Ten minutes from Funchal is a villa area called Garajau. This is named after the sea bird, terns, which in formal days living in abundance on the impressive cliff. Now Garajau is populated with the upper middle class people from the Capital of the island, nesting in their lovely villas in beautiful gardens. This is a fairly quiet area, however a bakery, supermarkets, take away and restaurants are just 2 minutes away by foot.
Villa is one of these villas, only 40 years old. It was designed by the famous architect van Velden. It is now composed of two separate apartments. The top floor apartment has two bed rooms, sleeping 4 persons, and the ground floor has one bed room, but with the possibilities for sleeping 3 persons. The top apartment, with its classical decoration, has a terrace with view to the sea and over the garden. The more modern decorated bottom apartment has direct entrance to the garden from the lounge and bed room. The garden is furnished for sunbathing and has a lively pond with water plants, fish, frogs and turtles. Here you also have the possibilities for grilling.
Garajau is near the main road between the airport and Funchal, 10 minutes from each, or 10 Euros by taxi. There is diving, tennis, walking, jogging and sailing sports available in the immediate area. It takes 5 minutes to the nearest golf course. Most comfort and necessities can be easily reach by foot.
Two separate apartments are found in the house. The upper one has two bed rooms, one bathroom, a separate toilet, lounge, dining room , living room and a modern and fully equipped kitchen. The decoration is classical, mixed Portuguese and Scandinavian. This apartment is suited for handicapped people.
The ample terrace is looking over the garden to the sea. The lower apartment has one bed room, a changing room where an extra roller bed can be fitted, a bath room, a lounge and a modern kitchen with dining area. It has a direct entrance to the garden from the lounge and the bed room. The decoration is modern. The garden is equipped with sun beds and garden furniture. It is good for relaxing. It has a pond with beautiful water plants, fishes, frogs and turtles.
Small children should be looked after since they can be too excited with the water life. You have grilling facilities in the garden or on the terrace.