UNIQUE VILLA ON SANTA MARIA BEACH

Mr Mike Jordan & Caroline Saunders

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Mr Mike Jordan & Caroline Saunders

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UNIQUE VILLA ON SANTA MARIA BEACH

Cape Verde Villa Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 6. 3 bedroom villa with 3 bathrooms, bbq & outside shower. On beach.

On the beach of Santa Maria, 50m to the sea!

Beautifully furnished luxury Villa sleeps 6, 3 x double rooms.

Air conditioning and Satellite TV (local). The most stunning views & tranquil location on the island. Truly unique.

The calendar is regularly updated.

Villa situated on the beach of Santa Maria, close to two windsurf centres and 50m to the sea! Sit virtually on the beach & have breakfast or dine under the stars with nothing but the sea & sand for a view!

Only 5 mins walk from Village Centre with supermarkets & markets, bars & shops.

Sleeps 6.

Beautifully appointed wood decking & all modern appliances including new Air Conditioning.

Master bedroom has a fantastic en-suite including shower, bidet, sink & WC plus an amazing balcony viewing the beach & the island of Boa Vista.

Washing machine, diswasher, HiFi, 2 x TV DVD's, fridge freezer, gas hob, elec cooker etc.

Beach garden.

Loads to do from Quad trips, fishing, dolphin catamaran trips and unbeliveable Sucba Diving.

The windsurfing, surfing & kite surfing is world class. We have a superb sailing area in front of the Villa with flat water & great waves on the point. You can sail down toward Pronta Preta to the other point for more waves. The Angulo & Planet windsurf centers are within 2 mins walk along the beach.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear All,

Iit is almost three weeks ago we returned home after a fabulous week on Sal.



Mike was there to say hello and to assure everything was okay. <assimo was of great help to us and even helped me with the food shopping on our day of arrival and showed me around the village so I was able to "feed" my hungry kids and husband after all the surfing and kiting. The villa is a perfect place for us to stay and we enjoyed almost every evening dinner outside, fresh fish on the BBQ with the ocean as background music. Almost forgot to say that the music system was great so we could listen to our own reggae and zouk music.



Thanks to all, we hope to be back again!

Kind regards.

Gitta & Family (pic not enclosed for this website)
Feb 2013
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Mr Mike Jordan & Caroline Saunders

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.7
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Unique Villa on Santa Maria beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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Unique Villa on Santa Maria beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p730940
+44 00447786 257739
Cape Verde Africa
4

GREAT LOCATION, ALTHOUGH VILLA SLIGHTLY TIRED

  • 4 of 5
The villa is in a great location, as in its right on the beach and slightly out of the main busy area but close enough for it not to be a hassle. Also nice and close to Angulos who do great food and nice n cheap.

In all honesty the villa is a little tired and in need of some tlc... i.e. splinters in the decking, flaking paintwork on the outside, and dirty/stained lounge furniture (covered by old blankets which actually I didn't wanna sit on either!). The glasses are super cheap (fragile!) and most in need of a good clean - but one/two trips through the dishwasher and it wasn't so bad - take dishwasher tablets and disinfectant wipes with you!! And maybe take zip lock bags to keep the ants out! The slightly grubby feel could be due to the lack of use in a dusty/sandy environment?? but I did slightly grudge paying for a cleaner at the end of our stay when I left the place a lot cleaner than when I arrived! anyway, an hour of cleaning to get it to a decent standard wasn't that much of a big deal...

Massimo reinforced the importance of locking everything up because of thieves and frankly this was good advice as the people next door were robbed by a local kid (we saw it happen but he was too fast!) But after a week of closing and opening 2 sets of shutter doors every time we went upstairs or out for a swim I was royally fed up!! But needs must when you aren't staying in a secure complex. It did leave a slight feeling of vulnerability because it was clear we were being watched, and as a result I personally wouldn't have been happy had there only been two of us staying there. But make your own mind up on that one... The dog (Scarer - aptly named as he helped keep unwanted visitors away) was a joy - he followed us everywhere and looked after our shoes on the beach when we went swimming! Tres bizarre but very sweet! You just have to accept that the outside sofa belongs to him! (very hairy and doggy!!)

Also - it is NOT a detached villa as described above. The villa is SEMI-DETACHED! not a big deal, but I do prefer an accurate description!

Overall a great villa and I would recommend... just be mindful of the things I've mentioned above.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Susan for your comments, we always welcome client constructive feedback.

We work very hard to keep the standards high within the villa as it is a family holiday home and carry out a lot of maintenance throughout the year, however the climate is harsh. We re-treat the decking each year, paint and replace furnishings, including missing towels, broken items regularly, however the sun being so strong due to its location to the equator means it is like painting the "forth road bridge" in Scotland, when you finish you need to start again. We do this all in between visits to the villa. The same applies for the cleaning, it's a very sandy location and the wind can be strong, we always have to clean before and after guests as the sand does get into the ground floor. We have supervised our cleaning and it is of a high standard, however we will address these issues with our Manager.

Skara the dog, is a family pet who resides at the villa and does have her uses to keeping unwanted people away from the villa. Unfortunately, as with any country there are criminals, we expect any visitors to a country to research it first so not to be too surprised. Cape Verde is in the main, still a third world country and there are friendly residents.

We hadn't spotted the description, so naturally we will amend this immediately.

Once again, thanks for your comments and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and liked the villa, many of our guests too have enjoyed the location.
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Cape Verde Africa
Baughurst, Tadley, UK
5

WONDERFUL ACCOMMODATION & LOCATION

Wonderful Accommodation &amp; Location
  • 5 of 5
What a privilege to stay here. You won’t find a better location. The property is right on the beach with stunning views and to a high standard. How nice to sleep in the master bedroom hearing the sound of the waves crash on the shore when I went to sleep and woke each day. You can lie in bed in the master bedroom with the shutters open and look straight out at the beach and the sea. The master bedroom’s bathroom is huge with a great shower and the same stunning views. The outside furniture is to a high standard with wicker chaise lounge, cane furniture, a wooden dining set and sun loungers. Massimo, the caretaker, was attentive ensuring that everything was working OK and Mawda (phonetically spelt), the guard, was discreet on the evenings I wanted to stay and enjoy the villa.

The villa was peaceful yet within an easy 5 minute stroll on a direct route to the centre for food supplies, restaurants, banks and evening entertainment. Free wifi is available in the public square and I had no trouble using my laptop and iPod in this public space (even late at night).

I found Cape Verdean people hospitable, friendly, polite and helpful; in particular when I was in difficulty changing my Escudos back to Euros. (I even got a better rate than the bank). Unfortunately for the locals, most tourists stay in their all-inclusive hotels which means that making a living is difficult. However, this means that there are some real bargains to be had if you are up to negotiating. Most items can be bought at 25-33% of the starting price.

The weather was sunny everyday with a breeze that stops overheating. Take something warm to wear when walking during the evening as the change in temperature is noticeable outside.

The main form of transport for exploring is by Aluger (1 Euro per trip or 100 CVEs) or taxi. I recommend organised trips for seeing some of the off the beaten track attractions like the mirage at Terra Boa and the blue eye at Buracona. The salina is a must.

I’m travelled alone and am a 48 year old English female.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Villa on Santa Maria beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p730940
+44 00447786 257739
Cape Verde Africa
UK
5

ONE WORD AMAZING ! !

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic house in a great location, a real get away from it all holiday What a luxury to be woken up by the sound of the waves crashing onto the beach,then to lay in bed and look out to sea, after having breakfast on the terrace, stepping out the front gate onto the beach and straight into the beautiful warm and clear turquoise sea.This made it a very relaxed holiday for us and our 3 kids.We all enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the location with everything be so close to hand but still with it's own privacy.We were in and out of the sea enjoying the waves then back to the house for a chill on the terrace then off back again !
Having Ninja keep the house clean and tidy each day was a real treat. Massimo was very attentive and even helped us in buying a new suitcase as ours had broken on the outward journey.One phone call and he was there, nothing was any trouble for him!
A BIG thankyou to Massimo for organising the boat trip what a special day that turned out to be, a birthday our daughter will remember !
The beach bar/watersports centre near the house was great for breakfast lunch or just beer time, the people were really friendly and helpful.There are also plenty of other good restaurants and bars within easy walking distance.



All in all a holiday we all won't forget in a hurry.THANKYOU !
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Sal
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Palmeria
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria

This is an island full of character & culture. It is not commercialised yet although there is a fair amount of development on the west coast of the island. The locals are delighful and the daily catch dragged on to the jetty is an amazing sight, they even cut fresh Tuna steaks for you!

Whilst Quad biking we saw a whale breeching recently, about 1km off the beach, clearing the surface crashing down with a huge spalsh. The Cat trip is a great way to see the dolphins. I am told the diving is superb, I can only say windsurfing we see hundreds of flying fish & there is a large amount of fish due to the island being unspoilt. There are a good number of excellent but casual resturants & no shortage of bars & shops.

Cape Verde Escudo is the currency but Euros widely accepted. ATM machines are available but credit cards not widely accepted. Please feel free to discuss the Villa or the any aspect of the holiday & we will do our best to help.

Other Activities: Body boarding, Quad trips

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Availability & Rates

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Cape Verde Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
spring/summer
Apr 30 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
€150
€800
 
 
Christmas
Dec 1 2014 - Jan 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
€250
€2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Please email Caroline on caroline.burrows1912@btinternet.com, who can offer the best rates available.

From 15th February 2014 through the cost is 900 Euros
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Amenities

Cape Verde Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Safe
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Master
  • Bedroom 1 no longer has a corner bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Master Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Travel Cot
  • Three good double beds. (Sofa Bed in lounge) 2nd Bedroom had a Double Bed as well as a Sofa Bed. 3rd Bedroom has a Travel Cot available (Which can be moved to any room)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • fishing
Notes:
We do ask our guests to replace anything they use as the Villa is used as a family holiday home also. Many thanks for your co-operation. Daily Cleaning Service is offered at 15 Euros per day.
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