Self catering apartment close to beach, restaurants and buses
Steve and Barbara
- english, french, portuguese
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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2 (sleeps up to 2 adults) - There is one double bed onlyThere is one double bed only
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
- Renters must supply to the owner, in writing, before arrival all personal data required by Portuguese Government Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras.
- Renters must give the owner 48 hours' notice of intended occupation to enable the apartment to be prepared.
Excelent apartment for anybody visiting madeira. Muito bom apartamento para quem quer visitar a ilha
Fantastic property in a great location. I really recommend anybody to stay in this apartment if your visiting madeira. Me and my partner have stayed here couple of times now to visit friends and family and its such a lovely apartment. Its a very modern looking apartment, very fresh looking with fully kitted kitchen and bedroom is very comfortable and living room area is neat with dining table and a tv with many international channels and the Internet WI-FI is solid. Swimming pool facilities and sun beds in the complex is great and not too busy( always got a bed).The location is fantastic because your never far from the east or west of island which means you can roam around island easily. The beach is few minutes walk away and the local main road where all the cafes and restaurants are is 1 min walk from apartment. For people who rent cars, parking is not a issue. Brian the local agent is at hand to help with any issues that thankfully didnt arise everytime we have stayed. In my opinion its a 5 star place to stay and the price is a bargain for what you get in return which is what anybody wants.
Para as pessoas que sabem ler portugues, isto é um apartamento muito bonito e comfortavel de ficar. Recomendo muito para quem quiser visitar esta ilha magnifica. Otima localização mesmo. Eu e minha namorada já estivemos aqui algumas vezes para visitar amigos e familiares pois somos da madeira e nao escolhemos outro! É um apartamento muito moderna e fresco, com cozinha totalmente equipada e quarto de dormir é muito confortável e a sala de estar tem bom espaço com mesa de jantar para 6 pessoas e televisão com muitos canais internacionais e a Internet WI-FI é boa e nunca falhou no meu tempo la. As instalações para piscinas sao no complexo( em baixo) são excelentes e não são muito movimentadas (sempre temos espreguiçadeiras disponiveis ). A localização é fantástica porque nunca ficas longe do leste ou oeste da ilha, o que significa que pode passear pela ilha facilmente. A praia fica a poucos minutos a pé e a estrada principal local, onde estão todos os cafés e restaurantes, fica a 1 min a pé do apartamento. Para quem vai alugar um carro, o estacionamento não é um problema. Brian, o agente local, está à disposição para ajudar com quaisquer problemas que, felizmente, não surgiram quando ficamos. Na minha modesta opinião, é um lugar 5 estrelas e o preço muito bom e accesivel.
Dear Luis and Erika,
Thank you so much for your excellent 5 star review and for its translation into Portuguese. We really appreciate the effort you have put into this and we hope that it will inspire more people from both English and Portuguese speaking nations to take their holiday at Luz do Sol. We wish you well and look forward to welcoming you back again on your next visit.
Steve and Barbara
Great time in Garajau
We had a wonderful holiday in your apartment in Garajau. We were picked up efficiently by Sao at the airport and Brian and his family looked after us whilst we were there so we were happy that if we needed anything it would soon be sorted. We spent a relaxing time there, taking in the magnificent views whilst sitting on the balcony and doing some of the interesting walks around the area. The apartment is very well equipped and we made full use of the facilities, dining in some nights and taking advantage of the excellent local restaurants, bars and bakeries on others. We did not hire a car (although a car rental facility is close by) but took advantage of the good local bus service with trips into Funchal especially enjoyable. All in all a marvellous place; we’ll be back!
Dear Graham and Lyn, thank you very much for the five star review of your holiday at Luz do Sol and for mentioning our friends who do such a good job in looking after guests. We are are so glad that you had a good time and that you plan to return for another holiday- there is plenty more to see and do on this beautiful island.
Well furnished and comfortable appartment
The property has comfortable furnishings for daily living and lounging. The kitchen was stocked with equipment to be able to produce full meals, not that we made use of it, should you want. The balcony, although mostly shaded in August, was a delightful place to sit and watch the sea.
The only negatives were the constantly barking dogs on local balconies spoiling the peace, and the strange access route to the pool area.
Thanks very much for your review. I am sorry that the barking dogs disturbed your holiday. They normally settle down after a few minutes, but sometimes the wrong combination of hot weather, a good night's sleep and a particular distraction prolongs the barking competition until the key players are worn out and then all becomes quiet again.
Regarding the route to the pool, I am afraid that the builder only gave our block one route and that is through the garage.
Best wishes Steve and Barb.
Does what it says on the tin.
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..
Thanks very much for your five star review- I assume you meant to write "no hesitation"!??
I will pass on your thanks to São and Luisa who do a really good job of helping guests settle in. I hope that you will be able to return some day for a longer break. Keep your eye on the calendar.
Best wishes, Steve
Well equipped, comfortable n spacious 😀 A good base for exploring the island 🌴
A lovely relaxing holiday with good restaurants n shops nearby.
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.
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.