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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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.
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.
Luis and Erika, thank you very much for your kind words. We hope that you will choose us again when you return to Madeira.
Great location and well appointed apartment
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.
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.
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.