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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 unobstructed views of the large freshwater pool, gardens, 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 is one of only a few on the complex which benefits from the superb view of both the swimming pool and the bay 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 can be exchanged daily at no extra charge.

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, Chinese 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 10 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.

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Sandra Clarke
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 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 Sal

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, probably the best 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Beachfront apartment with a stunning sea and pool view Sal Island
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

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: Sep 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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Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

We were really impressed with the apartment and complex.

The location was perfect no need for hire cars or taxis. We were really glad we chose to stay in the town of Santa Maria and not on one of the big developments near the airport.

The apartment was of a high standard, spotlessly clean and well equipped.

Santa Maria was quiet but charming. I believe it is busier in the winter months but this suited us perfectly as there were still plenty of lovely restaurants open to eat in and some great beach bars next to Porto Antigo complex.

Our days were spent round the pool or on the beach right in front of the apartment. Our idea of bliss!

We would love to return and would definitely choose to stay in the same apartment again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in Sal and your stay at my apartment. I very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sandra Clarke.
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  • 5 of 5

I really don't like giving amazing reviews because selfishly if I tell people how good the place is, it's harder for me to book it again when I want to.

The apartment is amazing though, location you can't fault and the view from the balcony is perfect. It has everything you'll need for a holiday.

It's spotlessly clean, the kitchen has everything you'll need if you want to self cater, the air con is great and everything is modern. This definitely gets a 10/10.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ian, Thank you for your positive comments and for taking the time to write a review following your holiday. It really does help future guests in deciding where to stay. If you decide to visit Cape Verde again at any time in the future I would love to welcome you back and offer a 5% loyalty discount off advertised prices for returning guests. Kind Regards Sandra Clarke
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Good location

  • 4 of 5

Simple apartment, close to beach and pool, with lovely view from balcony.

Apartment well stocked with cooking and kitchen appliances and utensils.

Only negative comment is that apartment could have done with another clean and change of sheets and towels during stay.

Santa Maria is a small town with some fabulous restaurants to suit all budgets, and a wide variety of shops.

You can walk for miles along the beach

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julian, Thank you for your positive feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at my apartment and on the island of Sal. Included in the rental price is cleaning of the apartment with a change of sheets and towels every 3/4 days. If this did not happen please do contact me then I can look into the matter further. I would love to welcome you back if you ever decided to return to Cape Verde and I offer all returning guests a 5% loyalty discount off advertised prices. Sandra Clarke
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Relaxing week in the sun

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a lovely week in the warm sunshine. Very pleased with Sandra's apartment. The description and photographs in the advert were genuine and accurate which was a great relief as this was the first time we have booked accommodation ourselves. Usually we go on package holidays but this was so much better.

Check in was quick and easy and when we reported a light bulb not working it was quickly replaced. The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed. There was no free wifi but we used one of the beach bars near to the complex that offered wifi so it was not a problem.

We ate all our breakfasts on the balcony watching the fishing boats and for evening meals we enjoyed eating out in Santa Maria. We found lots of choice and all the restaurants were really close by.

The island is still developing but this was all part of the charm.

We can honestly say we felt very pleased with our choice of both apartment and complex and would love to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I'm so glad you enjoyed you stay on Sal and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sandra Clarke
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Great apartment on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Sandra's lovely apartment which had everything we needed plus amazing views over Santa Maria beach. We loved our time here and would definitely come back! Great communication leading up to our holiday with lots of useful tips. Thanks Sandra

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Santa Maria Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 30 2017 - Apr 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
Apr 3 2017 - Oct 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
Oct 23 2017 - Dec 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
Dec 11 2017 - Jan 7 2018
1 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2018 - Feb 4 2018
1 night minimum stay
Feb 5 2018 - Apr 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Direct flights available from the UK with Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook.
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UK airports offering flights are -
London Gatwick

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Santa Maria Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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