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2 bed 2 bath apt. with roof terrace on the new 5* Dunas beach resort and spa

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
4 nights

Description

Sal Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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Spacious, well appointed apartment on the newly opened luxury five star Dunas beach resort. Fully equipped and furnished for four people this beautiful apartment also has a balcony and roof terrace. Ideal for couples or families the apartment is located very near to pools, bars and restaurants. Separate fully equipped kitchen with washing machine. TV in lounge and in main bedroom. 5 mins from beautiful sandy beach. Self-catering or pay to use bars and restaurants in complex also all inclusive available. Free WiFi in reception and most public areas.

7 pools some with bars. 8 restaurants, 6 bars including champagne bar,sunbeds, parasols.Spa and beauty salon, ice cream parlour and specialist coffee shop. Cape Verde activities include scuba diving, surfing,kitesurfing,windsurfing, dune safari, game fishin, horse riding, cycling and yachting. The temperature is 25-30c all year and the sea just a little cooler.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
roy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016

Why roy chose Cape Verde

This apartment is one of the best on Dunas - its quiet yet near reception and the amenities. It over looks the nicest pool at Dunas and has views to the East at Kite beach and also to the west at Ponta Preta. Have a drink on the private roof terrace and watch the sun go down.

What makes this apartment unique

The location and size of the apt and one of the few that has a private roof terrace make this apt something special. We have a local driver with a 4x4 with a/c who will meet you at the airport, arrange trips and even suggest restaurants for you - a really lovely guy.

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

2 bed 2 bath apt. with roof terrace on the new 5* Dunas beach resort and spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Great apartment, hotel, island and owner

  • 5 of 5

I choose this apartment after reviewing the hotel and the other review for this particular apartment. My family and I like 5 star hotels but don't like to pay full price. We also are not big fans of "all-inclusive" places because it seems to encourage us to eat/drink more than we should and the quality is never the best. This apartment allowed us to enjoy the amenities of a 5 star hotel, while not paying the all-inclusive price.

This was our first experience with VRBO and it could not have been any better. Roy, the owner, was quick to get back with me on the MANY questions I had. I asked about not only the apartment, but the hotel, the town and pick at the Airport. He never seemed too busy to answer and explain. Roy fixed us up with an airport pick by Ildo who was fabulous - he took us shopping, helped us pick-out fish at the fish market, and drove us into town when needed. He did go on vacation to his home island while we we're there, but set us up with another driver, Marlino, who was also great.

The apartment was perfect for a family of four. The location was great, the kitchen was well equipped and two bedrooms, bathrooms and televisions allowed everyone in our family to enjoy time together and apart, when needed. (Note: Other VRBO Dunas rentals are smaller)We loved the terrace above the apartment, but would have liked two lounge chairs instead of regular chairs.(Just an idea to make a super place, even better) As the other reviewer stated, most of the other rooms had stairs to access the roof terrace, but had signs that they were not allowed to.

My husband and I love to cook, so an apartment with a kitchen was perfect. Although I did not find the supermarket as expensive as the other reviewer, be prepared to pay more food than you would at home. (Thanks to the other reviewer, we did make a point of loading a suitcase with food staples, which helped save money.) Fresh fish on the pier, though, was really cheap and made the experience of buy/cooking locally a wonderful addition to our trip. Eating out was also great. You can spend a lot - €165 one night, but we had wine, lobster, a raw fish plate and deserts or cheap - one afternoon, near the pier, we had thick, fresh tuna cooked on the grill and beer for less than €30.

The hotel was great. We enjoyed the size, the pools, the nightly entertainment and the beach. I could go on and on. Thank you Roy, Ildo, Marlino and VRBO for a get two weeks. We hope to be back the year after next.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and am glad you had a great time. Useful tips for future guests! Roy
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5

5* for apartment itself and for the owner's helpfulness, not for resort

  • 5 of 5

I'll break the review down into 3 areas - the 2nd and 3rd area is important in the overall experience as you will see, but please bear in mind that my review on the resort and facilities will very quickly become outdated

Apartment

Roy's apartment is very clean, spacious and has everything that you'll need. In fact, I think it is one of the best in the resort because it also has a private accessible roof terrace-most other apartments which have a roof terrace, cannot access them as the stairs are blocked off. Great for us as we weren't overlooked by anyone so could so a bit of all over tanning!

2 air con units were great (master bedroom and living space). Washing machine invaluable.

Roy himself was extremely helpful and answered all of our questions pre-departure.

Resort

This is where things get tricky.

The resort is predominantly an all-inclusive hotel resort but have a small amount of privately bought apartments, such as Roy's.

Because it is a new resort and because so few units are privately owned, staff really struggled with how to deal with us. There are no tills at the restaurants and bars so we had to open "an account" with our credit card at reception and then meals/drinks would be charged to our account for us to settle at the end. As it's mainly all-inclusive, there were no prices on the menus so it was very hard for us to keep a handle on how much we were spending....staff couldn't even tell us how much a beer was, and despite our "account", many of the staff still struggled with how to charge us, so every time we went to get a drink or have a meal, it was a painful and delayed process, to the point of dread, plus we were constantly worried about how much we were spending.

Reception couldn't deal with problems that we had, such as faulty door card or patio door-we had to ring someone who wasn't on site that dealt with estate issues.

Island

This is where it gets really tricky.

Despite Roy's apartment having everything we needed to self-cater, we struggled to self-cater because as everything is imported onto Sal, we found the choice of food in the supermarket extremely limited and in some cases extortionate e.g. a box of granola was about 14 euros!

Santa Maria is rapidly developing so I think in time, a bigger and better stocked supermarket will be built and therefore our concerns can be disregarded, but in the meantime, do bear this in mind!

"The Villa" restaurant - sublime

Tours - DO book in town. Pete's shack has the best deals.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Just a couple of points in response to the review: Paying by cash is tricky on Dunas and it is almost essential to open an account at reception. The food and drink is reasonably priced (most places have priced menus) but is definitely more cost effective if you do some all inclusive days where you get everything on Dunas and then some days when you eat and drink off site. Paying for individual meals and drinks on Dunas is not the best way to do it plus it is a bit more hassle. Most all inclusive resorts do not offer any flexibility, we feel on Dunas that the fact that they do offer different options is an advantage although accept it is not as slick as it might be. Maintenance,cleaning etc is done by a local company (English) and they always put a welcome letter in the apt for new guests. Yes hopefully the supermarket will improve but do remember it is an African island and everything needs to be imported. On days when we dont eat on Dunas we tend to go into town for breakfast and dinner where there is a very good selection of places to eat. Best wishes Roy
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5

Very nice apartment located in to a great resort!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment located in to a great resort!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, best wishes Roy.
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Sal International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres

The island boasts numerous PADI-accredited diving centres, through which divers can access any number of the 25 dive sites around the island, which include cave dives, wreck dives and coral reef dives. Sailing boats can also be rented and there are numerous day trips aboard yachts. Sal is considered to be one of the best destinations in the world for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing, with trade winds from November to March and a tropical climate all year round. The west coast experiences the biggest waves. Beginners are advised to come from April to June when the waters are calmer.

Game fishing for Marlin,Tuna,Wahoo and Shark is also popular

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Rates & Availability

Sal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
xmas
Dec 2 2016 - Jan 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$82
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
winter 2
Jan 5 2017 - Feb 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$63
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
half term
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$76
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$69
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
summer
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$63
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$50
$353
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Dunas resort is 15minutes from the airport and you will be met by our representative in reception.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , en suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - shower , next to second bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , large wardrobe with safe
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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