restaurant and shop attached to the club. They very much welcome visitors to join in a game or competition. Sunday is particularly popular with good humour and good company in and out of the club house all day.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rate is for the apartment. Not per person, @ £370 per week when 2 people share. There is a charge of £7.50 per night for each additional person max 4 share. We facilitate payment in either Sterling or Euros, paid by bank transfer. We also accept 3/4 day and 10/11 days bookings and also accommodate long stay rentals. Rates include linen and weekly housekeeper service.
Note that if you book online on the HomeAway web site, rather than direct with me, HomeAway will apply a service fee of approximately 9% to the rates indicated above, which HomeAway indicate gives you a "Confidence Guarantee". Once the service fee has been paid to HomeAway, you will then be able to pay the actual rental fee to my company Kilrush Estates Ltd in Sterling or Euro. If you have any queries, please telephone/text me on +447771804501

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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