Spacious, Airy, 2 Lge dble beds, 2 baths. Pool/garden views. Free shuttle bus.
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I am 60+ years old and have set up and run several businesses since I was 21. These have included a computer staff agency in 1972, a farm shop on the family livestock farm, a B & B with 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 Cape Verde - Sal and Boa Vista. I like to feel my guests are happy with their holidays in my apartment but always welcome constructive criticism as well as praise. Obviously, they are also 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 Santa Maria
Peaceful location, but close to all amenities, free shuttle bus 5 mins to town or walking 35mins or 3e day/4e night 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 plus 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 great bbq with live music each Saturday night, plus 2 restaurants and tennis courts. My local managers, living nearby in the same complex, 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 have been relined and the pool bars are being opened up with free wifi. Besides the supermarket, a bakery, a pizzeria, a bar and an ice cream parlour have recently opened. Lots of seafront restaurants, bars and shops in Santa Maria, and a lovely safe beach for swimming and lazing with a cool drink or watch the fishing boats and/or surfers skimming the shoreline. Miles of deserted pristine white sand beaches to wander along in each direction.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A spacious ground floor apartment located in a quiet traffic free site complex. Lovely and well maintained gardens surround the apartment and the complex’s communal areas are clean and maintained to a good standard. The hotel provides a regular shuttle bus to Santa Maria town which we made good use off. We had a wonderful holiday in Cape Verde and will return sometime next year..
Great review Trevor and thank you for the helpful extra comments sent separately, very useful! i look forward to hearing from you next year...Gx
Lovely spacious apartment with large veranda in peaceful position outside main town. Owner is very helpful and management team on site. Two big bedrooms, two bathrooms and well-equipped kitchen. Pool undergoing renovation at the moment so out of use. Safe, peaceful traffic-free area ideal base for a holiday on Sal.
Thank you for a lovely positive review, we would love to welcome you again - Boa Vista is always a possibility too! Your comments were very helpful and will improve things for our future guests.
Superb Extra Large Two Bed Apartment
Come on Holiday to Feed the Birds
Stayed at this fabulous extra large 2 bed apartment in Vila Verde and yes I know there are two "L"s in villa but that's how they spell it in Santa Maria on the unspoiled island of Sal, so who am I to change it. Been to this apartment before for two weeks and enjoyed every minute of it, breakfast on the private terrace after a comfortable night's sleep on the large double bed or one of the two single beds followed by breakfast on the private terrace. Now I did not come on holiday to feed the birds but take an extra crust with you on the terrace for the little birds and what a wonderful way to start the day and as the birds trust you more each day they come closer and closer for a crumb. We prefer self catering rather than all inclusive as some of the hotel chains offer and with a complete kitchen breakfast, lunch or diner is easy for those wanting it, but when a six euros special at one of the local restaurants offer a soft drink or beer with a a full dinner and a chocolate cake to die for afters is available eating out with the locals or others of same mind is great. This is a great resort with fabulous beeches and friendly people. With the flights from the UK only six hours away a must for a relaxing holiday
Fabulous ground floor apartment in quiet location
Great apartment. Clean, spacious and well furnished. Overlooks the pool which is never busy - sometimes we were the only ones there. Great contact with the (English) owner before, during and after our stay. She was always on hand to advise and to make sure things were ok. Also could contact apartment manager during our stay if we needed.
Resort is quite big but never felt very busy. It has a small supermarket, bakery, restaurant and bar.
A short walk (10 mins down a dusty track) to nearest beach which is beautiful but not a sunbathing beach. Great restaurant though! Free bus shuttle in to town (10 minute mini bus ride) to intriguing Santa Maria. fairly large town with plenty of restaurants bars etc and a fabulous beach. we loved it here and if we go back would definitely try to get this apartment again. It really worked for our family of 5. (kids 15.13,11)
Thank you Helen for a great review. Am surprised it was SO quiet, but we're going into low season now. Since the new management took over it has been busier plus there are more amenities around the resort and the very thriving town of Santa Maria is nearby so you can choose quiet or busy depending on your mood, or the kids can go off snorkeling etc whilst you relax... . . I look forward to hosting you again!!
Great place to stay
Great place to stay, apartment clean and roomy, only a few minutes by taxi to Santa Maria where there are plenty of places to eat and the beach is lovely.
Thank you for a great and concise review, hope you can come again sometime soon!
What can we say .. amazing holiday and a great place , my second time on the island but first stay in the apartment (11days this time ) .. very Equipped with everything you need ! If you used anything just replaced it .. perfect ! Shower is amazing too! ..Very quite location as you also have access to Swimming pool (stone through from apartment ) happy hour in the bar and also try the Saturday BBQ all you can eat at the club house ! Make sure you book at reception .. free busses down to the town but a taxi costs €3 so cheap ! Will definetly be back for a 3rd visit ! Thank you
Great Jon and Nicky - very happy you enjoyed yourselves, esp at such short notice. You were great guests, and left the apt nice and tidy. I look forward to hosting you again
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.