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Beachfront apartment with a stunning sea and pool view Sal Island

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About the property

1 bed first floor apartment fantastic location directly on the beach



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One bed light and airy corner apartment on the first floor of the prestigious Porto Antigo 2. Perfectly situated within the complex to benefit from superb views of the large freshwater pool, gardens, sandy beach and bay of Santa Maria from the spacious balcony.All furniture and fittings have been carefully chosen personally by the owners. The apartment is South facing making full use of the year round sunshine. Porto Antigo 2 has a unique, setting which borders the white sandy beach yet is only a short stroll from the captivating town where there are plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes. Perfect for a relaxing beach holiday in the sun with plenty of water sports on offer.

Porto Antigo 2 has a prime beach-front setting and the one of the best beaches on the island is literally on the doorstep. It is perfect for a wide range of watersports or simply swimming, sunbathing and relaxing in the fantastic year round climate.

Our apartment benefits from the superb view of both the swimming pool, beach and sea of Santa Maria.

The apartment will be cleaned & sheets and towels changed once for a 7 night stay and three times for a 14 night holiday.

Beach towels are included and can be exchanged at no extra charge. (€20 deposit required refunded at the end of your holiday)

We offer a 24 hour English speaking reception service.

Santa Maria is one of the worlds top locations for wind and kite surfing as well as being an excellent destination for fishing, diving and sailing. There is a good selection of mini-markets and delicatessens in town as well as the local bakery situated on the street behind Porto Antigo. Fresh is landed daily at the nearby pier. Alternatively there are plenty of restaurants to suit all tastes from Italian, Portuguese and Indian to superb local Cape Verdean cuisine.

The airport on Sal is just an easy 15 minute drive from Santa Maria. The cost for a taxi is just around 15 euros. Pre-booking is not necessary as there are always plenty available at the airport. Car hire is not essential as most things are within walking distance from the apartment.

More Details

Sandra Clarke
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Sandra Clarke

Hi my name is Sandra, I am married and I live in the north of England.

We visit Cape Verde as often as possible have made lots of friends there. We really enjoy the fantastic climate and relaxing lifestyle it has to offer.

All enquiries for the rental of the apartment are dealt with personally by myself and I am more than happy for future guests to call with any questions or for some more information about the apartment or the island of Sal.

Sandra Clarke purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Sandra Clarke chose Santa Maria

I first heard about Cape Verde from the "Place in the Sun" TV show shown in 2005.

We fell in love with the island as soon as we arrived although back then there was very little tourism here!

We loved the laid back feel and mix of Portuguese / African culture different to anywhere else we had visited before.

We could see immediately what huge potential the Island had to be a great relaxing holiday destination.

When we first came across Porto Antigo complex it was nothing more than a piece of land where once the old tuna factory had stood.

But it was the location that took our breath away and we knew instantly that we had found somewhere very special.

What makes this apartment unique

The unique benefit of our apartment is it's fantastic, location. We feel one of the best locations on the island.

The apartment is South facing to make the most of the fantastic sunny climate and it sits directly on the beach with views of the sea, pool & pretty gardens.

In addition to this the charming town of Santa Maria with all it's amenities is only a short stroll away from the complex.


Santa Maria Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Modern bathroom with walk in shower and vanity sink unit. Towels, including beach towels provided and included in rental price. Beach towels can be exchanged daily at no extra charge. Hairdryer provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • king size bed, 2 bedside cabinets with lamps. Large triple wardrobe with mirror and extra storage. Center ceiling fan. Double sofa bed in lounge. Apartment suitable for 2 adults.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The apartment has a well equipped kitchen complete with all necessary cooking utensils needed to self cater. Gas hob, microwave, large fridge/freezer, electric kettle and toaster. Dining table and 4 chairs. The light and airy living room has a double sofa bed, flat screen satellite TV and DVD player. There is a coffee table and additional storage in the corner unit. Large sliding patio doors lead out onto a spacious balcony where there are 2 reclining chairs, plus table and chairs for dining outside. The apartment has air-conditioning and a ceiling fan in the bedroom (a must in the summer months) A safe is provided without charge. Suitable for couples or friends. Non smoking apartment. In 2016 over 30% of our bookings were from repeat guests or directly from a recommendation.


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Beachfront apartment with a stunning sea and pool view Sal Island
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

Really good apartment, went for a week for kitesurfing and the place was perfect. Easy to get to everywhere (town and kite beach) either by walking or taxi. Apartment was clean and well equipped and will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Frédéric, Thank you for your positive feedback. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the apartment and I would love to welcome you back on your next holiday to Sal. Kind Regards Sandra Apartment Owner
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Unable to stay

  • 5 of 5

Sandra contacted us a few weeks before we were due to travel to Cape Verde, to explain that a nearby hotel had notified her that there was going to be work happening during the summer which could affect Porto Antigo. Sandra said that she had no idea how much it might impact on our stay and so offered a full refund. We accepted the refund and thought that Sandra was incredibly honest and reasonable even though it affected her booking. We did stay somewhere else but checked out Porto Antigo during our stay. There would have been little noise, but we weren't to know that before we went, so again we feel that Sandra was a very trustworthy host and we would not hesitate to book with her again. It's a beautiful complex and perfect location and we wish Sandra all the very best for all her future bookings.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Annmarie, I am pleased you had time to view the complex and loved it's location in Santa Maria. I look forward to hearing from you if you plan any future holidays to Sal Cape Verde. Sandra Apartment Owner
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Lovely apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed my stay - the apartment was great and well equipped with everything you need.

Great position near the beach but also nice to have a pool where you don't have to fight for a sunbed!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard I am so glad you liked the apartment and it's location. Thank you for taking the time to write a review it is much appreciated. Kind Regards Sandra Apartment Owner
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Relaxing Break

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we had done self catering in quite a few years and I must say we were glad we did. The apartment was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The kettle didn't work but after letting Sandra know this was replaced the same morning. We were very pleased we had chosen to stay here. We loved the location, lazy days spent by the pool or on the beach.

As we were there for just one week we only had breakfast in the apartment eating out in Santa Maria each evening. We found some great inexpensive restaurants and it was so easy as they were all close by to the apartment.

Thank you to Sandra for patiently answering all my questions before we booked and we would definitely stay here again.

Paul & Jan

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul and Jan, I am pleased you loved the apartment and had a great holiday. Thank you for your feedback and I look forward to hearing from you when you plan your next visit to Sal. Sandra Apartment Owner
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nice and a nice view

  • 5 of 5

we loved cape verde and we will go back and I will be going back to sandras apartment loved it thank you Sandra lynn and rob

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lynn & Rob, Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review. I am so pleased you had a lovely time and enjoyed staying at the apartment. I would love to welcome you both back on your next holiday to Sal. Kind Regards Sandra Apartment Owner
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Beautiful beach apartment

  • 5 of 5

We booked this apartment on a personal recommendation from a friend who had stayed there last year and were pleasantly surprised that everything was just as they had described.

The location has to be the best on the island. A quiet relaxing pool area with a beautiful beach right in front of the apartment. It was the perfect base to explore the charming town of Santa Maria with it's mix of European and African culture.

The apartment had everything we needed and the interior was of a high quality and well maintained. Although not a large apartment it was plenty big enough for a couple and the balcony was spacious with the added bonus that it overlooked the beach and pool area. We did have a power cut one morning for a couple of hours but this did not spoil our enjoyment.

We didn't eat in the apartment much as there were many different restaurants to choose from and the prices were very reasonable. Our favourite find was "Caranguejo" a small restaurant in the centre of Santa Maria serving delicious homemade pizzas and local fish and meat dishes.

We had sunshine everyday and were grateful for the air conditioning and fans provided.

A week went far too quickly and next time we will stay for longer.

We would recommend this apartment to a couple or two friends who are looking for a relaxing or water sports holiday in the sun.

A special thank you to Sandra who answered all our emails quickly and provided all the information we required. We will be in touch soon.

Robin and Maria

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robin Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review. I'm glad you loved the island of Sal and the apartment as much as I do. It will be lovely to welcome you back at sometime in the future and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Sandra - Apartment owner
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Maria bay
Car: not necessary

Porto Antigo is one of only a few true front line developments actually situated in Santa Maria with apartments to rent. It benefits from a large freshwater swimming pool. There are new comfortable sun loungers round the pool on the sun deck. The complex is attractively landscaped as the photographs show and you are literally only steps away from the beach, sea and fishing pier. There are no roads to cross.It is a peaceful complex yet is within a couple of minutes walk to the centre of Santa Maria with it's bars, restaurants and colourful shops. A fantastic beach location in a much sought after complex.

Other Activities: Great for all types of water based activities and enjoying life in the sun.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Direct flights available from the UK with Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook.
Check their websites for up to date fares as prices can change on a daily basis.
UK airports offering flights are -
London Gatwick

Please email for information on flights via Germany, Amsterdam or Lisbon.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund