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Sunny Sea View Apartment with WIFI and Pool in Garajau (Reg:2613/AL)

Bedrooms 1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details
Registration Number : 2613/AL

Steve and Barbara
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Steve and Barbara

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.

Our reliable local representative speaks excellent English and can be contacted easily.

Steve and Barbara purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Steve and Barbara chose Caniço

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I had a really fantastic holiday with lots of walks, even walking 16 miles one day. I hope to return next year as I still have so many places I want to explore, I don't have my dates yet but will email when I get my schedule done.

Best regards
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment on Caniço on Municipality of Santa Cruz

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Renters must supply to the owner, in writing, before arrival all personal data required by Portuguese Government Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Washbasin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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. A cash machine is at the Amanhecer shop, 2 minutes' walk away. Parking is safe, free, easy, and very near to Luz do Sol.


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Sunny Sea View Apartment with WIFI and Pool in Garajau (Reg:2613/AL)
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 26 reviews

Does what it says on the tin.

  • 5 of 5

Great few days away in Madeira.We had never been before but will go again with hesitation.Looked after very well by sao for taxi rides,especially appreciate the airport pick up and return.Lovely young lady looking after the arpartment will help you find your feet.

Can recommend sabor the Indian restaurant in Funchal has a veggie menu with plenty of vegan dishes..

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well equipped, comfortable n spacious 😀 A good base for exploring the island 🌴

  • 4 of 5

A lovely relaxing holiday with good restaurants n shops nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review, Madge. We are so glad that you had a relaxing holiday at Luz do Sol. We enjoy very much just sitting on the balcony in the sun, looking out at the sea over the gardens and rooftops of Garajau.
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Brilliant Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

I just want to say that my 3 weeks here was brilliant. Apartment had everything you could have possibly asked for and Brian was at hand if any issues where to occur. Thankfully we didnt even call him in the end. Ticked all the boxes.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Luis and Erika, thank you very much for your kind words. We hope that you will choose us again when you return to Madeira.
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Great location and well appointed apartment

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 9 days in the apartment which was very well appointed with a lovely pool. All arrangements including taxi transfer to/from the airport were highly efficient. The location was good in terms of proximity to Funchal and other attractions of the island. Top recommendation - walk at the far east point of the island.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Peter and Sarah, for your five star review. We are so lucky to have Brian and his team in Madeira to make things go smoothly. We are glad that you had a good holiday at Luz do Sol and enjoyed Madeira.
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Spacious, conformable apartment in a convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay on Madeira, partly thanks to having a great base to explore from! The absolute truth is that we were initially slightly underwhelmed by the area, until we found our way down to the Cristo Rei statue, cafe, and beach. It turns out that these are very close (walkable in about 5-10 minutes), but unless you know to look for the Cristo Rei, there are no obvious signs or anything for the beach. However, even before we found the beach area, the apartment was still very convenient to get to from the airport and it was an easy and comfortable spot to explore from with a car. We always easily found free parking right nearby, which was great. We didn't use the buses, but there were also regular buses into Funchal. In addition, just as a random tip, we liked Funchal much better in the evening after the cruise ships had left! In addition, the owners were very quick to respond, and provided really useful ininformation that helped make our visit go smoothly, and Brian was on hand and available to answer any questions we had.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your five star review, Emily. The Garajau beach restaurant is also one of our favourite places to walk (or drive) to. It is lovely to eat your dinner or just have a drink at the water's edge accompanied by the soothing sound of the Atlantic waves.
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The best area

  • 5 of 5

If you are like me and go on holiday to relax and not shop then this is the perfect place to go. I had the best holiday in a long time and really enjoyed my stay here. The apartment is in a perfect area for quiet but only a short bus ride to the main city. I went on my own but did not feel threatened at any time and was not bothered by anyone. The apartment was exactly what I needed and the book of information was a real plus. Brian was very welcoming and gave me a thorough tour of the property. There was sun on the balcony from noon until 8pm so I didn't even need to go by the pool I could just relax there. I am waiting for my vacation dates for next year and will definitely be booking again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. We really appreciate it, and we are so pleased that you had a wonderful holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back next time.
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Madeira International
Nearest Ferry
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
800 Metres
Motorway to Funchal or the Airport
Nearest Beach
800 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.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

»A deposit of 25% is required upon reservation. The remaining 75% is required 40 days before the date of arrival. Payment is either to be made on line via HomeAway Payments ( for which there will be a service fee) or to the owner direct by bank transfer in either sterling or euros.
Un acompte de 25% est requis sur réservation. Les 75% restants est requis 40 jours avant la date d'arrivée. Le paiement est soit à faire en ligne via HomeAway paiements (pour lesquels il y aura des frais de service) ou au propriétaire directement par virement bancaire soit en livres sterling ou en euros.
Eine Anzahlung von 25% ist bei der Reservierung erforderlich. Die restlichen 75% wird 40 Tage vor dem Anreisedatum benötigt. Die Zahlung erfolgt entweder über HomeAway-Zahlungen (für die es eine Service-Gebühr) oder direkt an den Eigentümer per Banküberweisung in Pfund Sterling oder Euro.
Um depósito de 25% é exigido no momento da reserva. Os restantes 75% é necessário 40 dias antes da data de chegada. O pagamento é tanto a ser feito on-line através de Pagamentos HomeAway (para o qual haverá uma taxa de serviço) ou para o proprietário direto por transferência bancária em qualquer esterlinas ou euros.

An Eco Tax of 5 euros per person per stay is payable to the County of Santa Cruz. This tax will be included in the quote.
Un impôt Eco de 5 euros par personne et par séjour est payable au comté de Santa Cruz. Cette taxe sera incluse dans le devis.
Eine Eco Tax von 5 Euro pro Person pro Aufenthalt ist zahlbar an die Grafschaft Santa Cruz. Diese Steuer wird in das Angebot aufgenommen werden.
Um eco-taxa de 5 euros por pessoa e por estadia é pago para o concelho de Santa Cruz. Este imposto está incluído no preço.

Guests should arrive after 4 pm and vacate before 10 am. Les clients sont priés d'arriver après 16:00 et quitter avant 10:00. Die Gäste sollten nach 16:00 Uhr anreisen und bis 10:00 Uhr geräumt werden. Os hóspedes devem chegar após as 16:00 e desocupar antes das 10 horas.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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