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Peaceful Lux Family 2 Dble Bed Apt. Slps 6+baby. Very well equipped. 5 mins town

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Spacious, Airy, 2 Lge dble bedrms, 2 bathrms. Pool/garden views. Cot/High Chair


Flights from £169 return

Enjoy your sun holiday, whether active and sporty or chilled out and relaxed, in this large comfortable apartment near to all amenities, on an island with almost guaranteed 100% sunshine every day, all year round.

Welcome to the 'THE NEW CARIBBEAN' island of Sal, one of the 10 islands of Cabo Verde, off the west coast of Africa.

Luxury, airy 2 double bedded Ground Floor Apartment, with views out over swimming pools and gardens. Sleeps 6 comfortably + baby.

1 x King size bed, 2 x single beds, 1 x double sofa bed. Cot and high chair available by arrangement.

Modern and comfortable, well equipped. spacious ground floor apartment fitted out with all mod cons.

Whether self catering or eating out, or a mixture of both, you will find everything here that you require. This award winning Complex is quite new, roomy but does not get too crowded. There is a supermarket, bank and tennis courts on site and the beach is just a 10 minute walk, or take the free shuttle bus to/from Vila Verde entrance to the beach or to Santa Maria town and back, or is a 5 min (3euro) taxi ride.

The complex has several blocks, all named after exotic flowers, each with their own pool plus children's pool and play area. Some have pool bars and free wifi (Cactus, next door is one of them, serving snacks, meals and driinks all day), which you are free to use if you wish. They have happy hour from 5pm and there is a regular quiz night each Monday. Also, at the Clubhouse each Saturday, there is a BBQ (15e pp+ drinks - children half price). there is also a restaurant in the main Square, opposite the supermarket.

This ground floor corner apartment is large and airy, with 3 outlooks over 3 patios, one from each bedroom plus a large one off the sitting room overlooking the swimming pool and gardens.. The patio doors all have mosquito screen doors to enable you to enjoy the outdoors even when it is mozzie season (Aug-Oct usually).

The double bedroom, with King size bed has large wardrobes, a dressing table and an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower over, toilet, bidet, washbasin and hairdryer, plus small safe. The 2nd bedroom with 2 single beds that can be put together, if required, also has large wardrobes, and a dressing table. Separate (family) shower room, wash basin, toilet and bidet. The sitting room has a double sofabed, plus 2 settees. For youngsters a cot and high chair.

The kitchen is very well equipped with kettle, coffee percolator, toaster, steamer, juicer, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, good selection of pots and pans, cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and glass etc. The dining table seats 6 and extends to 8. There are 2 settees and one large sofabed, from where you can read, watch TV or DVDs or play CDs and games.

There is also extra cupboard/wardrobe/drawer space in the hall.

There is outdoor furniture for the 3 patios and 4 folding loungers for if the ones supplied round the pool are all occupied..

Each bed also has a mosquito net if needed. There is usually a good through draught, plus there are 2 floor standing fans, a small personal desktop fan and a room cooler in the sitting that can use ice from the freezer for extra cooling if necessary.

Santa Maria is the nearest town (about 5 mins by taxi for €3 daytime or €4 nightime or local hop on/off bus €1 from just outside the complex, or free shuttle bus from VV entrance). Besides being right on a beautiful, safe, sandy beach, the town is vibrant, colourful and very busy with plenty of shops and bars that have an authentic African/Portuguese influence and a great choice of different priced and types of restaurants.

The fish available (esp grouper, tuna, wahoo and sailfish) is excellent as it is so fresh, straight from the town pier, or the main supermarket, caught that morning by local fishermen. There is a great choice of cuisines available in the town at various prices to suit all pockets. Or stock up the fridge/freezer and savour delicious home cooked really fresh fish!

The beach in Santa Maria is very popular with tourists and locals alike, with lots of sea front bars for people watching whilst enjoying a drink, snack or meal at any time of day. Sal is famous for its water sports - scuba diving, deep sea fishing, shore fishing, kite and windsurfing, plus dune buggying (although no vehicles are allowed near the loggerhead turtle nesting sites). Also whale and shark watching at certain times.

Owner is a wheelchair user so the apartment is great for wheelchair/disabled access. The bed is a good height and there is a stool for use in the shower, plus grab rails if reqired. There is a ramp for getting over the small lip onto the terrace if needed. Please do ask if further info needed on this subject either re the apt itself or the town etc., as each person's ability/disability is different.

The managing agent is English and lives closeby, in the same block, for any assistance or info needed.

Airport (15 mins) pick up and basics welcome pack are included in the price quoted, as is a refundable £100 damages deposit (returned approx 1 week - 10 days after departure).. A visa needs to be purchased on arrival at the airport costing 25 euros per person, although if flying with Thomas Cook it is included.

Ideal venue for groups, families, or couples of all age groups, looking for an interesting, sporty or purely relaxing vacation. The mixture of African/Portuguese people and places, food and cultures is fascinating.

Mifi (portable wifi unti) available for small deposit (20euros) plus SIM card top up from phone shop in SM. Arrange with apt manager on arrival. Also local phone supplied with useful numbers e.g. taxi, manager's numbers, doctor etc.

Information on the apartment, the Vila Verde Complex, the Island and the local Town supplied on booking.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Geraldine

I am a 60+ year old and despite (or because of) not being very academic, have set up and run several businesses since I was 21. These have included a computer staff agency, a farm shop on the family farm, a B & B/tea rooms/licensed restaurant, plus 2 campsites, one with coarse fishing lakes.

In 1981 I had a serious horse riding accident, resulting in a broken neck, and have operated my life from a wheelchair since then.

In around 2006, I watched some well known TV travel programs and subsequently visited and then invested in the beautiful Islands of Sal and Boa Vista.

I like to feel my guests are happy with their holidays in the apartment and always welcome constructive criticism as well as praise. Obviously, they are adapted for me and my wheelchair, but everyone's needs are different, so if you are interested but disabled (or less able of course), please ask me about the pros and cons of the Cape Verde Islands for disabled people.

Geraldine purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Geraldine chose Cape Verde

Peaceful location, but close to all amenities, accessible by free shuttle bus or either walking or very reasonably priced taxis from a few meters away. Nicely decorated, comfortably furnished and with quality linen and towels supplied (not beach towels).

Area has friendly and helpful local residents (mainly ex-pats) plus tourists from all over the world. There is very little crime on the islands but there is 24 hour security on site.

Ground floor apt accessible for the less ambulant and plenty of room for wheelchairs. Ramp for ease of access to terrace if needed, otherwise everywhere on the level.

What makes this apartment unique

Relaxing, quality apartment with garden and pool views and all amenities a short distance away. Beautiful flowers and mature gardens all over the resort, a useful supermarket on site, as well as a bank with ATM, Club house offering a bbq each Saturday night, plus restaurant and tennis courts. My local manager, living nearby in the same block, is available for any queries, information about where to go, how to get there etc. New management has just taken over the complex, and the whole area is being refurbished. The swimming pools are being relined and the pool bars being opened up with free wifi. A restaurant and hotel is planned for the complex this autumn..

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ottima esperienza!!! Geri ci ha offerto i transfer da/per l'aeroporto su un pick up visto che avevamo tavole da surf.

L'appartamento grande, spazioso, pulito, moderno, dotato di tutti i comfort e di tutto ciò che si può avere bisogno in una casa.

Il complesso è davvero bello, dotato anche di una grande piscina.

L'appartamento è al piano terra quindi ottimo per accedere ai servizi e perfetto per chi ha attrezzature da surf. Sicuramente ci tornerei e lo consiglio a tutti coloro che vogliono fare un viaggio a Capo Verde. Grazie Geri sei stata sempre presente e ci hai sopportato in ogni situazione!!!

January 2015
Dec 2014
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Lux Family 2 Dble Bed Apt. Slps 6+baby. Very well equipped. 5 mins town
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 18 reviews


  • 4 of 5

The apartment is very nice and has all you need and the complex is also very good with all you need. It is a quiet place but that is what we liked. You can stay in your own area and have a very relaxing time by a quiet pool or join one of the others buildings on the complex (each with their own large pool) and soak up a different atmosphere (some other are busier if you like that and only a minute or two away). One of the other buildings is operated by a Tour operator and has a pool bar where you can also have drinks and snacks. We enjoyed our own very large pool with only a few others sharing. The kids loved the space. There is a free shuttle bus to town that runs at certain times which was always busy and could have some pushing to get on as it had Limited seats but taxis are always there as a back up and not so expensive so you can always get to town. Walking is possible in the day and we did this a few times too. The whole family came back relaxed and refreshed and have said we will go again in a couple of years.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shaun. We're very pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay in my apt and look forward to hosting you again. We take pride in keeping the apt in tip top condition for our guests, so were surprised at losing a star. On enquiring, it was because the free shuttle bus was so busy (it was Xmas and New Year after all, so lots of guests around, and nothing much we can do about that I'm afraid) + leaves in the pool at times (the pool cleaner was there every morning when I was there for 2 weeks in Dec., and it was very windy - paradise for the surfers, but with many trees in the gardens, it's difficult not to get a few leaves in the pools...). All in all, with new management making great efforts which really show, I'm sure these small things will soon be rectified. I will mention your points and hopefully a 5 star review next time, as with most of my others!
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Pool to Ourselves Most Days

  • 5 of 5

Arrived a little later than planned but most airlines are like the railways these days, a little late but get there in the end. Met by Trevor at the apartment who gave us the VIP tour & how to use everything including the wireless sim card. Superb leather sofas, one could be made into a double bed for larger parties, fully fitted kitchen including washing machine. The two large bedrooms, one had two singles the other had a kingsize bed and an en-suite both are bigger than our own at home so really spacious. Very comfortable dinning table solid wood and there is an outside table & chairs on the terrace just the thing for breakfast on the terrace overlooking the large pool & play area, had to feed the small birds though who join you for breakfast. We would never have thought we had the whole the pool to ourselves on most days, it was really peaceful, no sunbed hoggers putting towels on the sunbeds at six in the morning, screaming kids or 18-30's making fools of themselves a real pleasure to relax there. Small mini market on site along with a restaurant and a bank with ATM, most important was the bar at the Cactus block across the way that served a reasonable snack menu with the drink of your choice up to 9 pm, great if you don't want to move off site but it is only 3 euros each way to Santa Maria or free if you use the shuttle bus, Trevor gives you the passes for that. Plenty of bars restaurants in Santa Maria many on the beach others within easy walking distance. For days out & about there are fishing trips, jet skis, Kite surfing and for the more sedate of us there is boat trip or a full day island tour for 25 euros each. Peddlers can be a bit of a pain on the beach and around the jetty but just say no or haggle the price down most will settle for six or seven euros even though they start at 15-12

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review - covered pretty well everything! So happy you enjoyed your stay at Vila Verde, after spending time at my Dunas apt earlier in the year. A very different experience, and I look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Thank you again.
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Spacious, clean and neat apt, excellent value.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great holiday here in Geri's apt. Very quiet and restful, but with all amenities close by! We could go out or stay in - either were good choices, as all shops and restaurant/bars were not too far away! Lots of watersports, esp kite surfing if that's what you wanted. Beautiful beaches a short distance away, either walking or taxi/bus away!! Fish is a main part of the diet here - very fresh sailfish, swordfish, grouper, tuna - fab! The local dish Catchupa, is interesting to say the least....a soup like mixture of stewed meat and veg and lentils!

Beds were comfortable and linen fresh. Lots of wardrobe space. Very light and airy, with patio doors plus windows for each bedroom.

All in all, a very enjoyable time - loved the vast, almost deserted beaches, cheerful locals and of course - the sun!!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hilda and family for a nice review, and I'm very happy you enjoyed yourselves. Do try and come again during winter, when the weather is cold and wet in the UK - you'll appreciate the sun even more!
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Perfect location to relax

  • 5 of 5

Last August I stayed in the apartment for two weeks together with my wife and three young children. We really had a great time. The apartment itself is equipped with almost everything you need, the pool in front is a real luxury and at the time we were staying, it was almost a private pool as it was pretty quiet. When we wanted to have a bit more people around, we had the option to go to another pool in another block where you could also have your food and drinks. By taxi it took between 5 and ten minutes to get to the beach. If you look for a relaxing holiday with your family, this is a very good option. Also, the owner is very committed to help you in any way she can to have a carefree holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review Luuk, thank you so much for taking the time to write this for me, and I look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Excellent, Great value for money.

  • 5 of 5

I took my first trip to Cape Verde in April, The Canna Apartments were lovely, the complex was clean and very well maintained; it had its own supermarket and bank onsite, which was extremely useful. My apartment itself was fabulous, really spacious and lovely décor I couldn’t fault it, it had everything I needed, as well as being clean & well maintained it was also well stocked with grocery bits, Trevor the manager was thoughtful enough to leave fresh water and milk in the fridge for when I arrived. Geraldine the owner was also very lovely, she was so helpful throughout the booking and my stay in Cape Verde, she gave me lots of information and tips before I had even travelled which were very useful during my stay. I have already started enquiring with Geraldine the owner about staying in the Canna apartments again.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tameran, I was very happy for you to stay at my apartment, and delighted you enjoyed yourself. Thank you so much for taking a couple of things out for me, and for leaving the apt clean and tidy. I look forward to hosting you on your next trip! x
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Good sized, clean apt. Ideal for a family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Left on Apr 4, 2016 for a stay in Mar 2016

My partner and our two young children (18 months and 4 years old) stayed at this apartment during the last two weeks of March 2016 and found it an ideal base for out holiday in Sal. The accommodation is good sized, clean and is fitted modern appliances. The layout is perfect to allow adults to continue to relax, once the children have gone to bed. The main balcony looks out on the swimming pool area, which contains both adult and child's pool as well as a small but well fitted children's play area. There was a high chair and travel cot in apartment. The complex where the apartment is situated is sparse populated, with many of the other apartments being unoccupied, this results in the pool area being quiet, however for those who enjoy a more lively surroundings there is the opportunity to use another of the pools (Cactus) within the complex which has both a bar and free Wi-Fi (although not always reliable). On most days we took the free shuttle bus to the beach at Santa Maria. This beach has golden sand and has a great atmosphere. An ideal choice for a great family holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laurence, Thank you for your great review. Re the patchy wifi, I would point out that Cape Verde is an emerging holiday location, and as such not 100% yet, but improving all the time. The water problem could have been rectified within a couple of hours, but my apt manager was not informed until late in the day and the water company had closed, but they came out first thing the next morning and fixed it. During the down time, another apt was made available for you. Very pleased you enjoyed your holiday otherwise and look forward to welcoming you back another time, if not here, then perhaps to my similar sized apt in Boa Vista right on the beach. G
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Amilcar Cabral
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Vila Verde Hotel
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Ponta Preta
Car: not necessary

Fantastic for: Kite/wind/board surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, deep sea and shore fishing, (whale watching tours, turtle nesting/hatching/watching in season), sailing, Equipment for hire, and lessons available, catering for beginners and/or experienced surfers. Car, Dune buggy, bicycle, quad bike hire. Main town 5 mins by car/taxi/shuttle bus from front of VV. Excellent local hospital and doctors/dentists. Numbers on local phone supplied.


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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $123
Cleaning $31

Price includes airport pick up and welcome pack of basics supplied on arrival, electricity, water + filter drinking water, linen and towels (not beach towels). Discount may be applicable for less than 4 person occupancy and for stays of more than 1 week. Property is ground floor and suitable for disabled and/or wheelchair users. Smoking only permitted outside on terraces. Pets considered by arrangement. Full details of Vila Verde Complex, Sal Island, local area and Santa Maria town on receipt of booking. Keysafe at front door. Personal coded safe in bedroom. Please contact owner for any other info.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Sal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 x ensuite bathroom with shower over bath, toilet, bidet and wash basin. Hairdryer. 1 x family shower room, toilet, wash basin and bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Large wardrobe, dressing table, mirror, bedlamps, terrace.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large wardrobe, dressing table, mirror, bed lamps, terrace.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofabed sleeps 2 in sitting room.
  • Twin beds can slide together to make a double if wished, mosquito nets for each bed, mosquito blinds on windows and patio doors. Fan for each room. Windows for through draught.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lots of watersport activiies, kite and wind surfing, paddle boarding Quiet apartment, but close to amenities and activities.

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